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Old 06-19-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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Okay, check out this pic. What would you do about these holes cut into the room divider? I covered the one on the right with a CO2 Detector, but I can't think of anything to do about the other. A few options I see is to (1) Cover it with something, (2) Patch It, or (3) Replace the entire divider. Any other ideas? What would you do?

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Old 06-19-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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Mike, think I would cover it with a nice patch of some sorts. Either a plain blank switch plate or make a nice aluminum cover for it. FWIW.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hi Mike --I'm sure you mean a CO detector. And those do have to be mounted high. Your CO detector probably is surface mount, right? These holes aren't right over the stovetop, are they?

What about putting the CO detector in the bed area and placing something decorative to cover both holes? Just brainstorming ... no hot ideas actually.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:48 PM   #4
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you could put a grill of some sort over it or what about a doorbell or both? replacing the bulkehead is only an option when you can match the finish. If you go this route consider just putting a skin on the exposed area.I had a similar problem with a bulkhead on an old sailboat. I covered it with a stainless plate. I have seen charts, compasses, UHF radios, stereos, LCD's, and radar used to cover the indescretions of a PO.I hope you find something!BoatBoy
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:56 PM   #5
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Well, call me crazy for asking but what are the holes from??



My opinion of what to do depends on how much work you actually want to do? Replace it is best but I like the decorative cover idea. Artwork? Family pics? Airstream paraphernalia? Put back what ever came out of the whole?? I am sure you did not like the last answer! Send pics of what ever you decide.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:57 PM   #6
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How bout a nice piece of Artwork. These pieces are 8x10 matted!

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Old 06-19-2007, 10:05 PM   #7
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It looks like you have some wiring back there. Have you considered some kind of light?

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Old 06-19-2007, 10:07 PM   #8
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If things like a smoke detector don't make sense then the artwork would be a viable and inexpensive option. Or one cabinet style door perhaps. I'm not a fan of grilles as they still show what's behind them to some degree. In an old Scottie trailer I had we covered up an ugly stain on the wood on one wall that had been very poorly repaired with a framed vintage map of the USA, circa 60's, out of a National Geographic magazine. It looked very appropriate, and we actually found it at a flea market. It will be interesting to see what you finally decide on.

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Or since it looks like U have power, yea, a slim light!
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:04 PM   #10
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Just a thought.
You might consider a LaCrosse console-type weather station and/or atomic clock combo.
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Any number of them would serve a useful fuction.
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Cover it with a classy clock.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:01 AM   #12
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Hi, Lowes has these grills [heater / a/c duct covers] that are close to the size of your license plate or a little smaller; They are antique looking and come in, I think, Brass, Bronze, and Stainless Steel finishes. Put some speaker cloth behind the grills so you can't see through them.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:18 AM   #13
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Cover it with a classy clock.
They make some really cool retro clocks that would cover both holes, and fit the vintage look.
We have one, though it's not covering a hole.
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Okay, check out this pic. What would you do about these holes cut into the room divider? I covered the one on the right with a CO2 Detector, but I can't think of anything to do about the other. A few options I see is to (1) Cover it with something, (2) Patch It, or (3) Replace the entire divider. Any other ideas? What would you do?

As I love old license plates as Arizona copper Lp, I advice you that idea ; Of course, other souvenirs from last tours or trophy; why not a light or a neon light ith the support... you have the great advantage to not drill for the wires...
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Any hardware store would have a double outlet cover plate. Put one there, with longer screws to go into a thin piece of wood behind the hole.
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I'm thinking some sort of light.
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Our Overlander has a little wooden shelf/ box like book case with a light right there. The light has a flex base that comes out about 6-8 inches and twists this way and that for evening reading.

I'm always up for giving opinions!
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:49 AM   #18
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Duree, do you have any pics

There are lots of great ideas here. Please keep 'em coming.
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In looking at your picture, if it's the same configuration as my trailer, that would be the chamber behind the frig. If so, I think it's supposed to be somewhat sealed to vent the bad stuff out the frig vent. I don't think I would use a vent to cover it up. Use something that would seal the openings...."Mac"
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What about a a light on one side & a metal panel on the other so you can post notes, schedules etc with magnets. We often receive magnets at rallies and we all know they don't stick on aluminum!

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