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Old 12-04-2017, 08:16 PM   #5153
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I remounted the mirror after it parted company with one of the hinges. The plywood had delaminated, originally caused by a guest pulling down on the mirror without unlatching. J B Weld filed the void where the wood pulled away.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:29 PM   #5154
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Two hundred eleven pounds of hubs, discs, calipers, and actuator to convert from 12"x2" drum brakes to 12" Kodiak discs. Next week, axles I hope.

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Old 12-04-2017, 11:05 PM   #5155
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Two hundred eleven pounds of hubs, discs, calipers, and actuator to convert from 12"x2" drum brakes to 12" Kodiak discs. Next week, axles I hope.

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I was convinced until recently that was the next mod I intend to do, especially since springtime our travel plans are in the Rockies and I figure that the best brakes are the best idea for mountain travels.
The problem is that converting to disc brakes adds a failure-mode which does not exist with drums: A hydraulic pump and system added to the electrical controller system which is required for either system.
Drums have been on trailers so long that their reliability is settled.
I don't like added complexity so I'll just replace the drums with new for the trip.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:20 AM   #5156
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I remounted the mirror after it parted company with one of the hinges. The plywood had delaminated, originally caused by a guest pulling down on the mirror without unlatching. J B Weld filed the void where the wood pulled away.
Nice to hear someone else had that job to do also. I recently had to fix my mirrored door in the bathroom of my 2016 25'FC. I had a catch latch (like on the bumper compartment) installed to hold the mirrored door open and I accidentally forgot and pulled it down hard, tearing out the hinge. To fix it, I took off the mirrored door and removed the hardware, patched the area broken out with epoxy wood filler, filled the screw holes and turned the door around 180 degrees. Then re-mounted the hardware in new holes and installed back good as new (with a little paint). I just felt turning the door around provided a stronger area to mount the hinges. After all, it is a very heavy door! I think a proper sized gas strut would be the best solution or maybe sliding panels.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:37 AM   #5157
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One of the many factory failures was not installing the support rod or mechanism as shown in the parts book for the bathroom mirror in our 2014 31' Classic. We attached a stainless steel door hinge at the proper location with a brace to keep it level with the floor when open and we flip it up to raise the mirror and fold it back down to rest the mirror on it. Simple solution when I was pressed for time.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:52 AM   #5158
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I thought I would share a picture of the new dinette table I made and installed last month. This replaces the plain white laminated one that came with my 2016 25' FC. I like how Cherry and Maple woods compliment the Flying Cloud interior and the Walnut accents. The Maple is lightly spalted giving it a lot of character. The table is a little thicker and 2" narrower than the original table to provide greater comfort when lounging sideways in the seat. I will have to drop it and turn it 90 degrees if I need to set up a bed, but its just the two of us so no need for that now. I used the original mounting parts that were on the old table. Also, there was not much difference in weight between the two tables. Next is to add a pop of color in the rugs and bedding.


Previous photo of the sink cover and flip-up table I posted (Pg 352)
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:07 AM   #5159
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I thought I would share a picture of the new dinette table I made and installed last month. This replaces the plain white laminated one that came with my 2016 25' FC. I like how Cherry and Maple woods compliment the Flying Cloud interior and the Walnut accents. The Maple is lightly spalted giving it a lot of character. The table is a little thicker and 2" narrower than the original table to provide greater comfort when lounging sideways in the seat. I will have to drop it and turn it 90 degrees if I need to set up a bed, but its just the two of us so no need for that now. I used the original mounting parts that were on the old table. Also, there was not much difference in weight between the two tables. Next is to add a pop of color in the rugs and bedding.


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Old 12-05-2017, 08:23 AM   #5160
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They are great feet. On my tow vehicle and my FC.
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I thought I would share a picture of the new dinette table I made and installed last month. This replaces the plain white laminated one that came with my 2016 25' FC. I like how Cherry and Maple woods compliment the Flying Cloud interior and the Walnut accents. The Maple is lightly spalted giving it a lot of character. The table is a little thicker and 2" narrower than the original table to provide greater comfort when lounging sideways in the seat. I will have to drop it and turn it 90 degrees if I need to set up a bed, but its just the two of us so no need for that now. I used the original mounting parts that were on the old table. Also, there was not much difference in weight between the two tables. Next is to add a pop of color in the rugs and bedding.





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Just beautiful !
May I ask, what glue did you use and what did you finish the wood with?
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:02 AM   #5163
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I was convinced until recently that was the next mod I intend to do, especially since springtime our travel plans are in the Rockies and I figure that the best brakes are the best idea for mountain travels.
The problem is that converting to disc brakes adds a failure-mode which does not exist with drums: A hydraulic pump and system added to the electrical controller system which is required for either system.
Drums have been on trailers so long that their reliability is settled.
I don't like added complexity so I'll just replace the drums with new for the trip.
I don't know if your profile is up to date, but I wouldn't do it on anything 25' or under. My 6300# Safari combo would stop as well as the TV by itself; not so with the 9100# Classic 30 (which has exactly the same brakes as the 25). The way I see it on my trailer, the brakes are 50% failed all the time. I'm uncomfortable with the poor stopping power.

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Old 12-05-2017, 09:04 AM   #5164
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That is some gorgeous work!

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I thought I would share a picture of the new dinette table I made and installed last month. This replaces the plain white laminated one that came with my 2016 25' FC. I like how Cherry and Maple woods compliment the Flying Cloud interior and the Walnut accents. The Maple is lightly spalted giving it a lot of character. The table is a little thicker and 2" narrower than the original table to provide greater comfort when lounging sideways in the seat. I will have to drop it and turn it 90 degrees if I need to set up a bed, but its just the two of us so no need for that now. I used the original mounting parts that were on the old table. Also, there was not much difference in weight between the two tables. Next is to add a pop of color in the rugs and bedding.


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Old 12-05-2017, 11:47 AM   #5165
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We bought this (Go Boldly in the direction of your dreams) a few years ago when we bought our AS and a red TV...seemed to be a good sign.

https://www.noelledass.com/store/c22/AIRSTREAMS.html

She is a local artist and I noticed at her Holiday Market booth that she had others re AS's. She indicated a 15% for AS owners buying in the AS category. Use SMILE15 as a coupon at checkout.

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New TPMS. TST 507 with the new color monitor. Like the fact that the antenna on the monitor is a stub molded in plastic. Not likely to get bent/broken. Color display seems a lot easier to read. Monitor sits in a nice stand that fits in the coin tray on my F-150.
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