Hope all you Dad's had a good weekend, the only way mine could have been better would have been camping.....that is soon to come.
Speaking of different ideas, (lol, what a segue), here is the first cabinet door hung. This is something I really dig, taking something discarded and put it to use, maybe even better than anything I could do in a standard way. The door is a stainless steel picture frame and has the "TMA" (Trailer Mfg. Association) logo. It is light, durable, easy to clean, and, if I tire of the look, the artwork can be changed out in a heartbeat:
Yeah, that's me a collector of fine art, lol. At least I have the second part of that description down, the part about "-fartsy", lol. I've been holding off on interior pictures until I have just about all of the trim work done, that should be today, news and pictures at 11.
I am now a rabid fan of Eternabond. The stuff sticks like no tomorrow and does exactly like described, fixes leaks. I've also been using small pieces to seal screws. If I put a small piece of Webseal over the hole, the fastener sucks that up around the threads, seals the hole and covers the fastener head.
I had one place where there was a persistent, small leak, right at the front corner- passengers side. I used the Webseal to seal screw holes and now, no more leak (*knocks on wood*). I hauled out from the storage shed, a Dayton squirrel cage blower, the other day. I'll do a leak test when all is complete. I think that's the only way to know for sure that all is tight and sealed.
OK, thought I'd post a few pictures of the "almost" finished interior.
Just got these doors on the cabinet spaces:
Plate and cup racks:
The other window:
Cowboy coat rack:
Sorry about the quality of the pictures, my camera batteries were low and I didn't want to use the flash. When I have more completed, I'll break out the photo lights and try to take some better pictures.
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Thanks! I'm closing in on it..after the trim work is done, I will install flooring and paint the exterior. I plan to take the Hilton for a weekend "sea trial", just me and Her Highness, to somewhere close. We might venture down to Treasure Island, they have a great campground and the entertainment isn't bad.
Installed AC and DC gauges in one of the kitchen doors. These old-school gauges will let me know, quickly, what my power is doing. They are switched on the panel and have indicator lights for a reminder to turn them off when not in use:
I'm a big fan of analog gauges and have used them in all my previous campers and still have them in my hunting camp. I also used to put in an ammeter to monitor power usage in and out, although certainly not a necessity, more like watching power meters bounce on my old amp. I would've put meters in my Sunny if I hadn't gotten such a smokin deal on the tri-metric. Like the vintage look too, I still have a pile of old Simpson meters here that I've collected over the years.
Yup, that bottom meter is a Simpson, dang fine meters they are. I'm still looking for an Ammeter of the same style. I guess when I start adding in the solar, I'll have a better gauging system. I was looking at this Morningstar Sunsaver Duo charge controller. It is built for two banks and has the included meter panel.
Until then, the old Simpson and the DC meter will have to do it.