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Old 08-14-2006, 08:16 PM   #15
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Kenny,

Here is another source for trailer restoration: http://www.meltrailer.com/

They are located in Orange, and you can drop by any day and talk to Mike.

Bill
I've seen the work Mike puts out and it's top-drawer. Uwe knows him as well and I'm sure would say the same.
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:45 PM   #16
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C & G Trailer Service 9241 Sonrisa Street
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They do it all.....I live in Yucca Valley, 110 miles away, closer for you....

My AS is there now....
Your 2006 is already in the shop?
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Old 08-15-2006, 12:10 AM   #17
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Hi Kenny I live in Rancho Cucamonga and your welcome to come by anytime or if there is anything that I can help you with.
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:57 AM   #18
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. . . I bought my Tradewind from a guy in Wisconsin and HE even told me about C & G (2000 miles away) - couldn't say enough good about them. Having said that, to date I haven't had any experience with them (and have no clue where Bellflower is).
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:57 PM   #19
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Your 2006 is already in the shop?
Yes. My maiden voyage to Pismo Beach reveled a leak when hooked up to city water and showering.

Notwithstanding, I am also getting a rear awning, rear fantastic fan, a Sealand china toilet and a LCD TV mounted on the wall...
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:55 PM   #20
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I've seen the work Mike puts out and it's top-drawer. Uwe knows him as well and I'm sure would say the same.
Absolutely.
They are the guys that you want to see if a regular production/repair/rv shop simply won't do.
You will not see varnish runs, rough edges, poorly finished doors etc in their shop.
Unfortunately, those are common sights in most of the shops I have visited. Many of them listed in this thread.
Most shops do nice work. MEL does stuff that has me green with envy.....
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Yes. My maiden voyage to Pismo Beach reveled a leak when hooked up to city water and showering.

Notwithstanding, I am also getting a rear awning, rear fantastic fan, a Sealand china toilet and a LCD TV mounted on the wall...
Wouldn't that leak be a warranty issue? Funny you should mention fantastic fans. I was reading one of Uwes post and he kept on mentioning fantastic fans. I didn't realize that was the brand name.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:13 PM   #22
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Absolutely.
They are the guys that you want to see if a regular production/repair/rv shop simply won't do.
You will not see varnish runs, rough edges, poorly finished doors etc in their shop.
Unfortunately, those are common sights in most of the shops I have visited. Many of them listed in this thread.
Most shops do nice work. MEL does stuff that has me green with envy.....
Uwe, this goes back to my original thread. Have you seen the work of these three: Craig Dorsey, David Winick or Dayton Taylor
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:41 PM   #23
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Uwe, this goes back to my original thread. Have you seen the work of these three: Craig Dorsey, David Winick or Dayton Taylor
Yes, in person, pictures only, pictures only.
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Old 08-16-2006, 10:49 PM   #24
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. . . yes, sitting down would be a good idea when going over the costs. Actually sit down and then grab onto something and flex all your muscles and grit your teeth and then maybe wink at him to let him know your ready
Good idea.
Custom work is billed at about $ 70.00 -$ 100.00 per hour. Time and materials.
If it takes 10 hours to build a cabinet, then that would be between $ 700.00 to $ 1000.00 plus the wood and hardware. Good custom work is definitely not cheap. It is simply not possible to do it cheaply.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:19 PM   #25
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I see a Monty Python sketch in your future . . .

"Yes, I'm here to report that my Fantastic Fan is not working properly"

"Well, it must be working well enough if it's fantastic"

"No, you see it's a "FANTASTIC Fan", but it's simply not running "up to par" so to speak"

"How do you get any better than "fantastic"?"

"No, No, No, you don't understand it was made by the "FANTASTIC" people, but it's not blowing enough air"

"Well, I'm sure if they are in fact "fantastic" people then they most likely build a very good fan . . . otherwise you wouldn't be calling them Fantastic now would you . . . "

I also thought (when first reading about fantastic fans) "what a curious way to describe a ceiling fan, I mean I'm glad they're happy with their ceiling fan but "fantastic"? That's a little too enthusiastic."

okay, sorry I know I have just indulged in a blatant, even fantastically blatant thread hijacking.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:49 PM   #26
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I've been to MEL trailer a couple times now, once with Uwe and then went back with my wife to show her what they have done over there. So far, they have done the most incredible work I've seen. It was like seeing these vintage models when they were brand new. And I would have to agree, they are masters! Very fine work done, with lots of skill and I would have to say that their hearts are in their work.

I recently met Dayton at a rally at the Camp in Costa Mesa, CA. He was very nice, and happy to show us his work in the trailer he had with him. I thought he did a great job as well, and would also recommend his work from what I have seen.

I have had work done at Inland RV, and I was very happy with the work they did. Just axles and stuff, but I thought they were great, very knowledgeable and friendly.

When it comes down to it, it really depends what you want to have done to your trailer, and what you're willing to spend on it. My personal opinion, if you're pockets are deep enough, have MEL trailer do it for you!

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Red face www.VintageTrailerCrazy.com is NOT on Hwy 79

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Winick of course is a recognized master restorer. I think he even had a new design picked up by Airstream and put into production. I imagine his high skills are in high demand for high dollars...and well worth it!

Dayton Taylor has a web site too:

Sales of restored vintage trailers like Airstream

I don't know if he's the new guy on the block or what but his name has only been mentioned twice before on the forums. And one of the times gives a rough location of his shop:

"there's a guy on the way from 79S to Tucalota Springs, sort of on the north side of the street that deals in trailers and aparently does restorations. Follow the road from the casino turnoff towards Tucalota Springs, and you can't miss it.
It is a little ways out of town, but might be worth investigating. Sorry I do not have a better address for you.
btw. We love camping at Tucalota Springs. A nice relaxing place close to wine country"


Best of luck,

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We are located in the heart of Wine Country, Temecula, CA on the way to Tucolota Springs Campground. Vintage Trailer showings are on an appointment bssis only due to a very high demand for our vintage beauties.

We look forward to speaking with you about your vintage trailer needs.

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Wow! This tread has not been active for 3 yrs. I wonder what happened with KennyJ.
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