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Old 01-19-2004, 01:34 PM   #15
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Blue mini-square glass tiles in the bath.....

re The Trailer Redo.

Wowie Zowie -- How much weight was added to the bath!!!

The granite I used added almost two hundred pounds to the gross weight of the 345, but the whole rear bath in tile? With the required backing board, water barrier, grout, and adhesive?

They bragged about the functionality, but what about the roadability?
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Old 01-19-2004, 01:53 PM   #16
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Unhappy Re: Blue mini-square glass tiles in the bath.....

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Wowie Zowie -- How much weight was added to the bath!!!

They bragged about the functionality, but what about the roadability?
Maybe they were planning some chassis mods like these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2455264109

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Old 01-19-2004, 04:11 PM   #17
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Re: Blue mini-square glass tiles in the bath.....

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re The Trailer Redo.

Wowie Zowie -- How much weight was added to the bath!!!

The granite I used added almost two hundred pounds to the gross weight of the 345, but the whole rear bath in tile? With the required backing board, water barrier, grout, and adhesive?

They bragged about the functionality, but what about the roadability?
I'm waiting on a response to an e-mail I sent to the company. They should tell me where it is now, and if it was for a client who was planning on actually towing it, or if it was just for show/sitting still. We shall see...
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:14 PM   #18
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Congrats on the brave and creative projects. Wondered if the tile flooring might not be kind of cold underfoot, but still anxious to see it once its installed.
Also if you pull off the vinyl from the walls will the aluminum be able to have a finished look?
In any event, its great to see the variety of ideas that are always shown here.
I am one who hopes that the soon to be new Airstream Classic MH will have a ccd type interior available.
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:16 PM   #19
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Wondered if the tile flooring might not be kind of cold underfoot, but still anxious to see it once its installed.
Alan - I'm a little worries about this too. I'm planning to seal the OSB (per Dennis' recommendation) and then I'm adding 1/4" luan, then 1/8" tile. I'm hoping that any coolness can be handled by the heaters quickly and that the benfits of a quick clean and good looks outweight the coolness - or this that cool-ness.

I love that tile look. I wonder if you could repro that in plastic panels instead of actual tile.

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My riser tends to get a lot of abuse. I have kicked it several times, ran things into it, and generaly have not treated it with the respect it deserves.
Dennis - maybe diamond plate?
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:32 PM   #20
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Diamond Plate?

Steven:

Yeah, I would suppose that I would opt for diamond plate over smooth aluminum. There are certainly enough diamond plated tool boxes in the back of PU's that do not show every dent. It was just my thought that shiney aluminum would magnify the holidays (bumps and nicks) in the vertical riser.

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The tile looks great.

About the temperature - tile vs other - I really don't think it will matter one bit unless you plan on doing a lot of cold weather camping. Down here, we have the opposite problem, -- trying to find weekends that are not too hot!

I have found that the smooth floor is SO much easier to keep clean. The Pergo actually does not offer enough purchase for the dogs to safely manuver on, so I have throw rugs (binded remnants of the cockpit carpet) throughout the entire coach. Works great! - I just roll them up, take them outside, and shake the unavoidable dirt from them.
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:38 PM   #21
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Re: Blue mini-square glass tiles in the bath.....

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re The Trailer Redo.

Wowie Zowie -- How much weight was added to the bath!!!

The granite I used added almost two hundred pounds to the gross weight of the 345, but the whole rear bath in tile? With the required backing board, water barrier, grout, and adhesive?

They bragged about the functionality, but what about the roadability?
You should See Travis Tritts tour bus Marble floor and walls in the bath/dressing room. The Bath was middle with a lounge area in the front and bed room in the back.
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:07 PM   #22
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Lately it seems everyone's talking about Luan plywood. What is it?

I can't wait to see your CCD-like interior. Personally I love the polished aluminum interior look, but my husband thought it would be like living surrounded by funhouse mirrors.
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:48 PM   #23
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Stephanie,
Luan is cheap, thin plywood. Pretty low grade stuff. Good to smooth out sub-floors, it’s also on a lot of hollow core interior doors, and can be used for lightweight cabinetry if covered with a veneer. (It's too porous for most finishes)

We used it a lot for cabinetry construction in the custom aircraft interior biz.

On the "house of mirrors" - I was worried about that effect too but when I walked into the 04's at the Louisville show I decided right there and then that we would need to strip and polish or replace the panels in the 345..
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Old 01-20-2004, 07:11 PM   #24
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Hello steven, I am also redoing my 370 and would welcome any clues on interior unknowns. I am purchasing 2 new captains chairs and a sofa from bradd and hall and have already removed the 2 chairs and center table . This allowed sleeping room for my 4th kid on the floor. I am interested in seeing more pics of yours. I will try to get some pics of mine when my son gets time. Keep us informed.

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Old 01-20-2004, 07:40 PM   #25
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Four Kids!

Now I know why you needed that extra 3.5 feet! I'm learning as I go on this project. So far I'm working on the forward eight feet and trying to re-use/re-purpose as many things as possible.

Got super lucky today and spend about an hour in her with Kirk from Can-Am RV (new customer of my company). He has redone a number of these and was full of simple tip and ideas. He had some good suggestions for the dinette/kitchen changes and help develop my ideas for the planned rear lounge area.

I'll keep posting progress as things happen.
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Old 01-20-2004, 08:32 PM   #26
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we redid the dining area of the 370 and took out the curve. I had a patient reupolster the new cushions and now have an additional bed. Much more comfortable without the curved back. (get it...curved back, I'm a chiropractor) ha ha I would love to drive up and see your 345 I will be coming to an rv show on the 30th at the convention center. Do you know anything about it?


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I know a lot about it. I own a software company in the RV industry and several of my clients (dealers) will be there. Let's plan to connect. My office (where I keep the AS) is fifteen minutes from the show.

I'll see about getting some passes for you. How many are going?
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Old 01-21-2004, 07:27 PM   #28
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that sounds great! As you may know trying to get everybody to agree on this type of day is not easy but for sure there will be 3. I am looking forward to meet you and see your 345. Do you ever get down to Bowling Green? I think that this would make a great rally site. We have the corvette musuem and many other sites. How do you get a rally together anyway?

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