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Old 03-13-2005, 01:53 PM   #29
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How abou those segment protectors that I mentioned? They are complete and installed.

Cost well below 495 dollars as quoted by Airstream distributor

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If he made a patern he could sell a few I'm sure and then everyone has "THE FORCE"
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Old 03-14-2005, 08:19 AM   #30
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The hinged side mounted to a structural rib.

The other side was simply to the skin, I did not use a backing plate but it would certainly help if you did.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:17 AM   #31
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In my accustomed manner, being a cantankerous old codger, I feel compelled to point out that "Jerry-rigged" is not a proper term.

The correct term is "Jury-rigged" if something is a temporary fix, and "Jerry-built" if it is made of substandard material.

Jerry-rigged is a confusing mixture of the two terms.



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Old 03-14-2005, 11:09 AM   #32
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Jerry-rigged is a confusing mixture of the two terms.



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But what if your name is Jerry and you rigged things?

I worked with a guy name Jerry and he rigged stuff all the time.
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Old 03-14-2005, 12:14 PM   #33
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I worked with a guy name Jerry and he rigged stuff all the time.
Do you reckon he's the guy who cross-wired the plug on the '78 Sovereign?

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"top is ground
left is hot
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this looking at the back of the plug as if you were about to plug it in."

Black and White leads need to be swapped.





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Old 03-14-2005, 12:18 PM   #34
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Do you reckon he's the guy who cross-wired the plug on the '78 Sovereign?
Sounds like something he would have done. And looks like his kind of work!
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:20 AM   #35
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I noticed some cracks in my plastic fenderwells. There was also about 10 miles of roadwork where I live here in NM. There are other uses for those ubiquitous, pervassive orange barrels. A few pop rivets and some spray auto undercoating and voila!
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In my accustomed manner, being a cantankerous old codger, I feel compelled to point out that "Jerry-rigged" is not a proper term.

The correct term is "Jury-rigged" if something is a temporary fix, and "Jerry-built" if it is made of substandard material.

Jerry-rigged is a confusing mixture of the two terms.



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Quite right

Jury Rig- An emergency arrangement of sails, lines, spars, etc., usually put together in a period of temporary insanity.
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jury-rigged- does this have something to do with the simpson trial?
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Yes, Jury-rigged seems to be the correct term for the quick fix (like when I jammed some Channel Lock pliers in the battery box to keep the battery from falling out) but for more permanent creative engineering we call it (up north)...

"Yankee ingenuity
is a reference to the self-reliance of early colonial settlers of New England. It describes an attitude of make-do with materials on hand. It is inventive improvisation, adaptation and overcoming of dire straits when faced with a dearth of materials.
Yankee Ingenuity was often necessary for New England colonists. Unlike the rich and fertile soil of Virginia, New England had poor soil as well as a harsh winter and had to rely on improvisation and other means for economic success." Wikipedia

This of course takes nothing away from our southern counterparts and their Redneck Ingenuity.



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I'm having a problem with the "really big heavy doors" down the hall of my 31ft Sovereign. They are so heavy they don't stay latched when my husband is driving. I'm thinking about installing child proof locks on the inside to keep the doors from being torn off when they open. We have had to order and replace the specialty pivot hinges on one already. Of course the husband thinks thumb bolts on the outside would be good. I think they would be "tacky". Bubba ingenuity You can see the door off in the background of this picture.
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I'm having a problem with the "really big heavy doors" down the hall of my 31ft Sovereign. They are so heavy they don't stay latched when my husband is driving. .
How about a couple of magnets and metal discs on each door?
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I'm having a problem with the "really big heavy doors" down the hall of my 31ft Sovereign
Not sure which door you are refering to but the bathroom door in my 73 was really heavy. I planned on dissassembling the door and replacing the solid core with styrofoam. But, I sold it before I had the chance. Still a good idea though, I think.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:19 PM   #42
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The door in the picture is leaning up against the spot where it fits. There are three of them directly across from the bathroom. The bathroom door is one of those sliders and is very light. It has a pin that holds it in place while traveling.
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