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Old 01-31-2003, 01:41 PM   #29
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door lock

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I hope this is the right picture.:cool
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Old 01-31-2003, 01:44 PM   #30
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Me too.









What picture?
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Old 01-31-2003, 01:56 PM   #31
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77samp update

:wave Don;

Back to the drawing board. There to big. Maybe later.
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:18 PM   #32
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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3ad91c862cc76doorlock.JPG/>
May this one. I will try the lock one next.
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:25 PM   #33
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Houston we have liftoff! Looks good!

Where does the pin go? In that little hole? Cool! I had no idea it did that. Thank you, I think we'll sleep better (well I sleep pretty good, being a CHL holder, here in Texas).
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:33 PM   #34
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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e3adcb86c66976scampdoorlocked.JPG/> It took long enought. I may never post another picture again. The door lock on our '95 16ft. are the same. We call it the bend nail lock.:chased
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Old 01-31-2003, 02:44 PM   #35
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Door lock/latch

The door latch on my Boler looks exactly the same - except - it has a little rocker that you flip down to lock the door. No cotter pin.

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Old 02-02-2003, 09:31 PM   #36
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Nuther update...

Our door latch is identical, except it has no hole. Which is odd because there was a piece of chain on a lower screw when I first disassembled it.

Anyway...
This weekend we installed the Dometic 323. We had to build a compartment for it, that was isolated from the interior. The fridge was shorter and narrower and deeper that the original, which worried me. I found that by raising it on 1x6s it would slide all the way in, and flush to the left. We are moving up in the world, FRIDGE CAMPING! Woo Hoo! :dance

All the cabinet doors are cut and installed. The bunk is done. The table is done the fridge is gassed, 12 volted and 110ed. The pump is wired, the lamp is too. Just the skirt trim and the trailer hitch plug and some minor tidbits and we are go for my wife's birthday, next weekend. We will take it to Coleto Creek Reservoir for an overnighter. Happy Birthday Baby!:wine

Pictures on Monday, hopefully, at my site. :E
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Old 02-04-2003, 07:50 AM   #37
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Way to go Don

Way to go Don! I'm excited for you!

Your first campout in a little fiberglass wonder.

We're excited to go camping, even after hundreds and hundreds of nights ... probably more excited that we were our "first" night.

So you have many, many happy nights in front of you!

What a great way to spend your wife's birthday! (Pam's birthday is Feb. 20. I think I'll surprize her and take her camping on the closest weekend.)(Good idea!)
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:55 AM   #38
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Don,

Your work looks fantastic. Are the cupboards and closet velcroed shut? Velco plus the spring loaded hinges might keep your stuff from bouncing when the trailer goes rough riding?
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Old 02-05-2003, 11:08 AM   #39
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>Your work looks fantastic.

Thanks!

>Are the cupboards and closet velcroed shut?

No. The small cabinets seem to hold themselves shut because of the new hinges. We have "Quake" latches for them, but I have not installed them yet. We decided to wait and see how the doors performed. We don't even have knobs on the either (we have them too, just didn't put them on). The Quake latches will have to be custom fitted for each opening, because of the varying depth of each door frame's fiberglass. They were designed to go on the edge of a conventional cabinet's opening, 1/4" at least. The closet door is definitly going to need the Quake latches, because of it's additional mass, plus we were short a hinge. It had three, but I wanted to put 4 on it, but I goofed when ordering the hinges. They should come in today.

>Velco plus the spring loaded hinges might keep your stuff
>from bouncing when the trailer goes rough riding?

I considered velcro, but the "ziiip" "craaack" turned me off. I'll end up putting on the latches, one at a time. These latches go on the back of the door and have a "catch" on the door frame. The knob is on a bolt screwed through the door to the latch, so when pulled out the latch lets go. I was told they are for folks who live in earthquake country.
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Old 05-14-2003, 10:49 AM   #40
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I hope I'm not too late for this; I just joined...
Found this thread cause we were looking for door seal ideas/fixes.

We bought a rather sad looking 13' Trillium we are going to refurbish or "JD-it" as Sue likes to say. We saw an add in the Auto Traders for it at a very reasonable price, about $1500 less than what you would normally find one of these. This was an 8 hour drive away from here, but fortunately, we have a friend (colour blind as it turns out) that lives right there. Sue called Cathy, with a mission: Go see this little egg and report back, if its nice, put down a deposit and we're coming up to buy it. Report: Its very cute, no cracks or dings, tires are 2 years old and the cushions were done 2 years ago, it has a 2 way fridge (turns out to be a 3 way), no heater. What colour? Its sort of a butter yellow; I thought the Beige that came that year... Turns out to be that baby poo green (green being my least favorite colour). With the orange interior... Sue and Cathy tried to convince me that it is Honeydew and Cantaloupe; yeah right... Sun beaten, dried and cracked, I would consider this little thing rough in need of alot of TLC or CPR to revive it. We "dragged" it home (as I saw someone else say in their post). It actually pulled real nice in a rain storm, all the way home. We even had to do an emergency lane (actually soft shoulder) change in the beating rain with it to get around a *&%?$#@ numbnut and it tracked nicely; like it wasn't there. It did leak like a siv around the vent, every window and the door, even by the propane and wiring entry at the front, but we'll fix that...

Sorry about the side track, back to the vent seal:
I have bought a roll of seal which I thought had the right profile for something we were doing on the plane. Turns out it was too small, but, it looks the very same size as what is on the 9" square vent on the Trillium. It is called P-Strip, comes in a double roll of 17' for $5.20 and we bought it from Aircraft Spruce. (1-877-477-7823) They have two warehouses, one in California and one in Georgia. Web page: www.aircraftspruce.com
Good luck, JD
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Old 05-14-2003, 11:27 AM   #41
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I used self sticking foam tape. It works fine. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 05-26-2003, 07:37 PM   #42
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Door Latch

Pat,

Just started reading this forum. Noticed your comments about your restoration of your '77 Scamp. While ours is a different color (dull aluminum), the same door latch with the little pin for an inside lock is what is intalled in our 2003 5th Wheel.

It is interesting that some of this hardware is still in use this many years later. Is it because it is so good, or because it is so cheap?:conf
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