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Old 05-15-2006, 10:08 PM   #15
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Miriam & Richard, later this summer I am going to redo one panel of the insulation but almost all the seam tape replacement what is the best product and any tricks to it. Additionally, I notice you're from Lethbridge...actually I bought it down there last Wednesday...I am in Calgary.
Seam tape replacement: I bought some bathtub edging - the kind that folds in half to go around corners and has a backing of butyl tape. It worked great for the back sems below the window, but sagged on the front overhead replacements. I will be fortifying the butyl with contact cement in a week or so and will tell you how it looks. A lot of people use the T-tape with silicone or contact cement. I found the T too deep and didn't want to go through the hassle of cutting it up so I opted for the tub surround gooey stuff. It's quite a bit softer, available in an almond color in most hardware stores that have old stock, comes in two widths, is pretty cheap, and goes around corners well. Now if I can just keep it from falling down....

Leaky windows: We had the back side ones replaced. We kept the frames and had "the guy" take out the glass panels. We replaced them with smoked glass - one sheet per window. We figured we didn't need the ventilation because we have a big window in front and back (cross-draft). The old windows let in a heck of a lot of dust while we were on the road. This is better.

Thanks! *blush* I LOVE the front kitchen!

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Old 05-16-2006, 06:21 AM   #16
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Hi Ken, I received quite a few of the original manuals with my Surfside. Perhaps they could be posted here. What type of format is useful?

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Old 05-16-2006, 07:29 AM   #17
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Hi Ken, I received quite a few of the original manuals with my Surfside. Perhaps they could be posted here. What type of format is useful?
High resolution jpeg scans are perfect. Can you email them to me at
I'll do the conversion on my end and post them for everyone.

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Old 05-16-2006, 08:58 AM   #18
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Of course, we also are trying to keep a collection of manuals in the Document Center. I think Donna D. prefers PDF files for that, though.
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Old 05-16-2006, 12:37 PM   #19
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I'd love to have one to go with my Surfside!


(I know, I have my Scamp listed; however, my first FG
is a Surfside and it's being readied to sell.)

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