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Old 01-21-2020, 11:39 AM   #57
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The coach looks amazing so far - great job!

I've got a very similar looking '92. Looking to update the interior as well...so I will be following your project.

Aside from putting heat into the flooring, any other lessons learned so far?

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Hmm, replace everything that is old and while you have access to it. I should have done the PB to PEX conversion while I had everything out. Would have taken a few hours only.

When setting the ditra, i should have done the base layer far more liquid to get better penetration into the backing mat

Other than that..patience, money and determination

Id love to see more pics of your 92!

Im looking closely at our 2 rigs, I knwo yours uses the semi monocoque with full underbay storage, looks like your roofline is a bit higher too and has a steeper slant at the front. Just noticed this, I have always thought there was something different about the newer ones but couldnt quite put my finger on it.

What is your floor to ceiling height inside?
Also, could you tell me which button is the bag dump on your coach? I think I know what mine is, but it doesnt work
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:29 PM   #59
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Been reading about your coach transformation from the get-go. You've done an awesome job. You should be quite proud. Thanks for giving an older coach a new life. Can't wait to see then next cosmetic improvements.

I noticed, the shortcut link in your sig doesn't go to to where I think you intended it (your build thread). At least it doesn't when I click on it. It just goes to the page with instructions on how to create a URL shortcut. Might wanna re-do that if it's supposed to go somewhere else.

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Old 01-22-2020, 07:33 AM   #60
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Thank you for the kind words.
Link fixed! Don't know how to make it a shorty url though lol.
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Picked up some goodies for the coach
Pair of 22.5x7.25 Alcoa Budd wheels to use as a mounted spare, 100 for the pair
brand new in Box Magnum 2000 pure sine wave inverter/charger for 275!

Also kitchen counter and sink+faucet are in. I had to trim the end of it due to the weird opening dimension. Oh well, eventually put new counter tops on. Also did a quick buff with M105 and yellow pad to bring some luster back to it.

PEX conversion all done, added two blowouts, access at the fridge vent door. Working on the bathroom vanity this week.

My pup hanging out while I work on it.

Will be ordering up 7 new Falken Ri-128 tires in 10R22.5 flavor. 16 ply, 6200 lb load capacity each. 240 each shipped to my door. Hopefully selling my 8 year old bridgestones (which look brand new!!) for 600 this week.
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You stole that inverter, great score ! Coming along nicely, great job.
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Old 01-29-2020, 11:02 PM   #63
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Inverter is wired in and mounted upside down. Gives me room to slide objects underneath it, and..it works! Damn what a deal.
I got one of the Falken Ri-128s in....2016 date code though. Waiting for the other 6 to come in. They will take them back within 45 days no questions asked. Well see...
This one is just for the spare so I am not too worried about it, using it to play with mounting and dismounting on my coats 9024e machine.

Got a new cooktop coming in the mail, friday Ill be doing a leak check of the propane and water system make sure thats good to go, then can paint the back vanity wall, and install the vanity itself. Wow so much to paint still!!
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Old 01-30-2020, 02:40 PM   #64
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Hi Greg, the ceiling height in our '92 averages about 6'7". In the front is seems to be a bit shorter and in the back a bit taller for whatever reason. I notice your seats sit on a platform where our floor is the same elevation throughout the coach.

Our air release switch is next to the pacbrake switch. The air release only works when the ignition is on. Here is a pic:

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damn, lot of hard work this week. removed, dismounted and installed 6 tires plus 1 spare all by hand. I am beat!
Didnt have tiem do do a full polish on the wheels so just a quicky with a power cone and zephyr 40. The new falken tires look purdy too.
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damn, lot of hard work this week. removed, dismounted and installed 6 tires plus 1 spare all by hand. I am beat!
Didnt have tiem do do a full polish on the wheels so just a quicky with a power cone and zephyr 40. The new falken tires look purdy too.
Nice job on the wheels,i have a 83 with Alcoa rims...spent quite a bit of time trying to find a way to polish them up. One day at target i found some Meguiars Ultimate compound for 6.99..lol how could i go wrong here. Using a harbor freight buffer and there foam pads i was able to polish up those old alloys to a new finish..Of course old scratches dont polish out the results were stunning...Using the cheap harbor freight pads worked quite well...i did however have the water hose right there washing out the all the oxidation every few minutes the buildup that occured was huge..You are correct in the labor involved...it can wear one out after just doing one side.

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Roughing in a new to us Thermador 30" cooktop.
Still need to do the LP conversion on it...and eventually whole new counter top.

The original cooktop was in sad shape, discolored and just didnt fit the theme. All others under 300 bucks from amazon are pure chinesium garbage. Scratch and bend if you look at them wrong, BSP threads, things rattling around etc...
Found this one for 180 used. super nice solid high end unit!
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Not much of a visual update today.
Been hunting down and chekcing for propane leaks. I think I got the very last of them last night. Overnight had a tiny bubble form using mega bubble (very high surface tension leak detector fluid), snugged it down some more, well check tonight.

I fixed the bathroom lights, wires were crossed at the switch is all, so much brighter now!

Running duct work, the furnace works awesome.

Ordered the LP conversion kit for the thermador cooktop, also recessed it flush with the front of the cabinet now. Can use my choice of wood or brushed stainless perhaps.

Should be done with the tile surround for kitchen vanity tonight. Wont be done with the full backsplash for the march trip but thats ok.

About to start driving it to work late next week everyday to get some miles on it and make sure shes good to go.
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That's one nice looking cooktop. Can't wait to see your completed backsplash to go with it.

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I'd love to have a better/bigger cook top . I have a deep recessed 2 burner, one big other pretty small , with high gloss black finish that so hard to keep looking clean. I really don't need to extra counter space the Corian covers provide. If so the table is right there. The one thing I miss from old TT is the 4 burner stove and oven. I have cooked "wholelotta" chilli for many friends in huge pot on 2 burners when I forgot the turkey fryer burner.
I have been following you progress Bravo. I'm also in the Crown Royale club.
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