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« on: April 08, 2009, 03:11:09 PM »
Here are some of the before pictures of our Viking 1706.

http://picasaweb.google.ca/helen.gunther/OurTrailer2007?authkey=Gv1sRgCPWQu6eC_7urZA#

We have done some mods but I won't have pictures of them until the weather turns warmer and we can open the trailer back up again.

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 04:33:58 PM »
That looks very much like our 96 viking 2006. It is just a little smaller. It has all the same fabric and counter top materials.

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 05:03:11 PM »
Very nice camper Helen. Is that the fridge by the door? If so, that makes it real convenient to be be able to load the fridge without having to pop-up!

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 05:29:58 PM »
nice looking pup i like the stereo mod or is that factory looks like a mod to me

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 10:08:21 PM »
It is actually an icebox by the door and we replaced that almost right away. We found a bar fridge that fit the space perfectly and use that instead. We are almost always camping with electricity and this fridge will freeze ice in very short order. We have actually pulled things out of the fridge while on the road.

As for the stereo, we definitely think it was a mod that someone else had done at some point. That said, it was probably the second mod that we did. It had this strange little slot on the front of it with the word "cassette" on it. Since we had no idea what that was, we had to replace it with a stereo with cd player and auxiliary jack! ;-) When the boys go to bed, we plug the Ipod in and they listen to some quiet music. There are two speakers in the trailer, one near their bunk and one near the door, so we can also have the door open and hear the music outside without it being very loud at all.

As for other mods that we have made, my DH replaced the ceiling panels. The previous owner said that she had taken it to her trailer guy for a quote on the work and he said that the paneling is not too expensive but it would be quite a bit of labour. He quoted her $600 so she dropped the price of the trailer by $1000 (we didn't even bother to haggle after she said that!). DH bought some corrugated plastic sheets and, after cutting down all of the old paneling (and determining that there was in fact no water damage to the roof), he glued the new panels in place. They were easy to work with, easy to cut, and very light.

We also added a storage box between the fridge cabinet and the bench. It is the same height as the bench so, if you put a cushion on it, it would extend the bench. We reasoned that it would make it easier to climb into the bunk, and that it added a lot of desperately needed storage.

We also removed the water holding tank. It is far easier for us to buy the large jugs of drinking water and store them on the counter and we gained another whole locker of storage space.

Finally, under the long counter, there were two silly little drawers that took up a lot of room but served no real purpose. DH stripped them out to create one large cabinet, then he added two shelves so that there is loads more storage. That is where our dishes, pot, pans, canned food, and first aid kit live.

We are very happy with our little Viking. We picked small because we wanted to be able to tow easily in the mountains and so far, so good! We are taking it all the way down the east coast of the US this summer and back up the Skyline Drive. That should give it a real workout!

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 04:56:33 AM »
Good looking camper,Helen.

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 11:03:43 AM »
Hi there, we have the same trailer, ours is a 2007 model (bought it new last year though). Our fridge is set up under our sink and that is about the only diff. I like the mod for the music, might have to look into that.

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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 11:09:14 AM »
Nice looking camper, our's has the same interior!

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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2009, 11:14:39 AM »
Super Nice.

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009, 08:01:07 PM »
My 1706 looks very similar to that as well, except I have a different color counters. The factory fridge comes under the sink and the furnace is directly across from it. Where your icebox was is storage spot for our. - Lets see the "after" pictures!

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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009, 09:10:08 PM »
Good looking camper! Those are great pics!

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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009, 09:45:34 PM »
Looks great. Mine looks identical on the inside. Even the water damage. I bought mine used and it had some water damage. If you get that fixed, i want to know how you did it and how much it costed. I'm not going to tackle that one yet. The only different thing is that yours has a frig and mine does not. But that means that I have storage there. i like the built in stereo. That's nice. Hope you enjoy yours as much as we do ours. I've actually got mine on a campsite right now. We've been camping throughout this week. I just had to leave and come to work today, but i'll be back out there tomorrow.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2009, 07:34:38 AM »
Wow! That's really nice. My 1992 has none of that. No fridge, no furnace, no sink, no nothing!. Not yet at least.

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2009, 11:36:48 AM »
Stephen, we were lucky that the water damage on ours was minor. The vendor had listed it in very good condition, which it was, until a storm blew through and stripped the old caulking off of the screw heads around the roof vent. The water leaked in and peeled the plastic off of the roof boards. The vendor opened it up a couple of days later to show it and discovered the damage and covered the vent so that no further damage would occur.
DH left the old roof panels in place, pulling the plastic layer off. That was the part that was peeling away. He used a scraper to get most of it off. That left the original ceiling boards in place (since they were not damaged). However, they are not very pretty looking. He then bought a couple of sheets of corrugated plastic from Home Depot (you need something lightweight) for about $30-$40. He used an adhesive (he recommends something like a construction adhesive) to glue it to the ceiling and then use braces to hold it in place while it dries. Be careful about the adhesive though - anything too dark will show through the board. He also used large washers and screws in some places to make sure that it was securely fastened to the ceiling.

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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2009, 11:38:29 AM »
I promise to post After pictures as soon as we get the trailer out from the side of the house, hopefully in a few weeks.

We are very happy with our little Tic Tac's Tow and look forward to our road trip this year. We are now trying to figure out what to take with us to reduce the excess from our road trip last year - I'll bet everyone has this problem! We just took too much stuff!

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