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Old 02-05-2011, 03:28 PM   #161
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Today I installed two of the new panels, on the right in the photo. I used the old panels as templates to cut out the new cabinet grade 1/4" birch plywood. As you can see in the photo, the panel on the left is the last of the old "photo wood plywood panels." I plan to remove tomorrow so I can cut out the new panel for that side. So, what do you all think folks?

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He Rex your panels look great! Where did you get the aluminum channels to attach the wall panels to the sides? thanks (1st post by the way)
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:24 PM   #162
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Looks like you are about ready to hit the road. That diamond plate really looks good.

Hope you have a good, safe weekend trip.
Hey Driftless...we had a great trip to Feather Falls Casino. I won just enought money on the Poker table to pay for the my beer, our meals at the casino, the KOA site, and fuel costs.

The Superbowl game was fun to watch with all the Green Bay Packer fans there rooting for Aaron Rodgers, (the home town boy). Plus, we only had 7 people playing poker, and every time there was a score during the game, the pit boss would draw a name from the 7 on the table. If your name was drawn, you would get to spin the wheel for $25 to $100 in poker chips. My name was drawn once and I won $25....so our first trip in the Old Girl was lots of fun! Photos of the new Queen bed, new TV, and the Bunny.

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:50 PM   #163
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He Rex your panels look great! Where did you get the aluminum channels to attach the wall panels to the sides? thanks (1st post by the way)

Welcome to the forum Mr. Nuke.... The channel you see in the photos is the original aluminum channel from the old panels.... If you'er going to re-use your aluminum channel, make sure you install it first then install the new panels. I found that was the best way to get a nice tight fit.

More photos from our first camping trip, since we started our remodel. The Bunny got me an Airstream coffee cup. Speedy, Jacky, and I having breakfast at our campsite. And a nice shot of the Old Girl....

PS we are still seeing temps in the mid 70's during the day...




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Old 02-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #164
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Got home today, and the first thing that I had to do, was replace the electric trailer jack! The plastic gears stripped out. The local RV store wants $300 for a new electric... and $37 for a hand crank jack. Guess which one I purchased.


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Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought those gears were still available. Did you look around for them?
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:05 PM   #166
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought those gears were still available. Did you look around for them?

Thanks for the lead, I will check on that. Is that thru one of the Airstream Vintage RV stores/shops or Inland RV?

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Trex, nice pics. Everything looks really nice!! Including your weather which appears very nice from my vantage point here in the snowbelt.

Nothing like a a contribution toward your weekend by fellow poker players, is there? Glad the Pack won and can't say enough about the way Rodgers has handled himself. I'm sure the people in your area are very proud.

I'm think I've seen those nylon gears on Inland's web site.
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Rex,
Noth'n like some good hand crank'n. Forget those plastic gears- keep it simple!
Looks like you guys had a nice weekend, enjoying the weather? we're looking at -20 Tues morning! Yikes!
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:22 PM   #169
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Trex, nice pics. Everything looks really nice!! Including your weather which appears very nice from my vantage point here in the snowbelt.

Nothing like a a contribution toward your weekend by fellow poker players, is there? Glad the Pack won and can't say enough about the way Rodgers has handled himself. I'm sure the people in your area are very proud.

I'm think I've seen those nylon gears on Inland's web site.

The people of Northern California feel like they are a part of the greater Green Bay area...only its alot warmer here.

As you may know your odds of winning at poker are 7 to 1 or the number of folks playing at the table. So, I was lucky to win anything, but the odds in the poker room are better than playing the shots!

The Bunny didn't fair as well as I did, but I think she still had a great time. The photos are of the Bunny standing in the same spot in the Old Girl....before the remodel and after.

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Old 02-08-2011, 12:01 AM   #170
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Noth'n like some good hand crank'n. Forget those plastic gears- keep it simple!
Looks like you guys had a nice weekend, enjoying the weather? we're looking at -20 Tues morning! Yikes!
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I like the price of the hand crank...my last trailer had a hand crank, so its not a big deal to me.

