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Old 08-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #15
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Oh I love your colors! They are so cheerful! You did a great job on the upolstery, and curtains.
Were the windows exspensive? They look nice. I need to get my windows done also, am putting it off till winter. The repair people here charge $65 to $75 dollars an hour and can't tell me how many hours it will take to redo windows.
Also like your stove. Nice job! Thank you for sharing and great pictures of the before and after.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #16
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Oh I love your colors! They are so cheerful! You did a great job on the upolstery, and curtains.
Were the windows exspensive? They look nice. I need to get my windows done also, am putting it off till winter. The repair people here charge $65 to $75 dollars an hour and can't tell me how many hours it will take to redo windows.
Also like your stove. Nice job! Thank you for sharing and great pictures of the before and after.
Hi Diane! Thanks! I have been a bit Boler obsessed these days!

The windows were expensive. I think the total came to $280.00, then around another $40.00 for the beading and lockstrip. I was just looking around for the receipt...but can't seem to find it at the moment .

They only charged me $100.00 for the actual install though. The rest was for the Lexan. I'm told it won't yellow or crack over time. Hopefully they are right.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:43 PM   #17
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This is one of my favorites!

I picked up a power converter from Vintage trailer supply. Its a progressive dynamics 9245 with charge wizard. I'm kind of new to this stuff (I read a couple books) Anyway - I installed it in the old porta potty cabinet under the couch. All seem to be working great so far.

I do notice a very slight buzz from the converter though. I looked it up online and a lot of users are mentioning a No Load Buzz

As soon as I turn on something that draws power the buzzing stops. Problem is all my lights are LED (except for the porch light) so when I turn on all the LEDs it stops or when I turn on just the porch light....maybe there is a fix for this??

UPDATE: This was because it was in "Boost" mode. Normal mode is silent...good thing

At any rate here are the before and after photos.

There is a bit of water damage at the back of the box. This area does stay nice and dry though. I think that must be from this cabinet's days as a porta potty storage...


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Old 08-16-2012, 09:56 PM   #18
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Great work! Love the pic's, thanks for shareing......................
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:09 PM   #19
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Cabinets - New Color - Sans Furnace

Here are the pictures of the cabinets. I removed the furnace because it was just a shell....no guts. So rather than trying to locate a new one I figured there is always a space heater....provided we have power.

I had to replace the florescent light with a smaller one. When I got the Boler it had a 24 inch light there that was causing the power conduit to be crooked.

I made a new cabinet door to cover the furnace hole. It was basically the same size as the other door so I used that one as a template.
My wood working skills are not so great....I gut it out of MDF and rounded out the corners with a sander.

I've replaced all the pinch latches with new ones from Vintage Trailer Supply. The old ones would fly open when on the road...not good
I really wish I could have found them in silver though. They are antique brass.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:24 PM   #20
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Porch Light

I saw another user add a porch light with a switch and just thought it was SOO cool I had to have one!

No before pic for this one.. getting into all NEW stuff!

Also a picture of my closet with the ikea shoe boxes for storage. They really work great in this space. (sparing us all a separate post for the closet redo ) The shelves were already installed when I got the Boler but they are perfect.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:43 PM   #21
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Thank you for posting the pics and info. I really enjoyed seeing how you did things as we are working on our "cracked egg" (It is in parts right now ) Ours came with no appliances, so we were looking at an old stove top with character or a new stainless steel. Still not 100% sure which way we we'll go, but leaning towards new. I looked at that exact same striped duck material as it is festive, but finally decided on denim as that fit us. Love the curtains!
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:16 AM   #22
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Shawn, I noticed in your post about the "converter sound buzz", your fuse box and ground terminal box. I really like it and did not know this product existed. It is neat and protected and can be labeled. Where did you find this box? How much? Thank you.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #23
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Great upgrades so far. Mine too had mismatched side running lights with only two working. I know you are supposed to have red on the back corners and orange on the front corners, but I changed them all to orange LED's.

I also changed the back tail lights to the Princess Auto LED's. I added a porch light and put in a LED bulb, then wired the porch light switch to the running and tail lights, so when you turn the porch light switch on, all the exterior lights come on.

Looks great at night with it all lit up, get lots of comments in the campground
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:39 PM   #24
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Beautiful refurb! What gauge conductors between the PD converter and the battery? I have the same converter on hand but have not installed. Attempting to decide between a physical swap with the old converter on the back of a Newmark distribution panel OR placing in a better ventilated locker in proximity to the battery. Thanks for the hint about the buzz in the "boost" mode. Saved some head scratchin in the learning curve.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:08 PM   #25
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Nice job you're doing! I really like the upgraded stove top.
The new electrics always give a peace of mind, too!
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:42 PM   #26
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A few questions? That tongue box, how much does it weigh? I'd love to clean up my tongue, but don't want to add more than a few lbs.

Love that Prog. Dynamics converter, I'd probably go with that if mine wasn't new when I bought the Scamp. Did it come with the DC fuse/circuit panel? Or was that extra? If extra is that also a Prog. Dynamics product? Where are your AC breakers?
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #27
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Hi Jayson,

I thanks for the info. I just tried to wire in a switch for the running lights. I really want to be able to switch on the running lights separately from my porch light. I ran a cable from a positive connection on my electrical to the brown wire on my 4 prong wiring for the trailer using a new switch. I'm not getting any light though. I'm wondering if this may be an issue with the ground?

Just figured I would run that by you.

Thanks,
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Great upgrades so far. Mine too had mismatched side running lights with only two working. I know you are supposed to have red on the back corners and orange on the front corners, but I changed them all to orange LED's.

I also changed the back tail lights to the Princess Auto LED's. I added a porch light and put in a LED bulb, then wired the porch light switch to the running and tail lights, so when you turn the porch light switch on, all the exterior lights come on.

Looks great at night with it all lit up, get lots of comments in the campground
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #28
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Shawn, I noticed in your post about the "converter sound buzz", your fuse box and ground terminal box. I really like it and did not know this product existed. It is neat and protected and can be labeled. Where did you find this box? How much? Thank you.
Hello Again,

I got the fuse box from vintage trailer supply. It's a really well made product.
It's $35.99

12V RV Fuse Box
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