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Old 09-11-2008, 10:10 PM   #547
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Hi Carolyn and Gerry,

The commonly available – any big box or lumberyard – Weiser or Schlage types will do.

I got the idea from DavidsonOverlander. I think he used one from Home Depot as well.

Schlage makes a commercial line in brushed nickel that you can see at HD. It will look nice on an Airstream.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:57 PM   #548
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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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Sergei,

I know it's after the fact, but I usually install the cylinder for a deadbolt lock like yours in the right door jam, with the 'bolt only' extending into a hole drilled into the door. This eliminates the problem that you faced.

Store this for your next trailer............................
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:02 PM   #549
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Wow Sergei! It just looks wonderful! When you're all done, can you do some photos of the whole trailer? I really love the work that you did. Happy trails!
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:01 PM   #550
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Lew,

We considered that but the idea was vetoed. I can’t remember why. In a long reno like this you forget some of the minutia.

Didn’t want the thumb latch on the wall? Wall too thick? I think maybe it was because the fold-out table was in the way. Not sure now.

Yes, I will store this and many other ideas gained from this experience for another time.

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This lovely old 1950’s ROYCRAFT would make a neat challenge if I have any energy left.

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Old 09-15-2008, 07:02 PM   #551
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I got the idea from DavidsonOverlander. I think he used one from Home Depot as well.Sergei
This link takes you to a post with a description and photos of the installation of a deadbolt on our '64 Overlander.

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:29 AM   #552
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Lew,

We considered that but the idea was vetoed. I can’t remember why. In a long reno like this you forget some of the minutia.

Didn’t want the thumb latch on the wall? Wall too thick? I think maybe it was because the fold-out table was in the way. Not sure now.

Yes, I will store this and many other ideas gained from this experience for another time.

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This lovely old 1950’s ROYCRAFT would make a neat challenge if I have any energy left.

Sergei
Hmmmm, I wonder what kind of nifty modern modifications you would make to this Roycraft?!?

Selfishly, I look forward to the day you take on your next project. But first, you definitely need to enjoy some time in your Argosy!
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:46 PM   #553
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Time to get outta here

Autumn leaves are falling around the job site and the winter winds are coming. Time to get outta here.

Meanwhile, my trusty little Webasto heater has been working beautifully.

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It is much quieter than a propane furnace, both inside and outside. I especially like the warm-as-toast feeling. It’s much like radiated heat.

No more gusts of too hot followed by too cold.

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Hi Sergei,,, yep,, time to head south,, great job,, hope to see it in person someday,, happy trails,,, donna
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:52 AM   #555
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The rig is mostly finished now.

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Donna, other friends:

Last Sunday I stored the truck and trailer, for the winter, inside the Old Curling Rink at the Aylmer Fairgrounds.

I know that I sometimes fantasized on these pages about being Way Down South each long winter of my project but my original plan was always to head out to Newfoundland one spring, then turn around and travel back across my great country until reaching the Pacific in October. From there, I’d head south along the American West Coast.

Of course, I originally thought that the spring departure would be three years ago. But this has grown into a major undertaking, bigger than most.

Even if the South could have seduced me, I finished too close to the wire. I have many loose ends to tidy up in the rest of my life and also a few deficiencies with the truck to rectify.

Most of all, I don’t want to vary from the original plan. I want to start the journey in my own country, where I enjoy the benefits of citizenship and know the local customs - not to mention the uncertain times we find ourselves in just now.

So I’ll “take her outta the barn”, as they say in the circus, about April 20/21 next spring and by May we’ll be headed for NEWFOUNDLAND and the start of a long Trans-Canada Journey.

Meanwhile, I’ll enjoy my time off doing some MINI touring and maybe some flying too, perhaps to South America.


‘Hope to meet some of you along the way.


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Old 10-19-2008, 02:43 PM   #556
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Sergei - wow! The final reveil.. LOVE the complete outfit. So by saying the "Pacific".. do you mean the Pacific NW... Seattle perhaps? I'm willing to wait the year to meet you... that would be great!

FYI - my wife thinks not only is your setup smart, but great looking too...
Stay warm!
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:44 PM   #557
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I sure hope you'll find your way to Vancouver. I'd love to see your work in person!
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Looks great, Sergei, I wish you "fair winds and following seas" in your trip next spring.

And as they say in your business, "Break a leg!"
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Sergei, that is a whole bunch of awesome right there. Absolutely beautiful!!!

on your trip through the US (after going across your great country) would by chance be heading through New England. We here in the NEU would love to have you at one of our parties.

If you stop in Connecticut, be sure to let me know!! I'll take you out for the best pizza in the world which is in New Haven, CT.
http://www.modernapizza.com/

Then we could go to Louis' Lunch where they say the hamburger was invented.
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Afterward you could camp in my yard.

We'll have lots of fun.
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original plan was always to head out to Newfoundland one spring, then turn around and travel back across my great country until reaching the Pacific in October. From there, I’d head south along the American West Coast.
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One thing's certain, diesel is a whole lot cheaper right now than it has been; getting back down near $3 a gallon (and gallons go farther than liters ). Hope that aspect of it works out for you.

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