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Old 03-20-2010, 11:04 AM   #801
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...Ultimately, I'm thinking about putting my marine AM/FM/CD stereo in there and a couple of speakers embedded into the dome, but I'm wondering if I'll miss that space...
It's a great space for maps, magazines, registration papers, and the RADIO! I don't know how much you want to modify the space, but putting boxes around the speakers really deadens the sound outside, which is a big benefit when you're in a crowded RV park. I've done this mod in my Caravel, as well, but without the boxes (the Caravel is fiberglass and much stronger than the thermoplastic in the Overlander--that doesn't do squat for the outside sound level, but it makes for more confidence about the overall structural integrity).

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Thanks Zep! It's actually your radio and speaker work on your various trailers that is inspiring me to want to put a radio and speakers up there as well. I should have credited you in my first post.

I also have fiberglass up there, so I think the speakers will be able to just embed into the dome, somewhere above and to the sides of the eyebrow cabinet. And I can probably install the stereo, and still have at least half the cabinet available for storage of books, maps, hats, etc.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:44 PM   #803
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That is my favorite cabinet in the entire trailer. We call it "the cabinet of fun" in there we keep the cards, the kites, the board games, the bubbles and the bubble machine, and a tin of my favorite cigarillos. I could not imagine a more proper use of the space.
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:22 PM   #804
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...We call it "the cabinet of fun" in there we keep the cards, the kites, the board games, [etc]...
We keep all the fun stuff in a bin under Number 2 son's bed so the Boyz will have an easier time getting to the fun stuff.

I keep "Tom stuff" and radios in the front dome cabinet.

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Old 03-27-2010, 06:43 AM   #805
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We keep all the fun stuff in a bin under Number 2 son's bed so the Boyz will have an easier time getting to the fun stuff.

I keep "Tom stuff" and radios in the front dome cabinet.

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Hey Tom, I just went back and re-read your info on your stereo and speaker installations, and I might be interested in using computer speakers/sub as you did. You mentioned your special fix to get them to run on 12VDC, I'd definitely like more info on that if you still remember what you did!

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.. You mentioned your special fix to get them to run on 12VDC, I'd definitely like more info on that if you still remember what you did!
The speakers' electronics are located in the subwoofer cabinet. In short, the enclosure was disassembled, and the circuit board's power supply probed with my trusty VOM until the final output stage was located. As hoped for, it measured just above 12 VDC.

Wires were soldered to that location, and wired into the Overlander's 12 VDC bus.

No other modifications were necessary.

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Cool, thanks for the details. Makes sense and should be easy enough.
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So I'm trying to figure out how others use the shelf molded into the front dome on many of the 60s and 70s trailers? So far, I've pretty much just used it for stowing my ball caps and other hats. And for a few books and board games.

Ultimately, I'm thinking about putting my marine AM/FM/CD stereo in there and a couple of speakers embedded into the dome, but I'm wondering if I'll miss that space.

So, what do YOU do with that dome cabinet?



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I'd keep hitting my head on it when I stand up. Why can't you remove it?
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Since I'll have a dinette up front and not a sofa, I don't think hitting my head will be much of an issue. I suppose I could remove it, but it's molded into the fiberglass dome all as one piece, so it would involve a lot of fiberglass cutting and patching to get it done.
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Then I would just leave it as it is and use it for storage and radio, etc.
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Heh! Was it a STINKY bird's nest?
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I want to buy an old airstream to restore. Am I nuts? Does anyone have something that they might want to sell?
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Yes, you are nuts... but that will likely be an asset.

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I have this thought all the time?
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My bride tells me I am because I want to buy a few and restore them. Unfortunately if I did that here in my neighborhood The neighbors would get upset. About 10 years ago I bought a 1975 TR-6 sports car. Pulled it under my carport and proceeded to restore it. The neighbors took a dim view on me for that. Well that was 10 years ago...time to wake them up again. Ha Ha Ha
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My bride tells me I am because I want to buy a few and restore them...
Heh-- I think maybe you should start with one.

As for neighbors, just remind them that an Airstream in your driveway actually improves their property value!

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