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Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 07-19-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ktmkirby
Aluminum was cheaper than the birch, but you'll...

Aluminum was cheaper than the birch, but you'll need thicker foam backing, so that you have the right thickness for the window flanges.
Those bolts are actually some kind of rivet. Most of mine were...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 07-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By ktmkirby
I'm renovating a 89 Squarestream. I could not...

I'm renovating a 89 Squarestream. I could not find any replacement skins, so I used 1/4 birch plywood, with 1/4 underlayment foam from Lowes, and aluminum for the corners.
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 04-25-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Walls are pretty much done. Starting to fit the...

Walls are pretty much done. Starting to fit the closet.
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 04-19-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Interior walls are going up in the Squarestream....

Interior walls are going up in the Squarestream. Putting up some cabinets next, then some roof work once my Fantastic Vents come in.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-20-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By ktmkirby
Cabinet Gimp

Has anyone tried using a different option, rather than using cabinet gimps and welts for sealing seams?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-20-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,266
Posted By ktmkirby
I'll be carrying a KTM 1190 at 500lbs including...

I'll be carrying a KTM 1190 at 500lbs including luggage racks and riding gear. Two aluminum ramps, one to walk up and one for the bike. The tailgate will close with the bike on an angle. I've done...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 03-14-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By ktmkirby
That's hard to say. I'm just guessing here, but...

That's hard to say. I'm just guessing here, but I'd say about half of what an 89 Exella would be, if it's in good shape. I paid $7000 CDN for mine, and that was too much, but mine was a 2 out of 10...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 03-11-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,065
Posted By ktmkirby
What ever it is, it's been put in after.

What ever it is, it's been put in after.
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 03-10-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Two inch pieces of copper tubing flared and...

Two inch pieces of copper tubing flared and countersunk and sealed with vulcum. I think I found most of the underlying causes for the leaks, but better be safe than sorry.
Did you remove the shell...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 03-03-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
The back bedroom is coming along. You can see the...

The back bedroom is coming along. You can see the look I'm trying to achieve. Have to figure out trim pieces yet.
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-19-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,285
Posted By ktmkirby
I never thought of this, but it seems like it...

I never thought of this, but it seems like it might work. I think I'll look into it for the white roof section.
Forum: On The Road... 02-14-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By ktmkirby
Crossing the border is no hassle, although...

Crossing the border is no hassle, although there's construction on the Peace bridge that causes some traffic issues. Queenston/Lewiston bridge is good, but is also the busiest.

It would be way...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 02-04-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Another source of leaks! This seam on the Hehr...

Another source of leaks! This seam on the Hehr windows needs to be sealed.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-04-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By ktmkirby
I thought of using Coosa, but at $400CDN...

I thought of using Coosa, but at $400CDN each....that's too rich for my blood. I needed seven sheets and I botched one, so eight in total. That would've been $3200CDN!! I just used 3/4 plywood and...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 01-27-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Belly pan is in, and I put some drains in the...

Belly pan is in, and I put some drains in the floor channel in problem areas, hopefully to avoid floor rot (and idea I got from a AF inmate).
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-18-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,027
Posted By ktmkirby
I currently have have a 2008 F150 Lariat 5.4, and...

I currently have have a 2008 F150 Lariat 5.4, and it pulls my 29' Squarestream just fine, but now that I'm retired, I'll be doing longer trips and I have to have my motorcycle with me. I've just...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 01-02-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
The wiring is routed up through the curbside to...

The wiring is routed up through the curbside to the ceiling above the front cabinets, then across to the centre and down the middle just to the curbside of the vents. then down behind the rear...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 12-30-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
I agree about the clearance lights leaking. I...

I agree about the clearance lights leaking. I could see drips coming in after I gutted the interior. The plastic had deteriorated so I replaced all of them with LED lights and set them on butyl tape...
Forum: The Pet Forum 12-24-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 94,557
Posted By ktmkirby
Merry Xmas!

Merry Xmas!
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-12-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 71,201
Posted By ktmkirby
Spray Foam Insulation

Hereís what mine looks like after 29 years....as good as when it was put in in 1988!300803
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-09-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,273
Posted By ktmkirby
I replaced the pink insulation with bubble wrap...

I replaced the pink insulation with bubble wrap when I did my shell off. I believe it was the reason that I had to replace nearly all the outriggers. I poked drain holes in the bubble wrap before I...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 11-29-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,108
Posted By ktmkirby
Good luck with that, I've been searching too! The...

Good luck with that, I've been searching too! The panels have a 1/4" styrofoam backing glued to it.....I can't find it anywhere.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-25-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 23,561
Posted By ktmkirby
Carbon fibre chassis and one piece carbon fibre...

Carbon fibre chassis and one piece carbon fibre roof section with molded flanges for fans, vent stacks, AC, etc, so that no levelling sealant is ever needed.
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 11-24-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By ktmkirby
From the outside, that one looks in real good...

From the outside, that one looks in real good shape.
Forum: Roof 11-19-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By ktmkirby
The local auto body supply said to use this,...

