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Old 11-21-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Here are some picture of the before and after we wanted to share with you. I know there are alot of them. I'm just to lazy to make a new with less pictures. Enjoy

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Old 11-22-2007, 10:37 AM   #2
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I updated the picture. I put them in some what in order.
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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What a stunning job - I love to see a trailer taken to completion - how long did it take you?

VERY nice job

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Robert, incredible job. Very thorough. I would encourage everyone to look through your photos.

One question--did you put the lino from edge to edge, including under the "C" channel? I ask that because the lino photos are prior to reattaching the shell.

Thanks very much.

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What a beauty!

Wow!

That's all I can say. Beautiful job - Well done!

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Old 11-22-2007, 01:45 PM   #6
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What a stunning job - I love to see a trailer taken to completion - how long did it take you?

VERY nice job

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Ken it took my father law and I 5 month from start to finish. Please keep in mind that we worked on it every day and night 8 + hours each for the entire time.






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Robert, incredible job. Very thorough. I would encourage everyone to look through your photos.

One question--did you put the lino from edge to edge, including under the "C" channel? I ask that because the lino photos are prior to reattaching the shell.

Thanks very much.

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Zep. Yes we did put lino edeg to edge and under the C channel. Then we reattached the shell to the new 5/8 flooring. I wish we put 3/4", next time I guess.
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Simply Gorgeous! Can I ask where you got the counter top? I am doing my interior in reds also. Love it! Great Job!
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Really nice work. Congrats on simply "gettin'er done"!
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Simply Gorgeous! Can I ask where you got the counter top? I am doing my interior in reds also. Love it! Great Job!
Thank you.

The counter top is Formica, called coral boomerang- It's actually orange in color. The edging is from a company called Eagle moulding.
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...Zep. Yes we did put lino edeg to edge and under the C channel. Then we reattached the shell to the new 5/8 flooring. I wish we put 3/4", next time I guess.
I'd like to see other comments about floor thickness. I think I saw one some time ago that reflected the same opinion, yet the standard floor seems fine if there's no rot. Is there a particular issue that a thicker floor would resolve?

I think it's more important to seal the floor in some extra way, like your lino, or alkyd paint, or fiberglass, or something that would make the top reasonably impervious to water.

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Yea its a lot of work - took me 3.5 years to do mine - but only had weekends and summers to work on it.

I would use 3/4 plywood next time too

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Great Pics of Restoration

Robert,
Thanks for linking US to your restoration with pics. I know that this kind of undertaking is a "labor of love." Your success is a motivation to me to proceed on my projects.
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I'd like to see other comments about floor thickness. I think I saw one some time ago that reflected the same opinion, yet the standard floor seems fine if there's no rot. Is there a particular issue that a thicker floor would resolve?

I think it's more important to seal the floor in some extra way, like your lino, or alkyd paint, or fiberglass, or something that would make the top reasonably impervious to water.

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In my opion, 3/4 plywood is better for stability between the section of the "I" frame. for instance. I have a 3 foot gap between the front counter "sink area" and the closet "infront of bathroom". So when you walk on it you feel a little softness under your feet.

I also agree the protecting the floor from water is one of the best things you can do. I just used Thompson water sealer. Or if you like, I have read that some are using marine grade plywood. Marine grade plywood can be quite costly.
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Zeppelinium- Your Minds Eye photos are nicely done.
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