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Old 02-15-2007, 04:53 PM   #57
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This may or may not help.
Camper Repair Center in Montevallo, Al., specialized in repairing damage such as this. I have dealt with them many times (my home is only 2.5 miles away) and they are also a wonderful source for manly of those hard-to-find parts that we all need to keep our airstreams up and going. Call and ask for Sonny and he will give you good information.
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Old 02-16-2007, 05:33 PM   #58
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why not just turn that part into a nice outdoor porch... and keep the airstream...
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:59 PM   #59
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Not sure if I already suggested this, but roll it out to the curb for the recycler.....after all, it's mostly aluminum and since it's already smushed like a beer can......
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:09 AM   #60
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I have gotten positive feedback from Jackson Center! Now to work out the details.......
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:44 AM   #61
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Details man, we want details!
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:50 PM   #62
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Feedback from JC

Tedd, It is always good to get positive feedback on any project! Hope they were helpful. I know you can Git 'er Done and make the trailer whole again. Keep us posted! Ed
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:28 PM   #63
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The run down

OK, here is the scoop.

My father asked me to get a quote, so I contacted a couple of people via PM's to get some insight. After that I emailed Airstream service. After a few emails between us, I wound up talking on the phone to the service manager. Spent a lot of time making sure we were both on the same page. Then I was given a number for the work I wanted done.

At this point I have to sit back and catch my breath. I am trying to keep all of this in perspective and not let my heart run away with my father's wallet. I have spent some time talking this all over with the wife. We still need to hammer out a few more issues to make sure we want to go through with this. I have passed along the information to my father for him to mull over.

This is a big step financially and mentally for me and the family. I want to make sure that I am not jumping into a monster hole. Before you all jump me, the work to be done will give me a solid shell and running gear, so I will have a solid base to finish.

The plan is to gut the trailer, and then take it and shell half to Jackson Center for the splice and new axles. Then bring home and replumb with PEX and re-install the interior.
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Old 03-07-2007, 04:37 PM   #64
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Hey, if you can make it work financially and it's not going to become a burden then great. The important factor that always comes to the forefront is the fact that it is a major project and will you have the time and patience to actually finish it. If not it will be hard to break even on it. However, if you believe you can finish it, and the family has bought into the project, you are golden and then IMHO go for it.

I have lot's of experience with this with my car addiction. I have a 70 SS Chevelle almost done that's sitting due to my health and it's bothering me, not my wife. She's a trooper.

Keep us posted.
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Well after much consideration and soul searching, I have decided to not go through with the splicing operation. With my father offering to foot the bill for this, I have thought it would be better to invest the money into my house. I will patch up the leaks for another season of camping "rat style". The options are open for now. I think it wiser to invest in the homestead for now. I just will have to stay local (500 miles or less) for a while.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:49 PM   #66
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Sorry to hear that, Tedd. But I understand your reasoning.

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Old 04-15-2007, 07:20 AM   #67
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Hi Tedd! just popping in to say hi! Sounds like you have made steady progress. Can't say that I can blame you for investing in the homestead versus the "roam"stead.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:00 PM   #68
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The important thing is that down the road your trailer can be repaired if you do decide to do it and store it properly now. You get the all important mother ship done the way you want, then you can think again about doing the escape pod. Sometimes we put time agendas on things that don't really need them. I'm famous for that according to my wife.

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Wow an other camping season is here. Go figure, the water system has come on line with out any new leaks?!?!?! Fridge fired right up and cooled right down. I guess the old gal just wants to get out and do what she was made to do .... camp. That and I did go down to the local Airstream dealer, so maybe the Overlander wants to make a good for the season. :O)
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So.....

How did you like the USAdventureRV Center in Bolingbrook? I was in there last fall after they were recently opened and it was starting to look like they were going to be able to grow a good business there. Always glad to have another source for parts and info. They are great guys and I hope they do well up there. Ed
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