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Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 07-31-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,091
Posted By hippiechick
Really lovely. Great craftsmanship!

Really lovely. Great craftsmanship!
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 07-28-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By hippiechick
We just completed this in our 66 Tradewind. You...

We just completed this in our 66 Tradewind. You can read about it here http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/bath-overhaul-66-tw-153932.html
Lots of rivets to drill and screws to remove. It's a little...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-28-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By hippiechick
We scrubbed with Awesome Cleaner $1 per bottle at...

We scrubbed with Awesome Cleaner $1 per bottle at the Dollar Tree. It really is awesome. You can see it dissolving the crud before you even start scrubbing. Then I used Citristrip "environmentally...
Forum: Floor Finishes 07-28-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,024
Posted By hippiechick
Flooring looks great. Your whole decorating...

Flooring looks great. Your whole decorating scheme is very nice.
Forum: On The Road... 07-27-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,706
Posted By hippiechick
Wow, living the dream. No advice here as ours is...

Wow, living the dream. No advice here as ours is not ready for travel yet. Just wanted to wish you the best in all your adventures.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-26-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,314
Posted By hippiechick
We installed a Coleman Mach three on our 66...

We installed a Coleman Mach three on our 66 Tradewind this summer. We ordered the ac, the drain and the interior ceiling control panel from Amazon. This is the drain set up we ordered. It's made for...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-25-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By hippiechick
We just sold a little white bay window camper. ...

We just sold a little white bay window camper. It was sweet. I was sad to see it go but we are REALLY out of garage space. Hope to hang on to our others for a while. They're a blast. :)Shade tree...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-24-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By hippiechick
That is funny!

That is funny!
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-22-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By hippiechick
I think I could do this and I do live in KY.

I think I could do this and I do live in KY.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-22-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,092
Posted By hippiechick
Lotta trouble for that picture! The lights look...

Lotta trouble for that picture! The lights look great. We ordered 5 of them.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-22-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,092
Posted By hippiechick
I just can't wait to get to the point of putting...

I just can't wait to get to the point of putting the light covers on! We ordered some from another well known supplier and they were pretty much junk and two of them had cracks. And to add insult to...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-22-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By hippiechick
Thanks for the ideas and the warnings. I haven't...

Thanks for the ideas and the warnings. I haven't done much in the last couple of days due to weather and mother in law duty 🙃 Everyone keep safe. Soon I'll be asking how not to fall off the snow...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-22-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,734
Posted By hippiechick
I feel your pain. We are doing a 66 Tradewind...

I feel your pain. We are doing a 66 Tradewind reno. I really agonized about the flooring decision. I did a lot of research. And here's what happened. When we first bought the trailer we were going...
Forum: Floor Finishes 07-22-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,679
Posted By hippiechick
We considered this type of flooring also. Hope it...

We considered this type of flooring also. Hope it works out well for you. We had purchased cork patterned Allure vinyl planks several years ago before some of the experiences here showed gapping with...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-21-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By hippiechick
they're vintage show cars so probably not...

they're vintage show cars so probably not happening and don't think the trailer would fit height wise anyway. We are always debating what vehicle needs to be in the garage the most. We did move out...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-21-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By hippiechick
What are your tricks?

We have been working on our trailer all summer. The heat has been difficult but it is really at dangerous levels recently and predictions are for upper 90s through the weekend. It's really cramping...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-21-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,092
Posted By hippiechick
Quick shot of finishes. Curtain fabric with leaf...

Quick shot of finishes. Curtain fabric with leaf pattern, gaucho fabric solid in right chair seat, cork pattern flooring and carpet tiles. The paint color is a grey/blue which is pulled from the leaf...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-21-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,092
Posted By hippiechick
Paint selection. California 3/4 strength Fifth...

Paint selection. California 3/4 strength Fifth Avenue matte super scrub.
Stix bonding primer.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-21-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,092
Posted By hippiechick
More progress. Completed stripping and cleaning...

More progress. Completed stripping and cleaning the roof section. Cleaned and sealed all marker lights, removed t.v. antenna mount (at least two tubes of caulk there), removed the radio antenna,...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-20-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Cochese, if ours turns out half that good I'll...

Cochese, if ours turns out half that good I'll be happy. Thanks for the inspiration picture and the info. Many professional kitchens have SS counters. I wonder if a countertop vendor could fabricate...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 07-18-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By hippiechick
Your background sounds like ours. We have...

Your background sounds like ours. We have restored cars and houses - many of them. We enjoy it as a hobby. My husbands family traveled in an RV when he was young and he has some good memories. I'm...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Cochese, Is the original layout of the bathroom...

Cochese, Is the original layout of the bathroom the same in 65 and 66?
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
That looks very professional and functional. Did...

That looks very professional and functional. Did I say wow? Wow nice job! Could you tell me more about your process and the products you used. Love the stainless? sink top. How did you modify the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Tub and toilet bench section without sink but...

Tub and toilet bench section without sink but with all the gunk that was behind it. :blink:
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Removing the sink drain. After many attempts to...

Removing the sink drain. After many attempts to loosen it we resorted to the hacksaw
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Underside of the top sink section. Using...

