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Old 05-11-2017, 05:38 PM   #21
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Ok great, that is what we are doing, we have left a little lip to put the new wood under too, its great to have your experience, makes me feel like I'm going in the right direction, its very much appreciated!!! We don't have a lot of holes, one bright light! There are only 2 which we did while we were cutting the floor out
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:28 PM   #22
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Had a productive week, the Amerigo was cleaned, new floor laid, cut the new pieces for the door frame and stained them, sanded and stained the wood work for the old cabintry. Also started working on running all new electrical, very excited Click image for larger version

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Old 05-29-2017, 06:48 PM   #23
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:19 PM   #24
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Looks like you've made great progress since your last post!

I'm amazed you were able to reuse any of the wall panels. About every one of mine were like wet noodles as they had de-laminated.
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Old 05-30-2017, 01:35 AM   #25
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Yes, we cut that fiberglassed area around the walls; we were going to have to patch holes with fiberglass resin anyway, so poking another hole here and there was no big. We ended up filling over 82 holes, so what's one more?


Agreed, no point thinking those nuts were going to screw off the bolts--they weren't. Paul bought stainless steel replacements and we slathered them with beeswax before installing them (we learned a toilet ring is made of beeswax--works great for bolts and screws in the belly band, around windows, etc.) we had plenty from one new toilet ring--still have plenty.) the beeswax keeps the wood (behind the fiberglass) from absorbing moisture.


Just one more little step on the road to finished.


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You should be using a product known as "anti-seize" on the stainless fasteners. You can purchase it at any hardware or auto parts store. You will only need a small tube of it for the amount of fasteners on a little travel trailer. That is the correct product to use to prevent the "galling". The wax from toilet rings is not a suitable long term solution. Stick to the professional products used in the mechanical fastener industry that have been long since proven to be reliable. It will also cost less than a wax ring for a toilet and is not nearly as messy or difficult to store
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:07 AM   #26
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Looks like you've made great progress since your last post!



I'm amazed you were able to reuse any of the wall panels. About every one of mine were like wet noodles as they had de-laminated.


Thanks, we have been stealing the old paneling from the places that were not ravaged by water to do the faces of the kitchen/fridge closets and putting up new board for the other walls that will be painted a yellow/orange color that matches the original paneling. It's been a crazy puzzle
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:39 AM   #27
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Hi Skpcat, great photos, looks eerily familiar (wonder why?) and good progress, thanks for the update!


Reminds me at this point of some things we'd do differently IF we were doing it over--which I hope we never have to do.


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Old 06-12-2017, 07:33 AM   #28
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Got a ton done this weekend, We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Got all of the plumbing in and tested, almost all of the electrical is done, and all of the benches are framed in!!!
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:05 AM   #29
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Moving along. Looks great.
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:19 PM   #30
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Lots more progress, still alot more to do, but we are at a point where we can camp in it, woohoo!!!
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:21 PM   #31
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I didn't order enough fabric for the cushions so we had to improvise and put pillow cases over the unfinished ones so we can camp for July 4th
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:46 PM   #32
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Wow very nice. Job well done
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:41 PM   #33
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Nice work, can't wait to see it completely finished inside and out. I really like the Amerigos for their spaciousness and unique layouts.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:09 AM   #34
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You're doing great there! It's a good feeling when you're not looking at bare fiberglass anymore. Enjoy your well deserved holiday trip!
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FABULOUS!! (Yes, I'm shouting!) Congrats on a great job!

Best wishes on your July 4th trip!
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You're doing great there! It's a good feeling when you're not looking at bare fiberglass anymore. Enjoy your well deserved holiday trip!


Thanks it's a wonderful feeling knowing we did it all, there were times we weren't so sure we were going to get here. Can't wait for our trip!!!
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:01 AM   #37
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Hey, Skpcat! WOW! Fast work and super-looking! Congratulations!


It does take a LOT of fabric, doesn't it?! Good improvisation for now.


Looks very "vintage;" you've kept all the essential originals--just a super job!


(And--are they "ever" really totally done? We keep finding new little things every trip.)


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