Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fortress Pistol Security

What do you say that we still desperately need,  inside the Crazy Over The Top Trailer project. YES .... You guessed it exactly a SAFE ... for a gun or whatever else like my favorite chocolate bars. It was on sale at Lowes only $59 so I figured one couldn't  go wrong with a little thing like that. It's already installed in its secret location, it was easy to program and opens great with the combo. Now I just need to drive behind a Brinks other truck until a bag falls out to fill the safe - not sure if I would be as nice as the Vegas cab driver, who returned a $300,000 cash packet left inside his cab -

Monday, December 16, 2013

The mock up of the insulated roof

Ok here it is, for those of you who like to do winter camping & not have Niagara falls CONDENSATION drip on your head

This set up works quite well with almost zero condensation.
the top diamond plate is of course the trailer roof.
the left side is a wood stud that runs under the metal stud "not shown"
I'm using R-19 Denim insulation - it really only expands to 3.5"
below i'm using 3/4" blue board mainly to compress the Denim - so there is no air space between metal roof.
the lowest layer is 1/4" paneling 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Finished ceiling is coming

Since there is a slight air gap between the metal ceiling and the denim insulation - I decided to add another 3/4 " blue board to close up the gap. I also noticed some minor moisture formation and this will hopefully solve that problem. The 1/8" birch will be attached to 1 x 3" wood furring strips.

Monday, December 9, 2013

28 deg outside - 68 inside , NO HEATER REQUIRED

Thanks to the magic of the finished insulation & a few gallons of warm water, Its now 68 deg F inside while 28-31 deg outside. Other then my appliances tv, VCR & body heat - no gas or electric heater is present.

Don't try this in your RV .....
You will freeze to death !!....

Remember just add a little insulation to the floors, walls & ceiling

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Freezing cold 34 = 59 inside without heat

The clock is still off by 1 hour , it's really 7:35 am and 34 outside, a little insulation still needs to be completed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Another Cop story defies pure logic

Come on - what 64 year old guy in a mini rams, a younger guy in a 2 x larger infinity ? I hope he collects a bundle !!

Man accuses off-duty Concord cop of road rage

Updated 3:06 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2013
(12-03) 15:04 PST ORINDA -- An Oakland man filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Concord, saying an off-duty police officer deliberately rammed his Mini Cooper and broke his arm during a road rage incident.
The officer, though, told authorities that the Mini Cooper driver had been the aggressor.
Walther Weiland, 64, said Officer Kevin Mansourian cut him off Feb. 17 on westbound Highway 24 in Orinda as the lanes merged near the Caldecott Tunnel.
After Weiland tried to pull around Mansourian, the off-duty officer rammed his Infinitiinto Weiland's Mini Cooper, causing moderate damage, said the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland.
Weiland alleged that when he got out of his car to exchange insurance information, Mansourian screamed, "What the f- are you doing? I'm an off-duty police officer!"
Weiland asked to see his police identification, but Mansourian refused and slammed him to the ground, holding him there until a California Highway Patrol officer arrived, the suit said.
Weiland suffered a broken arm and was never charged criminally in the incident, said his attorney Michael Haddad.
"Anytime someone breaks another person's arm in a road rage incident, there should be consequences," Haddad said. "We're concerned that just because he's an officer, that he might be getting away with this."
The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, names the city of Concord, Police Chief Guy Swanger and Mansourian. Swanger declined comment Tuesday, other than to say that Mansourian was currently on the force as a motorcycle officer.
City Attorney Mark Coon also would not discuss the case.
In a report written by a Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy, Mansourian said Weiland had been straddling lanes on the freeway and had intentionally rammed him several times.
Mansourian said Weiland had an "unsteady gait" as he exited the car, the report said. The officer said he took Weiland to the ground because he had reached into his front pants pocket.
Henry K. Lee is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: hlee@sfchronicle.comTwitter: @henryklee