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Old 05-06-2014, 10:48 PM   #15
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Okay I am taking it that your globetrotter (the caravel) needs a few tweakes? You should be able to do it with no problem. So have you looked under her yet? Maybe find the drain access and peek at the frame to see how it looks. so far with the exceptions of the patches on the floor and the redneck rock guard she looks pretty good and must have been a real good price or why did you buy her?
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:44 PM   #16
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Older Airstream gray water lines

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What happens to the water once it runs down the drain? From what I read, there is no gray tank in this model "yet", so does it go straight to the black water tank? Or is there some way I can run it off city water and not fill up my black tank?
The gray water lines should run to a fitting that T's into the main sewer line downstream of the black tank's dump valve. Back in the day, it was OK to allow gray water to drain onto the ground. Now we use portable tanks on wheels to collect gray water when we don't have full hookups.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:08 AM   #17
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The gray water lines should run to a fitting that T's into the main sewer line downstream of the black tank's dump valve. Back in the day, it was OK to allow gray water to drain onto the ground. Now we use portable tanks on wheels to collect gray water when we don't have full hookups.
That makes sense, I took a look at it again this morning before heading out to work. Thank you, I will need to try it out tonight and see how it all works!
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:37 AM   #18
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Okay I am taking it that your globetrotter (the caravel) needs a few tweakes? You should be able to do it with no problem. So have you looked under her yet? Maybe find the drain access and peek at the frame to see how it looks. so far with the exceptions of the patches on the floor and the redneck rock guard she looks pretty good and must have been a real good price or why did you buy her?
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Thanks! I take it you noticed that I created a handle before I really figured out what kind of trailer I had.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:50 AM   #19
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This weekend, Jalopy (aka "Miracle") will make the trip from our home in Houston to my parent's home up in Waco. I am not terribly excited about this because it means I will only be able to work on her on the weekends, but they do have a massive barn that I will keep her out of the elements which is a huge plus.

Here is the list of planned re-works on the inside:
  • Increase the size of the bathroom. My 6' frame and our 100lb Goldendoodle will really appreciate this.
  • Move the fridge and microwave in with the rest of the kitchen on the street side.
  • Remove the front goucho and find a way to add in a foldable queen sized bed.
  • Redo all electrical, and add solar
  • Redo all plumbing, add a gray tank
  • Figure out what I want to do about propane. I like the Idea of all electric.

Outside needs a lot of help as well; shell work, LED lights, sealing, new gaskets.....

Ordered new window and door gaskets from inlandrv (very helpful) so off we go!
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:39 PM   #21
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Ai Papi thank you! How could I forget!

Can someone please explain to me what these three things are? Thanks!

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Old 05-07-2014, 01:38 PM   #22
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They all leak, but at a glance those look like nice patches.
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Didn't get a whole lot done today, but I did take out the cabinets around the fridge, the back bed and the rest of the floor. Started working on the goucho, but still need to remove the frame.

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Old 05-08-2014, 02:40 PM   #24
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Can someone please explain to me what these three things are? Thanks!

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The middle thingie is the combustion air intake/exhaust has out fitting for a suburban (or similar) furnace - the left thingie looks like a water inlet (not sure) is the right thingie connected to a drain?


Too bad you have to take the trailer to Waco - no chance of working on it in Houston?


As you use the search icon more and more, you will read many threads on the importance of doing the undercarriage first prior to demolishing the interior. On demolishing, be sure to map and mark each piece as you remove them with at least three unique location marks - it's amazing how quickly the proper location of removed things gets "lost".


Lots of help in Houston - check out the WBCCI local chapter and the Texas Airstream Harbor in my signature line. TAHI has trailer clinics during most of the rally weekends.


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The middle thingie is the combustion air intake/exhaust has out fitting for a suburban (or similar) furnace - the left thingie looks like a water inlet (not sure) is the right thingie connected to a drain?


Too bad you have to take the trailer to Waco - no chance of working on it in Houston?


As you use the search icon more and more, you will read many threads on the importance of doing the undercarriage first prior to demolishing the interior. On demolishing, be sure to map and mark each piece as you remove them with at least three unique location marks - it's amazing how quickly the proper location of removed things gets "lost".


Lots of help in Houston - check out the WBCCI local chapter and the Texas Airstream Harbor in my signature line. TAHI has trailer clinics during most of the rally weekends.


Good luck, don't be afraid to ask questions - there are many good documentations from those who have gone before you - learn from their (our) mistakes.



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Thanks Dennis! The one on the left is a water inlet, I am pretty sure now. It is not hooked up to anything, just opens up into the cabin. I figured the thing in the middle had something to do with the furnace, but again there is nothing in there. The 'thingie" on the right is not hooked up to anything either, but I am sure you are correct.

Unfortunately, we moved to Houston about a month ago from Dallas. The landlord and HOA can't be too happy that we are bringing property values down. So the best thing is to take her up to Waco to finish it up. My dad has been an aircraft machinist for over 30 years, so he will be an absolute God send with most of my ideas so it will work out better this way.

Belly will be number one priority once she meets her new home for the next 2 months. Since we are completely re-arranging the interior space, I figured getting the interior out would let my wife get in there with some masking tape and do some work.

Thank you for the info on WBCCI and AHI! I will definitely be utilizing those! AHI looks like a very cool place to visit, I'll add it to the rapidly growing list of excursions!

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Old 05-09-2014, 09:31 AM   #26
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The rock guard looks like a picnic table top...
That looks like for real granite counter and back splash in that bad boy-
Looks to me like it might be "ready to camp".
The sink next to the bed is somewhat odd...
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Can someone please explain to me what these three things are? Thanks!

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thing 1: city water connection? maybe?
thing 2: furnace vent
thing 3: some sort of drain or where shore power cord goes into the trailer?
thing 4: water heater cover?
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I guess you already knew what thing 4 was...
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