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Old 04-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #15
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C Channel Question

Can I get a new C Channel for the rear of the Overlander? Mine is broken in two places or can I just reinforce what is there? It is in pretty bad shape.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:30 AM   #16
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Hi not sure on the C channel but just a quick hi antlers did not know any other airstreamers there, we come down to stay a K River campground when we can just love Tom and his camp and your post has helped me figur a few things out our 71 31ft solv is all redone except the bath and I am getting ready to get on it soon but trying to figur out way to do it without demoing the entire inside my bath area is droped about 1 inch but not the out side so I think my black tank straps have been eaten away and floor weaken enough to drop the floor I know the water heater floor was good as I just replaced it my work is just starting good luck with yours will let you know when we make it to antlers woul love to see your finished product. Charles & Rondie
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:32 PM   #17
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I was stationed in Albuquerque for a few years, loved it. Next time you are coming out, give me a yell. I go to McGee Creek and the Kiamichi River alot. I have a house not to far from McGee Creek and it has great campsights. I have not been to K River Campgrounds I normally go to Rattan Landing. McGee Creek Lake is nice but there is noting like putting a boat in at Rattan Landing and go all the way to Hugo Lake. At the right speed it will take an hour and there is no telling what animal you might see along the way. I also want to spend some time at Broken Bow Lake this year or maybe next. I am still trying to finish the work on my trailer.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:52 AM   #18
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sounds good we love the area was planing to be in area about 3 weeks ago but they needed us at Santa FE Rancheros campground early so we bypassed, looks like Oct vist will be in order will give ya a yell hope all goes well with your remodel we have to start our bath next week best reguards Charles & Rondie
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:17 PM   #19
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I was wrong - I am trying to replace the U Channel in the rear of my Overlander. I thought it was C channel. Can you purchase it TT specific or do you purchase some ands have it bent?
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:36 PM   #20
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I replace the same floor section in my 68 Trade Wind. After final fitting, I painted top and bottom edges ( in to about 6 inches) with 2 coats West System epoxy resin. On the remainder of the surface I put 3 coats of a premium marine urethane spar varnish. I hope I don't have future leaks, but if I do the floor is somewhat protected.
FYI, I had to put the floor in in two pieces. the single piece won't slide into the C-channel. I split it over the street side frame rail. Used elevator bolts and self tapping floor screws to secure the pieces.
Finally, if you haven't done the work yet, I strongly suggest getting a piece of luan plywood and making your pattern from that. Get it fitting perfectly then cut the heavy floor from the luan pattern. A cardboard pattern is not stiff enough. Getting the heavy floor into the c-channel was a big job and having it fit very close helped a lot. Also I ran my router with a slight round over on the edges that go into the channel and it made the final install much easier.
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