1979 Coleman Valley Forge fixer upper

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    That was one hell of a build you did there!
    I plan on going strictly 12v until I can afford an inverter. Power the lights and pump a few USB and 12v’s here and there for now.
     
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    Mine looked something like that, I just pulled it all out and started from scratch.
     
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    Amen to that!
     
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    So I should be picking up the pace. Finally got some of the required electrical. Super easy set up and I’m excited to start!
    In the mean time I’m back to sewing up the failed seams on the canvas. I can smell paint and new flooring in my future very soon!
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    Looking good! Good luck with rest of your work and keep the pics coming!
     
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    Phase 1 electrical replacement complete. I installed the 12 bus fuse block which will connect to all 12v electrical components. (USB’s, h20 pump, lights, etc.)
    I reinforced the bus box and soon to be electrical shut off switch to 1/2 plywood. I’ve got a bunch of stuff trickling in from amazon and will update as this project moves along. Heading to HD with the DW to look at paint colors and laminate flooring.

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    Looking good so far! Keep the pics coming!
     
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    Oh snap! This just happened

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    Full speed ahead! Floor tomorrow!
     
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    Paint, ✅. Floors, ✅.

    When budgeting for our renovation I put the canvas off til next year. Dang it. Oh well, lots more to do. I’ve got a battery on order finally and still have plumbing to install. Will keep posting pictures.
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    Looking good so far. Did you get new t moulding for the coutertops? Just an fyi, i put a coat of paint on the place where the t mouldings went, without it the t moulding just came out because the wood was gone. The paint took up the difference.
     
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    Sjm9911,

    The moulding was toast so we painted it. A temporary solution as I am kicking around new cabinet ideas. It will do for this year as I am eager to get camping.

     
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    ... Turn on the switch aaand. Eureka! We have power!

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    Well, I think we are done for 2019 with the fixer upper stuff. Next year should be, er-interesting as we plan on purchasing a new canvas, redoing the roof, cupboards/counters and new exterior paint! Here’s what we have so far! Good enough to go camping!
     
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    Now enjoy it!
     
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    But wait.. there’s more!!

    Sprayed a gallon of this stuff on the canvas and vinyl to keep the elements out. I’ll post an update as to how it holds up. Supposedly this Star Brite Waterproofing has something in it that prevents sun damage too. Anyone have success or failures using this product? I’d love to hear about it.
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    It works well. I used the same on mine. Be sure to do the stitching extra good.
     
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