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Old 11-18-2008, 09:50 PM   #29
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Hi, Zia; I found a nice clock that my wife and I like and I mounted it with a picture frame hook; The one that I used, looks like two "E's" with the one on the wall faceing upward and the one I mounted to the clock faces downward. Then they snap together and the clock will not fall off. To remove the clock to adjust time or replace the battery, you use a small screw driver to release the locking tab.

Do a search for "Hillman Flush Mount Hanger" #122207" w/spring lock. and you will see what I used.
Bob, we went to a Target and found the same clock. It fits the Airstream style perfectly, so thanks. I looked up the Hillman hangers and can't figure out how they would attach to the back of the clock. Can you explain?

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Old 11-18-2008, 11:08 PM   #30
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Bob, we went to a Target and found the same clock. It fits the Airstream style perfectly, so thanks. I looked up the Hillman hangers and can't figure out how they would attach to the back of the clock. Can you explain?

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Hi, Gene. I can't find a picture of what I used on the internet to show you, so I will try to explain how I did it. I bought a piece of metal that I call a building strap. It is used to join 2X4's together and you can get it at Home depot or any other hardware store. It is galvanized sheet steel, about six inches long and one and a half inches wide, and about .030 inches thick. It comes predrilled so you can join wood together by hammering nails through the predrilled holes.
I cut the ends off with a sheet metal shear, cutting it in a round shape matching the diameter of the center of the clock; Makeing sure it wouldn't show from the front. I drilled two holes in the strap to match the screws in the clock used to hold clock in the original package. I then drilled two holes in the center of the strap for the flush mount hanger. [diagonally] I used pop rivets to hold the hanger to the strap. On the wall part of the flush mount hanger I used two srews, diagonally in the wall. The wall mount has four holes in each part, but it only needs two and it only made sense to me to use holes in the opposite corners.
Hi, update I found a picture of the strap; It's called a "Simpson Strong-Tie 6" Heavy duty Strap."
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:14 AM   #31
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FWIW....when I'm in the AS I just dont care what time it is.

I go outdoors, if I can see my hand in front of my face it's...day, if not, it ain't.
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Thanks Bob, now I don't have to think so much. I think I have some strap though no pop rivet gun. The mounting may cost more than the clock! I have until next Spring to figure this out.

I do use the Bob#2 time system, but I usually just ask my wife what time it is. That way we get moving before check out time.

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Yes I was able to find Hillman locking clamps and they look very good, except I had problem of attaching the clamp to the back of the clock which is a plastic housing for the mechanism. Then I decided to try the industrial grade velcro and it is working fine.
Roberts clock looks very cute. in my 20' safari the overhead bind door comes down where the thermostat is. I had to mount on the wall on the other side of the dinnete

As for the skylight cover I would prefer a solution where I can use the light when I wish. I am thinking about buying a darker color plastic cover to replace the one I have.
My thanks to all the members for their valuable input, really appreciate, as you know I am a new kid on the block.
I am still looking for the source of the moisture behind the bathroom sink wall. This small amount of water can only be seen by looking under the seat through the cut out toward the back of the sink wall.
Going for four days during Thanksgiving will try to look for the source of this leak. Luckily I have Airstream Warrantly unit Jan 2010.
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Hi, Zia. Like this? I bought this cover kit from Camping World and I trimmed it down in size so I could use the same screws that were in the original trim. I also removed the crank handle and replaced it with a window knob.
Hi, Zia. I guess I should have explained in post #12 that the cover that I modified for my rear vent just slides over or can be slid completely off to use the vent. The four brackets are originally designed to work this way. If you click to enlarge the first picture, you will see that the brackets, as mounted, allow for the vent cover to slide to the left or right.
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FWIW....when I'm in the AS I just dont care what time it is.

I go outdoors, if I can see my hand in front of my face it's...day, if not, it ain't.
Hi, I agree, but sometimes us retired people need to see if it's time for the working people to clog up the highways. So we can leave earlier or preferably later.
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