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Old 04-19-2014, 08:43 PM   #701
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Sweet work! Have fun at the VTA, I went 2 years ago and had a blast! I think your trailer is going to be a hit!
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:19 PM   #702
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UMMM, baking SODA, not baking powder, Dear. :P


Thanks, Shelly! We went 3 years ago and loved it. Didn't have Little Girl with us that time - she was still up on blocks in the back yard then. Looking forward to it again.


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Old 04-19-2014, 09:56 PM   #703
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I wonder if we can talk you into doing a quick walk-around inside the trailers so we could have a clearer idea of what it looks like?

Most digital cameras will give a decent video, and I think the posting software will accept them.

Just a thought...
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:07 PM   #704
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See, there's a reason why I don't sanitize the water system...

I'll try and get a video pulled together.

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Old 04-23-2014, 01:30 PM   #705
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Aage - you ask and you shall receive. Not Hollywood quality, but gives you a good look at the entire trailer we think.

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ps - no one has permission to share this video on other web sites.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:31 PM   #706
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Aage - you ask and you shall receive. Not Hollywood quality, but gives you a good look at the entire trailer we think.

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Dahlinks, eet eez FAWbulous! Seemply stunning!

Seriously, you really have a work of art now, and thanks for the video, it puts the whole trailer in focus now. Everything is far more useful than what AS had originally designed, and very professionally done, right down to the trim and fasteners.

Thanks very much for showing it to us all!
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:15 PM   #707
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Perfection! Love (especially) the bathroom, and the cabinets, and all the wood, and the cool Michigan magnet. (I'd put the little winky guy here if I could find him) Really, nice.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:49 PM   #708
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Thanks!

We're originally from Michigan, hence the magnet. Still home, even after 33+ years of putting down roots in Minnesota.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:08 PM   #709
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Chris and Kay:

Way back in post 93 of this thread, you have a photo of an exterior housing for an AC duplex plug, and I am trying to find that exterior housing. I have looked at Out of Doors Mart and VTS and cannot find the exterior housing (or I do not know how to search for it).

Have you had occasion to remember where the housing is available?

Thanks for a great thread.

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Old 04-25-2014, 11:49 PM   #710
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Wow! You guys do amazing work, wish I had half your talent.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:07 AM   #711
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Chris and Kay:

Way back in post 93 of this thread, you have a photo of an exterior housing for an AC duplex plug, and I am trying to find that exterior housing. I have looked at Out of Doors Mart and VTS and cannot find the exterior housing (or I do not know how to search for it).

Have you had occasion to remember where the housing is available?

Thanks for a great thread.

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Old 04-26-2014, 07:43 AM   #712
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I've noticed over the years that they don't always have it stock.

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Bauxter and Chris:

Thanks for the link (and the confirmation) about the "receptacle housing" (a phrase I did not think to search). I will contact Out of Doors Mart to get some dimensions, as I want to see if it will fit between the exterior and interior walls of my 56 Flying Cloud.

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Old 04-27-2014, 09:36 AM   #714
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Love the work you two are doing on this trailer. I wish I had seen how you did the bath last year, I might have done it differently. I will try and incorporate some of the aluminum trim next to the wood on the front rehab I'm currently working on. Outstanding work, hats off to both of you.
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Love the work you two are doing on this trailer. I wish I had seen how you did the bath last year, I might have done it differently. I will try and incorporate some of the aluminum trim next to the wood on the front rehab I'm currently working on. Outstanding work, hats off to both of you.
But we like your bath!!!! The aluminum trim covers a multitude of sins sometimes, and we like the look better than the tan welting we tried first.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:26 PM   #716
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Yard work and other house projects are getting in the way of working on Little Girl this summer. Kinda the price we're paying this year for devoting sooooooooo much time to the trailer the last few years. But, we have a few updates to show you.


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We bought new hub caps. In another thread we had talked about how we kept losing the cone shaped hub caps, so this our answer to that problem. Almost the same look. These clamp onto the lug nuts, not the rim, so we'll see how well they stay on.



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Today, we painted the lower belt trim. Adds a final touch of blue to the outside!


