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Old 01-30-2014, 08:31 PM   #15
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I went to Lowes and bought a quart of two part fiberglass resin. It comes in pint, quart,and gallon. 15 bucks. I mixed the proper amount , which I understand you get must get very close to the directions, used a spreader ( sold right next to the fiberglass, couple bucks, look like a spackle knife) and spread it on the ply evenly. I did the rest of the trailer bottom too from the ground. Use a big wide throw away paintbrush. You do have to move quick. It's sets in 10 or so minutes. Or buy a couple throwaways and do it in two or three batches.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-30-2014, 08:31 PM   #16
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That stuff
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:53 AM   #17
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Thanks, It sounds like work but I do want to protect the particle board. If the board could have been done prior to assembly is one thing, I wonder if I could be doing harm coating it now because if not coating it completely, water from driving in the rain could precipitate into areas between the frame and stay there indefinitely. I thought about spraying the floor from the bottom with that stuff they advertise on TV that seals out water in house gutters. You know they show it sprayed on a screen mounted in the bottom of a boat and no water gets in. Anybody have any suggestions?
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:47 AM   #18
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Thanks, It sounds like work but I do want to protect the particle board. If the board could have been done prior to assembly is one thing, I wonder if I could be doing harm coating it now because if not coating it completely, water from driving in the rain could precipitate into areas between the frame and stay there indefinitely. I thought about spraying the floor from the bottom with that stuff they advertise on TV that seals out water in house gutters. You know they show it sprayed on a screen mounted in the bottom of a boat and no water gets in. Anybody have any suggestions?

Don't use the spray stuff that comes in a can from TV I tried it on a section of my coal trailer and lets just say it does not work as well as they say it does!!
If you want a rubberized coating that is easy to apply with a brush and has water clean up try this, it is a white roof coating. I have it on my Tear drop roof (6 years now) and on the plywood roof of my daughters play house (4years).
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I do think fiberglass resin would be best but this stuff worked very well for me.
Just my 2 cents!
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:50 PM   #19
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Thanks Jason.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:53 PM   #20
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Ok str 8781. The bunk rail deal is 3 inches from the bottom of the window. 4 inches wide at its widest point.
Just got all the solar stuff today and played with it a bit. Pics to come!
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:55 PM   #21
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Also. It was indeed glassed on. No sign of rivets or anything like that. It's would take several coats to support body weight but I think it's doable. Post pictures if you wind up doin dot please!
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:21 PM   #22
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Thanks for the information. The idea of glassing that back in seems daunting. I saw a post from a guy who used extruded aluminum. Of course he noted that he could have saved his pocketbook had he used pure gold. But a modified version of his frame might be the way to go. Really, one just need to create an adequate and stable support on the back wall. I've got a year to think about it. In the meantime, I will be watching your updates closely. I might start a blog to document my projects and trips. If you start one, please let me know and I will subscribe to it.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:42 PM   #23
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Final interior shot and my very simple solar system. Scamp used some crazy wiring like black for positive and white for negative. In one case black for both positive and negative. So a couple runarounds with the voltmeter and I got it all squared away. I had a 12 volt deep cycle laying around already so I used it, but I will hopefully upgrade to dual 6 volts down the road. The battery run the light and the power inverter for some juice while dry camping. 45 watt panel should do for now. Overall I'm happy with the outcome. It need new front and back windows but that will have to wait too. Gonna replace the window ac unit seen in some pictures soon too, but they aren't cheap either. Also I had an idea today to do a quick connect to the truck ( the bedroom) with the 12 volt system to put a couple lights maybe a dc plug too. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-03-2014, 03:59 PM   #24
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More little stuff messing around with the solar system. A 6 dollar meter off amazon came today....a 10 minute project. I think I will hook it up to a rocker switch so it's not on all the time. I recessed it with my dremel. Fun little tool.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-05-2014, 04:04 PM   #25
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Did a little wire organizing and rugging in the lower cabinet area. And a fancy new door restoration!!!! Very good day.
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Can you tell me more about the meter? Can you share a link to the amazon product? Thanks.
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Great job. Thanks for the pics.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:47 PM   #28
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Yeah no problem. Voltmeter link.....SMAKN 2 Wire Green Dc 4.0-30v LED Panel Digital Display Voltage Meter Voltmeter
Or.. No link. You can copy and paste that to amazon search engine. Cheers!
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