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Old 02-28-2010, 12:42 PM   #15
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Thanks Tom, that's Fool Hollow Lake State Park in Showlow, Az, the White Mountains. A great place for us desert dwellers to get out of the heat. It's a fairly urban setting, nice however.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:57 PM   #16
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This is Rick's wife (Campaz) and I have to offer my .02. We have the sofa with the flip over back that makes into a back-killing bed. (I don't want to get into the whole "what is a gaucho?" discussion and have that definition posted, again) We have to turn in unison. We have discussed many ideas on how to make it a comfortable place to sleep. I'm almost ready to tear the whole thing out and carry an inflatable mattress! I'll be interested to hear about the Flexsteel sofa. (from your post on another thread)

We did the floor with vinyl and it looks great but the seams do separate in the winter. I recently saw an Airstream floor done with marmoleum and it looks and feels great and no seams. If I had it to do over...

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:58 PM   #17
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Campaz,

We have the same trailer! The fabric is the same too!
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:03 PM   #18
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We have the same trailer! The fabric is the same too!
How 80's can you get? All we have left now is the sofa, the most hideous part.

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Old 02-28-2010, 03:02 PM   #19
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jwvastine,
Show us some pictures of what you have done
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #20
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There are some photos of the process here (scroll down)

But no after photos. I'll get down to where the AS is stored this week and take some.

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Old 03-03-2010, 10:10 AM   #21
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jwvastine,
What did you do with the shower curtain? It hangs on that curve as I remember. We have not picked the trailer up yet. Hopefully we will get it this week. Spoke with Glastop about a sofa bed. The Flexsteel I wanted weights 225 lbs. It opens to a queen. Not sure it will fit. He suggested a Magic Bed but I don't see that is much different than what is already there. Got to have a comfortable bed!
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:36 PM   #22
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If you are planning a trip to Jackson Center any time soon you can call ahead and tell them what you need and they can get it and install it for you. Once while I was there I wanted a shower curtain and they made one while I waited. They can order any type and color of couch you want or any kind of covering you want for it or a dinette. They had people there that sewed this stuff on site. I'm not sure if they still have that service but it might be worth a phone call to them to find out. At least you'll know it fits and is custom made for your trailer.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:44 PM   #23
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Thanks Bluto,
Thats great info! Sounds like that is a definite destination once you own an AS!
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What did you do with the shower curtain?
I haven't replaced the shower curtain yet. I used the shower curtain shown in the photo for the fabric to make the curtains. I had looked and looked for fabric and couldn't find any that called my name. Then I saw that shower curtain and BAM. It was light in color, with a modern, nature-inspired feel, and the print was not too busy. Perfect, except it is very sheer and a little difficult to sew, but I dealt with it.

I do have a full shower curtain left from the curtains and may use it in the bathroom but it will require some re-engineering.

We are also in the process of replacing the roll-up blinds. We purchased 2 CHEAP off the rack, cut-while-you-wait blinds from Lowe's as an experiment and are pleased with them. We will now replace the rest.

In the bathroom I'm doing away with the roller blind and the deteriorating plastic curtain. I find all that paraphernalia in that small area nothing but a pain. I'm going to apply Rice Paper window film, as I like the light we get from that window but need some privacy when we aren't out in the boonies.

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Googled Magic Bed, now that was eye-opening!

But, I did find the sofa-bed for RVs. Looks nice, but that's a lot of money if it's not comfortable.

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The bed is going to be my first project after we clean it. Just deciding what to do with it. I felt the same about the bath window treatments. Too much going on there. I like the rice paper cover idea. I will check it out today. Do you use that shower curtain or is it easier to leave it open? Thank you for sharing your opinions on your AS .
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In the bathroom I'm doing away with the roller blind and the deteriorating plastic curtain. I find all that paraphernalia in that small area nothing but a pain. I'm going to apply Rice Paper window film, as I like the light we get from that window but need some privacy when we aren't out in the boonies.
One thing to think about if you do that. At least in our trailer, when towing, you can look in the rear view mirror and see straight through the trailer to see traffic behind you. Putting the film on that back window would eliminate that.

I think your trailer is designed to give the same view.

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Mutcth,
My sister mentioned the same thing. Our Bambi had a smaller window in the back and I don't think there was a view but this window is large. The bath door looks as though you have to close it to secure it. There is not anything to secure it in the open position while traveling.HMMMM
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