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Old 06-18-2007, 10:21 AM   #127
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Steve:

That's one beautiful Caravanner ... and the bright awning sets it off cheerfully. Very nice!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:03 AM   #128
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Some pics from my first trip with out vintage awning up. Worked very well, and had no problems with it.
Wow...what a stunning combination of shiny aluminum and the new red awning! You must be thrilled to finally be able to take her out and relaxing on a camping trip after all the resto work.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:07 AM   #129
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Looks pretty patriotic too! Glad to see you out & about ~

We have some pics of our front gaucho removed from our '64 GT...you may find these helpful, it was really quite simple in the way it was constructed.

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Old 06-21-2007, 10:19 AM   #130
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Please stop the heat

Summer in the midwest. Hot, Humis, a killer in some situations.

Not willing to pay the price for an underbunk or split AC unit system install, I am again looking at a low profile unit on my rear vent. Those of you have have been in my coach know there is NO room in the middle vent for an AC unt. Will adding this AC unit put too much weight over the rear of the coach since we are talking behind the axel? I think there were around 75-80 lbs. The new double goucho I create wont weigh that much as it will be cedar and 1/8 inch plywood like the rest of my trailer. It will likely weigh less than my queen boxspring and mattress. Sorry to the VAC, and vintage lovers who shreik at the though, but then again this coach wasn't kept original to begin with, and it isn't any good to me if I am not using it.

Anyone have advice on the weight situation? We have towed it everywhere without a W.D. Hitch or sway, and have had no sway or problems whether it's 50 MPH winds or passing tractor trailers.

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Old 06-23-2007, 06:32 PM   #131
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Who can build one of these?

Inspiration no noubt came from the 75th Anniversay model Bambi. I want to use the heavy drawer slides like the 75th, but the ones at Home Depot are only rated at 100 lbs for the pair. I am unsure if the 75th has a beefier setup or not.

This setup will get me pretty much idealistic living space in my trailer.

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Old 06-23-2007, 09:54 PM   #132
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Steve,

If you're looking for bed sliders, I think these are what you need.

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Inspiration no noubt came from the 75th Anniversay model Bambi. I want to use the heavy drawer slides like the 75th, but the ones at Home Depot are only rated at 100 lbs for the pair. I am unsure if the 75th has a beefier setup or not.

This setup will get me pretty much idealistic living space in my trailer.

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Old 06-23-2007, 10:04 PM   #133
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Tim,

I do not want to use the wood bed slides as I really like the heavy duty drawer slides in the 75th Edition.

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hi steve

a/s has used these heavy duty roller/ball bearing slides for years...

primarily for rolling drawer slides on the outside of the classic AND big mohos...

tech support should be able to give you the supplier.

or someone with a moho could check the hardware.

other moho makers use 'em too...

here is an example of a vendor. there are several.

Telescopic Slides

and keep in mind the slides are only as strong as the attachment bracing...

now who's gonna build this thing?

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Old 06-23-2007, 10:35 PM   #135
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Joe,

Luckily the sildes will only move out 14 inches. This should be easier to hold the weight of Amy and I easier than if the slides were moving out 24 inches.

As for the constructor, I have a contractor (Finish Carpenter) coming out next Friday to look at the job. I want to have the strength that I need, but want to keep weight down. My front couch is framed in 1x2 cedar and topped with 1/2 inch plywood. The actual slide that will hold the weight is pretty beefy on the 75th edition. I am anticipating a similar version of it, but no need to be perfect. I was also looking at JC Ferguson's trailer in which he used the slides. He actually added some extra "Feet" that support the end of the rail at full slide out.

Who knows what's in the cards, but I want it done before Branson in October.

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I met with some contractors this morning about the sofabed. The idea I liked the most was a type of trundle bed. The extended platform will not pull out on a slide and sit slightly below like the 75th Edition, but will actually pull out from underneath and sit flush with the sofa platform. Two legs will also be contained in the hideaway, and will pop out when pulled up.

The contractors and I also discussed shortening the showerpan to allows for a closet and space for the refer.

Rough sketches coming soon.

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