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Postby WhitneyK » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:34 am

Good thing you're only wanting to pull a tear with it, unlike this poor fella: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAfZ1N56qjY

So your wifes not convinced yet? Let her do some (ok, most)(who am I kiddin' ... all) of the decorating inside. Mine was a little skeptical at first, but then she went nuts with it. I'm wondering if I should have built a 7x15 instead of a 5x9 to accomidate all the "accessories" she got? It all started with the "outdoorsy" curtain material she found at Goodwill, then pretty well exploded from there. She justifies the wall stuff because it has a hook of some sort on it so we can hang clothes, hats, towels,... (we don't even where hats!) Now she can't wait for ME to get it finished so SHE can take a vacation.

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Build's lookin' good, and good luck getting your wife involved. Hey, last vacation we spent sleeping in the back of a mini van, didn't take much convincing after that. We also agreed on the convenience of "just pull off the road, get out, walk back, get in, go to sleep". That Simple.
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Postby campmaster-k » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:48 pm

Thanks for the cool pics and sites Mezmo and Danny. And Thank you Whitney for the advise on decoration. It is true she is helping decorate and it has brought her in. She is looking forward to camping in it now. Today I got the sink plumbed and she thought that was cool. Thanks everyone for your time to read my build.
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Postby CliffinGA » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:37 pm

When they (better halfs) get to start decorating they do get into it. Mine has even started trying to get me to change the color I was going to paint it to match a color scheme she likes and has a favorit color of mine. It's cool she is getting excited about it and camping, so you can say she is "Sold" on it now :lol:.

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Postby S. Heisley » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:46 pm

It's getting to the good parts now! Once the camp trailer takes its shape, it starts to feel like you're getting close to done, even though the devil is sometimes in the details. :applause:
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Postby TheOtherSean » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:39 am

Looking good. :)


And if the wife's not sold yet, consider lowering the asking price. :lol:
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Postby WhitneyK » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:52 pm

And if the wife's not sold yet, consider lowering the asking price.

That's a Hoot!!! :laughter: :rofl:
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Postby campmaster-k » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:49 pm

I got a skin on the hatch. I used 1/4 birch. Only two ribs, but they are beefy ribs. As of now I am reporting no spring back. The hatch was a tough bend for 1/4 birch. I used wet towels to soften the ply. Several people (including Grant Whipp) told me to use two plys of 1/8 and I agree it would have been better but I did not want to do it twice.

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Postby campmaster-k » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:54 pm

Hey Sean, that is funny, however you need to read the first page of this thread. GuyIIfry beat you to it. :lol:
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Postby kinto » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:10 pm

the hatch looks great kirk!

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(i'm sorta dreading skinning mine...)

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Postby campmaster-k » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:22 pm

Thanks Kent. The things I thought about before I skinned. - If I were to use 1/8 twice it would be difficult or impossible to use screws. If I did figure out how to use screws on the first layer how do you avoid hitting them on the second? I do not own 45 clamps like all of you do. When does spring back happen. Now , two weeks from now, 6 months from now? And a final thought - I could have doubled the end plywood ribs. This would have been easy and made spring back a non issue. Hindsight you know.

Oh yea the best part is that it fits perfect. :thumbsup:
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:08 pm

campmasterk wrote:Thanks Kent. The things I thought about before I skinned. - If I were to use 1/8 twice it would be difficult or impossible to use screws. If I did figure out how to use screws on the first layer how do you avoid hitting them on the second? I do not own 45 clamps like all of you do. When does spring back happen. Now , two weeks from now, 6 months from now? And a final thought - I could have doubled the end plywood ribs. This would have been easy and made spring back a non issue. Hindsight you know.

Oh yea the best part is that it fits perfect. :thumbsup:


Use screws as clamps until the glue dries. Take the screws out and use them again on the second piece until that glue dries. Then take them out, fill the holes, and paint. :thumbsup:
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Postby Danny » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:38 am

Cliffmeister2000 wrote:
campmasterk wrote:Thanks Kent. The things I thought about before I skinned. - If I were to use 1/8 twice it would be difficult or impossible to use screws. If I did figure out how to use screws on the first layer how do you avoid hitting them on the second? I do not own 45 clamps like all of you do. When does spring back happen. Now , two weeks from now, 6 months from now? And a final thought - I could have doubled the end plywood ribs. This would have been easy and made spring back a non issue. Hindsight you know.

Oh yea the best part is that it fits perfect. :thumbsup:


Use screws as clamps until the glue dries. Take the screws out and use them again on the second piece until that glue dries. Then take them out, fill the holes, and paint. :thumbsup:
What cliff says! Nice looking hatch by the way... :applause: :thumbsup: You have conquered the dreaded hatch, feared by all first timers..lol.. Actually, you will find the door to be more a pain in the back than the hatch..
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Postby campmaster-k » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:14 am

Thanks for the info Cliff. You are right Danny, the doors are going to be a challenge. They are next. :thinking:
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Postby aggie79 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:37 pm

Kirk,

The hatch looks great! I bet bending that 1/4" ply was a bear, but you did a great job on it.

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Postby WhitneyK » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:32 pm

The WIFE IS S O L D!


I hope you got a fair price out of here. Did you take anything in on trade? :lol:
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