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Old 06-21-2009, 05:19 PM   #15
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:00 AM   #16
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Another Auburn Grad with a recent buy of a 83 Sovereign 31. Married to a die hard LSU Grad, so things get interesting around kick-off season.

I think "Bama Breeze" is great .... and I am going through the name thing. Rework so far ... new frig and stove, changing over to 50 Amp service, new brakes and tires.

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Old 06-22-2009, 12:47 PM   #17
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Welcome Orlop. Another Buffett song I like from the same CD is "Silver Wings". I always thought that was an appropriate song for a get away trailer.

Also, did you know that Jimmy Buffett attended Auburn University for a year or two? That is actually where he learned to play the guitar! There was an interview several years ago in the Atlanta Journal Constitution where he discussed it. He used to play on the steps of the Industrial Design Building across from the main admin building just down from Toomber's Corner. Then he transferred to Southern Miss. and majored in Journalism, IIRC. It's been a while since I read the article, but the journalist that interviewed him also was an Auburn grad.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:46 AM   #18
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Yea, I read that somewhere as well .... probably same place you did. He said that he learned three cords and the rest is history. Mary and I actually attended a Buffet Concert in Northern Virginia a few years back. It was sooo interesting, the converted school buses with fins on top and the rest.

We switched from sailing to Airstreaming a month ago and are going through the rework process. So far, not too different from the used sailboat re-engineering we did for thirty years. Planning a late August trip to Oregon, Colorado and other places West ......... so much to do.

Keep in touch and we will do the same ...... maybe we can hook up somewhere. By the way, have you researched the Airstream only parks? We actually bought ours from an aging Airstream owner in the Lake Sam Rayburn Park. We are considering buying a lot there.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:30 PM   #19
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We have stayed at the Top-of-Georgia Airstream Park near Helen, GA. It is nice, but very basic. Concrete patio, full hook-up, cable, WI-FI, lush mountain setting, but few amenities. It is set up for rallies, but still nice. At the base of a mountain. No cellular service or antennae reception, thus the cable service and WI-FI.

My wife and I went to a Buffett concert nearly 20 years ago. It was great. Right after we were seated, a young guy sat down next to us, very polite, said he wanted to apologize in advance if they got unruly because they had been drinking all afternoon while tailgating in the parking lot and they were already drunk. About half way into Jimmy's concert, this guy threw up on my wife's shoe. he again, politely, apologized.

You meet the nicest people at a Buffett concert!
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:06 AM   #20
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I attended a concert when he came to Chattanooga. It had rained for days and the concert was at our historic minor league baseball field. The concert was a blast until you had to hit the porta-potty lines. Nothing like 100 degree day with 200% humidity and ankle deep mud. We had of course prepared for the concert on the deck of a local establishment and the concert was so good we didn't even notice.

Anyway it ruined the field and the City of Chattanooga sued Jimmy. Needless to say he will probably never come back. It's a shame our annual Riverbend concert on the river is the perfect setting for him to play.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:04 AM   #21
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Another Pic

Here is an updated pic. There is actually a little red on it now but no new pics yet. I have run into an electical issue which means no A/C so painting is delayed at the moment.

As far as Auburn and Jimmy go. Nobody's perfect. He does use an Airstream trailer prominently in a few of his books.

Do you guys ever take the 'streams to the games?
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Good looking work.

I don't take the Airstream to any of the games, but Nilesrob has a daughter at Auburn and he takes his to most, if not all, home games. When I was at Auburn, I don't recall seeing any towables at the games, but they may have been buried in among the motor homes and I didn't notice them. I do recall one Pace Arrow with a tag axle that came in on Thursday night or Friday morning early for every game and stayed 'till Sunday morning, IIRC. I do remember on Game Day the campus looked like it had snowed cars! They were everywhere and no place left to park.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:19 AM   #23
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Here is an updated pic. There is actually a little red on it now but no new pics yet. I have run into an electrical issue which means no A/C so painting is delayed at the moment.

As far as Auburn and Jimmy go. Nobody's perfect. He does use an Airstream trailer prominently in a few of his books.

Do you guys ever take the 'streams to the games?
What paint are you using on the endcap and tambours? Was it the ext. vinyl paint you mentioned? When painting the tambours did you use a roller, brush (reg/foam)? Painting the tambours didn't make them swell at all?

Any info would be helpful. I'd love to see pics of the encap and tambours when you finish.

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Sorry to take so long to reply. Just got back from the "Maiden Voyage". I was still puting it back together at the campground. Everyone looked at us funny since the toilet was sitting out front the first couple of days.

I used the Sherwin Williams bonding primer and outdoor vinyl paint on everything. I painted the tambours both in place and taken out. I recommend in place. The ones I left in turned out much better. It is more tedious as you have to "push" the paint in at the top and bottom. You also have to be careful to paint a little dry so as not to get paint in you tracks. The ones I removed before painting I laid flat to paint and I had to "break" the paint loose where it made them stiff in between. Also they are easier to get out than to put back in. It's just not worth the extra work to take them out. I will include photo's of both over the weekend and you will be able to see what I mean about looking better when left in.
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