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Old 02-26-2002, 09:23 PM   #1
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Interior improvements

I am always looking to improve the living space in my mh, without disturbing the original layout.
The twin beds in my rear bath model are a big unused space during the day.
I came up with this setup that only takes a minute
to convert back to a bed.
The mattress will consist of 3 foam cushions, 1x48" and 2x14".
The 2 14" cushions are stacked upright against the window, creating a nice sitting area with a TV above the other twin bed.
My Laptop also fits on the table under the cabinet.
The bedding can be stored under the table. Once I get the cushions covered, I will post the final result.
I would be very interested to see improvement others have made to their MH.


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Peter,

Did you install the Pergo in your coach?

I want to install wood floor from stem to stern but I am wondering how to address the large rivets that hold the floor to the frame. They are actually higher than the surrounding plywood.

I am concerned that the floating floor pad will not be enough of a lift.

Any suggestions.

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P.S. I will try to post pictures of my kitchen redo tonight.

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Old 03-11-2002, 04:35 PM   #3
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Brett,
Yes, I did the pergo in the kitchen area.
My floor was fastened with flat head philips screws. But in some places my floor was too uneven
for pergo. I used automotive bondo to float out the worse spots. Worked great, you just have to be fast.
You could grind down your rivets to floor level or countersink new screws and drill the rivets out.
The only problem I could imagine with doing your entire coach with pergo, is water. If you ever get a bad water leak, you would have to replace the entire floor, since its glued. Carpet also does dampen noise.
Check out how I did the transition from pergo to carpet.
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The floor looks GREAT!

I was actually looking at an engineered wood product that has a 1/8 veneer of real wood on the surface with a plywood type base. the planks lock together without glue.


Drum roll please!


Pictures of the kitchen countertop and cabinet!!!

The sink and cooktop are on order.
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Old 03-11-2002, 05:57 PM   #5
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nice job with the countertop!
Looks like, you have the twin bed/rear bath in your coach?
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I wish!!!

I was looking for a rear twin first, center twin second and a side double last.

You guessed it I ended up with a side double. I will say this though do I have storage!

Across the aisle for the bed is a 6 drawer dresser and 2 full length closets as well as a full length closet in the bathroom.

We had the rear bath setup in our 74 24 foot TT with this closet setup and we liked it.

My wife wanted the rear twins or a double/queen but it seems that there were not that many made in the vintage I could afford.

So now I have something to upgrade to in the future.
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Old 03-19-2002, 08:50 PM   #7
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Kitchen update!!

Today I recieved the sink I ordered, and installed it along with the new faucet. What an update!
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Sink and faucet look really nice!
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Old 03-19-2002, 09:16 PM   #9
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Yes, Brett, turned out real nice!
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Thanks! Now all I have to do is make the third trip to the hardware store to finish the job. All plumbing takes 3 trips. Need two fittings to hook up the water

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Old 03-21-2002, 07:48 PM   #11
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Final product of my curb side twin bed conversion.
Except Catstream wants to make curtains with the elephant material.
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Looks great!!

I think it looks good with the leafy drapes.


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I think your finished project looks great! I am finishing the curtains for our MH this weekend. I wish our curtains matched the upholstery fabric, but we decided not to re-upholster this year. I certainly understand Catstream's desire for matching curtains...even though it already looks very nice and has a great jungle theme.
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Old 03-22-2002, 04:26 PM   #14
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Thank you for your reply, Edie.
Right after I posted the new picture, Catstream and I decided that the curtains look good and that we are going to use the rest of the elephants for a bedspread to cover the other twin.
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Alan's seat cover

Alan,

I was looking over the picture you posted on how to hold down the TV and noticed your nice custom drivers seat cover. Do you have front curtains? I could not see them in the picture?

Just wondering if Airstream tried to reduce costs and not install front drapes.
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We had that beige drape in the front on a track- it was worn out and thin- we bought a new one, then took it back and got that solar screen silver bubble stuff. It fits tight and blocks the light way better than the curtain did. We then bought a roll of it for 15 dollars...and made the side window inserts for the front. Looks really slick from outside as the windows are all silver when covered, and the sunlight is blocked very effectively. Total cost was 28.00 , the curtain was 125, and would have needed the airstream hanger sewed into it.
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Window covering

What is the name of that "silver stuff"? We had some covering made for the windows out of a black with tiny holes in it you could see out but it blocked the incoming sun a bit. They couldn't do the rounded back windows. It is if a soft plastic that when slightly dampened it just clings on. Kinda of a pain to do the front sides are ok and we have really only used it if we are staying for some time as it is put on the outside.
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And where did you get the "Silver Stuff"?

Edie has made new drapes for the coach, including the front, keeping the heat out is as important as having a comfortable, quiet interior.
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HERE IS THE AD FROM CAMPING WORLD. We bought the fitted front shade first, then got a 100x36" roll to cut for the sides. Also fitted a peice for the door window, which had a really ugly pull down shade. Now we look so much more hi-tech. The stuff is actually a foam liner with silver Bubbled material on the outside, when we cut the roll we used silver duct repair tape to seal the edges. The fron piece was pre cut and needed no taping. For the entry door I use small velcro tabs to hold it on.

RV Reflector Shade for Class A motorhomes - 36" x 100"
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Shield your RV's dash and seats from damaging sunlight with the AxiusTM Auto-ShadeTM. Reflect damaging UV rays and keep temperatures down inside your RV with this 36" H x 100" W insulated shade. Place Auto-ShadeTM against windshield and fold down sun visors to hold in place. Folds compactly accordion-style to only 36" L x 10" W x 1" D for storage.RV Reflector Shade for Class A motorhomes - 36" x 100"
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