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opnspaces

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Posted: 12/08/19 12:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RoyF, wow that looks incredible! and it's exactly what I was imagining when I created this post. Is it built from a huge kit, or are you building it from scratch?


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Posted: 12/08/19 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

opnspaces wrote:

Yep I can definitely agree that even in the off season an RV and it's maintenance can be a hobby, it seems there is always something that needs attention. And who can argue with work sponsored trips to far flung exotic places.

CFerguson, that's definitely my type of off season. And I can see what you mean by busier than when working. I'm still quite a few years away from retirement, but one day I fortunately forced myself out of the house on the weeknights. Now it seems that work is always in the way of me doing something.

Colliehauler, Is this going to be one of those TAB type trailers that people build on a Harbor Freight frame? We'd love to see it, do you have a picture or two or even a link to a build posting on here?
No this is a 2009 Keystone Hideout I bought from a insurance company. It had a tree limb go through the roof in three places. It broke 5 rafters. I replaced the rafters and sistered additional rafters to 80 percent of the rafters to double the roof strengthen. I then redecked 80 percent of the roof and installed a new rubber membrane roofing. I also replaced the A/C and installed two fantastic fan's where skylights were. I also had 4 sections of metal siding made to match that I replaced.
Had to straighten out some of the outriggers and weld in additional support.

This winter project.

Next will put in new ceiling panels, reinstall all the cabnets, new led lighting, make a new countertop with single deep sink and faucet , install new carpet, new sound system with 32" tv, new pleated cordless shades, new mattress and equip the RV.

Have the parts to do the suspension upgrades as well. New shocks, equaflex equalizers, new bronze bushings with wet bolt kit.

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RoyF wrote:

Just finished this model of the USS Constitution. I began the project at the start of 2018. During a fall 2018 RV trip, I made a stop in Boston to visit the actual ship to check on a few details.


Great work Roy. Have you been to the maritime museum at Newport News, VA.? Fantastic ship model room.

The last thing I do in winter is touch the RV. It is stored almost 700 miles away. No chance of even seeing it.

Winter means home maintenance & anything else that needs doing. Am in the process of re decking my 14' Maritime Skiff followed by hopefully getting the engine out of my 32' Albin.

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2 kids under 5. what is this free time?

guess I do play beer league hockey Saturday nights when they are asleep.


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wow


RoyF wrote:

Just finished this model of the USS Constitution. I began the project at the start of 2018. During a fall 2018 RV trip, I made a stop in Boston to visit the actual ship to check on a few details.

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We have no off season as we camp year around

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Posted: 12/10/19 02:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dead of winter? Not even close! Get outside and walk/hike/photograph as much as the weather permits during the "off season" (even though we aren't rving any more).


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be Douglas Adams

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

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RoyF wrote:

Just finished this model of the USS Constitution. I began the project at the start of 2018. During a fall 2018 RV trip, I made a stop in Boston to visit the actual ship to check on a few details.

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Nice work!! I have that done to the deck & quit, just too much work.

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My Dad had a hobby shop and his partner built the USS Constitution (and many other models) from kits. They were plastic models with the stinky plastic glue and plastic paints. The one in the photo appears to be made from a wooden kit. A few years ago I visited the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola where the nutjob shot and killed several people a few days ago. Along with many original airplanes at the museum they have some great very large naval ship models on the floor including some aircraft carriers that are about 10 feet long (like this one). It's worth the trip.

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Posted: 12/13/19 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess working on my “new” car will become another of my hobbies.
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