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Old 06-03-2011, 07:07 AM   #341
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and why aren't you on the road headed here yet?
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:43 AM   #342
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My kids are 23 21 and 19. The 23yo is in the Coast Gaurd on the East Coast and is still trying to get her leave for our annual 4th of July camping trip. The other two have been bugging me all year about camping. Hopefully they will be able to join us if their shows arent filming. Its so nice when your kids get old enough to do what they want and they choose to be with you.
I subscribed to your thread I will be checking it. Happy Trails, hope to catch a beer and some bbq out there on the road sometime!
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:34 PM   #343
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Thanks Marx.

Something's missing from the back yard.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:41 PM   #344
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Something's missing from the back yard.

Mine went missing from the yard too! Try looking in your rearview mirror and see if its there, thats where I found mine and it felt great!

Hope you and your family have a great time!
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Thanks Mr S.

I hitched up and pulled Abby out of the back yard on Friday. She towed wonderfully! Everything seemed to go effortlessly. The brakes worked. The axles rolled smooth and true. The plumbing did its job without any problems at all. Many people looked at my work and gave praise for how the floor looked. That just feels good. All in all, I couldn't be happier with how things went this weekend. I was sad to park her next to the house this afternoon and lock her up. What a truly rewarding experience to have put some life back into a sexy girl from the seventies!
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:21 PM   #346
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˙ʍǝu ǝʞıן sʞooן ɯooɹɥʇɐq ǝɥʇ ˙ɹooןɟ ƃuızɐɯɐ uɐ s,ʇɐɥʇ ˙ɯɐǝɹʇsɹıɐ ɹnoʎ uo ǝuop ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ʞɹoʍ ǝɥʇ ǝǝs oʇ ƃuızɐɯɐ ʎןןɐǝɹ sɐʍ ʇı ˙doʇ ıɥ
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:50 PM   #347
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˙ʍǝu ǝʞıן sʞooן ɯooɹɥʇɐq ǝɥʇ ˙ɹooןɟ ƃuızɐɯɐ uɐ s,ʇɐɥʇ ˙ɯɐǝɹʇsɹıɐ ɹnoʎ uo ǝuop ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ʞɹoʍ ǝɥʇ ǝǝs oʇ ƃuızɐɯɐ ʎןןɐǝɹ sɐʍ ʇı ˙doʇ ıɥ
It's going to be a long trip to ABQ this Thursday.

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Old 06-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #348
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I'm interested in the Styrofoam balls in low Earth orbit to control the amount of UV that hits the Earth's surface story. Intriguing!
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:22 PM   #349
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Fixed an oops!

Can't seem to find the post where I drilled a hole in my new battery last January. If you remember, I was drilling out the rivets to remove the belly pan, and went a tad too deep! Anyway, I just got a new battery from Wally World today. I was trying to convince myself that I needed an AGM battery, but the $235 for an Optima, just doesn't make sense for what we do. So, for $78.78 Abby has a new battery now.
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So Top, how did you wind up closing up the tanks/belly pan/bumper storage, etc?
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #351
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Chuck,
I did put the bumper storage compartment back together temporarily. I haven't finished the belly pan yet. I have been busy camping!
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:54 AM   #352
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Sub-floor replacement

Hey Top;

Really was enjoying the dialogs as I am starting the sub-floor replacement of the bathroom (rear, '73 Overlander 27'). You mentioned once taking the inner skin off, which is what I was fearing. I'm guessing that it is necessary as the plywood probably goes completely to the outside of the floor frame????

Any more pics of this process. Your offerings have been great !

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Della,
It is necessary to remove the lower inner skins to access the bolts that go through the "C" channel, the wooden sub floor and the outriggers. They are very easy to remove. Just have to drill out the pop rivets attaching them to the ribs (formers). If you look back at post #20, picture 7 of post #105 and post #138, you'll see that I drilled out the rivets and peeled the skins forward.
Good luck with your repairs! If you have any more questions, give me a ring sometime. I'm glad to help any way I can.
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Make sure you remove your battery before drilling out the exterior rivets holding the lower beltline trim in place. Just ask Top why.
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Thanks for bringing that up! Actually it was the banana wrap, but yes. Remove the battery from the trailer BEFORE drilling near it! Oops!
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That's a visual image I'm never going to forget. I know the battery needs to be ventilated but not internally.
Just poking fun of course.
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Thank you two !! I am considering only replacing the street side half of the sub-floor, mainly because the rot seems to be just on that side and also because I can not conceive of how one gets a whole sheet of plywood in to that space and under the "wall plate". What I do not know is whether there is a faming member to attach to somewhere in that area. Any clues????
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It is necessary to remove the lower inner skins to access the bolts that go through the "C" channel, the wooden sub floor and the outriggers. They are very easy to remove. Just have to drill out the pop rivets attaching them to the ribs (formers). If you look back at post #20, picture 7 of post #105 and post #138, you'll see that I drilled out the rivets and peeled the skins forward.
Good luck with your repairs! If you have any more questions, give me a ring sometime. I'm glad to help any way I can.
Shall I look forward to the bolts between wall, plywood, and outrigger being rusted or frozen?? Also, will I need to remove the belly pan(s) back there to unfasten the plywood from below?
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Della,
I'm sure that all the nuts and bolts will be rusted solid. Just grab the nut from below with vise grips and wiggle it back and forth a few times, and they break right off. Yes, you'll have to remove the banana wraps and the belly skin to gain access to them from below.
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