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Old 07-19-2007, 05:16 PM   #29
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Andy shortchanged you guys by only posting one interior pic.

The insides of that trailer are all the things I'm not. Tastefull and elegant. Very classy.

Fantastic job Andy.

We thank you, but I posted two interior photo's.

More coming, but on our web site, very soon.

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Old 07-19-2007, 05:19 PM   #30
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Beautiful paint job. I'm going to save my nickels - I think I have the rig I want to keep, just not so pleased with its appearance. Yours looks like it will look good well into the future.

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Old 07-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #31
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Beautiful paint job. I'm going to save my nickels - I think I have the rig I want to keep, just not so pleased with its appearance. Yours looks like it will look good well into the future.

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A good paint job for an Airstream starts with proper preparation of the metal.

Acid is "OUT."

The metal must be sanded, etc, etc.

Proper top grade materials must be used.

All together there is 8 double wet coats of paint on the trailer. 2 primer, 3 metallic silver, and 3 clear.

Let it age 30 to 60 days, wax it once a year, and it's good for at least 20 years.

Cheap? No.

Expensive? No.

Not when you amortize the cost over 20 years compared to amortizing plasticoat over 3 to 5 years.

Ball park cost? About $150.00 per foot.

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Old 07-20-2007, 07:37 AM   #32
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$150/linear foot. Not bad. Seems I read a couple of years ago that professional polishing goes for about $100/linear foot and has to be redone every 3-5 years (?) maybe.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:38 AM   #33
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$150/linear foot. Not bad. Seems I read a couple of years ago that professional polishing goes for about $100/linear foot and has to be redone every 3-5 years (?) maybe.
Polishing in southern California is more like at least $150.00 per lineal foot.

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Old 07-20-2007, 12:15 PM   #34
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Polishing in southern California is more like at least $150.00 per lineal foot.

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There you go, it's even more competative and last longer, too.
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:16 PM   #35
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$150/linear foot. Not bad. Seems I read a couple of years ago that professional polishing goes for about $100/linear foot and has to be redone every 3-5 years (?) maybe.
I was thinking the very same thing. Especially since my newer model will never shine up like a vintage.

My quick math. $3700ish every 20 years or $3700ish every 5 years.
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:02 AM   #36
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The latest on this camera.

So maybe I'll just take the camera and mount it on the back of our Yukon instead, and use it for backing up over the ball... so all is not lost.



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Look online for a product called Hitchin Rods. Work great for backing up to the ball. I use mine all the time.

They are two 4' long flourescent rods with magnets on bottom. One goes on top of the ball, the other on the A frame by the hitch. Back up and line them up, when one falls off ball under hitch, voila!

Got mine from Camping World. $20
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We are working on several changes to our web site, part of which includes photo's of the make over, axle comparison, new parts and some new prices, and some other things as well.

But here are 5 of the make over photo's.

Notice that the 5th photo shows the back up camera mounted at the top of the license plate.

Andy

....this is really stunning! If only Corona, CA was closer, I'd have mine painted!
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....this is really stunning! If only Corona, CA was closer, I'd have mine painted!
But, but, but, Airstream has an option list for your model.

Did you not select tires and wheels?

Anything in the US, is close.

Come out to California.

Visit Disney.

Or, better yet, go to Hawaii for 10 days.

When you return, pick up the trailer.

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It's surely tempting Andy. I may do just that at some point!
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Look online for a product called Hitchin Rods. Work great for backing up to the ball. I use mine all the time.

They are two 4' long flourescent rods with magnets on bottom. One goes on top of the ball, the other on the A frame by the hitch. Back up and line them up, when one falls off ball under hitch, voila!

Got mine from Camping World. $20
I have a pair of them too. I've only used them twice, but I like them better than trying to figure out which right my wife is talking about! or how far she means when she says, "you're way to the left" only to have her say less than one second later, "way to the right". $20 well spent even if just liked them so-so.

Plus, I'll be able to hitch up solo if I need to.
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