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Old 05-28-2008, 02:58 PM   #15
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End of Day 1

Drill, snip, hammer, drill....


Notice the lower front panels (the ones that stonegaurds are normally mounted to) have the rivet heads and any other "standing" items ground down... they leave those panels and put a new sheet over them. They will still Buck rivet thru the old ones with the new ones over it, but the other panels will be removed and replaced...

They think all of this will be completed by mid next week.

Prim and I (and our 2 furry girls) have checked into a Holiday Inn at Sidney OH. For future reference if you need to stay at JC for repairs and can't stay in your unit, Holiday Inn has an Airstream rate of $61/night. Normal is $83/night. Pets are allowed - $75 one time fee.

More to come tomorrow....
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:05 PM   #16
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One side note...

This trailer was in the service bay accross from ours...

vintage airstream and other classic travel trailers

Bob Wheeler's very own 1950 Flying Cloud by David Winick...Got to see it in person and inside.... Way cool...

I didn't realize those vintage units have lower doorways... Banged my head on the way out, and those aren't padded like the new ones are!!!
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:35 PM   #17
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Good to see thet are moving forward, and yet it's kinds creepy at the same time. It's like watching open heart surgery, or maybe brain surgery?

You should see if you or they can put better insulation in the front end cap since it's all opened up. I'd use some of the mylar foil bubble insulation in addition to the pink insulation.

Also, if and when you get a chance, can you ask your tech how hard it would be to install a door to replace the curb side front bedroom window?
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:46 PM   #18
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Notice the lower front panels (the ones that stonegaurds are normally mounted to) have the rivet heads and any other "standing" items ground down... they leave those panels and put a new sheet over them. They will still Buck rivet thru the old ones with the new ones over it, but the other panels will be removed and replaced...
I'm sorry about your troubles but thanks for posting the sequence of events! I've been following right along.

Something to note: I have the inner skins off the front of my trailer and after looking carefully have noticed that both lower front panels have double panels like you describe! I couldn't figure this out until now? I also noticed lots of blind rivets. So obviously there were repairs at some point in its history. Apparently this is standard repair protocol?
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Hey Kev and Prim.

Thanks for the up-dates. I've always enjoyed my visits to the Mother Ship.

Keep us posted.

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Old 05-28-2008, 04:32 PM   #20
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Kevin and Prim,
You are staying in the town I grew up in. If you take the road that the Holiday Inn is on, SR 47, into Sidney you will find a nice little diner on the corner of the Court House Square called The Spot. Great place to eat (I worked there in college). Continue following SR 47 thru town from there (it winds around so watch the signs). After you cross the Great Miami River there will be an entrance to Tawawa Park on your right. A great place to drive thru and walk the dogs. If you continue out of town on SR 47 you will drive about 7 miles or so to the little village of Port Jefferson. It is an old canal town. About mid-way thru the village, on the right, at the end of a short street is a restaurant called Hussy's. It is right along the river so ask for a table by a window. Another great place to eat. Wonderful chicken. Head down I-75 to Dayton and visit Wright Patterson Airforce Base. They have a fantastic museum...you can get lost in that museum for a day easily. They have an IMAX theater. If I can think of other ideas of things to do I will let you know.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:56 PM   #21
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Here’s a shot of THE SPOT, ‘though I don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding it right in the center of town. I stopped there a couple of years ago to ask directions to Jackson Center and stayed to eat. Good, reliable down-home food.

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As a Canadian, I love these small All American towns.

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Stop it...your making me homesick!! Another cool thing is driving south on Ohio Street (the street on one of the corners by The Spot). At the edge of town you will go under the Big 4 Railroad bridge. It is a huge cement structure that spans the valley. It is rumored that while being built a donkey, a cart of cement it was towing, and a worker guiding the donkey fell into the wet cement and were never seen again. In that span you will see huge arches built into it. In high school (Sidney High School, Class of '74) we would go up into the arches in the middle of the night and pee off of the bridge. My brother-in-law used to throw a home made, human sized ghost with a noose around its neck off of the bridge on Halloween night.
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Hi,

I saw you and your dog camping on in the lobby at JC on Tuesday. I was picking up our 23' after having a solar panel installed and some minor things taken care of.

Let us know if you find anything else interesting to do around there. I think it is possible that many of us might end up having a few days to kill around JC....

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The Spot

Been there when I were in JC and the pie is really good.

But one advice... don't eat anything else a slice with cream will fill you for few days... Good

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Here’s a shot of THE SPOT, ‘though I don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding it right in the center of town. I stopped there a couple of years ago to ask directions to Jackson Center and stayed to eat. Good, reliable down-home food.

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As a Canadian, I love these small All American towns.

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At the edge of town you will go under the Big 4 Railroad bridge. It is a huge cement structure that spans the valley. It is rumored that while being built a donkey, a cart of cement it was towing, and a worker guiding the donkey fell into the wet cement and were never seen again.
I have heard similar rumors about nearly every large bridge in the country. It is seldom, if ever, true, if for nothing else the morbid fact the decomposing bodies would cause a gap, and weak spot, in the structure.
For those of you that like trains, The Big 4 Railroad was the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway.
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I have heard similar rumors about nearly every large bridge in the country. It is seldom, if ever, true...
Terry,
You are probably correct on the myth. The other rumor was there was a cross made in the cement where the "horrible accident" took place. After years of looking we were never able to find the marker. That is one cool bridge though.
I should sit down and think of things to do in the area for folks that are spending a few days there.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:29 PM   #27
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Day 2

Windows are out...

Bottom segments are overlayed, panels for wrap arounds are overlayed and marked for cutting...(by hand - no Jigs here in service, only in manufacturing line)

This is true hand work in progress...
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:31 PM   #28
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Bedroom Furnature out...

all except the patform bed - too may wires from David Tidmore's handy work mounted to the bed underside...
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