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Old 07-08-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Our maiden voyage went with out a hitch. We went from south Louisiana to west Arkansas.I towed almost 1000 miles round trip with a grin on my face. In all of my years and several different sob's it was and still is hard to explain to non airstreamers how well they tow. There was no sway at any time. On the way home I didn't use the anti-sway bar at all. Still no sway.
We saw several other airstreams on the trip. We got waves from all. I talked to a fellow who was stopped at a supermarket in Glenwood Arkansas. He was towing a 1974 tradewind. He was not aware of the forums but I filled him in.
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Stage one of our resto is done. Our next step is a bathroom overhaul along with all new plumbing including adding the gray tank. I'll have to take some flooring out but it only took a couple of hours to put it in anyway. Also gonna put two bunk beds in place of the two gaucho's. For now" WE CAMP".
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:40 AM   #2
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Looks like everyone is having a great time! Great memories. The bunks would be really neat.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:25 AM   #3
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It sure looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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We put bunks in our Ambassador and a small U shaped dinette on the other side so we had a place to eat but with 3 kids 2 sets of bunks is a good idea...
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I looked at your bunkbed the other day. I like the way you intergrated the ladder. I plan on copying yours as close as possible. Thinking about some underbed storage on the top bunk.
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I looked at your bunkbed the other day. I like the way you intergrated the ladder. I plan on copying yours as close as possible. Thinking about some underbed storage on the top bunk.

I cut it out of a solid piece of 3/4 maple ply. The frame is separate but attaches to the plywood to add front support. I then got some iron on veneer to put over the edge of the plywood so it looked finished. I just bought some foam for the mattresses. There is storage underneath and I still have the cabinets above the beds. I plan on putting some lights in for both the bunks so the kids can read or draw at night..

They are even big enough for an adult to sleep in but they are only 24" wide as I wanted more room on the other side for the dinette.
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Did you use a CNC router to do your cutting? If so could you send me a dwg or dxf?
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