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Old 09-08-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hi Folks.....Just checking in. Needed to tell you how helpful you have been already. I have recently purchased a 1996 Classic Limited 34' and am fortunate to be able to park it in my back yard while I get it ready to roll. I've had two previous 27' Airstreams years (and years) ago. I've scoured through the repair/update forums during the last few weeks for the information I needed. This A/S needs cleanup. Because of your input and conversations with each other in the Forum, I have a new Equalizer Hitch ready to put together. I've settled on six new Goodyear Marathon's (180,000 miles is not bad) Existing tires are all different and aged. I've pulled all of the drapes (they have spots and unrecognizable stains. I'm soaking the day/night blinds in the bathtub in Tide w/Bleach (works great). The Fridge doesn't get cold, Haven't tried the water heater yet. Still too hot in the desert. In the Spring....the house goes on the market. I'm going to be on "a" road somewhere....and at "a" beach at othertimes. Happy to be a part of this friendly group....and hope to be active. God Bless......

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Old 09-08-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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welcome back to the fun with Airstreams. it sounds like you're on your way to new adventures!

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Old 09-08-2007, 03:30 PM   #3
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If your curtains look like "trash" and you plan to pitch them, you might go ahead a try a good laundering. We did, washing ours on gentle with a gentle soap, and all the stains and discolorations came out. Ours were not rotting so, once clean and dry (yes, in the dryer on gentle cycle), we rehung them in the AS and they look great. Actually, I pressed them with a medium hot iron to reset the pleats to give a crisp look. We maybe lost a little color, but I like the lighter tone anyway. Good luck! ~G
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:50 PM   #4
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Old 09-09-2007, 07:37 PM   #5
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For MaxandGeorgia...Thanks. I have to learn how to respond to these posts (and quotes). Bear with me. In fact with nothing to lose, I did run a couple thru the washer using Tide and Spray & Wash, hung to dry, then used steam iron. Frankly, they looked great (and lighter) but the stains remained without change. Spots are 1-3 inches, roundish, greyish/blackish and on all curtains in the living/dining areas, maybe 3 - 6 each curtain. Odd! Will continue to try with other spot remover, but have little hope.

Also, to others responding..Thank you for the warm welcome/s. I'm looking forward to this!!!.

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Old 09-09-2007, 07:47 PM   #6
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Somerset...just wanted to add our welcome to the already know what a great gorup this is, and you already know the depth of information there is to be here here... Now all you gotta do is get rid o' them spots!

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