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Old 04-02-2016, 10:14 PM   #1037
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Window Shades

After the ceiling fan I began installing the window shade fabric on the outside. To throw a curve ball on the windshield I sewed in some reflective insulation for extra cooling and blackout to keep the kids sleeping a little later. The shade fabric is this

Shop Easy Gardener 6-ft W Saddle Tan Shade Fabric at Lowes.com

and the reflective insulation is this

Shop Reflectix 48-in x 25-ft Reflective Roll Insulation at Lowes.com

Pretty happy how its turning out.
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:56 AM   #1038
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Fan n shades

Oh Yeah! Like the mods and the quality of work! Both very handy additions. It's all about what keeps us comfortable. Good job!
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Old 04-03-2016, 05:56 AM   #1039
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Nice work!

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Old 04-03-2016, 08:34 AM   #1040
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Looks great!!!
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:50 AM   #1041
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any more pictures on how you made the a/c box and fan
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:37 PM   #1042
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any more pictures on how you made the a/c box and fan
thanks

I don't have any more pictures but all I did was build a simple box and took scrap pieces of wood and angle cut triangles bracing each corner nailed and glued them as well. I pre-drilled those corners and used that to secure the box to the ceiling.

I tapped into the lights over the bed for the 12v power source and ran the wires out the cabinets above the bed and cut another piece of oak trim to hide the wires.

Then I made a template and cut wood to separate the air returns from the blower side and cut a piece of 3/4" oak plywood cut the vents and returns, ran the wires and pre-drilled it and the box and screwed it to the box. Then I took some oak outside corner to finish the trim off.

The fan was screwed to the oak plywood and the wiring was pretty straight forward. Here is a link to the fan I ordered. It doesn't move a ton of air but it is very quiet and has a remote control.

12V RV Remote Ceiling Fan motorhome N O 36" Smooth and Quiet WOW | eBay

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Old 04-16-2016, 11:49 PM   #1043
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Finally got around to installing Smart Tiles in the galley and the bath. I thought it turned out very well. DW was pleased with it. Also installed the Vortex fan upgrade to replace the noisy little bath fan. In the process, I also replaced the seal, and the lid. When removing the old lid, the lift arm bushing disintegrated and I had to engineer a fix for that so the lift arm would stay in the slot on the lid when opening and closing. I have to say I'm very pleased with the new fan. Not as nice as my Fantastic Fan, but 100 times better than the old bath fan I replaced. Much quieter and seems to move more air. Made for a full day of it.
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Wow looks awesome!!
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Our Lexington 283GTS had carpet in the living room and kitchen areas and vinyl in the kitchen. Over the winter the vinyl split and had to be replaced. After lots of research and negotiations hubby agreed to rip out the carpet and installed sheet vinyl throughout. So pleased with the results. Click image for larger version

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Looks great,
I've been contemplating tearing our carpet our and putting engineered wood floor down but not sure what to do about the slide area, it doesn't really sit flush with the floor when deployed, might have to leave out carpeted.
Nice work looks good.
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After seeing what happens to vinyl, you decide on more vinyl? Why not real tile? I am thinking about installing carpeting on top of the vinyl my MH came with. I'd like to walk barefoot from the bedroom to the cockpit without getting cold feet.
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Was thinking about sheet vinyl myself. After this weekend camping with all the rain and mud
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After the ceiling fan I began installing the window shade fabric on the outside. To throw a curve ball on the windshield I sewed in some reflective insulation for extra cooling and blackout to keep the kids sleeping a little later. The shade fabric is this

Shop Easy Gardener 6-ft W Saddle Tan Shade Fabric at Lowes.com

and the reflective insulation is this

Shop Reflectix 48-in x 25-ft Reflective Roll Insulation at Lowes.com

Pretty happy how its turning out.
Wow that is stellar!!! So taylored looking. I would sure like some instructions on how you attached it to your coach. Also it looks like the edges are finished did you just fold it over and sew an edge? Did you make a huge pattern to start with?
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