Weekender II

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Postby starleen2 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:06 pm

planovet wrote:
starleen2 wrote:Wanting to skin the roof with Alum instead of the heavy galvanized.


Have you considered using EPDM for the roof??

http://www.flatroofsolutions.com/40mil-White-on-Black-EPDM-price.php


Looked at the stuff - the white is only guaranteed for five years - black is out of the question - remember Texas heat! I don’t want to have to do this again. Compared the weights (remember that even the adhesive adds weight) and Aluminum (floated) will still be lighter. Thanks for the info
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Postby starleen2 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:09 pm

Well the aluminum is in, the windows are delivered, and the paneling is awaiting time for – DEMOLITION! Began necessary modifications for the new camper. The weekender had to go under the knife. It hard to say good bye to such a friend – but something must die for others to live – or so it has been said. We parted out all the electrical, trailer lights, insulation, and everything that was salvageable. It will be resurrected in the new build. Let the demolition begin!
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New demolition tool
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Kit anyone? Ready to assemble
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What’s left, I did find some water penetration on the floor – not much damage, but Mrs. starleen said that for the money get a new floor – so her word rules – get to spend even more money – gotta love a wife like that!
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Should start the final assembly build this weekend
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Postby Ivar the Red » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:16 pm

Lookin good Scott!!! You work fast, wanna make a trip a few miles north??? 8)
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Postby starleen2 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:59 pm

worked on the floor today - put down some vinyl sheet in preparation for mounting the walls this weekend - tired from removing the old tile - will post a picture :pictures: of the floor after a much deserved rest - One good point is that our new home has a larger garage so I can keep both jeeps and the camper in the garage! Guess this is now a build thread!
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Postby starleen2 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:15 pm

Here is shot of the floor. This time We went with sheet vinyl instead of the peel and stick tile – No seams (except for the wheel wells, but they will be hidden
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This time I added a little bow to the roof (as per advice of tonyj) to prevent sagging and small little lakes forming on the roof. Later I plan on skinning the roof and exterior with aluminum.
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Here a picture of the door cutout. As you can see some of the paneling is already installed. BYW the walls are insulated with 3/ 4 inch foam sheeting
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And here is the door awaiting its new home!
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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:28 pm

Lookin' Good! Is this one a lot faster than the first?
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Postby starleen2 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:57 pm

Finally finished the roof and started the back wall. Did a cut out for the taillights and ran a new wiring harness for the trailer – the other one was butchered up. Finished the bed platform. It is a queen size and will sleep the three of us. And Yes, we have room for two more if needed – they get the floor!
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Postby mikeschn » Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:57 am

It looks like a tight package for those on the floor.

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Postby starleen2 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:08 am

Not really mike. I'm a "big Guy" :lol: The picture doesn't do a good job of showing an extra two feet after my legs end. Thanks for the input. Hope to have it finshed soon!
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Postby toypusher » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:09 am

Scott,

Looks like you are making some good progress!! :thumbsup:
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Postby starleen2 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:16 pm

Finally some more progress. Sanded the seams and painted the camper. That’s not the color that it will be. It’s just a coat of paint to help protect the plywood since we are going to clad the thing in aluminum. It’s not absolutely necessary, but, heck I had the paint
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The door is now mounted and happily doing what it does best – open and close that is!
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My attempt at homemade door trim
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Here is an inside shot of the door all trimmed out (matchy matchy lines)
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Now I have to wait a day or two (ok seven to be exact) for more money to come in! Time + money = build time
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Postby starleen2 » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:35 pm

Finally the back wall and bed platform is finished.
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Power panel installed
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Must have been sleeping (zzzzzzz) :NC when this picture was taken!
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Awaiting more work. Still need the ceiling installed, but that is another day. Once that is in I can finally close up the front and start bending and shaping aluminum! Whooo hoooo!~
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Postby Miriam C. » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:25 am

:applause: :applause: :thumbsup: Wow you have done a great job getting it in on time. Can't wait for the finish.

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Postby starleen2 » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:02 pm

Time to button her up and close off the front – the interior is done. Another check mark for Done!
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Some interior shots
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Big comfy bed
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Air conditioner cut out – A shelf will be mounted above extending the whole width of the camper.
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Installing the roof – the aluminum is only 20 inches wide so I’m overlapping it in sections.
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Homemade bending Jig (basically two pieces of angle Iron and some clamps, but it works for me!
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Strong arm bending break – no cuts yet!
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Rolling out the seams, Thanks Len for the advice
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Roof Done – Checked off!
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Postby starleen2 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:39 pm

Into
Time for a roll out – after a coat of primer and a coat of gloss enamel paint its time for a bit of sunshine. The aluminum sheeting is on, but still awaiting the final trim
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Here is a view from behind
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Another shot
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Front view – I have not completed the air conditioner cover yet
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Side view
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Still awaiting it final graphics
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