With company ready to help me, I finally started putting up the carpet. For the roof the second set of hands made a big difference. Like so many of the new things I have done on this project, it wasn’t that hard once I was going.I started on the ceiling, placing the center seam between the closet, roof vent and planned back-splash minimizing it’s visibility. Used a wood support to hold it in place while it was drying.
Hiding the seams was a challenge and took way longer than expected (as most things on this trailer have). I am happy with the result, except I have discovered mosquito’s blend into the grey background making them hard to find.
With the carpet up it was time to put down the floor. I cleaned up the floor and filled any holes before rolling it out and cutting it to fit. I need to put down wood trim to hold it in place and finish the install.
Previous owners installed a larger window and forced the closet to fit around it. Since I am putting shelves in the closet and want it to be square this will not work, so I trimmed up the closet to make it fit. The closet was also a a little longer o this side, so this fixed that issue as well.
It never seams to rain here, and with a 0% chance of rain over night I left my newly stained wood outside, and it rained. Not enough to damage anything, but enough to keep me from being lazy like that again. I have put the wood conditioner on, wood stain on and 2 coats of Varithane so far on all the wood work. Will probably coat it one more time before I stare to install it.
The dinette benches I want to square off so extend the bed a little. The benefit of this over an extension is the cushions will be the full size, with an extension it would need another cushion. I cut these out of wood, and will use body filler to blend them into the seat. An old piece of wood was removed from both dinette seats that was used to attache it to the other furniture so when I made the new ones I made them longer. This seams strong enough on it’s own to support the weight, however I still plan to reinforce it with fiberglass and a support below.
One work light made the trailer very bright, until the carpet went up, now it is quiet dark inside. Perfect for sleeping, a little dark on a rainy day. The hope is the furnature and mirrors will brighten it back up once they are installed.