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Old 01-06-2007, 11:15 AM   #869
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Your trailer looks really great Uwe! Nice to hear you are out on the road.

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Old 06-25-2007, 11:01 AM   #870
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Back on it

Spent a few more hours on the trailer, to finish up the interior. Even though it is fully useable, there are lots of details that still remain to be solved, finished, designed etc.
Yesterday I installed new lower rub molding to the frond and rear of the Overlander. Aside from some small gaps where the rear curve is. it came out great. Eventually the rails will be polished to match the skin, and the screws will be replaced with Olympic rivets.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:07 AM   #871
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A/C ducting in progress

My Air conditioner has proven to be more than sufficient in 100F heat, even without the installation of the duct work, as I had it planned originally. It is a 15000btu home unit, vented and drained through the floor.
Here a few pictures of the ducting that transports the cold air from the unit under the bed to the front of the trailer, and also through the bedroom wall to a vent that is yet to be installed over the bed, and into the bath.
The silver duct will be flattened, insulated, and then boxed in with either stainless sheet or a wooden enclosure.
The opening under the stove needs some sort of a large eyeball nozzle, that allows airflow where desired. I have not found this item yet. Any pointers would be much appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:17 AM   #872
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Lake San Antonio, revisited..

From our fathers day trip to Lake San Antonio. This trip was a blast! We went boating, did a little hiking, and relaxed for 4 days. One night we set up our firedancer, lcd TV, and DVD player outside, and watched some concert footage.
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:26 PM   #873
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Uwe, I went DUCTLESS with mine.

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Old 06-25-2007, 01:39 PM   #875
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Hey Smokeless Joe, can you give more info on the ductless AC you used?

Uwe, I'm thinking of giving my used rubrail to another '67 owner who needs it, and using new. Got any pro and con opinions on using new? (Looks easier to polish than the ribbed old kind) Where did you get it?
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:14 PM   #876
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Let me know how the air distribution works inside the trailer environment, especially out in the heat, with no shade.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:19 PM   #877
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Hey Smokeless Joe, can you give more info on the ductless AC you used?

Uwe, I'm thinking of giving my used rubrail to another '67 owner who needs it, and using new. Got any pro and con opinions on using new? (Looks easier to polish than the ribbed old kind) Where did you get it?
I had help making mine by Erasmo from MEL trailers. A strip of .040 with rolled edges is all it is. It will polish very nicely.
My advice, though, is that if your rubrail isn't all tweaked and twisted like my old ones are, then re-use it. I like the ribbed ones quite well, actually.
You can not buy vintage rubrail, apparently. It comes down to manufacturing it.
I tried without success to revitalize the ld rubrail, but after several hours of careful tapping and bending, it still looked like a relic from the titanic.
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:45 AM   #878
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Nice work - as usual! Love those fathers day pictures - makes me want to go camping....

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:03 PM   #879
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Thanks Ken. Your's isn't bad either, btw. Your cabinets especially look great.
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Thankyou - look for my update in the next couple of days - my front gaucho is FINISHED! And Lew Farber (lewster), Ken Levan have had a great couple of days - put my new A/C on, put a new awning on Ken's trailer - ate some good food, lots of great laughs and generally a good time.

Camped in my trailer next to lewsters last night - nice and cool - in more ways than one.

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Uwe, I agree with you that the real test for the split air system will be out in the middle of a California or Arizona desert.

I’ve used it on a couple of 30 degrees Celsius plus days here and I’m very happy with it.

The air distribution is fine. A little bit less behind the unit, in the bathroom, but that was expected and accepted. No problem.

I use these split air systems in Toronto to service rooms about 750 s.f. The trailer is maybe 160 s.f so, if anything, the problem might be what’s called “short cycling”. My air conditioning guy said it should not be over 6 stops and starts per hour.

So far, on the hottest days it didn’t exceed that.

I chose a non-traditional method for the same reason as you, I think: we didn’t want to compromise the iconic Airstream shape with an ugly, heavy blob on the roof.

I chose ductless for the same reason that I wanted to get rid of propane in the trailer: I don’t like the inefficiency and noise of ducting.

These Japanese developed split air systems are really very advanced. Like the Honda generators, they use inverter technology so the outside condenser does not work all the time that the inside blower unit is running.

Remote control. Four different types of cooling. (A couple of them use ‘fuzzy logic’, like a Japanese rice cooker). Four speeds including a “chaos” setting, which imitates natural breeze.

I’ll keep the forum posted. So far it’s terrific.

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The link above didn't paste correctly. Here it is again:

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