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Old 11-29-2016, 05:54 PM   #57
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My white porcelain sink is original, my cabinetry (except for the bath) is original, the vents are original, as well as most of the body and frame. My trailer looks like a mid sixties Trade Wind on the outside, kinda. But it is a nice trailer ready to go exploring, especially in the mountains.

Your Safari will be more special with all the original looking or operating appliances. You are making great progress...

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Old 12-20-2016, 05:30 PM   #58
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Today was finally above freezing (although we had a 1/4" of freezing rain last night).

Today I hooked up the new umbilical cord, finished the front insulation, installed the front sheet metal, sanded, cleaned and primed the walls. Primer is Tinted the final color. This has so many full height cabinets (the entire curb side plus over the water heater) that I'm going to wait to final coat until those are upright and test fitted.

Flooring goes in this week. My goal is to have the bathroom installed minus plumbing before the new year.

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Old 12-20-2016, 05:31 PM   #59
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Here's the ice off the driveway this morning. Did I mention how much fun it was getting the trailer door open? Click image for larger version

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Old 12-23-2016, 04:03 PM   #60
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Flooring going in. Full tiles are in with some help from our 10 year old. Cuts first of the week

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Old 12-23-2016, 04:14 PM   #61
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Old 12-23-2016, 06:06 PM   #62
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Your son is why you are getting so much more done than us "average" guys. The floor tile looks great, very vintage looking to boot.

Merry Christmas from Colorado...

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Old 12-24-2016, 12:48 PM   #63
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He did a great job, but a helper doesn't always mean it goes faster (but it's important for him to learn how to do it!)

Thanks on the floor! It sure is starting to feel better in there. I'm excited to get the cut tiles in after Christmas and start installing the fixtures and cabinets.

Started repairing cabinets today though, kitchen cabinet and bathroom vanity, replaced some broken pieces and re glued all the joints, replaced box nails with screws and their wide staples with pocket hole screws. Fronts will get sanded after Christmas and stained, all the cabinet interiors will get a coat of paint to freshen up the insides.
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Managed to get the last of the cut tiles done and glued down today. Feels good. I have the tub just set in place. It's getting mounted tomorrow then I can get the dividing wall in place. Bathroom vanity is one more sanding away from stain.

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Today I finished stain and varnish on the vanity but then decided to replace the plywood side that was never cut well even from the factory. Despite that setback the tub drain, supports etc were installed and the divider wall is back in place. The unfinished portion will get painted once the next wardrobe goes in tomorrow. I've decided to paint the cabinet interiors a slightly different shade of the wall color since inside most cabinets were not finish grade materials in the first place. Since that final wall color is in question I'll paint them in place.

Goal tomorrow is vanity install, the large bank of drawers that goes over the water heater and the next wardrobe. Most of the prep work is done. Just some final sanding and test fitting in the morning then should be dry for evening install

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Old 12-28-2016, 07:16 PM   #67
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Wow, I can't imagine all the hours it takes to build those nice cabinets and bulkhead walls. It must be very satisfying for you to to do the finishing on your trailer after picking it up after the windstorm blew it out into the street.

We had 70 mph gusts in Colorado high county last night. Maybe someone else's shell tumbled out into the street.

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Old 12-28-2016, 09:27 PM   #68
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Thanks! Believe it or not, 90+% of what's going back in is repaired original cabinets. The only new wood so far is the last picture on the post, the panel that goes next to the toilet that had lots of water damage from either a leaky toilet or water heater (or both) and the panel that faces the tub on the vanity that holds the water faucet. Everything else has been scribed to the trailer walls, all joints reglued, and some pocket holes to tighten up face frames that were loose. Lots and lots of sanding, and more sanding, some light filling of old nail holes etc. Finish is 2 coats of Cabot wood conditioner, 2 coats of stain, then 3 coats of amber shellac. I've done lots of repair, but they were in pretty good condition to start with, I was real fortunate the previous owner took things apart as carefully as he did.

Still quite a few hours in the shop, but has given me something to do since we've only been above freezing twice in 2 weeks. Propane heater keeps the shop relatively comfortable (low 60's) but on the flip side the shellac is much easier to work with at the cooler temps!
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Looks great! We're about to install VCT as well. What type of adhesive are you using?
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I'll check in the morning for you, was the stuff from Lowes (brand was Henry I believe). We used it 7 years ago in our safari and it has held up perfectly, not a single issue. put it on, let it tack up a bit then set the tiles. I still have to two tiles to fix in the bathroom, my 10 year old son helped me (I blame the dad helper) but two tiles in the bathroom ended up in upside down). One is under the drawers and will never see people, but the other shows, and will get heat gunned out and replaced tomorrow. You can see the color difference in the picture above just in font of the bathroom sink. I noticed in the pictures and went outside and sure enough.... Hard to tell without good light but one side has a slightly different texture. Read online I could lightly sand it and buff it out, but easier to remove and replace one tile.
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