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Old 11-27-2005, 09:26 PM   #421
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Uwe,

I think the wood surface would look better - as well as occupy you for several more days. With the right finish I don't think water will be a problem - I have put wood floors in two bathrooms with no trouble.

That bathtub has a nice design with the flat top (mine, made a year earlier, isn't nearly as nice), I am less fond of the countertop with the rolled edge and built in sink. I can picture a stainless sink built into the counter there, the wood would (hard to avoid the "wood would" pairing in this post) link the bath to the rest of the trailer. The stock counter would look good too, I am sure, with the coating of white.

I'm pretty sure you will make either look great.

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Old 11-30-2005, 10:48 AM   #422
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Whatever stays cleaner-looking (dirt wise, not design-wise) gets my vote.
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Old 12-03-2005, 10:09 PM   #423
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Today's progress

Got the shelf interiors installed, closet interior finished, bath counter top cut, and the black tank cover finished. Phew! Long Saturday, but all my goals are met!
The pics below are of the main shelf and it's new interior. I provided an access hatch to get to the battery tops easier for eventual maintenance. The batteries will slide out through the lower access door. I figured that having a way to grab them from teh top might be easier on the hands than trying to drag them through a narrow orifice.
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Old 12-03-2005, 10:18 PM   #424
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Closet interior done

there's an upper shelf now above the closet rod, and a lower shelf above the intellipower charger. My hopes are that this configuration is the most practical, allowing sweaters etc. to be stored above, and shoes on the shelf below. The lower shelf is loose, so it can be easily removed to access the Intellipower unit, as well as the 40A charge line fuse. I will bolt down a 120V/400W inverter in this area, just in case we need to charge camera batteries and other electronics for which I do not own a 12V charger.
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Old 12-03-2005, 10:30 PM   #425
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The bath, so far.

The black tank covering is finally finished. It took many coats of sealer to make it impervious to moisture and DNA. Yucky thought, but better now than later...
Alos, I decided to make new countertop for the vanity. Afteranother close examination I decided that the old one was just too far gone, and too poorly made to make the grade. So, i am going to hunt down a stainles steel sink, and a cool faucet, and make it all new. I am torn between flamed maple veneer with a bar top finish on it, or a stainless overlay.
Here's some pictures.
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Looking good Uwe,

Have you given any thought to venting the batteries? How about those finger holes? Could probably devise something to cover the holes temporarily until you need to access the batteries from the top that just sits in the holes and seals them until needed.

Also, looks like any hanging clothes will be sitting on the top of the shoes. I've seen in those catalogs, the ones that seem to be coming in the mail everyday now until Christmas, a hanging shoe organizer. Sort of like your shown garmet bag with pockets sown into it for shoes. Holds many pairs and keeps them off the shelf. Just a few thoughts.

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I was thinking of mounting a little plastic box below the finger holes to keep battery fumes from entering the closet/shelf interior. The Batteries will be enclosed in a wooden box, with a hose going through the floor to the bottom of the belly pan.
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Now you know, little things will fall in those finger holes and you won't be able to get them out again. How about a thin piece of aluminum with the correct size dowels that fill the holes? Thin to keep it from sticking up above the floor of the shelf.

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Overhead bins

Something that has been done for awhile, but of whichI never took any pictures until today. My Nikon's flash somehow makes wood colors look funny. In person, the wood matches quite nicels, and where it is darker there is a very attractive contrast.
The pics are of the overhead bin for the galley and the one above the bed.
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Now you know, little things will fall in those finger holes and you won't be able to get them out again. How about a thin piece of aluminum with the correct size dowels that fill the holes? Thin to keep it from sticking up above the floor of the shelf.

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Good idea. I can mount it from below with a sprung hinge, so it just flips open when fingers push through the holes. Hah, new patent idea!
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I see an original vintage Airstream water purifier on the counter. You going to use it? I have one but was uncertain if I wanted to pay the premium for a replacement filter. Think it was in the $65 - 70 range. Ouch!! You get a new filter for yours?

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I see an original vintage Airstream water purifier on the counter. You going to use it? I have one but was uncertain if I wanted to pay the premium for a replacement filter. Think it was in the $65 - 70 range. Ouch!! You get a new filter for yours?

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I want to use it, just for the way it looks. Never seen a more original design. My doubts are in it's function as a filter. Do you know where to get the original filter cartridges? And the seal?
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Uwe -
I have that info around here somewhere. Probably on the old Mac. I'll look around for it and pass it along. If I can't find it, I got the info from RJ.

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Thanks, Brad.
I have not yet decided what to do about water filtration. Ideally, the filter should be in line with the galley sink, so as to not unnecessarily use up it's filtration ability with shower and toilet water, right?
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