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Old 07-23-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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2008 Safari SE 25FB interior makover

If anyone in central texas needs an airstream interior makeover, or electrical and or solar modifications i have found the perfect individual.

He is a longtime friend of mine and an extraordinary craftsman who i persuaded to remodel my coach....

we have just completed a new flooring project- installing a wood floor of antique walnut in the entire coach. replaced the toilet with a "china" extended height model...modified the bathroom door to give more room and privacy between front and rear of coach.

AND...a total makeover of the bedroom---which in its original configuration I HATED...... removed bed and relocated converter and main electrical to form a wall and enclose a mechanical room on the right front side of the coach and then proceeded to make a structure much like the rear setting structure that surrounds the dining table on this coach...had new cushions made and now i have a very comfortable lounge for day time use and a comfortable sleeping area for the night....

I did away with the dining table and extended the seating/sleeping area in the rear of the coach....

finished the solar addition with two 95 watt panels on the roof a 2000w inverter -transfer switch- solar controler and a 255 AH AGM battery mounted in the mechanical room and thus freeing the existing battery case on the front of the coach for a tool box.....

replaced the horrible blinds that were standard in the coach with cellular shades...

now the road is calling................

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Old 07-23-2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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I would be interested in pictures of your modifications, if available. Sounds really interesting. Thanks
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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me too... sounds very interesting.....
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:06 PM   #4
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I have an 07 25' FB and would like a suggestion on the popping rivets inside our SE model. Seems like one breaks off on each trip out.
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:50 PM   #5
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I have an 07 25' FB and would like a suggestion on the popping rivets inside our SE model. Seems like one breaks off on each trip out.
I had the same problem.

InlandAndy will tell you that it is the unbalanced wheels, tires and hubs. The running gear.

Well I replaced my drum brakes with discs and had the whole shebang balanced.

Darn if Andy wasn't right. Since the upgrade my rivets have quit popping and the stuff inside is no where as thrown around.
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Thats a good but expensive cure to stop the interior rivets from breaking loose when the trailer came with the orginial brakes. When we were at Jackson Center a few months ago the change to disc brakes was about $2700.
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Thats a good but expensive cure to stop the interior rivets from breaking loose when the trailer came with the orginial brakes. When we were at Jackson Center a few months ago the change to disc brakes was about $2700.
I bought the kit for $1500 and a friend and I installed it. It took all day but it was pretty basic.

The ultra low cost way to fix it is to just have your hub. wheels and tires balanced. It's a bit different than have you car wheel balanced but all the details are on Inland Andy's website.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:41 PM   #8
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Can you provide the name of the person who worked on your rig? I'd be interested in price quotes.

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Old 09-12-2009, 10:06 PM   #10
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Running-gear balancing need not be quite so expensive. One solution is to use Centramatics (Look here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ate-32907.html )

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