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  1. Yes. the entire right wall is 3/4" AC plywood. The original wall had about 8 or 9 little pieces stapled together. Looked too weak for me.
  2. You can use 3/4" plywood for the sides but 3/4" is way overkill for the bed bottom. I rebuilt my overhead and used 3/4" AC plywood for the sides and it added lots of strength and allowed for a stronger connection for the sidewall to main frame connection. For the bed surface, use plenty of framing and then lay down 1/4" ply over that. Lots of glue there makes it stronger, too. I also added 3/4" foam insulation between the framing, too.
  3. You can use 3/4" plywood for the sides but 3/4" is way overkill for the bed bottom. I rebuilt my overhead and used 3/4" AC plywood for the sides and it added lots of strength and allowed for a stronger connection for the sidewall to main frame connection. For the bed surface, use plenty of framing and then lay down 1/4" ply over that. Lots of glue there makes it stronger, too. I also added 3/4" foam insulation between the framing, too.
  4. You're probably right about keeping up with the maintenance to keep the rig on the road, besides if everything always ran perfectly, you wouldn't have all those "breakdown" stories to tell...
  5. If you disconnect the battery, how does the vehicle run?
  6. Although portable generators were not designed to work in enclosed spaces, they can be modified so that they do just fine in enclosed spaces. You do need to know what you are doing and what the requirements are for a generator in a box next to the box you are living in. Its been done before with very good results.
  7. How will you keep the water system from freezing in the Winter? Are you going to run a heater all Winter? How will you keep the grey and black water tanks from freezing? They are outside the motorhome.
  8. I'd just go right over the top of the old metal. Even though it has holes and leaks, it still provides some strength. One other thing, if you go the metal patch route, give the corners a little radius or roundover. Doing that eliminates sharp corners that can catch on stuff and is generally good sheet metal practice.
  9. Well, for starters, why not remove the ladder entirely? Most Toyota RV roofs aren't really that strong so having a ladder for access to the roof doesn't do your roof any favors. I removed my ladder and "roof rack" (what could anyone possibly store up there that would require a roof rack?) and covered the holes with "Eternabond" tape. Seems to be doing the job-no leaks. For your roof, I'd look into covering the bad portion with sheet aluminum firmly bedded down with butyl tape and screws plus trying to get rid of the sagging part any way you can.
  10. That conversion to two sofas is a great idea! Are the sofas a standard RV item? Any problems doing the conversion?
  11. Thanks. I've heard of Costco but never a "membership" station. I've never seen one east of the Mississippi.
  12. What is a "membership gas station"?
  13. Are there any pictures of the repairs?
  14. Has anyone here tried to rebuild their coach entrance door? Mine is coming apart near the bottom and is sort of "loose" when its open. It flexes in every direction. I suspect the interior is gone.
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