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Old 08-21-2014, 09:22 AM   #15
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The plumbing lines will be winterized through a dry out method. I can put a low pressure compressor on the line and blow them out rather than flow antifreeze through them. Dry pex is safe and secure even below -40.

Winter or below freezing camping simply won't use the plumbing system. It's too finicky to try and heat tape things when a single overnight power or LP failure can blow out your plumbing and force you to pull lines in the spring.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #16
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Well there are low places like the toilet fill valve that are hard to get all the water out of. It can be done but it is not that critical for me since I live in the south.

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:06 PM   #17
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The burdens of the north.

On the plus side I managed to buy a 20 gal. sandblaster on sale and will be ready for frame clean up when it gets out of the axle shop.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #18
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How's your restoration going? I had major piece of mine (that was apparently rusted through) drop on I95 yesterday, shredding some of the belly pan along the way. Looks like I'll be peeling more stuff back to check out the condition of the rest of the frame and figure out how I'm going to get this thing road-worth again.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:04 PM   #19
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Okay Tim where is your thread and are there pictures?
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:49 AM   #20
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I'll start a thread later once I start tearing into it. In the meantime, here are some before photos.
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:30 PM   #21
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Well Rob, did it completely break you? We need updates!

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Old 07-23-2015, 03:21 PM   #22
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Hey I see your in Calgary, me too. I was wondering how yours is coming along?
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Old 07-24-2015, 05:56 AM   #23
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Well Rob, did it completely break you? We need updates!

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It must have broke him, he hasn't posted since last August. So the score is:

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Old 07-24-2015, 10:56 PM   #24
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Yee of little faith.

I am alive and the trailer is progressing. I need to organize some pictures and move them to be able to post but I have much details and progress.

I am down to a shell only and the interior aluminum walls have even been peeled out.

The axles are brand new as are the tires and I have even added a 4" lift by way of changing the torsion axle resting angle. BC Boondocking more possible now.

I am working the gutting beneath and arranging some substantial sub contracting to spray foam the underside and sheet with better aluminum for the belly pan and I am happy to have found a good interior aluminum fabricator that has experience and creativity with the interior walls.

Monza. Mine is stored well in the SE (just off the ring road) and I would be happy to show a fellow enthusiast the state of complete emptiness I am at. Have a beer and talk about where things are at.

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Old 07-24-2015, 11:55 PM   #25
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Don't tell me your trailer is stored at the storage area on 104th in the SE??

I bought a 73 today from there and saw another Airstream stored there.
Regardless lets discus and pool resources.
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Congrats on your new '73, Monza. And Rob, I've gone years between posts, so I get how slow these projects can go. So glad you've posted an update, and that you're still hard at it!

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