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Old 07-06-2007, 05:25 PM   #29
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You didn't!

I have seen these evil scheming trees before - they wait quietly for shiny cars and trailers and then spring to action. (Click to see in action).
That explains it!

I swear in the morning that tree was in a different spot.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:02 PM   #30
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Wireless rear camera

I bought a wireless camera that mounts on the license frame holder for my dad's van, and works great! Besides using the portable radios, the rear view camera should provide a view of the objects directly behind you. Costo sold it for a short time, and hope to see it again. As soon as I find it, I am going to get it. It was under $80.00. I have seen the same type of camera elsewhere for about $130.00

$130.00 = less insurance claims and cheaper than a deductible.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:10 PM   #31
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I bought a wireless camera that mounts on the license frame holder for my dad's van, and works great! Besides using the portable radios, the rear view camera should provide a view of the objects directly behind you. Costo sold it for a short time, and hope to see it again. As soon as I find it, I am going to get it. It was under $80.00. I have seen the same type of camera elsewhere for about $130.00

$130.00 = less insurance claims and cheaper than a deductible.

Ah, but, insurance is a waste of money, until you need it.

But when you need it, it's the best buy in town.

Then there is the aggravation factor, and maybe the mama factor too.

Then the insurance costs are "real" cheap.

We suggested back up cameras some time ago. But it seems like no one was interested.

We installed one on our make-over, and it's still going strong.

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:50 PM   #32
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You didn't!

I have seen these evil scheming trees before - they wait quietly for shiny cars and trailers and then spring to action. (Click to see in action).
What? No J. R. R. Tolkien fans? These are obviously evil ents thrown out of Middle Earth wreaking havoc on us for lack of anything better to do.

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Old 07-06-2007, 07:32 PM   #33
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What I like about the backup cameras is that you can attach a recorder to it and catch the dang things in the act. Just wait. I'll show you.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:32 PM   #34
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Andy or anyone else know which years are compatible for these rear panels?
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:28 AM   #35
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Andy or anyone else know which years are compatible for these rear panels?
Can you post a photo showing which panels are damaged?

If not, then "exactly" which panels are damaged?

Left rear quarter, right rear quarter, the panel immediately above it, etc?

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Old 07-07-2007, 03:11 PM   #36
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Yes I can post a few pic's when I get home from Perry tomorrow or Monday.

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These are the two panels, besides '77 what other years or TT sizes would fit?
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These are the two panels, besides '77 what other years or TT sizes would fit?
The quarter panel and segment are the same from 1969 to 1982 1/2, both stretch formed.

However, the original finish on the surface changed in 1982 1/2 and up.

You will not find any of the original finishes, as they have not been available for years. The segments after that are a very close match, so it really doesn't matter.

Again, use caution, as you cannot remove segments from a trailer without (a) having to cut some of the segment so that you can get at the blind rivets, which renders it useless, or,(b) remove the side sheets first so that the blind rivets can be removed.

Your photo shows that the quarter panel was previously damaged and a section of metal was spliced in between the belt line moldings.

Those panels can be shipped, but only by motor freight.

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Andy, I sent you a boardmail.

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Old 07-10-2007, 02:31 PM   #40
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Again, use caution, as you cannot remove segments from a trailer without (a) having to cut some of the segment so that you can get at the blind rivets, which renders it useless, or,(b) remove the side sheets first so that the blind rivets can be removed.
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Thanks for the info, will I need to look for a 31' TT or are other length TT compatable?

I was planning on just drilling out all the rivets.

That won't work?
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Thanks for the info, will I need to look for a 31' TT or are other length TT compatable?

I was planning on just drilling out all the rivets.

That won't work?
The length of the trailer has nothing to do with the end shells.

You "cannot" drill out all the rivets.

If you drill out all those visible to the eye, you won't move or remove the panel. The panels are held in place with bl;ind rivets.

In your case, you would need to remove the panel below the rear window, the curb side lower panel and the curb side window sheet. Then and only then can you get at the blind rivets.

Then, was your trailer made at the same plant as the salvage trailer? If not, the panels won't interchange.

Then, if the salvage trailer year is more than a year or two from your coach, again, the panels won't fit.

Now you know why most people bite the bullet, and buy the correct panels that will fit. At that point, the only risk is their ability to properly install the panel.

Saves a lot of wasted time, and, lets you have a smile when your having that beer.

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CHeck your PM.

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