Our new UHaul - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,747
Registry
Miabella:

We bought the VT in Arkansas off ebay. It was not real bad, at least not when you look at some of the trailers that have been redone by folks here. It needed cleaning, a new carpet, the cushion covers cleaned, leaks fixed, a furnace and air conditioner added, propane reconnected, and a few other things done. We still plan to work on the outside, that is, Kevin will. We plan to redo the stripes. Now we have to load it for Nauvoo.

Yup, Gina, I bought the soap dispensers, hand towels, and garbage cans are from Wally World. The placemats are from Kohl's with matching kitchen towels I have not brought out yet. The curtains are from Target, with modifications by me. I added the buttons and put in pleats and added ties to reduce the width. The quilt is from Sears.
Not sure where the TV is from, probably Circuit City.

We put in the cushions tonight and hung the towels in the bathroom. (Psst, did you hear that? A bathroom!)

Cindy
Attached Thumbnails
back_cushions.jpg   bathroom.jpg  

Front_with_garbage.jpg  
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 03:32 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Name: Kevin
Trailer: 28' Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Woodstock, IL
Posts: 1,307
Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin A
The 10" LCD TV/DVD/Radio is a Polaroid from Circuit City. I believe it cost about $350 last summer when we purchased it for our original trailer. It works great in the trailer and I'm hoping to get an outside antenna installed soon. Right now we have just been watching DVDs and local TV stations in Chicago!

Kevin
Kevin A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 12:56 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
bonnie w's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1974 Ventura
Posts: 180
Cindy L what is the gizmo on the ceiling of your bathroom for? Just curious.
bonnie w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 05:03 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,747
Registry
It is a vent.

I am trying to figure what else to do with the bathroom; the walls seem so blank. Found a TP holder, stick-on soap holder, and plastic mat to stand on, but since the theme has kind ot turned Southwestern, I was looking for shower-safe wall things that go with these theme. If anyone has a source, please pass it on..

CindyL
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 05:53 AM   #25
Member
 
Terry G.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: U-Haul
Posts: 69
CindlyL
where did ya get that fridge lock and do you have a better pic of it soz i can see it .

on the curtin wire thing, we looked and looked , i just went to our local autoparts shop and picked up some elect wire and "loop terminal ends", measures them out and put the terminal ends on and crimped both ends to the wire.
put the screws through the terminal ends and screwed then in , holds all the curtins up fine both top and bottoms.
Terry G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 06:28 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,747
Registry
I will go take a picture today, but the latch came with the trailer. We changed out the fridge, as the one that came with the trailer was just a small dorm one.
It is a child's safety latch, the kind we used for cupboards when the kids were babies. Kevin drilled two holes in the door of the fridge and then just hooked the latch over the door. I will tell him to add details.

CindyL
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 09:54 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Name: Kevin
Trailer: 28' Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Woodstock, IL
Posts: 1,307
Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin A
To answer a couple questions:

The ceiling vent in the bathroom is a simple push-up/pull-down mechanism. You push it up to ventilate the room and pull it down to seal the vent. I plan to use this as our "open window" when using the Wave 3 cat heater.

The refrig door lock is simply a child-proof plastic lock that is used on kitchen cabinets. It had been added by a previous owner, so I adjusted it to work with our larger fridge. It is designed to keep the door from bumping open while traveling. I'll attach a close-up of it when I get home later today.

Kevin
Kevin A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 10:09 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
Anne H's Avatar
 
Name: Anne
Trailer: Escape 17 ft 2006 / 2005 Honda Pilot
Oregon
Posts: 467
Registry
Great job you guys

I too, was a little thick and took a bit to realize that the hot water heater came with my external shower - love that hot water out of the sink first thing in the morning!

Great decorating ideas too!
__________________
Anne H and Fay Wray, the cat | Portland, OR
en Plein Air (2016 19' Escape; 2016 Honda Pilot )
https://rightbrainrightlane.blogspot.com/
Anne H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 02:32 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,747
Registry
Here's the picture of the latch, Terry.
And Anne, I was not quite done. I added rugs today and finished off the bathroom. I am going to hang a clock yet and a full-length mirror.

CindyL
Attached Thumbnails
Refridgerator_latch.jpg   finished_bathroom.jpg  

.jpg   update_living_room_2.jpg  

__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 06:57 AM   #30
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,015
Registry
Cindy, be careful of the rug in the john. I learned the hard way that my grey water will come out the lowest drain when the tank has "Had enough". I ruined the rug I had in there.

