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Old 06-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #57
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With a break in the storms today (and our first tornado warning, didn't know I had to watch for those), I decided to install the bunk railing.

With a custom setup I could not find the bracket I wanted so I set to work making one. I have no experience with metal work, but was much easier than I expected to make.



I started with a piece for fence construction, drilled a hole, that I used to cut out a square hole that the piece holding the bunk up can slide through.

Next I cut it to fit the bunk railing.



Dipped it in black rubber paint and screwed it onto the bunk railing.



The boys approve

If you look at the left side of the bunk railing you can see a black line, that is the bracket. The other side rests against the wood piece beside the door, I will get something to hold this in place, but as it is no one is falling off the top bunk.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #58
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They will be sleeping on those backpacking mats this summer, as I think the cushions will be a winter project. They seemed happy with them.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:02 PM   #59
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Chris, you are doing such a great job! I know your boys will love to go camping. They are so cute.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:37 PM   #60
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Thanks Diane
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:43 AM   #61
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My son loved his blue sleeping pad, until I let him try my Thermarest! They look like they approve!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:44 AM   #62
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Kevin, my blue pads are from when I was little, my thermarest was much nicer and newer, but the seams let go so they do not get that luxury (it was 18 years old). They want to sleep out there, but it is not ready yet.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #63
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Lucky, lucky kids! A really neato comfortable place to sleep. Beats a leaking tent EVERY TIME!
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #64
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Thanks Donna. The trailer will be nice, but we will still keep the tent for those places without roads

With more bad weather the body work is progressing slow, but I am getting more done on the inside while I wait.



I installed the piano hinge on he folding table. The store is out of the matching counter top material I plan to use on the table, so I used a spacer and will finish it when it arrives.



The aluminium rods on the bottom of the table that support it when fully extended.



Another picture of the extension.



The boys had to test out the table right away. It is amazing the difference the smaller table makes in giving the trailer more room inside.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #65
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With poor weather I focused on the inside, and got most the wiring done.



I used these sticky tie holders, a 25 ft trailer wiring kit (30 would have been better), wire to run to each running light and a ground wire (as the wiring kit didn't have one). I will add more tie downs once all the wiring is done and tested to clean it up a little.



I ran the wires under the plywood supports for the bench and dinette that are fiberglassed to the trailer. This keeps them out of sight and easy to access if repairs or modifications are needed.



I found some small LED lights to use as marker lights. I took the mounting plate off to give it a cleaner look. I plan to wait until it is painted before mounting these lights.



The dinette extension made a great out of the way place that is easily assemble to put the switches for the outside light and fans. Behind the switches I ounted the fuse box.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #66
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I like those sticky tie holders. Where did you buy 'em?
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:10 PM   #67
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The ties work great. When Telus came by to install the internet they left them, so I don't know what store you could find them in.

Product details are

Home Adhesive Backed Cable Tie Mounts ABM112-A-C
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The ties work great. When Telus came by to install the internet they left them, so I don't know what store you could find them in.

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Home Adhesive Backed Cable Tie Mounts ABM112-A-C
Thanks. The trick is knowing what to call 'em.

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #69
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Glad you found them.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #70
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I added some more molding, until I ran out.



Added barrel bolts to make sure the cabinet doors would not open while driving. I could not find one small enough that matched, so I filed it down to fit.



I had to take the closet door off to drill the hole to mount the bolt. This door being heavy it was the most important to make sure it keeps closed while driving.



A Magna screen is like a magic mesh, I pulled it out and looked at installing it.



I added a piece on wood above the door. I can mount the screen to this and the drip cap above the door will hold it on. For the rest I pulled out the table saw and made moldings to mount it.



Since I had to finish some more wood anyway I made a new bike rack. The first one was out of plywood, this pine one should look much better and I added the option to use it with our road bikes.



Found this 12 volt vacuum that also blows up air mattresses and such that should come in handy with all the carpet.



Picked these up to help make the trailer safe, they were the smallest I could find and battery operated.
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