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Old 07-20-2004, 10:08 PM   #29
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update update!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The shell is off, and supported- YAY. Tomorrow in the light we will make sure that everything is out of the way, and will pull the frame out from underneath the shell.








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Old 07-21-2004, 07:23 AM   #30
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How did you make out in those storms we had over the weekend? You're right down the road from us and it was pretty windy here.
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:38 PM   #31
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I waited until after the storm to start lifting, so i was okay... It is up, and the frame is pulled out from underneath. Now to do just a little more bracing, then we're going to tie it down to the ground...I'm going to go take pictures of it now, i'll post them in a little while.
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:02 PM   #32
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Fun time isn't it? LOL Been there done that got the merit badge.

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Old 07-21-2004, 04:42 PM   #33
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got carried away and forgot to download the pictures to my computer... but here they are. Now I just have to make measurements of the holes in the floor, and document it all for cutting the new plywood.


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Old 07-21-2004, 06:46 PM   #34
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What display mode?

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I am curious what display mode setting you are using for viewing this thread. If you don't know what I am refering to I mean the settings on the "Display Modes" menu item at the top. I ask because I have been using the "Hybrid Mode" and I discovered that not all of the posts were showing up when I looked at the thread that way. When I changed to the "Linear Mode" they all appear with the most recent one at the top of the list.

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Old 07-21-2004, 09:55 PM   #35
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I am using the linear mode. I do not know why some of the posts would not show up in hybrid mode.
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Old 07-26-2004, 02:36 PM   #36
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Update: the floor is off, and we are modifying the frame to put in a new black water tank, and add a gray water. The black water tank was destroyed since it had become the floor in the bathroom when the wood rotted away. So try not to be too jealous about this...lol We are installing 2 tanks... one for black and one for gray... 35 gallons each. I will continue taking pictures of the progress, but i begin work tomorrow so i will be left to working a few hours at night, and the weekends.
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Old 07-26-2004, 03:24 PM   #37
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We are installing 2 tanks... one for black and one for gray... 35 gallons each.
Will your A/S weight capacity be able to handle the load of two full 35 gallon tanks?
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Old 07-26-2004, 04:24 PM   #38
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We believe so... i have a pair of 2500 lb axles, and the previous loaded weight was 4200. We will be adding roughly 350lbs of extra weight when both are full. The rear bath dictates where one of the tanks has to be- right below the toilet... so there's one of the 35g. tanks which will be length-wise sideways, almost the full width of the frame rails. The other one we have more room to work with, so it will be sitting agains the axles on one end (lengthwise with the frame) leaving it's loaded weight very close to the pivot of the frame. We also decided to add a bunch of frame support to strengthen the rear vertical load carrying ability. The designs are forming as we work, i can't wait to get it done and get out camping. To date i have taken slightly under 450 digital photos... so there will be plenty pictures of the project to see.
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Old 07-26-2004, 04:35 PM   #39
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I appreciate the above discussion. My "new" 31' (1986) had some bad floor areas which I have removed (the front 4 feet and near door). Also bad under toilet.

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#1 - I believe I have heard it recommended that a wax ring be used under the stool. Right?
#2 - I have not removed any interior shell. The floor was rotten enough in most places to be cleaned out of the outer groove with hand tools. I plan to replace by notching where bolts, screws come down. I there a structural reason not to do this?
#3 - Insulation. Do I understand that water inside is a given and I don't want insulation to lay on belly pan? It appears water has entered along the floor to shell seal, and I plan to seal it well with Vulkem outside & maybe some silicon inside. I would like to have it dry from the get-go. And place fibergalss bats on the belly pan.

Any help would be gratly appreciated.

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I am learning as i go, the people in this forum have been greatly helpful in keeping my learning curve in the safety zone- so surely they will be able to help you as well. What do you mean by notching the bottom? The bottom of the inner skin?
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I would also like to add to that, that you may want to check on the frame if the floor was that bad- surely it is in need to some repairs in that case. That was how we got started... it all started with pulling up the old gross carpet just to get it out... now all of a sudden i'm cutting, modifying, adding to the frame, replacing my single 17 gallon black water tank with a 35 gallon black water tank, and throwing in a 35 gallon gray water tank while we're at it. This may be taking it a bit far (53 additional gallons).... but it's the bug!!! My father is already talking about finding a 50's trailer as the next project. Be careful or you'll get bit, but also if you plan on keeping the trailer for a while- you should make sure the platform for which the trailer is constructed is in good standing order. I plan on towing my trailer around for an additional 36 years, i'm trying to modernize it without modifying the outward appearance and also re-juvenate it's life to get many more years of smooth, silver streaking out of it.
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Old 07-26-2004, 05:10 PM   #42
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I am learning as i go, the people in this forum have been greatly helpful in keeping my learning curve in the safety zone- so surely they will be able to help you as well. What do you mean by notching the bottom? The bottom of the inner skin?
My NOTCHES will be in the margins of the plywood flooring to fit around the bolts that hold shell to frame.
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