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Old 04-24-2011, 11:05 AM   #211
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Yeah, anywhere on the main frame rails. Use a ground lug.
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Something you might want to consider is after attaching the ground lug (I use thinned PRC) seal the whole thing, lug, bolt, everything, to keep moisture from causing corrosion between the ground lug and the (most likely dissimilar metal) steel frame
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:42 PM   #212
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I hope y'all are enjoying your day. Today I took the shroud off of the air conditioner to give it a good cleaning.
TOP, Trainer of Personnel.... what type of ladder are you using to work on your AC, in Post #205? Post a pic, maybe? I need to get a better ladder for my use.....
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:16 PM   #213
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Happy Easter

Hey Rex,
That fine ladder is a "Versaladder" Made in the USA. Wisconsin to be exact. My Father in Law bought it for me for Christmas about 12 years ago. It is a very handy ladder.

I hope y'all are having a very happy Easter.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #214
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Talking Nanner wrap and poly

Today was a "Training Holiday". I got a few things accomplished today. I installed two layers of the 1" polyisocyanurate insulation on the road side from the wheel well aft. I am screwing it to the floor. I'm not using any glue or adhesive. If I ever have to take the insulation out, I'll be able to re-use it. I used some aluminum tape to seal the edges.
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After that I worked on the nanner wrap. It was pretty corroded and dented up. I scrubbed it with alumiprep and a Scotchbrite pad then pounded out the dents as best as I could. I put a small patch over the hole where the city water inlet was. I'm relocating the water inlet because I want to limit the number of holes drilled in the floor. I painted the inside of the nanner wrap with some primer to inhibit corrosion.
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Looks purty good there, Lance. Are you going to make the rally at San Marcos?
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Belly pan

As I have posted before, I'm using 6061 T6 .025" for the belly pan. I got the new sheet all cut, drilled and mostly installed today. I have to cut a hole in the floor, insulation and belly pan for the water heater gas line. After that I can finish the installation of the bottom wide flange rivets. I shot all new solid rivets between the outer skin, belly pan and the C channel. It is nice to have that access hole there. That way I can do it all by myself. It was kinda close quarters, but I managed to get 'er done.
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It is nice to have the electricity all hooked up so I can listen to some tunes while working. The old Motorola FM works great and sounds very good for being 39 years old. Here is the highlight song of the day.
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Looks purty good there, Lance. Are you going to make the rally at San Marcos?
I think so. I'd like to be fully functional by then. Not sure though. Things at work might be a little hectic around then and the kids are still in school for a week after that. If I can get about six solid days of work in between now and tomorrow, maybe! We'll see I guess
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lookin good!! Im still workin on the tank brackets, but I am almost done. Cant wait to be where you are
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Seam sealing.

Thanks Jav. I like your tank setup BTW. Looks groovy.

Well, yesterday I spent sealing seams around windows and the lap seams on the roof. I've been using Acryl-R for the panel seams. I purchased it from the online Airstream store. It is really sticky stuff. I taped the seam, then ran a bead, manually facilitated the capillary action (squished it in the seam with my finger), then pulled the tape off. I have about 75% of the trailer remaining. I sealed around a few window frames with 3M 540 polyurethane sealant. A PO used Parbond. I don't think it held up too well. I'll post some pics of that tomorrow.

Today I worked on the curbside nanner wrap and belly pan/battery box. I did the same as the roadside with the insulation and so, not to bore you, I didn't take any pictures.

I got the Sea-level tank sensors and the Charge wizard for my PD 9160A I ordered from bestconverter.com. I have to do some research on the sea-level sensors before I install them.

Tomorrow, more insulating the floor and walls. Nice weather here today. It wasn't as hot as yesterday, only 82. My Dad said it was snowing in Minneapolis. Crazy.

When I was riveting the belly pan this was playing.

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Thanks Jav. I like your tank setup BTW. Looks groovy.

Well, yesterday I spent sealing seams around windows and the lap seams on the roof. I've been using Acryl-R for the panel seams. I purchased it from the online Airstream store. It is really sticky stuff. I taped the seam, then ran a bead, manually facilitated the capillary action (squished it in the seam with my finger), then pulled the tape off. I have about 75% of the trailer remaining. I sealed around a few window frames with 3M 540 polyurethane sealant. A PO used Parbond. I don't think it held up too well. I'll post some pics of that tomorrow.

Today I worked on the curbside nanner wrap and belly pan/battery box. I did the same as the roadside with the insulation and so, not to bore you, I didn't take any pictures.

I got the Sea-level tank sensors and the Charge wizard for my PD 9160A I ordered from bestconverter.com. I have to do some research on the sea-level sensors before I install them.

Tomorrow, more insulating the floor and walls. Nice weather here today. It wasn't as hot as yesterday, only 82. My Dad said it was snowing in Minneapolis. Crazy.

When I was riveting the belly pan this was playing.

YouTube - Disturbed - Warrior - Music Video
Looks like the Red Army didn't mess around with much Hand-to-Hand combat during WW II, once they went on the offensive.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #221
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Smile Water heater, electrical plug and interior insulation

Well. A lot has happened in the world in these past few days. It has been a while since I have posted any progress. Since the last post I have installed the water heater completely. I also insulated most of the the interior walls. The insulation I am using is Dow Tuff-R 1" polyisocyanurate. It is the same as I used for under the floor. There is a nice slot in the stringers that the Tuff-R slid into. That gives about a 1/2" air space between the outer skin and the foil face of the Tuff-R. I have some Reflectix I'll use for the curved sections of the rear. I also used some Roxul in the areas around the wheel wells and a few areas that I couldn't access. Here are some pictures.
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I also installed the Furrion 30A plug I ordered from VTS. I used the old cable. I put on a nice Cooper electrical plug on the original cord. Works great.
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This was playing as I was finishing up.

YouTube - RATM -Killing in the name - official video

You'll find many Soldiers that LOVE this song. We bear the burdens of our political wranglings. We do it with pride!
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Ah Rage....great stuff to get you riled up before S%&T hits the fan.

Looking good Top, see you and Abby in a couple days.

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Looks like it was a good day for the Navy Seals....looks like they got some good intel also.
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