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Old 04-23-2017, 02:36 PM   #29
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The Blue Beast traveling Art Show by local Taggers

Longport, NJ? Are you near the ocean? You are one lucky fellow. Blue background would be perfect for your situation.

Locate an 'Art Studio' that TAGGERS hang out to learn the latest techniques. Offer them your 'Blue Wonder Airstream' as a Puree of Art Edition. The talented ones will be more than eager to take you up on the offer.

You may want to see some of their... 'work', of course. But if they, if more than one are interested, they can sign the Tag Work.

You no longer own the Blue Beast, but now have a traveling... Art Show for everyone to admire your genius. Not all Taggers are destitute... so you may even have offers to purchase your Blue Beast. Taggers have egos longer than your trailer, which seems to be missing on your original post.

They will use their own paint, of course. Tape the windows. Wash the surface well so that the Art adheres better. Find covers for the tires to avoid getting them painted, as well. But then again... if they are 14" Goodyear Marathons... it may hold them together.

After all is done... maybe have a shop spray clear coat that will NOT disturb the paint. Prevents your aluminum and salt from really making a mess for the new owners of the... future.

I am already... envious of your traveling Art Show. Be bold.

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Old 04-23-2017, 04:40 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by gomotomoto View Post
So sorry to bring up a negative in the lifestyle section, but I think it's appropriate due to the fact that it directly lends to the overall vibe of the experience.

We have a beautiful 1964 Ambassador. Just love it. Everything has been updated except for the holding tanks. I don't think I'm going to rip the belly pan out and add one. Just too much hassle. So... we carry a blue boy.
It's gross. It's blue. It looks like hell when we have it lashed to the back of the airstream when we travel.

I know it's stupid, but disguising that thing would make it a touch better and was thinking of making a long rectangular tank out of aluminum diamond plate. It could sit on our back bumper and would improve aesthetics quite a bit.

Has anyone done anything similar?
I have pondered some way other than Blue Boy to handle grey water for many years. MY first thought was to convert the hose compartment behind the rear bumper of our '67 Overlander to a grey water tank. There is enough room there for about 15 gallons which would add 120 lbs hanging on the rear of a 4 inch frame which is already supporting similar weight in the Black tank. I hate the Blue Boy as much as anyone, but I hate rear end separation way more. Further that might allow one shower before it has to be dumped.

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Old 04-23-2017, 05:49 PM   #31
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I would hate to camp in a trailer without a grey tank. Have been on caravans with people and seen it done. I would add the grey tank. Have seen pictures of some that added storage capacity with PVC piping in a long series. Most trailers have grey tanks. There is a reason for that.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:55 PM   #32
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A problem is an opportunity.... one thing about a "cover".. if metal, easy to clean.. sorta. It shouldn't flop around on the AS. The cover may also be removed and set over the tank when on the ground... it is a lot cheaper to buy a cover.

Remember the old "vinyl roof". Cars? Or, since you live on the coast, find a boat topper shop!!!! They can make whatever you can afford!
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:36 AM   #33
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This seems like it would be the best option; I plan to add one when I remove the belly pan to do some work in next year or two on my '67. Yeah, it'd require some plumbing, but not a huge deal imo as the stuff in the old campers is so simple.

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