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Friday, April 27, 2012

From the window, to the wall!

We have 'em! 

Let me start by saying, if you are going to build yourself a camper there is no need for new windows. We decided to try out an RV store in Cheyenne that had used parts We bought two sliding windows with screens plus our vent for the roof for only 45 dollars! I was looking on e-bay before going and the cheapest I could find was 45 dollars a window. New they are over a hundred a piece. 
Basically we struck window gold

We also have cut out our camper shape. Nothing fancy, just a bubble. I think bubble teardrops are the cutest anyway :) 

One wall

Here is both halves cut out with Tozzi taking a nap on them

The next part was to cut out the window shape into the wall. This was a challenge because our windows are not an exact rectangle. This could be called the downside to get what you can used windows, but 1. I think this shape will look cooler with teardrop and 2. I like a challenge. 
Either way, after a few adjustments we got it in! 

Doesn't it look great!!!

We only did just the one window, as we had other things to do. But, the other window we are thinking will lay up and down in the door. Another day, another project! 


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Flooring is in

We have a floor!

Here we painted the bottom of our plywood with roofing tar, so as to avoid rotting from all the gunk that will spit up when driving. It only took 400 million hours to dry! Not bad..

We then cut some 2x2s so as to create a frame. then we filled the frame with some insulation (which as you know from our past trailer post is my life calling)
Anyway, we added this because currently in APRIL it is SNOWING. gah. and we can only assume that it will be chilly quite often and this will help.
I then added some wood glue to give the bolts a little extra help for the top piece of plywood that we added.

So here is our new floor, finished! Next stop, walls!!

Shasta Love.