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Old 12-11-2015, 11:08 PM   #15
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grill etc

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GRILL- The grill is the exact same kind that came with our unit. It was still in the box when we got it- but didnt work correctly. It was meant to be placed on the stainless unit next to the sink when needed-not permanently mounted. Turns out the exact same grill is (or at least was) sold in the Boats US. Its a marine grade stainless unit suitable to mount on the boat rails. They gave us a even swap since mine was still in the box. My wife didnt want to drag food upstairs to cook etc. so I made the fixed mounting bracket to mount it to the basement slide out tray. Its on my list to change the bracket to a accordion type (similar to the Nomad unit) so it will come out further and higher.

FRONT AC- Dont know what brand of AC you have - but Yes there was a FUSE on the passenger side of my ac unit. You need to remove the cover to get to it.

Front DECK area- we have nothing there now except a small local tv antenna. Although my wife wants me to figure out a way to hang a hammock there!
The floor is a bit of a mess now from the motosat and my painting trial (below). Without any decking material the floor is VERY slippery when wet- but easy to clean with a mop! However, It fades/ yellows with time. The Trinity Rental owner had purchased rolls of the original decking material. He tried replacing it, but it still came up on the edges. Ultimately he put strips of it across the isle (kind of like safety strips)
Nomad tried some outdoor carpet, but i think that is gone now as it gets heavy when wet.
In one spot up front I tried some boat/marine paint with a gritty finish. looked terrible-but i still think something from the marine industry that's used for nonslip boat deck flooring would be best. Just haven't pursued it further yet. Since we now "live" in florida, I think I will have a better opportunity to find something than was available in CT.

Hope this give you some ideas.

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Old 12-12-2015, 06:40 AM   #16
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Thanks for sharing your experiences about Sky Decks. We have an Airstream trailer and will likely never switch to a motorhome but if we were going to change over, Sky Deck is the way to go. We've seen a few and think they are fabulous!

Big Blue RV, did you attend Alumaflamingo in Sarasota, FL a few years ago? We saw a Sky Deck at the event in 2013 or 2014 and the owners were very accommodating and even hosted a happy hour event at their rig.

I'm sure Sky Deck owners are always at the top of the discussion list at the campground. Marge, come look! Did you see that thing?!
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Old 12-12-2015, 06:45 AM   #17
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Randy, I don't even remember that pic with the Motosat! where did you find it?
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Alan,

I keep thinking:

I got the pic from the same place I got all the photos of your RV:

Geeks on Tour Blog: Sky Deck

as far as the grill goes, is this what came with them?

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from a WanderLodge forum, photos from the 2003 FMCA show, in case you are curious. Post #9

My "grill-table" then is painted and rusting underneath, guess I need to get out the wire brush come Spring. Would be nice if it was stainless like that, would make more sense to prep food up there. Still it's nice to have water and umbrella stands even if there isn't a built-in grill as I imagined.

Check out the 2005 Airstream thread where I was trying to draw the conversation with a question about all the many antenna you have on your coach.

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Old 12-12-2015, 09:37 AM   #18
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deck covering materials

i was looking at the pics of the Jeff Gordon fire damaged SD that was posted. The roof looks like diamond plate, but I assume is a rubber non slip material...maybe another option for covering...
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Personally I am still going for fake grass. It has holes in it to allow drainage, and the splines of grass will hide the pine needles until I have time to rake (or drive). I think I will do the roof in eternabond first. Although, the Skydeck has all sorts of non-obvious holes thru the roof that I will need to find first. Once you put down eternabond there is little going back. The nice thing about grass, other than how it feels on bare feet, is it's heavy so it should stay down. No curling up in the corners and then the wind.

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Old 12-13-2015, 01:31 AM   #20
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You gone take all the seats and so up to do it? I looked into roof-armor it looks great it is easy to walk on. It is applied liquid with a spray gun so the seats and everything on the roof need to be removed.
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How does one remove the seats and everything? I talked to RV Armor too, and am currently listening to the Living the Dream podcast on the subject. I am not familiar how the roof is constructed but I imagined the fixtures were permanently attached.

Eternabond is 4" tape, I was just going to clean around all the perforations and tape it down. The RV Armor guy quoted $4K, but I am sure it would be more. He says all the fixtures need to be removed, and those 28 foot long Skyliners would be VERY difficult to remove. I am tempted to remove the fiberglass just to see what's under there.

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Yes that was us at Alumaflamingo in Sarasota. Happy hour is what Skydecks are made for!
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yes that the grill - "Magna" Marine stainless grill....
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i was looking at the pics of the Jeff Gordon fire damaged SD that was posted. The roof looks like diamond plate, but I assume is a rubber non slip material...maybe another option for covering...
The only diamond plate I see on the Jeff Gordon's SkyDeck site are on the bus wrap image and on the bed of the truck moving the RV:

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What are you looking at? I didn't see any pics at the roof level.

I am curious what those aluminum 2x4"s are with the plastic hooks on the end laying directly on the bed. I would also LOVE to know how all this stuff was attached to the roof of the RV. And why is the safety rail SO MUCH longer than mine?

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RV Armor

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After reviewing your rig there is way too much on top of that roof for us to be able to provide a warranty. As much as we would like to tackle a project like this, my belief is the cost would be too much to make it worth it for you.

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Back to the eternabond idea, although in this last rain the ONLY leak I could find was around the roof hatch. I think I am gonna just put a cover over it or some adhesive plastic molding to cover the actual opening when the hatch is down. At least until I can get the exact seals re-done.

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You are correct- that looks like the truck bed- It didnt register that the radio and rails etc were removed from the top... but i still like the idea of the rubber diamond plate look....
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I need to redo the seals on my hatch as well.... I would be interested in what you can find...
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Yes I got the same answer from the founder of RV Armor which I met in Bradenton FL.
A good shop should be able to remove everything on the roof and reinstall it after it is covered. A big project for sure but I think it would be worth it. There business model does not allow for it.
I think I have some leaks on the outside wall right next to the stairwell and this cannot be reached without removing the side extension and I am sure you cannot reach it either without removing it. Between the stairwell cover box and the roof edge you cannot even reach in.
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