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Old 03-14-2013, 09:07 PM   #57
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #58
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We took the old girl out on the first camping trip after all of the repairs. No problems towing, and everything seem to work well. I checked all my welds, and everything seem to hold tighter well. The only problem i had was when the new puppy chewed through the wires for the holding tank panel.


We went to Hart Springs, real nice camp ground. It has full hook up, open sites, and a nice pool. The spring was full of flood water, so we could not do any swimming or diving it it. The camp sites are a bit un level so if you go bring plenty of leveling stuff..
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:52 PM   #59
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So I got the trunk cap done, but the cam locks are to short to go through the 1/4" new frame rails. What do other folks use to latch their trunk? Just looking for ideas..
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Is this just an older airstream problem? Sorry if this is a dumb questions
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:16 PM   #61
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For the most part yes. Rear end separation, and rear in rot is common in a lot of the late 60s 70s models, double so with the rear bath. I replaced the frame rails with 1/4" c channel so it's much thicker, and stronger. If you go to the first page you can witness my folly and progress...
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:11 PM   #62
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We got the allure sticky sided floating floor installed. It's looks really good, and it feels great being on the up swing of the rehab process. The next big project will be rebuilding the bulkhead walls, then followed by rebuilding the bath room. I'm hoping to have the bathroom done by Canopener in January.

Does anyone know the original stain color used for the wood work? I was planning on using birch ply wood. It is a 69 Ambassador.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:00 PM   #63
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From there to here. It feels good..
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #64
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The older they are the more time has to do it's job. There are trailers less than 10 yrs old having leaks at the back where the factory did not seal back there properly. They are getting better at some things but there are still problems with that seal at the back. The factory will call it a maintenance issue but the problem area is hidden under the rear bumper trim. You can't seal that area without removing that trim.

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