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Old 10-31-2020, 06:38 PM   #61
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Putzing around the house, enjoying one of these

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Old 11-02-2020, 06:54 AM   #62
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We had our first snow yesterday, not ready for winter yet!
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:21 PM   #63
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Something in 2020 works, made some progress in here!

We replaced the second sofa bed with this 6-drawer cabinet...more storage and kitchen work space
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Old 11-18-2020, 03:42 PM   #64
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Nice job on the cabinets, very classic looking. Regards, Bob
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:51 AM   #65
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Has anybody had luck with over the stove vent motor replacement? Mine makes a metal chunk with on/off and doesnít really spin freely. Iím thinking bearings may be dried out or grease gunked up the shaft

Iím going to remove and clean, it looks like the replacement motor has been discontinued. Iím finding this part number and itís variants are not available
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Old 11-23-2020, 07:52 AM   #66
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Pic of mine with part number sticker
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Old 11-30-2020, 05:27 PM   #67
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Got the 270 home from the cabinet shop for Thanksgiving. Itís been a productive long weekend!

Both air horn (clogged with insect things) and electric horn (wiring harness malfunction) repaired
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All the control panels are installed, clustered to be hidden behind a picture on a hinge

Water tank reinstalled, some cabinet latches installed, and adjusting overhead door lifts (donít hit the ceiling!)

Those hoses for the fresh water tank were a real pain to reattach!

Large storage drawer removed, slides de-greased, re hung the slides (not properly shimmed), and sealed the plastic cover and welded seams. This thing was leaking like crazy and beginning to rust from the inside out. Seems like every time Iíve looked at a slide out drawer, it becomes a 3-day project!
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Old 12-14-2020, 08:08 PM   #68
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Kitchen progressing, final install of sink, faucets, all plumbing/drain, stove, and fridgeClick image for larger version

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Decided to tuck tv inside a box with lift. Dinette seats will be modified and table trimmed down a bit. Found donor dinette on the forum classifieds!
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Old 12-15-2020, 07:38 AM   #69
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Whatís with the snaps all around the windshield? Has anybody used this with a window cover?

Iím suspecting this is responsible for the a front driver side leak, pop rivets donít help...
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Old 12-15-2020, 08:05 AM   #70
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Whatís with the snaps all around the windshield? Has anybody used this with a window cover?

Iím suspecting this is responsible for the a front driver side leak, pop rivets donít help...
I've seen various coaches with the snaps and my Argosy has snaps for covers around the cockpit windows.

I plan on removing the snaps and filling the holes with Olympic rivets slathered in Trempro 635 to keep them from leaking. I can guarantee that Olympic rivets can and will weep water through the stems unless they are sealed with something. As you suggested, pop rivets are even worse!

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Old 12-23-2020, 07:27 PM   #71
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That was good advice! I was able to source some Olympic rivets and a shaver. Found to have a few of these snap rivets with no evidence of sealant at all. Not a great pic, but this is what I saw behind the snaps I suspected leaking

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Old 12-26-2020, 10:28 PM   #72
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First attempt at Olympic rivet shaving. Itís a skill, last couple are the best!

Also final install on the TV cabinet

Dinett set and bed base prep next
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Old 12-27-2020, 07:20 AM   #73
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First attempt at Olympic rivet shaving. Itís a skill, last couple are the best!

Also final install on the TV cabinet

Dinett set and bed base prep next

Some tricks for rivet shaving:
1. Cut the mandrel as flush as possible (they make special mandrel trimming pliers, they are almost flat on 1 side)
2. Do not apply pressure, let the rivet shaver do the work. Applying pressure will push the mandrel back in , loosen the rivet legs and cause a leak.
3. Make sure the rivet shaver is adjusted properly.
4. Make a very gentle circular motion as you shave the rivet head. This motion will get rid of the outer circle.
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Old 12-27-2020, 09:12 PM   #74
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Good to know, when shaving the tools did a little skating on the longer mandrel. I figured it out eventually

Got the new dinette bench modified and in as well as bed base face frame built

Found a pinhole leak in the new coolant tubing to the aux heater as well as leaking at brand new shut off valves. They had a little loose 5/8Ē fitting, and doubled-up on hose clamps. Hope that seals it off!
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:50 AM   #75
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Progress continues, got the hood vent installed. It required some vent duct modification, but works great and reclaimed a bit of overhead locker space. Plus if the OEM fan craps out (canít find a replacement), the one in the hood is great. For now I have a low and high (both fans running really sucks!)

Had new tires installed, decided on 8r19.5. Went from 15 yr old 225/75r19.5 and probably the original spare! I appreciate a little more speed...It gets me to a somewhat respectable 65mph at 3000rpm with stock drivetrain

Now in the middle of heated floor install. Pretty much copying Magnet18...with recommendation for 2 layer of underlayment! Can already hear itís quieter and hope to keep the toes warmer working in there this winter
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:27 PM   #76
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First layer of underlayment is this Pergo Gold which Iím hoping blocks the cold draft from under the MH. I already noticed great reduction in NVH with motor and exhaust noise, second underlayment layer is already down, then heating elements, 1/8Ē ply down for application of LVT.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:09 PM   #77
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Got all the in-floor elements installed and tested. I am disappointed that they donít feel as warm as I expected, and amp draw (on monitor) is minimal. Wondering if the thermostat is not functioning properly. The mats barely feel warm after more than an hour

Iím also adding a fan to vent the cabinet housing all the electronics. The fan is activated by a 2 way switch: On or through a thermal switch. Fan installed by inverter/charger and vent added under the counter. Pics to followClick image for larger version

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Did you check the resistance of the panels after cutting and installing?
Can easily calculate what the current should be from that, post the resistances if you need help.

Mine will get the floor up to about 30* above ambient outside air temp
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:47 AM   #79
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Each panel still reads the same resistance after installation; 99, 86, 473 ohm. When wired in parallel, the whole system resistance is 43ohm. Does that sound right? Thatís why there is such a small amp draw, the shore power display indicates only 1-2 amp increase when running

I did measure floor temp and it was almost 30deg above ambient temp. Ohio is cold...mat area was 60deg
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Lever nuts are great in this scenario!
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