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Old 05-30-2015, 02:36 PM   #29
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The shell is going on the frame tomorrow. I ended up using the Advantech board after Foiled Again's recommendations. I bought it at The Treated Lumber Outlet in Newport News. I buy a lot of treated lumber from them for decks and they were listed on the manufacturer's site as a dealer. It was like $27.50 a sheet for 3/4", just a little more than plywood. I also put some stick on mobile home bottom closure sheets on, it looks like black plastic mesh, it's the same thing that is on my 08 Trail Sport. Anyway, I have it ready to jack up tomorrow, the wind is up right now and it's hot as hell so I'm waiting


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Old 05-30-2015, 05:13 PM   #30
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So what kind of mods if any did you do to the new frame to make it fit the airstream?


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Old 05-31-2015, 02:48 PM   #31
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Airstream Jenga

So about 1,000 blocks and jacks later and the Airstream shell is sitting on it's new trailer. It really wasn't that hard I just had to jack a few inches at a time and block it up, drag the trailer under, then lower it down getting everything on the right tracks.

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Old 06-01-2015, 01:50 PM   #32
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Yeah! Nothing scarier than moving the shell - and wind? Actually saw one person who failed to brace and tie down his shell LOSE it in some high gusts. Now make sure you get the screws in securely and the rest is minor (Well that's misleading, EACH of the remaining 8000 things you have left is minor, but the totality is overwhelming.).


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