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Old 01-04-2013, 04:40 PM   #365
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You're a genius!! Not only is it an awning pole, but a mad weapon for camping in the woods! Thanks again; I'll be sure to include pictures of befores and afters, especially the table since it'll be my first project. I'm a fan of urethane so I'll be sure to over do it as always.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #366
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Awning and table top

Table top

There is pour-able urethane. In my case I first pained the whole table, all sides, with urethane to prevent warp-age. I than took regular urethane and put blue tape around the edge of the table and simply poured a thin layer onto the top of the table and let it dry. It must be flat....

When playing around with the idea of an awning I started with bed sheets and attempted one off the back of the Scamp because I had a place for poles. The result is below. I had thought to mount the poles on the side using a similar but different technique.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #367
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Thanks for the photos, Norm. I think I saw those in one of your early, early posts after you got the clothes line up (another idea I'm probably going to steal/borrow from you in the future). Photos, for me, are the best things for the instruction. I think "HE" wants to have the awning off the side, so first we need to buy fabric and then I can make them. I like the tent stake idea since I have a bunch that my grandfather made out of re-bar.

And the tip about the pourable urethane is great. Thanks again!
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #368
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Norm, I have read all of the posts today and am just amazed at all of the work and creativity you have put into your Scamp. Very inspirational! Thanks!
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #369
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Sue,

Thanks for the kind words.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #370
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More Space

Getting ready for our trip to Newfoundland, cleaning the trailer and looking around for more space. In our trailer theirs a fiberglass space below the stove and above the propane heater that is like an open fiber glass box with an 8"x8" wooden door.

We use this as a bread box. It turns out that their is empty space above the box. Has anyone used this space bya dding a shelf above the box?

I'll take a picture later.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #371
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[QUOTE=honda03842;374991 In our trailer theirs a fiberglass space below the stove and above the propane heater that is like an open fiber glass box with an 8"x8" wooden door.

We use this as a bread box. It turns out that their is empty space above the box. Has anyone used this space bya dding a shelf above the box?

I'll take a picture later.[/QUOTE]

Above mine is a cutlery drawer but I did make the sides of the box higher to allow for the stacking higher of boxes of zip bags, foil, saran wrap etc and a knife holder/sharper that holds 4 long knives.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #372
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Carol,

Good catch, there's a cutlery drawer above mine as well.

Our bread box is usually full of bread, english muffins and rolls. However the substantial space above it is usually not used.

I've added a shelf in the back half this afternoon. We'll mostly store low usage items there, like smoked salmon, bread crumbs, extra nuts and the like, stuff we carry a lot of or we use but rarely. The shelf is about 14" deep and about 10" wide.

There are three pictures. The first with the bread box door cracked, the empty bread box and the empty bread box with new shelf. In the third picture I have put an 8 oz box of smoked salmon for size and a can of diced tomatos for the sake of the picture.

The goal of this exercise is to make stuff more easily accessible and to have a defined space for them.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:01 PM   #373
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More Storage (Hiding) Places

I earlier mentioned that we use Crumb Sweepers to clean our Scamp's Rug. We actually have two of them. We store them under the kitchen counter's foot recess, previously just setting them on the floor out of sight.

When ever we travel they invariably 'walk' across the floor. To keep them in place I strung a bungee cord between two screws. The screws are screwed into the bottom of the cabinet floor under the foot recess.

The two crumb sweepers now go between the bottom of the counter and above the rug, still invisible but secured by a Bungee. There is actually room for a number of those miscellaneous things under the foot recess.

There's also a recess under the front of the bathroom. It's the place where we keep our shoes. Shoes stay in place because in a small way they are captured by the base of the front of the bathroom.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #374
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Last Incandescant

We had one remaining incandescant bulb, a little spot light mounted over the couch. Today I purchased an LED equivalent for the 1139L bulb on ebay. This will reduce the current draw from one amp to about 0.12 amps.

Picture shown is before I mounted my Solar controller beside this light. LED Light source:
http://www.amazon.com/LongLife-10105...ed+replacement

My next project is to replace the wrought iron supports with a wooden support. Though the wood would provide a lot of space for mounting 'things' Ginny's concerned it will block light. I'll post a picture this weekend and Ginny can then make a final decision.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #375
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I'll post a picture this weekend and Ginny can then make a final decision.


Won't Ginny see it in the flesh?

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Not posting it for Ginny, Ginny will see it installed. I just thought others might want to see it.

Interestingly Ginny doesn't read the forum.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #377
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Wrought Iron Replacement

We decided to replace the black wrought iron cabinet support with a pine board, gradually convering our Scamp to more wooden surfaces. (Last year we converted the faux wooden cabinet doors to birch plywood.

We originally considered an 11" wide board but settled on 7" pine.

The dinette side of this board will have four storage trays mounted to it.
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I'll post a picture this weekend and Ginny can then make a final decision.
Before Ginny signs off on this, please pass along this female's opinion that not only is she correct in predicting that the board would block the light, it blocks the window view as well and doesn't look as good as the original wrought iron.



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