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Old 10-11-2017, 06:07 AM   #61
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Nicely done, Joan!

Good job. Bravo. Check that one OFF.
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:28 AM   #62
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Thanks, Glenn and Gary! (another person said it was landscape art too!) Now I have to buckle down with fiberglass, and try my hand at Bondo.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:37 AM   #63
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sealing the seam

I wonder if that seam should not be sealed and whether it will rebreak anyway with stress going down the road.

Saying that I am not critizing anything just curious!

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the 13f scamper is ridiculous
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:46 PM   #64
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Bob- time will tell. Why is the 13 ft camper ridiculous?
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:22 PM   #65
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Removing that paint residue.... here's what works, and it's not very difficult.

My Quality Day: My Trailer Redo - Days 56-60 - Paint Residue Removal Technique

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Old 10-20-2017, 07:47 PM   #66
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13f scamper

lisa posted a picture of her rig next to one of the 500k rigs at a campground. looked funny.

I saw one going down i70 looked very small to me with a semi coming up behind it.

my stevie looks funny next to a 35ft motel on wheels.

just a sayin of mine don't be offended

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Old 10-20-2017, 07:48 PM   #67
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joan can you do a redo on my scamper?


just kiddin after this you probably have had enough!


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Old 10-21-2017, 02:41 PM   #68
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my stevie looks funny next to a 35ft motel on wheels.

just a sayin of mine don't be offended

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Not offended (you'll have to work harder to pull that off). Just curious!
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:42 PM   #69
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joan can you do a redo on my scamper?


just kiddin after this you probably have had enough!


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I KNOW! But, yeah, I'm having fun, but probably only want to do it once.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:11 AM   #70
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well

well hoan you are unbleivable in your work ethic.

love it

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Old 04-06-2019, 06:51 PM   #71
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Back at the Never-Ending Project

Well, after months and months, I am back at trying to make forward progress on my little Companion. This time, I have a goal. A friend and I plan to take it for a long weekend at the beginning of May. It won't be ANYWHERE near complete, but we hope it will be weather tight! So, that's my current goal.


The Return to the Great Trailer Project


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Old 04-06-2019, 09:13 PM   #72
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You really can't beat a covered work area. Even one of those semi-temporary Harbor Freight carports would make a big difference. Dealing with and working around weather in the middle of a project is. productivity killer.
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:20 PM   #73
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I noticed you were saying you can't do the epoxy repair until it is above 55 degrees. Actually there is a way to circumvent that and still get it to set up when the temperature is in the mid 40s to that 55 degree mark. Put the containers of the epoxy into a hot water bath. I just use a small bucket or a pitcher. The water out of your hot water faucet as hot as it gets is the perfect temperature. Raising the temperature of the components lets the thermal cure get started despite it being less than the optimal air temperature. It will set up much faster than it would even at 60 degrees or more. You can also warm up the surface area right where you are going to apply the epoxy onto the trailer. A hair dryer works for that.

Even when it gets warmer into the 60s a warm water bath of the component bottles will help accelerate the cure time.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:52 AM   #74
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K corbin- thanks for the tip!


Thrifty Bill- One of those shelters would last maybe a month here on top of our windy hill! And the rain would blow right under it.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:26 AM   #75
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Spent 6 hours yesterday on the project and actually felt like I made progress. Bondo, and the beginnings of paint.


Day 65- I'm Bondo Competent


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Old 04-08-2019, 08:30 AM   #76
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Joan of Shark, that's about where we still are on our Boler 17 after 2 1/2 years! Working on getting it (mostly) watertight, tow-able, and camp-able. Making (slow) progress and hoping achieve all 3 objectives (or at least close enough) by this fall. Good luck with yours!
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:38 AM   #77
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Hi John- Good luck with yours. It's really slow going!
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I'd stop right where you are, frame and hang that.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:12 AM   #79
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haha! I got better art reviews from the landscape in sealing of the crack




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Old 04-08-2019, 07:08 PM   #80
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Day 66- Actually making paint progress, but slow... have to let it dry forever before next coat.



Day 66- Learning to Paint


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