As promised, today I'll finish the saga of the RV repairs....
The windows went back in last Saturday. No problems - that went fairly smooth. The felt gasket could have been replaced... and Bill might do that later, but for now, they are in and working fine.
That's Victor holding the outside while Bill's working on the inside.
That left putting all the bay doors back on. They all needed the gaskets replaced to make them close snugly. Below all are back on except the big one just in back of the driver's seat.
Before Bill could get in touch with Lazy Daze, he and Victor started from the top and were working their way down. They changed their method after talking to Vince, but since they had started taking that strip off the top, they had to finish taking it off, clean away the old glue and caulk, put it all back on again. But it's just as well, because they replaced rusted screws with stainless steel screws and secured it all with fresh caulk.
They're moving right along....
Monday was way too cold to be working outside and Tuesday we all had other plans for the day. Wednesday Bill worked on cleaning up that top strip.
Today (Thursday), both Victor and Bill were hard at it again....
The last of the bay doors is back on... now comes the "finish" strips.
Oops... not quite yet...
A section at the very back, at the bottom had rotted out.
Bill cleaned it up and they filled it with caulk.
Good as new!
Bill "fine tuning" this part...
And the strip across the top... that took a lot of time because it all had to be recaulked and all new screws.
Around 5:30 or so this evening they put away the ladders and the tools.
It all still needs some finishing touches. The excess caulk needs cleaned away in some places... one of the bay doors needs a new gasket... but these are minor. They are nothing compared to the work these two guys did in the last 3 weeks.
I have included a spreadsheet of what we spent. There were some things, like boards to make new framing, and some other items that they already had on hand.
|2/2/2015||Home Depot||Bar Kit||9.97||0.82||10.79|
|2/4/2015||Lazy Daze||Window gasket - 33'||33.00||0.00||33.00|
|2/4/2015||Lazy Daze||VHB Tape - 70'||140.00||0.00||140.00|
|2/4/2015||Lazy Daze||Bag Door Clips (12)||6.00||0.00||6.00|
|2/4/2015||USPS||Next Day Delivery||19.99||0.00||19.99|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||1 1/4" screw||9.37||0.78||10.15|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||Wht Sealant (6)||35.1||2.91||38.01|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||sheet metal screw pan (2)||8.82||0.73||9.55|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||GE WD Paintable White (2)||16.44||1.36||17.80|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||Unv Satin White (2)||11.52||0.95||12.47|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||2" brush||2.97||0.25||3.22|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||3" flat brush||1.48||0.12||1.60|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||Philips stnlss 8x5/8||4.97||0.41||5.38|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||Contact Cement (2)||23.94||1.98||25.92|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||Hex Screw||8.24||0.68||8.92|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||Hex Screw 8x1||7.53||0.62||8.15|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||Hex scrw oab 10x1 stnl||5.94||0.49||6.43|
|2/7/2015||Home Depot||4x8 Utility Panel||9.97||0.83||10.80|
|2/8/2015||Home Depot||Insulation (2)||9.96||0.82||10.78|
|2/9/2015||Home Depot||4x8 Utility Panel||9.97||0.83||10.80|
|2/9/2015||Home Depot||Unv Satn White||17.28||1.43||18.71|
|2/13/2015||UPS||2nd Day Delivery||64.17||0.00||64.17|
|2/16/2015||Home Depot||Lacquer Thinner||7.46||0.62||8.08|
The total cost for materials was $532.38, If we had to have paid to have it done, I don't know what the labor would have cost.
Bill did call Lazy Daze and ask about their "Lifetime Guarantee". Apparently this is for such things like the cabinets falling off the wall. Well, this all started because the window blind over the dinette fell off the wall, which led to finding out that the framework had rotted... because of water damage... because of an error in workmanship in construction.
We are fortunate... Bill & Victor did all the work. Our daughter and son-in-law gave us their vacation rental to stay in while the work was done. We didn't have to stay in a motel or rent a place. The weather was reasonably decent... at least no rain (or snow) during this time.
Bill says he learned a lot about the construction of this place... and I can sure believe that!
One thing... sometimes folks ask us if we're going to upgrade or get a newer motorhome... we've lived in this one 14 years now... full time. Seems to me we just added a lot of future years to this one.... heck, it may outlive us!
That's All For Today!