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Old 02-26-2012
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if you replace the hydronic heaters we have replacements complete with 12 volt pancake fans
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Graham is travelling (not in his bus) and having trouble uploading the photos from his computer. I built the boxes for the cupboards and lined them with carpet. I also coustructed the overhead panel and installed the vents for the cruise air. I placed the three lighted switched that were in the original back cupboard in the curb side cupboard.
I built a door and a local glass shop made a mirror to fit. I hung it on the headboard wall using some hardware that I salvaged from my 96 when I re-did the bedroom on it. I also installed a light in the rear closet and used the door switch that I salvaged so it comes on when the door opens.
Graham also got some of the ceiling strips from dupree products and we replaced the ceiling strips. I must say it is amazing what a difference the new ceiling strips make. I remember replacing them in my 78 and being impressed in how much better it looked, but if you compare the first photos of the ceiling and these latest ones, I am sure you will agree the improvement is noticeable.
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Nice wood work
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Peter, since 1 of those 3 switches was used for battery heaters, what did you wire that into?
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Looking in the engine compartment it appears thet the junction box where the battery heaters was connected has been terminated. the juncion box is still there. Short answer is I don't think that it is connected to anything right now, but in the future the plan is to install a waterproof duplex plug in the junction box. Then the switch would control that plug.
When I was re-wiring the switches, I found that the power wire in the battery heater switch had broken off and had welded itself to the steel box - not good. Suspect that it has been this way for a very long time.
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It's amazing what you find when you do a renovation.
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Looking in the engine compartment it appears thet the junction box where the battery heaters was connected has been terminated. the juncion box is still there. Short answer is I don't think that it is connected to anything right now, but in the future the plan is to install a waterproof duplex plug in the junction box. Then the switch would control that plug.
When I was re-wiring the switches, I found that the power wire in the battery heater switch had broken off and had welded itself to the steel box - not good. Suspect that it has been this way for a very long time.
Great looking work and thanks for posting the pictures! I wish there was a lot more of these "in progress" threads with photo's. By far my favorite threads. Here again, this is what can be done with such a great platform to start with (Bluebird).
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I installed a light in the side cupboard, and have been working on the doors and the face frames. You can see one of the face frames being fitted into it's spot. In one of the photos I have tried to show the edge of the face frame, to show how it has been cut to fit the very not straight wall. If you look at the photo of the two face frames leaning against my work bench, the right side of the right frame, had to be scribed and cut to fit. I think you can see it better in this photo.
The white grill that is in the headboard it the return air vent for the cruise air.
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Peter,
First, thank you for the pictures of the evaporator unit.

You are doing a great job!

As for the water heater, will you have access to it or will you need to remove the cabinetry, if that needs replacement one day?

Did this coach have twin beds initially?
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This coach had a queen bed. Graham's plan is to replace the bed with a short queen, 60" wide and 76" long (a normal queen is 80" long). That will give more room at the foot of the bed.
I did my 96 a year ago, and it had twin beds, http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ead.php?t=8099

I have made it so if the HWH ever needed replacement it could be taken out through the closet. The closet would have to partially dis- assembled, but not that big a job. I also placed the return air vent so by removing it (two screws) that will be done occasionally to clean the filter, you can then reach the ball valves to winterize the HWH. I also left a light in there so you can see what you are doing.
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