Slow Build in Oz

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Re: Slow Build in Oz

Postby MickinOz » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:40 am

After all that the day saw advances.
I found a way to mount the TV antenna. For the moment, I am using an $11 K-Mart cheapy that works amazingly well given it's price and design.
Of course, I'm only about 10 miles from the transmitter, so even a coat hanger would probably work.
Still, it gives me hope that I'll be able to receive TV most places I plan to go.
If not, there's always DVD. I have chosen to mount the thing on the ceiling inside the cabin cupboards.
I used stick on velcro tape and set it up so I can try 3 different orientations.

We tidied up the TV wiring, and cleaned out the cabin. I'd been holding off installing the mattress due to wanting to put in the mudguard bolts first, and I didn't want to install the mudguards until I'd painted the exterior, etc. etc.
I realised I could set the mudguard bolts in place with a decent amount of sealer under the washer, snug up the nuts on the outside and let the sikaflex 252 glue the bolts in place. They'll stay right where I put them when I slip the mudguards on.
We let the sealant skin up, then put in the mattress.
Clarke Rubber premium 6" foam queen size. Fitted like a glove.
It folded in three easily and three tie down straps held it while it went through the door with minimal effort.
Decided we'll need two more pillows.
It works out. The comforter, which is black one side and grey the other came with two pillow cases, and the sheet set came with two.
So we'll have 4 pillow cases.
I'm very tempted to sleep in it tonight in the garage, just for kicks.
Any concerns about being cramped or getting claustrophobia have ebbed. There is a lot of clearance everywhere. I may even fit another shelf under the cupboards.
We definitely need some little shelves for drinks.
I'll do some thinking about that.

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Re: Slow Build in Oz

Postby edgeau » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:06 am

Looking good. Pity about the weather. Bedside shelves are definitely worth putting in.

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Re: Slow Build in Oz

Postby tony.latham » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:01 am

I'm very tempted to sleep in it tonight in the garage...

Hell, yeah!

As we used to say on those Alaskan wildfires, "every day a picnic, every night a campout."


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