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skin off starting from scratch

Posted 09-24-2018 at 10:37 AM by jcarp

My first blog. 1966 Safari originally twin. Now totally gutted. I have repaired frame where needed. Strengthened a couple of spots. Added a acouple extra supports where spans of support stretched too far. Installed a new axle. Bumped up for more clearance. And increased weight. Wire brushed and grinded off the frame. Treated with navel jelly, primed, painted.

Looking at coosa sub flooring. Searching for best fasteners.
Guess I need to put some specifics in my...
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Window gasket

Posted 09-13-2018 at 02:23 PM by MYater

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Door In Door Stainless Hinges $200

Posted 09-03-2018 at 10:18 PM by MYater
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Internet for Annie

Posted 05-02-2018 at 06:37 PM by annieairstrm

We want to be able to get Wi-Fi while we are traveling to be able to download movies on those days when it is pouring rain and to do some research about the area we are visiting or places to eat. Typically, Wi-fi is only available at the main office in the campgrounds. I looked at several Wi-Fi boosters and antennas but ruled that out because of expense and the slower speeds you get when sharing the signal with others. More research online led me to think about cellular service since it is becoming...
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We finished our restoration of our Tradewind!

Posted 04-19-2018 at 06:06 PM by annieairstrm
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In June of 2017 we finished the shell off restoration of the 1966 Tradewind. We learned a lot and the Airforums were very helpful to discern what we wanted to do. We did a few interesting things. We installed a Dometic Cool Cat heat pump under one of the twin beds and ducted it through the frame. We used Nyloboard, a fiberglass and nylon carpet waterproof composite for the subfloor and we used Prodex offset by foam board strips for the wall insulation. We also built the cabinets out of aluminum...
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