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Old 02-20-2011, 11:05 AM   #43
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Home from paint

Now I have my trailer home ,looks like a giant elephant in the front yard. I will level it this afternoon to make sure when I install all cabinets and windows they will be straight. Now it is at home it will save me 20 k every time I want to work on it . Should speed things up a bit.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:12 AM   #44
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This has been so interesting following along on the transformation. Rather than a whale, I'd say it looks more like a cargo trailer... with a little bitty door.

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:42 PM   #45
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #46
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Here are some pictures of the inside work so far, we picked out the flooring [finally] got it layed in. How we are building the bedroom wall and glassing it in ,once the glass kicks off it can be paneled .O well just a quick update

Planning to go south in oct. Hope we make it.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:01 PM   #47
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:06 PM   #48
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Thanks for the update---looking good! Keep going====
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:39 PM   #49
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So, what's the flooring? Peel 'n stick or grouted tile? Whatever, looks great
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:45 PM   #50
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:49 PM   #51
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Looks very nice indeed, inside and out. Like the look of the outside wheel flaring and over all shape so far. The flooring vinyl like your selection.

Have you checked tongue weight to find current balance?
Our trailer has fresh water and hot water tank behind axle; to move weight back possibly, this was done when it was built.

Will your fresh water tank and black water both be above grade for winter camping? Wish our fresh water was above as we do winter camp.

We can tell this will be a real custom jem when done.
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:19 PM   #52
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Thanks for the interest Yes Donna the floor is vinyl, as Borden mentioned. I dont like the peel and stick too many water problems, one piece is preferred.

The black and the grey water are going behind the axle at the rear. Going to enclose them and hopefully run a 2" heat duct from my Hydroflame 8520 furnace which allows me to run 3 or 4 ducts . Fresh water is going under the bed but as close to rear as I can , about 20" in front of the axles
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:46 PM   #53
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Wow...I just saw this post, absolutely AMAZING project! Fascinating to see and read your entries on the progress. Thanks for sharing the journey.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:57 PM   #54
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Hi Fred

I see you have a 19 fter ,nice rig. This should be 20.5 when finshed from stem to stern. Still working on where to put support behind the paneling to mount cabinets ,some are also being glassed in. Should have some new pics by the end of the weekend I hope.

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Old 04-07-2011, 05:33 AM   #55
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I am very interested in what type of wood/paneling/veneer you choose for the interior cabinetry...something both strong and lightweight?

Basically, I am curious as to which inexpensive, strong and lightweight wood would be best suited for interior cabinetry on our units?
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #56
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Holy moly! This is what I call reengineering! Amazing work! One of a kind! Never seen a project unique like this one. I take my hat off to all person involve in this project. Congratulation!
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