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Old 09-30-2014, 10:26 AM   #57
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Thanks for the info on 3M 5200 black and the idea of the dowel. Maybe we will try both! Anything is better than the duct tape I stuck on last night in prep for the trip down to ALBQ for the balloon fiesta.

David, I bet the gloss black waistline strip looks great--pic?

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Old 10-01-2014, 05:36 PM   #58
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Here is a picture of the black vinyl stripe I stuck to the sides of my Limited replacing the faded and cracked wood grain vinyl "stack". There was the wood grain, and pin stripes, and the base vinyl. It was some fussing around to do it.

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Old 10-01-2014, 05:48 PM   #59
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This looks classy :-)


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Old 10-02-2014, 09:15 AM   #60
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That really looks sharp and works well with the overall color scheme of the Ltd.

How did you work the black stripe around the "Limited" letters?

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Old 10-03-2014, 05:25 AM   #61
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Vivian, easy peasy as they say. The Limited are cast aluminum letters that are rivet to the skin. I drilled out the rivets, ran the vinyl stripe, and then riveted them back on.

The re-stripe project involved removing the upper and lower 1" moldings all the way around, and all the rest of the trailer. Then I used Aircraft Stripper to dissolve the old vinyl, cleaned up the surfaces, and then applied the new vinyl stripe. It comes with an adhesive backing. And then put it all back together again.

Now back to Stefan's Limited. Gotta see how he bangs in that new subfloor in the back of his trailer. Big job!

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Old 10-03-2014, 08:00 AM   #62
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Love the black!
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:47 PM   #63
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well guys, my wife and i have been pretty busy the last couple of days.
we cleaned the frame, cleaned, straightened and painted the belly wraps and insulated the flooring.
I made me a paper template for both sides of the floor and cut it to size out of 3/4” ply. I beveled the edge and the installed it. the first side went in easy. the opposite side was a little tougher but i think still not too bad. Once both sides were in, i secured the floor to the c-channel with 1/4” elevator bolts, which i sat with trempro. the back has 5/16” bolts. Once perimeter bolts were done i drilled and tapped 1/4” machine screws into the frame in the inside. I did ended up and had to install a 1/2” filler down the center as i cut a little short .. but its all sealed .overall it went pretty good. we re-insulated and secured the walls in place.
Belly pan is back up and belt line trim is resealed and installed. I still got to finish riveting the inside panels and secure the bumper with new bolts...
now I’m wore out.. Luckily i can go back to my regular job tomorrow
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:35 AM   #64
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I can see why you might be a bit tired. You got a lot done. You make partial subfloor installation sound easy. I think it is easier for those with a higher level of mechanical skills than I have.

I drilled 1/4" drain holes in the belly pan under the bumper storage hatch and all the way to the tank pan. That bumper hatch is not sealed and lets a lot of rain water into the "basement". When I dropped my rear belly pan, I must have had a gallon of water in there! And the fiberglass insulation was soaked and some of which was laying on the aluminum. I recommend let the water drain out.

You have the hose reels out of the trailer now. I wonder if you will re-install them? I removed mine as I had difficulty re-coiling cold hoses and power cords. When it's cold outside, the rewind springs just don't have enough force to wind the cord back up. There was a couple times where I thought I might be in a jam. I think even Limited owners wouldn't mind coiling up their own power cords and fresh water hoses, even on a rainy morning in the mud.

Just wondering what your plan might be.

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Old 10-06-2014, 07:42 AM   #65
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on another question:
who has put a regular couch/ sofa up front ? My Goucho has some parts missing, which is not a problem for me, but it needs to be upholstered and this would be more expensive than buying a sofa or even a sleeper sofa. My only concern is the battery charger and the two batteries up front.
Any advice is as usual greatly appreciated.. especially on how the heck i get a couch into my Airstream
We finally decided the original Gaucho HAD to go. We figured we could live without the "convert to a bed feature" and I headed out to find a suitable replacement. The tricky part isnt finding something that would fit in the space....it's finding something you can get through the Airstream door!

We found a leather sofa that was about 3" shorter in width than we needed, but it has over stuffed arms that fill the gap. It's a 3 seater and each side reclines with a protruding foot rest. On installation the frame was centered and pushed back till it rested up against the battery boxes (which sit a bit farther forward than the charger) The center of the couch doesnt recline so there are no issues with clearance or ventilation for the charger. and it's far enough forward to allow both the reclining ends to do their thing. The back is aprox. 6"taller than the Gaucho was, and the biggest "issue" is that it sits far enough forward that the Street side fold out table is now unusable. (not an issue for us, as we don't use it)

The real selling point was that the reclining backs and the center back section are all removable! This was key in getting it inside the Airstream! Most couches without removable backs just aren't going to fit through the 26" door opening. No matter which way you turn & rotate them. ((i speak from experience )


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Yowza! Does that ever look sharp, and very comfortable. Makes me wanna take a nap! Maybe I just will.

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Old 10-06-2014, 04:45 PM   #67
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You have the hose reels out of the trailer now. I wonder if you will re-install them? I removed mine as I had difficulty re-coiling cold hoses and power cords. When it's cold outside, the rewind springs just don't have enough force to wind the cord back up. There was a couple times where I thought I might be in a jam. I think even Limited owners wouldn't mind coiling up their own power cords and fresh water hoses, even on a rainy morning in the mud.

Just wondering what your plan might be.

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I actually plan on re-using the hose reel.Unfortunately i only have the water one.. I am missing the electric one.. maybe someone has one they want to get rid off ? I’m also missing the roller that goes with the electric reel.

Truxpin, i like to couch you put in.. it is about the style i am looking for, unless i find a set of nice recliners. but its got to be the brown leather though as well.. fits my idea with the theme in the camper.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:50 PM   #68
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well, i guess its time for an update.
As some of you know i have been working quiet a bit on the 48 Liner ( see 48 Liner Resurrection )
I finally could squeeze in some time to work on the limited.
We finished to install the subfloor and laid the final hardwood.
Once this was complete, i re-installed the water heater and the curb side bed.
i next made a new enclosure out of aluminum to house the shore power and water reel. i think it turned out pretty good... i just wish at this time, my camper came with a power reel.. anybody got a spare one?

for now I also installed the street side bed as well as hung all the now clean curtains..( thanks to my wife..)
i think overall she is coming together pretty good..

follow are some pictures
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here some more pictures..
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:19 PM   #70
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Really looking nice Stefan. Man, you have accomplished a lot in these last few weeks. Your Limited will be very nice. I made a wood enclosure for my hose reals, not near as nice as your aluminum one.

So is your Limited ready to go now?

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