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Old 03-09-2013, 07:31 AM   #301
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That would be why.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #302
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12" of snow yesterday and 50 deg today! Got a lot done today, tank drain is in.



Interior vent,




Shower shut off,



Folding table mounted up outside,



In the up position, (still the best $99 I spent)

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Old 03-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #303
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I got the steel for the bed/couch legs in today,



Here's my cad drawing for the legs,



Welding has begun,





Legs all tacked together,



All welded up and bolted together,

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Old 03-09-2013, 11:34 PM   #304
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Looks like a decent little MIG. They're nice to work with.
I saw that you tallied up the cost, by any chance do you have a guess on the weight that you've added?





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You need some nice mags on that. 5x4.5"? That's the same as a jeep and most big dodge and ford cars.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:09 AM   #305
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It never even dawned on me that a bike lift would also make a great adjustable welding table. Nice work ... this thread is inspirational.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:24 AM   #306
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Looks like a decent little MIG. They're nice to work with.
I saw that you tallied up the cost, by any chance do you have a guess on the weight that you've added?







You need some nice mags on that. 5x4.5"? That's the same as a jeep and most big dodge and ford cars.
I'm going to guess 500 lbs? which would put me at 16-1700 lbs?

Wheels are on my list but will have to wait $$$$$
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #307
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Test fit for the legs before I do the one for the wide body in the back.





I made the legs go over center so they would stay out.



Test fit the mattress as well, very comfortable and a good height.

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #308
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SMM is stepping it up! double layer of batting on the cushion for a luxurious feel.



I told you she was a good woman!



and the big boy bed is ready for use!



I took them off to put a coat of paint on but am happy with the way it came out.

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:10 PM   #309
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Last real fabrication needed is the propane tank mount, I tried to buy one but really didn't see anything available so build I did.











I have to get longer bolts and paint it but it works well.



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Old 03-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #310
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It appears the big boy bed has leg "bottoms", do they and will the other one have them also?
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:08 PM   #311
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Yes it does, I did it to both beds to help spread the "load" (especially for the "Big Boy")



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Old 03-11-2013, 06:38 PM   #312
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Thanks I see better now. Apologies don't know what floor was made of and just pictured it puncturing it. Close up clears that up and continues with all looking good.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:50 PM   #313
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Shower shut off,




A Quick note on ball valves make sure they don't have any water in them in freezing weather or they will burst your hose's will give even worse when they were closed.

Another suggestion get a 3 way valve Rv store will have them as hot water heater bypasses so you can put on the inlet to the pump and pump antifreeze through the pump it has cavities that wont drain.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #314
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A Quick note on ball valves make sure they don't have any water in them in freezing weather or they will burst your hose's will give even worse when they were closed.

Another suggestion get a 3 way valve Rv store will have them as hot water heater bypasses so you can put on the inlet to the pump and pump antifreeze through the pump it has cavities that wont drain.
Thanks! I have always found that if you leave everything open there is no problem with freezing, after draining the tank of course.

My friends say that you can judge the economy by the size of my toyhauler and in previous good years I had a 5th wheel as well as a Class C motor home (last trailer was 5x8 )and after having them winterized the water always had a antifreeze smell and feel to it no matter how much I used the water the smell never went away and yes it was rv antifreeze. I had stopped doing it to my 5th wheel and would open every valve and leave it that way all winter long and never had a problem. so I don't know what the right answer is?
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #315
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Looks like a decent little MIG. They're nice to work with.
I saw that you tallied up the cost, by any chance do you have a guess on the weight that you've added?









You need some nice mags on that. 5x4.5"? That's the same as a jeep and most big dodge and ford cars.
I tried a set of jeep rims on mine and the offset was way off. YMMV
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