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Old 03-02-2015, 05:29 PM   #1233
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:08 PM   #1234
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:32 PM   #1235
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Today I finished installing day/night blinds using home-made curved wood channels that hold the blinds tightly against the curved AS wall. Used curly maple wood. Have also replaced the original table (made out of heavy particle board) with a lighter and more curved maple one. A final touch was adding the two cup holders in the repainted and repaired molded wall piece. It seems that it doesn't take much to make these 30+ year old classics look pretty cool.
Gorgeous! I might steal that idea! Much nicer then what came out of the factory.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:47 PM   #1236
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Gorgeous! I might steal that idea! Much nicer then what came out of the factory.
Your most welcome to steal it. If you do, the main thing I would do different would be to get true cordless blinds. The ones that blindschalet list under their rv tab have these tension strings that you really don't need if you make these wood channels.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:37 AM   #1237
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Weather delayed?

As I follow everyones progress on their winter projects, I often wonder why I can't seem to make much headway with my own….. but sometimes the answer is obvious.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:03 AM   #1238
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As I follow everyones progress on their winter projects, I often wonder why I can't seem to make much headway with my own….. but sometimes the answer is obvious.

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Old 03-05-2015, 06:05 AM   #1239
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As I follow everyones progress on their winter projects, I often wonder why I can't seem to make much headway with my own….. but sometimes the answer is obvious.
Your front airbags seem to be low
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Old 03-05-2015, 06:16 AM   #1240
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:55 PM   #1241
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Replaced old Refrigerator Access Door

On my "to do" list have been a couple of cosmetic projects which I am slowly checking off. New Vinyl trim (wide and narrow) to replace old stuff on exterior - check. Replace the corner marker lights (aka Mack Truck style) on front. Original owner had added and I liked them but they had rusted. Replaced with stainless steel poles - check. Get replacement door for exterior access to the refrigerator. I've stripped the 300 LE to bare polished aluminum, and was unable to get the old stripe off the access door. Now checked! I contacted Dexter Axle who makes the door for Dometic even though the original was stamped with Dometic. They made me a special one without paint as their typical ones are made from pre-painted white aluminum.
So. . . I have the old one if any of you want it. There is one small tear in it at the bottom by the locking mechanism, but it is FREE for just the postage if anyone else can use it. Just send me an email.
Now onto hopefully a small plumbing project.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:24 PM   #1242
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A little unusual but definitely in the spirit of, things we got for our motorhome today. We got notice of a 2015 shipment of our Jibo.....a crowdfunded social robot for the home. Should be pretty cool sitting on the counter opposite the door, greeting visitors.

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Old 05-27-2015, 12:11 AM   #1243
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Cute, but can he polish aluminum?
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:38 AM   #1244
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Brakes!

What did I get for my 310 today (or rather, over the past month and a half?) Brakes. I decided that I was either going to roll it over a cliff, or fix the brakes (which would intermittently stay applied) once and for all. A very patient mechanic made the choice possible. So everything is new: hydroboost, master cylinder, every line and hose, proportioning valve, every caliper and one rotor. We'll see. Not wanting to quit while we are ahead, the next project is to re-install a propshaft brake so the coach will finally have a parking/emerg brake (not the dreaded auto-apply kind, but one with a handle.) No one said it would be cheap.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:01 PM   #1245
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gray inserts and black rub rail, worth a fortune
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:16 PM   #1246
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What did you get for your Motorhome today?

Gas struts! Think I'll even put one on the toilet seat!

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Actually, just the outside storage lockers. Removing the exterior latching hardware really cleans things up.

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Ordered 2 lots of 10 to get free shipping. Worked out to about $2.50 each. Seem to be pretty reasonable quality.
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