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  1. ythljdx
    06-28-2017 01:38 PM
    I'm redoing my folding table ('68 Overlander). Do you remember where you got that holding pin to keep the two halves of the table together when folded?


  2. J5MM
    03-02-2011 12:16 PM
    Thanks for posting about getting up on the middle of the roof. I have a loose vent camp that I need to snap back in but I am so scared of getting up there and possibly falling through the roof, lol !
  3. mnboy1960
    WOW... you have done a lot of very good work on your trailer. We did not gut and rebuild like you did, but I would like to do another one from scratch someday!
    Hope your trip back to VA from Jackson Center was good!
  4. Riverrat6270
    I've got a 1980 Excella and I have some concern about the window gaskets and Vestia View windows. Did you replace the gaskets in your unit? Just bought my unit in March after total of the 5th wheel that owned previous. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG? Look forward to your response.
  5. Airdaddy
    09-05-2009 11:17 AM
    Bowmans: Airdaddy here, would you mind sending over the web sight to the company you bought the Vestia View gaskets from. I have same issues with all of my windows. Also do you have anymore photos. I need to know if the paneling needs to be removed.

    Danny Wingard
  6. Dakota's Mom
    LOL! My husband asked if he could paint nose art on Toto, and said he could always change to flames if we didn't like it!

    Good luck with the pinstriping. My hand and wrist ache just thinking about it!

    Hope you both had a good weekend and have a great week!

    Susie and Mark
  7. Dakota's Mom
    Hello, Bowmans! Wanted to let you know that we have blue under the red stripe.

    Hope all is well with you and you're enjoying the weekend!


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    1979 31' Sovereign
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    1950 22' Liner
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Posted 08-18-2017 at 09:20 PM by Bowmans Comments 0
Since the last post, we put two coats of POR15 on the frame and painted the tongue, step and rear tube with silver and clear coat. We also squeezed it in to the shop.

Next step was to make new wheel wells. Starting with an 18 gauge steel sheet, we cut out the top and clamped it in a curve shape on a board. Playing with the shape some to get the right arch was fun.


Posted 06-19-2017 at 10:37 PM by Bowmans Comments 2
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It has been a while since we posted last. I spent last year saving money, planning out the 1950 rebuild and learning to weld. I bought a Miller MIG welder and built two desks for our house, refining my welding skills which were non-existent. I'll add a photo of the desks at the bottom.

This spring, I ordered two #20 aluminum propane tanks, 4 leveling jacks, #5000 axle with electric drum brakes, wheels, tires, baby moon hubcaps, bulldog hitch, front hand crank jack, 7 pin umbilical,...

Posted 05-27-2016 at 12:48 PM by Bowmans Comments 2
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Back to work on the airstream and made some progress. All 10 side windows are now in place.

When we got the airstream, one of the side windows was missing. I tried a few different tactics to make a new one but without a proper brake, I couldn't get a good 'u' channel. I took one of the original frames and hinge to a local metal company. Left it with them while they checked it out. Their fabricator basically said he wanted nothing to do with it. I then asked if they could just...

Posted 10-13-2015 at 06:52 PM by Bowmans Comments 2
Four pieces of glass and only 2 frames completed but really happy with results.

So the first frame, I tried the grey seals that I bought at VTS. Had issues getting the seals as they kept stretching instead of seating. Next, I tried the recommendation of someone (this person has done many AS's but it went against my better...

Posted 09-26-2015 at 08:40 PM by Bowmans Comments 0
It rained all day today so no polishing.

So I washed the inside of the shell since the inside panels are removed to get rid of what was left of the insulation and dirt. I also started sanding/scotchbrighting the inside of the outer shell to get rid of the oxidation and corrosion spots that are there. Cleared about 6 linear feet before my hands were raw and cut...
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