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Old 01-22-2007, 03:04 PM   #15
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What do you think Byron? A couple of hand carved great blue herons. One at each end of the counter to hold up the upper cupboard. Would be the hit of the campout mabee.
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:13 PM   #16
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What do you think Byron? A couple of hand carved great blue herons. One at each end of the counter to hold up the upper cupboard. Would be the hit of the campout mabee.
That would probably do it. I think the neck might have to be scaled a bit larger, but it would be the talk of the campout.

You gonna carve them? ?
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:40 PM   #17
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lwehrly, if you decide you need an OEM one drop a line I have one I probably wont have a use for.

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Old 01-23-2007, 08:27 AM   #18
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When I got my Love Bug, it only had a support on one end. I built a lightweight angle iron support for the other end and used it to hang a small shelf for my alarm clock and to store my glasses at night. I remove everything from the shelf before towing or stuff falls on the bed.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:34 AM   #19
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Howdy, just thinking a bit about the use of one twisted iron brace vs. two....is it not possible that only one brace was used from the trailer manufacturers to not try to limit the natural flexing of the trailer body by using two, but only using one allows the body to flex/twist while being towed or even allows for some twisting when the trailer is stabilized when parked maybe two would stress the braces too much as they aren`t that strong... ...Benny
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:01 AM   #20
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It could be, but the closet is a pretty substantial piece of inflexable structure.I'm only second guessing. Mabee they left it off to make the end at the couch seem larger?????
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:31 AM   #21
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It could be, but the closet is a pretty substantial piece of inflexable structure.I'm only second guessing. Mabee they left it off to make the end at the couch seem larger?????
Hi: This could just be a weighty issue...or maybe a cheepy issue Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:37 AM   #22
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Again Hi: Just had a thought... The support that is there is closest to over the axle and opposite the closet Is that where they feel the support is required??? Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:52 PM   #23
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Dan,
I just emailed you, taking you up on your kind offer. I think that would be the best solution for me, at least until I develop enough time and talent to hand carve blue herons. Or should that be bees and a hive for the honey?
Now, if you have an extra support, what did you replace your support with?
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:59 PM   #24
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I just emailed you, taking you up on your kind offer. I think that would be the best solution for me, at least until I develop enough time and talent to hand carve blue herons. Or should that be bees and a hive for the honey?
Now, if you have an extra support, what did you replace your support with?
I have not got to the point of figuring what I was going to replace with, just that I was going to replace it with something to hide some wiring and a surface for mounting some LED lighting. I have the body off the frame of mine now and all interior is now exterior. I will have to build a new counter as mine was in sad shape, but that is a ways down the road so to speak.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:17 PM   #25
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I've come to the conclusion that the supports are mostly decorative; some makes and models don't have them on either end -- However, like Brian, I feel more support is better than less support and I don't think a support like the typical iron on both ends would limit flexibility anywhere near as much as the cabinets (up and down) already do.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:33 AM   #26
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Our Scamp only had one twisted flat bar support, on the left side. The next fall after I installed a MaxAir fan I noticed a leak at the fan, and had to re-caulk the frame on top.

It got me wondering, so I rode in the trailer with my wife driving over some somewhat rough road. Sure enough, that roof was doing quite a bit of flexing at the fan location.

So I made new braces of wood at each cabinet end and a beam across. No leaks since.

But don't assume that adding a powered fan would cause the same problem on your trailer, because just the very nature of fiberglass in a thin-lightweight layup could make one unit quite a bit different from another.

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Old 01-26-2007, 04:02 PM   #27
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When we did our complete interior re-do of our 13' Boler, we replaced our twisted cabinet support with a metal shower curtain rod cut down to size, and then used the brackets that came with the curtain rod and attached those to the cupboard and counter top. It looks a lot better than the 70's twisted wraught iron.

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Old 01-26-2007, 04:52 PM   #28
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Check my web site httpeb.mac.com/oksure Photos page 4
There is flexing going on!
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