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Old 01-27-2013, 02:07 PM   #127
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I got a little more done.

I was concerned about the possible stress in this area, due to possible flex from the fifth wheel, so I rounded the hole instead of making it square so it didn't crack in the corners.



I mounted the motor with three holes instead of 2, I couldn't do the fourth, because the gear was in the way, so I just flipped that bolt around so the head was the spacer. The roll pin rubbed the motor gearbox, so i used jamnuts to space the motor out from the gearbox. I drilled out the two threaded holes in the motor gearbox to do it. The splices are heat shrink ones, and that's marine adhesive lined heat shrink to seal the ends for extra insurance…I hate wiring problems. I used a metric rollpin, and had to slightly open it up to make it tight.



The battery is nearly impossible to wire in when it's in place, and I was tired of holding it up with one hand, while installing the wiring with the other, so I soldered up some new cables with an Andersen connector.





I need to find a few parts to finish the other side of it.
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #128
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #129
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Wee bit more done.
I put wire loom on the harness and used plastic clamps to screw it down.



The factory dc wiring had two hot and two ground wires, no clue why. I had to cut about 2.5' of wire off before I got to clean wire, due to some shoddy connections allowing water to run down the vertical wires. That's a perfect example of why I hate poor wiring jobs. I went with a larger gauge single wire, used heat shrink connectors, covered that with marine heat shrink, and filled the two wire side with silicone so it sealed between the two wires.



It's all wired up as far as it can be, until I get the power distribution blocks.

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #130
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Totally irrelevant question:

What's the surface I see on the underbelly? It looks like OSB, but I'm about half blind so I thought I'd better ask.

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #131
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It's all osb.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:51 PM   #132
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And my trailer is four years newer than Jared's with the same floor.. and it's not a problem... IT'S ABOUT MAINTENANCE!
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:26 PM   #133
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I forgot to mention one thing...almost everywhere I'm going to be camping at, doesn't have water hookups. Most have bathrooms a bit away, though. So, I decided I'm going to add a second 20 gallon freshwater tank under the other bench. That brings us to the problem of having a 10 gallon grey water tank...which will be solved by this 45 gallon tank: Ronco Plastics - Marine Water Tanks, RV Water Tank, Auto Detail Tanks, Water Tanks
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:53 AM   #134
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Jared, love the project. Subscribed! Keep up the great work.

Steve, I passed through Vegas en route to Quartzsite. Are you coming to the gathering here Feb 8-10?
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It's all osb.
Thanks!
From what I can see, it looks like it's in good shape... What kind of finish is on it, if you know?

This thread is such an education...I really want to thank you for posting so many pictures- especially of the underside and all the various parts and pieces thereon. For me it's one of the most important parts of the trailer, but so few people post pics of it.

I'm a bit unclear as to construction here- I guess I've always assumed that most/all molded trailers had fiberglass shells on all sides like my Trillium. Does the shell on your fiver stop at the floor?

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No finish that I can tell. The fiberglass stops a ways past the floor, doesn't go underneath.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #137
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On newer Scamps (and I assume all) the OSB has an application of resin to waterproof the bottom. They apply the resin before drilling holes so the edges of the holes around plumbing, etc aren't sealed.
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You know, I think I saw a reference to resin-on-OSB in another thread- is that the same resin used for the glassing? What an interesting idea...it's really just another form of "fiber-glass", isn't it? Only using wood for the fiber instead of..."fiberglass"!

Hmmm...Uh-oh...

I can feel myself headed down off-topic lane by musing on other possible uses/fiber sources, so I'd better sign off before I go there.


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Old 01-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #139
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Bob, Yes we are planing on making Quartzite. I didn't get anything done on my camper this winter as the weather has basically sucked. By far the worst winter since I've lived here. The 5'er is in usable condition but that's it.
Funny how "soft" I've gotten since living in Spokane and all those below zero winters.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:55 AM   #140
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I got the distribution blocks in, battery is functional again.





I also got the new backsplash around one of the windows, royal pain. The screws for the window trim are mostly stripped, need to get some bigger ones to install it.

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