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Old 09-01-2014, 08:03 PM   #51
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:50 AM   #52
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:11 PM   #53
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Goal for the weekend is to get subfloor done and ready to go vertical next weekend. So far today i've got the felt down for a vapor barrier, and laid in "floor joists". I added a couple of pieces of angle iron lagged into the frame for additional support. Side joists are lagged into the steel frame. More to follow...
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:16 PM   #54
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:25 PM   #55
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Subfloor frame is almost done. Hopefully i can get a couple of last pieces cut and fastened tomorrow, and weather permitting, get the plywood on. We'll see...
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #56
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:45 PM   #57
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Looks good - keep the pics coming
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:36 PM   #58
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Making progress! I like it!
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:19 AM   #59
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:33 PM   #60
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:44 AM   #61
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:18 AM   #62
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This should be interesting - I love a good build.....following
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #63
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:31 AM   #64
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:47 AM   #65
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:38 PM   #66
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:25 PM   #67
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:31 PM   #68
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Old 09-13-2014, 02:18 PM   #69
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Finished my subfloor. Installed the bottom pieces of the front cantilever. No pics, but the bottoms of the 2x12's are skinned w/ sheet metal. I had a couple of extra pieces of 1.5" angle iron, so i scabbed them to an "outrigger" on each side of the cantilever, and screwed to the frame for a little extra support of the cantilever. I figure it can't hurt. I'm glad i remembered to run the trailer light wiring through the subfloor. Insulating the floor next, then plywood.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:17 PM   #70
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Subfloor insulated. Not sure it's Energy Star 3.0 quality, but pretty close. Trailer light wiring pulled out through holes at bottom plate area at rear.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:28 PM   #71
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3/4" plywood cut, glued, and screwed. Trailer light wiring pulled through plywood.
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:34 PM   #72
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That's it for today, and for a couple of weeks. I've covered it with poly to keep the plywood and insulation dry. A buddy and myself are going to meet my son next weekend for some dove and, hopefully, pig killing. So it will be a couple of weeks before anything substantial gets done. Next step is to go vertical. I may have time to cut some pieces, etc. in the intervening evenings. I guess so far so good. Thanks for all the positive commentary. I'm figuring it out as i go. We'll see..
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:51 PM   #73
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Just make it "RAT PROOF"
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Old 09-13-2014, 06:53 PM   #74
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Just make it "RAT PROOF"
Hence the metal on the bottom.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:35 PM   #75
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That's a key design feature!!! Nice work!
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:51 PM   #76
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:41 PM   #77
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Impressive start......will be built better than any factory travel trailer, they are built cheap and not much quality material goes into them.
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:40 PM   #78
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Couldn't find a pre-fabricated wheel well, so i'm making them myself. Wells are mostly framed. Will water proof the bottoms once i get walls up around them.
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:28 PM   #79
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Get some roofing tar to coat the wells, it worked really well for me and it is cheap...
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:58 PM   #80
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Yea!! Got a couple of walls up. I have to build a header across the wheel well and fill in studs, etc. 10-4 on the tar. I'm going to use a conglomeration of felt, sheet metal, and tar. I want the thing as water proof as i can make it.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:59 PM   #81
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It is looking good and strong!!!!
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:52 PM   #82
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A little more wallage standing up. Needs a bunch of cripples, etc. Making progress a stud at a time...
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:50 AM   #83
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any concerns with weight ?????

Keep on keeping on, Im lovin this project !
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:01 PM   #84
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any concerns with weight ?????

Keep on keeping on, Im lovin this project !
Depending on the day of the week, i think the weight will be fine; Or, i'm in total panic mode about the weight. I guess we'll see. I'm committed now...
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:41 PM   #85
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Following. Nice build...
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:44 PM   #86
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Walls finished for the most part. Got the walls plumbed and squared today. Built the passenger side wheel well and wall section. Need to build the drivers side wheel well and wall section. Then it's time to put on the roof.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:35 PM   #87
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Lookin good, nice job
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:45 PM   #88
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:45 AM   #89
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Curious how you plan to anchor it? I know me I'd get on highway and It'd blow over
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:09 PM   #90
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Get some roofing tar to coat the wells, it worked really well for me and it is cheap...
or mix some fiberglass resin and roll it on
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:29 PM   #91
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Curious how you plan to anchor it? I know me I'd get on highway and It'd blow over
I've got a devil's brew of anchors, straps, and lag bolts. Believe me, i have no luck either. I'm scared to death i'm going get .5 miles down the road and the thing will fall apart in the middle of Loop 820. We'll see...
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:55 PM   #92
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Today's effort: Finished framing wheel well, and small wall section. The hole is for a window unit a/c. Anchored walls with straps and anchors, and lag bolts. Managed to get a few ceiling joists / rafters up. Probably would have gotten all the joists up, except for a mid-afternoon run to N. Main BBQ for some ribs.

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Old 10-11-2014, 09:42 PM   #93
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Looks good buddy. What are you planning to skin and roof it with?

P.S. I hope you have a plan on how to get that thing back down on the ground after you get the new axle or whatever you decide to do. Sure is getting heavy!
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:31 PM   #94
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It's looking like corrugated tin, barn roof metal, for the skin. I'll use thermoply as the sheathing. I'll shingle the roof, Probably once i get it to the lease. I'll probably put temporary plastic on the roof the keep the water out while i finish it. I think the shingles will just add to the transport weight, and it's no longer hot enough to get them to seal at this time of year. They'd just blow off on the highway.

I've got big floor jacks to lift it once finished. I've only got to lift it about 1".
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:19 AM   #95
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Its been 10 days since we've seen an update ! Anything happening with this ????
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:16 PM   #96
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:06 PM   #97
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Its been 10 days since we've seen an update ! Anything happening with this ????
Jeez dude, can't a brother take a Saturday to go hunting?

Back to work today. Finished roof / ceiling. Cut in some diagonal steel bracing. Not on a 45 degree angle, but as close as i could get. It may not do much, but it makes me feel better. Strapped joists to top plate. Drilled most of my holes for electrical work. Cornice and deck next. Slow going but progress is progress i suppose.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:34 AM   #98
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Jeez dude, can't a brother take a Saturday to go hunting?
The crack dealer gets no days off ! You get me hooked and then I can't find you !!

Awesome project man.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #99
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This is still not finished!!!!



















Just kidding
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:59 PM   #100
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Pending weather i ought to have some new pics up tomorrow. Slow going for sure. All manner of reasons / excuses no one is interested in. Just show me the baby...
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