Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-03-2006, 09:10 AM   #381
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Speaking of... does anyone know a good campsite near miami?

Carlos
__________________

jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 12:42 PM   #382
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
On the road back to Iowa...
Attached Images
 
__________________

jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 04:31 PM   #383
2 Rivet Member
 
1953 21' Flying Cloud
Carson , New Mexico
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 71
just gosh darn lovely
t.gray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2006, 09:29 PM   #384
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,491
Images: 39
If you pass thru Atlanta, stop by and lemme buy you a beer. I've a few thousand questions I'd like to ask about your beautiful trailer!

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 12:55 AM   #385
Rivet Master
 
Babeebloos's Avatar
 
1963 19' Globetrotter
Laguna Beach , California
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 766
Images: 24
just found this thread...

WOW ! I love this trailer! Wonder if you got the curtains up? I like the idea with the magnets. Did you do them? any pics?
__________________
Officer says ..."Step AWAY from the toaster Ma'am"

http://www.debraschottfineart.blogspot.com
Babeebloos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 10:26 PM   #386
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim & Susan
If you pass thru Atlanta, stop by and lemme buy you a beer. I've a few thousand questions I'd like to ask about your beautiful trailer!

Jim
Hi Jim, I was already a few days past when I posted that pic but I will sure look you up next time! Free Beer. Magic Words.
jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 10:27 PM   #387
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Quote:
Originally Posted by Babeebloos
WOW ! I love this trailer! Wonder if you got the curtains up? I like the idea with the magnets. Did you do them? any pics?
Curtains are still to be done, I am hoping that I can get to them by the end of the month - then I'll head back out. I am getting tired of crouching down on the floor when I change my pants.

Carlos
jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2007, 06:36 PM   #388
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Volt/amp meter

I made this meter based on the plans here:

http://www.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/12volt/12volta.htm


It is set up to read voltage on the top panel and amps below - a negative number means that amps are being pulled out of the batteries, a positive number indicates batteries are being charged. In this way I can see the net amps in or out - if the solar is charging and I have the radio on, for example, I can see the current charging the battery from the solar minus the current that is used by the radio.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	powerpanel-big.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	88.8 KB
ID:	30924   Click image for larger version

Name:	powerpanel-detail.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	86.4 KB
ID:	30925  

jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2007, 07:08 PM   #389
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,491
Images: 39
More great work Carlos. Thanks for the link, also.

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2007, 08:27 PM   #390
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim & Susan
More great work Carlos. Thanks for the link, also.

Jim

This is the shunt I used:

http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...50MV=50A_.html

and I used the panel meters that were listed on the design link. Other than that, you only need a couple high-quality resistors - with a low temperature coefficient so that the meter is accurate through summer and winter (mouser.com)! I started out with garden variety resistors but found that it wasn't accurate at a wide range of temps.
jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 08:16 PM   #391
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Utica, NY

My new home for 2 months.
Attached Images
  
jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2007, 04:07 PM   #392
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Snow

It's snowy here. I have to get up on a ladder to shovel off my solar panel every day.
Attached Images
  
jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2007, 07:58 PM   #393
Got gandkids?
 
Jim & Susan's Avatar

 
1973 27' Overlander
'Possum Holler , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,491
Images: 39
Man, I hope you brought plenty-o-firewood!

Jim
__________________
www.nesa.org

Air No. 6427
Jim & Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2007, 11:27 PM   #394
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,330
Images: 40
If you still have snow on your roof in the morning, you're not burning your stove hot enough.

Looks kinda chilly there. Burn more hardwoods. How has the trailer been holding up now that you've put some mileage on her?

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 08:58 AM   #395
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyfshr
If you still have snow on your roof in the morning, you're not burning your stove hot enough.

Looks kinda chilly there. Burn more hardwoods. How has the trailer been holding up now that you've put some mileage on her?

Brad
FF
It's toasty inside, I have two down comforters too! The snow melts off the rib-lines after a few days, I think of the remainder as another blanket of insulation... Fortunately the studio has a huge woodburning stove and a corresponding wood pile. I put about 30 big pieces in the studio fire each day, they are about 24-30 inches long. I take one and cut it in half on the bandsaw, chop it up and keep my space warm for the day. I let the stove go out overnight (I stay warm under the comforters down to about 0 - beyond that and I either need to stoke the stove or plug in a little space heater). Then I clean out the stove around noon and start it up again to use the space as a secondary studio... I can keep it as hot as I want in there, that stove puts out some serious heat.

