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Old 02-18-2020, 03:40 PM   #1
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Diary of 1994 Pace Arrow Remodel

I thought I'd make a thread documenting my remodeling projects in order to prepare for full time living later this year.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:57 PM   #2
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Today: Removed coach refrigerator to facilitate left side water damage repair.


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First, confirmed the propane tank was firmly shut off and the line was bled of any residual propane. Second, turned off all AC & DC power including pulling fuse for refrigerator.

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Fourth, disconnected DC wires from fridge in the back.Click image for larger version

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Fifth, disconnected propane connection to fridge in back. Had to be careful & used 2 knipex's because using only 1 would have applied undue damage to the connection mount.Click image for larger version

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Sixth, disconnected the screws on both the left & right side of the fridge in the back.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-18-2020, 04:06 PM   #3
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Next, found and removed mounting screws on front side of fridge. Total = 8

Also removed doors along with all shelves inside.


With the help of my brother, we wiggled the fridge out and moved it!



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I was suprised at how dirty the underneath portion was.


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Now that this is done, happy camper time! It was cold out & we are done for today. Click image for larger version

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BTW, how is the resale value on used RV fridges? I now have one for sale!
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:21 PM   #5
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I hope you enjoy all the mistakes I make along the way!

Many here have already gave me great advice on what to do for repairs, ie: Dav L. Thank you all and have fun watching. Don't hold back offering constructive criticism.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:02 PM   #6
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Today I worked on tearing down the refrigerator framing.

Cleaned up the bottom.Click image for larger version

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Looks like there may be some water damage that had been under the fridge for a while?Click image for larger version

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Took insulation down. Click image for larger version

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Breaking apart the framing was a pain with the staples. Screws would have been alot easier.Click image for larger version

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Got it mostly stripped down.Click image for larger version

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Next step will be tackling the circuit breaker station below the fridge and then moving on next to the microwave and oven.


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Old 02-22-2020, 04:41 PM   #7
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Today I continued to tear down the refrigerator closet and then worked on disassembling the upper kitchen.

Here is the before and after of the circuit breaker station that was under the fridge.Click image for larger version

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I took a break from there after exposing all the electrical and started to disassemble the microwave area.Click image for larger version

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I now can add a convection microwave oven to my for sale list!
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:51 PM   #8
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Earlier this week I worked some more at dismanteling the electrical at the circuit breaker station.
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Thank you for sharing this , these threads give so much knowledge and even better, Sparks of inspiration do do repairs and improvements. Again thanks for sharing and I hope do see more of your endeavors.
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Old 03-08-2020, 05:28 PM   #10
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I worked on the remodel this weekend doing more tear down. I did not realise tear down can take a while, but perhaps I'm just slow!


Took down the lighting cabinet next to the microwave cabinet.
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Disconnected wire harness that operates the readings for water levels & battery charge. It is located on the vent below the microwave..Click image for larger version

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The cabinet coming down.
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Uhg! I am really disliking removing staples. Staples are EVERYWHERE!Attachment 277350
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Got the cabinet separated from the vent. The vent was held in place with some super strong small diameter cable to the outside vent hole. It took a while to figure out how to detatch it.Click image for larger version

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Disconnecting more wire harnesses. This one was under the stove.Click image for larger version

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Disconnecting a screw under the stove.Click image for larger version

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Taking down the last pieces of the fridge cabinet.Attachment 277362Attachment 277363Attachment 277364Attachment 277365


Now I am making my way to the water damage in the kitchen.Click image for larger version

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Here are some shots of the water damage. It is mainly located around the stove, sink, and kitchen window area.

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You can see how the water has pooled in the cheap insulation board for a long time.Click image for larger version

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