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Old 02-17-2015, 11:33 PM   #43
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The view toward the front showing the bunks installed. I use the lamp on a box in the evenings because I have the 110 volt circuit installed, but the 12 volt circuits aren't wired up yet.
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the view toward the back showing the cabinets.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:39 PM   #44
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This is the "Kitchen" cabinet, with a 30" countertop height. I felt 36" high was out of proportion with the rest of the trailer, plus neither Robert nor I are so tall that 30" feels too low. The tankless water heater is on the wall, with my in-progress duct for the exhaust on top.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:45 PM   #45
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Fredrick its looking very cool.... will we see it this summer in Bandon??
I haven't made plans to go to Bandon, as my work situation is a little intense right now, and I don't know if I can get vacation during that time.
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Old 02-17-2015, 11:47 PM   #46
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Fredrick, looking great. You've got a real sense of style. Suiting bumper sticker too :


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The refrigerator sits on top of a narrow hanging closet. The false drawer front is attached to the door making one single opening for coats and shirts. Next to the "Curve" porta-potty is an armrest (made out of scraps that I might have thrown away) that covers the tail light wiring.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:46 PM   #48
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Looking good! Again it makes me want to redo the Boler.
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Fred, you have done exactly what I was thinking of doing in my C-II. I was concerned about support. What are you using for the horizontal support (looks like a pre-fab countertop)?
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Beautiful job. I especially like the tail light and door mods. And after all that "what color should I paint it", it's the same color as the house!!! Raz
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Fred, you have done exactly what I was thinking of doing in my C-II. I was concerned about support. What are you using for the horizontal support (looks like a pre-fab countertop)?

I was referring to your refrigerator.
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What a nice looking rig. Love the color.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:13 PM   #53
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Fred, you have done exactly what I was thinking of doing in my C-II. I was concerned about support. What are you using for the horizontal support (looks like a pre-fab countertop)?
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I was referring to your refrigerator.
The "kitchen cabinet" is actually a 36" wide x 21" deep prefab bathroom cabinet that I extensively modified to reduce weight and fit to the contour of the shell. The base for the refrigerator cabinet is a prefab 12" wide kitchen cabinet, also extensively modified. Both use a single 62" wide x 22" deep bathroom countertop, cut into 2 pieces. The cut edge of the kitchen side is against the wall under the tankless water heater. The cut edge of the refrigerator horizontal support that cantilevers over the bunk has a piece of trim, painted to match the plywood sides of the upper cabinet, on the side facing the porta potty. There was no waste; the trimmed-off piece of backsplash from the refrigerator support (to make way for the lower fridge vent) plus the piece of fiberglass shell cut out for the upper fridge vent have been made into an armrest for the "throne".
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Beautiful job. I especially like the tail light and door mods. And after all that "what color should I paint it", it's the same color as the house!!! Raz
Yeah, I do have a thing for Turquoise.
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Have you considered a support pole on forward side of the the kitchen cabinet? The fridge cabinet provides support for the roof. A pole would do the same on the other side. Not that you get a lot of snow California.
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Have you considered a support pole on forward side of the the kitchen cabinet? The fridge cabinet provides support for the roof. A pole would do the same on the other side. Not that you get a lot of snow California.
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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".
The lateral angle-steel supports on each side of the roof opening that tie the fiberglass lip and the 2 lift assemblies on each side together act as a header beam in a building does, allowing open space where Hunter Industries placed a divider wall. I wanted as much openness as possible within such a claustrophobic space, and the headers combined with the light colors provide the openness. Both sides are supported this way; the fridge cabinet secondarily adds extra rigidity, but was planned for the convenience of eye-level access, not structural integrity.
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