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Old 01-28-2010, 11:20 AM   #57
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Here's a few pics of my insulation for Silverhoot and whoever wants to see what this looks like. This is Prodex.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:24 AM   #58
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Great pics! Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:22 AM   #59
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Floor finally in!

Just need to bolt her down. A definite milestone in this process and will save on injuries since I can't tell you how many times I misstepped while walking across the frame.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:55 AM   #60
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Oh how I long for the day to reach this milestone. Maybe in the next few weeks I can get to this point.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:06 AM   #61
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Congratulations are in order! I just read through your thread, but didn't notice if you had sealed the sub floor with an epoxy or something...especially the edges. I'm pretty sure you did because that's a lot of work to put a floor in with the shell on.

Your gray and black tank setup is what I did on my trailer. I feel your pain.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:12 AM   #62
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Thanks, Yes I did seal the edges you can see with an oil based urethane. Also sealed entire bathroom area, just in case. Bottom side of all flooring was treated with oil based exterior stain. Yes, it is work! Some make it look and sound so easy, it's not.
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Thanks, Yes I did seal the edges you can see with an oil based urethane. Also sealed entire bathroom area, just in case. Bottom side of all flooring was treated with oil based exterior stain. Yes, it is work! Some make it look and sound so easy, it's not.
Good job Hoot, You now have a nice aluminum tent.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:42 AM   #64
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Great looking floor

Hoot,
That is a great looking floor you've put in. Do you have photos of the frame once you removed the old floor? That is the area I am concerned with the most at the moment.
You see I have the opportunity to buy a 1968 airstream. I know that I will need to gut the entire interior and replace the floor due to floor rot at the enterance and the bathroom area.
But what I don't know is what condition the frame is in.The unit itself is sitting a few inches above the dirt. I have seen rust of course on the exposed pitted rear frame. The tires willl not hold air so I can't really jack it up as it is. I just might have to dig holes deep enough to place a jack that could allow me to jack it up. Then I would have to replace the 4 wheels and tires in order to attempt to pull it out and inspect it.
If in the worst case senireo and the frame is rusted into in places what would you suggest I do to salvage the frame.
The original appliances are still in place. The interior is molded and very nasty. Several windows are broken. It has been empty for many years and the main inhabitants are spiders mice and I found a snake skin in it. The entire bathroom stinks to high heaven. The outer skin will have to be completely stripped of it dark grime and mold.
Anyway I will need to come to you for advice from time to time if that is alright with you.
Any and all of you advice would be greatly appreciated. I have never attempted a project like this.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:08 PM   #65
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Hoot,
That is a great looking floor you've put in. Do you have photos of the frame once you removed the old floor? That is the area I am concerned with the most at the moment.
You see I have the opportunity to buy a 1968 airstream. I know that I will need to gut the entire interior and replace the floor due to floor rot at the enterance and the bathroom area.
But what I don't know is what condition the frame is in.The unit itself is sitting a few inches above the dirt. I have seen rust of course on the exposed pitted rear frame. The tires willl not hold air so I can't really jack it up as it is. I just might have to dig holes deep enough to place a jack that could allow me to jack it up. Then I would have to replace the 4 wheels and tires in order to attempt to pull it out and inspect it.
If in the worst case senireo and the frame is rusted into in places what would you suggest I do to salvage the frame.
The original appliances are still in place. The interior is molded and very nasty. Several windows are broken. It has been empty for many years and the main inhabitants are spiders mice and I found a snake skin in it. The entire bathroom stinks to high heaven. The outer skin will have to be completely stripped of it dark grime and mold.
Anyway I will need to come to you for advice from time to time if that is alright with you.
Any and all of you advice would be greatly appreciated. I have never attempted a project like this.
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Rodney, What model '68 Airstream is it? Dual axles means 24 ft Tradewind or longer? If you have enough clearance to slide a floor jack under one of the axles you may be able to lift one side high enough to put some rock or brick rubble into the ruts under the other tire on the same side. Place a 3/4" X 2'X 4" piece of plywood over the rutted area and let that tire down to rest on the plywood. Then lift that axle and fill the rut under the other tire the same way. Once you have all 4 tires resting on the plywood (above ground level) then replace tires one at a time. Put a railroad tie or 6" X 6" under one tire and the other tandem tire (same side) will be high enough to take the lugs off to have the tire replaced. Check the wheel rim its self (on each wheel) to be sure it is still a good useable rim before mounting a new tire. Times 4 and you're all set! Happy Trails, Ed
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Thanks for the good advice. How do you know if the axles need replacing. This camper has not been used in many years. Once I get tires on it and pull it out how can I tell if the axles need to be replaced?
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Thanks for the good advice. How do you know if the axles need replacing. This camper has not been used in many years. Once I get tires on it and pull it out how can I tell if the axles need to be replaced?
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Hi Rodney, This is an article at Airstream.com http://service.airstream.com/files/l...22708290a0.pdf and this is an article at Airforums.com The Dura-Torque Axle on axles. Both are good reads and you will learn a bit about torsion axles.
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This good info. I do appreciate your help. Now I will know what to look for.
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Rodney, Also check out Andy R.'s article on axles on the InlandRv.com website. He has a lot of insight on these '66 to '68 trailers. He will answer any questions you have on your running gear. Andy is a great resource here on the forums. Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:25 PM   #70
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WAY past due for an update!

I could not believe it when I looked at the date of my last post to this thread! I always say " However long you think it's been, just double it and you'll be pretty close." I'll post some photo updates here and those that want more pics can look here on Picasa: Picasa Web Albums - Mike - Silverhoot Lot of the pics are pretty boring and repetitive but may help in my reassembly. I'd rather have too many than not enough. as many pics as I've taken, I've already run into some I didn't take that I wish I had.

Rest of interior panels removed.

Entire interior in and around my shop, what a mess.

Strips installed ready for insulation.

Belly pan area insulated
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