Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Small Details

We didn't want to replace the gross sliders under the dinette seats, so we just added some Union Jack patterned grating from Home Depot to finish off the openings.

We also installed a few 12V accessories behind the dinette cushions.  There is another charger near the rear bed.

Finally, we actually reserved an evening at a nearby campsite for our maiden voyage next weekend.  The next few days will be dusting off the crusty camping gear.  Luckily Coleman stuff runs forever...a little oil soak for the old leather pump gaskets and all of this stuff fired up the first time after 10 years of sitting.

Paint Wrap Up

To finish our DIY paint job, we added a black stripe to match the truck.  We asked a lot of folks and most liked our "swoop" paint mockup, but Mama always has the final decision and she's a linear gal, so this is what we ended up with

Most folks don't paint their doors, but we thought it added a nice finished look.

2 weeks later, we added a second coat.  Unfortunately, when we removed the carport cover to look for thin coverage areas, we ended up with a bunch of ash from the Whittier Fire embedded in the paint.  Beats the bugs embedded last coat and it all wipes off pretty well with a cloth.