Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Dylan W., Nov 22, 2018.
I'm telling ya...most dont mess with guys like me.
Got those lights goin'!
Inside paneling for the rear wall.
Cutting out for brake lights.
See if it fits
Glue and staple time.
I'm starting to notice a slight difference. How bout you?
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If anything just swap the bulbs for LED when they give out. Problem solved. This thing is coming along so amazingly!!
Probly more serviceable that way, long term, anyway.
I have swapped every single bulb inside and out to led in my camper. I’d like to think I won’t have to mess with any of them again.
If they are anything like low voltage outdoor lighting (and they are) they last about 4 years.
That's been my experience.
And within 4 years I plan to not have this camper anymore so I’m good with that!
I'm waaay behind on this thread. Updates are on the way!
If you guys remember the rounded wooden blocks we made for the front and rear upper corners, you might remember that my buddy Kieth used a few cans of expanding foam to fill in the voids. Not only does it act like insulation, but the foam also helps strengthen the outside frp. Making it more solid on the inside.
That was the front end and it will work.
However, that was months ago. Now it's time to do the same for the rear. After looking at this section over and over during work on the walls.. I had a brilliant idea literally hit me in the back of the head.
While cleaning up one day, Bobby threw a small chunk of foamboard out of the rear window. I was under said window changing the trash bag in the can below the window.
Bobby said" what are you going to do with all of that leftover foamboard?" (I still have several 4x8 sheets of it)
Suddenly...I knew what needed to happen.
I cut a chunk of it and used the pattern I had to make it round on the edge..then fit it into position.
Next, I just whittled it here and there and made it into the final shape I needed.
Then I marked and cut about 50 pcs.
I cut some plywood pieces into the same shape.
I used glue in between every piece . This made it pretty ridgid.And keeps it from SQUEEKING!
Now I have a solid filled round back part. No expanding foam mess. And, I used up a bunch of foamboard. I was rather pleased with how this idea turned out. Even if it did take forever to accomplish.
I cut a piece of paneling to cover it all up. I used the wooden peices on the inside to screw my paneling to.
Keep in mind, this section will never be seen again once the bedroom shelves/cabinets go in. So dont mind my uneven looking screws
Next up. Bed frame!
I tore out all of the original bedframe/storage area etc.. in the back bedroom. Now it's time to rebuild. Building it all new, out of scratch will allow me to make all the plumbing more accessible.
First up..frame work. 17" tall will give plenty of room to clear the fresh water holding tank.
Adding paneling to both sides of the framework completes the look and also makes it strong.
Next..its time to cut out some sections that will allow passage for my plumbing and electrical.
First wall in
More bedframe walls going up.
Side walls with outlet installed.
Working on wiring, and affixing everything to the walls.
Installing new accumulator tank.
There it is! Fits nicely.
Dylan you've got this ability to come up with simple solutions that befuddle most folks because they either overthink it or dont have a clue what they're doing.
Even if you ARE out there with no clue what you're doing, you find a way to make it work and work well. Your determination and unwillingness to accept defeat is inspiring.
I mean really inspiring.
And to do all this without getting all bent outta shape, that's huge. I know (now) it's just part of your personality and positive attitude, but this project would be enough to frustrate NORMAL folks to the point of calling in Matt for cleanup
A few more pics of bed frame work and other stuff dealing with it.
This pic is looking in through back window.
Installing new water heater.
Water heater from inside.
New water heaters come with a new outside door!
Kind kind words sir! I appreaciate every one of them. But dont be fooled, I have had plenty of absolutely frickin frustrating moments.. But, I've always calmed down just short of calling for Matt and his fire fix.
This is pretty much it as far as bedframing goes. I added some carpet squares inside the storage compartment. And worked a bit on screwing the wires and loose plumbing down, or up. Depending on what was needed.
Took a few measurements, cut up some 3/4 osb, added a few piano hinges and boom!
Gots it looking like Lambo doors up in here!
I still have some finishing touches and a few other things to do in this area. You'll see!
A couple glances inside.
Water heater hole
Fresh water tank and storage area.
Little in 'between' tunnel. Crossover plumbing, electrical and water accumulator are in here.
did you hire an Amish guy? that's legit then since all the "good" ones are Amish built cabinets.....that was the sales pitch I got anyway.
No amish here...but you got a nice beard and I need your help on a couple things
get some nice trunk struts to hold the bed up when putting stuff inside it.. it will get heavy with a mattress on it.
I'm on it! The old ones seem to have locked up. I cannot budge them.