The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby KCStudly » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:21 pm

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. There are a few more things, like installing a mattress and bedding, etc., but it is getting to where there are a lot fewer things to do than have already been done!
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby aggie79 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:52 am

I still have 15 items on my teardrop to do list...from about 4 years ago! We have faith in you KC...go....go...go! You can see the finish line now. :designing:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby Ned B » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:30 pm

Testing... 1 2... testing


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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby KCStudly » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:48 am

Is this thing on? :lol:

Went to a wedding in NJ recently. At the reception the oldest sister got up to give a toast. Fiddling with the microphone trying to confirm that she was being heard she commented, "You really have to put it in your mouth." To which I replied, "Best marriage advice ever". (bah-dump-bump)

Struggling with "life issues" and having a lull in motivation. Sometimes I feel like "there's a hole in the bucket". Need to shake it off and get "tucked" back in.

Yup, I'm a slacker. :oops:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby GPW » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:56 am

Just “Spring Fever” KC .... It will pass , just like last night’s Prune danish .... hahahaha
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby linuxmanxxx » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:44 am

Glenn that's just wrong..... Funny but wrong lol

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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby bonnie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:11 pm

You guys made me laugh


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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby Ned B » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:48 pm

KCStudly wrote:Is this thing on? :lol:

Went to a wedding in NJ recently. At the reception the oldest sister got up to give a toast. Fiddling with the microphone trying to confirm that she was being heard she commented, "You really have to put it in your mouth." To which I replied, "Best marriage advice ever". (bah-dump-bump)

Struggling with "life issues" and having a lull in motivation. Sometimes I feel like "there's a hole in the bucket". Need to shake it off and get "tucked" back in.

Yup, I'm a slacker. :oops:


did she do a Mic drop?

I hear you, re issues... was just checking in.


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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby Mary C » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:17 am

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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby Ned B » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:12 pm

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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby KCStudly » Thu May 04, 2017 3:12 pm

On another thread (the foam compatible spray glue thread) GPW asked if there was anyone still using sleeping bags. I didn't want to go further off topic there, but will share here (again?) that it has kind of always been my plan to outfit TPCE with, non-standard bedding. Rather than sheets and blanket, I want to put a good durable fabric mattress cover on the mattress and use a queen sized sleeping bag sort of like this one: Fahrenheit Mammoth.

For me camping (even kids sleepovers) started out in my parents old flannel lined canvas shelled rectangular sleeping bags; the kind where you could zip two together and make a double. In moderate temperatures they are much more comfortable than a nylon shell down mummy, and I like to be able to unzip the side zipper all the way to my ankles so that I can hang a leg out to regulate temperature if I get too warm.

I think this will make "making the bed" much easier because I won't have to worry about tucking sheets in, and the "bedding" (bag) will be all one piece so it should go in and come out much easier than sheets and blanket.

Now if I could just find one with a more durable cotton/canvas outer shell; that synthetic taffeta tends to snag and pull too easily for my rough hands.
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby ghcoe » Thu May 04, 2017 6:43 pm

I think I owned that sleeping bag a few years back. It was a great bag, loved it. Nice and warm and roomy for two. We used it for many years tent camping and RV bedding, but finally the zippers gave way. I notice now that it has a lifetime warranty..... :roll:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby GPW » Fri May 05, 2017 5:24 am

Anybody ever think about making their own sleeping bag ... ??? Maybe with Velcro instead of zippers ... ? Just a thought ... we make everything else ... :thinking:
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby KCStudly » Mon May 08, 2017 9:55 pm

Well what'da know? I actually worked on the camper this evening! It felt good to get back in the loft, despite it being to do body work.

I hadn't been looking forward to dealing with those big sags that I got when trying to apply thickened epoxy filler to the rear portion of the street side wall fiber glass weave. I thought the thickness would have been good enough for the amount of tilt I put on the cabin (versus trying to do a pure vertical application) but, as you may recall, it worked against me.

The best method of dealing with the sags turned out to be using a small hand plane (one that I am less fond of) to shave most of the highs down. Then a lot of long board. Some medium board for the detail work around the marker and porch light wires, and along the edges. Then the palm sander with felt pad to scuff up all of the low areas so that the next round of filler has some tooth to grab onto.

It was a lot of sanding and it's not close to 'good enough' yet. Figuring that the rear part of each wall is about 2/3 to 3/4 of each wall, and that the front wall and hatch are about the same as a wall; if they each take 2 to 3 rounds of filler and sanding, then I only have to do this 20 to 30 more times before being ready for primer. Is that sarcasm? Probably not. :roll:

So with this in mind and not trusting that I won't get more sags, it starts to look more and more like it would be worth the effort to flip the cabin on its side to get a flat surface to work on.
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Re: The Poet Creek Express - Foamie Hybrid

Postby GPW » Tue May 09, 2017 11:43 am

KC, Glad to see you’re back at work on the PCE -FH ... We’re all “older“ now ... :R
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