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Old 02-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #281
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Javier,

Outstanding work.

I'm just starting to drill the perimeter rivets so I can raise the shell...great to see that pic above...keep it going.

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #282
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Thumbs up Always good to look at where you started from!

Lots of great work Jav! Keep it up! You'll be camping in a few months! I do the same thing sometimes, look at a picture like this, then look at one like this, and say dang!
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:59 AM   #283
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@ Sandy Uh if I got another trailer my wife would have me committed. I tested the water on another trailer and didnt go so well. Too soon?
@ Don if you need some better pics have a look at my blog. I can also email you. The lift off isn't that hard, the reunion thats a bit harder. favorite quote on the subject. "Sometimes you eat the bear, and smometimes..well the bear, she eats you."
@Lance Damn boy looks like you can eat off that floor! I am going to West Marine this weekend to look at floor paint now, thanks.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #284
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Got two more vent covers on yesterday. Also I picked up two scaffolding ladders cheap on Craigslist yesterday. They will come in handy with a few projects on my rig and around the house!
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:52 AM   #285
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What's the "solar pad" for?
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #286
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What's the "solar pad" for?
Oh forgot to mention that I am pre wireing a solar fridge vent fan. I helps the fridge to cool down without burning up juice.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:34 AM   #287
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Oh forgot to mention that I am pre wireing a solar fridge vent fan. I helps the fridge to cool down without burning up juice.
Great idea!
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #288
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Is that an aluminum cover or fiberglass?
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:29 AM   #289
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Is that an aluminum cover or fiberglass?
Its Aluminum, I got it from Inland RV. Pretty cool and very sturdy.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:28 PM   #290
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Good idea on the solar powered fan but it looks like it is wired to run continuously. How long will it last and is it easy to replace?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #291
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Good idea on the solar powered fan but it looks like it is wired to run continuously. How long will it last and is it easy to replace?
It isn't that hard to replace. The fan itself mounts behind the fridge and you can disconnect it from the panel. Running continuously shouldn't be a problem, actually I believe it helps the fridge to stay cool and not work as hard.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #292
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Got a late start today but got some bs work out of the way. Stripped the paint off the rub rails, cleaned, drilled new holes for all the molding and installed with clecoes. Removed the rest of the emblems. And made a new fresh water fill port.
Hope to get the a/c unit off the top of the trailer so I can see what needs to be done next. It is always worse than you think.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #293
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"It is always worse than you think."
You got that right! And every once in a while fun! The fun part takes a while though! Your progress is looking good. I though I would be having fun now but only because we are in sight of the end, I am kind of tired of the curved walls but starting to get better at scribeing the cabinets to fit. I still think about how I will do the next one??
Always look forward to your updates!
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"It is always worse than you think."
You got that right! And every once in a while fun! The fun part takes a while though! Your progress is looking good. I though I would be having fun now but only because we are in sight of the end, I am kind of tired of the curved walls but starting to get better at scribeing the cabinets to fit. I still think about how I will do the next one??
Always look forward to your updates!
Haha its a bit absurd sometimes with the amount of detail you find yourself facing sometimes.Im a bit far off from fun but Im trying to bust some ass so I can take her out( even just around the block would do).
Im going to check out your progress right after I pick up some Mexican food
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Been working on a few detail things and the a/c with my buddy Paul. What a mess that is!! Bondo water leaks, good grief! I had to make a large patch to cover a lot of mess. Also the opening for the unit I want is smaller so...um ...yeah.. enjoy!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:00 PM   #296
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First... why does everyone in LA look like a movie star! That patch looks serious... it should hold your new AC great!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #297
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He looks like a movie star because of the pose, and notice he's not even SWEATY!!! Did he do any work or was he just posing? LOL!!!
Love your pics and your updates! Keep going! Can't wait to see what your going to do with the scaffolding...
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #298
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Actually he is my old roommate. Hes an English plumber and he looks like Pierce Bronson. Bastard!!
Don't worry though guys, I put him to work.
The A/C is getting ordered next week, got some bracing to do to make it more secure. And yes the ladders will come in very handy.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:32 AM   #299
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Javi, What brand did you go with? I know you PMed me for a recommendation, but wondering what you got.
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Javi, What brand did you go with? I know you PMed me for a recommendation, but wondering what you got.
I'm going with the Dometic Penguin. Not sure if I'm going with the Heat pump or not yet. It either uses a single zone tstat or the CCC (comfort control center). Dometic is really vague about their products. Either way I like the low profile of the Penguin and they both have the same dimensions regarding the roof opening. My plan is to:
1) Remove A/C (done)
2) Clean and prep (done
3)Patch the roof and make the existing opening smaller (done)
4) Fix broken rivets in the roof stringers (done)
5) bend some additional support stringers out of some scrap 5052 .032
6) make a brace for the opening out of some scrap MGP
7) Hopefully get the unit in a couple weeks and lure my friend Paul back with some Beer and Dans Subs.
I am not going to buck the rivets in the patch til I get the unit for some last minute adjustments.
Oh and I just remembered where I got the idea about the roof patch, your Blog!! Thanks for that!
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