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Old 06-03-2011, 07:06 PM   #85
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Removed old 9 inch vent [ leaker ] and installed skylite over shower , brings in a lot of light ,I will install a 14 x 14 vent in the bathroom also .

I sold my roof a/c last weekend . Many are installing window a/c units but mounting them in the bottom of their closet I plan to do the same I think it is a great idea. Any brands come to mind?

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Old 06-06-2011, 02:12 AM   #86
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My mind is blown by this project Ken. Unbelievable that you have the tenacity to stick with this project. I am totally impressed. Hats off to your skill and talent. Thank you for sharing!!

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:34 PM   #87
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Hi Dawn

I can remember not to long ago you were just finishing off your own reno on your 17' If I recall you had a very cool backsplash. Can't wait to be done , things are going slow but I only want to do things once. Measure and measure again, it is a game of inches to get it all in

Weather is getting better hope you get to use your rig.

Shooting for Oct. to be done.

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Old 06-08-2011, 12:20 AM   #88
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That backsplash does really rock :)

It's my favourite feature! You might want to consider it for your work of art!

Here is the link at the Home Depot site:
Slate Mosaik - 1 Piece | Home Depot Canada

They are very easy to install, they look really nice, and are easy to keep clean.

Have fun! Can't wait to see more photos. I just bought a 12 foot Dolphin that I am going to overhaul. Mostly cosmetic, although I was considering having some of the cabinetry rebuild - it just seems a bit flimsy. Although the framework of the trailer is excellent and I am very happy with the layout.

I will post pics as I go.

Again - congrats on a great job. It must be very fulfilling work!

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Old 06-17-2011, 06:22 AM   #89
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I sold my roof a/c last weekend . Many are installing window a/c units but mounting them in the bottom of their closet I plan to do the same I think it is a great idea. Any brands come to mind?

Thanks Ken
On line did find a side mount trailer a/c with vent that is like the water heaters. The unit fits under a cupboard; like rear Gaucho or front table seat or other area. It is made to be in a trailer; should take the ride well and would not have to be removed to travel as it is flush with side. The low position would not upset the center of gravity, it seemed a better idea for a boler due to roof design. Was more in line with cost of a roof mount RV unit than home window unit.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #90
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Hi Borden ,

The unit you are talking about sounds like a coolcat a/c is that the one you were looking at? When I owned my surfside I had on problem getting on the roof to check seals and vents ,but with the bigfoot roof there is no contours or corners to give it some strength. There will be support from cabinets and walls ,but I still like the idea of the a/c supported by the floor in a cabinet and not the roof.
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #91
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Just a installed the furnace today , have not had alot of free time . I put it under the fridge which will go in soon. Will have to run L.p. lines and vents later
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:19 PM   #92
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Also installed grey water and fresh water tanks. A little at a time, feels good to get a few things done .

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Old 07-05-2011, 01:49 PM   #93
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I found some free time to install my fridge vents . Here are some pics, one vent just above my furnace and the other through the roof . It will be some time before the fridge goes in because it has to come through the dinette window which will not be cut in until the dinette is built . That way I can centre the window. Fridge is to big to come in the door
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:52 PM   #94
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Some pictures of the roof install , solar panel soon to follow.

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Old 07-10-2011, 03:27 PM   #95
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Able to check a couple more things off my list, Waterheater is now installed 6 gallon pilot model . Also picked up a bed liner kit to protect the front end of the trailer ,when doing the bodywork I noticed damage behind the wheel wells from rocks . So ran a 3" strip along bottom edge to hopefully stop that .
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:18 PM   #96
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Doing a dry fit to see how things work. Not ready to cook a meal ,but things are falling into place. This is the only way I can work out where things go so run power to them

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Old 07-24-2011, 05:45 PM   #97
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Ken,

I have followed this thread with fascination. I so admire you for having the guts to do this. I have this secret dream of molding together a CT with my VT to get a larger Uhaul, but you had the fortitude to "git 'er done."


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Old 07-25-2011, 08:22 PM   #98
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Hey Cindy ;

If you ever get started on your V.C.T. Trailer be sure to post it I would love to see it, that would be awesome. It would be pushing 28' long. Thanks for following the progress. Learning a lot, so I can say with confidence this is my last time never again . But I will keep a lookout for your project


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