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Old 11-16-2002, 07:32 AM   #21
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Posted by Thomas and Janifer, Moderator, Northeast, Oklahoma:

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So?? which trailer do you have? I'm planning on doing twin beds, and I think 39" would be too wide. I have a foam I take to the Language seminar I go to yearly. Kind of like a retreat. it's only 28", but I sleep good so I was going with that size. leaves 18" in between. So on these bunks, who gets the top? are they in the back part?

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Old 11-16-2002, 08:49 AM   #22
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Posted by Chester Taje, Moderator, Hosmer, BC, Canada:


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Orginally posted by Thomas and Janifer

So?? which trailer do you have? I'm planning on doing twin beds, and I think 39" would be too wide. I have a foam I take to the Language seminar I go to yearly. Kind of like a retreat. it's only 28", but I sleep good so I was going with that size. leaves 18" in between. So on these bunks, who gets the top? are they in the back part?
Hi
Bunks are in back, I got the top. My bunks are the old army type, steel frame. They are sitting on legs because I did not want any weight on sides or top of fiberglass shell. I removed the old springs in the bunks and put in 3/4 Inch plywood in steel frames. Bought new foams last week and will install in spring. TT is 17 foot boler. Both beds are now very roomy.
Taake care

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Old 11-16-2002, 09:11 AM   #23
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17' Boler

Posted by Suz, Moderator, North Texas:

17' Boler
Ches,

Sounds like you have done a lot of work on your TT. We are all IMpatiently waiting to see your pictures.

Mine still doesn't have the decals on her because I am debating whether to have it re-gelcoated. All but the rear decal was faded and crystalized. They were really hard to remove, but time and tenacity proved the victor. I have a fiberglass repair on the front right corner that needs new gel coat, so have considered doing the whole thing. Only problem is that the patena of the old, orignal is so great, that I'm not sure if I want to do it all or just the front corner. It will take more waxing to keep it up, I'm sure, but I really don't mind as I am growing attached to it

Before I purchased it, someone had made a feeble attempt at the fiberglass repair...actually all they did was goop up the hole and spray it with with paint. Fortunately, they did use fiberglass repair and not Bondo. They also over-filled it enough so that I have been able to get a good smooth finish and curve to it. Problem is that I'm not having much luck witht the gel coat. We have a lot of boat places around here, so now that winter is coming on, their business will drop enough so I should be able to get it done. Besides, it doesn't look THAT bad. Either that or I'm getting use to it

Like Jana J says, we love pictures!

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Old 11-16-2002, 12:45 PM   #24
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Posted by Thomas and Janifer, Moderator, Northeast, Oklahoma:

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Ches,
I've heard some about those beds before. over at the boler place. I pestered you there too. glad you found your way over here.
with a 17 and bunks along the back, you got room for a party. where's that dancing women Suz had?

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Old 11-16-2002, 06:23 PM   #25
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Posted by Chester Taje, Moderator, Hosmer, BC, Canada:


Hi
The dancing girl is probably frozen in the barn.

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Old 04-23-2003, 04:37 AM   #26
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another hint to cleaning.....

Posted by Terri T., Member, Windsor, Ontario:

another hint to cleaning.....
Hi, I am new to this site but I was reading through and I that I could offer a bit of advice to help make your cleaning easier and to make the shine last longer. To clean the dirt and oxidation off of your trailers, use Maguires "one step cleaner wax". This stuff works great!!! Once you get all of the dirt off (usually after a couple of cleanings or so, depending on how bad the fiberglass is) then use 2 coats of the Starbrite "teflon marine polish". This stuff lasts the whole season and the fiberglass will feel smooth as silk because the seal is so good. Also, nothing seems to stick to it. It makes washing your trailer all summer easier too!!

You can get both of these products at any marine supply store. If you use the cleaner first, you won't need to use 6 or 7 coats of wax. You only use 2 coats. I have been using this stuff for a while now in my boat cleaning business and it is fantastic. I will never use anything else.

Good luck and happy camping!!!

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Old 04-23-2003, 04:46 AM   #27
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Posted by Chester Taje, Moderator, Hosmer, BC, Canada:


Hi Terri
Welcome to this forum.Post lots and have fun.Its good to have someone here who works on making Fiberglass exteriors shine.Thanks for the imput.

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Old 04-23-2003, 10:26 PM   #28
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Posted by Thomas and Janifer, Moderator, Northeast, Oklahoma:


this thread brings back memories.
Thanks for bringing it to the front, Terri
and glad you joined up.
and with good advise. that is wonderful.

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Old 08-13-2003, 01:42 PM   #29
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Just what I needed...

Posted by Steve Stanfield, Member, Ridgecrest, CA:


The trailer before/after pics are unbelieveable! I do things the same way, a little here and a little there as the mood and heat index permit. We just got out 14' Burro, and although it was well-treated by its' last owners, they neglected the exterior somewhat.

Perfectionist that I am, I've already been out there with my car detail box and buffer, getting the oxidation off and figuring how to remove the plexiglas windows so I can ge the scratches out of them too. I don't go to all this trouble to please anyone but myself anyway, so now I have a new toy to play with. :)

As far as needing a digital camera to post pics, it's really not worth the expense and trouble. You can buy a throw-away camera and get the pictures processed onto a CD-ROM anywhere.

I have 4 digital cameras, and we use them all the time, but I still use film, until Kodak finally goes out of business!

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