More work on Tardis today!
Spring has finally arrived to the north woods. Today was a near perfect day with temps in the low 50's and the sun shining bright and warm. The lakes are still covered with ice, but it is going to be melting fast now that the snow is gone and it is "black" ice. With the nice spring weather comes a rush of work, I put in 80 hours in the last week installing cedar siding on somebody's dream home, soon the air will be thick with bugs so it is best to get it done now. I am also working though my own todo list before tourist season starts and things get really crazy busy around here. So it was nice to put in quality time with some projects on the Tardis.
Opened up the camper and let the spring air in. Over the winter I have tried to open and air it out when I had the chance and the weather was nice.
First project was to add wood strips to the bottom of the camper. I am doing this because I did not want to use the factory supplied bed mat because it was so heavy. And I also discovered that the runners on the bottom of the camper did not match up well with the grooves in the truck bed, as both ran north-south, so the camper was only sitting on the truck bed in a couple small areas. So some runners going east-west were in order.
At some point in the future I plan on putting another coat of stain on the bottom plywood of the camper. I feel that with all the holes I have drilled it would not be a bad idea, and the factory stain is a little thin in places.
Next project was to secure the MaxTrax in their mount. They are now secured and locked in place.
Then it was on to the new fun stuff. The first parts mounted should look familiar.
So these parts are for...... a shower and toilet shelter. It could also easily be made into an awing, I will have to look into that in the future.
Here is testing the aluminum pole flex. Everything looks good, but I do not have the room to test the fabric sides, so that will have to wait.
It was a good day working on Tardis.