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 06-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #351
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Hi Ted.

I have a question regarding the Marmoleum flooring in your Bubble. Do you recall being told to not put sealant on your subfloor because of the installers needing to put down luan sheeting for the Marmoleum? And with this I mean I thought I'd been told or read somewhere that they like to use adhesive to put that luan down with and of course it wouldn't adhere to the subfloor if a heavy sealant had been used.

I liked what Shelly did in her Overlander with the epoxy sealant on her subfloor and the thought of not having to worry about floor rot in the future due to leaks, but that could be a problem with luan not adhering. Although, I was wondering why couldn't they use heavy-duty staples or, I guess, some sort of screws to put the luan down with?

Do you have any advice or thoughts on all of this? (Trying to get it right the first time.) Thanks so much.

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #352
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as I did all the prep for the marmoleum. the installer asked me to leave bare plywood sanded smooth with a radial sander. he did the rest with the glue and such. I'd suggest ask the company you're working with first. cheers. Ted
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #353
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just back from a trip to central Oregon with the boys. we camped at coldwater cove on clear lake, canoed, fished, hiked on the pacific crest trail, and did a few things In between. love the area next door to us. cheers. Ted

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:29 AM   #354
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Thanks, Ted, for the information on the marmoleum installation.

It looks as though your boys, as well as yourself, really enjoy being out with "mother nature", how nice! As I'm certain you've heard before, enjoy your boys now as they grow up so quickly.

As you've been using your Bubble, is there anything you now wish you'd done differently?

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Old 07-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #355
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lets see. what would I have done different after the fact? only a few things come to mind.

1. maybe install the water pump switch all the way over next to the sink (it's right next to the dinette close to the breaker box now)
2. buy a Dremel tool earlier
3. I really only need one propane tank but two brand new aluminum ones with double mounting hardware were included when I bought it
4. I may have tried installing another overhead cab instead of building a countertop cab for more open feel
5. I could have buried the water pump under my rear fixed bed but its nice being able to see it knowing there's no leaks in all the connections
6. a clothes hamper? but where?
7. door latches on the big heavy cabinet drawers. they usually stay shut but a couple have slid open on a wicked unexpected mtn curve
8. build some cabinet dividers for storing stuff ( I can do this now that I know what I take and don't need when camping)
9. I haven't used my propane catalytic heater yet. could have skipped perhaps
10. I still might build a rear spare tire carrier? I designed the rear hatch to hold it currently
11. install the same blinds earlier
12. install a pullout cutting board ( then you not have to store one in a drawer)
13. install a wine celler

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Old 06-11-2014, 06:58 PM   #356
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I just installed 5 more restoration hardware latches on my drawers today. Every once in a while, even though the drawers have a friction/RV stop on them when closed, over certain off camber curves I would find one extend open during the ride. Now they're secured for serious dips and bumps in the road! The annual boys trip to Clear Lake in Central Oregon is in a week and a half! Cheers ted
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:01 PM   #357
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ID:	214064 I installed them on the fridge side cabinet too. I still haven't build my Bubble--bubbly wine cellar yet though. Anyone have an idea of what i should put in the lower left hatch where 4 bottles will fit? I have to deal with the wheel well so I've got to creat something for vertical storage. There's not a lot of wiggle room but something has gotta work--i just havn't nailed it yet in my brain. stay thirsty my friends--ted
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Old 06-14-2014, 12:26 AM   #358
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I like!!!
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:52 PM   #359
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That looks really good.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:42 PM   #360
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more shiny stuff usually looks cool in airstreams!--cheers--ted
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:49 PM   #361
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You should consider a felt wine rack/holder. Google them. They might be perfect for that spot.


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