The caravan cupboard is finished

@JudyEv (123434)
Bunbury, Australia
April 16, 2018 7:56am CST
In three day’s time we’re going to a music festival. We are taking our bus which has been converted to a motor-home. A friend will also sleep in the bus as the table collapses to become a bed. We are lending another couple our car and caravan and we’ve been working to do a few modifications to the caravan to get it ready for the weekend. While we were overseas last year, moisture got into the bathroom area. The ceiling, back wall and bathroom cupboard were all showing signs of mould. We removed the cupboard and have now put new sheeting on the back wall and on the ceiling. We have one piece to add tomorrow to finish it off. We’ve also made a new cupboard and that is now installed. It isn’t the best cupboard we’ve ever made but it’s okay. We have ordered gas struts for the doors and will install them when they arrive. These will hold the doors up when we want something from the cupboard. I promised a photo of the finished cupboard so here is a before and after collage. We may put a mirror above the hand-basin (next to the cupboard) later. We are just about good to go now.
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@JohnRoberts (57222)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Apr
This will be a shakedown cruise in preparation for your big safari to Tasmania.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
That's true. We haven't done a big trip in the caravan before.
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@rebelann (41403)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Apr
Ummmm, soooo, you'll be here when??? My bathroom needs................................ I wish I had that kind of talent.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
This is a small area to work in and trying to get the ceiling panels in has been a bit of a nightmare - especially when you can't let the panel touch the old ceiling till you're ready as the glue grips almost instantly. We've made good use of some leftovers from when we converted the bus to a motor home. That always pleases me. It seems to justify keeping 'stuff' for ages.
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@rebelann (41403)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Apr
You're right about saving items for future use @JudyEv but only if there is enough room outside the living quarters.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr
@rebelann That's very true and we're to have a shed and a workshop so we make the most of the space we have.
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@Hate2Iron (7858)
• Canada
16 Apr
You have been busy and its all going to be worth all the work would you head out!! Can't wait to hear how much fun you had!!
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
They are now forecasting 90% chance of rain over the weekend but it can't be helped.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
16 Apr
It looks great now, ready to enjoy the weekend with your friends.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
Thanks. Only three more sleeps and we'll be on our way.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
17 Apr
@JudyEv I am sure you are going to have some happy days.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
@LadyDuck Thanks.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Apr
Music festival sounds fun! Your motor home looks awesome too
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
Thanks. The festival is always a great social occasion with so much music you're battling to take it all in.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
17 Apr
@JudyEv Nice! What sort of music is featured? Or is it all kinds?
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr
@FayeHazel Pretty much all kinds except classical, straight out jazz/country/rock. There are always more musicians than you have time to see but we do the best we can. There would be probably about eight venues with different acts every hour from about 9am to 11pm. Most gigs are 45 minutes with 15 minutes to change groups and set up the sound for each one.
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@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
16 Apr
It really looks great. I'm sure that you're really busy getting ready to leave in a few days. Can't wait to hear all about it when you return.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
The only downside is I won't be able to myLot for about four days but I guess you'll all be here still when I return.
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@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
17 Apr
@JudyEv Oh but you'll be out living your life and making some great memories, and we'll all be here waiting patiently for you to regal us with some exciting and wonderful stores.....now please, don't disappoint! Have a good time.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
@Juliaacv Thanks. Here is a photo from last year.
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@Inlemay (16559)
• South Africa
17 Apr
I love how innovative you both are. Lovely travels ahead.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
Thanks. Yes, we'll be off over East in May and eventually getting to Tasmania.
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@Inlemay (16559)
• South Africa
17 Apr
@JudyEv how do you get to Tasmania? Do you ferry it across?
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
@Inlemay Yes, we've booked our return ticket on the ferry. We've been to Tassie once years ago.
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• United States
16 Apr
It's amazing to me how you are able to do all this work yourselves.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
I guess we started with simple things and have built up to this. It still isn't easy sometimes and this was a very confined space to try to work in.
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• United States
17 Apr
@JudyEv I still give you a big
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
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@Hannihar (36533)
17 Apr
@JudyEv The cupboard looks good Judy.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
Thanks. It will hold quite a lot really which is a good thing.
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@Hannihar (36533)
17 Apr
@JudyEv That is great Judy.
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• Preston, England
16 Apr
sounds like it will be a great road trip
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
Hopefully it will all go smoothly .Thanks.
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• Preston, England
17 Apr
@JudyEv I'm sure it will
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
17 Apr
Good job, I love the new cupboard and I think a mirror would be good too.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
The original cupboard went right to the shower screen and had a big mirror on the front but if you were trying wash your face or clean your teeth the cupboard got in the way.
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@andriaperry (50696)
• United States
17 Apr
That looks so good!
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
Thanks. It is a huge improvement on the mouldy wall and rotting cupboard.
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@GardenGerty (99415)
• United States
17 Apr
Smart to get rid of that mold. Pretty wood cupboards.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
I really don't like mould so I'm really pleased it's gone. Thanks. The wood is similar in colour to the other cupboards in the caravan.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25721)
• United States
16 Apr
It turned out really nice
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
It's a big improvement on the mould. I really don't like mould.
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@Corbin5 (106593)
• United States
16 Apr
The cupboard looks great!! You really have gotten so much work done!
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
Thanks. We've had a busy patch lately.
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@porwest (4855)
• United States
16 Apr
Seems like you are making some good progress, and doing things that can only add value if you ever find that buyer.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
This work was in the caravan. We have a caravan and a bus/motor home at the moment.
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@snowy22315 (47305)
• United States
16 Apr
See, it was worth waiting for! I am glad you got it done!
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
I was starting to get a bit worried. These things almost always take only than you bargain on.
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@Kandae11 (37123)
16 Apr
I think it would be lovely to travel in a motor home. I could do it for a week at least.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
We spent five months in one in 2015 through Europe, Great Britain and Ireland and four months in 2017. May will be our first long trip with the caravan which is of course much smaller.
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@wolfgirl569 (4910)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Apr
Looks good Hope you have a great weekend.
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
Thanks. I think it's going to rain but them's the breaks.
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@amadeo (65995)
• United States
16 Apr
yea good for you there.Can wait to see the photo
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@JudyEv (123434)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Apr
Thanks Alfredo. Only two more sleeps till we leave.
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