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Old 07-09-2015, 08:58 AM   #57
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You mentioned installing "new TV's".. Maybe while the roof is off you could run HDMI cables??

Sorry if it's already been mentioned

Great job with everything so far... LOVE the pictures !!!
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Thanks Eric & Denise,

Bought new TV cable and speaker wire yesterday - please keep replies coming because i'm sure i'll miss or forget something that i wish i had done - glad your enjoying pictures, I'm sure they will be priceless to me after project is complete, I enjoy going back and looking at them myself now - wish putting camera on phone was my idea.

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Another Sat - spent most of the day on top - had some help lined up - no show, called and said he had car problems - ok -

Pulled string down center line and found I had one rib that was up to high - it was one of the old ones I hadn't replaced, after a little checking realized it was setting directly on top of wall between kit and bath, from inside you could see it probably was from wall length to tall from factory (about 1/2") probably had been to high when built - removed and cut a shorter rib to level it up - all the rest were within 3/16" - checked with a 6ft straight edge and block under string

Had string setting on 1/2" spacer blocks - here's a pic showing how high rib was.
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Measured out and found I only needed to double 2 more ribs and all the plywood joints would land on a doubled rib - so I added those.

Decided to go ahead and run a row of 2x4's down the center to stiffen everything and eliminate only place where plywood could flex - out side edge will be covered by fiberglass roll over - got about half installed - hope I'm not going into to much detail, but I feel you can never have to much to fasten to - hope this roof out last me, don't want to ever do this again
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Closer shot of 2x4's

Tried my best - never could get pic to rotate
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:22 AM   #62
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Nice job Pabell, I agree with your thinking. If the manufacturers would take a little pride in what is done , like the individuals do when they have to redo, the whole industry would be a lot better. Nice job by the way. It really looks god.
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Good afternoon,

Last weekend had to be devoted to yard maintance. We have a wet water branch that runs along or drive that was dry enough to get in and clean with weed eater.
Also had 2 loads of dirt hauled in to make some repairs to driveway.

Been dealing with temps from 90 to 100 almost every day - got a few afternoon thunderstorms that have helped some - cold front moved through this weekend - high only 92

Got back on roof this weekend - finished adding blocking down the center of ribs and took out a 4 ft section of ceiling in the living room area - messed around trying to replace panel yesterday afternoon and got way to hot ( bear caught )
Recovered better than exspected and was able to continue today.

Here's a picture of section taken out in LR area.
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all I can offer is encouragement. Don't give up! You purchased this RV with an idea of how much fun you will have. I would say you are at the point in a project where you can easily give up. You will be very happy with the results, stick with it!!!! Looks amazing so far and keep with it! Live the the dream!
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Added blocking between ribs above cabinets was able to pull cabinets back up tight to new ceiling.

Plan to put new ceiling thru out coach so I used a piece of 1/4 plywood that flushed with existing luan and fabric. Plan is to go over existing ceiling.

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Spent rest of the day restapling all the wires on top and putting all the plates over wires -everything strapped and tied down - stag set to start with insulation and plywood next weekend- amazing how much time it takes for all the little detail stuff - still using old plywood for walk boards, be glad to see new plywood go on.
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Looks great, Pabell!! Keep up the great work!! Rail!
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Wow... moving right along...

Sometimes when I'm working on mine, it helps to know I'm not alone... and that there are others out there pursuing the RV dream who are up against similar situations as we are... so keep persevering!!

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Pabell,
I agree with Rail, looks great and keep up the great work.
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Funny how you don't really notice things till you have one. Here's a coach that has been setting in my mother-in-laws neighborhood for several years - don't know what his plans are but if I see him outside I plan to pay him a visit.
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