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Default My new camper....to be. A work in progress

Well its a work in progress but here is my new Com Shelter (thanks BobP) soon to be camper. My plans right now are to gut her (99% done) and wash her down. Even though she is as good as new I still want to clean her out. After that I will install some plexi glass windows where the Intrusion panels use to reside and then get to planning the interior layout. Here is where I am at so far.
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Hey! Is that Alec Baldwin with a bunch of kids and a pretty lady in your radio box? Did ya get his autograph?
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Hey! Is that Alec Baldwin with a bunch of kids and a pretty lady in your radio box? Did ya get his autograph?

It's not Alec Baldwin. It's his older, chubbier, uglier, unemployed, alcoholic brother. He's also lonely, so when he spotted this woman with children walking by, he paid them to pose with him. Toward the end of the picture-taking, the woman came storming out of the container, with kids in tow, claiming that he touched her inappropriately. It was an ugly scene.
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I have been called many things. Most recently by Uredneck i'm sure. BUT....... I have never been so insulted and so hummiliated as I have been NOW! Alec Baldwin ? Alec Baldwin ??? What sir have I ever done to you? I can understand some other members being upset with me, but you?
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I have been called many things. Most recently by Uredneck i'm sure. BUT....... I have never been so insulted and so hummiliated as I have been NOW! Alec Baldwin ? Alec Baldwin ??? What sir have I ever done to you? I can understand some other members being upset with me, but you?
Alec Baldwin?
Nahh, you look like Tom (one of the maintenance guys where I work)
While we're at it, Murph does NOT look like Kelsey Grammer either!
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You Sir have the least to worry about...

it's your wife that my condolences go out to.

3 kids and ANOTHER new toy....

I can see it now.......ZANEX....
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Well today my first attempt to drill my new plexi glass windows went well until the bit dug in and cracked it.
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I like your work in progress, How big is it? I am in the process of building one myself. It will be a winter camper. I hope to put it on skis and tow it high in the mountians and leave it there all winter. Then in the spring bring it out. You do have one advantage over me though. Your wife will go in yours Mine said that my camper is to ugly
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It is about 8 feet long (with fan boxes and 6.5 feet wide. I will measure it today. I know the inside dimension is abot 6 feet long. Its insulated and of coures has all the anti EMP shielding. I suspect I wont need that stuff but it is one TUFF Com Box thats for sure!
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I should be finished with getting everything gutted today. I havent decided if I am going to keep the 120 volt lights mounted on ceiling. My wife says they look good. So I my just run the power to them. Originally I wanted to run 12volt led lights onto the ceiling.

I plan on mounting a portable / removable 2 burner stone and a portable sink and also a porta potty. I will build a closet so my shirts and pants dont always need ironing as I have to do now living out of hotel rooms and a suit case. Some drawers for everything else. In my truck (back seat section) I plan on adding and Engle fridge and a coleman cooler to keep all my food stuff cool, cold and or frozen. My bed rack will be on hindges to swing up and lock out of place giving me more leg room when I'm not sleeping or resting. I plan on adding a LCD tv and a satelite reciever so I can watch my favorite shows on Friday night. A computer and a Raven X high speed wireless connection will pretty much finish off the project.
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Progress report.

Yesterday was a lazy day for me. I didnt do a damned thing all day. Today I started back up on the "Dog House" project. Here is what I have so far. There are so many nuts and bolts! Almost done with the total gutting of her. I will also be removing the ceiling flourecents. I have found some 12 volt DC LED lights that put out about 90 lumens. They are 5/8" thick by 6" wide by 2 3/4" deep. They draw 4.8 watts each.
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I will be reusing most of the wire I pulled out. The Uni struts and racks along woth the power or wire covers will go to BobP so he can use them in his Communication units. This way everything will get recycled.
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Got any drawings of the planned layout?
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Bob,
No I only have some rough scetches. I believe I know what I want but will wait until I get everything gutted. Then I will sit down and really start the design page. I want a clean slate to start with.
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OK I got her all cleaned out and everything coming out is out! BobP you have alot of goodies heading your way! Here are the gutted pics.
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I removed the over head lights since I banged my head a few times! They hung down 5"! With a ceiling height of 5' 3-3/4" I need as much room as possible.
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There was over 200 rivets I had to drill out! Man what a pain but she is starting to look like a camper.......Kinda. Here are the dimensions I wrote down on some paper.
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Now the fun part. Planning her build!
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