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Old 01-22-2011, 12:31 AM   #29
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New pics and spare parts

I have closed in my front window to help keep the bedroom warmer and make more room for storage. So I will not be using the font window cover any longing , so if anyone in in need of one [ it is in great shape ] make me a offer.

So have pictures of new front end and flooring prep
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:15 AM   #30
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Ken we are putting a front window in our BF, we want to be able to see all four directions while in the trailer. Especially the tow vehicle which is usually parked at that end. If I was closer I would take that cover off your hands in a heart beat!

I'm enjoying watching this project!
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #31
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Ken,
I saw this thread earlier and there was something I thought about off an on all day. It bothered me enough that I thought I better say something.

In your post #22 you give a floor plan and the bedroom looks like it has a couple or three windows. In that same post there is a photo where it looks like the front window as well as the left side windows have been closed off. The part that bothers me is how would one escape the trailer if (heaven forbid) one woke up to a fire. A window over the bed would allow one to use the bed as an assist to get to window height and is furthest from the door. The window nearest the door would require something to step on to exit and being nearest the door means one has to move toward a fire when the natural inclination is to get as far as possible from a fire.

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Old 01-22-2011, 08:46 PM   #32
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David:

Thanks for your note. The floorplan that I had posted initially was a rough draft. We have decided to permanently close in the front window to allow for storage. All windows, vents and storage compartments have been glassed over to accommodate the new floorplan. Now that I have a blank canvas to work with I can move the windows and vents, etc. to where I want them to go.

Regarding your concern, I have 2 windows in the bedroom. The one at the head of the bed is a window that doubles as an escape hatch which will serve as our emergency exit. The window at the foot of the bed is a regular window.

Thanks and keep those comments coming.

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:38 AM   #33
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Stretching a fiberglass trailer sounded very familiar. With some tenacity I found the thread I was looking for... Ken it was YOU and the Surfside. OMG I guess if anyone can do this successfully, it would be you since you've done it before. It has been 4 years, but the reno is finally over

But, I have a question... what's the beak for in the front.... a fireplace in the bedroom?
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:24 PM   #34
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Hi Donna
Yes , I have done it once before putting in a bathroom and shower which turned out ok , but I should have spend the time making the bed bigger.
We found that a good nights rest is sometimes more important than a shower ,especially is you are as tall as the bed is long.The bigfoot is 88 inches wide ,where the surfside was 74inches

The front storage [ beak ] will be storage and hold the dvd player, stereo and have a few cubby holes for books , etc.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:43 AM   #35
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Subfloor is all in

Here are some updated photos. The subfloor is completed, installed 1" R5 foam insulation. Flooring is next. Going to paint next Friday - yippee!!!! Next photos will be the before and after paint.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:26 AM   #36
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I really really admire both your skill and your determination, but by god you have too much time on your hands!
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:12 PM   #37
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Here are some pictures from today, all hooked up and on the way to paint.
will get it back on Friday or Monday morning , hope it is Monday it will give the paint a few more days to set.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:14 AM   #38
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Very impressed!
Such a beauty you have created.
What colour are you planning?
Also are you willing to share who is doing the painting for you?
I'm always looking for good local recommendations.
Cheers! Emily
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:21 AM   #39
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Cutting in windows after paint?
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:31 PM   #40
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Impressive result on the body work Like the front will cut the air and give improved view
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:02 PM   #41
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Hi there, Thanks for the interest;

Emily, The color is going to be polar white and the shop that is doing the work the k.m.s paint shop. They are right beside k.m.s. tools in Coquitlam

Kevin, Yes all window, storage doors, clearance lights, etc. Are going to be cut when I know for sure where they are going . Measure 15 times cut once , That is my motto

Borden, The windows will be on both sides only. The front will stay closed in for storage. Getting better gas mileage was part of the front modification, should be a win win I hope
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Thanks Ken!
Looking forwad to hearing about how the painting went.
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