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Old 05-14-2007, 04:04 PM   #29
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Good afternoon all,

I started cleaning today and got as far as the kitchen.

The bathroom wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and now sparkles.

I figured out how to clean tambor doors. A soft toothbrush and 409 sprayed on and scrubbed off. Kitchen took 4 hours. Yeah, guess I am picky. The cooktop, when I lifted the lid had 33 years of acumulated cooking grime. I sprayed it, make that hosed it down, with purple stuff and let it set for 1 hour, and a goodly portion of the grime came off. I had to stop and go get brillo pads because some one threw out the ones I had in the garage cleaning frenzy yesterday.

Oh by the way, yes the orange carpet is still in the closets, and very grimy. Soon to be less grimy.

More storage space was pointed out by Terry under the bunks so that will really help. Yep, cleaned that area too. Terry had to go in and do something to the floors, so I had to vacate so will finish tomorow.

My guess is the coach weighs about 100 pounds less with the dirt and grime gone. I even took Q tips and cleaned all of the tracks and the tambors slide easier.

Stay tuned for part 2 of cleaning.

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Old 05-14-2007, 04:36 PM   #30
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Now for my part in this dog and pony show...

When we (the royal we, as I had nothing to do with it) removed the carpeting, I found some soft spots on the curbside from the entry door to the gaucho, from the wall to about an inch out from the wall, just in spots. I went to Boater's World (closest place that carries it) and asked for a can of Rot Doctor. The guy working there informed me there was no such thing. Really? I've gotten it here before. Had to explain what it was, and what it did. He told me it would be great of someone would invent it, but it didn't exist. By this time we were in the paint department (remember, I am having to limp back there with a cane, since there is no such thing), and I reached down, and picked up a container of the stuff.
Hmmm, why don't you sell me this stuff, and I'll use it until they invent it...
Then it rang up the wrong price, and he had to give me 110% of the overcharge. It wasn't turing out to be his day.
Now, back to the story. The instructions say to drill 1/4" holes into the wood, mix the Rot Doctor, and pour it into the holes. I did this, again and again, till it was all gone. I'll finish leveling the area with some fiberglass resin I had earmarked for Moose's roof repair (sorry, big guy). If it make the truck feel better, I got a new pair of taillights, that I will install when it stops raining. And yes, I am following doctor's, (and physical therapist's, and massage therapist's, and Marie's) orders, and doing small stuff. I sat on the door sill, and scooted inside to take care of the floor, starting furthest away from the door, and moving out.
Here is a couple of photos of the Rot Doctor at work. Next is fiberglass resin, and carpeting.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:28 PM   #31
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Moving right along! Max and I poke around so much cussing and discussing that it takes us forever to get something really done (ie: droopy ceiling fixed) that we are really in your dust! Congrats, but I winced at the description of you scooting along the floor to do the repair-yikes! Take time; take care ~G
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:50 PM   #32
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You two are something. More power to you. Go slow ..please. Just keep going. Thanks for sharing the Rot Doctor and the fiberglass resin. New to us.
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:41 PM   #33
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For those who don't know (like my friend at Boater's World), Rot Doctor is a 2 part epoxy resin that, when the surface of a dry rotted piece of wood is properly prepped, will flow through, into and around the fibers of the wood, strengthening the damaged area, and (hopefully) stopping the rot. It is best used with a pre-treat of chlorine bleach, which starts killing the rot bacteria, and is continued through allowing the Rot Doctor to dry (cure), and then adding some fiberglass resin to level the floor. The repair is almost indestructible. Unless, of course, you drop a piano on it...
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:58 PM   #34
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The repair is almost indestructible. Unless, of course, you drop a piano on it...
Oops, forgot to tell him I sold the piano to the neighbor.

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Old 05-14-2007, 07:09 PM   #35
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Also, I ordered a new fridge for Bertha today, I'll let you know how that part of our ordeal goes when it arrives.
We're still trying to decide on a name for our new trailer, "Queen Mary" seems to be taken, and my nomination of "Tin Turd" was shot down almost before the words left my mouth. Maybe "Tin Twinkie" or "Alumilodge". The latter kind of tangles my tongue, and comes out "Alumilog". The name "Goliath" is going with our Overlander when it is "hopefully" picked up this weekend. How about "Alumisub"?
It survived its first severe thunderstorm today, with no leaks, so that name may work. If it had leaked, we could have named it "Titanic"
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:25 PM   #36
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Just read through to catch up. What an adventure the two of you have begun! Terry, I'm amazed at you. Knowing what your type of fractures look like fresh, I can't believe less than 6 months out you are as mobile as it sounds. I know you feel pain, but you must have a mind of steel. For heaven's sake, be careful, STAY OFF THE ROOF! Put the ladder down, back away slowly. . . .
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. . . How about "Alumisub"? It survived its first severe thunderstorm today, with no leaks, so that name may work. If it had leaked, we could have named it "Titanic"
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:13 PM   #37
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The roof? I need a ladder to get in the door!

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Just read through to catch up. What an adventure the two of you have begun! Terry, I'm amazed at you. Knowing what your type of fractures look like fresh, I can't believe less than 6 months out you are as mobile as it sounds. I know you feel pain, but you must have a mind of steel. For heaven's sake, be careful, STAY OFF THE ROOF! Put the ladder down, back away slowly. . . .

Cute!
I don't have to climb the roof to need a ladder. Here's a photo I took this evening. Note the hood of Marie's car will fit entirely under the front of the trailer. And this is flat level Florida!
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:20 PM   #38
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I don't have to climb the roof to need a ladder. Here's a photo I took this evening. Note the hood of Marie's car will fit entirely under the front of the trailer. And this is flat level Florida!
That gives a whole new meaning to "all jacked up".
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:43 PM   #39
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Even though it's going to be a while (months) before we start full-timing, I am planning to start a blog-like thread here on the forums called "Come Camp With Us". In the thread, we will let y'all know where we will be, and when, as well as reservation information and things to do and see in the area. Our hope is to get more people, whether WBCCI or Forums, to come out and have an enjoyable time with us. Sort of like paid courtesy parking.
I think it will be fun letting people on the forums know we will be in their area, and maybe we could organize mini rallies every weekend. I don't know of anyone else that has really done this, Rich Luhr has let people know where he is at, but I think this may be going a step further.
Any thoughts on this? Good idea? Bad idea?
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Even though it's going to be a while (months) before we start full-timing, I am planning to start a blog-like thread here on the forums called "Come Camp With Us". In the thread, we will let y'all know where we will be, and when, as well as reservation information and things to do and see in the area. Our hope is to get more people, whether WBCCI or Forums, to come out and have an enjoyable time with us. Sort of like paid courtesy parking.
I think it will be fun letting people on the forums know we will be in their area, and maybe we could organize mini rallies every weekend. I don't know of anyone else that has really done this, Rich Luhr has let people know where he is at, but I think this may be going a step further.
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Terry,

I think that you have a great idea. Can't wait for you and Marie to make it to Calif.

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Since you're working on your iteniary, don't forget the "Show Me State". That, of course, would be Missouri.
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If it had leaked, we could have named it "Titanic"
I don't know...maybe that would be an appropriate name. I'm sure the new trailer is as leak-proof as the Titanic was "sink-proof".
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