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Old 07-15-2014, 07:48 PM   #1527
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We visited a new Airstream dealership in Fairfield, CA yesterday for more interior plan ideas. We almost left with a new Airstream (!) but settled for a pair of the 'official' Airstream flamingos. My daughter promptly named them George and Georgina. I have no idea why.



And for interior plan, we are going to replicate the 2014 28' International Signature in our 1972 27' International.

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:44 PM   #1528
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Made foam insulating "pillows" for the skylights, vents and bath fan......bored, I guess.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:43 PM   #1529
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Picked some things up yesterday. Some sealant, olympic rivets, and a new old stock front curbside window for my 69 Sovereign.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:39 AM   #1530
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New bathroom faucet installed and got my father to help work out the dent in the front curbside banana panel.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-16-2014, 07:23 AM   #1531
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Finally finished my running gear project. New bearings, races, seals, complete brake assemblies, metal valve stems and tires! Bought new shocks too, but decided NOT to drop the Axels to install them (too much work!) Plus with a little elbow grease, the Alcoa rims are getting a bit of a makeover also!



A few before & after and a side by side comparison.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:13 PM   #1532
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what sort of cleaning & polishing potions and tools are you using?

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Old 07-16-2014, 06:40 PM   #1533
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I bought a cheap ($29) tight quarters corded drill and a hand full of different 1/4" shank polishing wheels from Harbor Freight, along with some of their white polish and a BUNCH of white terry cloth towels.
If you want to try something a bit cheaper, I've also been using a metal polish made by Mothers, should be in with the wash & wax stuff at an auto parts store. $10 for a container, apply in small areas with a rag & some circular rubbing motion and remove with another clean rag. For the $$ it did a really good job! My rims were considerably neglected and the Mothers by itself did wonders.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #1534
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1 gollon of ethylene glycol to begin killing floor rot fungus in our 2010 28ft flying cloud rear storage compartment (under the aluminum floor plate) before going on a 2 month trip and returning to begin tearing out the rotted floor sections just in front of the bumper, grrrr. Just another endearing characteristic feature of #%&!!! Airstream Inc's "Lexus like" trailer cost without any "Lexus like" quality.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #1535
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What did you get for your Trailer today?

A few dents and scratches from the party tent that the neighbors setup next door prior to a windstorm:
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Ick! Their insurance paying?
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:14 AM   #1537
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Not sure yet.... In Michigan, most everything is covered by the insurance of the vehicle owner, even when another is at fault. Not sure how it will work on this.


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Old 07-17-2014, 06:09 AM   #1538
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:10 AM   #1539
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How did you discover the floor rot under the aluminum plate? And, how is the plate removed? I have a similar trailer which I washed yesterday and did not see any moisture in the compartment, but possibly it's under the plate?

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:31 AM   #1540
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Rperrym I used a 1-1/2 inch hole saw to cut thru the aluminum and vinyl to gain inspection access. Plan was to save the plug and simply replace it using a screwed to hold it in place and seal with parrbond for looks. Pretty easy as the aluminium is only .023 thick (for reference that is the same thickness as a Kleenex box cardboard). However the Al plate is just sitting on top of the vinyl floor in my trailer held down by 3 screws and an aluminum angle at the back of the compartrment and by a vinyl trim and screws at the bumper opening. You may be able to just unscrew and lift the thin plate out and then just cut or probe thru the vinyl. I could not since one screw was not accessable, trapped under the bed support, hence the initial hole cutting. Now it's all out, al plate and vinyl...rot is about 10 inches into floor completely across the rear of the trailer....learning more than I ever wanted to know!
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