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Old 07-20-2017, 02:49 PM   #15
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^ all the above advice ^

Keeping the floor clean is a constant chore - especially in the wet bath- a must have for us is a teak bath floor - lets all the dirt fall through - out of sight out of mind. we actually remove the floor to shower.

https://www.teakworks4u.com/collecti...nt=35032518606
We just bought this, too! Excited to put it in our Airstream! Thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:22 AM   #16
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recent additions.... folding broom dust pan at door .....folding cup holder and usb port suction cup fan at bedroom .... folk art wall pocket at bedroom ..... wire shelves at closet .... step stool for dog (tool box for linen storage) under bed
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:13 PM   #17
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^ all the above advice ^

Keeping the floor clean is a constant chore - especially in the wet bath- a must have for us is a teak bath floor - lets all the dirt fall through - out of sight out of mind. we actually remove the floor to shower.

https://www.teakworks4u.com/collecti...nt=35032518606
Ah, THIS is the thread where I saw about the teak floor mat. I bought one when I saw this thread, even before I had the Airstream because the website had dire warnings about delivery time (it actually arrived very quickly). THIS is the single most valuable idea I got from these forums about how to make my Airstream livable... I would be so much less happy without the teak mat to take out when I shower and the put back in after the shower to have a Dry Floor!
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:51 PM   #18
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I find that the bathroom floor stays very clean from the 3 of us showering daily and all the soap and water that runs across it. As far as keeping it dry goes I always make sure the front of the trailer is just slightly lower. That way the shower always completely drains.
We have a nine year old boy who doesn't always have the greatest aim. Fiberglass is much easier to keep sanitary then porous teak.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:45 AM   #19
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Hi Michael,
Congratulations on your new Bambi. We have a 16'er, too, and love it. In your upgrade list you did not mention a power jack. Hopefully you got one because they are pretty nice to have.
I cannot think of any other hard ware you might need, except you may want to switch out the Interstate battery at some time. We are a few weeks from our first anniversary in our Bambi and are installing a lithium battery before we head back out on the road.
The little closet is set up for hanging clothes on the hanger bar. It is a pretty inefficient way of storing clothes. If you install 4 or 5 wire closet racks in that space, you end up with storing your clothes in shelves. The three of us can store about 10-12 days worth of clothes in our shelves.
All you need for touch-ups is making the interior homey. Buy some real plates, good flatware and unbreakable glassware. A couple of coffee mugs and a tea pot is nice. Your new mattress is pretty comfy, but consider a 3-4 inch topper of your choice.
Other ways to make your interior comfortable is to think about color scheme in the decor. Since your walls by the sink are gray, decide on some complimentary colors to work with the gray. Buy, or make, some pillows, linen, towels in the style and color you chose. Lastly, get some pictures to hang on the walls using Command strips.
Enjoy the process.

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Sandy, I'm wondering what type/brand of "wire racks" you use? I bought hanging fabric compartments (I think most people typically use them for storing shoes) but much of what I store in them, (clothes and towels, chips and boxed foods) falls out in transit.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:18 AM   #20
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Hello Lonekingfish,

I do not remember the brand of wire shelf racks we used for the closet, but we bought them at Lowe's. You will need two depths. A 12" for the bottom shelf leading away from the water heater box, and deeper sets for the remaining shelves.
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After you select your drill bit to make the screw holes for the brackets, be sure to measure the thickness of the closet wall. Reduce that measurement amount a little and place a piece of masking tape on your drill bit at that depth. Your tape serves as a guide so you do not run the risk of running your drill clear through to the other side of the wall.
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The last thing to do is install a couple wire baskets down low. Waalaa you are done.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:28 AM   #21
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I've used those plastic-coated wire racks and became extremely disappointed to discover the plastic is actually a rubber/vinyl coating which reverts to petroleum and becomes sticky and impossible to clean after a time.

Stainless or chromed wire would be better, IMO.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:59 AM   #22
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Good point Boxite. I have had the plastic coated wire in my sticks and bricks closet for 27 years without any degradation. But I can imagine a problem in repeated severe heat conditions.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:25 AM   #23
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For packing clothes we use the ElectroLight expandable packing cubes from www.lewisnclark.com. We each have 3 in different sizes and our own color. Keeps things neat and easy to find and manage.
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Good point Boxite. I have had the plastic coated wire in my sticks and bricks closet for 27 years without any degradation. But I can imagine a problem in repeated severe heat conditions.
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They use the same "stuff" in dishwasher racks. There are a lot of different plastic formulas that could be used. Some may last for quite a while. Others may not make it through the first month ...

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We found the mattress slipping off the bunk to be a hassle, and fashioned two aluminum brackets to hold the mattress in place but placed on either side of the bed so as to not ding any shins.

To manage condensation build up beneath the mattress, we also laid down thin foil R6 insulation and placed a hypervent on top to create airflow between the mattress and insulation.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:09 PM   #26
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Would love to see a photo of your bumper!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:46 AM   #27
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We got the same one and LOVE it! Thanks for the reco
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Our method of 'upgrading' is to figure out what we need or forgot and then stop at Family Dollar Store to buy it on the road. It always works. We have found a lot of nice items to furnish the 22FB Sport.
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