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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-10-2015, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Thanks Steve! Been lurking, just not posting;)

Thanks Steve! Been lurking, just not posting;)
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-10-2015, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Sparky57
Polished! OMG, what a yucky job. Some inside...

Polished! OMG, what a yucky job.
Some inside shots too.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-22-2014, 12:58 AM
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Posted By Sparky57
Yes, I am happy with them. They look nice, work...

Yes, I am happy with them. They look nice, work fairly well. They were not hard to install, but not simple either. A couple were quite sticky at first- wouldn't unlock/lock smoothly. Not sure why but...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-21-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Some more....

Here are some of the bathroom door lock, new bunk lighting, the bunks, and a new addition to the family (she sleeps on the bottom bunk)!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-21-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
The final push!

It's been a long time since I updated but here are some finished pictures. I had her out on the road last year and it was great. Not all things were finished but it was a good test run of all the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-20-2013, 11:58 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Thanks everyone! A million little jobs still to...

Thanks everyone! A million little jobs still to go, and as expected, a couple items will be done after the maiden voyage. 3 big things left to do:
Shower pan and fridge vents and floor. Lotsa late...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-19-2013, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Sparky57
Yes, budget is getting stretched for sure. I...

Yes, budget is getting stretched for sure. I wanted to spend 20k, I just tipped over 22 with probably $1000 to go, but that is accounting very closely for everything from gas to pick up the trailer...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-18-2013, 11:30 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
more finishing work....

Here are some more photos of the latest:

Upholstery is in and done. Lets just say that it cost more than I expected, but it is all nicely done.

I have been doing endless amounts of painting,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-28-2013, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Sparky57
The vent is next...I will be building one of...

The vent is next...I will be building one of those curvy wall outcroppings to vent the gas through to a new ceiling vent.

Mark
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-28-2013, 12:04 AM
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Posted By Sparky57
Pics...

Ok- here some quick snaps.

One of the electrical feeds. They all come into one 24x20 inch space under the dinette. All lines to the appliances are 10g stranded copper - hot and a ground to each...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-27-2013, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Cabinets; I am building front to back....

Cabinets;

I am building front to back. Dinette is first. Dinette is U shaped with one drawer, near the door,and lift up hatch space for the rest. No back rests for the sides, but I am building a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-27-2013, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Finishing the Electrical; My LED recessed...

Finishing the Electrical;

My LED recessed lights arrived from China and I installed them all, they look awesome! I have 8 lights in the kitchen 4 in the rear bed area. Also installed 2 reading...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-27-2013, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Ok, it has been a while since my last post. ...

Ok, it has been a while since my last post.

Here is how I painted;

I have primed and painted all with Latex low Voc paints. 1 coat Kilz Max, and 3coats of Benjamin Moore no VOC paint. Washed...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-24-2013, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
How many rivets?

Ok- so the inner skins are all but back in and all the rivets, minus a couple are in place. Any guesses on how many 1/8 rivets I put back in? I have 30 still to install, only put them where needed to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-02-2013, 12:00 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Ok, hmmm...That wasn't possible for me. Did you...

Ok, hmmm...That wasn't possible for me. Did you take it out the front window or something? I think I'll pop rivet it...

Thanks Norm!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-02-2013, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Sparky57
A game of skins

Started putting the skins back in today. Seems very final and it makes me wonder if there is anything I forgot to do:blush:

Any advice on painting the inner skins? I sanded, washed with TSP,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-31-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Yes- I am putting a shower in too. I am putting...

Yes- I am putting a shower in too. I am putting it in the rear, curb side corner. Haven't finalized the design yet but probably 28" by 46"...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-31-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
insulation pics

Here is a pic of the insulation I am using. One pic is the backside, which is plastic. The other pic is it installed with the foil liner side facing outwards. I can't really find any drawbacks to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-30-2013, 10:32 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Insulation and wiring finalized

Quick update;

Completed the insulation using EPS 3/4" foam over top of Prodex. I am really happy with it and despite the cold evenings I have been able to warm the trailer up quickly using a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-15-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Wink Thanks! The secret is to break big jobs into lots...

Thanks! The secret is to break big jobs into lots of little jobs and do that one at a time. And only take pictures of the things that go well :brows:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-13-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Whoops

Forgot one pic of the solar controllers. The MPPT controller is on the left, the MT-5 Unit on the right, showing 18.5v flowing from the panels into the battery bank...

Added one pic of the tire...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-13-2013, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Solar and Tank clean outs

Here are some solar panel pics and a few pics of the new Tornado flushers that are connected to the grey and black tanks. Ran the hoses through to the rear SS corner. That is one busy little corner...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-10-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Thanks Norm! I love your Overlander blog... I...

Thanks Norm! I love your Overlander blog... I have 3 young daughters and am planning on bunks...any tips? I am wondering how wide is wide enough and how much height between mattress and roof is...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-09-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Thanks John, thanks Kay! And it is nice to hear...

Thanks John, thanks Kay!
And it is nice to hear that it is *actually* that hard, as hard as it felt. To top it off, I was working solo. I really enjoyed the first 10 hours...then it started to get...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-09-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Solar Panels- Check!

Also installed Solar panels:

2 65W Solar panels (130W total) mounted mid-line on the trailer. Used some through-hull marine fittings to bring the wires through the outer skin inside.

I bought...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-09-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Belly Pan- Check!

