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Old 06-03-2012, 07:06 AM   #477
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Thanks for the nice comments, We had the a/c on for about 2 hours yesterday and it dropped the temp from 82 to 70 and I would say the noise level was about half of what the roof a/cs were on our previous sob campers.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #478
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Polishing

Nellies shine is coming out. Started polishing tonight and hope to go over the trailer at least one time before the next trip in three weeks. Fifty-eight years of scratches really show now but still looks good.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #479
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What guage and grade of stainless did you use on your shower pan? I'm getting ready to do one in my rear bath model and it will prob be a bit bigger. I know this stuff isn't cheap so I want to make sure I get the right stuff ordered.

Also, did you have any trouble with the pan deforming with all those brakes going in different directions? I think I'll prob experiment on a scaled down model first.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:09 AM   #480
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What guage and grade of stainless did you use on your shower pan? I'm getting ready to do one in my rear bath model and it will prob be a bit bigger. I know this stuff isn't cheap so I want to make sure I get the right stuff ordered.

Also, did you have any trouble with the pan deforming with all those brakes going in different directions? I think I'll prob experiment on a scaled down model first.
I am not sure on the grade but it was 22ga. stainless, I got it from a company that makes kitchen equipment. The pan was made in about four pieces, all overlapping. Most pieces I made out of galvanized metal first to make sure they fit.

22Ga is the lightest they carried, 26Ga would have worked fine, the 22Ga was hard to work with.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:35 AM   #481
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So all the "brakes" going to the drain are actually overlapping seams? I would have thought that 22g would have been on the thin side and it would be flexing under your feet since its not sitting flush against the for due to the drainage slope in it.
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So all the "brakes" going to the drain are actually overlapping seams? I would have thought that 22g would have been on the thin side and it would be flexing under your feet since its not sitting flush against the for due to the drainage slope in it.
The floor is all one piece with about 3" bent up the sides. The step up and area under the toilet are separate pieces. The floor is only about 24"x30" with 2 layers of 3/4" plywood under so it doesn't move much. I had to add the extra 3/4" layer of plywood to raise the floor for the drain. The original stainless floor floor 1954 was 22Ga. also.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #484
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Odds and Ends

We've been working on lots of little things getting ready for our first week long trip on the North shore of Lake Superior.

Finished polishing for now, Nellie looks a lot happier now then she did 4 yrs. ago.

Installed four stabilizer jacks.
Made some new deer antler coat hooks.
Lots of other little things.
Time to start packing!!!

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #485
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That is one pretty girl, Doug!

Sure want to put those stabilizer jacks on mine too.

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This stream is truely awesome. I had many of the same ideas for the interior, and it's nice to see them in material before I pull the trigger.

How did you do your divider walls, just plywood? If so how thick?

My stream is a 73 with the vinyl walls and I was planning on painting them as well, but I guess I need to do some homework before hand to make sure it sticks!
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This stream is truely awesome. I had many of the same ideas for the interior, and it's nice to see them in material before I pull the trigger.

How did you do your divider walls, just plywood? If so how thick?

My stream is a 73 with the vinyl walls and I was planning on painting them as well, but I guess I need to do some homework before hand to make sure it sticks!
Thanks! Our layout is about 50% original to how it was built in 54. The walls in the cabinets are 3/8" plywood except the bathroom which I added 3/4" plywood strips to the inside for screwing the steel to.

Good luck with your project!
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The Cruiser is packed and ready to roll for her first big trip, 9 days on the north shore of lake Superior, Jan and I and the pups are very excited.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #489
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Lookin great tinman. I will probably start mine next year. Have followed this with interest as I have similar repairs.
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Nellie's Maiden Voyage.

We took the cruiser(Nellie) on her first week long trip. We boon docked the first 2 nights and had just basic 15amp power the third, then full hook ups the last 6 days. Most everything worked well, the a/c gave us trouble. Although it seemed to run fine at home the compressor would cut out after about 15 minutes of running, I think I may need to increase the outside air intake.

We had two big thunderstorms with heavy rain and no leaks. Both my wife and I love the sound of the rain on the camper!

We have another short weekend trip in August then another week long trip to the upper peninsula of Michigan in September.

I am thinking that little list of things to finish will always be there, as we add to it all the time
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