Underside of the top sink section. Using penetrating oil to loosen up the bolts on the sink faucet. Note the plywood support. The fiberglass is glued to this plywood. Ours is broken but after several...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Removal of the tub faucet

Removal of the tub faucet
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Lower section of sink unit with tub faucet still...

Lower section of sink unit with tub faucet still attached. Inside angle. Not sure why the pics post upside down. Can't seem to correct it even if I rotate the image and save.
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Sink section separated from tub/toilet bench

Sink section separated from tub/toilet bench
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-18-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By hippiechick
Bath Overhaul 66 TW

We have gutted our 66 Tradewind and replaced the subfloor where necessary. We are working on several different areas but yesterday we started the disassembly of the fiberglass tub, toilet surround...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-18-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By hippiechick
Thanks so much for the suggestions and the link -...

Thanks so much for the suggestions and the link - but I'm a bit confused. These gaskets or inner tubes are flat. The one in mine looks fat like a round donut. Am I missing something here? This is a...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-18-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,406
Posted By hippiechick
We just purchased a Laveo dry flush for our 66...

We just purchased a Laveo dry flush for our 66 Tradewibd rehab. Certainly our situations are different but I think they are a great option if you don't want to deal with everything that goes along...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-18-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,268
Posted By hippiechick
Good luck, Roy. Hope it works out for you. When...

Good luck, Roy. Hope it works out for you. When we starting researching options I was surprised at the complexity of all the stuff we had to consider.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-16-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By hippiechick
Date code 2012!!!! Ordered some new tubes today.

Date code 2012!!!! Ordered some new tubes today.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-16-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By hippiechick
Pic of installed unit

Pic of installed unit
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-16-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By hippiechick
We just installed a 13500 btu Coleman Mach 3 with...

We just installed a 13500 btu Coleman Mach 3 with added heat coils in our 1966 TW. Our trailer is gutted right now but I have been running the ac unit while I'm in there working and it's doing a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-16-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By hippiechick
Meant to note that this pic was from another...

Meant to note that this pic was from another poster.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-16-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By hippiechick
Vent stack Question

On the roof this week cleaning and sealing. There are three vent stack penetrations that have a pot metal collar and the black pipe protruding above. Is this the original configuration? We have...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-15-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By hippiechick
Actually the age could be part of the issue....

Actually the age could be part of the issue. We've had the product for quite some time. I wasn't aware that it had a shelf life. Thanks.
Forum: Vintage Kin 07-15-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,065
Posted By hippiechick
"I just added a "0-60: 30 minutes" sticker to...

"I just added a "0-60: 30 minutes" sticker to it's back window, as a fair warning to followers too!"
Don't want to high jack this thread but one more VW comment and I'll quit. Sticker on DH's 49...
Forum: Vintage Kin 07-14-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,065
Posted By hippiechick
This discussion is relevant for us right now. We...

This discussion is relevant for us right now. We have our 66 Tradewind gutted to replace subfloor and upgrade mechanical systems. We are debating whether to use the original appliances which are...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-14-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By hippiechick
Lewster, Thanks for your professional input. I...

Lewster, Thanks for your professional input. I appreciate your experienced advice. I would love to be able to say "no leaks EVER". :)
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-13-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By hippiechick
Got it. Prep with WD40, use good tape, pull tape...

Got it. Prep with WD40, use good tape, pull tape immediately. Thanks so much. Glad it was only one seam.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-13-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By hippiechick
Tempro disaster - why?

Gaaaahhhh, I'm disgusted. Spent several hours hanging over the roof of the AS today cleaning out seams. Then I taped off a seam and put a bead of caulk down, lightly smoothed it with a putty knife....
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 07-13-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,091
Posted By hippiechick
Wow, you've gotten a lot done in a few months....

Wow, you've gotten a lot done in a few months. But it didn't really happen without pictures 😉 Would like to see those black walnut additions. Valarie
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-13-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,268
Posted By hippiechick
Not sure if you're interested but we also...

Not sure if you're interested but we also purchased a heating coil for $58. Should knock the chill off in early spring or fall. Haven't tested it out cause it's been in the 90's here. Our unit cost...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-12-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,268
Posted By hippiechick
HI Roy, We ordered the ac, the drain and the...

HI Roy, We ordered the ac, the drain and the interior ceiling control panel from Amazon. This is the drain set up we ordered. It's made for a dometic penguin but will work with the Coleman Mach 3. ...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-12-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,092
Posted By hippiechick
All windows done today including replacing two...

All windows done today including replacing two lexan panes with glass. The new glass is thicker so we had to spread the channels to make it fit. So the window frames are cleaned, new gaskets and...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-12-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,092
Posted By hippiechick
Yes I couldn't even watch DH take the first one...

Yes I couldn't even watch DH take the first one off. But he figured out a simple way. I actually posted a video but I don't think it will play. He used a small adjustable wrench. Holding it parallel...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-10-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By hippiechick
Window clip removal video

Our window clips are disentigrated beyond repair so we elected to purchase new. We were quite cautious about the process of replacing these in fear of damaging the windows. I have seen a few other...
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