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  2. It's an instant grab type of glue, I literally just push the furring strip against the fiberglass and hold it there for a few seconds and it stays in place. For the ceiling I used braces to hold things up but on the sidewalls just pressed the wood strip against the wall.
  3. how fast does the tack take hold? or how do you get the fiberglass to stay pushed against the wood long enough for it to dry?
  4. I'm completely stumped too. I agree with Linda - let us know what you find out, if & when you do - could turn out WME is right & there's a moving part which he knows about, & it's working as designed - however it doesn't match what I experience in my rig.
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  6. Some of the pics were taken without tightening. I will make sure everything is tightened before it drives. what part are you referring to for the nuts, shocks?
  7. I know you torqued to specs, but it looks like most of the rubber bushings are under compressed. Also the big nut goes on first and the thin nut (jam nut) is second
  8. It is claimed that Startracks uses the Araldite, but cannot figure out which one?? https://www.startracks.org/
  9. I have been looking into this for an upcoming project. Starbond is the best and recommended by filon manufacturer. Over $300 gallon it does not get used by DIY'er often! Araldite, is often mentioned, they have so many products I cannot figure which one is used on filon??
  10. Hey thanks Randy! I tried to jack the floor up before I put the braces in underneath but it didn't really seem to go anywhere. I lost a little over 1" due to floor sag at the sides. Jacking the ceiling up didn't bring the floor up at all, it just raised the center portion of the roof but didn't 'pull up' the floor on the sides at all. I did jack the roof up probably 3 or 4 inches overall; I started by jacking it up maybe an inch, letting that sit for a week and the raising it up another inch. It seemed to let the fiberglass adapt and accept the 'new' shape as I slowly raised it ove
  11. Oh I meant what does the profile name “Maineah” mean? both my parents have “ham” in their last names. So I am a ham kid. Also, ham is an acronym for “Hard as a M.F.er”. If I ever get a radio I will check you out.
  12. To expect a wooden box that is exposed to thousands of hours of vibration to remain waterproof for 30 years is not reasonable. These motorhomes require regular maintenance and roof resealing etc.. Gee even if this was a house after 30 years it would need a roof. Glad your family enjoyed it but if you took care of it you could still be enjoying it. If by saying exterior plywood you mean pressure treated, it can not be used in a living space because of the chemicals used. Linda S
  13. Hi JaySam. Your rebuild looks great I was in the process of doing the same thing as you to the ceiling. I had planned on 3/4x3/4 steel in ceiling. Also I removed floor carpet to lay new floor. But after carpet removal I noticed floor sag at the walls. I noticed that you welded braces to your frame for more floor support , were you able to jack the walls up or ?? Did your floor sag move at all when you jacked up the ceiling ? I really did not want to lose headroom by adding 3/4 plywood to floor, is there anything you wish you would have done differently to stiffen up walls or flo
  14. My father had a 1990 Dolphin and it was a wonderful RV for our young family to borrow, including a trip down to Disneyland with it. We finally had to to get rid of it when I was in the shower one morning and poked the sidewall and noticed it was soft. Poked around the kitchen and it was also soft and rotten. We think some of the damage might be the shower stall not being waterproof and the roof leaking a bit, but the primary thing I've wondered about after all the years is why Dolphin didn't use outdoor plywood for the shower stall. It was interior grade. You'd think with t
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  16. The manual says to install this before the shock absorber. It was easier after installing shock absorber. Install stabilizer bar to frame Connect stabilizer bar to lower arm torque 9 ft. lbs. torque bracket set bolts to frame torque 9 ft. lbs.
  17. Install upper ball joint to upper arm Torque 20 ft. lbs. support lower arm with jack and connect upper ball joint to steering knuckle torque 80 ft. lbs.
  18. Connect ball joint to steering knuckle. support lower arm with jack. Install ball joint to steering knuckle. torque 105 ft. lbs.
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