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Old 11-27-2014, 10:38 AM   #161
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DB, we have been working steady since the beginning of October, no income producing work during that period, so we just hunkered down and worked every day of the week on the trailer.

Just have to finish the curtains and then get to the first cut on polishing.

It will look OK, but will need more work later.

Oh, and we have to install a new rear window, expecting parts from VTS tomorrow.


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Old 11-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #162
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DFlores that turkey looks like its off to a great start. If you can get part of your trailer into the picture you could enter that into this months photo contest.
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Old 11-27-2014, 06:26 PM   #163
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I figure I've got 700 hours in my Trade Wind just replacing the rotted floor in the bath, and then the bathroom remodel itself. I'll bet you and Diane have a lot more than that. Or it may be I work too slow and inefficient. I bet you folks only buy what you can't make!

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Old 11-27-2014, 08:36 PM   #164
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I figure I've got 700 hours in my Trade Wind just replacing the rotted floor in the bath, and then the bathroom remodel itself. I'll bet you and Diane have a lot more than that. Or it may be I work too slow and inefficient. I bet you folks only buy what you can't make!

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DB we acquired the Safari August 2011, then we waited a few months to get the title straight before beginning work. We have been working mostly weekends since then, either learning how to or doing the renovation.

If we could afford to have all this done by someone else, we probably would still be doing it ourselves, except we might have a real workshop.

Over the years we have either taken classes or acquired skills out of necessity, these skills are serving us well for this project.


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Old 11-27-2014, 10:44 PM   #165
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An outstanding job! You take pride in ownership and workmanship. Beautiful combination...so proud for you.

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Old 11-29-2014, 07:28 PM   #166
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Rear Window Replace

I feel like that guy on the TV commercial, this job should "take an hour, hour and a half"

The previous owner had installed a plastic rear window with plenty of "goop" to keep it sealed up
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I used dremel tools and wire wheels to get all the goop off
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:36 PM   #167
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Window Parts in Hand

The metal edging arrived from VTS along with new clips, and we headed back to the "kitchen workshop".
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Window sill after scraping, brushing and cleaning
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"Easy as pie", nothing to it, should have been done Friday, took till mid-day Saturday, but what an improvement
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:43 PM   #168
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Polishing

Here I am, all decked out, ready for battle.....can you believe it, after all this I still had black stuff in my ears when I was done.
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This is my perch for the task at hand
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A two and a half hour effort yielded this result, I actually worked at it for three hours, but for the last half hour my arms were so tired that I kept knocking my face shield off with the Dewalt.
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Hi David and Diana, Your new rear window does look great. It appears your windows have a metal frame around them, where my 66 does not. Did you purchase the "glass bar" from VTS? This is the bar that the glass presses into, and then the crank and levers push up the glass bar. The glass bar also serves as part of the hinge. Now Diana has to come up with a window treatment that effectively blocks off this window to the bathroom. There's nothing I do in the bathroom that I need a window for.

You mentioned a Dremel and wire brushing to remove the goop, which looks like old silicone sealant. What is the best method for removing old silicone? I spent a good hour a window picking old silicone off. There has to be a better way. I didn't want to take a wire brush to it. I did try one of those rubber wheels that removes vinyl stripes, but no luck.

And lastly, it appears you may be using the Jestco buffer method of first pass polishing on your trailer. You are suited up like you are helping an Ebola patient! Maybe you are spinning an eight inch buffing wheel in a DeWalt angle grinder at 2000 rpm? I'm told this is faster than Nuvite compounding. I want to try this method on my old Trade Wind.

I'll bet you look cute with those black ears.

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Old 11-30-2014, 10:34 AM   #170
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Hi David and Diana, Your new rear window does look great. It appears your windows have a metal frame around them, where my 66 does not. Did you purchase the "glass bar" from VTS? This is the bar that the glass presses into, and then the crank and levers push up the glass bar. The glass bar also serves as part of the hinge. Now Diana has to come up with a window treatment that effectively blocks off this window to the bathroom. There's nothing I do in the bathroom that I need a window for.

You mentioned a Dremel and wire brushing to remove the goop, which looks like old silicone sealant. What is the best method for removing old silicone? I spent a good hour a window picking old silicone off. There has to be a better way. I didn't want to take a wire brush to it. I did try one of those rubber wheels that removes vinyl stripes, but no luck.

And lastly, it appears you may be using the Jestco buffer method of first pass polishing on your trailer. You are suited up like you are helping an Ebola patient! Maybe you are spinning an eight inch buffing wheel in a DeWalt angle grinder at 2000 rpm? I'm told this is faster than Nuvite compounding. I want to try this method on my old Trade Wind.

I'll bet you look cute with those black ears.

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DB, I purchased the glass bar from someone here on the forum, it has been quite a while, so I don't remember who it was. I purchased window parts as they showed up in the classifieds and saved them for the future, now is the future.

The bathroom window will take a pull down shade, Diane has to purchase the shade to fit.

To remove the "goop", first soak with Goof off Pro strength from Home Depot, then scrub with a cloth then a scotch brite pad for the really tough stuff. The wire brush was used on the interior window frame, not on the exterior surface of the skin.

For polishing I am using the Yellow treated yellow wheel and an adapter to 5/8" from Casswell, running the Dewalt at 3000 RPM.

This polishing system works pretty quick, me on the other hand, not so much.
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Old 11-30-2014, 11:12 AM   #171
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Thank you kindly for the information. I'll take a look at the Casswell "pre-charged" wheels.

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Old 11-30-2014, 11:20 AM   #172
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Thank you kindly for the information. I'll take a look at the Casswell "pre-charged" wheels.

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David,
Here is a link to wheels.
Treated Vented Buffing Wheel 8" - Treated Vented Buffing Wheels - Buffing Wheels - Buffing/Polishing - Caswell Inc
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Thanks very much. I'll take a look.

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Old 12-02-2014, 10:05 PM   #174
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Today we spent most of the day taking our Bargman L100 to two different locksmiths. We found that most of the people advertising locksmith services are just computer code based key cutters.

The first locksmith we left the lock with, could not find the code either and explained that she would have to take an impression of the cylinder and hand cut a key. She seemed happy to know that we could not wait another day and was eager to recommend the second locksmith that we visited.

This guy said the same thing "It'll take a couple hours" came back in two hours to find a new key ready to go for eight dollars including tax.

Good to find skilled talent.


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Mad Rush to Deadline

We have been working feverishly to complete our project enough to attend Blanco Christmas Rally. Diane and I are each busy with our individual assignments, me "Polish, polish, polish" and Diane finishing up the curtains.
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Diane, also cut down some rugs and stitched the edge back on so they would fit the trailer.
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Plumbing chase

We decided at the last minute that we needed a more finished street side closet, so we added a chase to cover up the piping from our addition of the grey water tank.

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The Interior

Looks like the interior is ready to go, Finally after three years
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On the Road....Really!!

We pull out of our gate with our 1968 Safari, looking good
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Quick stop at the bank to pick up our last five bucks after spending so much on this project.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:27 PM   #179
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We are.....CAMPING!!!!!

Blanco State Park, Blanco Texas, Site 31
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Here I am with nothing to do but relax
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Oh, and after listening to much debate on this forum about the convection/microwave combination, I am able to report that it cooks fine, our first breakfast. Quick and easy, simple fare.
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