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Old 03-21-2009, 09:31 PM   #911
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:56 PM   #912
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Uwe:

I stumbled upon this post of your toy. Nice to see it from the start and that it's been documented very well. They really are a piece of art, aren't they!
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:49 AM   #913
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I stumbled upon this post of your toy. Nice to see it from the start and that it's been documented very well. They really are a piece of art, aren't they!
Ooh, I just found this post, Lynda...yes, they really are art. How is Pearl coming along?
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:04 AM   #914
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I have just finished reading this thread for the first time. WOW! Thank you Uwe for all the work you went through to share your experience. What a wonderful source of information and inspiration.

Last weekend I went and looked at a 1957 Overlander. Both endcaps are damaged and she looks tired. Yes I made an offer and it was accepted. In a couple of weeks I will bring the trailer home and start my own adventure.

I hope in time to see your trailer and admire your workmanship in person. Thanks to you and all who contribute to this outstanding forum I look forward to the headaches and backaches that will come along as I try to make this trailer my own.

If your ever in Minnesota, "Drinks are on me" Thank you!
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:36 AM   #915
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Thanks, Brad. Many miles since, but the Overlander is still our favorite hideaway.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:33 AM   #916
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We'd love to see pictures of this '57 Overlander of yours. You DO have pictures, right???

You should make plans now to start your own restoration thread so we can all follow along.

Maybe one I will make it to Minnesota.

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:46 AM   #917
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Here is a photo of the trailer now as well as one of the inside of our current trailer. I know its a shell off, so there is nothing but myself that can stop me from having the trailer of my dreams.
My wife, Jennifer, has decided she will be named the Ms Holly Golightly.

I cant wait to bring her home
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:18 AM   #918
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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, where did you come across that vent cover seen in the bottom photo (in post 871)?
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(And as a follow-up question to goransons, does the report of success in 100F heat indicate only low humidity conditions? I am assuming so unless otherwise corrected; thanks).
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(And as a follow-up question to goransons, does the report of success in 100F heat indicate only low humidity conditions? I am assuming so unless otherwise corrected; thanks).
I know that Uwe brought the trailer to Austin during a couple of summers, and he reported that the A/C did just fine here. We don't have the same humidity that you get on the coast, but Austin is definitely not a low-humidity environment. So if it did well here, I'm guessing it would do well just about anywhere.

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I know that Uwe brought the trailer to Austin during a couple of summers, and he reported that the A/C did just fine here. We don't have the same humidity that you get on the coast, but Austin is definitely not a low-humidity environment. So if it did well here, I'm guessing it would do well just about anywhere.

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It did quite well, even during what I consider pretty extreme humidity, Austin in July. It did have a tendency to freeze up if I tirned it to all the way cold, something that didn't happen in our mostly dry climate.
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Hey UWE, where did you come across that vent cover seen in the bottom photo (in post 871)?
I did not end up using that vent cover, instead I used an eyeball type vent from an architectural a/c supply house.
This particular vent cover is an aluminum louver for use in mobile homes etc. It typically has three louver sections, but can be cut and trimmed easily. What you see there is one of three sections.
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Uwe, Bravo...thats the only thing that comes to mind. You are inspiration to us all.
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I did not end up using that vent cover, instead I used an eyeball type vent from an architectural a/c supply house.
This particular vent cover is an aluminum louver for use in mobile homes etc. It typically has three louver sections, but can be cut and trimmed easily. What you see there is one of three sections.
Wow, delayed response from me, my attention span isn't worth beans lately... What was I going to say, oh yes great idea on the vent and I'll be checking the parts houses for one to cut up!

Thanks for the lead!
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