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Old 02-17-2007, 12:01 PM   #71
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am fm radio with cd player. it replaced oem radio with cassette player and crappy tuner.

99.00 from target on sale.

my other favorite was the winterizing valve to add antifreeze directly to pump. under 30 bucks if i recall.

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In response to your post dated 12-2-2006, what make, model radio did you purchase from Target? I am considering replacing my oem with an updated model in 1993 Excella Classic 25ft. Did the wires and antenna connect without modifications, etc.
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:52 PM   #72
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I have noticed that most threads end up talking about alcohol. Why is that? A hundred bucks could buy a lot booze. We spent it on the AS. I have a well stock stash. My wife recovered the couches/beds. As well as made curtains the galley and head. We also bought the curtain rods. All under 100.00 dollars.
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:04 PM   #73
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tinman,

i cannot recall the brand name, and my trailer is about 100 miles away at the moment.

i do remember that after enlarging the faceplate installation was easy as twisting some wire nuts together. the antenna was a direct plug in.

the best part is that the radio used a standard carrier that it slides into. basicly a metal box. if this one fails replacing it is as easy as sliding it out and sliding a new one in with no screws or other mounting issues. they are no longer brand specific. (i think they call it a DIN mounting) so if i want a pioneer or a sony in the future it will slide right in.

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Old 02-21-2007, 01:02 PM   #74
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New but old wheel covers

There new to me and I hate for the purist to have to look at this.But I could'nt pass them up,Does anyone want to guess what era and make.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:12 PM   #75
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We installed a pair of speakers over the dinette so we wouldn't have to blast the others [one pair located in galley, other pair in bedroom, dinette smack in the middle] when watching a movie. Then installed audio switch in cabinet with A/V equipment to choose between any of the four pairs of speakers we have.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:32 PM   #76
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Canada Arm

It has been reported that over 50% of the receivers flex to some degree or another, unknowingly to the operators.

It is a common mod in these parts to add a "3rd member".

There are various ways to do this. This is the way I did one of our TV's...

Total cost $17 and two hours of my labour.

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Old 02-22-2007, 05:48 PM   #77
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A Thermostat Too Far

Just back from the terrific 4CU rally so I'm hoping everyone there pipes in sometime and adds their upgrades although some were for far more than $100. There sure were lots of upgrades to be seen there.

As to the thermostat: Ever wake up in one of the twin beds and realize the trailer is freezing? And the thermostat is ONLY 12 feet away but that 12 feet means you must get out of a warm bed and walk a bit to turn on the heater?

I solved this problem by finding the thermostat power wire under the stove and cutting, then splicing in a double stranded wire that I threaded back into the bedroom area. I then wired in a nice looking rocker switch and mounted into the top of the drawer unit just along the back edge. I had to cut a rectangular hole in the drawer top and then screwed a switch plate over it and the rocker switch. Looks really neat.
So before I go to sleep I turn off the rocker switch and make sure the thermostat switch is set to "on". In the morning I or my wife just reach out and switch on the heat!!! ....Neat!! And for way less than $100.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:50 PM   #78
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My latest mod. Took off those tambour doors "finally" and made these so I could have more storage room. Never was able to open the tambour completely. Note that the old tambour is now the insert on the new doors.
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Juel, I like that. I'm not crazy about my tambor doors, either. Hard to use, always sticking, it doesn't seem to matter how much I mess with them. Good idea to keep the "look".
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:51 PM   #80
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Those are really pretty, Juel. Creative and clever solution!
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:08 AM   #81
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Juel.. Looks great... This will give a lot of people a great idea
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:08 PM   #82
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There new to me and I hate for the purist to have to look at this.But I could'nt pass them up,Does anyone want to guess what era and make.
I can't see the hubcaps well enough to make guesses, but I like the overall look! Where did you get them? Pam
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:26 PM   #83
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Thanks for the notice Pam,I bought them on ebay for $41.00,They are off of a 1955 chrysler winsor deluxe.I would have liked to have kept my AS covers but I only had 2 and I saw these and liked them.I sold the 2 I had on ebay friday If they dont pay I'll post them here in the classifieds.
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:30 PM   #84
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Light cover replacement

Those cheesy plastic light covers kept falling off in my '72 Safari. I made new ones out of copper sculpture armature wire I got from an art supply store. It looks like copper screen but instead of the holes being square they are diamond-shaped so it can be molded. In keeping with the gypsy wagon theme I put beads on them too. If you try this at home, be sure to put electrical tape over any exposed wires in the fixture. When I first started to fit it in I didn't realize there was an exposed wire. It sure made quite the pop and spark and blew a fuse. Unlike the hold light covers that would fall off and rattle around the trailer, these did just fine taking it down to the FCU rally in Cottonwood.
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