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Old 06-17-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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The roof is done so it's time to finish the sides.
The wood in the upper right front corner was rotted out from where the roof leaked.




The rotted wood is stripped out.
Luckily the ends of the 2x2 cross braces are still good.




I made up a new curved upper corner piece and put in a new 2x2 in the corner.




The openings for the two windows on the right side are framed up.




Dry fitting the windows on this side to make sure everything is OK.




The overall height of the camper is about three inches taller that it was so there is a gap above the rear panel.






This is filled in with strips of wood.




A piece of 1/2 inch plywood is extended straight back from the angled part of the roof to strengthen this area.




There are sections of 2x2 that angle down from the roof to the back wall.
The inside paneling will attach to these so the roof area will angle straight down to the back wall.
This gap between the paneling and the roof will be used to run the wiring from one side to the other over the door.




The window opening on the left side is framed up.
There is a piece of 3/4 inch plywood in the framing above the window area.
This is so I can mount the interior light and have room for the wiring to run to it behind the plywood support.




Making sure the window on the left side fits the opening.




The left side of the overhang had this small window in it.
I haven't decided if I'm going to put it back in or not yet.
The angled 2x4 brace for the overhang runs right thru the area where this window use to be.

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Old 06-17-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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Good progress, Ray
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
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Looking good, as far as window? I would try to use it if possible, can be a big difference on a hot night, or even on a so/so night
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:41 PM   #4
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It would probably be nice but not absolutely necessary to have some cross ventilation in the sleeping area.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #5
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I know that I was glad I had some cross ventilation in the bed area of our old cabover camper we had. I agreee put it in if possible. Like the progress. Thanks for the update.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:35 AM   #6
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Id bag the little window.. Ya, cross flow is nice, but in its new shortend size, you have that big one just off side there in the main part of the camper/sleeper. That angle support is a much needed structureal support piece for that front part, and wile you could replace it with more bracing, whats there now is simple, light, and sound... I would think you have enough windows allready in such a small aera.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:06 PM   #7
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Talked it over with my wife last night and decided to go ahead and put in the small window in the overhang.
I had taken out the original window frame with it still altogether so all I had to do was trim it off and mount it.
The window sits higher and more forward to clear the angle brace.

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Good compromise! Looks like it will work well there.

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Yup, nothing wrong with that.
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I replaced all the old steel screws in our 1965 Fan trailer with Stainless Steel ones that I got at Mid States Bolt and Screw. Made the trailer look better and they didn't rust. JM2CW. Looks good!
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Coming along nicely Ray!!
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