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Old 09-18-2006, 09:20 AM   #43
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I gutted my '73 Sovereign 31' (see my other post)
Over 1400 lbs gone (not including the fridge, can't take it to the dump)
Even with the new custom interior I can't imagine putting more than half of that back in.

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Old 09-18-2006, 02:27 PM   #44
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Take out the wardrope ( cabinets )
When cleaning out the trailor for the next owner N.O
I removed what seem's to be about a 1000 pounds of useles things
That wife and kid put in there becouse they where thingking they need it when camping , but never used it .

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Old 09-18-2006, 03:06 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Dovetail
5.Replace water heater w/ tankless unit
Tankless water heaters vary a lot in style and weight and some are downright heavy. I plan on putting one on my unit, but will have to add it's weight to the things that i think are worth adding net weight to get the conveniance.
I am looking forward to seeing the stats for the "junior" model that these folks are coming out with. it has been talked about on The VAP, they are putting in the Ambassador restoration they are doing. It current model is a whopping 93lbs i seem to remember, I assume the junior model will be smaller and lighter.
I am considering it because it replaces both water heater and furnace, gives me really good space heating options and a hot tap, witch is a feature i love so much in my house and will use more than a stove in the trailer in my day to day life. (rabid tea and hot coco drinker)
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:28 PM   #46
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I am still working on installing foil insulation in the walls of my 1973 31' AS. I have to start from scratch for all the interior once the inner skins are back on. One thing I have been comtemplating is to use hollow core doors for partitions. I know they are thicker than 1/4 panels but they are pretty light and strong. Interestingly they come in sizes that are pretty useful too. My ceiling is something like 80" tall in the middle and thats the standard height of a hollow core door. Standard widths are 24", 30" and 36". Other sizes are available too if needed. They can be had in a variety of woods too.

I have been contemplating mounting most things to the doors instead of to the skin so the weight will be transferred to the floor rather than the walls. Yes, I know I would be cutting into the cardboard core area when I cut the doors to a curve. I have done that before with doors just not cutting a curve. I have inserted a strip of wood the right thickness with good sucess. I am contemplating using some sort of rubber or foam weather striping for the joint between the panels and the wall.

I would be interested in any feedback anyone has on the approach. Also note that I have not esplained all of the details of the approach I have in mind so I would be happy to discuss the approach in more detail too if anyone is interested.


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