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Old 10-11-2018, 10:36 PM   #29
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Borrego Dave - The sunshade was a Coleman 13'x13' found at Costco I believe. It is big enough to sit over the full trailer for shade or can provide a nice covered patio.

Markz--I have used the ac as it was setup when I bought it. It sits in the closet. It exhausts through a hole by the front door. It draws through the front and sides of the unit (within the camper). In practice, I try and keep a window vented to draw. I am curious about how others handle this with non-window units. Mine is a 5,000 btu Haier Commercial Comfort unit that runs on the small generator I carry with, when needed. This is an arrangement that works albeit likely inefficiently, so I am open to suggestions on how better to handle this function. I would love to get the closet space back.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:44 AM   #30
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Borrego Dave - The sunshade was a Coleman 13'x13' found at Costco I believe. It is big enough to sit over the full trailer for shade or can provide a nice covered patio.

Markz--I have used the ac as it was setup when I bought it. It sits in the closet. It exhausts through a hole by the front door. It draws through the front and sides of the unit (within the camper). In practice, I try and keep a window vented to draw. I am curious about how others handle this with non-window units. Mine is a 5,000 btu Haier Commercial Comfort unit that runs on the small generator I carry with, when needed. This is an arrangement that works albeit likely inefficiently, so I am open to suggestions on how better to handle this function. I would love to get the closet space back.
Ours is hidden in the closet and works well. If you are looking to free up closet space, some owners have successfully installed mini-split air conditioning units in theirs and the ClimateRight company makes a unit that ducts into the camper and can be mounted on the tongue.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:28 AM   #31
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Remember to paint the wrought iron twin cupboard supports white. They blend in and almost vanish. Don`t know why they came painted black!!!
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:33 AM   #32
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I wrapped those supports in a black electrical wiring conduit. It gives it a really nice look. Will attache a photo when I am near the unit.
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Remember to paint the wrought iron twin cupboard supports white. They blend in and almost vanish. Don`t know why they came painted black!!!
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:07 AM   #33
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Wow! GREAT way to hide those ugly wires. Bravo!
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:37 PM   #34
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A few pictures of the completed paint.

Three coats of Interlux Pre-Kote & three coats of Interlux Brightside, roll + tipped on.

All that remains are front and rear window seals, figuring out what to coat the roof with (open to suggestions) and maybe some new wheels or hubcaps.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:48 PM   #35
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Hey Rob. Nice. How many quarts of each (primer and paint) did you use?
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:02 PM   #36
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Hey Tom! Good to hear from you. I bought a gallon of each and spent a small fortune. I plan to use the rest on my sailboat. After doing the primer, I felt like a quart probably would have covered it. I ran through a little less than half the gallon of finish coat, I think. I will update you when I crack open the cans and give it another look. Reporting from a not very reliable memory haha.

How is your project coming along? Would love to see some photos.
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