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Old 07-17-2014, 10:18 AM   #1541
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Ouch. Thanks for the quick reply. Now that gives me something to worry about. Will inspect it tomorrow.

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:53 AM   #1542
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Got back from Jackson Center after having my damage repaired. 100 degree weather. On an impulse I decided to "summer shade" my Fantastic Fans. So I stood up on my 1 foot tall folding stool, pulled the screen off of the fan, and very carefully slipped a rolled up piece of heavy duty aluminum foil between the fan blades, around the outside of the fan cover, got it unrolled by dint of much finger massaging, and scrunched it around the edges of the fan cover. When the fan cover is closed it's DARK and the temp inside must have dropped 5 degrees within 5 minutes after I did the first fan cover.

Cheap me. Just wanted to see how much more effective a change to the outside would be compared to stuffing something on the inside of the frame.

But boy that woulda been a lot easier if done from the outside on a ladder and leaning across the roof!

So It works, but I'm sure it will remove itself in a high wind - or anywhere after 50 feet of towing. It's so effective though. I wonder if I could make a "shower cap" out of an old ironing board cover and some elastic, then ease it over the fan cover with the awning hook? I think that might work if I have a loop of elastic to thread the hoop through.

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Old 07-17-2014, 12:31 PM   #1543
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For a fan cover I cut a piece of Reflectix about the same size as the fan housing and put Velcro (the space-age fastener) on all 4 corners. I need to re-apply Velcro as the summer heat has caused the glue to give up-


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Old 07-17-2014, 06:44 PM   #1544
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Fan-tastic Ultrabreeze Vent Covers

Just in time for the impending storm......covers for the Fan-tastic Fans.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:04 AM   #1545
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Just in time for the impending storm......covers for the Fan-tastic Fans.
I like the look of the black Fantastic covers, but wonder if the black will act as a heat sink vs the white color that reflects the heat, as the white center roof section of the AS reflects heat.

They complement your AS.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:17 AM   #1546
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I like the look of the black Fantastic covers, but wonder if the black will act as a heat sink vs the white color that reflects the heat, as the white center roof section of the AS reflects heat.

They complement your AS.
Thanks, I have the same thought about the solid black air conditioned shrouds you see nowadays. These are a translucent smoke color so hoping they don't get appreciably hot.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:01 AM   #1547
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Two new Valterra dump valves and the associated piping to upgrade my sewer lines

New bearings and seals for all four wheel

Everything is going on a 1975 Argosy 24 that I am refurbishing.
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:53 AM   #1548
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No more dents in the banana panel, new shelf behind gaucho, and new antenna mast to convert old cb antenna to am/fm use.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:00 AM   #1549
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:08 AM   #1550
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Are those lights in your shelf?

No, coasters with an Airstream beach scene on them. Wife insists that the stay there.
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Then I guess they will stay. They look nice.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:01 PM   #1552
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New Foam and Fabric for L-lounge

Ms. Arlene Fowler, of world famous Fowler RV Interiors here in Kentucky, stitched up new L-lounge covers for our AS. She put new denser foam in the seats and recovered them and the backs. Old seat bottoms were worn out and tread bare. Started to mold in the sweet spot were I usually roost. Very nice. Attached are the before (Top) and after (Bottom) photos!
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:40 PM   #1553
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Picked up a vintage Motorola am/fm radio and 8 track player. Just what I needed, another restoration project. Also picked up a 1970 model wall oven hoping it would fit my 1969 opening. No such luck. Will be posting it in classifieds soon. Looks to be in great shape.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:43 PM   #1554
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Picked up a vintage Motorola am/fm radio and 8 track player. Just what I needed, another restoration project. Also picked up a 1970 model wall oven hoping it would fit my 1969 opening. No such luck. Will be posting it in classifieds soon. Looks to be in great shape.

Not surprised by the oven. Sometimes it seems like everything on a '69 is exclusive to that year and costs twice as much as a result.
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