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Old 03-30-2016, 12:19 PM   #21
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Wow, Glenn, that's the worst case of tree scum I've seen since I brought my first trailer home. It had been ignored in a backyard for years, what a disaster. Wish I knew then what I know now.... I freaked, went and spent $70+ for the 3-part Vertglas system of fiberglass renewal.... What a newbie lesson in not-so-cost-efficient blundering!
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:47 PM   #22
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Son-in-law is coming over in a month with all his polishing tools and products and taking care of the spit and polish. I'll be standing by ( make that sitting ), with beer in hand, admiring his work.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:49 PM   #23
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Wish my son-in-law would do that....
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:55 PM   #24
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Wish my son-in-law would do that....
Pick up his tab at 'Happy Hour'...........$1 beers and $1 Wings..........
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:58 PM   #25
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I would if he lived closer, 50 miles may as well be 500, just holidays right now. But that reminds me, 2 more days to both happy hour and Escape's unveiling.
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:07 PM   #26
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Doug was not working all weekend (and I was) but he put carpet in 3 of the 4 storage areas under the seats for our "extra" insulation. He hasn't done the one with the water pump etc in--thinking we will glue in some reflectix the best we can in there..(have run out of the carpet chunks)
Looks pretty good and hopefully will keep it a bit warmer..

He also bought a digital thermostat which will get put in before the rally...

Once that gets done I can lightly wash the interior and get things organized...I want to buy a runner for the whole length of the trailer....

Outside is still a lighter shade of pale (green)...And the solar panel is very dusty and dirty....

Soon....it is warming up during the day--but Dougs bike ride to work in the morning is still quite cool...He needs his gloves!!!
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:25 PM   #27
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I'm wearing latex gloves while washing the trailer. It helps.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:28 PM   #28
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t he put carpet in 3 of the 4 storage areas under the seats for our "extra" insulation. He hasn't done the one with the water pump etc in--thinking we will glue in some reflectix the best we can in there..(have run out of the carpet chunks)
Looks pretty good and hopefully will keep it a bit warmer..
It should. I was laying down on the floor this winter right by the converter and I was surprised by the amount of cold air coming out the gap from the locker.

I've thought about doing that myself. I wish ETI would have covered those areas with vinyl as part of the extra insulation package.

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Old 03-30-2016, 05:07 PM   #29
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Quote from Weather.com for Guelph:

"Blast of snow and 'miserable wind chill' by Saturday". Oh joy.

Week of the 11th I'll be in San Francisco. So, spring weather to come. Mid 60's and sunny. Paradise!
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:18 PM   #30
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No pre-soak. That's just the result of liquid flowing downhill because I've got the trailer lower at the front.
I used a soft car wash brush and a turk's head from my boating days. I've still got to deal with the tree sap. Will have a go with Turtle Bug 'n' Sap and a plastic putty knife.
Tree sap comes off quite well with a paper towel and a little Ban-ice or some other kind of gas line antifreeze. Wood alcohol based i believe. It works wonders and is cheap as well, found in most northern states parts houses. I doubt if you can find it in Arizona.
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