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Johnny G1

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Posted: 10/17/20 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not the warmest place in the US for that kind of work, Just my thought's, best get it finished soon. everything lookin good.


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Posted: 10/19/20 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Johnny G1 wrote:

Not the warmest place in the US for that kind of work, Just my thought's, best get it finished soon. everything lookin good.



We have our moments. When it's 95 degrees out, and the humidity is higher than the temperature, the heat index is 110 - and yes, we've had a few of those days this summer, that's not fun either.

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

Had to fix an "oops" today. Plywood will generally bend in one direction, but not 2.

The back of this plywood bends slightly down towards the rear of the coach, as well as bending towards the side.



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So, since the adhesive was hard, I cut this out in 2 pieces, as shown by the red lines.



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You talk about being tough to remove the adhesive? Wow, such a scraping and cutting trying to get it all off was definitely difficult.

I hope I'll never have to remove any of that stuff (adhesive), again.

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Posted: 10/19/20 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After getting it all cleaned up, I applied new adhesive, and then held it down with my nylon straps. The plywood took the bend nicely.



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Now it's just time to wait and let it cure over night.



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About 30 seconds after I strapped this down, raindrops started falling on my head. Lol.

That was fine. I pulled the TPO back into place and strapped it down and called it a night.

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Posted: 10/21/20 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Little side trip tonight. Here's a few pictures of a small "wall" partition that came out of a typical rv.

Front side with oak looking vinyl glued to 1/8" plywood.



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Posted: 10/21/20 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is the back side of that piece. As you can see, the edges have pieces of wood that are about 3/4" x 3/4". The center cross pieces are about 3/4" x 1.5".



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Posted: 10/21/20 08:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is what holds the top of the "wall" to the ceiling. Just a couple of screws only.



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This is one of the cross pieces that is 3/4" x 1.5". There are no staples, nails, screws, or adhesive holding the thin plywood to the cross piece. The plywood was staples around the outside edges only.



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The corners were stapled together with one staple at each one, and again, no adhesive.



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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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