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Old 05-29-2013, 08:32 AM   #43
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I would be interested in some of the YT links that you were using for some of your other carpentriwizardry. Even in a PM would be fine. As mentioned I am not a carpenter whiz and usually end up measuring 3 times, cutting once and then going and getting more wood cause it was wrong.
I was able to master FGing thanks to Dave Whites goading me on so I should be able to get my journeyman badge in wood.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:38 AM   #44
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Nice work!
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:48 AM   #45
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Hi Mike.

The video I used was
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #46
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In BC the 4 digit VIN was good enough, but in Alberta I needed a new VIN. They work fast and came, inspected and assigned a new VIN. I can now move the trailer. With the move in 2 days this is good, and with it needed paint I can now travel and paint it
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:00 PM   #47
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Beautiful work and you seem to get tons accomplished in a short time -must be your helpers!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:25 AM   #48
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With the move in 2 days this is good, and with it needed paint I can now travel and paint it

I would stay under 5 mph/8km while traveling to prevent runs and overspray. Anything faster is looking for disaster and will draw attention by the RCMP.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:21 AM   #49
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kootenia girl - Thanks, it is so much fun when they want to help. Building was slow, assembly is fast and fun

Mike, I will keep that in mind
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #50
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So we moved on the weekend, so the trailer hasn't been moving forward as the move was priority, until today.

I installed more trim under the front couch.

I installed the cabinet doors. The green will match the green on the bottom outside of the trailer. The porta-potti doors are mounted flush, with an overlap in the middle to hide the toilet. Handles were used to avoid anything catching on them when sitting on the couch.

For the other doors knobs will be used. This will make it easy to use a hair tie to keep them shut when driving (that is if the hinges don't do a good job of that).

On the overlapping porta-potti doors I used felt where they rest together. And on the backs of all the doors small round felt stickers were used to hopefully keep them quiet and from rubbing.

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Old 06-07-2013, 10:10 PM   #51
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Looking good!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:17 PM   #52
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Very nice work and utilization of space. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:01 PM   #53
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Today I installed the closet door.



The mirror still needs to be cleaned, but I like how it is turning out. I was going to put knobs (though hooks might be a bit sharp to catch yourself on in such a small space) above the door to hang jackets as the closet now has shelves, but figured that would make it hard to open the closet. Instead I mounted them on the top of the door, and since I plan on occasion to sleep 5 in the trailer, a place for five jackets. I installed it as high as possible so it would be less likely to get caught on the bedding.



I still need to put the felt on the back of the doors.



These lights will go above the sink and counter. A bar matching the curtain rods will also attach to it to support the ceiling. The handles are the same used on the porta-potty door and are to handle tea light lanterns from. The mirrors in it match the closet door and should make the candles light a little brighter in the trailer. The LED's are brighter than most I have found and run on 3 AAA batteries. With this I have no need for a battery on the trailer. The plan is to use solar batteries and charge them as needed in the sun. A very low cost solar system. The same will be done for the fans in the trailer.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:06 AM   #54
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With the boys losing interest in building their trailer I had to move away from the garage, so I grabbed the vent and started planning out a fancy mount for the fan, stained wood, tricky cuts.



Every option seemed to reduce air flow and draw attention to the vent, with the finished side of the computer fan facing down a couple little screws and it was installed.



Then to the computer and someone else on the forum posted a similar mod, I hope the little fan I am using moves enough air.

The goal is to run this to a switch, then off a very small solar set up only big enough to power the two fans (a smaller fan is going behind the fridge).
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:03 PM   #55
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I shifted back to the outside, as it is the biggest part of the project holding up our camping adventures.

I test fit all the windows and vents and with a metal file adjusted the fit.

I taped up all the windows to keep the inside clean while I work on the exterior. I then scraped off some body fill that was used over a year ago, but never hardened (I am sure it was operator error.) I then added a couple layers of fiberglass to the patches on the outside. I cut the vents for the 3 way cooler. With the fiberglass dry it was time for the Bondo.



You can see the Bondo and the vents for the cooler. A hatch was cut out of this side to serve coffee out of this trailer, which is a lot of the Bondo work.





The cooler vents from the inside of the trailer.



Test fitting the cooler, it has lots of clearance behind it and room for the vents and fan.



Put the tongue jack on, the old one was seized and the top was missing or bent. The wheel makes it easier to move it in and out of the garage.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:05 PM   #56
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Finished the LED for over the dinette



Plastic trim ring for the roof vent.



Added wood veneer to tie it in with everything else, and I prefer the wood look to plastic.



Added screen to the vents.
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