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Old 04-06-2010, 08:49 AM   #323
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I know the installation instructions say to put it on the floor but I put it on the floor of the galley cabinet instead. I put a false bottom on my galley cabinet and its on that wood sheet where my 10 gallon Suburban sits. Provide plenty of support under where the WH will reside. This keeps it up off the floor, well supported and away from the C channel. Here's a few pix of where it went for clarification and one of the WH itself. Agree, leave the styrofoam in place.

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Old 04-06-2010, 11:04 AM   #324
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Hi Steve, Everything is looking great on your '53. Personally, I prefer the Atwood water heater. It has an aluminum clad tank and is usually a longer lasting water heater when properly cared for. It also weighs a lot less being aluminum. It needs no anode rod.
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:50 PM   #325
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As far as the suburban water heaters are concerned, what style of door do you have installed? I can see advantages and disadvantages to both the hinge and flush mount doors.

I purchased the SW6D for 6 gallons and direct spark ignition.

Thoughts on these doors?

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:55 PM   #326
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Does anyone have any pictures of installing their water heater? Does anyone have an opinion on one brand vs the other?

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Decided to go with a Suburban SW6DE. This water heater will operate on both gas or electricity and has electronic ignition, great deal on ebay, $285.00. Since my Safari has 2 beds with a night stand in between, that's where I plan for the hot water tank to go. Will cut a hole behind the license plate to vent, will require some metal work, but should be invisible..........

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Old 04-20-2010, 04:52 PM   #327
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I ordered the SW6D, but have held off on a door purchase until I see how people have gone (Flush vs standard)

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Old 07-12-2010, 03:58 PM   #328
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Well we started working on the skins yesterday, we want to try to get them down to bare metal then decide on paint or leave them as is. We may try to go with some sort of satin finnish but I dont see them getting pollished..........it would feel like a fun house to me. We tried two different stripper's, Natasha and Ginger.......neither one did much for the metal but sure did make me smile J/K. Jasco sealer and adhesive remover and Citristrip. Both work very well but the Jasco is wicked strong and eats skin. I strongly recomend the Citristrip. Here are some before and after pic's to look at. See if you can read the words that my PO wrote for us all to see.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:18 PM   #329
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WOW...that stuff works AWESOME!

You can still polish those if you want to take the time, you will just require a bit more elbow grease to polish out the AIRFORUMS .

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Old 07-12-2010, 04:30 PM   #330
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Here is a better before shot.

Dont you just love a member that takes time out of his day to promote this great sire of ours!!!!!!!!!! I know I do!
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Great Sire?

I haven't sired anything since 2004!

It is a great site though.

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Looks like this thread transitioned without an explanation of what happened.

Amy and I decided to sell the Flying Cloud to Shane and Cathy since Amy is moving to TX this weekend. I am staying here and will be in school full time. With no time to work on the trailer, Shane has taken over to get her camping again.

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Old 07-12-2010, 04:59 PM   #333
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LOL sire guess I better edit that.............naaaa its too funny the way it is.
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Steve: Did you have to replace the refrigerator?
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Peggy,

When I first brought it home, I planned on upgrading to a full side fridge. I sold the old marvel to a nice guy in Texas. Even got someone to transport it to him.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:28 PM   #336
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Skins are in!

Well its time to catch you all up.......the skins are in the cloud now, it took a lot longer than I thought it would to get this far but money or lack of and time slowed me down a bit. I would like to thank everyone here that helped me get this far! I will start putting the interior back in very soon. I put the a/c on the roof last night and it fi like a glove in one of the old vent holes. I orderd the heat strip but I think they gave me the wrong one since the instructions dont even match up. Theres not even the jack to plug it in. I will be calling the shop tomorrow and crossing the part numbers.

I am looking to buy or rent a rivet shaver if anyone has one they dont need anymore. I cant see spending tha kinda money for something I will only use once........once on 600 rivets!

Has anyone had the over head compartments come loose from the wall? I am torn between using the screws or just riveting them in.

I want to send a big thanx to the PO for all his help along the way. Thanx Sarge!

Here are some pic's of what I have got done so far. If you are on facebook you can see them all if your on my friend list. If your not on my list and want to be just send me a invite. Shane Chesher.
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