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Old 02-17-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Finally a few ski trip pics

I know - long overdue, but here are a few pics from beore the trip - just hours after last work was completeled and a few hours before leaving for Steamboat in December
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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'bout time nunya'

very COOL!

love the minimalist look and shine.

hey did you have any issues with condensation?

how much lp gas did you go through?

with that much reflection, u likely melted all the snow around the unit

thanks for the pix!

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Old 02-17-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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2Air - I did owe some pics - have more, but will do a better job putting together before I post. LP - about 1 tank every 4-5 days. I was adequately warned about condensation prior to leaving and got some good advice from a guy in his 7th year of FT AS living who I met there. The fleece curtains made a big difference, running the exhaust fan, also ran a small ceramic heater towards the back that produces a very dry heat - I did get some at night, very minimal though - and it was gone by the time I got back from skiing every day. I am going to make a few small adjustments for next year's ski trip, but overall very happy.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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good info!

the pooch looks happy too.

THIS is a bachelor pad on wheels

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Old 02-17-2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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WOW!--can you say minimalistic!--Im diging the long stainless countertop nunya! wherever did you find them?

Looks like you added a table and something else on the other side [cant quite make it out from the pics]---

Howd you ever come up with such a clean simple design nunya? I dig it!------jim
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:22 PM   #6
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are you camped at the river?--are you running the furnace exhaust into the space under the trailer? whats with the fleece curtains?

are they what stops the glass from condensing?---inquiring minds want to know
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:38 PM   #7
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Thanks Jim - tables are available from any restaurant supply distributor. Yes, I created a small open topped heatbox to redirect exhaust energy safely and put the heat to good use - 14 dollars at Ace. Fleece curtains are key to keeping warm and dry in negative 20 degrees. I did set up a complete high top workstation/desk on the other side. Getting ready to build some simple shlves between that and the fridge. What you don't see is that behind the fridge there is a hanger bar for coats,etc. . . that keeps the space feeling uncluttered. How'd I come up with it? I'd say its been evolving in my head for 5 or 6 years. When I started I had a pretty clear vision, then the functional requirements of the trailer helped hone some ideas and modify others. Also, I designed and crafted this for me and my dog to be comfortable - other people are only guests. I own a design company and this was a great project to do on a lot of levels. Still working on the details with the knowlede I've gained.Most actual work and custom fab was done by a guy in Fayetteville - Todd Coleman who is a great craftsman - I think I will begin another onewith him in the next couple of months. Thanks again.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:43 PM   #8
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Sorry to fracture my posts - but this forum was the source of SO much important information - from condensation tips to heat tape, tank heaters. . . the list goes on. Just wanted to give credit and appreciation where it is due.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:43 PM   #9
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Details please

Hi nunya,
I really like you approach to the remodel of that A/S !
Hence, I would really, really like to know more about the reasoning behind it, about constuction/design details and about the "lessons learned" after your first road trip(s) - like e.g.:
"Do the "stuff boxes" stay on the shelves while travelling in the mountains (--> switchbacks) ?"

Please excuse (and ignore - if need be) my couriosity
Thanx in advance for hopefully upcoming info!

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Old 02-17-2008, 04:53 PM   #10
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M - will give a more detailed response later. But a quick part of my answer is - yes, boxes and baskets are secured to the SS tables with a simple tension strap and stay put nicely. Same with hanging coats, desk chair etc, , , ,
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:55 PM   #11
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M- here's a more complete answer. The conceptual impetus for my remodel is based on years of design experience and personal preference. Design that transcends time and is adaptable to evolving requirements has recognizable and definitive elements of simplicity at the core. Achieving simplicity is more complicated than we think. We have to be able to abandon what we thought we loved and what we were confident was so right in order to work on ideas that are better. I did that with this project –also, time, money and molecular reality demanded it. I love clean spaces and traditional RVs are 10 pounds of shi_t stuffed into a 5 pound bag. This trailer is not meant to mimic my house – the notion that the industry tries to emulate a traditional residence is completely absurd. Also relevant, as mentioned before, is that I built this for me and my dog to be comfortable, not anyone else. I don’t at dinner with a family of 4 every night – I do it with one or 2 people – and we do it in a way that is comfortable to us, not within a Wally & Beaver paradigm. So when you eliminate the noise of consensus, the impossible task of pleasing everyone and the convention of tradition – the possibilities of your project expand and become exciting and also challenging. If you’re not snoozing by the end o this post I’ll answer the design details and lessons learned parts soon.
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Great job. Good philosophy.
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N: Your Airstream reflects your web site - clean, clear, functional and adaptable. Champagne powder, not fluff. I like your approach.
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nunya,
I really like your design and the unique approach to "your space". I probably just missed it, but do you have a stove or some other means for food prep?
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