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Old 07-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #309
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Switz,Thank you for the info. I will call Can Am in the morning to see if they can help. Jim
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #310
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Some aluminium stock and rivets -- more rivets!

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Old 07-28-2013, 07:48 PM   #311
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My trailer got some good scrubbing and fresh paint on the banana wraps and tongue. The roof got some white reflective paint/sealer. While trying to tippy toe back to the paint, I ended up applying a wee bit too much pressure on the AC shroud and it disintegrated... sigh, so that'll be another update one day.



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Old 07-29-2013, 12:11 AM   #312
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Taylormade-- we got a 78 31' Sovereign rear bath with painted banana peels. I painted them satin black-- sure do set off the trailer.

Your polish job looks better than mine.

Is the white paint on the roof to help keep it cool when the a/c is running?

I've never been on the roof of our trailer... let me know how the white paint works.

Hard to tell from teh photo, but what color is the strip on the side?

Nice trailer.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:41 AM   #313
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An all clad waffle maker and a really nice pillow top for the bed!
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:44 AM   #314
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:21 AM   #315
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Last week, a South Carolina state flag to add to the flagpole, a new plug end for the power cable, new LP hold down bracket, new cabinet latch for one of the overheads, all new clearance lights, and painted the inside of the tail light housings. Yesterday, new heating element for the electric side of the fridge, a new door latch, and spent the day repairing a dent in the front banana panel. Another full day planned resealing the repaired panel and fixing an A/C drain leak. Spent more on repairs than I have on three weeks of vacation this month. Nothing like vintage Airstreaming!
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:10 AM   #316
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Last 2 days new rubber door window seals. New led tail lights. Fixed rear hatch hinge. Bead blasted window hardware. It's getting there!
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:31 AM   #317
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Taylormade-- we got a 78 31' Sovereign rear bath with painted banana peels. I painted them satin black-- sure do set off the trailer.

Your polish job looks better than mine.

Is the white paint on the roof to help keep it cool when the a/c is running?

I've never been on the roof of our trailer... let me know how the white paint works.

Hard to tell from teh photo, but what color is the strip on the side?

Nice trailer.
Thanks Jim. Funny you mention the satin black (which is what mine are now), I started off with an elephant grey color and it just looked like I was sponsoring the Dallas Cowboys, so I got rid of it and went to black, even though I was born in Dallas and was raised to be a Cowboys fan (for the record, I became a Bucs fan when I moved to Tampa in 2000 and support them, as tough as it is sometimes). My stripes are a navy blue that I THOUGHT I really liked, but now I'm considering changing them up a little... haven't totally decided on which color yet however.



The paint is a roof sealer, yes, for heat deflection and quick/easy sealing of the seams and rivets up there. I wasn't up for the job of polishing the roof after spending a few hundred hours on the sides, plus I'm running the stock Armstrong AC still and it struggles mightily in direct sunlight here in Tampa. I can't get it below 84 in direct sunlight in the heat of the day.

I've read over and over again how the reflective paint will lower the temps by as much as 10 degrees. I'm skeptical for sure, but yesterday's first coat lowered it by 4. If I can see a total of 6-7, and keep it in the 70s, that's huge and well worth the ~$50 cost of the material.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:34 AM   #318
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Four new shoes....Carlisles, with the best of the old four going to the spare!
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This piece of jewelry for the screen door arrived today. Can't wait to put it on.
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I try not to look at this specific thread...Why? Two things happen with me. The first is once opened, its like watching a train wreck, you just cant take your eyes of of it. (reading and re-reading to see what others are doing / buying. Then getting the "I wants") Secondly, out comes the Visa card and a visit from the Fedex guy or gal. Never fails
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:03 AM   #321
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Picked up this great portable Hamock from Sportsman Guide $49.99 plus shipping. Folds up into a carry back, free standing, and sets up in seconds. Found these great solar "light bulbs" which I hang from the awning support arms to provide light and prevent the dreaded walk into the arms in the dark issue.
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I put a toilet extension on my Classic that raises the toilet height by 2 1/2". If you have someone who has bad knees or some type of infirmity that mades it difficult to sit and then get up from the toilet, this can be a godsend. It's made by Thetford. Here's the after pic and a link to a thread where we talk more about this product and the installation.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f45/...et-105342.html

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