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Old 05-28-2005, 10:34 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ed Starman
I have my AS up at Creampuffs. He is replacing my dump valve. At first I felt I was beaten by the valve by having someone else do it.. but....besides being a disgusting job and i have trailer work burnout. (5 months working on it every spare moment) it seems to need more than a valve. Here is some pics of the galvanized box. looking pretty good huh??? The wife and I are going camping next weekend (not as crowded) and we wont have to walk to the outhouses thank goodness.
well pics are too large I will try to reduce them
As for the holiday weekend....relaxing until monday. I also have a 38' fishing boat. Leaving the house at 4 am. Fuel dock opens at 5 am. Then off to our local channel Islands for a day of fishing. Weather looks good. swells 4-6 feet with 2 foot wind waves...I could use a calm day. Im not ready for "Victory at Sea" this time
here is the tank box
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:35 PM   #16
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Petunia and I are hooked up at the Terraport ... at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, WA.

Wow ... there are Airstreams everywhere we look!

Got the BBQ set up ... the beer is frosty ... the cigars are ready.

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Old 05-28-2005, 10:48 PM   #17
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going on monday

here is my other baby...well my wife is in the picture too hehehe... Lets figure out the gas mileage..I run the boat normally in a day for 6 hours. It costs $350 to top her off at $3.24 a gallon (fuel dock prices). Thats 108 gallons of fuel. or 18 gallons an hour cruising at 14 mph. So i get 1.28 gallons a mile. Not bad huh hehehe... I have to say its worth every penny. That old saying about the 2 best days of owning a boat... its baloney because its so much fun. In fact im so excited to go.... my wife hates it, at least when it gets rough. Sometimes all the furniture goes flying everywhere... heheheh no worries I have life vests and a radio... but she loves the Airstream. if I could only get her working on it with me... Well she did pick out the drapes and cushions... they were only 500 less than I paid for the trailer hehehe.... She has expensive tastes..
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Old 05-28-2005, 11:15 PM   #18
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Working on A/S

I spent part of the day happily modifying the floor of the wardrobe to free up all of the useful space beneath. I was able to drop the floor over the wheelwell about 2 1/2" and drop the front part of the floor about 5". The front section will still lift out to provide access to the water pump.

The original floor lifted to give access to some space beneath, but there were always far too many things piled on the floor that I had to take out before I could raise the floor to make access reasonable. In 18 months, we never used anything stored under the floor and I pretty much forgot what was there.

We carry at food and litter for our cats in plastic containers that ended up sliding all over the wardrobe floor. With the dropped front floor section, the containers will ride there and should stay nicely in place as well as be more reachable.
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:24 AM   #19
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No camping without AC!

I spent early Saturday morning re-screening the screen door. I think I got it too tight, through. It sounds like a drum head to touch it.

After the neighbors were up long enough to tolerate my Dremel tool , I removed my AC's 47 pound compressor & prepped the mounts for a new one. Although the compressor still worked, the casing had rusted so much that it wouldn't hold freon anymore.

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Old 05-29-2005, 03:47 AM   #20
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wow that looks bad, I hope mine doesn't look like that whe I get up to taking my a/c cover off !
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Old 05-29-2005, 05:23 AM   #21
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floor's in

I only got a short weekend this holiday But I did manage to get the front floor back in and bolted down. Still need to add some rivets to the front body where I had to drill some out, reattach the belly pan and the banana wraps, then decide if I am going to complete the front interior...go camping...bring it home and tear the rear end out I can feel the pain of the long term projects, mine started in October '03, I only get about 2-3 days a month to work on it because I am on the road. If I can get it semi habitable I might be able to take it with me

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Old 05-29-2005, 05:55 AM   #22
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Putting miles on a Harley

The latest concept in "company car": Husband is riding a 2005 Harley Roadglide this weekend for the dealership he works for. They have a rental program and each bike must have at least 500 miles before it can be rented.

Darn the bad luck the weather is perfect: upper 70s light cloud cover, light breeze. Grabbed the helmets and went. Our favorite kind of adventure-just go.

The bad news is that his bike was wrecked last week. The rider (friend at the dealership took it out for a test ride after performance work) has some horrible road rash. The bike looks pretty ugly. Sigh...
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:11 AM   #23
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Did no work at all. Just fished. Max and I and the kids and grandsons camped out at the new place and played on the pond all day. BIG channel cat, crappie, and large mouth bass--surprised us because the pond doesn't look like much. Kept everyone busy all day, catching and releasing. Going back today for the first fish fry and to celebrate my new retirement. We plan to move the Airstream out tomorrow. For the first time since we got her, I'll breathe easier. Since this place has NO trees, unlike our current home which is covered with mature trees, she'll not be in danger of falling limbs and debris. However, until we remodel the barn for a taller door, she's at risk for hail. Crossing fingers. Happy Holiday everyone!
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:12 AM   #24
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Porky, I didn't know you were so close! If I didn't already have the ribs ready to go, we'd come up and say hi!

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Old 05-29-2005, 07:22 AM   #25
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What trailer?

Yep, I know it's slow -- I've got a part question that I won't raise until later Monday... I'm just back from a week in San Antone and spent Saturday and half of today catching up with yard and garden. Then it's off to pick up the 'Beluga' for the best half of the weekend!

Current project? I'm rebuilding the floor under the battery. Leaking in the previous compartment rotted out the floor and dropped the battery into the banana wrap -- musta been using heavy water.

Jim, did you see the pics on this bunkbed thread? Early, we can help you posting photos if you have a digital camera...

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Old 05-29-2005, 08:41 AM   #26
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Drove over to St. Augustine beach in the afternoon and went wading along the beach. Traffic was not bad at all. We drove the backroads and hardly any traffic, almost scary. Beach was not crowded either. Might be different tommorrow and Monday though. Every campground we passed seem packed to the gills.
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Old 05-29-2005, 09:27 AM   #27
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Weekend has been restful. Got a leak fixed in the A/S. Will be getting fridge thermostat fixed next week and all systems are go! Am hosting a dad and his 2 boys for a couple of weeks since his wife filed for divorce and kicked them ALL out. They are in my house, but if I'm out , they use the motorhome and they LOVE IT! Today we all are going to church to thank the Lord for all the grace we have received from Him, like our shiny big toys (and floating ones too.) Tomorrow...BBQ!!!
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Old 05-29-2005, 03:09 PM   #28
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I must be in heaven. We're at the Hilton near ALCOA, Tennessee, just off of ALUMINUM Avenue. I can smell the heady fragrance of melted aluminum and raw Bauxite. We're having dinner on HALL Road, which I assume is named for the Hall process for making aluminum.

Two days and 1000 miles from home.

Tomorrow, hope to make it to Bat Cave, and 50 cent ice cream cones.

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