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 07-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #309
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Wow looks nice there. Sorry to hear about your tire troubles, but that's what you get for using your trailer.....
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:31 PM   #310
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Yes I am always in some type of maintenance mode with a vintage Volvo, airstream, a couple veapas, and a bunch of bikes. But Here's my next item I'm wanting to customize on the bubble:

I pulled my norcold n260 3 way fridge out before cleaning it up and putting it away in the shed for the summer as I want to see if I can install an electric igniter for the propane feature on the 3 way fridge. They cheap push button (gas grill style piezo) has quit only after a year and a half. And since my vent system is a retro-fit ---igniting with a match or lighter isn't easy unless I pull the fridge halfway out in the interior. Has anyone ever tried a 12 volt upgrade like this on your fridge? I have a princess double burner and the 12 volt igniter is quite a cool feature. Id like to do something better than the original as I use propane alot when not in the cushy power parks. Any help or advice is appreciated. Cheers. Ted
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #311
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I had the same frustration in my 67. This time around I am getting a ac/dc marine fridge from dometic. It doesn't help your situation, but it seems like you could get replacement parts from a home range /cooktop. My force10 oven igniter runs off a AA battery. There has to be replacement parts for that setup.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #312
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Right. There are replacement piezos from norcold but I don't know if I want another 1 year replacement part. I've got down time now as our three recent getaways are done and have lots of time. I think I'll pull the baby apart and see what I can fit in there. I just need a consistent spark. Maybe I'll see if I can find a new princess burner part as they spark like mad. Thanks. Ted
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #313
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I meant to take a replacement part out of something else, not a norcold unit. My response was confusing as usual.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:24 AM   #314
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That makes sense. Man make spark. Spark make food cold. Bizarre right.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:24 PM   #315
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Hey I pulled the fridge and after inspecting I found that the igniter had a big hunk of corrosion between itself and the copper metal hickeydo. So after scraping it all off we have spark. Now Ive got to decide if I'm still going to retro fit some electronic igniter instead even though it's working again. That could be a mini project come wintertime. But not at the moment. Cheers. Ted
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:16 AM   #316
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Check with Luke in Colorado...(I don't have contact info....but any of the Folks up there will.) He gave a quick and dirty "good idea" talk at the restoration Rally. One of his discoveries was to use a lighter from a water heater...it fit right in...no more standing on your head and burnt , cramped hands lighting the fridg. Wish I had the details.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:36 PM   #317
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Someone asked me what upolstery product I used on my bubble and i realize i better get it on my thread for future reference. So ill list it here for all of you. I used 10 Yards of "recycled leather III" color 7544 saddle from Charlotte fabrics. I ordered it through out local shop. Cheers Ted!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:02 PM   #318
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hello long lost friends. I'm determined to get some window coverings installed before summer so I thought I'd ask for your opinions/advice. I've determined that I can't do curtains due to my tight tolerances between my front dinette cushions (curtains would cover up too much window even when open). so I've finally found a major Rv company specific for window coverings. o you know of any other?

http://unitedshade.com/catalog/shade...-night-shades/

I'm liking the idea of a chocolate pleated night shade. they seem low profile and I can mount them outside my frames and keep things tidy and away from the vintage bar lever used for opening the window. what do you think? I wouldn't mind real aluminum blinds but haven't found any that are low profile -- only the house like ones with clumsy strings and hardware that get caught and tangled everywhere. here's a stock photo of the pleated shades I'm looking at.

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:16 PM   #319
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Ted,

I'm caught up to you! Finally finished cabinets and upholstery. Now Am looking for curtains too. I want something that hugs the window as much as possible.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:56 PM   #320
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If you put shades or blinds on curved walls/windows, they will hang away from the window when closed. Something to keep in mind when looking. We went with pleated shades and small static curtains that hold the shades against the wall and fastened top and bottom to the wall. Ours have no strings, etc. but pull up and down at the bottom of the shade. We bought the shades at Menards (or rather ordered them there). I made the curtains and valances.
I like the chocolate ones!

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:37 PM   #321
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Kay--could you send me a picture of what you used to hold the bottom part of the shade tight against the wall. I'm waiting for the united shade company to get some info back to me with more hardware info as I assume I'll have to rig something up to hold it tight too. thanks. Ted
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #322
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Ted, I recently posted this on a "Curtain" thread in which I used two different options for window covering.

The side window curtains were made by my daughter based on instructions by Susan Tiegs from last years Restoration Rally in Albuquerque.
The bathroom window and kitchen window are laminated organic material (seaweed & ting ting). The bathroom, under sink cabinet door is the same material as the kitchen window.
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