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I also added a second travel latch to the front of the awning. After almost losing it in the way to the Vintage Trailer Academy in some high winds, we think this is some peace-of-mind insurance.



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Kay made two chenille rugs for the bathroom. Custom fit, and really nice and soft under foot.

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Old 08-02-2014, 04:43 PM   #717
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Been doing a few things on Little Girl here and there over the last few months.


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Bought a blue scare light lens from VTS after seeing another Airstream with one installed. Also bought a LED bulb for the scare light. Still provides plenty of light without being a bright white glare. Plus, blue lights are cool...


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Made a MN State shape out of left over aluminum sheet and covered the dent left by the PO when they installed a regular household door knob years ago. I didn't want any rivets, so I glued it on with some thick CA glue. It's been up for a couple of months now, and is showing no signs of coming off.


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Made a stair brace out of some scrap angle iron. This really takes the flex out of the bottom stair. Got the idea from a fellow streamer.


Now, we are devoting a couple of weekends to trailer projects again. One of them is to replace the middle roof vent. It got damaged during our wild and windy trip to the Vintage Trailer Academy in May. The wind blew it open and bent the operating mechanism. It's been tied shut with zip ties ever since that trip. But, we want to paint the roof white before our next upcoming road trip, and the first step in that is to remove the vent. So, that's what I did today.

The vent came out fairly easily. As I was removing it, I discovered that the vent frame was cracked in a couple of places, so it would have started leaking eventually.



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Here's the roof patch. Tomorrow, if the weather holds, I'll cut off the rivets, shave them down, and prep the center roof panel for the roof coating. If I have enough time, I'll apply the roof coating tomorrow too.



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Inside pictures showing the vent gone, and the ceiling patch installed. Had to make a Home Depot run to buy some insulation before I installed the patch. We'll get it painted this week sometime.

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Your Minnesota state emblem is really cool! A great idea. I have a door knob dent too and you are giving me ideas!

I also almost lost a street side awning in a high eastern Colorado cross wind on I 76. Scared the heck out of me when I saw it billowing like a sail as we drove down the interstate. All I could think of is "roll over" as we slowed down. This is a 3 foot awning with no stays, just the recoil spring. I had to tie it down in the wind on the side of the interstate. Maybe a stay like you made would work for me.

Lil Girl is looking so sweet! That is one great vintage Sovereign you folks have built.

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Old 08-02-2014, 07:40 PM   #719
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David,

To help you with making your ideas a reality, I used spray adhesive to mount the sheet aluminum onto 1/4" plywood. I also used spray adhesive to mount a MN state outline I printed out onto the front of the metal. I then cut the shape out on my band-saw, using a fine tooth 1/4" blade. A bit of filing on the cut edge, and it was done.

I used goo-gone to remove the paper off the front, spent a bit of time with metal polish to shine it up some, and then carefully separated the metal from the plywood using a shape, thin putty knife. Used goo-gone to clean the back of the emblem before gluing it to the trailer with the CA glue. Held it in place for 30 minutes or so with blue painters tape.

Too bad it's behind the door when it's open. No one really notices it unless I point it out...

On the awning, it sounds like you need a travel latch! Or two! Or, maybe like ours, it needs to have the tension adjusted higher. We ordered a window awning to match our patio awning, and it should be here Monday or Tuesday. We made sure to include a travel latch in the order.

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Old 08-02-2014, 08:09 PM   #720
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Hi Chris,

Heck, I figured you downloaded a big IGIS file of the map of Minnesota to you CNC mill and generated the MN state emblem! It probably has lake Mil Lacs on it. No wait, sure, you used your CNC water jet instead so you wouldn't have any burrs to remove. I'm just kidding. But Kay did say in a much earlier post that good cabinet making comes from good equipment.

I am impressed with your rigging under the bandsaw to get this thin aluminum emblem made. There are some pretty sharp radii on it for a bandsaw!

I'm going to explore a "travel latch" for my street side awing. I like your idea of capturing the cover to a hook on the skins. The only trouble is me pulling like crazy on the strap and trying to figure out why the awning won't come down! Or me forgetting to latch it and having it billow out in a strong crosswind again! Humans are always messing up.

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