2001 Coleman Bayside Elite

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    Ahh ok then yes Converter it is....I really don't need the 12v to 120 anyway.
    I mainly just care about the charging.
    I keep getting the terms mixed up.
     
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    If you are not used to it it does get confusing, but as long as the wires are right! [:D] It will work!
     
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    Today's work was all done by me with almost zero help from my father in law so i am kinda proud of myself.
    Fridge area:
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    The only mistake I made was the placement of the AC outlet.
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    Starting putting in the shelf's and fit in the furnace.
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    Where does that black cord go? The one in the hole?
     
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    That progressive dynamic battery charger. I just have it plugged in for the photo..the battery isn't even connected to it.
     
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    Spent a few hours today....didn't really accomplish much as I had to redo what I did.
    Had to remove the back panel to add backing for the back cabinet/sofa area.
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    Did this part twice as the first time I measured the seat would have been at 12".
    Wife said even with the cushions the seat was way too low. Was able to find a picture of someone else pop up and using some previous holes I redid it so now the seats will be somewhere between the 14-17" mark. Figured just to give plenty of area to build on.
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    Tied and loomed up these wires a little better.
    The rear is back on and the lower dinette cabinet is ready for the plywood top. Plan to get that in on Tuesday or Weds if the weather is good.
    I have also got tons of goodies to install soon.
     
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    Great work! I will be updating my post soon. I got the front cabinet fully installed, and refinished my electrical cabinet yesterday. Now I have some painting todo, and then I can catch-up to where you are. We will be ordering the electric cooler and drawer slides within the week. Then I can get started on the back cabinet.
     
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    Not much done on the popup..With my in laws gone been working on house/yard/garage stuff.
    I did get to install hitches on both our cars.
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    2014 Subaru Outback..4 pin wiring also installed.
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    2018 Dodge Grand Caravan...Need to install wiring...this will take longer as I purchased a 7 pin connector for it.
    My dad has been coming by a lot to get a bunch of odds and ends done around the house...Also got a checklist from the wife to work on also.
     
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    Since I was borrowing my fathers power washer for cleaning the front of my house and preparing my front deck for staining I decided to finally clean the top of the camper.
    Using a pesticide sprayer with a mix of water bleach and soap, I soaked the top a couple of times let it sit then I used the power washer to get all the big stuff off.
    The results:
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    Now the problem and not really sure where to go from here. Since the top was so dirty and black I have uncovered a bunch of cracks all in row.
    You can see a big one to the top right of the picture.
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    So all the cracks go left to right are on the drivers side.
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    Suggestions?
     

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    that is what my top looked like. I know it seems like an undertaking, but i would recommend taking the top layer off, and filling holes with bondo, and using grizzly grip. See the starting of my posts. It was worth the time and effort. especially because you don't have your seal on yet.
     
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    You mean the entire top layer? or just the parts where the cracks are.
     
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    The whole top layer.
     
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    Tbh, you can leave it for now unless its coming off. It will not leak. You could do the roof another time. It will get worse rhough.
     
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    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
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    so i did a lot of research on this. Some people fixed the Crackes with the MEK slurry and covered with the grizzly grip. Grizzy grip is a bed liner brand that actually has a video of the process on their website for coleman ABS roof tops. what I found was that people that repaired and covered with grizzly grip had cracks show back up. people that completely tore off the outer layer didn't seem to have these issues. Mine although in a temporary car port and not exposed to sun or weather has held up for a year with no cracks showing back up. I would advocate doing it now, because your seal is off. If you put the seal on, then do it in the future you will have to pay for another seal. i'm not sure if you have an awning rail, but we took ours off with the top and bought another one to glue back on. if around your awning rail is secure, then leave it on, and bondo/grizzly grip up to the "c"channel. feel free to call if you have more questions about that. it is a little bit of a process, but not hard. I guarantee it is the easiest thing you will have done on your camper.
     
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    Hey people happy belated 4th,
    So I am back in full swing and have a goal of the 16th to get the inside mostly done. When my mother in law gets back from there current trip she is going to
    start working on the holes in the canvas so I can start reinstalling them.
    I still have not decided what I am going to do about the roof.

    I have done a little work over the past two months(not a lot thought). My dad helped me one day cut up a wall piece that came with my kitchen that I never ended up using for the counter tops. Installed a new outside outlet and outside light.
    Today I almost finished installing the counter tops. I also finished installing the heater and started reinstalling the propane lines. All my electrical is working.
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    So current list:
    Install Kitchen, clean and start installing plumbing. Need to get some adapters to finish propane lines. Since there is no water heater I have to change them just a tad, make new rear bench, finish the front wall, change the aux 12vdc plugs in the ceiling to something more user friendly. (I have no use for those 1/4" jacks), new tires will need to be purchased soon and plenty more.
    I am also starting to find lots of misc parts that I can not remember where they go and will need a little help figuring that out.
     
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    You are almost there. I have the counter tops done waiting to be installed. Cooler cabinet ready to be painted, rear wall ready to be painted, then I’m on to finally putting everything back together. I’ll have a post soon.
     
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    Installed kitchen and rear bench seat yesterday.
    That middle metal guide was a pain in the ass to reinstall.
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    I did have to notch a cabinet door to fit the hinge for the kitchen. I did this rather then moving all the doors down was just easier.

    I know that a lot of people may say it looks tacky using different colors, old wood, notching a door, but this is not being built to be a pristine looking camper just functional and I am trying to spend the least amount I can and use as much materials as I have lying around. Maybe after it is done I may go thru the whole thing and repaint the inside.
    And even though I am home a lot I have tons of distractions: house, wife, kids, working from home. So I am not spending all day working on this. One main reason why this is so slow.
     
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    This was done today:
    Heater cover painted and trimmed.
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    Stove and faucet installed:
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    Had to make a bigger hole here to help guide the water, propane and discharges lines.
    Only cold will be connected for now and I think I am using the wrong pipe it seems a little too short.
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    Need help identifying some metal pieces.
    I am wicked sure the two smaller black pieces have something to do with the slide out but can't remember. The others I have no idea what they go too. I even left some nuts and bolts on one.
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