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Old 01-12-2013, 11:58 PM   #169
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I'm planning to do some bunks as well. I have twin boys. Here are some pictures I found on the web.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:50 AM   #170
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Thanks Norm! I love your Overlander blog... I have 3 young daughters and am planning on bunks...any tips? I am wondering how wide is wide enough and how much height between mattress and roof is sufficient for kids. What do your bunks measure?

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I have three little girls too. We came up with these bunks that slide out like gauchos. They are awesome!

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:51 PM   #171
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The belly pan looks great.....

I look forward to seeing photos of the solar panels.

Just how did you mount them?
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #172
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Solar and Tank clean outs

Here are some solar panel pics and a few pics of the new Tornado flushers that are connected to the grey and black tanks. Ran the hoses through to the rear SS corner. That is one busy little corner of my trailer now - Bal jacks, flush valves, dump valves, power, cable, water inlets, and the HW tank fresh air intake and exhaust pipes

Solar are 2 65W panels mounted mid-line, with SeaDog thru hull wiring clamps and home made anodized aluminum mounting stands. Last pic is the MPPT controller and MT-5 Remote monitoring unit (they are just laying loose right now....)

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Old 01-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #173
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Whoops

Forgot one pic of the solar controllers. The MPPT controller is on the left, the MT-5 Unit on the right, showing 18.5v flowing from the panels into the battery bank...

Added one pic of the tire holder too- painted up the rim a nice hammered aluminum grey just for fun. Still need to attach the aluminum skin to the underside (that is what is hanging down over the tire) Can't seem to find the right size washers in stainless to hold the metal in place.

@DDSTech- those bunks look nice. I like the slide out option, that is smart. Do you know what distance you get between mattress edge and roof? I don't think my girls will sleep together any more, they all want a bunk , and they all want their own bed....So I'll end up with 4 beds back there, total of 6 in the trailer with the queen dinette. What is across from your beds?

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:27 PM   #174
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@DDSTech- those bunks look nice. I like the slide out option, that is smart. Do you know what distance you get between mattress edge and roof? I don't think my girls will sleep together any more, they all want a bunk , and they all want their own bed....So I'll end up with 4 beds back there, total of 6 in the trailer with the queen dinette. What is across from your beds?

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I'll have to grab you measurements next time I go out there. I can tell you my 10 yr old is pretty tall and fits comfortably on the top. My other two girls are short and have many years before they out grow it.

Across from the bunks is the kitchen. I'm going to be posting all the pictures soon. Just need to finish up some things first.
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #175
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Looks great.....

I only hope I do half as well on my Spartan......no that's not true ....I hope I do as good a job as you are doing.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:23 AM   #176
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Looks great.....

I only hope I do half as well on my Spartan......no that's not true ....I hope I do as good a job as you are doing.
Thanks! The secret is to break big jobs into lots of little jobs and do that one at a time. And only take pictures of the things that go well
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #177
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Thanks! The secret is to break big jobs into lots of little jobs and do that one at a time. And only take pictures of the things that go well
Taking pictures of just the items that go well sure makes it look easy.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #178
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Insulation and wiring finalized

Quick update;

Completed the insulation using EPS 3/4" foam over top of Prodex. I am really happy with it and despite the cold evenings I have been able to warm the trailer up quickly using a little space heater. The EPS foam is light, bends nicely to fit and thin enough that there is an air gap between the Prodex and the skin. It was easy to install and with the reflective barrier it holds together well.

Completed all the wiring and tested all the circuits. Ordered 12 LED recessed lights from China -- They are 110v but I was able to mod them to work as 12v (by just cutting off the step down transformer ) They are nice, and seriously, $5 delivered to my door, tax and duty included. Ridiculous.

3W LED Ceiling Down Light Recessed Fixture Warm White Cabinet Lighting 110V 220V | eBay

Also prepped the inner skins for reinstall. Sanded with 120 grit and washed with TSP and rinsed. Some of the back sides were corroded so I had to clean up the corrosion with a scotch brite pad and then Alodine and Alumiprep, then rust paint. A couple of the skins were corroded right through so painted front and back.

Mocked up the bathroom cabinet and shower area too in cardboard- that is the next step, once the skins are back in.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:39 AM   #179
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insulation pics

Here is a pic of the insulation I am using. One pic is the backside, which is plastic. The other pic is it installed with the foil liner side facing outwards. I can't really find any drawbacks to using this stuff. Someone said it will soak water out of the air, but from what I read it doesn't do that. So far, I am happy with it...

Also got the gas lines installed. $200 in labour and $350 in copper and hoses, regulators, fittings and bushings.

My cheque book is empty!
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:23 PM   #180
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It sure is looking nice.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:44 PM   #181
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Are you installing a shower? Just wondering, I'm renovating a 57 Caravanner.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:35 PM   #182
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Yes- I am putting a shower in too. I am putting it in the rear, curb side corner. Haven't finalized the design yet but probably 28" by 46"...
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