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Old 02-23-2011, 08:56 AM   #15
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The shroud looks great. I'm thinking of having mine painted silver like WasagaChris did. It looks really sharp. I think it is best to have one thread with all your resto things in one place. That way it is easier to keep up with posting and also for people to follow.
Thanks for the compliment! It seems like an easy task to accomplish when you start. As the pile of interior parts piles up on the outside, it can seem overwhelming! But, here on the forums we a support group of sorts. Ready to keep you inspired!
Since you have a long trailer, I'm sure that when you repair/reinforce the frame, get new subfloor in and bolt it all together correctly, it will be tight as a drum!
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As the pile of interior parts piles up on the outside, it can seem overwhelming! But, here on the forums we a support group of sorts. Ready to keep you inspired!
Lance you mean like this pile?
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:43 AM   #17
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Amen on the parts pile. My bathroom covers half of a 2 car garage and wife is ready to have her park space back.
I was thinking silver too but thought I might eventually paint roof white - not sure if I like the look yet though.
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I'm sure there are a lot of A/C mechanics that will beg to differ! Keep in mind these are words from a guy that sells new air conditioners! Air conditioners are a simple system and can and have been kept running by great A/C mechanics.

Post some pics of the fiberglass job!
Your absolutely correct.

Any AC compressor can be replaced.

BUT, you will find that it typically will cost at least 50 to 60 percent, or more, of a new AC, when the labor is added to the cost of the compressor.

For most people, that would not make a good investment.

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50% off what could be a $600 investment sounds like a pretty good deal to those of us who are cash poor in this rotten economy. If I can get by with a cheaper fix now and worry about replacing the whole thing ten years down the road, I know which option I'd take!
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I'm installing two 25 gallon gray tanks. I'm not going to put them in a tank pan like the originals. I do plan to add some insulation and a heater mat. The cost of the tanks isn't so significant. About the same as a blue boy. It is some tedious work, but getting out of the shower to empty the blue boy isn't fun either!
Heater mat? I'm intrigued. I haven't read about that yet. Tell me more. Ed

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I've been looking at a heater mat too since I won't have forced air furnace anymore. There's a bunch of options out there UltraHeat, Inc. - Easy to Retrofit
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