My son came over yesterday and we moved the back tank’s fuel filler line! It takes more muscle than I posses to force the pieces together, so he donated his strength to the cause. It is so nice to have a little help sometimes, even though I wish I could do it ALL myself. It’s an internal fight I tend to have over many things, but this one is too important for me to be too proud. There are times when accepting or even asking for help is the smart thing to do. We didn’t do the front one as it turned out I didn’t have enough hose clamps. They will be arriving tomorrow so this should finally be completed by end of day tomorrow or Wednesday. I so love Amazon Prime!
Before my boy got here, I spent several hours filing in the cabover sleeping area with the sheep wool insulation, and getting part of it covered with the sub floor. I was afraid it would be difficult to handle the heavy plywood up there, but it went quickly and easily. I was pleased to see that everything was square. I have to use the truck and metal bracing itself as the “level”, and thankfully the ground is pretty level so it hasn’t been hard to handle that. Otherwise, I’d have to keep everything equally unbalanced, if that makes sense.
As for the insulation, I discovered something interesting. I pulled both some pink fiberglass and a box of sheep wool out, and found an ugly and disgusting RAT NEST, complete with a freaking large rat (which scared me and yes, I squawked!) in the pink stuff. The wool, while a little musty around the edges, was otherwise perfect. The box was super disintegrated from moisture, but no rats, mice, bugs, etc. I’m once again glad I went with the expensive but environmentally-conscious wool. No matter how I try, everything here molds, melts or rusts!
Last thing is I picked up a couple more windows from the local ReStore/Habitat For Humanity for $10 each. I am not going to be able to use the gorgeous double-paned windows I already have, as they are not advised for campers. The seal breaks too easily, especially for a house that might go four-wheeling!
Sorry about the picture placement. WordPress and I having our typical fight. Peace out 🙂