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Old 03-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #1041
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I'm surprised you still had some wine left after all that work

I like the duct insulation, good idea.

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Since I use the MH a lot throughout the winter at the ranch, I wanted to get as much heat out of the registers and not heat behind the cabinets. Also that is why I replaced the old 30k BTU furnace with a 34k unit. I don't really know if that actually helps or not. It is really surprising just how much long duct runs and bends in the ducting can restrict the airflow. I can hardly believe how much air flow now comes out of the front registers with basically straight shots from the furnace. The rear ducts still isn't what I was hoping for, but it is better!

The only reason I had any wine left at all is because it is not yet summer with 105 degree days where I sit outside drinking wine until midnight waiting for the temp to drop below 90 degrees! LOL
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #1042
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Since I use the MH a lot throughout the winter at the ranch, I wanted to get as much heat out of the registers and not heat behind the cabinets. Also that is why I replaced the old 30k BTU furnace with a 34k unit. I don't really know if that actually helps or not. It is really surprising just how much long duct runs and bends in the ducting can restrict the airflow. I can hardly believe how much air flow now comes out of the front registers with basically straight shots from the furnace. The rear ducts still isn't what I was hoping for, but it is better!
From what I understand about furnace ducting (not much actually!), on long runs you actually taper down the size every so many feet. I guess that helps keep the velocity up. What temps do you get in the winter at the ranch?

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The only reason I had any wine left at all is because it is not yet summer with 105 degree days where I sit outside drinking wine until midnight waiting for the temp to drop below 90 degrees! LOL
So having wine left isn't the way you normally operate...
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #1043
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The couch and the barrel chairs are at the upholstery shop getting modernized a bit and recovered. I'm going with a different fabric then what I had previously decided upon...it is a dark color. There is no changing my mind now! I did however, forget to bring home the panels on the bottom of the couch frame.

Before I took the MH over to the storage lot (my 90 days on site were up), I drove another 10 miles up the mountain and back to a little country store and cafe for lunch. The drive is about a 1500 foot climb with lots of sharp curves. It was a good test for the steering and brakes after replacing the hydroboost pump a couple of months back. All worked well. It was also great to not hear that darn fan clutch kick in when it shouldn't. It only came on for a very short time on a longer up hill grade.

I've been looking at flooring for the galley area for a year and I finally saw a laminate that I liked. It was special order only and it finally arrived. Hopefully, I can install it before the Yosemite trip!

I took the new dining table back to the countertop shop to have it remade. The quality was unacceptable. It's hard to believe that they actually let it out of the shop that way. I brought the table leg home to clean prep and paint.

Lastly, I get these ideas once in a while to do something different. I'm making a ceiling panel for the salon area. It will straddle the front fan. It will have four down lights in it and a string of lights hidden on top. I'll see what it looks like to determine if I keep it or not.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #1044
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From what I understand about furnace ducting (not much actually!), on long runs you actually taper down the size every so many feet. I guess that helps keep the velocity up. What temps do you get in the winter at the ranch?

So having wine left isn't the way you normally operate...
This winter was a mild one. No deep freezes and only down to probably high 20's to low 30's. Last winter we had a few deep freezes where it got down to low 20's at night for three four days at a time.

I always end up running out of wine, beer and diet coke before I head home from the ranch! LOL
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #1045
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This winter was a mild one. No deep freezes and only down to probably high 20's to low 30's. Last winter we had a few deep freezes where it got down to low 20's at night for three four days at a time.
That's pretty much what we see for temps here in Kentucky in the winter. Cold enough to kill off the fire ants but not so cold that it's miserable.

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I always end up running out of wine, beer and diet coke before I head home from the ranch! LOL
Sounds like you head home when you run out of liquid refreshment!

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:57 PM   #1046
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I installed the down lights into my drop ceiling panel. I also have an led strip that will sit between the ceiling and the panel. I have the table leg and hinge parts all painted. Earlier when I tossed the counter mixer into the trash, I modified the cabinet to take a full length top draw. I made a new drawer today from scraps I had in the garage. A few other odds and ends showed up today, new furnace registers, a refrigerator fan and C cell size flashlight clamps.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:59 AM   #1047
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I received the tube of windshield sealer from Brad and the furnace vent cover from Steve. Thanks guys!
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:48 AM   #1048
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I was able to check off a number of tasks from my to do list over the last few days. The motorhome is ready for our trip to Yosemite next week.

A couple of weeks ago while I put the motorhome in storage, I noticed the air compressor was not working. I had drained the pressure in the air tank to see if the compressor would kick in...it didn't. Over the last two weeks, the rear air bags had deflated. A few days ago when I took the mh out of storage and drove a quarter mile to put the mh back on an available space, it sure was a rough ride without air in the bags! I did a little troubleshooting with the multi-meter. The fuse had blown and the contacts on the pressure regulator were a bit burnt. I moved the wires to the lower unused set of contacts and cleaned the contacts with some fine sandpaper. All is good again.

