Last night I glued the floor down. I hope I like it because there is no going back now. I am now ready for building walls. Here is a picture of the finished floor. Tonight I need to clean the floor and then in a couple of days wax it.
Today ripped the front and back boards that the tin and front end back walls will mount too. I then stained the front one because it will show and painted the one in back since it will be under the bed. Also pressed all the tiles down again to make sure all gaps and lips got taken care off.
Trying to find a window for the door, do not want to just stick glass in again and see it leak. Hard to fine a 12x18 window and aluminum frame. May have to go with a 14x21.
Hope to start building walls soon. Also just keep ordering parts and stuff. Big decision is what 3 way refrigerator to order. I see a SMAD 3-Way Absorption Fridge RV Truck Refrigerator,AC/DC/LPG,55 Qt,Black on amazon but don't see any reviews.
Don't know about that model frig, but depending on your power management, you may want to consider a 12v/120v or 12v only with a Danfoss compressor. The absorption type refers aren't particularly efficient and LPG requires a big ugly cutout on the outside of your trailer for venting. Danfoss makes the best compressor, used by several manufacturers. They run very efficiently and you don't need to cut a big hole in the outside of your trailer. Do some research before pulling the trigger on the three way.
Fridays are date nights so didn't get much done. Put down protective paper over the floor. Started to layout out the plumbing for under the camper. Have to be careful to remember with the tanks that I need to get the camper almost to the floor again to get it out of the garage. So some of this work may have to come back out at some point.
Continue to order parts and stuff I will need. I am finding I can't make something without the rest of the stuff to take measurements from.
I continue to have to tell people I am not nuts. My mom had me tested. (as quoted from Big Bang Theory) That doesn't seem to satisfy them, they know I am old and gray and reverting to my childhood again and want what I want and can't be reasoned with. I think I hear them walk aways talking to each other and saying, "He's nuts, just play along"
I will show them nuts when the whole camper is back together and they all want it. HA HA to them.
Thank you all for a place that lets us all be nuts.
Did some work yesterday. First I burned a bunch of the old wood floor and ceiling. Did that ever burn quick.
I then started working on building the street side wall. Boy, I love the pocket jig. Still have more supports to put in and a window to cut out but it was a good start. I really like the new wood. Should stain up very nice.
Today I had to double check the wall frame to the trailer. It was a bit to long. The biggest issue was the back corner of this wall was gone and I had to try and reproduce it from the other wall but I ended up having to use the skin to also get the right slope. I then spent the rest of the time beefing up the frame. This just takes time. I can't do much tomorrow because of a meeting but I think I can maybe get this wall build by friday. I hope the next one goes faster.
Next wall will go faster, but first, try that wall on the curb side, for length, then lay out the curb side wall on top of the wall You have already built. That way, both walls will be exactly the same and there will be no issues with the roofing running a bit longer, or shorter from having walls with two different bends, lengths or heights to them. I did not do a complete reconstruction of the walls of My camper, without realizing it, one wall is slightly different than the other wall, where the roofing ends and the siding takes over, there is about a 3/4" difference in the seam at the lower side of the back window. It is what it is and I`m not going to take it all apart to change it now. LOL Not a perfect camper but the next one I do, I`ll know better.
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It has been raining alot here so I stained some of wood and did a wiring diagram for the 110 volt and 12 volt system. Need to do one for gas and for the trailer lights. Not much to report. Need space in garage and can't roll out the frame when raining.
I need a shed like 50x50 with 16 foot ceiling. I can dream.
Worked on walls today. I am now ready to vanish them. It has been raining for days and I had to move the trail outside so I could build the walls. I had to put a tarp over the trailer. Tomorrow put a few coats on, tuesday put a few more and then I hope on Wed to mount it to the trailer and I then have the start of a camper.