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Old 07-15-2012, 02:51 PM   #491
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Happy to see you finally out enjoying after so long
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:27 PM   #492
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Very nice, Doug!!

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #493
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Looks like a very enjoyable trip! It is a great feeling to be using your trailer after the long road to completion. Good job. I'm sure you'll have many, many fun trips in Nellie.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:22 PM   #494
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Congratulations! Looks like a great trip with everything working the way you planned.

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #495
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Beautiful. Now you've got me motivated to go finish my polish job. Those locations are gorgeous. Well done!
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The picture with the wine and windows in the background is my favorite. Just seeing those windows and knowing the work it took to get the trailer like it is, and then seeing the reward of wine and kabobs at the campsite is inspirational.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:39 PM   #497
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Thanks everyone, it was a great first trip and we are looking forward to many more! It is great to finally be using the Cruiser. I continue to work on all the little things. It is hard to put her in the barn because we just like looking at her in the driveway!

We gave a few tours and talked to quite a few people about the project.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #498
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Nice! I also very much liked your daughters reflection photo in an earlier post.

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A/C update?

Doug it's been a while now,have you been able to get the A/C issue straightened out yet? I have yet to pull the trigger on a floor mounted A/C install and after talking to you, I am still unsettled about the placement and routing for income/exhaust ducting. Hope all is well and again great job!!!
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Doug it's been a while now,have you been able to get the A/C issue straightened out yet? I have yet to pull the trigger on a floor mounted A/C install and after talking to you, I am still unsettled about the placement and routing for income/exhaust ducting. Hope all is well and again great job!!!
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Hi Barry, I did get back to it recently and got the a/c working better but not perfect. I pulled it all back out and built better duct for the exhaust and added 2 -8" computer type fans inside the duct for better exhaust flow, sorry I don't have a picture or much information about the fans, all I can say is that they pull a lot of air through the condenser coil. Then I cut the original housing away from the a/c and built a box around the unit so the incoming are could flow better. I think if I cut a little bigger hole through the floor for the incoming air I could get rid of the small inlet fans. Even with 4 fans it is still quieter then a rooftop unit.

My other option if I gave up the rear storage is to move the unit to the back like Toastie and exhaust out the rear door and duct the cool air out to the front of the bed.

Otherwise I have just been working on lots of little things, shelves, door knobs, a little more polishing, silverware holder, trimmed the stove and started building a new workshop in the Cruiser barn. and always looking for another vintage camper

Soon we will be heading out to make the loop around Lake Superior, about 1700 miles so we will see how she holds up So far my wife and I are loving our time in on the road, if the job would allow it we would take a year long trip.

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Glad to hear you have the AC working better. Do you think the issue has anything to do with trying to blow the hot exhaust out through the bottom of the floor? Maybe because hot air naturally wants to raise rather than be forced down and out? Sorry for the questions, just curious as I will be doing a similar install, using the space under the sink counter where our original furnace was, and will have to deal with ducting the exhaust out some how. Great to hear you're using it , and hope your "fall' trip goes well.
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Glad to hear you have the AC working better. Do you think the issue has anything to do with trying to blow the hot exhaust out through the bottom of the floor? Maybe because hot air naturally wants to raise rather than be forced down and out? Sorry for the questions, just curious as I will be doing a similar install, using the space under the sink counter where our original furnace was, and will have to deal with ducting the exhaust out some how. Great to hear you're using it , and hope your "fall' trip goes well.
I just was not moving enough air, not a problem exhausting down, I just needed a bigger fan to force it down. I should have set up the hole thing in the garage first but I usually just dive in and fix or adjust as I go, live and learn.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #504
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I have not been on here for a while, I have been building a new workshop in the Airstream barn, and dreaming of the next vintage camper project.

As the temp drops below zero here tonight and the wind howls at 30-40mph outside we started talking about the Cruiser and thinking about a vintage type rope and pole awning.

Has anyone had problems with sudden storms or wind taking them off? It seems like it would be hard to take down quickly if need be?

Also wondering if anyone has recommendations for a source to purchase, Vintage Trailer or Marti's or???

Thanks for any help
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