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Old 01-30-2011, 03:41 PM   #155
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Daniel I had the same issue with the plywood and I put it down to the paint I used to seal the floor and edges. It was quite thick. Also the plywood they sell now is metric sized and slightly larger than imperial measurements. I had to hammer the channel off the old floor sheets so I did the same in reverse to install the channel on the new floor. It was a very tight fit and the plywood did compress enough to get the channel on.
BTW why are you not sealing up the whole floor sheets both top and bottom before installing it. I would paint a waterproof sealer on the sheets on both sides and the edges before installation.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:50 PM   #156
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The plywood sheets have 2 coats of water based Verathane on each side and the edges are sealed with epoxy. I just need to re-epoxy the places where I ground it down today.

The channel fits great now. I didn't need to hammer it.. just tap, tap, tap.
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Hi daniel Sorry the pics didn`t show the sealing of the floor. Anyway I managed to get the pics I promised you of the fresh water tank venting and I took a pic of the channel meeting point above the reels roadside.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:22 PM   #158
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Very informative. Thanks a bunch Chris.
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Hi daniel Sorry the pics didn`t show the sealing of the floor. Anyway I managed to get the pics I promised you of the fresh water tank venting and I took a pic of the channel meeting point above the reels roadside.
Chris, do you have two fresh water tanks? If not, why are there two vent lines? Also, I guess you haven't connected the fill line(s) yet, but it's not obvious in the photo where it will go...?
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Aage it is one tank which is sectioned around the angle iron for the floor support so that`s why the two vent lines. You can see the nipple for the fresh water fill on the fill port. I have not really connected any water lines yet just mocked this up for daniel to see.
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OK, so do I understand that you put in a different (not original) fresh water tank? Nice! I see the fill nipple on the port on the side wall, but where will it connect? Near that shiny piece of aluminum?
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OK, so do I understand that you put in a different (not original) fresh water tank? Nice! I see the fill nipple on the port on the side wall, but where will it connect? Near that shiny piece of aluminum?
aage no it`s a factory original tank. You can`t see the connection point on the tank in this pic. It is at the curbside of the tank and the rear corner but it is hidden under the floor edge.
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Know what this is?

Anybody have any idea what this is?
It might not be for my trailer. It came with a pile of stuff along with my gutted trailer.

I have two of them.
They seem to fit almost perfectly on the outside around the wheel wells, but aren't weathered at all.. like they are an interior piece..
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Daniel that's exactly what they are is wheel well trim. My 73 is different though. Either 74 or 75 airstream changed to that style.
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Musta been 75. mine are like yours, I believe..
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axles

Out with the old, and in with the new..
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Musta been 75. mine are like yours, I believe..
Hi Daniel my wheel well trim is different than the ones shown in that picture. The change must have been 74 and maybe changed again in 75.
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Oh, Dexter did weld the shock plates on for me. No extra cost. Thank you, Don. You're the man!
The axles weren't so heavy as to be unmanageable for me.

The axles weren't too much work to get fitted either.
I already had the old ones off so that made working with it more fun.
Was able to kinda-sorta bolt the new brackets in where the old axles attached. The Dexter axles were something over an inch wider than the existing hole-place that the other axles fit up into.

Marked the new width on the axle plate with a speed square and with a skil saw with the metal cutting blade made short work of that.

Also the bolt holes are spaced a little wider and are bigger (15/16) than the ones that I got back from the frame builder so I need to widen them out.

Awesome.
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