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Old 08-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #1023
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You lost me here Rich. But, it sounds bad.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #1024
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On recent trip in California a tire blowout on the curbside front tire punctured the wheel well and pulled apart the electrical harness to the overhead lighting, AC and fan. Shredded the wiring and connectors. I'm trying to find out where the two connectors plug in to their mates somewhere in the wall. It's a great mystery at this point.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #1025
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Just got back from doing some work on the overlander. I put a coat of satin polyurathane on the maple face of the front sofa, and the maple plywood surface that the bed lays on.

After finishing the sofa, I took some aluminum flashing and used aluminum tape to secure it over the louvers on the AC door. The reason I decided to do this was two fold. The louvers allowed any Texas mouse, mud dauber, or other pest to enter the trailer and have their own little utopia, and they offered an inlet for water infiltration. First I taped the backside of the louvers. I then inserted the flashing, and secured it with more aluminum tape. This should be adequate for both water and pests. The wood on the floor of this area was looking a little worn (it got really wet driving through the rain on our trip home). I also used a small funnel and delivered some Cabot spar varnish to the floor in the AC compartment.

The last thing I did was install our new Mega Hitch coupler vault which is supposed to be one of the best coupler locks on the market.

Everything looks to be in order for our trip to Canyon Lake next weekend!

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Old 08-26-2012, 03:42 PM   #1026
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Sounds like your having fun with the New One. Picture please.....I want to know how the AC is to "breathe." I am still working the AC problem...now times two. Did you find the storage place yet?
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:50 PM   #1027
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Sounds like your having fun with the New One. Picture please.....I want to know how the AC is to "breathe." I am still working the AC problem...now times two. Did you find the storage place yet?
Robin,

Are you referring to cold air return for the unit? If so, here is how it works. Notice in the far left of the picture below. Under the bed there is a small door that pulls down. In this picture it is being semi propped up by a camping bag chair. This allows the cool air to circulate. The hot exhaust air of course exits through the hole in the side of the trailer, and the water has a train tube through the floor and belly pan.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:36 PM   #1028
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Took my trailer into Bob Jones RV yesterday for electrical repairs. There were at least 10 Airstreams there from vintage to new models. Even a motor home. Steve it may be a place you can trust to do that vent over the stove. You could drop it off on the way back from Galveston as they are on that route. Just a thought.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:44 PM   #1029
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After using the stove quite a bit on our last trip, we realized that we need an exhaust fan in the kitchen. There is currently no vent system other than the roof vent, but the roof vent has not proved adequate in getting rid of the heat.

In going through old pictures from Uwe and on the archive, I found that the vent in this trailer was NOT the same as the wall through vents sold on VTS. This looks like something from a newer unit, but older.

Has anyone seen one of these out there? I highly doubt they are easy to find. I am desperate to figure something out since the heat is very intense.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:14 AM   #1030
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My '65 Safari I've noted similar problems. It does have a vent, but nothing powered, and definitely does not deal with the heat very well. A powered vent along with replacing the rear fan and also installing a new AC unit for the center 14" roof vent are on my list. My whole trailer is an oven in the Nevada desert heat!
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Steve, Brian and Adrienne Airstream Forums - View Profile: Lothlorian have a '63 with the original side mount vent. You might look thru there pictures or PM them for a little advice.

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #1032
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I will get in touch with Lothorian for sure about this.

In other news, I removed the VIN plate from the trailer to take it and have it engraved. The state of Texas requires an inspection of trailers that are purchased out of state to ensure the VIN on the trailer and title match. We also have to get the trailer weighed before they will title it for us. It seems like a lot of hoops to jump through, but it is Texas...

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Old 09-19-2012, 10:09 PM   #1033
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That is why we don't have a state income tax-because the revenue comes from all these other little sources.
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Made the trip to the inspection station and CAT scales today. We had the trailer "mostly" empty, but decided not to clear out the bathroom toiletries or remove the front flag pole holder. The "Screaming Flamingo," had a gross weight of 4820 with 4300 being on the rear axle, and 520 on the hitch....just over 10% tongue weight.

We really need to suck it up and spend the money on a new battery now as we almost couldn't raise the hitch today, but likely won't happen before we camp again.

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Yo Steve, $4,000 to fix da trailer from that tire blowout... Hope I get a new set of tires for that amount.
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