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Old 12-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #29
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Awesome thread!

Just recently joined since I bought a heavily used 87 Fleetwood 24P and am rehabbing as needed so these kinds of threads are golden for me thanks!! Winter projects abound

I just winterized and put antifreeze in the traps too but wanted to pass on this info a friend recommended and sure glad he did! I popped the drain plug on the hot water heater and some 3-4 gallons leftover came out so that woulda been bad to leave to freeze! Winterizing process may negate the need for this on fancy newer rigs like yours so ymmv. But other than finding a place to empty the holding tanks I think that was the only gotchya for winter on mine.

Interior AND exterior lookin awesome on yours! Keep the updates comin!
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:21 AM   #30
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Well getting about time to get the ole' camper out of storage. Got a lot on the 'to-do' list this year, so will see if I can get half of it done. I've got to get all the windows calked for sure this year as well as the marker lights. Might just replace them all. Need to get a new spare tire too, the original is aged out by a long shot. 1999 to be exact.

Question to all: Is there a particular sponsor here that you folks use for your general go for parts? Any of them send catalogs?
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:34 PM   #31
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Update!

Got the trailer out of storage today from my parents farm and pulled it home this evening. Hooked up to the truck and every thing rolled out nice as could be, just wish the sewer hook up hadn't drug on the driveway, ripping off the hose connection. Oh well, needed to fix that joint with the gray tank line anyways.

Also noticed that some squirles made a home in the back of the fridge. They must have found a way in through the vent on the roof. Going to have to investigate just how much damage may have happened. Seen a walnut and some straw after I opened up the cover to grab my electrical adapter. Didn't see any thing chewed up so I wonder if they really made it all the way in?

Dumb Question: Why is the cover for the chimney for the fridge so large, or at least I'm assuming that is what the large rectangular piece of plastic on the roof, directly over the fridge, is. How can I be sure that it is clear of any obstructions?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #32
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Man! I think I killed my own thread. LOL

Got a few pics for you to laugh at or cringe in horror.

Here is a new marker light getting ready for finishing. A little more cleaning and it will be ready for caulk.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #33
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Keep finding stuff to work on. Here is a few pics







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Old 04-25-2013, 11:58 AM   #34
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Wow, someone like that black sealant that's for sure. It looks like your trailer is coming along nicely, too bad about the leaks though. An no you didn't kill the thread, they are just sometimes harder to dig up if no one has posted in a while.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:50 PM   #35
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What to do?

Thanks SylviaCub! Just teasing on the thread kill though.

That Black caulk is some sort of self leveling joint sealant, so I was told, like a Dicor 501 for example.

So my question is this; should I find a way to pull all that old stuff off? If so how? Maybe I just go over the old stuff? Please feel free to share your experience with this.
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No experience with it... but I would take that junk off. You don't know if your sealant will stick to that stuff. Besides, it's adding weight.

I suspect I'll be tackling something similar myself soon.

Good luck.
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Dang it!

Found a new problem yesterday. Thought that just the end of my dump valve got broke off; got under there to look and it just about ripped two thirds of the pipe right out of the tank with not nearly enough time to order a replacement tank. I think I'm going to need a trowel to spread the Devcon or Marine Tex to get this thing usable for the weekend.

With good prep work, though, it should be good for a few trips, its just a real bummer. Can't win for losin'
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Lightbulb Update! Black Tank Repaired

Here is a few pics of what went on.







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Ah.. you used your soldering iron as a plastic welder! Good for you. I got the husband a plastic welder kit that came with some black rod that is impregnated with kevlar.(sp) He did the same to ours as well as repair a long crack on the top of the tank. He also used that rod to reinforce that pipe to tank connection, by building up some ribs in two or tree places.
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Ya, wish I had a good plastic welder, it would have come in handy on this project. This should get us by for the weekend, then I'll go back and do a little more touch up. I don't normally run full so we should be ok I would think.
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A few action shots from last weekend

The tank repair held up great with no surprises. More projects to do, stay tuned.





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