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Old 06-30-2014, 12:14 PM   #1471
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I can't get over how these Rock Tamers stink! I can smell them in the cab of the truck and in the trailer! Them rock tamers done stunk up my campsite!
That's a hoot! I have thought about selling the Rock Tamers I bought a couple years ago. When the times comes, I will advertise them as 'Pre Out Gassed'.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:19 PM   #1472
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That's a hoot! I have thought about selling the Rock Tamers I bought a couple years ago. When the times comes, I will advertise them as 'Pre Out Gassed'.

I intended to hang mine up in the garage, but have left them on the truck parked outside hoping the sun will help accelerate the process.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:56 PM   #1473
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A week later- on the truck parked outside- and they still stink to high heaven!


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Old 06-30-2014, 07:06 PM   #1474
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Not quite for the trailer, but goes along with the trailer and my plan, but I bought my first fly fishing rod and reel today, going to learn to do that in the 260 days I have left before I quit my job and take off in my airstream.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:39 AM   #1475
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:48 AM   #1476
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Replaced the stock one-step with a two-step and aluminum treads. Much more substantial unit and looks much better, I think. We needed the extra step since I installed a lift kit on the axel and the dog was having a hard time.

First picture is the stock step
Second picture compares the stock step with the new unit
Third picture is the new step installed and folded out
Fourth picture is the new step folded up for travel

I had to make several brackets to facilitate the install, but was not too complicated. The new step feels much more stable and is wider, offering more surface for stepping on. It is manufactured by Lippert.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:42 PM   #1477
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Registration and Plates OH YEAH BABY!

So, I'm very proud to say that today for our beloved Airstream we got official ownership from the state of California. WOOT!

Ours is the classic 'found in a field' story, expired registration in Maine, no title, etc. In fact the owner was a friend of a friend (my friend owned the field) and I never met him in person.

I was at the DMV for another matter last month and was fortunate to get instructions from a very nice DMV employee. They do exist.

In case you're interested, here are the steps it took:

1. Bill of Sale from Owner (emailed)
2. Hired a VIN certifier to come out and fill out the DMV VIN verification form. I could have taken trailer to DMV but right now it's all torn apart and not really in towing condition.
3. Called state of Maine and got a verification letter that the trailer was indeed last registered there in 2011 and that no title would be issued because it's too old (1972). A bill of sale was all they would need for a title transfer.
4. Filled out an official California bill of sale, transfer of title, request for title and request for personalized plate forms.
5. Spent an hour at the DMV (even with an appointment!) explaining my story in my most charming manner.
6. Forged my hubby's signature in one spot right in front of the DMV employee. The alternative was title in only my name, and I didn't think he'd take too kindly to that.
7. Walked out with full title, license plates, tags and our O SHINY custom Yosemite plate on order.

YAY ME!

Oh, I also ordered a gallon of airplane stripper so we can start getting that clear coat off. So she got three things today
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:48 AM   #1478
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What is a lift plate in Steamy1 post?
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:50 AM   #1479
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Replaced the stock one-step with a two-step and aluminum treads. Much more substantial unit and looks much better, I think. We needed the extra step since I installed a lift kit on the axel and the dog was having a hard time.

First picture is the stock step
Second picture compares the stock step with the new unit
Third picture is the new step installed and folded out
Fourth picture is the new step folded up for travel

I had to make several brackets to facilitate the install, but was not too complicated. The new step feels much more stable and is wider, offering more surface for stepping on. It is manufactured by Lippert.
Steamy1

Outstanding job on the step install and mod. Seems like an improvement that Airstream should make to all the trailers with the one step design. I would send them info and photos of your mod.

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Old 07-02-2014, 07:24 AM   #1480
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What is a lift plate in Steamy1 post?
I installed a Drexel Axle (sorry for the mis spell in original post) Lift Kit, which raises the body about 2 3/4 inches. I like the additional clearance for the rear bumper, and the valves and it makes it easier to remove the 16" wheels and tires.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #1481
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This thread always costs me money. New rock tamers installed.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:07 AM   #1482
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Oh yeah?
What do they smell like?
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:09 AM   #1483
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:21 AM   #1484
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