Kit & Caboodle Foamie

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Re: Kit & Caboodle Foamie

Postby GPW » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:22 am

Really coming along Nicely !!! 8)
There’s no place like Foam !
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Re: Kit & Caboodle Foamie

Postby Joe4Camping » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:00 pm

Finished up the wiring in the tongue box. I've installed the shore power inlet on the right, which leads to a surge protector. This leads to the main PD4045 panel. The 35 aH battery (for interior lighting) is in the compartment below. A spare jug of water will live in it's own separate compartment in the lower right.

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Also finished the rear hatch cover. I skinned it with FRP and 1/4" plywood, so it is fairly light:

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Until I figure out which gas struts to use, I crafted this support bar, made of aluminum square tubing. The top is notched to lock into a cross brace:

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The bottom of the square tube is screwed into the kitchen counter, so it can swivel easily:

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And voila:

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Another easy project was this brown craft paper torn and glued using white glue, to the kitchen counter. Once it dries I'll stain it gray and seal it with several coats of varnish:

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Re: Kit & Caboodle Foamie

Postby Joe4Camping » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:07 am

Finished the cabinets in the sleeping area. I sawed quarter-inch wide strips, and stained each strip with a different stain, from all of the leftover stains I've accumulated over the years. Used 5 stains, Golden Oak, Gunstock, Jacobean, Ebony, Sedona (a very nice red tone), and Puritan Pine. Then glued them randomly on a quarter-inch plywood backing, and hung them up, with magnetic catches to keep them from flying open during travel. I'm happy with the results:

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Re: Kit & Caboodle Foamie

Postby Joe4Camping » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:51 pm

To protect the galley's piano hinge from rain, we simply siliconed and stapled garage door waether-stripping:

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Now, on to the kitchen cabinets. We are nearly done!
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Re: Kit & Caboodle Foamie

Postby Joe4Camping » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:21 am

I've added a double fold-out tabletop in the galley. These are destined to hold my campstove and a cutting board.

The main foldout campstove tabletop is attached to the existing galley counter with a couple of hinges. I'm using a clasp to lock it in place in the open position:

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The second foldout is attached to the campstove foldout, and held aloft using a homemade telescoping leg. The leg is made from 1-inch square tube, with a half-inch channel sliding inside. Then a bolt with wingnut and split washer completes the setup.

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Initial tests show this to be fairly sturdy. May put in a crossbrace just for added security.

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Folds up nicely too!

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