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Old 08-17-2015, 11:06 AM   #43
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If the trailer isn't already scrap metal that leaks like a sieve (which I suspect it is), if I try to repair it myself I am sure I will manage to make it that way

After I managed to destroy my last camper I am now of the mind that mission critical repairs must be done by people who know what they are doing

If the trailer is to far gone for reasonable repairing it is going away, and I will chalk it up as an expensive learning experience (except I don't learn . . . . oops)
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:57 PM   #44
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If the trailer isn't already scrap metal that leaks like a sieve (which I suspect it is), if I try to repair it myself I am sure I will manage to make it that way

After I managed to destroy my last camper I am now of the mind that mission critical repairs must be done by people who know what they are doing

If the trailer is to far gone for reasonable repairing it is going away, and I will chalk it up as an expensive learning experience (except I don't learn . . . . oops)
Alexj, Checking the leaking is fairly easy. Use a water hose to run water over sections of the trailer a small section at a time. You can even use a friend to run the water while you spend time inside looking for leaks. Or if you prefer you can be proactive and clean off all the old sealant and treat all the panel seams and rivet heads with Captain Tolleys Creeping Crack Cure (available at good marine stores)! This will absorb/wick into any cracks or gaps until full and seal them, Then after you are sure leaks are fixed you can overlay Acryl-R or other Airstream caulk sealant to prevent future leaks! Once your shell is waterproofed you can deal with window leaks or glass replacements as needed. Once trailer is dry then you can deal with floor rot or other issues. Turn it into a aluminum tent for a while if you need time to afford repairs but get the leak issues stopped first! Ed
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:23 AM   #45
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Alexj: Please, sell your AS ASAP or trade it in on a SOB. This AS isn't for your currant lifestyle. Maybe a newer AS with little to no problems for your future lifestyle. I heard Breckenridge makes a very good residential RV.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:12 AM   #46
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Mechanic has checked it over and his initial impression is positive. AC and microwave both work. It needs some work so it is going to be towed to the shop. Mechanic thinks floor and shell are solid. May need new hot water heater, which I already budgeted for. Other systems not yet tested.
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:58 PM   #47
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Has a new water heater, getting AC replaced, going to move in this weekend may be the plan
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:15 PM   #48
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Or not. My buddy who has the big truck has his truck laid up so I can't do musical trailers to get my old SOB out and my Airstream in! ACK!

My poor Volvo has been towed to the shop to be worked on and to clear the approach route for the Airstream to move in
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:53 PM   #49
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Electrician just came by and now I have new shiny outlets installed for my Airstream to plug into when it is deployed

Moving closer

Also pondering naming it Yellow Submarine since the interior is very yellow, and hopefully much like a Submarine the water will stay on the outside
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alexj; How about "Moby (silver) Pickle" Sounds better with (silver) left out unless....

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