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Old 08-07-2016, 07:34 PM   #99
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I was able to get the plate covering the holding tank set today. Next was to trim the area with the old & new aluminum molding. Then the Toilet was set in place, very happy with how it turned out.
The black plumbing is for the grey water & vent lines. Pictures of that to follow but there are two discharge fittings outside with blade valves to select overboard or holding tank for the toilet or galley sink independently or combined.
Next is the closet and DC System or the mattress...maybe both!
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:01 PM   #100
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Lined the closet with aromatic cedar. False floor with the DC Batteries and wiring below.....getting closer to camping! Need to finish a few things like the LPG System but still............
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:15 PM   #101
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More progress on the Traveler this week. The DC system is almost complete and the closet is nearing completion as well.
We got the mattress cut to shape and working on the mattress cover tonight.
The closet doors are trimmed to size & shape and I was able to get them hung today. Now I can set the latches before I and stain and oil them and the privacy door.
I needed to know what time it was the other day so...........
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:54 AM   #102
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Spare Tire Rack

More progress on the Traveler. I finished the front yesterday with the LPG rack & plumbing, wiring and spare tire mounting.
I used 1 1/4" square tubing & then some 1/4" x 1" flat stock and all held in place with lug nuts. The lug nuts mean that I will have a couple of spares and the wrench needed to change a tire. It is real simple and looks like it will work nice.
I did have to move the LPG rack forward a little to make some room but still have room for the jack to work.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:39 PM   #103
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Tested the LPG System today...very nice to have everything functioning after so much work & replacing.
The Heater would most likely heat the inside of this little trailer so much that we go outside or at least leave the door open if above 32 degrees!
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:30 PM   #104
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I really like your tire/wheel rack mounted on the A frame, and I plan to do something similar.

Would you please post another photo or two of the rack and how it attaches to both the tire and the frame?

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Old 09-20-2016, 07:24 AM   #105
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I am going to do a little more polishing 1st of the week and can take some more pictures then when I take it back off. I'll use a tape measure when taking the pics to help.
Glad you like it, it's simple and only cost a few bucks since I already had the welder and lug nuts.
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I am going to do a little more polishing 1st of the week and can take some more pictures then when I take it back off. I'll use a tape measure when taking the pics to help.
Glad you like it, it's simple and only cost a few bucks since I already had the welder and lug nuts.
Thanks, Steve. That would be very helpful.

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Old 10-03-2016, 08:31 AM   #107
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Patti saw the headboard that (Greg) 50s Aluminum built and wanted me to make a taller one similar to theirs.
I was also finishing the vent for the freshwater tank so they were finished together. After gluing up the framework and skinning the one side I took some left over copper tubing and put it on the inside prior to gluing the skin on the other side. Here are the pics of the completed bed area.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:38 AM   #108
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The Traveler made it to the Newport Dunes Vintage Trailer Rally over the last weekend. All went well with the Traveler and all of the work that was completed. It trails very nice with the new axle and all of the running and brake/turn lights worked as they should.
Here are some pics of the Traveler on her first rally
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:40 AM   #109
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We are back from our winter travels in the motorhome and now getting ready for a vintage trailer rally in Big Bear, CA. I am wanting to complete the Krefft installation so yesterday I began to test the propane system. But I would like to ensure that the installation is up to today's standards.

Considering that the Ammonia Absorption units are basically the same but these are almost 60 years old Airstream didn't concern themselves with the baffling like the units of today have. So proper ventilation of the Krefft will be my concern

I just talked with a guy at The Norcold Guy and he was very helpful!:
http://thenorcoldguy.com/norcold-tec...s-the-venting/

From what I got out of our conversation the most important thing with the ventilation of the cooling unit is the Cooling Fins. We need to ensure that the airflow is directed to this area and then exhausted to ensure efficiency in extreme conditions. The Flue should also be directed to the vent to help cool off that area.
I have a short length of flexible automotive exhaust pipe that directs the flue to the vent to test. This appears to work out great so a more permanent solution is planned. The problem here is that the flue needs to be removed to install the heater element for 120 volt operation and then reattached to help remove the heat from the flue.
I am not sure yet but I may use a sheet of aluminum and simply cover the rear of the cabinet to ensure the airflow. I may even try to use an insulation blanket.
The Temperatures he stated were approximately 350 degrees for heated air at the flue and 130 degrees for the ambient air at the cooling unit.
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Easiest way to direct the flow over the coils is to close in the back of the Krefft with an aluminum sheet. Next I used some hot rod insulation to try and keep the heat going up & not out.
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:32 PM   #111
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Cool found a Honda Eu1000i for sale on CL. I picked it up for cheap but had to clean the Carb. Took between 15 to 20 minutes to do the job correctly but now it runs great!
1000 Watts is fine for now and we are ready to go dry-camping.
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:10 PM   #112
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Here is a look at my ventilation for the Krefft.
I am using 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood with an Automotive Insulation that is rated at 700 degrees to direct the airflow. I used the aluminum molding from Vintage Trailer Supply, not real happy since it isn't very flexible but it worked.
The flue is stainless steel flexible Automotive Exhaust Tubing that is covered with Automotive Fiberglass Exhaust wrap to ensure that the CO gets out of the area. I have a small fan at the upper exhaust area that only draws .16 amp so it will run continuous and is very quiet. That is a Muffler Bracket securing the Flue.
The last pic shows the removable panel so that I can use the 120 Volt Heater Element.
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