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Old 09-29-2009, 09:47 PM   #15
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:31 PM   #16
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Does anyone have a photo of the outside portion of the shower vent for a '91 34'? the original was a 'ventline van vent'? Mine was a groovy assembly of aluminum tape over a fanless 12 motor. I would like to recreate the assembly.

As of this afternoon it's the bottom 1/2" of one of Mrs HiHo's 8" pans...
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Does anyone have a photo of the outside portion of the shower vent for a '91 34'? the original was a 'ventline van vent'? Mine was a groovy assembly of aluminum tape over a fanless 12 motor. I would like to recreate the assembly.

As of this afternoon it's the bottom 1/2" of one of Mrs HiHo's 8" pans...
Dang! You got 5 feet of Airstream on me.

Take a look here for the cover:
Ventline Van Air Power Roof Vent Cover Smoke Vanair Trailer RV BVA0502-03 BVA050203

and here for the entire vent:
Ventline Power Roof Vent Van Air Polar White 6-1/4 inch opening Trailer RV Vanair VP-43 VP43

I have seen them other places, but these photos were some of the largest. Shop around for prices.

I have a groovy chromed plastic lid on my Excella. My fan blades are ok, too. Unfortunately, the motor sounds like I'm running cats through a blender. Just started, so I have been look at the Ventline Van Air units lately. Out-of-Doors mart has the Ventline units at:
Ventline Van Vent - Powered 65734 - $67.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart
but my motor doesn't match either of those shown in the replacement parts. If I can't locate a new motor reasonably, I may be getting a new vent in the near future.
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your photos confused me-are you going to reuse the aluminum wheels on the 34'r? if not I may step up and buy a couple...
ol Bill-shamelessly looking for deals...
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:06 AM   #19
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Dang! You got 5 feet of Airstream on me.

Take a look here for the cover:
Ventline Van Air Power Roof Vent Cover Smoke Vanair Trailer RV BVA0502-03 BVA050203

and here for the entire vent:
Ventline Power Roof Vent Van Air Polar White 6-1/4 inch opening Trailer RV Vanair VP-43 VP43

I have seen them other places, but these photos were some of the largest. Shop around for prices.

I have a groovy chromed plastic lid on my Excella. My fan blades are ok, too. Unfortunately, the motor sounds like I'm running cats through a blender. Just started, so I have been look at the Ventline Van Air units lately. Out-of-Doors mart has the Ventline units at:
Ventline Van Vent - Powered 65734 - $67.95 : ODMRV , Out-of-Doors Mart
but my motor doesn't match either of those shown in the replacement parts. If I can't locate a new motor reasonably, I may be getting a new vent in the near future.
That's what I was lookin' 4!
Mine looks like the bottom of a cornbread pan..(I ain't told Mrs. HiHo yet...)
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your photos confused me-are you going to reuse the aluminum wheels on the 34'r? if not I may step up and buy a couple...
ol Bill-shamelessly looking for deals...
I wish I had Mag's ...All my stuff is steel and looks like a Dukes of Hazzard take off.
Thank goodness for chrome trim rings
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:19 PM   #21
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Lots of hot air?

1st big outing and a new name for the Big-O-34'er.

Natchez Balloon race, 10-16/18-2009. We spent Wednesday night in Vicksburg at the Ameristar Casino. I needed to work a few hours Thursday morning and we could then head down the Natchez Trace to the campground just across the river from Natchez. We met up with several camping buddies and played Wii Golf while grillin'. Gotta get an outdoor TV! Friday night was the opening of the carnival and the Glow. The glow was in the campground and the rides/flea market right next door.

More photos comin!
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #22
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More hot air

A view of the campground, after the masses move out Sunday morning. We removed any chance of sway with our new 'pusher' hitch assembly. Ya really have to leave open all of the Airstream curtains so the truck driver can see all the way thru...

A shot of the neighbor, kinda a quiet fellow, just grunted when we walked past...

And the Balloon race winner is...the only brave soul to launch in the howling winds! No kidding, one balloon flew...

On the way back up the Natchez Trace we just have to stop at Rocky Springs and walk down the creek, stone gathering.

And we finally agreed on a new name for the 'Stream...AlumaTherapy
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Ohhhhh Nooooo

Well I did it....
Stripped off the 2 sq Inches of remaining clearcoat from the front cap and started removing the 3 different shades of corrosion.

I'm not trying for a mirror finish, just an even one on all 34'.

Photos? I'm too dang tired and it dark.
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Well I did it....
Stripped off the 2 sq Inches of remaining clearcoat from the front cap and started removing the 3 different shades of corrosion.

I'm not trying for a mirror finish, just an even one on all 34'.

Photos? I'm too dang tired and it dark.
I feel your pain. It really is a great looking 34, though. I just have the one awing, so I also appreciate the full package on yours.

Sadistically, I am looking forward to your project. What are your plans for clearcoat when you finish, or have you gotten that far ahead?

Fortunately for me, severe hail damage to the front cap would require replacement before even considering polishing the rest. Right now, I am concentrating on interior.
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'Im not trying for a mirror finish, just an even one on all 34'.
Has anyone ever calculated the square footage of the skin on a '34? Just washing my anodized '34 was enough some days . . . .
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I feel your pain...Sadistically, I am looking forward to your project. What are your plans for clearcoat when you finish, or have you gotten that far ahead?...
I'm kinda on the bubble. It's tempting to try a recoat but it's also easy for me to just run over it every year with a polish/wax. This model has the mill finish and there is no way I'm gonna polish it to a mirror (plus the mill finish hides swirl marks )

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Has anyone ever calculated the square footage of the skin on a '34? Just washing my anodized '34 was enough some days . . . .
It's a ton of surface area, isn't it!

There is one small area, just above the airstream letters that still needs the clearcloat removed. That was all that remained on the center section!
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This weekend we decided to try out our new 3 battery setup and hauled 60 miles over to the Natchez Trace to stay in a small 22 site campground named Rocky Springs. It's part of the Trace, free$$, no hookups, has bathrooms but no showers and is usually empty.

Arriving mid morning the place was packed! 1/2 of the site were full of folks from Canada...I do believe we were the only ones that were not from outta state (even the boyscouts were from LA). We had to wait for a spot to clear...

Saturday was a beautiful 70 degree spring day so we hiked, biked, waded in the stream and toured the abandoned town of Rocky Springs - it seems that the town went bust in the 1870's due to the spring drying, poor land management/errosion and a outbreak of yellow fever. The only things remaining are 2 cysterns, a couple of vaults and the 1835 church (still in use!).

Anyway, we went to bed to the sound of rain and awoke to 44 degrees inside, 34 degrees outside with sleet and snow flakes...brrrr. Even the Canadians were complaining...but they were trying to form a sking contest as we departed.

I'm very happy with the 3 group 27 battery setup. A couple of hours of Directv, some radio, lights...we still had 12.59 volts after 26 hours. Next comes a Trimetric.
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