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Old 06-01-2011, 05:55 PM   #761
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Worked on the shower today, the cabinet is just a mock up. No plan, just design as I go............


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Old 06-08-2011, 06:49 PM   #762
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Since it was over 95 deg’s here in Michigan today, decided to test the 8000 btu air conditioner. The temp in the trailer was over 100 deg's and went to 78 deg’s and was comfortable, however, thinking about going to the 12000 btu unit.

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Old 06-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #763
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Since it was over 95 deg’s here in Michigan today, decided to test the 8000 btu air conditioner. The temp in the trailer was over 100 deg's and went to 78 deg’s and was comfortable, however, thinking about going to the 12000 btu unit.

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I gotta ask...were you in the sun or shade? I've found on my trailers...nobody makes a big enough AC for an Airstream in full sun...

I'm askin because I'm considering using your method of cooling my '63 and getting rid of the big-o-ugly roof unit.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:26 AM   #764
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I gotta ask...were you in the sun or shade? I've found on my trailers...nobody makes a big enough AC for an Airstream in full sun...

I'm askin because I'm considering using your method of cooling my '63 and getting rid of the big-o-ugly roof unit.
The sides where partially shaded, the top wasn’t. I’m reworking the door so it wasn’t fully sealed when checking, plus I still need to wrap the duct work outside and inside with insulation, heat was transferring from the duct work, need to isolate duct work from rest of the alum. The air coming out of the unit was 65 deg’s, the 78 deg’s check was at the other end of the trailer. Will tweak and keep the present 8000 btu AC for one camping season, if not happy will go to the 12000 btu unit for more volume, a very easy change, slide out the old, slide in the new. Putting air on top our 1955 Airstream was never an option. Very happy so far............


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Old 06-11-2011, 07:41 PM   #765
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This may be an odd question. Can rotate your unit in the winter and use it as a "heat pump", or set up the vents to blow th hot in during the winter?
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:31 AM   #766
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This may be an odd question. Can rotate your unit in the winter and use it as a "heat pump", or set up the vents to blow th hot in during the winter?
Great question, if we where winter campers I would probably run duct work from the hot air main duct, one to the back and one to the front and just close the exhaust out the back (behind the license plate). Would have to come up with a way to direct cold air out, which is very possible or just set the cold air temp up, would have to play around with it, just might give it a try. thanks.............

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Old 06-12-2011, 11:21 AM   #767
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Set the drain to the shower today, will let it set up at least 24 hours before continuing. The below grey water tank is only for the shower only.........

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Pick up a pair of Seeburg 1950's jukebox teardrop speaker's.

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Toastie, great work! Where, may I ask did you find the decorative material for the cabinet doors and a/c. Haven't been able to find it in your thread. I've been looking for something similar with no luck. I wish I had the patience to work with such detail.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:46 AM   #770
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Toastie, great work! Where, may I ask did you find the decorative material for the cabinet doors and a/c. Haven't been able to find it in your thread. I've been looking for something similar with no luck. I wish I had the patience to work with such detail.
Thanks very much, you can find it at Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/buy/tools-hardware-hardware-fasteners-metal-stock-sheet/md-building-products-1-x2-union-jack-alum-sheet-mill-127929.html , its made by http://www.mdteam.com/index.php/products/aluminum-shapes-a-metal-sheets
MD Building Product also makes the edging that we used for the counter tops, table, etc. We bought the edging off e-bay http://cgi.ebay.com/6CT-3-4-x-8-Alum...item3c9ec53594

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Old 06-25-2011, 08:38 AM   #771
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Installed the vintage Seeburg speakers today.........toastie
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #772
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Just keeps looking better! Have you made the maiden voyage yet?
It must be time to start the next one! I keep waiting for the picture with the mountains in the background.
Thanks for the great thread and all the info,
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:13 AM   #773
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Just keeps looking better! Have you made the maiden voyage yet?
It must be time to start the next one! I keep waiting for the picture with the mountains in the background.
Thanks for the great thread and all the info,
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Thanks Doug, no maiden voyage yet, still have lots of work, however, we do have a planned finish date of May 16th, 2012, and that maiden voyage will be to Camp Dearborn in Milford, MI, for the annually “TIN CAN TOURIST” outing. We still have the 65 Caravel for our camping and fun. And yes, we are always looking for another project, do you have any “HOLIDAY HOUSE” trailers around you. A picture of our 65 Caravel................


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Is this what you are looking for, 1960 Holiday House. I have not seen one of those, very nice trailer. I am always looking also, I have passed on a few very interesting trailers over the last couple years, I promised my wife I wouldn't get any more till I finished the cruiser.
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Thanks Toastie. I am just finishing up the renovation of my '57 bubble. I haven't documented progress like you have, but I'll post plenty of photos when it's all together. I have the same cabinets as you. Looks so sharp.
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Thanks Toastie. I am just finishing up the renovation of my '57 bubble. I haven't documented progress like you have, but I'll post plenty of photos when it's all together. I have the same cabinets as you. Looks so sharp.
No problem, anytime. Start a thread and post plenty of picture's of that "57 bubble, came very close buying a bubble myself..............toastie
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Not wanting to cut any holes on the side of trailer decided to go only with 12v and electric for the fridge . Will run a 12v fan with switch for cooling, life expectancy for the fan is 50,000 hour. Was surprise the amount of air the little fan put out.

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Toastie, we call those "muffin" fans at work. They rarely fail. We have hundreds of these installed in working equipment that have never shut off since the mid-1990's. All just sitting there chuggin' away.

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Toastie,
Can you tell me where you bought the fan? And what model/part number is it?
I've been on websites where it seems they have 1,000's of slightly different kinds of these fans and I can't seem to narrow it down to one.
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Can you tell me where you bought the fan? And what model/part number is it?
I've been on websites where it seems they have 1,000's of slightly different kinds of these fans and I can't seem to narrow it down to one.
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