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Bruce Brown

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Posted: 06/24/22 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What exactly is the purpose of this test??? What wheel are you trying to reinvent?


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Posted: 06/24/22 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or, forgive me for stating the obvious, you could try working on the RV!
What the heck is so important about trying to reinvent the fiberglassing process? More importantly, why do I put myself through what has become a painful experience?

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Posted: 06/25/22 06:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Curiosity. I just want to know where the failure point is. Nothing more, nothing less.


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Love the experimentation, I guess I like to find out little known knowledge. If the human race didn't experiment, we would still be in the stone age. A lot of experiments fail outright, some are ahead of their time and others lead to remarkable advances in human achievements in material sciences, medicine, transportation etc. Keep it up.


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fulltimin wrote:

Curiosity. I just want to know where the failure point is. Nothing more, nothing less.


So what does that have to do with rebuilding a motorhome??? It seems like the answer is "nothing".

I'm not trying to be mean but if you spent more time working on it and less time screwing around with stuff like this you would have been done years ago.

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Thanks Bruce, been thinkin the same for a number of yrs.


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Gentlemen, it is his life, his motor home, his business. We are just here to read. Anyway, thats why I come here. Not much on RVnet to read the last few years.


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The title asks if we're interested in the rebuild of a motorhome - many of us are, or at least we were 5 years ago.

I have ZERO interest in a fiberglass test, which has ZERO to do with rebuilding the motorhome.

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Bruce Brown wrote:

The title asks if we're interested in the rebuild of a motorhome - many of us are, or at least we were 5 years ago.

I have ZERO interest in a fiberglass test, which has ZERO to do with rebuilding the motorhome.


I agree. Let’s get back on track with the actual work on the MH, and not the little stuff like that.


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Hopefully, the caffeine and testosterone levels have returned to normal levels.... Lol.

Yeah, I think there is some twisted humor there, somewhere.



Bruce Brown wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

Curiosity. I just want to know where the failure point is. Nothing more, nothing less.


So what does that have to do with rebuilding a motorhome??? It seems like the answer is "nothing".


Bruce Brown wrote:


I have ZERO interest in a fiberglass test, which has ZERO to do with rebuilding the motorhome.




The answer to your question is... (drum roll, please) ...

If you were getting ready to build a box, which would be subjected to pressure, twisting, and the big one which is vibration, it would seem to me that using a stronger material would be a better idea, hopefully, so it will hold up longer.

That is the purpose of the test to see how fiberglass performs compared to Por 15 with fiberglass cloth, Epoxy with fiberglass cloth, and Fiberglass resin with fiberglass cloth.

I have finished this test, and I must say, I am blown away with the results.

Now I know what I'll be using for a couple of other projects in the future.

Clear as mud, I know. [emoticon]

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