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Old 04-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #365
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Yeah, I'm putting dual 20 gallon tanks in, and I was worried about the stress they would put on things. Also, the factory floor wasn't flat. If this one ever isn't, something went horribly wrong. I might put some angled supports in later, and probably a second crossmember at the back if the floor, but I'm waiting until I get to be hitch part of it. I don't want to do something that might be in my way later.

I put a second coat of por-15 on the top of the frame rails at 11 last night. I couldn't see to do the sides, but I can finish that later. I'm trying to best the weather, again.



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Off to shoot some clay birds and have lunch and a few beers with friends…when I get back, it's fiberglass time *shudder*.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:08 AM   #366
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:11 AM   #367
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Haha, I prefer having more than 2 rounds...

The floor is fiberglassed on the top with 3 layers of fiberglass. I used bondo stuff, it should work fine, but it's not the quality of fiberglass I'm used to on jets. It took forever to get the upholstery glue off the walls, the best thing I found was an extra coarse nylon abrasive wheel (like a wire wheel, but nylon). It still wasn't fun. The fiberglass also left a few air bubbles, it didn't want to lay down in a few spots. Oh well, it's a camper floor.

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Old 04-08-2013, 05:33 AM   #368
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Looks good, did you use straight fiberglass or did you put down some cloth/mat?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:38 AM   #369
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The big box stores don't carry the large head self tapping wood to metal screws any longer, they only carry the screws with a regular deck screw head. I located some large head screws at my local hwd. store in the Hillman screw bins. Even though self tapping I drill a pilot hole and drive them in with an impact drill.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:22 PM   #370
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I used fiberglass cloth cut into 5-6" wide strips, and applied 3 layers, overlapping the seams. It has to be slit in the corners so it doesn't bunch up.

Eddie, I used screws for trailer decking.

I got the flooring down for the last time! I used 3/4" aluminum angle to trim it. I'm going to caulk all around the edges, so if a window or tank leaks, it has to pool on the vinyl where it can be seen. Next up is mounting the tanks, and finishing the plumbing.

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It looks like we are at about the same point. Today I glued in refletix on the walls under the seats in the rear of the trailer and ran the city waterline. I laid out everything for the tank and pump. Tomorrow I need to buy wire to hook up the pump and switch.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #372
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I'm going to insulate the walls, also.


I got the stainless for the bathroom and fridge door today. This is the back side, the front has a protective coating that I didn't want to take off.

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You guys are in Hyper Drive. Awesome. I love the stainless. Looks like it would be heavy.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:55 PM   #374
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It's a little heavy, but I don't care about weight much.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:14 PM   #375
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Wow! Was it cut to fit?
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:02 AM   #376
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Yep. The piece for the bathroom door has the edges rolled over so they arent sharp. The fridge door isn't, and it might be a hair big. I figured its easier to trim it than to add on.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:57 AM   #377
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Well, I found the leak. I had the camper parked to close, and it was slightly under the roof overhang. A branch had hit the gutter and bent it down a while ago, so the whole roof was draining on the back of the camper. It was a wee bit flooded tonight. The caulking I put on wasn't fully cured, so it was bleeding off. It kept water from going under the floor, at least.



I always thought it was the window due to shrunken rubber trim, not so. I pled the ensolite off the back wall, and found it leaking at the seam. I just used the caulking gun to squeeze a bunch in there and seal it off. When the rain is done, I'll grind it out and do a proper fiberglass job.

The wood for the table supports was so rotten, I dug it out with my fingers.



At least I know what the problem is, and it's a pretty easy fix for all of it. I'm glad the window isn't leaking. That means only the bathroom window leaks, and it's into the shower pan. It still needs fixed, but not the end of the world.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:29 AM   #378
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Wow! There are some, not many, reasons I'm glad I'm in Vegas. We rarely see any real rain.
Pop the bathroom window out put butyl tape on and put it back in, easy enough. Of course with all you've done I'm sure that is hovering about 25th on the list.
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