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Old 04-06-2013, 07:45 AM   #127
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Hi Mrs. Mod. I see your from Fresno. l live at Woodward Lake and will be picking up at 1990 25 foot Excella in the next few weeks. Hope to see you around the area.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:06 AM   #128
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I picked up a 3' x 3' sheet of aluminum tonight at the BORG and turned this



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that's sharp looking...nice job
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #129
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A Werner AP-20 Work Platform for dutch oven cooking, grilling and washing the trailer. I saw it at the Florida State Rally. The platform was on sale at my local Home Depot yesterday for $22. Run, donít walk to get one!
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:53 AM   #130
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A mute for my banjo so I can practice without the whole trailer booming with bad notes.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:15 PM   #131
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A second dedicated A/C for the rear Bedroom.
The objectives were:
No heavy Roof A/C
No 50 amp conversion
No permanent modifications
The window used for the exhaust panel had to be operational with the exhaust in place.
The 15 amp plug had be accessible from the outside

The only mods I had to do is drill two 1/2" holes in the nightstand floor for drain and electric and a 2" hole for the plug access under the roadside bananawrap. This hole can be closed with a small sliding panel during transit.
I will install a secondary insulated curtain to hide the exhaust pipe.
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A second dedicated A/C for the rear Bedroom.
The objectives were:
No heavy Roof A/C
No 50 amp conversion
No permanent modifications
The window used for the exhaust panel had to be operational with the exhaust in place.
The 15 amp plug had be accessible from the outside

The only mods I had to do is drill two 1/2" holes in the nightstand floor for drain and electric and a 2" hole for the plug access under the roadside bananawrap. This hole can be closed with a small sliding panel during transit.
I will install a secondary insulated curtain to hide the exhaust pipe.

Per Request:
The unit I used is a 8000 BTU LG available at Home Depot for about $270.-, model # LP0813WNR. Larger units are available, but this was the right size for my needs.
It sits on 4 plastic casters that I pulled off and fabricated a pedestal for the unit to sit on. This would raise the drain pan and also allow me to screw the unit to the floor. Finding a fitting for the drain line was problematic since its metric (18mm). I had to fabricate my on drain line using flared 3/8 copper tubing.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:01 PM   #133
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Well, it wasn't today, but we had huge rains last week and both my skylights began leaking

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Old 04-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #134
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Finally got around to completing the rear curbside banana wrap. Since they are aluminum and not ABS, it's quite a bit of work to replace one of those. Has to be cut to fit, primed and painted.
But sure looks cool on these 90's limited. I think they were also used on 1978 models.
Peter, where did you get aluminum wraps?
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #135
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Peter, where did you get aluminum wraps?
Airstream still stocks them. Curb side is part number 101628 and costs 435.55 plus shipping.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:27 AM   #136
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that's sharp looking...nice job
So what is "the BORG"? Could the aluminum sheets be used to cover other interior surfaces? For example to make splash guard around sink?
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #137
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Bought and installed a new refrigerator access panel from airstream..finally putting in the new refrigerator!!! Why is it so stressful to cut into aluminum panels??
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:53 AM   #138
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So what is "the BORG"? Could the aluminum sheets be used to cover other interior surfaces? For example to make splash guard around sink?
I think Taylormade was referring to the Mothership (Airstream factory).
If you buy panels from Airstream they already come with a clear coat applied and a plastic protective sheeting for shipping and handling. The clear coat makes them perfect for interior usage, especially in the Kitchen.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #139
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Bought and installed a new refrigerator access panel from airstream..finally putting in the new refrigerator!!! Why is it so stressful to cut into aluminum panels??
You did a real nice job! Just curious, why did you not use the Olympic rivets that can be shaved to look like the original buck rivets ?
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The original vent above the access door was also pop riveted so I did that for continuity. May swap out for olympics later but don't have a shaver....
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