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Old 08-08-2014, 01:50 AM   #1
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My work is done.. time for the wife to cutesy it up.

Honestly when we bought the trailer in July it was in great condition considering its age. A 1999 25c Safari. We could have used it as is for awhile but green wasn't my color and wife hated the carpeted fridge wall. Once I got started I couldn't stop. New floors, new LED lights, stainless steel for the fridge, all cabinet stickers removed, sanded and painted. Re-upholstered the dinette, couch, and valances. Installed a led tv and xbox under the bench for he kids. New kitchen and bathroom faucet and toilet. New double step so the young kids can get in and out easier. Last things on my to do list is install a central vacuum under the fridge and I think I can stop. Chances are I will probably always find more things to tweak.

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Old 08-08-2014, 04:35 AM   #2
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This is simply beautiful. Congratulations. You are talented, have good taste IMHO, and are quite obviously a hard worker. I hope you enjoy your "new" trailer.




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Old 08-08-2014, 06:58 AM   #3
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Beautiful! Have you camped in her yet? Love the brightness of the white cabinets - makes it look so spacious
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:04 AM   #4
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Looks Great!

I hate to be the first to tell you, but it appears as if you are addicted to the AS.

No known cure - it is a life consuming and never ending pursuit for the "perfect" trailer.

More pics, please.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:14 AM   #5
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Very nice! Now you get to enjoy all your hard work
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:24 AM   #6
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Honestly when we bought the trailer in July it was in great condition considering its age. A 1999 25c Safari............
And all that work in 1 month? I am extremely impressed!
That amount of work takes us old addicts years to accomplish...
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:41 AM   #7
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My work is done...time for the wife to cutesy it up.

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Beautiful! Have you camped in her yet? Love the brightness of the white cabinets - makes it look so spacious

We got to take her out for the first time a few weeks ago. Didn't quite get her finished for her first trip out but thankfully the whole family had a good time. That's exactly why we wanted to paint the cabinets white. We were hoping it would brighten it up and it definitely feel more open. I think someone posted I've been bitten and there is no cure. I would have to agree with that.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:10 AM   #8
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Those cabinets look great. The whole interior has a sleek modern look now, without being overdone. You'll get some leg tonight for sure.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:52 AM   #9
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Wonderful job - very well done!

Do I understand this correctly that you purchased the trailer in July and we are now in August with that impressive work completed - Yicks when did you sleep....lol

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:17 AM   #10
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Fantastic.

Here's another project. I always thought double sinks in the 25ss were too big and took up too much counter space. A large single basin sink or the round ones they put in International models would open up some counter space. I also wonder why AS puts the kitchen drawers behind cabinet doors. I've seen others update the cabinets to expose drawers.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Old 08-08-2014, 10:22 AM   #11
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I wanted new counter tops and a new sink. The wife stopped me from that upgrade. After we camped with it she actually stated she liked the double sink. One to wash the dishes and the other to rinse. To each their own but I agree, I was ready to rip it out.

Over time I know my list will grow of little tweaks that will make it more functional.


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Old 08-16-2014, 10:03 PM   #12
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What do you mean, "All cabinet stickers removed?" We're looking to purchase a 1986 Sovereign...lots of brownish cabinets and closets covered in original faux-wood...what? Contact paper? Some kind of vinylish material. Want to brighten up the interior as you did; can this kind of material be painted? Did you strip off the outer covering to expose plywood? Is that doable? We are NOT DIYers but willing to learn.

Also, can ABS plastic wall covering be painted?? Any input appreciated!
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:55 AM   #13
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All of the cabinets had this thin plastic wood grain covering that I would best describe it as a sticker. Here in Arizona the heat helped bubble it away from the wood. There is no way you would paint over these stickers. They had to be removed. Some panels had some strips of wood come off with the sticker. I filled in most of those, sanded then painted using Nuvo self leveling cabinet paint. I used 4 quarts for all the cabinets, doors and trim. Didnt require sanding but had to make sure they were all clean. We kept the vinyl ceilings, not a bad cream color. I have seen an 85 Sovereign and I didnt see any faux wood stickers like in my Safari. You would probably have an easier time prepping to paint than I did.
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