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Old 11-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #351
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The next projects are:
  • Hook up the propane appliances (water heater/furnace/stove) with some new copper branch lines and do some more trimming. That way we can fire up the furnace.
  • Replace the hot and cold pressure plumbing with PEX. I’ve already bought most of the SharkBite supplies needed for this task.
  • Then we’ll start installing the furniture. We selected the folks who are going to do our re-upholstery work about a month ago and sent the front couch, dinette cushions and upholstery fabric with them at that time.
  • Also to do is replacing the axles and tires. I’ve decided to go with 16” tires, so that will require replacing the wheels too.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:57 PM   #352
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You've come along way Steve.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #353
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Congratulations Steve on all the great work you have done and getting to the home stretch.

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:04 PM   #354
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I would like to know more about your "gutter" system.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #355
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Kip and Perry,
You guys have both helped me out with advice, suggestions and encouragement. I appreciate your help in getting me this far on the journey!

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:15 PM   #356
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I would like to know more about your "gutter" system.
Channing,
I'll be glad to try to help explain anything that you want me to expound on a little more. I'm assuming that you've reviewed/studied the three linked posts in my post 343 from earlier today. If not, take a little time and look over the three linked posts and all of the pictures and then tell me specifically the parts that don't quite make sense.

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Old 11-22-2013, 01:49 PM   #357
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Looking good Steve! It is a wonder. I'll bet sometimes you thought it was like the Boeing Dreamlifter landing at Jabara the other day, questioning whether it would ever leave again. Yet here you are, end in sight! Way to go!
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #358
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Phillip,
Thanks to you also for your encouragement along the way.

All,
I'll post more updates as I near completion. Thanks to my friend Ralph and all of the help that he has given to me and the good weather in the spring and summer we've made good progress!

All my best,

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:06 PM   #359
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Well, I've just stumbled on this thread and am glad I did. I'm impressed with the work and discussion I've seen. I have not read the entire thread but I went far enough back to see many of the jobs I hope I never need to do. I bought my trailer a year and a half ago. It's an '01 Excella from a friend in Leavenworth, KS. Fortunately for us he kept it from new in underground storage in Missouri so it was only exposed when he was traveling and now since we bought it. Unfortunately I don't have the benefit of covered storage. That is unless I build a cover. Hmmmmmm have to think on that one.
Keep up the GREAT work I am seriously impressed. Maybe we'll meet some day on one of our trips through Kansas. We visit there often.
Can't wait to see it done.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #360
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Well, I've just stumbled on this thread and am glad I did. I'm impressed with the work and discussion I've seen. I have not read the entire thread but I went far enough back to see many of the jobs I hope I never need to do. I bought my trailer a year and a half ago. It's an '01 Excella from a friend in Leavenworth, KS. Fortunately for us he kept it from new in underground storage in Missouri so it was only exposed when he was traveling and now since we bought it. Unfortunately I don't have the benefit of covered storage. That is unless I build a cover. Hmmmmmm have to think on that one.
Keep up the GREAT work I am seriously impressed. Maybe we'll meet some day on one of our trips through Kansas. We visit there often.
Can't wait to see it done.
Roger,
I can't wait to see it done and I also hope that you don't have to ever have to go down a similar road either!

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Old 05-26-2014, 09:17 PM   #361
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:06 AM   #362
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Well, it’s been a very long time since I’ve made any new posts to this thread (other than our dog Carma chillin’ in the breeze on a workday a while back). However, never fear, we’ve been moving right along working on the trailer a couple of days per week…most of the time. Ralph and I re-plumbed all of the supply side of the fresh water system with PEX. Also, a good bit of furniture has been reinstalled and some mods and repairs have (are being) done to some of the furniture/cabinets. I’ll stick in a couple of plumbing and furniture pictures later, but I’ll mostly save that to other threads and limit the remainder of this thread to the completion of the floor since that is the purpose of this forum.

The shell that covers the horizontal LP gas bottles on this Limited model has never fit the angle from the floor to the front, so there were some air and water leaks, We made some triangular shims for the left and right sides and another of the proper thickness for the rear and screwed them to the floor with a few screws.




After the picture below was taken, we used some longer screws to screw the cover to the floor (these went through the shims too. Then the caulked the shell to shim interface and open corners, etc. with TremPro.


Next we insulated the cover with the rigid foam.

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Once the LP bottle cover was secure, we installed the first piece of furniture/cabinetry. I don’t know what you call it, but it goes across the front and the couch attaches to it.


Soon thereafter, we installed the night stands for the rear bedroom, the bed and the bathroom vanity and rear wall for the bathroom.


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Steve,
I was wondering how you were coming along. We passed just south of you last week as we were pounding miles to get home from our big-out-west adventure. You guys sure had the windmakers turned up to High. I spent a whole day getting my fridge flame blown out thanks to the 30 mph crosswinds.

Great progress on the reassembly.
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