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Old 05-08-2005, 11:20 PM   #15
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How about if we give this thread back to the original post of buying his first Airstream!
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Old 05-08-2005, 11:22 PM   #16
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Thanks Kevin and Lou. That helps alot. Didn't mean to hog your thread Ben. Look forward to hearing about your trip tomorrow. Dawn
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Hey, no problem aobut the club posts! Actually I was kind of hoping to get some info on the clubs and which I should join etc. The homecomming is the rally I was talking about. Jackson Center is right down the road and it wouldn't be an expensive "spur of the moment" decision to go. I'll probably contact our factory rep for registration info unless any of you guys have the details.

About my stainless tambours, I never thought of the weight issue...maybe I'll use aluminum. Most of them are on one side and those slats are pretty thick. You get a couple thousand of the stainless ones on one side...yeah, that'd be pretty heavy...Thanks!

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Old 05-09-2005, 07:59 AM   #18
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I have an untested theory that the door is okay but the camper is moving. Heavy air conditioners or just time causes the roof to settle...opening up a gap at the top of the door...Like I said it's just a theory.

I was kind of thinking something like that but the gap is only on one side of the top of the door and it's the front side at that. I think the wind is probably the culprit here. Airstream does make all of their doors open the wrong way. I sell RV's for a living and Airstream is the only one with "suicide" doors. Either way, the repair is the same...something I won't want to watch.

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We have a similar problem with our trailer, the PO of our trailer forgot where he put his keys, and his family had to pull the door out enough to unlock the door from the inside, now the top of the door sticks out a little. I have done the same thing as your PO has done, an extra gasket at the top to keep drafts and water out.
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:21 AM   #19
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Hey Ben...congrats on getting your 29' membership card! You're very fortunate to not only be in the industry, but also be about 25 miles from ground zero where it all happens.

Congrats and enjoy! Post some pic if you have time.
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Old 05-09-2005, 08:35 AM   #20
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I'd love to see what others are doing with their vintage Airstreams! I've got so many ideas. My dad works at a company that manufactures commercial dishwashers. I can get lot's of sheet stainless from him. Thinking about lots of stainless accents inside. Might make stainless slats and redo all of my tambour doors....Wouldn't that look great!

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its been done. a member of our local unit replaced his tambour w/ something like that. not sure if its actually "stainless", but it is definately "shiny metal". looks cool! and, it doesn't expand/contract w/ the weather and get sticky. check the outwater plastics catalog...that's probably where he got the material. www.outwaterplastics.com
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Here She Is!

Here's a pic of the outside...I'm going to post the rest as soon as I figure out how! Ha Ha. So far there have been no bad suprises. The previously mentioned door problem is the only thing wrong with the trailer and I'll probably use the 2x4 method of coaxing. It should be pretty easy as the screen door is NOT warped and I can line the outer door right up to it so I know when it's right. Again...pleased as poopie!

About the homecomming. I'm totally in! I'm usually off Mondays and Tuesdays so I'll be there those days...then I find out that my dealership is working the rally so I told the guy orchestrating it to get me a site and schedule me for Wednesday and Thursday! I get to camp and work at the same time! I love my job. I'll be there four straight days. Anybody who wants to see me can just look for the little blonde Welsh Corgi...oh yeah...and the Paul Sherry RV's sign. Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

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Congratulations Look forward to seeing pictures. Glad you got her home safely. Dawn
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Pics Pics Pics!

They're all uploaded. You should be able to link to them from my profile or use keyword "Ironheadude"

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Hey wait a minute! After getting the title, it's a '72 ambassador...not a '73. Oh well...still happy with it!
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Sorry dude - "404 error" forum problem keeps anyone from looking at the pix from your profile.
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Hey wait a minute! After getting the title, it's a '72 ambassador...not a '73. Oh well...still happy with it!
check the serial number on the tag...front streetside corner. that will reveal the truth. check it against the serial number decoders on airstream.com


mine was wrong when I got it, too. or, I should say, the PO's registration and title were wrong. current title was corrected.
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I got the same error. I thought it was just my computer. I was able to attach the exterior pics in post #21 though...You might also be able to just go to the "photo gallery" link and look at pics uploaded yesterday under Ironheadude.
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Nice trailer!
I will go look at the other pics now!
I really do believe that this is the first symptom of "aluminitis"!
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