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Old 12-13-2014, 09:28 PM   #57
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If it gets cool and humid, in the morning you can see a dew outline of the whole cage structure. These are well built, better than most anything built today. I've got a HR Endeavor 2000 40 ft. Its built like a tank, I should know, I did a remodel.
I would say that these blow away anything midline built today.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:24 PM   #59
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I am so glad someone out there is willing to do this. I want to do it as well. I just got a 1995 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE 33D. Do you know much about the mechanicals of your Endeavor?


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Unfortunately, I know more than I'd like to about the mechanicals of my endeavor... I dusted the motor last winter when the air cleaner boot tore, and I've been back and forth like a million times wondering if fixing the old girl is worth it or not. We have decided recently to pursue a restoration, but it's going to take some time. Right now, the engine block is at the machine shop getting bored out. My hopes are to have it running again by spring... then hopefully I can start the siding next summer if finances allow.

This is a link to the thread I started on putting up new siding HERE This link should take you to the page with a picture of the current state of the siding. It will give you a good idea of what is underneath the skin. I closed this thread a few months back thinking we were going to have to give up on this, but like I said, we've recently decided to pursue it again. Only time will tell how it will go.

This link is to the engine rebuild thread HERE if your interested. It started out as a question about oil usage while we were on vacation in Florida and went downhill from there... lol. I'll be trying to keep this thread alive as I work through the rebuild this winter.

Once I get the RV running again, I'll start to consider exactly what I'm going to do with the exterior. For now, it's too much at once to think too far ahead. I'm focusing on the engine, and the engine only.

All for now.

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Hi Piker. The amount of paint used was 1.5 gallons of white, 1 gallon of gold, and a pint each of the chocolate and burgundy. I also had a few of those corrosive bumps on my rig which I sanded off and then Bondo filled the holes. (I wondered at the time if it was caused by electrolysis or something.) My main purpose was to get some paint back on the aluminum to seal it from the Arizona sun. Updating the paint scheme was secondary, but a nice update. Since, I've been transferred to Seattle so it turns out the need was actually to seal the aluminum from RAIN, which the paint job also accomplished.

I read through your thread and am so sorry for all the issues you've faced, but thankful for the godly focus and stamina along the way. I do hope your wife's health will even out and you can all enjoy some relaxing RV'ing as a family again. I mentioned on your thread that I haven't trusted the air filter system on mine and am considering replacing it with an aftermarket one. Any thoughts?

One last thing, do you or others know what the wall switch on the bedroom wall (passenger side) does? I saved your photo of the coach skeleton with the outside skin removed. Looks like there is a box with wire running to the roof there? (BTW, that photo is helpful when thinking about whether or not to run additional wiring in a wall.)

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Re: bedroom switch, ours has 2. One is for the bedroom ceiling light, the other for the rest of center ceiling lights (flourecent). All or almost all of them anyway. Matches a second switch inside the front door.
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Hi Piker. The amount of paint used was 1.5 gallons of white, 1 gallon of gold, and a pint each of the chocolate and burgundy. I also had a few of those corrosive bumps on my rig which I sanded off and then Bondo filled the holes. (I wondered at the time if it was caused by electrolysis or something.) My main purpose was to get some paint back on the aluminum to seal it from the Arizona sun. Updating the paint scheme was secondary, but a nice update. Since, I've been transferred to Seattle so it turns out the need was actually to seal the aluminum from RAIN, which the paint job also accomplished.

I read through your thread and am so sorry for all the issues you've faced, but thankful for the godly focus and stamina along the way. I do hope your wife's health will even out and you can all enjoy some relaxing RV'ing as a family again. I mentioned on your thread that I haven't trusted the air filter system on mine and am considering replacing it with an aftermarket one. Any thoughts?

One last thing, do you or others know what the wall switch on the bedroom wall (passenger side) does? I saved your photo of the coach skeleton with the outside skin removed. Looks like there is a box with wire running to the roof there? (BTW, that photo is helpful when thinking about whether or not to run additional wiring in a wall.)

All the best to you,
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I believe the pitting on our RV was not so much from electrolysis, as it was from the acid produced when the luan rotted behind the aluminum. I thought that our RV was sealed tight... there were no indications of water damage inside... but when I tore the old siding off, the luan was soaked in several areas and completely rotted, especially where the pitting was. Mind you, the siding was taken off after the RV sat in the garage for 3 months over the summer... the moisture that I found in there had been trapped in there for a long long time.

It's good to know you only used a little over 2 gallons... that's kind of amazing. I had anticipated much much more. I think, however, that I'm going to reside this with Filon instead of Aluminum. It's half the price, and comes with a Gel-coat finish that doesn't need painted. I will of course have to paint the fiberglass on the front and rear of the rv, as well as the roof.

As far as the switch goes... on our RV, it's the master switch for the fluorescent light on the ceiling at the end of the hallway. There is also a switch on the light itself...

All for now...

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