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Old 10-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #57
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That looks like a sweet ride, Bob!
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #58
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We still have occasion to ride the old way.


The only way to compensate is to remember to drive the way the roads told you to 60 years ago.

I remember when tailgating was 100ft and fast was cruising at 50mph.

It's fun driving the old girl...but a bit stressful.

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I like the lines.....no head reset, shoulder restraints, air bags, roll down windows......how did we manage? Does this car have the window vents that turn out? I really miss that way of air cconditioning. Very nice indeed.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #59
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I like the lines.....no head reset, shoulder restraints, air bags, roll down windows......how did we manage? Does this car have the window vents that turn out? I really miss that way of air cconditioning. Very nice indeed.

It sure do....


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Old 10-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #60
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Sigh!. Love those vents......kept my hair from blowing.....
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #61
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Sigh!. Love those vents......kept my hair from blowing.....
So going bald was a bonus for me? :-)
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:08 AM   #62
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Dog crate modification to our 2014 Interstate Extended: We are newbies to RV and bought the vehicle so we could travel with our two German Shepherds and and a little Yorkie/Dachshund mix. I removed the second row of seats, cut a Tractor Supply dense rubber stall mat, laid a piece of 3/8" plywood and another piece of stall mat directly under the foot print to raise it above the wiring panel bump out next to the driver side second row seat. I then built the base crate for the larger German Shepherd and angled the side facing the driver seat which added almost a foot of length to the crate. The stacked crate was angled to accommodate the curve of the cabin wall, maximize crate space, and preserve as much walk around space as possible. I secured the stacked crate with stainless steel plummer's pipe clamps with rubber channels and sandwiched rubber between the crates. I then secured the structure to the driver- side tie down. I'm probably going to further secure the structure by drilling through the base crate and secure into one of the seat bolts when I find the correct length screw. I made the crates out of anodized aluminum, high-density polyethylene (food grade) panels, aluminum composite panels, more aluminum sheet metal, steel reinforced connectors, medical-grade stainless-steel lift-off hinges, key-locking slam latches, and hundreds of rivets--and some extra rivets for Airstream heritage aesthetics. . I make crates for SUVs as a hobby and this was my first design for a RV. I think they came out fairly well. Any thoughts are appreciated. Steve.


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Look's great....when can I move in?

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Old 11-21-2013, 06:44 AM   #64
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Just make sure that the stack of crates are completely secure. In an accident, the last thing you want is that stack of crates bopping you on the head. Since you build them professionally, you probably already know this, but having been in an accident with my B190 with my cat along, I'm extra-sensitive to the risks.

But your crates look GREAT. Nice job.
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Your crates look great

Wow, looks very safe. Thanks for sharing. Are you available for hire?
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Wow, looks very safe. Thanks for sharing. Are you available for hire?
Paula and Ed,
Thanks for the feedback…these are extremely durable and do not rattle…I build these as a hobby and would be happy to build one for you. The basic crate generally goes for $1,400 without shipping. It would be custom to your specifications, (I can cut holes to match ventilation configurations, etc.) I can be reached at 703-499-2808 if you are interested further. Thanks again for the comments. Steve.
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Paula and Ed,
Thanks for the feedback…these are extremely durable and do not rattle…I build these as a hobby and would be happy to build one for you. The basic crate generally goes for $1,400 without shipping. It would be custom to your specifications, (I can cut holes to match ventilation configurations, etc.) I can be reached at 703-499-2808 if you are interested further. Thanks again for the comments. Steve.
Will be in touch.....have a great day....p
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