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Old 10-19-2007, 04:06 PM   #29
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well, between his network of engineering/design friends & the school's facilities, he has access to an impressive amount of expertise & equipment.

haven't heard from him since he left but i think the biggest handicap is lack of experience with real airstreams. for instance, understanding the way travel shakes up their insides.

since he wants to live in his full time, off the grid if possible AND pull it with his Audi wagon, that presents, uh, challenges. Like, where do the 12 deep-cycle batteries go?

But I was able to fill him in on some of the roadblocks to watch for & show him what works well & what doesn't on the various trailers.

He had good ideas for an awning with solar cells that would also collect rainwater (don't they all?!) ... and I thought my b'friend had a good idea of having awnings on each side of the trailer, one for solar & lounging, one for rainwater & storage -- maybe a carport?

anyway, it's always fun to hear someone else's ideas.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:46 AM   #30
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check out this thread that has links to major renovations that have been done/are currently being done. you'll notice most if not all have a track record well over a year...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...ons-35399.html
Funny how they all start off SO optimistic, too, huh? I'm one of em!

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He had good ideas for an awning with solar cells that would also collect rainwater (don't they all?!) ... and I thought my b'friend had a good idea of having awnings on each side of the trailer, one for solar & lounging, one for rainwater & storage -- maybe a carport?
Carport? ha! cool! I always thought a Spartan Manor would be cool with awnings on both sides... but it's got doors on both sides, too.

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Old 10-24-2007, 03:36 PM   #31
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Funny how they all start off SO optimistic, too, huh? I'm one of em!
i think i said 3 months from start to finish when i first brought home my flying cloud.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:31 PM   #32
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Hey cursh,

Here's one that might appeal to you, already gutted and ready to go (I know it's too long for your requirements, but you just *might* happen to change your mind at some point...):

1961 Streamline on eBay

The cool factor is already high in this one...

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