What an honor to have The PaPac comment on our post! Welcome and hopefully we can meet you in person one day and show you our restoration of your time honored design
WaltP- thank you for following us, finally have somewhat of an update for ya'll! We're still here
Shrimpscampi- Thank you, they are very spoiled and loving every minute of it!
Now for some more updates for everyone! We haven't had as much time to work on our lovely "Hard to Eggnore" lately but we do have some very exciting updates.
My dad was super busy doing the wiring around the whole trailer! We had to order some trailer specific wiring (pictures below) online because we couldn't find it in the store. He also ran many different types of wires which we labeled with a label maker. Plan is to have multiple plugs in the trailer for phone charging, the light
on the ceiling, and outdoor light
, and more.
After many hot days working outside doing the wiring my dad was ready for me to step back in and this time around we finally tackled getting the pleated marine vinyl spray adhesived to our ceiling. It was a messy job and I definitely recommend having a few extra hands.
First things first we had to measure out our ceiling and find our center line so we could match it to the center of the trailer (as best as we could). We did this using a chalk line and we had to cut our vinyl to size. The vinyl we ordered works best with the 90m strength adhesive spray. This spray is also said to work best for attaching the Nautolex to the walls (I will update with how it goes).
So let me ask- have you ever tried to attach something heavy upside down?
If your answer is no- let me tell you it was a doozy! The ceiling had to be sprayed multiple layers of adhesive spray as well as the back of the vinyl. We had to spray one area at a time and keep the piece whole so we wouldn't have to worry about piecing things together later on. Then we had to stand with our arms up (pretty sure that counts as a bicep workout) and hold the piece until it was adhesived enough to not fall
. We cut as we went so we ended up cutting out the square for the ceiling fan and the circle for the dome as we got to them while keeping lined up with the center line as much as we could.
Notice the marine vinyl does not go across the top completely- that is ok! We plan to cover some straight thin pieces of wood with our leather fabric to go between where the marine vinyl and Nautolex will line up to look really nice
Below pictures are the images of our wiring and how the marine vinyl looks after being put on the ceiling.