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Old 11-08-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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She has seen Alaska

Howdy!
It's here. We have got our own trailer. For about 6 months we have been looking for something. We actually started looking at pop-up tent trailers, but every one we checked out had a musty smell. Then onto Craigs list. We were drooling at the mouth when we saw the scammer with his $5800 brand new Bambi for sale. I remember looking at Eric and saying, "come on honey, we can afford that!"
Then onto other sites, the oogle site always had some killer AS at some cheap price, we would email the same day and it would be sold. However here at the AS classifieds all the deals seemed based in reality. I found the forums a hugely valuable tool when the time came to make a decision.
We had our eye on a particular AS in the classifieds and after the price dropped for the second time we knew we had to act.
Then there was the second act and the third and now a lovely creature sits in our driveway! I feel like it's a girl and a very modern one. She doesn't have a name yet, but I am confident that will come in time.
She really looks cool! When I look out one of the living room windows its as if a huge whale is out there. She needs work but not as much as others. The lighting is amazing, there are a bunch of thoses wee lights and at night it is quite bright.
Oh yes and here is the first of many questions.
1. What do I clean her outside with and inside? When I wash the outside, is it like a car? Dry it with some towels while its still wet?
Timing is everything and I think we got her just in time. There is a lot of rust on her and both the bathroom and kitchen facets are showing signs of moisture pitting. When I am outside working on her I have a space heater going inside to try and dry her out. She has just a hint of a musty smell.
Well thats it for now!
And here are some pictures!
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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ok, I thought I had the pictures...will try again!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:03 PM   #3
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Congrats!!

Looks like a good find.... Good luck getting into shape you're happy with (the only shape that really matters...).

Next time it rains really hard, get brave and go inside and look all around lower walls for signs of dampness indicating leaks... It should be dry inside, and if it isn't, it should be fixed so it is... That will solve musty smell, moisure, pitting, rust, curtain and fabric wall covering issues, etc...

Even though RV stores sell cute plastic kitchen and bath faucets, you could go to OSH or Lowes and get real ones and install them into trailer pretty easily.. Gives you option for single lever, pull-outs, etc... We did and were happy with outcome...

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #4
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rock on pinkone !

congrats on the new tube!

u r now a noob' with a toob'

a name will come to you, just listen to her 4 awhile.

yes, wash it like a car,

just don't OVER do it on water pressure

and don't spray water INTO cracks and dark spaces, or into the AC shroud or vents.

AIR dry, but a good coat of car wax/sealant will make her SHINEY...

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:16 PM   #5
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Thanks John! We do have a few spots that we know have leaked in the past and when we get those areas exposed we will surely be needing some advice on how to fix em.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:18 PM   #6
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Cool!!!!!!!! Thanks for the nice words 2air. Do you actually have a name? I am so pleased that you have posted here.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:39 PM   #7
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Glad to see she made it home safely.
Interesting you mention Alaska and also that you look out your window and she looks like a whale in your driveway. How about a name that pays hommage to her whaleness and her visit to Alaska---you could call her 'Beluga.' Ha!!
Enjoy her.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:58 PM   #8
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:08 PM   #9
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Glad it all went well and you have her home!
Keep us posted on your travels, trials and tribs.
PS Im going to look at one in 2 weeks!
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #10
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Glad to see you found one. Now you have something the singer Pink doesn't.

You can dry it with a good quality microfiber cloth for drying. You can get them and Griot's Paint Sealant plus an applicator and a microfiber cloth to polish it from Griot's Garage (check online). Easy to use and really lasts and lasts. A regualr towel will abrade the finish—you may not see the individual results, but mounts up.

2air does have a name, but you have to hang around for a while to find it out. He won't tell you.

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...Do you actually have a name?...
name ideas for the trayla...

there are lots of clues and messages in tunes.

-i like layla the trayla (and eric clapton would be clapping)

and after consulting with jimmie...


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i c 3 possible names in the lyrics here...

Jimmie Spheeris: Isle of View

1. flo' (as it let it flow...)

2. monte luna (once their freedom knew me...)

3. mercury (light of the morning, looking for shelter in this thunder and rain...)

4. esmaria (let your heart ride a feather to a better time...)
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read the lyrics and decide if ANY speak 2 you.

listen to the tracks online.

jimmie's got game!

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Finding the general neighbohood of leaks is easy. Water still obeys laws of gravity and flows generally downhill, though it does go sideways sometimes in presence of Aluminum... Rivet heads, seams, gaps around windows, running lights and connections around floor and wheel wells are all candidates... Pressure (vacuum in reverse..) and soap bubbles on exterior can confirm location...

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:44 AM   #13
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Congratulations-I know you have been looking for a while! She looks beautiful in your driveway! How about "Orca" for a name in honor of the whale reference!!
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What about "Moby"????
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