It’s been great being off work this week. It’s been warm and sunny, but with cool sleeping weather. I haven’t gotten as much done as I had hoped. It seemed that every job required a missing tool or supply or my back wouldn’t hold up. So I have several started, unfinished jobs.
- I documented and ripped out the wires for the four main 12 volt circuits. I’m still trying to sort out the monitoring/console wires.
- Scraped and scrubbed the inside of exterior walls in the back third of the trailer, removing residual pink and broken wire holders in preparation for reflective insulation installation.
- Jig sawed 4 feet of insulation foam board into 1 inch strips (Thanks for the loan on the jig saw Marc).
- Removed and replaced the rubber seal on the back window and did a test run of reflective film on the glass. Having trouble getting the window back on the trailer. We need a third person to push in the lip or more finesse on the angle.
- Prepped and sealed two thirds of the exterior seams and lights with Acryl-R (Thanks for info Frank!). The other third is prepped.
Left to do before I start insulating:
- Four new window latch replacements and the fuzzy weather stripping for the window screens arrived, need to take them back off and apply that.
- Finish removing wires, cleaning up inside of exterior walls, sealing seams, attach window.
- Seal the interior seams with automotive undercoating or Sikaflex® 221?
- Leak test
Fred watching me strip the back window.
I started on the top to practice sealing the seams as Frank suggested, but I didn’t get much better by the time I moved down.
Jade would like to thank Frank for putting on the new axles and making the trailer high enough that she can hang out under it now while I work.