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RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-21-2020

The weather is a big tease at this time of year. Sun comes out, nights get close to freezing cold but day is warm. Clouds come around the day is cold but the night is only a few degrees colder than the day time.

Took advantage of the dry sunny day and did a small chore on the trailer door. It has a vertical sliding window arrangement with a series of holes in the track for spring loaded detents to drop into to control the size of the open area. I had added a louvered vent at the upper end of the window but the first set of detent holes was too low. So I had to add in a new set that was higher up so the window overlapped the vent. I if had been thinking properly at the time I was making the vent I would have drilled those holes before I installed the vent because my drill motor would not have been restricted. Oh well Dremel flex shaft to the rescue, it has a much smaller diameter than the flex shaft for my drill motor. A thousand and one uses for a Dremel Smile
Above is what the vent I added to the door looks like. It is my fresh air intake I use in the winter, early spring and fall when I want to control how much air gets in without letting the rain in too.

RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-21-2020

Looks so nice! I like how your tent canvas matches the red of your trailer. Really impressive... have you posted before and after photos anywhere?

RE: Good morning - crofter - 02-22-2020

(02-21-2020, 09:59 PM)travelaround Wrote:  ... have you posted before and after photos anywhere?...
I don't think we post photos in this thread. It would be difficult for some to open this thread due to the length of the thread if there were photos. Totally appropriate to post photos in a build thread though, those are much shorter than this thread.   -crofter

RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-23-2020

It is a late February out like a lion day.... heavy rain and lots of wind.  I have had the popup top on my trailer up for the last couple of days as it was mild weather but I just went out and put it back down since strong gust are predicted for this afternoon.  It has been through lots of strong gust when open so I know it can handle that but no reason to leave it up today.  I will spend the day taking some photos and writing the ads for stuff I want to sell on craigslist. That will help provide funds for finishing the renovation. Yesterday I was in a happy mood thinking about where I want to go camping this summer on my shakedown tryouts before I leave Western Washington to head south in the fall.

I have plenty of before photos but not a full set of after ones...because it is not yet "after". 
But here is a "before" image of the condition of the original pop up top. Pretty much indicative of the general condition of the trailer. The shell itself was not totaled but I did have some holes and cracks to fill in and repair. The cabinets were a splintered up wreck, broken, missing the doors, etc and they went into the dumpster. The mold on the carpet like wall coverings was horrific, rot in the floor, wiring and plumbing were a mess or missing. I gutted the inside down to the bare fiberglass shell except for about 3/4 of the plywood floor which was still OK but in need of sanding and filling.

RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-23-2020

That's huge, Maki . . . what an amazing transformation you've done, to make it livable again, and really, better than ever, because now it is red... and more modern. Very exciting that you're capable of doing this kind of work. Are you planning to entirely empty your dwelling before you leave in your rig?

Good morning... from not a sunny Northern California, but only slightly cold.. and somewhat overcast. I need to get out in it. (Church starts in an hour with or without me, and I want to be there.)

RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-23-2020

My current "dwelling" is not one that belongs to me, I am not the tenant holder. It is my workshop mate, ie best friend, Don's place of business. So no it won't be emptied, but for my belongings I will only be leaving behinds some tools that I am not yet ready to let go of. He does not mind if I show up to spend time working on projects of my own.

Being a woman who likes to use tools and make things I have always had lots of great male friends around who are also creative thinkers and like tools and making things. That is just how my world spins around, or at least it always has so far. I am sure I will continue to make new friends out there on the road including women who enjoy doing things such as their own van build or cabin or are making things for sale as artist and crafts persons. Plus of course now there are more and more maker spaces around which could be lots of fun for a nomadic person for making new connections and learning new skills.

RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-24-2020

Good morning everyone! Cold outside, but not overcast. I'm trying to decide what to do with my day.

RE: Good morning - maki2 - 02-26-2020

An OK day today at least some forward progress on goal for the day of finishing the update to my cabinet face frame 3D CAD model. I had made some changes during the assembly process I needed to update in the model. That updated CAD model will now get used for the next stage of figuring out all the sizes and cuts for the cabinet doors and the drawer fronts.

But I did put some fun into the day with a night out with a friend to see a movie.

Looking forward to someday seeing some real visible progress such as cabinet doors on. But that will be a while yet. Because of my back not tolerating long periods of standing or bending I just keep jumping around between task, an hour on one thing, a half hour on another and lie down breaks too. It feels like I get nowhere but eventually things do get done. Guess I will wrap this day up, take the computer back inside the workshop and get some sleep.

RE: Good morning - billybob200138 - 02-26-2020

Lol Hi Dean. It's Monday for God's sake? Lol..HJ

RE: Good morning - travelaround - 02-26-2020

Looks like Wednesday to me. I'm a realist. Lovely sunshiny morning here in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains. There's coffee in my cup and a heater nearby... I'm feeling pretty good. My new art table arrived a few days ago and I've got my first art project on it, and am going to be spending time there today.