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Old 09-15-2014, 10:40 AM   #281
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I have been enjoying your thread since I bought my 68 Sovereign of the Road 7/4714 anticipating my own shell off. I have mine gutted but for the bathtub, toilet, and bathroom sink....please keep posting your progress. It is inspiring!


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Old 09-15-2014, 11:35 AM   #282
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Ive been watching since you started, its been really great to watch your tenacity. You are one heck of hard working and determined son of a gun. Getting that shell back on has to feel like youve reached a real milestone in the project. Im a retired carpenter and my favorite time in the sequence of building a home was when it was framed, sheathed, and the windows n doors installed so it was all closed in. You now have a "shelter" from the storm! Great work man! Just think how much youve learned in the process, great info and example you are passing on to your kiddos.

Time for you to kick it back, have a beer, and look at the great work youve done! (Not for long though, eh!)
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Old 09-15-2014, 06:43 PM   #283
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I always thought the belly pan side pieces had to go on first so when the shell was put back into position the shell went on the outside and over the belly pan so you had the outside overlapping the belly pan. Am I wrong? Mine is a '72 Sovereign so it may be different altogether.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:15 PM   #284
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I always thought the belly pan side pieces had to go on first so when the shell was put back into position the shell went on the outside and over the belly pan so you had the outside overlapping the belly pan. Am I wrong? Mine is a '72 Sovereign so it may be different altogether.

No you are correct, I only connected my belly pan along the crossmembers for now. I will get the sides along the main rail where the side wraps attach underneath when I get to that step. Considering ordering some ALCLAD and remaking them since ther edges are pretty corroded.


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Old 09-18-2014, 05:22 PM   #285
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Millertime's rear bathroom rot '76 Tradewind thread

Replacing vent gaskets

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Not a complicated maintenance procedure but your vent gaskets need replacing every now and then. Here the vent is already removed and surface cleaned.

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In place, I zip tied a small section of screen to keep bugs out of the piping.

After that just screw it back in. I replaced the rusty zinc screws with stainless. Although it didn't seem necessary, it was sealed around the base when I pulled it off, I put a seam of trempro around the base of the vent. Be sure you don't accidentally seal the weep hole near the bottom, that is how all the water that gets in gets out

Also got the front curved section of the trailer bolted down to the frame, 1/4 inch hot dipped bolts every 5 inches.



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Old 09-18-2014, 05:29 PM   #286
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Made some money today! A few days ago I poked my head in the trailer and to my dismay saw several puddles on my new floor. Not happening! My old vents were leaking since the lift and my plumbing vents, removed several weeks ago, were also seeping around the tape I covered the holes with.

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The original vent cover, 50 rivets on this baby! I recommend drilling out with an oversized bit to avoid having to pull out rivet pieces. The FV uses screws so those old rivet holes won't be reused.

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Once the old vent is out you have to clean up the old sealant and get any rivet pieces out of those old holes. Clean the surface with some denatured alcohol, etc. Don't forget to clean all the sealant inside the trailer also.

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My original vents had rounded corners unlike the square shape of the FV, this necessitated some cutting of the roof skin.

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Highly recommend these pneumatic nippers. Unlike hand shears it leaves a clean edge, cuts curves easily, and is super quick.

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I had to pre drill a few of the screws as the roof kept flexing away from the mounting flange. I laid a thick bead of Trempro then set the flange in place. It squeezed out nicely and then I used my finger to smooth the bead. Each screw got a bit of trempro also. After that I went inside and smoothed the inside bead. Tip, set something under you fan to catch all the metal shavings and drips of sealant that squeeze through those old rivet holes.

2 fantastic vents in place!


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Old 09-18-2014, 07:11 PM   #287
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You are going to find that the metal vents you took off were better than the plastic stuff you put back. They will crack at some point.

It would be a good idea to seal those bathroom vent tubes from the inside as well. That black rubber will crack in a year or two and it will leak again soon. I put a bead of Trempro around the tube and left the gasket off and so far so good. Eventually, I will put a cap on the Square TeePee thing so water can't get in there.

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Old 09-18-2014, 07:13 PM   #288
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I made an adapter plate that fit on the old vent flange to fit new style vents.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:09 PM   #289
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Interesting idea on the adapter, the old vent flange was smaller than the FV so not sure how that would work in this situation.

Great suggestion on sealing inside of the pipe also. I really like those stovepipe looking caps for vent pipes, I have seen some that are aluminum that looked great just not sure where they could be purchased. Another project for another day!

While the plastic flanges may crack someday I wanted the modern upgrade so I guess you take the good with the bad. For the cost you would think FV would use metal flanges.


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Old 09-18-2014, 08:29 PM   #290
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I bought mine(aluminum " mushroom" type w/ no holes), from Mobile Home Depot . I think they are somewhere in Florida .


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Matt, I've got one of those aluminum mushroom type vents from that place in Florida that is left over from my project. Send me a PM if you want it and I'll send it to you.

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Old 09-19-2014, 06:38 AM   #292
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Look at Aerowood's thread on his rebuild. He built a custom flange for the Fanstatic vent. Maybe adding some angle around the perimeter under the skin would stiffen it up a little making cracking less of an issue. Also with nothing under the vent it will oil can if someone steps near it. This will most likely cause leaks or cracks in the vent housing.

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Old 09-19-2014, 09:54 AM   #293
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Check this out for the sewer vent caps- I might try these:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...ons-82910.html

Looking good Millertime! I cannot believe how fast you're going.... Keep it up, you've just caught up with me, and I'm watching your next steps! I'm getting the itch to get going again now that we are heading for better temperatures.... I dont know how you've been going this hard in this heat and rain.

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Old 09-19-2014, 11:52 AM   #294
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Mixter has the right idea. I am going to do something like that when I get time.

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Check this out for the sewer vent caps- I might try these:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455...ons-82910.html

Looking good Millertime! I cannot believe how fast you're going.... Keep it up, you've just caught up with me, and I'm watching your next steps! I'm getting the itch to get going again now that we are heading for better temperatures.... I dont know how you've been going this hard in this heat and rain.

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