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Modeladay

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2017, 09:28:22 PM »
I'm guessing God's Country means so that any water on the roof will run toward the rear and not under your tarp.

The Y was a typo 😁

Modeladay

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2017, 02:49:33 PM »
About 90% done with the front

Oldgator73

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« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2017, 03:41:49 PM »
I know who to call when I need work done. You may have found your retirement job.
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Modeladay

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« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2017, 07:52:32 PM »
Really I suck, its just not real clean and finshed. If my dad was alive or I had my brother here you would see what a real carpenter can do. I admit it is strong and should be ok if I can keep the leaks out🙂

tombillbob

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« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2017, 09:13:47 PM »
Hey go easy on your self. It's a 100% better than what the ''pros'' attempted at the factory!

Tom

Modeladay

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« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2017, 09:40:22 PM »
Hey go easy on your self. It's a 100% better than what the ''pros'' attempted at the factory!

Tom

I wonder how these things stay together, staples, staples and more staples.

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« Reply #66 on: May 31, 2017, 09:41:00 PM »
I'm sticking to my previous kudos comment. You are doing a great job.
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alan6051964

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« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2017, 11:49:13 PM »
I agree, I think your doing a great job !. don't kick yourself, it's not like you work in a trailer factory...right ?. odds are, your putting it back together 10 times stronger than it was when it left the factory !..lol.
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« Reply #68 on: June 01, 2017, 07:36:29 AM »
You are doing great on your repairs. Don't be so hard on yourself. You, like us, went into the rv repairs with little knowledge and no experience tearing apart and replacing rv damage. Once into the project, we realized just how much we were capable of. Like others have said, when you get this rv done you will defiantly appreciate it much more than before and take even more ownership it it than you did when you just picked and bought it. You will feel like it's your personal accomplishment and feel proud to take 'er out on the road. I know we feel comfort knowing our camper in a way we didn't before. Hopefully the raw feelings will subside and end up in the rubble with your damaged pieces. Now that we have ours close to done, we love our rv and don't carry the same hurtful emotions for the rv dealer than we did before. We have not forgotten what we went through. We would not recommend them to others to deal with. Nor would we likely ever go back. We are able to put it behind us now and enjoy our rv the way it was intended before the entire damage control occurred.
Keep up the good work on your project.
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Modeladay

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2017, 08:00:28 AM »
You are doing great on your repairs. Don't be so hard on yourself. You, like us, went into the rv repairs with little knowledge and no experience tearing apart and replacing rv damage. Once into the project, we realized just how much we were capable of. Like others have said, when you get this rv done you will defiantly appreciate it much more than before and take even more ownership it it than you did when you just picked and bought it. You will feel like it's your personal accomplishment and feel proud to take 'er out on the road. I know we feel comfort knowing our camper in a way we didn't before. Hopefully the raw feelings will subside and end up in the rubble with your damaged pieces. Now that we have ours close to done, we love our rv and don't carry the same hurtful emotions for the rv dealer than we did before. We have not forgotten what we went through. We would not recommend them to others to deal with. Nor would we likely ever go back. We are able to put it behind us now and enjoy our rv the way it was intended before the entire damage control occurred.
Keep up the good work on your project.

Thanks you and to all the others but I have followed your" delema"(pun intended) and your finsh work  is amazing  I do think what I'm doing is much stronger but I have taken some liberties with the repairs and could have dug deeper. But it will be usable, I need to finish the front and than move to the back where I'm almost sure I'll find find floor damage under the shower although I find the shower tub its self solid. I hope to sure it up in some way if there is but refuse to deeper than that. I will reframe the entire rear if necessary but that's it. I want to make sure the roof is secure. If I can get 3 years out of it I'll feel somewhat vindicated   So you purchased your RV from a dealer and he got away with what he did? I guess it was one of those "buy as is"  I talked to a repair specialist at an RV dealership and he said he built his camper from a specially ordered tall steel box trailer. This way he would never have to worry about leaks. That sure says a lot about the quality of the campers he was involved in selling.
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Modeladay

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #70 on: June 02, 2017, 07:43:03 PM »
Insulation done, I have some tidying underneath with the membrane ( Gorilla tape)  Test the lighting and then put on the luan.

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« Reply #71 on: June 02, 2017, 07:56:05 PM »
Be sure to check the gorilla tape.  Not sure how much mending needs done, but I have not been happy with GT.
It's heavy, but the adhesive is no better then  anything else.  A product called flex mend may work better.  I have not used it, but it is what is used to repair the membrane on mobile homes.

Otherwise looking good!  :))

Modeladay

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #72 on: June 03, 2017, 12:23:34 PM »
Looking ahead to doing the rear how hard is it to remove the hot water heater?

