Started by RockwoodMike, September 25, 2019, 11:43 PM
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Quote from: RockwoodMike on October 31, 2019, 10:48 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuo2EFKfJ58A video on installing those plugs..That looks like an instant fire hazardquote author=yellowrecve link=topic=15119.msg94573#msg94573 date=1572575988]You can not get a good ground going through wood and steel. The bolt will lose it's tightness because of the give in the wood. Find a spot clamping only metal or weld a tab onto a frame member. Your doing a nice job.Yes I didn't even think of that with the wood..I sure would like to get it out of the area that you can't even reach into..needs to be solid mounted
Quote from: LJ-TJ on November 01, 2019, 11:06 PM :)rotflmao Where not laughing at you. Were laughing with you. Cause that looks like about what the rest of us do. Looks pretty good to me. As we all know it's all about the penetration. D:oH! Did I just say that.
Quote from: tmsnyder on November 02, 2019, 08:50 PMEquipment helps too. Anyone ever stick weld with a Lincoln IdealArc 250? The old round-top one? I saw one at an estate sale and remembered my dad said he always wanted one. He always had the AC-225 buzz box when I was growing up. The difference is about 300lb, there's a lift hook on the top of the IdealArc. Anyway, I called him and asked him if he wanted it and he said 'try it out and if it works buy it'. I went in the garage and threw a piece of scrap steel on the table, pulled a stick out of a decrepit looking can, guessed at a setting, struck the tip of the rod on the piece and was greeted by the smoothest sounding arc laying down the most beautiful weld I think I ever did. I bought the welder and about 100 lb of 7011 rod in sealed tins for $100. The hardest part was telling my dad I was keeping it for a little while. I eventually gave it to him a year or so later after I used it to repair my buddy's dump trailer which was a basket case, for his wedding present. Another year went by and I was talking to dad and he was telling about welding something up with the AC-225, I said why not the IdealArc, and he said oh-yeah, I should try that. Next day he said 'holy cow, that's some welder! should have been using that all along!'Long story short, you can weld with some welders (HF for instance) but all welders are not made equal, it can make a big difference. Some just put a smile on your face!
Quote from: Rickf1985 on November 03, 2019, 09:30 AM I have not really said anything up to now about weight but this thing is going to be heavy! It will definitely be solid!! But you are going to want to put it on the scales and see where it is once you are done so you know if you need to make suspension upgrades. The GVWR was pretty much a farce on any RV and especially when slide in campers were involved since they all lied on the weights.