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RE: Pleated Blind and Fabric Covered Valance Replacement

We just did the same exact thing in our '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP. It was dated, to say the least. So, I gutted the coach, and had all the carpet replaced with a much more modern color. Then, that prompted us to tear off all the old junk valances and I built all new ones out of 1/2 plywood. I had to build them 1" deeper than the original ones 'cause I knew someday we'd converting the junk pleated day-nighters to some dual roller types. Well, we did all the upholstering on the new valances and long story short, we purchased all new dual rollers from Shade Pro and, wow, what a difference. I was thinking about eliminating the down arms of each valance but, those give a better range of privacy so, when I built new ones, I kept the same design. Our coach now is so much more modern looking inside now. All that, along with a new, modern Flat screened TV that I precise fitted in the front cabinets all ties it all together. Waaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper than upgrading to another coach. Scott Our privacy will come from the trim I install on the windows as the blinds will ride right on them. I used 1x6 pine for our boxes and will be using 1x wood for the trim mounting flat which will come out 3/4". We also want to tackle the floors too at some point.
stugpanzer 04/01/19 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
Pleated Blind and Fabric Covered Valance Replacement

We spent the last week or so ripping out the cloth covered valances and the pleated day/night blinds. We replaced them with some really nice clean pine boxes and MCD Shades. I built the shade boxes and we will be finishing off with some wood trim around the windows. The boxed (vertical) valances will be no more and will give us just a bit more elbow room by the windows. This is a pic of what it looked like with the pleated blinds and the cloth covered valances: width=640 ...and this is a pic of almost the same view with the MCD shades and the new boxes: width=640 We also replaced the cloth covered valance over the entry door. I built a box for that as well and DW wanted it painted as follows: width=640 I will post pics once it is all completed and the coach is clean. Lots of sawdust from me trekking in and out while building the boxes.
stugpanzer 03/31/19 05:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV to power home temp

It's one of my options. I also have a Harbor Freight 8k screamer and my favorite a military surplus MEP803A 10KW diesel GENNY!
stugpanzer 03/29/19 10:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving TOAD running while pulling

Thanks everyone for the conversation. I won't answer all the questions posed to me after I said thanks prior but I have decided to NOT run while towing. I am looking at the option of a lube pump but I am also looking at maybe ditching the Chrysler for something that can be flat towed without modifications.
stugpanzer 02/16/19 05:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving TOAD running while pulling

Again....Thanks folks for the input. You gave me some items to think on. I am now shopping for the best place to find a lube pump and yes, I would also have a brake system, etc etc.
stugpanzer 02/11/19 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leaving TOAD running while pulling

Thanks for the input guys!
stugpanzer 02/11/19 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
Leaving TOAD running while pulling

I have a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country which I tow on a dolly and I would like to flat tow. In order to flat tow it would require a Lube Pump but I have been told another option is to leave the van running while pulling. Is anybody doing this when pulling a TOAD? I struggle with the cost of the Remco pump and other goodies to flat tow vs the value of the vehicle! I really want to hear from those that run their toads while pulling. Thanks!
stugpanzer 02/11/19 10:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stranded in Suffolk

Look for the Slide Controller/s. They will have a fuse on them. Check the fuses.
stugpanzer 01/06/19 07:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Environment Control 3D Printed fix

Nice work. My only regret in reading this thread is I may get hooked into another hobby. ;) Well with a name like yours, Ductape, you are for sure gonna love it!
stugpanzer 01/06/19 07:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Environment Control 3D Printed fix

3d printing is going to be useful for rv'ers. I agree...I have another project I am working where I am going to replace the loud dash fans with super quiet PC case fans. i am designing the mounts and will report back once I get that done.
stugpanzer 01/05/19 10:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Environment Control 3D Printed fix

WOW, I think you are beyond the hobby status :) We have a $6K MakerBot Z18 at work and my little $500 Prusa i3 puts it to shame. I'd like to have a Prusa...nice machines! I have a Tronxy XS5A still in the box. I am currently printing upgrade parts for it before I assemble it.
stugpanzer 01/05/19 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Environment Control 3D Printed fix

Nice job! 3D printing is something that has intrigued me for a while. I should probably look into it more sometime. My current new adventure I'm working on is powder coating. Now Powder Coating would be a cool thing to know! Wife would kill me if I picked up another hobby! If you want some advice/guidance on 3d printing, reach out to me!
stugpanzer 01/05/19 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Environment Control 3D Printed fix

I am an avid 3d printer hobbyist as well. I really enjoy developing creative solutions. The T-handle on my garage door broke last week, so I replaced it with a round knob using ABS. Here's my printer. I made the enclosure from two cheap end tables and plexi-glass. All the mounting brackets and handles were 3D printed of course Very nice setup! I have been doing 3d printing for about 3 years, I currently own 6 printers and I do make a bit of cash on the side printing little articulated toys. My son and I also do Star Wars costuming (501st and rebel legion) and I print parts for the various costumes as well. And then there are miscellaneous things I design and create. These are my 'published' things on a site called Thingiverse: Stugpanzer's Designs Here are 3 of my printers: width=640
stugpanzer 01/05/19 08:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash Environment Control 3D Printed fix

Nice job! Thank you!
stugpanzer 01/04/19 10:11pm Class A Motorhomes
Dash Environment Control 3D Printed fix

Back in 2017 during our first trip out after winter, our dash air was stuck only heat. I had it checked and it turns out that there was a clamp of sorts that held a cable which opens/closes the flap to allow (or not) hot air in. Mine was broken in the heat position. There is a body shop in my town that works on pretty much anything and so I asked them to check on fixing it. They came back and said the part was $400 which I hesitatingly said to go ahead and do. It turned out that Fleetwood didn't have any in stock so I told them to just hold and we will revisit. I had them set it in the cold position for summer driving/camping. Today, I was checking things in the RV and decided to have a look at that control. I am an avid 3d printer hobbyist and as I looked at the plastic case, I realized I could design and print something. It took me about 30 minutes to design what I wanted and about 20 minutes to 3d print the part which cost about 3 cents in plastic. It was a success and so for a little bit of my time, maybe a total of an hour along with printing the part that cost me 3 cents in PLA plastic and 32 cents in screws, I saved about $399.65 fixing it myself! If anybody thinks they could use this part, I can send you the STL file for you to print or for you to find someone to print....or I could print it for you as well...just PM me. This is the unit: width=640 This is the design I came up with: width=640 This is the rear of that unit with my part dry fitted: width=640 My part installed...note the crack on the original unit. Cheaply made and in my opinion not worth $400! width=640 Installed and clamped in place with my 3D printed design: width=640
stugpanzer 01/04/19 10:01pm Class A Motorhomes
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