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Old 07-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #57
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hi,
so i've worked on the uhaul again in the past 2 days,
i have intalled a fan system on the roof vent, also added an entrance light and fixed a big electrical bug.

i'm leaving tonite for 3 days for a MTB festival..can't wait.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:53 AM   #58
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Safe travels Bernard and make a ton of great memories!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #59
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I had a great weekend,
Our moutain bike event was crazy fun despite the fact that broke my ie and cushed a few ribs.


Loovvvved the trailer, i now see the little details that i will need in the future.
Can't wait to work on it!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #60
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I think Bob installed a Scamp window by opening the hole slightly.
I put a Scamp window in the rear by widening the opening about 1/2" on each side and installing the clamp ring backwards. But at least one other Uhaul owner here did put a Scamp rear window in the front. As I recall the price was about $150 plus shipping. Window is made by Hehr.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #61
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Being stuck at home because i'm on "duty" at work, i have worked on the uhaul

Removed all the stickers, already look better



Built a light fixture in the old furnace vent...painted red beacause the rest will be red.



Painted the cabinet doors.



And
Last but not least, i managed to built a propane tank rack for 10$ with stuff i had laying around...does not look as clean as a welded part, but made it myself and its was cheap!

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #62
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Bernard, I hope you're healing up nicely. Regarding your new propane tank holder, those straps holding down the tank aren't rubber... are they?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #63
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Bernard, I hope you're healing up nicely. Regarding your new propane tank holder, those straps holding down the tank aren't rubber... are they?
Of course not

Everything is metal except the strap that is sideways across the top of the bottle, its a rachet strap to make sure nothing rattles. It was not needed, the metal strap around the bottle is enough but i wanted the rahet strap anyways ... i tend to overbuild things.

As for my body, i'm healing up well, i've been able to ride last weekend without pain.
right now it only hurts when i cough or laugh!
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #64
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Bernard, I didn't think those straps were rubber. But, I was thinking a newbie might and may do a fix up themselves and that would be a bad thing!

No laughing or coughing for a while then... unless it's while out camping THEN it may be worthwhile
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Bernard, I didn't think those straps were rubber. But, I was thinking a newbie might and may do a fix up themselves and that would be a bad thing!

No laughing or coughing for a while then... unless it's while out camping THEN it may be worthwhile
Newbie. Lol
I might be a newbie to fg campers but its my second camper trailer and i buld stuff all the time and usually stronger than needed...at work i'm known as the guy that fixes everything and it partially why they hired me.
My onlylimitation right now is not having a garage and a welder..actualy i have the welder but cant weld in the new house(need to add a circuit outside)
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:18 PM   #66
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Re # 59, said you broke your "ie" ?? What's that ?

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Re # 59, said you broke your "ie" ?? What's that ?

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was my Bike! (mountain bike)

i saw the error later but could not go back to correct it!
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:10 PM   #68
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Project of the night, installing an awning rail.
First time using butyl tape intensively...works good

Sorry for the crappy pic, it was getting dark

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I tried butyl tape under a test piece of awning rail and it was loose on the fiberglass. But if it worked for you, great. I only had two rivets on my test piece.
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I tried butyl tape under a test piece of awning rail and it was loose on the fiberglass. But if it worked for you, great. I only had two rivets on my test piece.
Mine is not loose at all, i've been able to squeeze it between the trailer and the rails....but i used sheet metal style screws instead of rivets.

I installed the rail with the screw heads below the railing instead of on top as most poeple do...I've squeezed some butyl tape on top to make sure there was no gap... I got some rv sealant to add on top of that.

Each screw had a dab of butyl tape on top of it to diverse the water downards.


Tommorow i plan on replacing the two screws at the end of the rail with a bolt all the way trough both layer of fg with a spacer inside. I want strongerpoint at the end to make sure wind does not rip off the screws from the fg.

I will also replaced the ones in the middle of the trailer with longer ones and add a piece of wood inside the side cabinet to screw in.


My setup does ot look as good as rivets but will be plenty strong, i can also check "thightness" of the screws periodically
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