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Old 01-06-2014, 10:51 AM   #15
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Dang Rolland, you are really moving! Glad to hear about all the progress you are making, although I will confess to being jealous.

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Old 01-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #16
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Cold January!

Almost too cold to work-Went to the Junkyard today and picked up another door for the Suburban, our tow vehicle-Have a front door badly dinged, and if the trailer looks good I suppose the Suburban should too. Still adding more stuff for me to do-need to stop doing that. Built a wraparound piece for the rear of the trailer above the frame to give the piano hinge on the bumper cover a decent place to attach, and to seal the rear of the trailer and underneath from water leaks. Made a hollow wedge shaped aluminum mount with a rounded bottom for the TV antenna on top to sit flat (There was already a large hole there) That was interesting. Now have to make another piece inside to match the one on the outside so the controls work. Also probably have to make a small angled landing mat of aluminum for the antenna to sit on while in transit. Stringing the coax and wires to the antenna amplifier is challenging, some of them are going to have to be exposed, I just don't want to take down any more ceiling. Nancy wants to know when she can show me where she wants everything placed and built into-That will have to wait until I can actually walk through and not fall over all the stuff that is not finished yet. Just keep going! All of you stay warm, I realize the cold we have is nothing compared to the more northern US.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:21 PM   #17
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You are an inspiration. We just purchased a 1968 Sovereigh and have A LOT of work to do too. thanks for the great posts.
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:59 AM   #18
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Would be more "inspiring" if it warmed up and I felt better. Am doing a lot of sanding before polishing to get all the scratches and oxidation out, before putting the belly pan back up and reinstalling the axles. Slow process, but should be nice when finished. Then can proceed inside. Happy polishing.Rolland
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:47 PM   #19
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My trailer also had a hole cut in it to allow a larger water heater. And cuts in various other spots as well. So I will be replacing some sheets as well on my trailer. I guess cutting the outside was easier that tearing apart the inside. Never the less it's frustrating. Looking forward more progress on your trailer.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:58 AM   #20
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Doing well-made the hole the proper size for the heater, then had to remove the heater and replace the tank-But at least everything is now the stock size. Am working in the kitchen area now, venting the A/C through the refrigerator vent (A/C is where the oven was on the curb side) then can permanently install cabinets and under sink stuff on the street side. Of course all of this is punctuated by wiring, as it has to go in at the same time. Heater is under the cooktop (curb side) in its stock location, as far as I can tell ( I put it there because that is where the two suburban heater vent holes were on the outside, and I didn't want to cut any more holes-just made a metal stand for the furnace and two extension tubes for the vents) used later model aluminum bed frames with tambour doors in the front room and one side of the center behind the kitchen. Will sleep in the front room, basically on a 35" X 75" truck sleeper mattress. (The bed starts where the kitchen ends on the street side, then wraps around the front over the water tank. Sort of a bed/wraparound couch) Water system has been giving me fits. Replaced the pressure regulator, used all sweated copper for the main lines, just as it was when new. Then used modern flex lines to all the faucets. Had a bunch of cold solder joints, but all pressure tests well now. Have not hooked up the water pump and tank yet, but they are installed and wiring running to them. Working full time on it, except for "honey-dos" and a occasional foray out to make some more money. Bought silver window tint, am going to tint all the glass-just too hot in Fl. not to. Keep working on those shiny silver escape pods! Rolland


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Old 08-27-2014, 10:45 AM   #21
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Today is window tinting day-Bought a roll of silver tint, and am going to it. Finished installing and wiring the TV antenna last night, still have to hang the little flat screen. Question: Should I run a coax for cable tv hookup to the rear? Do enough campgrounds offer cable to make it worthwhile? Rolland


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Can't wait to see what the silver window tint looks like! Awesome build! Thanks for all the great information.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:12 PM   #23
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1967 30' Rolland

I'm impressed, you are really moving. Will you post pics of the tint please? I want to tint our windows but can't decide whether to use silver or black.


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Old 08-28-2014, 11:35 AM   #24
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Still inside- will post better after pulling it outsideClick image for larger version

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ID:	220070 I like the look, have a couple wrinkles in the smaller compound curved windows-will deal with them this winter, want to see how this works for now-Rolland


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Darn I like that where did you order it and what is the part number please?
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:46 PM   #26
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That looks really good!
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:29 PM   #27
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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=261166687125 the link takes you to it on e-bay, seller is cpcrown in Delray beach Fl-I ordered a 40" wide by 25' roll, was enough to do all 11 windows and some left over to fix my "mistakes" later. Or, Just look up "window tint silver 40 roll" and his logo is a little green car. Went on good, would be easier if I had 3 or 4 hands! The roll cost $75.


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Old 08-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #28
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It was suggested I should post more photosClick image for larger version

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