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Old 01-04-2007, 11:07 AM   #855
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Interior at 80%

The interior as of November 06. The upholstery is 95% done. It needs an upholstered pad on the wall above the bed, the metal is cccoooldd at night, wakes me up when I roll up against it.
Then, I still have to install the ducting and outlets for the A/C. I am collecting nice vent trim parts to finish this.
Then, we are debating whether to install trim on the front of the countertops. It sure would add a lot of bling to the interior, but how much is too much, I wonder?
The edges from countertops to walls need a molding as well. I guess it's going to be a weekend filled with molding work.
And, the shower wall that is also the closet side needs to be trimmed in stainless sheet, to protect it from water damage over time. I will have to remove the closet to do this, which is why I haven't started on it.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:09 AM   #856
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The interior as of November 06. The upholstery is 95% done. It needs an upholstered pad on the wall above the bed, the metal is cccoooldd at night, wakes me up when I roll up against it.
Then, I still have to install the ducting and outlets for the A/C. I am collecting nice vent trim parts to finish this.
Then, we are debating whether to install trim on the front of the countertops. It sure would add a lot of bling to the interior, but how much is too much, I wonder?
The edges from countertops to walls need a molding as well. I guess it's going to be a weekend filled with molding work.
And, the shower wall that is also the closet side needs to be trimmed in stainless sheet, to protect it from water damage over time. I will have to remove the closet to do this, which is why I haven't started on it.
Here some pictures:
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Very nice, can't wait to see it in person at 29 Palms.

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Old 01-04-2007, 11:11 AM   #857
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Very nice, can't wait to see it in person at 29 Palms.

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Old 01-04-2007, 11:30 AM   #858
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Bill, stop in any time. Admission fee is a small Starbucks coffee.
Oh no, my local Diedrich's is closing and turning into a Starbucks.

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Old 01-04-2007, 12:40 PM   #859
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Uwe, Trailer is looking great. remember seeing it at Lake San Antonio). Nice to see that you are getting the finish work completed. It takes forever!!!
I would say that the cold wall is more than a wake up. Here is what I'm considering for the Bambi. Insulite(sp) is a 1/4" thick foam pad that is used by back packers. If you are not familiar with it, it's put on the ground before one's sleeping bag goes down. I've thought about cutting pieces about a foot tall and long enough to fit along the wall. They could be covered with the same material as the cushions. And using snaps to hold them to the wall. This would solve the problem. What do you think?
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:32 PM   #860
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Uwe, Trailer is looking great. remember seeing it at Lake San Antonio). Nice to see that you are getting the finish work completed. It takes forever!!!
I would say that the cold wall is more than a wake up. Here is what I'm considering for the Bambi. Insulite(sp) is a 1/4" thick foam pad that is used by back packers. If you are not familiar with it, it's put on the ground before one's sleeping bag goes down. I've thought about cutting pieces about a foot tall and long enough to fit along the wall. They could be covered with the same material as the cushions. And using snaps to hold them to the wall. This would solve the problem. What do you think?
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This sounds like the perfect material for the task at hand. Do you have a source for it?
The camping mats that I have seen were ususally much thicker than 1/4in, more like 3/4in to 1in, which is too thick for the space.
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This sounds like the perfect material for the task at hand. Do you have a source for it?
The camping mats that I have seen were ususally much thicker than 1/4in, more like 3/4in to 1in, which is too thick for the space.
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Try REI or the Army Navy store in town.

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Old 01-04-2007, 01:46 PM   #862
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We have a 6' x 2' piece of what I think is insulite (light blue foam - 1/4" thick for backpacking..) which was used once or twice in tent camping days.. Would be happy to bring it along to 29Palms to see if you could use it.. No charge...

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Old 01-04-2007, 01:54 PM   #863
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Weights

Took my trailer to MEL this morning for a month of indoor storage. Need my warehouse space for Jan to stage a Tradeshow display.
On the way, I ran it over a nearby scale facility, and the results are in:

Trailer and Suburban: 10820 lbs
Trailer axle weight: 4760lbs
Trailer alone weight: 5280lbs
Tongue weight: 520 lbs

These weights include 1/3 tank of water, empty grey and black tanks, 3/4 full propane, and the sway bars/hitch brackets. The Suburban has a full tank of gas, bikes on top, and loose items in the back, but no driver. Trailer weight includes all pots, pans, dishes, utensils, cleaning supplies, full pantry, etc. and most of our clothing and towels that we take along on trips. The water heater is full of water, too. What is not included is a full water tank, and the food/drinks we bring fresh for each trip, plus misc. items such as books, personal items etc.
Now that I know how easy this is, I will definitely go back and get a second weight session once the trailer and truck are fully loaded.
I am quite pleased with these weights, considering that the original dry weight was around 4100 lbs, with a tongue of appr. 440lbs.
Adding a/c, dual batteries, wiring, grey tanks, and frame modifications did not add as much weight as I had thought. I am also pleased that my 6000lbs axle capacity is plenty to give me a healthy safety margin, yet a nice ride. Needless to say, I am quite pleased to be this close to 5000lbs, which was my target weight for the empty/dry unit.
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:16 PM   #864
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Forgot...

...the trailer weight also includes the new Awning.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:17 PM   #865
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Good news. I hope I can do as well. Iím hoping for 5000 pounds also.

Your new axles are 3000 lbs each? ( I know itís somewhere in these pages but itís easier to ask you.)


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Old 01-04-2007, 04:22 PM   #866
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Good news. I hope I can do as well. Iím hoping for 5000 pounds also.

Your new axles are 3000 lbs each? ( I know itís somewhere in these pages but itís easier to ask you.)


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Yes, they are 3000lbs each. New is a relative term by now, as they already have almost 8k miles on them and are 2 years old.
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Uwe,
I caught you on the VAP a while back but lost track of your progress. The interior is incredibly beautiful. (I'm about half done with themetallic insulation in mine.)

Will you make it to the FCU rally?

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Old 01-04-2007, 05:38 PM   #868
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I caught you on the VAP a while back but lost track of your progress. The interior is incredibly beautiful. (I'm about half done with themetallic insulation in mine.)

Will you make it to the FCU rally?

Dave
Dave,

Not sure on the FCU Rally, although I will give it my best shot.
With business the way it is right now, I can't plans ahead very well. Springtime is often my busy time, and the FCU Rally would require a week's vacation. See how it goes, might just crash the party last minute.
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