RV Remodel – Painting and Additions – Phase 1

We decided to give our travel trailer a facelift. So we start by repainting the inside of our RV to the colors we love! We added some peel and stick tile in the kitchen area and added and additional workspace to make working on the road much easier. We have a lot more work to do, but this is a great start.

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Phase one of this remodel consisted of painting the cabinets, adding a backsplash to the kitchen and a few little details here and there to give us just a little bit of comfort while traveling.

I started with removing all the cabinet doors as well as all the hardware and sanded everything down with 200 grit sandpaper. Most travel trailers are made the same; particle board and contact paper over it to give it the real wood look. They do that mainly so it is nice and light and most SUV’s or minivans can tow it. It is key too sand and prime all of the contact paper really well or the paint will not stick.

Prepping the trailer took up a lot of time but it is an important step so take your time to tape off all the edges.

Everything was primed with about 3 coats of Kilz all purpose primer.

Then I did a couple of coats of the Behrs paint and primer in one.

These are the colors I used. The bleached linen is for the walls and I also used it for the desk my dad help me build for the home office as well as the removable desk we made for the RV.

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Working from our trailer before our last weekend trip. We were hooked up to a generator in a Cracker Barrel parking lot.

The peel and stick tile was a pain to instal. Id say it mainly had to do with the rounded edges. I will tell you if that has anything to do with it after I put a hexagon shaped tile in the bathroom sink, soon I hope. I will say that I am glad that I stuck through it and installed the tile because it looks so fun! Yes it is very colorful but it is way better than what was there before.

I have to say I’m very content with the way phase 1 of this project came out! I can’t wait to start phase 2. Phase 2 will consist of the walls being painted and painting the bedroom cabinet as well as adding a shelf or two in that cabinet. We shall see what else I have time for with the holidays coming up and all the sailing we hope to do on top of the RV travels we have planned!

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Installing a New Shower on Our Catalina 34

We literally have no idea what were doing, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway and try to replace the faucet in our Catalina 34 with a shower faucet combo. So come along as we try to install the Scandvik shower.

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We Installed Trims Tabs to our Dinghy

In this episode we install and review Nauticus Smart Tabs ST780-20. We had a hard time getting our dinghy to plane even after pitching down the prop and adding a hydrofoil to the outboard. Our solution was to install a set of Nauticus Smart Tabs and we used kit ST780-20. The install was very easy and we had some excellent results!

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Fitting a New Bimini Top to Our Catalina 22

We got a new bimini top for our Catalina 22 sailboat and it turned out to be higher than the boom. It was the perfect size otherwise so we decided to cut it down and make it fit. Take a look at our step by step process.

 

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New Outboard Motor Bracket for our Our Catalina 22

We install a new Panther by Marinetech 55-0416 Outboard 4-stroke bracket on our Catalina 22 sailboat.

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Raising and Stepping the Mast on our Catalina 22

It’s time to do a dry run getting the mast stepped on our Catalina 22 and making sure everything is running our before we take her to the water to hopefully go sailing for the first time.

 

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How to use a Porta Potti

We are going to review how the Thetford 260B Porta Potti (portable toilet) works. We will cover prepping the Porta Potti for use, how to empty the Porta Potti Cassette Toilet and how to operate the the Thetford 260B Porta Potti (Portable Toilet) cassette toilet.

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