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Old 08-24-2006, 08:33 AM   #71
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Well now, this is very timely stuff, Con. And welcome back. Speaking of vents and fans, just yesterday I began cleaning up the old Dometic 3-way fridge originally installed in my Burro. It's been sitting out in the shed. I had ripped it out of its ugly burro nest when gutting the interior. (Fortunately, wasps had left.) Then removed a very cumbersome exhaust fan and a large leaky lower vent, and patched over their holes. These appliances seemed at the time so ugly, heavy, and disfunctional I never thought twice about it.

Today I am looking the fridge over, cleaning it up, and will soon find out if it works. So I just might consider a re-installation, which means I would require a new exhaust fan and vent system. Hmmm.

By the way, against your advice, I made a rock guard, from wood. It was the cheapest way to go. Home Depot had very nice, strong, white plastic sheeting but only in 4x8 ft sheets for $26. I picked out a piece of 1/8" thick plywood and some clear 1x3" scraps from their junk bin for a total of $1.56, and painted them. Figure I'll just repaint again if I get tired of what I see. Made hinges from left over metal scraps and even made two screw-in latches. They screw in to a threaded insert underneath.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:24 AM   #72
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Hi Myron,
Hey buddy, what ever works. As the old saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. From what I can see in your pic it looks pretty good. It was only an suggestion on my part as I have concerns about the durabilty from exposure to the weahter. But if you use good quality adhesvises and materials you can get a long life out of the products. Now that I have preached I fell better. Time for my second cup of coffee.

I wouldn't take our 3 way fridge out, only if it quit entirley. I think I will be adding a fan like some of the other memebrs did to improve the cooling. We also use one of those 2 way Igloo coolers when we travel. When we are on the road we keep it plugged into the cig lighter and we we are parked it is plugged into the 110v.

I have another little job to do today on the Boler that I will post pics of.
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:08 PM   #73
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Great mods, you have provided a lot of great ideas!!

What did you end up doing with the old windows that you took out of the Boler?
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Old 08-27-2006, 11:03 AM   #74
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Great mods, you have provided a lot of great ideas!!

What did you end up doing with the old windows that you took out of the Boler?
I still have them stored away in a big carton. I have been trying to sell them for $100 as a set to try and offset the $600 I spent on the new windows. The are in excellant condition and only need a few small weather seals (Which are available through the Helpful Links)
The year before I replaced them I replaced all the screens with new screen.
They were not leaking either, I just decided I liked the other style better.

There are some pics of them on my Webshots page.
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:37 PM   #75
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I still have them stored away in a big carton. I have been trying to sell them for $100 as a set to try and offset the $600 I spent on the new windows. The are in excellant condition and only need a few small weather seals (Which are available through the Helpful Links)
The year before I replaced them I replaced all the screens with new screen.
They were not leaking either, I just decided I liked the other style better.

There are some pics of them on my Webshots page.
I really only need one - the one with two crankouts. Are you only interested in unloading the whole set?
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:26 PM   #76
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Hi Dave, It was my thought to try and sell the set of 4 because they match etc. However I guess I am going to have to let them go individually. Is it the side windows you are looking for? All the cranks are in good working order.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:30 PM   #77
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Yes, it's the side windows that I am looking for. Do you have a price on those alone?

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Hi Dave, It was my thought to try and sell the set of 4 because they match etc. However I guess I am going to have to let them go individually. Is it the side windows you are looking for? All the cranks are in good working order.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:05 PM   #78
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:37 PM   #79
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:47 PM   #80
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:04 AM   #81
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:31 PM   #82
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For anyone who has a Boler and might be interested in building themselves a cabinet over
the rear window; here is a lofting pattern made from my templates.
Laid out to these dimensions will give you a pretty close fit.
Door shape, size and location at your own discretion.

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Old 10-22-2006, 08:41 PM   #83
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I think I am going to modify my cabinet pattern.
Right now the bottom would sit approx. 2" above the top edge of the window gasket.
What I am considering doing is making the bottom almost touch the gasket.
That way I can move the curtain hangers from above the window and mount them to the bottom of the cabinet. That will also increase the storage capicity.
If anyone wants to wait about a week till I make and post that mod, please hang tough!
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...What I am considering doing is making the bottom almost touch the gasket.
That way I can move the curtain hangers from above the window and mount them to the bottom of the cabinet...
That's how all of the curtains in my B1700RGH are done, stock. The curtains hang from track which is screwed directly to the cabinets - I think this works out well.

While I have seen the same track in new RVs (usually used for the shower curtain), I could not find it in a quick web search, so I don't have a photo or link to illustrate the type of track. It appears to be extruded aluminum, and is basically a common I-beam curtain track, but with the top flange much wider on one side, with holes for the mounting screws.
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