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Old 01-18-2011, 09:05 AM   #1
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Quality Time Spent On Fluffer-Nugget

Well I finally had a day off from school and work, so it was time to finish off removing and resealing the windows. Not a hard job just a bit of elbow grease and time. We only had one window that was actually leaking, the front one and thankfully the wood hadn't rotted away but the screws were toast! So after some scraping, cleaning, new buytl, ss screws, rubber washers and caulking we are nice and dry for the next 35 years!

On a side note....I ordered a Fantastic Vent 4000R yesterday from Vintage Trailer Supply. I opted to purchase from VTS because I was able to purchase one with a flat top white vent lid (compared to a dark smoke dome lid) and the shorter crank arm so it will look better IMHO and not pose a threat to our heads! Trying something new this time around...I'm shipping to Point Roberts, WA to a shipping company there instead of paying the hefty shipping cost to have it shipped to me Canada....We will see how badly I get dinged at the boarder!

This is the vent I purchased from VTS: Fan-Tastic Fan Vent
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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Should be ok shipping it there and crossing, I get piles of stuff shipped to Sumas WA and bring it across. Maybe one time in 20 do I get sent in to pay
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Great job, Emily!

When you said the screws were toast, I didn't imagine they would be THAT bad. I've never seen one that far gone before!
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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Should be ok shipping it there and crossing, I get piles of stuff shipped to Sumas WA and bring it across. Maybe one time in 20 do I get sent in to pay
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will be my lucky trip across!
The difference in shipping was $30 so I'm willing to take my chances at the boarder.


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Great job, Emily!

When you said the screws were toast, I didn't imagine they would be THAT bad. I've never seen one that far gone before!
Thankfully not all the screws were like that....I still don't understand why they didn't use stainless steel ones in the first place!
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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Thankfully not all the screws were like that....I still don't understand why they didn't use stainless steel ones in the first place!
As a previous boat owner I often wondered the same thing. Why do they use plywood, boards, screws, fabric, etc. that will rot away in a couple of years? I guess the answer is it saves a few dollars. I, for one, would gladly pay the little, (or even a lot) extra for a product with good materials - part of the reason I wanted a molded fiberglass trailer with a fiberglass encapsulated floor.
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I am amazed you got that screw out in one piece!

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Oh man, I love that name! No one else could have come up with that.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:18 PM   #8
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Oh man, I love that name! No one else could have come up with that.
Thanks!
Makes me smile and giggle everytime I say it!
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