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Old 09-02-2014, 12:35 AM   #29
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Surprisingly, there was little sediment on the inside of the tank. The MH was simply not properly winterized at some point. But I've made note of the suggestion to clean the tank.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:34 AM   #30
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Great job so far.
You guys give me hope.
I'll see you in the campground some day.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:12 PM   #31
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Today I tested the water system for leaks and ended up having to create a smooth surface on the male side of an L fitting so the PEX pipe fastener would get a good seal. There was also a loose connection at the hot side of the kitchen faucet. With a full tank of water, I fired up the water heater. It took several cycles for the unit to burn with a clean flame, but it really heats up the water.

The next major items are to determine why the generator won't run properly,seal the roof seams, replace some rotted wood in the bottom of the door, change out the interior lights to LED's, and install a small CB. My wife is getting anxious to tear out the carpet, but I'm saving that for a future time.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:22 PM   #32
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The rear bumper had a little dent in it that was annoying me.

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So I took the coach over to my friend, Bob's, where we took it off and put it in his hydraulic press and that took the dents out.

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It has a nice straight appearance once again.

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I mounted new level indicators on the front corner of the coach so I can see them immediately upon exiting the driver's door but out of my rear view mirror field of vision. (Yes, the coach is not level in this picture.)

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The dinette table Formica delaminated so I now need to reglue that. The projects never end.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:17 PM   #33
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This morning I re-glued the dinette table with some Weldwood contact cement. It turned out nice.

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I then restored the headlights with a kit I found at either WalMart or Harbor Freight. It really seemed to work to remove the yellowed appearance.

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Here's the product package.

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That's all for now.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:11 PM   #34
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Very nice
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:33 PM   #35
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Hey, can you come over abd work on my headlights. They look pretty sad.
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Question, the overcab bunk face, the side that goes down the road first, is kind of beat up looking. The fiberglass needs something but I don't know what to use to restore it. Is there such a thing??
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I'm sorry about that last post. It was supposed to go in a new thread. I got detracted by my nephew.
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Chris, that's okay, I need that info as well. I need to do a complete exterior clean of the Fiberglas panels.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #39
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Hey, can you come over abd work on my headlights. They look pretty sad.

The whole process only took around 15 minutes of work. It was pretty easy labor.
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Today was pretty productive.

I finally got the generator to run for 2.5 hours with a load. It turned out that the altitude adjustment screw had been backed out.

Then I tackled resealling the roof seams. I got most of them done. The only remaining major ones are the front and back cross seams which I'll tackle tomorrow.

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I also ordered replacement window blinds and those should be here in a week or so.
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Today I spent resealling the front and rear roof seams. Initially I was just going to put new sealer next to the trim piece, but when I saw the condition of many of the screws, I decided to remove the trim piece, clean it of the dried caulking material, reinstall new caulking, re-install the trim with stainless steel screws, and reseal the seams.

Here's a picture of some of old screws. Some were barely a 1/4" long after they rusted away. Nasty!

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BTW, the seam sealer I used was 3M 4200 quick setting which I found at my local Ace Hardware store after not being able to find it at the big box stores.

I also took the opportunity to replace a number of rusty exterior screws with stainless ones. This will help freshen up the exterior.

The project list is getting shorter.
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Keep plugging away and someday you'll run out of projects. But THEN what?????
Is it possible to just enjoy having an RV without working on it??
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