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Old 10-31-2011, 07:57 PM   #113
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Not too many big things left. For some reason my punch list always seems to grow however!
Check the latch on your gen set door.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:00 PM   #114
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Hey Dean, take a look at the toy hauler that we build to haul our two motorcycles. It took me about 3 years to complete. I made Stainless Steel tanks for the gray water and fresh water. The commode had it own holding tank built into the shower base.

We had to put 6K axles under it, the 3.5K ones could not hold the load, and when I took them out, the mounting bases were cracked.

Keep up the great work on yours.

Ours is gone now with our 310 and 3 Grand Daughters, the 310 works much better.

We pulled ours with a 3/4HD Duramax Crew.
Wow, that is sweet! You certainly built a real toy hauler there! Did it start as an empty enclosed utility trailer? Sort of looks like my Carson trailer from the outside except for your wrap on the front top corner. My trailer is actually a car hauler. You put in a lot of great work in three years. I had three weeks to put mine together

Mine is 20 feet and your 4 extra feet sure come in handy. What is the paneling that you put on the walls? Did you insulate the walls?
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:05 PM   #115
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Check the latch on your gen set door.
Mike, it is so funny you mention that. Heading on next trip next week and just spent last two weeks up north working on MH. I've been following the gen set door thread and yesterday as one of the last thing I did before heading home was to check the gen set door. I don't know if mine is totally original, it does have a hinge in the middle. Bottom is hooked in with two spring loaded pins. Top of bottom half is bolted to sides. Top opens with a lock at the center top. All looks good for the trip to Yosemite next week.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:30 AM   #116
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Got a few more items taken care of last week..

Wired up a couple of 12 volt outlets, cleaned up license plate light, took front bumper off to polish it, moved wiper arms up on shafts so wiper would cover more glass, organized storage bins, scraped a ton of grease from the suspension, installed SteerSafe and gave the MH a good washing.

The exterior cleaned up well with a good wash. At one time I thought I might have to redo all the exterior, but it really looks fairly good. The lower gray and red cleaned up good. The higher gray and white stripes are decals I believe. Hopefully they can be replaced without too much trouble. Roof was painted metallic in the past and most has peeled off. I will paint the top white in the near future. I will keep the brushed aluminum on the rear cap and rear sides.

I'm interested to see what the drive is like with the SteerSafe component. The suspension parts are tight and with new shocks, steering stabilizer, air bags and the SteerSafe, I'm hoping it goes straight down the road.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:35 AM   #117
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A few photos after MH was all cleaned up...
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:50 AM   #119
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:49 AM   #120
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Thanks Dean.

When we started, the PO had installed ship-shod 120V wiring (removed it) and had a full divider 1/4 forward. The walls were white sheet aluminum inside with foam board for insulation.

We had to remove all that along with the ceiling panels. Soldered all the OEM 12v wiring, insulated with fiberglass, installed new 120v & 12v wiring for our needs. We also installed the windows in the unit.

I had to screw 1x2's to the steal ribs on the walls to staple the birch paneling. All the wood work was birch as well.

Keep up the great work, thought it might give you some ideas.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:28 AM   #121
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Thanks Dean.

When we started, the PO had installed ship-shod 120V wiring (removed it) and had a full divider 1/4 forward. The walls were white sheet aluminum inside with foam board for insulation.

We had to remove all that along with the ceiling panels. Soldered all the OEM 12v wiring, insulated with fiberglass, installed new 120v & 12v wiring for our needs. We also installed the windows in the unit.

I had to screw 1x2's to the steal ribs on the walls to staple the birch paneling. All the wood work was birch as well.

Keep up the great work, thought it might give you some ideas.
Where did you get the windows? I installed one in the door. Got it from a friend of my brother. I want to put two windows on the street side but haven't found a supplier.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #122
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Mike, it is so funny you mention that. Heading on next trip next week and just spent last two weeks up north working on MH. I've been following the gen set door thread and yesterday as one of the last thing I did before heading home was to check the gen set door. I don't know if mine is totally original, it does have a hinge in the middle. Bottom is hooked in with two spring loaded pins. Top of bottom half is bolted to sides. Top opens with a lock at the center top.
Now I'm wondering if AS changed from the "suicide door" to the two-piece in mid-82 and changed the design AGAIN for the 83 year?
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Nice!
I have TWO binders like that in my M/H now, and both are full like yours!
Owners manual
Service manual
Chassis manual
Genset manuals
Water heater Manual
Leveler Manual
Furnace manuals
Refridgerator manual
And lots more... plus I have all the digital versions on my Thumb drive and Laptop.
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Nice!
I have TWO binders like that in my M/H now, and both are full like yours!
Owners manual
Service manual
Chassis manual
Genset manuals
Water heater Manual
Leveler Manual
Furnace manuals
Refridgerator manual
And lots more... plus I have all the digital versions on my Thumb drive and Laptop.
Gotta have them!
One day soon I'm going to download what I can and scan the rest and put on my ipad
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #126
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I went to my local RV dealer (not AS) and looked at their units, then had them order the window for that unit. The only problem, you would think that there would be a record for parts for each unit via the VIN, but no, its a shot in the dark. Maybe the units and RV dealer close to you might be different! Good luck.
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