First time builders - building a "woodie"

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Re: First time builders - building a

Postby Tom&Shelly » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:56 pm

nicoleandkyle wrote:
tony.latham wrote:
Color looks much different in the daylight lol.


What's her name????

Tony
Gosh we're not sure yet! We were going to name it Atlas after our dog and also it's a bit fitting for traveling. Not sure though!

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Day or night, it looks really great! :thumbsup: :applause:

And Atlas is a good name!

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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby nicoleandkyle » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:36 pm

Tom&Shelly wrote:
nicoleandkyle wrote:
tony.latham wrote:
Color looks much different in the daylight lol.


What's her name????

Tony
Gosh we're not sure yet! We were going to name it Atlas after our dog and also it's a bit fitting for traveling. Not sure though!

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Day or night, it looks really great! :applause:

And Atlas is a good name!

Tom
Thank you, Tom!!

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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby nicoleandkyle » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:37 pm

One door is in!!! Electrical is coming along. Feeling pretty good!ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: First time builders - building a

Postby Aguyfromohio » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:37 am

What a great build, nicely done.
:applause: :applause:
I just spotted your shore power plug on the tongue box. That's brilliant. We just went along with convention and put ours on the sidewalls.
Putting it where you did is better, reducing the 120 VAC wire runs through the walls.
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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby nicoleandkyle » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:18 am

Aguyfromohio wrote:What a great build, nicely done.
:applause: :applause:
I just spotted your shore power plug on the tongue box. That's brilliant. We just went along with convention and put ours on the sidewalls.
Putting it where you did is better, reducing the 120 VAC wire runs through the walls.
Thank you so much!! Yeah I couldn't understand a reason for putting it on the actual camper, so we just put it on the tongue box. I'm glad you like it! Should be pretty simple to finish the connections tonight and have everything working

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Re: First time builders - building a

Postby Pmullen503 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:22 pm

Super nice build.
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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby nicoleandkyle » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:04 pm

Pmullen503 wrote:Super nice build.
Thank you!!

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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby nicoleandkyle » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:21 am

Got the hinge on the hatch yesterday, installed the front window, and got the door jamb trim installed! Today my goal is to get that last door in. Kyle is going to work on finishing up the inside details and the hatch. Possibly also the roof trim. It's so nice having all the electrical working now so we can use the speakers and lights while working! The solar panel worked awesome yesterday ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby nicoleandkyle » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:50 pm

We got the last door installed tonight! Also finished the trim on the roof - still need to do all of the trim on the hatch, and hopefully we can get that done tomorrow night. I put in a temporary countertop area in the galley for now, just to have some usefulness on our "maiden voyage" on Wednesday!

Also not pictured, but Kyle went through and has spar urethane'd any exposed wood he could find.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: First time builders - building a

Postby TimC » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:34 am

It's beautiful! Love the color with the natural wood!

What's your plan with the hurricane hinge extra length?
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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby nicoleandkyle » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:41 am

TimC wrote:It's beautiful! Love the color with the natural wood!

What's your plan with the hurricane hinge extra length?
Thanks, Tim! My plan is to trim it down with a Dremel tonight down to like 2" on each side. I read that people usually leave some overhang.. does that sound right?

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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby tony.latham » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:49 am

nicoleandkyle wrote:
TimC wrote:It's beautiful! Love the color with the natural wood!

What's your plan with the hurricane hinge extra length?
Thanks, Tim! My plan is to trim it down with a Dremel tonight down to like 2" on each side. I read that people usually leave some overhang.. does that sound right?

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Leave 3/8 to 1/2”.

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Re: First time builders - building a "woodie"

Postby nicoleandkyle » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:00 am

tony.latham wrote:
nicoleandkyle wrote:
TimC wrote:It's beautiful! Love the color with the natural wood!

What's your plan with the hurricane hinge extra length?
Thanks, Tim! My plan is to trim it down with a Dremel tonight down to like 2" on each side. I read that people usually leave some overhang.. does that sound right?

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Leave 3/8 to 1/2”.

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Oh that will look so much better! Thank you!

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Re: First time builders - building a

Postby TimC » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:35 pm

Yes, what Tony says. I made the mistake of cutting mine flush. I made a drip edge to correct that, which works well.
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Re: First time builders - building a

Postby TimC » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:41 am

Nicole and Kyle... my brother is going to start on his door fitting. Can you share your source for the aluminum trim? Wall side looks like two edge mouldings and door side looks like a t moulding. What will you use for weather stripping?

And, he's wondering if you'll use the same technique on the hatch?

He's not far from Vint. Technologies. Hoping that's your source.

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