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Old 03-11-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Hello from NE Ohio

Hi Folks

Been lurking for a long time - time to get active. We have an 88 Excella we have been pulling for about 4 years. It is in pretty good shape but we have done a fair amount of repair. Awning was frozen, removed and refurbed end bushings. Propane leak that would not show up with soap solution - ended up having to buy a sniffer and then the leak was right in front of me. Recently been fighting with the brakes, went the full backing plate route ordered through an AS dealer. First axle went OK, second axle was a disaster and ended up putting the originals back on. Ordered them at different times and there has to be a difference between the two sets as the second set jammed the magnet against the drum. Getting ready to do battle again when the weather breaks. Put one of Andy's stone shields on the front, that was more of a chore than I expected. Also played a little with some polishing, decided I'd rather be camping than polishing. Now my wife Nancy is agitating about the curtains - no holes in them - seem good to me!

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Old 03-11-2007, 11:48 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums, Dave. You're going to like it here. There's a lot of good Airstream stuff. The is also help for your Airstream projects.

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Old 03-11-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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Greetings from Oberlin , Ohio. There have been several Northern Ohio get togethers / Rallies. I was able to attend one in the camper and one quick stop by at Loudruff's. Hope to have more get togethers , My work schedule is terrible . Planning on some midweek Findley State park to try out the new electric service as the weather gets alot warmer.
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:14 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Poland

Originally Posted by ctdair
Greetings from Oberlin , Ohio....
Yes, what he said...Greetings from Oberlin! Hope to see you around I have no idea where Poland is

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Old 03-11-2007, 05:18 PM   #5
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Welcome,Dave. As you describe, you make it right; she gets to make it pretty. Both are Airstream important Happy camping~G
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:31 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcome - we also have to camp around our work schedule - looking forward to Northern Ohio get togethers. Poland is a suburb of Youngstown - about 50 miles east of Akron and south of Cleveland.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:59 PM   #7
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Hi Dave!

Welcome! We are from LaGrange, OH. We were really happy to be part of some of the N. Ohio rallies, and we had a blast!!! We had some really fantastic campfire cooking! We hope you can join us at some this year!

Larry and I had axles issues and replacements were done at JTI. Johns Trailer, Inc. They did a fantastic job at fabricating what we needed. It was a great job. I can PM you with the address and phone number. They made it and Larry installed it. (We have an Argosy- Minuet)

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