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Old 10-27-2013, 09:40 PM   #21
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My back was to the wall. The window shade plastic spool thing would not let me sit up comfortably in bed to read. I tried using pillows. Not good enough.

Built this corner shelf thing as a shield to protect my back from being dug into, and to serve as corner shelf space for eyeglasses, the radio, pencils, pads, magazines. It is held firmly in place on the right side with them screws behind the brown buttons. On the left side I unscrewed the spool thing and made a bracket with a piece of aluminum right angle. No un-necessary hole drilling. Completely reversible. Oh, the red colored wood? Red cedar scraps left from another project. Nice, touch, huh? Expecting shelf to last long after that red fades to brown.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #22
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I installed several "night time easy on eye" red lights in my 19 with a microswitch to turn on/off plus a step light for those night time walks.
Jim, what was your source for the red LED's and micro switches?
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #23
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I get most of my items from http://www.superbrightleds.com
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #24
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Tammy confirmed the cabinet door above the microwave is too small for the standard piston door brace installed on every other door up around the ceiling. On the 13 day trip home this cab door was almost the most used one. Something had to be done. Found this lid brace in my junk-to-good-to-dump bin.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #25
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I love those junk-too-good-to-dump collections. Sometimes I can look for hours for that one special screw or nut. Interesting hinge, looks old, like off a drop leaf desk or table?
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I should have buffed it up. Exactly right, Jim... could be for a drop leaf, or a small chest. It locks up in the open position, and the very slim profile is ideal.
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #27
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Myron,
Here is the link for those less, I got them from Amazon, not Superbrightleds I mentioned in post#23
Amazon.com: Qty 10- LED Lights- 5mm pre wired 12 volt leds- 12V Red: Automotive
you will also need these
http://www.amazon.com/C-LEDS-Black-P...pd_sbs_auto_56
the mini toggle you can get at Radio Shack or pick you own at Amazon.
http://www.radioshack.com/search/ind...le+switch&sr=1
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:38 PM   #28
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Thanks, Jim. Those strategically placed LED's you did do interest me. Speaking of lights I opened the hatch above the emergency escape window expecting to see wires I could tap into for adding another light in that corner above the new magazine rack. Saw the bundled wires tight up in the right corner - 2 black and white very heavy gauge wires and two wires, black and red, maybe 14 gauge. Any idea what these wires serve?
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You have tail and marker lights in the back, that is what those wires are for.
The wires for the lights should be in the chase between the bottom lower inside of the cabinet the bottom is hollow. You can pull down the light, tap into the source and then fish a wire inside to the corner and then mount a another light there.
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Ah, got it. Thanks.

When we forgot to tighten up the dinette table locking knob the knob ended up on the floor, unscrewing itself in transit. Tried this simple solution for the issue of the traveling sliding table. Adding the acorn nut should eliminate the unscrewing. I also replaced that threaded insert with a different style insert, Three different styles are seen here. Escape’s threaded insert pushed out too easily. If this shortcut fails, may go for the latch thing.
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Saw an 8 x 10" sheet of this green plastic grid in a crafts store. It comes in other colors. At 98 cents it becomes the perfect cushion track for keeping the acorn nut screwed in its place.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:12 PM   #33
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Saw an 8 x 10" sheet of this green plastic grid in a crafts store. It comes in other colors. At 98 cents it becomes the perfect cushion track for keeping the acorn nut screwed in its place.
You may want to consider "upgrading" to this:

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May yet lurch for latch but liking my littler locker.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:18 PM   #35
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Needed a switch guard under the dinette.

Thought about the shielding of it with a screwed down block of wood or a drawer handle. Even considered simply replacing that big switch with a smaller one less likely to be switched by accident. Then I noticed that switch could itself be used to hold in place a custom-shaped switch guard. No screwing required. I had a sheet of 1/8th plastic. Ah, why not try and shape it into a guard?

Since heat melts plastic, I could create a simple “U” for my switch guard. Using a heat gun would be the perfect way to soften plastic. I don’t own one. Decided to take a chance with my propane soldering torch. A propane torch is overkill so I included a little asbestos to protect the wood from burning. First, measured and made a little wood jig, a form to drape the plastic over, for the “U” shape. A screwed down piece of wood on top keeps the plastic from moving or distorting.

The rest of the job simply requires patience and restraint. A table saw for cutting and shaping the plastic also helped.
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Nice work,Myron, make a couple more and you will be popular at the next Escape Rally. Good write up also. Next project, that converter cover that will not stay shut……
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #37
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Needed a switch guard under the dinette.

Thought about the shielding of it with a screwed down block of wood or a drawer handle. Even considered simply replacing that big switch with a smaller one less likely to be switched by accident. Then I noticed that switch could itself be used to hold in place a custom-shaped switch guard. No screwing required. I had a sheet of 1/8th plastic. Ah, why not try and shape it into a guard?
We had not even left the Esape factory with our brand new trailer before I broke the handly off that switch. I shifted my foot up to the seat level trying out the comfort of the bench corner and clipped the switch handle. Lucky we were still at the factory as they quickly installed a new one.

Your switch should be safe from such actions. Good solution Myron.
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Well done. Bending acrylic is one of those things that's easily done, yet seldom considered.

(I don't own a heat gun either. Yet there's one in my shop. No idea where it came from...)
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I loaned my heat gun out to someone. I forget who it is though. Anyone have one they don't know where it came from?
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