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Old 05-21-2011, 01:44 PM   #501
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The 1977 Safari we looked at the other nite had too many dents in it for the money. Plus it needs new axles, has dry rot in the floor, and the refrigerator is TU. He wanted $5,500, I offered 2,500.... no deal! I do love the size of the Sarfari and the duel axles.

P.S. It also had sticky Walls... otherwise known as Plasterize, (not sure on spelling).
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:58 PM   #502
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Just want to thank Zeppelinium for has intel, and perspective on 77 Safari AS's.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:51 PM   #503
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Looks like another day working under Rita... drilling out and replacing another 50+ rivets. Its amazing how many loose and/or missing rivets there are under the Old Girl. Hopefully, with new axles, I won't have to replace anymore rivets for a couple of years, once this task is done.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:39 AM   #504
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Yesterday, Rita started acting like the "Old Girl" again! The Refrigerator stopped working in the afternoon. I need to check the Dometic web site "troubleshooting chart", and see if I can fix. Looks like the 12v power is not working, which operates the control panel on the front of the refrigerator. Last nite I checked the 110 power and it was working fine. The refrigertor is only two months old.

PS The Bunny called "Campground by the Lake" in So. Lake Tahoe again. This time the camp host who answered the phone said that we can take Rite. She said that the 27' limit for trailers is the trailer body only, not counting the hitch and bumper. I guess they got sick & tired of our weekly email, requesting a larger campsite for the 4th of July.

We had lightning the nite before, maybe it blew a fuse....?
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:42 PM   #505
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I was really unsure going into today's adventure with Rita. I'm not the best person to work on the wiring system...but I'm the only one who is "free of charge"! So it's another day of teaching myself how to work on the eletrical system.

To make a long story short... I found the 12v wiring short behind the 12v outlet next to the TV in the front room, ( the brown wire, circuit No. 4 on the 12v distribution panel). Once I got the refrigerator going, I re-built the light above the door and the amber floodlight to the right of the door.

Photo #1 shows the two yellow wires running from the 12v outlet to the back of the refrigerator. Photo #2 shows the 12v outlet, 70's TV outlet, hard wire phone outlet, and 110 outlet. Photos #3 & 4 show the light above the door and the amber light to the right of door.

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:54 PM   #506
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Good job fixin the fridge, Rex! Electrical can be tricky, but 12v is pretty simple. I like the amber lens on the scare light. I'm looking for a purple one for mine. They used to make them for trucker mood lights.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:28 PM   #507
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Good job fixin the fridge, Rex! Electrical can be tricky, but 12v is pretty simple. I like the amber lens on the scare light. I'm looking for a purple one for mine. They used to make them for trucker mood lights.
I don't think that Amber lens is original... I had someone else ask about that light, many replies ago. I think the original lens cover was clear...correct? I like the idea of some type of "mood light" like you're thinking about doing with Abby.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:41 PM   #508
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Today I anchored the microwave, washed the outside skin, went on a 10 mile test drive, stopped at the tire shop and ordered 4 -10 ply tires. Also stopped at the cabinet shop and had Tim take measurements for the cabinet doors. A good day overall.

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It was nice to park Rita back in its own campsite in the backyard...and out of the front yard, next to the street.

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:50 PM   #509
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It's been raining all day... went to Home Depot and purchased some wide 110v outlet covers for the AS, and Tomato cages. I'm ready for summer....
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:34 PM   #510
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Rita's looking great! How did the test drive go with those new axles? What did you come up with for those outlets?
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Rita's looking great! How did the test drive go with those new axles? What did you come up with for those outlets?
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The test drive was good...she sits approx. 4" higher in the rear, so I think I will take the "Coaster Wheels" off the rear end. I made a turn around in a vacant lot across of my place, and I could really see the suspension working thru the pot holes.

I purchased some of the "widebody" plastic outlet covers. I did use one of the wooden covers for the "70's TV outlet." Well, I think that is what it is, in the photo below....

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Old 05-26-2011, 12:52 PM   #512
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Just got off the phone with the cabinet shop... they want $500 bucks for 10 doors. Seems like a lot of money, for 10 doors, I told them I need to think about it before I decide. I may go down to the shop and do a face to face with Tim, and see if there are any options, to get the price down some. Has anyone out there had any cabinet work done lately?
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:27 PM   #513
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This afternoon I drilled the holes for the recessed lighting that go under the overhead cabinet. I used a 2 1/8" drill bit...lights fit the holes nice and tight.

Late PM, I dropped the base off at OES sheet metal shop in Redding. They will custom cut a section of stainless steel for the base of the cabinet. Once I get it back, I will mount the lights and the vent for the stove.

I got the lights from Sailor Sams website....

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I think you could buy a lot of that Red Birch for 500 bucks. You can make nice doors with a table saw and a router. You have the skills (and the shop).
Had to cover the tomatos and peppers, freeze warning tonight!
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That's what I am thinking...$500 would buy alot of wood. The tire shop wants $500 for new tires. So, it's not like I can have the doors made right now anyway. Can it freeze any night of the year in the great white north? You're part of Canada...right? Just kidding Mr. 63.
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That is going to look really sweet. I love the look of stainless steel and light finished wood.
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LED? Halogen? Looks good...
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The light is made by IMTRA - Marine Products, (www.imtra.com), and the model name is Hatteras. The finish comes in white, gold, polished stainless, satin nickel, and beige. I ordered this one with a 5 watt, 12v Halogen light bulb, but they have many bulb options from LED to Halogen.

It has a high IP rating, meaning the light has the ability to resist the ingress of solids and liquids. Hopefully the three lights will work for many years, giving us light over our two food prep areas, and the kitchen sink.

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Waiting for a call from the sheet metal shop...problems is, it's raining right now, and I don't want to get the cabinet base wet. Tomorrow, I have a 10 AM appointment at the tire shop.

This holiday weekend, the weather was cool and cloudy, so the Bunny and I stayed home. Went on a big bike ride on Sat, and BBQ yesterday...Low key holiday, but it was a nice Staycation overall.

Shasta Lake will see approx. 1.4 million visitor days this summer, so most of the Forest Service campgrounds were full with folks from out of town. Hopefully they had lots of firewood with them....
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Dang! You sure seem to get a lot of rain up there Rex.
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