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I bent up this little piece of sheet metal, soldered the corners, to direct any drips from the water connection so they will drain outside the bus.
That's clever. Now on my to do list
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I had a drain pan make at a local shop. Cost $63. I cut the holes in it and soldered pieces of copper pipe. The one you can see where the overflow for the main water tank goes, and the other is on the underside of the drain hole that you can see midway at the back. In this pan the main water tank will sit under the bed. The water pump will also be mounted over this pan. If ever there is a leak in the future the water should just drain outside through the drain hole. The bed sides and end will butt up against the pan.
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Bed box assembled. Cupboard doors and face frames drying in the shop.
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bravo... I like the drain pan idea especially. Was that implemented in later Wanderlodges? the sub floor of my '83 in the bedroom was black and removed with a putty knife. Nasty. sounds like this was the same.

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I don't think it was ever done by BB. When we discovered the rotten floor, I got to thinking there has to be a better way. I decided on the drain pan so that if there was ever another leak it would not soak the floor.
The pans were not expensive to have made. I believe this is the way to go.
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Face frames and doors on. Used hardware from my 96 that I had.
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I'm liking the woodwork
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Here are the latest photos. It is getting close to completion, mattress and bedding are not far behind. Great work Pete on the valance that you changed to wood, a very clean and simple look. I am looking forward to the strip lighting that will be placed behind it.







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The pan looks very good and I like the way the fittings have been soldered on to make a completely waterproof application. I also like how the fitting to the pan runs completely thru the floor to the outside so that there is no leaking water risk to the floor.











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Coming along nicely
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