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Old 03-18-2015, 06:15 PM   #225
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Can you show me what you have?


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Right now it is just stored in my garage, awaiting painting, but here is a shot I found with a Google search. It measures about 53x27.

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Old 03-18-2015, 06:22 PM   #226
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Ok, thanks. I've seen that one, just want the older style.


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Old 07-20-2015, 09:32 PM   #227
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This one will most likely be for sale soon. I've gone and bought my friend's Uhaul sight-unseen. I just couldn't pass up its rarity and completeness.


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Old 07-22-2015, 08:14 AM   #228
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I would like to have that Georgia stuff if you still have it, particularly the wheel cover, curtains & linens
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:01 AM   #229
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:20 PM   #230
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Well, true to my nature, I've waited 'til a month before vacation to open a largish can of worms.
I needed to replace the back window- that I started on a year ago. Also needed to pull the fridge and see why it won't cool on propane, and cut the cabinet to move it further outboard.
SWMBO said she wants new flooring, and since that gets into the long-awaited front dinette conversion...why not tackle that,too!

The plywood sandwiched in the floor only reaches to maybe 2" past the bunk bulkhead, and I've known from the start that there's some rot in that ply. Click image for larger version

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I cut and probed and ground until I got to some fairly sound wood. My plan is to bond some new plywood to continue the existing plane to the nose, then 'glass it all together.
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After that, I'll add another layer, maybe 1/2" ply, over the whole dance floor. Once I get that much foundation laid, I'll see about building the dinette.

Last thing tonight I stripped the gray sanded paint from the floor. I know it will be covered, but wanted that variable out of the bonding equation.

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Old 01-25-2016, 10:02 AM   #231
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This looks like fun! I can't wait for more pictures!
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:27 AM   #232
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Dave, you got a strange notion of what's fun!


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Old 01-25-2016, 05:24 PM   #233
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Ummm.... fun for me, not you.
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:37 PM   #234
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Let me ask an opinion. Yesterday I had decided NOT to use pressure-treated plywood, mainly because of its high moisture content and the way that would affect adhesive curing and the like. I bought some BCX pine to use. Part of the sheet to fill what you see so far, then the rest to overlay it all.

Now today all day at work I vacillated about it. It SHOULDN't get water on it again, but...

I intend to use Allure or similar, and won't fiberglass the top sheet. It will probably just be glued down with troweled construction adhesive.

So... PT plywood or no?


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Why no fibreglass sheet on top?
If I was to do this job, I think I might use a PVC foam core:
Core Materials for Composites, PVC, Balsa, Coremat, Divinycell

No, not the balsa. This stuff looks good:
L18-1110 - 3/4", H-80 Divinycell Plain, Sheet 48" X 85.6" (28.5 sq. ft.) - $177.14

I like the synthetic closed cell foam. No rot, or water absorption. I would want to try it out first, but that test would be expensive.

Just thinking outside the box........um..... where did the box go?
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How " structural" is the PVC sheet? I'm counting on that top sheet to bind everything together, and bridge all the planes for a flat, level-ish floor.


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Old 01-25-2016, 09:09 PM   #237
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Didn't get a lot done tonight, had a wrenchin' job to knock out.

Sanded all of the surfaces for a good bond. If that air file with a 36 grit sheet don't bring it, maybe you should try dynamite!
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Also sanded on the refrigerator cabinet. I put this in a couple of years ago when I replaced the fridge. It worked great, but then last year when it wouldn't cool on propane I had trouble removing the burner assembly without removing the whole appliance.
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I cut out the marked area, and sanded the floor of the box to remove damaged veneer.
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Think I'll flood coat the floor of that box with resin. I'm not sure if the water intrusion is just from the outside access louver or from a rubrail leak, but there was some delamination already. :-(


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The PVC sheet is meant for foam sandwich construction. With a sheet of fibreglass bonded on both sides, I would expect it to be quite rigid. This is basically the same idea as the Lil Snoozy construction. It would also increase the R value of the floor.
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