View Poll Results: Guess the tongue weight
under 250 lbs 3 9.68%
250 to 275 lbs 1 3.23%
275 to 300 lbs 5 16.13%
300 to 325 lbs 9 29.03%
325 to 350lbs 2 6.45%
Over 350 lbs 11 35.48%
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:23 PM   #295
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Thanks to John, Dave & Norm. I'm very happy to be back and start posting again.
John no that's not me posing. It's my employee Dave. We don't have much room between the scaffold and the ceiling in the shop, hence the playboy pose. LOL.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:53 PM   #296
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hey, Chris, good to see you're back.

So, Dave.. Does he hang out in the rafters a lot...?
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:04 PM   #297
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Het Aage Thanks. Well not any more we returned the scaffolding Today as I'm finished working on the roof. I was talking to the rental store and I can buy the setup for about $500 tax inc. I may buy it in the spring. It was very handy to have and would have several uses here.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:01 PM   #298
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So glad you didn't let any crazy people keep you out of the forums. I am shocked that people would go so far. I have really benefited from what you have shared here and don't want anyone to feel threatened in anyway. That goes against what good people are about and what I would like to believe the majority of people are about. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:58 AM   #299
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Hey WC - Welcome back! As always, the work looks fantastic! I really like how the a/c shroud just blends in with the rest of the trailer now.

$500, huh? I think that would be worth it. I've been thinking about buying some scaffolding myself for working on the roof. We'll need to replace the a/c at some point in the next couple of years.

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #300
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Welcome back Chris. As always, very nice work. And, as always, after your posts I have one more thing to add to my list for the AS.

Minno, you might want to check out the scaffold set they sell at Menards. I got one for a little under $200 and I've rented the same set from Home Depot for $29 a day. It is on locking casters, has a height of 6 feet without the optional extensions, and a platform that measures about 3' by 6'. Very solid and secure with no wobble at all at six feet. I plan to build a bridge something like Chris' that will sit on top of the platform and span the AS so I can do lots of work up there.

Happy new year to all of you.
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Glad you are still here! Nice work. The A/C shroud looks great! The gas plumbing is excellent. Where did you get the clamps? They look like MilSpec Aircraft clamps. Nice.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:40 AM   #302
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Lance the clamps came from fastenal. I can get you the sku # if you need it.
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ND are you really that happy? LOL. Happy New year to you as well. Thanks for the support and encouragement.

WC & Kay Thanks yeah I rally like the color as well. I did the same with theroof a/c on my van. I had it painted the same as the van. They just seem to look like they belong up there instead of a big white box on the roof. The scaffolding was for four sets and two platforms. As you can see they clear the roof and the a/c. I don't rmember the height but I think close to 10 ft would be right. You could always dig a trench for little girl to sit in. LMAO. Happy New Year to you and yours as well.

Lew Thanks so much. What exactly are you adding to your list. New gas lines or painting the a/c shroud. The new one I have is the replacement from Inland RV. It's fiberglass and much stronger than the original plastic one. The old one was crumbling apart in my hands as I removed it. The screen will really help keep out all the mess that was in there before.
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Well, Chris, I already knew I was going to have to replace the AC shroud, but I hadn't written it down on "the list". The screen is a great idea and I'll be adding that as well.

My gas lines look ok to the front of the AS, but I need to have the valve replaced on one of the tanks.

My list will be broken down into the items necessary to make Betty useable and those items that I'll repair/replace while we are enjoying camping in her. The goal is to have her road ready by June 1.
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Happy New Year Chris welcome back! Do you have any pics of your Gennerator?
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Love the Silver A/C shroud, blends in nicely with the rest of your 'stream. Oh, and glad you're back and that you didn't let some nut scare you off.
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ND are you really that happy? LOL. Happy New year to you as well. Thanks for the support and encouragement.


WC & Kay Thanks yeah I rally like the color as well. I did the same with theroof a/c on my van. I had it painted the same as the van. They just seem to look like they belong up there instead of a big white box on the roof. The scaffolding was for four sets and two platforms. As you can see they clear the roof and the a/c. I don't rmember the height but I think close to 10 ft would be right. You could always dig a trench for little girl to sit in. LMAO. Happy New Year to you and yours as well.

Lew Thanks so much. What exactly are you adding to your list. New gas lines or painting the a/c shroud. The new one I have is the replacement from Inland RV. It's fiberglass and much stronger than the original plastic one. The old one was crumbling apart in my hands as I removed it. The screen will really help keep out all the mess that was in there before.
I was very happy that you didn't let anyone run you off. I think it is great that you are willing to help all the rest of us by documenting what you are doing, how you did it, and answering questions all the time. People like you are what makes AS Forums so valuable. So I remain,
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Marzboy there is a pic upstream in this thread of the genset. It's a unique little thing that runs on propane and generates 12VDC. It was a rare option in the early to mid 70's. It's basically a lawn mower engine with an alternator attached and is really only a battery charger. When I can get at the pics I will post another one if you need it.

Mike Thanks I also am really happy with the look of the shroud and am glad to be back in such good company as all you folks.

ND Are you definately probably completely almost partially sure that you are sometimes mostly always sometimes pretty much happy all the time. LMAO.
It's down to folks like yourself and the others who make this site so enjoyable and fun to be here. I enjoy the help I can provide almost as much as doing the work itself. Thanks ever so much for the support and compliments.
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