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Old 12-20-2014, 09:03 AM   #15
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Suggest you read up on Millers Floor Rot thread, and I Replaced My Leaky Shower Pan thread. These 2 have pretty much taken it from your starting point and run (and run well) with the fixes.

Your time frame sounds very aggressive unless you have lots of time and some money to hire out some of the tasks. Do you have a covered work shop? Where will you be working? Do you have a helper?
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:29 AM   #16
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I just hope I can get my trailer done by my deadline.....June 2015....

One day at a time?
Rust is so bad I can see through the frame rail in your photo, so it seems a shell off is in your future.

Not trying to be negative, but factual: Unless you are working at it full time, also have the knowledge, skills, help, tools, and a pile of $, June will be a difficult deadline to meet! Do-able? Yes!
I hope the best for you!
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:33 PM   #17
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Suggest you read up on Millers Floor Rot thread, and I Replaced My Leaky Shower Pan thread. These 2 have pretty much taken it from your starting point and run (and run well) with the fixes.

Your time frame sounds very aggressive unless you have lots of time and some money to hire out some of the tasks. Do you have a covered work shop? Where will you be working? Do you have a helper?

I do have a helper and we work on it every week.
I don't have a covered shop, we work out of his back yard and he does have experience in flooring, carpentry, electrical, welding and plumbing...

I'll check out those threads and see what I can find! Thx!
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Old 12-20-2014, 03:34 PM   #18
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Wow, what a job and congratulations. I'm in Fort Myers. Adonh mentioned PEX. I have been reading about that for eventually replacing my gas line but I found some restrictions. (I am no specialist but mention it) First the PEX rated LP I have looked at requires to sunlight exposure and is for underground only. I like the idea of eliminating fittings but... just read the specs.

Thx! I'll check that out!

I have the trailer in immokale right now getting the work done...
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:46 AM   #19
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As a retired Air Force transportation officer I'm all about pieces, weight and cubes. You've done a great job with your PM (preventative maintenance). You'll have good bones. Do not assume Airstream's floorplans are the be all end all. I used to load plan every type of USAF cargo plane and learned center of gravity calculations. If you change interior configuration be prepared to do some calculations or you'll learn about tail wag or too heavy on the ball. Do you really need 2 pieces of plywood 24" inches apart ( cloths closet) or can you roll items ( like the Navy guys do to prevent wrinkles ) and load a tote and slip it under the bed? Overhead bins raise the CG and the curve of the roof make them inefficient. Consider the weight of 6 or 10 gallons in a hot water heater. weight, cost, efficiency, and maintenance of the heater. Do you want to haul around 40 gallons of poop or look for dump stations? Do you Know the empty and full weight of propane? I modified a $56 military stove making it air tight, drawing combustion air from under the rig and exhausting thru one of three roof hatches, burn wood or coal and am good to 40 below zero. My water lines do not freeze because I have none. Do you need a water tank and a system to tell fullness and a system to move the water? Do you need a wooden etc. platform to hold a mattress? If you keep heavy stuff ( particularly your consumables) near the floor and as much as possible equidistant from the axle ( or axles) your rig will feel the same towing and the tow vehicle will only respond to how fully loaded she is. To winterize my rig I roll the cabinet with can goods, the water bottle, and the porti pot out the door. 10 seconds. You guessed it, I have no step rather a 5 foot light weight fold down slant ramp. I've named my unit: YERT WITH TIRES My number is 9389 ( same as her Ohio production number.)
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:35 AM   #20
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I just reread all the threads and like most "if it ain't broke......" and " have a plan.". I didn't and bought 2 air bags because I was going to go independent air ride suspension.
Bad idea. Was going to do a 12" cab lift because of rotted floors and bad frames. Turns out I had neither problem. Studied roof solar collectors-not enough energy. Built 2 meter Savonius wind turbines for each hatch for free power but most places in USA have too little wind and mine self destructed in local 40PH wind gusts storm. Changed my wood stove air in and vent out to move to (relocate) under each of three roof hatches because under differing fires too much radiant convection energy overheated nearby objects. Ended up buying a Cadillac Escalade EXT (a 365 HP 4 door pickup truck) because it better fit cargo hauling requirements ( trailer now weighs only 2180 pounds loaded) but the EXT easily handles any grade at any altitude. PLAN PLAN PLAN
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There's a couple of really nice AS's for sale at TCPC. They sit under roof there and probably won't need the amount of floor work you're up against. Just log onto the TCPC web site.
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