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Old 06-03-2013, 05:00 PM   #291
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Speaking of Vent covers.... If anyone is near Silver City NM or passing thru.... 2 used Maxxair Vent Covers - $25 (Silver City)
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #292
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Gyrkin - I did finally figure out what it was when I got around to pulling the heater off so I could hang my grey tank in that space. I've still got the heater and controller laying around if anyone's interested in them.

Diesel Dan - My Fantastic vent takes a 14 x 14 opening. If memory serves, my emergency exit opening was much larger than that. Maybe swipe one of your neighborhood stop signs to cover your existing exit hole and cut the vent into that.

Lorna - The vent cover installed literally in minutes and will save my butt since I often forget to close the vent. It also allows us to keep the vent open when the rain comes down while we're driving. OT, Is Das Mel related to you? Her signature says she's Lorna's brat. Just wondering whether you're the Lorna in question.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #293
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... Lorna - The vent cover installed literally in minutes and will save my butt since I often forget to close the vent. It also allows us to keep the vent open when the rain comes down while we're driving. OT, Is Das Mel related to you? Her signature says she's Lorna's brat. Just wondering whether you're the Lorna in question.
Gee, Do you really forget? I would never forget! After a few south GA "bucket dump" storms, I decided enough was enough (good thing we had an all-n-one wet bath because it most certainly was wet). We had one on one of the two vents but the bathroom vent didn't. My 2nd vent was a freebie, sorta. Met up with some folks passing thru a town 30 miles away. Had lunch with them and got the free vent. Took minutes and best thing we did. Can't really stand being shut up. Although I'm making an exception for the horrible NM heat.

Mel is mine. We call her 'Tace. Neither her, nor her sister could pronounce "S" when they were little. It just stuck and it irritates her a bit. What's a parent for if not to bug their children.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #294
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Were it not for the vent covers I'd be a thoroughly dried out little husk. I keep 'em open during the uber-rare rainstorms out here in the Sahara. It's just dreadful. Have decided to see what I can do about salvaging them for my Bus.

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... Lorna - OT, Is Das Mel related to you? Her signature says she's Lorna's brat. Just wondering whether you're the Lorna in question.
Yup, I think Mum's the only Lorna around these here parts. I sure as heck haven't met any others (I have a Leona for a customer, but she's a Grumpy McGrumpenpants so I leave her alone).

Mum irritates me, I irritate Mum, it's a win-win-stab-with-a-fork kinda thing.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #295
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Yeah, my family can be a mixed blessing at times, but we're always there for each other.

I must say, you're both very entertaining in your own ways. Lorna's been there, done that and you have an interesting way of turning a phrase. It's good to have you both here.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:19 PM   #296
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Gyrkin - I did finally figure out what it was when I got around to pulling the heater off so I could hang my grey tank in that space. I've still got the heater and controller laying around if anyone's interested in them.
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What can I say, we strive for entertainment. Ya gotta either laugh or cry and it feels better to laugh.
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What can I say, we strive for entertainment. Ya gotta either laugh or cry and it feels better to laugh.
Roger that Mel!

My nephew's kids want to come camping with us so I had to come up with a way to make our hybrid dinette into a bed. The problem is that there is only one dinette bench so I had to find a way to support the side of the table away from the bench. I considered building a box to support the table top but I wanted something easy to store and light weight. Finally I came up with a simple support built out of 3/8" plywood and a pair of hinges. It folds up nice and compact for storage.

I'd also like to recommend the Patrick Table Support. It's cheap, holds the table securely to the wall and makes the table real easy to remove.







Now I need to make another cushion to go over the captain's chair and cooler.
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Last week I started working on the bus body. The funky rubber fender flares had to go but when I got them off I found the drivers side fender was rusted through. I know that many of you would have whipped out the welder and patched the thing but since I don't have one I opted for a new fender. Fortunately, ford van fenders are an easy replacement. My rattle can paint job came out OK; certainly good enough for a ratty old bus.

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I also repaired my broken battery box by slathering on some BondoGlass, sanding hell out of it then painting.

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I think the fender looks marvelous. And I need to figure a battery box. Guy at work suggested cutting a hole in the inside of the bus floor and sliding the batteries down into a cage box sort of thing underneath so that I won't have to cut into the outside of the bus side. (He is a wonderful welder but when I first bought it and asked if he would be interested in some work, he said he was too busy... but he always has a long conversation for me about 'what he would do' and 'I'll come look at it someday'. )
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