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Old 12-05-2005, 10:49 AM   #15
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No problem Joe, BTW I was planning on selling the original tail lights and windows, I just haven't decided on for how much. Since I changed the light and windows and made a couple of trips I am totally convinced that was the way to go.
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Old 12-05-2005, 02:46 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info. I wasn't trying to change the subject about the door. I've seen many of designs for a screen door on this site, but as I was looking at your photos I was just thinking. I may or may not try to do something like what you did. I have been collecting a lot of ideas and parts. With any luck I will have the trailer done by June, I have to because Ellie is upset about the way it looks.
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:32 PM   #17
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Hi Steve, I guess your wife has determined what your priories are. HeHe. I don't know if I will build a screen door yet. When we have been down in the Okanagan in the summer months it may run 32 to 40C but is not bad at night when we have the door closed. The Boler has been quite comfortacle with all the windows open. I think if it was painted white would be even better. The screen door would be good if you are in a area where there are lots of mosquitos. I did notice a couple of evenings when I did leave the door open that we had a kinds of little flying creatures inside.
One thing I have to do yet is install some screens on the outside fridge & stove vents.
I which the guy who desiged that door would pop up again as I would like some more details on his screen door.
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:35 PM   #18
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BTW Steve, My grandfather was born in a little town down river called Waterford in 1847. He and his brothers later were in the Iowa 7th Calavary in Nebraska. Have you been in the Waterford area?
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:40 PM   #19
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I which the guy who desiged that door would pop up again as I would like some more details on his screen door.
Here's one of the best on the web, screen door for Trilliums. You'll get a good idea of what's needed and how to go about it for any egg.

Gord100's Wooden Screen Door
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:16 PM   #20
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Hi Donna, Gord did a very nice job of his and good pics of his project. However I still think I would go for the bifold style as it would fold up against the closet wall when not in use.

But thanks anyway.

I added some more photos at Webshots.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:31 PM   #21
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Hi Ronny,

Check out my latest pics at http://community.webshots.com/user/con111
Posted some more last night.
If you are talking about stick welding alum. DON'T do it. I built 2 snowmobile decks for pickup trucks figuring that they would be strong enough. Not the case most of the welds had to be ground out and redone with a Mig wire feed. You just can not get enough proper penetration with stick. Wire feed is the only way to go, or Tig. I had a shop weld up my frame because I had turned in my rental Argon tank a few months before I did the door frame. Wasn't worth keeping it for the small amount of alum. welding I was doing.
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:38 PM   #22
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Ronny W has sent you this email from http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.php.


I think i wrote nice door repair Al Instaid of giving the creddit to you. I went and fixed that.
I think your door repair is a thing of beauty.
That screen door is another fancy addition my trailer could use.

The welding rods im sugesting useing arent like welding with a stick here is an addy to check it out eBay Aluminum Welding Rods

Its sorta like useing brazing rod or soldering copper pipe. Stuff held great for me and ive fixed stripped threads with it too... (no im not a salesman)

Anyways Im needing to repair my door soon but there are an awefull lot of things i need to do to it first. I basicly bought a frame and shell the rest is needing replacing Including the axle.

I love this website and its the people making repairs like yours that realy drive me to do this one up rite. Thanks

Ron
P.S. What is the aluminum tank under yours... is that where your fresh water tank is now? or what? It doesnt look origonal but it is way cool...
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:07 PM   #23
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Hi Ronny, I tried to hook up to that address you sent but no luck, so I can't make a constructive comment on those rods. I would strongly recommend sticking with something that you know has the strength and works like Tig or Mig.
Yes! That is our fresh water tank. I had a lot of pictures I took of it and the original before I installed it but I had a hard drive quit on my computer before I got a chance to do a backup lost a whole lot of stuff.
We were getting ready to make a trip and I was filling the tank when I noticed water pouring all over the ground. When I looked underneath the whole backside of the tank was wide open cracks. After 28 years even the exposure from the ultra viloet sunlight broke down the plastic. So I dropped the tank out and tried all over the Internet and various local suppliers to find one. The one company here spin molds poly tanks but wanted about $800 to make a mold. He was not interested in doing a one-off job. The tank measures 4"x16"x42" and holds 10 Imp gals. The existing tank was hung by 4 rusty old bolts to a rotten wood frame with the fiberglass cutout from the rear window as a platfom under it. My only alternative was to fab one out of 1/8"alum. with 1/4" thick disk bosses where the connections are. Having worked in a pulpmill for years I had lots of SS fitting kicking around. I fabbed up a new hanger platform
from 1 1/2" squre alum. tubing and hung it from new 1/2"SS stove bolts. I will take more pictures and post them. It has worked like a charm. I flushed the tank with water & about a teaspoon of bleach before using it. The new tank was approx. $400
So nothing to rust or needs painting.

Hope this gives you some direction
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Old 12-08-2005, 12:46 PM   #24
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Added original brochures and some manuals to Webshots.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:14 PM   #25
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For specialty weather striping try this site.
http://www.tacomarine.com/
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:30 PM   #26
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For Silkaflex bonding products try these sites.
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/to;ID...ulking,Sikaflex
http://www.sikaindustry.com/ipd-ma-products
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:17 AM   #27
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For those of you who may be looking for hard to find items I am posting some more web sites. I have probably gone through about 100 sites to find the best items.
For more weather strip and seals try this site:
http://www.trimlok.com/

For those that are interested in tank level indicators and sensors:
- Acu-gage Tank Monitors- Snake River Electronics
http://www.snake-river.org/

- SeeLevel Gauges and tank monitors- Garnet Industries
http://www.rvgauge.com./rv.htm

- Instruments, digital gauges, alarms and monitors- CruzPro Ltd.
http://www.cruzpro.com/ (sort of an interesting site)

- Fluid Sensors & Controls- Gems Sensors
http://www.gemssensors.com/TOCProduc...nContentsID=15

For battery monitoring electronics and products
http://www.power-store.com/products/bm/bm02.htm
http://store.solar-electric.com/metersmonitors.html
http://www.ferriellosales.com/wst_page5.html
http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/97/p/d.../5/product.asp

For a good review of the various makes of battery monitors a must read for anyone is aPDF file at:
http://www.micromediaplus.com/
Battery_Monitors_Practical.pdf

Enjoy
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Old 12-16-2005, 04:16 PM   #28
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Con, that is one sexy water tank. Mine on my '79 was broken to bits and barely attached, so I measured it and into the trash it went. Like you I am unable to find a suitable replacement. I think I will have my son and his friend weld me up one. We've been talking about it but it's nice to see one that is actually in place and working!
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