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Old 05-19-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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ready for my maiden voyage

I have my drapes and cushions now. the night before my first trip. Here are some pics of the fabric my wife picked out. almost cost as much as the whole trailer
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:38 PM   #2
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That looks great! The high end fabric will last a long time and pay for itself. Have a safe first trip.

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Old 05-19-2005, 06:39 PM   #3
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Woo hOww!

Looks great Ed! Whatever you do, do NOT bring the cyclo along! Repeat after me...."I will not touch the trailer, I will not touch....."
Have a great time!
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:33 PM   #4
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thank you guys.... No polishing tools allowed... In fact im hoping nothing breaks as im only allowed too Fish,Eat and Nap. Im only going for the weekend but my menu for Friday nights dinner is Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail.. In fact since I bought the food at Costco. Thats what im eating Sat. night also.. heheh. I will post a bunch of pictures in the correct forum when I get home.
Janet you are right about that fabric and the foam.. High End hehehe Actually I went to a retail store at first and they wanted $80.00 a yard, I needed 36 yards. But my wife has a friend who is an interior designer and she bought the same fabric in downtown Los Angeles for $15 a yard wholesale thank god. Even as it was it was well over 2K. well over hehehe but would have been unrealistic if just the fabric was 2800. I tossed the rear gaucho also and made a slide out double bed. Thats where alot of the fabric went. Instead of using a mattress I used the same fabric and high quality foam for that area also..
Anyways looking forward to some good quality time alone with the mrs and some good food and some surf fishing.
The surf fishing isnt so great there.. in fact thats why I have a 38' sportfisher in the marina.. but thats a whole other story for another website and another checking account heehehhe
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:41 PM   #5
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waits there more news

You know I could keep typing all night. When I bought the trailer im pretty sure the fridge hadnt been used in quite some time. In fact the PO lived in it in a trailer park and he had another fridge plugged in outside that he was using. So I re vamped the interior without ever thinking about it.... Then I tried to run it on 110.. nothing.. I started getting bummed and having visions of large ice chests. Then when I finaly got my lp tank back from the polisher I tried gas... again nothig. SO I started reading. I leveled the trailer and cleaned out the flue and anyother part of the fridge I could get too.. It fired up and after an hour it was cooler to the touch.. SO I turned it on high and let it run overnight.. To my suprise in the morning I had a frosty -5 in the freezer and 18 in the fresh food.. WOW.. now I have it set at # 4. and will see how she is in the morning... So clean and level was all it took for the fridge..
The last 5 months have been all about the trailer time for some r&r. When I get home im going to park it in my warehouse at my office and not touch it for at least a week hehehe
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:55 PM   #6
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Ed looks great, I know about the uhpolstery fabric it's really expensive stuff.

The refer being too cold seems to be a common problem. We have to cut ours down to 1 and it's still really cold. The troubleshooting guide from Dometic says the Thermostat needs replacement. Something else to do, oh well keeps me off the street.
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:27 AM   #7
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Yes, interior furnishings really add up! Plus, they are very timestaking if you DIY it. I tried to keep costs low, but here's my expenses:

Foam (6") 475
Cushion Covers (Fabric) 60
Zippers, thread, notions 70
Overstuffing for cushions 40
Spray adhesive (cushions, countertops) 35
Curtain Fabric 150
Curtain Lining (blackout cloth) 50
Replacement Curtain Fabric 40 (I burned a curtain with a candle )
Snap tape 42

Not shown here is about $75 spent on thrift store curtain fabric that ended up eliminated. I resold some of it to a friend and will put the rest up on ebay, so I hope I won't lose too much on it. I also spent about $20 extra trying to find the right kind of snaps to fit in my carrier system.

That's why I'm taking all my cushion covers off while we do the rest of the work and get it laundered and resealed with DWR!

Your curtains and cushions look great with the wood floor--very nice!

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Rivet Reefer TOO cold - Capillary tube?

It is possible that the distance of insertion of the capillary tube will have an effect on the amount of cold for the reefer!

For example the owners manual in my '85 for the RM 742 has hand written notes for 37.5".

To quote from:

The end of the capillary tube is positioned at a specific point on the evaporator (usually the fins) of the lower box. When replacing an electric thermostat be sure to position the capillary tube in the same manner as the old one. Failure to do so may cause inadequate contact, resulting in over cooling.
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