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Old 04-30-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
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How many corners did you cut?

I'm curious. I know, everybody would love to have a perfect egg but, I wonder how many of you knowingly cut corners working on your trailers. I'd like to know the bad = you truly regret it after and the good = you are glad you didn't go to trouble because the results were satisfactory to you.

To start it; as some may already know, I decided to paint my square egg (Jubilee) using Tremclad and a roller.

So, what are the sins, you can confess to??????

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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I am redoing my upholstery without any sewing as we speak.I cut wood to go under the cushions and I am just stapeling the fabric to the wood.I just finished doing the bunks today.It's not perfect but it looks good enough for me.

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:42 PM   #3
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I don't know if it's cutting corners, but I also rolled and tiped my trailer with Pettit paint. I did end up with a couple of runs, but know I can re-paint if I get rock damage in the front. I like how it turned out, but I did want it professionaly painted and it just cost to much.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:14 PM   #4
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I covered my cabinet doors in a cool looking contact paper.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:17 PM   #5
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When hanging some curtain rods I was advised NOT to drill through the shell but to epoxy small wood blocks into place and hang from them. Big mistake! The curtains fell down before our first trip with them and I still had to drill and bolt the rods in place. Haven't had a problem since.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:06 PM   #6
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Red face I've cut so many corners, the trailer's round!

1. The floor is a little soft just inside the entry door, but it's a small area and not rotten enough that I feel in danger of falling through, so I've left it alone.

2. I steam-cleaned the indoor-outdoor carpet, then laid clear plastic runner over it instead of ripping up the carpet and installing vinyl or linoleum like I really want. (see also #1)

3. I use a 13" analog CRT type TV/VCR that I've had for years with a digital tuner converter box instead of buying a new flat-screen and DVD player.

4. Instead of replacing my old converter with a new smart-charger unit, I use incandescent light bulbs when hooked to shore power, then switch-out all of the bulbs to LED when boondocking, then switch back to incandescent when having shore power again.

5. When the zippers on the cushion covers fell apart I just sewed them shut instead of replacing them.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:28 PM   #7
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Stapeling is okay for a guy.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:18 AM   #8
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Considering that there is not one 'straight' wall in my egg, anything I do involves cutting corners (cutting corners off round shelves to fit into curved closets, trimming all straight edges 'crooked' to fit my not-so-square walls and ceilings, etc.)
Cutting corners can be fine if you are not looking for perfection, and if you like what you end up with! Cutting corners is not so fine if it involves safety.

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