The local auto body supply said to use this, although on their companies website I see that they have a self etching primer.
Forum: Roof 11-19-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By ktmkirby
Prepping roof for paint.

I've gone this far with sanding the roof. I'm I going to have to prep with Alumiprep and Alodine?
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 11-18-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
The area around the Fantastic vent is another bad...

The area around the Fantastic vent is another bad spot. The aluminum edge at the bottom of the picture is not supported by anything( there was a piece of rotted wood in there). I will be adding a...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 11-18-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
For those of you with Squarestreams or Argosys...

For those of you with Squarestreams or Argosys 86-91, my theory is that this area is one of the majors causes of rotting floors at the front and in the bedroom. Water gets in here and leaks down the...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 11-18-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
More work completed on the roof. Final sanding,...

More work completed on the roof. Final sanding, and goo removal. Fibreglass repair on the end caps. I'm going to start priming and paint in a few days.
Forum: Roof 11-17-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By ktmkirby
I had the same stuff on mine, although not as...

I had the same stuff on mine, although not as much. Scraper, heat gun and five days did the job. That seam that runs the length of the roof is riveted about every foot, so if you're using a sander,...
Forum: Roof 11-16-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By ktmkirby
I just finished scraping my 89 Squarestream roof,...

I just finished scraping my 89 Squarestream roof, basically the same trailer. I used a heat gun and scraper to get all the old sealant off. Some stuff was really hard and I sanded with 220 grit. I've...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 11-16-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
I though of that too, but a heat gun and scrapper...

I though of that too, but a heat gun and scrapper eventually did the job. It's no wonder the ceiling was a mess. All four corner leak too. Hopefully all the new caulking and Eternabond do the job.
...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 11-15-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Spent 5 days scraping and sanding the roof for...

Spent 5 days scraping and sanding the roof for painting, hopefully next week. One layer of Alumibond tape over two rotting layers of self levelling sealant. Fantastic vents had to pried off the...
Forum: On The Road... 10-29-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,068
Posted By ktmkirby
I have a similar plan as well, when my Airstream...

I have a similar plan as well, when my Airstream reno is complete. This winter, however I plan on enjoying as much snow as possible, in and around Horseshoe Valley, Temagami and Sault St. Marie. I...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 10-27-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
I've been hard at work pulling all the windows...

I've been hard at work pulling all the windows out and resealing with butyl tape, and searching for other leaks. All that was originally on the windows was a 1/2 in piece of old compressed foam tape....
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 10-14-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Finally got the shell put back on before the...

Finally got the shell put back on before the weather goes bad. The next project is to reseal the windows and any roof leaks....
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 09-16-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Subfloor done!

Subfloor done!
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 09-15-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Well, after getting all the subfloor pieces cut...

Well, after getting all the subfloor pieces cut and edges all sealed, I consulted my notes that I had misplaced and wife had found, and found that I cut the floor 1/2 to narrow. I cut flush with the...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 09-08-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Here ya go Jimmini. It's the grey tube.

Here ya go Jimmini. It's the grey tube.
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 09-08-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Tanks are going back in, and treating the edges...

Tanks are going back in, and treating the edges of my floor with penetrating epoxy. This job would go quicker if it wouldn't rain every 2 hours!!
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 09-08-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By ktmkirby
I'm in the process of doing a complete shell off...

I'm in the process of doing a complete shell off restore of an 89 Squarestream. As far as I know I might be the only one dumb enough to do a Squarestream....don't quote me on that. I think Jimmini is...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 08-03-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/2060...

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20604365_10155619175769375_1146910344408549726_n.jpg?oh=2495147838673edb17d117760af1ddc0&oe=59F891C8
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 08-03-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Chassis is back all repaired sandblasted and...

Chassis is back all repaired sandblasted and painted, read for reassembly! Total cost so far for parts, some fabrication, and labour, $2,830 CDN. This will be the most expensive part of the reno,...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 07-22-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Last bit of wielding and grinding then off to...

Last bit of wielding and grinding then off to painting on Monday.

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Forum: On The Road... 07-14-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By ktmkirby
You can drive coast to coast and back again in...

You can drive coast to coast and back again in the US, for less than what it costs to drive the 407 end to end!

My vote is for I90 if you're pulling a trailer.
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 06-30-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
I did inquire about that wrecked Squarestream...

I did inquire about that wrecked Squarestream some time ago. The front left seems to be missing or wrecked. I'm going to make a mold and make one out of fibreglass if I can't find one.

Yes it's...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 06-24-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Looking for a right side corner banana wrap for...

Looking for a right side corner banana wrap for the 89 Squarestream. One from an 86 0r 87 Argosy would work too.
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 06-07-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
I was missing a few outriggers in my order(my...

I was missing a few outriggers in my order(my fault). I'll see if I can get them fabricated, it will probably be quicker than ordering them. The chassis is almost ready for paint though.
...
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 06-04-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Freshly sandblasted chassis ready for repair. ...

Freshly sandblasted chassis ready for repair.
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Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 05-30-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,249
Posted By ktmkirby
Parts are coming in!

Parts are coming in!
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