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Old 06-06-2003, 07:53 PM   #31
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Another issue:...How about a wood burning stove for a coach?..any ideas?....something maybe stainless and able to be closed up tight when traveling to eliminate problem of ashes flying around-with an outside air intake-and a chimmmney that can be closed up also....something small with maybe 12-15,000 btu's and a blower attachment for forced air movement...geof
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Old 06-06-2003, 08:06 PM   #32
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Geof --

Here's another idea for you to research -- an oil heater. I have 2 - Toyo heaters .. one in each shop -- Here's their link:

http://www.toyostove.com

I use Kerosene in an above ground bulk tank. If I remember right -- Diesel can be used.

I LOVE my Toyo heaters !! !! !!

Just a thought as I read your posts .. ..

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Old 06-07-2003, 09:39 PM   #33
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Thanks for the heads up OLDphoneman I'll look into those asap. Right now I use electric heaters in trailer b/c they are only $59 each. With electric, CO is not issue-though I know of people who use kero-suns in the winter for space heating-I don't. I have a superinsulated home-so venting of heat buildup is sometimes necessary but, any kind of fume or CO isn't...As I get older safety isssues become more important.....thanks again, geof
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Old 06-24-2003, 05:57 AM   #34
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<hijacking thread back>

Well, I don't have any good news or pics yet...this is very frustrating. Rumor has is my truck is painted but Showhauler doesn't have a working e-mail to send pics. The original delay of a week because of their moving into a new building has been extended by another week and it was somehow forgotten they shut down production for a week for July 4th so that makes 3 weeks delayed.
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Patrick -

I know you must be champing at the bit to get your rig, but if I can give any advise, try to enjoy the build process as best as you can. Don't get me wrong I am as excited as all get out to have my rig, but the time spent prior to recieving the rig was really exciting. My build ran into X-mas & New Years so I know how frustrating is was to here that things would be moved out a bit.

Hang in there.

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Old 06-26-2003, 06:11 PM   #36
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Patrick:...Showhauler must me working on your truck now!....I was by there last night and It isn't outside or in Showtimes fenced cage....so It must be inside....it was late in the evening and there was nobody around. I drove around back and the only thing out was dumpsters...compaired to other campanies in the area Showhauler/Showtime/Kibbi are the cleanest-most organized companies.... I visited Kibbi/Renegade Jayco Pace Innovator U.S.Cargo and two other trailer makers.....I'd say that a plant tour is in order If you are having a conversion unite built or a trailer made....It was an eye opening tour as they quickly made up my mind as to what I want and who I want to build it for me.....I was going to the IRV2.com rally but business took me the opposite way-towards Chicago- this week and 'course when we arrived the problem had already been solved....OH WELL!...so I drove to Elkart and took a look around. I can not stress the value of plant tours and watching your's/other's trailer/motorhome/converions being built as well as watching other models and the techniques of their construction.....'specially if you know anything at all about construction in general....I really don't want to express any reservations about some companies on this list-but LOOK at their construction before you purchase..."sticks and staples is putting it mildly"....I could see why there are much complaining/warranty issues about structure-materials-construction issues. "Buyer Beware".....'course I have taken the Airstream plant tour also and have NOT plunked down $53,784.04 for a new one of those.....geof<keeping his old Airstream for the time being>
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:33 PM   #37
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Who Who Who!!!

Geof who are you going with?

While I was in Nashville I picked up a digital wireless internet connection so I will be able to keep intouch on the road from here on out.

I will start a new thread on my Nashville trip.

Bill

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Warpath...Showhauler-kibbi/Renegade are N/A as Conversions unites as Pace-Jayco-Innovator are N/A for trailers....Now I'm looking at Classic-worse comes to worse I'll go with USCargo and do a refit/rebuild/remanufacture......I can't stress the value of several factory tours...there is an all aluminum trailer made called Featherlite-that is top of the line and about twice as expensive as any other trailer. I saw one at a retailers but haven't talked to the factory....yet!...Have also noticed that if you show up at the factory they will bend the rules for a cash deal-[ask for sales manager]- and run it through a "friendly" dealer for you.....seems that CASH is still King in Elkhart Indiana.......Things are slow there currently and some are talking about a lot of unites sitting on dealer lots as well as their own....If you are shopping now is the time to head for Elkhart with some cash......geof....still on the trail of a somewhat custom trailer and a Volvo.....OY!
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<hi-jacking thread back>

I got pics of the chassis stretch and new paint.

Check out the photo gallery!!
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Wahoo!! Patrick you have to be excited!

It looks great, can't wait to see it with the box on it. Are you leaving that second axle in that position ??

Bill

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