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Old 05-09-2011, 03:39 PM   #29
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thanks for the pic Robert, and link S&J! I like them a lot, are the panels themselves plastic or metal? I'm wondering about painting them.
If I recall, other websites had them listed as plastic... but I am not 100% sure. I am planning on buying two, one for my fridge and one for my A/C unit and I am planning on painting them to match our Boler. There are plastic paints which I think will work for a primer and then I will use the enamel over that (fingers crossed).
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:25 PM   #30
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The larger one in the picture looks exactly like the one on my trailer and it is plastic.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:59 PM   #31
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Funny you mentioned these, I was looking at them yesterday.

Amazon.com: RV Refrigerator Vent Door: Automotive
I see the small ones, but cannot seem to find a larger one. I'm looking to modernize the vents on my 13' Boler.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:04 AM   #32
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Here's a couple options:

NEW RV REFRIGERATOR PANEL VENT HATCH COVER DOOR on eBay!

Norcold Refrigerator Vent Door, Plastic, 13-3/4" X 21-1/2" Cutout, Polar White




And for a useful installation guide, check this:

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #33
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If I recall, other websites had them listed as plastic... but I am not 100% sure. I am planning on buying two, one for my fridge and one for my A/C unit and I am planning on painting them to match our Boler. There are plastic paints which I think will work for a primer and then I will use the enamel over that (fingers crossed).
Sam&Jess, I wondered if you had any luck with painting these vents yet? Or anybody else for that matter?
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:48 PM   #34
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I've been staying busy working out the details for the exterior, including: new paint, new frame (with spare mount), and a variety of components that mount to or through the shell. Windows go in after the new interior wall covering is installed, but you'll get the idea.

This Boler has made a remarkable recovery, given its shape when it arrived in February. (Check the beginning of this thread to see shots of its original condition.)
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:56 PM   #35
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Here are some shots for those of you that are interested in the details...
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:05 AM   #36
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Wow!

Beautiful work, Robert! Looks like new. You had a pretty beat up body on that Boler before, but you can't tell that now.
Do you do your own exterior painting?

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Old 06-16-2011, 06:30 PM   #37
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What a clean looking machine! Great paint color and finish on the outside. The hatches look fantastic. Nice job.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #38
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WOW Looks great !

Are those outside speakers, very cool.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:47 PM   #39
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Thanks!

No, I have a professional handle the painting. I insist on great results and I know my limitations. Currently, my shop is not big enough to include a paint booth.

Yes, the client asked for a sound system that included exterior speakers (I'm sure they will use them in a considerate and respectful fashion), and an iPod dock.

I am extremely pleased with the new frame. I think the silver color looks great with the sage green body, and the many "metallic" details. The new Dexter axle features electric brakes, and the 15" alloy rims sport radial tires. Crank-style levelers are welded under the rear frame members.

There's a ShurFlo vent/fan up top, and a custom bag-style awning from Shademaster on the curbside. I was able to coax the Suburban 6 gallon water heater into a position, and it's access door into a shape, to keep the install tight to the curve of the body and as discreet as possible. The 30amp shore power connection may accommodate more juice than required, but the chrome hardware sure looks cool!

Now it's on to the interior...
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:39 AM   #40
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Awww, did the maple leaf idea get nixed? I loved the modern scale of that graphic -- enough to make me wish I were Canadian!

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Old 06-17-2011, 07:43 PM   #41
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I like those side windows where did you get them from? Were they hard to install? Did you have to do any modifications?
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:22 AM   #42
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Finally...Nearly complete!

Been a while, folks... Had my hands full with this restoration. But now that the interior is complete, she's almost finished. (Gotta make some adjustments to the door for a tight fit.)

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