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Old 07-05-2011, 10:32 AM   #29
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A few pics of the interior polish job and the rear floor tear out.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:36 AM   #30
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Well, the interior polish is now complete. I am rebuilding the plumbing and replacing the dump valves today...or should I say pulling my hair out. I have rebuilt the dump collection assembly three times and four trips to Home Depot. I thought I had it licked, untill I inadvertently glued my last connection (which I was supposed to leave loose untill AFTER I put the floor back in the bathroom and positioned the black tank! Doh!!!! Now I've gotta redo it all over again! Crap. My floor fits good, but is too spongy, so I'm gonna remove again and add a crossmember. Frustrated, but determined to keep moving forward.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:41 PM   #31
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New photos!!! I finally completed the new waste system including new valterras. I added two industrial slip joints just in case I ever have to remove the tanks etc.

I completed the interior polishing, reinsulation and reinstall of all lower interior panels. Painted and riveted an aluminum l bracket across the top edge of the outer wheel wells since mine were deteriorating. I wrapped up the rear floor install and painted the entire interior with Kilz.

Completed the installation of new screens and painted all channels and trim dark charcoal.

I sprayed the interior panels and end caps with a nice tan latex last night and followed up with installation of the flooring pad.

I began installing the flooring today!!! Yay! I went with engineered hardwood Koa wood... A little red for my taste, but I got a deep discount on top of a discount at Home Depo since it was moving out of stock.

New furnace is on it's way, as is the new water heater valve. I'm searching for a new toilet in china and a used water inlet, KT lock assembly and some exterior panels. Whew! I don't want to think about that list too much or i'll hyperventilate!
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:04 PM   #32
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Not koa...Tigerwood oops
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:25 PM   #33
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New pics of the flooring installed and recently painted and polished inside!...
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:21 PM   #34
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Looks great! what did you polish the inside with?
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:48 AM   #35
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Looks great! what did you polish the inside with?
Thank you. I used a variable speed buffer, rubbing compound and blue coral aluminum polish and many, many hours!
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:53 PM   #36
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Looks great! what did you polish the inside with?
Oops...blue magic, not blue coral. I must have been thinking about the beach! Hahaha
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:50 AM   #37
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I'm bummed!!!! I began hauling all of my old fixtures back into the Argosy today to test fit everything and get the bulkhead walls positioned properly...Guess what?...my old nostalgic stuff looks just like old stuff! Now I have a delimma (sp?),...do I continue down the path of preserving history, or do I build new stuff? I am in the process of refinishing the bathroom fixtures and will keep the plastic formed tub wall, tub and cabinet doors (albiet reskinned). But, I hate the twin beds. They seem too wide and just plain junky. Seems a shame to cover up all of that new engineered hardwood too. What to do?

I should also mention that I am already WAY PAST my original budget. It's sink or swim time I guess.
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I'm bummed!!!! I began hauling all of my old fixtures back into the Argosy today to test fit everything and get the bulkhead walls positioned properly...Guess what?...my old nostalgic stuff looks just like old stuff! Now I have a delimma (sp?),...do I continue down the path of preserving history, or do I build new stuff? I am in the process of refinishing the bathroom fixtures and will keep the plastic formed tub wall, tub and cabinet doors (albiet reskinned). But, I hate the twin beds. They seem too wide and just plain junky. Seems a shame to cover up all of that new engineered hardwood too. What to do?

I should also mention that I am already WAY PAST my original budget. It's sink or swim time I guess.
Hahahaha you said budget!
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If it were me I would rebuild it the way you like it and not worry about how it was.
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New pics. I finally completed a new black tank surround for the Argosy. This will now support a new china toilet and I can dispose of the old Thetford Galaxy/Starlight. It weighs a bit more but I think it's worth it given the luxury of a new fit for royalty cammode. The top is removable should I need to service the tank and/or closet flange, and it is covered in the same wood I just installed on the floor.
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Wow. So much progress in so little time. I also vote for doing it the way you want it, partly because I'm fascinated to see the results.

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Wow. So much progress in so little time. I also vote for doing it the way you want it, partly because I'm fascinated to see the results.

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Thank you. I forget that I started this thing June 3rd, I guess all of the late nights make it seem much longer.
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