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Old 10-27-2019, 05:28 AM   #21
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I chose to use 1/8" dia. x 3/16" long aluminum pop rivets. Short rivets so that they don't show inside. Had to be careful to use a collar stop on drill bit so that I only drilled through the fiber glass and not the ensolite inside. Oh, and be sure to use Stainless snaps with a bit of butyl underneath.
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:43 AM   #22
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With an interest in improving the efficiency of our original Boler fridge I added a computer power supply fan to blow air up over the condenser coils and a smaller CPU fan blowing down the cooling fins inside the fridge. These fans are a very low draw on the battery and very quiet.
I started with just an ON/OFF switch but have now added a small temperature control module (pictured with the temperature sensor) which turns the fridge on, when it get too warm inside, and off, if it gets too cold. It also displays the inside temperature without having to open the fridge to read a thermometer.
The controller is not yet permanently mounted and I have not yet tried it camping, but it works great in the driveway—and its carefree.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:10 PM   #23
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Some pictures of the fans installed at the back of the fridge and inside.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:45 PM   #24
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Some pictures of the power switch and temperature/fans control unit. The control unit will likely be mounted next to the power switch in the base of the bench next to the fridge.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:56 AM   #25
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would you have a link for the temp controller?
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:56 AM   #26
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This is one I'm using, but I'm sure there are others... Temperature Controller
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:12 AM   #27
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The missus was concerned with having the stove so close to the cushions so I added this stainless steel divider.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:55 AM   #28
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This is how the table looks installed. It's a cantilever support. The table slides to the right to allow easier entry on the left.

Love the mods you have done made a note of several to incorporate into my 76 boler. Can you give me more details on how you constructed the front dinette table. One question is this strong enough if someone leans on it to stand up without a front or centre support?

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Old 11-14-2019, 01:14 PM   #29
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It's quite strong, but the only way to know how strong is to do a destructive test--which I won't. I've leaned on it and put pretty heavy things on it, but I wouldn't sit on it. The main strength comes from 2 - 9/16" x 1-1/2" pine boards that run the length. I could easily break one of them in this cantilever type support but two are more difficult, and then the added layers of 3/16" birch plywood on the top and bottom give it more strength.
The picture above shows the basic arrangement of the core onto which I used a water based contact cement to bond that sheet of birch and then a plastic laminate on the top one of those.

Do you need more than that description? More pictures?
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It's quite strong, but the only way to know how strong is to do a destructive test--which I won't. I've leaned on it and put pretty heavy things on it, but I wouldn't sit on it. The main strength comes from 2 - 9/16" x 1-1/2" pine boards that run the length. I could easily break one of them in this cantilever type support but two are more difficult, and then the added layers of 3/16" birch plywood on the top and bottom give it more strength.
The picture above shows the basic arrangement of the core onto which I used a water based contact cement to bond that sheet of birch and then a plastic laminate on the top one of those.

Do you need more than that description? More pictures?

Thank you for the info. A pic of the underside of the table would be helpful. Are you able to take the table out to make an extra bed?
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No, this table was made wider for convenience and to slide to the right to allow easier entry into the left seat, rather than cutting off a corner of the table.

Our Boler was a bunk bed version converted to a dinette. It's very narrow between the seats. One of seat backs was measured to be used for the bed conversion--which plan to seldom if ever use anyway.
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No, this table was made wider for convenience and to slide to the right to allow easier entry into the left seat, rather than cutting off a corner of the table.

Our Boler was a bunk bed version converted to a dinette. It's very narrow between the seats. One of seat backs was measured to be used for the bed conversion--which plan to seldom if ever use anyway.

Thank you for your information and pics.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:47 PM   #33
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Looks nice. I like the lever very much.
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"Would you post any pics and or story to the fans about the stove."


I copied the fan idea from someone else. We had an original range hood discharging out the side. It sounded like a jet plane taking off. We removed it but wanted something to keep air moving when it's raining out and our rain sensing Fantastic Fan wouldn't work (I've since then also added a kill switch to that sensor).
These two computer fans are very quiet and ensure a cross breeze.
I added a small lever, on the side next to the on/off, to mechanically open the vent damper since the fan are not noted for having a lot of push.
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oooh, very clever. Thanks for the info. Love how helpful folks are on the group!
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We've be working on updating our Boler this summer. One of the objectives was to reduce weight where we could. Our unit had a bunk bed but the previous owner converted it to a dinette, and we reworked that to include a table that sides to allow for the tight stove side entry. Anyway too many details and a picture is worth a thousand words...
Th board is set in a 'c' under the table top. It pulls out and rests on whatever you want for legs, then we toss the little mattress we made on that, flip the sheets and bedding down and we're done. During the day we toss the bedding onto the main bed, throw the little mattress on top (cat loves to sit up there and watch the world go by) shove the board back under and you have all your floor space back. Hope this helps.
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