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Old 06-09-2004, 04:50 AM   #1
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4 rivets without leaving home

I noticed I now have four rivets, and with one exception, I have yet to get my Airstream out . First, let me thank everyone who has helped me with my countless issues. I shudder to think of the mess I would probably would have had if I did not have access to this forum.

While I think I can get my Overlander on the road before gaining Rivet Master status, I'm curious as to who else, if anyone, has four or five rivets, and has yet to hit a campground in their Airstream.

Anyone want to fess up?


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Old 06-09-2004, 07:28 AM   #2
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Camp on the way home!

That's what we did, we camped in our 66 Trade Wind as we were dragging it home from where we bought it. We didn't light any pilots or any other bold stuff, although we did run "city" water through it and note a leak or two!

Now it rests in the driveway, awaiting axles and, after AV8's horror story of burning, a very close look at its LP appliances!


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Old 06-09-2004, 08:49 AM   #3
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I'm pathetic!!!!

I single handedly, without any help from Tony, gained rivet master status a month or so ago, now for a total of 662 posts. Bought two more, and sold one Airstream...given tons of advice to locals looking at Airstreams, helped a fellow South-City St.Louisan gain the courage to buy a 65 Safari last week........

And we don't leave for our Maiden voyage until TOMORROW!.

Now that's pathetic!!!!!


But I am having fun, and couldn't have done it without the forum... you know it's true!!!
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:59 AM   #4
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Congratulations to all rivet toting, intrepid airstream restorers. Now.....

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Old 06-09-2004, 07:11 PM   #5
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4 rivets without leaving home

We camped in our trailer just a couple weeks after I drove it back from AZ to TX. ..didn't even know how to dump the tank, but thanks to the folks at the Blanco rally I got some advice and got to tour some other trailers.

Our next trip was to Ruidoso, NM for spring break.

Unfortunately my days fixing outnumber my days camping to-date. I hope to correct that this summer, ...but there are a few things to do before the trip!

I could spend weeks working on the trailer (I really enjoy it.), but I'm at least 18 years from retirement, so some of it may have to wait!!
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Old 06-09-2004, 07:24 PM   #6
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sk too many questions, but the answers have all been put to good use. I've never even been in a trailer park!!! The floor's still gone in spots and the floods have slowed work down. But I'm still hoping for a mid July test run, even if I have to sleep on the floor with a solar flashlight!!! . So if you think Paris Hilton's first trip to the dump tank is going to be funny- you ain't seen nuthing yet! Silver suz
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Old 06-09-2004, 08:38 PM   #7
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If staying home is how we get rivets. I know why I have so few. Go camping. Enjoy the fantasy. Live the dream. Rollin, Rollin, Rollin. oops wrong dream
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Old 06-10-2004, 06:46 AM   #8
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Actually the skills and knowledge necessary to maintain, rebuild, restore have little in common with the skills required to drive it down the road, park it and enjoy yourself. Airstream expertise would in my opinion have more to do with the history and "working" on them correctly, as in not screwing them up. So, one could be the most expert without actually moving it. However, I don't know why someone would do that.
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:17 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by tcwilliams
I'm curious as to who else, if anyone, has four or five rivets, and has yet to hit a campground in their Airstream.

Anyone want to fess up?

A long, long time ago...since then I've been glued to my keyboard.
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Old 06-10-2004, 12:10 PM   #10
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Maybe that's why I'm not racking up the posts. We've been camping too much. We've managed to go out every weekend but one for the better part of the past three months.

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