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Old 01-25-2008, 08:46 AM   #15
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great find! this is the one that was listed in the classifieds here, right? and it has "no leaks". bargain!!

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Old 01-25-2008, 09:39 AM   #16
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No leaks!

True! No Leaks! Well, except for the big hole where the Astradome used to be. In all honesty, the floor on this one is in remarkable shape. The belly pan has been removed, so I was able to give it a good inspection. There is a bit of rot in the streetside front and in the curbside rear, but all in all the floor is in better shape than the floor on the 1986 32 footer I sold a few years ago. The floor by the door is in good shape. I plan to do like Frank and replace it a little bit at a time. the front section will be first, as it will be the easiest to get at. I hope to be able to clean this baby up and be using it this summer. Time will tell.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:44 AM   #17
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Rob - always working on his Airstream. We stopped at MajorsRV on Cape Cod where Rob was able to score some black PVC pipe for his plumbing. Hey Frank - are you seeing this?
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:48 AM   #18
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Getting ready to roll. We're all jacked up on Slim Jims and Mountain Dew at this point and ready for anything! I'll post more pictures on the interior later.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:59 AM   #19
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I am indeed lucky to have a friend like Rob. How many people do you know that would give up a day off to get up at 2:30am, drive over 700 miles to help pick up a friends new toy...
Don't let Rob fool you. I pay him quite well to gather these stories for the show!

Nice trailer BTW.... but mine is older than yours is... nener nener nener....
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:02 AM   #20
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Nice photos

As I said before, that looks like a nice trailer in very good conditon.

I think if you quit your day job , get Colin and his staff on it, kidnapp Rob and hold him hostage and maybe hire Frank with the promise of spare parts you can have it ready for summer!

But really, if the trailer looks as sound on the interior as it does outside, it should be a smooth project. I did sub floor replacement also and it was easy compared to the whole floor.

Check out one of Andy's posts on extended added weight to the rear end. It really is about leverage and bouncing. The vibration can really tear things up.
It also lightens the front of the trailer and sends vibration to the hitch. You will only notice it after the damage is done.

And the tire mounted there doesn't look so great either. I know what you are thinking, why does he care?

I just can't help myself. sometimes I care too much!

Good luck with the project.

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Old 01-25-2008, 11:07 AM   #21
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I am putting a spare in Anna's rear...
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Rob - always working on his Airstream. We stopped at MajorsRV on Cape Cod where Rob was able to score some black PVC pipe for his plumbing. Hey Frank - are you seeing this?
The funny thing John, At about the same time yesterday I was walking out of Charlies Rv with two hunks of black pipe and a bag of fittings too. I even had a catalog in my hand, just like Rob... I put down floor yesterday too.
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:24 AM   #23
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I am putting a spare in Anna's rear...
The scarry part of this comment is that you have... "a spare???"
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Old 01-25-2008, 11:28 AM   #24
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And the tire mounted there doesn't look so great either.
I love that look... I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder... nothing like the look of a Vintage Airstream with "junk in the trunk" LOL!

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and Frank's spare is scary!
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Just a guess, but I'd say the seperate turn signals on the back of the Sprinter may have had something to do with the unwanted brake activation. I had that same problem with a couple of tow vehicles I've owned, both problems were in the seperate turn signal wiring and adapters for them.
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Just a guess, but I'd say the seperate turn signals on the back of the Sprinter may have had something to do with the unwanted brake activation. I had that same problem with a couple of tow vehicles I've owned, both problems were in the seperate turn signal wiring and adapters for them.
I think the problem was that the PO had wired the brakes to come on with the brake lights, which I guess is also sending power when the blinkers are on. You can see in the photo where the lights were slpiced into. Easy fix with a set of side cutters.
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This is the worst of the floor rot. You can see it up in the rear corner, just underneath the tub on the street side.
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