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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-03-2016, 11:07 AM
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Posted By stephseattle
Spice rack from 1992 Excella

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Oak Spice rack from 1992 Excella. In decent condition, tambour...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-31-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,885
Posted By stephseattle
concerned about water sloshing about

I too am trying to figure out what type of insulation to use instead of the pink stuff for my sub floor. I am replacing only the front and rear sections of sub floor, but in so doing, I've definitely...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-05-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By stephseattle
thanks for the info so far! I agree with TG...

thanks for the info so far!

I agree with TG Twinkie that the solar will need some thought and it sounds like I won't necessarily have to reverse engineer everything once I am ready to install the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 09-04-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By stephseattle
It rains in seattle finally and we can see leaks

We knew there were leaks because of several areas of floor rot. It rained and we didn't see any water pooling up in the floor rot areas. However, the next day, we proceeded with cutting away sections...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-04-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By stephseattle
help with prioritization of projects.

In the interest of getting on the road by the end of the year, I need to push a few projects until when we're on the road.

The main one that I think will be a time sucker is doing a full solar...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-04-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,754
Posted By stephseattle
I can totally relate

Have spent almost the last month trying to decide whether or not the frame in our 1978 Sovereign 31' has a viable frame. My husband and I have been around and around discussing our options since we...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 09-03-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By stephseattle
just stop touching the walls! i re-painted...

just stop touching the walls!

i re-painted my home with matte paint and AHHH it's so much more relaxing...it melts away into a soft surface.

I guess I'd rather see a temporary imperfection...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-30-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By stephseattle
airstream stiffening kit

whom would I call to find out about the frame stiffening kit? I called airstreams NW to see about an inspection and they said they don't do that. we were playing phone tag so perhaps I can try to get...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-29-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By stephseattle
Trailer inspector wanted

We have the tell tail signs of "rear end sag" in our 1978 Sovereign rear bath.

My husband thinks it is a total loss, but the option of starting over seems like we'll end up in the same place. And...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-19-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,390
Posted By stephseattle
So it looks like you only replaced the parts of...

So it looks like you only replaced the parts of the sub floor that needed it. And you used 3/4" marine ply. If I'm not mistaken, the original floor in the 70's models is either 1/2" or 5/8". How did...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-19-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,595
Posted By stephseattle
primer and paint ideas

A latex bonding primer will work well on the vinyl that is on top of the aluminum skins. I agree that the latex is nice and flexible. It takes about 3-4 weeks to fully cure and be less scratch...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-15-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By stephseattle
looking for general carpenter

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Looking for a general carpenter to help us renovate our 31'...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-04-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By stephseattle
help figure out dimensions

I bought the service manual in my perpetual search for a new fresh water tank.

There are no dimensions of the tank given in the manual; however, there are adjacent styrofoam pieces that I might be...
Forum: Full-Timing 08-04-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,918
Posted By stephseattle
flexible water bladder

I've been having trouble getting info on replacing my fresh water tank for my 1978 31' as it is under the sub floor (and this is where I want to put it). I do plan to replace the sub floor, just not...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-01-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By stephseattle
Upper storage lockers

I've got a 1978 31' Sovereign and want to replace the upper storage lockers as they are mostly cracked (and I've already moved them out).

I'm considering options to replace them out of plywood...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-17-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By stephseattle
photos

Just found the way to attach photos...I think...it's a little clumsy.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-16-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By stephseattle
Fantastic Fan and Skylight Configuration

We have a 1978 31' Sovereign and want to replace all the vent/lights with a combination of fantastic fans and skylights.We may also mess with the "hood fan"

We've read all the pros cons of...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-29-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By stephseattle
What kind of freshwater tank to buy?

My 1978 sovereign was purchased without a freshwater tank. I would like to install one, but every time I search, I get "can of worms" results...too many options, water pump? etc.

I would like to...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 06-29-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By stephseattle
replacing 2 roof vents

I have 2 goals for my 1978 31' Sovereign
1. replace 2 roof vents
2. ensure good lighting (existing roof fans have a light)

I will also be adding solar soon.

I am looking at Fantasic Fans...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 06-26-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By stephseattle
removing paint

as long as the paint isn't on too thick so as to prevent the tambours from being able to operate correctly, just a rough sand should get things cooking. you're going to spray paint them right? using...
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