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Old 01-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #15
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You must have an eye for that kind of thing. i would have never thought to modify a basket. Basket lady huh? Might have to check that out. Thanks.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #16
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Somehow I never thought the word "elegant" would ever be used when refering to decorating in an egg... I think I've changed my mind.

You would definitely make a "Glamping" magazine Sharon
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #17
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wow, nice job!
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:11 AM   #18
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Somehow I never thought the word "elegant" would ever be used when refering to decorating in an egg... I think I've changed my mind.

You would definitely make a "Glamping" magazine Sharon
Donna, I do love making it as beautiful as I can, but everything has to stand the test of multi function, sturdiness and utility.

The glass table looks strange in a camper. But when we put the glass top on a dinette cushion, the table disappears and we have all that space. Then when we want a table, or I need counter space for cooking, I just set the glass top on the base.

It's rock solid and sturdy, and aside from how incongruous it looks, it's supremely functional.

It has been so much fun fixing it up! My sister sent me one of Paige Bridges' fiberglass egg prints. I got a frame and that will go on the front wall with velcro.

And after this next camping trip, I'm gearing up to make pleated valances.

Then it's on to more mundane fixes. We are having Larry Gamble do a valvectomy and fast gray mod at the Green Eggs & Ham Rally. Eventually I want a high rise axle and 15" Load D tires.

And, on Larry's suggestion, I am going to have to have some fiberglass work done in the shower. I stopped the leak under the dinette with a shower curtain, but there is still a leak I can't quite stop that gets the closet floor damp when we shower.

Those fixes won't photograph as well, but I will be so glad to get them done!
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #19
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Who is doing your fiberglass work?
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:50 AM   #20
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Sheryl, I am planning to contact a company who advertises that they do fiberglass, bathroom and bathtub repairs. I'm waiting to call them until after the 1st of the month, so will have more info after I talk with them.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:04 AM   #21
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Keep us posted with how it goes. We have a spot on top of our 13' that needs to be resealed / repaired.
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:35 AM   #22
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Sheryl, I think for an exterior repair like that I would find an auto body shop that did fiberglass repairs. It would probably be a lot less expensive. You could also look at boat repair places, but I would guess they would be more expensive.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #23
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Please come and make my camper looks as beautiful as yours. Some people just have a knack and you sure do!
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:51 PM   #24
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Her photography rocks as well!!
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:07 PM   #25
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Hi Sharon..I'm going to try to copy your floor plan in my Spirit. It is such a good idea! Did you make a new board to fill in the back bed or did you use a twin bed size piece of plywood as the base? Also did you make complete new cushions or just recover the old ones?

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Old 01-27-2012, 07:15 AM   #26
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Sandy, the back bed has a piece of 5/8" plywood instead of a table between the white seats.

For the rear mattress, I covered the foam with a mattress pad and the fabric, turned it upside down, placed a piece of thin 1/4" plywood on top, and stapled the pad and fabric to the plywood. I only needed thin plywood on the bottom of that mattress since it was not going to support any weight.

I also used 1/4" plywood underneath the small dinette bed, but that was a mistake. I had planned to secure a 1" x 4" board with brackets to the outside edge of the dinette cabinet to support the edge of the mattress. But the water heater switch made it impossible to fit a bracket at that end of the bed.

I tried using the 1/4" plywood base with nothing supporting the edge. But when I sat on the bed, the plywood flexed and pulled the staples out. So I ended up screwing an additional piece of 1/4" plywood on top of the original one.

It works, but if I were doing it again I would have used 5/8" plywood for the dinette mattress since it extends over the edge of the fiberglass cabinet.

The new dinette cushions keep the rear mattress from shifting. I use a piece of the rubber waffle-weave non-skid shelf liner from Walmart taped to the back of the plywood on the small dinette bed to keep it from shifting. It's probably not necessary, but it also helps protect the fiberglass base from getting scratched by the screw heads.

I still keep the small dinette table in its place under the bed, but it does slide out partway when we are in transit. If I had used 5/8" plywood as a mattress base, no support would be needed under there.

I learned a lot in that project, and someday WAY down the line, I might redo it and fix the mistakes I made.

Hope that helps.
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Thanks Sharon...I can't wait to try this. Sleeping in separate beds may take some getting used to, but nature calls are increasing with our age so it may be time for a change!
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I decided I would rather have a glass table so the trailer would look more open instead of the drop leaf table I had originally planned on building...So I found a plant stand at a thrift store and put a glass top that had been on some old wicker furniture on it and made instant Casita furniture...
This is lovely!
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