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Old 02-25-2008, 08:56 AM   #379
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nice.

say, did you say that the factory still carries tambour for early 70's trailers???
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:59 PM   #380
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nice.

say, did you say that the factory still carries tambour for early 70's trailers???
Outwater Plastics does, you just need to furnish the cutting tool.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:13 PM   #381
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They all leak, part 2

Sunday I went on the roof to seal up a couple of spots that were leaking water. One was leaking onto my bed, another was leaking through some wires into a light fixture in the kitchen, and a drop or two at the corner of the center Fantastic Fan.
I found and fixed the leak over the bed (yay, no more bed wetting), and removed the Fantastic fan and resealed it. I also resealed around the galley sink vent, and everything looked good. We went ahead and redeployed the main awning, and life was good again.
Silly me...
Yesterday evening, I barely beat a severe thunderstorm back to the rv park, and started fixing supper, while the rains came. The good news is, the area over the bed no longer leaks.
The bad news is, it still leaks everywhere else it did before, and then some. Now there is a huge leak in the center ceiling between the two Fantastic Fans, and extending across the right side of the ceiling, and down the wall between the main door and window, dripping out from between the aluminum panels and running onto the floor.
I guess I know what I'm going to be doing this weekend. Again.
Maybe my new signature line should be "all leak repairs are temporary"....
More good news, the freezer is -7, and the fridge is 27. I've turned the fridge up a notch, as things are starting to freeze in the fridge. Not that I'm complaining.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:57 PM   #382
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So Terry, you are saying you are the new Leak Geek? No leak to small to make bigger?

I know all about that kind of problem. There is no captured nut that I can't break loose, no piece of wood or metal I can't cut six inches too short after multiple measurements and check, check again. No hole just right that I can't slip and make it just a bit too big, and, well, you get the drift.

You actually just like being up there on the roof enhancing your tan, we know.

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TERRY!!! We recognize that leak!!!!! Whoooeeee! Tho't we were the only ones! It seems our A/S went to Alaska without us... before we found it... and it came home with a couple of "cosmetic" dentlets and some suspicious water stains! One came from between the FFan and AC/HP area and ran down the wall between the door and window! It took a lot of pulling out and repairing and putting back and sealing but it now is as good as new! I even got the stains off the "rabbit fur" as TwoAir calls it.

Hope you aren't freezing getting the leaks fixed... Phil has used silver colored stuff all over ours and now ... there's not a drop... even in heavy rain!! It's a wonderful feeling!

BTW... Phil just flew back up to Minnesota for youngest grandsons 1st communion ... just talked to him... son had picked him up at the airport an hour or so late... and they still were stuck in the snowstorm having stopped for dinner miles from home... sigh... things could be worse than for us down here in the sunny south!


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BTW... Phil just flew back up to Minnesota for youngest grandsons 1st communion ... just talked to him... son had picked him up at the airport an hour or so late... and they still were stuck in the snowstorm having stopped for dinner miles from home... sigh... things could be worse than for us down here in the sunny south!
It's not a bleepin' snowstorm. C'mon! There's only an inch or two. The road surfaces are cold but air temps are warm around 25 so it's melty and slippery.
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It's not a bleepin' snowstorm. C'mon! There's only an inch or two. The road surfaces are cold but air temps are warm around 25 so it's melty and slippery.
Bob,

An inch or two of snow in this place would wreak havoc. People would be abandoning their cars, both sanding trucks would be out of commission for some reason, they'd have to declare a state of emergency. And 25 degrees Fahrenheit? I think my refer in the trailer MIGHT get that cold .....

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It's not a bleepin' snowstorm. C'mon! There's only an inch or two. The road surfaces are cold but air temps are warm around 25 so it's melty and slippery.
I believe "slippery" is the key word here!! ^_^ "air temps are warm around 25 or so" .... Hey!!! that is NOT balmy! It's 44 down here and you can see your breath!! A snow storm is a snow storm.... right????

Glad it's going to be 71 degrees tomorrow!!!!!!!


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Edee, you and I have had a nearly equal winter as far as snowfall -- not much. Just speak softly so we don't get the folks in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and SE Wisconsin riled up... Now that has been a heavy winter.

[us -- about 24" all winter long; Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago area -- closer to 90" of snow]
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I know.... daughter #2 & family live in Muskego, WI and we've been hearing about it! ha Sure am glad I'm old enough to winter in Florida!!!!!!
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I believe "slippery" is the key word here!! ^_^ "air temps are warm around 25 or so" .... Hey!!! that is NOT balmy! It's 44 down here and you can see your breath!! A snow storm is a snow storm.... right????

Glad it's going to be 71 degrees tomorrow!!!!!!!


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the Strawberry Festival

One of the great things about moving around, and living in your Airstream (not that we've done a lot of moving lately), is that you can hang around for a while, and see some of the things you wouldn't be able to if you just spent a couple of weeks of vacation time. One of the things we went to see and do this weekend, is the Plant City Strawberry Festival in Plant City Florida. It is kind of like a local fair, with a strong strawberry twist. There is a midway, rides, games, food carts and tents, all like a fair, but everything involves strawberries. In our walk around the area, I saw:
Strawberry salad
Strawberry pie
Strawberry soup
Strawberry ice cream
Strawberry milkshakes
Strawberry cake
Strawberry shortcake
chocolate dipped strawberries
white chocolate dipped strawberries
Strawberry fudge
Strawberry syrup
deep-fried strawberries
Strawberry bread
Strawberry wine
Strawberry blossom honey

And that was just the edible stuff.
I was afraid to look in the bathrooms...
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One of the great things about moving around, and living in your Airstream (not that we've done a lot of moving lately), is that you can hang around for a while, and see some of the things you wouldn't be able to if you just spent a couple of weeks of vacation time. One of the things we went to see and do this weekend, is the Plant City Strawberry Festival in Plant City Florida. It is kind of like a local fair, with a strong strawberry twist. There is a midway, rides, games, food carts and tents, all like a fair, but everything involves strawberries. In our walk around the area, I saw:
Strawberry salad
Strawberry pie
Strawberry soup
Strawberry ice cream
Strawberry milkshakes
Strawberry cake
Strawberry shortcake
chocolate dipped strawberries
white chocolate dipped strawberries
Strawberry fudge
Strawberry syrup
deep-fried strawberries
Strawberry bread
Strawberry wine
Strawberry blossom honey

And that was just the edible stuff.
I was afraid to look in the bathrooms...
Wow Terry, you "jam'ed" a lot into one day.

(I just couldn't help myself after reading all the s'berry stuff)
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Hmmmm... so who ate the extra salad and the extra shortcake????

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