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Old 11-13-2006, 03:12 PM   #29
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Don't pass your misfortune onto others. Although, as others have said, it is all fixable to be a very nice trailer...one that will be admired. Airstreams are built to survive longer than any of us...mine has been owned by 3 generations. Just do yourself a favor, don't react too quickly. After it has set outside your house for a while,you will find yourself wanting to spend more time in it than your house. If you don't want a fixer-up'er then sell it and price it for what you paid for it but be honest.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:43 PM   #30
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This is interesting because it just what we talked about on the Colinless episode.

We gave the same advice you mentioned. Just take one project at a time and you'll get through it.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:04 PM   #31
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on a POSITIVE note, the US$ is kinda down against the Euro.

i'm tellin ya, man. i've bought 3 trailers, and they've all turned out to be more than i expected (project wise). they just take longer, that's all.

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Old 11-13-2006, 05:12 PM   #32
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What have I done today,
Replaced a couple SQFT of rotten floor, and got the new hardwood floor about 50 % in.
took all 5 fans out and got 4 of them working again.
As all the interior light fixtures are cracked or not working I go for indirect lighting, All those white plastic caps don't look good anyway so this is a good excuuse to chance this.
All your suport got me motivated again .
Thanks to all of you.
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:49 PM   #33
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What have I done today,
Replaced a couple SQFT of rotten floor, and got the new hardwood floor about 50 % in.
took all 5 fans out and got 4 of them working again.
As all the interior light fixtures are cracked or not working I go for indirect lighting, All those white plastic caps don't look good anyway so this is a good excuuse to chance this.
All your suport got me motivated again .
Thanks to all of you.
You've been a busy guy. Look forward to seeing pics when you have it done. IT sounds like so far none of the problems are beyond your skills.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:56 PM   #34
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Let's see.....

1972 airstream-fixed ac, heat,multiple leaks, toilet, antenna, axles, sofa reupholstered, water pump, cabinet doors, paid 4400- "invested" (?) 2500 or more, 1960 Cadillac, rebuilt engine and trans, brakes, clock, suspension, paid 3300 now have 8000+ and she still wants more, 1996 precision sailboat- trailer, leaks, needs new mainsail, needs bottom paint and polishing 14,000+, I'm sorry what was the question?
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