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Old 09-19-2019, 09:17 PM   #41
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Did you seal your seams, check for leaks. That had to be a lot of work cleaning the interior shell.
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:04 AM   #42
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Did you seal your seams, check for leaks. That had to be a lot of work cleaning the interior shell.


Iím going to put the windows together tomorrow and hopefully install the vista view windows. Then Iíll move on to the fans and AC, and finally caulk the seams, ribs, and do leak test for the next rain in 8 days or so.
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:06 AM   #43
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I put together my first window today! Thanks to vintage trailer gasket.com for the kits. I tinted the inside of the outer pane and was happy to fit this in the frame today. 6 more to go! Click image for larger version

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Old 09-20-2019, 11:07 AM   #44
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Looks good!
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Old 03-01-2020, 11:34 PM   #45
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75 Sovereign- Full Renowski-(help)

Itís been four months since my last update but since finishing the windows weíve knocked out electrical, waterproofing I probably went through 25 tubes of caulking. Although I thought I would buy 5 at a time and think those would always be the last I would need lol. Waterproofing was a process and man Iím glad that it rained 5-6 times before I was 100% certain it was leak proof and went ahead with the rock wool insulation. We put the walls back up and last week with the help of my wifeís parents who visited america for the first time from Germany. I guess I needed German engineers to fly 5,000 miles to get the roof up!
I primed them last week, patched the holes, caulked the seams, and added 300 more rivets. All in all the past four month the biggest hurdle for me was definitely the electrical. I wasnít confident in doing it myself and I finally found a buddy who renovated a 1968 in a nearby town. We traded work on each otherís rigs and now I feel like I can wire a rig myself after seeing all he did. Itís an exciting time. Iím missing lots of photos but you can find the past few months on Instagram- @thehowardhighwayhome

Hopefully Iíll have some nice photos in a few days to show off the paint job.
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I put primer on last week and after adding about 300 more rivets and adding caulking and speckling around my patches Iíve sanded the sparkling down and will do a final walk through before I paint today Click image for larger version

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