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Old 10-31-2005, 08:59 AM   #29
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Lucky Lucy

Lucy sits in our driveway in ultra-suburban Evanston, Illinois. That's always temporary -- between trips, etc. She will shortly be hauled off to her permanent home, our summer home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, where my mother this summer generously built a 46x32 garage for Lucy and for Mother's motorhome, Emmy -- please note that it's big enough for any future RVs we want in the family. Photos of Lucy snuggled into her winter hiding place will follow after next weekend.

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Old 10-31-2005, 09:04 AM   #30
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Another cool shot

Here is the SOTR just before it was parked at GSM Vehicles for it's overhaul this winter! What a trip north!
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Old 10-31-2005, 09:27 AM   #31
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Ours is in pieces and I don't know where they all are. We have a new 30'classic on order with a production date of 12/16/05. The rivits are still in a box as far as I know!! Our trade in is sitting on the dealers lot in Az.
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:42 AM   #32
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Yesterday, 1 1/2 hours and a gallon and a half of Antifreeze, hybernation begins. Much easier the second time than the first.

My Porter-Cable pancake compressor worked like a champ. It is so loud though, that I keep the unit in the van, run a 30' hose out of the compressor and close the van door a bit to cut down on the noise. This thing will wake the dead!!!

It's interesting to note that opening all low point valves and draining this way, though time consuming, will empty the hot water heater. This was confirmed after I removed the drain plug and no water came out. I use a small crescent wrench and carefully remove the drain plug. For storage, I replace DP with only two turns so the WH can sort of breath, but not let stuff in. De-winterize, I'll tighten it up.

First year for tire covers. I also wd-40'd all locks, top off tires. Sometime when it gets realy cooler, I'll pick up and store the batteries in the basement with Batteryminder attached.

Still thinking about off-season outing...in March we are planning a trip to Mamoth Cave.

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Old 10-31-2005, 10:54 AM   #33
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Here is the SOTR just before it was parked at GSM Vehicles for it's overhaul this winter! What a trip north!
Rob, it's good to see that gargantuan air conditoner unit that was mounted in the front window has "left the building". It makes a big difference in the appearance of the trailer.
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:12 AM   #34
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Ready to roll

Mine is under roof at the storage yard, plugged in to the 30a umbilical, refrigerator cold and stocked, and ready to leave Wednesday for a unit rally.

They just put in the 30a power in the storage bays and it is really nice to have. Sunday morning, I stopped by and turned on the heat punp, went into town to pick up coffee and a couple of breakfast tacos. I then returned to a nice warm trailer to eat breakfast and do some work.

I installed shelves in the backs of both of the deep wardrobes. I used inverted wire shelving so the lip will retain the contents. I even used some of the scrap to put in a narrow shelf in the wife's wardrobe for her umbrella. Having things organized really improves the liveability of the trailer.

Unles an ice storm is predicted this winter, I will probably not have to winterize at all. We have already scheduled use of the trailer for every month except January, and that may change if we go to the mid-winter IBT at El paso.
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:21 PM   #35
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I know - I'm really trying to be just like Uwe - so I've ordered wheels just like his.......


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Old 10-31-2005, 12:55 PM   #36
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No but it rained an awful lot!!!!

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All 3 are in the yard, Trade Wind is still ready for at least one more time out.
Hey have you seen the weather for this coming weekend? Was all set to do the 3 w's (Wash, Wax, and Winterize) the next couple days but saw the weekend forecast and thought maybe one more. What do you say, are you up for it??? We could do a Winterizing weekend.
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:58 PM   #37
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My pair are in the drive. I can see them now. I drained and closed up everything in Shell Shock to make ready for the winter. I made two trips in it this fall and the wife and I know we made the right decision about getting a Airstream. (two years I have owned "Ambassalander" and have not camped in a Airstream till a month ago!?!?! The pair will sleep in the drive for the winter.

Shell Shock will most likelley not see another trip. I have it that funds will be made available for axles and floor early in the spring for Ambassalander!!! Also a new home for the Ambassalander will be made on the west side of the house with 30A service.
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Old 10-31-2005, 05:28 PM   #38
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Forgot to mention she's parked in the driveway

The Gray Lady is parked in the driveway after our rainy weekend down in Rhode Island. Still thinking about going out this coming weekend before putting her to bed for the winter. Here's a picture of our latest airstream.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:03 PM   #39
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Full timing it in my 22 Footer! Finding lots of little leaks. Now I HAVE to fix all of the little quirky things that I've ignored. It'll be interesting when I can't open the door due to 4 or more feet of snow. I'm in for an interesting winter.

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Old 10-31-2005, 06:06 PM   #40
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:44 PM   #41
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Ours is in the barn we had built just for the airstream, and the truck, and the van, and all the bikes. Oh no winters coming. I hope we're home that weekend. Uh O the barn is built out of aluminum. Now we have to figure out how to protect it. Oh the stress.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:52 PM   #42
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My Pair????

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My pair are in the drive. I can see them now.

I thought there was a law against rubbing our noses in things on this forum? Some of us must be content with ONLY having 1 AS to tinker with but my comprade has 2.

As for winterizing, that's one thing we have here in South Texas. REALLY hot summers and REALLY nice winters. We are planning to take 'Tex' to the Gulf Coast and do some boondocking right on the sand. See you down the highway.

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