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Old 01-25-2015, 09:03 AM   #197
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ID:	231079 the triangle weld at the spot where the A meets the box was weak due to rust. Thoughts?
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:07 PM   #198
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VTS (Vintage Trailer Supply) has silicone remover, it is a white plastic tube with purple lettering, and it almost seems like a clear glue that comes out, but it has a chemical reaction to the silicone, and after 15-20 minutes it turns the silicone to a runny mess, then you just wipe off. Gets most of the major stuff off. After that I uses some 3M discs ( Check out aerowoods thread), he recommended them. They attach to a die grinder, and are star shaped plastic discs, I run 3 or 4 at a time, and they strip anything right off. Good for silicone and what not. The black stuff I've been told was a sealant for the inside, although maybe also to attach the insulation. I just left my alone. BTW, I have a '65 I'm restoring now, interior is out, and I'm must about done with my roof, then on to floor. I'll post the link on the next post.

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Old 01-25-2015, 02:19 PM   #199
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I used a shotput To reshape my banana wraps that I bought of craigslist to roll around inside them, and then I polished.... they didn't end up perfect, but pretty darn good. Here is my thing http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ion-89528.html, 65 Globetrotter floor on restoration.

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Old 01-25-2015, 06:49 PM   #200
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Hi, A lot of people have difficulty mounting the shocks to their new axles. Some have the shock mount re-welded, some make special bolts. Dexter is different than Axis. it is not unusual to have to alter the shock mounting scheme. Our trailers have vertical shocks. In 69 Airstream went with a more horizontal shock mounting angle. My original shock mounting bracket shown below. My new Axis axles came with the right shock mount, but I had to drill new frame mounting holes.

I looked and found a picture of my A-frame attachment to the frame rails. There is a front cross member from rail to rail in the front under the "plate". There are some angle brackets mounted at an angle between the frame rails and the A frame. And there is this short outrigger that supports the subfloor in the front curve. It appears the 66 has more structure at the A frame than your 65 for some reason. Take a look as it might help you. Again I don't know how similar the 65s were to the 66s.

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Old 01-25-2015, 10:48 PM   #201
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How big is that grey water holding tank? How many gallons does it hold also?
I will be needing one of those, and am debating 2 ( 1 on the fore, and one on the aft side of the axel to help distribute weight.

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Old 01-25-2015, 11:27 PM   #202
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I am only using one tank as I will connect most of the time at an RV park

Gray Water Tank 50"
I did not have the fittings done by them as I did not have the measurements to plan it properly. VTS has free shipping in Jan for orders over 125.

The shower head will be 2GPM and that tank I ordered would fill in 7 minutes if I kept it on. I rarely cook or need to run that much water in the trailer as I grill. Most of my time is at a campground. If I dry camp it will be a short period. But who knows I may be invited to some great opportunity to do so for longer.

You don't have much room in the chassis for another tank. My front water tank was in good shape so I am reinstalling the original up front again.

I am doing a composting toilet and tankless water heater.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:04 PM   #203
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in future planning mode for the flooring, channel, belly pan etc. In order to work on the bellypan I believe I can leverage use of that car lift. Here is the question.

I only have one end to rotate it from the car lift right so do I take straps to the tongue or the other end to lift up the frame? I take off the wheels to make it lighter. Then I can spin it manually with help.
Scares me but I think I may scratch the outriggers. So do I screw some wood across to extend the sides so when I flip it they don't scratch?

I replace the belly pan and then flip it upright The car lift raises about 8 feet. Scrhacth again- ugh.

This is my Plan A.
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Here is a short, neat thread by Mr. Cat who built a little pivot to flip his frame. Maybe it will give you some ideas. Start at post #36. I don't understand scratching the outriggers. I wouldn't think a scratch would hurt them.

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:12 PM   #205
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:21 PM   #206
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Oh boy, I forgot to paste the link! I'm sorry. Senior moment!

Here you go.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...ion-90496.html

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Hi thumbelina,

Are the seahawks going?

So you're working on your frame and figuring out how the axles are going to mount up. I thought I would post a silly picture of my silly sketch I made of the bathroom layout in my Trade Wind. I wanted the toilet between the frame rails and over the black tank. And I didn't want a water holding tank at the very rear of the trailer since I already had the battery back there. This sketch guided my bath rebuild. Where is the wall and door, where are the vent pipes, where is the shower pan, where is the vanity, how about those drains, etc, etc. You can see how small my shower is. I put it in, but I sometimes lay away at night wondering why I did. It's a waste of space in my view. But I'm the guy who prefers a microwave over a gas oven, and a recliner chair over a dinette. We all have our preferences. Your trailer, your rules!

And I found these rubber grommets to mount the pipes going into the holding tanks. I bought them and my holding tanks from Inca Plastics in California. They have just a ton of different shaped holding tanks for RV use. I found ones that would work for me.

Hope this helps...

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