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Old 08-07-2015, 05:07 PM   #41
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:54 PM   #42
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I wanted to fill in a few things I would have done differently if I had known better at the time...

So I had set a jack under the hinge side of the door to square the opening while I fibre-glassed in the floor... I was under the impression that the front of the trailer had sagged over the frame and that the sag was somewhat Isolated... as I look around the trailer and the internet it seems that in actuality it was this balloon effect of the walls sagging out that was more likely the culprit. If I was to do this again I would think along the lines of jacking the roof up and somehow clamping the lower part of the walls together before fibreglassing it all in place
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:02 PM   #43
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I am also very happy with the marine plywood choice, although after seeing how pretty it could be I started thinking about cdx for the sub-floor patches fibreglassed in, then a layer of 1/8 or 1/4 over the whole floor to bind together the seems and be finished on top as the final floor
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:40 PM   #44
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We were wondering about the plywood that rolls up from the floor and up the front wall... Well it seems like it is actually end grain balsa. Boat building stuff
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:46 PM   #45
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I thought I had rot under the propane regulator mounting screws, pushed a screwdriver though the fibreglass and the wood under it was soft. Turns out that I did have a little bit of rot but really not that bad. The wood sandwiched in the glass on this part of the trailer is just soft end-grain.
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:55 PM   #46
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Ironhinge, interesting but not totally surprising. My 4500 has thick layer of resin on all plywood subfloors in the benches. So I wouldn't have guessed the curved subfloor in front is balsa. But below the bargman 400 lock inside the door there appears to be a block of balsa plywood
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