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Old 09-10-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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A little further ahead, plus some pics

Well I thought I had the whole roof re-sealed and some vents replaced but after a couple of days of heavy straight down rain I noticed a very small drip of water on the front curbside window bug screen about 7 inches in from right side and underneath (almost) the curbside marker light.
Certainly, before I sealed everything, when it rained it was a steady stream but not its barely noticeable, but it is noticeable. I guess I need to start at the frame with a hose and then work my way up over the marker light in question then to the TV antenna, which is the next likely place it might be leaking. So far I have:
Removed and replaced rear floor section, rust proofed the frame underneath said section, re-insulated (of course) resealed rear end.
Installed City water and power inlets.
Sealed all windows and replaced all window gaskets.
Sealed all roof vents and painted then replaced breather vents.
Repaired cracks in the interior end caps using plumbers mate which is a more liquid form of epoxy putty and worked really well.
Replaced the copper plumbing with Pex.
Caught and fixed a stubborn leak in the black water outlet pipe join with the dump valve.
Cost so far is about $680.00 with Inland RV
$200/$300 on local supplies and about $3000.00 (yes really) on tools.
I should point out that I have never even attempted DIY before, so the tools that folks normally accumulate over time did not exist in my garage/shop so I had to start out fresh. What an experience.
Anyway, here are the pics:
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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And a few more pics

The burgundy is one of the colour schemes I am debating at the moment.
Burgundy under the rub strip, cream above and the roof, burgundy vents and window frames.
Just an idea

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The burgundy is one of the colour schemes I am debating at the moment.
Burgundy under the rub strip, cream above and the roof, burgundy vents and window frames.
When you pull up at walmart with it, people will think you're collecting for Red Cross and give you Free Money!

Is that a chip at the base of the long vent, top left?
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Can't wait to hit the Walmart car park then!
Either that or they will think I'm a blood bank.
Yes its a chip, there are several all around it. I will tag another onto my next parts order with Inland RV, for now, it works.
I worked with a Dave Park back in the UK.

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