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Old 03-20-2018, 01:26 PM   #521
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Hey Bob, if you have a scrap piece of that floor heater element left would you bring it to the get together? I for one would like to look at it. Wondering if and how it would work under plank flooring.
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:55 PM   #522
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Mike I can tell you it works great under my plank flooring. It won't really heat your motorhome but it will make your feet very comfortable and that makes you feel like it is warmer. It's really nice for those midnight trips to the bathroom or when you get up on a morning. I did mine about nine years ago and have no regrets other than I should have done it under the dinette and into the bathroom. I just did the aisle ways.
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:30 PM   #523
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Boy the thought of it is sure appealing
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:46 PM   #524
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Alright, moved the couch 1 3/4" towards the center, drilled 8 new holes.....love drilling holes in the Airstream.....cuts down on the weight ! LMAO, and re-mounted the couch, perfect !, now it opens and closes with one hand....still want to find an original electric one though, finished running the electric for the central vac. Waiting on the wood for the bathroom and the other seats to show up, trying to find some original rear view mirrors, will call Ramco tomorrow, Regards, Bob
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:44 PM   #525
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This seems like it never ends, finalized the research on the diesel generator. Going with an Oman SD7500, pusher it's the only one that will fit into the area in the original location, also happens to be the best, go figure, RPM's and decibels were a critical factor so 1800 RPM and 63 Decibels @ 50' will work perfectly......I hope. Once I pull the trigger on the generator the game is on for next years winter project (Diesel Conversion) and once I start there's no turning back...Regards, Bob
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:39 PM   #526
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I've always wondered why my generator is LP powered (Onan Gold Marquis 6500LP), versus diesel, but I'm kinda glad it is. LP generators seem to be cleaner, less smell, less expensive to buy and maintain, quieter and probably cheaper to run; not to mention probably lighter. Just curious, as to if you considered an LP generator?

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Old 03-21-2018, 10:22 PM   #527
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Yes Sidekick, I did consider propane, but you get about an hour of use per gallon and being that the tank holds 24 gals. That limits use for my application. The RPM and sound level for the generator that I have picked is almost identical to my work truck and being that the gas soon to be diesel tank holds 80 gals. That works for me leaving the 24 gals for the 2 furnaces, hot water heater, stove and oven, not to mention the refrigerator. Regards, Bob
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Old 03-24-2018, 02:19 PM   #528
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My wood guy came through today, we share the same building at work, he should have the door assembly done next week, I will keep my fingers crossed ! I know what I'm doing tomorrow now !Click image for larger version

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:44 PM   #529
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Well, a solid 12 hours today, honestly I can't figure out where the time goes. I've changed my mind on the toilet install, I've picked a new location it will eliminate the stops to use the bathroom, Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:50 PM   #530
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On the serious side I'm moving along with the toilet room, it's going to come apart again later to do the wall paper so it's my first attempt at Formica install and the second attempt will be by a kitchen guy if I can find one, other than that this will work for now, Regards, BobClick image for larger version

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:52 PM   #531
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:14 AM   #532
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Nice progress Bob!
Have you checked the height of you toilet? Looks like your feet may be dangling, got to get a really short model for the pedistal mount.

A tip for your Formica install. After double layers of contact cement on both sides, use small dowels on top of the counter to hold the Formica off while you get the positioning set. Then start at one end, then pull the nearest dowel out to get the next section down, then the next dowel etc.

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Old 03-26-2018, 09:08 AM   #533
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You do great work Bob! Your 370 will be better than new when you are done.
When I installed the commode, I angled it toward the isle slightly which makes doing the paper work easier.
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Old 03-28-2018, 03:40 PM   #534
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Finished all the work on the central vac, added 3 more circuit breakers to the box, just need to re-label the box now, installed all the new beveled mirrors in the bedroom, going to test the water system on Saturday along with the hot water heater and make sure we're all ready. More pics. To follow, Regards, Bob
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Old 03-30-2018, 02:50 PM   #535
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Here you go Bob. Is this what you wanted?

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Old 03-30-2018, 04:37 PM   #536
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That's it, perfect. Thanks Mike
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:43 PM   #537
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So here is a shot of the new Onan SD7500 which is going to fit into the original location on the 370LE.......with a running start. Going to contact Dometic to make me a larger door for the generator if they will. I want it to look factory...,,having 70 plus amps will be nice to. Regards, Bob
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:41 PM   #538
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The new Ramco mirrors arrived yesterday and of coarse the yellow directional lenses on both arms were broken....fortunately for me I was retaining the original arms cause the new arms were not the same and I am out of time to start another body work project. Although the replacement mirrors are not power adjustable nor heated like the originals I find that the power adjustment is only really useful if there are multiple drivers. If necessary I can add the heated pad later cause I left the original wiring there. The new mirrors are a little larger than the original but I think that will be a help to see more, at least the R/S will not be wobbling anymore and will make lane changes less stressful. Regards, Bob
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:46 PM   #539
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