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Old 06-09-2006, 01:04 PM   #15
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Is this the one?
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Old 06-09-2006, 01:10 PM   #16
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That's strange, it shows up on the "reply" page, but then gets screwy when you hit send.

I agree Nick about the problems taking that bumper area apart. Those big screws were a pain to get out. Luckily 3 of the 4 did eventually come out, so I only had to sacrifice one to the Bumper Gods. So you were able to get exact duplicates direct form Airstream, another bit of good news. Thanks for the info.

Now, let's see if we can whip the link problem......see if this works:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/20375-post5.html

Yep, this works. Click on this link, then when it opens, click the upper right hand corner to see the entire thread. Great thread, Nick, BTW.

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Old 06-09-2006, 01:46 PM   #17
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Supposedly my rear bumper was recently removed by a dealer who rebuilt my dump valves. Perhaps this will make it easier for me to take off. Don't know where I'll find a driver that big though. When I take this off I assume I'll be able to clearly see where my main dump pipe enters the underbody/inside of my trailer as well as the end of the frame rails.
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:04 PM   #18
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Where does one find a phillips driver that big?
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:53 PM   #19
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Steve, although the heads are large, the slots on mine did not go right across the heads, and my largest screwdriver fitted OK. My manual impact driver also has a large cross-point bit. BTW, how's the furnace repair going?
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:07 AM   #20
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Check out the pics I have included to the left and right areas of the water heater...no sealent or anything in there and it looks like a nice little drain area right off the sides of the heater. It might almost be benefical to drill a few drain holes at the lowest point. I know water is deff getting in there because when I was working on my wheel wells there was water and mud collected in that area.
I have caulked the top edge of the lower rub strip around the entire perimter of my trailer. I have caulked the little gaps you show near the Water Heater where the belly pan wraps over the side panel, as well as caulking around the Water Heater itself. I have caulked across the top of the rear bumper closeout panel. I have caulked around all lights and other things attached to the side panels. And I still get water leaking out of the bellypan when it rains. It mostly leaks out where the frame protrudes from the bellypan for the rear bumper and for the axles. I am still guessing that most of it is getting in there via the rear frame ends.
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:11 AM   #21
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I've done this job on two airstreams . . . This is described in detail at
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Nick, thanks for the details. It sounds like you are even more thorough than I am trying to be.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:55 AM   #22
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mouse traps

hi- back to the mice thing- it seems like they have lots of good ways to get in if they want to, I am now just keeping a trap or 2 down in the plumbing-access hole, inside the galley cabinet, of my '72. This is where they would end up if they crawl down a frame member, and it's too much of a pain to try to screen off that hole from the interior of the coach- too many things coming up through there. But I have also attempted to leave them NO openings into the wall cavities, where they could nest, and, yecchh, reproduce. I have not seen one now in a month, only out in our garden where they belong. -tim
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:12 PM   #23
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Ok, assuming get the bumper off my rig, I assume I will have access to the spot where my land line power cord penetrates the rear panel, the place where by black/grey water tube penetrates the cear coach wall to go inside the rear access hatch and also the frame ends. If I can patch all three of these, I think I'll be doing pretty good.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:32 PM   #24
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Anybody? I'm going up north tomorrow to work on it.
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I have a question.....
How do the mice get to the rear bumper of the trailer? I don't think they can jump that high, or can they? I would think they would have to climb up a tire or the front jack.
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Old 06-16-2006, 06:14 AM   #26
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They can definitely jump that high. Especially if your trailer happens to be in a camp where the back end needs to be lower than the front end to level. They can scale bare aluminum if need be.
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I know this guy or one of his relatives has scaled my aluminum!
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Old 06-16-2006, 07:37 AM   #28
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But to answer my question, if I take the rear bumper off will I be able to see exactly where the main power cord goes in and also where the dump tube goes into the underbelly?
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