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Comment: Here it is all hooked up and ready to take to the DMV for inspection and a license plate so it will have a birth certificate.
November 17th 2003 - I made the switch plate with a graphics program and printed onto photo paper. Then covered with laminating film to protect and mounted it on a piece of 1/8 Masonite.  The lamp above the switches was usually the only light needed for reading.

The dp/dt switch to open the top vent isn't visible behind the pillow. A reading light and switches to control overhead halo lights, radio and fan.

Finished inside with simple shelves, a built in auto radio and 12V power outlet for TV etc. Although out of sight the stove drawer in the galley butts up to the back of the radio and boxed in. With an eight footer you don't want to waste a single cubic/inch of valuable space. Is it any wonder that in nice weather at home I sometimes spend some nights in the teardrop?

Just a view of the remote vent with halo lights and fan.  The controls are near the pillow on the side wall. Even in 100 plus degree temps I have never found need for the fan especially with both doors are open but of course we're talking about dry California air.

I determined that with the jack all the way up and wheel removed that it would still scrape the driveway so a 2-1/2 hardwood spacer was fabricated to give it clearance. The trailer tongue is very short and I don't think there would have been room for a swing away jack.

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The California DMV issued another plate while this one was being processed. I guess this makes it officially MY TEAR.

In a stiff breeze the wind would unroll the towels so a piece of wire from a coat hanger was twisted around a nail to form a spring and screwed to the towel rack to keep tension on the paper. Problem solved.

At night the stove drawer doubled as a TV table although I have since upgraded to a DVD player which draws considerably less current.  I think this VHS movie was Dad staring Jack Lemmon.  Another plus is that the snacks are never far away on these nice warm evenings.  And yes, I get a poor grade for housekeeping but this is what bachelor's do.

Ya got to have pillows and stuff with pictures of the great outdoors on them courtesy of my wonderful sister for remembering my birthday (which I'd like to forget). Sure is a hugh step up from tent camping on the ground.

This is what it's all about. Just kickin back, listening to the stream and enjoying a place where motor homes and most trailers can just dream about.

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