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Old 02-19-2015, 03:17 PM   #211
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It is. We were using the space before for things like paper goods and plastic utensils- light stuff. Was too easy to lose things under fridge or dinette, and had no proper door.
I used plywood and screws to box it in, taking care to make no new holes in the fiberglass. The shelf/box enclosing the wheelwell is removable with 3 screws, to access wiring or plumbing behind.
Now we don't have to carry a plastic tote full of staples. I like it!


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Old 02-19-2015, 03:22 PM   #212
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Fill it with Hot Pockets and it will serve dual-purpose.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:27 PM   #213
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You mean handwarmers, or those microwaveable pseudofood bombs?


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Either would work and taste just as good.
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:14 AM   #215
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Well, we made the annual vacation with an aluminum panel covering the gaping AC scar. Since there wasn't a drop of rain, and it was sleepin' nekkid weather, I never gave it a thought!
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The window arrived at the shop while we were gone, I'll get it put in after Green Eggs and Ham is over.


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Old 03-16-2015, 09:37 AM   #216
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Along with the other jobs, i want to build myself a stock-appearing rock guard for the front window. Can someone (ahem, David) post detailed pics of hinges and latches etc?


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Old 03-16-2015, 10:16 AM   #217
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I will make detailed measurements tonight.
I would be very interested in what you come up with Glenn. I would like to put a rock guard on the back window. This would help keep it clean. Also there are those who also need a rock guard.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:36 AM   #218
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Thanks!

I'd really like a factory one, but what are the chances of that? What's on it now is just a sheet of aluminum, painted satin black. On our recent trip one of the brackets that hold it down failed and it flapped against the window for many miles.
I've thought long and hard about the new style rounded one, but stylistically it just doesn't turn me on.
What that leaves is fabricating a replica. Seems to me that everything except the louver/corrugated panels is easy. I think I'll use corrugated-core aluminum for those anyway. The questions I have are:
What is the frame extrusion profile?(channel? Angle?)

Are the joints welded or riveted?

Piano hinge?(that's what I have on it now)

What kind of hardware holds it open/closed?




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Old 03-16-2015, 11:30 AM   #219
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There are two major styles. The first one was wider on the sides and the middle piece was the smallest piece:
On (Canada) - 1973? - Trilllium 1300 - $4500

Then around 1973 they went with this style:
Ab (Canada) - 1974 - Trillium 1300 - $4800

The later style supports having the logo on the rock guard. I am assuming that it is the later one you want.

There is a telescoping support that uses a thumb screw to hold the guard in place. This also changed in 1973. The old style used an aluminum square tube inside another square tube. The newer ones use a C channel, I think. I will post pictures of both.

The joints are neither welded, or riveted. They used a crimp to hold it together.

I will have to check on the hinge.
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Yes, I think the equal thirds with center logo is the ticket.

Browsing around and saw this:

http://www.all-rite.com/custom-allri...ard-p-104.html

Says they'll do custom square corners.


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Did they give you an idea of what that would cost?

The hardware to make the older style, but with the newer style panel size, is all available at Home Depot. The only exception is the custom piece at the top, and bottom of the shutter that makes the hinge. I would go with an aluminum piano hinge instead.
I like this one:
Aluminum 38 1 2 in Long Boat Door Hinge Piano Doors | eBay

Or, this one:
Tracker 81906 36 x 1 1 2 inch Aluminum Boat Piano Hinge Single | eBay
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I had phoned them last year for a cost on a rock guard, and I forget what it was now, but it was more shipped than the $300 for the one from Outback here in town.

The Outback one is not framed, and only one size, but it fits Trilliums nicely.
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I didn't contact them at all, just found that page in a quick search.

Regarding the hinge piece: all of the ones pictured on the dimensions thread have a frame around the window that the guard hinges to. My trailer doesn't have that part. It was probably left off when a previous owner redid the windows(badly).

I'll get a shot or two of what I have left...


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I had phoned them last year for a cost on a rock guard, and I forget what it was now, but it was more shipped than the $300 for the one from Outback here in town.

The Outback one is not framed, and only one size, but it fits Trilliums nicely.

Can you show me what you have?


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