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Old 09-19-2010, 08:51 PM   #171
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Well, unfortunately I lost all my recent posts when the site went down. So I will re-post.

Got the screens finished. Here is how they were done.

Also got the dinette table finished.



First start with 5/16 screen frame



Then, get the corner pieces to connect them. Make sure to deduct 1 1/2 inches from the frame measurement.



Place screen material over frame. Make sure you individually fit each window.



I got the 300' foot roll of spline. It was only 10 bucks.



Push spline in groove in frame with roller. $3 from Lowes



Trim excess material


I used a putty knife to create a gap in between the sill and screen frame for drainage


Completed frame. I siliconed the frames in. You can choose to use the little turn tabs
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:04 PM   #172
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Dinette table. I used 3/4" oak plywood and 7 coats of polyurethane!


Cut and sanded the edges

First coat of polyurethane. What a difference!!

These are the legs I used. They just pull apart so you can drop the table to make a bed. Available at just about any RV supply.

This is the table dropped down to form a bed. All i did was screw a couple pieces of 1x1 strips on lower half of the benches so the table will rest on these when dropped

Here is the completed table.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:07 PM   #173
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Smitty, WAY more than I intended on spending. It was over $200. I lost count of how many frames i had to buy. Of course if I skinned some windows in the beginning I wouldn't have as many screens to do.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:12 PM   #174
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Also started the front couches.



End wall framing




Found this strange bug at work. I have no idea what it is.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:42 AM   #175
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The screens look really nice, that's how I have been planning to do mine. I'm happy to see that it'll work. Dinette & seating are looking good too!

BTW: It's a giant water bug. (Used to play with 'em at the creek back home when I was little.)
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:52 PM   #176
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

So...you made screens to fit the stock windows, if I'm seeing that right? And nice table. And HOLY COW, that's a big bug.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:20 AM   #177
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Re: CHANGED AGAIN! THIS WILL BE IT!!

Screens and new table look really nice!
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #178
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Thanks!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:24 PM   #179
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Well, I finally found a RV generator about 45 minutes from me. The guy had it listed on Craigslist for $500 with all the manuals! I've been looking everyday for weeks. Boy, these are hard to find in the local area!

Its a ONAN 6500 Watt twin cylinder gasoline Genset. Its the old dinosaur. I couldn't believe the outstanding quality and durability of these units. I also noticed how EXPENSIVE parts are for it! WOW! Parts for my truck are cheaper!! AND IT WEIGHS A TON!! Now its time to start planning the installation. Fun. Fun.





Also cleaned up the interior and took a couple shots. I really don't have any good pictures of the interior. Just random progress pics here and there.



I decided to complete the entry stairwell because I disconnected the jacknife door a while ago to sand and paint the stairs and I figured I might as well finish it up so I can hook the door back up incase I take for a ride once in a while.

I used rubber backed floormat material from Lowes and exterior carpet adhesive to glue it down. Then finished it with aluminum trim.


I have been trying to figure out what to do with this space I have across from the bathroom. I will be using a 24" bathroom door so I have to allow for swing room. But I have about 20" in width that I was thinking of using for some storage. Maybe build a short frame with plywood hinged on top. (almost like underneath bunk bed type storage). Any suggestions? I have about 8 feet or so in length and 20" in width. I'm going to put a fridge behind the dinette seat so that will take up a whopping 19". Seems almost unheard of to have extra room. (Sorry). Ha. Ha.



(Bathroom opening)

Well, thats it for now until I start making progress on the generator install. I'll keep you posted!!!
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:34 AM   #180
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Nice job! Wardrobe closet might be a good idea. I already have 2 45 gallon water tanks under the bed and my house batteries in the air filter housing compartment.

I like that that Sketchit. Is that a free download?
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