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Old 11-17-2008, 09:46 PM   #29
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That's what I was wondering: how much did all that paneling add to the weight of the camper? Absolutely gorgeous job, by the way. It looks so completely homey and welcoming!
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:40 AM   #30
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That's what I was wondering: how much did all that paneling add to the weight of the camper? Absolutely gorgeous job, by the way. It looks so completely homey and welcoming!
Thank you very much! I hope to get the inside finished this winter. (After 2 years of working on it... Finally!)

Well, I took out the furnace, so that's 20 pounds gone. The fridge is gone, 20 -25 pounds. The water tank is gone, another 5 pounds. The center of the Closet is cut out, 5 pounds. The bunk bed is gone, at least 50 pounds gone. (That is CRAZY heavy wood!) The bunk bed bench is gone, another 20 pounds. and the propane tank is gone, 15 pounds. The paneling is UBER light. Each 8 foot long by 3,1/2" by 1/4" weigh maybe a couple ounces. They are REALLY light. I didn't have to add any structural pieces except for the bathroom door support and the screen door support. Altogether I took out about 140 (or more) pounds, and added back about 150 - 175 pounds. So, not too, too bad I think.


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Old 10-30-2009, 02:22 AM   #31
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The stained glass window from the outside at night. Made by Ann from Bill and Ann C

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Just a bit more brass and a screen door and she's done!

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Old 10-30-2009, 01:00 PM   #32
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Wow, you have a beauty at hand here! VERY well done!!!! I agree with another poster out here, I would not know whether I would go outside enjoying outdoors or stay inside!
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:43 PM   #33
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Some beautiful workmanship. I hope we'll see it one day in person!
I'm sure you're going to enjoy your cabin on wheels.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:09 PM   #34
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Did you say how you affixed the wood strips to the shell? If not, please do!
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:32 AM   #35
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Did you say how you affixed the wood strips to the shell? If not, please do!

Hi! Thanx for the thumbs-up everyone!

Well, I used "furring" strips between the original ceiling and the new panels. The furring strips I used were ~5/8" x ~1&1/4", (Otherwise known as 1 x 2's), cut as long as the trailer's roof bulge is wide. I cut a groove into the furring strips every 3&1/2" most of the way through to allow the strip to bend to match the side to side curve of the roof. I attached the furring strips to the roof by drilling through the roof and screwing the strips to the ceiling from above. (Filling the drill-holes with caulking before screwing in the screws.) Then I attached the ceiling panels to the furring strips. One strip at each end of the ceiling, one near the middle, and one at the vent. gives you a nice curve that matches the original without adding too much mass. each originally 8 foot by 3&1/2 inches ceiling panel weighs no more than a few ounces. (3/16" thick.) You could also attach the new ceiling pieces to the roof first and then add horizontal cross pieces, kinda like the the beams on the roof of an expensive yacht. Bolt some brass bolts through the roof, through the ceiling pieces and through the "beam" until it's flush with the surface of the beam. Back the bolts off a bit, countersink the hole in the beam, screw the bolts back down, then cap them off with some brass screw caps so that the caps are flush with the ceiling. That's how I would have done it if I had thought of it sooner. Would have been a bit easier.

Righto! Thanx & later!
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I was planning on buying a sardine stove with a window. I wonder how it worked out for heating your egg. Can you inform us?
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Beautiful work. I love it.
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