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Old 10-19-2019, 07:11 PM   #261
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I really like that fancy strapping.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:27 PM   #262
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Old 10-19-2019, 10:17 PM   #263
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Yesterday, rolling out from under the trailer I rolled into a puddle on the driveway that managed to wet every piece of clothing that I had on. Then it dawned on me that I should put the awning out and keep one side dry. Duh.

First time that I've rolled out the new awning. All is working well. Great to have a manual awning that can stay out in torrential rain without any problem.

Today I managed to get the last of the 3 front panels on. Whew, that's a relief, I hate dodging rain showers. A few small fill in bits and some paint touch up but they can be done anytime.

I probably went overboard on mechanical backup to the adhesive. One strap is enough to keep the panel from coming down if the adhesive failed. Oh well, as usual, I have back ups for my back ups.

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Old 10-19-2019, 11:03 PM   #264
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Great job.
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:08 AM   #265
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Got the hardest part done. Cut and fitted all the major panels.

I painted them, as before. Probably don't really need to but pink isn't my favorite color. Gotta say, these water borne paints now aren't the latex paints of yesteryear. The surface isn't permeable and it's pretty smooth but it drys easily and sticks like, um, can't use that expression but it sticks pretty darn good.

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When I saw the pic, I thought for a sec the trailer was sitting on those 'horses'. Be easier to install the pads, eh.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:16 PM   #266
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One thing that I really don't like on the interior surfaces are the exposed areas of raw plywood. I've already painted the dinette area so today was paint the bed deck. Hated seeing, at the angled corner, raw plywood visible.

Of course someone gets nervous when I mention painting in the trailer and I have to promise that I'll mask off the wall etc. I mean what are cutting in brushes for.

Sharp eyes might see that there's no standard door at the foot of the bed. Work in progress there.

Lots of trips back and forth to the trailer in pouring rain. Did I mention before how much I like my old style manual awning the can be left up in torrential rain without having to prop it up etc.

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Old 10-21-2019, 06:28 PM   #267
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But you are only 1/2 done, Ron. What about underneath?
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:57 PM   #268
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Great job...I hate seeing the raw wood as well.
A little sanding, some paint and even a padded edge makes the difference for me.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:29 PM   #269
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One thing that I really don't like on the interior surfaces are the exposed areas of raw plywood. I've already painted the dinette area so today was paint the bed deck. Hated seeing, at the angled corner, raw plywood visible.

Of course someone gets nervous when I mention painting in the trailer and I have to promise that I'll mask off the wall etc. I mean what are cutting in brushes for.

Sharp eyes might see that there's no standard door at the foot of the bed. Work in progress there.

Lots of trips back and forth to the trailer in pouring rain. Did I mention before how much I like my old style manual awning the can be left up in torrential rain without having to prop it up etc.

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Something I should also get done ! I did notice a picture you posted before had unsanded rough edges also. Never found that on the 2013 . And yes the manual awning is the best ! Pat
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:51 PM   #270
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This is on our list as well, nice job Ron....
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:47 PM   #271
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But you are only 1/2 done, Ron. What about underneath?
Picky, picky, do I get part marks?

Mine needed more than a light sanding. Lot's of slivers etc.

Still have lots of work to do in that area.

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Old 10-21-2019, 10:07 PM   #272
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Hope you clean up after yourself.
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:26 AM   #273
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Will your old Lonset slatted bed base fit in there?
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:11 AM   #274
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No, it went with the 19. It wouldn't have fit anyways. I'm still undecided if I'm going to get another one. We have a nice topper coming today so we'll do at least a night of driveway camping before I make a decision on that.

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Old 10-22-2019, 01:00 PM   #275
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Also, there's some differences between the 19 and 21 that work against the slatted base.

The first is that it was difficult to lift the mattress and use the hatch on the 19. So I never did. I just used the front doors for all interior access.

On the 21 the hatch is much more usable and slats would complicate access.

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Old 10-22-2019, 01:42 PM   #276
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Picky, picky, do I get part marks?

Mine needed more than a light sanding. Lot's of slivers etc.

Still have lots of work to do in that area.

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Did you change the hinged side, or has Escape changed it? Mine is hinged on the window (driver's) side. I can open it with the mattress in place (lifting both) which would be difficult with the hinge on the front...

As to dealing with the raw plywood, I bought some cheap vinyl fabric & made covers for the rear seats in my 21. I use a West Marine High Backed Chair in place of the passenger side cushions - far more comfortable, but it shows the plywood, hence the covers. I haven't got around to covering the bed platform. I have noticed that making the surface smoother lets "stuff" slide around a bit more than they did on the raw plywood.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:00 PM   #277
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My hinge also goes n/s like Ron's ....
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:08 PM   #278
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I consider mine east-west.

No, I didn't change it. I can lift the hatch and the mattress and when the lid is vertical that mattress sits on it, no holding required. I might make a small pad to spread the contact point out a bit.

Vinyl covering, nice touch. If the smoothing of the deck means the mattress might move around a bit I'd rather have that then have it held in place with slivers.

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Old 10-22-2019, 02:39 PM   #279
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Why e/w when it is front to rear?
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Hmm, what the sheriff said, "what we have here is a failure to communicate."

My hinge is parallel to the front, side-to-side, athwartship in nautical terms. I call that e/w.

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