Rucio's Winter Makeover - Page 7 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-12-2012, 07:03 PM   #85
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We are going to keep egging you on until you post more pix of the hatchling, Jen.

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:04 PM   #86
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I promise! More photos on the way!
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #87
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OKAY.

First I have to say that these photos do no justice to the paint job. Its splendor cannot be overstated, but my iPhone could do a better job capturing it. Eh!

Yesterday's job was cutting holes (ugh, so hard to make holes in that pristine new paint!) and installing the service ports for water-in, water-out, and electricity-in.

I moved the three items around along the side of the trailer trying to decide whether I wanted them to make a horizontal line, three points of a triangle, or what. Lined up Orion's belt as a joke, but then liked it.

Note on this photo that the original wheels are hideous, and will be replaced soon with sharp new rims.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:15 PM   #88
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Today included:
* standing around admiring the new paint job
* installing the fantastic fan
* remembering we needed to make a wiring junction from the fan to the front ceiling in order to wire up an over-table light
* removing the fantastic fan and cleaning up the butyl mess
* running the wiring for the over-dinette light and an LED strip
* re-installing the fantastic fan
* getting the sink and faucets (shore water and hand pump) fitted into the kitchen countertop
* making a trim cap for the edge of the countertop


Photos show: various views of the new paint, and the kitchen counter with sink. We'll cut the hole in the countertop for the gas cooker tomorrow.

The countertop will be anchored down to the fiberglass mold counter using keyhole hangers that we recessed into the underside of the counter, causing a round-head bolt to stick out of them, pointing downwards. We drilled holes in the molded counter, so the bolts settle into the holes and everything lies flat. We'll then run washers and nuts from beneath into the 6 bolts coming down from beneath the new countertop to snug it all up.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #89
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looking good,

what size and how much did that fiberglass propane tank set you back?
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looking good,

what size and how much did that fiberglass propane tank set you back?
That's the Lite Cylinder 3 gallon tank, and I got in on the recent (and still going on) sale on Amazon for $89.something. Regular price around $109 thereabouts.

Amazon.com: Lite Cylinder LC-10-30 Composite See-Through Propane Tank, 3 Gallons Capacity, Blue: Industrial & Scientific
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #91
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how does that compare to the steel tanks that are rated in lbs?
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I want to say 10 pounds? But don't take my word for it. The tank that came with the trailer was a 30 pound monstrosity.

One of our next engineering tasks is to figure out a way to attach the tank to the tongue.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #93
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could you lay it down with a strap like this
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Oh! That's an idea - thanks!
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np jen, thats what I'd do. I like it that way personally. not sure if you are going to have a battery box out front or how you plan on doing things. but its thought.
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I wish we had a garage that big to work on our trailer. It must be nice to have the space and the shelter to work on that trailer of yours. nice to be able to work on things over the winter I bet.
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you have any more interior pictures jen?
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I'll grab more interior shots tomorrow. It's kind of a mess right now with bunches of parts and stuff laying around everywhere.
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