Post by supermerle on Oct 19, 2011 10:34:20 GMT -5
First, beautiful camper! I'm going to pick one up today and it will need alot of work. My question is and maybe you're not finished but I haven't seen a finished picture, yet? I read were the paint was looking great and I assumed you got it painted, but maybe not the whole way? Can't wait to see the finished pictures. Love the Willy's! I have a 76 Scout Terra I'll be pulling mine with. Later and Cheers!!!
Ha! I'm caught. Still not finished, and still working on it. I just added some more paint to it this past weekend. Finally got the blue on the street side, I've been waiting for the weather to change, and the insect count to go down, since I'm painting outside.
...and the curbside with the silver "z" stripe painted. I have a LOT of dings to deal with, I see this thing being repainted after I paint it. They are too difficult to see in the original condition. Second paint jobs always look better than first ones for me. It gives me a chance to pick over flaws.
Post by rufusb2212 on Oct 24, 2011 23:01:52 GMT -5
You have done a awesome job and the wood is beautiful! I love your fabric and your paint colors...after this one my husband is going to want to paint for sure....and redo the roof.....after another thread he wanted to do a hardwood floor....but seeing yours he is back to looking with me for samples of flooring, good job your hard work has shown!
Post by Gone Kayaking on Feb 10, 2012 21:49:55 GMT -5
Not sure. Mine is copper. You couldn't get a plumber to do it? That's odd, seems completely in their realm. I guess I'd do a bait and switch tell them you need someone to come out an plumb a new water line to a sink. Then when they come out show them the sink is in the trailer!
I'm assuming you're talking gas lines. I usually hand bend mine, a little at a time. Always do the flare before bending, so that the nuts will slip back. After tubing is curved , it's difficult to slip the nut back far enough to flare.
Harbor Freight sells tubing benders, I got one that will do 1/4 and 3/8.
If you don't want to do it yourself, most RV shops will plumb to the stove and fridge for you and test the system.
I just got done plumbing my trailer with copper. I went to ACE Hardware and purchased a flaring tool along with both a 3/8 and 1/2 tubing bender. These benders are spring devices that fit over the tubing to keep it from kinking as you bend it. The benders are about 4 bucks each. I don't remember the cost of the flaring tool but I'm sure it wasn't more than 15. So, for an investment of around 25 bucks, I can bend and flare tubing to my hearts content. Just remember, don't do the flare until you have removed the bending spring or it will be installed on your tubing forever. Take the time to go to a hardware store and visit with them about this method and if it isn't for you great, you won't be out a thing. BUT, if it works for you, you have gained a great deal. Good luck.
It does not leak a drop, best decision ever. For the ladies to not have to trek around at 3am makes them (and me) happy. I used a modern 4 teet connector underneath. And I use one of those flex hoses with the little connected ramp thingy to slope it to the waste water dump (if the site has full hook-ups)
Finally got around to framing a new screen door. I tried sticking with the original aluminum door that the camper came with, but, the noise it makes when closing just plain sucks. So annoying. Thanks to Schweet for the idea!! ...well, I though I added a photo, I guess not. Not a fan of the new format BTW. Its SO generic and cheap feeling. feels like a house, not a home.
Last Edit: May 13, 2013 22:02:55 GMT -5 by flyingham