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Old 03-09-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
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Interior Picts Electrical

Here is pic of how the interior roadside electrical looks from the inside.

For more photos check my gallery.
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Old 03-15-2004, 10:04 PM   #2
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Bambi Electrial connection

Thanks for the pics of the electrial connection. It appears that the side electrial box is NOT attached to a inside rib as I thought, rather it must just be attached with screws from the outside into the unit. I also think I see regular romex wire coming from the bottom of the that box going to the fuse box. If so I would guess it be 10 gauge ? If it's not a problem, I would appreciate knowing if indeed the electrial connection on the outside of the trailer is just attached with screws thru the siding. Somehow it just doesn't seem that it would be firm enough installed in that fashion. Thanks again for the pics & I hope all comes out good in the wash for you.
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:41 PM   #3
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Exterior electric

Here is a photo of the exterior electrical.
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:42 PM   #4
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And a closer look

Screwed in with a gasket behind and sikaflex on the interior.
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Old 03-20-2004, 08:37 PM   #5
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I would have never guessed you'd have gotten the insurance, bought it back and fixed it up.

She's lookin really nice....it's gonna start to get warm soon.....how long till it's ready to roll?
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Old 03-20-2004, 08:41 PM   #6
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Road ready

I hope I can have it back on the road by memorial day.
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Old 03-20-2004, 08:44 PM   #7
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That is just so unreal. Nice work.

One other question...when you bought it back, did the title become a salvage title?

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Old 03-20-2004, 08:53 PM   #8
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Title

I received the released title from the leinholder no brands yet. We will see when I go to tranfer the title into my name.
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Old 03-20-2004, 09:48 PM   #9
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I have been looking for an electrical box exactly like yours. Could you please tell us the manufacturer, as I cant read the last 4 letters.
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Marinco

It is a Marinco. I have seen these units locally in Newport Oregon @ England Marine supply. They are used on boats.



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interior Picts Electrial

Thanks a mint for the great pics of the electrial connections---inside & out. The Bambi looks great again. Wondering if you welded the inside ribs that were cracked, or did you use some other method ? I have a friend that does a lot of aluminum welding and it appears to it could have been a little tricky, with the welding inside. All I can say it must have been an experiance or perhaps a crushing blow, to go thru. Looks like your well on the road to recovery. Thanks again for the close-up of the electrial pics.
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Old 04-18-2004, 02:21 PM   #12
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no welding required

I replaced the cracked ribs and pounded out the bent ones. The rib aluminum is very forgiving and bends readily. the end segment ribs are welded to the sides amd would have needed to be cut out and replaced if they were cracked.
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It is just so sad what happened to your AS, but you have done one heck of a job fixing it up!! Question--what kind of riveting tool did you use and what size of rivets--also, I am not an experienced welder and would like to know what types of rods, ect do you have to use to weld aluminum? My brother in law has had limited experience with welding--mostly only on ranching equipment--so I am going to approach him with the task of helping me to do a little work on our AS this summer and would like to tell him what he needs to get. Maybe he can instruct me on how to do it---ha ha--I know that may be a disaster waiting to happen getting me to weld...Back to the rivet question--I am going to Lowe's again tomorrow and noticed a hand riveter and some rivets. Can I use this? If I do use a hand riveter then what can I use to shave and shape the rivet heads?
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:33 PM   #14
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Wink Rivets and such

Exterior rivets for repair are Olympic rivets and they can be put in with an ordinary pop rivet gun found at the hardware store. Do a search on Olympic rivets in the forums and you will learn all that you need. I was fortunate not to have to weld the aluminum. I just replaced 3 ribs and pounded one back into shape. If you were to weld there are a couple different ways to do it. You can wire feed weld MIG, or TIG weld (tungsten inert gas) If you have never welded aluminum before It would be worth hiring it done. There are also some aluminum braze welding kits I have seen that use a propane torch and a special rod for repairing aluminum but don't know how strong that would be. I am no expert on welding and would encourage asking a pro welder about welding aluminum.
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