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Vent modifications - Part 3

Posted 03-31-2013 at 05:57 PM by blickcd

As I said in part one, the installation of a Fantastic Vent has been well documented here on the forums. It is even really common to install one in the bedroom, and on newer trailers they are standard equipment in the bedroom.

However, when I decided to install a powered vent in my bedroom, I knew I didn't want a Fantastic Vent.

I will agree they are great fans, but since it is the bedroom, I didn't want a skylight overhead. While I considered painting the lid a dark...
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Vent modifications - Part 2

Posted 03-31-2013 at 11:15 AM by blickcd

I wanted to make some sort of improvement to the hehr light/vent combo located in the galley area. The location makes for some limited choices.

When the TV antenna is lowered, the back end rests almost on top of the vent lid. Not a good location for any type of vent whose lid would hinge open at an angle and interfere with the lowered antenna. Then I looked through my pile of old parts and got an idea.

The first photo shows some vent parts I had laying around. The vent...
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Vent modifications - Part 1

Posted 03-31-2013 at 08:30 AM by blickcd

My trailer had three original hehr light/vent combo units when I bought it in 2004. They always worked better as lights than vents, but even then the 3-way switch was flaky and is an expensive item to replace.

I replaced the original vent in my living room with a Fantastic Vent. Normally I like to keep an original look with my trailer whenever possible, but since the Fantastic is standard equipment on newer trailers, it didn't seem like sacrilege to install one.

Now the...
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DIY Drapes - Part 8

Posted 05-06-2012 at 06:13 PM by blickcd

The project is now complete and here are some photos of the results.

Given my minimal sewing experience, I was really hesitant to even start this project but I am glad I did.

A while back I got a quote for a professionally made set of drapes for a little over $700. The set I made cost under $300 in materials. Well worth the two weeks of spare time it took me to complete.

I'd say the toughest part was all the initial planning and figuring out how much material...
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DIY Drapes - Part 7

Posted 05-06-2012 at 05:23 PM by blickcd
Updated 02-17-2014 at 06:45 PM by blickcd

The second huge front drape was made with no trouble and I had just enough material left over for the center panel at the credenza side windows.

With all the drapes made it was time to install the snaps. I used a tool that was sort of like an anvil and mandrel. It worked okay but if I had to install more of these I'd spend the big bucks for the pliers style tool.

I've left the ends of my drapes a bit long and installed the snaps so the edge folded under as a return against...
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