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Old 08-26-2014, 01:26 AM   #71
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Re: Big Bertha

We toyed with the idea of the trough as a tub but opted for a stepped shower stall so the wife can
sit down to shave her legs. The stepped section sets up on the rear wheel well while the shower
bottom is on the floor we'll make the surround out of frp (fiberglass reinforced plastic). I see in
one of the previous photos, under the bed. some one had a Newport High bag which is the school
that all four of my children graduated from so I figured you were fairly close to us but seeing the
blue skies out the top hatch told us that you've moved to a more pleasant climate with a brighter
sky. As to our build, compared to yours we are moving at a rate somewhere between a slug and a
snail. We're so slow that we haven't started a build chronology or album yet. Some thing to do in
the near future.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:23 PM   #72
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Picked up our tub yesterday!




That's going to be a little too cozy for two.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:48 PM   #73
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That's going to be a little too cozy for two.


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I see in one of the previous photos, under the bed. some one had a Newport High bag which is the school
that all four of my children graduated from so I figured you were fairly close to us but seeing the
blue skies out the top hatch told us that you've moved to a more pleasant climate with a brighter
sky.
Nope, good ol' puget sound has been HOT and CLEAR the last month or so.. and that would be my wife's Newport bag, she graduated in '08

I'm really in love with the tub. We had like 2ft by 3ft to work with, and most off the shelf RV tubs are 12" tall. I think THAT would have been cozy for ONE. I had started imagining it more as a large utility sink than a tub. But I like the trough. It's deep. I think I might apply an epoxy to the inside and leave the galvanized on the outside, and the plumbing will probably continue the "raw" theme along with a shower rail made of pipe. If I can make that work...
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:40 PM   #74
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Make sure the epoxy will stick to galvanized steel. Galvanized metal is wacky that way.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:21 AM   #75
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Unless you are removing the zinc coating you will probably have adhesion issues with most coatings. I would use the tub as it is until get gets crustyrusty then replace.

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That's going to be a little too cozy for two.


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I see in one of the previous photos, under the bed. some one had a Newport High bag which is the school
that all four of my children graduated from so I figured you were fairly close to us but seeing the
blue skies out the top hatch told us that you've moved to a more pleasant climate with a brighter
sky.
Nope, good ol' puget sound has been HOT and CLEAR the last month or so.. and that would be my wife's Newport bag, she graduated in '08

I'm really in love with the tub. We had like 2ft by 3ft to work with, and most off the shelf RV tubs are 12" tall. I think THAT would have been cozy for ONE. I had started imagining it more as a large utility sink than a tub. But I like the trough. It's deep. I think I might apply an epoxy to the inside and leave the galvanized on the outside, and the plumbing will probably continue the "raw" theme along with a shower rail made of pipe. If I can make that work...
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:15 AM   #76
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Love the look & style! --- You guys are rockin'! Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing the pix.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:57 AM   #77
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how big is the tub?

ugh

shower pan?

ugh

Dinghy?

ugh

the silver thingy
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:51 PM   #78
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Getting comfy at the Cone? (Can't help the Cars movie quote........ ) WAIT A MINUTE!!!! Y'all have THREE people in there!!!! Isn't she expecting?!?!?!?!
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Getting comfy at the Cone? (Can't help the Cars movie quote........ ) WAIT A MINUTE!!!! Y'all have THREE people in there!!!! Isn't she expecting?!?!?!?!
good catch...I forgot about that in 2 pages
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:32 PM   #80
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You guys are doing a great job! Working together building a home for the family will give your team the experience and confidence to tackle all sorts of things in the future.

Where do you plan to park this bus when it becomes your full time home? Can you do RV park, relative's property, buy a lot, etc?

20+ years into the family deal I sometimes wish we had started out with the conscious intent to keep things small and simple. Your "things" can come to own you if you are not careful.

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