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  2. I've been debating the same thing with my 87 Dolphin. I just restored the side walls and now im about to do the overhead bed.
  3. ModocMade

    Generator

    Thanks all, This is too much reason to keep LPG. Ill have to look into how to make it work. Later I'll add the 300watts of solar and marine batteries to run fridge.
  4. I have a considerable amount of space under my closet next to the hot water heater. I would like to install a baggage hatch on the rear panel so I could easily access this space. Great place for all of the dirty exterior items like levelling pads. If I cut out the hole I would end up cutting one of the aluminum framing stringers. Would it be a problem? Should I rivet a plate inside surrounding the opening? Quote Edit
  5. linda s

    Generator

    Propane is the most efficient power source in our little motorhomes. If you do need heat an electric one is not going to cut it. Most places you can't run a generator at night. I always think of worst case scenarios. Stuck on a remote road and my furnace and propane fridge might save my life. Living is a good thing Linda S
  6. Yes a 1" drop from center. Make it a continuous curve. If you like the results then use the same curve on the bottom and make a 2" beam. Make one for each side of the A/C.
  7. WME, when you say a 1” curve do you mean a 1” drop from the center to the edge? As in trace out an arc that starts at the center of the 2x4 and drops 1” to each side?
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  9. Thankyou so much for your help. I didn’t even know about this stuff!
  10. Take a 2x4 on edge and put a 1" curve in top . Make it the full width of your house. Sunrader put some ribs in their later models to support the roof A/C.
  11. fred heath

    Generator

    It is if you want your furnace to work.
  12. Linda, thanks for the reply. I was afraid that might be the case. At the moment I’ve got the ceiling jacked in the center of the ceiling using a roughly 2’x2’ piece of plywood to spread the load. I’ll try swapping it for a piece closer to the full width of the ceiling and see if I can’t get the edges up a bit more.
  13. WME

    Generator

    It will become a "bad" choice when you try to sell it. As far as what you do with it, your plan would work. Without propane how would you cook? What is the generator for? With 4 batteries and 300w+ of solar you could run your refer for a long time, like perpetual motion. Add some insulation to the out side. Better yet spend the bucks and get a 12v marine chest refer
  14. You see city buses that have been wrapped on the outside, including the windows. The film on the windows is perforated somehow so you can still see out. Maybe you could find someone to apply a bit to your window. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&channel=crow&biw=1525&bih=709&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=54pZXcm6NuaIgge-pJSgBQ&q=city+bus+window+wrap&oq=city+bus+window+wrap&gs_l=img.12...25835.28677..32085...0.0..0.117.875.0j8......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i7i30j0i8i7i30.PytJBPet_UY&ved=0ahUKEwiJyqP--IzkAhVmhOAKHT4SBVQQ4dUDCAY You might Google 'perforated vinyl window wrap' for ideas. There doesn't appear to be a lack of places to try in your area. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&channel=crow&ei=gpZZXcCuH7K2ggeClYugCA&q=portland+oregon+car+wraps&oq=Portland+oregon+vinyl+wrap&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0i8i67j0i22i30.2922.9573..14905...0.2..0.592.3214.0j6j1j0j1j3....3..0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i67j0i131i67j0i131j0j0i22i10i30j0i8i13i30.2-woNqAbm88
  15. ModocMade

    Generator

    I'm looking to add generator- likely small Honda or Yamaha. Also looking to ditch the Dometic fridge for basic apartment fridge, then cut the LPG tank out and add batteries and solar. I only plan to make beach runs and small 3 day camp trips. This a bad idea?
  16. This thread was posted in 2015 but I have a similar problem with my dolphin bubble window. The plastic on the plexiglass is cracked and taped and sealed with ugly black stuff. It does not leak now but looks bad. I am currently repairing and painting the exterior but I don’t know what I can do (anything) to make the bubble window “look” better. I thought of painting the frame and randomly putting on some stickers or something. Any ideas or suggestions?
  17. I have a considerable amount of space under my closet next to the hot water heater. I would like to install a baggage hatch on the rear panel so I could easily access this space. Great place for all of the dirty exterior items like levelling pads. If I cut out the hole I would end up cutting one of the aluminum framing stringers. Would it be a problem? Should I rivet a plate inside surrounding the opening?
  18. I have had several my old one is now 11 my oldest was 13 they are indeed gentle giants. This one had to get up on the couch to turn around in the toy home it was too narrow for him to mage the bend. He did however have no problem getting into the cab over bunk with me.
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  20. There is only so much you can do to bend fiberglass. That dip is so close to the edge and so even all around it will have almost no flexibility. Seal everything else well and park on slight incline if you can. If it still seems to pool throw a long piece of cheesecloth up there with side hanging down. It will wick water away. I'll look at mine when I get home and post is I have same edge Linda S
  21. Have a question about re-arching the roof on my 87 Sunrader. I have a sagging roof that I need to raise. I jacked the roof up under the AC area until it started creaking, at which point it looked like it more or less matched the arch at the front and rear of the roof. However when viewed from the exterior there is still dip at the edge of the roof line. My question, having never seen an original roof, is whether that dip is supposed to be there or whether I need to jack further. I have attached some pictures to help clarify what I mean by the dip. Thanks for any and all help.
  22. Just finished phase 1 of the remodel. New FRP in the shower with Italian poplar and Baltic birch in the bath. It is so hard to work in tiny places! Had to use a heatgun to remove the wallpaper that was stuck. Discovered that if you carefully apply heat to the wrinkled areas on the roof it reactivated the glue and shrinks the wallpaper back in place. A temporary solution but makes it look nice now. All of the plumbing and mechanical looked great! I verified my Horizon ST is aluminum framed as well. I tried to take a picture of the shower but none of the angles worked. Just a big field of white!
  23. Company called PEXLOCK has butyl to PEX fittings as well as some cool clamps that don't require a crimper.
  24. I took the 32 year old carpet out a little while back and I'm so glad I did. There are a billion and six staples that are really tedious, but you can get past that. I have two boys, 5 and 9 and they are rough on the camper. I'm waiting until they are older before I do any real effort at upgrading the interior or the floor. So for a temporary solution I got an inexpensive single sheet of vinyl from the local box store. It took no time to install by using cheap quarter round to hold it down at the edges and it's really made it easier to keep the camper clean. For a long term floor I'd put down some kind of sound deadening underlayment and a premium piece of vinyl flooring. My floor was a little wavy and the click together flooring planks don't like that so I'm sticking with a piece of vinyl that is much more forgiving on a floor with a bit of a wave to it. I would think twice about painting the floor because it needs to breathe. If you get any water in the wood the paint makes it even harder to dry out and you will get rot faster. Single sheet of vinyl is simple, cheap, easy to install, waterproof, masks floor imperfections and the premium stuff doesn't look bad at all.
  25. The birch plywood underlay and using a premium thick vinyl flooring (remnant) made it quieter.
  26. Like the boatman says put a coat of paint on it, Martha Stewart style!
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