Restoration of a 1960 18' Traveler
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Making progress...

Posted 12-12-2010 at 03:28 PM by lucymcdog (Let the fun begin!!)

With a LOT of help from the AirForum, I have managed to completely rewire the 120VAC and am now working on adding 12VDC. I have manged to get the running lights working and will be replacing the TV umbilical cord with one that has a fuse box. All the cabinetry has been sanded, stained and painted with 3 coats of poly and we have replaced the plumbing with PEX. Right now we're in the process of installing a new fresh water tank and adding a gray water tank. The black tank has been ordered and...
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nevertheless...

Posted 10-08-2010 at 10:44 AM by lucymcdog (Let the fun begin!!)

Not only floor problems, but the "newer" plumbing wasn't, the "new" electrical was half-a** and the toilet was little more than a porta-potty.

We have ripped out the floor, coated the frame with rust converter and paint, replaced the floor front and back, with extra reinforcement and insulation, pulled out the plumbing and will replace it with Pex, and haven't decided yet what to do with the electrical. There used to be a 12V system but it is no more.

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It ain't what it said it was...

Posted 10-08-2010 at 10:38 AM by lucymcdog (Let the fun begin!!)

Here's the description given in the ad:

THIS IS A SUPER COOL RETRO 1960 AIRSTREAM. 18'ER TONGUE TO END . VERY VERY GOOD CONDITION EXELLENT SKIN, NEW SUBFLOOR AWAITING LINO, ALL ORIGINAL BITS AND PIECES. RETRO SPECKLED 60'S PAINT ON WALL. IT ALSO HAS A TOILET ONLY BATHROOM , WHICH HAS A NEWER TOILET . THIS BABY WILL ONLY TAKE A LITTLE WORK TO MAKE HER USEABLE AND PERFECT. LIGHT AND EASY TO TOW , 18'ER A PRETTY RARE, A GREAT SIZE .

Here's what I found after taking up...
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