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Old 03-10-2013, 01:04 AM   #1037
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What a beautiful MH you have. I have been following this thread since day one and appreciate what a thoughtful job you have done...very tasteful. Now that I have seen the interior I don't think you could wrong with either brown, grey or taupe...but I would stick to the medium to darker tones. First choices are usually best...you have really coordinated things well...don't get too many opinions...including mine .
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Hi Gene. Thanks so much! I definitely am going with a darker color but not the gray. I need something warmer...gray is so cold!
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:51 PM   #1038
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Today, I installed the heater ducts from the furnace to front of the MH (under the couch). I ran the ducts in front of the water heater instead of over and behind it. The bends in the duct work was killing the air flow. I also removed and made a new small panel between the shower tub and the toilet. I used left over materials and painted it to match the tub paint (painted panel not shown).
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:59 PM   #1039
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Well, it's definitely time to drive down the mountain and head home. This is all I have left in the MH to eat!
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:41 PM   #1040
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Well, it's definitely time to drive down the mountain and head home. This is all I have left in the MH to eat!
I'm surprised you still had some wine left after all that work

I like the duct insulation, good idea.

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #1041
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I'm surprised you still had some wine left after all that work

I like the duct insulation, good idea.

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Since I use the MH a lot throughout the winter at the ranch, I wanted to get as much heat out of the registers and not heat behind the cabinets. Also that is why I replaced the old 30k BTU furnace with a 34k unit. I don't really know if that actually helps or not. It is really surprising just how much long duct runs and bends in the ducting can restrict the airflow. I can hardly believe how much air flow now comes out of the front registers with basically straight shots from the furnace. The rear ducts still isn't what I was hoping for, but it is better!

The only reason I had any wine left at all is because it is not yet summer with 105 degree days where I sit outside drinking wine until midnight waiting for the temp to drop below 90 degrees! LOL
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #1042
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Since I use the MH a lot throughout the winter at the ranch, I wanted to get as much heat out of the registers and not heat behind the cabinets. Also that is why I replaced the old 30k BTU furnace with a 34k unit. I don't really know if that actually helps or not. It is really surprising just how much long duct runs and bends in the ducting can restrict the airflow. I can hardly believe how much air flow now comes out of the front registers with basically straight shots from the furnace. The rear ducts still isn't what I was hoping for, but it is better!
From what I understand about furnace ducting (not much actually!), on long runs you actually taper down the size every so many feet. I guess that helps keep the velocity up. What temps do you get in the winter at the ranch?

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The only reason I had any wine left at all is because it is not yet summer with 105 degree days where I sit outside drinking wine until midnight waiting for the temp to drop below 90 degrees! LOL
So having wine left isn't the way you normally operate...
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #1043
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The couch and the barrel chairs are at the upholstery shop getting modernized a bit and recovered. I'm going with a different fabric then what I had previously decided upon...it is a dark color. There is no changing my mind now! I did however, forget to bring home the panels on the bottom of the couch frame.

Before I took the MH over to the storage lot (my 90 days on site were up), I drove another 10 miles up the mountain and back to a little country store and cafe for lunch. The drive is about a 1500 foot climb with lots of sharp curves. It was a good test for the steering and brakes after replacing the hydroboost pump a couple of months back. All worked well. It was also great to not hear that darn fan clutch kick in when it shouldn't. It only came on for a very short time on a longer up hill grade.

I've been looking at flooring for the galley area for a year and I finally saw a laminate that I liked. It was special order only and it finally arrived. Hopefully, I can install it before the Yosemite trip!

I took the new dining table back to the countertop shop to have it remade. The quality was unacceptable. It's hard to believe that they actually let it out of the shop that way. I brought the table leg home to clean prep and paint.

