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Old 05-26-2020, 12:54 AM   #21
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In Arizona on Dish it's the episode called Town & Country on HGTV.

They're doing such nice work it almost makes you want to move to Laurel Mississippi, until I think if the humidity.
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:02 AM   #22
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They do beautiful work but granite countertops and a tile shower? Lots of extra pounds...
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:11 AM   #23
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

We watched with interest. The format was a little contorted going back and forth. The resultant Airstream looked really nice, but I will have to agree with n2916s that tile is never a good idea in any travel trailer.

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Old 05-26-2020, 08:35 AM   #24
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. . . more Yuppie glamping IMO.



Good fodder for a new Chris Stapleton down and out song!

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Old 05-26-2020, 12:35 PM   #25
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I agree; I didn’t like the tiled shower either. The tile man seems to believe that it will be fine. We will just have to wait and see. Maybe they have had some good experience with tile holding up. I would not have used tile.

I didn’t like seeing the two noisy RV air conditioners, but that is probably just my bias.

Ben and Erin were at a real disadvantage in providing input to the designer since they have zero RV experience. That is unfortunate.

I liked the cabinet work.

I believe it is a 73 but not sure of the model. It looked like an Ambassador. Anyone know?

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Old 05-26-2020, 04:01 PM   #26
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They said it was 27 feet making it an Overlander, but it looked longer to me. I am always amazed when the priority is to polish the trailer and the axles, which were shot, are ignored. I am not sure what type of refrigerator was put in as they only spent a minute showing the finished product. The two burner stove top and the total lack of window covering was also a disappointment.

All in all, I would give them a B+ in looks and a C- in functionality.
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Old 05-26-2020, 09:36 PM   #27
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They said it was 27 feet making it an Overlander, but it looked longer to me. I am always amazed when the priority is to polish the trailer and the axles, which were shot, are ignored. I am not sure what type of refrigerator was put in as they only spent a minute showing the finished product. The two burner stove top and the total lack of window covering was also a disappointment.



All in all, I would give them a B+ in looks and a C- in functionality.


I agree with your assessment.
I thought I saw some Oceanaire window blinds.

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I agree; I didn’t like the tiled shower either. The tile man seems to believe that it will be fine. We will just have to wait and see. Maybe they have had some good experience with tile holding up. I would not have used tile.
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Too bad we can't rely on most TV shows etc. to follow up, perhaps years from now, with their own "my bad" assessments of things like tile in a traveling RV!

After years of hot/cold cycles in all kinds of weather, extreme road conditions, weird harmonic vibrations and shakes, not to mention the trailer body flexing a bit . . . how is the tile going to stand up to the reality of a mobile RV?

Not !!! [IMO]

At time stamp 00:59 the tile guy says that the tile installation's longevity is about "flexibility" . . . but what about the extreme temps of an RV stored for the winter and summer? Extreme low of maybe -20 F to extreme hot [interior in summer with no windows open] of maybe 120 F? Is the tile mastic designed for this temperature range?



Dream on!

Thanks again for the heads up about this show, Dan. Apologies for the midnight rant . . .

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They said it was 27 feet making it an Overlander, but it looked longer to me.
There was one quick shot of the plate by the front door that I was able to make out that it was indeed an Overlander.

I loved the water test set-up - that was pretty cool! Real helpful if all the panels are out (like they were) to check for leaks!

Did I hear them correctly though, that they were going to drill out & replace all the rivets? That kinda seems weird if they weren't replacing panels...and if so, did they re-buck them all or use something else. Couldn't tell in the shots inside during the leak check. There were a lot of time constraint liberties taken with filming for "all the details" to be filled in.

Like others mentioned - no way I would encourage tile on aluminum walls! Way too much expansion/contraction with the varying temperature swings. Not to mention moving down the road. I also thought I heard him say he was using %#$@*! silicone to stick the tiles to the wall!!! Good luck if you ever want to get rid of the %#$@*! silicone & tiles - you'd have to replace the panels!

Oh well, fun to see anyways.

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<On Edit> In looking at Sunny Campers website - I found this picture. It appears they may have only put the tile on a wood divider panel & wheel well cover - not the aluminum skins - so it might stick better and be easier to replace if it fails.


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Finally got a chance to see this episode:

Stone countertop, ceramic tile in the bath, replace every rivet, but leave the original axles??? Exterior shots looked like a 27 foot Overlander but the interior shots looked like a 31 foot. Is it even real or just an extended commercial?


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