So far things have been good travelling, I guess about 6000 miles? The solar/battery system is great - I plug in every once in a while to really charge the batteries, but even here the panel keeps up with my needs (the days are getting longer now). I love watching the amps flow in during the day on my meter and then that same meter reminds me to shut offf the radio when I am not listening...

No problems with the wood walls structurally. The rivets condense water and grow little ice flowers though...

Water system needs heat tape - or some other system using my water heater to circulate through the pipes? I'm leaning towards heat tape as I think I will almost always have access to a plug if I am north in the winter. My plan is to spend more time south!

I still have condensation on the bottom of the bed when it is really cold, even with the holes. I need to raise the mattress on some kind of structure like a rigid version of a furnace filter - this would allow air to get to all parts of the bottom of the bed. Or, I might try putting a piece of foam insulation on the bottom and see if that keeps it from getting warm down there...

I would probably put something tougher in for the floor if I did it over... I like the wood in Theresa's flying cloud, I think it could be milled pretty thin to save on weight. I like the way a beat up wood floor looks, but a beat up cork floor just looks kind of beat up. And I tend to beat it up since it is a studio.

Carlos
jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 09:02 AM   #396
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
Quote:
Originally Posted by 65GT
Utica? I was in Utica for two days on business three weeks ago. It would have been great to meet you and to hopefully have had the chance to see your craftsmanship 1st hand.

Why did I think you were from the mid-west?

What's up with the Sculpture Space?

Oh I think I read that wrong -- you just arrived?

__

I have been in the midwest, now here for two months... Sculpture space
www.sculpturespace.org
is a foundation that supports artists - they provide a studio/apartment/stipend for artists to come for a couple months and use the facilities. It's a great place and it's pretty amazing that institutions like this exist!

Carlos
jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 01:59 PM   #397
Rivet Master
 
fastrob's Avatar
 
1976 25' Tradewind
. , AZ to Maine
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 573
Feedback

Thanks for the update on your work.

Cork is no free lunch huh? What is the toughest flooring?
There are metal mesh grates that would allow greater air transfer for the bed.
If we sweat and breath out 1-2 liters (or 1-2 gallons depending on who you believe) of water per day, there are challenges.
It would be nice to have a dehumidifier but moist air transfers heat better than dry air.
Who says artists need pain to develop talent?

R
fastrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2007, 01:05 PM   #398
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
axle

In response to andy's message about my trailer:


Inland RV Center

Not exactly sure because of the angle of your photo's, but you might want to check out your axle.

The following article will tell you how to quickly do it.

Dura Torque Axle

Andy



Does this look ok?
Attached Images
 
jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2007, 02:06 PM   #399
Addicted to Aluminum
 
A-Merry-Can's Avatar
 
1959 18' "Footer"
1964 24' Tradewind
1954 29' Liner
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
i've always heard if you can see the top of the rim, you're good to go. i like the wheels, btw. running the same ones on my trade wind.

jp
__________________

• • •
• • • • •
8576 • • • • • • • •
there's always room for one more!
A-Merry-Can is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 10:13 AM   #400
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 390
more snow

I'm going to need a periscope soon.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	021607_10132.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	53.6 KB
ID:	32423   Click image for larger version

Name:	021607_10134.jpg
Views:	112
Size:	75.0 KB
ID:	32424  

__________________

jcferguson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1962, 1962 safari, 22'


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
1962 24' Oddball? Mark in Modesto 1959-69 Tradewind 36 03-30-2019 08:04 PM
Safari owners Jerry Sulkin 1969 - 1973 Safari 30 02-20-2006 08:07 PM
re-plumbed '67 Safari tod47d Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 4 01-30-2006 12:04 PM
Safari VS. Classic Questions kkrogh Our Community 24 12-20-2005 12:10 PM
Where do you suppose they put the antenna jack -'73 safari ? Chuck 1969 - 1973 Safari 14 06-13-2002 12:34 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.