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Old 01-08-2013, 08:20 PM   #43
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Hey Golin, be happy to get some pics and explain the process I went through. Pretty simple.
These pics are the finish for the time being on the front storage/lounger.
I haven't decided on the finish for the front of the drawer so I'm gonna leave it. I may put in another brace for the folder up counter later too. But I'm calling it done for now. Need to focus on Freddy's (our dog) diner.
Freddy came with the name. We adopted him 2 years ago when we was 2 and 1/2. The compartment at the bottom of the closet is his. pics of progress soon.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:40 AM   #44
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i have a 1981 boler and i see from your pics that there is a air conditioner installed. Any pictures showing the outside and info would be big help to me.
Thanks. Nice work you have done.
Golin
The first picture shows a standard small window air conditioner mounted in the back of the dinette area. It is secured with a strap (look closely) that has threaded ends through the floor. You can see the nuts holding in the second picture. Ac needs to circulate outside and inside air separately.
inside is not an problem but because the unit is mounted totally inside some air routing is necessary. Notice the 2 white things on the side of the ac in the first pic. Those allow air to be drawn up from under the trailer via the holes in the floor in the second pic. The air is then blown out the rear of the Boler through another screened hole which I forgot to take a pic of (will edit, maybe tomorrow). I have never gotten around to creating a water drain but it's only been a problem a couple of times in really humid areas but would be a necessity in Ont.
The good,, is the area is usually unused so it isn't in the way and works well.
The Bad, access to controls, but I see there are remote ones out now, and holes in the unit. Holes don't bother me cause they are easy to close as things change but do bother some people.
Hope this helps. If you don't understand something, just say.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:53 PM   #45
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Here is the pic of the rear.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:10 AM   #46
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Here is the lower closet mod from start to finish except for the door.
Freddy's Diner has a place for his leash, a couple of his favorite clothing items as well as his food and water dishes. The first few pics are self explanatory down to pic 6 where the bowls are sitting on the shelf.
At this point I realized they had to be lower into the shelf. I used some plastic containers to make the mold for the bowls and cut down the shelf opening another couple of inches so the bowls sat flush with the bottom of the opening. Then it was just a matter of glasing the mold into place and smoothing everything out with some bondo and a couple coats of paint.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:37 AM   #47
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I love it! Impressive and informative thread. Not sure if I like the potti or the doggy diner better. Hmmm think I'll go with the potti because when our standard schnauzer gets a drink her beard re-deposits half a bowl of water on the floor.

But that idea of a place for storage of her food, leash, and dishes looks like it would work great in our scamp.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:10 AM   #48
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Hey RogerDat, Thank-you for the comments and
the support of the fourm members in general.
I really look forward to sharing progress of a mod.
Keeps me going and to some extent helps me stay
on task. Very happy with the results of both mods.
I have a couple more to do but ran outta time
this year.
Had the opprotunity of showing off to one of the
fourm members. Would have never believed it but
they live 1/4 mile from me. I don't know their user
name or would give them a shout out!!

Hope to post some travel pics of our
winter holiday to SoCal starting end of the month.
So a wash and wax, check over the tug and done!
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:33 PM   #49
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Looks like you aren't scared to take on a challenge. In building a stand for the fridge so I can get it in and see how it's all gonna fit. I hope to building a fiberglass tub liner for the passengers side rear hatch beside the batterie on my CT. Keep up the great work and posting the pictures. I have enjoyed reading about your progress.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:03 AM   #50
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Hey Chris, sorry about being so slow to get back to ya,,,,,,,
Leavin Sunday and lots to do yet. Thank-you for the comments.
Do I understand correctly, your putting a bathtub in your CT?
I'll be sure to follow that one, talk about not scared to tackle a
project!!!
Looks like I'll be putting another hole somewhere in the Boler. Marilyn has claimed the drawer saying it's "almost big enough" !!!
But I have some ideas cooking,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #51
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No not a bath tub I meant a liner for the hole in my seat. Sorry for the confusion. I seem to be good at not explaining myself very well.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:34 AM   #52
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No not a bath tub I meant a liner for the hole in my seat. Sorry for the confusion. I seem to be good at not explaining myself very well.
A lot of UHaul owners take these out to free up the additional space. You may find someone here (over time) that is pitching these. I'm still looking for a front bin as it was taken out by UHaul for the swamp cooler water tank.
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I am going to try and learn to mold the fiberglass to build a bin for the area beside the batterie in the very back seat. And also looking at a roof air unit as opposed to the window unit under the front right seat. If that works out I will be doing one for the front right as well. Hope I can do good work like here on these mods.
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I am going to try and learn to mold the fiberglass to build a bin for the area beside the batterie in the very back seat. And also looking at a roof air unit as opposed to the window unit under the front right seat. If that works out I will be doing one for the front right as well. Hope I can do good work like here on these mods.
You Tube has some good how to videos including gel coat.
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I am going to try and learn to mold the fiberglass to build a bin for the area beside the batterie in the very back seat. And also looking at a roof air unit as opposed to the window unit under the front right seat. If that works out I will be doing one for the front right as well. Hope I can do good work like here on these mods.
Hey Chris, I agree with Thomas that utube has lots of info,,but it's kinda like book knowledge,,theroy.
My advice to you is to pickup a small amount of resin, hardner, mat and some of the tools in the videos and learn by hands on.
Release agent is knowledge you'll need too.
To start get a used margarine container and make and interior mold of it.
The margarine makes a good release agent and you get to handle the material. Most of what I have learned has been because I started and wouldn't stop. And like most REAL (lol) men I hate instructions so it took a little longer
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:38 PM   #56
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Well put 500 miles on today.
From our home covered in about 2ft of snow to Portland or.
Truck and trailer are a mess!!
Next couple of days are easy, wash unit and cruise over to the Tillamook cheese factory for a nite then a nite on the beach at Coos bay.
Even supposed to get some sun!
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