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Old 06-28-2011, 06:45 AM   #379
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:30 AM   #380
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:07 AM   #381
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I can only hope that my floor turns out as well. Great idea about putting it AROUND the cabinets etc in case of needed repair. Makes perfect sense!!
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Amazing!

That looks great - it really ties the project together as a whole. You are doing such beautiful work.

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Old 06-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #383
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Thanks everybody!

Big change in appearance and the trailer really looks done now, even though it isn't.

Didn't document it, but I'm also following Toastie's idea of putting a bead of Vulkem around the inside wall perimeter. Probably won't help much on water intrusion from a leak, but it can't hurt.

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Old 07-15-2011, 08:48 PM   #384
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What are the odds?

Pretty good odds of finding two TV's with Airforums stickers in a little state park and even pretty good for having a couple of Airstreams. But, how about those two Airstreams both being 1957 Caravanners parked at Birch Bay State Park?

Island Girl just had her initial camping outing since her rebuild and she got to celebrate that with a meet with Prickly Pear and pienjim on their way back to Texas from Alaska with their new '57 Caravanner in tow. Just great to meet Jim and Paula and see a trailer that looks a whole bunch like mine did 2 1/2 years ago: nice skin, bad subfloor, and lots of potential.

As for Island Girl's shakedown, everything worked just fine. I fit in the shower and the toilet flushes. The ice cream freezes and the water gets hot. We ran everything electrical we had for two days in a very dark spot and rolled out with the batteries sitting on 12.9 volts. I do like LED's.

As the pictures show, the first cut of polishing is still in progress, but I'm closing in on it.

So much fun to get to attach faces to a forum name, see their trailer, and actually camp in ours. Brissy the cat is still recovering. Special thanks to our Hospice nurse who was willing to do his weekly visit with Pam while we were there.

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Old 07-15-2011, 09:08 PM   #385
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Congratulations Steve on the first trip in island girl! She looks great out where she belongs!
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Thanks everybody!

Still lots to do, especially on the polishing end, but it did sure feel good to get her out camping.

And, so cool to meet up with Paula and Jim and their new trailer. Appreciate their effort to do it too, since they probably wound up adding several hundred miles to their already long long trip to do it.

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Wow Steve, she's looking great! Glad you TWO were able to get out! Enjoy!
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Pretty good odds of finding two TV's with Airforums stickers in a little state park and even pretty good for having a couple of Airstreams. But, how about those two Airstreams both being 1957 Caravanners parked at Birch Bay State Park?

Island Girl just had her initial camping outing since her rebuild and she got to celebrate that with a meet with Prickly Pear and pienjim on their way back to Texas from Alaska with their new '57 Caravanner in tow. Just great to meet Jim and Paula and see a trailer that looks a whole bunch like mine did 2 1/2 years ago: nice skin, bad subfloor, and lots of potential.

As for Island Girl's shakedown, everything worked just fine. I fit in the shower and the toilet flushes. The ice cream freezes and the water gets hot. We ran everything electrical we had for two days in a very dark spot and rolled out with the batteries sitting on 12.9 volts. I do like LED's.

As the pictures show, the first cut of polishing is still in progress, but I'm closing in on it.

So much fun to get to attach faces to a forum name, see their trailer, and actually camp in ours. Brissy the cat is still recovering. Special thanks to our Hospice nurse who was willing to do his weekly visit with Pam while we were there.

Cheers,

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Steve,
I second all the accolades you've already received and just hope your new friends saw more positive potential than discouraging hard work when comparing the two. Certainly worth it work though!

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As for Island Girl's shakedown, everything worked just fine. I fit in the shower and the toilet flushes. The ice cream freezes and the water gets hot.
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Glad to read the first test run went well. It sounded much better the ours which involved repeated trips to the local hardware store after various plumbing mishaps. And many spare towels.

But I think I see song new lyrics for the Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours in your post. But fitting in the shower may have some connection to the consuming of that ice cream....so be careful!

But it is always beautiful music when everythings works.

Looking good!
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