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payaso del mar

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    1985 Bonanza Travelers Bandit, pop-up fiberglass camper; 2002 PayasoRoamer 4WD
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    New and Old Mexico

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    another funny: the perfect solution for a Lesharo engine, estilo Nuevo Mexico
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    I know this is one of the scams, but the auto complete inserted more truth than the poster realized: http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/rvs/5640993284.html not only have most old motorhomes I've seen been a bit "aromatic" but the deal on that one is too..... ;- )
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    Inside out, or from the outside in?

    in light of your cabinetry experience, surprised you even asked the Q. absolutely agree with Derek, you're less likely to end up with an unfinished project if you go from inside. and in Portland....there's no decision to be made. how often do you see 2 weeks with no rain?
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    Now I'm discouraged

    uh, don't think about that until after your trip.....
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    Newbee and have lots of questions

    good advice.......and I hadn't even thought of alky stoves. liveaboard cruisers love those cuz they are in fact lots safer than propane. Dan, she may have more of a need for the furnace in NH or Blighty than you do in FL..........
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    Newbee and have lots of questions

    the secret to those Honda batteries is the tiny unicorn running inside a hamster wheel to continually recharge them...... that's why they cost 5x as much as Trojans...... hyper, generally the answer is going to be "no". anything electrical i'm aware of that makes heat does it through running a whole bunch of juice through a high resistance conductor...even Peltier devices use a bunch of juice. there are solutions you can do to make propane safer. top quality hydrocarbon leak detector is a start. have a trusted propane gas place go through the system and check all fittings etc. Turn off all valves the moment you shut off any appliance. set up a portable stove on a shelf on outside of unit and do your cooking there. there are also ceramic cooktops that run on diesel....pricey and Euro but they use em on Earthroamers and such for exactly this reason. https://www.reimo.com/de/70715-kochfeld_ceran_diesel_46x31_cm/
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    Dirt bike hitch rack

    wish previous owner of mine had that much foresight....too late for my rear bumper. i'm going to have to do major reinf to add any hitch receiver arrangement to mine....wait til you see the pix of the current frame hackery
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    Dirt bike hitch rack

    really like that rack site! I've been toying with another idiotic idea: I have one of the dual receiver adaptors, so I can carry the bike rack along with pulling a trailer. did some measuring and it looks like I could carry 2 carrier racks that way, in sort of a "biplane" arrangement...the portabote seats fit on the lower one and lay more or less flat. obviously, weight on the receiver will be a big issue, especially given the longer lever arm the weight is at the end of, so i'd been thinking of an aluminum rack and that place has a nice selection.
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    Now I'm discouraged

    touche! rephrasing: what sort should i ideally use for the new core?
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    Now I'm discouraged

    so is there a wood core in there? what sort of wood?
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    Now I'm discouraged

    JD, what did you make the core out of and how'd you assemble it? since it sounds like several of us may have to do that job soon.
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    Now I'm discouraged

    mine's been doing that for years, and the previous owner put some bolts all the way through the door to hold it together. crappy fix but it is working for now til I can do a better job. for yours, maybe put a few dabs of Goop or shoe goo or similar along the edge where the trim cap fits over the door, to hold it in place while you figure out a more permanent fix?
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    are you looking more for one of the big permanent-mount free-standing ones like Carefree of Colorado makes, or more one of the "bag" type awnings such as ARB, Fiamma, Smittybilt, dometic? former is far easier to deploy but weighs a lot and requires good strong mounting points on the side of rig for lower end of arms. I have the 9' dometic and have not been impressed with sturdiness; looking at the ARB.
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    What's your rig and where's it at?

    nice rig. and I love your choice of vistas. welcome to the zoo.
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    1986 Bandit Owners Manual

    if you find one that involves spending $, let me know and i'll split the cost with you to get a copy.