Lester's Nest'r

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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby PKCSPT » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:26 pm

Looks great to me, really like the color scheme.
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby Breytie » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:23 am

LesterS wrote:Just to demonstrate that "Ten Foot Rule" will really need to apply. Even one of the best looking seams still looks like this:

The flat seams really are the worst offenders.

I cannot see what you are whining about :D
Those seams are flat, straight, even in width, thickness and texture. And definitely strong. Not many "pro built" units could look that good. That is a sign of a good build, nothing else.
I wish my stuff came out that good.
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:49 am

I said... "one of the best looking seams".
Most really look like this. :oops:
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:11 pm

Finished up paint, windows, lights, gutters, etc. Everything's sealed and installed. Now she can live outdoors!
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby NebraskaTeachr » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:47 pm

Beautiful trailer. I love the paint job.
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby KCStudly » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:23 pm

That really turned out nice with the dish hub caps and the paint scheme! Nice job. :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:23 pm

She looks good! :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:24 pm

Another weekend - another bit of work complete.
The fold-down table issue; solved. Purchased a plastic folding table from Lowes (24" X 48") - It fit perfectly!
I just had to place the ledger pieces a bit lower, because the table was 1-3/4" thick. It's good I hadn't started that part yet.
Sorry no picts, not very interesting to see.

I also finished wiring up a power source; a small battery from "Batteries+plus". It is an 18ah 12v Sealed Lead Acid type. Designed for use in emergency lighting systems. I figured that a battery in the Nest'r was definitely going to be used in fits and starts - just like emergency lighting. We'll see if it was a good choice and if 18 amp hours is enough to run the Fantastic Vent for three nights.

Here she is all lit up -- it will power the fan; 4 interior lights, one exterior light, AND the 10 running lights without a problem (for a short while anyway.)
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I also had a friend at work CNC cut a plastic logo; so she'll be all official and stuff. :thumbsup:
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby KCStudly » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:14 pm

Love the logo plate! :thumbsup: :applause:

I just can't get over how well everything you have done is coming together in such a uniform look. The color scheme with the moon dish caps and polished drip caps; it all looks so good together with the profile.

You really pulled it off. Nice job! :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby bonnie » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:38 pm

wow, what paint can do. Love the logo
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby Breytie » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:46 pm

WOW!
A thing of beauty!!!!!
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby LesterS » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:12 am

Everyone, thanks for the compliments! (We all love getting kudos.) :thumbsup:

As far as a 'uniform look' I think it's more luck than design, but I'll take partial credit. I mean I did agonize over stripe layout, but the color choice was original beige and golds with brick color for good measure, but then I traded the Hyundai for the Blue Ford, so a quick color-change choice was generic grays/silver. What a happy accident that the black window trim, silver rain guards (Thanks to Grant and Li'l Bear!), all kinda tied the colors together. Oh, and lastly, I really, really wanted the moons.

Now if could just get the fine folks at the TN Tag Agency to accept my Cert. Of Origin from 7 years ago, without a sales receipt, I would be happy. The process is going to be unnecessarily complicated; I can see it coming. :roll:
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Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby ladyliz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:44 pm

LesterS wrote:Another weekend - another bit of work complete.
The fold-down table issue; solved. Purchased a plastic folding table from Lowes (24" X 48") - It fit perfectly!
I just had to place the ledger pieces a bit lower, because the table was 1-3/4" thick. It's good I hadn't started that part yet.
Sorry no picts, not very interesting to see.

I also finished wiring up a power source; a small battery from "Batteries+plus". It is an 18ah 12v Sealed Lead Acid type. Designed for use in emergency lighting systems. I figured that a battery in the Nest'r was definitely going to be used in fits and starts - just like emergency lighting. We'll see if it was a good choice and if 18 amp hours is enough to run the Fantastic Vent for three nights.

Here she is all lit up -- it will power the fan; 4 interior lights, one exterior light, AND the 10 running lights without a problem (for a short while anyway.)
Image

I also had a friend at work CNC cut a plastic logo; so she'll be all official and stuff. :thumbsup:
122345

Getting very close to taking her for a test camp!

Holy Moly! That's one nice trailer!
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Re: Lester's Nest'r - (Test Camp)

Postby LesterS » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Well, it's official she's not a virgin anymore. The Nest'r that is.
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Took her for a quick overnight at a local state park; 15 minutes from home.
So she's offically christened.
:wine: :beer:
Of course it rained; it wouldn't be camping if it didn't!

The wife was absolutely pleased; she kept saying how much fun she had. We hadn't specifically camped together in probably over 5yrs! (So we were due.)

The interior needs to be tackled next; first thing needs to be proper bed/bench cushions.
Then finding the "place for everything and everything in its place".

Just one night out and we already have gotten several "what-zat's" :thumbsup:
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Build thread started here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?t=19404&highlight
And continued here: http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=41005
Gallery: http://www.tnttt.com/gallery/album.php?album_id=1371
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Re: Lester's Nest'r

Postby rebapuck » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:07 am

Sign and number it.
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