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

This is the space between the open step cover and the end of the kitchen cabinet. This would not interfere with the step cover, whether it was up or down. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/extraspace3.jpg
fulltimin 10/25/21 09:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Replacing the hinges and the cover and hinges look like this. I have not yet routed the cover for the hinges. I've been thinking about covering it with a thin piece of plywood. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/stepcoverinplace.jpg Here's the close up of the recessed hinge. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/hingereplaced.jpg
fulltimin 10/25/21 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I then laid the hinge across the bottom of the router, so I could set the depth of cut properly. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/settingrouterdepth.jpg Then I proceeded to remove a small amount of wood. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/routedforhinge.jpg
fulltimin 10/25/21 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I marked the area of the hinge on the floor with a pencil so I would know where to remove a small bit of wood for the hinge to recess into. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/markinghingeonfloor.jpg
fulltimin 10/25/21 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Is this door the only 'panic stations' egress from the coach? If something blows up in the night and you need to get out quickly, you sure don't want to be moving tables and lifting hatch doors to bug out... That's the primary exit. I don't really plan on having anything sitting on top of that. I do plan on having a quick lift capability, possible with a cord, but in the worst case scenario, open the door and jump, I guess. Then again, if I made it permanent, (not planned at this point), the steps would slide out automatically with the cover in place.
fulltimin 10/25/21 09:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

When the stair cover is in the up position, we still have over 14" of space between the cover and the end of the kitchen cabinet. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/extraspace.jpg https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/extraspace2.jpg That means I have more room for "something"! Maybe storage, or a folding table, or, who knows? Lots of possibilities!
fulltimin 10/23/21 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is last times photo with the hinges just temporarily screwed down. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/stepcoverhinges.jpg Today, I flipped the hinges upside down, and cut a mortise in the plywood for the hinge portion to fit into. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/stepcoverhinges2.jpg These hinges will swing more than 270 degrees, so I can still stand the cover straight up, when I don't want it covering the steps.
fulltimin 10/23/21 08:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I added some temporary braces under my step cover. (under red arrows)That will hold it up when I step on it, and I won't have to worry about stepping into that "hole" while working inside. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bracingstepcover.jpg The more I look at it, I "almost" would like to leave it there permanently, and put all the steps outside. I don't know that I will do that, but for now, I can lift it up when I need to.
fulltimin 10/23/21 08:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is why I didn't line the two up. When the step cover is open, if the pivot point lines up with the edge of the floor, then the cover will protrude into the step area, and I wanted it completely out of the way. Moving the pivot back, allows that to happen. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/stepcover2.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/21 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is what I was working on today. I've wanted to use the area above the steps when the door is closed, and that is what I built. This is just the first temporary fitment. You will notice the edge of the floor, (red arrow), and the pivot point on the hinges, (yellow arrow), do not line up. That is by design. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/stepcover.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/21 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Sometimes the best laid plans ..... yea, they don't always work out. Company showed up yesterday and completely ruined my plans for working. However, I was back today. I worked on something that has been bothering me for a while, and I finally decided to do something about it. This pic shows part of my work today, and sometimes I find it better to use 2 clamps when driving the Kreg screws to keep both pieces of lumber level. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/clampingforkreg.jpg
fulltimin 10/21/21 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I never total in the cost of tools on a project as they will long outlive the project. Doing so one might also total in the cost of all, shop overhead and equipment as well as related expenses such as travel etc. that are involved in the project. I wouldn't include any major ones, but I included these, just to give people a feel for what a set of shop made sawhorses cost me, vs buying a set in the store. My big complaint with them is the height. I don't like bending over to work on stuff. The router bit, I broke, so I figure that is in a different category.
fulltimin 10/21/21 07:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Going to update the spreadsheet finally. Haven't done that for a little while. The sawhorses cost me a total of $39.37. They are 36" wide, and about 37" tall. I dislike short ones, as I find myself always bending over, and after a while, my back hurts, or, when I stand up, it feels really weird. Safe to say, I don't like short ones. That cost includes nine 2" x 3" x 8' lumber, 4 hinges for the pair, and about 16 feet of chain, of which, I had a couple of feet left over. I also spent $15.88 on a replacement 1/4" router bit for the one that I broke. My prior total expense was $11,236.38. Add an additional $55.25 and our new total is $11,291.63. I should have some time to work tomorrow, and I can't wait. Wahoo!
fulltimin 10/19/21 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The second was to add some pressure from an additional clamp, like so... https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/addingclamppressure.jpg Why not just use a steel clamp? The clamp I actually added pressure to was larger than this one, and the throat of the steel clamp was not deep enough to clamp the wood, but was deep enough to add pressure to the plastic clamp. Obviously, I need more deeper throat clamps. Lol.
fulltimin 10/18/21 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Sometimes when working on a project, when stumbling upon a situation that requires some outside the box thinking,,, it can be enjoyable coming up with a solution to said problem. Such was the case while I was gluing and needed to apply more pressure than my regular plastic clamp could deliver. 2 different ways to handle the situation. One was to add a block of wood to increase the spring pressure.... https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/addingclamppressure2.jpg
fulltimin 10/18/21 09:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

And yes, I am still working on the wooden sink, periodically. I knew inquiring minds wanted to know. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/clampingsink.jpg
fulltimin 10/16/21 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/clamping2.jpg Sometimes a convenient clamping place is right where it's needed.
fulltimin 10/16/21 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here, you can see the top piece is screwed on, but only on the one side, to allow for the legs to fold. The screws are sunk nearly 1" so that when using a saw, the saw blade won't contact the screws. If the top piece gets too damaged, it is easily replaced. I did allow the hinges to protrude from the top a little, as I knew I was going to cover the top with a plate, and it would not matter. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/sawhorses7.jpg
fulltimin 10/13/21 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Top view... https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/sawhorses5.jpg One set up, and another folded, leaning against the wall. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/sawhorses6.jpg
fulltimin 10/13/21 07:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here is a side pic of the completed sawhorse. You can see I used chain to keep the legs from separating. The legs are currently set at about 17" apart an the bottom, measuring from inside to inside of the legs. https://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/sawhorses4.jpg
fulltimin 10/13/21 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
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