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Old 12-30-2008, 05:59 AM   #15
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Hi Tedd,

what car did you tow it with? I have a '68 Overlander and am looking for something other than a SUV as a tow vehicle.

Merry Ho!
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:16 AM   #16
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I tow with my 1991 Caprice Wagon. I have done a few upgrades...

It started off with the factory tow package. This includes an auxiliary oil cooler and a larger radiator and trans cooler. Also towing gears etc...

I upgraded the coil springs on all four corners and removed the load level in shocks and went with Monroe sensatrac shocks. Also, I had a 10,000 LBS trans cooler installed with the trans rebuilt (recently) with a heavy duty commercial kit.

Finally I had commercial rims with 235/70R15 Michelin LTX load range C tires put on all four corners.

People think I am nuts, but it does the job. My mileage is about 8-9 with the trailer in tow. The thing handles like a dream. I was using my 1993 Caprice sedan before, but I am much happier with the wagon.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:51 PM   #17
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Howdy again...
Well with thoughts of spring in the air and wanting to get out again, I have started to look over the project.
Looks like I will be rebuilding the the Univolt IV that I have as it only puts out about 7 volts. I hope that it is not the transformer. I just can not afford to replace and upgrade all of the systems in the trailer.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:12 PM   #18
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Progress Ho!

Keep on pluggin' away Tedd! We are all pullin' for you. As always post pictures of your work when ever posible and tell Lori and family that Carol and I say Hi! Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:50 AM   #19
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After getting in to the Univolts and pricing out the replacement parts it turns out that a new converter is the way to go. I still can not believe that a couple of power transistors costs $170.00!!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:12 PM   #20
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Been there, Done that!

I went thru the same issue with my Univolt. I went so far as to have an estimate done on re-building it! Yikes! It was well over $300.00 and included a cooling fan mounted to the exterior of the cover to help it "last longer". I finally just ordered a new one from Inland and someday may get the time to install it.... Ha! Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:52 PM   #21
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Long time not post.
Well there has been a lot of thinking and debating and nashing of teeth. Also a little knotting of the stomach. Then came the decision!

I have been blessed with a gift. A very special gift..... I have been given a 1994 diesel Suburban. WOW!! A diesel sub!!!! With this gift comes great responsibility.

I feel like I am cheating, but I am going to have a shop (to be named when the details are hammered down) replace the floor in the 68 for me. I feel that this is what has been really holding me back on this project. I just do not have the time and skill to do this critical part of the job right. While the trailer is in the shop, I will work on getting new axles for it to install once I get it back.

As soon as I take possession of my new "toy" (the sub), I will start the ball rolling. BTW my father has offered to help with the funding of the floor/axle work. I love my dad!!!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:07 PM   #22
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Tedd,

Congrats on the Suburban! How many miles are on it?

I don't think there is any such thing as cheating on your side when getting some work done.

Pick a good shop and there won't be any from that side either.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:29 PM   #23
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The PO (bought it new) gave me a list of the work he has done to it with the mileage each job was done. The last entry was "Oil change 178,108" on 11/28/09.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #24
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Way to go Ted!! The kids are getting a little big to cram in the rear jumpseat.
As always, if you need any info or parts for the TW give us a holler.

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BTW my father has offered to help with the funding of the floor/axle work. I love my dad!!!!
He obviously loves you too! Dads can be great!

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Time to revive an old thread......
I pulled the 68 out of storage on Saturday and labored today.....
First order of business was to clean the old girl up. This is the first time I have ever washed an Airstream. Used an "O Cedar" floor polishing tool. WOW did it do wonders! Also started to repaint the trim. Got to keep her looking good for the neighbors.
Then on to cleaning the interior. Found that spic and span with a scrub brush did the trick. You can see the three stages of the cleaning method.
First a rag to wipe down and get the heavy stuff off then to the brush.
I need to replace the floor. First clean, clean, clean.....
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:30 PM   #27
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Hi,

I've been looking at your pictures and blog.
Has the floor been replaced in the 68?

What ever happened to the smashed 67?

Isn't all this fun?
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Greg,
Big fun....well maybe just fun. Right now it is a little frustrating. But, one step at a time.
The 1967 has started to come apart at the seams. I just can not keep up with the rate of decay anymore. I believe that the frame has let go just behind the axles.

I pulled the 68 out of storage and have started a new on the floor. The cash flow is not real happy, but the wife is. I have a dead line for getting the floor in to camp "a-la tin tent" by the second weekend of October. Dead lines help. LOL
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