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Old 05-27-2011, 06:48 PM   #757
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Toastie, would you please describe (1) the deadbolt you used and (2) any advice/techniques for others who want to install a deadbolt? Thanks, Hank
Bought from RV Deadbolt (Vintage Trailer Supplies)

It fits doors 1-3/8" to 1-3/4" thick. It has a 2-3/8" backset and a 1" throw. Bolt is only 1/2" wide. However, for this to work on your door, you must be able to drill a hole 15/16" diameter in edge of door for the bolt assembly. Used a belt sander on inner door to contour around the dead bolt. Measure 3 time and cut once..............

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Old 05-28-2011, 11:08 AM   #758
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:45 PM   #759
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:25 PM   #760
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Determined the height of the toilet and that was done by the plumbing fittings. Once the top goes on it will compress the rubber fitting to the black tank setting the air vent allowing it not to move, allowed
about 1/4” compression, will use silicone to set air vent.

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Old 06-01-2011, 05:55 PM   #761
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Worked on the shower today, the cabinet is just a mock up. No plan, just design as I go............


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Old 06-08-2011, 06:49 PM   #762
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Since it was over 95 deg’s here in Michigan today, decided to test the 8000 btu air conditioner. The temp in the trailer was over 100 deg's and went to 78 deg’s and was comfortable, however, thinking about going to the 12000 btu unit.

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Old 06-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #763
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Since it was over 95 deg’s here in Michigan today, decided to test the 8000 btu air conditioner. The temp in the trailer was over 100 deg's and went to 78 deg’s and was comfortable, however, thinking about going to the 12000 btu unit.

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I gotta ask...were you in the sun or shade? I've found on my trailers...nobody makes a big enough AC for an Airstream in full sun...

I'm askin because I'm considering using your method of cooling my '63 and getting rid of the big-o-ugly roof unit.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:26 AM   #764
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I gotta ask...were you in the sun or shade? I've found on my trailers...nobody makes a big enough AC for an Airstream in full sun...

I'm askin because I'm considering using your method of cooling my '63 and getting rid of the big-o-ugly roof unit.
The sides where partially shaded, the top wasn’t. I’m reworking the door so it wasn’t fully sealed when checking, plus I still need to wrap the duct work outside and inside with insulation, heat was transferring from the duct work, need to isolate duct work from rest of the alum. The air coming out of the unit was 65 deg’s, the 78 deg’s check was at the other end of the trailer. Will tweak and keep the present 8000 btu AC for one camping season, if not happy will go to the 12000 btu unit for more volume, a very easy change, slide out the old, slide in the new. Putting air on top our 1955 Airstream was never an option. Very happy so far............


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This may be an odd question. Can rotate your unit in the winter and use it as a "heat pump", or set up the vents to blow th hot in during the winter?
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This may be an odd question. Can rotate your unit in the winter and use it as a "heat pump", or set up the vents to blow th hot in during the winter?
Great question, if we where winter campers I would probably run duct work from the hot air main duct, one to the back and one to the front and just close the exhaust out the back (behind the license plate). Would have to come up with a way to direct cold air out, which is very possible or just set the cold air temp up, would have to play around with it, just might give it a try. thanks.............

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Set the drain to the shower today, will let it set up at least 24 hours before continuing. The below grey water tank is only for the shower only.........

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Pick up a pair of Seeburg 1950's jukebox teardrop speaker's.

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Toastie, great work! Where, may I ask did you find the decorative material for the cabinet doors and a/c. Haven't been able to find it in your thread. I've been looking for something similar with no luck. I wish I had the patience to work with such detail.
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Toastie, great work! Where, may I ask did you find the decorative material for the cabinet doors and a/c. Haven't been able to find it in your thread. I've been looking for something similar with no luck. I wish I had the patience to work with such detail.
Thanks very much, you can find it at Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/buy/tools-hardware-hardware-fasteners-metal-stock-sheet/md-building-products-1-x2-union-jack-alum-sheet-mill-127929.html , its made by http://www.mdteam.com/index.php/products/aluminum-shapes-a-metal-sheets
MD Building Product also makes the edging that we used for the counter tops, table, etc. We bought the edging off e-bay http://cgi.ebay.com/6CT-3-4-x-8-Alum...item3c9ec53594

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