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Old 08-28-2008, 10:50 AM   #533
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begrudgingly reading your posts too see you trudging along nicely.
Leaves me yearning for the day when I will be able to place hammer to nail or gun to rivet.
I can only imagine how long the process will be (for me) as it is almost complete (for you)

It Always looks great. I always love your solutions. I can't wait to see it in person (someday)
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:40 PM   #534
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We rolled the Mini up onto the Sprinter for the first time last week.


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The ramps need a slight modification to change the incline.

Then we’ll be finished, almost.


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Old 09-02-2008, 11:54 PM   #535
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Well, you're certainly coming to the end of your odyssey, Sergei, and a long and beautiful trip it has been.

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful information you gathered to do this incredible project. I look forward to the "proof of concept" photos at the end, showing you happily chugging off, piloting the whole rig to Key West, or PEI or wherever it is you first travel to in it.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #536
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Sweet!! Where do the ramps get stowed? Can you lift them yourself?
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:15 PM   #537
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Aage, thanks.

Skip, the ramps stow between aluminum angles and on nylon slides on the truck deck, under both the car and the generator.

I can pull them out and position them by myself quite easily.

Pictures at post #520 above show them in the stored position.

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Old 09-03-2008, 02:18 PM   #538
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Looking great Sergei! Not long now before you'll be sipping margaritas with me here in Austin!
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:55 PM   #539
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DavidsonOverlander made a door for the hatch over the fridge and pantry. It exactly matches the pull-out.

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Vince and I installed it last week.

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Old 09-06-2008, 07:42 AM   #540
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Aage, thanks.

Skip, the ramps stow between aluminum angles and on nylon slides on the truck deck, under both the car and the generator.

I can pull them out and position them by myself quite easily.

Pictures at post #520 above show them in the stored position.

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Ah, yes, I see that now. I missed that the first time I looked at the photo.

I'm sure this has been asked but when is the ETTFCT (Estimated time to first camping trip)?

I'm thinking we thread watchers (stalkers??) should try and plan to meet you where ever that might be.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:10 AM   #541
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Marcus, Skip:

I eventually hope to confront most of the stalkers on this thread in person.

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This is the last major construction in the trailer, the open shelf complete with extractor fan for the galley.

Made of 3/4” aluminum tubing, the underside will be satin-coated aluminum sheet. The top will be in a laminate that matches the counter.

A birch wood trim, to match the counter below, goes around the perimeter.

I have cannibalized the original exhaust re-using the hood and collar and the control lever, which works the outside vent flap.

You can see the pattern for the side of the vent hood. The finished piece, in satin-coated aluminum, will wrap around the opening over the stove to form the hood.

A four-gang switch from my Aqua-Hot friends in Colorado will be inserted into the face of the hood and control the fan plus each of the 12v down lights separately.

Don’t be misled by the white and blue colours in the photo. That’s just protective film on the aluminum pieces, which is removed once the job is done.


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Old 09-06-2008, 09:16 AM   #542
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Maybe that should read “I hope to eventually confront most of the stalkers on this thread in person”.

I haven’t had my coffee yet this morning.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:17 AM   #543
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Maybe that should read “I hope to eventually confront most of the stalkers on this thread in person”.

I haven’t had my coffee yet this morning.
Ha!

I love it. I'm definitely an internet stalker of yours, you'll just have to put up with me. But I'll repay you buy buying your margaritas and Tex-Mex and/or BBQ when you finally hit the Lone Star state.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:00 PM   #544
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You guys did an amazing job on the Airstream! We are starting on the plumbing in our 76 Soveriegn ......well....lets see.....we started on it 3 days last week ...Sat. eve...Sunday afternoon...and we havent really done a thing except tell each other we are doing the right thing by re-doing it with Pex Pipe.
We seem to be scratching our heads a lot too...Any ah this, ah ringin a bell?
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DavidsonOverlander made a door for the hatch over the fridge and pantry. It exactly matches the pull-out.

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Vince and I installed it last week.

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:57 PM   #545
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If you add a dead bolt to your trailer door you may find the screen door gets in the way.

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You can solve the problem with an aluminum plate like this:

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I clamped two plates together to cut the hole and pre drill the rivet holes.

Then I sandwiched the screen between the plates. After it was riveted in place, I removed the screen from the opening.

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On the inside I used a piece of plumber’s gasket. It works something like a flap door for a cat does.

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Old 09-11-2008, 08:51 PM   #546
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Thumbs up Type of Deadbolt lock??

Sergei - another "virtual stalker" wishes their "new to them" 75 24' Argosy will looks like yours when it grows up!

We're looking at installing a dead bolt lock in our door as well & were wondering what type you used.

Hope you are able to enjoy your beauty on the road!

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