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Old 07-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Bob Peterson and I live in Napoleon, ND. I have only lived here about a year since selling my farm up north of Heimdal, ND.
I had visited the Air Forums numerous times over the past few years and I finally decided to join toward the end of May, 2013. I have been working on my '70 Airstream Safari Land Yacht, 23' for several years trying to figure out how everything is supposed to work. Some one tried to make a park model out of it and changed all the plumbing around. About a month ago I made a deal for a '77 Airstream Argosy 22' Now I have 2 to work on. I originally bought the Argosy for the parts I wanted like antenna, air con, etc. Now Actually I am concentrating on the Argosy because it has air conditioning and duel axels which the Safari lacks and the plumbing is correct. Also the Safari got hit by hail a year ago and made me lose a little interest. It's not bad but noticable on the right side, if you look close (believe me I know where every little ding is). Both trailers tow nicely behind my 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty / 7.3 diesel 4 X 4, A little over kill doesn't hurt in some of the places I like to go prospecting and treasure hunting. I am a ham radio operator (call ABWU) and like to find remote sites to operate from as part of my preparing and practicing for setting up emergency communications in case of a disaster. At home I have a big garden every year and also enjoy fishing and hunting along with photography. I have the Argosy stripped down to the wood subfloor and am starting to re-upholster the seats and re-new the curtains. I plan on recovering the floor with wood laminate, new stove, counter top, replace water heater with on demand heater, Possibly replace the furnace. The battery maintainer isn't working so I have jury rigged a small trickle charger and solar panal through an out board charge controler until I can replace the unit. I don't know if I'll get it all done befor winter but if I want to take a trip I'll just hook it up and work on it in the camp ground. Sure a lot better than a tent. Now that I am thinking about it I'll try to take some before, in progress and after photos and try to figure out how and where to post them. There sure are a lot of nice people here with a world of information and idea. Thanks for being here.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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Welcome! We work on ours also as we go. Most times when we are not working at our store, we are going somewhere. Post lots of pictures! It's easy just below your post click on manage attachments and upload.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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Another AS in ND

Good to know as we thought there were about 45 of us in ND...now we have 46
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