I have the couch out being re-upholstered and I had about half a tank of fresh water in the tank that sits under the couch. I was amazed at how much the water sloshed around in the tank as I drove from the storage lot. I did drain the tank and filled it up for the trip. I filled it using the direct water line that I installed. It sure was nice not having to stand outside with the water hose to fill the tank. It took about 50 minutes to fill due to low pressure inside the mh. I think I will be replacing the internal water pressure regulator soon!

I installed a couple of aluminum channels along the top of the dog house to finish it off. I also got my ceiling panel up up and wired in. Along with the four down lights, I installed an LED strip on the top side of the panel to illuminate the ceiling. I think it turned out pretty good and it looks very cool at night with the lights on.

I installed the new flooring in the galley and I'm very pleased with the outcome. I still have a little trim work to do on the flooring.

I had the countertop shop make a new table using the same Formica that I used on the galley countertop. The workmanship on the table was so bad that I took it back and had it remade at their expense of course. I can't believe they actually let it out of the shop that way. The second table was done correctly and I'm very happy with it.

I had hoped to have the re-upholstered couch and chairs done in order to have taken them with me a few days ago. The shop ended up being about two weeks behind schedule due to the availability of the material. I stressed that I have a drop dead date of April 2 and I checked up on him frequently. I talked to him at the end of the day on Thursday and all is on schedule for pickup on Tuesday.

I'm definitely ready for a little vacation in Yosemite!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #1049
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I received the tube of windshield sealer from Brad and the furnace vent cover from Steve. Thanks guys!

Cover looks great painted Dean!
How tricky was it to fit?
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:41 PM   #1050
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Cover looks great painted Dean!
How tricky was it to fit?
I painted it my favorite Airstream dark gray! Fits perfect, no problem at all.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:54 PM   #1051
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Yosemite or Bust!

We headed 250 miles north to the ranch today to pickup the motorhome. Tomorrow morning, we will be heading 250 miles south to Angels Camp, then on to Yosemite the following morning.

I picked up the couch and chairs from The Tack Shop yesterday. They are better then I even imagined they would be. We went with a dark color and I think it contrasts with my other colors very well. Internet is not that good here, so pics to follow in the near future.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:21 PM   #1052
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Nice job on the 28.Did you recover the flexsteel seats or buy new?Also
I have removed and redyed my dash area. I have not yet repainted the overhead ceiling, end cap plastic etc. Did you repaint this area and what color if so.Mine has yellowed from U/V damage.Seems like it may have been a Dover White shade when new.
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Nice job on the 28.Did you recover the flexsteel seats or buy new?Also
I have removed and redyed my dash area. I have not yet repainted the overhead ceiling, end cap plastic etc. Did you repaint this area and what color if so.Mine has yellowed from U/V damage.Seems like it may have been a Dover White shade when new.
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Thanks Jimmy! The seats have the original material on them, however, they are not original to the coach. My dad bought them many years back to replace the original seats. I did paint the dash and the wall panel behind the chairs in the salon area. The end caps, upper cabinets, etc., have yellowed and I plan to paint them the same cream color as the wall panel that I painted. I use Dupli-color spray paints. When I get back from Yosemite I'll take a look at the can and let you know the color.

Post some photos of your 310 for us!
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That MoHo is looking sweet! Please post a picture looking up at the down lights. I really like the look of that and want to see it better. Great job!!
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That MoHo is looking sweet! Please post a picture looking up at the down lights. I really like the look of that and want to see it better. Great job!!
Thanks! I'll try to post a closer pic of my ceiling panel in a day or two.
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We drove from Red Bluff down Highway 5, through the crazy Sacramento traffic and then south on 99. Then headed east to Angels Camp. It was an awesome day driving down the valley. Everything is green this time of year and the white billowing clouds were beautiful.

We missed the tornado that touched down south east of Red Bluff last evening. As we passed through there at noon yesterday, it certainly was looking like tornado weather!

It was about a 275 mile leg today and took about 6.5 hours with the gas and rest stops that we took.

The mh ran great!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:06 PM   #1059
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"Glamping" in Yosemite Valley! This is what it's all about and this is the payoff for all the hard work!

It was salmon and wine for dinner last night as we sat around the campfire. The skies are clear and blue today with temps in the mid 60's.
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It was drinks and dinner at the Ahwahnee last night. It's always a great experience. We got back to the motorhome just as it started a heavy rain. By the time we got the awning in, the generator put away and the the bikes and chairs covered, I was soaking wet.

It was about 45 degrees early this morning, so I turned on the furnace. It rained most of the night and sometime early this morning, the rain turned to snow!
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