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Old 08-24-2012, 10:48 AM   #21
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I saw an AS advertised for sale that had been converted to an icefishing hut.
It had a hole cut in the roof for the chimney of the wood stove, and a hole cut in the floor to fish through. I believe both holes were cut with an axe.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #22
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We have the silicone everywhere, inside and out, rusty hatch on the door times three, camo curtains, linoleum stapled around the edges of the floor, cabinets duct taped shut for so long we had to work forever to get the residue off, holes drilled everywhere to run cords for flourescent lights mounted everywhere. But my favorite would have to be the big hole drilled completely through the fresh water tank in order to put a gas line through it for a heater.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:56 PM   #23
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Thanks for the entertainment! Fortunately neither of my Airstreams had any appropriate repairs that could be added to those already listed. Oh wait, the roof vents did look like they were caulked by a 5 year old- I guess the PO did not want to get up on the roof.

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #24
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Hah!
In our case, the PO was Airstream, as it's a 2011, and yes, our roof vents and the like all look like they were caulked by a 5 year old, too!
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:47 PM   #25
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Strangely enough that does make me feel better about my 57 year old trailer even with all its peculiarities.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #26
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Everyone listing or commenting about the work of others should keep in mind that they too will be the subject of ridicule once they pass their AS on.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #27
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Oh gosh, I hope so. What fun is all this work if some one doesnt notice eventually
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:41 PM   #28
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Oh gosh, I hope so. What fun is all this work if some one doesnt notice eventually
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Yeah, I can't wait for the next owner to pull the belly pan off of Bertha. Looks like a three year old has welded on new outriggers... Man, if I start welding for a living, I'd lose a ton of weight.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:23 PM   #29
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Propane Connection to Stove

From my first trailer a 68 Globetrotter. PO told me he had done some repair work.

This was the patch on the leaking propane line feeding the stove.



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Old 09-25-2012, 12:33 AM   #30
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I have a '68 Globetrotter and the PO ripped out the rear window frame and crank and everything and using 2x4's and plywood stuck an AC in to wobble around. Also sealed it with spray foam. What a mess to clean up.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #31
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I have a '68 Globetrotter and the PO ripped out the rear window frame and crank and everything and using 2x4's and plywood stuck an AC in to wobble around. Also sealed it with spray foam. What a mess to clean up.
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This is really sad, considering that the window design lends itself to a tidy installation of an air conditioner, while still leaving lots of window area. Plus, when you don't need the A/C, it sits in the bottom of a closet and the window is completely available for use as before the installation of the A/C.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #32
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My po bypasses the original wiring with extension cords and a surge protector in place of the fuse box. The 12 volt system was ignored and wired up the rear lights with a flat4 utility trailer harness then used conduit to run the wire from the bumper to the tail light on the outside. All of the interior lights were vanity bars hard wired into extension cords. The ac was drained into the sink. Entire pieces of rotten subfloor were covered with bondo, drilled over plywood, and in one spot mortar I think. Mounds of caulk, duct tape and not so "great stuff".
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