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Old 10-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #113
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Thanks, still a few little odds and ends to do but she is looking pretty good inside and out.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:30 AM   #114
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Yesterday I put rubber mats down in the basements. I had the material and was about to throw it in the yard sale pile when I snapped to how much easier it would make cleaning over the old carpet that was there.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:42 AM   #115
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I installed a 22 inch digital flat screen TV in our '88 Winnie, to replace the old 13 inch analog CRT type it came with, also installed a DVD player and better outboard speakers. And, dropped down the 4KW Onan genset for servicing, and did some service and coax replacement to the rooftop TV antenna - all now works better than new!


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Old 10-20-2012, 06:54 AM   #116
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I don't know if your talking about inside or out. But I took my booth and couch out and took up a section of the carpet where the booth was and put underlay down to bring the height up to carpet level and added a rubber divider strip. Put in a smaller table with a leaf and two matching swivel rocker chairs that bolt to the floor. In the living room area I put two register covers in place of the heat duck work and added two recliners.. Also took out the small TV and put plywood over the whole and hung a 22" TV and added radio shack inverter to carry it...
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:48 AM   #117
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I got one of them Mr. Buddy heaters as I am the kind of guy who likes it warm I keep my house at about 78 degrees I live in Wisconsin. I have health problems and is why I am cold. any way, I did get the big buddy heater and I Had a 20 pound tank so I also got the 12 foot hose for the heater. It really I mean really works great. My furnace works fine but I read the MR Buddy is a good choice. Now I am looking for some good ideals where to install the propane tank and the heater. I plan to hard wire the fan power on it. It was 40 degrees last night and I had the heater on Medium setting and that was more then enough heat. but there was no wind and of course I have vents open some and window cracked open for oxygen. Should I mount it or not so I can move it when I want? Just in the planing stage for that. going out to the Motorhome and turning the heat on and having my coffee this morning.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:19 AM   #118
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Now I am looking for some good ideals where to install the propane tank and the heater. I plan to hard wire the fan power on it. Should I mount it or not so I can move it when I want? Just in the planing stage for that. going out to the Motorhome and turning the heat on and having my coffee this morning.
If it were me, I would look into tying into the existing propane line in front of the regular. You could extend the line to a location of your choice. Then install a shut off valve and the proper fitting for the heater. If you are concerned about enough propane storage and still want to carry an extra tank, get one of these:

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Or, you could get the Deluxe model and route the 12' high pressure hose inside the coach and hook the heater right to that. Eliminates having the bottle inside and you can carry 4 extra gals of propane.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #119
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I finished off my low budget temporary shelters (one on each side of the cab). My workshop door was too small for the camper to fit through, so a bit of improvisation was needed... I have the camper nudged right up against one of the roll up doors and the shelters built to keep wind and weather off me while I tear down and restore the cab over the coming months. I still have the warmth and light of the workshop while having full access to the cab. 800g fire retardant polythene sheeting stretched over 2" x 2" timber frames. Complete with ample ventilation to prevent condensation...
I'm happy with the set up. It works for me! :-)

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #120
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Changed the coach battery holder

We fabricated and installed a new angle iron battery holder for the two house batteries. The old one was in such bad shape I was afraid that a battery might just fall out on the road, and the batteries are up front right in front of the front wheel. Made the frame from an old bed frame and that bed frame steel is super hard and almost impossible to cut.

The pictures show the old rusted frame we cut out and I forgot to take a picture of the new frame before we welded it in place, but they do show the almost final install. I still have to sort out all the loose wires and secure them. Thats a job for another day
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Wow I just did mine they were not that bad I used angle iron on the old bed frame last week I cut one up mounted on the frame below battery's and added 2 31 series deep cycles to help my 2 24's
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Wow I just did mine they were not that bad I used angle iron on the old bed frame last week I cut one up mounted on the frame below battery's and added 2 31 series deep cycles to help my 2 24's
Do I understand correctly that you now have four coach batteries? if so that's a lot of weight to add. I recently went from a 24 chassis battery to a 27 with almost twice the CCA.
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4 for the coach one starting
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That's a lot of batteries, did you figure out how much weight you have, just in batteries
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My guess is 300 plus the 2 31 series are trogens those were a trick to get down to the frame
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #126
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I think solar panels would have been a better investment rather than adding that much weight.
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