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Old 04-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #15
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Volvoman, what a rig you are building. You have great talent and patience. And if anything ever breaks, you'll be the man to fix it. My hats off to you.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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kept working on cabinets and shower.
12-17-11 started framing windows.
put inner walls up in upper sleeper area and put up vinal on walls.
removed truck battery box off. moved batteries to storage cabinet under motorhome.
2-10-12 started framing storage cabinets down both sides.
finished steps and paneling.
2-17-11 bought twin bunk beds for a toy hauler. cut apart lower bunk. wanted to make bed lift up to ceiling. started with overhead door tracks and operator for semi trailer. fought with bed lift way to long before calling a garage door company. found out i had wrong style drums, 1" rollers and tracks. they said i should use 2" rollers and tracks. drums needed to be tapered style. switched around and still couldn't make work. spring tension couldn't be adjusted right. either wouldn't lift bed or bed wouldn't go to floor. decieded to try a electric motor to lift bed.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:32 PM   #17
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that didn't work either. motor would lift bed but when you let go of switch bed would fall. i know now i should have went with chains and not cables. i was so deep in to this by now that i wasn't changing. put two hydraulic motors on (1 for bed and 1 for back door). installed a pump for a lift gate and a selector valve to switch back & forth. only problem i have now is you have to shut off switch at the right time or cables will unwind. anyone wanting to do this contact me. i am still working on this trying to inprove.
3-2-12 installed kitchen counter top and sink. ran plumbing for shower.
5-22-12 bought diesel generator and serviced. installed generator.
7-14-12 installed rear toy hauler door.
9-10-12 took inner rear rims and tag axle to goodyear. they sand blasted and power coated. installed all new rear tires and balance bags. installed used inner tires on tag axle. running single tires on tag axle. installed used alum. outer rims on rear axles.
9-14-12 installed used 4' side door on drivers side of motorhome for garage axcess.
installed 2 ceiling fans. garage one is 110v and kitchen on is 12v.
11-11-12 bought 6" chrome exhaust and fabricated mounting brackets. mounted a muffler under motorhome. made 2 mounts for tv's.
owner before was in a wheel chair. cab has a wheel chair lift where passenger seat would be. he change from manual transmission to a automatic.
lots of other things have been done in this time.
fresh and black water tanks have been installed and hooked up. toilet is installed.
almost all of electric is dome.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #18
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I'm not sure where you're at with the bed lift issue? What about using a 12 volt winch like you often see on the front of a atv? Pretty sure they run both ways (in and out) and don't freewheel when you let off the switch. You could use pulleys on the bed frames and mount the winch up top. Thread the cable down to the first pulley, across to the other pulley, then up to the ceiling anchor point? No wait, are the beds cantilevered? Maybe I'm missing something. Might need two winches, one for each side? Still, they're not very expensive for a light duty one, which would be more than strong enough for a bed.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #20
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bob i though about a winch but already had bought hydraulic motors.
lifted motorhome off chassis saturday. wish i had someone to take pictures. used our wrecker on rear and two fork lifts on front. lowered to the ground. put one fork lift under front and but back inside shop. wasn't lined up straight and took 3 shots. going to try to insulate tomorrow. will take some pictures then.
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Wow that is a lot of work !
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #22
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i was in chat room sunday night and told someone i had $65,000 in rig so far. i was wrong. i have between $40,000 to 42,000 in it now. should be around 65 when i'm done. sorry about that.
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well i got it insulated today. cost more just like every thing else but i had them spray bottom also. vary happy with job. ended up costing $1880.00 will post pictures tomorrow. didn't bring camera home with me.
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Insulation

removed shell from frame to insulate camper
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i was in chat room sunday night and told someone i had $65,000 in rig so far. i was wrong. i have between $40,000 to 42,000 in it now. should be around 65 when i'm done. sorry about that.
that was me and no big deal I understand. either way 65k or 42k it still looks damn good.
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well while motorhome is off chassis i had a guy come to align truck. as always more problems. rear spring bushings were worn. cut off u bolts and took leaves to spring shop to have replaced. have one side put back together. will do other side this weekend. also changing wheel studs on rear because i put alum rims on outer tires. they are thicker than steel rims. replacing one rear abs sensor.
also paid a guy to glue and screw down roof boards. another $500.00 invested. don't know when i would have time to do it. now ready to have body shop put front skin on before reinstalling onto truck. should start going faster again. just have to keep throwing hand fulls of $100 bills at it.
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finished rear springs and had alignment finished. replaced both tie rod ends.
body shop guy came to measure siding for front today. doing front before reinstalling back onto truck. then i will take truck to him to finish sides.
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