I haven’t posted progress in a while, so I though add some new pictures and an update. Since my last update I completed the electrical system, installed the propane system, and finished about 90% of the plumbing (other 10% is final hook-ups). The interior is just about done, although I haven’t addressed the rear gaucho or curtains yet. Today the new skin arrived and it looks great, I just need to finish up on the insulation and trailer lights, then I can dive into getting this baby weather tight. I’m still shooting to have the paint done by the end of May…and the trailer complete in June. There is still a lot to do but I’m getting close.
Next week the Shasta goes in for paint. I just have to tweak a few things before she goes, should be ready by Friday. Installing the skin wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be…the most challenging part was trying to get a nice looking edge on the roof, front panel, and rear panel when I was bending the metal to overlap the sides. The J-rail was also a bit tricky. I’m happy to have that part done! My focus will now return to curtains and rear cushions. Getting close
Last Edit: May 29, 2013 17:49:56 GMT -5 by smccusk
Looks good, I do wish mine had the 6" breaks. Those curves are fun ain't they?
If I had a local RV metal shop that only supplied 4" metal, I would have used them rather that pay the shipping and crating I had to pay. Either way I had to ship the skin, so for the extra $100 it was worth it to get 6" break. Yes, the curves were a pain and I'm not entirely happy with the way they came out. It will have to be good enough at this point...I do know they're well sealed.
The curved corners are tough. I've found that using a 4x4 block to hold down the metal and beat the edges over with a rubber mallet works best for me. I've also seen people make little cuts every inch of so going around the curves. Seems to flatten a little better. Next time Im going to try little notches...
Looks absolutely stunning Schweet. Very nice job inside and out.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can,
The courage to strip the parts from the trailers I can't,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
I just got the Shasta back from paint…picking it up was a similar feeling to Christmas morning when I was a kid. The only problem I have now is I have to get on a plane tomorrow morning and won’t be able to put all the trim pieces on for better photos. Here are a couple teaser pics, more to come in another week.
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2013 17:34:23 GMT -5 by smccusk