Thanks MDM54,You're right about the home sewing machine not taking #69 thread(i tried),that pucker is probably about 1",I was a little apprehensive splitting it but it makes sense to split in several places along the back up to the seem,at the time it just seemed that corner would be less noticeable.I have less than $100 in that liner with probably enough VCP to do another one.I'm looking at an old Kenmore heavy duty sewing machine,so I won't do that one over again but I may make another one and this time I'll sew the screens ,clear and covers in first then cut the windows.I think this one will have to do for now.It's not that hard to take the liner off if I do it the way FWC originally did and not tuck it under the roof.This whole things been a real learning experience.These campers are a really simple design and it shouldn't be "rocket science"making things fit together but at times I feel like it is..
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:08 PM
This conversation had me thinking about the seams. Since the thread is rather thick in dia. do people use seam sealer on the little holes to prevent any water from coming in? I haven't noticed any but you can see little holes in some places. I've not heard of any seam sealers being used.
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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:29 PM
My old liner must have leaked a little over the years especially around the lift panels because they got damp and rotted but I've been though many rain storms and I never saw it leak.There was never any seem sealer on it.I'm going to put some on this liner.I've used seem sealer a lot on different tents.If you mix Mineral spirits with Clear silicone until you can put it on with a small brush,that's basically the same as you buy,now it does stay tacky to a certain point but its always been fine on silnylon tents..
Posted 05 July 2015 - 09:32 PM
I guess worst case'It'll make a nice truck cap!!
Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:54 PM
Enjoyed following your work. I would suggest a 1x2 angle (you might have to order it). Or go to a local sheetmetal or HVAC shop and have them bend you a angle (or "U") large enough to cover the broken tube. I think pop rivets every two inches top and front (plus bottom if "U") would give you all the strength you would need.
Edited by billharr, 05 July 2015 - 10:55 PM.
Posted 06 July 2015 - 10:43 AM
Posted 13 July 2015 - 02:47 AM
I still need to put some kind of extension handle on them that's why those rings are there..
Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:35 AM
Like Bill, I am looking forward to seeing how this works out. It's neat to see improvisation in our campers.
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 10:22 AM
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