Gods Country

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« Reply #73 on: June 03, 2017, 02:23:48 PM »
Not hard if you can get to it.  I had to remove cabinets (had to anyway).  Mine wasn't coming out any other way.

Modeladay

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« Reply #74 on: June 03, 2017, 08:22:21 PM »
Not hard if you can get to it.  I had to remove cabinets (had to anyway).  Mine wasn't coming out any other way.

I'm in a bit luck there as its under the bunk beds, I thought I would get off easy and was hoping for the ones that the door and frame come off releasing the aluminum with out completely removing the tank. Nothing else has been easy so I don't know what I was thinking 🤔

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #75 on: June 04, 2017, 06:22:40 PM »
Ready for the Seal-Tite edge tape and edging, I hope I got close with the edge gap where the aluminum meets.

alan6051964

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« Reply #76 on: June 04, 2017, 08:24:31 PM »
looks great !!. I do hope you checked the running lights before you installed the siding back on the top section ? ( i'm sure ya did ). I replaced all my running lights the other day, as well as the tail/turn/stop lights. figured it was a good time to give the ole girl a touch of class huh ?..lol. anyway, I think you have done a great job so far !. think of all the cash your saving by doing it yourself ?!. that's how I look at anything I put my hands on.
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Modeladay

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2017, 08:31:45 PM »
looks great !!. I do hope you checked the running lights before you installed the siding back on the top section ? ( i'm sure ya did ). I replaced all my running lights the other day, as well as the tail/turn/stop lights. figured it was a good time to give the ole girl a touch of class huh ?..lol. anyway, I think you have done a great job so far !. think of all the cash your saving by doing it yourself ?!. that's how I look at anything I put my hands on.

Yes I did check the lights 🙂 In order to disassemble  I had to cut some of the wiring and nut it back together ,thanks again

alan6051964

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« Reply #78 on: June 04, 2017, 08:34:47 PM »
Yes I did check the lights 🙂 In order to disassemble  I had to cut some of the wiring and nut it back together ,thanks again
your welcome :-). I am just glad ya hung in there, bit the bullet, and said..oh well..lets get this done !..lol. keep up the great work !.
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Peggyy

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« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2017, 09:17:45 AM »
I am so impressed!  I am so proud for you and your wife!  You will soon be able to hit the road and enjoy some great adventures!   Put that seller guy behind you and just move forward!  Happy camping!!
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Modeladay

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« Reply #80 on: June 05, 2017, 10:39:41 AM »
I am so impressed!  I am so proud for you and your wife!  You will soon be able to hit the road and enjoy some great adventures!   Put that seller guy behind you and just move forward!  Happy camping!!

Thanks, still have some work on the front and than its on to the rear so it will be awhile and Georgia summer is here and it can get brutal out there. As for the low life that sold me the camper I rather put him under my truck than behind me🙂

Modeladay

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2017, 04:12:00 PM »
Seal-Tite corner seal on, cleaned everything and applied non sagging Dicor to edge as well. Edge went on with some  persuading. It works but I'm not making believe its factory specs but its not to bad.
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Modeladay

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #82 on: June 07, 2017, 04:20:06 PM »
The real bad corner before and after

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #83 on: June 07, 2017, 05:15:18 PM »
WOW looks great.
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Modeladay

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« Reply #84 on: June 07, 2017, 07:17:14 PM »
WOW looks great.

Thanks, it took most of the day just to do one edge, hope to get the other one tomorrow than on to the rear

Oldgator73

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #85 on: June 07, 2017, 07:29:42 PM »
Great job. I'm going to share this with my son. He is going through a similar process.
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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #86 on: June 07, 2017, 08:25:36 PM »
Great job. I'm going to share this with my son. He is going through a similar process.

I highly recommend the Seal-Tite edge seal.

Gods Country

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #87 on: June 07, 2017, 09:01:01 PM »
I highly recommend the Seal-Tite edge seal.

Never heard of it.  Where were you last year when I had to completely gut and rebuild???? ;D

I will have to look into that product.

Looking good BTW.

Feeling good too, I imagine.   ;)

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #88 on: June 07, 2017, 09:09:56 PM »
Never heard of it.  Where were you last year when I had to completely gut and rebuild???? ;D

I will have to look into that product.

Looking good BTW.

Feeling good too, I imagine.   ;)

It has incredible stick and exterior webing would appear to make it very strong. Last year? I sure wasn't worried about a leaky camper.😀 

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Re: Sour lemonade
« Reply #89 on: June 08, 2017, 05:51:16 AM »
You have done a really nice job on your repairs, and it is an inspiration to folks that find they have considerable damage to their RV. Get it out there and start enjoying it! Looking at the title of this thread, I think an appropriate name for your trailer is "Sweet Lemonade" :). That would peak folks curisosity and you can explain the background, and "brag" about how much work you did on it. I'm really glad things are working out for you. 8)
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