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Old 11-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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Winter 13/14 Projects

We have our SMB bagged up for the winter. It is easy to un bag and head to the beach for the day but multi day camping is over for the season.


We usually do upgrade projects during the winter. Last year it was new cushions for the dinette, installing solar, and constructing storage box. The goal is to get these done.

1. Reinstall the water system that will supply water to the sink. The PO pulled it out for some reason. We can still see the indentation in the carpet where the tank was under the sink. The power is run to that area as well and there is even the switch to turn the pump on.

2. Installing a passenger side fuse block so that we can have more power on that side.

3. Sew up some screens for the windows and doors.

4. Sew up a sun shade to put over the windshield.

What are your plans for improvements?
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Re: Winter 13/14 Projects

I plan on building a kitchenette and dinette for mine. Still haven't made up my mind on location though. Rear dinette would allow me to make it fold into the wall, so I could have cargo space in a pinch for those last-minute home depot runs. But if I did a mid-dinette, rear kitchenette, I could drop the floor and stand up in the kitchen. This would also allow me to replace the dinette with forward-facing seats and keep the kitchenette in place for long drives.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Re: Winter 13/14 Projects

Sad to see the SMB covered up Larrie, but happy to know you can easily uncover and head to the beach for the day. Hope you are able to spend many days relaxing and watching the sunset. Love the Oregon Coast!!

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Old 11-03-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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MK - I keep is coved in the winter for two reasons. It keeps it dry and it helps keep the morning frost off of it. Also use a small electric heater on the inside set to 40F so nothing freezes.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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Re: Winter 13/14 Projects

Our project this winter will be to build a parking pad at our new house. It is dirt now and that will never do...
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