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Old 09-20-2014, 09:45 PM   #15
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Talking ... and the winner is

Turquoise

Brought the Compact Jr home from Maaco yesterday. They did a very good job and I am a happy camper.

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I weighed the trailer at this stage...
  • completed undercarriage
  • repaired and painted fiberglass
  • roof section inside trailer
  • no floor installed
  • no windows installed
  • no door installed
Axle = 620 lbs
Tongue = 60 lbs
Total = 680 lbs
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:57 PM   #16
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Looks great, love that colour.
Did they charge you the same as a car?
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:47 AM   #17
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Did they charge you the same as a car?
I chose them on recommendation from a co-worker at the scale company who had her Toyota Camry painted there. She just dropped it off and they fixed everything that needed fixing before they repainted it the same as the original color.

On the other hand I did all of the trailer's major fiberglass repair myself. I "rattle-can" spray painted 2 coats of primer and masked all of the frame that was not to be painted. When I delivered the trailer to them I removed the tires & wheels and bolted a pair of casters to the bottom of the leaf springs, so they could spray the inside of the wheel wells. They did fix a few minor spots that I missed before their final sanding before they did their painting.

I paid about half of what my co-worker did.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:31 AM   #18
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It's beautiful!
Congratulations to you for going with what you truly want and not letting styles and trends determine your course.
It will look Great with the flamingos!!!
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:20 AM   #19
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LOVE the colour Frederick!!! Very retro! can't wait to see what you do with the inside of it!
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:25 PM   #20
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Items checked off the list:
  • Entry door installed √
  • Tail Light, Side Marker Lights, and Back-up Light fixtures installed √
  • Bumper "chromed" (a faux finish) √
  • Wood floor installed, 16 bolt washer & nut assemblies tie body and floor to frame. √
  • 3 Compact Jr. Logos installed √
  • Water Tank fill port & City Water port installed √
The windows were just set into the holes for the photo op.
The upper fridge vent is just sitting on the roof to check position.
Overturned trash can on tongue covers propane bottle... brainstorming a hard single bottle cover...
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:00 AM   #21
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Looks great Frederick!
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:27 AM   #22
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Love the color. Congrats
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:09 AM   #23
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Very nice!!!!
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:44 AM   #24
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Looks sharp Frederick! That color really stands out nice.

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Old 10-06-2014, 12:30 PM   #25
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Ooooh La La!

I do love that color..

It looks Turquoise, but I've heard it's now called Aqua...either way she's a looker....Nice job!!
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looks great frederick!

ditto !!!!!!!
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WOW! Sweeeet!

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Reinforcing the roof

My plans call for a tall cabinet on the curb side (starboard, or right) that will have a storage locker in the bottom half and the Dometic 211 Refrigerator in the top half, maintaining roof support. The driver's side (port, or left) will not have a dividing wall between the kitchen counter and the bunk on that side. To compensate for the lack of roof support, I have reinforced the sides of the roof opening with scavenged commercial shelving legs that are merely angle steel bolted on the outside to connect the forward and rear top struts on the inside of each side. The the steel braces are painted black, and will be hidden by the sunbrella fabric "boot".
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