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Old 04-15-2019, 05:19 AM   #337
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Something I may have mentioned or maybe not, and it may be to late. When running your wiring at completion, make a very complete photo log of where all your wiring is, so down the road when drilling you will know exactly where every thing is at. BTW looks right to me congrats
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:12 AM   #338
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Something I may have mentioned or maybe not, and it may be to late. When running your wiring at completion, make a very complete photo log of where all your wiring is, so down the road when drilling you will know exactly where every thing is at. BTW looks right to me congrats
Thanks. We did make a photo log during the insulation phase. Also, I drew elevation drawings of the front, rear, curb and street where we color coded the wiring. You are right in pointing this out. Having a wiring location log is worth the effort for future owners and modifications.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:04 PM   #339
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Stephanie does the sewing, Stephanie does the electrical. It sounds like she is the skill trades on the job.

Great electrical planning, and documentation. I did label the wires radiating from my fuse panel, but I didn't take interior skins down so I don't know where the run inside the trailer.

I have left signage under the trailer to identify the waste water tanks, and a caution "Don't Drill Here". There is only an inch between my tanks and the belly pan.

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Old 04-15-2019, 07:26 PM   #340
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Stephanie does the sewing, Stephanie does the electrical. It sounds like she is the skill trades on the job.

Great electrical planning, and documentation. I did label the wires radiating from my fuse panel, but I didn't take interior skins down so I don't know where the run inside the trailer.

I have left signage under the trailer to identify the waste water tanks, and a caution "Don't Drill Here". There is only an inch between my tanks and the belly pan.

David
I did get her a new sewing machine for Christmas and a nice pair of electrical crimpers. Teamwork, thatís part of the fun. She does a great job and enjoys it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:47 PM   #341
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My wife is going to sew up the cushions for the Overlander gaucho. We have foam and material (vinyl). She did the ones for the Globetrotter dinette. She loves to sew. I think they will turn out okay, hopefully as nice as yours. But other than that, my wife his minimal vintage Airstream skills; except spotting when I back her Limited into a camp spot, or out of a fuel station and doing the interior "prep to tow" checklist.

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Old 04-16-2019, 06:16 AM   #342
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We took the trailer to adjust the brakes and to a weigh station; first time out in 2.5 years. We moved the Reese weight distribution/sway system and it towed very well.
We figured since it was out, we'd test Stephanie's awning.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:25 AM   #343
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Stephanie does the electric and finally got it charted. We have a Progressive Dynamics 4045 (from bestconverter.com) which includes the converter, charger, AC distribution and DC fuse panel. Here is a diagram of how our AC and DC are configured using the PD4045.
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We are using Blue Sea fuse block terminals on the battery for protection.

We were able to test the 12v system without a battery by having the PD4045's negative connected to the negative bus bar. Now we have an Interstate AGM GPL-27T 12 Volt, 100 Ampere Hour Deep Cycle battery from bestconverter.com connected.

All our wire was tinned marine wire from tinnedmarinewire.com. We also used their crimp/heat shrink connectors and are very pleased with them.

As you can see, we tend to avoid daisy chaining lines as much as possible so that one item doesn't bring everything connected down. Makes for more wiring, but that's ok.

We tested the fridge on DC today and it did fine.
Still no bath sink or shower pan.
Just a couple of questions on your wire diagram and set up...
No battery kill switch?
No inverter?
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:49 AM   #344
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Just a couple of questions on your wire diagram and set up...
No battery kill switch?
No inverter?
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We still need to add the kill switch. Itís on order. We have yet to boondock, so didnít see the need for an inverter. In the future if we see the need for one, weíll just add it along with another battery. Thanks
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:40 PM   #345
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Hope this works .

Got home last night and unloaded . This morning got up and played in the shop .
Cut the .063 3003 to size , did the lay out , cut and punched the louvres, and bent it up . When you get it you might squeeze down end flaps better and rivet it up . Also after it is tight trim the back even . If this meets your approval Iíll mail it off .

Your trailer looks great .
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:34 PM   #346
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Got home last night and unloaded . This morning got up and played in the shop .
Cut the .063 3003 to size , did the lay out , cut and punched the louvres, and bent it up . When you get it you might squeeze down end flaps better and rivet it up . Also after it is tight trim the back even . If this meets your approval Iíll mail it off .

Your trailer looks great .
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Thanks Blue, thatís perfect. I picked up the sockets, LED bulbs and the switch. Iím ready for assembly and install. You canít find that design of vintage fixtures Airstream used. We really appreciate all youíve done. See you in West Texas when the weather is right. Say hello to Joy for us.
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:21 PM   #347
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I too would like to thank Bubba and his wife Stephanie for their time and friendship. We were passing thru Frederickburgh on our way to Key West etc (#Florida Hee Haw) when he suggest we get together. What a tour!! Those are two sweet rigs and the love shows.

B & S...Have a great time in Pismo. We're heading to Paso soon for friendship and wine tasting....almost Pismo.

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Would like to thank Bubba and his lovely wife for the tour they gave my wife and I of their two projects . WOW , the photos do not show how great of a job they have done . And the polish job his wife did on these two Airstream trailers , well just have to say I need to hire her .
It was great to meet them and have made two new friends.
Thanks , Blue .
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I too would like to thank Bubba and his wife Stephanie for their time and friendship. We were passing thru Frederickburgh on our way to Key West etc (#Florida Hee Haw) when he suggest we get together. What a tour!! Those are two sweet rigs and the love shows.

B & S...Have a great time in Pismo. We're heading to Paso soon for friendship and wine tasting....almost Pismo.

Bob


Happy trails until we meet again (in Fredericksburg over that Aldstat
Thanks Bob, great to meet you. The northwest is on our bucket list for the next couple of years. Iíll bring the Altstadt. See you down the road.
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