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Old 09-01-2011, 12:27 PM   #15
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Hi, I removed one of my light fixtures and saw the same thing
Again, getting surprised at every corner. I plan to replace any lights that get removed with LEDs. For the rest of them, they will be unstuck and painted with the multiceramic paint that I'm using for the walls, water heater tank and bathroom.
That should make me comfortable with leaving the lights on if that solves the problem. I'll have to test one as the heat has to go somewhere...

Thinking some more, cuting the vinyl from behind the lights so the heat sinks into the skin could be another solution. It will probably be a slow process to replace all lights with LEDs given the cost.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:15 PM   #16
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Hey Paul,

After talking with you in San Marcos, I now see what you are doing. Looks like you had some water entering somewhere. Check the roof vents for cracks as these are the main culprits.

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Old 09-14-2011, 10:41 PM   #17
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Delays, Delays...

The neighbors complained that I can't have a trailer parked on my driveway (some people don't have enough to do, so they look around to cause trouble). Who'd a thunk that an Airstream is an eye sore? The nerve of some people...

Solution, city says get it behind 6' of fence, so ZING "POOF" (in 105 degree heat), convert side yard to the trailer's new home (with full hook ups) tucked behind a 6' fence.

Now back to the conversion...
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Nice move Paul. Glad to see that the heat doesn't keep you from working hard and getting the job done.

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Old 09-17-2011, 08:54 AM   #19
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Check out my pictures for the bunks we built in. We actually put triples on each side, with the middle bunks hinged so that the bottom bunks ( which are the original twins in our airstream ) can be used as seating, or as more traditional twins. The bunks turned out great!!!
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:06 AM   #20
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Check out my pictures for the bunks we built in. We actually put triples on each side, with the middle bunks hinged so that the bottom bunks ( which are the original twins in our airstream ) can be used as seating, or as more traditional twins. The bunks turned out great!!!
Looks great! A little tight on head room, but with 7, what are you going to do? I'd hate to be the one on the air mattress! Makes it hard for the other 6 to get to the bathroom at night! I like the coleman cot idea also.

Still cleaning up from the driveway project and should be back at it this week.
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We have actually since then replaced the air mattress for two chaise lounge cushions. They make a super comfy bed when stretched out, and folded they make a great lounging seat at the end of the room in front of the window. Then with the middle bunks raise, kids can sit on the bottom and top bunks (which are low because of the end cap cabinets with the electrical panel in there) and also on the coveted lounger. We got two so that when a friend comes along we have another bed. The bunks look tight but I have now slept comfortably on the bottoms and middles and have stretched out but not slept on the top. Even my husband can turn over etc in each bunk. Oh, and there is about one and half feet or two feet by the door where kids can get up and down without stepping on the floor bunk.n it also is a good place for my husband or me to stand and tuck everyone in!
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By the way, your fence is gorgeous! I love that you have full hookups there! How cool!
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Continuing

After focusing on other life issues and fixing leaks, progress has started again. As usuall, things have progressed to remove a few more items and remove the carpet all the way to the door, since I'm in there already! Should remove the rest of the adheasive, repair rivits and retack some areas and be ready to paint by next week.
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Looking good Paul!
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Bottom Wall Rails go in!

More progress.
After some more wall cleaning, I worked on getting all the seams as close together as possible. Rivets were removed that were under another layer, so one rivet would go through all layers to eliminate the gaps. Rivets that were loose or sticking out were replaced. All holes that were previously covered with tape were pluged with short rivets. Around 200 rivets were replaced or added. I removed most of the rivets in the rear top panel near the vent to find the 12V wires that will connect the rear MaxxFan going in this week.

Got the lower wall rails installed and got the upper rails marked. Lower bunks start at 13" off the floor and the upper bunks start at 47" off the floor. 13" is a great height for getting the storage tubs under the bunk.

The complex curve round the corner also curves outward, so the rails have washers between the rail and the wall on the curve to keep the rivets tight.
The top rails will be reverse angle since the wall will curve inward and washers will go below on the curve to keep the top level.

The Harbor Freight rotary laser level made the job much easier. The floor tollerance is around 1/4".
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Nice progress Paul. So you removed the queen, and you are making a bunkhouse in the rear area....lots of room I suppose.

Perhaps we will see it first hand at this year's San Marcos event?

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Nice progress Paul. So you removed the queen, and you are making a bunkhouse in the rear area....lots of room I suppose.
Yes, queen to 4 beds. The queen setup was a waste of space. I'll be able to fit 6 storage tubs instead of 4 under the lower bunks and almost double the outside access storage.

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Hi PaulAir,
This conversion may be of interest to you. They also converted the bedroom to a bunk room: An open house - 1337stream

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