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fulltimin

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Posted: 10/21/20 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.



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Posted: 10/22/20 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.



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That left just a small edge at the top and the bottom, with the majority removed.

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Posted: 10/22/20 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.



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Posted: 10/22/20 09:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.



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Posted: 10/22/20 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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!



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Posted: 10/24/20 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.

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Posted: 10/25/20 10:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.



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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!


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Posted: 10/26/20 09:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BurbMan wrote:

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! [emoticon] Lol.

Thanks for the post.

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Posted: 10/29/20 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gotta love the rain! Lol. I think I'll have an update tomorrow.

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