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Old 05-04-2004, 03:03 PM   #15
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:07 PM   #16
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Sorry For some reason the web site is not loading. If you go to www.rvdoctor/chalet.html, that might get you there.
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:09 PM   #17
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One more time. www.rvdoctor.com/chalet.html
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:11 PM   #18
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Is it just me or does that MH only have about 2 inches of clearance on each side!
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Old 05-04-2004, 03:40 PM   #19
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Joossens, congrats on your Limited. We are new owners of a 95 Limited and agree that they are beautiful Airstreams. Your Montana dreams also sound wonderful, but do go back to Inside Out's lead to Rubyslipper's Missouri winter experience. If nothing else, it brings up many issues to consider. And like Inside Out, I wish we knew the rest of their story! Best wishes planning your AS future!
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Old 05-04-2004, 04:34 PM   #20
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Realize that if you winter the Airstream in an enclosed building, you cannot use the Airstream's furnace or water heater on gas because of carbon monoxide. The most you could use propane-fed would be the stove and oven, just as in a house.

If the Airstream water heater had an electric element, you could use that. Otherwise you would have to use an external water heater and try to run a heat-rated hose from it to a fitting on the water heater drain.

Therefore, the building would have to be insulated and heated. If it were wide enough, you'd still be able to sit out under the awning, wearing a T-shirt and shorts, sitting in a lawn chair on some AstroTurf. Maybe paint some murals of Florida on the building interior walls.
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Old 05-04-2004, 05:25 PM   #21
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Greetings Fellow ASers!

This will be my first post to this forum. A couple months back I dragged home a 1991 60th Anniversary Limited from Cleburne, TX and have lived happily ever after.
So.... YOU bought it, eh?

I took a look at it more than once... I think you got a great trailer - hope it serves you well!
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:48 PM   #22
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Those winters in Montana are looong. Sitting out under a awning with a painted beach might help against cabin fever?
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Old 05-05-2004, 12:53 AM   #23
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So.... YOU bought it, eh?

I took a look at it more than once... I think you got a great trailer - hope it serves you well!
So YOU know the one I'm talking about!!! I can't help but grin ear to ear when I look at it. When I first looked at it I saw the brown & maroon stripes and didn't like it. I was looking for the pretty blue stripe. Fortunately I tooka look the interior pics. They had REALLY good pics. Later that night when I was drifting off to sleep I began to realize the stripes went with the interior and made better sense than the blue stripes for that particular model. I remember getting back on the computer late that night and looking it over again more closely. I began to get that kinda shaky feeling like THIS IS THE ONE! I JUST GOTTA HAVE IT!!! OOOOOH I HOPE IT'S STILL AVAILABLE!!!!! First thing the next day I had a deposit on it. While I was working on the financing I went to their website and discovered they had a hole page of info on it with tons of pics. But it wasn't until after I drove it home that I really began to realize what I had. It's a special trailer--truly better than advertised. I'm wondering how long it was up for sale before I got to it. When I decided I wanted it I jumped because I'd missed another good one already. You'll be seeing more posts from me about this rig because there are alot of things about it I haven't figured out yet like the solar panel and there's a minor but important part missing. Looking forward to being a part of the community. So far I'm endlessly impressed with EVERYTHING about Airstream. By the way it's a repo from the second owner. Not sure what the story is there. My heart goes out to the past owner. Doubt they parted with it willingly or with dry eyes. I plan to have a section devoted to it in my last testament! Anyway sorry to take the thread off track.

Maurice was mentioning about ventilation issues. I read through that article on the RV Chalet. For me the RV Chalet would be a tad over the top. But they mentioned matching the vent holes on the camper to the enclosure. I'd be interested to learn more about how exactly that is done. As they say when there's a will theres' a way. These are all important issues to consider so keep em coming. And hey I have to say I like the beach scene on the wall idea! How about a sun lamp to go with the beach chair? While I'm at it I could have a truckload or two of beach sand laid down. It's startin to sound like home already!
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Another thing to research is the septic tank system. Most systems are designed to receive a relatively few gallons at a time at a low rate. To get a good dump, you're looking at waiting until your black tank is at least 2/3 full before dumping it, so it comes out with enough force to take the solids with it.

That force isn't a good thing going into a septic tank which depends upon stratification to keep the water going into the leach field clear of scum (stuff that floats) or solids (stuff that sinks).

I'd think you'd want a very large volume tank to keep incoming to a relatively low percentage. Perhaps there are other things in the design that could reduce the problem of large volume at a high flow rate.
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joosens -

I know what you're saying! You should see all the fun I had with Photoshop with the images from the website. Still got 'em if you want to see!
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Yes I'd love to see the pics you have.
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Old 05-05-2004, 01:18 PM   #27
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I've been reading through the winter living thread maxandgeogia recommended. Whew! Between the issues raised on this thread and that one I'm somewhat intimidated. I've lived in FLA all my life and only spent one winter in NJ. Never had any idea how much thought has to go into making it through a winter. In FLA you just worry about keeping cool as cheaply as possible. I like things to be smooth and simple. I'm going to absorb all this info and see if I can't come up with a solution that is simple, low-maintenance and hopefully inexpensive. Keep the logistical complexities coming!
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I have a dehumidifier waiting to be put into our AS, as mold is a problem and keeping humidity below 50% or lower is the ticket. It will have a permanent hole in the side of the trailer (the rear toilet door) but also has a holding tank so I can use the water for other needs (not drinking, unless well filtered) if boondocking. This would help with the window condensation problem when electricity is available. silver suz
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