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Forum: Windows & Screens 11-14-2016, 12:36 PM
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Posted By bluemoontwo
Where can we find 1958 curtain slides

Can anyone direct us where to buy the curtain slides for our 1958? We had new curtains made but all of the slides we have tried are too big to fit in the small "c" channel track that was originally...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 04-28-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Well, it seems like it's been an eternity since...

Well, it seems like it's been an eternity since we've worked on the trailer! With so much going on we tabled the trailer for the winter (we were fortunate to have a shop to store it out of the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 11-26-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By bluemoontwo
VTS Vintage Grey Tank for Black Tank?

Hi everyone, we are finally about to order our tanks but want to know anyone's opinion regarding the VTS grey tanks. Is there any reason why we shouldn't use one of these for our black tank as well?...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 09-23-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Happy Sunday everyone! We're finally getting...

Happy Sunday everyone!

We're finally getting an opportunity to sit down and write about our progress. As I mentioned in our previous post we got the shell off last week. Here are some pics of the...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 09-21-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Shell is Off!

Well, it's been a couple of weeks since we last posted so I thought I would give a quick update. I'll post more pictures (and possibly some videos of the shell being lifted) later when I can but in...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 09-03-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks for the reply Stan. In the next couple of...

Thanks for the reply Stan. In the next couple of weeks I'm going to measure and draw the dinette in Google Sketchup. I've been doing this for each cabinet/fixture. The dinette is high on the list as...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 09-03-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
The Shell is Coming Off

Well, yesterday we made some great headway on getting the shell removed!

Before we began bracing and drilling we made sure to template the C-channels and floor. We used luan and cardboard to...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-30-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks Tim and Steve for your input! I think...

Thanks Tim and Steve for your input! I think you've helped us make our decision. The shell is coming off. We struggled with it but in the end we know it will be much better if we do.

Tim, I was...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-28-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Hopefully we'll have energy to camp when it's...

Hopefully we'll have energy to camp when it's done!

Some of the pics are shot with the PhotoSynth app which stitches multiple pictures together. Remarkably, our frame is in great shape. But I see...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-28-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Pop her top?

Thanks for the input Tim. This is my concern as well, how much they hang down. And the VTS tanks are obviously too wide for our current cross-member spacing.

I checked out your build thread!...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-28-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
I haven't had an opportunity to measure the...

I haven't had an opportunity to measure the finished axle height yet but based on the configuration of the holding tanks, does anyone see potential pitfalls we may run into? The tanks will hang down...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-27-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks for the replies and thanks for the...

Thanks for the replies and thanks for the clarification Protagonist. Our trailer didn't have any gauges originally as with most (if not all) trailers in 1958. Our desire is to not fill the trailer...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-27-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By bluemoontwo
Dial-style gauges instead of digital monitor system?

Has anyone used dial-style (sorry if this isn't the correct term) gauges in their AS? I'm referring to gauges like those used in cars (VDO, Autometer, etc.). Is this even an option? I like the idea...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-26-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Frame and Holding Tank Plans

Thanks for all of the replies and feedback. I'll give the dremel a try! I don't have a cutting wheel attachment but will pick one up tomorrow.

Tim, we are absolutely on the same page as you. As...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-26-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Cleaning the Belly Pan

Last night after we got the little one bathed and into bed I headed out to the barn to do a little cleaning. Well, a lot of cleaning - 50 years of dirt, dust, nests, mud, rodents, and some...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-26-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Inner Skins and Subfloor Removal

Last weekend we were able to spend some time on removing the inner skins and subfloor. At first I was hesitant to remove the inner skins but knew it was necessary to get the floor out. So we went for...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-25-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,299
Posted By bluemoontwo
We've also been researching this product for our...

We've also been researching this product for our 18' (obviously not the 144 watt mat but the smaller one) so we are interested in feedback as well. And the price seems to be better each day. Ddruker...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-23-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Hi Deb. Thanks for the kind words! We are pretty...

Hi Deb. Thanks for the kind words! We are pretty smitten with our little girl that's for sure.

We plan on elaborating on each step as we go. We know what we want but haven't worked out all of the...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-23-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Still playing catch up to where we are now: ...

Still playing catch up to where we are now:

Once we got her moved out of the weeds and into the barn we began dismantling all of the cabinets and appliances. Man, Airstream liked to hide lots of...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-22-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks Aftermath. We think so too. She has her...

Thanks Aftermath. We think so too. She has her Daddy wrapped around her little fingers.

Also, thanks Rumrunner. We feel extremely fortunate to have such a cool piece of history, both Airstream and...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-22-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Here are some pics of what the little trailer...

Here are some pics of what the little trailer looks like as we were cleaning it out. Just a little elbow grease and our creative juices were flowing! Once we could actually see what we were working...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-22-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks for the reply and advice! We are taking...

Thanks for the reply and advice! We are taking tons of pictures as we go along. We can see how even after a week things start looking foreign. I had a mental lapse and didn't even recognize where a...
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-21-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
Here are a few pictures of the Traveler when we...

