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Old 06-18-2012, 12:03 PM   #897
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Looking around for tires that fit my thoughts...
Not into price/quality discussion yet, just purely looking at functionality for a traction tire...
I like the look of the Hercules H-702 tire.
It has a block tread in the center and a solid shoulder...
Click on the tire pic to see closer what I mean...
Something like this would work pretty well I think...

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Also I liked the look of the Goodyear G647 RSS... which is actually M+S rated...

Goodyear Commercial Truck Tires - G647 RSS Details
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #898
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How about these tires?

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Old 06-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #899
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That one looks interesting too...

Ok, I had to go over today to pickup some stuff and took a few mins to finally fit and mount the replacement shower extractor fan.
The original had seized and when I switched tried to use it on my maiden voyage back from KS. The fan got so hot it melted the fan... and then blew the fuse.
This was the result..


The new fan had to be cut down and adapted to the original mounts, but now looks like this, and works good:
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #900
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Is that wall paper around the fan?

Hi, is that on your bathroom ceiling? paula
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:38 PM   #901
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Steve, Where did you get the fan from?
Both of mine were not working. I traced a drain on the battery to one which was red hot all the time. I have cut and wires to both now. Mine were blocked up with some weird cocoons incased in mud! I have found loads underneath so far. All dead thankfully.
Someone offered me two but I cant remember who.
I might take them if the work and are cheaper than new.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #902
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That one is on the roof of the shower stall Paula, but there is an identical one in every sense... and I mean seized as well in the toilet too.

I found these fans on Ebay... and I think I got 2 for $20....
They work well, but not sure if they are better or worse than the originals as I had no way to compare. The modded bracket for the motor was easy, but the fan was too large so I had cut the blades shorter.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #903
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FYI...
I could not find the fan I got, but I did find what looks like the OEM fan assembly on VTS's site...
12V Air-Powered Roof Vent

Maybe Inland has them too, but could not find it.

Started working on the front bodyside Badges...
Experiment time!

Stripped the scuzzy black paint off..


Thried to polish the raised surface, but as it is a casting, it was not working well...


Hit it with a coat of Latex aluminum primer..


The Gloss Black test...




Tried the 345 badge with a brushed finish...


I think I am going with a brushed finish and a Satin Black contrast
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #904
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Another source for our stuff

We have another source for supplies here in Los Angeles. It is the new Airstream LA Dealer opened by Ken Baker. They are in San Gabriel at 1212 e Las Tunas Road....(626) 285-2222 .......Ken is from Sky River....these folks are experienced. paula
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:14 PM   #905
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Good info Paula!

Ok, inline with my plan to do SOMETHING EVERY DAYto push the MH forward... Lest Mike get on my case..

Badge fever!
Satin Black rustoleum exterior paint, then sand the bright with 220 to get the brushed finish.
Better than before!



Also did the remaining rear AIRSTREAM Letters... satin black and sanded a brush finish on...

Just for fun...

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How come I don't have that badging?

Maybe something like 240 7.4 litre.....or 454 7.4 litre......or?
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On a 24', there was NOT ENOUGH SPACE Paula!
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You can take the knife out now.

Ouch.......what was I thinking? I still want to see what you have in your extra room.....p
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Ouch.......what was I thinking? I still want to see what you have in your extra room.....p
I think I could put your little peanut IN my extra room!
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