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Old 03-28-2012, 10:16 AM   #361
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Yes, in retrospect, I would agree, Kevin. Cal-e-four-knee-ah it is!
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:16 AM   #362
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Oh and here is my finished custom patch, enjoy!
Where are the Channel Islands?

Just kidding, lookin really good!
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Seriously? You guys dont see California?!?!
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:18 AM   #364
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I do! It looks great!
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:42 PM   #365
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He's a Canadian, he has a valid excuse...
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:09 PM   #366
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He's a Canadian, he has a valid excuse...
HEY wait a minute I saw it as California. All you need to do is shake the screen to simulate the earthquakes.
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Ha ha you guys are clowns! Don't be jealous of Cali!
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:45 AM   #368
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I feel like I am on a never ending tread mill. I have to jump back and forth between jobs depending on time weather and $$$. So I dont get the job done on to the next feeling. I have to keep bouncing around, then all of a sudden 10 tasks get wrapped. Im crazy.
I was going to mock up a electrical diagram and measure the inside of the trailer to get a sense of scale. Then I will make some cardboard mock up cabinets. There are a few threads I stalk and Toastie is one for sure. If any one has any advise on wiring/electrical I'm all ears.
All the little crap just seems to multiple some days!!! Time and$$$ just evaporate whenever I get close to the cruiserI ended up with a couple of outlets that could have been placed a little different because as I built things the design kept changing. Now that everything is built I am glad the changes have stopped. Now it is my wife's turn, curtains, cushions, decorating.
I Just had a buddy email me this morning about another airstream in the north woods of Wisconsin, I could be starting all over again??
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All the little crap just seems to multiple some days!!! Time and$$$ just evaporate whenever I get close to the cruiserI ended up with a couple of outlets that could have been placed a little different because as I built things the design kept changing. Now that everything is built I am glad the changes have stopped. Now it is my wife's turn, curtains, cushions, decorating.
I Just had a buddy email me this morning about another airstream in the north woods of Wisconsin, I could be starting all over again??
Yes it does! I am going to wrap up a few job that I have the parts for and take a small break. I need to take a step back and get some prospective before I jump into layout, electrical/wiring, plumbing etc. I'm a little burnt plus I need to save a little more $$$. My wife is also in charge of decor. I feel it is best to let her step in and be able to take a more active role. She has a keen eye and I trust her choices. Being that we are both stylists/ colorists too many opinions could get ugly. I am going to take a more Buddhist approach for the health of our relationship.
Good luck on the trailer if you do it. You are a glutton for punishment.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:48 AM   #370
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wiow looking good, can't wait to get mine to that stage, have you finalised your layout yet?
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:52 PM   #371
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wiow looking good, can't wait to get mine to that stage, have you finalised your layout yet?
Thanks! I haven't finalized the lay out but I'm pretty sure I am going with a rear bed mid bath lay out.
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I just got done sealing seams and windows with Parbond. Also got the light lenses buck riveted and sealed. I installed back up lights as well. Enjoy!
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Nice improvement on the lights! I like the back up lights, should have done that on ours, maybe next time!
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Nice improvement on the lights! I like the back up lights, should have done that on ours, maybe next time!
Thanks tinman the light lenses came out ok. I am definatly not a bondo guy. The lights look pretty good I still have to test them though. Got em all installed (markers, brake/turn back up and licence plate). Sealed all the seams with parbond but I still have a leak under the rear access door arrrrggg!!! Hope to find it its mekeing me nuts!
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #375
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I have been playing around with a design program (thanks to loyer57) and I have come up with a tentative layout. Now mind you it is a rough draft and I just started to play with the program so don't judge me, I'm tender...
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #376
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I have been playing around with a design program (thanks to loyer57) and I have come up with a tentative layout. Now mind you it is a rough draft and I just started to play with the program so don't judge me, I'm tender...
Wow. Nice big bedroom. What size is that bed?

How does the bathroom area work-- do the doors close along both the "hallway" and across the toilet/shower door jambs, or one or the other? Any particular reason you chose no pocket doors?

Really nice draft though. I'm jealous of all that counter space.
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I really like that layout also, that is what we were trying for in our Cruiser. The only part I couldn't make work was the separated bath because the 50's trailer were narrower and the center got to crouded, so I changed back to the original wet bath that Wally designed in it. We ended up with an L-shaped benches in front and a chair on the third side by the door for my design consultant who pays the bills for my aluminum sickness. The corner cabinets in the back are kind of fun to make!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:59 PM   #378
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Wow, 30 ft is really big!! Just a thought... where are the wheel wells? Will the toilet be easier to plumb to the tank if the sink and toilet area are swapped? I'm thinking the toilet is over the wheels and the sink is not?

Lots of counter space.. maybe the curbside section should be a martini bar?
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #379
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Maybe unwanted opinion here but I'm not fond of the dueling doors on the floor plan you show, over time it looks like a good place for nicked knuckles, barefoot arch & knee scrapes and general cussedness in a 27"~ inch aisle. I see it makes the best sense for designing and building it, but two people trying to hustle getting ready would likely be playing door wars too. No chance the shower door could face rearward?

I like the sliding door on the rear bath 1972 - I'm pretty sure I will incorporate a pocket door to separate bath & sleeping areas from the rest of the trailer. And a nicer shower area is probably the #1 priority for us as far as livability goes, it may be a dinky door that follows the shell curve but the pan itself will have some room.
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@ Peter and Wabbiteer the doors are just preliminary. I will probably do pocket doors but I need to get final dimensions. As I said before very rough draft. The bed will probably be a queen size, and yes alot of counter space. All opinions are always welcome.
@Tinman my trailer is not that wide either so they will be small bathrooms.
@ Marc The wheel wells are between the middle two windows. The toilet is on the curb side so I can have the toilet drop into the deep side of the tank below. The shower needs to be curb side to tie into all the plumbing that is on that side along with the drains and vents. Yes 30' is alot of area inside and out. twice the amount of work as most peoples trailers
Im not sure about martinis but it does sort of look like a keg, maybe a tap in the trunk?
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