Here are a few pictures of the Traveler when we got her. Like we said, she had been sitting for a long time but was otherwise in good shape.
Forum: 1958 Traveler 08-21-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,206
Posted By bluemoontwo
The Chronicles of the Shiny Tiny

Hello everyone.

Well we are finally underway on the restoration of our little 18' Traveler! We thought we would start a thread following the progress of it, where all of the pictures and posts...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-12-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks for the replies! Paula, thanks for...

Thanks for the replies!

Paula, thanks for that suggestion. The access is door is approximately 12"x12" so it would have to be a very small outside unit. Most that I have seen are 30" or more. Has...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-12-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By bluemoontwo
Just in case the horse isn't dead...

I know this subject has been addressed a million times but I didn't seem to find any solutions that would work for our trailer.

We would like to add A/C but, as like most, don't want anything...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-11-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By bluemoontwo
Need help finding 1958 License Plate Bracket

Hi everyone,

We want to replace our rusted out license plate bracket. We looked online at VTS but they don't seem to carry our style of bracket. We've attached a picture of ours if anyone can...
Forum: The Rally Zone 05-24-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,536
Posted By bluemoontwo
I do remember you Shari! You were visiting with...

I do remember you Shari! You were visiting with your friends and sitting on the cooler right? My wife and I were commenting inside how beautiful your trailer was. And the polish job was as good as...
Forum: Axles 05-24-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks for everyone's responses! This helps out a...

Thanks for everyone's responses! This helps out a lot! Colin, thanks for explaining things so clearly and being patient with my questions. I've sent you a PM with my email.
Forum: The Rally Zone 05-24-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,536
Posted By bluemoontwo
I'm glad everyone is enjoying the pics! Shari,...

I'm glad everyone is enjoying the pics! Shari, I'm sorry we missed you too. Where were you set-up? It seems that everyone we met we asked if they utilized the forums and the overwhelming response was...
Forum: The Rally Zone 05-22-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,536
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks Richard! I actually got a few minutes to...

Thanks Richard! I actually got a few minutes to talk to Mary. She was really sweet and answered several of my questions. Couldn't have been nicer!
Forum: The Rally Zone 05-22-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,536
Posted By bluemoontwo
2012 Pismo Beach Vintage Trailer Rally

Hey everyone,

This weekend our family (my wife, our baby girl, Grandpa and Grandma) went to the 5th Annual Pismo Beach Vintage Trailer Rally. There were several hundred classic trailers, ranging...
Forum: Axles 05-22-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks for the reply Colin! It sounds like it's...

Thanks for the reply Colin! It sounds like it's more than just a bolt-on replacement. Any drawings you have are greatly appreciated.

In your opinion, is it beneficial and/or worthwhile to change...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-16-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 819
Posted By bluemoontwo
Adding Black Tank to 1958 Traveler

Our 1958 18' Traveler did not come from the factory with any holding tanks (besides a small fresh water tank under the bed). We want to add a black tank under the toilet, preferably under the...
Forum: Axles 05-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By bluemoontwo
New Axle for 1958 18' Traveler

Hi everyone,

So we are really starting to get into our AS and the further we do the more we are leaning towards a full frame-off resto! I've been fighting it but I also know that we want to do it...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-10-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By bluemoontwo
Complete Re-wire

Hi everyone. It's been a while since we last posted (which I think was our first, or close to it). Since we purchased our AS we haven't had time to work on it at all. But we have a good excuse. We...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-17-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By bluemoontwo
Hi everyone! Well, it's been a long time since we...

Hi everyone! Well, it's been a long time since we introduced ourselves and new AS. Since that time we have had another addition to the family. Last month we had a beautiful baby girl so, needless to...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By bluemoontwo
Polishing our new Girl!

We've done a ton of research here on the forums as well taken the advice from many members and decided to get down to it and see what our girl will look like after she's polished out. We know that we...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-09-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By bluemoontwo
Thanks for your response! We appreciate the help....

Thanks for your response! We appreciate the help. We would love to hear your recommendation even if it's confusing. We want to learn all about this process and everyone's opinion.

Thanks again!
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By bluemoontwo
I don't think our image uploaded last time. I'll...

I don't think our image uploaded last time. I'll try it again...



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Forum: Member Introductions 08-09-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By bluemoontwo
Hi everyone! Thanks for the warm welcome. We are...

Hi everyone! Thanks for the warm welcome. We are excited to start this chapter!

Let's see if the pic comes thru now (trying from our phone)



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Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-07-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By bluemoontwo
So it begins....

Hi all,

We really want the polished look of our '58 AS so we've read many (many!) forums about polishing our Airstream here on the forums.

We purchased the following products for our task:

-...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-07-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By bluemoontwo
Greetings from The Blue Moon Two

Hi all!

My wife and I just bought a 1958 18 footer. It's been in the family since 1963 but has been sitting since 1979. We are excited to begin restoring it!

Since we got it we've been on the...
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