Sunday, November 25, 2018

My Living Quarters

7:14 am:
Now comes the construction of my living quarters.

The floor is to be made up of 1 x 3 common board. The framing for the walls and ceiling is to be the same size board.

My living quarters is to be insulated using 1" R-Tech R-3.85 sheathing. A plywood wallboard will be secured to the R-Tech to create a finished surface.

The floor will be covered with peel and stick vinyl.


2:42 pm:
The propane tank skirt rose on the priority to-do list because it was about to get in the way of the living quarter's construction project.

Getting the skirt hinged is not a difficult task for two people. Doing it by myself took 2+ hours. But I liked doing it.

Still more work to do on the skirt. Four more stainless hex bolts for the stainless hinges need installation.

Also, the ends of the skirt must be relieved to eliminate binding when the skirt is raised. Now the ends bind on Box Van's body.

Hey! Mister Ed! How do you like the hinges?


6:10 pm:
Over at Home Depot, I bought [2] R-Tech insulation boards and [10] 1 x 3 x 8' long common boards. This should get me well on my way into the raised floor.

I looked at what Home Depot offered in vinyl flooring, and decided to shop flooring on the internet.

Home Depot is big on vinyl plank flooring [That interlocking flooring]. I installed this stuff into Scampy and was not impressed. Often Scampy's interlocking tabs would not lock perfectly producing an uneven connection between two adjacent planks.

Will there be room for my mattress tonite?

10:21 pm:
After clearing out all the stuff that was occupying my living quarters, I laid out the 1 x 3s on the floor.

Now I have no worries about my having space for sleeping tonite!




11 comments:

  1. George, do you have ventilation in there. All that new stuff needs to off-gas the chemicals.

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    1. Mary,

      Yes! Tons of ventilation!

      George

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    2. Probably no worse than any new RV.

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  2. George, have you been keeping a running tab on the expense of this project since the onset?

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    1. Peter,

      Every thing that I spend is accounted for in Quicken.

      George

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  3. George
    Think about 24" spacing for your floor sleepers. The foam board in between is rigid enough to prevent sag in your underlayment, you'll have fewer cuts in your insulation board and fewer cold spots where there is no insulation. Bond the underlayment to the sleepers as well as the insulating board with construction adhesive to prevent loosening of fasteners from road vibration. Same goes for wall & ceiling construction.

    Never underestimate the power of vibration.

    Joe

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    1. Joe,

      Thank you sooooo much for taking your time to help me!

      George

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  4. As long as Mr. G is satisfied with the job and the job came out perfect👍

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    1. Ed,

      I could not have phrased it better myself!

      Thank you,
      George

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  5. Cool you finally got a license plate that you can drive around metropolitan San Diego legally and not be a scarf law👮🏻🚓

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Yes, the DMV really took their time mailing me the license plate!

      George

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