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Old 04-15-2005, 09:30 AM   #211
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I'm afraid this is going to be expensive.../Homecoming

Greetings Don!

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I just installed a Dometic RM2820 in my unit and now have too get the hail damage repaired before Home Comming.
It sure is nice to be able to switch from elec too gas with a push of a button and not have to go too the grocery store every other day.
If anyone needs a RM 66 with all original paper work, drop me a line. It works but you need to light the pilot from the back as the stricker is gone.
Anyone going too Home Comming?

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I am planning to be at Homecoming this year with the Cadillac/Minuet combination, and if all works out as hoped, I will be attending the WBCCI Region 4 Rally that takes place the week before (May 23 - 29) just a bit North of Jackson Center (Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Fremont, OH).

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Old 04-15-2005, 10:11 AM   #212
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Steph,

I have one question from your pics:

I notice that the old flooring is cut at the center of the floor now. While that old stuff does have a vintage flavor, how are you going to accomodate it being cut up the middle? Do you intend to refloor? Do you intend to install some kind of threshold and floor the new underflooring differently?

Just curious!

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Old 04-15-2005, 11:26 AM   #213
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I'm putting in carpet. I couldn't get the remaining old vinyl to come up, or I would have got rid of it. Because I can't get it out, and the floor is at two slightly differently levels, I can't put vinyl back in, or pergo without leveling it. Since I'm looking for cheap and simple solutions so we can get camping as soon as possible, I'm going with carpet. I think it will be nicer too, no more stepping on little rocks and pine needles barfoot on the vinyl when I get out of bed, and when the carpet is shot or I want a new color in there, I just yank it out and put in new.
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:17 PM   #214
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Just a thought...

Stephanie,

You might want to check out some of the inexpensive indoor/outdoor carpeting available in stock at Home Depot and Lowes (other place too of course). I work at home and needed a cheap solution for my home office floor that would be OK for now (I am working for the time being in a room that will not be my permanent office). I found some carpet at Home Depot a few years back that cost something like 50 cents per square foot. While it is not particularly elegant it is completely water proof. It is basically flat carpet and often is installed by glueing it down. I installed mine using double backed carpet tape around the edges so it is basically a floating floor that will be easy to take up when I decide to replace it with something else. Staples would probably work fine too. There is no evidence of it coming loose anywhere even though it is just fastened down at the edges. The part where I roll around on it all the time with my office chair is showing signs of wear (mostly that it is flatened down) but the rest is in suprisingly good shape considering how inexpensive it was to begin with.

Many years ago I installed something similar in a small room in our basement. That carpet I did glue down. One year the basement flooded when we had some really bad rain storms. Once the carpet was dry it showed no signs of any damage from the water. That seems like a good thing for an AS. Just look for a type that has a solid body rather than a weave to it and it will keep any water you track in from getting through to your floor at all.

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Old 04-15-2005, 03:07 PM   #215
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Wierd. I've had luck removing flooring by warming the adhesive with a heat gun, but then again, I'm only dealing with little tiles.

I have wall to wall carpet, too, which eventually we'll get rid of (in favor of marmoleum). Right now it's nice because it is not attached with nail strips (something to keep in mind). When I want to remove it (or get rid of dirt), it's fairly easy to lift up and remove.

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Old 04-25-2005, 05:30 PM   #216
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Well, this is pretty-near the last post for this thread. I did throw the furniture back in and get everything bolted down in time for the Battle Ground Lake Rally. I only had the heater and fridge roughed in, and nothing worked because the old propane lines didn't reach, the floors were bare plywood, but the water and electric worked, and it was good enough to tow over there and sleep in (in a warm sleeping bag) for the weekend. The day after the rally, I took it to Ridgefield and left it with Darol for the finishing touches.

He got it done late last week. He installed new propane lines and got all the appliances tested. He re-framed the fridge and built a small drawer underneith it for me (that was a surprise). He also installed new carpet, and fixed a small leak at the toilet gasket (I certainly didn't want to deal with that!).

So now the trailer is complete, and everything works. It is ready for it's first big trip of the season in about two weeks. The only thing left to do is to stain the new panels around the fridge and furnace. I will wait on that until later in the summer when I can work with the door and windows open.

Here are the pictures. Quite an improvement from when I started the project last November! The trailer looks great, the appliances are modern and functional, and it smells so much better in there with all the rotten wood gone. I am very happy with how it turned out, and can't wait to get out on the road again!
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Old 04-25-2005, 05:38 PM   #217
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It looks great! Congratulations on your accomplishment(s)!
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:01 PM   #218
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Love the carpet! So... now what are you going to do with all your spare time (no more all night repair sessions)?
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:42 PM   #219
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This calls for a forum-wide toast for successful completion of your project and the launch of new adventures. Everyone, ready now--raise your beverage of choice high. . .congratulations, Stephanie!
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Post Congrats, Steph!

Wow! What an accomplishment! You are truely an inspiration to us all...thanks also for your roughing in the fridge pictures. It'll come in handy if and when mine gets replaced...I like your floral front too! Have to admit, it's going to be a bit boring without this thread to keep us all on the edge of our seats...sure you don't want to rip out that bathroom? C'mon, it's FUN!
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:59 PM   #221
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Great job Steph! Looks better than new! Now, would you like a side project, say... a 26ft Argosy to work on? Too much idle time is not good for the sole, right?
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:21 PM   #222
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Stephanie,

Congratulations! The results look great and now you know a lot more about the condition of some of those invisible things than you did before. That is one thing that I definitely feel good about on my rig now that I have torn it apart and have started putting it back together. There really is a lot of stuff under the skins isn't there?

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There was a lot to it, and I'm glad I tackled the project overall. However, I'm the kind of person who usually has stuff piled up for the next two or three projects I have in mind, so the unexpected detour into trailer restoration meant nothing got done on the Mustang all winter. This weekend I went auto-crossing and really enjoyed racing the Miata, so now it's going to get all my attention and money for a little while, and again the Mustang is on the back burner. Believe me, I am never at a loss for what to do with my time!

Thanks for all the compliments. I'm very proud of it. It really has turned out nicer than I ever hoped!
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Awesome job! I'm so inspired--and following in your footsteps! I hope we're nearly as sucessful!

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