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Old 07-11-2017, 02:19 PM   #113
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The Krefft uses about 20# of LPG in 6 or 7 days when the temp is over 90 degrees. I was concerned so I tried a smaller burner, a Teddington model TZ. The burner did not create enough heat for the Krefft to work. After 24 hours all it did was to make the plate sweat so I put the original back in.
The first pic shows the original functioning with the Teddington TZ next to it. The second pic shows the original next to one that I got from 57Vintage in a trade (thanks again 57Vintage!). After I make sure that all is well with my recent work I am thinking of trying this burner next.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:21 PM   #114
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I think I got the better end of the trade. Your pieces allowed me to keep the door interior stock. If the burner I sent you isn't working out, please pass it on to 'Goranson' in Yakima, WA (FOUND!! Wally Byam's 55 Cruiser - 1956 European Caravan trailer). He's redoing Wally's Cruiser and I gave him the mechanical guts of my Krefft for the restoration.
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:35 AM   #115
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maybe you did but then I have what I needed. I wanted the burner for a spare but haven't tried it just yet because I am still in the test mode. The Krefft has been running on LPG for the 4th day now and holding around 37-40 degrees. I'll next be testing the shore power side before I try your burner, I have already made sure it functions.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:52 PM   #116
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57Vintage asked about the electrical for my Krefft refrigerator. I am still doing the woodwork but wanted to post these pics. The heater element is 180 Watt and here the pics show the element and the original connections. The element measures 8" overall with the diameter measuring .950".
I found a DOMETIC Temperature Controller that is being modified to fit the Krefft.
Sorry it took a while but everyday life got in the way. Anyway got the shelf for the refer completed and sealed today. Tomorrow I am wanting to replace the LPG copper tubing and get the refer installed...more to come.
Thank you for such a helpful thread! We just got our Krefft this weekend and am working through your thread trying to take in the restoration! First thing I did was plug it in and nothing, but then realized the element is missing, as is the male part of the plug. I'm interested in the particulars to see if I can put together an element, even if I have to use a modern style plug and thermostat. I am also in the market for one more of the shelves that isn't notched, and 2 of the pegs that hold it in. Other than that it seems complete. It will have some minor repairs to the inside door at the top, and under one of the corner covers on the box where the material feels like some type of rubber. If you have a parts unit or know of one please let me know. Link to pictures of our newly acquired unit are here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f492...162191-12.html

Thanks for any help you can give us! - Scott
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:12 AM   #117
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The dimensions of the element are in an earlier post *#85). I made some other changes & will try to help with that as well but my Thermostat is a Ranco K50.
Have you tried using the LPG? mine had a leak so I had to get the unit repaired. You may want to test before going much further. I found that the refrigerator running on LPG consumes almost a gallon/day so electric will become important.
Still have the receptacle & plug sorry but have been really busy with life. Our Post Office is only open on week days & I have been out of town with my rentals.
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I haven't tried it yet. The PO said it worked when lighted with a clicker but didn't get real cold but he hadn't run it very long and didn't have it baffled at all. That's next on my agenda! Thank you for the info. I've been looking at modern elements but they all seem to have a 90 degree bend in them. No worries on the plug. I'm 6 months at least from touching wiring. Your thread (and craftsmanship) is awesome.
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Wanting to be able to dry camp I decided to replace the original AC overhead vent fan with a DC fan.
I found this fan on ebay and it is reversible. Made by Silverstone and it appears to be of high quality, here is a link;
http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...id=711&area=en

Very easy to modify the Traveler.
Remove the overhead light to gain access to 12 Volts DC. Disconnect the AC wiring and run a 12 Volts DC + wire to the fan location.
Remove the original AC fan with AC wiring and mounting plate.
Next I took some 3/4" X 1/16" aluminum angle drilled to mount the fan and toggle switches (On/Off and Fwd/Reverse). I decided to mount the new fan 90 degrees from the original in case I wanted to add a second fan in the future.
Works great and probably moves close to as much air as the original with only .32 Amps.

Still need to do a little work here but more to come including a screen.
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New tires, went with Goodyear Endurance ST 205/75 R15. BUT they are just a little larger in diameter and a bit wider, they look great.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:50 PM   #121
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more polishing & a few days off.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:50 AM   #122
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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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Steve, if you have the time, I still would like to see some photos of your spare tire mount.

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Check Post #102 it shows the mount clearly & a definition of what I used to build it.
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Check Post #102 it shows the mount clearly & a definition of what I used to build it.
Thanks, Steve, that helps.

I still am trying to understand the mechanics of your wheel mount. Am I correct that, to remove the wheel, you unbolt and remove the piece that comes through the center of the wheel and is bolted to the A frame?

If you have another photo of the mount without the wheel, that may answer my question.

Many thanks for your help.

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yes to remove the spare I take that piece of 1" wide X 1/4" thick flat stock off. The Propane Tanks had to be moved forward to make room & the 1" square tubing is spaced to allow the tire to wedge into them. Thinking a welder would have no problem duplicating if you took the pics to him.
Sorry don't have a pic with the tire off & we are getting ready to go camping again so cannot take it off now.
Hey if you wind up near Idyllwild please come by and take a better look
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yes to remove the spare I take that piece of 1" wide X 1/4" thick flat stock off. The Propane Tanks had to be moved forward to make room & the 1" square tubing is spaced to allow the tire to wedge into them. Thinking a welder would have no problem duplicating if you took the pics to him.
Sorry don't have a pic with the tire off & we are getting ready to go camping again so cannot take it off now.
Hey if you wind up near Idyllwild please come by and take a better look
Thanks, Steve.

My final question (I hope!), relates to what is at the rear of the spare wheel. Is the bolt (that passes through the lug hole on the wheel) welded to (or pass through) the piece of flat stock (so that, to remove the spare wheel, you first would remove the two nuts and then remove the piece of flat stock)?

Many thanks for your help.

Have fun camping.

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