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Old 05-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #155
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Social ob is poppa is in need of some serious family time.
That is the NUMBER 1 obligation. Enjoy! Not working tonight, taking care of sick one.. Working in the morning. Well, on the AS that is, I am always working.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:15 PM   #156
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Don't really understand the compelling need to remove the tar like glue but okay just make sure it is aluminum safe! Some solvents react to aluminum and bring the dreaded corrosion! I am leaving it on mine and will be adding adhesive to hold the 1 inch foam spacer for the prodex. Foam only under using nails or screws to hold that going more towards the screws. Google solvents safe for aircraft aluminum. Just a thought.
Yes, I want everything to be clean. I have too many with asthma trouble. I will google that, and make sure. I also may test it on scrap aluminum. Thanks.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #157
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Will I need to remove axles to take down the rest of the bellypan?
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #158
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Is the next crossmember from the back?

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Old 05-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #159
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Is the next crossmember from the back?

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #160
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Hot, hard work today. The whole belly pan is down!!!! Huge accomplishment! I am feeling less and less intimidated. This is doable. Got some of the subfloor out and a bunch more insulation! Axles have to be replaced for sure! Now, looking at the whole frame, here is my un-expert opinion, I need to replace two crossmembers in the back, repair some outriggers in the back, sandblast the rest if the frame and POR15 (verb) the rest, reinsulate and put back belly pan. I want to use a 1"x1/8" aluminum flat bar along the edge of frame and in main crossmembers with bolts. I got that idea from another forum member restoring a '78 31' Sovereign. Does anyone have any advice or additions to what I am thinking? I know you do! Haha. Here are my pics. Now, mama is starved!!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #161
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What would be the reason for the 1x1/8 flat bar? Some folks don't like to put aluminum up against steel. It could increase corrosion in the steel.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:25 PM   #162
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In last pics of refrigerator vent, what can I replace it with? Too many cracks at rivet holes to put back, this old plastic gets really dry and brittle....how can I better seal the top vent, too much water and debris coming in through that hole! Thanks for all input and advice on photos!
It's important to have a good upper ventilation on the back of the refer for it to operate properly. I agree that the fibreglas repair is the way to go: cheap and cheery, won't be seen and it IS easy to do.

Also, plan on putting a few computer fans in that vent's output space: you want to remove all the heat you can for the refer to keep its cool. Computer fans are cheap, easy to mount, run on 12V, and are quiet.

To seal the roof air exit vent for the refer, Vulkem (now called TremPro 636) on the outside seam is the way to go. A can of compressed air used from the inside to the outside will clear out the debris.

Use the search to find some of the recent posts by member Lewster about that, if you like to read. There isn't much he doesn't know about servicing AS TTs!
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I need to order new axles and brakes. Any advice on where to order them from?
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I need to order new axles and brakes. Any advice on where to order them from?
The two main supplies you hear about is Collin from the VAP. He sells Axis axles, talked to him a couple of times nice guy. The other is Inland RV Andy is the owner. I went with paying inland RV to order dexter axles from Redneck trailer supply. I picked them up locally so I saved a ton in shipping! Like $500... There is plenty of threads out there on this. Just make sure the shock brackets are welded on.
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I need to order new axles and brakes. Any advice on where to order them from?
Just an FYI on that: you are probably a long way away (in time) from needing those items, so take your time and again read up on them. Lots to know, as you will see from reading some of the long threads about them...
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Just an FYI on that: you are probably a long way away (in time) from needing those items, so take your time and again read up on them. Lots to know, as you will see from reading some of the long threads about them...
I am reading about them now. When would be the best time? I thought they should be installed now ???
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The two main supplies you hear about is Collin from the VAP. He sells Axis axles, talked to him a couple of times nice guy. The other is Inland RV Andy is the owner. I went with paying inland RV to order dexter axles from Redneck trailer supply. I picked them up locally so I saved a ton in shipping! Like $500... There is plenty of threads out there on this. Just make sure the shock brackets are welded on.
I like that idea! I would rather pay Andy or Collin and use their expertise to get me the right things I need. Thanks!!!
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #168
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Just an FYI on that: you are probably a long way away (in time) from needing those items, so take your time and again read up on them. Lots to know, as you will see from reading some of the long threads about them...
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