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Old 05-01-2013, 01:02 AM   #1
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NEW GAME: Help Build A Virtual Airstream

We all have our favorite features in our beloved Airstream's and Argosy's, and some of us have even posted these favorites in other threads. How about a new game? The Virtual Airstream.

Rules and method of play:
The AS must be built from "the ground up" meaning that all suggested items must be agreed upon in a logical manufacturing order...Axles first, tires second, subframe and tongue third, structural frame fourth...so on, and so forth. Once an item has been completed and agreed upon and the next item could be a number of different items, the first post will prevail as the project for that week. All submissions/recommendations will be open for one week, Sunday thru Saturday. After tallying all postings for the week, a decision on the final items design will be added to the virtual trailer. Certain items may be combined if it makes sense, such as axles and tires combined, since we don't want to spend a week mulling over just tires. The first post on that stage of the build will dictate whether bundling will occur for that week. All suggested items and materials must be available and/or reasonable in today's manufacturing environment. Once the trailer is complete, a summary of the final build will be posted. Sound like fun? Get your creative, practical, lustful and vintage ideas flowing! Lets get started.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:40 AM   #2
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MOR Ryde axles, 16" Alcoa rims, Michelin radial tires.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:52 AM   #3
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Six inch fully boxed frame.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:06 AM   #4
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Neat-o idea Robert!
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Self-contained generator powered by propane located aft of the wheels (too much tongue weight as it is) with larger 60lb aluminum propane tanks in the front (40 more pounds over a Classics 40lb tanks).
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maybe a poll feature would be helpful? I like this game. maybe we should start with frame... it's in my future
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #7
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The poll idea is great...any idea how to do that?

Remember: this week's items are axles and tires. Feel free to discuss, promote or dispute with other posters on this topic. Since I suggested MOR Axles you could promote Baxters and point out why they would be a better choice. Ie MOR's would be too heavy and Dexters are lighter, etc.
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True and accurate measurement of tank status.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #9
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True and accurate measurement of tank status.
Axles and tires can do that? Lol just trying to get things started off on the right path.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:49 AM   #10
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I would like to modify my previous suggestions:
Axles =MOR-Ryde
Wheels and Tires= TWEEL

The Tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) is an experimental tire design developed by the French tire company Michelin. Its significant advantage over pneumatic tires is that the Tweel does not use a bladder full of compressed air, and therefore it cannot burst nor become flat. Instead, the Tweel's hub connects to flexible polyurethane spokes which are used to support an outer rim and assume the shock-absorbing role of the compressed air in a traditional tire.
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Frame separate from 'shell'..so you can do 'frame off' future repairs/maintenance
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Pre run wiring and plumbing raceways in trailer frame for future FARKELING.
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Establish "flexation" legends marked on trailer to show original "set" while sitting on wheels and level. These can be similar to maritime markings on ships and barges.

This way the owner can document the state of their trailer to subsequent owners and watch for problems.
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maybe a poll feature would be helpful? I like this game. maybe we should start with frame... it's in my future
Actually, a logical manufacturing order would start with the frame. Can't add axles until you've got the frame and the springs to attach them to.

But if you want to do sub-assemblies, then axles, brakes, rims, and tires would all be one sub-assembly.
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