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Old 03-11-2016, 11:30 AM   #601
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Yes the boy scout magic water (flammable liquid) seems to grab all boys attention
at some point in their life. Occasionally an article on the garage floor or in a waste
can with a few welding sparks can bring back old memories as well as surprises. It's
just the thought of re-purposing things to use wasted energy and gain economy of purpose. An insulated turbo improves performance and keeps the engine
compartment cooler and bleeding some of that excess heat into a hot box would
cook a lot faster than a solar oven. You could even run some of the heat up thru
the deck to preheat the bed when its horizontal.
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:20 PM   #602
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This is like powering through several seasons of a great show on Netflix in two days only to find out the final episodes haven't been finished yet. Can't wait to get to see how this ends up. Very impressive so far.
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:16 PM   #603
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Hey this is neat

click for door video
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:27 PM   #604
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Whoa!! That is just TOO neato. Excellent job on the door. Whoooo Hoooo!
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:28 PM   #605
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Nice install, where does the air pressure come from? Jack
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:47 PM   #606
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I reused the same actuator ram that opened the inward bifold bus door, so everything was already plumbed.

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Nice install, where does the air pressure come from? Jack
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:35 PM   #607
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We had a windstorm, barely missed the trees, which is good enough for me.

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Old 03-13-2016, 10:56 PM   #608
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Holy Crud! I was wondering if you had any damage. Our power has been going on and off most of the afternoon but so far...so good. Hopefully we won't have anything come down.

I tarped Serenity yesterday so I can remove the windows. The tarp (Harbor Freight) seemed to weather things fine. Wonderhubby and I tied/bungeed it down pretty tight though.

Sympathies about your trees. Do you still have power?
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:29 PM   #609
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Not our trees, they were nice I guess. More southern exposure now.

We never lost power which would have been icing on the cake today. I was working on the entry door when the trees fell, so it got left open most of the day. The wind blew hard enough to bend the hinges that I haven't added reinforcement gussets to so now I am bending things back into shape.

It's probably a rare day the door is exposed to 50 mph wind from the rear direction.


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Holy Crud! I was wondering if you had any damage. Our power has been going on and off most of the afternoon but so far...so good. Hopefully we won't have anything come down.

I tarped Serenity yesterday so I can remove the windows. The tarp (Harbor Freight) seemed to weather things fine. Wonderhubby and I tied/bungeed it down pretty tight though.

Sympathies about your trees. Do you still have power?
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:03 PM   #610
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Windows

First new window in place. Without trim rings rv window are cheap and impossible to install in a conventional rv. 16 gauge steel makes it "no problem"

The aluminum flange is too thin to effectively countersink panhead screws, so stainless fasteners backed with trim washers on the outside.

The trim washer spreads the load, and on final install holds a little slug of sealant to make the fastener hole water tight. Just run a bead of sealant or butyl around under the window frame to the exterior to bond the two together and make it weather resistant.

On the inside, foam insulation, with whatever you want for a trim ring since it doesn't need to be structural. Since the vehicle wall is 3"+ thick, there aren't any trim rings anyway.

Anyway I am happy with the way it is secured and the installation process is straightforward.


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