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Part 6 - Not the Full Monty, itís the Rear Admiral

Posted 08-18-2019 at 05:29 PM by blickcd
Updated 08-18-2019 at 05:32 PM by blickcd

Final Carpet Photos and Epilogue

See below for the final carpet install photos. Not too bad for my first carpet install.

So then it was ready for some camping and quality time (good nightís rest) in the refurbished bedroom.

The total project took about three months. I have this pesky full time job which gets in the way of big projects, giving me only weekends and a few hours in the evenings to work on stuff like this. Since I was also working outside there...
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Part 5 - Not the Full Monty, itís the Rear Admiral

Posted 08-18-2019 at 05:02 PM by blickcd
Updated 08-18-2019 at 05:37 PM by blickcd

The Inside Story

The exterior was all back together so it was time to reassemble the bedroom. During all the time that the wall was open I had been checking for leaks whenever it rained, and sealed them up along the way, so I was comfortable putting the wall skin back on.

The original fiberglass batts were put in place first. Once again those cleco fasteners were the secret weapon for holding everything in place and properly aligned before the pop rivets went in.
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Part 4 - Not the Full Monty, itís the Rear Admiral

Posted 08-18-2019 at 04:53 PM by blickcd
Updated 08-18-2019 at 04:56 PM by blickcd

Rear Bumper Flashing and Install

Where the shell meets the top of the rear bumper is an area prone to leaks, since the original design has the hinge for the bumper lid attached to a strip of aluminum that is sandwiched between the frame and the subfloor. That joint lasts an amazingly long time but eventually the aluminum corrodes where it is in contact with the steel and then you have a leak that canít be stopped.

My solution is a version of one that others have done....
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Part 3 - Not the Full Monty, itís the Rear Admiral

Posted 08-18-2019 at 04:46 PM by blickcd
Updated 08-18-2019 at 04:50 PM by blickcd

New Subfloor and Insulation

For the new subfloor I used actual ĹĒ plywood. This was difficult to find though one side was prefinished with a primer. All I needed was one full 4íx8í sheet, but it had to be cut in several pieces in order to install from the inside. For cutting the radius corners I made a template with cardboard and cut with a saber saw, then did a full test fit.

Pieces were then removed and coated with West Systems epoxy 105 mixed with 206 slow hardener....
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Part 2 - Not the Full Monty, itís the Rear Admiral

Posted 08-18-2019 at 04:38 PM by blickcd
Updated 08-18-2019 at 04:43 PM by blickcd

Frame and Outrigger Repairs

With all the bottom wraps off, I saw that nearly every outrigger, the lower exterior corner was rusted through. None were broken off, which I understand is actually common. I will go into some detail on the outrigger repair, since the only information I could find was that people cut them off and welded on new ones during a Full Monty. It would have been tough to weld all the way to the top with the subfloor still in place, and since there was enough solid...
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