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Old 11-01-2011, 09:28 AM   #121
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Thanks Dean.

When we started, the PO had installed ship-shod 120V wiring (removed it) and had a full divider 1/4 forward. The walls were white sheet aluminum inside with foam board for insulation.

We had to remove all that along with the ceiling panels. Soldered all the OEM 12v wiring, insulated with fiberglass, installed new 120v & 12v wiring for our needs. We also installed the windows in the unit.

I had to screw 1x2's to the steal ribs on the walls to staple the birch paneling. All the wood work was birch as well.

Keep up the great work, thought it might give you some ideas.
Where did you get the windows? I installed one in the door. Got it from a friend of my brother. I want to put two windows on the street side but haven't found a supplier.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #122
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Mike, it is so funny you mention that. Heading on next trip next week and just spent last two weeks up north working on MH. I've been following the gen set door thread and yesterday as one of the last thing I did before heading home was to check the gen set door. I don't know if mine is totally original, it does have a hinge in the middle. Bottom is hooked in with two spring loaded pins. Top of bottom half is bolted to sides. Top opens with a lock at the center top.
Now I'm wondering if AS changed from the "suicide door" to the two-piece in mid-82 and changed the design AGAIN for the 83 year?
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:00 PM   #123
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:54 PM   #124
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Nice!
I have TWO binders like that in my M/H now, and both are full like yours!
Owners manual
Service manual
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Water heater Manual
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Furnace manuals
Refridgerator manual
And lots more... plus I have all the digital versions on my Thumb drive and Laptop.
Gotta have them!
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:34 PM   #125
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Nice!
I have TWO binders like that in my M/H now, and both are full like yours!
Owners manual
Service manual
Chassis manual
Genset manuals
Water heater Manual
Leveler Manual
Furnace manuals
Refridgerator manual
And lots more... plus I have all the digital versions on my Thumb drive and Laptop.
Gotta have them!
One day soon I'm going to download what I can and scan the rest and put on my ipad
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #126
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I went to my local RV dealer (not AS) and looked at their units, then had them order the window for that unit. The only problem, you would think that there would be a record for parts for each unit via the VIN, but no, its a shot in the dark. Maybe the units and RV dealer close to you might be different! Good luck.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:49 PM   #127
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Polished the front bumper. It's not perfect, but good enough for now. Cleaned and painted the rubber bumpers. Cleaned, sanded and painted the driving lights and mounted on the bottom of the bumper instead of the top. Put new bulbs in the driving lights and used some new hardware.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:26 PM   #128
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Polished the front bumper. It's not perfect, but good enough for now. Cleaned and painted the rubber bumpers. Cleaned, sanded and painted the driving lights and mounted on the bottom of the bumper instead of the top. Put new bulbs in the driving lights and used some new hardware.
Wow! Bumpers look great! Any difficulty in removing them? Guess I should start soaking the bolts now, so I can get them off on Sunday.
Thanks, Derek
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #129
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Front bumper is mounted with two Phillips head screws on the top and two on the bottom. Had to use a small impact driver with Phillips head to get screws loose...don't strip those screws!

I would never have known that it was mounted with only these small screws until someone just recently posted such. I've got to stop reading this forum. Every time I do, I end up with something else to work on!
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:41 PM   #130
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After I got the screws out, I didn't think I would get the bumper off the steel beams it sits on. Don't put any pressure or tools on the banana wrap for it is problem very brittle. Just work the ends of the bumper back and forth and you will eventually get it to slip off. Even though it is aluminum, it is a bit heavy with the two large aluminum bumps on it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:03 PM   #131
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well, another polishing project. Yours look great!
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:26 AM   #132
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #133
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Made it to Yosemite last night! Some light snow on the ground. Clear blue skies today.

Had engine problem right off the bat...12v wiring at distributor/coil. McGyvered it and continued on our way. Not fun driving down the mountain with engine not running. Coasted a quarter mile till turnout. Steering is almost impossible under 10 mph! Thought trip was over before it started.

Steersafe is amazing! Removes most of the wandering.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:15 AM   #134
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I guess I will add steersafe to my want list then!
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:49 PM   #135
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Just a relaxing morning in Yosemite Valley!
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:06 PM   #136
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Some more Yosemite pics...
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #137
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Kool!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:09 PM   #139
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Nice photos! Isn't off season camping wonderfull. Empty camp grounds...We are planning a 4-6 week trip in April and May.

Keep the pics comming.

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