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Old 09-06-2014, 06:19 AM   #519
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Mine is the same 110v motor as Vernon had. Shelly were did you get a 12v motor that worked?
I got mine here;

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Old 09-11-2014, 06:31 PM   #520
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I polished and added two vents to the roof, I think they are quite jaunty and, unlike the originals, these are aluminum, so no rust! I used Eternabond double stick tape as a sealant leaving a gap at the bottom. I also drilled two little holes at the bottom so if any water does builds up it will drain out before it reaches the vent stack. I would have preferred to buck rivet these but as they will likely come out in the future I went with # 8 stainless screws for now.


I added the Marinco outlet. By the way, I used a rubber gasket that I cut last year turned out it was already cracking so I found this at the local Orange Box store, closed foam seal, fit perfectly, even the screw hole punched in the foam lined up! They also fit perfectly under the wedding cake tail lights. I'll re-purpose the metal plate that came with them.
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Also added the scare light. This area of the trailer has the most corrosion and I thought about adding a custom patch but in the end I left well enough alone. I had a problem with the bottom hole being stripped out so I bought a piece of aluminum stock bar at the Orange box store, drilled a new hole and installed it as a backer to the bad hole with Tempro 635. The scare light itself I bedded in butyl tape and followed up with a seal of Tempro 635. I already installed the LED light upgrade.


I also got the gaps underneath sealed up and polished the new rubrails from VTS. They are going to add a lot of bling to the trailer! The old ones were mangled, I probably could have fixed them up but took the easy way out. I haven't installed them yet. I don't find it very amusing that right when I get my trailer leak free (said with pinkies crossed) I've got to drill a bunch more holes into the skin!


I also got all my window hardware cleaned up and reinstalled. I painted them with Rustoleum Hammerite smooth aluminum paint #42205 . They came out SWEET!

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This paint is really cool and durable. Its hard to find though and I had to resort to buying it online. I've also discovered its a perfect match for POR's sterling silver paint that I did the hitch in.. Great for touch ups!

No leaks again in the trailer DESPITE torrential downpours and a tornado warning. Yep, tornado. Turns out we didn't have an actual tornado but two streets over there was a micro burst with winds of 110 mph an hour. Took down lots of trees and our power. I was more concerned about the hail warning, which never materialized. In the middle of the tornado warning, I'm down in the basement eyeing the leftover roll of Prodex and wondering if I could rig a temporary cover LOL! Or throw myself over those endcaps if need be!
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #521
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How did you clean off all the old paint off the window hardware?
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:43 PM   #522
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I covered each one in Citrastrip, enclosed it in a freezer bag, left it for a couple a of days ( not by design but I just didn't get back to it!) And then used a toothbrush and 3m grey pads to take the paint off. Seriously my best ( ie most used ) purchases so far have been my scaffolding and a carton of 3m grey scotch brite pads. Product Catalog&#160Scotch-Brite‚ĄĘ Ultra Fine Hand Pad 7448, 6 in x 9 in, 20 pads per box 3 boxes per case¬*: Electrical Commercial and Industrial: 3M US

Oh, and plastic razor blades, love them!


PS, after they were stripped I used a degreaser to get the original grease on the crank out, spray painted, then sprayed a silicone lubricant on the gear. Do NOT use the silicone before the spray paint ( ask me how I know! ).
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Awsome! Thanks! I will use that method for sure. Especially sense my P.O. Got a little carried away with the white paint.
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Old 09-11-2014, 09:59 PM   #524
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By the way I just realized the picture of the scare light was version 101. Originally, I tried using cork as a gasket. Major fail, I ordered the butyl tape from VTS and redid. One of the many items I've done more than once.... Learn from my mistakes grasshopper..
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:55 AM   #525
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You said Marinco inlet, but it is a Furrion in the photo. There is about a $75 difference there. I use the Furrion inlets myself.
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Old 09-12-2014, 08:47 AM   #526
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You can get a blue lens and LED bulb from VTS for your scare light. We saw one at the MN Airstream Park and bought one. Looks KOOL! All your wonderful exacting work puts us to shame, esp in the polishing department. We've done hardly anything there, and still aren't sure how much we want to polish....

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Old 09-12-2014, 11:42 AM   #527
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they sell those lenses at truck stops
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Looking GREAT, Shelly! I love those vents. I actually was washing out my black tank with my Flush King for about the third time and wasn't paying attention & and a shower come out of my bell-type vent like yours! Never fear, I have a no-poop-policy! lol!!! It was nicely sprayed over the whole rear of the trailer....
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:43 PM   #529
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Hehehe at least if you get a bee nest up there Becky you'll know how to get rid of it
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I added the Marinco outlet. By the way, I used a rubber gasket that I cut last year turned out it was already cracking so I found this at the local Orange Box store, closed foam seal, fit perfectly, even the screw hole punched in the foam lined up! They also fit perfectly under the wedding cake tail lights. I'll re-purpose the metal plate that came with them.
Great thinking on the gasket did you replace those wedding cake lights? my bases are rusted out but lenses are ok. Just wondering what streamers are doing for replacements
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I not only replaced the wedding cake lights with ones from VTS (mine came with truck stop models) but took them LED, like reggiemon did in this thread

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...emy-52497.html

It's NOT for the faint at heart, you have to drill into the stainless backplate with a hole saw, and put a larger hole in the trailer skin. Plus the LED needs to be enlarged/ filed at the screw holes to get it to all fit..... The upside is it's a completely sealed unit, no corrosion and LED are vastly superior to the standard OEM bulbs.

Ask my how I like it when I actually light it up for the first time
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First of all thank you! Sorry I meant to use the quote tool above.....Then I seen your blog invite (Very Nice )40 minutes passed and thanks again! The ambassador and over lander are much alike. I am trying to make mine a tent by August for Sturgis !
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