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Old 04-09-2016, 11:36 PM   #99
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What's yr thinking behind painting the interior of the exterior skins?
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:15 PM   #100
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The theory is that it's suppose to help insulate and provide a thermal break. I'm also spray foaming for insulation. Basically it's ground up ceramic- it's very fine. Just add to your paint. It was 50 bucks for 5 gallons. Why not give it a shot. I'll update on performance. I did not paint the other end cap yet so I maybe be able to test temp on either side
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:04 PM   #101
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Installed the new door lock set today! The old one was leaking like crazy. The piece of wood had dead termites in it! No more leaks now and it came out great👍😄
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:12 PM   #102
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I never really like the old molded abs tail light housing on my argosy! So installed these. They give a cleaner look and they are led.Click image for larger version

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I had to cut big holes . This is an easy mod but not for the squeamish😄
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:37 PM   #103
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Matt, this is a dumb question, is your subfloor slightly smaller to fit inside the steel tubing that you welded to the outriggers? If that is the case, does any of the C-channel from the shell get bolted to the subfloor or does is sit squarely on the tubing?

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Old 10-24-2016, 10:04 AM   #104
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No dumb questions here👍 the c-channel is completely removed. The shell (the ribs) are bolted to steel stubs welded on the frame. The subfloor sits inside the steel tubing frame. I raised my shell about 3 inches higher than original. The new belly pan is the riveted to shell to give it a clean look. I didn't like the original setup of the shell on subfloor with the belly pan overlapping the shell. (I felt it was improper engineering- it was made to fail) so I took the time to underlap the belly pan so that the water would shed off as it does on a house. Plus the floor can be removed now without taking the shell off. I like it. It's a better common sense design. Click image for larger version

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Here you can see the new floor, steel stubs/rib connection, steel tubing frame and new belly pan attached to the shell.Click image for larger version

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Here is a pic of the outside with it all back together belly pan and all
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Old 11-27-2016, 07:18 AM   #105
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Thanks and a question

Matt, Great thread we are just in the planning stage and have found your thread very helpful. How did the ceramic addition to the paint go? Did you roll or spray? have you noticed any changes in temp? Are you DIY the spray in insulation or having it done?

Thanks again looking forward to following your progress.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:16 PM   #106
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The ceramic was rolled on. There is a noticeable difference on surfaces with the ceramic paint. It's one of the cheaper upgrades. The whole camper is DIY.👍😄 I used 2 methods for the insulation: 2 part spray foam and great stuff with a triangle nozzle. 1/3 was done with the 2 part spray foam. The other 2/3 with the great stuff from a can. I prefer the great stuff from the can. It was more uniform with no hazards to my health! Plus it was 1/2 the cost!
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:41 AM   #107
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How is it going?

Just wanted to check in and see how your project is going? We just got started with the gutting of the bathroom to do floor repair and plumbing/electrical upgrades.

Also could you add your information and Vin Number to the Argosy database? it can be found here http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...se-106682.html

Hope all is well
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:05 PM   #108
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All is well, home projects take priority so work on the camper stopped. Electrical, plumbing and insulation are done! ready to place interior panels. Not sure if I will reuse the interior end caps. Possibly of either wood or aluminum 13 panel. Why do easy, right?
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:09 PM   #109
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I'll post pics of the finished insulation and my "save a ton of money method" for spray foam insulation
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