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Old 04-14-2013, 04:14 PM   #379
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Humm well, I don't care for the wrought iron, but ummm, this isn't a solution that I'd care for either. Maybe different poles? Like turned table legs, they're wood? You could still hang storage trays from them, but they wouldn't block the light (and openess). But it's YOUR trailer... and Ginny's
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #380
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We originally had four trays mounted to our wrought iron poles so the amount of light and view blockage is not very different than before.

The amount of light entering the trailer is no different., no window is blocked.

Our Scamp with it's front window and light wood surfaces is very open and bright. (Replacing the original dark cabinet doors lightened and brightened the trailer.)

One of the Scamp features is the many windows. Also going to a smaller table gives a more open feeling. Casita visitors almost always feel our trailer is longer and wider than there's. I think this is because the Casita's front bath and no front window gives the illusion of shortness.

Ginny and I think the support change makes a small difference in effective spatial feeling. We both feel the wider board was too "blocky' , out of proportion.

We are heading west this fall and we look forward to visiting with Donna and getting her first hand assessment.

I only have one dark surface left to replace, the bathroom door after we return from Nfld.
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Norm I dont know if you have a scroll saw but perhaps a decorative scroll through out the wood would jazz it up and provide a focal point. Just a thought
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:31 AM   #382
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Good suggestion Mike. Unfortunately I'm more of a make it workbtype than an artist.

There are a lot of fiberglass owners that are both. We've peen thru about 300 or so fiberglasd Rvs and I'm always impressed by the number of multi talented members...... all kinds of neat solutions, manyvwith a flare.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:36 AM   #383
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Here are both sides of the new support. Eventually the blank side will get a hanging picture.

The four plastic baskets are used for the little things that need a place like pens. Also there is a hook onbthe back edge for 2LED flashlights and a tape measure.

First timecadding pics from phone.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #384
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Screwed up one picture and don't see how to edit from phone
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:40 AM   #385
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Like this.
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Norm, have you considered making the shelves out of the same wood and the same width as the board? Might improve the aesthetics of it.
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Norm, I think that it was you that was looking at using your hot water heater to heat the cabin via a circulating pump and a heat exchanger.

Did you ever pursue that? My Escape hybrid uses two small electric pumps to circulate hot water. One feeds the heater when the engine is off and the second one cools the electric motors - so these 12 volt pumps are readily available. Of course, a heater core would be a natural heat exchanger choice, maybe in conjunction with a computer fan.
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Hi Norm,
You're like my husband--function over form--more utilitarian type. But that being said, I think you're interior mods all look very nice. After its completed and you've done your final finishes, it will look great. I think it'll be a nice place for a kitchen towel holder if you decide to put a sealer on it. So many of us follow all of your mods. Thanks for your contributions.
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Hi Norm.

Although I have enjoyed reading the initial 28 pages of this thread, I have to give you a big thumbs down on the board idea. I agree with some of the others that the metal bracket was more visually pleasing. Just my 2 cents worth.

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Dave (ice breaker),
Losing 1 out of 28 isn't too bad. Actually I wish I had taken a before picture.

I previously had the same 4 baskets but it definitely didn't look as good.

I did save the wrought iron and can always reverse the stuation.

Carol, Are you suggesting that the pine looks better yhan the birch? I presently have pine on all the home built cabinets and have considered changing them over to birch
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:56 PM   #391
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Otters,

All natural looking surfaces have at least two coats of gloss urethane.

We have two kitchen towel locations in our Scamp, one dish towel and one hand towel. The dish towel rack is mounted on the back of the door under the sink where it dries nicely because the hot water heaters is in there. The cutsy hand towel is on a hook near the stove.

Ginny likes pictures and other than a trailer painting there are no family pictures. I suspect there will soon be one on the non basket side.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #392
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Just Tom,

I haven't done the hot water heater modification yet but I've thought about it and will buy a transmission cooler to try.

Initially I hadn't planned to circulate the water, step 2 if necessary.
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