Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

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Postby 2bits » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:39 pm

I love the bay window on the drivers side! Very cool!
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Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:40 am

You are REALLY movin right along! Thats a neat profile!
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Postby parnold » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:56 am

You are REALLY movin right along! Thats a neat profile!


Thanks! I did change the profile a little from my first sketches, it was just a little too boxy. I guess I like my trailers like I like my women.. curvy.. lol.
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Postby Rlowell » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:33 am

:lol: Paul, an tell ... you are having way to much fun :lol: :lol: The build is looking great! Keep us posted.
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Postby eaglesdare » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:51 am

parnold wrote:Found this cool graphic to put on the back of the tear.
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love the graphic!

i have been looking for something for mine (when i do it), but so far haven't found one.

that is exactly the kind i would like. the cut out and just the one color.
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Postby parnold » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:00 am

The single color makes it easy to get a decal. I have a vinyl cutting machine so I can make my own decal which is why I chose this design.
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Postby John T. Hodgen » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:46 pm

MAN!!!
I love the profile and how the rear hatch is going to be. Coming along so fast. I really like the grafic too, I have one similar to it from when I use to do glass/mirror etching. Will be watching this build.
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Postby H-Balm » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:25 pm

parnold wrote:The single color makes it easy to get a decal. I have a vinyl cutting machine so I can make my own decal which is why I chose this design.


Be sure to document this stage!!!

That sounds like a terrific idea... I might steal!!!
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Postby parnold » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:52 pm

Check out the thread on the Cricut. It's a vinyl cutter that is affordable, and available at wally world. Same concept as mine, but about 1/4 the price.
http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=658699#658699
The Cricut wasn't around when I got mine, and I think it's limited in how big a piece it will cut, but for most everyone that wants small graphics, or a name it would be perfect.
My machine will do 10" x 37", or if you're creative you can assemble multiple pieces for larger sizes. I've made hundreds of signs and can even cut heat transfer material to make t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. My machine was almost $800, but has paid for itself over and over again.
Wally world link to the cricut http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cricut-Expression-Personal-Electronic-Cutting-Machine-Includes-2-Cartridges/8000344
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:35 pm

:thumbsup: :applause: Oh Yeah! Love this design and build. Hope you have it weighed too. 8)

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Postby 2bits » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:24 am

That is beauteeeful! ! !
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Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:57 pm

Hey Paul have any aspirations to make it to Tearstock?
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Postby parnold » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:14 pm

Hey Paul have any aspirations to make it to Tearstock?


Actually, I have the notice posted on my fridge, although I never expected the build to be going this well. I don't know if I can get the whole time off at this late date from work, but I may show up Friday night. I'm working on the trailer right now, took a few days off work to work on it and today at least the weather is cooperating with me. I'm at the point where I'm going to start wiring.
I'm so glad for this forum, because last night I read a thread that said not to use solid copper wire for the 110v. I had never thought of that, and fortunately once again the forums have saved me from making a costly mistake.
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Postby parnold » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:17 pm

I did schedule the time off in June to go to Palin for the New Jersey Chapter meeting.
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Postby parnold » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:27 pm

It was a beautiful day today, and I got to spend most of it working on the trailer, but it doesn't seem like I got all that much done.

got the walls of the galley in...as seen from the inside.
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framed out for the back hatch, and test fitted it..
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Test fit the entry door and window.. need to enlarge the holes just a bit...
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framed out for the roof vent and test fit..
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and I cut the hole for the shore power.
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I also cut the holes for the interior 110v box, and the galley 110v box, but I didn't take pictures.
I got a call tonight from one of my employees, and he can't make it to work tomorrow, so I have to go in.. no work tomorrow.. sucks to be the boss.
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