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Old 11-07-2014, 06:40 AM   #15
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A couple Uhaul owners have had difficulty in removing the screws that hold the hinge to the trailer. They had to be broke off or drilled out.
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:11 AM   #16
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Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be better prepared for a challenging bit here and there. Big & busy day ahead, but I should get to the camper by late afternoon or early evening. Again--I appreciate your counsel.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:41 PM   #17
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Will...
Thought I posted at lunchtime--maybe hit the wrong key. Anyway, I looked at our trailer, and all the pieces are there, including the fiberglass bulge that the top-bunk hinge fastens to. Hopefully, pics below. [Tom Griebe PM'd me with some good advice for removing the bulge--I'll maybe get that done this weekend, before temps drop any more.]
Do you need any of the lower cushions, or just the top bunk and supports? We have some slender bolsters that fill in the gap between the lower cushion and the trailer wall when you swing the top bunk up, for instance. Our plans at this point are just to create two seats and a tiny dinette table where the lower bunk/bench seat is now... so we could probably part with those cushions, if you need them.
All for now,
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:15 PM   #18
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That would be perfect. I don't have any of it. So absolutely yes. I would be thrilled to have any of the cushions as well.
Let me know how you would like this to work out and I will be happy to go from there. Again thank you


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Old 11-07-2014, 06:53 PM   #19
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Bunk removed,,,, and then the dinette transformation.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:20 AM   #20
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Wow, that looks incredible. As i said, i have two children. They are wonderful little guys. The camper is just a little to tight for sleeping without some kind of accommodation.

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Old 11-09-2014, 05:03 PM   #21
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All of you are so helpful. Thank uou so much. I really appreciate your help.

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Old 11-11-2014, 08:59 AM   #22
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Update on removing bunk bed parts. [Will and I have exchanged a couple emails in between postings.]
Got things dismantled "okay" yesterday... much thanks again to input from Mary&Bob and Tom Griebe. I unscrewed the hinge from the bunk/cushion side first-off, and got that whole assembly out of the way. The screws did NOT want to come out of the trailer shell side, so I left the hinge attached to the "bulge". [Long machine screws, that went through the fiberglass, then through a 2x4 on the backside of it, and through a threaded T-nut pressed into that 2x4, and then with the better part of an inch of now-corroded threads exposed below all that... small wonder they didn't want to come out.]
Small screws removed from the sides of the "bulge" came out easily, and then the usual caulk to slice through between bulge and trailer shell.
Some careful work to slice-n-chisel through the resin-n-matt wads at the very bottom of the bulge.
And then the bulge was mostly free, but stuck across the top, where the window rubber overlapped it. I removed the 8 screws that clamped the window seal together across the bottom, to allow some flexing of the bulge/support piece. [4 of the 8 required some "special treatment" to get out... all were rusty] Then, I just carefully flexed bulge/support repeatedly, listening to the bond between it and the exterior shell slowly shear. My theory was that the bond between the parts was weaker than the strength of the molded pieces themselves, which seemed to work out for me... "Your results may vary."... I'm not telling anyone this is THE way to do this.
Anyways--parts are all removed, with a bit over an hour's effort. Not too bad.
And now, back to working on old cars..............
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #23
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I really don't know what to say. Gary, you really are fantastic. Everyone that has had any input has been very helpful and the ideas are incredible. I can't begin to express my gratitude. Thank you to all of you.

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Old 12-22-2014, 08:58 PM   #24
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Good evening gary. My phone died and i lost your email address. please contact me you have a few. Wgwheelock@gmail.com
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:07 PM   #25
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email sent...

Us empty-nester geezers sometimes take for granted how relatively predictable and/or flexible our lives have become....

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