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Old 02-11-2007, 06:47 PM   #337
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Would anyone be interested in getting together for an hour or so just to exchange ideas on renovation work on our older units?
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:11 PM   #338
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We will for sure do some of that we always share lot of that type advice and info.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:24 PM   #339
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Great...I've so far to go...and keeep stumping my toes...learning
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:29 PM   #340
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We have three Fantastic Fans in our 30'. One in the master cabin and one in the bunk area were added by the dealer at the time of purchase. These two have the rain sensor and are reversible and are multi-speed with a thermostat to control. The one in the kitchen area is exhaust only with the rain sensor and thermostat. It is the one that came from the factory as part of the LS package.

We also added awnings on the rear and road side. We haven't been summer camping since they were installed last October, but they do seem to make a difference the times we have been "camping in the sun".

There is one odd thing though, the road side awning is a Zip-Dee and was ordered by, and installed by, the dealer where we purchased our trailer new in May. Even though there is a factory installed rail on the road side, the awning was installed on a new rail mounted lower, just above the windows. I didn't notice this until I was washing the trailer several weeks later and have no idea why the factory rail wasn't used. The awning for this side is considerably narrower than the curbside awning, but I don't have a clue why it wasn't mounted on the existing rail. It is the exact same length as the factory rail which is the same length as the curb side awning. Anybody know why?
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Old 02-12-2007, 07:44 PM   #341
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I have thought about that road side awning rail myself. I suspect that Airstream installs it as part of the structure of the trailer.
You could of course mount a full size awning on that side as well. That would give you maximum shade. I suspect most people would not want to sit on the side of the trailer with all the hookups.
Not an issue if you are boondocking.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:11 PM   #342
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Mounting a narrower awning on the road side lower than the original rail would give the awning the maximum coverage being lower and closer to the window tops. How much is the factor you'd have to figure on your own but someone had this in mind and went to a bit more work to fasten a second lower rail.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:25 PM   #343
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Road side awning

My road side awning is mounted to the factory installed rail at the seam. It really is nice to have for both sun and rain...and partial privacy without the blinds.

One reason not to tint the back window, is that most of the older airstreams were designed so the driver could look through their rear view mirror and through the back window. My old 1978 allowed a perfect view until I got the rock guard for the front. My current 1986 has a pretty good view, but the tinted rock guard makes it tough in most lighting conditions. My 2004 International 22 CCD did not allow any view because the rear window was too high.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:34 PM   #344
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There is a great posting on replacing original vents with Fantastic Fans listed under 1970 pictures. I would look it up. I replaced my front vent with a rain sensor vent and the back without. It works out really well since I can leave the vent open all summer and it closes automatically. It keeps that HotLanta heat from ruining anything. If only I could remedy the cold...
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:58 AM   #345
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Looks like we will try to make it down from TN. Just have to get the new bamboo floor down, carpet the pilot area, mount and hook up the new Velvac mirrors, and install new twin beds in rear. Oh, allmost forgot, re-install the front windows, and curb side windows and new tracks, paint, etc!!!

Good thing I have it inside, just need to get some warmer weather so I can get the floor down!
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:18 PM   #346
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Well it looks like we will be at the F5 site!

I best get to work!
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Well it looks like we will be at the F5 site!

I best get to work!
Welcome aboard! See you in about 8-1/2 weeks.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:32 PM   #348
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Welcome cmadmaxman, and its great to see more Tennesseans headed to the rally.
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Old 02-13-2007, 01:56 PM   #350
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Too much coffee....where does the line form......at what time?
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