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Old 04-04-2010, 09:57 AM   #197
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Aage- thanks for the kind words. The resto was a labor of love, and we do indeed hope to use her a lot in the future. No belly pan yet, and haven't yet seen the necessity of having one. Wife and I use the kitchen sink for the usual grooming chores, don't spend a lot of time in the bathroom so didn't see the need for a large, gadget-laden space there. But we're all different, and our restos reflect that I guess.
My stroke effects are luckily only some numbness in part of 1 hand, and part of my face. Not sure if things will ever get re-wired to the point of all that going completely away, but just glad I can still walk, talk, and live my life. Cheers back at ya- tim
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:14 AM   #198
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Tim, I hope you will be OK. So let me get this straight, are you moving to Longmont, or just your AS is moving to Longmont?

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Old 04-04-2010, 10:23 AM   #199
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hi Kip- good to see you here. I am doing "OK", just another battle scar. We are moving down to Longmont- we closed on it a few days after I got out of Swedish Hospital, and I "faked it" at closing by not saying much and signing all the papers with my other hand- didn't want to screw up our loan, which was a pain to get. It will be nice to have plenty of flat space for the AS, with no covenants against that sort of thing. How're you doing? Your rig getting trimmed out inside? -tim
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:45 AM   #200
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Jackson Lake State Park

Anyone been here? Thinking of going later this month for my wife's birthday, as we like swimming and paddling when it's hot. It is near Ft. Morgan in eastern Colorado. Any other info on good swimming holes in the area, with camping nearby, would be great! -tim
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:55 PM   #201
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Wow...my dream AS and you did it! Thank you for documenting your process. Just a couple of questions.

What is in-between the wall were the kitchen sink is and the foot of the bed? Is it a sink? In the bathroom area is it just a toilet and showerhead?

I'm so impressed...I wish I had your skills, I have to pay for everything at $90.00/hr!!!

The only drawback (minor) is that you have to climb in bed from the foot of the bed right?

This is exactly what I want to do.

Thank you Tim for giving sharing.

Sincerely,
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:04 AM   #202
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Angela- the area over the wheel wells is clothing storage, just open shelving and a clothes rod for hanging things. Yes, the bathroom is just the toilet and shower head, we use the kitchen sink for washing up and teeth-brushing. And yes, we have to crawl up into the bed from the foot of it. It is somewhat of a pain to change the bedding because of this configuration, but overall an efficient use of a very limited space. I wish you luck (and fun) with your Overlander! -tim
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #203
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can anyone tell me 5/8 or 3/4 floor in a 1971 29 ft and how big of a job to replace the black water tank
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #204
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can anyone tell me 5/8 or 3/4 floor in a 1971 29 ft and how big of a job to replace the black water tank
My trailer is a 1973 and I definitely have a 3/4" sub-floor. I am reasonably sure that yours would also be 3/4". If you look around you might be able to find a place where you can see the sub-floor where there is a hole in it that you could measure the thickness. One place to look might be at the base of the refrigerator. In mine there is an access hatch from the outside and I can see the bare sub-floor in there. There is also a ventilation hole cut in the floor there that you might be able to use to measure the sub-floor thickness.

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Old 04-09-2012, 01:18 PM   #205
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can anyone tell me 5/8 or 3/4 floor in a 1971 29 ft and how big of a job to replace the black water tank
You have to drop the tank, etc, from the underbelly.

Takes about 5 hours all together.

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #206
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Maybe 5 hours for a pro AS mechanic, but I'd figure considerably longer for a DIY-er. It's pretty involved, what with dealing with belly-pan removal, toilet removal, drain flange removal, washing up and going in for lunch, and finally dropping the tank on your head. Since you posted in 04/08/2012, I'll bet you have it done by now...
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