Lastly, I get these ideas once in a while to do something different. I'm making a ceiling panel for the salon area. It will straddle the front fan. It will have four down lights in it and a string of lights hidden on top. I'll see what it looks like to determine if I keep it or not.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #1044
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From what I understand about furnace ducting (not much actually!), on long runs you actually taper down the size every so many feet. I guess that helps keep the velocity up. What temps do you get in the winter at the ranch?

So having wine left isn't the way you normally operate...
This winter was a mild one. No deep freezes and only down to probably high 20's to low 30's. Last winter we had a few deep freezes where it got down to low 20's at night for three four days at a time.

I always end up running out of wine, beer and diet coke before I head home from the ranch! LOL
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #1045
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This winter was a mild one. No deep freezes and only down to probably high 20's to low 30's. Last winter we had a few deep freezes where it got down to low 20's at night for three four days at a time.
That's pretty much what we see for temps here in Kentucky in the winter. Cold enough to kill off the fire ants but not so cold that it's miserable.

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I always end up running out of wine, beer and diet coke before I head home from the ranch! LOL
Sounds like you head home when you run out of liquid refreshment!

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:57 PM   #1046
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I installed the down lights into my drop ceiling panel. I also have an led strip that will sit between the ceiling and the panel. I have the table leg and hinge parts all painted. Earlier when I tossed the counter mixer into the trash, I modified the cabinet to take a full length top draw. I made a new drawer today from scraps I had in the garage. A few other odds and ends showed up today, new furnace registers, a refrigerator fan and C cell size flashlight clamps.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:59 AM   #1047
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I received the tube of windshield sealer from Brad and the furnace vent cover from Steve. Thanks guys!
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:48 AM   #1048
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I was able to check off a number of tasks from my to do list over the last few days. The motorhome is ready for our trip to Yosemite next week.

A couple of weeks ago while I put the motorhome in storage, I noticed the air compressor was not working. I had drained the pressure in the air tank to see if the compressor would kick in...it didn't. Over the last two weeks, the rear air bags had deflated. A few days ago when I took the mh out of storage and drove a quarter mile to put the mh back on an available space, it sure was a rough ride without air in the bags! I did a little troubleshooting with the multi-meter. The fuse had blown and the contacts on the pressure regulator were a bit burnt. I moved the wires to the lower unused set of contacts and cleaned the contacts with some fine sandpaper. All is good again.

I have the couch out being re-upholstered and I had about half a tank of fresh water in the tank that sits under the couch. I was amazed at how much the water sloshed around in the tank as I drove from the storage lot. I did drain the tank and filled it up for the trip. I filled it using the direct water line that I installed. It sure was nice not having to stand outside with the water hose to fill the tank. It took about 50 minutes to fill due to low pressure inside the mh. I think I will be replacing the internal water pressure regulator soon!

I installed a couple of aluminum channels along the top of the dog house to finish it off. I also got my ceiling panel up up and wired in. Along with the four down lights, I installed an LED strip on the top side of the panel to illuminate the ceiling. I think it turned out pretty good and it looks very cool at night with the lights on.

I installed the new flooring in the galley and I'm very pleased with the outcome. I still have a little trim work to do on the flooring.

I had the countertop shop make a new table using the same Formica that I used on the galley countertop. The workmanship on the table was so bad that I took it back and had it remade at their expense of course. I can't believe they actually let it out of the shop that way. The second table was done correctly and I'm very happy with it.

I had hoped to have the re-upholstered couch and chairs done in order to have taken them with me a few days ago. The shop ended up being about two weeks behind schedule due to the availability of the material. I stressed that I have a drop dead date of April 2 and I checked up on him frequently. I talked to him at the end of the day on Thursday and all is on schedule for pickup on Tuesday.

I'm definitely ready for a little vacation in Yosemite!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #1049
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I received the tube of windshield sealer from Brad and the furnace vent cover from Steve. Thanks guys!

Cover looks great painted Dean!
How tricky was it to fit?
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #1050
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Cover looks great painted Dean!
How tricky was it to fit?
I painted it my favorite Airstream dark gray! Fits perfect, no problem at all.
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