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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:25 pm 
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The taping took some time. Prime coating was the next step.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:35 pm 
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Crackerjack! My mechanic from Eastern Germany did a heck of a job - alone in two hours. Maybe he had some experience with painting army trucks from Russia anyway... :lol: He sometimes tells me interesting GDR stories...

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The mouldings are back on. He has already painted the roof in 2020.

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The dark red color is going to be restored this fall...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:46 pm 
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Repainted Jerry Can and tow-bar.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:43 pm 
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The Sealand toilet valve was leaking caused by a cold winter.

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I didn´t want that experience again so I chose the freezing condition option.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:52 pm 
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Fortunately Sealand and Dometic use the same (metric) measurements for RV (Yacht) toilet installations so I was able to get the accessories in the Baumarkt (hardware store) around the corner.

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Safety inspection in Germany was also an issue. The size of the Revcon went past the limit. :? It is registered as an oldtimer, but its weight exceeds 3.5 tons, so it has to pass the inspection every year. The TÜV (inspection sticker) in Germany for ordinary cars under 3.5 tons is valid for 2 years.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:24 pm 
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Nice to get some fresh paint/shine on it.

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Yes, the only thing what is left to finish the paint job is to put on the new "Revcon" foil on all 4 sides of the coach. ;-)
The plan is to do this in summer 2022. It should match with the dark red color on the undersides of the Revcon.
The old foil looked golden but we noticed during removing that it was brown.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:14 pm 
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Well, I finally found an inspection station (DEKRA) for trucks in Plauen - Germany which was willing to deal with the size and the technical aspects of the Revcon. Some young graduate engineers took a close look.

They made a complaint about:
1. Headlights - low adjustment
2. Contamination of engine and transmission.

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This mess was caused by the leaking transmission line, we forgot to clean it up. :roll:

3. Mufflers with tiny holes in it.

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4. Parking break uneven (more than 60 percent).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:23 pm 
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5. Bleed valve of the front brake leaking.

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This was also our fault. My mechanic let the air out of the system but we didn´t clean up the breaking fluid. :?

Emission test was fine - thank god. So I´m glad about the "weak" but clean Oldsmobile L80 6.6 V8.
The Propane System didn´t leak and worked as it should.

The graduate engineers just told me to keep an eye on some corrosion concerning the undercarriage:

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So we processed the complaints and received a valid inspection sticker for one year 3 weeks later.

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