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Old 07-23-2009, 07:06 PM   #29
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What a great trailer. Good luck with your recovery. I've been reading through your FeatherCraft restoration thread today and really look forward to hearing more about the Liner.
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:17 PM   #30
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Great looking trailer! Good luck on the pickup. 13 panels rule!!

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Old 07-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #31
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. . . One thing I'm considering is having the axles replaced with new tortions from Dexter. I think that might raise the height a bit and give it a smoother ride, though it would be a fair expense to ditch all the leafs and current set up. I think Dacia is doing that to hers, isn't she?. . .
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Yep, new torsions for Elvis and cranked up a bit for ground clearance. Sorry Rob, low riders are cool, but I've dragged bottom more than once. I could almost hear the rear frame scream in pain.

JP, you are probably nearing your destination and "new" Liner by now, just about to lay eyes on it. I hope it is everything and more than you dreamed. Can't wait to hear the road report!
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:21 PM   #32
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Well JP, any stories and/or pictures from the recovery?
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:34 PM   #33
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Uh, We're waiting . . .
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:22 AM   #34
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well, the recovery was fine... but my iPhone died, and I got home to find the guy running power to the barn ran the ditch witch over the phone line! I'll post a bunch of pics this AM. It's gonna be sweet! (one day).

The leaf springs are pretty smooth riding. I guess the tortions would be even better? Something to think about, I guess. If I switch, I'm taking it to a shop. I don't want to have 29 feet of trailer on jacks in my barn while I grind and weld away. :-S

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:24 AM   #35
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pics pics pics!!!

OK, Here's the first one... the couch... Looks great, huh? Just needs a little cleaning! ha!

Seriously, though... is this original? If so, and anyone wants it, the starting bid is "Come and get it before I throw it on the bonfire".
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:25 AM   #36
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I don't think this fridge vent is original (plus, it looks like it's on backwards), but it's a professional installation, so who knows?
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:28 AM   #37
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damaged rear door

This is one of only 4 blemishes on the trailer... and this is by far the worst! How cool is that? It's a REALLY straight body, straighter than any of the others I have. I'm glad the puncture was on the door, and not the skin. The bottom piece on this guy wraps completely around the trailer. It's probably 14-16 feet long. Very cool, and seamless.

So, when I get to it, I'll be fabricating a new rear door, using this one as a pattern. Can't wait! Gonna be cool!
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:30 AM   #38
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Tires...

I've never even HEARD of Gum Dipped tires?? Obviously, she hasn't rolled on the road in a LONG time...

Unfortunately the rims ARE split rims... and pretty badly pitted, so I'll have to start that impossible search for 4 steel rims with clips so I can put the real baby moons on em.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:33 AM   #39
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Simply put, the COOLEST sink/Faucet on the planet! I'm going to have to look into getting the fixture redone. It's so Jet-age. I'm going to have to get the sink re-porcelained, too. That's going to cost a few pennies...
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:39 AM   #40
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Couple of nice exterior pics. The marker lights are perfect! Just need cleaning and stainless hardware. They look original to me. Also, the porch lite is kinda pitted (as expected)... refurbish, or reproduction? What are the options?

The power inlet is right up front. In the interest of NOT having to patch a hole or 2, I think I'll use the original inlet location for my new run. (stainless Marincos, of course, so it matches the pickle!). I'll have to keep a 50 foot cord with me, but still worth it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:42 AM   #41
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door in a door...

The door in a door has a different way of staying closed on this one. There are 2 tabs that go through 2 slots, and it locks with slide latches. Pretty neat! Gonna keep that for sure! The screen is actually sandwiched in the door and riveted together, so I might make a mod there, and have the screen framed (so it's easy to swap out)... kids, dogs, etc... not too good for screen life.

Also, on the door, the door in a door has a slight cove near the door handle so it clears. I thought it was a PO mod, but the rivets are offset there, too, so it might be original? dunno. I like it, though. Might as well keep it!
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:46 AM   #42
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Bathroom

I kinda like the layout. WHen I redo it, though I think I'm going for a full stainless lining, stainless pan and a better sink arrangement. It'll be cool! Can't wait!

One thing I really like a LOT about the layout is the location of all the water stuff. the bathroom and kitchen sink are side by side, with the water heater between them. The total run length of the plumbing is less than 4 feet! How sweet! All my other trailers have stuff all over the place. Less run length means less leak potential, less frustration, and better hot water. Yaaah!
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