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Old 11-23-2007, 12:05 AM   #29
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We never use our cooktop because it heats up the camper too much. We bought a combination microwave/toaster oven and do all of our indoor cooking with it. We plan to remove the cooktop and add a new countertop. Then we will cut out the utensil drawer underneath to make room for a bigger refrigerator.

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Old 11-24-2007, 12:15 AM   #30
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Pat and I plan on installing a 42" LCDHD Sony Bravia and an entertainment center in our rig this winter and wire it all up with satellite receiver and Blueray DVD and disk players. We put an automatic sat dish on the roof last month (looks like a Weber Bar-B-Que).

All this in the hopes of going full time as soon as Pat also retires.


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Old 11-24-2007, 06:04 AM   #31
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I went to a junkyard and found that Ford Ranger steel wheels fit right on my 1300.
I am talking about the cheap ones.
Sorry for the bad picture but I think you can get the idea.
thanks for posting the pic - unfortunately, i don't recognize that wheel from any ford ranger I've seen. if anyone else has put aluminium wheels on a trillium please post a pic too, thanks
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:32 AM   #32
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..as I stated earlier, I used the factory stock "sport rims" (neglected to add that part) from our now departed Mazda p/u on our Trillium. I then switched to American Racing Torque Thrust polished aluminum rims. I have paper pix (burried somewhere) of both, but nothing to speak off stashed away on my p.c. but here is one I just found with the A/R Torque Thrust Wheels on...
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:18 PM   #33
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Doug,

I'm off topic here I know, but how did you get your egg to be so shiny? I think I can see myself!

What's your secret?
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:00 AM   #34
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Well, the trailer IS painted ( for 2 or 3 years now), so I guess that helps. The color of choice is an 'In Your Face' commercial white paint used by the Ford Co.

I have yet to wax it, just wash it as often as I can and use ONLY better quality car wash soap rinsing quickly. The quick rinse process also helps (I think) cut the (already mild) car wash soap so that no residue can collect.

I guess thats about it ....

........OH!, and BTW Thanks for the compliment!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:00 PM   #35
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I re-upholstered my Casita last year. I recommend this place if you are looking for some cool retro material. I bought some curtain material from her and was very pleased. She's out of Toronto Canada.

http://www.tonicliving.com/index.asp
Very interesting patterns!

Did they sew the cushion covers for you or did you just buy the fabric from them?

I'm looking to have some cushion covers made for me.

Thanks for the info.

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Old 11-27-2007, 07:59 PM   #36
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Very interesting patterns!

Did they sew the cushion covers for you or did you just buy the fabric from them?

I'm looking to have some cushion covers made for me.

Thanks for the info.

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Hi Maggie,

I just bought my curtain fabric from them. I had a local upholsterer redo my cushions for me. Here's the only photo I have of my curtains and cushions.

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Old 11-28-2007, 03:28 PM   #37
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Groovy!
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:04 PM   #38
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That wire that I think I see holding your stove cover in an open flat position: What is that attached to in the roof area? That is something that I would be interested in doing. Thanks for your help. Tom
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:25 PM   #39
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That's my stove cover mod. I cut the chain off that held the cover up at a 90 degree angle so I could lay it flat and have more counter space. It's held there with a wire that clips into a key ring on the cover then goes up to an eye bolt in the upper cabinet. I placed it slightly out from a postion directly above. I used big flat fender washers inside the upper cabinet to disperse the weight although we really don't put much weight on it. When not in use we unclip the wire, close the cover, and store the wire in the upper cabinet. Total cost about $2.00.

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Old 11-29-2007, 06:29 AM   #40
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Yes a 9 foot high Scamp will fit through an 8 foot door. I have the Scamp in my heated shop By removing hubs and backing plates and setting on car dollies it came through the door so have started some major changes Raised the axel 1 inch And putting in laminated wood floor. Cut off rear bumper and extended it 1 foot for a storage compartment on the rear similar to a vintage car trunk It will be very lite all aluminium and sealed weather tight. Mostly for chairs and the like. Adding new larger tires and will be removing more fiberglass around the wheels and adding rubber flairs, to acomadate larger tires
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:36 PM   #41
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I'll be replacing my entire floor with 3/4" cabinet grade plywood, sealing it, and replacing the carpet with something fresh & new.
All new interior doors & hardware
New wedgwood stove w/ cover
Adding shurflo faucet and electric pump
New hubcaps, new upholstery, new curtains, new interior lights

Also *hopefully* replacing my old, tired icebox with a 3 way fridge, if I can find the time and funds after completing all the other listed tasks.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:41 PM   #42
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Brian

Thanks for the come back and the pictures. I think I will try it out. Tom
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