Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Dylan W., Nov 22, 2018.
Not many booth/ table install pics, so I'll skip to the end.
Kitchen table/ lounging mode
Bed in a box! Who knew? Picked this up from the wal marts. Fits perfectly. Clark approves..but I bet Sparky will appreciate it even more!
I ordered a mattress for Ella's room from amazon. It came in a box too. Specific size for this location in rvs.
Added some paneling and a neat wooden sign we had, under the sofa bed.
I preserved this factory sticker that sits above the door. Keeps ya from bumping yer noggin.
But..I remembered this fathers day gift from a few years ago.
It basically says the same thing...
* bonus pic. You can see my main fire extinguisher mounting location.
Couple more decorations to show.
Brooke's cousin is somewhat of an artist. These are a couple Christmas gifts from back in the day. I thought the rv was a great place for them.
Christmas gift from Dec. 2001. Just a couple months after 911. When the country did seem like 1 star instead if 50.
I hung it right by the door!
Then there's this one.. Its a portrait of me..lol. not a very good one though.
This came from wal mart or a yard sale or something..who knows? But now its above Brooke's coffee maker.
When’s your first camping trip planned for @Dylan W. ?
Shooting to be at Fun Caravan for sure, but might Slide in a short trip sooner if all goes well.
Our first trip in the rv was to Fun Caravan one year ago. Seems like a fitting place for the new maiden voyage.
Alrighty...you have already saw the new a/c up on the new roof, but you didnr see how we got to that point.
Here we go!
After all the luan was in place, I sanded down any sharp edges and started rubber roof prep work.
Wood dough makes uneven edges more even.
After the wood dough dried, I sanded it smooth. The leaf blower was a great way to knock the dust off. (The darker panel in the middle is the sole surviving original roof panel)
Whenever I deleted the gas fridge, I had to fill the hole in the roof. Easy enough to do with 1x2s, liquid nails and wood dough. It's nice and smooth!
Managed to get Maycee up on the roof to help out a bit.
filling in a few more screw indents with plastic wood at this point. Goes on pink and dries looking like wood. Sands smooth.
Then it was time to get the roll of rubber roofing in place and start gluing.
Roof laid o0ut so it can relax a bit. It's nice and hot up high in this shed. Should make the rubber easy to manage.
Then I folded back the edges and added eterna bond waterproofing tape at every seam. I have done this process to every seam on this rv..not just the roof.
You should come up here and do this for a while...Its rather warm up on this ladder. Wishing I had scaffolding to walk on, instead of constantly moving ladders.
After the roof relaxed a bit, I peeled back half of it and started rolling on plenty of, you guessed it... Glue!
Hey! Theres my helper checking in on me!
Brooke was a great help on this part of the project.
A lot more work happened but no pictures of the rolling roof into glue process. But it turned out great for a 1st timer. Couple of smaller air bubbles, but it looked better than alot of YouTube videos on the same subject.
Well. There it is. New roof!
I thought this was cool.
First time seeing my foamboard project from roof top perspective. Looks smooth! ( still thinking this is one of my finer ideas)
My offer to help still stood. Looks like you did a fine job sir.
The first cut is the deepest!
I was a little nervous, but I had to do it.
A fresh cut hole, butyl tape, plenty of screws and a cool new Fantastic Vent.
An inside look at the same vent install.
Thanks! The wife and I just decided to knock it out one evening. Wasnt planned, just sorta happened.
New plumbing vents..gotta have em!
The great unveiling of a brand new Coleman Mach 15 ac/heat pump. This is my first time laying eyes on this!
Let's check out the insides!
Up on the roof .. up and running!
This is an exciting milestone!
I like the look. Nice simple controls are nice too.
I cut and fastened the trim to fit. This means I am 95% done with interior trim.
And WOW! This thing really sends some cold air to every corner of the rv..quickly.
Just gonna add a few more pics
Vents, lap sealant, a/c! Looks like the awning/ gutter has been installed as well.
El cheapo vent fans are in shower and in the pooper.
Ok..going back to the future here...or something. This definitely happened before the roof went on.
I split some 2x3s in half and started building the bedroom cabinets. Brooke held the top board in place and I went up on the roof( no rubber yet) and ran several 4 inch screws down through the luan, foam and ceiling paneling, to capture my top board. It is fastened really good and should stay put for a long long time.
Next I cut a matching lower piece, and two small side pieces. I screwed and glued the lower board to the side pieces,then attatched it all to the walls via 3" screws going into the wall studs.
I left some lighting wires dangling out of the corner so I could tap on for my dual reading lights above the bed/ under the cabinets.
Cut some paneling for the under side
Then started adding bracing and white styles
I added foam board to the insides. Which makes it strong and rigid.
Of course this was all glued and screwed together.
Then I laid carpet inside on top of the foamboard. It was stapled to the framework.
Nice and strong!
"I suppose this could be another place to sleep " says Ella.
Then I cleaned this.
And did this
I bought 2 of these at lowes
Cut some holes in them for cup holders
Mounted my under cabinet lights, tossed in a mattress.....
And now it all looks like this!
His and hers Side table shelfs with cupholders for the win!!
I'm still excited about my front seats.
So why not show them again?
Who did the upholstery?
The bedroom upper & side cabinet/cubby came out awesome!! Roof looks real good too. I hope the fantastic vent serves you well. I love mine for sure. Just some great progress on all fronts !!
Ferrell's upholstery in Coolamee