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Old 11-07-2005, 08:30 PM   #57
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Thats impressive! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:53 PM   #58
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The skins are finally in - I will finish up the rivetting and put on the final coat of poly next. Then floor.

The door has a trim of 1" aluminum around the edge, the windows and vents will have the same.
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:47 PM   #59
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Carlos,
Spectacular!
Can you tell me your source for the Water Fill Fitting?
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Old 11-11-2005, 09:01 PM   #60
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Water Fill

Mark:

Water fill source - pricey but very solid - the cap is attached to the fitting with a little chain and has a rubber seal on the inside:

http://www.sailboatstuff.com/plumb_deckfill.html

If you do a google search for "deck fill" you will find some other alternatives.
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Old 11-16-2005, 12:16 PM   #61
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Snow in Iowa.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:27 PM   #62
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The cork floor is in, I cut up 12" tiles on a table saw, glued them down in a pattern and then it got very cold (7 degrees) just as I was about to put on the poly - I stacked hay bales around the base and put a space heater inside and another underneath and then kept the floor above 60 degrees. Then, when I finished, it got back up to 50 degrees outside.

I made a threshold for the door from 1/8 x 2" L stock aluminum, now I am working on trim for windows and fantastic vents.
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:05 PM   #63
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Great job, Carlos. This is good stuff!
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Thanks Uwe, same to you.

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I think the designers at the factory should see what you've been up to. It's outstanding! I'd really like to see it in person.

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Old 11-24-2005, 01:57 PM   #66
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Window trimming is slow work. I would like to figure a way to avoid the cut in the side pieces that allows the trim to follow the curve of the trailer, but unless I make a separate fillet for each piece to bring the trailer curve to flat I suppose this will do. At least on most windows they will be covered, more or less, by the window crank. They look industrial, which I do like. Maybe when I get going it will go a little faster, all the sides of the windows are the same dimensions.
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:52 PM   #67
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Carlos,
All my windows have flat sides to them on the inside. There is a piece of c-channel right next to the window, between the inner and outer skin, usually held in place with the same rivets that hold the interior window frame. I think it looks nice, especially since the glass for our trailers has no curve to it. It does not seem to distort the inner skin in any way.
Why don't you keep the frames flat, see what it looks like? I would not like the cut being visible if this was my project.
I agree, the industrial look against the visually very soft wood is very attractive.
Alternatively, you could cut little triagular shaped fillers and clean up the edges real nice, then rivet them over the slot to cover the gap.
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Uwe,

On most of my windows a rib is the nearest supporting member - with a space of 2 or 3 inches where the skin "floats" next to the window. The trim is rivetted to this floating skin and it sort of anchors things together. The skin is relatively strong in these places because of the nearby rib.

The rib, however, is curved and so the skin has a bit of a curve to it as well. The original trim was split in two places top and bottom - this allowed the trip to conform. I thought about just putting a flat straight piece in and hoping the bend would be split between the skin and trim... I will try this tomorrow and see how it looks. It sounds like this is how your trailer trim is put together?

I think it is a choice between rivetting the trim until it conforms (which involves some scrunching and bending of the strim) or cutting and rivetting (no scrunching, but visible cut). Dang these organic shaped trailers!

I also might try the "cut cover" you suggest and see if it looks any better.

Thanks for the advice. If you have any pics of your trim handy, would you mind posting them? If not, next time you take pictures...

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Carlos,
I e-mailed you some pictures with my window frames in them.
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I think Uwe's second idea works well. I tried to put a straight piece of trim in (with no cut) but the curve was too great. Instead I will cover the cuts with a small piece of metal. When everything is together I think they will look ok - more industrial still...
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