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Old 02-10-2011, 06:45 PM   #11
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Wow Wayne, you were right here. I might have waved at you on the road!

Mopar, how in the heck do you work on your website with that view? I'd have to close the blinds to get any work done on my sites.

Clutch, I'm gettin' a beer right now. I did have a few for brunch this morning, though.

Here's a pic of my setup for the next two weeks.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:29 PM   #12
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Smoke that's a killer view too...

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Wow Wayne, you were right here. I might have waved at you on the road!

Mopar, how in the heck do you work on your website with that view? I'd have to close the blinds to get any work done on my sites.

Clutch, I'm gettin' a beer right now. I did have a few for brunch this morning, though.

Here's a pic of my setup for the next two weeks.
That's what keeps me sane... I get to watch all the wonders of nature as a work every single day...

Here is a few videos from the window in time-lapse...






Now you know why I haven't go completely insane with the mading world we live in...
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:22 PM   #13
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Smoker Bill,
You were braggin about your new generator. How's it working out for you? I know it cool out, but will that size generator run your AC and other things at the same time? I am getting a 26BH, and I am looking into a generator myself. Just curious.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:53 PM   #14
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Hey Jay,
No, it doesn't have enough power to run the AC, but if I'm ever where it's hot and I really need it, I could buy another Honda EU2000i and piggyback the two together, giving me 4000 watts max, 3200 watts constant load.

But I don't plan to be where it's that hot, so the one generator is working fine for my purposes.

If you haven't gotten your 26BH yet, I'd highly recommend you have the stock exhaust fan in the bathroom replaced with a Fantastic Vent fan. The stock fan is lame, and doesn't move any air at all.
I replace mine with the lowest price Fantastic Vent fan and it really pulls a lot of air through the trailer.

Another thing I wish I got was the diamond plate on the trailer front end. The front siding panel on mine is getting dinged up from rocks from my truck rear tires.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:50 AM   #15
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It's exactly 0 F (-17 C) this morning here in Southern Ontario.

Heading over to the rink for the daughters hockey tournament soon, where it will be a little warmer!
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:54 PM   #16
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Smoke that's a killer view too...



That's what keeps me sane... I get to watch all the wonders of nature as a work every single day...

Here is a few videos from the window in time-lapse...






Now you know why I haven't go completely insane with the mading world we live in...
Dude! Mopar, I think I have a way of helping you get through the long remaining winter days.... you will help me learn how to do all this graphic type stuff!

Looks very nice. I wish I had the view of some of you right now. Actually, I am going to enjoy watching final basketball games of my granddaughters tomorrow... but boy, do I wish I could have a view from a campsite!
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Bill,
Did you put the fantastic fan in yourself, or have it done? If you did it, was it hard?
Just curious.
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SmokerBill, have you windsurfed yet at BIB ?
I'll be down there in April-May.
Are there many RV's at BIB ?
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Jay, I installed the Fantastic Vent myself. I had access to a tall stepladder, so I didn't have to climb up on the roof and do all the work hunched over.
The hardest part was removing all the original sealant around the existing fan housing. Peeling it off was kind of touchy, because I didn't want to risk tearing the thin rubber roof material. But one I got the sealant off the top surface, all I had to do was remove all the screws and gently pry the old fan out (it's stuck to the roof with putty sealant).
The new fan fits right in the hole. I used the closed cell foam gasket that came with the new fan (between the housing and the roof), but if I ever do it again, I'll use the putty instead, since that's what was originally used.
The new screw holes don't all line up, but it was easy just starting the new screws and screwing them in without drilling pilot holes.
Wiring the new fan in was a piece of cake. Just black and white wires to connect.
I used two entire tubes of Dacor roof caulk to seal in the new vent.
Once installed, the inside trim had to be cut to fit the angle of the roof.
Total time, with not knowing what I was doing and figuring out the best way to do things was somewhere in the 4 to 6 hour range. I could probably do it in 2 hours now, since I know how things go together.
It was definitely worth the effort. Made a huge difference in ventilation.
Some of the fancier Fantastic Fans have reversible motors (I saw no use blowing air in from the outside), and auto features, like shutting off when it rains and such. But the basic 3 speed, single direction manual control fan suited me just fine. And it was a heck of a lot cheaper than the fancier ones. And it pulls the exact same amount of air (90cfm) as the other models. But if you're buying one, you might as well see if they'd switch it, maybe for just the price of the fan, they do the labor for free. Wouldn't hurt asking, and that way any water damage caused by the new fan should be covered.

But I don't forsee any water leaking through my job. I sealed it up really well.

Have a good one,

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Richard,

No, I haven't given in to the wind surfing urge yet. Looks like fun, but I don't know if my old body could take the workout.

Not many campers here at BIB, maybe 10 trailers or cars/trucks/suvs with people sleeping in them. I've used two spaces the entire time I've been here, one for my TT and the next door space for my truck. Camp host said it was no problem unless the sites started filling up.

Today was a good day for the wind surfers. Lots of them out there in the wind, about 70 degrees and clear skies.

This weekend they're doing a controlled burn near BIB, so all the camper have to leave (weather permitting the burn) by Saturday, and probably come back Sunday or Monday.

Not sure where I'll go. Heck, I might head over to Big Bend. Or I guess there's some cheap boondocking down around McAllen, TX. Walmart might work, too.

Have a good one,

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