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Old 08-12-2018, 06:58 AM   #15
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We are still looking for a window for the lower of two on the curb side just in front of the door. If anyone knows of one, please let me know. The measurements of the window itself are approximately 17.5" h x 17.75" w.
I found that good HVAC guy can make a window frame. You will most likely have to improvise on a few of the moving parts, but know one will know but you. BTW I had one made for me. I supplied the aluminum and he only charged me $50.00.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:15 PM   #16
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Thank you Islandtrader

Thank you for the advice. We have been thinking about reaching out to HVAC folks for some other parts. I had not thought of getting their help on the window.
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:16 AM   #17
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It's slow, but there is progress

It has been a while since I shared our progress. It has been slow going.

The good news is that we found a window for the curbside beside the door. It has two smaller windows. I have not removed the old frame yet but will do that as soon as I've rebuilt the two new windows. One is badly corroded so it will be a challenge.

Otherwise, we built a new floor. It's marine plywood with insulation sandwiched in between. Here's a picture so you can see what we did. The idea is to avoid insulation in the floor that will get wet and just provide rodent housing. Our next step is to install Marmoleum over the floor.

We just found a garage in the neighborhood where we can work this winter. We need to learn to rivet in order to get her back together. We'll practice before working on the trailer.
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It will be interesting to hear how the additional wood bracing between the frame and plywood floor works once you have the trailer back bouncing down the road. I would be concerned that this will force the floor bolts to be longer and this reduce structural rigidity.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:16 PM   #19
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Hi Joe,

I sure hope that it is ok. Building the floor this way took a long time. If it doesn't work well, we'll be in a world of hurt.
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I know this is after the fact...I just laid the floor down and then glued the insulation to the floor. After that then put the belly pans on. The air space barrier is on the bottom side which will insulate the floor from heat and cold...

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Secure your body shell

Hi Airspry:

Nice to see some progress, however slow it might be. I tend to be a tortise myself.

Is your aluminum body shell staked to the ground on the inside with ratchet straps or something? I have seen photos of loose lightweight shells blown away in a strong wind and get terribly bent, creased, crumpled and ruined. Secure that shell if that hasn't yet been done.
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Old 11-23-2018, 01:22 PM   #22
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Thank you for sharing your approach. We decided not to replace the belly pan as it seemed to provide rodent housing. Time will tell if that was a good idea. It has been fun watching your renovation. Thank you for sharing your progress.
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