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Old 03-12-2017, 04:35 PM   #1041
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A '63 Overlander Followed us Home

The plan is to keep the Bowen cover so I removed the sheet metal from the old tank and fit the new surburban into it.
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:39 PM   #1042
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A '63 Overlander Followed us Home

The WH was bolted in at an angle so the cover fit the slant on the side of the trailer. Then I modified the old cover to clear the new intake and exhaust
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:43 PM   #1043
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A '63 Overlander Followed us Home

Once all of the old parts were cleaned up, I stuffed it back into the hole, attached the water lines, turned on the pump and 'squirt'...I had pinched a line during the replacement.

All in, it was a nice weekend project.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:20 PM   #1044
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Looks great! We did that too on our 63 safari and love that I can flip a switch and have hot water!
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:59 PM   #1045
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Good job saving the original outside water heater cover! Looks great!!
54 years has to be close to record for a working Bowen original round water heater.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:23 PM   #1046
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Nice job, Vernon. I did the same to my Bambi II & I still think it's one of my favorite "morphs". Nothing like flipping a switch for hot water!
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:18 AM   #1047
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Vernon, it looks great! You are one the most creative people I know about when it comes to blending the old with the new. Your ability to shrink the hole and keep the same exterior appearance is brilliant!
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Old 06-03-2018, 05:07 PM   #1048
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I made a change to my solar setup. This started off with a 400w install on our 34' and flowed over to Dolly.
After installing the panels on the 34' I started to mount the new controller and prep for lithium batteries but I changed my mind, lithiums will go on Dolly. This means the new controller also needs to get installed in her. Out comes the Bluesky and in goes the Chinesium one. It's programmable so I can specify parameters and not have to buy the expensive Bluesky monitor. I'll put the Bluesky in the 34'. :30 swap and everything is good, as can be seen by the cheap looking happy face on the LCD...
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:53 AM   #1049
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After 5 years the 6V golf cart batteries are down to about 50% capacity. Not bad especially since the charger is an old univolt! Admittedly the only reason I made it to 5 years is because 90% of the time the univolt is turned off and solar is taking care of the batteries. Time for an upgrade that costs 60% of what I paid for Dolly.
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I've known cars that double in value when you fill up at the gas pump! Yes, batteries are expensive, and the AGMs we put in even more so, but worth it!
Hopefully, you missed out on most of the fun with the latest hurricane.....

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I suppose I am a tad bit late but I could use that cap with the garden hose fitting. My trailer is a 61 Bambi. I could also use the outlet fitting as I am going to try to make a fitting for it. It would be a lot easier than working under the trailer. Thanks Glen
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I suppose I am a tad bit late but I could use that cap with the garden hose fitting. My trailer is a 61 Bambi. I could also use the outlet fitting as I am going to try to make a fitting for it. It would be a lot easier than working under the trailer. Thanks Glen


Let me look thru my pile and see what I still have. '61 Bambi is a cool trailer!
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