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Old 05-13-2005, 11:33 PM   #61
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I got this Mother's Day book from my daughter today. Here is page 1:

"My Mom can fix an airstream"
Hey Ingrid, That's worthy of an avitar! I just got my gasketing in today - with any luck I'll be installing it incorrectly either this weekend or next!

(Happy Mother's Day) Diane

When did we get access to all these new smilies? I especially like the angry one!
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Old 05-17-2005, 02:31 AM   #62
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Hey moogs,
I am planning on getting some gasket put in this weekend myself. Actually putting in the very first gasket for the third time! This time I"m going to mark the sides that on on the airstream itself and arrows for up and down.

Third time lucky I hope...

or, Third Time Husband Removes It



(I couldn't resist)



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Old 06-26-2005, 11:12 PM   #63
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I did something today!
Finished painting POR15 on the frame, it's time for that piece of floor to go in. Yahoo!
Daughter goes to summer camp for the week during the days, I'm going to remove more window gasket.

I *did* something, first time in months, yahoo!
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Old 06-28-2005, 09:44 PM   #64
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WTG Ingrid! I've been in the same situation - it's just sitting out there like a huge silver door stop. Time to get back to work on it!
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Hi Ingrid and Diane!

Oh, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is finding it harder to work on the trailer! It's a darn shame that life has to happen when we want to get our trailers done! Too much travel, too many house guests. Fortunately, there's a long weekend ahead, though it seems that there are lots of other obligations piling up, too!

Windows are a pain. I still have parts to find-tonight I better start ordering! Good for you about the POR-15. Frame painting, I think, may have cathartic properties. When its done, it feels just soooo good!

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I think lulls in the progress are natural in a project this size. I did the same thing when I restored the Mustangs. Just take your time and don't let it burn you out.

Frame painting is a big step. I think when you start putting wood back in, you're going to feel invigorated to press on. That is a huge step! I know once I got the floor in and was satisfied with it, progress picked up considerably. Before that, there were times when I walked out and looked at what I had to do yet, and just shut the door and walked away!

Keep up the good work, all of you. It's worth it in the end!
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I have to say I'm bummed out that robandzoe got same trailer as mine, for only $1,000 more, and in WAY better shape.

Say something to make me feel better. This is like finding that sweater on sale a week later.

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Old 07-01-2005, 03:12 AM   #68
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Ingrid, When you are done it will be worth twice what you paid for it

And you will love to use it as well !

thats what I keep telling myself
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Ingrid, I'd rather have Rob's luck in finding Airstreams than a license to steal. But he didn't have the great adventure of bringing it home that you had. It's likely that he won't have the pleasure of the one-to-one relationship of rebuilding the trailer and knowing every inch of it.
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Ingrid.

The price someone pays for a used Airstream, is way down the list.

It's the pride of ownership, that "tops" the list.

I am sure many owners, paid far more than you did, and in far worse condition.

We see that almost daily.

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Ingrid,

last week we went camping in ours and first off, the toilet ran. At 5 in the morning I had to manually drain the sewer tank into the blue tank and made two runs to the camp dumpsite - not fun at 5 am. Then I had some sort of mysterious leak and the Safari dripped water all weekend. Then the AC decided to loose its charge and so were out in 90 degree weather (almost a record for Michigan) for three days, no air. I was ready to chuck the silver thing and give up. Really put me in a bad mood.

But then I read how Airstream used these really great ACs that are easy to repair and recharge. The toilet stopped running and now I'm having an AC guy do a freon recharge. So now I'm getting excited for our next trip in August.

Remember what the Hell's Angels say: "Don't mourn, plan"
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Thanks all. I feel better! I also remembered that we got the one we did because we intended to gut it, and the one robandzoe have is too nice to gut. I still love the one we have!

You're right, all of you. I'm back to good!

*satisfied sigh*

tomorrow I remove more gasket...
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Good, good. At least you're working on it! Me? I had to replace the plastic covering windows and vents. No surprise, it degrades after 6-8 months. I'm still in the "parts acquiring stage". Knowing that things will roll when I really get started.
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". . .Remember what the Hell's Angels say: "Don't mourn, plan"
And the infantry: "Keep moving!". . ."

And throughout the journals of Lewis and Clark, these words that got them "there and back again," past incredible hurdles with mission accomplished: "We proceeded on." Best wishes
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The price someone pays for a used Airstream, is way down the list.

It's the pride of ownership, that "tops" the list.

I am sure many owners, paid far more than you did, and in far worse condition.

We see that almost daily.

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If it makes you feel better, we likely paid too much given the condition I am now finding our newly acquired trailer (Seems it was a bit misrepresented on ebay). But I hope that is soon forgotton as we soldier on. I'll look to your progress for encouragement.

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Old 07-02-2005, 10:53 AM   #76
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wow

I sure am feeling less alone!!

I should clarify, I was feeling bad because of the daunting task ahead of me, not the actual price we paid for the trailer. I think the condition of robandzoe's acquisition got to me for a sec...but, then I remembered we're gutting it and planned to from the start, and who knows what lurks in that trailer? Not to diminish their great purchase, but I don't necessarily know that that trailer wouldn't be just as much work as this one. It was discouragement that I was feeling...and I got over it with all of these kind words.

One nice thing about old trailers. Gasket comes right off! I set out to do hours and hours of gasket removal with a walkman on (Green Day!!) and in 45 minutes I had cleaned up four windows, down to the shine...!

Gotta take the blessings when they show up I guess.

Any advice on removing badly-applied window tint paper on the inside of the windows? It's bubbling up and dry, it probably won't be hard, but...if anyone has advice, I'm shure to take it..

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Any advice on removing badly-applied window tint paper on the inside of the windows? It's bubbling up and dry, it probably won't be hard, but...if anyone has advice, I'm shure to take it..
I was in a Napa yesterday, and there is a product called "No Touch Window Tint Remover". You spray it on, and it is supposed to ooz off. I haven't tried it, but it would be worth a shot for you. If it works, it will save all manner of aggravation.
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Thanks, I bet it's by the same people who do the tire care stuff. I'll let you know how it goes.

pf

...edit...

I just found this link on the web for removing old tint. Let me know if it doesn't work...

http://www.advanceautoparts.com/engl...0021101tr.html#
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front portion of the floor in. Slow progress, waiting for husband to have time to put in the rest, but the floor went in OK. He cut it from the template of the old floor, so it was pretty exact, but it seemed to hang 1/2 over each side of the frame on either side. I think it's a good fit, because of the "tweaking" a trailer does when it moves. Plus, we removed the inner and outer panels from the frame where we were replacing the floor.

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Ingrid! Wow! What a fantastic job you're doing! I'm still stuck on windows. I think we may have the same style (glass bar separates but inner portion comes off) but now I am seeing that I should have bought bedding tape instead of Silastic sealant to install the glass.

I'm thinking of trying the sealant anyway - I spent something like 30 bucks on it and it's a little late to return it. What's the worst that can happen besides my brand new $100 window crashing to the ground?

In the words of Bruce Springsteen "Someday we'll look back at this and it will all seem funny...."

Keep up the great work! Diane
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