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Old 12-11-2007, 06:37 PM   #379
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Gary:

I got the Zee Puck xenon lamps at an electrical wholesaler in Toronto.

You can probably find the Swedish dimmers at places that sell marine goods. I bought mine over the Internet at Sailor Samís. SailorSams.com: 12 Volt LED Lights, 12 Volt Lights, Rope Lights, Small Microwaves, Marine Refrigerators, Coffee Makers, Electric Cooktops, Dock Cushions, Marine Hardware, Shrink Wrap for Boats, Boating Products and RV Accessories

We used the same Marmoleum flooring on both the bath and kitchen counters, on the fold out table and wall to wall seamless over the floor.


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Old 12-11-2007, 06:39 PM   #380
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Gary:

I got the Zee Puck xenon lamps at an electrical wholesaler in Toronto.

You can probably find the Swedish dimmers at places that sell marine goods. I bought mine over the Internet at Sailor Samís. SailorSams.com: 12 Volt LED Lights, 12 Volt Lights, Rope Lights, Small Microwaves, Marine Refrigerators, Coffee Makers, Electric Cooktops, Dock Cushions, Marine Hardware, Shrink Wrap for Boats, Boating Products and RV Accessories

We used the same Marmoleum flooring on both the bath and kitchen counters, on the fold out table and wall-to-wall seamless over the floor.


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Old 12-12-2007, 08:40 AM   #381
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On The Job Training

It takes a long time to do things when you really donít know what youíre doing.

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It took me 3 or 4 days just to figure out how to wire the controls panel I built for the trailer.

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Iím guessing that it will probably take another 3 or 4 days to actually do it.

(I never seem able to stay at a task for too long before some other part of my life needs attention).

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Old 12-15-2007, 10:00 AM   #382
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Changed my mind, again......

After asking how to remove the screen door in #369 above, Iíve decided to keep it after all.

Phil, the main helper around the project, rhapsodized about looking out onto a field of Tiger Lilies while parked on the Saskatchewan prairies. Or maybe it was just a field of flowers somewhere. Anyway, I was convinced.

Iím going to drill out the rivets, however, and have the door painted to match the trailer, then re-screen it.

Discussion on how or how not to remove an Airstream screen door here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...oor-37850.html




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Old 01-13-2008, 09:52 PM   #383
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Everything worked!!

Iíve been away from the trailer for 3 or 4 weeks - other things to do, Christmas in Toronto, etc. Ė but I was back at it this weekend and finished the control panel.

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Everything worked!!!!

When I got this trailer more than two years ago I wasnít sure I even understood how the 12 v and 110v systems worked. Slowly, over time, my confidence has grown to the point were Iíve been able to design, build and wire this panel by myself.

The learning experience is very satisfying.

It reminds me a time many years ago when I was renovating a building in Toronto and the contractor went south with my money.

I had to take over the job and in the process learned where every copper pipe and electrical run went. And how to see through walls to imagine space.

It would have been easier were there internet forums in those long ago days.

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Old 01-13-2008, 11:11 PM   #384
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I was WONDERING where you went... going through withdrawl of projects here!
Welcome back, and happy new year!
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:11 AM   #385
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When I got this trailer more than two years ago I wasnít sure I even understood how the 12 v and 110v systems worked. Slowly, over time, my confidence has grown to the point were Iíve been able to design, build and wire this panel by myself.
The learning experience is very satisfying.
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It looks great, Sergei. Very professional. And having done it yourself you'll know how to fix it or change it if you ever have a problem.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:06 PM   #386
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Thanks Marc and Grant. Glad to see you are still following the thread.

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Was able to push the Webasto switch (red light) for the first time today. The unit fired up immediately. Ė1 C below outside. Warm, cozy and quiet inside.



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Old 01-14-2008, 08:55 PM   #387
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Hello .... Good to see you on here... glad someone is able to get back at their trailer... we can hardly wait to get back at ours...
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:38 PM   #388
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Sergi - Just got around to finishing your thread.

You've done a fantastic job. I would love to pick your brain in the future over some of the problems swirling around in my head.

Look like you can see the light at the end of the tunnel (my tunnel just wen't black and I think I just figured out which direction I should be cautiously walking in, but hey =P you have to start somewhere)
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Hi Sergei,, so thrilled for you,,, almost ready for the great unveiling and the great Ta Da!!!!!! Happy trails to you,, dieter
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:38 AM   #390
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Wow, this is just beautiful work. I stumbled over this thread as it was linked from another one, where Sergei was talking about painting the bathroom, and I was so fascinated that I spent over an hour reading from beginning to end (and absolutely dwelling on the pictures-- I can see why everyone on this forum is so starved to see photos, they really are worth a thousand words).

It is obvious that you are sparing no effort (and probably no expense! ) to make this unit completely your own. I've just recently started thinking seriously about purchasing a vintage AS, and my plan was to remodel in a modern style. I thought that I had come up with some original ideas for innovations, but in reading through your epic saga, I am humbled by the richness and depth of ideas that you have. If/when I begin my own restoration, I'll be forced to give you credit for many of the ideas that I plan to blatantly rip off.

Anyway, I see that you have mentioned traveling down through Austin, and when you do, I'd love to see your camper in person.

Good luck, it looks like you're just about there.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:27 PM   #391
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gaucho frame

You have done an absolutely awesome job on your trailer, it is remarkable. I am in the process of renovating ours, and one of the things thing I want to improve upon is the gaucho bed frame. The frames in your pictures look much sturdier than the factory originals in our trailer. Are they custom frames, or did they come from a supplier? Thanks very much for your help.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:33 PM   #392
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What an excellent thread. I'm in awe after seeing all those fabulous ideas coming to life... Plus I'm contemplating getting a new Mini Cooper Clubman, so it's great to see nice pictures of your snappy little vehicle.

I do have one quick question - did you seal the Marmoleum inlays on the kitchen and bathroom countertops? The one thing I'm familiar with is that while Marmoleum is an excellent product for tabletops (not to mention floors obviously), it's not really recommended for a countertop where there's water, ie next to sinks. Unless the edges are sealed to the N-th degree of course. If any water gets anywhere near the underside, over time it'll swell which leads to bubbling and distortions.

Beautiful job you've been doing though - very contemporary and current.

Kudos.
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