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Old 08-25-2011, 01:54 AM   #15
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I love "Design Star" ...

... but now I think I know how much work goes on AFTER the designers have mashed things together ...

pedrero, did they say anything about how much money was spent to leave it in the shape you took over?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:00 AM   #16
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We discussed this briefly awhile back. What I'm curious about now is what happened to the sweepstakes giveway.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ing-18437.html

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Old 08-25-2011, 04:22 AM   #17
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I think a series of questions are coming, but only one was asked.

Your trailer has or had an L200 Bargmann lock. Those locks are no longer made or stocked at this point. Three local lock smiths have tried keying them for me and all three failed. Can you take a photo of the door lock or the remaining pile of parts? You might need to find a commercial vendor that restores trailers who just might have a few of those locks on the shelf.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:16 PM   #18
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Some of the photos from our recent trips

Thanks for all of the kind words. I found a few pictures and wanted to share them with you. I was told buy the company who sold me the trailer that the Food Network gave the winner a new AS in place of this because of their concern around safety. They actually made me sign a hold harmless agreement at the closing. The wood was getting damaged around the front door so I had to paint it. As for the Food Network decal, it was removed before I got it and the trailer. It is no where as shiny as the photos posted above. I plan to bring the shine back soon, somehow. I will attach more later when I find them on my camera.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:20 PM   #19
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... but now I think I know how much work goes on AFTER the designers have mashed things together ...

pedrero, did they say anything about how much money was spent to leave it in the shape you took over?

They did not say how much they paid the people who did the work but she did say at $32,000 they were just trying to recoup some of the money they spent in appliances.

I do have the dvd from the pilot show with Al Roker, Bobby Flay and Paula Dean. It is pretty cool. Not sure if I can or know how to post that here or not?
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:27 PM   #20
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I think a series of questions are coming, but only one was asked.

Your trailer has or had an L200 Bargmann lock. Those locks are no longer made or stocked at this point. Three local lock smiths have tried keying them for me and all three failed. Can you take a photo of the door lock or the remaining pile of parts? You might need to find a commercial vendor that restores trailers who just might have a few of those locks on the shelf.

You are correct, more questions. I promise one at a time. The next one is around the grey system. I am new to campers as well. It seems like they just have the sink running to a blue container but the water supply is the same as my garden hose hookup. I am not sure that is right. I need a hose that has the female connector on both sides. Is that normal? The bathroom is only a small porta potty. It does have an LCD tv in there though. OK for tailgating but I want to convert it to a full bath at some time.

The problem is the trailer is at my parents house an hour away so photos are a little difficult now.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:46 PM   #21
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I love that the "tricked out tailgaters" are watching Thomas the Tank Engine!!!

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Old 08-25-2011, 10:09 PM   #22
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Well, all the upcoming questions & issues aside, you really have a unique trailer there & certainly the attention of many people on this forum!
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You have a very cool Airstream!
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Love this story!! What cute boys you have, too...and watching Thomas
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You are correct, more questions. I promise one at a time. The next one is around the grey system. I am new to campers as well. It seems like they just have the sink running to a blue container but the water supply is the same as my garden hose hookup. I am not sure that is right. I need a hose that has the female connector on both sides. Is that normal? The bathroom is only a small porta potty. It does have an LCD tv in there though. OK for tailgating but I want to convert it to a full bath at some time.

The problem is the trailer is at my parents house an hour away so photos are a little difficult now.
It sounds like the plumbing was heavily modified. It's going to be hard to say much about it without pictures.

A trailer of that age would have started with a real toilet plumbed to a black tank and the water from all the sinks (which we call grey water) would have run out to the ground through the same outlet as the black tank valve - but the grey water runs out even when the black tank valve is closed. Back in the day that was ok, but not now. Now we run our grey water into an external holding tank like this.

The plumbing in vintage AS is similar to house systems - copper pipes, J traps under the sink, vent pipes through the ceiling, things like that.

I have to LOL that they downgraded your bathroom facilities, but added an LCD TV

Take a look at this site and you should be able to find original versions of your model so you can see what used to be there. It might give you some ideas for a future bathroom remodel.
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Hi, I just happened to be surfing the web looking for pictures of this to show a friend and came across this forum. I built that trailer for the Food Network. If you want the real information, you can contact me at 36velo@gmail.com. I am soon happy that someone got it and is able to use it!
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Great buy! Looks like the ultimate AS man cave!!! Still trying to talk my wife it sat tv for ours so I can watch football this season whilst on the road...
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