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Old 03-18-2011, 07:59 AM   #43
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To Hide or Not to Hide

What's the consensus about new system monitors(Micropulse) on a vintage Airstream? Do you mount them somewhere visible so they can be monitored closely (like on a new Airstream) or do you try to hide them to preserve the vintage look?

If you hide it, where?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:17 PM   #44
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I'm sure it's mostly a matter of personal taste... just wondering what most people do.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:50 PM   #45
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As for me and my tastes, I like the modern conveniences but the look of vintage so I would hide the monitors at the inside top of the closet. Afterall, just how full does the top of the closet get anyway?

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Old 03-18-2011, 10:44 PM   #46
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I agree with Brad. I'm planning to hide mine at the inside top of the front wardrobe.
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:35 PM   #47
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Brad,
I really liked your hidden 12v in the magazine rack!

Norm,
If you had to hide your monitor on the streetside where would you put it?
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:50 PM   #48
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If you had to hide your monitor on the streetside where would you put it?
Hmm, that's tricky. The only place I can come up with on the streetside of my trailer is the kitchen overhead cabinet. The original owner of my trailer had a battery monitor in the kitchen overhead, but with that and the stove vent duct, there was pretty much no storage on the right side shelves.

If I remember correctly, you don't have the stove vent to deal with and you also have overhead cabinets in the bed area. So, maybe taking up a few inches of the kitchen overhead wouldn't be that big of a deal.

Are you going to re-install the gaucho, or are you planning a dinette? If you go with a dinette, maybe you could find a place to hide it under the dinette.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:00 PM   #49
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We do have a stove vent... and we're loosing one cabinet over the bed for installing a bunk bed.

We're going to put the gaucho back in. Although, I'm starting to be a little jealous of all that space you're making under your new dinette in the front of your trailer.

We're thinking about putting the monitor on the the door of the cabinet under the sink. (Open the cabinet to see the monitor.)
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Is this the area you are considering? This might work well to hide switches and a monitor.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:30 PM   #51
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Well, shucks. It would work well. We don't have one of those.
Did you add that door or did it come with it?
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We just have double doors that open below the sink.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:06 AM   #53
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Threshold

Brian just finished installing our floor this weekend. The threshold that came on our trailer is a threshold for a house that was very obviously added by a PO. Would anybody be willing to take a picture of their threshold. (I've looked for pictures but haven't been able to find one.)

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Brian just finished installing our floor this weekend. The threshold that came on our trailer is a threshold for a house that was very obviously added by a PO. Would anybody be willing to take a picture of their threshold. (I've looked for pictures but haven't been able to find one.)

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I'll try to take a picture tonight.
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Here's a couple pics of my threshold. I'm not sure if it's the original, but it is a very nice solid piece of aluminum and fit perfectly as if it had been installed at the factory.
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Thanks, Norm.
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