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Old 09-25-2012, 09:03 AM   #241
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When I use the stove, it is difficult to see exactly what is happening when there is only the light directly above the sink. The stove fan and exhaust grill is right above the stove but I would like to somehow add a light if possible that shines directly over the stove. Has anyone done this and how?
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I bought a twin light low profile for over the stove but it will be too big. Would a LED strip work around the backside of the overhead fan molding? Any suggestions that might be better?
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:26 PM   #242
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Slowly but surely

Here are a few pictures of our slow but steady progress towards completion of the renovation of the Albatross. The first one is the brace for the table and you can see the completed dinette, second is the back splash behind the stove, third is the kitchen curtains, and the last shows the pocket door headed towards the bathroom. You can see one finished quilt on the left bed; the other one is still in pieces in my sewing room.

I just finished the last curtains tonight in the bathroom and we are heading out for camping pretty soon. Maybe our last adventure for this year.

We hope to get the end cap interiors done yet this fall but all depends upon getting to them with everything else going on. I am also itching to start on the Pacer....trying to finish one trailer before starting another. This one is getting close and if feels good
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:51 PM   #243
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Pocket door, bathroom end cap, and cabinet

Here are some photos of DH's latest progress on the Albatross since the last time I posted. Forgive the messy beds; we are trying to get it ready to winterize and put away for the season.

He has the trim work to finish in the bathroom, a cabinet to build in the living room, and the end cap in the front as well. I am hoping he can finish this up so we can start on the Pacer. She is waiting for us.....
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:57 AM   #244
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That looks very nice Sandy. Great work you two have put into the Albatross! Don't winterize. Come down here where it is warm for the winter!
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:57 AM   #245
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That looks very nice Sandy. Great work you two have put into the Albatross! Don't winterize. Come down here where it is warm for the winter!
Don't tempt me. This time of year I start thinking going south for the next six months but then the to miss the snow and ice but the commute to work would be really tough.

Thanks for the praise; DH is still working away to try to finish it up before we park it back in the winter spot and hopefully get the Pacer inside the Rookery to start demolition.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:54 AM   #246
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Looking really nice! The tone makes everything seem so soothing in there. How do you guys get anything done on it? I feel like I would be too relaxed to move
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:11 AM   #247
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Looking really nice! The tone makes everything seem so soothing in there. How do you guys get anything done on it? I feel like I would be too relaxed to move
Thanks for the compliments. We have managed to go out camping almost every weekend since we first took it out at the end of July. It is really nice to have the room and be able to accommodate everyone for meals or just hanging out. It is a very comfortable camper especially knowing the only parts we didn't replace were the skins, step, hitch, bumper, roof lockers, and the kitchen sink. It should be good for the next 30 years at least.

He just installed two LED puck lights under the bathroom cabinet so now we don't have to use the flashlight at night. Once he gets a mirror put up in there, he should be done with that area except for the trim work around the tub.

He is still deciding how he wants to build the cabinet between the dinette and the fridge. We need to have room for our two dogs in their kennels so that makes the choices a little slimmer. He also has the front end cap interior to finish and he is mulling over possibilities at this point. Lots of ways to do it but not sure which is best over the long run.

He moved the Albatross back last week into the Rookery to finish the last of the work. I am asking that he move that one out as soon as it is done so we can move the Pacer in but he is balking. I think this two year plus AS project has him thinking of other things to do for awhile. He just got a temporary shelter yesterday to put up so he can protect his boats so maybe once that is done he will be ready for the Pacer.

Strange thing is that I still am on the lookout for another trailer....a 1957 if I can find it. This aluminum disease must be fatal but what a way to go.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #248
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Something for Melissa

I am trying to locate a picture of the work done on the rear of the Albatross where DH puts in an L shaped piece of aluminum belly skin under the rear outer skin to prevent water from being able to get back to the plywood and into the trailer.

I could only find these two after trying to take a current picture this morning. It is absolutely not seen at this stage of the trailer. You would never know it is there unless you deconstruct the trailer.

The L shaped piece of aluminum is just flat at first, then slide up between outer skin and the plywood. Let the bottom hang down like the pictures. He used a lot of Vulkem all the way around so he tried to make it seal. He bent the bottom edge once he got it in place. It diverts the water into the rear bumper.

