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Old 03-21-2014, 01:39 PM   #15
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Great work. I love your color scheme.
Did you use real grout/thinset tiles, or the self adhesive groutless type I've seen at the home improvement store lately?
The backsplash pulls all your colors together beautifully.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:47 PM   #16
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Hi Sherry,
Thanks! We used glass tile on 1/4 inch cement backer board. The thinset and grout for glass tile has a special mix with latex added. We used latex caulk around the edges where it met the countertop and cabinets. We're taking it on the road this weekend - hope it's not a "shakedown" cruise ;-)
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:02 PM   #17
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Tammie, I used regular grout on a luan backerboard with a sticky sheet they sell at HD for putting up tiles. Towed it over 2000 miles so fr so good (knock on wood lol)
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:29 PM   #18
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Great way to keep the door up, where did you order them from? Thanks. Also love the peg board you installed. Smart!
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:27 PM   #19
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Hi Gretchen,
We fabricated the spring hinges with some simple parts from Lowes, after having no luck finding a ready-made solution. The pictures below give you an idea of the separate parts.

The U-shaped bracket was made by cutting a section of aluminum flashing, then drilling the holes and bending to shape. The screws and washers provide mounting hardware to attach the spring through an eyelet screw. An eyelet screw is screwed into a one-inch section of dowel inserted into each end of the spring. The long screw is mounted into two blocks of wood that are glued to the gap between the door inside the cabinet. You can see the outer block of wood mounted perpendicular to the inner block of wood that is glued to the fiberglass wall of the cabinet.

As you can tell, this was a lot of work to furnish all the cabinets with these hinges, but it is a help to be able to lift the door out of the way and use two hands to retrieve things.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:49 PM   #20
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Hi Gretchen,
We fabricated the spring hinges with some simple parts from Lowes, after having no luck finding a ready-made solution. The pictures below give you an idea of the separate parts.

The U-shaped bracket was made by cutting a section of aluminum flashing, then drilling the holes and bending to shape. The screws and washers provide mounting hardware to attach the spring through an eyelet screw. An eyelet screw is screwed into a one-inch section of dowel inserted into each end of the spring. The long screw is mounted into two blocks of wood that are glued to the gap between the door inside the cabinet. You can see the outer block of wood mounted perpendicular to the inner block of wood that is glued to the fiberglass wall of the cabinet.

As you can tell, this was a lot of work to furnish all the cabinets with these hinges, but it is a help to be able to lift the door out of the way and use two hands to retrieve things.
That is an awesome fix.
necessity is the mother of invention.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:11 PM   #21
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Very creative.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:33 AM   #22
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Tammie, you must be an engineer! That is so smart. Yes, tedious, but looks very good. Maybe Chandler could order them from you!
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:49 AM   #23
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Very nice Tammie! My wife and I are scheduled to pick up our new Parkliner mid April. Always enjoy seeing how individuals are customizing their campers, particularly Parkliners! Thanks for sharing the pics.
Hi Kevin, Post some pictures when you get yours. We are scheduled for April 11th. Pretty dern exciting huh!
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Hi Gretchen, you actually picked your Parkliner up before we did. Our pick-up date is April 18th. Did all go well for you? Kevin
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Tammie, great work. Love the functional changes and the decor! Makes it look like a trailer that one would be very happy to stay in!
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Thanks, Carol. It's really a happy camper. We've only been able to get away twice since we took delivery in December, but they were both great trips. Even time spent in the driveway is fun in our little ParkLiner!
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Hi Gretchen, you actually picked your Parkliner up before we did. Our pick-up date is April 18th. Did all go well for you? Kevin
Hi Kevin,

No, she wasn't quite ready for us to pick up last weekend. Are you still scheduled for this Fri? Thats when we will be there. Where are you driving from? We are coming from middle TN. I can't wait to get it. We put our deposit down last October. What about you? Too bad they don't have a few more good people working for them. Sure seems like interest is bigger than they can keep up with, but I think that speaks of the higher quality we will be getting!
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Gretchen,
Friday is our pick-up day as well. We are driving up from Alabama. Hope your trip goes well and the Parkliner is ready for you with all you ordered. We are very excited as well. Maybe we will see you there. Our pick-up is scheduled for that afternoon - Kevin
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