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Old 02-24-2012
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Next I constructed what will become the sides of the closets on either side of the bed. As with the work on my 96 everything has to be built as you go. Vertually nothing is square, plumb, or the same dimentions on both sides of the bus. There is often not much difference, maybe 1/8" or 1/4" (sometimes more) but enought that you have to measure everything several times.
I wired the cruise air control, and light switches into the headboard. In this photo I have also cut back the horizontal original overhead piece.
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Wow, that is quite a project. I will look forward to seeing the completed masterpiece!
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Old 02-24-2012
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Wow Peter, you are the man. Thanks for sharing this project with us. What a fantastic makeover! Keep those pics coming!
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I noticed you added pex to copper lines, and I've been doing the same thing. But I'm told pex is more resistant to freezing than copper. I don't know how much more resistant though. It would be tempting to completely replace the copper with pex if the pex is 100% resistant. Whether or not it is, it would be interestig to know if some pex added to copper will help out the copper by taking off some of the pressure on the copper during freezes.
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1derer

First off let me say that you have a very unusual name.

I am replacing the copper that needs replacement with PEX. It is cheaper and better in a motorhome I believe. I think that if you want to improve your resistance to freezing, I think you would have to replace all the water lines. If the water freezes it expands, the copper will split, and the PEX has some degree of expansion capability. I don't think that having some PEX will provide any degree of protection to the copper that is left.
As you likely know you can get pex in many colours now. My 96 has poly butyl that is no longer used. If I ever have to replace it it will be PEX, red for hot, blue for cold, yellow for anti freeze.
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Pete,
Great job!
Looking forward to updates and more pictures.
Would you mind taking close ups of the cruise air evaporator box? I'd like to see where the coolant lines enter, if possible. I need to fix my rear cruise air (a leak somewhere) and think the evaporator is a likely culprit.

My '83 is similar to the original configuration here (except I remodeled to install a cross cabin king in lieu of the original twins).

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Doug
If you look at post #2 the third photo you can see the exaporator on the left side. The lines are covered in a black tar covering. It looks like they enter the evaporator in the top corner. I will take more photos this afternoon.
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Peter:
As an 83 owner, your photos are fascinating. Thanks so much for posting them.

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Doug
Here are two photos that I took from inside the closet, into the area where the cruise air is. You can see that the wire from the control, and the coolant lines enter the cruise air unit through the top of the unit. The copper lines are covered in the tar type covering.
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Nice project guys.

Keep the pics coming.
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