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Old 09-21-2012, 07:46 AM   #29
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Sounds like a plan! You need to add "post more pictures on AirForums each month" to your list! We all want to follow along with your progress ~

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #30
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Uh oh. I am making good progress, but there is one bad rusty spot. Two holes... Both about the size of a quarter.

Any advice? I have a welder and a father-in-law who really knows how to use it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #31
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Making progress!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:25 PM   #32
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Slipped in the front piece of subfloor today. One more piece (tomorrow) then on to rewiring.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:51 AM   #33
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I subscribed just now, and am also wondering in what way "retirement home" applies to the TT?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:51 AM   #34
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Nice work on a great 56. I highly recommend sealing the edges of the flooring before its in place. I also paint and seal the entire floor panels....top and bottom....personally I use top quality porch paint...others go the poly coatings.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #35
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Nice work on a great 56. I highly recommend sealing the edges of the flooring before its in place. I also paint and seal the entire floor panels....top and bottom....personally I use top quality porch paint...others go the poly coatings.
Thanks! I have applied many coats of oil based waterproofer to all of the edges and even gave both top and button sides at least 1 coat. Porch paint would have been a good choice, but I wound up using deck waterproofer.

Also, I just realized that the final piece I cut using a mostly rotten piece as a pattern is 3/8" too wide. Time to trim and reseal. :-/
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I subscribed just now, and am also wondering in what way "retirement home" applies to the TT?
If by TT you mean Tavel Trailer, it's what my wife calls our trailer in anticipation of when we can retire and travel around the country. We're SO looking forward to it. :-)
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #37
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I managed to pop the last subfloor piece into place today. FINALLY! I had to trim 3/8" off one edge, so i gave it a few coats of sealer. Now I just have to screw them into place and move on to the wiring.

Yikes. I don't know how to do the wiring. Wish me luck. :-)
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If by TT you mean Travel Trailer, it's what my wife calls our trailer in anticipation of when we can retire and travel around the country. We're SO looking forward to it. :-)
The sticks & brick house will be sold, a few items put in storage, and you're on the road?

I ask, as I am not presently aware of anyone else with a TT of this age doing the same (and others will correct me, in short order).

There are many gradations of full-timer. I am one, but the TT is unlikely to travel much the next 1-2 years (full-time work, plus a very good amount of repair/restoration about to commence). After which it may travel quite a bit. I'm ready to move out of South Texas. But I'm not retired. By choice, TV & TT contain all of what I own. I won't say this 35' is crammed, but both vehicles will take some planning to get separated what is necessary from what is simply desired. A smaller TT with two people is a good bit more work in this same line (so I am wondering aloud).

It isn't that I mean to pry, but to understand better what I am looking at as I read your thread. That is some careful planning to undertake if my assumptions above were correct.

Your year model (those years, per se) are beauties, IMO. I love the windows!!

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:13 AM   #39
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The sticks & brick house will be sold, a few items put in storage, and you're on the road?

I ask, as I am not presently aware of anyone else with a TT of this age doing the same (and others will correct me, in short order).

There are many gradations of full-timer. I am one, but the TT is unlikely to travel much the next 1-2 years (full-time work, plus a very good amount of repair/restoration about to commence). After which it may travel quite a bit. I'm ready to move out of South Texas. But I'm not retired. By choice, TV & TT contain all of what I own. I won't say this 35' is crammed, but both vehicles will take some planning to get separated what is necessary from what is simply desired. A smaller TT with two people is a good bit more work in this same line (so I am wondering aloud).

It isn't that I mean to pry, but to understand better what I am looking at as I read your thread. That is some careful planning to undertake if my assumptions above were correct.

Your year model (those years, per se) are beauties, IMO. I love the windows!!

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Perhaps "retirement vacation home" would be a more accurate term to describe what the ultimate purpose of the trailer will be.

Our future plans will be multi month excursions to wherever the two of us want to visit. We are both born and raised westerners and are looking forward exploring what goes on east of the continental divide. :-)

We are planning on keeping our "sticks & bricks" and adding a few places that will act as "home base" close to areas we find interesting... But first things first. I gotta get this Safari roadworthy. And we agree... The 13-panel end caps and the 10' bank of windows on the 54-56 Safari are awesome. We just hope to be able to start enjoying it soon.
Thanks for the encouragement!
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Thanks for the explanation. An excursionary vehicle. Interior design is fraught with compromises. Tougher than it looks. Much tougher.

Look forward to more!

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #41
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Well, I got stalled for a few months, but yesterday i was able to get the running lights rewired and working.
Next step, new electrics. I do NOT know what I'm doing, but I have a friend who has graciously offered to walk me through everything. :-)

I will post updates as they occur!
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The electrical goes pretty fast and with an experienced friend you should have no problem. The only item that I needed for the job, that was NOT available at the typical home-improvement store, was rubber grommets to fit into the holes in ribs. I think VTS has them listed on their site...
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