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Old 12-29-2011, 09:44 PM   #141
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I have just moved into a shop of a buddy, so I in glassed in ribs in the roof and sprayed in my insulation. I used 2 part foam got it at lowes that stuff is great , it kicks off in under a minute. Fab for corners, will have to cut it all level and than put paneling and vinyl. Will be sure to take pictures
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #142
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Messy job, But I still think it will save time in the long run. Even the heat from the work lights make it nice and toasty.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:34 PM   #143
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:02 PM   #144
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amazing, thanks for sharing your updates.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:10 PM   #145
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Ken, I have seen arguments for and against the spray foam. In the against column is a concern that it will reduce to dust if jostled on the road. Can you tell us what the foam is called that you are using? I'd like to try squirting something like that into the hollow door of my Burro, where there's less risk of blowing my double hulls apart with the force of the expanding foam. I have to guess that not all foam products are going to collapse into a pile of yellow dust if you hit a bumpy road or look at it sideways.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:53 PM   #146
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Hi Jen , The foam kit I used was the Touch n foam system 200 here is the link . when I was spraying the foam it on the ceiling free to expand all it wanted ,then I cut off the excess. If you were to put inside of your door I think would have problems 1/4 inch expands to over a inch. As far as holding up, it is the same foam system they use to insulate holding tanks on R.V's and that is under the unit out in the weather. So should be ok
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:46 PM   #147
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Hey Ken, Thanks for the interest, put a long day in today but I got all the ceiling panels up. I use the same technique that I used on the wall panels. Cut strips of old panelling and used them as a frame for the outline of the celing panel and then traced it. It made life easier. Here are some new pics.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:46 PM   #148
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Finished the ceiling today with vinyl and installed the LED lights. Need to finish around the edges but overall it went up fairly easily. Also have a mock-up of the bathroom sink - any ideas???
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:27 AM   #149
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Amazing project, Ken. I'm really enjoying your posts.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #150
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I"m just amazed at your work Ken. I like you dinning table support solution and spray on insulation. I've had enough time to recover from my rebuild, thinking I would never do one again, that I may start looking for another project. Yours gave me tons of great idea's. I'm trying to figure out how to do one to full time in. Keep the photo's coming, your a good inspiration
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #151
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Thanks, Pam and Danny for your kind words. I'm glad you are enjoying the pictures of the progress. Being able to get into a shop has been great, but as of Saturday night that is all over. I am back to the driveway. Now that the ceiling is done and insulation is in it will be much easier to have a heated trailer without water dripping on my head. Still lots to do, shooting for March now. And Danny I would not have installed a solid table if I had not seen your trailer. That is where I got my inspiration. Thanks, it was a great idea - had to incorporate it my self.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #152
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Absolutely amazing project and results; you are truly a craftsman. Have you kept track of the cost, both in dollars and hours, along the way? If you have posted it I missed it. Many of us have pondered what it would be like to have a fully customized trailer but would never venture into the unknown as you have.
Congratulations and thanks for keeping us posted on your progress.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #153
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What a superb, well-thought-out project. It's beautiful!!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:25 AM   #154
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Barrie & Sharon:

Thanks for the interest. I don't have an exact cost in dollars but from the time perspective it is more than I had anticipated. When all is said and done it will be 2 years in total and I had originally thought it would take 1 year to complete. Weather plays a big part especially since I don't have a shop to keep work out of. It will still be less expensive than buying a new trailer because my labour is free and it will be exactly what we want. Besides, the education I'm getting along the way is priceless .
Will be working on it this weekend so will have more photos to post shortly.

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Sharon: The plan is evolving as we go along.
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