View Poll Results: What do you think the bubble "dry" and tongue weight results were on 2/18/11?
2,054 lbs total 253 lbs tongue 4 33.33%
2,332 lbs total 312 lbs tongue 5 41.67%
2,560 lbs total 386 lbs tongue 2 16.67%
2,745 lbs total 390 lbs tongue 1 8.33%
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:05 PM   #211
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Thanks Ed. The door handle you sent me looks better on a bubble than on the shelf doesn't it! Thanks again. The recycled leather product came from the Rex pegg company up in Tacoma Washington. I choose the saddle color as it seemed to be just enough contrast with the woodwork but also seems nice and rich. I gave back the swatch but could get the product numbers if you like. Thanks for the encouragement Ed.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:09 PM   #212
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Found their website. If you happen to find the #, PM it to me otherwise I'm sure I can get through them. I'm a ways from choosing fabric/leather. All the best Ed
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:05 AM   #213
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Here are a few more pics and closeups. The upholster did a great job making the two curved pieces. The curved pieces stay tight to the wall with velcro. All of the cushions have a hidden zipper for future repair/ replacing and the seat coushins also have a small breathable backing edge piece tailored in so the air from the foam can breathe in and out when you sit on it or get up. We purchased very nice quality grade foam and wrapped them in Dacron for the finish look.
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:27 AM   #214
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Stunning absolutely stunning workmanship and attention to detail. It has been a pleasure to review your pictures. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:46 AM   #215
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The Oregon Unit WBCCI is having the Wally Byam B-Day Rally in Baker City Oregon over the 4th of July and we would love to have you join us. I've been watching your progress and your bubble is beautiful and your son looks ready to go camping.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:30 AM   #216
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The recycled leather looks fantastic. Where'd you find it?
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:58 PM   #217
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You gotta check out this little special built traeger pellet smoker I found. They are a company in Portland who played a big part in starting the whole smoker revolution. This baby smokes just like the big units but was one specially designed for rv use. It's nice and light and even fits perfectly on a coleman double burner aluminum foldable stand. The traeger dealer in town wanted to buy it from me because he had never even knew or seen one before. I smoked a filet the first night. Mmmm. Mmmm. Gourmet airstreaming begins.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:34 AM   #218
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Hadn't seen that little one. Its just a smoker not a grill I assume. I have one of their larger smoker/grills at home and love it. Ed
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:50 AM   #219
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i installed new door within a door period correct door seal on the inner and outer door last night. It closes like a European car door now!
Beautiful work on the dinette, Ted. Love the leather cushions.

Can you tell me what door-within-a-door seals you used and where you bought them?
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:50 AM   #220
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Yes mike. The gasket is called (gasket for overlay doors). From Vintagetrailersupply.com. It's in the "door" section on the website. 21 bucks a pop but they do the job and squish well because of the design. I used two. One on the edge of both door flanges with the flap seal piece pointing towards the edge. I gave the bubble a bath and it seals well.

And thanks for the kind remarks. All the best. Ted
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:54 AM   #221
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About the smoker. Yes it is all smoker and does the convection thing. I just turn the thermostat to 400 when doing red meat. A local company in Dallas oregon called Mak grills (crazy expensive) do both and are 100 percent made in the USA. No rv model available yet. I think I'll take mine over to them and put a bug in their ear.
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Amazing work! Love the new upholstery. It blends in with your design perfectly.
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:30 PM   #223
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I bought some interesting matching hawaiian style melamine plates, serving trays and bowls and put them on the table to see if we like the look. What do you think. It's not mission style but it does give a retro vacation attitude.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:56 AM   #224
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Fun and functional, what more could you want.
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