Deckfill Testing & Murphy Bed Magnets

Replacing the leaking fill dish of the fresh water tank in the RV with a marine type deckfill and testing if it works.

In addition, I worked on my small oil painting as a simple interior decorating idea for the RV and I placed multiple N52 Neodymium magnets into the legs of the Murphy bed, to keep them in place while driving.


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Picture Frame & Canvas

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In an effort to finish the driver’s side of the interior, I prepared a molding for the bottom of the Murphy bed and started to replace the fill dish and hoses at the fresh water tank.

The wardrobe side wall also got a Formica finish. In addition, I started on a long-term project: a small oil painting of a Mondriaan piece for the Murphy bed. As the oil paint needs to dry completely between applications, this will take a couple of months to accomplish. Next week, the main push is to apply Formica to the Murphy bed.
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Speed sensor repair

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Just in time for the holidays my odometer stopped working. Quick research pointed in the direction of the speed sensor and the van’s maintenance codes confirmed that. A visit to the auto shop resulted in a new replacement part.

5 Minutes under the van at the transmission completed the job. I have to remind myself to give the van a full inspection, before leaving on extended trips.

 

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Ladder repair

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The rear ladder is more decoration than useful attribute, but over the years screws have gone missing and rust has appeared. As it is a small job, I could do it when I had an hour to spare.

First removed the ladder by removing the old screws. The rust cleaned up quite nicely and in short order everything was reattached with new stainless steel screws.

 

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Rust and holes.

Now it is time to do some restoration work to the floor.

001 002A few areas had a some surface rust. A little sanding and some fresh paint took care of that.

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Now I had to fill the dozen or so holes in the floor, that were left after the removal of the bench, chairs and safety belts.

004I choose for carriage bolts with washers. With some additional caulk, they would solidly close these openings and later on, their flat heads will be covered by some rigid insulation board.

 

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009Again, working alone on the van, added a couple of extra hours to the work. Sometimes the fastening of the bolts left me with one hand short.