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Old 02-28-2010
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I am continually amazed at the work and "love" bestowed on these machines. Impressively well done
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Michael, all you need now are some new stair treads. If you get those, take the hinge off the middle step so the tread will fit snug.
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Michael, all you need now are some new stair treads. If you get those, take the hinge off the middle step so the tread will fit snug.
The plywood on hinged step split on our last trip and the **** thing slide out from under me. Thank goodness I had a good foot hold with the other foot. So going to have to cut a new piece of plywood for that as well.

Now I have to go in search of the treads.
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Any large carpet store- not big box stores can order them for you. They woulld nprobably run you 100 bucks to do your steps. Measure carefully- as the angles get tricky. I learned this trick the expensive way
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Very nice!
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Outstanding !

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Thanks for the pic's,
To those of us who dream and drool....you are doing a fantastic job !

Gotta be proud of that job-of-work. I'd say y'all hit that one out of the park !!
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Very Nice. Just curious.
How much weight are you adding to the coach? Will it significantly affect front axle gross weight especially if you install granite counter tops in addition to the wood ? I know my front axle weight is good but it does not have a wide gross weight spread.
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Very Nice. Just curious.
How much weight are you adding to the coach? Will it significantly affect front axle gross weight especially if you install granite counter tops in addition to the wood ? I know my front axle weight is good but it does not have a wide gross weight spread.
Not sure on the weight delta.

I won't be using granite (weighs to much), it will be solid surface countertop to match the other solid surface top already in the coach. Granite runs about 18 lbs a sq.ft, where as solid surface runs about 9 lbs sq.ft @ 1" thickness.

I pulled all the marble in the galley, carpet in the living, two heavy barrel chairs, J-coach, sliding solid surface dinner table, and a coffee table with solid surface, and that heavy sound deadning liner between the carpet and the forward part of the coach. I'm not sure what the total weight of all the items pulled (my back probably knows, but its no longer talking to me ), I know that marble weighed way more than I expected. Im guessing if i'm adding any weight with the flooring it can't be much more than what I removed.

After we complete it, I will have to visit the scales and see what the axle weights are and cross weight. I might have to change the tag axle pressure or ride height to jack the weight around. But I would imagine the cross weight is jacked up already due to all the weight on the street side with the kitchen, couch, mirrors, etc. and nothing on the other side but the fridge. The J-couch had not a chance to balance all that weight out.
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Wow, what an awesome job! Thats really beautiful work you have done....
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