Showing posts from April, 2011

doing too much work on the camper to put up a post

so in the mean time here's some pics of recent progress
floors Done!
framing 90% Done!
Insulation 60% done
windows...half way through polishing, all the gaskets are out of stock and on order from VTS
Going to order my new skin on Saturday
Electrical....ready to wire and hire an electrician for the hard stuff

What is the hold up.....well the street side skin doesn't line up with the framing in the back....diagnosis....50 yr slump....prognosis....not sure yet. Trying to jack it up if that doesn't work will just adjust everything.

new floor used homasote 440 with butyl window flashing instead of asphalt celotex board, then 3/8" CDX plywood framing

First piece of interior birch replaced!

Not gettin' much done, here's why

Have been a little preoccupied this week. Ben my 12 yr old attends oakland school for the arts. He has been in a school production called "That 60's Show". He had the opportunity to sing the lead on Dylan's The Times they are a Changing. Have a look. Hope the trailer turns out as well as this performance...though I doubt the finished product will bring a tear to my eye as this did.

bones and fun!

Bones: Have cut and dry fit sub floor front and back. It's slow progress with the few hours here and there I'm able to put in. April will be a big month for getting this done. Hopefully once a few of the puzzle pieces fit together it will go faster. Right now it's still do a little, scratch my head a little. Before it's attached, will adhere butyl based flashing on the undercarriage and maybe at some other strategic points where water tends to be a problem. Next step make sure that the framing matches the skin.

Finishing touches: I made a quilt a while back for the bed when I thought all I was going to have to do the camper was add a few finishing touches. Just got the top back from the machine quilter and finished the binding.

The second picture is a close up of the quilt stitch design, which I think has a very "jetsons" flair to it. The quilting is done on a big long arm quilting machine, takes 1/20 the time of quilting by hand. I think it looks …