Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-08-2016, 10:49 AM   #99
3 Rivet Member
 
lindaebrewer's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Sacramento , California
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 101
Images: 2
Maybe? photo download?
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
lindaebrewer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2016, 10:55 AM   #100
3 Rivet Member
 
lindaebrewer's Avatar
 
2015 23' FB Flying Cloud
Sacramento , California
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 101
Images: 2
w/o me
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	TableCouch.JPG
Views:	153
Size:	150.8 KB
ID:	260189  
__________________

__________________
lindaebrewer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 07:27 PM   #101
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 709
Images: 2
The Table Looks Great!

Linda - the table modification you made looks great. I bet that really opened up that walkway very much. Great job!
__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 08:18 AM   #102
sck
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 11
Thumbs up You all are amazing!

We have had our Sport for a week (had to drive an hour last night to quickly move it to cover as a hail storm blew thru south of Austin- I could just envision all those dings!) Anyway, I am totally impressed with all the ideas! Now I just need to get going and slowly implement a few. Thank you so much for all your help. (yes we did order the rock guards yesterday and they do come from Europe and it may be 6 weeks before we get them. Can't believe Airstream doesn't make them a standard item)
__________________
sck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 09:13 AM   #103
sck
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 11
Supplies for these converstions

Frank, Mike (and everyone else)
Thanks for all the great idea on how to make our 22ft Sports more accommodating. I hope stupid questions are allowed! I am the dreamer, helping, coordinator in our home and my husband works to implement and do the actual conversion (and he (and I) still busy trying to read all the basic info we need to know) Just for future reference a few questions on the supplies needed will drilling into an airstream:
1. Do you use a certain type of drill bit when drilling into the walls? (do you check diagrams or anything to be sure there isn't any wiring, plumbing etc?)
2. Do you use an particular reinforcement in the hole once you've drilled it ( for items like the toilet paper holders, towel racks (or is it all like working in your own home)
3. Why length piano hinge did you order and were do you order them?

I am sure we will have more questions and I truly appreciate all your advice and suggestions. Thank you!
__________________
sck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 09:08 PM   #104
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 709
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by sck View Post
Frank, Mike (and everyone else)
Just for future reference a few questions on the supplies needed will drilling into an airstream:
1. Do you use a certain type of drill bit when drilling into the walls? (do you check diagrams or anything to be sure there isn't any wiring, plumbing etc?)
2. Do you use an particular reinforcement in the hole once you've drilled it ( for items like the toilet paper holders, towel racks (or is it all like working in your own home)
3. Why length piano hinge did you order and were do you order them?
All questions and ideas are absolutely welcome. Questions give each of us the opportunity to think of new ideas to make our Airstreams more accommodating and suitable for each of our unique needs. So please ask questions and make suggestions. To answer your questions:

1. I use the same drill bits I use around the house ... but I do make sure to use very short drill bits to ensure they don't penetrate the outer skin. I try to not allow the drill bit to extend any further than 1/4 inch beyond the drill if I'm drilling into an exterior wall.
2. Most components (toilet paper holder, towel rack, etc.) that I've relocated within the Airstream were anchored to the Airstream with traditional screws, so I have used the same screws when relocating those components ... BUT ... exercise caution in selecting what you use to anchor any component ... taking into consideration again what you're going to anchor that component to).
3. When I modified the bed to enable it to lift, I purchased a 72 inch piano hinge at Home Depot.

Hope this helps.
__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2016, 09:36 PM   #105
3 Rivet Member
 
2016 22' Sport
Clinton , Montana
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 202
Images: 4
Personally, I would hesitate drilling into the "interior skin" of my trailer. With that said, I've "hung" a lot of personal art/photos on the interior walls and plastic panels. I used "double sided sticky tape" that I bought at Lowes/Home Depot. It comes in small pre-cut lengths. It is very effective and you don't need to use very much of it to mount something to the interior skin. Nice thing about this stuff is that when removed it leaves no residue.
__________________
Rpatrick16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 05:49 AM   #106
Rivet Master
 
Piggy Bank's Avatar
 
2017 25' Flying Cloud
2015 22' FB Sport
Kansas City , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,063
Agree very much with Patrick. I just don't have the heart to use a permanent fastener to anything.

