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Old 06-12-2015, 04:31 PM   #61
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I had to kerf the plywood skin going on the front of the trailer. The original didn't have 1/4 luan plywood on it. It was cardboard. Apparently many of the manufacturers of that time did the same. Its time consuming to do the plywood but stronger in the long run. It will have the ability to accept a bit of bang unlike the cardboard backing lacked. The front bedroom is all back together as well. The wiring as I said is back in the front wall so that's why I am putting the plywood on. I sprayed large gap filler in the void behind the cure in the plywood just to add so firmness.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:41 PM   #62
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Beautiful job. Thanks for keeping us all posted. Much better quality than the professionals do I'm sure. Must be great to have your skill and be able to put this together on your on. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:26 PM   #63
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It's a labour of love.
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:36 AM   #64
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I had to kerf the plywood skin going on the front of the trailer. The original didn't have 1/4 luan plywood on it. It was cardboard. Apparently many of the manufacturers of that time did the same. Its time consuming to do the plywood but stronger in the long run. It will have the ability to accept a bit of bang unlike the cardboard backing lacked. The front bedroom is all back together as well. The wiring as I said is back in the front wall so that's why I am putting the plywood on. I sprayed large gap filler in the void behind the cure in the plywood just to add so firmness.
You could of used a product called "Wiggle Board". It is plywood made to form curves etc. Can do small radius of about 3". Very easy to use and very structurally strong, no need to kerf half the wood away to get it to bend. Used it for round soffits, cabinet ends, posts etc. Comes in 4 X 8 and 8 X 4 so can curve either direction. Would save you a ton of work and form nice smooth radius.

Nice job so far !
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Thanks that would have been good if I new that before I did it. I think it's a specialty plywood because I made some inquiries this morning. I sanded it this morning & I am going to fill the low spots with a fibreglass embedded filler just to get it rounded so the glass will sit tight on it without gaps.
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:21 PM   #66
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Thanks that would have been good if I new that before I did it. I think it's a specialty plywood because I made some inquiries this morning. I sanded it this morning & I am going to fill the low spots with a fibreglass embedded filler just to get it rounded so the glass will sit tight on it without gaps.
It is available from wholesale lumber and hardwood distributors, where cabinet shops purchase. If you don't have a local supplier most any cabinet shop could order it for you, I use to order special items for folks, never charged them much to do it. Thought good will was as important. There are many products available that you will never find at home Depot or Lowes, also much better quality products. Same with hardware items, much more selection than at your local big box or hardware store.

Enjoy seeing your rehab, big undertaking but will be very rewarding. I've got a growing list of mods I'm going to do this winter on our new 27RLS. We purchased it in Indiana in April and wont be home in Az till September, killing me cause I have limited tools with me.

You will have a unit that will fit YOUR needs, which is great.. a number of things I want to do to this TT to make it "ours". If you have other areas your going to be working on, post it and if I can make a suggestion as to materials I would be happy to do so.
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Thanks again. There are lots of things you can get in the States that we don't get up here in Canada. Structural things are done on my trailer. Just a bit more on the back roof & then I'm done. Then the plywood can go back on......then the final challenge the fibreglass.
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Finally got ALL the wires back into the DC panel. Had to add a switch for the electronic hot water tank. This wall can now be insulated & paneled.
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I don't know how this picture went sideways. It was taken this way.
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