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Old 06-10-2015, 08:33 PM   #261
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Aw, too many issues got in the way, but Osoyoos maybe next year, Jim. The original table top is in the garage. Did not use any of it for the new top, everything is easily reversible.

There are several layers of paint build up on the surface. Some are splashed across, resulting in thick "veins" of paint dried proud. Kept messing around until it seemed to work for me. Six coats of the varnish should keep it that way.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:25 PM   #262
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Aw, too many issues got in the way, but Osoyoos maybe next year, Jim. The original table top is in the garage. Did not use any of it for the new top, everything is easily reversible.

There are several layers of paint build up on the surface. Some are splashed across, resulting in thick "veins" of paint dried proud. Kept messing around until it seemed to work for me. Six coats of the varnish should keep it that way.
Your table top reminds me of a Jackson Pollock painting . Your trailer is now very famous . I hope to see it in person someday . Pat
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:30 PM   #263
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Ha. Inner Jackson Pollock.... wish I said that.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:21 PM   #264
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Ah, classic Myron materials procurement, using stuff too good to throw out

Looks great and you'll find that little shelf is really useful.

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Old 06-24-2015, 02:20 PM   #265
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A couple new mods, one minor, one major:

A most recent trip was a near disaster when dear old Ben was stepping out of the trailer at the campsite. He caught a nail in one of them holes in the fold-away metal step. He slipped on the wet step and all of his 70 pounds, then, still caught by the step hole, he flipped over backwards. I thought a front leg was fractured. Me now totally freaked out, but managed to get the leg free. Fortunately, Ben was ok, why, I do not know. No limp, no howling. So, instead of taking him to the nearest vet we went immediately to the nearest Home DePot looking for a rubber step tread. Must glue one down, cover them holes. HD had nothing. Days later when we got home I found this one, in Lowes.

Next: Ever since on this forum I saw the fine under-the-bed-drawers carpentry done by several 19 owners, that project was on my do-it list. This week did my own version.

First, measured the rough opening space, then built two long and deep boxes. The left one goes right to the back wall, stores homeboy TV mast. The right box is shorter, allows enough space back there for the shore power line. (I hope.) That done, built a rail/track for them to slide on. Screwed down the track, waxed it.

Yes, I learn something from every mod and this was no exception. Being a certified wood butcher I failed to account for that the two doors, when fully opened, then narrows the opening. That restricts how far out you can pull the right drawer box. Now must re-engineer and reduce the width of the track rail. Was able to do it just enough so did not have to build a new, more narrow right drawer, but it was close. Had to replace the right door pull with my own, less deep, door handle so the door opened a hair wider.

All is good now.
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A most recent trip was a near disaster when dear old Ben was stepping out of the trailer at the campsite. He caught a nail in one of them holes in the fold-away metal step. He slipped on the wet step and all of his 70 pounds, then, still caught by the step hole, he flipped over backwards. I thought a front leg was fractured. Me now totally freaked out, but managed to get the leg free. Fortunately, Ben was ok, why, I do not know. No limp, no howling. (snip)
Wow, glad to hear he's okay. Not owning a dog, I never would have thought of something like that happening. I'm forwarding this info to a friend that travels with her dogs, just in case, so it won't happen to her pups.

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A couple new mods, one minor, one major:

A most recent trip was a near disaster when dear old Ben was stepping out of the trailer at the campsite. He caught a nail in one of them holes in the fold-away metal step. He slipped on the wet step and all of his 70 pounds, then, still caught by the step hole, he flipped over backwards. I thought a front leg was fractured. Me now totally freaked out, but managed to get the leg free. Fortunately, Ben was ok, why, I do not know. No limp, no howling. So, instead of taking him to the nearest vet we went immediately to the nearest Home DePot looking for a rubber step tread. Must glue one down, cover them holes. HD had nothing. Days later when we got home I found this one, in Lowes.

Next: Ever since on this forum I saw the fine under-the-bed-drawers carpentry done by several 19 owners, that project was on my do-it list. This week did my own version.

First, measured the rough opening space, then built two long and deep boxes. The left one goes right to the back wall, stores homeboy TV mast. The right box is shorter, allows enough space back there for the shore power line. (I hope.) That done, built a rail/track for them to slide on. Screwed down the track, waxed it.

Yes, I learn something from every mod and this was no exception. Being a certified wood butcher I failed to account for that the two doors, when fully opened, then narrows the opening. That restricts how far out you can pull the right drawer box. Now must re-engineer and reduce the width of the track rail. Was able to do it just enough so did not have to build a new, more narrow right drawer, but it was close. Had to replace the right door pull with my own, less deep, door handle so the door opened a hair wider.

All is good now.
Giving me more idea's Myron ! Nice job ! Glad Ben is Ok ! Pat
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:47 PM   #268
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Yes, those holes got one of my dog's nails, really bloody mess. Nice mod on the drawers, glad to see "gumption trap" is still alive and working.
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oooh, Myron hearing about your dog makes MY toes hurt. I guess I never paid attention to the step. I purchased a wrap around rug for the step from ETIs wall, when I went to pickup Ten Forward. Haven't seen a bare step since. And, I'd highly recommend a rug for the step, a bristly one... removes tiny rocks, etc. from the base of the shoes before stepping inside.

Nice job on the drawers!
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Wow, glad to hear he's okay. Not owning a dog, I never would have thought of something like that happening. I'm forwarding this info to a friend that travels with her dogs, just in case, so it won't happen to her pups.

Thanks for sharing.
Myron I had put on the same as you I think because I liked the yellow stripe so my eye will catch to not trip . Pat
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