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 07-20-2010, 07:50 AM   #71
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Ted, I checked and only have 2 of those latches. Guess they are not making them any more for VTS. I see them on ebay occasionally, now at a fairly steep price. The piece attached to my door polished out fairly well . Maybe see how the rest (body part) polishes if you remove the rubber cap?? Ed
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:38 PM   #72
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july 2010 progress on the Bubble!

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ID:	107709 here's my most recent work--the sink and stove are sealed and set in place for good , and the cabinets are stained-oil sealed, countertop installed, and doors and hatches are on. I had to put them in just to see what they look like installed. I'll pull the hatches back off to run my electrical through. and I'm still shopping for some nice brushed nickel drawer pulls, latches and knobs.

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ID:	107710 The fridge is back in place as i took it out for the finishing work. I was fortunate to get a brand new norcold fridge and princess stove still in the box with the deal when i bought the gutted project.

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ID:	107711 I installed the aluminum edge banding around the dinette seats to finish them off (all except the upolstry of course). i highly recomend doing this--it really pulls everything together visually.

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ID:	107712 here you see where i'm putting the all in one progressive dynamics fuse panel/electrical box which serves for both "shore power", all the 12 volt needs, and maintaining the battery.

next month I hope to have the plumbing finallized. cheers--and thanks for all of your input! ted
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:48 AM   #73
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Wow !
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:47 AM   #74
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Finish work is looking great, keep it up!

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Old 07-29-2010, 08:45 AM   #75
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Ted,
This looks fantastic! Wanna work on mine?
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:59 PM   #76
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I'm in love! Gorgeous! The aluminum trim is a great addition. I agree...it ties it all together.

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Old 07-30-2010, 10:06 PM   #77
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thanks for the responses above. tell me what you think for my cabinet hardware. my favorite so far are the gilmore pulls and utility latches in satin nickel from restoration hardware's website. I like the vintage look and i think that the gilmore style may work better as the bubble bungalo (woody trailer) is an artisan/craftsman design and not a 50's "boomerang diner" look. i want to keep with the brushed nickle/aluminum rather than going pure mission which would include darker accents.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:18 AM   #78
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thanks for the responses above. tell me what you think for my cabinet hardware. my favorite so far are the gilmore pulls and utility latches in satin nickel from restoration hardware's website. I like the vintage look and i think that the gilmore style may work better as the bubble bungalo (woody trailer) is an artisan/craftsman design and not a 50's "boomerang diner" look. i want to keep with the brushed nickle/aluminum rather than going pure mission which would include darker accents.

I agree. Considering the design of your almost finished project, I think that's an excellent choice - best of the available group.
Thanks for posting your project.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:10 AM   #79
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I agree with Lisa about the aluminum trim. NICE! Where did you get the trim?
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:39 PM   #80
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the trim is from vintagetrailersupply.com I ordered the satin finish versus the polished aluminunm to keep with a more vintage brushed nickle look versus the "bling" of the polished chrome look. either are cool but the satin is like the original. I found the aluminum very high qaulity which bends very easily and it's predrilled. you have to order a shipping tube--but i do not know where else this stuff is available. shipping wasn't brutal when ordering with a large order. be sure to order an exrtra piece for future repairs. it's worth the cost for sure.
"buy nice not twice" is one of my ideals! cheers
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:44 AM   #81
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I want to see that KOA Goodall inside, up against your paneling. I am drooling at them both. (not on them)
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:52 AM   #82
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I found a couple hours free tonight to make a backsplash for the sink cabinet. I used the same "gilded glaze" formica and edged banded it with my last piece of aluminum trim. i demo'd several different radius's and ended up with this for the final profile. cheers
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:16 AM   #83
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I am inspired by your endeavor. What model Norcold fridge did you use? Or maybe a better question would be was the original installed when you found her? I am kind of a purist and would love to find an original to install. I need one for a '57 Bubble I bought today.

Does this look right?
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:40 AM   #84
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fridge question

mine is the norcold n260 (electric/propane/12 v)N260

It was not installed when i bought the trailer as the trailer was stripped inside. It was sitting in the pile of parts. I dusted it off and discovered that it was brand new and never installed with the screws and manual still sealed in plastic. I think it is a good size for the bubble. the larger ones may look out of place in such a small trailer. I don't see that vintagetrailersupply carries this model--but they carry one with a freezer. It's still on norcold's website so they still must produce it. Adventurerv.net has better prices on appliances from my research. I will buy my catalytic heater from them as it's $80 cheaper than most suppliers.

Nice to hear you have a bubble--that's cool. it must be the one i saw on craigslist right? have fun with that and send me a link to it if you start a thread. private message me with some more info on it--i'd love to hear about it. cheers--ted
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