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Old 10-29-2012, 01:48 PM   #15
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Pics need to be taken

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Very creative! I'd love to see more pictures of it installed and illuminated.
Mr. Tom,
Thanks, I do need to take some and also I have never showed off the 'new Goosler decals' or the Zep 3 (Red Maxx 3)job yet...
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:44 PM   #16
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Mr. Tom,
Thanks, I do need to take some and also I have never showed off the 'new Goosler decals' or the Zep 3 (Red Maxx 3)job yet...
Mr. Don, I'll wait right here.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:27 PM   #17
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Would it be big enough to bend into a whle new lens?[/QUOTE]

No, it was just narrow strips, one each red, amber, clear. I didn't look close but it seems like you couldn't do much of a repair with it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #18
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Bob, Thanks for te suggestion to reinforce the roof to hold the AC. I had originally thought about that but in the midst of taking the camper apart I had forgotten. I will be reinforcing it while everything is out and easy to get to it.
I removed most of the windows today and vacuumed out all of the critter leavings. Obviously, the missing tail lights gave a convenient access port for
them.
I purchased the replacement tail light housings and will see if I can use them. Or, if I like their look.

Here are a couple of images as it stands today. Notice that it appears to be sitting on the shop floor. That's because the 7' high garage door was too short. So It now sits on some automotive skates to lower it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:43 AM   #19
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It was Tom with the reinforcing suggestion. There is a member in upstate NY here with a CT13 that has a sagging roof. Don't know what caused it. Haven't heard from her in awhile, wanted to show her our camper before we head south. There was some discussion a while back about how the VT16 Uhauls were originally equipped with A/C units, but the CT13's were not designed for the weight. In our part of the country we don't need it. Looks like your camper was really neglected by its previous owner. Note that I replaced our rear window with one from Scamp by slightly widening the opening. Nice that you have it inside to work on, a good winter project.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #20
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I worked on the trailer for a short while this AM. I removed the back window and started to convert the tail lights to LEDs.
I have the fiberglass resin and mesh to reinforce the top of the trailer for the air conditioner. With some luck I may get to work on it this weekend.
Thanks for your information. I'd love to see what you have done to yours.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #21
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Oh yes, I should thank the correct person for the information about supporting the roof. THANKS Tom.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #22
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.......I'd love to see what you have done to yours.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=EXCS_CT;342574]I worked on the trailer for a short while this AM. I removed the back window and started to convert the tail lights to LEDs.
I have the fiberglass resin and mesh to reinforce the top of the trailer for the air conditioner.
I have attached pictures as to how the AC is mounted in the VT. aside from the fact that the inner and outer shells are molded different to transfer the load from the AC through the walls to the floor I think you can probably reinforce the roof and take advantage of where the double walls meet to accomplish the same thing. The wide seam of the CT is probably about the same width of the AC cut out which is probably why Don is getting by with his. the issue will be the "bounce" the mass of the AC gives to the roof as you hit bumps. you don't want just the outside hull of the trailer to take that shock load because after awhile it will fatigue. inside metal dimensions 17 x19" beauty ring (not shown) 22x19.5"
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:37 AM   #24
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Wow looking good. I love these threads bringing something unloved back to all it's glory!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:54 PM   #25
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I was able to spend a little time in the shop today. I worked on the tail lights. I decided to cut out some of the body and insert the new housings flush with the outer skin of the trailer. The following pictures hopefully give you some idea of the way it worked. Obviously, there is still some sanding to be done.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #26
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Well the trailer is almost totally empty. I removed all of the doors etc. I then found that the floor is rotten in the front and in the rear. So, it looks like I'm going to take the shell off of the frame and replace the wood. While it is off I will be cleaning and restoring the frame. On first look it seems to be in good solid condition. There sure seems to be quite a few small machine screws holding the shell to the frame. Most of which are apparently well rusted.
I'll send pictures as soon as I can take time to take some. If anyone has any suggestions for removing the old wood floor and installing a new one, I'd sure love to hear them.
Thanks in advance.
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Well the trailer is almost totally empty. I removed all of the doors etc. I then found that the floor is rotten in the front and in the rear. So, it looks like I'm going to take the shell off of the frame and replace the wood. While it is off I will be cleaning and restoring the frame. On first look it seems to be in good solid condition. There sure seems to be quite a few small machine screws holding the shell to the frame. Most of which are apparently well rusted.
I'll send pictures as soon as I can take time to take some. If anyone has any suggestions for removing the old wood floor and installing a new one, I'd sure love to hear them.
Thanks in advance.

Is there any chance that you can repair the rotten sections with a product like GitRot? It is a thin resin that penetrates the rotten (but dried out) wood and hardens into a rigid mass.

Amazon.com: BoatLIFE Git - Rot Liquid Epoxy: Sports & Outdoors
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The machine screws are actually elevator bolts 1/4 20 about 1.5 to 1.75 " you will see the tops as circles about 1.25 " dia. in the floor. The floor is about .5" plywood with a fiberglass top and bottom fiberglassed to the inner and outer shells. Replacement is going to be an interesting task. You might want to consider the thin epoxy that is injected into rotted wood as an option.
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