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Old 03-18-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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Gina suggested I post pictures of my kitchen / floorplan setup because it's different from most units. I have a Surfside TM 14 - which is about a foot longer than many of the other units - and what a difference a foot makes! Gives you room for a bathroom, for one thing. I will mention, though, that it's not really a mod because the kitchen came that way. Well, it came in the front of the unit, instead of the side. It also came covered in tar-brown paint and blue-chip paint (inside). And the usual chalky, oxidized white outside.
Here's what we did so far: The cupboards were refinished by me - distressed and bleached. The backsplash was replaced and the blue granite paint that someone sprayed along the walls was cleaned off (no small task!!!!). I repainted the fridge. The cupboard hardwear was repainted. Everything else was polished to within an inch of its life. The bed was replaced (6" foam double / full mattress, with Obusform and padded quilted mattress cover). New side windows - smoked black and non-opening because we have windows for ventilation at the front (over the sink) and back. Finally, the outside was painted with automotive paint (by a pro) to match the truck.

RATS! I just realized the pictures are on my other computer (groan). I'll give the link to my other post with the pix, and post the pictures (with before shots) on this site later.

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Old 03-18-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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Love the front kitchen! I think someone here has an older Scamp that the kitchen is in the front too.. I really like that layout...
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:24 PM   #3
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Love the front kitchen! I think someone here has an older Scamp that the kitchen is in the front too.. I really like that layout...
Thanks, Christi! It was a lot of work fixing it up. The layout is ideal for a couple - no room for kids unless you want to use the "bunk" overtop the bed.
As promised, here are the before shots. It was a bit rough. Someone had spraypainted part of the interior with granite paint.



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Old 03-19-2006, 10:28 PM   #4
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You have CANDY!!!!!!

I am comin' to visit!
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I really like that layout...
Me too! It reminds me of the smallest Shasta, and Cardinal, two stickies which I had thought were the only manufacturers doing that.
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Trillium?

I thought you had a Surfside. Is that a separate manufacturer, or is it a brand made by Trillium?
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Gina,

I'd love to have you visit! We'll be in site B64 at the Oregon Meet.

I don't know why more manufacturers don't do a model with this layout. Especially the new ones. The kitchen has more counterspace (an obvious plus), and it's located close to the front door which makes it easy if you do your cooking and eating outside. The biggest bonus? The BATHROOM in the closet. It even comes with a reading light! HA! My next idea is to figure out how to mold fiberglass so I can create a standing shower unit (right now we use an inflatible pool or tub and hand-held shower unit. Hmmm...maybe a drop-down shaving stand for hubby...??? The mind wanders.......
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Me too! It reminds me of the smallest Shasta, and Cardinal, two stickies which I had thought were the only manufacturers doing that.
I have an '83 Scotty 12-1/2' stick-built with a front kitchen, similar to this layout. Beside the sink is a bathroom, though. Adjacent to the bathroom is the refrigerator above some storage and the furnace below. It's, uh, snug inside.

I had to settle for the Scotty, but I'm still looking for an egg I can afford.
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Trillium?

I thought you had a Surfside. Is that a separate manufacturer, or is it a brand made by Trillium?
Frederick,

I wasn't the one that put the title on the post - I think the moderator did that. He wasn't far off, though. Surfsides were Trillium clones. As I understand it, the manufacturers (Triple E) bought the molds (or the rights to use them). They weren't in production long. Most units that I've seen have the standard layout. The TM 14's were a foot longer than a standard Boler.

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I have an '83 Scotty 12-1/2' stick-built with a front kitchen, similar to this layout. Beside the sink is a bathroom, though. Adjacent to the bathroom is the refrigerator above some storage and the furnace below. It's, uh, snug inside.

I had to settle for the Scotty, but I'm still looking for an egg I can afford.
Lee,

Pictures, please?????? I'd LOVE to see it!

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"He" is a "SHE dope". Sorry bout that!

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"He" is a "SHE dope". Sorry bout that!

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Sorry Gina! Wazzat you?

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