Finishing up the interior and working on the kitchen!

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Now that we have the sheet metal attached to the outside of the teardrop trailer, it’s time to wrap up the inside of the sleeping area, and get a start on the kitchen area in the back hatch! Let’s get going!

The sleeping area is all done as far as interior paint, flooring, and wiring. The last things we needed to do were to install a shelf to hold some storage cubbies, and permanently install the ceiling fan.

My fiance actually installed the shelf, so unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of her process…. Here are some pictures of the finished product though!

finished wall shelf with reinforced screws!

finished wall shelf with reinforced screws!

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Same shelf from a different angle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With that out of the way, on to the ceiling fan! After cutting out the opening for the fan in the sheet metal, it was just a matter of fitting the fan into the opening, sealing it up, and waterproofing the outside!

Ceiling fan after fitting it to the sheet metal and caulking!

Ceiling fan after fitting it to the sheet metal and caulking!

With the ceiling fan installed and sealed up, it was time to move on to the kitchen area in the back hatch. I started working on this, by installing the latch and gears for closing and locking the back hatch. Then, after installing the back hatch-latch (that’s a tongue twister), I working on putting up the back studs for the pegboard background, and the pegboard!

I started to put up the legs for the countertop, but started to run into problems getting the countertop to fit with the back hatch. Currently when I have the countertop installed where I want it to go, then the back hatch won’t close completely. Unfortunately, I ran out of time and will have to install the countertop another time. In the meantime, here are some pictures!

Close up on the locking component of the back hatch-latch!

Close up on the back hatch-latch!

Same latch, different angle.

Same latch, different angle.

back hatch with locking-latch installed.

back hatch with locking-latch installed.

kitchen hatch with the dry-fitted counter top. Looks lovely, but sadly it won't fit yet.

kitchen hatch with the dry-fitted counter top. Looks lovely, but sadly it won’t fit yet.

hatch with the wall studs and peg board background. Perfect for hanging things!

hatch with the wall studs and peg board background. Perfect for hanging things!

 

 

 

 

 

 

My fiance and I also permanently installed the door and window to complete our sleeping area (yay!!). I’ll be the first to admit, I didn’t do a very good job cutting out the opening for the window, and I was very worried that this window wasn’t going to fit in well. After a good couple hours of dry fitting, sanding (and a little worrying), we successfully installed the window, and sealed it up!

freshly installed window!

freshly installed window!

My fiance helping fit the window

My fiance helping fit the window

Look at that goof!

Look at that goof!

With the door and window installed, this thing is finally road ready!

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