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Old 05-24-2018, 01:30 PM   #81
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Fascinating, Duckogram. This is food for thought. I will have to take a look at this. I am thinking of variations of this idea.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:31 PM   #82
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Curtain Replacement - Insulated and Room Darkening

The OEM Front curtain was totally inadequate along with not fitting well. Since my headliner trim piece was defective and replaced by the dealer, I removed the velcro tabs and did not leave them to be reinstalled. The only tabs remaining are behind the seats. To replace the cheesecloth curtain, my DW bought insulated panels at WallyMart, sewed type C curtain carrier tape in and added some velcro to close up the two panels. I installed a type C wall mount plastic track with end stops. Hardware came from Makarios and the total cost of this project was about $45.00.
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:53 AM   #83
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Steering Stabilizer

After further consideration of my statement in post #76, I decided that I wanted to add a Roadmaster Reflex to the steering gear for that extra measure of steering confidence. Installation is very simple and straight forward. Speaking of which, I took great care to get the wheels straight before I started this project. The end result was that no adjustment was needed after initial install. Lucky me. Time for prep, install, test drive and cleanup was 2 hours. The cost of this project was $240. $160 for the RSSC on e-bay and $80 for the BAK24 bracket kit from RVUpgrades.
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Old 05-31-2018, 12:01 PM   #84
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Replace the hinges with Blum 170* face mount clip on units.

The only drilling required are pilot holes for the clip base mounts. Two screws in those vs one in the OEM hinge.


Exactly which hinge is this. There are a slew of different ones on Amazon. Where did you get yours?
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:50 PM   #85
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Exactly which hinge is this. There are a slew of different ones on Amazon. Where did you get yours?
I got mine on Amazon:
Blum 170 Degree Face Frame Hinge https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002MMQM4M..._fjeeBbFEWCC2C

The picture shows a cover for the primary arm but they are not included. The mounting clips are. They are fully adjustable but the existing holes in the door will give you the 1/2 overlay you need.
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Thanks Duckogram. I will order these.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:56 PM   #87
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Thanks Duckogram. I will order these.
NeX. BTW, its just Ducky. A Duck-o-gram is like a telegram from a duck. Or like a candy-gram but not anywhere near as sweet.
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Thanks Duckogram. I will order these.


Ditto thanks Ducky. We have a Duck (Duckering) in my boat club. Had a Duck on the railroad too but that was because someone left a rail-kill duck in his locker when he went on vacation.
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What is NeX? Btw Ducky was my nick name one thousand years ago on my high school track team. They said I ran like a duck - just fast.
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What is NeX? Btw Ducky was my nick name one thousand years ago on my high school track team. They said I ran like a duck - just fast.
Birds of a feather eh!

N e X = anytime
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:50 PM   #91
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I made 2 plugs that cover the skylights. An opaque rectangle that slides in above the skylight over the dining table. This one reduces the light by 50% over just the dark accordian shade. It is white on both sides.
The second one is for the shower (pictured below). It also is foam but the bottom side has a thick coating that almost completely blocks the light. I had to seam this one due to the size of the skylight. I plan on correcting the radius cuts for an easier fit as well. I made some mylar tangs to hold it up. It is very secure. The bedroom is dark enough for an old guy nap now.
My unit doesn't have the accordian shade for the skylight ..... damnit.
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My unit doesn't have the accordian shade for the skylight ..... damnit.
There are many ways to address the heat/light issue. If you post a photo or two of your hole in roof, we might he able to come up with a suitable solution.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:32 PM   #93
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My unit doesn't have the accordian shade for the skylight ..... damnit.
Probably a third-party standard accessory offered by Camco or sold by the parts houses. You might have to buy the whole assembly and just use the interior frame, screwed in upwards from inside the trailer. (In other words, easy to install)

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Probably a third-party standard accessory offered by Camco or sold by the parts houses. You might have to buy the whole assembly and just use the interior frame, screwed in upwards from inside the trailer. (In other words, easy to install)

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http://www.rvandvansurplus.com/skylightshades.asph

https://www.stevesblindsandwallpaper...lectionId=6845

https://unitedshade.com/product/skylight-shade/

https://www.blindsgalore.com/rv-motorhome
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:59 PM   #95
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Duck, maybe you can give me a clue on this one:
Our 2007 Cherokee 38P has two skylights on the main slideout. On the inside are blinds as referenced above. On the outside they appear to be 3/16" polycarbonate, about 20" x 20", just taped onto the EPDM membrane with 3" Eternabond.

One is cracked, both are crazed and yellowed. I'm not sure of the thickness, just guessing, and I'm not sure if these flat skylights are double-glazed or not. I'd like to have all the right materials on hand before undertaking the job so I don't have to leave things exposed in the middle.

Can you suggest a way to find out the exact dimensions of the material (especially thickness), confirm it's polycarbonate, and determine whether I will need anything beyond the panes and tape?

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Wow thats a classic! Almost a park model. I didnt know they had 2 lites in the slide. Though one was on the roof in front of the slide. Anyway, If the slide works you dont have to worry. I would remove the old lite and just run the slide in while I sourced out all the material and fabricated the replacement. The slides are not tight enough where a difference in thickness would matter but I would only fudge on the thicker side so you dont get pooling. Lexan sheets readily available at HD.
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Well, that's part of the problem

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Wow thats a classic! Almost a park model. I didnt know they had 2 lites in the slide. Though one was on the roof in front of the slide. Anyway, If the slide works you dont have to worry. I would remove the old lite and just run the slide in while I sourced out all the material and fabricated the replacement. The slides are not tight enough where a difference in thickness would matter but I would only fudge on the thicker side so you dont get pooling. Lexan sheets readily available at HD.
The trailer is permanently sited at a resort in southeastern Virginia and the slideouts have been out for at least 7-8 years. I'm not sure they would come in, assuming I took the stabilizer jacks out from underneath them. I can tarp if necessary.

Way too expensive at Home Depot. Two pieces of 3/16" sheet custom-cut for me to 20 x 20 are $24.39 each at Acme Plastics. 1/8" would only be $17.28 each.

Around $28 each/$18.60 each at TAP Plastics.

Eplastics.com has stock sizes of 24" x 48". I could cut panes on the table saw. A sheet of 3/16" is $62.14 and 1/8" would be $41.42. It's cheaper to get them pre-cut to my size!

Amazon's per-square-inch prices are very attractive but they have nothing wider than 12".

I think I'll take down the inside trim and blinds and see if I can get a handle on the mounting and thickness and order. I suppose I could even drill a hole through the current piece to measure thickness and cover the hole with a small Eternabond patch until I do the replacement.

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My DW discovered the solar foil covered bubble wrap at Lowes and wanted covers for the cab side windows. So I made a pair. I also glued a layer on top of the skylights plugs I made earlier for the shower and cabin. Now I think we have achieved cave status.
Note: In the 3rd photo you can see the headliner trim piece (the one the visors attach on top of) that was replaced. No velcro tabs.
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Yup dud the same thing
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