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Old 03-20-2004, 11:58 PM   #15
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rear bath

We too had considered the use of futons and thought about placing one in the gaucho, but we do not want to loose the storage underneath; so that idea went out the window. As far as for the bath, I was wondering if placing the bed in the rear of the
trailer would be better as the rear bath models have a problem with separation....????? The stainless steel bath I have seen but was wondering if there is a way to place a bath that is in the Safari model over the hub>>>I haven't any idea how much this would cost, but the weight would be lighter, but then again, the old black water tank poses a problem...Just wish I could win the Lotto and buy a Safari !!!! Guess saving lives in the hospital doesn't constitute winning a Safari!!!! I guess until then, I will dream on of that perfect Airstream..................zzzzzzzzzzHahaha--you can't take the trailer park otta a girl. Seems like once you catch the Airstream dream, nothing else compares.......Keep me posted of your progress though, and please send any photos of your work....I am moving in June and will probably start working on my Airstream this summer if all goes well.....
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:40 AM   #16
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Re: I need help!

The shower I saw took advantage of the hub by making it a seat in the shower. Kind of nice if you cant have a tub! You can see it at Tad Taylor's Healthyhomes.com. and You will get an idea of what I am making! In 4 days everything's been stripped out and loose pieces put in the barn and loft- thank God for that as we had a big wind/rain storm last night! Hopefully I'll get my son to post pics before he leaves for college in 3 hours. Yes, we are moving the black water tank and putting in a grey water tank too.
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Old 03-21-2004, 09:51 AM   #17
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Suz, Airstreams with a shower over the wheelwell have a seat in them like so:

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Smile shower/tub

Wow what a nice shower! It's amazing how nice things can look when you tolerate the chemicals! I like the wood around the edge, what kind and what color?

My son has left for college and we are taking the day off. It's in the 80's with the pear, peach and plum trees all in bloom and the daffodils finishing up. My sister lives in Beavercreek, is that near Dayton? I have never been in Ohio, so have no sense where things are. I just realised! With the trailer, I can go visit her! WOW! I have never been to her gas heated house. My horizons are opening!!! silver suz
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Old 03-21-2004, 02:00 PM   #19
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That's supposed to be hickory in a Limited. Looks like a natural finish. Click on The long LONG trailer in my signature for more pictures.

Beavercreek is a small suburban city on the east side of Dayton.
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Old 03-26-2004, 05:23 AM   #20
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Wow! The shower looks really nice and could be the next option. Am still thinking of taking another travel assignment, so this will have to be put on 'the back burner, or so to speak--for a little while anyway. I am going to get new appliances also. The refridgerator is original and has a crack on the interior door. I can say it has seen its' better days. Not knowing the history of the previous owners or how my Airstream was treated, makes the renovation more of a customization job rather than a restoration.
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Old 03-26-2004, 01:06 PM   #21
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I have a 74 Safari (23') and have also had problems with blown fuses and dead batteries. My problem was caused by a dry and cracked O ring around my old antenna shaft. Under heavy rains (I live in the Seattle area) the water leaked into the ceiling of the trailer next to where the overhead wires run. The wet insulation shorted the wires to the shell of the trailer. My overhead wires have some inline crimp connectors and this was the location of the shorts. I removed the O ring and replaced it with one from the plumbing dept. at Home Depot. This stopped the leak but as my old antenna was falling apart from corrosion, I eventually removed the old beast (I became tired of fixing the joints). It did make a great branch catcher though! I have also replaced my Univolt with a new Charge Wizard. I'm happy with it and enjoy the peace and quiet. Good Luck!

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Old 03-26-2004, 09:09 PM   #22
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Wow--I think I need to do some 'digging' and see if I have any moisture from the old antenna site. I have noticed the usual moisture collection. I have thought of just about every way to get that darned roof antenna dismounted. It is too wet at this time to try to dissolve the old residue around the antenna site, but I am going to tackle that project along with others this summer--so thanks for the info!!! How did you patch the area that was left after removing the antenna??
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Re: I need help!!--univolt, antenna,washer/dryer

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I have a 1974 soverign that has the original antenna still attached to the roof. It appears to have roofing tar around the base. I am wanting to remove it. Are there any solvents to aid in removing that black tar??
Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover, mineral spirits, lighter fluid, kerosene, gasoline, acetone, will all disolve tar. The more volatile the solvent, the faster it will evaporate, and less time you will have to work with it. It also goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, that these solvents are all flammable to varying degrees, and caution should be exercised when using them.
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Wow--I think I need to do some 'digging' and see if I have any moisture from the old antenna site. I have noticed the usual moisture collection. I have thought of just about every way to get that darned roof antenna dismounted. It is too wet at this time to try to dissolve the old residue around the antenna site, but I am going to tackle that project along with others this summer--so thanks for the info!!! How did you patch the area that was left after removing the antenna??
A sheet of aluminum, a tube of Vulkem, and some imperial rivets should do nicely.
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:29 PM   #25
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HI!! Thanks for your prompt response! Where did you find your aluminum sheet and how thick was it? I was wondering if Home Depot or Lowe's might have it. Supplies are limited in our area. I did find a hand riveter from Lowe's, but did not know if the rivets that they have would be sufficient enough to secure the aluminum. I also have not seen a rivet shaver at Lowes and was wondering if I would have to order this or has someone out there used something else that could be used on a standard drill for shaving the rivet heads? I have also read that I could use silicone sealant instead of Vulcem, but I do not feel comfortable with that. Guess I would have to order that too......
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Tad Taylor's site for making clean houses out of airstreams. He says he has the best leak stopper glue around. might want to visist his site- if for no other reasons, than to see all his airstreams! silver suz
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HI!! Thanks for your prompt response! Where did you find your aluminum sheet and how thick was it? I was wondering if Home Depot or Lowe's might have it. Supplies are limited in our area. I did find a hand riveter from Lowe's, but did not know if the rivets that they have would be sufficient enough to secure the aluminum. I also have not seen a rivet shaver at Lowes and was wondering if I would have to order this or has someone out there used something else that could be used on a standard drill for shaving the rivet heads? I have also read that I could use silicone sealant instead of Vulcem, but I do not feel comfortable with that. Guess I would have to order that too......
I have forgotten the gauge of the aluminum, HD and Lowe's both sell aluminum flashing, it is really not thick enough for the job, but if you have a gaping hole in your roof, it is certainly better than the hole. I used regular aluminum rivets to reattach the roof vent assembly on my unit, I just made sure I got Vulkem on the tops of the rivets (where the holes are) so there was no leak.
Andy at Inland RV (www.inlandrv.com) should have the Vulkem and the imperial rivets. He may even have a chunk of sheet aluminum laying around he could provide you, although it is not something I have heard him selling. As far as shaving the rivets, I have not had to grapple with that, yet.
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Thanks for the advice! I will keep that in mind for sure. I have big plans for my old AS, but only time will tell just how it will all turn out. Wish me luck!
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