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Old 07-24-2003, 08:48 PM   #1
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We are STOOPID (and NEW) Help!

*** We are new to this group but have fallen in LOVE with our Ambassador. You'll be seing us around! She needs a name, and the right one has not occurred to me yet.

Everything is wonderful with her except for ONE THING..

we can't figure out how to release the fold-out table!!! AAARRGGHH!! Someone PLEASE take pity on us and give us a tip!
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Old 07-24-2003, 09:25 PM   #2
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I am going to assume you have it in the upright position.

There should be a latch underneath that you release to allow the top brace to slide out to the extended position. Then there is an itty bitty clip on the edge of the table. It may be towards the rear of the coach. Just pull it out and spin it 180 degrees and the top should be able to unfold.
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Old 07-24-2003, 10:06 PM   #3
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We named ours Maxwell after the original owner...

Here's a link to a long dormant thread "Trailer Names" that'll give you some other ideas

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Old 07-24-2003, 11:51 PM   #4
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Dear (Stoopid),
The table should slide towards you as you stand or sit in the doorway. Ours was a big mistery, too. It took some oil and persuasion to get it to slide. Once it's slid sideways...you should be able to swing it up and let down the leg support. We took ours completely apart and replaced the leaves and top elements with all new oak and luan wood pieces. It's now a significant part of the beauty of our Airstream restoration.S&B.
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Old 07-25-2003, 05:15 PM   #5
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So did ya figure it out? Inquiring minds want to know :-)

Just thought I would mention we had some trouble figuring out the table on our 66 Overlander at first - the leg that holds up the free end stows flat against the table top and we couldn't for the life of us get it to release. After several minutes of feeling like total idiots we finally realized there is a collar right up at the top of the leg that you have to pull in order for it to drop down.

Just thought I'd toss that in in case you were having another "stoopid" moment like us!

Congrats on your Ambassador. That trailer model always makes me of the song "Who's the Real Ambassador" as done by The Dave Brubeck Quartet with Louis Armstrong...you could always give your Ambassador a little jazz flair and name it "Brubeck"... it's kinda funky but distinguished :-)

Hope you have years of enjoyment ahead with your A/S!
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:13 PM   #6
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I was thinking "Dori"...

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Old 08-10-2003, 08:46 PM   #7
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My Stoopid moment

I'm just into this vintage Airstream thing less than a week now and when I first tried to open a window I popped the rivets where the lift attaches to the window because I probably tried to twist it or something instead of just pushing straight up. I've got it figured out now but discovered I was not the first one. Another window attachment was already broken.

Now I have to figure out how to repair these things. Anyone know?
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Old 08-11-2003, 08:37 AM   #8
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Dear STOOPID # 2....

WE are still STOOPID # 1.. we DID figure out how to unfold the table but have not opened windows yet. KNowing my husband's track record, we;ll probably need to replace the entire frame. He's already managed to shut down the air for two days by "making an adjustment" (it's back to normal now because I made him un-adjust it) and now is replacing the water tank (108.00 over-size SHIPPING from Inland RV in California) and has recently replaced the water pump. *** All of that aside, we are truly enjoying our beautiful old trailer and hope you will, too. You will get tech help on this website so hang in there.. but I don't think people look at it everyday.

Go to Inland RV and they do have everything for repair, too.

Where are you in Minnesota? Did you join the Byam Club yet?

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Old 08-11-2003, 07:26 PM   #9
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Where in Minnesota?

Flamingo-kid1,

We hail from Tonka Bay, MN which is a small community on Lake Minnetonka about 20 miles west of downtown Minneapolis.

I have applied to the WBCCI and just got a letter and a copy of the Blue Beret. The trailer has a number on it but I found out that number is in use so they promised me another 4 digit number available would be held for me and the last 3 digits will be the same. After I get the membership completed I plan to also join VAC.
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Old 08-14-2003, 02:50 PM   #10
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Re-Stooooopiddd...

Hi there Flamingo-Kid1...
Betch Ya I'm MORE stoooopidd than U ever will b, I LIVE in ENGLAND...if that ain't STOOOOPIDD...I don't kn what is...
good luck 2 Ya ALL...Chris.....
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