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Old 09-20-2014, 05:18 PM   #11
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Cleaned up the electrical system and install tanks with some work left to do.
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:49 PM   #12
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Looks like you've welded every weld on the trailer. Haven't found anything like that yet hope I don't. Last fall when we got our v lite I crawled under and all around inside it. The only things I've found were the hot water heater anode and the propane regulator were needing work plus little cosmetic things. The anode was rusted in took a little work, regulator is getting replaced because our last trip I could smell gas in the propane compartment so I shut it off again and did without.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #13
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I have re-welded many of the original welds and added more between them but also added about 100 ft of additional frame work. Removed the front cap and doubled the front main beam, also replacing delaminated side around bed slide out.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:52 AM   #14
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Added 4 front cross frame tubes and frame work is now complete. By the way the auto leveling system works like a charm and would not own another without it.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:00 AM   #15
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After a trip to Indiana for Filon, glue and other needed supplies the underside is laminated and the side luan is cut to be laminated today. The Tri-glide monster pin box did come in also (good thing I have a hi-lo to install).
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:51 AM   #16
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Re-installed insulation....all the lower pieces were lying in the front cap so I glued and covered with luan. During this process I a had a senior moment and stepped off the ladder before I reached the bottom, good thing I landed on the cement where there were no tools or materials. 2nd beer and I feel better already.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #17
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It's kind of cool seeing the before images and what you have done. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

I can relate to you & the ladder. I had a wall break my fall when somehow I ended skipping the last step while carrying the paint tray and roller while painting a bedroom. I knew I was in trouble when I found that step being deeper than the others. I don't know which worried me more - the floor not being where I remember it or the thought of wet paint on my brand new carpet.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:33 PM   #18
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Brian41,

My hat is off to you. I like to think of myself as pretty mechanically inclined but unfortunately welding isn't one of my skills. You seem to have the best of all worlds, the skill set, the tools, and the place to do all the work. Good Job!!! Keep the pic's coming.


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Old 09-28-2014, 01:31 PM   #19
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My hat is off to you. I like to think of myself as pretty mechanically inclined but unfortunately welding isn't one of my skills. You seem to have the best of all worlds, the skill set, the tools, and the place to do all the work. Good Job!!! Keep the pic's coming.


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Old 09-28-2014, 01:53 PM   #20
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Thanks guy's....I am the guy on the block that everybody brings all their broken things to no matter what they might be. My main thing in life is offshore powerboats (the faster the better kind). I work on them from 18' to 40'+ so I get to work on some cool stuff. I have a 70'x16' paint/glass booth but it only has a 10' ceiling and I can not get my RV in so I am building a 70'x22' with a 16' ceiling next to it. This was already in the plans before I bought my RV because the boats are getting bigger and more of them. I have 3 boats and this is my first year of no boating and first for RV'ing. We all enjoyed it and wish to continue so my next RV will be built from scratch. Here is a the trailer I built last year for 1 of my cats.
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