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Old 07-16-2009, 06:52 AM   #1
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Fantastic are just great, and goes to show you that there are really good American products being made. So after many hours of removing the old tar, I then put in the new fan. Here are a couple of pics before and after, and a list of things that I have done so far.
Mods & Up grades on Horizon: More pics to come.

1. removed old plumbing and put in all new pex pipe
2. removed tar on roof
3. removed old fantastic fan and replaced with new fantastic fan
4. new Goodyear marathon tires
5. new magnet for pass side electric brake
6. put shut offs on kit faucet, bath faucet, & toilet
7. replaced bad spot in floor by door about 16x 24
8. removed old carpet & installed new Traffic-master floor
9. new 20lb propane tank
10. removed old water heater, installed new with new copper tubing propane line
11. removed old body molding over seam, replaced with new body molding
12. installed hot water heater by-pass valve
13. installed winterizing kit
14. Now bath faucet
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:47 AM   #2
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:59 PM   #3
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Nice-looking trailer!
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:26 PM   #4
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Thanks Dana, here are some more pics so you can take a look and see some of the outside and inside. By the way this thing has a huge dinette that can seat 6 or more, and then makes into a king size bed. Man I never knew what I was missing before, with the small beds of other FG trailers. 1st pic is the side of the trailer and you can see the bag awning that I put on, 2nd is the rear entry of the trailer just like the compact's, 3rd is the kitchen, & 4th the dinette and you can see the trafficmaster floor that I installed.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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Very nice job Tim. Did you do the cabinets or did they come that way? Now I know your trailer and will have to watch for it on the highways. If you are ever camping in the area let me know
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:28 PM   #6
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It looks beautiful inside. I love the woodwork cabinets!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:50 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your comments. Rick the cabinets are all original and there is even a nice double door closet with plenty of room. Here is a pic of both the bath and closet doors. And another of the bathroom inside, and one more of inside the closet. I didn't capture the shower in the bathroom pic, but there is one. Rick I would be happy to let you know should I be over your way. I would like to see your compact anyway. Tim
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:41 PM   #8
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Are you sure that thing isn't 27 feet? Wow you have it all!
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:41 PM   #9
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Amazing. . . you even have a porch!
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:23 PM   #10
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Yep the little porch is quite handy I will say, now don't forget this is all in a compact space. The trailer itself is only around 12'3" long by 76" wide. I thought that the dinette/bed would be a pain, but after we slept in it over our outing on the 4th I forgot all about it. That big bed is a real treat, and under the seat on one side we can fit all the blankets/sleeping bags etc. I really thought I would miss our old Scamp 16' side dinette, but I really like this trailer. Sadly though I have been thinking about selling the little gem, I'll probably regret it too. But I have my eye on another venture so keep a look out on the classifieds here. Tim
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:30 AM   #11
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... The trailer itself is only around 12'3" long by 76" wide....
I presume you mean the body of the trailer is 12'3" The tongue is usually about 3', so if the overall length of the trailer (including tongue) was 12'3" that would leave only a little over 9' for the inside, and after accounting for the 6' bed/dinette would leave only 3' for the galley on one side and the closet and bath on the other. The galley looks longer than 3'

If the overall length really is 12'3" I want to know how to reconfigure my Compact Jr to have more room in the galley!

Beautiful trailer -- I sure would like to see it sometime. Too bad it's on the other coast...
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Yep the little porch is quite handy I will say, now don't forget this is all in a compact space. The trailer itself is only around 12'3" long by 76" wide. I thought that the dinette/bed would be a pain, but after we slept in it over our outing on the 4th I forgot all about it. That big bed is a real treat, and under the seat on one side we can fit all the blankets/sleeping bags etc. I really thought I would miss our old Scamp 16' side dinette, but I really like this trailer. Sadly though I have been thinking about selling the little gem, I'll probably regret it too. But I have my eye on another venture so keep a look out on the classifieds here. Tim



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I think that he means that the body is 12.5 ft and the tongue section then would be 4.5 ft. making a total of 17 ft.
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Nope the body of the trailer is about 12'3" not including the tongue, then add the tongue, and the so called porch on the rear, which all ad's up to be a 17'. Here are a couple more pics of a spacer board for lack of a better word. That goes on the end of the table when down for the bed, like the Scamps have. Mine doubles as a stove top cover, when not used to complete the bed platform. The sides are made from Oak and the top is Cherry plywood. I think the pics will tell the story better.
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