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Old 08-18-2003, 01:28 PM   #15
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new kitchen faucet, delta with removeable handle, replaced 2 soap dispensers, replaced micro wave/convection oven, put in missing rivets in door, replaced all screws on windows with stainless steel. Found a lead on reasonable priced leather upholstery for dinette, chair, gaucho. The list goes ever on.
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:10 PM   #16
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Took the kids and the Overlander to Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose for a end of the summer campout before school starts back. Spent the day Saturday either swimming in the river or sitting in the A/C. I'll be glad when summer decides to call it quits.
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Old 08-18-2003, 04:05 PM   #17
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Three nights of dry camping in the A/S with my wife and 2 girls and fly fishing for native brown trout in southeastern MN.
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Old 08-18-2003, 06:00 PM   #18
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Played a bunch of guitar!! then-----
checked my ever loosening alternator belt again, filled my water tank and added bleach to clean it, and dumped it.
Cleaned the roof of the Airstream.
Put new counter tops in my kitchen in the house not the AS.
Put together a new porch swing for the deck I built lat month.
Drank a few beers and ate some hot wings.
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Old 08-18-2003, 06:02 PM   #19
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We spent the last TWO weekends, both three day weekends due to a vacation day and a Catholic holiday... IN A TENT! At East Harbor State Park in Lakeside, OH, with the triple-axle AS back home in the driveway.

We made the weekend before these a three day also, but stayed at a bed & breakfast on Kelley's Island, OH. That was the weekend we picked up our new Boston Whaler and attended the BW Owner's Rendezvous held on the island.

Got hooked on boating on Lake Erie, which is only about 3 hours from here, but still too far to make two trips to bring the AS for a three day weekend. On longer vacations, we'll rent a truck to tow the boat (and haul one of the Harleys).

For those not familiar with Whalers, they're the unsinkable ones that are cut in half (or thirds) in demos dating back to their origin in 1958. As with Airstreams and Harleys, owners are part of a devoted brotherhood, and most own and restore older "classic" models. The "rendezvous" is the parallel with the Airstream rally. Spotting another out on the water is like spotting another Airstream in a campground.

Anyway, that's what we've been up to. Here are some pictures.
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Old 08-18-2003, 06:13 PM   #20
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Bought a tow vehicle

My wife and I bought a 1987 Suburban.

1 owner - who is meticulous on maintenance, so the 350 engine runs like a top. He ordered it special - it's a 3/4 ton, gasoline - but with a standard transmission. Haven't seen too many of those around. Bonus - the colour of the vehicle is almost the same color as the trim on the airstream (my wife loves that.)
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Old 08-18-2003, 07:51 PM   #21
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Heh heh,
Great thread. It's interesting to read the replies of others.
I went up to the lake late Sat evening and stayed in the AS.
Invited this pretty girl who likes me.
I had found an 8 track tape (Best of the Guess Who) at a flea market recently and was dying to see if the old unit in my 75 still worked.
Alas! It did not.
But I'm still hoping it was the tape and not the player...
We did find an oldies station up there though and it was pretty neat sitting in an old AS listening to 60's and 70's songs.
Sunday I spent about 4 hours on my old Ford Tractor discing a couple of acres to do some weed control.
It's been so wet all summer that I couldn't work the ground.
Now it may be getting a little late in the season to plant some rye for the deer.
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Old 08-20-2003, 08:30 PM   #22
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Last weekend was spent Cabin Camping in Lincoln National Park. Went on several hikes, climbed the fire tower, hung out with the kids in the lake for hours, told stories with friends but no time for the AS.

This weekend its all AS...flushing the cooling system, pulling the radiator and cleaning out 17 years of bugs, replacing all of the belts, hoses and water pump and reassembling. Also, hoping to get the resistor I need to get the genset to run for more than 30 minutes before blowing the ignition fuse.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:16 PM   #23
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Thumbs up Laid around the pool~!

Man, this is the life..

Took off last Thur, just before the 'Big BLACKOUT', headed to Sandbridge, Va., for a nice quiet, lazy weekend...Just me and, my A/S..I love it~!~!
Laid around the pool, soaking up the "sights" and, sun....lol
Went out for pizza/beer, seafood pizza at that...Yummie~!

Walked the beach and then topped it off by going over to one of the oldest lighthouse in the nation...(built 1791, for a cost of $47K~)
Church on Sun...My fishing buddy is the preacher..More pool time afterwards..more beer..
Listen to the rain patter, patter on the rooftop during the night..More rum and coke...
watched a dvd movie and, then afterwards, listen to soft music thru all four(4) speakers.
Sunrise..
Smithfield ham, eggs, biscuts for breakfest..
Washed the Burb, more beer...

Hey, this is my time to be just "me" to unwind..

The rest, I done forgot...lmao
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Well here it is my weekend again. Current plans on what I hope to get accomplished. Remove the twin beds and the wall between twins and bathroom, work on floor to prepare it for the self adheasive tiles. rebuild the walls between when the twin area and bathroom. Prepare interior for painting and paint, Rebuild the bedroom area where the twins are.
Although I dont have friday to do this (dental apt) oh fun.
Will let you know what all i get accomplished and any complications I run into.

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Old 08-20-2003, 09:36 PM   #25
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Cool I had to work last weekend

I flew our company jet to Colorado Springs on Friday and was allowed to bring the wife and 2 young sons. Sat. we drove up to Pikes Peak and then on to Breckenridge. We returned to Colorado Springs on Mon. and flew the plane back to Little Rock. Had a real good time.

I looked hard for A/S in every paper and on every lot we went by. No luck. Until tonight and I find one listed on the VAC in Colorado Springs!
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:41 PM   #26
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Lightbulb I passed one...

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Just a tip:
I passed a really nice looking A/S sitting by RT 13, near Seaford, MD., It had listed on window (big red numbers) 14,995$

IMHO,
IT was at least a 29ft'er or more.

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Old 08-20-2003, 09:51 PM   #27
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Thanks for the heads up

53FlyingCloud,

Thanks,

That sounds a bit large for me. I'm wanting to stay as small as my wife will agree to. She says she wants as large as I will let her have. I think the 25-28 will be our compromise length. If I'm out that way next week, I may try to look it up though.

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Great thread! should be revived every monday.

I cleaned & cleaned & cleaned to make the interior feel a new as my new turquoise "man made leather" front gaucho.

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