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    DIY 4" lift kit.

    Can you tell me what is the bolt holes spacing are ?
    I am planning to do the same thing.

    Thanks
    Dave
    Posted 02-12-2015 at 07:02 PM by Dave.K Dave.K is offline
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    Project #3 - Convert twins to Mega King

    I recently did about the same thing, I filled in the center void with 1/4 in ply - bridged the opening with 1x 1 1/2 slats notched into each side... I took the center table, split it and cut the curves to fit each upper corner like night stand tables... I took the single mattresses and slid them together ( fastened some one by on each side to keep them from shifting apart, topped it with a 2 1/2 in king featherbed topper and it is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on (and I have a temperpedic in the house). We filled in the voids on each side with body pillows and shazam one heck of a bedroom! She is in getting new breaks and such or I would enclose pictures - If any one wants more info on this project just give a shout...JV
    Posted 07-15-2013 at 08:04 PM by BigPineJandK BigPineJandK is offline
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    Project #3 - Convert twins to Mega King

    There's a material available that looks a bit like a basement waterproofing liner. It raises the mattress slightly, allowing for adequate airflow.
    Posted 07-14-2013 at 08:25 AM by andreasduess andreasduess is offline
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    Project #6 - LED accent lighting

    OK. I have all the connections done. New stereo, new speakers, new re-purposed home theater sub woofer.

    And a light show!! My 5yr old daughter loves it, I love it, and my brother-in-law thinks it's cool. The wives are not impressed.

    Click link for light show and my dumb commentary. -->>Airstream accent lighting RBG LED music controller - YouTube


    -Kevin
    Posted 05-15-2013 at 02:59 PM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
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    Project #6 - LED accent lighting

    More pics and troubleshooting

    I decided to make each light box it's own plug-in type of appliance. In case I wanted to change things around I don't want the whole thing all wired together in one big mess. I found out the hard way that not all the connectors' color maps are the same. You'd think Red wire would go to red circuit. I don't think there's a standard "pin code". The strips are +GRB, the 4-pin connectors are +RGB, and the power supply is +BRG. So you have to pick one, and then test each connector to make sure you have them right.

    Next: The power supply I bought was 60w. I thought that would be plenty since LEDs use so little power, right? Well, each 16ft. roll is 37watts, and I used just a hair over 2 rolls, which is well over 60watts.

    I ordered even more stuff that I'm waiting on to be delivered on Monday, but I found a $10 Signal Amplifier, which is cool. I'll just unplug some of the strips until it arrives.

    Should be all done and wired up next week.

    My next post should be a killer light show!

    -Kevin





    Posted 05-02-2013 at 11:48 AM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
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    Project #5 - The J-Lounge

    LED lights teaser

    Got my LEDs in the mail last night and tested them out in the Aristream on 12v power. I just laid out the 16ft string and I'm testing out how the music sensor reacts to the music.
    I think it all works, and now I need to secure the lights. They're going to go near the ceiling, and under the bench in the cut-out windows.
    -Kevin
    Airstream LED light magic teaser - YouTube
    Posted 04-19-2013 at 03:19 PM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
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    Project #5 - The J-Lounge

    On final approach. Pattern set.

    Spent 4 hours last night cutting the plywood for the bench top. Then another hour scratching my head with the seat cushions. Took some cushions from our couch in the house to test out the fit. Might have to go with 5" thick foam instead of 6.

    It's a real puzzle to figure out how to use the seat backs to fill the hole in the middle when this area does it's "Go-Go-Gadget Bed" transformation. But I think I have it worked out.

    Dropped the patterns off at the upholsterer this morning. Probably going to be 3 weeks before we have the finished product. That will give me some time to work on the special secret accent lighting project I have in mind.

    -Kevin

    Posted 04-10-2013 at 03:19 PM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
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    Project #5 - The J-Lounge

    The idea is that the whole thing will lift to access the large storage area underneath.


    -Kevin
    Posted 04-08-2013 at 07:10 PM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
    Updated 04-08-2013 at 07:13 PM by outofcontrol
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    Project #5 - The J-Lounge

    Got some more accomplished this weekend on the "J-Lounge".





    I really hope these drawer sliders are strong enough to support 14" of overhanging bed.

    Posted 04-08-2013 at 07:10 PM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
    Updated 04-08-2013 at 07:12 PM by outofcontrol (smaller pics)
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    Posted 03-29-2013 at 02:37 AM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
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    Project #5 - The J-Lounge

    Started on the lounge.

    Picked up some cabinetry quality hardwood plywood today and some bits for my dad's router that he's never used in 30 years.

    I started out by marking out on the floor where I want the J-Lounge to be. Then I ripped the plywood into 14 inch wide pieces and setup the general layout. I think it's going to work.



    I measured out some of the accent windows and spent a lot of time figuring out what the dimensions of these bench windows are going to be. The radius of the corners is 5"... and I used a 5" orbital sander pad to draw the corners.

    First with the saw and the jig saw.



    Then finished it up with the router. I think I'm going to be using this a lot on the trailer remodel!



    Notice the inspiration for the shape of the holes?


    That's all I got done. Took forever. I'm going to do the one by the door over. It has to match the curve of the body next to the door. Oh well, maybe this weekend.
    Posted 03-29-2013 at 02:36 AM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
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    Project #3 - Convert twins to Mega King

    I'm sure that wouldn't hurt at all.

    Big 2" holes? or a bunch of 1/2" holes? I suppose either would work.

    Interesting that the original twin mattresses sit on thin plywood from the factory.

    Thanks for the comment.
    -Kevin
    Posted 03-25-2013 at 10:17 AM by outofcontrol outofcontrol is offline
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    Project #3 - Convert twins to Mega King

    nice work. you might consider drilling some holes in the plywood to let the mattress air. there are a number of threads on here re: mold and mildew growing under mattresses that are on top of solid plywood. i think the one thread OP put in slats instead.
    Posted 03-22-2013 at 02:52 PM by
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