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  1. jweathe1974
    Stumbled upon your blog... amazing work! Curious if you replaced any of the windows... are or did deal with failing film in the double pane windows?
  2. jm_kerr
    02-23-2012 04:22 AM
    Hey there!

    I have a 76 trailer just like yours coming. I ordered some sway bars and I am trying to figure out the drop from my reciever on my truck. What is the distance to the top of the where the ball will sit when the trailer is level?

  3. steve206
    04-24-2011 02:11 PM
    Hey there,,
    I sure would appreciate learning as much as I can about your gasket replacement. I have a 75 sovereign, center bath, 31 and it needs gasketing. Please let me know where to get the info. I figure to replace the seals on all windows.

    Thanks ahead,,

  4. ATSL77
    03-15-2011 08:03 PM
    Just SW of you near Orange City with a 77 Sovie. Nice looking rig ya got there!
  5. LawChick
    01-11-2011 09:50 PM
    Oh, yeah. Us, too. Although we're trying to do stuff on the inside.
  6. LawChick
    01-11-2011 08:34 PM
    How is the work going?
  7. LawChick
    01-06-2011 10:55 PM
    Wow, nice trailer!
  8. TinCrumpet
    Fuel costs over here are crippling, Tin Deal ? sorry dont understand,
    do you mean wher did I find the motorhome ?
    love TinCrumpet
  9. TinCrumpet
    Really liked the picture of the falls near your home, and your trailer is lovely too
    Love Lili Lettice Leatherby
  10. maryduke
    07-26-2010 11:58 AM
    our interior was vinyl covered, so it took the paint, and looks great. Where is had turned loose, I just stripped it off and repainted. Still have more to do inside, just trying to decide what it is I want to do. I am thinking about doing some artwork on the exterior, and would love to get ideas.

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  • About Splitrock
    Sioux Falls
    South Dakota
    Trailer #1
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    2000 Yukon XLT
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    Click on the link to see a picture of the Sioux River falls near my home.
    Eastern South Dakota is very pretty with hills, rivers, and trees.


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Posted 05-29-2014 at 06:32 PM by Splitrock Comments 0
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I'm pretty well disappointed in the Fantastic fans. I wouldn't use them again. I installed 3 in 2010. I installed them using the supplied gasket and sealed them with premium silicone as directed. The rear fan base cracked at the mounting screw location the second winter. By 2012 two were leaking at the cracked bases. I removed the silicone and sealed the bases with Vulkem. 2013 none leaked. This spring all three were leaking.

I investigated and the Vulkem was tight but the bases were...

Posted 09-01-2012 at 02:27 PM by Splitrock Comments 1
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The replacement awning material is on and the awning is back on. The job took two strong helpers and took 3 1/2 hours, start to finish.

The awning is a Carefree of Colorado. Dealer installed on 1976 31' center bath Airstream. The arms are 21' on center. The material length is about 20' 2". The pull out length of the material total is about 8'. The length from the extended roller to the trailer rail is about 93". Both the roller welt...

Posted 07-02-2012 at 08:26 AM by Splitrock Comments 2
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I washed the trailer with the power washer and tried Removal stripper. It was s l o w and required multiple applications. Not for me. I even tried letting it sit over night. Still not good. Then I tried CitriStrip. Whoa! BIG difference! It worked fast in one application. I did one side of the trailer, including 1/2 of the top, in one application. It stripped clean and came off with the washer...

Posted 09-18-2011 at 02:06 PM by Splitrock Comments 4
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I had a prosperous last two weeks of August. The cabinets were made with a minimalist approach. Just face frames, doors, and attached boxes to hold drawers. I used aluminum tube to frame out the sink side with an aluminum angle attached to the wall for the counter top to attach to.

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The kitchen now has 6 full depth drawers on KV full extension slides with the soft close feature. They have a stay closed catch built into the slide.


Posted 07-31-2011 at 04:27 PM by Splitrock Comments 4
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Cabinet ends, faceframes, shop

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The four tall cabinet ends are done, the faceframes are done and sanded, and the fit up is finished on the street side.

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The wood is yellow birch,

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The frames were glued and screwed on a square up clamp table.

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Cut to length on the old saw I've had since...
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thank you for this great...
Posted 10-15-2014 at 11:34 AM by thumbelinadj thumbelinadj is offline
Originally Posted by truffles
Thanks for all the pictures,
Posted 12-01-2013 at 09:42 PM by Splitrock Splitrock is offline
Thanks for all the pictures,...
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Good job. Loved the...
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Hi Pete,
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