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Old 09-02-2014, 05:41 AM   #501
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I purchased vent cover springs from McMaster-Carr. They are stainless steel and pretty close to the original spring dimensions. Part number 9287K84 is for the "left hand" wound spring and 9287K35 is the "right hand" wound spring. You'll need one of each.

I had forgotten that your interior skins weren't installed. I was puzzling over the technique to match up the wiring holes for your clearance lights.

Gotta love that polish job!
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:13 AM   #502
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I forgot to mention that I also ordered PN 3606T19 size 10 stainless steel bead chain to replace the chain on the vent. It comes in 10 foot lengths. I'll be happy to send a couple of feet your way. PM me if you're interested.

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Old 09-02-2014, 12:16 PM   #503
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Looks really great! Makes me want to go home, take the trailer apart and start over.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:17 PM   #504
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I am experiencing Jalousie Jealousy! You did such a terrific job on those!
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:18 PM   #505
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A Red letter kind of day!!!!

A couple of days ago my son and I did some Hillbilly leak testing. Basically, I put him in Moonraker with a shop vacuum hooked up to blow instead of vacuum. I sprayed the outside areas that I suspected with soap and water and sure enough, we had bubbles.


I recently sealed the two long seams on the roof, as well as hitting every rivet on the endcaps with Captain Tolleys. The worst area was around the jalousie window. I've been fighting this leak by my door for a while. I dug out the new Tremco, and filled it with Acryl -R. It wicked in and appeared to work because today we had a huge rainstorm and I had this.

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Okay, the rain sounds more like static but.......A LEAK FREE trailer!!!!!! For the first time since I've owned her.

AND that's not all....... I also cut my last piece of insulation today


It was epic..... in Lord of the Rings "Thou Shall Not Pass" kind of way.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:25 PM   #506
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I purchased vent cover springs from McMaster-Carr. They are stainless steel and pretty close to the original spring dimensions. Part number 9287K84 is for the "left hand" wound spring and 9287K35 is the "right hand" wound spring. You'll need one of each.

I had forgotten that your interior skins weren't installed. I was puzzling over the technique to match up the wiring holes for your clearance lights.

Gotta love that polish job!
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Thanks Rob, I looked at those springs you listed above but mine weren't 180 degree springs, they were 90, do you think the weight of the door will compress them enough? Did you install them yet? If these will work I would be THRILLED!

I already ordered new bead chain but thanks for the offer
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:27 PM   #507
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Great post, Shelly. Nice work.

BTW, you look WAY too thin in those pictures!
HAHAHA That is the only place on the trailer that I don't mind seeing my reflection in....
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:42 AM   #508
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Shelly, everything looks really good! Good to know on replacing the vent cover springs per the above post...now if only I had the cover....
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I ordered the springs...... Fingers crossed! I also ordered the switch that automatically starts the fan when the vent is opened. Hopefully I can figure out how to make it work! Not sure if it wants 12 volt or 110 ....

HATE electrical work, right next to sharks, bears, and opening biscuit cans. Again, don't judge.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:06 AM   #510
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Vent Springs

Shelley, I ordered the 180 degree springs to make sure that the springs had adequate "spring" if you know what I mean. Actually the bead chain is what compresses the springs not the weight of the cover. My refit is under way as we speak, so I'll let you know how it works out.

I need a replacement switch as mine is too corroded to salvage. Any ideas?
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:41 PM   #511
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HATE electrical work, right next to sharks, bears, and opening biscuit cans. Again, don't judge....
We moved to Massachusetts last month. Now that we're so close, I'll try to swing by sometime and give you some volunteer time. I like electrical work. (my son is my consultant --> Master Electrician)

I have to see that polish job.

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Looking great. I want to replaced my 110v kitchen vent with a 12v one. What did you use?
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Shelley, I ordered the 180 degree springs to make sure that the springs had adequate "spring" if you know what I mean. Actually the bead chain is what compresses the springs not the weight of the cover. My refit is under way as we speak, so I'll let you know how it works out.

I need a replacement switch as mine is too corroded to salvage. Any ideas?
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I bought this but I have no idea if it will work on 12 volts. The original hole is too big so I'll need to fix that to!

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The original was a 110 volt fan that I believe had its own converter that stepped it down to 12. My pressure switch wiring had been severed so I don't know if the switch was 110 or 12 or if it even matters! Electrical is not my forte.

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Old 09-05-2014, 06:11 PM   #514
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We moved to Massachusetts last month. Now that we're so close, I'll try to swing by sometime and give you some volunteer time. I like electrical work. (my son is my consultant --> Master Electrician)

I have to see that polish job.

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Hey cool! Glad to know you are closer! Right now we are awaiting more wiring supplies. I was at Brimfield today in Mass. And the polish job looks a heck of a lot better on camera, but I'm not polishing again till I'm camping in it!
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Looking great. I want to replaced my 110v kitchen vent with a 12v one. What did you use?
Yep I changed it out to 12 volt, it fits perfectly in the original mount. They originally jury rigged the mounting to fit on the converter so that the fan could run on 110 and 12.
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Mine is the same 110v motor as Vernon had. Shelly were did you get a 12v motor that worked?
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Mine is the same 110v motor as Vernon had. Shelly were did you get a 12v motor that worked?
I got mine here;

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Other little stuff

I polished and added two vents to the roof, I think they are quite jaunty and, unlike the originals, these are aluminum, so no rust! I used Eternabond double stick tape as a sealant leaving a gap at the bottom. I also drilled two little holes at the bottom so if any water does builds up it will drain out before it reaches the vent stack. I would have preferred to buck rivet these but as they will likely come out in the future I went with # 8 stainless screws for now.


I added the Marinco outlet. By the way, I used a rubber gasket that I cut last year turned out it was already cracking so I found this at the local Orange Box store, closed foam seal, fit perfectly, even the screw hole punched in the foam lined up! They also fit perfectly under the wedding cake tail lights. I'll re-purpose the metal plate that came with them.
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Also added the scare light. This area of the trailer has the most corrosion and I thought about adding a custom patch but in the end I left well enough alone. I had a problem with the bottom hole being stripped out so I bought a piece of aluminum stock bar at the Orange box store, drilled a new hole and installed it as a backer to the bad hole with Tempro 635. The scare light itself I bedded in butyl tape and followed up with a seal of Tempro 635. I already installed the LED light upgrade.


I also got the gaps underneath sealed up and polished the new rubrails from VTS. They are going to add a lot of bling to the trailer! The old ones were mangled, I probably could have fixed them up but took the easy way out. I haven't installed them yet. I don't find it very amusing that right when I get my trailer leak free (said with pinkies crossed) I've got to drill a bunch more holes into the skin!


I also got all my window hardware cleaned up and reinstalled. I painted them with Rustoleum Hammerite smooth aluminum paint #42205 . They came out SWEET!

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This paint is really cool and durable. Its hard to find though and I had to resort to buying it online. I've also discovered its a perfect match for POR's sterling silver paint that I did the hitch in.. Great for touch ups!

No leaks again in the trailer DESPITE torrential downpours and a tornado warning. Yep, tornado. Turns out we didn't have an actual tornado but two streets over there was a micro burst with winds of 110 mph an hour. Took down lots of trees and our power. I was more concerned about the hail warning, which never materialized. In the middle of the tornado warning, I'm down in the basement eyeing the leftover roll of Prodex and wondering if I could rig a temporary cover LOL! Or throw myself over those endcaps if need be!
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