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Old 05-15-2012, 10:53 PM   #981
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Very nice Toastie, did you use the Jestco bars for compounding
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #982
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:52 PM   #983
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Wow. Wonderful work. I've enjoyed watching your progress and have learned a ton from your excellent descriptions and innovative solutions.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:07 PM   #984
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Thank you all very much for your kind words. We where very happy campers this week at the Tin Can Tourist 15th Annual Gathering where we took “Best in Show” and “Awesome Interior”. The weather was great and the trailer performed perfectly.


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Old 05-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #985
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Congrats. There were no doubts here
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #986
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Steve nice to meet you after so many conversations. It's always a bonus when you get rewarded for the effort you put in to he-habbing a project. It was well earned and much deserved.. congratulations again..
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #987
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Absolutely stunning! Enjoy all the fruits of your labor!
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:45 PM   #988
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hey guy i am replacing floor in back of mine also i dont know alot but am in midst of a big project u can hit me back if u want at davidntemplin@hotmail.com
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Thank you all very much for your kind words. We where very happy campers this week at the Tin Can Tourist 15th Annual Gathering where we took “Best in Show” and “Awesome Interior”. The weather was great and the trailer performed perfectly.


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Wow Toastie that's so awesome! You deserve it after all that hard work, good for you!
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Hey Toastie,
Thanks for the photos. I'm still trying to figure out what kind of floor plan to go for, given the current window placement so looking at what others have already done is a big help. I was working on stripping some paint off the frame yesterday and since the shell is barely attached to the frame, I think I will remove it along with the floor so I can strip the paint and rust and then paint with POR-15 so I wont have to ever worry about it again. Now would be the right time. Good luck with your project.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:03 PM   #992
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Next will be paint removal, up to 3 layers..........
I just bought and used a paint remover from POR-15. It works fantastic. It comes with a spray bottle and mine clogged or melted after the first use so I may just try a replacement bottle to see how it does. Just spray it on (or brush) and it instantly starts to work. Two applications, maybe three and you'll be happy you tried it. Saves a lot of elbow grease and is safe on aluminum. Use ALL of the safety precautions though. If it gets on your skin, it stings till you wash it off. Do it immediately! Send more pics. Good luck. JT
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Toastie,
What a great job. I have been following your thread for a while and it is inspirational. I am starting on my '58 Silver Streak Clipper. Just wanted to find our how your AC has been working? Are you satisfied with it? I was hoping to do a similar install to keep from mounting a rooftop unit.

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Toastie,
What a great job. I have been following your thread for a while and it is inspirational. I am starting on my '58 Silver Streak Clipper. Just wanted to find our how your AC has been working? Are you satisfied with it? I was hoping to do a similar install to keep from mounting a rooftop unit.

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Thanks very much, the air is working great, roof top air was never, never an option. With the 3 power vents I’m not having to use the air that much so far. Will be make some small changes to the air flow and will post them to the forum.


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Old 06-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #995
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Scott, do you think you need 3 power vents? I'm getting ready to do a Safari and I think one power vent is enough. Please advise.

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Scott, do you think you need 3 power vents? I'm getting ready to do a Safari and I think one power vent is enough. Please advise.

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Technically I don’t have and answer, but with 3 fans going it cools very fast, no dead spaces of heat. We sold the old hehr vents that fully paid for the 3 power vent from Vintage Trailer Supplies, and on the outside still keeping that old vintage look.


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Not sure I understand the logic behind three, but for two, there has been lots of mention of turning one fan to exhaust and the other to intake, with the result that there is significant airflow through the length of the trailer.

No? Otherwise, what's the point of being able to reverse the fan's airflow?
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As per the FF literature, you should draw the air from a cool place, the shaded side of the trailer. Having one in and one out, I would think that drawing air from the roof, off the heated aluminum, though providing flow, would not necessarily be cool.
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Not sure I understand the logic behind three, but for two, there has been lots of mention of turning one fan to exhaust and the other to intake, with the result that there is significant airflow through the length of the trailer.

No? Otherwise, what's the point of being able to reverse the fan's airflow?
I would be doubtful of the fans being able to create much of a positive pressure inside the trailer with the intake setting, and thus the driving forces for heat exchange would be no different from having a window or two open to draw air in, with the exception of temperature differences. From that perspective, I would only put one on intake if it is in fact cooler on the roof.

Just in general I actually think pulling draft from a window would be better, because it encourages good mixing of the air, while pulling from one vent and out another could allow for a shortcut air current to not even disturb certain lower parts of the trailer.

Man, now I really want to install some fans in ours. That was supposed to be a later upgrade with the solar....
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Technically I don’t have and answer, but with 3 fans going it cools very fast, no dead spaces of heat. We sold the old hehr vents that fully paid for the 3 power vent from Vintage Trailer Supplies, and on the outside still keeping that old vintage look.
Yep, I have the VTS version of the Fantastic Fan and Vent in Safari #1 (but it will be another year before that one is on the road). I did use both my power vents in the Sovereign last week in Albuquerque, because it was very warm, but at night they froze me. I think I'm going to go for one and put it in the furthest aft vent opening (so it won't pull any bathroom vapors the length of the trailer). I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to cover over the middle vent or just install a passive one there.

I always use the Fantastic Fan on "out." I find the "in/out" switch basically useless.

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