I also agree that removing adhesive is not that big of a deal. I took down the white memo board and put up a nice picture. Used dental floss behind the board to "saw" it off. It was affixed from the factory with foam double sided tape. I then used goof off and then rubbing alcohol to remove the adhesive. Then I hung the picture (in a lightweight Ikea frame with plastic in place of glass) with adhesive velcro.

I have used adhesive hooks for bath items.

I plan to move the TP holder like Frank and Mike did, and will probably use adhesive instead of a screw for that, just to avoid a hole.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2472.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	208.0 KB
ID:	260706  
__________________

Piggy Bank
Piggy Bank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 08:30 AM   #107
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,252
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 51
Hi, I use the 3M automotive type two sided tape; It holds better than the white stuff and doesn't split down the middle during removal. [or failure] Automotive body shops use fishing string to remove the items and the tape can sometimes be removed by rubbing at the end with your fingers and rolling as you go. No chemicals needed.
__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 07:39 PM   #108
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 709
Images: 2
I Would Agree ... On Some Uses for Adhesive Strips

But ... the reality is that ... adhesive strips won't mount roller shades.
__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 07:44 PM   #109
Rivet Master
 
Piggy Bank's Avatar
 
2017 25' Flying Cloud
2015 22' FB Sport
Kansas City , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,063
Frank and Mike,
I agree with you. And your shades look marvelous!
__________________

Piggy Bank
Piggy Bank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2016, 07:44 PM   #110
Rivet Master
 
Frank&Mike's Avatar

 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Georgetown , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 709
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piggy Bank View Post
Frank and Mike,
I agree with you. And your shades look marvelous!
Thank you It turns out they were really easy to install.
__________________
Frank&Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 03:30 PM   #111
Rivet Master
 
Boxite's Avatar

 
2008 22' Sport
Spicewood (W of Austin) , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,189
Airplanes are made of sheet aluminum. Airplanes are held together with rivets (just like Airstreams) and sheet metal screws (just like Airstreams) and sheet metal screws will hold your pictures and toilet paper to the walls.
I installed two more towel racks (from HomeDespot) on the back of our bathroom door, but that door is hollow-foam-filled veneer and the weight of towels while travelling will loosen the racks and damage the door.
So I used "binder posts" and drilled through the door to mount the racks. Problem solved.
I installed a full length dress-mirror on our bath door also... but facing the dinette...not the bathroom...for dressing and making the interior of the AS appear roomier.
Great idea on the toilet paper relocation. I hate the distance from the toilet seat to the OEM location on the lav cabinet door. Thanks for the good suggestion.
WARNING to 22' Sport owners on that accordion shower door: AS failed to properly seal with silicone the lower track and the ends will leak water to a point beneath the shower and it will ooze out onto the vinyl floor in front of the shower and rot the floor. It LOOKS completely sealed...but it's NOT. The "floor" of that track is not sealed at the ends.
Fix: Remove the lower curtain track completely, clean the area, and properly re-seal it with genuine GE Silicone II. (This leak may fool you into believing the shower drain/sewer line has a leak, but it's actually that shower curtain lower track.) This is a wide-spread assembly-line error committed by AS on all these models.
__________________
2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4.7L 4X4
Rambox
WBCCI 14676 TX ALAMO UNIT
Boxite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 03:54 PM   #112
Airstreamer In Training
 
FCStreamer's Avatar
 
2014 30' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,247
Blog Entries: 1
Did you have to drill new holes to install these?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank&Mike View Post
Yes, absolutely, very happy to share the information. Following is the direct link to the shades:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?qu...t+roller+blind

They come in white, gray and black. We chose the gray so the attached photos reflect the SKU for gray. The 22 foot Sport requires 5 shades if you replace each of the blinds. So the attached photos reflect the SKUs for the 5 sizes.

Hope this helps.
__________________

__________________
2014 Airstream Flying Cloud 30 Recliner - WBCCI #4850 - AIR #110821
2013 Cadillac Escalade Tow Vehicle, Equal-i-zer Hitch
Visit Our Flying Cloud blog for my latest adventure!
FCStreamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Flying Cloud front lounge changes Endodoc 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 4 10-10-2014 06:11 AM
Effective changes that can be made, if any? Bex Tow Vehicles 4 08-11-2010 09:46 AM
Made changes to my control panel Lothlorian Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 7 07-05-2009 06:43 PM
I have made many electrical changes FrankR Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 4 10-03-2008 08:53 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.