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Old 12-14-2015, 02:43 PM   #21
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And, my husband is fine with my projects, especially if he has very limited responsibilities with helping. It's a good sign that he asks me how it's going, right?
That's better than "Why didn't you do it this way!"
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:33 AM   #22
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Floor!

We, I say that but mean Dave, are moving right along. The wheelwells are fabricated, and installed. And, so is the floor!!!! Woo Hoo!

We are using marine ply with the west epoxy. I bought the plywood last year when I had to replace a horse trailer floor. But, bought 1/2" because I thought that's what the original floor was.

It seems plenty strong, and stable, now that it's down. Plus, we'll be using the core-tec laminate for the finished floor and that will add strength, right?

I Can Not figure out why my pics are upside down and sideways!
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:48 AM   #23
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Floor

More pics...

Plus, Dave's friend punched some washers for us to use when bolting the frame to the floor. He had made some tabs to use, but the washers are from a thicker grade and were really faster to fabricate.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:28 PM   #24
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Clearly a labor of love ...great photos !
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:06 AM   #25
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Progress on widows

Slowly, but surely...
Since the last post,
We ( I use that term loosely)
reseated the old glass,
installed the new glass, replaced the weather stripping around the windows twice because we couldn't get a good seal with the flat weather stripping,
installed and then reinstalled the fixed windows, after we took it outside for a leak test,
sealed all the inside seams, still sealing around the inside of the windows,
put in the new window hardware,
cleaned up corrosion around the windows,
took off the old awning and hardware. and started removing the outside vents,
started installing the new led marker lights,
started installing the first layer of reflectix insulation.

And we went to the RV show to see what we're missing. As it turns out, not much. They seem very stuck in the 80's, no new finishes, and very dark.

The smallest teardrop trailer there had some of the nicest details. Real wood cabinets, Alde system of hot water/heat, and a very solid feel. T@B trailers, and they're made in Ohio, too.
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:57 PM   #26
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Running Lights!

They're on, wired, and they work!
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:59 PM   #27
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Sorry, can.not.get.pics.straight.
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:25 PM   #28
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If you are using your phone or iPad that is a known bug.
Sometimes this easy " go around " works.

Always take the photo with the Home button on the right. Or, for portrait photos, the camera at the top.
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Old 01-16-2016, 05:26 AM   #29
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Thanks!

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If you are using your phone or iPad that is a known bug.
Sometimes this easy " go around " works.

Always take the photo with the Home button on the right. Or, for portrait photos, the camera at the top.
And, you're an inspiration!
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and hard work.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:19 AM   #30
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Darn it!

We were on a roll.
The electric for 12v and 110 is in.
The solar will be prewired for some future availability of money.
The roof vents are off.
The door locks are off and ready to be reinstalled after I get new guts for them.
Two fantastic fans are installed, Yay!
Air conditioner is prewired, and the drain kit is here. Again for sometime in the future.
Reflectix layer is finished. Started on the foam board. And Dave had a genius idea, took the big bubble wrap from the windows and I'm cutting it to use as a spacer between the two kinds of insulation. It works like a charm.

And you'll see why it's come to a stop in the last photo.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:28 AM   #31
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:31 AM   #32
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Mtmanor- nice work. I have a question about the last picture in post #23. I see that 4x4 being held up by the jack. Is that to lift the shell slightly to help fit the subfloor in? I see that you were able to get the subfloor in without having to piece meal it. Any hints would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:34 AM   #33
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Yes, we did a "shell on" by removing the belly pan, cutting out the floor, cutting off and drilling out the floor fasteners, re welded the stringers where needed, then used the jack with protection and supports to lift the shell enough to get the new floor pieced back in.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:43 AM   #34
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Where are my pics going?

Geez, I can't figure out pics?!
I choose them and hit upload and they're gone.
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:42 PM   #35
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giving up on ipad photos

Much easier to work on the Safari than to work on the forum
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:10 PM   #36
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More explanations

Since I'm completely paranoid about rodents and water after seeing all the damage in the original trailer I'm really resistant to having nooks and crannies.
The bath will be reconfigured to only have a shower, a freestanding toilet, and small sink.

The back access door won't be needed anymore and will be permanently sealed.
Above that door, the panel felt extremely flimsy so we added another cross member for added strength.

I'm going with the on-demand water heater, and Dave is going along very reluctantly. He hasn't read a lot of positives about them.
But that meant that the old water heater vent needed to be patched.

And there was so much damage at the old fridge vent that I decided to only go with a regular refrig and patch that problem away, too.

Then I did this...which is b.a.d. But not broken.
My business is weather related and I'll be slammed any day. And I need my foot to run the skid-loader. So ice, ice, baby.
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Oh no! That does not look good! Hope you heal fast ��!
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:48 PM   #38
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We've got a '68 so I'm following this closely. Does your rear hatch have two locking bars or one? Ours only has one bar but looks like it had two at one time.
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Old 03-10-2016, 05:37 PM   #39
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It had two, but one fell off. Not the worst thing to have to replace. Since the bath has been reconfigured, I'm not sure the rear hatch will be operable.
The toilet will go on the right middle (facing forward) side and the shower is in the other corner.
There's an on demand hot water heater against the bathroom wall that I hope I don't regret. With a little cupboard and sink above it.
So, I might just close the back up, insulate the heck out of it, and move on.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:14 PM   #40
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Endcaps are in!

While I've been layed up Dave's been on a roll.

The drain kit and reinforcement for a/c is in.
The prewire for sometime solar is in.
The insulation got finished.

Oh, and the shower pan is in! It's a custom stainless steel pan that a friend of Dave's made. Even hooked into the grey/black tank.

And...the walls are going back in! Starting with the rear end cap.
Which started out completely disheartening as we couldn't get the rivets to line up. I don't know why, but guessing the rigid layer of insulation wasn't the same exact profile as the original?

So, we invited my husband and a neighbor to come help us get them lined up. One pizza, a little bourbon, a bottle of wine and voila! It's in.

The front was easier. Dave and I got it in without hardly any trouble.

Both times we used Reiner girl's advice and started on the ceiling, in the center, and clecoe'd taking turns on each side and then around the window.

I was not a fan of the front upper bookcase and removed it. Cut it out using a rotozip, again at Reiner Girl's advice, and then layed it over the back end cap. To get the right profile for the patch I tried using some leftover slick neoprene to keep the fiberglass from sticking, along with some leftover carpet/sound deadener underneath to help keep the matching profile.
But, it needed something stiffer to keep it from slumping. Oh well, it's up and I have room to smooth it out.

Now it's filler time. All the extra holes in walls, and they're everywhere, have to get filled and sanded.
Small holes get bondo, bigger spaces are being patched with aluminum from the back and then a layer of bondo.

Dave has done all the riveting. And amazingly, all his labels, for all the walls and trims have worked so far.

We're down to the last ceiling panels now. Ran out of rivets so he sent me to our local Fastenal store.

It doesn't feel like the end of winter here, or even spring. It's been in the 70's and that makes my phone ring. Which means more business (money for the AS), but less time to work. We are down to the last 2-3 weeks of renovation time for this year. But, I think it'll be campable and that was the goal. Actually, we are far, far, surpassing my goal for the season.
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