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More Sketchup models

Posted 05-10-2012 at 06:33 AM by timzog

As I work out where all the mechanical stuff will go, I keep revising the floorplan. This is the current model with colors for the sleeping areas selected by their female occupants. Assuming that all goes well, I plan to share the purple one
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We decided on a wet bath since it really maximizes the usable space and will probably use Dridek on the shower/bathroom floor to keep it dry and clean.
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I'm planning on attaching the table...
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Dirty work!

Posted 05-07-2012 at 07:26 PM by timzog

I started removing the floor today. The toughest part was removing both of the 3/8" rusted out bolts that attach the shell to the frame in the front of the trailer. To do this, I dug out the wood subfloor around the bolt with a chisel and a screwdriver and then used a cutoff wheel to cut off the bolt. It took a long time, but it finally broke off and I could knock the bottom half out.
I used a chisel to knock a small circle of wood out around the floor screws and cut off the...
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Lots of progress.

Posted 05-06-2012 at 05:50 PM by timzog

I've been doing a lot of work but haven't posted much to my blog lately. Some recent progress:
Patched hole from former kitchen vent.
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Removed old leaky plastic tail lights and patched holes with aluminum. Still need to buck in rivets but pop rivets are good enough for short term.
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I'm planning on ordering round LED lights which I like better anyway and would cost less than converting the old lights to LED.
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Exterior Patches

Posted 03-24-2012 at 08:25 PM by timzog

My friend Derek came over and helped me buck rivets on 4 patches and my awning. I tried something different on these and I really liked this approach. Yesterday I applied vulkem to the overlap area, put in the patch and used 1/8" pop rivets to secure the patches. They seem to have more force than a cleco to me. Since I was able to do this alone, I was able to take my time and do it right without worrying about keeping my buck rivet buddy waiting. This morning before Derek came over, I...
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Fantastic Vent install

Posted 03-17-2012 at 04:12 PM by timzog

Yesterday I installed a brand new Fantastic Vent 6000RBTA with a white translucent lid from Vintage Trailer Supply. I had to expand the hole at the corners since the old fan was more rounded. I used tinsnips to get within 3-4 mm of the corner and then used a round file to finish off the corner.
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I added some 1/2"x1/2"x 1/8" aluminum angle on the inside of the skin all around to minimize the strain on the plastic flange on the fan. I decided to do...
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