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Old 07-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #81
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Hi, nice job. No wonder I haven't heard from you for a while, you've been busy.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #82
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Good job. Did you use Colgate or Crest? Seriously, You'll be glad you pulled it and did the floor repair correctly. Now you can just reset it and not worry about trimming any floor material around it and you're sure the floor is sound underneath it.

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #83
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So the damn floor is finally done, including caulking and trim. Whew! Not too shabby, eh?
I have the same mix of emotions when I finish a big job—pride and I'm sick of the whole thing. I've been working on leaks and am sick of them and will feel really good when I get it solved.

Floor looks good. Is that rubber molding you used? I used some to get around a round corner and wood quarter round elsewhere. Perhaps the plastic quarter round reflects light differently and that's why it didn't look right—I prefer the wood version.

That toilet will be so pretty, you won't want to use it.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:28 AM   #84
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A few little things-- I find it amazing that even with as much time as I've spent poking and prodding and cleaning nooks and crannies, there are things I keep finding that I hadn't noticed. Exhibit A: one thing you don't want to be original to your trailer, the smoke detector. It's an impressively well made and heavy detector, but here I think I'll take survival over aesthetics (such difficult choices one must make...)

My stepdad had a bottle of Back to Black in his shop, so I gave it a whirl on my battery boxes, which are very faded and dry looking. The results were impressive for about three hours, and then they looked about the same again. Not sure if I just need to apply many many layers, or if it's a lost cause. Anyone have experience spray painting these? Of course I'd like to get new ones but my trailer budget is getting tight, and that's kinda low on the priority list.

Finally getting going on the sewing part of the renovation, this striated gold will be the curtains in the front that wrap all the way around. I think I'll end up making two pairs of curtains, these for spring/summer, as they let in a lot of light and compress to take up very little space when open, and a lined & interlined set for winter. But one thing at a time, right?
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:25 PM   #85
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There are some around here who sew. Paula, Foiled Again, for one. I know I've looked at at least one thread on curtains.

Back-to-Black is okay. I'd have cleaned the boxes with a solvent and painted them with KRYLON Fuzion . . that stuff is tough. Those are just ordinary marine boxes, not what the trailer came with. See other SS threads for originals and upgrades.

I was just thinking, as the thread scrolled on my slow connection that, by now time has slowed and CarrieSue is seeing new things. Ha!, nailed it . . the enjoyable part it is underway (though as Gene mentions, with mixed emotions, huh?).
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #86
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I know how it goes...

I know naive newbies get a reputation for disappearing around here -- it's true I've had a formidable absence but the dream lives on!

I am indeed now living with my daughter in my SilverStreak M-F, down in Silverton. Did everything that needed to get done actually get done before the school year started? Heck no. But that has not daunted us one bit. Who really needs hot water, like, all the time? Actually that one's been mostly solved, by an ingenious fella with a new thermocouple.

I'm in the midst of sorting last minute details for a field trip with two of my classes up to the Portland Art Museum tomorrow, but I just had to check in and let you know I'm still kicking, requisite Jack & Coke in hand...
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:44 AM   #87
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It looks like Dr. McCoy is keeping you good company.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:39 PM   #88
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So her haircut covers the Vulcan ear points?

Good to hear from you, CS. They're bigger than they appear. But the pictures appear "warm". That counts most, IMO.
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You guys still looking for a vintage silver streak trailer?
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:12 PM   #90
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You might post up a new thread if you know of one for sale. I don't use Facebook, but there is an SS page I'm told. Go there, too.


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