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Old 06-02-2008, 11:33 AM   #81
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CCD Lockers (Upper cabinets)

If you ever want to remove your upper cabinets, you gonna have a heck of a time...See how mine came out in ONE PIECE with SKIN?

The lockers are screwed into the interior skin as one piece... The Screws are from BEHIND the skin, meaning you would have to tear up the cabinet to gt to the screw ends and then cut off each of the screws tips coming thru the wall, and there are alot of them!!!
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:51 PM   #82
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Day 4 PM

Re-Assembly begins!!!

The Roadside window is being buck'ed...Part of the segments on that side too....

At this rate, It should go for water testing tomorrow PM or Wed AM....
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:58 PM   #83
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The tech says there isn't enough room to do a good Buck rivet there. He states (and I did see prior to the new panel overlay) that their was one buck rivet for every 4 inches. He's gone and put a Olympic rivet ever inch and a half or so, so there are more rivets holding it now that previous.

Now some may debate the strength between the two rivets, but the quantity of Olympics down there makes me comfortable. The rest will be Bucked anyways.

Here's a pic of the backside area.
Where exactly is the tech saying there is not enough room to buck a rivet? Do you mean on the panel splices?

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Re-Assembly begins!!!

The Roadside window is being buck'ed...Part of the segments on that side too....
Hurray! JC is bucking at least some of the rivets! I'm still curious about where there is not enough room for bucking as mentioned above?
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:25 PM   #84
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This weekend

Kevin, are we going to see you at the campout this weekend at Ft. Richardson? Cutting it close. Who knows, we may get more hail.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:44 PM   #85
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Good info Bandit, Thank's for post'n
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:43 PM   #86
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ohhh.... that's SO cool! Still, I'd love a 25 or 28ft one for pedal powered bikes!
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:28 PM   #87
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Hey Jim, thanks for that link! It looks like from the pics that Bambi B. posted that there may be at least two in existance.... the rear of the one pictured in the link differs in a couple of ways..... Safari rear lens vs. the Classic rear lenses... and no back bumper a la Safari Sport. Both nice moves in my eyes.

Hmmm wonder what a 25ft'r would cost?
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:46 PM   #88
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:17 PM   #89
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Day 5 AM

Front windows are in!!!

Most of all the riviets are done too!!
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:18 PM   #90
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Buck riveting in action

Outside view and inside view....
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:24 PM   #91
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Retro is cool

Minor swap - I wasn't a big fan of the plastic Marinco shore power inlets, so I had the stainless steel one put in instead.

Here it is replacing the one in the front for the generator prep option:
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:26 PM   #92
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Now this is interesting. Singer song-writer David Wilcox (from the US) is the one who traveled in his Airstream- not the David Wilcox from Canada. It's confusing enough with two David Wilcoxes but I'd be surprised if they both did the Airstream thing and both had sons named Nathan AND the Canadian one moved to CA. Seems like someone goofed on that website.

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Nice work. Always make me uneasy seeing them ripped open, but they really do a nice job.
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Kevin, are we going to see you at the campout this weekend at Ft. Richardson? Cutting it close. Who knows, we may get more hail.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:21 PM   #95
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Day 5 PM

Joints and rivet lines are sealed....
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:24 PM   #96
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Bonus from a fellow forums member

A little momento left by DIMMER, drawn on the back of the top center panel, set to peak from behind the interior skin into the bedroom...
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Starting to look like Cosmo again

Ready for water testing tomorrow!!

Come'on Rain!!!
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:19 PM   #99
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Day 6

Sealant and water testing...

I'm told approx 7 tubes of silkaflex went to seal around the windows, rivet lines, and braces.

I forgot to get a shot of Cosmo under their "water test" rig, but here's a shot of it on the trailer next to ours:

After seeing the Main Assembly line water test booth, I would have to say that this test is by far less powerfull. As a quality engineer myself, I will say that I don't understand the test methodology nor the confidence rating of this test as compared to the main line water test booth.

One will simulate a heavy rain (high volume and pressure) at different angles covering the whole unit in what I would say is a boundary level condition, whereas the other is based on normal garden hose pressure feeding multiple spray nozzles at a concentrated location.

I would have prefered to have it tested in the water test booth on the line, but I am told they have never put a service unit into the water test booth. I don't know the reason for that. I drove 1200 miles to get here, can we at least test it in a boundary level condition just to make sure?

Too bad - The current service test rig doesn't adequately simulate driving rain (i.e. highways speeds in a heavy rain). This situation is what was occurring when we found the half of the leaks anyway, so the test environment does not reflect the actual field situation or boundary level conditions that we would be subjected to (worst case).

If it was me, I would have installed a variable pressure setup (think a pressure washer motor but used on the multiple nozzles to increase the psi on all nozzles) on the service test rig that would at least be equivalent to the pressure output in the main line water test booth. That way, you could achieve a boundary level test condition but remained portable for service use... have it variable if they wanted to simulate a gentle rain or use on fragile vintage units / windows, But that's just my opnion...
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