Thanks Becky - your thread was a great read!
Although I am no stranger to the under Yuck of airstreams - I am getting older and have less patience, mobility, meaning getting up off the ground and staying awake power ROFL. So in all I am terrified now when I crawl under the trailer I might end up staying there for eternity.
Seriously though...one of my big draw backs is I no longer have the nice big RV garage or the array of tools at my disposal - the big D kind of changed my life a bit.
Nevertheless on a good day I really don't mind crawling under my ModPod and sharing the damp space with the crud, and critters.
As I do have lots of little projects and not so much time in the coming Spring I will have to weigh the potential DIY projects I wish to tackle and of course the non-existent budget.
On that note. I am still having a hard time finding anyone close that will supply a good size sheet of .32 aluminum. Best so far is the SOB techs that crimp shorter pieces of sheet aluminum together to fit your size needed - but I just don't like that idea at all. Ha ha
I'm also thinking of using Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate type of insulation that does come in rigid boards - which gives a nice R-7 - R-8 per inch value - which is very important to me as I do camp in the shoulder seasons - and that means not winter camping but pretty cold for my arthritic bones - as well as for my old gal Haily who sleeps on the floor.
I also have to consider looking at my holding/black/and fresh tank covers - ha little rust buckets (in all their corners) so would like to drop them too - either replace or have new corners spot welded on - but just seems a big daunting job for me. Ha I can't even get the first screw loose even with penetrating oil stuff (it was a test to see how easy they might come out for me) Ug - walked away from trying to do that before the snow came.
Will continue to shop around in the meantime.
Although I am thinking of folding and taking a trip to the Factory as my tail lights, door hinges and some spots around the running lights are corroded - as well would like my wheels done. I had a bit of an issue with my frame a while back and would be able get them to do a follow-up inspection for me at the same time as replacing the belly pan and tanks. BUT if I have to take a mortgage out just to pay for their service costs - that may be out the window....