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Old 02-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #393
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Oh, It's no problem. I'm going to use some lattice in the back and grow me some grapes so that I can experiment with making some wine and I'm going to plant some Ivy on the front part which will be my new parking spot for the airstream. It's all good.
Be careful with that near the Airstream. My mother planted a crawling vine (similar to ivy I forgot the name) on a 16' section of fence and when we had a big storm (hurricane Sandy) the wind and weight on the fence snapped the 4x4s (3 or 4 years old and pressure treated) supporting the fence.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #394
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That is simply HILARIOUS !!!
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:16 PM   #395
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Installed a Subaru am/fm/cd/weather-band stereo to replace original unit in overhead. Will know how to dress for the hiking trail with the weather-band. $30 with free shipping, the oh so amazing E-Bay.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #396
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:16 AM   #397
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Upgraded Range Hood Fan and Lighting

I just replaced the loud stock fan in my range hood with a quiet 12V computer case fan, and the not very bright stock light with LED pads.

This was a very easy upgrade, total cost $30.

The key thing - a 200 Millimeter Cooler Master Computer Case Fan fit perfectly in the fan opening in the range hood. It is also 12V just like the old fan, but it's much quieter, and it seems to move plenty of air. Cost was $16.

To install the new fan, first I removed the fan casing (super easy, just four philips screws) and then removed the old fan. Then I sealed the edge around the opening in the fan casing with foam window sealing tape, then I attached the new fan with four bolts and nuts. I used a little bit of duct tape to seal the holes in the fan casing where the old motor was mounted.

I removed the old incandescent bulb and holder, added a reflector made out of a scrap of aluminum I had laying around, and attached the new LED pads to the reflector. I had two LED pads laying around from when I replaced all my interior lights - I think they cost about $5 each.

The only remaining step was wiring the new fan and LED pads into the existing wiring and re-installing the fan housing.

Total time less than one hour - the range hood lighting is now much brighter and more usable, and the fan is nearly silent.

The pictures below are several views of the fan housing just prior to re-installing it in my trailer.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:45 AM   #398
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wikk that fan hold up the the heat coming off the stove?
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:02 PM   #399
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If it doesn't handle the heat, I will let everyone know. We're headed to Lotus, CA in the gold country tomorrow to go white water rafting for three days, so I'll get a good idea both if it has problems with heat and whether it pushes enough air.

The old one was so loud and annoying I hardly used it, so almost anything is a win...
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:15 AM   #400
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Nice, Dan. Can you give links to your suppliers?
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:22 PM   #401
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About 2 years ago the water pump died. Naturally it was on a Sunday as I was pulling out to meet up with friends in Quartzsite. I managed to get a repair tech who had a used pump that he could install and I was back on the road. As a result of this inopportune failure, I made it a point to always carry a spare water pump (packed near the one in use). About 2 weeks ago I heard the pump working, and found that the water level was that low that the pump did not bring the pressure up enough to cut it off. After filling the tank, I noticed that there was water leaking around the pump - the pump itself was defective and needed to be replaced. Fortunately, I had the spare, so in it went. I then ordered a new spare pump - got it for $69 off Amazon. At the same time I bought a battery-powered moisture alarm, which I stuck to the floor right beside the pump using double-sided tape. Given the location of the pump under the floor of the wardrobe, the alarm would alert me to a problem before it becomes a big issue. Pictures attached:
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:54 PM   #402
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Our name on the door and propane cover.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:55 PM   #403
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #404
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Love the big stainless accumulator.

It's too pretty to hide by the water pump, though. You should have it proudly on display.
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The 200mm fan described above worked great during our trip last weekend. No heat related issues and it was silent. I don't think it pushes the same volume of air as the stock fan, but it was silent, and it clearly was evacuating lots of steam, hot air, etc... You could visually see this inside and feel the exhaust outside at the vent.

The led light swap turned out to be a huge upgrade. Makes the counter space much more usable.

Here is the fan I purchased. Amazon.com: Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Black Computer Case Cooling Fan R4-MFJR-07FK-R1: Electronics

There are other 200mm fans on amazon with higher CFM ratings that are still very quiet - I would buy one of those if doing this again.

Any led pads with leads will do to replace the stock incandescent bulb.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:33 PM   #406
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Love the big stainless accumulator.

It's too pretty to hide by the water pump, though. You should have it proudly on display.
Thank you! It makes a huge difference when using the shower.
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