Its once in a lifetime that a small town like Chico has someone like Aaron Rodgers grow up there and go on to be one of the best QB's in the NFL and win the Superbowl! So, Feather Falls Casino was packed for the big game.

This false spring has gone on much longer than most years. We are now 2" below the average rain fall. Just a month ago we were 1" over the average. I love this weather, but we need the rain to fill Shasta Lake, Trinity Lake, and Lake Oroville.




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Today I built the backrest and top-plate for the sofa out of 3/4 plywood. I was glad that I kept the original top plate to use as a template.

The Bunny ordered 17 yards of fabric this morning from Tommy Bahama. I think the color she ordered is khaki. The plan is to upholster the backrest, the foam armrests, and the foam seat. Plus, two large pillows for the backrest.

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Old 02-09-2011, 12:04 PM   #172
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Going to Auburn Hardwoods company today to pickup more Red Birch. Hopefully they got there shipment in, Last week they were out. I buy it with one finished edge and cut to 1 1/2" sticks, 10 feet long.

I need to build doors for the kitchen cabinets, and a face plate for the food cabinet next to fridge.

Just called them...the birch is in and I will need to pick thru it to find red birch boards.
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Made it to Auburn Hardwoods and picked out 4 Red Birch boards, out the White Birch unit of lumber....big diff. in price between Red and White birch! 1/2 the price for white, so if you can find red boards in the white uint, one can save some money. Today I saved myself approx. $60 bucks.

Cut foam and used an old blanket to see what the sofa would look like with fabric cushions covering the queen hid-da-bed. That $12 electric carving knife from Wal-Mar works pretty good for cutting foam.

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The Bunny had two pillows made with leftover curtain fabric...

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Old 02-09-2011, 08:35 PM   #175
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Nice work! Just wondering where the red birch is going?
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Nice work! Just wondering where the red birch is going?
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The framework below the sofa is red birch (RB), and the face frame on the kitchen cabinets is also RB. I plan to use the new stuff to build the door frames for the kitchen cabinets, (with seagrass inserts). I also plan to use RB to build the overhead, (not-yet-built), cabinets above the kitchen countertop. Plus the pantry next to the fridge will be framed with RB. I may also use as trim for the diner seating, (also not-yet-built), on the crub side of the Old Girl.

Why...do you have any ideas?
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No... I was just wondering if red birch is what you used before.. It does have a nice warm color in the places you used it. Just a comment.. I like how open the trailer looks without the overheads,,, made me think of getting rid of mine when I remodel the Argosy in the future.
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No... I was just wondering if red birch is what you used before.. It does have a nice warm color in the places you used it. Just a comment.. I like how open the trailer looks without the overheads,,, made me think of getting rid of mine when I remodel the Argosy in the future.

You're so right on the open feel with the overheads gone. But its also the panels that make it feel closed in, so I didn't put back two of the middle panels in the Old Girl. The old kitchen countertop was 5' long...it's now 9 1/2' long. The pantry is going back in, but the full panel and the overhead storage will not. The panel on that side will be the same height as the fridge. And with the diner seating w/table going in on the crub side.... I think it will still have that open feel, but meet our storage needs.

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Today Captain Kirk and I went on a "putt"....as he would say. It had been many months since The Captain and I got on the Harley's for a ride.

Got to Kirk's house around 1030 am, it was nice to see he had the cover off his pool (looking good). From Kirk's house we went to the Logging Conference at the Redding convention Center. Had lunch there, then rode out to "Stop-Rock"....the locals call it stop rock because if you run off the road this "ROCK" will stop you from gping into Clear Creek and drowning!

After a short break we drove back to E.Frank and Company, (down town French Gulch), for a cold beer. Before the sun went down we returned to Redding and then home.

It was good for me to "Step away" from the project for the day.

Photos posted are the following; Kirk's pool; brids of prey show at the Sierra-Cascade logging conference; "Stop-Rock" in French Gulch; and the E.Frank Conpany in French Gulch.

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