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Old 12-16-2012, 12:42 AM   #15
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Hazel,,,only when i'm in it,,LOL
You poor dear, I lived in that gaud forsaken,frozen, flat!! need I say more
country fo 55 years!!!!!!!
I bought my Boler in Hague, lived in Toon Town
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #16
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Creativity and workmanship! A rare combination,
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:03 AM   #17
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Cam, you missed a couple-3 words
lack of and poor are the 3 that come to mind
Seriously, thanks for the comment! It's amazing how
a little praise, even from someone you don't know
helps a person to strive for better.
No pics yet working at walling in the area and designing the drawer.
Gonna be big drawer, 2 feet deep and 15 inches high and will glid out 18 inches. Using some old ply I had laying around for design build and getting
birch ply for the finish unit.
Also looking at a swing up kitchen counter addition. Will use the upper bunk hinge hardware and ,,,well still thinking.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:39 AM   #18
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thought I better finish the bodywork on the area before I went too far.
Had some old paint but no good will get fresh for final assembly.
Starting to get a feel for the drawer, Picked up some 1/2 and 1/4 inch Birch ply today. I can see where things can go wrong quick trying to get
the drawer slides in, looks like they need to be square every which way from Sunday!!! Think I'll build the drawer box next. I plan to step it up into
that higher front part too.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:16 AM   #19
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Well after a couple of trips to the lumber store I actually got the thing to work! My drinkin days are over but the can with the red top is about he size of a beer can. Happy with the progress today although the drawer is just tacked together for test fit. Now need to make another trip to lumber store for top etc. Need to find someone to modify the cushions. Don't have a sewing machine capable of sewing it or I'd try that too.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #20
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Question!

I know you've got the porta potty on a raised platform- is the intention there to flip-up-and-use right in place?

I ask because I tried something similar and found that if the built sidewall was high enough to conceal the toilet, using it in place caused what you might call semipermanent creasing of the thighs due to sidewall contact...

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:05 PM   #21
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LOL!!
Yes I plan to install so as to use it in place.
I did consider your problem and decided to have the
potti protrude a bit around a 1/2 inch when installed
hoping this will help. I will probably increase the air gap around
it a bit now too,,thank-you.
I will say that it's use will be purely "emergency only".
Age has a way of challenging me when we travel.
I'm getting close to being able to post a pic with the top
on and the potti in place.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:26 PM   #22
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Well, Fred...

If 1/2 inch is enough..."clearance"... for you, I hereby Officially Proclaim you FGRV's Official Captain Hardbody!

I fear that for myself, there's a bit more of me to spread out during any activities that involve sitting.

Also:

My experiment revealed that "flushing" was a knuckle-banger with the toilet enclosed in its little cubby. You might consider hingeing the face of your itty-bitty lav compartment. Which as a matter of fact would solve both problems.

Next up:
What to do about those waffle-pattern lawn chairs that leave such distressing marks

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Old 12-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #23
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I placed the underseat and have the potti in place and tested!
Passed ! by the OFFICIAL FGRV Hardbody LOL
Yes I plan on a door/opening to acces the pull handle.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #24
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relaxin after a great supper enjoyin family on this holy nite.
thought I'd throw up a couple of pics of progress.
Have the birch all in 'cept some under bracing. thinking I'll make a
"Chase Lounge" out of the cushion.
Any ideas for the finish of the area in the last picture would be greatly appreaciated cause so far I got nothin!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #25
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Any ideas for the finish of the area in the last picture would be greatly appreaciated cause so far I got nothin!
Well....you asked for it!

My first thought when I looked at this series was: Why is the seat facing the wrong way???? But then I got to the pic with the TV and all became clear....

Allow me to explain:

I'm a no-frills (also easily entertained) camper, and the view from the front bunk with the door open is of paramount importance to me. So much so, in fact, that when I'm situating the rig I actually get in the trailer, sit down on the bunk, and look at the view!

I'll attach a few pics below to show how much of a fanatic I am in this department...it's especially nice in the morning- I sit there drinking my coffee with the door open in all weathers.

I see that you've made a real cozy place to watch T.V. when available, but my suggestion is to put a cushion and a hinged lid in/on that corner spot so that you could flip it up (flush with front of TV table) and have a backrest for sitting in the reverse position and gazing upon the passing scene.

'Cause sometimes the passing scene may be the only thing available for entertainment!

As for the use for the underneath space: That area just screams "clothes hamper" to me, and the flip up lid would make that real easy...in fact, you could divide it into two sections and have one side for clean, one side for dirty, and get all that space back elsewhere that you'd otherwise have to use just for your clothes.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #26
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Francesca,Thanks for the ideas.
I like the laundry hamper.
The new drawer is for clean cloths but we have always
had trouble with what to do with the laundry bag,thanks.
Our Boler is used a little differently than yours, we are lost without
a place to plug into and cable partly because we will be sitting in an RV park for 2 months down south. We like to get away all right but not
away from showers,TV air conditioning,microwave etc so I guess we are
really RVers more than campers,, see pic. This is us last winter and will be us in a month.
I understand your love of the view out the door but as you will see my plans don't include that.
I do camp, but on a motorcycle with a one man tent and everything I need in the saddlebags.
Thanks again
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #27
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Another hole to fill!!
Well I got a little off track. I started looking at the sink and realized I needed to make a change there. The sink drain used to be a garden hose
that trickled down onto the tire. Although I wasn't fond of the system it worked and never changed it. When I reserved at the RV park in SoCal last year they made it clear that all waste water was to go into their septic system so I just added a longer garden hose to the drain. It didn't work worth a dam!!, plugged too easily and drained too slow. So this year I'm upgrading to a proper RV septic system for the sink. Changed to the proper 1.5 inch sink drain with a P trap. through the floor and installed a screw in plug. This plug removes and sizes up to the 3 inch rv drain with the barbs on to accept the hose to the septic. I don't have the hose yet or would have shown the whole system installed.
By the way everybody talks about dry camping and being off grid this isn't necessary but to sit in a big rv park of a few days or more this might be for you.
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All that for grey water??????

Even many full-sized RV's use a garden hose-type connection to drain grey water...

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