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Old 08-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #57
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Gotcha, thanks. IMHO good thing you left it in, the PO removing it from mine has compromised the integrity of that end wall. If you push it a little the wall moves enough to dislodge the window.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #58
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Gotcha, thanks. IMHO good thing you left it in, the PO removing it from mine has compromised the integrity of that end wall. If you push it a little the wall moves enough to dislodge the window.

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I can see removing and brace or structure without replacing it being a problem. I added numerous structural braces and load bearing supports that are expoxy directly to the fiberglass shell. I know the shell is now much firmer and less flexible that it was originally.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:00 PM   #59
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Ian G...... Very nice work!
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:46 PM   #60
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Impressive power and noise specs, but I suspect much less air flow (which might not be a problem) given the size of those muffin fans and that they don't cover the whole vent area. Let us know how it works!
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We always travel with a portable weather station which displays and records temperature and humidity both inside and outside. Without the fans the interior was aways hotter and had a much higher humidity than the outside, in fact in the mornings the humidity was often in the low to mid 90% range and the windows would be fogged up.

On last weeks trip to Glacier Park we used the fans, the interior temperature and humidity stayed either equal to or lower than the outside air and no window fogging pr damp walls. A huge improvement.

Even with both fans on high speed they were totally quiet, we could not hear them running even during the night.

I would recommend this addition to anyone's trailer.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #61
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Ian, Absolutely a great redo job! Amazing creativity, planning and construction. Also seems very convenient, and useful use of space. I also like the yellow colors, cheerful. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:17 AM   #62
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Fantastic Job - Ian

Thank you sooo much for sharing your pixs & great ideas. I just bought a 2001 Casita Spirit that has been striped and will be a project to rebuild. You did an awesome job.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:44 AM   #63
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Ian: Knowing your new to this site I'd like to point out another build that will interest you. Its "Jen b " build called "Rucio". She and her Dad did a fantastic job on hers. It truly shows what a great product hard work can turn out. Mike
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #64
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Beautiful work you've done to your trailer and you've given me some great ideas. You should be proud of all you've done. The interior is so bright, cheerful and contemporary. Thanks for the report on your fan modification. We have two Fantastic Fans and they do a good job but are so noisy I could never sleep with one going all night.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:07 PM   #65
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Great job! I am very impressed with your counter build. You've given me some ideas that will carry over to my 13' Trillium- thanks!
I also have a computer fan in my 9" opening (Trillium was so generous -LOL). It is 210mm and, as you say, is very quite and not an energy hog!
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:14 PM   #66
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Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.
I still have a few items to complete on the inside of the Boler, then the work on the outside starts. Projects like these never seem to be completed but that is half the fun.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:20 AM   #67
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One thing to add, if you block off the open areas around your fan assembly, it will pull a LOT more air.
Something like lexan or even some cling wrap will do.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:42 AM   #68
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One thing to add, if you block off the open areas around your fan assembly, it will pull a LOT more air.
Something like lexan or even some cling wrap will do.
Thank you for the tip.
I considered doing just that but wanted to try and see how it would work with the fans open. To my surprise it works very well in our conditions, if I were relying on the fans to cool in a hotter climate i would definitely do as you suggest.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #69
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This looks GREAT!!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #70
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... I'd like to point out another build that ...
There are many exceptional builds and ideas on this forum which provide ideas and inspiration to many of us. What I have tried to do is share through documentation and images my own vision and execution of my project. I continue to watch and learn as I hope my thread can provide ideas and guidance to others.
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