Ok, the belly pan is in! What a horrid job. Seriously- the belly pan is the main reason I would argue for a shell-off restoration. With the shell on the belly pan is one hell of an ugly job. And my...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-25-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Oops- pics didn't attach. Here they are ...

Oops- pics didn't attach. Here they are ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-25-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,322
Posted By Sparky57
updates

Rolled the belly pan today - using 032 6061 T6 and it is stiff and has very little memory. I am planning on doing the perimeter of the belly pan- all the way around and bring the inner edge in far...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-19-2012, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Wiring

Installed the AC unit this weekend....Father in law cut the whole a bit bigger and made up some braces to support its weight, then my bro and I slid it up a ladder / ramp we made (using a pickup...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-22-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
One more piece of belly pan installed tonight,...

One more piece of belly pan installed tonight, and a bit more of the wiring completed as well as 2 backing plates installed behind the water filler and the hose inlet to make them a little more solid...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-21-2012, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Sparky57
Thanks Brad! I sold my tent trailer and booked...

Thanks Brad! I sold my tent trailer and booked camping with a couple families next July so I have a deadline and 3 kids that want a trailer so thats enough to motivate me.
I probably approach it the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-19-2012, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Plumbing and wiring still...

Plumbing:
Spent the afternoon roughing in more plumbing and installing my new Precision Temp 550 NSP tankless HW tank! It is a new product from them, a bit cheaper than the marine version and a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-12-2012, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Sparky57
Wow! Nice job on the frame. That is very similar...

Wow! Nice job on the frame. That is very similar to mine, except I don't have any holes in my cross members.

As for tanks- I actually ended up buying a poly tank because I wanted to use the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-11-2012, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
I will post some pics of the filler, but I think...

I will post some pics of the filler, but I think there is one earlier on in the thread.....the fresh tank is under the floor, near the steps and the filler is where the original filler hole was-...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-10-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
12v, etc

More work on the wiring this week- I ordered some special little plugs that arrived today- they atre 110v plugs that have a USB charger built into them- Plan on installing these plugs into a little...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
As for the switching, yes, I think you are right...

As for the switching, yes, I think you are right Steve! I will have to just wire some appropriate plugs on to just one circuit and then run that one circuit through the toggle switch- that is much...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-01-2012, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
Plumbing, electrical & lotsa head scratching

A few pictures of what I am up to as I work on the electrical, plumbing and layout all at the same time.
Got the plumbing inlet put in place as well as the power and cable inlets. Ordered some...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-22-2012, 11:13 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
I haven' sized the wire yet, but would love to...

I haven' sized the wire yet, but would love to read the article. Just started drawing up a wiring plan tonite and am starting to figure out that there a whole buncha things that "I didnt' know that...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-20-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
I am planning on a pair of 6v golf cart...

I am planning on a pair of 6v golf cart batteries, wired in parallel to make 12 v (or is it series?)...should provide 220 AH of fun, minus battery inefficiency, minus inverter inefficiency....I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,322
Posted By Sparky57
inching forward...

Took the center vent completely out tonite in prep for installing the AC unit- a Dometic Penguin Low Profile 13500 BTU unit. The ribs barely support the vent that was there so I'll have to call on...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-16-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
@KC, I think I am doing ok with the template...

@KC, I think I am doing ok with the template approach, using a thick card stock to make a paper banana wrap, then cutting a duplicate out it metal....only trick is getting material that behaves like...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-09-2012, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Sparky57
This weeks work...

Here are some pics..

Got the door finished- pretty much, a little more polish later on but good for now
Got a new luggage door built, insulated, painted and installed with a new lock
Sanded,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-09-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
I just put my first corner in today! Made a paper...

I just put my first corner in today! Made a paper card template and used clecos to hold it in place while i folded and shaped it...Took about 3 tries till I had one I liked, then cut the metal and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
Nice pictures. They guy i bought my gauges off...

Nice pictures. They guy i bought my gauges off told me to top coat them to protect them from the weather, he recommended a rubberized paint. Might be worth contacting the vendor and seeing what they...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-06-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,322
Posted By Sparky57
2 Polishers arrived from Harbor Freight today, as...

2 Polishers arrived from Harbor Freight today, as well as a big kit of polishing supplies from Jestco. This should be fun. I used my little PrincessAuto aluminum polishing kit to buff a few areas...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-04-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,322
Posted By Sparky57
@JT- I just bought the paint yesterday, it was on...

@JT- I just bought the paint yesterday, it was on sale for $30 so i thought what the heck. I plan on flooring with a non-sheet vinyl product...probably laminate or bamboo, so I want to lay it around...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-02-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,322
Posted By Sparky57
Installed the tire carrier too and need to decide...

Installed the tire carrier too and need to decide if I am going to powder coat it black or leave it aluminum. Thoughts?
Also rebuilt the door completely, stripped the paint from the inner skins then...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-02-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,322
Posted By Sparky57
A few days off work meant more time to work on...

A few days off work meant more time to work on the trailer. Managed to finally install the rear window with my newly arrived longer buck rivets...installed a , new back frame seal and frosted glass....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 215
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Posted By Sparky57
pics...

A few pics...
The first layer of insulation inside
The start of the under-floor insulation (Using recycled EPS foam witha reflective layer- 2", r7. Did the door with it too. Thinking of using the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-23-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,322
Posted By Sparky57
Belly pan blues, a nightmare leak and other "progress..."

OK, lets start with the leak in my black water tank, right where the flange of the tank (the male part) is glued to the ABS female part... it looks like some idiot didn't get a good twist on the...
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