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Old 04-06-2008, 04:04 PM   #491
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Hi Terry,

I only have the curb side awning, so I am jealous. More awnings get added to the wish list. Things are looking great.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:53 AM   #492
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They ALL leak, part 5 (or is it 6?)

With the rain we had yesterday, I made the uncomfortable discovery that we have yet another leak, this one coming into the trailer at the forward end of the curbside bedroom window. It may be related to the leak in the kitchen window, but I will only know that for sure when it stops raining, and I can apply more sealant. Maybe I can just get a bucket of Kool-Seal, and pour it on the roof .
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:46 AM   #493
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Now on the 'net without the cables through the hatch

The Verizon people were scratching their heads over my request to have a connection that I could unplug, so we could still use our travel trailer to travel. The tech support guy on the phone was as helpful as he could, but he had never heard of it being done, and as far as he knew, there was no way to easily do it. I really didn't want to schedule an appointment for disconnection, and reconnection, when we wanted to go somewhere.
Finally, one of the "old heads" found a wire harness that has a push-plug on it. He sent the installer out to retrofit our current unit, and after a brief discussion, we mounted the harness (it is two piece, one 18" long, the other 20' long) where I wanted it. The short piece is now up inside the access box on the pole behind Bertha, and the uninterupted part goes in through the bumper compartment to the router inside. I can unplug this, coil up the cable, we can go where we want, and plug it back in when we return.
As far as I know, we are the first and only Airstream in the world with portable fiber-optic internet access.
Ain't teknologee great?
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:47 AM   #494
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Talking Technology!

Arent' you special!!!!


And we were just as proud as punch when we finally figured out the programming instructions for the LCD TV and new Winegard batwing.

But still can't get the oven to work! Considering a microwave or convection now that will fit inside. Really wanted to be able to bake bread though.

Just 8 days to rally!!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:35 PM   #495
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Going camping...

The end of May will be the 6 month mark for us (and Bertha) sitting in one spot. Not turning a wheel is hard on a travel trailer, so we've decided to do something about it.
The weekend after Memorial Day (May 31-June 2) we will be taking Bertha to Faver-Dykes State Park, 15 miles South of Saint Augustine. This is very close to Marineland, and one of the National Parks' water-accessed parks. We have never been to Faver-Dykes, I guess we will see it when we get there. Fees are pretty reasonable now that the Snowbirds have flocked back North, $14/night.
Here is the web page for F-D:
Main Page - Faver-Dykes State Park » Florida State Parks

Here is a Google map of the park:
29.66780978380,-81.26823499440 - Google Maps

Anyone else interested in joining us, there are spots available, maybe we can have a mini non-rally.
There are things to do in the area, from Marineland to touring the oldest city in the U.S.
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:53 PM   #496
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Hi Terry,

If you haven’t been there, be sure to go to Fort Matanzas. It is just at the top of the Google map. Interesting bit of history there.
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Old 04-17-2008, 07:10 PM   #497
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If you haven’t been there, be sure to go to Fort Matanzas. It is just at the top of the Google map. Interesting bit of history there.
Fort Matanzas is the water-accessed park I mentioned. The fort is built from coral, and had the side benefit of absorbing enemy cannonballs. The fort was bombarded all day, and under cover of darkness the cannonballs were extracted from the walls, and returned to the attackers the following day via the fort's own cannon.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:51 PM   #498
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New faucet in the WC

Sunday I got kicked out of the trailer for a while, so I went to Home Depot to wander around. While in the plumbing department, I noticed a real nice looking bath faucet. It is made of metal, unlike our crusty plastic model, has ceramic valves, and is, of course, new. The fact it was $19.99 didn't hurt, either. I made my way back home with my prize, err, purchase, and installed it. Installation was a breeze, all I did was open the rear hatch, stick my arms inside, unscrew the water lines and mounting nuts, and install the new faucet.
It works great, and looks good, too, but...I'm not sure it goes with the decor.
Any heoughs?
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:53 PM   #499
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Sunday I got kicked out of the trailer for a while, so I went to Home Depot to wander around. While in the plumbing department, I noticed a real nice looking bath faucet. It is made of metal, unlike our crusty plastic model, has ceramic valves, and is, of course, new. The fact it was $19.99 didn't hurt, either. I made my way back home with my prize, err, purchase, and installed it. Installation was a breeze, all I did was open the rear hatch, stick my arms inside, unscrew the water lines and mounting nuts, and install the new faucet.
It works great, and looks good, too, but...I'm not sure it goes with the decor.
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Hi Terry,

It looks great. Now you just need to get a 1930s vintage Airstream to complement your new faucet.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:56 PM   #500
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Love the new faucet, Terry!!! Um... why did you get kicked out of the trailer again???

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It looks great. Now you just need to get a 1930s vintage Airstream to complement your new faucet.
So you don't think the post-retro, modern antique look is good for a 1970's Airstream?
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:07 PM   #502
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So you don't think the post-retro, modern antique look is good for a 1970's Airstream?
Well, I think that Art Deco or Art Nouveau is always appropriate. Go for it!

Damn, Terry, why did you have to bring that up? Not you got me thinkin’ again.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:35 AM   #503
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Love the new faucet, Terry!!! Um... why did you get kicked out of the trailer again???

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Umm, Marie wanted to run the vacuum, and there isn't enough room for two plus a dog when sweeping.
As a side note, we found out Sophie doesn't like vacuum cleaners...
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:41 AM   #504
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looks great...but now, you'll have to remove the bathroom, re-finish the fixtures w/ por-15 white-coat to match the handles on the faucet.



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