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Old 05-22-2013, 12:59 AM   #15
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Returned the stipper and the orbital polisher - filled the tank and the coolers and took off to Birkenhead Lake about 160km NE of Whistler via the Sea to Sky Highway for 3 days of camping.

Rather than take the same cushy 4 lane highway route home we opted for the Duffy Lake Rd to Lilloet which is a transmission killer and an infamously dangerous route - the start is a 16% grade that seems to never end - from there it just gets jaw dropping. While its hugely popular for car and motorcycle clubs I loved floating along on the air bags with huge picture windows to take it all in.

This added 350km to the return trip but the 454 never skipped a beat and the rig was a pleasure to dirve - doubt I held up many others on the route too much either.

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Old 05-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #16
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I like it

I think the black looks great. Are you saying that if I take the ugly peeling wood grain off of our 24' 1982, it will be black? That would be great.

I don't want to polish ours either......we have a polished 68 trailer and altho I love the polish look......I am not looking for another upkeep on this motorhome--although don't hold me to it, I have been known to change my mind.

I am going to order the rubber that goes in the rub rails......have been told it is dark grey not black. paula
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:44 PM   #17
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I think the black looks great. Are you saying that if I take the ugly peeling wood grain off of our 24' 1982, it will be black? That would be great.
If you also have the brown/black theme yes you can simply heat and peel off the top brown layer of decals - not a time consuming task really.. then wipe with paint thinner to remove some of the adhesive left behind and it looks pretty good.

I'm having a metallic tree line silhouette made to apply over the black which I hope turns out well - will post up a pic when I get them on.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #18
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Good information...

I will post a photo of our Sweet P. Hope it gets a black belt, too. Thanks for the info. paula
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We had our 345 painted 5 years ago. Had the stripe and lower area painted the same dark gray. I hated the wood grain as well.
I hate polishing aluminum even more!!!
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #20
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We had our 345 painted 5 years ago. Had the stripe and lower area painted the same dark gray. I hated the wood grain as well.
I hate polishing aluminum even more!!!
Looks very nice. Did you paint the top part silver? It is hard to tell in the photo. I have been concerned about what to do because I also hate polishing aluminum......or rather keeping it up......I have a few boo boos where the PO met something along the way and it is not terrible but not so nice either.....I was wondering what painting it would look like. p
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Another quick get-away

Yep - enjoying the camping much more than I would have the polishing..

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Yep - enjoying the camping much more than I would have the polishing..

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You got the camping message.

You know what to do...glad to see your pics...your rig looks sweet. paula
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