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Old 06-24-2015, 07:27 PM   #57
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Nicely done!
Thanks Dean!
But wait there is more: It also quickly converts to huge Queen bed
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:34 PM   #58
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I'm very jealous of your rear bedroom.


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Old 06-25-2015, 05:48 AM   #59
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I love the rear bedroom. That is my favorite thing about the 310. I had a rear bedroom Sovereign and it was just perfect. Until a tree fell on it.
It was my favorite model. A 78.
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Old 06-27-2015, 02:06 PM   #60
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here is a cheap and permanent fix for the sagging plastic overhead cabinets, 1 hour ea and $25.- for the alu strip, screws and rivets. L shape bracket inside the cabinet is riveted to the roof rib.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:07 PM   #61
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Peter, I'm really liking what you did. My cabinets are cracking and sagging as well.

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here is a cheap and permanent fix for the sagging plastic overhead cabinets, 1 hour ea and $25.- for the alu strip, screws and rivets. L shape bracket inside the cabinet is riveted to the roof rib.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #62
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How are you attaching the outside bracket to the in cabinet bracket? Any more pics?
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:51 PM   #63
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Nice fix
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:57 PM   #64
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How are you attaching the outside bracket to the in cabinet bracket? Any more pics?
Yes, Dean, mine were real bad, I was afraid to load them up.
The center screw is a machine screw with a washer and a nut on the inside, attached to a strap.
The brackets have several pre drilled holes, to maximize the "lift" options.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:42 PM   #65
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Yep, I need this too, thanks for sharing the idea.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:35 AM   #66
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Got the heavily modified second dinette bench in place. Had to relocate the three switches, too. Yes, I am a sucker for original Airstream equipment, well, except for the couch, it will have to go eventually.
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:19 AM   #67
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Tackled the main Awning yesterday. The PO had an "accident" and it was open during a heavy downpour.
Not sure if the collapsing awning tube also caused the spring to break and the left awning arm to completely lock up, but I had a hard time getting it to extend.
I can either straighten the tube out the best I can or buy a new one.
Any ideas on how I could reinforce the straightened tube without adding to the thickness?
The tube is 18 gauge Steel, 3" OD and 2 7/8" ID.
I can get a tube that length (268") at a local metal shop for 80.-, but it is 14 gauge steel and I am not sure if the spring and end cap will fit (they require 2 3/4" min)
Ordering the tube from ZipDee is not really an option. My chances to get it to my house looking any better than then one I have are very slim. Been there, done that... Besides the cost of 10.-/foot, it costs a min of $300 to have it shipped.
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You can put a reinforcing tube on the inside, if
1. You can find one that is an exact fit

2. There is nothing at the end that would prevent inserting the reinforcement.

3. The damage is not so far down the tube that you can't get the inside repair to go into place.

If you can surmount all three of those obstacles, push the reinforcement into place and secure it with a few rivets.

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What about cutting out the bad section, welding in a new piece and blending it all with a grinder?


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What about cutting out the bad section, welding in a new piece and blending it all with a grinder?


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Yes, Bill, that would be an option. The problem is that it is 22 feet long and I would have to build a set up to have it perfectly straight. I think I will go with the 14 gauge steel tube for $70.- locally.
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