Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Airstream Owies

Disclaimer: Not for the faint of heart

This could be a great thread. I'll start, but this will benshort because it's hard to type.

Yesterday I was wondering what the little thingn at the end of Zipdee awning roller does. A picture is worth a tous and words.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	thumb.jpg
Views:	217
Size:	30.8 KB
ID:	79990  
__________________

__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 11:12 AM   #2
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Looks like you found out...Did you learn anything, Grasshopper?
What we need to find is a smiley hopping around in pain, holding a foot.

I have many lumps and bumps from working on our Airstreams, it seems the most common is knots on my head from running into the deployed awning arms. Of course, I can't take any photos, because I usually can't see right after whacking myself in the head...
__________________

__________________
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 01:19 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
Looks like you found out...Did you learn anything, Grasshopper?
I learned a good way to get to sit in the ER for 6 hours,

By the way the photo is the after photo. After the end of my thumb was stitched back together.

But the ER doc gave me some cool tools for future airstream projects.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
redstart's Avatar
 
1998 34' Limited
ont , Ontario
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 228
Images: 3
ouch
what did you do? i am trying to picture the thingy but can't remember...
get well soon!
__________________
redstart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 01:48 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
I'd swear that's a photo of my thumb, after slipping when scraping some goo off the shell...

Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 02:05 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
Ouchie, ouchie! I don't think I want to touch the end of my Zip Dee--ever!
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 02:36 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Thumbs down

Quote:
Originally Posted by redstart View Post
ouch
what did you do? i am trying to picture the thingy but can't remember...
get well soon!
The awning roller was not on the AS and separate from the arms. (I plan to cut it down and put it on my Tradewind) Evidently, when you pull on this little lever thingy if the awning spring is tensioned it releases it really, really quickly. It was kind of like the thingy that holds the cheese on a mousetrap.

When I have put out mousetraps, they never work. Mice are intelligent
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 02:50 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Excella CM's Avatar
 
1978 31' Excella 500
Venice , California
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,061
reminds me of a story:


YouTube - The Bricklayer's Lament - by Gerard Hoffnung
__________________
"Not all who are laundering are washed" say Bill & Heidi

'78 Excella 500,"The Silver Pullit". vacuum over hydraulic disc brakes, center bath, rear twin. '67 Travelall 1200 B 4X4 WBCCI 3737
Excella CM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 03:16 PM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
kevin242's Avatar
 
1977 25' Tradewind
Waskesiu Lake , Saskatchewan
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 393
Images: 15
Your dog cares so much about you. In the picture your pooch is laying there with not a care in the world... so much for comforting you.
__________________
Every home needs a dog, and every dog needs a home.

1977 25' Tradewind (with two ... three... FOUR dogs)
2011 Ram 1500 Quad cab, 5.7 Hemi, tow pkg.
kevin242 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 04:33 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
silverhawk's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
Elyria , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 780
Images: 20
Send a message via Yahoo to silverhawk
A thousand words eh? Would you care to share just a few of them with us.
__________________
silverhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 11:04 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
2010 27' FB Classic
N/A , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excella CM View Post

Enjoyed this You Tube post. I laughed to tears. Thanks. Having been a bricklayer for a number of years made it that much funnier to me.
__________________
Bluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 01:27 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
My thumb is now functional enough to type.

Thanks for the story Excella. Things can always be worse.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 02:51 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
richinny's Avatar
 
2011 34' Classic
Westchester Cty.NY , / Miami FL
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,122
so, how is the awning?

so far, in 3 seasons (4 months each) besides the usual cuts and bruises, i've lost a thumb nail, blacked another, broken 3 ribs (at one time) and in Feb. a broken wrist. nobody told me this lifestyle was hazardous.
__________________
Ricky
2012 F150 Super Crew 5-1/2' bed Ecoboost 4x4 3.73 elec. lock diff. Propride hitch
give life. kidney & pancreas transplant 9/9/06
Ingrid-my unofficial '"World's Oldest Streamer" 1909-2008 R.I.P.
richinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 03:27 PM   #14
Chief Chili Cook
 
newroswell's Avatar
 
2010 30' Flying Cloud
Bakersfield , California
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 738
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumatic View Post
My thumb is now functional enough to type.
fine, fine, but is the awning OK?!?
__________________

__________________
newroswell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.