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Old 05-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #29
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Norm:

You didn't by any chance find a better place for the thermastat?
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:51 PM   #30
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You didn't by any chance find a better place for the thermastat?
Good point. I didn't have it on my list but will add it and probably change it to the digital variety. it is in a terrible location.

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Old 05-26-2011, 03:37 PM   #31
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Half Table

We have built a new table; it is approximately half the size (24x30). The smaller table makes it easier for us to get in and generally further opens the trailer.

There is a second half to the table, not shown, that attaches to the front edge of the pictured half with a hinge. This half folds on to the top of the half shown and serves as the eating surface. Together they make up a surface for the bed.

Dinette cabinets shown below.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:02 PM   #32
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Kitchen Drawer

Finished the kitchen drawer 16x10.5x4" next to toothbrush foldout. Again this has locking slides. The drawer is pulled out a little in the picture.

The next project is a two drawer slidout pantry in an existing cabinet under the stove.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #33
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Under Couch drawer liner

I looked for a 16x16 inch plastic container to line the undercouch drawer and could not find one so I ended up buying a 16x24x7" plastic container and cut it down to fit.

We have added 5 drawers to our Scamp 16. Next the Pantry and than the overhead cabinets.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:28 PM   #34
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Well done Norm!
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:18 PM   #35
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Performed an experiment on my fridge that many have done. I added a 12 volt, 4x4x1" muffin fan blowing up between the coils. The temperature dropped 6 degrees F in 30 minutes. A worthwhile addition for warm weather travelers.

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Another hour, an another 9 degrees F drop. Now at 37 degrees.

Largest improvement for the smallest, least expensive change.

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Sure sounds like your ventilation passage is not big enough.

I have heard of this happening before.

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Another hour, an another 9 degrees F drop. Now at 37 degrees.

Largest improvement for the smallest, least expensive change.

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In our motorhome the passage was like a chimney and went straight to the roof.

This unit seems to use side ventilation because there's no space above the dissipation fins at the top of the cavity, just the top of the counter.

The fan blows 100 cubic feet a minute, minus substantial back pressure up against the fins and force exhausts it out the vents in the side of the trailer.

As a test I put a flame at the bottom and it moves towards the vents and a flame at the top and it visibly moves away from the vents.

I did do a cheap and dirty mounting, tywraping the fan to the switchback pipes that head up to the top fin array.
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Sounds good Norm - could you post a photo showing its placement?

Keep the fridge at a safe cool level can be a problem in hot weather so I have a small battery operated fan I put inside the fridge but it sounds like you have hit on a way better plan.
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Sounds good Norm - could you post a photo showing its placement?

Keep the fridge at a safe cool level can be a problem in hot weather so I have a small battery operated fan I put inside the fridge but it sounds like you have hit on a way better plan.
The fan in the fridge mixes the air in the fridge.

The goal of the coils fan is to improve the operational efficiency. On really warm days the cool air to disipate heat is not available. The addition of the fan increases cooling air.

I'll post a picture in the morning. My fan is in the vent area accessible through the fridge outside vent. I power it from the 12 volts supplied to the fridge. A fan like this is readily available.

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The drawer work is awesome!
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The drawer work is awesome!
Thank you. They work well, look great from the front

and definitely provide the storage space we need but do not demonstrate the great wood working skill of some on this site.

Now I'm onto a tougher job, building overhead cabinets on each end. All those curves, yikes. Fortunately I've done it before in a Scamp 13.

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