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Old 09-05-2013, 09:40 PM   #43
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Thanks Tim, now that I see yours, I am pretty sure mine is not original. Mine really is a flat piece of metal, with a slight arc at one end.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:27 PM   #44
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Well I have had several frustrating days on the trailer. As I was getting ready to POR 15, i used a wire brush to do some cleanup and i found a serious problem with the frame.

Then I spent several hours trying to get the rear floor piece in, to no avail! I have also decided to replace the whole belly pan. It is so corroded and full of holes that at this point, why not. If moss can get a foothold in the belly pan, it is probably in poor condition!

So now I am taking a step back. I had my neighbor well some angle iron over the corrosion and it looks great. I am putting a wood frame inside the trailer to give support for when I completely remove the belly pan and a way to give a little lift to slide the floor in. Trying to remain positive!
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:05 PM   #45
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I have been working on fitting the rear floor piece in the trailer. I am somewhat surprised that the two corners are not the same shape! Has anyone experienced that? I am going to recheck it again tomorrow just to be sure!
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:01 PM   #46
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Getting the floor in a little at a time. Very satisfying to get this underwa!
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #47
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That satisfying moment when you walk on your complete new subfloor is getting close! Corners on mine weren't the same radius either.

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Old 09-15-2013, 09:45 PM   #48
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My floor is all in place. Now I need to secure the floor to the frame and the frame to the floor. My cuts around the wheel wells are not very good. I should have measured twice. There is a gap that I will have to figure a way to trim out before the floor goes down. I am not redoing it!!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:41 PM   #49
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It unexpectedly rained yesterday and unfortunately I had two of the roof vents out! All I had time to do was place the vents and hope it didn't rain too much, it did! I did find one mysterious leak near the rear pop out window. I did get one fantastic fan in today and spent HOURS trying to polish the rear panel enough to get my lights in place and close up all those hole that rain can pour in. Did I mention I HATE POLISHING! I forgot to take pictures today. I was in such a hurry to get something done.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:20 PM   #50
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If you develope a like for it (polishing) then I will need your help lol got polish the shell next!
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #51
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I have been doing some construction for my neighbors company, so have had less time to do anything else. I did manage to get my front fantastic fan in , and am ready to put my middle vent back together. I met with our neighbors son today to talk about doing more welding extend and to reinforce my tongue. This will give me room for my spare tire as well. He will also add plats for my leveling jacks. Can't wait to get that all done. It us making me really slow down and plan!
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:18 PM   #52
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I am trying to take full advantage of this strangely warm weather here in California by working every chance I get on the trailer when I am not working. It really is such a long and involved process that I forget all that I have done in the last few months. I have done most of the wiring, and insulation with prodex. I have put the ceiling panel back in pulled the wiring through and put most of the rivets in. I had my neighbors' son put on a new reinforced tongue, and weld on plates for the stabilizer jacks. I have polished the areas around the new marker lights and antenna before putting them in. Today I installed two grey water tanks from VTS. I hope to upload some pics if I have enough room to upload them.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:07 AM   #53
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I guess I should update this thread! I'll try to do most of it with pictures. I did have a neighbor complain about my trailers. My Kenskill was sitting front of my house for a few days because I came back from a long trip, and was heading back out to a trailer rally. Seemed easier to leave it out. My Caravanner has been in my driveway, so they complained about both. So, I had to shift my 3 trailers around. My Traveler is now sitting on my back patio, and my Caravanner is in my side yard. My poor hubby!!! He never thought he would move from Oklahoma to California only to find a trailer in his back yard!

I replaced the belly pan with new metal and began to work on the front panel. It was so damaged I decided to replace it. Since I have the interior gutted and the panel is not that expensive. The time to polish the old panel probably makes up for putting in the new panel and polishing it!
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