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Old 02-04-2011, 08:40 PM   #15
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Let me know when you start the home business, factory, cottage industry or offshore sweatshop.

Put me down for one U-Haul screen!

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:05 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the support, but it did take me 3 plus days to build, so I don't think I'll be doing many more. Although the next one would go quicker since I have it sort of down ....

James, I would love to visit Lake Erie, but that's a little more distance than I wanted to try for the first year. We will be at the Oregon gathering in Bandon this year.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:00 PM   #17
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Great work, Danny! Well thought out mods.
Nice job on the screen door, wow!

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Old 02-05-2011, 04:29 AM   #18
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I noticed in your picture that you have mounted a fantastic fan on the side of your trailer. Our previous camper was a Chalet A-frame. Because of the way the roof "clam shells", the fan and any roof vents had to be installed backwards, that is opening facing the direction of travel. It was quite common for the fan cover to work loose from its clasp and fly open as you were traveling down the road. In most cases the cover shattered. They are not cheap. ($40-$50). Some folks rigged a bungee cord tie down. I used some of that industrial strength velcro to make tie down straps. Worked well as long as I remembered to "unlatch" them before I put up the roof. Just a thought. Raz
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:55 AM   #19
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Before you go up to CANADA, come somewhere in your own neck of the 'woods' (Stub Stewart State Park just off the Hwy 26 exit to Vernonia) for the Spring NOG meet! I'm trying to remember if I've met you two at one of the other meets...
If you're not signed up for any meets (where we all can 'oooh and ahhh' about your quality of workmanship and innovative mods, I'll have to swing by your place in Hillsboro to see the Eggie, in all it's glory. I used to live in Hillsboro, and dad had Fritz's Bikeshop on Baseline and 2nd.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:47 AM   #20
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Very good!
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:12 AM   #21
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P.Raz, thanks for the information on the fantastic fan. While it's not mounted backwards, but sideways, I was still woundering about it. I'll keep an eye on it and maybe come up with some way of securing it. Thanks for the velcro idea.

bbuehler, I was just talking to my wife about the spring NOG and it looks like we will sign up today. I didn't see it listed at the bottom. I'm still getting used to finding meets (just found the map). Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:53 PM   #22
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bbuehler, I was just talking to my wife about the spring NOG and it looks like we will sign up today. I didn't see it listed at the bottom. I'm still getting used to finding meets (just found the map). Thanks for the heads up.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...1-a-42981.html
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:38 PM   #23
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Cool I added a tag for the table

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Love that front table job. It really should have been on a post by itself, someone looking for front table mods may not look at a screen door post.
I tagged this thread with "Screen Door" and "Table" and "Front Dinette" so people can find those things by searching the tags.
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Donna, thanks for the note and Frederick for the tags.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:53 AM   #25
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upcoming Spring NOG

Dan & Dawn,
Oh Goody! It will be FUN to meet you two...I can only HOPE the early spring weather will be warm enough for you to use the new screen door and show it off PROPERLY!
I'm pretty easy to spot because of my SWEET '73, Retro baby eggie. We'll be in Site 92 with my Compact II.
See you soon,
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Thumbs up Clever Ideas Here!

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P.Raz, thanks for the information on the fantastic fan. While it's not mounted backwards, but sideways, I was still wondering about it. I'll keep an eye on it and maybe come up with some way of securing it. Thanks for the Velcro idea.
That mounting spot for the Fantastic Fan is very clever!
As long as it's mounted with the hinge facing front it should have no troubles.
Yours looks like the hinge is toward the top. I would remount it turned 90 degrees.
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Fredrick, I picked up some hardware today to secure the lower front edge of the fantastic fan when it's closed. In a trial fit it held it supper tight. I wanted the hinge on the top so I can keep it 1/4 open in the rain and still use it. Thanks for the idea though.
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Did you happen to ask the people that make the fan if the bearings could handle being run sideways ?

Not all bearings can be mounted a different way.

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