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Old 10-30-2012, 08:57 PM   #15
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Just got the new frame home this evening. It's pouring rain in the okanagan valley and I'll have to wait a few days until I can get it inside the garage ready for paint then back under the coach. Then the real fun/work begins!!
Here's a few pic I snapped of the old one. Glad I replaced it. The fabricator was a friend of one of our customers and he did the entire fabrication for $1700. Great deal given the material and all his labor.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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Bigger better boler
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:02 AM   #17
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Bigger better boler
Ain't that the truth!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:19 AM   #18
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What will the new frame weigh in at as compared to the old?
Looks a lot better
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:33 AM   #19
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Nice work! I had my frame inspected for my 1700 and the rv techs said it was good to go but I would rather a new frame as I'm doing a complete reno on the unit.
Some great ideas at this site for frames; even an aluminum frame project at this site posted
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #20
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He said the frame would be aprox 300 lbs, so still very light. I just heard that there is somebody in my area that is fabricating aluminum frames, oh well, this restore is already a bit of a money pit, best to stick with this route. One shop quoted me $1300 plus our %12 tax just for the A frame welded to the chassis, $1700 tax in for this was a bargain. Helps to ask around, a friend of a friend type deal. Awesome that he wasn't just a welder, but makes trailers! He actually takes 5th wheels and converts them to tow trailers. The result, a used trailer you can buy at %30 less compared to travel trailers (in these parts anyway), with an insane amount of storage. Interesting and talented guy. You never know who you'll meet out there. This restoration is giving me a chance to meet some great people so far.
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That previous pic was of a fifth wheel in mid transformation, when done, they are seamless.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:03 PM   #22
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Wasn't fun but got the new frame on and used snowmobile dollies to get it into the garage and be able to roll it around once inside. I literally had about less than an 1/8" to squeak under my overhead door. Thought the fan was going to have to come out. Just realized while typing this that I'll have to consider when installing my fantastic fan. Perhaps wait until the spring and do it out side. I can really get this boler going now that I don't have to worry about rain or snow. Time to strip all of the ensolite to the bare Fiberglass and rip out everything.....everything. Going scorched earth on this restore. I've never done anything like this before, so why not learn from the ground up!
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