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Old 08-24-2013, 12:08 PM   #603
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Pointing Winegard Sensar with Wingman

This is a bit hard to explain so bear with me. When antenna is in travel position and raised without any rotation it is pointed to the curb or 90 degrees off RV centerline. So the pointer or arrow on the rotating dial is really 90 degrees offset to actual antenna direction. I bought a clear or see thru 360 DEGREE PROTRACTOR/COMPASS. It was large enough that I could cut the center out and fit the ring with numbers on ceiling around the rotating dial. Next step is to go outside with a handheld compass or smart phone with compass app. Stand in street at rear of RV and get compass heading across rear end. This is probably the easiest way to find direction antenna is pointing when raised from travel position. Lets say you get 20 degrees. Tape protractor ring to ceiling with bottom facing floor (you are seeing or reading numbers backwards) and 20 degree point at fixed pointer or arrow. Use antennapoint.com to find compass headings for stations. I get best results with address vs zip code only. Now all you do is rotate pointer to protractor degree for station. I am still working on several ideas for mounting protractor ring to ceiling so it can be rotated. Tape is redneck method for sure - but it works. Once I (or maybe one of you) figure out best mounting method, then we can call it a done Mod.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #604
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Pointing Winegard Sensar with Wingman PART #2

OK IT'S DONE! All I did was cut two plastic disks - one to fit inside center of compass and another about 1/4 inch larger. Small disk acts as thin spacer and the larger one simply holds compass and spacer against ceiling. 3/32 allen wrench removes spring loaded handle and rotating dial. Four screws hold fixed dial on ceiling. Above parts go between fixed dial and ceiling. Found small plastic push pin in my junk box for a handle on the rotating dial. Now I should be within a couple degrees of broadcast tower the first time.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #605
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Things a bit slow in the IRV2 mod factory so thought i would try to get something going again. Couple mods in the works right now hope to post at least one before we start moving again. Finally finished the antenna aiming mod and required picture to prove it attached. The little black thing is handle to make rotating compass easier. Original plan was to just make a finger hole in compass but I found plastic hole plug that made great small handle. Try clicking the picture. Depending on your setup it should give you an enlarged picture so you can see the retaining ring and smaller one that acts as a hub to keep compass rotating smoothly
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Just finished replacing the inner slide fascia. The old stuff was bubbling off and loose and looked terrible in places (it was mdf with wood-like contact paper over it making it look like real wood)

The black is bold and dramatic, but surprisingly looks very good, even better than the pics. Took lots of time teaming up trim pieces and finding out what would work, but I'm very happy with the results.

This new stuff won't be bubbling or coming loose, its primed and prime/paint 2 coats...
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Just finished replacing the inner slide fascia. The old stuff was bubbling off and loose and looked terrible in places (it was mdf with wood-like contact paper over it making it look like real wood)

The black is bold and dramatic, but surprisingly looks very good, even better than the pics. Took lots of time teaming up trim pieces and finding out what would work, but I'm very happy with the results.

This new stiff won't be bubbling or coming loose, its primed and prime/paint 2 coats...
Looks GREAT Kent!
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Got rid of the 19" front tube tv and DVD player and installed 22" flat screen and blueray player, using a wood plaque with our last name routered in it as an accent piece between top of tv and ceiling. Looks great and got rid of probably 30 lbs of excess weight.
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Got rid of the 19" front tube tv and DVD player and installed 22" flat screen and blueray player, using a wood plaque with our last name routered in it as an accent piece between top of tv and ceiling. Looks great and got rid of probably 30 lbs of excess weight.
Pictures please! Especially of your wood accent piece.

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86 Bounder Remodel

Finally decided to get back into RVing after a few years off. Last RV was a class C but decided we are going to use this one to live in for a few years so bought a 1986 Fleetwood Bounder 34'. Mechanically sound the Bounder does need some repair and upgrading. Due to the leaking roof in the rear bedroom, we decided to start there.

We are not wealthy by any means so everthing has to be done on a budget and will take us a while to remodel the whole RV. Since I am on disability I have a lot of time and not much money. Our children are now grown and scattered around so we will be using our new home to visit them and the growing number of grandchildren.

We are almost done with the rear bedroom, just the trim and final small touches left to go. The ceiling had some major water damage so we removed all the ceiling, foam and luan. Had to repair the metal ceiling framework because of rust. Got as much rust off as possible and coated all the ceiling frame with rustoleum primer. A few of the beams were bent and rusting badly so we straightened them and added aluminum angle iron to strengthen the bad ones. Glued on new luan, new foam and new ceiling.

We want to make the RV look more like a sticks and bricks house so we are painting over a lot of the typical RV interior. We ripped up the old carpet and put in vinyl wood panels. The floor is floating so time will tell how long it will last! Looks great right now! We are posting the pictures we have, forgot to take pictures sometimes so we don't have every change documented but enough to see the changes!

Hope you like it, we are pretty happy with the results.
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More 86 Bounder remodel

Here are more pictures. Can only upload so many at once.
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More 86 Bounder remodel cont.

Here are more, enjoy........
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More 86 Bounder remodel cont. again

Here are the last pictures for now. Will post final when we decide what lamps we want and a few other things.
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