No comment?!?! Weird!
Mike bought Humpty Dumpty from me. It had been sitting in my back yard for too long. Trying to get the Ensolite off the ceiling just about killed me. At one point I went through it and realized I was doing more damage than good. So I was faced with destroying the Ensolite, and eventually replacing it with Reflectix and rat fur. I just could not do that. So I just stopped. I stopped working on trailers all together. I guess I was kind of discouraged. We still camp in Launch Pad though. Now I have picked up a new interest, Arduino. Google it. My 16 year old daughter took a grade 11 class called, "Pre Engineering". It's her fault. Got it almost as bad as I did with fibreglass.
Mike got Humpty Dumpty, (he's keeping the name) to his house, (six blocks from my house) and after two days of work and some, "Goo Gone", (https://googone.com/
) he had the Ensolite off in one piece, with a few holes, thanks to me. He tells me that the job was not much fun. Actually his exact words were, "I never want to do that again". It may be a bit lumpy when we put it back on, we will see.
The roof almost stands on its own now. Tomorrow we will start grinding and sanding the glass we laid down. There is some damage on the inside that will require grinding into the upper kitchen cupboard, where it meets the back splash, on the right side. We will need to go right through and expose the shell of the trailer from the inside. This is the part I LOVE! Grind, glass, repeat as necessary.
I will be posting some pictures, hopefully Mike will as well, (but not sideways). Getting back to glass is like running into an old friend. Mike just wants to go camping, but there are some things that need to be done before that. The door hangs OK, but I really want to get the frame bolts changed. Being a 1973, it has not had the recall mods made to the frame, so that needs to be done. The frame bolts pearce the frame making the recall even more important. I think I have convinced Mike that supports at either end of the kitchen are a good idea. I just have to assume that some loss of shell strenth is to be expected. The orignal axle
has no suspension, but Mike figures that as long as he keeps it on smooth roads, he can go camping with it.