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Reply #200 - Dec 22nd, 2017 at 9:05am

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I have been a little slack working on the camper. With going to Tasmania for a week and Christmas coming up.
The front solar panel is fitted, even though this is not the panel I brought for the job, I have used this one as it fitted better for the look of the camper I thought. This will give me 360w of solar on the camper in total.
I have also fitted the sheeting on the two front doors, plus fitted the water tank filler. I am yet to fit the corner edging on any of the walls or around the doors and door frames.
 
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Reply #201 - Dec 22nd, 2017 at 9:21am

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Looking all so very neat John.  What glue did you use for the solar panel brackets??

I just noticed that yours is post 200 on this thread.  I have really enjoyed the journey with you.
 

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Reply #202 - Dec 22nd, 2017 at 11:29pm

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Derek I have used bostik seal n flex 1, this is what I have used throughout the build, unless I needed it to set faster, then I used seal n flex fc.
 
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Reply #203 - Dec 22nd, 2017 at 11:58pm

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Have heard only good things about Bostik but have only ever used Sikaflex myself.

I have two more solar panels to put on the motorhome so may look at Bostik this time.

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Reply #204 - Jan 8th, 2018 at 11:17pm

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After Christmas I had a little trouble with my main door lock, I had a go at fixing it, but on reflection I decided to replace it. As I had made the door around this stile lock, meant I had to find a replacement that fitted the door. Looking  around I found there were several other brands, which were screwed together rather than riveted.
The new door lock feels better opening and closing now as well.
I have now finished trimming the door and the small side door as well. I have used a pinch weld seal on the inside, and as cover seal on the outside.
 
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Reply #205 - Jan 9th, 2018 at 10:03am

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I have seen that door lock on a lot of caravans and motorhomes.

Looking good John.
 

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Reply #206 - Jan 9th, 2018 at 11:12am

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I went with this style lock for that reason, Derek. But I never looked into it enough, I brought one of ebay from a seller who I had brought other bits from, not thinking there were differences in design.
I would have saved myself $80 if I had of thought about it.
The new lock screws together, you can see two of the screws in the image, and the rest are inside the lock. It also has a support plate in the front which makes it stronger.
 
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I have made a decision, after some consultation with Bonnie,on the walls regarding colour. After all she has to be happy with it as well.
I am going to paint both inside and outside using Septone silver hammer finish.
I have cleaned two of the walls using a aluminium cleaning acid, primed and painted both sides.
I am yet to fit the windows back in, but I am happy with how they look.
I need to get a bit of fine weather, and I will paint the lelt side folding wall.
I am still to make the front wall as well.
 
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Reply #208 - Jan 18th, 2018 at 7:00pm

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A big day today, I took it to the Qld Transport Office and had the camper registered. I had no trouble at all, the only problem was with onlookers wanting a look.

Alter the registration was finished, I took the camper down to the weighbridge. This I was worried about as all my weights have never been able to be checked. I thought it should come in at or around 1640kg at this stage, but it was 1560kg. I am happy with that I can tell you.

As for towing it felt good, I thought it would have had some problems but there were none that I could feel, I hardly even new I had it behind me.
 
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looks very nice indead
it even has personised number plates  Grin
 
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