2004 Fleetwood Timberlake Project

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by shaxs, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Father_Redbeard

    Father_Redbeard New Member

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    Mods look great! I have an 05 Victory and it's identical to yours. Interesting that they changed names midway through the production.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement. I have a lot more updates to come.
     
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    New Thermostat

    I was having a lot of issues with swinging temps in our trailer with our furnace. I decided I wanted to upgrade the analog thermometer with a digital one. I scored a great deal on a used Pro1q Non-programmable thermostat on eBay. It was super easy to hook up. I then used velcro to attach the thermometer to the housing so I could take it off and move it onto the counter at night to have a better temperature read.

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    Adding 5.5mm jack to light fixtures

    I had bought some bunk end fan/lights combo that plug into the overhead lights. Only problem was I bought ones with the wrong type of plug. I needed one that had a headphone looking jack. I bought ones that connected like a power cord. So, I decided to add another power jack to the headlights so I can use either option. I bought new female plugs, soldered some wires, and tapped into the power of the lights. It works great!

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    Add voltmeter, usb, and 12v plug

    I wanted to have a voltmeter and some optional plugs to use when running on battery power only. I bought this unit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0741CHQ49/. I unscrewed all the modules and painted the backing the same color as the rest of my plastic pieces in the camper. I then did a terrible soldering job and soldered all the wires needed on the back. I did a terrible job cutting out the hole in the cabinet, but in the end I think it turned out looking good. I tapped into the power for the alarm.

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    Updated Battery and Wiring

    Because I didnt know any better, I let me deep cycle flooded battery completely deplete and it ruined the battery. I did a lot of research and decided to settle on an AGM sealed battery. I ended up buying a bigger 100ah battery. Specifically I got UPG New UB121000 45978 12V 100AH Battery. I also bought a larger battery box. I knew that on my tongue the old battery box was smaller and it was book ended by two brackets to create the max length of a battery box. These were riveted on. I was able to drill out the rivet to remove the brackets. I then measured and relocated the brackets. I attached them with stainless silver bolt, lock washer and lock nut. I plan on using thread lock on it to keep it on.

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    I then did a little rewiring and added a battery disconnect option. I still have to screw the case down into the frame to hold it in place. But I am very happy with the upgrade!

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    Looks awesome. How do you like that 30A breaker? I've got it in my amazon wishlist. Had a hard time finding reviews.
     
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    Looks good , I always add a second nut to the bolt so it dosent vibrate off.
     
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    Alder butcher block top replacements and new sink/faucet (part 1 of 2)

    These are my pride and joy! I measured and created a visual spec sheet and hired a local artisan in Washington who made bare alder block. I found him on Etsy of all places. Let me know if anyone wants contact details. Here is the spec sheet for those interested: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NcZeKfKxcEBvZkHhKmdDuaFz7eQOruR0/view?usp=sharing

    I had to have the cut outs made for the sink and found a local guy with CNC router who was nice enough to make the cut outs for me. The goal was to cut the sink section out cleanly so I could use it as a cutting board and then place in back in the sink area to create a flat surface. Worked out pretty good. The router bit was pretty thick so the cut line was a little larger than I wanted. But beggars can't be choosers! Here is a video of the CNC router working: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VmHUzgRNrXsArpoa6

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    Then I had to seal the wood for both a sink and being in a camper. I used 3 coats of Waterlox original, followed by a single coat of Waterlox satin, then I used 0000 wool and finishing wax to make it a nice, satin finish. For the cutting board, I only used Boos mystery oil and Boos Wax.

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    Alder butcher block top replacements and new sink/faucet (part 2 of 2)

    I pre-installed the sink in and faucet in the swing up galley top. I purposely made the cut out for the sink smaller so I would have a lip for the cutting board to sit down in. I cut a groove on the underside of the board to fit the lip in so that it was flush with the bottom of the counter. Not sure why I did that, but it gave me a nice template to set the sink in properly. I used food grade silicone to attach it to the counter along with stainless steel wood screws and clamps. I ran into two issues. 1) The drain that came with the sink was really nice, but long. By the time I connected the drain line to it, the counter would not lay flat. I had to buy a low profile drain. 2) Because the counter was thicker than standard, by the time I threaded on the nut on the bottom of the faucet, there wasnt enough thread left to connect the water lines. I tried anyways and flooded my camper. Okay, Im being a little dramatic, but it made a mess! I found a product called "shank extenders" that were created specifically for this issue of thicker counter tops. Once I used those, I had plenty of thread left to connect the water lines.

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    Installation of the counter tops was a little tough. I didnt remove the swing up mechanism on the galley or the 3-way fridge so there were some screws I wasnt able to get to. I cut them off using a cutoff wheel to make it flush with the mounting rails. Where I could, I used screws to attach to the wood. Above the fridge, I used liquid nails and on the swing up galley, I used food grade silicone.

    Overall, I am super happy with the final result!

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    If you are interested in butcher block counter tops, you can visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/Downhomewoods
     
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    I like it! Very heavy duty. The button to break the connection is pretty easy to push so I am a tad worried it will be pressed accidentally while driving. We shall see!
     
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    I bought a nylon threaded nut as well. If I have enough thread I will add it as a second nut.
     
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    What color flooring did you end up going with? I love the color you chose and I’m looking to buy New flooring right now.
     
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    Thanks for posting all this! I just bought the same camper and have my work cut out for me.
     
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    Congrats! Let me know if you need any help or questions ect.
     
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    Sink Hanging Shelves Mod

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    One of the things that was driving me crazy on our last trip was how cluttered the sink counter top would get during trips. I bought these short hanging shelves that looked to be the perfect size for above the sink. The problem was cross bar I wanted to use to hang these on was too far back and at the edge of the canvas. I needed a cross bar closer to the counter so I built on using pvc pipe for less than $5. I used 3/4" pvc pipe and fittings.

    I needed a way to branch the cross bar from the support bar. I took a T fitting and drilled out a hole to allow the the support beam to slide through.

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    I then connected two pieces of PVC pipe and elbows at the end

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    I then needed a way to connect this new cross bar to the bar support bar in the window in order to give it support. That required 2 more T fittings, but they wouldn't fit around the curve in the support bar. So, I cut them in half so I could fit them around the back support bar and for a temporary measure, taped them together. In the future I will cement them back together, but I couldn't find my PVC glue.

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    Lastly, I used two more pieces of PVC to connect the new cross bar to the back to the support bar. It just so happened that the hangers on the new shelves fit perfectly inbetween the fittings:

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    So there we have it. For $5 in PVC pieces and $27 in hanging shelves for a total of just over $30, I built two new shelves that fit almost perfectly on above the sink in my pop up.

    Here is the link to the shelves on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ESTQZJS/
     

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