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#21 Vic Harder

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:39 AM

After many many hours of reading wtw project threads I thought documenting mine on here was a good way to keep the knowledge sharing alive...a way to repay the gift others gave by sharing their experience. It doesn't seem like there's much interest here for legacy style building. On previous threads there seemed to be a fair amount of interaction from the community. I have been slow in uploading info and short on description because it appears that there's a lack of interest in the project. I'm not sure if I'll continue.

this is seriously impressive work.... please do keep it up


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#22 Avg.Joe

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 10:27 AM

I hear you folks. Thanks for letting me know you're out there.
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Posted 13 July 2020 - 11:20 AM

Man I'm loving this! Pocket holes instead of staples...great idea :)


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Posted 17 July 2020 - 08:45 PM

It is fun to watch your creativity, design, and craftsmanship. Well done, thanks for posting, and we're looking forward to more!


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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:37 PM

The walls were primed and painted this week.

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:40 PM

I finished up the wall insulation today.
I called in two of our boys to help me get the floor section out of the basement this afternoon. It was so close that I had to remove the handrail to do it. We all wondered aloud how Gibbs got the boat out of his basement.

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#27 Avg.Joe

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 09:42 PM

Thanks Vic and Ski for chiming in. Your projects were very informative and helpful for planning this one.
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#28 Vic Harder

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 11:50 PM

I finished up the wall insulation today.
I called in two of our boys to help me get the floor section out of the basement this afternoon. It was so close that I had to remove the handrail to do it. We all wondered aloud how Gibbs got the boat out of his basement.

oh man, it if had not fit on the way out of the basement.... that would have been aggravating!  Looking very good.  Are you going to skin the outside with alum? 


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Posted 18 July 2020 - 12:21 AM

Thanks for the kind words.

Yes aggravating indeed and an expensive mistake. Thank goodness it worked out in my favor.

The skin on this one will be Ben Moore house paint. The next might be aluminum framed and skinned, but this time around it'll be all wood.
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#30 rando

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 12:41 AM

Very nice woodwork, definitely a step up from the staple and twisty 2x2" on most wood framed campers!

 

One question I have is if you calculated the loading for the cab over section attachment?  It seems to me that that part is kind of the crux of the cab over design.  I know with FWC the cab over section is a continuous piece of aluminium C-channel that extends well back into the walls for support.  In the back of my mind I still wonder if it is going to fall off in the middle of the night even with 2 people who are lighter than average Americans.   It wasn't until the flatbed campers which have room to stack 2 C-channels vertically that FWC went to the longer queen size cab overs, so I guess they were also concerned about the cantilever.


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