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#111 corybrown50

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 03:34 PM

Well brothers and sisters......still not much of an update here....

 

I've been sick since getting back home from vacation. Rough times.....nasal infection that turned to super tough acute bronchitis and almost hit pneumonia on Sunday with the raspiness all the way in the bottom of my lungs.....Did a cycle of antibiotics and now on a round of steroids to kick it out. I feel it leaving and it is at the top of the lungs working out. Crazy cough and no energy.....blood O2 saturation was down to 92% so I have had no endurance to do anything....

 

I did order a 10x20 carport to cover the camper and hopefully protect it better when not in use. I should be picking it up today some time. 

 

Hopefully this weekend I'll be back up and running and working on it a little at a time.....

 

Just don't want to put it off too much and want to keep this going. I also want my "storage" room back......I've been storing all my wood and tools in the room right off the rear entrance to the house that is my game room normally....for now it is my tool room/wood room.


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#112 Manfred65

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:19 PM

Hi Cory,

for a long time i was not active at WTW and now, during the "bad times" all over the world i first want to ask you and all the followers here how you are and wish you and your family have not been affected by Corona.

 

Actually i am planing a complete roof rebuild because we never had it "leak free". While working on it i consider to add new insert trim around the door, the fridge vent and propane compartment. Now i want to ask you for a pic of the insert profile that allows me to check my sources to order a new insert trim.

 

I hope you can help me with this because yours is the same model year than ours....92.

 

Stay safe and enjoy your camper!

 

Manfred


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2000 Ford F-250 SuperDuty SC LB 7.3 Lariat
1992 Jayco Sportster 8ft Popup

http://www.wanderthe...8ft-renovation/

BundutecUSA, TravelLite and Palomino TruckCamper Sales in Germany and Europe

 


#113 ShawnKC

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 11:52 PM

Manfred, I've used you and Corey's threads to help me on my '92 Sportster 8. Thanks! 

 

 

I had to use two different products, but don't remember where I used each.

 

AP Products 011-361 Philips Screw Cover  (I think this is the one I used around the door and fridge cover.)

 

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AP Products 011-357 Elixir Screw Cover (I think I used this around the propane because it seemed to fit tighter.)

 

 

They were both very low cost and come in 8 foot lengths, so I ordered enough to use either around the whole camper.  I figured it was better to be safe than sorry.

 

 

 

I couldn't remember if you replaced the seal between the hard side and soft top, but if not, this is what fits.

 

http://www.canvasrep...products_id/473

 

 

Hope it helps!


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#114 corybrown50

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 12:15 AM

Thank you both.... I appreciate knowing I have helped others. There have also been 2 other members that are working on their own Jaycos and have contacted me directly. Any chance to give back to a group that I have gotten so much from is AWESOME!

 

Manfred....the camper is up and running....Unfortunately the fridge that I had custom fit into the camper ended up not staying cold. I got a smaller one from a friend that fits width wise but is significantly shorter. It runs on 120 but has a propane leak somewhere....no real worries as I don't ever boondock, and if I do, I have new genny for it. It did leave me with more area above for storage. 

 

The bench/bed has been redone. It went turkey hunting this spring and was just right for a friend and I to spend the night in the woods. I added a deep cycle battery under the sink to run the fans, leds, and the furnace. All worked wonderfully without having to lug the genny for the 2 day trip. 

 

I have it open in the backyard and will take some pics of any area you wish. Just let me know. She is under a simple vinyl carport just to be safe and not have to worry about leaking from the roof. 

 

Up next is a bunk bed design I have in my head to add above the bench seat for the little one. He is 6 right now and should be able to sleep there for a few years. 

 

I'm trying to find some vinyl as well to give it some style. Unfortunately I haven't found anything I like. I'm thinking of a simple stripe now instead of traditional decals, unless I find something else locally.

 

One unfortunate note though.....SWMBO told me this spring before getting back inside and working on it that she felt claustrophobic sleeping in the cab over area. We actually went out looking for a pull behind and didn't like what we saw the couple trips we took, which ended up being a lucky break for us since soon there after everything locked down. 

 

Let me know what pics you need. She is open completely in the backyard and I can get to it all. 

 

God bless you all and stay safe.


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#115 Manfred65

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 11:32 AM

Hi Shawn,

 

thank you very much for your help.

 

I will order them with my next load of campers.

 

@Cory: Thank you very much for the offer. I think the insert Shawn shared with us will work. I have another Jayco 8ft Owner here in Bavaria also looking for these parts. I receive two BundutecUSA Campers in August including around around 40 ft+ of aluminium profiles to build new roof for the Jayco . It isn´t original then but it will be strong and doesn´t leak. I hope i can remove my flat-solar panels from the roof without damaging them. 

We sold the Truck before the lockdown and i am now looking for a nice F250/350 Supercab 1980 and older. 

 

Sad to hear that your lady doesn´t feel comfortable in the cabover. You should have known this earlier. When you rebuilt the roof you might have installed a big skylight in the cabover. Looking at the stars at night!  :D

 

I hope you will find a way to keep the camper.

 

Regards

Manfred


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2000 Ford F-250 SuperDuty SC LB 7.3 Lariat
1992 Jayco Sportster 8ft Popup

http://www.wanderthe...8ft-renovation/

BundutecUSA, TravelLite and Palomino TruckCamper Sales in Germany and Europe

 






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