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  • About toaster68
    City
    Mt. Horeb
    State/Province
    Wisconsin
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    Gender
    male
    Trailer #1
    1968 30' Sovereign
    About My Tow Vehicle
    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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  • Last Activity: 12-14-2011 07:25 AM
  • Join Date: 01-26-2010
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Posted 04-23-2011 at 08:51 AM by toaster68 Comments 0
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I'm a deadline person. So, booking campsites for June lights a fire under us to get this project done. Everything is going back together beautifully. Thanks to a handy and inexpensive pneumatic rivet gun (Fastenal-$35) The woodwork (which I refinished) is fitting right back in. Just a few small pieces of wood needed replacing--all rotted.

Putting the bathroom back together is challenging. It's just hard to get around in that small space. New sink fixture and shower fixture installed...

Posted 01-14-2011 at 09:51 AM by toaster68 Comments 0
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Before our break, I primed the inside skins--bottom ones removed, and upper intact. Yesterday, I decided to paint the upper skins even though they may need to be touched up after everything is put back in. Exterior latex paint rolled on beautifully and looks great. We just couldn't salvage the original. I tried to clean it, but it was so stained, there was no hope.

We removed the awning--actually, it removed itself after the protective end fabric tore and the roller spun out of...

Posted 01-05-2011 at 01:27 PM by toaster68 Comments 0
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Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything. We had to stop our restoration project last March as our 8 year old got seriously ill. Gladly, he is doing better and now that the holidays are over, and now that I've booked campsites for 2011, it's time to get going.

The frame is done and the plywood subfloor is in. We've started reattaching our shell to the floor. We've hired a helper to get things going, so I'm hoping the flooring can be put in soon. We're hiring a flooring...

Posted 02-17-2010 at 01:24 PM by toaster68 Comments 2
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We've started painting the frame to stop the rust. We're grateful it's in good shape--no repairs are needed. The interior lower skins were removed and I cleaned them with ammonia--that actually worked better than anything. I started priming the upper skins inside and primed the lower skins. They were still stained and not looking good, so we decided to paint . The bathroom plastic fixtures were a light yellow color, but faded and stained. I found that Krylon Fusion paint (especially...

Posted 02-05-2010 at 09:44 AM by toaster68 Comments 1
We've been working so much on the trailer this week, we haven't had time to catch up. Hubby figured out how to brace the shell with jacks and now have 4 floor pieces cut and ready to go in. Bathroom piece is the hardest. He used c-clamps, vice grips and a ratchet strap to pull the sides of the shell in even with the frame. Worked like a charm.

All the window and door gaskets are done. I started scrubbing the inside walls. We've decided to paint. So many stains, so dirty looking....
Recent Comments
Lots of work ahead of...
Posted 03-04-2010 at 01:02 PM by JIMandPJ JIMandPJ is offline
Very ambitious, but...
Posted 02-18-2010 at 01:59 PM by toaster68 toaster68 is offline
Wow, this is ambitious!...
Posted 02-17-2010 at 02:30 PM by Mitzi Mitzi is offline
How beautiful! It looks...
Posted 02-06-2010 at 07:04 PM by sharbours sharbours is offline
o.k. pictures turned...
Posted 02-05-2010 at 09:45 AM by toaster68 toaster68 is offline
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