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Old 06-10-2006, 09:34 AM   #85
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bath and shower curtain

hi- finally figured out a way to hang a shower curtain around my moveable shower pan. I just put up 7 s-hooks, plumb up from the pan, to hang the curtain from when showering. Afterwards, take the curtain outside for a bit to dry, slide the shower pan back under the bed, and it's gone. I hope this works OK, and we're sure going to enjoy the queen bed that it makes room for. I know- kind of unorthodox and strange, but works for us. There is also a separate curtain just to hide the whole area from view- will post pics of both. Other than that, not much going on- still looking for nice cabinet hardware that latches positively, and have to make the doors and drawers. Saw nothing I liked at Lowes or HD, just the magnets and roller-catches. I don't know, maybe those catches would be ok-? Hasta luego- tim
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:19 AM   #86
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a curtain!

hi all- still plugging away at it, we bought some fabrics for curtains and gaucho at Jo-anns 1/2 price sale a couple weeks ago, and my wife has the rear curtains made, of which I have 1 up. Am using stout copper wire for the curtain rods. All 3 rear curtains are the reddish-orange fabric, with embriodered foo-foos, and up front will be of a more gold color, with burgundy-red gaucho upholstery. So I finally get my red fix! Today my plumber friend comes to connect my sink to the pex and test my gas line- IF he shows up... well, better get out there- tim
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:22 PM   #87
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gaucho marx

hi- have rebuilt the front gaucho just the way it was, I like the pull-out bed idea. Made new doors and frame below, will recover this original upholstery but re-use all foam as it is in great shape, and comfortable. Also got in a couple doors for under-bed storage in back. still waiting for my plumber-friend to show up.......
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:40 PM   #88
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the boudoir...

ok- the bedroom/bath/wardrobe area is about 100%, finally. Well, Jane will make a comforter cover and THEN it's done. Will start on cabinet doors soon, finish up gaucho, figure out a music system placement, a few dozen other odds and ends and she's done! No plans to polish at this point, unless I get REALLY bored. It just looks like so much mess and work and I would rather do almost anything else. But never say never, I guess.-tim
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:06 PM   #89
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deadbolt is in

hi- am glad the scary job of cutting in a deadbolt is done AND that I did not screw it up- I followed from memory the process details outlined by another forum member, and then measured everything 50 times before actually getting the whirring hole-saw near my baby... I also reinforced around the guts of the thing, inside the wall, with a bored-out wood block so I could really tighten up the screws. A little sealant around the outside, and I feel much better about keeping unwanted visitors out of the coach, at least through the door. And, about keeping the door shut during transit- I've heard of them somehow opening up when only closed by the latch. There is easy access for working on these things, at least where I placed mine, by just taking off the trim ring from the lower window. Nothing in the way in there, just fiberglass. Adios for now- tim
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:28 PM   #90
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Hi Tim,
Nice job, looks good-Now all you have to do is pray they don't use the time proven "universal key" method and just bust out the window with whatever and reach in and unluck the thumblatch- On second thought hope they do- The fragile aluminum door handle paddle was broken off of mine and the A/S handle cost me over $500- I think the window glass would have been cheaper and easier to find in the long run- But after seeing how unwilling A/S is to sell to me direct, I can't be 100% sure of that-Take Care -dan
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:11 AM   #91
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keyless entry...

Hi Dan- of course you're absolutely right, door locks only keep honest people out, or at least very ineffectual thieves. I just tend to think that making it harder at least weeds out the lazy, or uncommitted ones. The shotgun that I will have rigged to the window glass will weed out the others! Sorry about your latch paddle- Was there a deadbolt on your coach when someone decided to try to get in? It seems to me it would be a deterrent. Did this happen on your property, or in a campground? Well, I got my cabinet doors made finally, but not the drawer fronts yet. Yet another trip to HD, maybe the last??!! I'll post my remodeling expenses when I'm done, might help others to decide how far to go. Hasta luego- tim
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:41 PM   #92
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Estes Park Rally

hi- just a final reminder that this weekend there is apparently a get-together for the Denver unit WBCCI here, at Elk Meadows Campground. I'm not seeing too much about it here so maybe nobody is even going-? I'll wander over tomorrow, sans coach, to hopefully meet people and see some coaches. I'm not a member of WBCCI, just another curious, friendly enthusiast. Not much news on my end, finally got some material for the drawer fronts, and the sliding curtain clips came in from OasisRV, so can finish those too. My wife is saving the re-upholstery of the front gaucho for last- it's a bit intimidating, at least to me.Pic of front curtain, and last night's great storm and rainbow. Have fun with your projects, and travels- tim
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:28 PM   #93
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Thanks for letting me crash your party!

hi all- just wanted to thank the great people from the Denver chapter of WBBCI who had a rally in Estes Park this last weekend for letting my wife and I join them for a while (happy hour!)- what a nice bunch of coach owners. Thanks to Patrice for the invite, Zippo Ray, Ray and Nina Velasquez, Margie, and the others whose names I'm a little fuzzy on... Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and will come back! -tim
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:37 PM   #94
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OK- drawer fronts done

hi all- finally attached the drawer fronts, and pulls. Used a pop-out front below the sink, with plastic sponge or whatever trays. So- A few more curtains to go, finish the gaucho and find a placement for stereo speakers (maybe in the gaucho ends?) and then go spend a fortune on a gas-guzzling truck so we can actually use this thing! I'd love a '72 tow vehicle, IF it were refurbished to like new. Anyone out there got one?....-tim
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Tim, you're doing a great job!!!
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looks fabulous!

say, could you post a detail pic or two of the overhead cabinet doors, and how the slots work?

I just re-read your whole thread again...all this work, and no mention of installing a grey tank?

one other thing: what did you use for a finish for the birch ply? looks great...
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:18 PM   #97
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thanks!

thankyou, Ron and Chuck! As you both know, it is a labor of love, and always nice to hear someone else likes your choices! anyway, I will post a pic of the sliding doors (formica) and the slotted piece of wood that fills up the former channel. I just made 2 saw kerfs in it, the kerfs being 1/4" deeper or so in the TOP one so that the formica can slide up into it, then down into the bottom shallower slot and still be captured by the top one. No grey water tank but I did build in a diverter valve in the waste plumbing to allow for dumping greywater from the kitchen sink into the black tank- either for wal-mart type camping, or just to be able to now and then flush the black tank with soapy water. Pic of that too. I used regular old polyurethane finish, voc based, satin-gloss. 2 coats generally, fine sanding inbetween. I'm helping a friend fix-up his '73 (I think) Avion, it's remarkable how different the details of construction are- the axles, and floor/frame, are completely different- as well as windows, door, rivet spacing, exterior skin- pretty much everything. It appears our AS's are easier to work on- for which I'm thankful!-tim
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Great work Tim! Looks absolutley FAB! How'd you make the black tank?
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