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Old 07-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #29
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:23 PM   #30
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Any of you out there with mid 60s AS want a template PM me and I can send one and you can cut your own from wood.
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If you wish a template please PM me with an email address to send it to. The Airforums PM 'box' does not have a function for attachments to send the templates from.
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:58 PM   #31
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Neil,
Thanks for the offer but I do not have a grab handle and do not plan on installing one.
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:17 PM   #32
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Well, if I were a NEWBIE it would be understandable. But I've been towing my dear little friend since 1999. I know better!

I tried suctioning the dent in the sidewall to no avail. It seemed to come out but slipped right back in no matter how many time I tried it.
MIGHT Help. Try a hairdryer - not a heatgun, and warm up the dent, suck it out and hold it until cool. It may stay out better.

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Old 07-13-2008, 03:23 PM   #33
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:37 PM   #34
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MIGHT Help. Try a hairdryer - not a heatgun, and warm up the dent, suck it out and hold it until cool. It may stay out better.

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Good idea. I'll give it a try.
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I feel your pain AG.

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Old 07-13-2008, 05:26 PM   #36
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Karma! Karma! Karma!

What have I done

So, the Bambi is sitting outside because on the morning I left for my trip I did not push the garage door open high enough and bent it with the Airstream while pulling her out. Luckily, it did not hurt Bambi maybe just a little polishable blemish, but cannot open the door because I cannot get it back down. (Fixing tomorrow)

Why is this a big deal?

IT JUST HAILED FOR 15 MINUTES! 1/2 INCH IN SIZE OR MORE --- AND IT REALLY HURT.

I tried to get a moving blanket pulled over it. Hah! Try doing that in the driving rain.

So far it only looks like 2 or 3 small dents up high that no one else will probably notice.

Okay, enough whining.

Thanks everyone for the Karma, who knows what would have happened without it.

p.s. No water came in the bent door. Yay!
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:53 AM   #37
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So sorry. Hopefully when it is fixed (I noticed that there is no grab bar on your coach) you will aquire one of these 'door locks'; see picture. Any of you out there with mid 60s AS want a template PM me and I can send one and you can cut your own from wood. I have a few left for those not handy woodcutters.
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Oh me too me too....believe it or not - way up in the 2005's they made a suicide door.

A bit of a negative but then show me one AS out there that does not have some sort of quirk that does not fit the "perfect" ideal of a trailer when all of us are so so different and all have different needs and priorities. Either too big, too small - no counter space - too heavy, bad beds, not enough beds, no storage space, bad couch, worse dinette - layout layout layout.

For this 05 22' CCD Just too many other positives for us to worry about 2 small negatives. (Desk and Suicide Door) - desk is an easy fix and now I have found a piece of mind fix for the door - super!!!

So Yes Please I would love to get a template - I will PM you.
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Daylight? well, yes and no. Upon further investigation it appears it will definitely be fixable. Just not by me. Thanks for the Karma!
Just get the Margaritas ready and we can all chip in and fix it at the next restoration rally. With the expertise of Kip and and Zep, and the rest of us cheering them on, I think it will be good as new.
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A reason for the 'suicide door...

Yes, the suicide door was the answer for those who found that with the pull down awnings the door would not swing all the way open from the left to right. We had a 5th wheel with an awning and the door opened from the left. I was annoying not to be able to open the door completely. And that's the rest of the story.
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Just get the Margaritas ready and we can all chip in and fix it at the next restoration rally. With the expertise of Kip and and Zep, and the rest of us cheering them on, I think it will be good as new.
Louis & Sergio,

Wish it were April already! With luck and a little help from my friends (is there a song there?) I can get it fixed long before that. Kip has offered his expertise it I can get up that at a time that is convenient for him. Hope he know what he may have bitten off

Margaritas will always be ready! Also for anyone who stops by for a little boondocking at my place during their summer travel

Glad my boo boo has helped others in finding a terrific suicide door fixer...
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Oh me too me too....believe it or not - way up in the 2005's they made a suicide door.

and now I have found a piece of mind fix for the door - super!!!

So Yes Please I would love to get a template - I will PM you.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:54 PM   #42
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Now you have THREE Airstreams, I'm green with envy
SHHHHH!!!Peter does not know yet. It is a huge surprise for our Silver Wedding Anniversary....and they say that women can not keep secrets or do anything big without their husbands knowing -

See.... he let me tow solo so the sky was the limit.

And let this be a lesson to all you restorers out their - your wives can only wait so long before she just has to have a fully functional trailer

And to all those wives out their - never let your husband sell your trailer on you to begin with - hmmm MoonBeam comes to mind for me...

But yes in all seriousness - we have three trailers and a fourth spread around our property in sheds without the shell

We will be making arrangements to sell off one of the Vintage units and unloading the massess of parts we have accumulated.

We are keeping the 19' GT and will continue with her restoration when we can - but it will be a hobby and not a burden. Once finished we will then evaluate the situation and quite possibly will be selling the 19' or travel a bit with her to some Vintage Rallies.

Just never know what is around the corner.
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