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Old 04-08-2013, 10:02 AM   #29
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I like your external shower. Very nice work. I just may have to add one to my Tradewind. I need to figure out where to put it- either the right rear storage (currently used for firewood) or the rear storage (batteries, 12v panel, toilet).

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #30
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Jason

I like your external shower. Very nice work. I just may have to add one to my Tradewind. I need to figure out where to put it- either the right rear storage (currently used for firewood) or the rear storage (batteries, 12v panel, toilet).

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The water lines run through the curb side closet making it a really good place to put the shower. It lines up nicely with the aft compartment.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:48 PM   #31
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Bath and beds are in!

Making progress! I've got the bathroom, closets, and beds install today. It took a while to get the closets in. I made sure they were square to the wall and not just pushed against the tub and toilet surround. Now there's a bit of a gap between the tub and the closet. I'm using new fasteners and new holes to attach everything to the floor and walls. It was all kinda loose and misaligned when I took it apart. Now it'll all be secure and correctly positioned.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:07 PM   #32
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WOW like the stainless connections but DAMN now I have to get one lol nice job thanks
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:34 PM   #33
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Kitchen cabinets

Got all the kitchen cabinets and the storage compartments above the beds installed today. I'm going to leave the oven out and use that for general counter space.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #34
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Can't wait to see the new floor. I am also amazed that you didn't find surprises when you pulled up the existing floor. We found a swimming pool and a few nests! I am also interested in your flooring choice. We went with a laminate from Lowes and I am really happy with the result and it was a breeze to put down. We also opted to paint the walls and it really gave it a clean fresh look. I love all the pics you are posting as you go. I can't wait to see the final result!
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:34 PM   #35
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Countertop, sink, stove installed

This weekend I got the countertop, sink, and stove in. I also ran new PEX up to the fresh water tank. The gaucho is installed, too. I installed shut-off valves under the sink for the faucet. I will pick up a refurbished fridge on Wednesday. It'll be tight, but I should be able leave for the Grand Canyon on time on Saturday.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:39 PM   #36
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Can't wait to see the new floor. I am also amazed that you didn't find surprises when you pulled up the existing floor. We found a swimming pool and a few nests! I am also interested in your flooring choice. We went with a laminate from Lowes and I am really happy with the result and it was a breeze to put down. We also opted to paint the walls and it really gave it a clean fresh look. I love all the pics you are posting as you go. I can't wait to see the final result!
Currently, we are planning on installing a vinyl plank laminate. However, I don't think I will get that installed until after our trip.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:09 AM   #37
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22 Days.. mostly finished!

We are leaving for the Grand Canyon tomorrow and all the major stuff is finished. Not bad for 22 days from start to finish. Tasks left remaining are:
-trim carpentry around the new fridge (it sticks out about an inch more)
-install new flooring (wasn't that the goal?)

For now, the waterproofed underlayment will serve as the finished floor. It looks pretty good all by itself.

The last thing to do tomorrow is reinstall the thermostat for the heat pump. It can't find anywhere. Might have to get a new one!

I'll post pics tomorrow.

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Old 04-20-2013, 05:07 PM   #38
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Halfway to the Grand Canyon and no problems so far. Here's some pics with everything reinstalled.

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Oh, my wife found the thermostat as I was screwing the new one to the wall. So, anyone want to buy a very slightly used thermostat?
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Wow! I am impressed. This must be some sort of floor replacement record. I guess you can do almost anthing now with your bionic arms.
It looks great and you're right, they floor looks great even without the vinyl flooring down.
I do love the outdoor shower. Have you thought about getting a teak wood 'mat' to stand on?
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #40
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Thanks, Cara! We bought a big outdoor mat that covers the whole area under the awning plus some. The shower area is covered by the mat, but I like the teak mat idea. I'll have to get one of those, too!

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #41
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Beautiful work. Wish I had your energy.

Went with vinyl plank flooring for our Tradewind. Discontinued color meant a deal I couldn't pass up. Learned that you need to leave a tiny gap between plank ends or the floor pushes up when it gets warm. Granted it was 50 degrees or so the day I installed, so this might not have happened in warmer weather. Otherwise happy with the choice. Went down very easy and looks much better than the previous flooring.
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