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Old 11-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #29
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Finally finished stripping old paint off the frame last night. Used 3 methods.

1. Flap disc on angle grinder - good
2. Sandblasting - less than good, big mess.
3. Heavy duty wire wheel on angle grinder- best.

All are time consuming. Suck it up and press on.

POR-15 here I come!
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #30
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Are you re-painting or polishing the Argosy? Did the wire wheel scratch the aluminum?
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Old 11-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #31
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The plan is to repaint with new color scheme. I don't want to polish all time. Don't use a wire wheel on the aluminum. It will scratch it really bad and cause much fussing and anger. Use stripper. On mine the original paint is half gone so... Less work. I like that.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:12 PM   #32
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Received one of the gray tanks this week. Ready to fab tank mounts near axles. I also cut all the flooring. I'm trying to get all the metal fab finished before I por-15. Aluminum tent here I come.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:22 AM   #33
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Question: what is the measurement of the toilet flange from the wall? My guess is 1 ft. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:38 PM   #34
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Question: what is the measurement of the toilet flange from the wall? My guess is 1 ft. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:40 PM   #35
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I don't like the new cell phone app. The old one was better. This one has issues.

Anyway it won't post the newest reply. Need help on above post. Thanks
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Old 01-25-2014, 03:55 PM   #36
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I wish I'd seen your post while we still had the new toilet off--I can't get a good measurement now, regrettably. Will an approximate center point from rear wall help at all? I'd recommend choosing your toilet and going from the measurement from the factory. We had to buy a second toilet because the first wouldn't fit the dreadful ABS toilet surround--but had we done more research, we wouldn't have goofed. Measure twice, cut once! Your work is admirable, Rug.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:57 PM   #37
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Update: ok still working on the frame. Welding tank mounts in, (4) almost done. I had to make several frame brackets to hold the tank supports- 2 x 3 x 3/16 angle. 1 black, 2 gray, 1 fresh water. I'll post pics soon.
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Old 04-22-2015, 03:47 PM   #38
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Frame done, por-15 done, shell semi bolted to frame, gantries disassembled and washed camper(hasn't had a bath in 5 yrs)
Purchased belly pan aluminum and buck rivet gun and supplies.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:12 AM   #39
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How about some photos. Sounds like you are doing well.

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Old 08-17-2015, 09:21 PM   #40
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Bolting shell to frame. Drill hole, go to store to get more bits, drill more holes, por-15 bolts and nuts.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-17-2015, 09:42 PM   #41
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Ordered lots stuff.
1. New black tank
2. dometic 320 toilet
3. Step tub
4. Atwood 15k heat pump
5. Tiger foam- spray foam insulation
6. Hytech ceramic insulation additive for ace galvanized and aluminum primer
7. 5 sheets of belly pan material

I will adjust frame for new tank. Decided that the valterra tank I am using for the grey will not work for the black tank. I want the toilet flush on the floor.

I also really like the ceramic paint additive. Great insulator and thermal break on skin and ribs.

I did a lot of research on insulation. For me, considering cost, labor intensity and insulating factor I felt it was the best choice. Cost wise it was only about a $100 more. For me it was a no brainer. Pictures are coming :-)
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:36 PM   #42
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I was looking at my tank set up and decided it wasn't going to work. The tank plumbing outlets were level with the axles. I was either jack up the trailer 3 inches or use different tanks. So after 3 days thinking, I came up with plan. I decided to box in the frame around the axles and use different tanks. Here are pics of boxing the frame. Waiting on the grey tank, black tank mount is done. Click image for larger version

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