Now, the dog has a fluffy red bed that smells like snacks.
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2007, 07:28 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,747
Registry
Thanks, Gina. Our bathroom has a porta-potty that tucks under the seat beside the privacy room. As I understand it, the 16' UHaul simply came with a privacy room and the tuck-under portapotty, so someone must have added the shower. Honestly, I doubt that the potty will be used during the day, under the assumption that the campground will have a toilet. At night, the rug will be rolled up, probably along with the shower mat that I have under it, when the potty is brought out. But, given your warning, I will likely take up the rug during travel too, just in case.

Right now, I am debating getting a folding seat of some kind for the bathroom too, so that Kevin has some place to sit as he can't stand in the bathroom. Trouble is, I think it should be higher than most are made, and I want it to fold up. But then again, I am not sure I want it either. Just looking for now.

CindyL
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2007, 03:54 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,747
Registry
If anyone wants to see this, I posted the Uhaul restoration pictures (141 and adding) here:

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/dr_cindy_ander...460762401308683

CindyL
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2007, 07:35 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Name: Kevin
Trailer: 28' Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Woodstock, IL
Posts: 1,307
Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin A
Quote:
If anyone wants to see this, I posted the Uhaul restoration pictures (141 and adding) here:

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/dr_cindy_ander...460762401308683

CindyL
And there will be more! I finished painting the sides today and got the rims done, too. I also put a batwing antenna on the roof for our LCD TV.
Kevin A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2007, 10:56 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,747
Registry
OK, I posted additional pix. Sorry about the number of them. I got a new digital SLR camera a couple of weeks ago for a Mother's Day gift. What can I say? We are practicing with the lens for our daughter's graduation this weekend.

Cindy
__________________
1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud, "The Egg Carton"
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 08:08 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Name: Kevin
Trailer: 28' Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Woodstock, IL
Posts: 1,307
Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin A
Well, we took it out on Howie's maiden voyage to Nauvoo, IL for the Scamp Camp and had a blast! The folks were great, they liked the UHaul, and we enjoyed the extra space inside. Now, the trip home was another story. About halfway into the 5 hour drive, the right tire completed fell apart. It looks like it was a retread the way it separated. In the 100 yards it took me to stop on the side of the tollway, the rim was running on the ground and the tire remains were smokin'! The whole things was so hot that it boiled off the water from the rag I used to first grab it. I let it sit for about 30 minutes, go the rim off the trailer, and tried the spare. (Yes, it had air because I'd done that before the trip.) When I put it on, the drum made crunching noises inside, so I'm guessing the brake pads or parts had been damaged. Since the brakes weren't working anyway, I wasn't worried about that. However, the drum didn't want to rotate much, either. I figured it was the heat causing expansion. I put the spare on the studs and found that the rim's center hole was not quite big enough for the axle stub to stick through. No go! I ended up tightening the lug nuts as tight as they'd go, but the rim is riding a bit further out than it should. I had to get home, so I took it easy and made it back to Oak Park after a nine hour trip that should take 5 hours. Big question: can that rim hole be made larger? Also, the lug holes are not quite perfectly lined up. The studs go through but not in the center of each hole. Any suggestions? (By the way, Dave and Kate Watling from Pleasant Prairie, WI helped me when I was stuck on the tollway. They were at the Scamp Camp, too. Thanks!) Also, the noise was gone after about 30 feet of driving. Either the cause broke off or slipped back into position.
Kevin A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 08:38 PM   #36
Moderator
 
Frederick L. Simson's Avatar
 
Name: Frederick
Trailer: Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 8,182
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Frederick L. Simson
Thumbs down

Quote:
I put the spare on the studs and found that the rim's center hole was not quite big enough for the axle stub to stick through. No go! I ended up tightening the lug nuts as tight as they'd go, but the rim is riding a bit further out than it should.

Big question: can that rim hole be made larger? Also, the lug holes are not quite perfectly lined up. The studs go through but not in the center of each hole. Any suggestions?
Sounds to me like your "spare" is not on a U-Haul specific wheel rim.

Check out This Link.
__________________
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
Frederick L. Simson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2007, 09:56 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Name: Kevin
Trailer: 28' Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Woodstock, IL
Posts: 1,307
Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin A
Quote:
Sounds to me like your "spare" is not on a U-Haul specific wheel rim.

Check out This Link.
I just ordered two new rims from UHaul, so I'll have a new rim for the spare and an extra rim just in case I ever need it. They should be in to the local dealer early next week.
Kevin A is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
u-haul, uhaul


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1984 13 ft. UHaul Terry R. Classified Archives 14 03-08-2010 08:33 AM
13 Ft. UHaul For Sale LYeater Classified Archives 2 12-17-2006 03:12 PM
uhaul Maggie Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11 09-27-2006 08:34 PM
UHaul 13'er Lance M C Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 9 08-12-2006 11:36 PM
13' UHaul Lance M C Modifications, Alterations and Updates 3 08-06-2006 09:03 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.