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Old 12-26-2016, 04:29 PM   #295
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Jonathan,
i have so enjoyed your adventure! I,too,am on such a quest with a 1989
16' much like your's and have learned so much in "advance" about the
path ahead of me.
Your door seems to be the "major pain" in the rear end!!!!!
Don't know why,but mine has a fg panel on each side of the door.
One is the closet wall connected to the shower stall. Second,is a
factory cabinet "box" for refrig/micro. Surely these hold the outter
walls in alingment. Just saying!
Good luck & great job
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:44 PM   #296
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Jonathan,
i am located 0nly 10 miles from nc & sc ,rabun co.,ga.
Unit is in tact and available to measure or make wooden
templates! Just saying!
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could save a s--- load of time & guesting
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:56 AM   #297
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Thanks for your kind words and offer Barney! I still need to do some assessment on the whole door and overall shell thing, but if I end up stumped might take you up on this.

With some time off from work this past week I was able to get a few more things done, one of which was getting the sink functional. I went back and forth on how I wanted to handle the water system, and decided for now to keep it really simple and make it more advanced if I find it's necessary. The project was pretty simple to execute after I got the design mapped out in my head, step one was fixing and patching the area where the original faucet was:



Step two was installing a Valterra RP800 hand pump:



Step three was running lines for the water inlet and drain, both of which ran to 1.6L WaterBrick stackable water containers:



The WaterBricks are really slick and cheap, so easy and inexpensive for me to increase capacity if needed, all in all the system works great:



Another project was based on the learning from my last trip where the outside temperature was 19 degrees! It should come as no surprise that the walls got cold without the interior carpet, although the only time I really noticed it was when sleeping - this was also one area where I encountered a little bit of a condensation problem. The solution for this was also pretty simple, I got a sheet of 3/8" insulation panel from Lowe's:



Cut panels to run around the bed area basically like wainscoting:



Picked out some fabric with "my designer" to cover them with:



Project complete!



On Friday I took a short trip where the outside temperature was 23 degrees and the difference was incredible - none of the radiant cold I felt on the prior trip and zero condensation, well worth the hour and $15 of materials!

I'm at my max limit for photos, so second post will follow.

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Old 01-01-2017, 08:57 AM   #298
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The last item I've been working on is better lighting. With no carpet on the walls to hide wiring I was a little uncertain how I would handle this. After looking at pictures of rustic lodge and barn interiors for a while, it finally dawned on me that having the wiring exposed could actually be a neat design element so is exactly what I decided to do. Thus far I've modified an exterior porch light and mounted it to the bathroom wall:



I also got a couple xenon puck lights installed in the upper kitchen cabinet and mounted a neat lantern-shaped table lamp to the additional storage unit:



I opted to purchase some of the vintage Edison light bulbs for the conventional fixtures, they weren't cheap but am really happy with the choice as they have a really warm glow and help with the overall vibe I'm going for.

It's still quite an eyesore from the outside, but makes a great home away from home nonetheless!



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Old 01-03-2017, 04:08 PM   #299
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Interesting look

You have the interior tweaked out and useable, but I do enjoy the contrast with the exterior look. Calling it Funky may be a compliment. But I know 2017 will bring a new exterior. What is the plan? Sand and paint?

Bravo on your efforts and progress.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:02 AM   #300
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What is the plan? Sand and paint?
In theory, yes! My plan to date has been to have the top portion an off-white and the bottom portion the limestone green the vintage Ford Bronco used, I just need to figure out exactly the type of paint and application method I'll use.

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Old 01-04-2017, 11:36 AM   #301
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Automotive paint?

I'm assuming some variety of automotive paint would be most durable and spray painting being the best application. But for some large projects I've done and a friends school bus converted to canoe livery service repaint, one technique is to use your paint and a small (3"-6") foam roller and do a patch of paint, and then "tip" it off with a disposable 2" wide or so foam paint brush. You can cover large areas reasonable quickly, get pretty uniform thickness and avoid most brush streaks.

It would cost some coin, but a body shop could do wonders with that exterior.
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:56 PM   #302
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Jonathan,
rabun co.,ga. Is on the direct path of 8/21/17 full solar eclipse!!!
Great time to visit,be my guest,just saying.
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Old 01-04-2017, 02:51 PM   #303
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Barney
No fair. You're just saying that for the chance to get a first hand look at all of Jonathan's great work.

Walt

Oh yeah, what was that address again?
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:13 PM   #304
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WALTP,
AND SO?
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:24 PM   #305
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Walt p,
and so? You are most welcome,also!!
Very ne tip of ga. Rabun co. For eclipse 8/21/17.
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Thanks. I hope you took that in the tongue and cheek sense it was intended.

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Old 01-05-2017, 11:29 AM   #307
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Walt p,
all in good fun! Sw va. Is one of my faverty places to visit. Many fond
trips there.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:39 PM   #308
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It took awhile

It's been cold, cold, I've got a cold and took the time to go back and read all of the posts in this thread. My appreciation & admiration for all your work is exceeded only by my relief that I did not have to do all that work on my '96 LD. I did do a lot, over the course of several years, but not a gutting or cabin off of frame. You really have modified, restored and touched every square inch of your rig. No better way to know it...all of it.

Glad you've not removed the brake system. Some states require brakes over a trailer weight limit (2,000 lbs?).

Cool weather now. Doing any work?
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