Now is when I wished I had bothered to take more pictures. A person never knows when you are going to go back and say "I wonder how I did that?" in the future.
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Hey Sandy,
Thanks for going to so much trouble to find these pics! They definitely help. And I love what you have done with the interiors, especially the dinette leg. It's the little touches that really make them special. Wish us luck and I will keep posting photos.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:17 PM   #250
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Big score for the Albatross!!

I found four cane backed Leg -o -matic chairs locally and bought them all tonight. I am so pleased I found them and that they are in really good shape. The people have had them since they couldn't remember when and didn't know their connection to Airstreams until I told them. I am going to clean them up and get them ready for use this summer. I think it is going to be my Christmas present to myself and they sure beat fruitcake
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #251
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Pictures of my new Legomatic chairs

Here is a picture of my latest score for the Albatross and Lucy helping me put my quilt together for my bed in the AS. Click image for larger version

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You done yet? Our Pacer's getting lonely. Of course, I probably shouldnt be speaking since ours is stuck in a perpetual state of 90% completion.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #253
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Good to hear from you!

Peter,
Glad to see you are still around on the Forums. We have taken a break on the Albatross...I think DH got burned out on steady work on her for the last couple of years. He is currently building furniture and has a rather long list from family on other items to build for them.

Meanwhile I have been bugging him to get the Albatross finished so we can start on the Pacer. Oldest daughter and her husband want us to finish the 66 Safari for them as she said "Our tent camping days are over." They were with us this summer at Lake Superior when the rains came and the lightening. Guess two little kids and two adults packed in a small tent during a storm wasn't that much fun. So now he is thinking he should tear into that one first and get it done so they can take it.

Hopefully we will get back on track as we have committed to a month long trip from here to Washington/Oregon in July with the Albatross. Our son will still be home so he can watch the place and take care of the dogs while we are gone. I am so looking forward to a leisurely trip out and back with no deadlines and timetables. We just need to get the Albatross done!

How is your progress on the last 10% going?
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #255
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That Lucy can do just about anything...she has been known to escape confinement and take off with entire turkeys, bags of buns, and pies. I like to keep her where I can see her! Plus she runs a fine line while sewing.
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That Lucy can do just about anything...she has been known to escape confinement and take off with entire turkeys, bags of buns, and pies. I like to keep her where I can see her! Plus she runs a fine line while sewing.
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Sounds like a keeper.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:37 PM   #257
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This works miracles!

Must have been telling DH that I was posting that we weren't making any progress on the trailer that spurred him to action. He is out working on the front interior end cap as we speak. He has a couple of different ideas on it and it may involve me doing some additional sewing. That's okay though...I plan to go camping as soon as the weather turns nice here and I will take any progress towards that end that I can.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #258
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Tub support question

Much to our dismay we discovered that there should probably have been more support under the shelf/seating area of the tub that we redid and re-installed. By the time we figured that out, the tub was all back in. Our question is, was there ever any built in support underneath the area that looks like a seating area in the tub? If so, what was it like? Or, did anyone figure out how to make it better with their own design?

We didn't find anything besides a piece of plywood glued underneath that seating area when we took it apart and didn't do anything but replace that wood before we re-installed. Now we realize we should have built up a support from the floor up because we are pretty sure some kid may stand up there or someone else will think they can safely sit there during a shower and it will cave in on them.

Has anyone else either found something different as a support under that area or retrofitted it before re-installation that makes it much more sturdy? DH has decided the only way to fix it is to take the closet apart and come back at it from the end. I was hoping we could soon be finished rather than demolition but will wait for some advice or direction first from anyone on the Forums that has some ideas. Thanks.
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Hey Sandy,

Just wanted to let you know that I implemented your flashing detail on the rear-end of our trailer, it is working great. Thanks so much!
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Just wanted to let you know that I implemented your flashing detail on the rear-end of our trailer, it is working great. Thanks so much!
It is always nice to pass on tips that we got from the Forums to other people. I don't know if we would have been able to do a tenth of what we have done if it weren't for the Forum help we have gotten. Everyone contributes and everyone gains. I never hesitate to ask questions and I get lots of great answers. Good luck as you move forward.
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