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Old 09-25-2015, 08:50 AM   #43
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Termites ate everything. Including the floor. I refuse a shell off!

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No reason regarding the heater itself, but it I think it might have worked better for my floor plan, and then I think maybe not...

On second thought, where it is is best.


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You guys are hijacking my thread with the heater! haha

Made some progress on the now shell off. Belly pan comes off tonight.





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Wow, you've been busy. You have a crew helping you
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One guy helped me get the panels off. But I just removed the belly pan myself in 2 hours! Haha. So easy. Now I have to clean and paint the frame, weld in the new rear cross member, and lift this shell. My plans on the lift are to screw in 3 2x6 beans side to side with 2x4 coming off diagonally on each side. Then use a post Jack to lift it from the ceiling and then install a 4x4 post on each end screwed to the 2x6 supports. Install floor. Lower it back down. I can then sleep at night. Haha

It only took 3 hours to get that interior out. I think I'm going to pressure clean it all before I start.
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Any recommendations on floor wood? The 5/8" marine ply is $97 a sheet from a lumber yard special order. Home Depot has 1/2 and 3/4 in stock for under $50. Or do I just use standard ply??
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I would use the special order then I would epoxy treat it all before cutting a single piece then epoxy treat all cut edges.

Or is Marine synthetic board.
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Leaning towards the 3/4 and I'll epoxy the cut edges.
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I think i would take trailer back and the sleze bag to court for a refund,it may be past that point.
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Haha. I was going to do all this work anyway. I like taking things apart and putting them back together. I didn't pay much for it anyway.
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Check a sample.. Marine Applications
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Oh... Inspect wiring while you are that deep.
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Oh.. Checking for leaks!!! Termite may get water from the ground where you live, but wood can rot if repeatedly wet. This is common AS failure.

Some folks are also having foam "sprayed" on inside to help seal and better insulate. Hey, it does get warm in FL and the shell will beat nicely in the sun.
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Leaning towards the 3/4 and I'll epoxy the cut edges.
Id try to match the original thickness a close as possible, otherwise you may have trouble getting it under the chanel in the front where the frame is a fixed spot and the shell is fixed by the rivets in the hold down plate. Good plywood from HD or LWS is ok, I'd try to get at least A grade on one side since it'll be smoother for follow on flooring application.
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Id try to match the original thickness a close as possible, otherwise you may have trouble getting it under the chanel in the front where the frame is a fixed spot and the shell is fixed by the rivets in the hold down plate. Good plywood from HD or LWS is ok, I'd try to get at least A grade on one side since it'll be smoother for follow on flooring application.
Yep. I see now. It's gonna have to be 5/8". I just measured at the hold down plate. Thanks for that!!
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