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Old 04-17-2016, 07:01 PM   #435
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Thank you Dean, it was good to get away, if only for a few days.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:40 AM   #436
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Im humbled on a daily basis as I read the threads on Classic Motorhomes. The amount of time, money, talent, and knowledge blows my mind. The small little projects that I undertake are kind of embarrassing compared to the work you guys are doing. I will say that Ive been blessed by owning a rig thats in pretty good shape though, and has carried us on some exciting and fun journeys already. Everything pretty much operates as it should and the repairs and mods Ive made have worked out well.
Ive finally gotten rid of all the early 80's polished brass accessories in the bath and in my opinion have made some additions through subtraction.

Looked and looked for wall sconces for either side of the medicine cabinet and couldnt find anything that tripped my trigger so I removed, painted and reinstalled the original lights.
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Replaced the faucet with a new Moen
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Replaced the wood and brass colored towel ring with a swing out brushed stainless. Much more functional and attractive.
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Replaced the original fringed window treatment with a mini blind. Removed the heavy looking oak valance and capped the head of the blind with flat aluminum stock.
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So finally getting rid of that polished brass look.....shower valve is next on the list. I keep wavering back n forth with replacing counter tops. Maybe.......

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Old 05-29-2016, 01:53 PM   #437
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Its time to get rid of our vinyl strip "wood look" flooring in the 310. Its ugly, dark, poorly installed, and I dont want to look at it any more. Lynn and I were able to see a variety of different choices at the GET TOGETHER, one of the many benefits of that gathering. We have decided that we have enough wood and "wood look" surfaces in the rig and we are going to go with a ceramic tile look, floating vinyl, click lock floor. Been reading and reading and more reading and this one has caught my attention. Its rubber backed vinyl that can be placed directly over the plywood subfloor. It uses a good deal of recycled material and is 100% recyclable so thats a nice feature. It has some sound deadening and insulating properties and is waterproof should we ever have a major water leak. Like most all vinyl, it expands and retracts with temps and humidity so installation must allow for that. Its 5/16" thick so it will be about the same as what we have now. Pricey! $5.50 or so a square foot but we only have 70-80 square feet to deal with so it wont break the bank. Total weight of this floor installed will be in the 160lb range. (I have no idea how that compares with other flooring). I talked with the company and they seemed very helpful, he was somewhat familiar with Airstreams and seemed enthusiastic about their flooring going into a motorhome. He offered to send us a few full size tiles so we can get a good look at the product.....I really appreciated that. We are looking at the terra cotta or the canyon sand for colors.

Any thoughts on this stuff from yous folks. I did a search to see if I could find anyone who has installed this in an RV and came up with one hit on the Wanderlodge forums. He was just getting ready to install so no evaluation of performance.

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Old 05-29-2016, 10:34 PM   #438
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I could get you the tiles I have if you are up to a road trip
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Old 05-29-2016, 10:39 PM   #439
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Thanks for sharing your installs. I like the attention to detail you pay your coach!

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Old 05-30-2016, 06:17 AM   #440
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Thanks guys! We are still kicking around different options. One being the same as yours John.

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Old 05-31-2016, 04:28 AM   #441
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I'm thinking of putting down a thresh
and a threshold ......just change it seasonally........no sweeping or vacuuming.......cheap.....natural looking; even the synthetic stuff............only problem is fire hazard........no smoking in the rig allowed.

Mike, I now have what you have.....two, count them, two Maxxair fans.....fantastic.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:35 PM   #442
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Set up my painters scafold and got up on the roof to service my AC unit. The coils were surprisingling clean. I sprayed them good with a garen hose nozzle, oiled the fan motor and just cleaned things up. I went to put the shroud back in place and Ill be dog goned if I cant get the bottom of the shroud to slip over the front edge of the drip pan.....I wrestled with it for a good 45 mins and Im stumped. I got three sides to slip over the drip pan but for the life of me cant figure out how to get the leading edge to slip over the drip pan..

These are the original Coleman Mach AC units as far as I can tell. Do any of you have a trick or method that Im missing here. I tried starting it from the front and couldnt get the back over the pan, then tried starting it from the back and couldnt get the front over the pan. There has got to be a trick to getting this shroud back on over the drip pan. I double checked the rear AC to make sure the shroud does indeed slip OVER the pan a nd sure nuff it is supposed to.
Trying to be a bit careful not to damage the shroud, they are expensive to replace..Any of you gotten up there and pulled and replaced the original shroud?? Any ideas are much appreciated. Ive got it secured in place with the screws but Im concerned about leaks if more water gets in the pan than the drain tube can handle. Got to get the front edge over the drip pan...... Frustrated here

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Old 06-03-2016, 05:44 PM   #443
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I have the same covers on my tool truck....you can do one of two things....remove the rear cover and observe how it comes off, probably the easiest or start again from the front and push all the way down, then slide back into place. Regards, Bob
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:01 PM   #444
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:40 PM   #445
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I pooped out and wiill have another go in the morning. Not sure what you mean Bob, "push all the way down then slide into place." Those are the same shrouds as mine. Thought Id start tomorrow by taking it off again, trying to get the front positioned over the lip of the pan and then move towards the rear and use the curved end of my flat bar to slip the rear over the pan. Since the rear has the slot openings, I mat have better luck with slipping my fingers or something in there to pull on the bottom of the shroud. I hate stupid stuff like this that holds up the project......thought that maybe someone had done it and found a little trick or something to getting the thing back on. Just trying to clean the coils and do a little maintenance....COME ON! Dang it

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I take mine off once a year if a low laying tree branch doesn't do it first for the same reason....I usually just shake them around and they pop on. If it still gives you grief try taking the other one off and watch closely to see how it comes off....Good luck !
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Old 06-04-2016, 02:39 PM   #447
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Sometimes I struggle with the stupidest stuff I swear. The top edge of the drip pan was flaired OUT a good 1/2" to 3/4" all the way around making it impossible to slip the shroud back over it. Struggle struggle no luck. Ended up driving a few self tappers through the edge of the drip pan into the sheet metal on three sides, the coil was too close on the back side. With that and a mini flat bar I was able to get that sucker back on right. No way was it going to slip over the edge of the pan and you cant get your fingers in there to do any good. Its done, sure glad I decided to clean my coils....

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Old 06-04-2016, 02:42 PM   #448
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Mine is a bit different than yours Bob. Mine doesnt have the big opening in back, it is slotted like the sides.
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