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Old 03-05-2011, 09:12 PM   #61
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For those that are concerned no one would notice if the screen was open or closed, I've seen a house sliding glass door screen where the owner had threaded a couple of piece of colored thread through the screen at eye level. Not terribly intrusive, but made the screen a lot more visible when in the door position.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #62
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heh Jim. Yes, I had not put the door back on so you could see the slide out on the back drawer. With both doors on, it looks like every other 5.0. I guess when I check into a campground next, and they ask me if I have a slide out on my 5th wheel, I'll have to say "yes, 5!" The first time someone asked me that (in Colorado Springs), I replied, "Well, that's kind of personal...but yes, 2!....I slide out first, then my wife!" : - )
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:00 PM   #63
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Hi: HokieEscape...Nice work Dan...but it begs the question; "Who's drawers are whose"? Alf
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:46 AM   #64
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Well Alf, I may get one to claim as my own : - )
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:08 AM   #65
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Well done, I want some. Did you make the drawers or did Reace add them during the build?
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:49 PM   #66
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Hi Thane. No, Rease doesn't offer these yet, although if someone asked, he probably would. They were my idea and project.....next is my wife's cherry shaker hutch, so she is glad I'm finished with this one. Probably added a little weight, equal to one 4x8 sheet of 3/4" plywood would be my guess, plus what my wife packs into the drawers....but, I think the 5.0 can handle it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:48 PM   #67
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I found a cover for the telescope opening on the Hokie's roof:

http://www.astrodomes.com/specs.php

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:40 AM   #68
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Would an aircraft astrodome be too small? Some of them are removable.

This isn't me, but it does give a sense of size. http://www.masseyaero.org/projects/dc3/dc-3dome.html

I bought one on E-bay for about $40 10 years ago, new in the original WW2 packaging, without the mounting ring so it is flat. It has a calibration card of distortion in each section but is very clear and I recall being impressed of how distortion free it was.

I've been thinking of using it for a skylight but it would have to be done by a fiberglass or autorepair shop to get it right and pretty.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:04 PM   #69
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Any updates?
It's been a couple months...
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:35 PM   #70
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No new mods (I decided against the aircraft astrodome---growing up I always wanted to be a "tailgunner" in a B-52, not a top gunner), but the drawers are GREAT! You can pack the drawers full of clothes (or towels, sheets, or whatever) and actually get to them while standing up!
When Rease redesigns the 5.0 to use the slightly wider 19 floor, I'm going to order the first one, with full extension drawers. Sooooo much nicer to pack.
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