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Old 02-06-2016, 03:20 PM   #519
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Looks great Piker!! Congrats on a job well done! My guess is the squeak up front could be a pad draggin' on the rotor.
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:08 PM   #520
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Looking good. Nice job.
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:31 PM   #522
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:43 PM   #523
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Piker, she looks great! Rail!
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:31 PM   #525
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Thanks everyone... for the compliments and also for all the help. We are super excited that it turned out so well. There were a lot of times when I thought all was lost, but here we are, getting ready to put the windows back in... it's almost hard to believe.

Even though I don't think we're going to worry about any graphics or decals right away, I still have to settle on what color vinyl to get, and what color to paint the access panels and vents, etc.

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I'm curious to know whether the squeaking sound that you got from using foam panel insulation to replace the fiberglass batts us still noticeable now that the wall is sealed.
I didn't notice any squeaking in the walls on the way home saturday. The only squeaking I could hear was coming from the front wheel. If I do the other side someday, I'll likely use the same method for insulating...

all for now.

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Still plugging along when the weather permits... slow and steady...

Windows are in... I still have to prep and paint the access panel covers and also the door, but I'm not sure what color they will be cause I don't know what the color scheme for the graphics is going to be yet... and I won't know that until I decide whether or not we're going to replace the panels on the other side someday or not. The other side will eventually need replaced if we're going to keep the RV dream alive... so I should probably just plan on it, but we're still thinking.

I'm going to go ahead and order the black vinyl today... It makes the tight bends really easily even though it seems really heavy duty... and it's less expensive than the white stuff.

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Very nice. As expected, of course! We are impressed.
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Looks better than some new ones. Next time you get up close to a new coach or at a RV show you will see that they have a bunch of blemishes. You probably have fewer.
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Ha... well, I don't know that it looks like a new one, but it's certainly good enough for us! Thanks again for the compliments and the encouragement. We're actually planning a pretty significant trip this summer... so I better get busy and get this thing finished so I can put some miles on it before we go. Just to prove out the engine rebuild.

My wife and kids and I came up with a final plan for the graphics/stripes... I'm not going to post our plan yet... I'll wait till it's all done before we reveal it. Let's just say you will have never seen another one like it...

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Window Sealing

My caulking skills leave a bit to be desired... I've been worried about how to caulk the windows and the vinyl trim without making a terrible mess, especially with the large bead of caulk that will be required around some areas of the vinyl... So I decided to try masking the area to be caulked, and I'm glad I did.

I used a plastic type caulking tape for the corners... I think body shops call it fine line, as it bends easily around even tight corners. The first pic shows a strip of tape that I put on the panel right up against the window frame where I ultimately want the caulk to be. It's only there to line up the strip of tape that goes on the outside of it. I also applied tape to the face of the window flange. (see 2nd picture) After everything is taped, I removed the first strip of tape from between the other two, and now have a nice even gap for the caulk all the way around the window. (3rd pic)

The 4th pic shows the mess I made applying the caulk, and the 5th shows what the caulk looks like after the tape is removed. I think you have to pull the tape off while the caulk is still wet, or you'd end up with tape stuck under the caulk, especially this polyurethane caulk which is extremely tough.

All in all, it turned out better than I had hoped, and now I have a good method for caulking the rest of the rv. It's pretty time consuming, but I think it's worth it to gain the detail. The caulk actually looks like a cut rubber gasket around the window.

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