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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Wow 3 1/2 years! That's a project! I'm sure you got the award for longest thread from the Mods... That partition is typical construction, done to keep the weight down. Using wood glue and/or PL construction adhesive adds considerable strength with no weight penalty. FYI on window installation...ChemLink is a good choice for sealant but not so good if you ever need to replace that window. It's also easier if you have the interior paneling installed, the inside trim ring is designed to be the clamping pressure on the window so you don't need actual clamps. Looks like the project is coming along nicely though! There are longer threads on here, not sure about rebuilding and remodeling though. It's a project that got out of hand a long time ago, so I might as well just finish it. Lol. Agreed on the partition from another rv. Unfortunately, when they are put together at the factory, strength isn't always at the top of their list. As far as the windows go, I just hope I am not the next guy to have to remove them. Although, taking a sharp knife and cutting through from the inside, and under the outside would probably make it a lot easier. The way that stuff sticks, I doubt that will leak for a long time to come. The project is coming along, much slower than I like, but sometimes life just gets in the way of what I am doing! :) Lol. Thanks for the post.
fulltimin 10/26/20 09:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I's another rainy night in Georgia,..... I mean... Pennsylvania. Wasn't supposed to, but it rained 'bout all day. Not fully sure what the week holds, because the forecast keeps changing. One thing that is probably accurate is, it will be cooler this week than it was last week. I think the high temps are something like in the 50's. Hey, it beats 90's or single digits. Anywho..... I did get a pic of the roof today, rain and all. If you look closely at the pic, you can see the section in the center where the edges of 4' the wide piece of plywood are tapered. So, at this point, that will keep everything dry up there. I am glad that is glued down and can work on the rest as time and weather permits. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/tpoglued.jpg
fulltimin 10/25/20 10:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I do have an update tonight. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures. By the time we finished, it was well past dark. Our son came over today, and we glued the TPO down to the plywood.! Wahoo. It's glued down on the top all the way down to the sides, but not wrapped around the bottom, so it's not completely finished. The adhesive we used, is supposed to be used on both the TPO and the substrate, so when putting them together, it's pretty much instant. It doesn't leave room for much error, and it can't really be pulled back up to correct for any errors, if there are any. I'll try to get a pic tomorrow.
fulltimin 10/24/20 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here you can see the angle from side to side that that was created. It worked fairly well, and did not take long to cut the plywood with this setup. A few extra minutes with the grinder, and we are good to go. Wahoo! http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roofplywoodtaper4.jpg
fulltimin 10/22/20 09:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here's the setup I attached to my router to help guide the router and keep it steady and straight while cutting the taper. This was kind of a trial and error setup until I got the rough angle that I wanted. The near side is a piece of 1/8" plywood screwed to the router base. The opposite side is about 3/8" high and also held on with 2 screws. The 1/8" thick piece was held against the edge of the plywood and the thicker side was sitting on top of the plywood. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roofplywoodtaper3.jpg
fulltimin 10/22/20 09:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I pulled out my grinder with a flap sanding wheel attached, and proceeded to smooth out the little edge on the top and the bottom. That makes it look like this. Nice and smooth with rounded edges. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roofplywoodtaper2.jpg
fulltimin 10/22/20 09:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Another rainy night in Georgia, ..... ah, make that Pennsylvania. Ugh. Earlier this week, the forecast was for mainly sunny and a few clouds. Unfortunately, they neglected to tell me that it was going to be foggy/rainy/drizzly for 2/3rds of the day before the sunshine showed up. Oops. Anyhow, the plywood that I put on the center of the roof, has been tapered on the sides to eliminate a sharp drop at the edges of the plywood. I built a little jig on my cordless router to operate on a taper to help make it easier to git 'er done. Here's the pic after the run with the router. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roofplywoodtaper.jpg That left just a small edge at the top and the bottom, with the majority removed.
fulltimin 10/22/20 09:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is the front side, which had "trim" around the edges. This was also stapled, over the top of the "plywood". And THAT is why many an rv has issues when driving/hauling one of them down he road. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rvwall6.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/20 08:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The corners were stapled together with one staple at each one, and again, no adhesive. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rvwall5.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/20 08:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is one of the cross pieces that is 3/4" x 1.5". There are no staples, nails, screws, or adhesive holding the thin plywood to the cross piece. The plywood was staples around the outside edges only. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rvwall4.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/20 08:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is what holds the top of the "wall" to the ceiling. Just a couple of screws only. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rvwall3.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/20 08:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is the back side of that piece. As you can see, the edges have pieces of wood that are about 3/4" x 3/4". The center cross pieces are about 3/4" x 1.5". http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rvwall2.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/20 08:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Little side trip tonight. Here's a few pictures of a small "wall" partition that came out of a typical rv. Front side with oak looking vinyl glued to 1/8" plywood. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rvwall.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/20 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After getting it all cleaned up, I applied new adhesive, and then held it down with my nylon straps. The plywood took the bend nicely. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/buckledplywood3.jpg Now it's just time to wait and let it cure over night. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/buckledplywood4.jpg About 30 seconds after I strapped this down, raindrops started falling on my head. Lol. That was fine. I pulled the TPO back into place and strapped it down and called it a night.
fulltimin 10/19/20 09:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Had to fix an "oops" today. Plywood will generally bend in one direction, but not 2. The back of this plywood bends slightly down towards the rear of the coach, as well as bending towards the side. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/buckledplywood.jpg So, since the adhesive was hard, I cut this out in 2 pieces, as shown by the red lines. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/buckledplywood2.jpg You talk about being tough to remove the adhesive? Wow, such a scraping and cutting trying to get it all off was definitely difficult. I hope I'll never have to remove any of that stuff (adhesive), again.
fulltimin 10/19/20 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Not the warmest place in the US for that kind of work, Just my thought's, best get it finished soon. everything lookin good. We have our moments. When it's 95 degrees out, and the humidity is higher than the temperature, the heat index is 110 - and yes, we've had a few of those days this summer, that's not fun either. Thanks for the posts. :)
fulltimin 10/19/20 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Did you feather sand the outer edges of the last center row of plywood to prevent a wear edge of the TPO? That would fall under the category of "couple of minor things to touch up before gluing the TPO down". I suppose it would be easier and take less time if I just added a strip of ChemLink M1 along the edges and smoothed them out a little. Depends on how long it looks like it will take, and how I do it. Guess I'll have to have a little thought on the process.
fulltimin 10/17/20 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

What I would like to know is where this project being done, we got snow last nite so a little cold here for this type of work, Thanks. Depends on what is trying to be accomplished at the time. I have welded in steel framing during single digit F temperatures. Definitely not the most comfortable doing that. Here's a map of most of US and Canada, with the red dot for a general location, not exact. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/usmap.jpg Tonight is supposed to be in the lower 30's F. Then this coming week in the 60's and 70's during the day, with night time temps in the 40's and 50's somewhere.
fulltimin 10/17/20 09:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Capt'n, Capt'n, Capt'n, WHAT NOW? Look, Look, Look! WHAT? No more hump!!!!!! http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/nomorehunp.jpg
fulltimin 10/16/20 09:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Finally late today the weather cleared up, the sun came out, so I went up on the roof and removed all my weights, and this is the last piece of plywood in the center, which is now glued into place. Wahoo! I still have a couple of minor things to touch up before gluing the TPO down, but the bulk of the work is done. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/weightingplywood8.jpg
fulltimin 10/16/20 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
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