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Old 03-30-2007, 08:40 AM   #41
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Congratulation!

She is a real gem. Maxwell and Birdie, sounds like a great, fun-loving couple. Now you need another tow vehicle so you and Rob can each camp in one. How does Maxwell like his older sister?

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Old 03-30-2007, 08:45 AM   #42
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Having had both, I would lean toward the twins. They are easier to get in and out of without disturbing your fellow camper in the middle of the night. Bedding is easier to come by, and you don't have to break down the bed every morning.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:49 AM   #43
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Now you need another tow vehicle so you and Rob can each camp in one. How does Maxwell like his older sister?

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That's taking the "twins" thing a bit too far Brad!

Maxwell isn't too fond of Birdie...he had to go to a public storage place (boarding school) so we'd have some elbow room to work...

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Old 03-31-2007, 08:52 AM   #44
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Twins work!

We have twins in our moho. Looked at the other configurations since we are snugglers (the pup too). But the twins are amazingly easier to make and get in and out of, we can get creative with the suggling and, as mentioned earlier, you don't wake your partner when getting up.

Tip: I had an extra queen down comforter that I carefully double sewed down the center and cut apart. Then I found 2 great micro suede duvets on sale. The twin duvets are quite a bit wider than the camper twins (I think they are more like bunk width). When I slide the 2 resized comforters into the duvets there is lots of tuck-in material that holds it nicely in place along the wall and it won't wind up on the floor in the morning.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:19 AM   #45
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Our '51 had a large bed across the back but my wife and I have very different sleep patterns when camping for some reason. It was an easy conversion to twins and we really enjoy that. I did set it up so that it could also be a large double if needed.

Poor Maxwell. Sent to detention and doesn't even know what he did.

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Old 03-31-2007, 12:46 PM   #46
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Poor Maxwell. Sent to detention and doesn't even know what he did.

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You're MEAN!!! I'm having enough separation anxiety without your guilting me...

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Old 03-31-2007, 02:08 PM   #47
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Pouring it on with a bucket loader...

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You're MEAN!!! I'm having enough separation anxiety without your guilting me...

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Just think. Maxwell, all alone, sitting on a patch of muddy dirt with a bunch of strange trailers, not knowing who his friends are, what is going to happen to him, cold, wet, shivering...alone...
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:14 PM   #48
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Sob. . .hiccup. . .choke, sob again, . . .hiccup. . .
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~ Oh, why couldn't I be 22' like that Safari?
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:03 PM   #50
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At least HE wil go out to play this season! Lil Bird will be backyard camping in for quite awhile...and she's getting poked, prodded & disemboweled!

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Old 03-31-2007, 07:14 PM   #52
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Wow, how did I miss this thread earlier, what a find! And what a to-do list . . . yes, ditch the flowers. Congrats on your new little girl, Shari.

Poor Maxwell . . . .
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Pictures? You want pictures? All I've seen all day is the orange snot of stripping! Yuck!!!!

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Actually, I made good progress for my first day...all the drawers (8) are stripped and ready to be re-finished. All the doors are out ready to be stripped tomorrow. I also, just for grins, stripped one of the overhead sliding doors...they are masonite with paint and wallpaper, underneath is a cool gold & white wrinkled-paint-texture masonite. Unfortunately, to remove the paint & wallpaper - it damages the masonite (white at edges) - we were planning on replacing those anyway, but it's pretty cool and I wanted to see what was there.

The best thing all day was being able to strip the paint from the cool fiberglass sconce shades without damaging them...now I just have to strip the housing & put them back together.

We also got rid of the foam (eeeeuuuuwww!) and curtains.

Not bad for a day's work...

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Great peeler progress ... keep on stripping!

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... The best thing all day was being able to strip the paint from the cool fiberglass sconce shades without damaging them...now I just have to strip the housing & put them back together .... Shari
Shari: I love those liberated sconce shades - they are very mid-Fifties! The top and bottom edges of the overhead closet doors might be out of sight when the doors are installed, so you might be able to use them until their replacements come along. It's so joyful to see Birdie being rescued from her earlier exposure to that Valdez spill of latex ...
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:11 AM   #58
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After all the work it must be very gratifying to be able to rescue very visible pieces like the lampshade Shari. It's those things, when the trailer is put back together, that make the difference between a redone trailer and a committed effort to make it "just right".

All of the original pieces were long gone from our '51 when acquired but we are always watching for them when we hit flea markets and older RV parts places.

It will be interesting to see what else you can rescue.

And about Maxwell - oops, sorry if I started something there . We know you'll shower him with attention when he gets back home and all will be forgiven.

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The top and bottom edges of the overhead doors might be out of sight when the doors are installed, so you might be able to use them until their replacements come along.
I actually wish they were salvageable...they are very cool, better than the picture - but way too much work to strip the paper backed vinyl wallpaper & paint for just temporary use. We'll either leave the green and flip the doors around - the backs are okay...except the heavy-duty packing tape on the edges of the wall paper or get new ones right away. We are still in the discovery stage, trying to prioritize our purchases. Although, today I am buying my curtain fabric...it's "perfect" and I don't want it to be unavailable when I'm ready for it.
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After all the work it must be very gratifying to be able to rescue very visible pieces like the lampshade Shari. It's those things, when the trailer is put back together, that make the difference between a redone trailer and a committed effort to make it "just right".
You are right! Another gratifying tidbit was that "they" didn't sand the cabinets down before painting...so when I get through the goo...the wood is undamaged so far. Small victories...like eating an elephant.

We actually are having a good time...no worries, we know it can only get better!

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