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Old 10-06-2015, 02:07 PM   #15
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Looks great, very open and airy. Do you miss the storage you lost with the overheard cabinets gone? We live in ours for half the year so I don't see it as an option, but it sure looks nice.
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:39 PM   #16
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Very nice I have done something very similar
Why no window treatments?
Maybe I will post some photos next week
Oh dear my wife took one look at bathroom and says that's what I want next! We been working on ours coming up on one year. Labor of love😃
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:35 PM   #17
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More pics...antique heart pine and aluminum
Love all the wood! Is the pine recycled? Beautiful and functional!
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:34 PM   #18
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You really made some nice choices on materials and smart combinations! it's hard to imagine that's the same trailer! Great job for a design you will enjoy for a long time - pretty colors too! Bright - fun - unique.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:25 AM   #19
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Hey all..thx for the compliments...labor of love and whatnot

Made the cabinet shelves, bought the drawer fronts in stainless steel from Ikea.

Countertops are reclaimed longleaf heart pine.

Fridge is in a cabinet left of the bathroom...had a larger one but rarely use (I typically only camp 2-4 days at a time, so replaced with a mini fridge to get more shelf space.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:27 AM   #20
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Don't miss the storage, building shelves in the back over the bed where you can't see them...I'm 6'4" so like the openness vs. the original...and tons of shelf/countertop space.

Window treatments - most all the windows have OceanAire pull down blinds like they use in the new Airstreams...not a fan of curtains with the clean/modern look of the trailer and the blinds work great.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:32 AM   #21
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And for the aluminum cladding on the walls and shower...I just bought thin aluminum roof flashing at Lowes and glued to the existing "plastic wood" that came in the AS...super easy and cheap, but be careful working with that stuff as the edges will slice your hand open...trust me
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:19 PM   #22
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Hi,

Love the reno you did on your AS.

What is the flooring material?

I'm thinking you painted the shower base. If so, how did that go for you and what did you use.

I am currently removing the interior of my 93 34ft Excella.

My intention was just all new flooring.......but now I plan to update kitchen and bath......refurbish all wood and cabinets. Maybe even strip off the vinyl on interior walls.

I have about 24 hours into to the removal and Im pretty far along.

The hard part is next.

Pictures are linked on my flickr account.

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Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-07-2015, 02:48 PM   #23
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Excellent choices throughout.


It's great to see how folks tailor their older trailers. Rebuilding your trailer to fit like an Armani suit rather than Airstream's “off the rack from Sears” cut and quality.


I too, concluded that the ominous kitchen overheads invaded a “feel” of space. Attaching a few hooks, racks, bars, open trays... on the wall works well. A good choice of “trade-offs”. The airy feeling and brightness much outweighs the loss of overhead storage, and no annoying head-banging!


You and I found the same two burner cook-top. It's as nice as any Gaggenau, Thermador, Viking, but the burners can displace themselves during travel. Removing them and finding storage was my first solution, but that leaves the electronic ignitors somewhat vulnerable until the stove is reassembled. My solve was to insert a flat hook at the back, join a length of shock cord into a loop with an electrical wire crimp, a few twists, loop over knobs, totally secure, and all there, all the time. The shock cord is removable.


You're right, It's never “done”, I'm five years in restoring the GT. Camping in comfort, but realizing and embracing “unfinished” as a way of life.... A particular Jungian Temperament to live with.


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Old 10-07-2015, 08:12 PM   #24
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In order that burners do not shift around during travel, we place an old burlap bag underneath the stove top cover. Everything stays put, no rattling at all.

Stone we added a shelf over our bed in the back.

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Old 10-08-2015, 05:07 AM   #25
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Shelf that Chris built over our bed in the back. I figured I'd better show you how he cut it to fit the wall so that it would not slide or fall. He does plan on a couple screws in it before our next trip as added assurance, but it's not moving at all like it is. This shelf has not been a problem for either of us as far as bumping our heads, and both of us have had turns sleeping in the back. I hope this helps you out with your shelf Stone.







Those two black dots are the rubber bumpers that keep the hanging fan from scratching the shelf.

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Old 10-08-2015, 11:41 AM   #26
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Hey Brenda,

The flooring is marmoleum graffito...stuff is bulletproof.

FWIW I painted over the interior vinyl three years ago...search the threads and you can find out how to do it...came out great and no problems, and stripping that stuff is a huge pain.

Yes I painted the shower base...going to install a wood grate on the floor at some point...guys at Lowes pointed me in the right direction of what to use...so far so good
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:42 AM   #27
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This guy was my inspiration...amazing work...David Winick up in Michigan - vintage trailering
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:26 PM   #28
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Thank You so much for the reply.
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