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Old 07-24-2014, 06:51 AM   #85
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Your Bambi ii looks a bit different than mine. I do not have rear marker lights nor do I have the two compartment doors next to the entry door. Mine is a CA version. Was yours built in OH?
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:06 AM   #86
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Your Bambi ii looks a bit different than mine. I do not have rear marker lights nor do I have the two compartment doors next to the entry door. Mine is a CA version. Was yours built in OH?
I believe the rear marker lights were on there from the factory. I suspect perhaps the backup lights were added. I was fortunate that a company is offering exact replacements for those.

The two access doors to the side of the main door are for refrigerator access/control. I just insulated the three small access doors the other night. The biggest one was insulated (I re-did that one after removing what I believe is the last holdout of fiberglass insulation in the trailer!) but the others were not.

Mine was definitely built in Jackson Center. I know there are pretty significant differences in the California built trailers. I have even seen some California built Bambi IIs with three streetside windows.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:04 PM   #87
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You sure have gotten a lot finished recently! Looking forward to your pix with the ugly colored walls painted :-)


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Old 07-24-2014, 01:09 PM   #88
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For insulation and sound deadening, a company called Lizard Skin makes spray in products that are used for after market Custom Car, Hot Rod and Street Rod builders. It gets good reviews. Always wondered if any of the AS remodelers have tried either of these products.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:17 PM   #89
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You sure have gotten a lot finished recently! Looking forward to your pix with the ugly colored walls painted :-)


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Becky- I actually grew to like the tan Zolatone once it was clean! Still, Lynn is out right now painting the first coat of Rustoleum Aluminum paint on the interior. Pics tonight...

Thanks! We are working hard every day. We plan to use the camper in mid and late August and then again in October...even though it will not be finished. It is good that I work in education and have the Summer "off."
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Becky- as promised...Lynn delivered with a first coat of aluminum paint (over primer) all in a very long, hard day's work!
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:50 PM   #91
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Aaahhh..... She looks fantastic! I love the silver so much more than the drab tan! Nice job, Lynn!


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Aaahhh..... She looks fantastic! I love the silver so much more than the drab tan! Nice job, Lynn!


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Becky- did you end up clear coating over your platinum paint? We like the aluminum with two coats...but it seems every time I touch it, my fingers get a bit of metallic on them. We have not allowed it to dry completely yet (only been 24 out of 72 hours so far)and we are not rushing things...I have plenty to do outside the trailer...but just wondering what your experience was?
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:57 PM   #93
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And I did use the clear coat that was recommended to go over it. It's VERY tuff stuff!


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Bunk beds are in!!!

I don't know what my last update was, but all interior panels/trim are in and painted and I built the long-awaited bunk bed frames!

These exist where part of the old kitchen and closet were. They are big enough for me (I am 6'2), so I am thinking they will grow with the girls. BTW, they and Mommy approved!

We are taking the old Bambi II camping next week- four days at the beach! This will be the first time since 1984 the trailer was officially on the road, and exactly 50 years after it was built! I just installed new tires this morning. I am excited even though she will serve as a silver tent for a while...much to finish up (like electrical, plumbing, and about 88% of the interior!), but we have waited long enough. Let's go camping!!
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Glad you got the girls beds finished! Camping is what it's all about!


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Lynn has been burning the midnight oil (sometimes the 2 and 3 AM oil as well!) sewing yards of fabric into cushion covers. The front sofa/bed was the worst...so many compound curves, odd shapes, etc. It took her almost a week. Hoping the cover that was on the old cushions would help as a pattern was a joke. She did a fabulous job!

We also got some of the 12V lights installed, the fridge cabinet built, as well as the PO installed, home made front overhead cabinet. Pics of some of these items included...more to come!

Also included are three pictures of our first camping trip in the yet-unfinished AS to the beach in Stone Harbor, NJ. What fun we had!
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Tell Lynn she did a GREAT job, it's not easy covering that gaucho, I did it for my sisters trailer here

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I practically tore my hair out given that she chose an asymmetrical plaid .

Your wife done good! And the new bunk beds are beyond cool

Happy camping!!

Ps is your wife a quilter, cause that cutting mat is neat!
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