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Old 06-16-2008, 10:03 PM   #113
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Terry:

I have not figured out the battery problem yet. I have put it on the back burner. I have been using the battery charger and charging the battery. I use the AC in the trailer for my drills and tools. I have not plugged the converter into the AC. I will take it to an RV shop and have them give me their recommendation. I have a 3230 converter (parrallax) and I am clueless when it comes to electricity. I have been told by several folks they were discontinued 9 years ago. I bought it off the net as new. It looks new and it probably is new. Probably was sitting on the shelf in a box for years. Hopefully we can get this problem solved. I have the link to the technical data for this converter. It is all greek to me.

http://www.parallaxpower.com/3200/Pa...r%20Manual.pdf

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Old 06-17-2008, 08:09 PM   #114
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Hooked the trailer to the truck so I can take it to an RV repair shop. Axels will be evaluated and see what the cost would be to replace them with Dexter. I am also going to have them check my gas lines and converter. When I get it back I will put the bathroom back together, put in my last new fan and put in a Laminate floor. I will have a few airstream vents, fans, and interior lights that go with them. I have not decided what to do with those parts.

Check out the pics. I know you will tell me that I need new axels, but I wonder if I can put them off until after the summer. I still plan on going camping.

It won't let me post pics again. I will log out and try again.

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Old 06-17-2008, 08:39 PM   #115
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Hooked the trailer to the truck so I can take it to an RV repair shop. Axels will be evaluated and see what the cost would be to replace them with Dexter. I am also going to have them check my gas lines and converter. When I get it back I will put the bathroom back together, put in my last new fan and put in a Laminate floor...........

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Sounds like a good plan. A second opinion never hurts. Having somebody check the gas and electric stuff is also a great idea. I see camping by Independance day.

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Old 06-18-2008, 05:19 AM   #116
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pics of the trailer ready to be towed.

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Old 06-18-2008, 06:23 AM   #117
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Water heater door idea.

I saw something at Moraine View that might be useful.

A water heater door had been replaced. The owner laminated a piece of coated aluminum to the exterior of the door and did the edges with blue trim.
Et Voila, a door that matches the trailer without having to fab it.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:42 AM   #118
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Thanks for the tip! I think I am going to have it powder coated next year. My goal is to get it up and running.

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Old 07-03-2008, 06:00 AM   #119
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My wife and I installed vinyl strips on the rub runners. My wife painted most of the emblems and letters. I am almost finished with the bathroom and we are very close to using our Airstream. Check out the updated pics.

The vinyl I bought at a sign business for 20 dollars, they have a computer that operates the machine to make the cuts for the vinyl. You just give them how much and what size and they do the rest. I got the vinyl so cheap because it has been discontinued. It is not a perfect match but the price was right. We bought our paint at an auto collision supply store for thirty dollars.

You will see the trailer before we started and what we have accomplished to this point
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:06 AM   #120
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More Pics of trailer upgrade

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Old 09-28-2008, 05:11 PM   #121
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Interior pics and some emblem painting

I have three new fans on top. The interior is complete except a small amout of trim. I have a new intel converter installed and it is working great. Everything is working and we have pulled it a few times to a local park. I am saving for axels and have enough for one axel. I took pics of the parts of my Zipp Dee awning and I am going to price missing parts and replacement parts. Check out the pics. We really love the laminate floor, shades, curtains, radio, everything we are very happy with our coach.

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I forgot to show you the floor. Laminate is the way to go.

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Looks great, Brian, you've come a long way. Glad to hear you're enjoying it out on the road!

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Ok airstreamers here is what I did today. I installed the nyloboard and bolts. I used the 1/4" and 3/8" bolts. I also installed the other bolts to the added frame so I could screw the nyloboard to the cut end of the floor. I also tried to take a picture of one of the extra bracket I installed on the outside of the frame. It came out fuzzy. Just added reinforcement to the floor so it does not rock and roll. Only my wife and I are allowed to rock and roll as we are camping. Check out the pics. I also added a butt plate.

The nyloboard is made of recycled carpet which is melted and made into nylon board. It does not rust. works like plywood.

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These pics were invaluable to demystify several things. Hi, we are in the process of replacing our 27' 1973 Overlander and have been going really slowly as I no not know what is under the rotten floor. So far not much. How did you support the Nyloboard?? I see the "cleets" but what else did you do to get good support? Perhaps that is the "fuzzy" picture you referred to.

I see this post was over three years ago, so perhaps I'll email you as I could use some reassurance ;-)

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Ok airstreamers here is what I did today. I installed the nyloboard and bolts. I used the 1/4" and 3/8" bolts. I also installed the other bolts to the added frame so I could screw the nyloboard to the cut end of the floor. I also tried to take a picture of one of the extra bracket I installed on the outside of the frame. It came out fuzzy. Just added reinforcement to the floor so it does not rock and roll. Only my wife and I are allowed to rock and roll as we are camping. Check out the pics. I also added a butt plate.

The nyloboard is made of recycled carpet which is melted and made into nylon board. It does not rust. works like plywood.

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Hi again Brian; Well I will take your advice today and remove the bumper and drop the belly skins. I am looking forward to the end of "dis-mantlement" and the beginning of construction ;-) In the three photos in this of your posts, I am assuming in the third photo, looking up at your installed nyloboard, we are viewing from the rear, is that correct? I'm looking for that infamous "butt plate" that I can't seem to understand.

Our Overlander has the rear bumper storage box extension, if that makes any difference in my lack of understanding. The waste lines are taken through that area and exits on the rear street side.

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Rich,

The butt plate referred to is the strip of plywood that was installed below the joint in the two pieces of nyloboard. Another name for it might be spline. There should be enough support from the floor frame all the way around the edges of the pieces of flooring installed in this thread. Opening up the belly pan in that area will answer a lot of questions for you.

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