View Poll Results: What do you think the bubble "dry" and tongue weight results were on 2/18/11?
2,054 lbs total 253 lbs tongue 4 33.33%
2,332 lbs total 312 lbs tongue 5 41.67%
2,560 lbs total 386 lbs tongue 2 16.67%
2,745 lbs total 390 lbs tongue 1 8.33%
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:38 PM   #183
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Here's another pic of that bambi for sale.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:09 AM   #184
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How much are they asking? My neighbors would love to see me acquire another....
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:08 PM   #185
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It just sold after only two days on the market for $4500
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:24 PM   #186
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Yesterday was so nice I pulled the bubble out to do a couple small jobs on it. Here you see a baffle I made of aluminum which will help the fridge draw cool air from the bottom part of the vent and direct it over the cooling fins (via a computer fan) and exit the top part of the vent. Two vents are the way new airstreams are set up. This is my best effort at retrofitting what I have to work with.
And since I had it out I went around town to stop at the tire shop to get a spare wheel. I'm getting closer to getting a bid on upolstry so I'm still hoping for a late june early july maiden voyage Cheers friends.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #187
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Closeup pic of fridge cooling baffle.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #188
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I'm interested to see how well this works in the summer. I relocated my fridge to the other side of the trailer and would love to avoid roof penetration. I think a solar panel and fan with vents on the side would be a lot cleaner, plus my windows force me to make a very narrow duct between them if I am exhausting thru the roof.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #189
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Yes I'll be sure to let you know. Solar is a good idea. I found it easy to just tap into my progressive dynamics fuse box and power it through my 12 volt system. I have an interior switch for it. I bought 2 computer fans originally but ended up installing just one because it actually pulls alot of air and two seemed overkill. The vent was already installed on my trailer beneath a window so I didn't have an option of adding another. The vintage trailer gurus tell me it will work just fine. Well find out in July!
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:36 PM   #190
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I've made a downpayment to an upholster and we have plans to take the trailer down to his shop as soon as the foam and material is in. So were getting closer to our maiden voyage. I actually reserved a spot in idaho for a week in July. Before then I still need to track down dome lights for my 12 vt lighting system. I have not fell in love with anything yet so I may just throw in some cheap ones to get by with. Thats not my style though Any more help on lights would be cool. All the best. Ted
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #191
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Hi Ted,
Have you seen the used and new interior lights offered by Vintage Campers.com?

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #192
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Look into lights by Juno that are called Trak 12. Have these in my trailer and love them. Only drawback is they are halogen and run really warm. I've not really done much searching for an LED that would fit the fixtures but am hoping someone by now has to make just about every type of bulb for 12 volt.

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:27 AM   #193
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Thanks guys. I forgot about the vintage camper site. I waiting to hear if the 10" x 5" oval 12vt light they offer there has a switch or not. All Of my cabin lights are wired together so I need the option of turning them off when a kid is sleeping up front. The low profile 2 1/2 inch extension is just what I'm looking for. Also all of my trim is in brushed nickel so I've been searching only that finish as well. I'm sure I could drill a hole and wire in a switch if i have too. Anything low profile like that is what I want to install in the front section on either side if the dinette. Two reading lights in brushed nickel is what I've thought of for the rear bed section. I think The restoration hardware vintage nautical lights may have too much extension for my dinette area. Any more help is appreciate. Ted
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:30 AM   #194
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http://vintagecampers.com/viewpart.php?partID=799#.

Here's a link to the oval light i like so far Has anyone I installed this one? It's specked out at over a pound so I assume it's truly a heavy duty brushed nickel and not painted plastic light body. check that --they are 2 lbs each.
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Here's a link to the oval light i like so far Has anyone I installed this one? It's specked out at over a pound so I assume it's truly a heavy duty brushed nickel and not painted plastic light body. check that --they are 2 lbs each.
Yes, I like that one and the nickle one that looks identical for $66. I'd be surprised if they didn't have a switch. Let us know what you find out.

Also, for the front dinette lights you mentioned, I purchased a couple nice looking puck LED lights from Vintage Trailer Supply. I'm planning on mounting them underneath the front shelf.
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:14 PM   #196
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Yes the oval satin nickel low profile has a switch and glass lens. They called their supplier up and got the specs. I ordered 3 of them. I'll let you know if I like them and will post some pics if I keep and install them. Cheers.
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