So you want to increase the width of the bed from 4' to 4'-6"? No reason you can't, you seem to have a good handle on the trade-offs. I left mine the original size. My wife thinks we'll fit, I'm 6' and my wife is 5'7". I think we'll be sleeping separately. If we end up wanting a bigger bed, I'll get a bigger trailer.
Talked with the wife and she says stay with the normal layout and the 3/4 full. Do as the boss says.
Last night my brother came over and helped take apart the top kitchen cabinets and started sanding them. I built one of the booth bench boxes. Cleaned up the garage again and started the build of the other booth box. As you can see the booth box doesn't have the slide panel. That is because I am putting a fuse box in the front of it and the slide wouldn't work.
I need to start vanishing stuff soon because that takes several days to dry and put on coats between drys. Tonight I think I will finish the booth box and cut out the kitchen window. Maybe put a coat of varnish on a ceiling panel so I can put it on the front wall/ceiling. Make it look like I did something.
Post by ladywendolyn on Jun 1, 2017 18:29:45 GMT -8
One thing that people do is that they build a little jut out piece that sits between the cabinets and allows the bed to stick out into the isle a bit. So it makes the bed bigger when needed. This photo shows one in a situation in a sonnets where the issue was a curved table, but the same principle applies and you can rig a piece that pulls out a bit and has an extra piece of foam and so the bed is wider in the middle where needed.
"I don't care how much it cost, I don't care how long it takes. It's a dream and I am doing it right"
Last night I was able to do a few things: -Cut the kitchen window in -took the axle off and lowered the camper to some dollies - the fresh water tank will need to come off to get the camper out the door -got 2 coats of varnish on the ceiling boards, table and other misc boards -brother came over and worked on upper kitchen cabinets some more
My biggest fear is that I goofed up with my measurements and the skin and openings will not match up. I guess new skin would then be needed. Maybe not a bad thing because I wouldn't need to then do all that polishing.
Forgot to take a picture but did the following: -Got the fuse box cut into the bench seat -Took the wardrobe apart and started planning on its rebuild -Brother came over and continues to work on the upper kitchen cabinets -Did a tool roundup and put away -Found that the box I bought for the tongue is to big -Put up some more supports along the ceiling -Filled in the space next to the front window -Fixed my air stapler -Got the window for the door I ordered - didn't want to put just glass in again and watch it leak so I bought a small window with a frame to put in the door. -Fixed the garden sprinkler for the wife
Didn't get a lot of view-able work done but it was another good night.
Tonight is work on the new wardrobe cabinet and varnish more wood
Didn't get much built because it was a great night to do varnish. Did have to remake one of the seat base fronts. I measured wrong but cut right. Of course the measurement was 1 inch to big so the hole was to big for the CO2 detector. -Varnished, drawer fronts, bottom kitchen cabinet, seat bases, some of the front window stuff and table stuff -Painted the bottom door jams for the door and storage door as well as the front bottom board
Here are some pictures of the seat bases mocked up and the front of the camper
Hey tom, Did you stain the subfloor? Curious to learn some more about your water-damage preventative plan.
I used soundboard with tar on one side, calked the seams and 2x3 board tops when putting it down then put a layer of tyvex down and then painted the plywood with oil based paint. When I put the side walls on I then calked the edges and 2x3 boards and put the wall on. I also did that when I started putting the front wall on. I then paint with the oil based paint anything that is going to be exposed on the bottom. I also offset the sound board seam and the plywood seam so there wasn't any one seam going across the middle of the camper from bottom to top.
Not sure this is always right but trying to keep water out but if it does get wet it also need to be able to dry. That is the trick.
The other piece that is important is to get a good seal around the wheel well.
Last Edit: Jun 7, 2017 6:25:03 GMT -8 by shastatom
Are the bottoms of your very pretty walls mounted flush with the bottom of the frame (wheel well etc.), then attached, then painted with oil based paint around the bottom edges?
See pages 2 and 3 for some pictures of frame and walls but walls are mounted to sides of the 2x3 floor joists. I then painted the wall framing that is exposed under the camper. You will see an image on page 3 of the wheel well but I painted from front to back underneath the wall frame and edge of the plywood wall
Here is a better picture of a wheel well more finished