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Old 10-22-2007, 11:46 PM   #897
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that brake thing. i have it on my 22' safari landyacht. what the heck is it? summitsmum
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:46 AM   #898
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that brake thing. i have it on my 22' safari landyacht. what the heck is it? summitsmum
It was a brake cylinder. I forgot since how it functions, but it's long gone to brake thingie heaven.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:55 PM   #899
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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.
Hey Uwe,

Just finished re-reading your thread (your work is so fantastic and your pictures/descriptions so detailed that I'm more impressed each time I read it). So once again, thanks for taking the time to document, I know how much extra work it is on top of the ACTUAL work of a complete trailer overhaul.

My questions are around your home AC system and the ducting. I'm wondering if you ever completed flattening the metal ducting, and building surrounds for it, and if so if you had any pictures?

And also, if that flattening/enclosing step affected the airflow at all, or if it's still just as effective as before?

And finally, if you ever found an eyeball nozzle to direct the airflow and if so, what it looks like and how well it works?

Thanks for your time!

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Old 06-18-2008, 04:09 PM   #900
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Hey Uwe,

Just finished re-reading your thread (your work is so fantastic and your pictures/descriptions so detailed that I'm more impressed each time I read it). So once again, thanks for taking the time to document, I know how much extra work it is on top of the ACTUAL work of a complete trailer overhaul.

My questions are around your home AC system and the ducting. I'm wondering if you ever completed flattening the metal ducting, and building surrounds for it, and if so if you had any pictures?

And also, if that flattening/enclosing step affected the airflow at all, or if it's still just as effective as before?

And finally, if you ever found an eyeball nozzle to direct the airflow and if so, what it looks like and how well it works?

Thanks for your time!

-Marcus
Hi Marcus,

I ran two ducts off the a/c. One goes through the bathroom divider wall, and up the backside of it to exit above the bed. This one blows quite hard.
The other duct snakes behind the galley and exits through an eyeball vent below the stove. It's too does a good job, but doesn't blow as hard as teh one over the bed.
Overall, the system works quite well. I would do it again.
One problem is condensation. The rear vent condensates heavily. It will blow mist occasionally. the metal vent gets wet, and water slowly drips down the wall. Kip explained that I need to make a plenum with a drain, to catch the condensation before it can escape out the vent. I don't notice it around here so much, but last July in Austin TX, the air ran continously for almost a week. I had to dab water off the wall at night, and stuff rags to catch the drips during the day. The front vent does not do that.
I do not have any pics handy to show you, but will post some if I find them.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:44 PM   #901
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Thanks uwe, appreciate it, and especially the Austin-specific information. I was particularly interested in your experiences here since I do the majority of my camping relatively close to home (and often in the Summer! ).


Someday, I would probably like to implement this type of solution in my as yet un-obtained trailer

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I've had the pleasure of re-reading this, Uwe, after reading some other major renovation threads. Not hard to see why your name is often-mentioned in connection with a frame-off job. I saved a few of the pictures to show my wife (she's the one new to trailer camping, and, at first, a little put off by the "accomodations") as the colors, fabrics and lighting are all first rate in that trailer.

Two of your comments stuck: (roughly) that everything takes far more time than supposed, sometimes with little to show for a great amount of work; and, that it is no wonder that even a small trailer renovation can cost $100m. Reading and re-reading your thread has been a help with the context of how to further cogitate on my own.

Thanks for the time and trouble in documentation. Hope to see yours someday!
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:04 AM   #903
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I've had the pleasure of re-reading this, Uwe, after reading some other major renovation threads. Not hard to see why your name is often-mentioned in connection with a frame-off job. I saved a few of the pictures to show my wife (she's the one new to trailer camping, and, at first, a little put off by the "accomodations") as the colors, fabrics and lighting are all first rate in that trailer.

Two of your comments stuck: (roughly) that everything takes far more time than supposed, sometimes with little to show for a great amount of work; and, that it is no wonder that even a small trailer renovation can cost $100m. Reading and re-reading your thread has been a help with the context of how to further cogitate on my own.

Thanks for the time and trouble in documentation. Hope to see yours someday!
I can not tell you how exciting it is that people still read this thread. It was quite a bit of work to keep track of everything. So, it makes me happy that it is of use to others.
Thanks for the kind words, Tom! And for the help with Silver Streak Questions over the last few months.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:39 AM   #904
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(that picture link to the Silver Streak Trailer brochure is the site owned by Tom Patterson, a very well done and informative one [He has a gorgeous polished Streamline]. Not mine, but I hope to be of help to others as I begin some Streak-specific work and add a thread or two on the "Vintage Kin" subforum here.)

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:33 AM   #905
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Uwe--

I re-read this thread often, and I'm more impressed every single time.

Right now, since I'm doing the floor replacement part myself, I linger over the early pages of this thread. It's interesting that comments that I overlooked 6 months ago, now catch my eye and make sense, as I encounter similar issues with my own '63 O'lander.

I really do learn something new every time I read this thread, and I understand how much work it takes to document one of these, so thanks once again for doing it. It's an invaluable resource. Someday, I really do hope to see your magnificent trailer in person. Come back to Austin and I'll even buy your margaritas for you as a meager payment for your time and efforts!

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Old 03-17-2009, 02:40 PM   #906
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Please fedex margaritas to Area 63, att. Uwe. I prefer the ones from Barton Springs Road...
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:16 PM   #907
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Hi Uwe,
I feel like I know you after reading your thread over the last two evenings. I have a 62 Overlander and so much great information here. I'm sure I'll be back soon and often. I have courtesy parking. Make sure you stop by if ever on I-80 going through Iowa. I would love to see that shiny, beautiful rig in person. High quality booze is included with the free parking!
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Wow !! That sounds really tempting. Where are you again?

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Wow - sounds like the party is at 62-Landers! I'll bring the chips..

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Heh... I guess I'm signed up for the margaritas, then...

Don't think I can fedex them though, that might be a bit messy. I'll have to hand-deliver.

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