View Poll Results: What do you think the bubble "dry" and tongue weight results were on 2/18/11?
2,054 lbs total 253 lbs tongue 4 33.33%
2,332 lbs total 312 lbs tongue 5 41.67%
2,560 lbs total 386 lbs tongue 2 16.67%
2,745 lbs total 390 lbs tongue 1 8.33%
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:22 PM   #197
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Yes the oval satin nickel low profile has a switch and glass lens. They called their supplier up and got the specs. I ordered 3 of them. I'll let you know if I like them and will post some pics if I keep and install them. Cheers.
Great, Ted. I'm glad the tip worked out for you.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:17 AM   #198
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I just reserved a getaway to cape lookout on the oregon coast for a three day weekend for the maiden voyage for June. Then it's a week in Idaho near sandpoint in July then a week in august in central Oregon near bend and at clear lake. Let the pigeons loose.

I thought I'd give myself s serious deadline to finish and furnish the bubble for this summer. Think I'll make it?
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:09 AM   #199
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I installed the (made in USA) lights tonight. The two 10" x 5" ovals fit nice within the end cap panels and are low profile ( only 2 1/2" projection), they match the brushed nickel hardware throughout the trailer, they seem solid and well made, and have a switch and glass bezel. I think they will work fine for the application criteria I have to deal with. I put the two matching reading lights on both sides of the rear bed compartment. the one next to the sink can swivel around for evening cooking or washing. I had to reroute the wiring for one of the rear lights so it would perfectly match the placement of the opposing light and not be in the kick zone or bungalo wrestling arena So I have to do some more woodworking to hide they hole the previous owner drilled.

What do you think. They aren't plastic and only ran a couple hundred bucks for the four lights and a few spare bulbs I have one oval to return because I've decided not to install it over the stove. I just never fell in love with the super expensive yacht lights so why buy them right. We'll see how these work out. Cheers friends. Ted
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:21 AM   #200
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Heres another picture with rear light in view. The rocker switch lit green on the left is easy to reach as you enter the door and brings all four 12 vt lights up at once.

And check out the cool silverware I came across. It is all handmade polished on the eating end and burnished and curved iron on the handles Just cool and original in my opinion. Sort of surprised my wife. I like art and feel that beauty is in the details. No burning plastic forks in my campfire.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:35 AM   #201
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This picture may give a better perspective of the size ratio in the trailer. This is looking at the bare driver's side dinette seat ( upholstery is scheduled next week).
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:44 AM   #202
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The new lights look great! Like the silverware, too.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:46 AM   #203
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Bubble bungalo as a garden guest house? A couple of you asked where I lived as you too are fond of 1910 era craftsman homes. Well here is a pic I took on a nice day this week (may) in beautiful Oregon. I've always thought it would be cool to back the airstream onto the grass in our yard and let our visiting family or guests enjoy a nice garden getaway rather than cramming into the house.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:20 AM   #204
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The bubble and your place look great, an aluminum guest house in the back yard would fit in well. Have fun on the maiden voyage.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:18 AM   #205
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Off to drop the bubble off to the upholstery shop first thing in the morning! Getting closer!
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:56 PM   #206
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Any chance you will be taking this to a rally soon? I would love to see it!
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:29 PM   #207
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Tell me what you think of the bubble ulpolstery. It's a recycled leather product with easy maintenance and It is easily cleaned I think were going to like it alot. Here are a few pictures. I'll take some more with better outdoor lighting. And here's my youngest boy Myles sitting on the rear bed. Cheers.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:35 PM   #208
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I also picked up some new vintage hub caps and washed the trailer up this afternoon. As well i installed new door within a door period correct door seal on the inner and outer door last night. It closes like a European car door now! Its almost ready for the maiden voyage to cape lookout on the coast in a few weeks! Cheers friends Ted
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:49 PM   #209
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Not at the moment. We just got our spots reserved for the Oregon coast, a week in Idaho, and a week in central Oregon. When and where are the rallies in the northwest?
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:49 PM   #210
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Ted, That thing looks sharp. You've done a super job. Lock looks great also. What's the leather product you used? I like the look. Ed
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