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Wife’s contribution to the home on wheels.

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I had big plans to use the old bed for a trailer. Today I got a good look at it and Decided it had too much rust, so chopped it up so I can take it to the dump. Man that bed is heavy. Each side piece probably weighs in at about 90lbs each. What was left of the bed/floor is over 100lbs. The front piece is probably around 75lbs.

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Got a LHD cabin fan squirrel cage. It doubled the wind being blown. If you have a RHD cabin fan blower you can use it in a LHD application if you swap the wires to the motor and it will blow a decent amount of air, but swapping the squirrel cage you will just about double the air flow.

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Got a LHD cabin fan squirrel cage. It doubled the wind being blown. If you have a RHD cabin fan blower you can use it in a LHD application if you swap the wires to the motor and it will blow a decent amount of air, but swapping the squirrel cage you will just about double the air flow.

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Did you happen to get new squirrels too? 🤔 I would have to imagine fresh legs would make a difference as well... 😅
 
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Much more convenient!! I managed to avoid the binding issue by reversing the strut... the rod on the downside and cylinder side up top. But looks like you got it squared away... 👍
This is how they need to get installed.....cylinder up, rod down. The cylinder touches the hinge I think when it's down.

I'll make a change to the instructions to make sure it's oriented correctly. I know the pic in the instructions shows it correctly installed :)
 

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This is how they need to get installed.....cylinder up, rod down. The cylinder touches the hinge I think when it's down.

I'll make a change to the instructions to make sure it's oriented correctly. I know the pic in the instructions shows it correctly installed :)
Never had any instructions 🤷‍♂️
 

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I didn't get any with mine either when I had the kit and ended up doing it wrong as well.
Never had any instructions 🤷‍♂️

Well crap.....these must have been the early kits. We came up with instructions for the later setup......bolt on upper mounts vs. pop riveted ones. I should have sent you guys instructions with he updated parts. Sorry about that.
 
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Well crap.....these must have been the early kits. We came up with instructions for the later setup......bolt on upper mounts vs. pop riveted ones. I should have sent you guys instructions with he updated parts. Sorry about that.
no problem, maybe next time ;)
 
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I bought a couple of “air horn” horns that had been advertised on Facebook that were supposed to be just as loud as the train horns. I was a little suspect when the price was something like $15.00 each. Oh well for the price I felt like gambling. Installed and they were just as I expected, junk. Oh well.

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I bought a couple of “air horn” horns that had been advertised on Facebook that were supposed to be just as loud as the train horns. I was a little suspect when the price was something like $15.00 each. Oh well for the price I felt like gambling. Installed and they were just as I expected, junk. Oh well.

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Thanks for testing for the rest of us that wondered! 🤣
 

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