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Old 02-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #295
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Been working on a few detail things and the a/c with my buddy Paul. What a mess that is!! Bondo water leaks, good grief! I had to make a large patch to cover a lot of mess. Also the opening for the unit I want is smaller so...um ...yeah.. enjoy!
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:00 PM   #296
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First... why does everyone in LA look like a movie star! That patch looks serious... it should hold your new AC great!
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #297
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He looks like a movie star because of the pose, and notice he's not even SWEATY!!! Did he do any work or was he just posing? LOL!!!
Love your pics and your updates! Keep going! Can't wait to see what your going to do with the scaffolding...
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:27 AM   #298
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Actually he is my old roommate. Hes an English plumber and he looks like Pierce Bronson. Bastard!!
Don't worry though guys, I put him to work.
The A/C is getting ordered next week, got some bracing to do to make it more secure. And yes the ladders will come in very handy.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:32 AM   #299
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Javi, What brand did you go with? I know you PMed me for a recommendation, but wondering what you got.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #300
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Javi, What brand did you go with? I know you PMed me for a recommendation, but wondering what you got.
I'm going with the Dometic Penguin. Not sure if I'm going with the Heat pump or not yet. It either uses a single zone tstat or the CCC (comfort control center). Dometic is really vague about their products. Either way I like the low profile of the Penguin and they both have the same dimensions regarding the roof opening. My plan is to:
1) Remove A/C (done)
2) Clean and prep (done
3)Patch the roof and make the existing opening smaller (done)
4) Fix broken rivets in the roof stringers (done)
5) bend some additional support stringers out of some scrap 5052 .032
6) make a brace for the opening out of some scrap MGP
7) Hopefully get the unit in a couple weeks and lure my friend Paul back with some Beer and Dans Subs.
I am not going to buck the rivets in the patch til I get the unit for some last minute adjustments.
Oh and I just remembered where I got the idea about the roof patch, your Blog!! Thanks for that!
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:41 PM   #301
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Marzboy, I went with the dometic penguin and it does a good job. Be sure to inspect the unit closely when you get it. Most of the metal is VERY thin and if it's dropped during shipping it will collapse on itself. It's poorly packaged.

I ended up getting a replacement. But the unit works well. No complaints so far.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #302
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Marzboy, I went with the dometic penguin and it does a good job. Be sure to inspect the unit closely when you get it. Most of the metal is VERY thin and if it's dropped during shipping it will collapse on itself. It's poorly packaged.

I ended up getting a replacement. But the unit works well. No complaints so far.
Sweet! Im actually ordering mine thru Uwe @ Area 63 so hopfully he will make sure it is handled correctly.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #303
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Modernism Week Palm Springs

Had a great time at Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Saw a bunch of incredible trailers, got some ideas. I think I may be charging my interior lay out to rear bedroom mid bath, oh noooooooooo...
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Sweet! Im actually ordering mine thru Uwe @ Area 63 so hopfully he will make sure it is handled correctly.
Marzboy, Did you check out the different noise levels in the units? The penguin unit looks very nice, I like the look inside and out, Just wandering if it is like the standard unit found in all the white boxes I have had? which were pretty noisy to operate. I have been trying to decide which way to go, I installed wire and drain for the roof or possible finding a window unit to fit under our bed?

The Modernization show looks like it would have been fun! Nice pictures.
Thanks Doug
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Do you have more pics from Palm Springs? I'd love to see the trailers... and that bus looks pretty cool! DId you tour the houses? Some of our friends helped sponsor the event, and had a couple of houses that they redid on the tour. Love that '50's MCM stuff!
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Marzboy, Did you check out the different noise levels in the units? The penguin unit looks very nice, I like the look inside and out, Just wandering if it is like the standard unit found in all the white boxes I have had? which were pretty noisy to operate. I have been trying to decide which way to go, I installed wire and drain for the roof or possible finding a window unit to fit under our bed?

The Modernization show looks like it would have been fun! Nice pictures.
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I didnt notice any loud noise from any a/c units. But sadly I didnt take note if they were turned on, damn!
I did notice that they had one on the New 2012 Concept Airstream I walked around in. And I loved that you cant really see it on top of the trailer. I think that you will hear noise regardless of location. I you want to relocate your ac to the interior of your trailer, talk to Uwe @ Area 63. He does a lot of that type of install. He is a great guy with lots of info.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #307
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Do you have more pics from Palm Springs? I'd love to see the trailers... and that bus looks pretty cool! DId you tour the houses? Some of our friends helped sponsor the event, and had a couple of houses that they redid on the tour. Love that '50's MCM stuff!
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Hi Marc!
I am trying to up load more pics to my blog even as we speak (type).
Check it in a few minuets!
Who were your friends?
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #308
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They own a design / consultant company... H3K design H3K Design - H3K Design (I think they were one of the titling sponsors). Kevin and Howard... two great guys with wonderful visions... we went to college together. I drool everytime they show us one of their newest houses...

I just checked out your pics... WOW! There's so much coolness there! I like that pop up and that EU trailer... did they pull that with their BMW 2002??

Thanks!
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