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Old 08-05-2020, 07:50 PM   #1
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After many happy years of camping our camper and raising our children fixing it as we go. Never has it been easy. Left hand lug nuts. Cables unattached. Just understanding the pump and switches circuit. So things change, space evolves, children grow.things that stay the same are I always feel overloaded, going to fast and canít stop for ****.

So what we have done is everything is for me and my wife and We started with the roof leaks.
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Dinette and the cabinets, flooring all gone we even discussed only using coolers from now on so out with the fridge
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:09 PM   #3
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We liked how open the trailer felt when the fridge was gone and the space open
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:23 PM   #4
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We are going to expand the wheel wells and build a full size bed from ikea mattress at height to allow storage
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:29 PM   #5
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Pergo flooring looks good hope itís easy to clean we like it so far
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:37 PM   #6
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We want to match the loft super clean lines and simple. Maybe a Murphy bed.
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:53 PM   #7
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This is what we came up with. Space on the sides for my feet and blankets to fall. air flow is key to dryer stuff less stink.
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Keep the pictures coming. Love the thinking outside the box.
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Old 08-06-2020, 10:01 AM   #9
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So the bed is to heavy to use as a Murphy. The ikea bed is no tempurpedic but it sleeps better than the dinette.
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We really like how the top of the mattress comes to the top of the bottom section it adds just that right amount where your pillow doesnít get away
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Always tucked away in the garage
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Before we started building the dinette I had to freshen up the 12v and run some new wire near the door for some light switches over head lights and party lights( I wish party lights could be the parking lights Iíve seen a few guys do it)
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Old 08-09-2020, 07:44 AM   #13
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The pump well all tidy. Trying to stick to a theme here I donít think I like. The blue bucket has been the family toilet.
No poop in the the camper.. people do that.
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:06 AM   #14
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Still have not found a way that I like that will mount the table upright. This is where I left off this winter and how it sits.

We are currently researching a new axle. Some things I wish I had. One spare tire for the truck and trailer. Matching wheels would be great, with disk brakes. If all that happens. I will have to raise the ride height. We donít want to but I canít find parts to my aurora 9242 brakes. Old and beefy.
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Old 08-26-2020, 09:41 PM   #15
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We camped class B in Wilmington Ohio. Really great sunset. My son and I caught one each. I installed a weight distribution hitch and Redarc brake control finished up with parking lights as under glow for a night light. Everything went great, wish I would have done it years ago.
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Heres the switches On a board right to the right as you walk in Left is dome light and right is night lite. I did the same with the lift switch still A little paranoia About something hitting it and starting a lift going down the road.

Redarc brake controller looks good on the dash.
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In The thread (the roof leaks) I talk about my dislike of paneling.So I used regular plywood on the lower walls with hopes I could change as we get older. We do like how clean the lower walls look and it really does work with our busy camper but itís so boring and not something I pictured!

Chesapeake bay boat has a kit for a teardrop that is outrageously attractive to me, But not realistic. They use a high density foam for the headliner. It looks great. I had thought about using it for the entire interior. For years I watched the price of foam go up, now itís out of reach and not durable enough for the lower walls.

We still want a soft feel and as much insulation As we can get. Foam covered panels will be installed with the idea that they can be removed due to the crazy wires going everywhere and not accessible. I have to be able to fix the brake lights, head lights, markers And wiring on the side of the road. (engineers take note We are not buying Your crap anymore 2009 Chevy Malibu!)

Hereís the colors and materials we chose.
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:47 PM   #18
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My hi lo is labeled 1776 on the decals. It looks to have 77 flooring and everything else seems to be 77. Most trailers of the vintage came brown/tan mine is white with this crazy fabric and red curtains I wish I had some photographs of this color option.

I looked for eagles in modern fabrics couldnít find any.
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Hot rod Sunday!! Well this week hi lo Sunday fun day. Iíve been trying to get time stitching.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:41 AM   #20
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Well the farthest was my first one. The middle larger ones are my last, somehow I got all twisted up With the first . Iím so disappointed In the results but they work and how hard am I going to be on my self itís not a new airstream for sale its more of a dog bed than kid bed.

Something happened in my measuring the dinette clearly the frame is long or the camper is short but if I had the fridge maybe things would have been better.

Itís hi lo Sunday and we are going to try the headliner today.
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