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Forum: Our Community 04-15-2018, 11:55 PM
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Posted By jakes_mama
New TeeVee

So excited about our new tow vehicle. The 2018 Sequoia will have no trouble pulling Luna, our ‘65 Globe Trotter, up and over the Sierras now. Brake controller wiring harness for our existing Tekonsha...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-08-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 20,411
Posted By jakes_mama
Great! Our two boys are 13 and 15. They will be...

Great! Our two boys are 13 and 15. They will be excited to see some other non adults!:)
We are in 111B. Stop by!
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-07-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 20,411
Posted By jakes_mama
Hi All, looking forward to this rally! Are there...

Hi All, looking forward to this rally! Are there any "rules" to know about, or anything to prepare/bring besides food? Jayne is coming Friday, the rest of the clan Saturday morning.
Thanks!!!

...
Forum: Our Community 02-10-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6,245
Views: 1,015,905
Posted By jakes_mama
Winner!

Look what I won from VTS today? Woohoo! Can't wait to show it off at Cassini.
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 01-25-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By jakes_mama
Colorful and vibrant! Just beautiful!

Colorful and vibrant! Just beautiful!
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-22-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,177
Posted By jakes_mama
Sealing tail light cover-65 GT

Hi! Wondering if any of you could advise on a sealant to fill a large gap between my rear tail light covers and the aluminum shell. There is old caulk I will have to remove, and since it's a wider...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-20-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By jakes_mama
Thumbelina from your earlier pics I see we had...

Thumbelina from your earlier pics I see we had the exact same interior floor plan! Dinette in front, right?

We are not doing much to ours right now. Mainly tracking down and fixing leaks. It's...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-20-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By jakes_mama
Thumbelina, I had cross posted this to your...

Thumbelina, I had cross posted this to your restoration link yesterday. ( I'm sure in your zeal and unadulterated exuberance for getting your frame back you may have missed it. Hee Hee.)
Here's...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-19-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,632
Posted By jakes_mama
Thumbelina, here's a link to a thread I was...

Thumbelina, here's a link to a thread I was fortunate enough to receive today from a member about fixing up and installing windows...thought you might like to see what she did as I see you are...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-19-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,242
Posted By jakes_mama
Oh my gosh Reinergirl that is just exactly what I...

Oh my gosh Reinergirl that is just exactly what I needed to see (and read!). Thank you for your thread--not only informative but very entertaining as well!

Luckily I had just started with one...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-19-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,242
Posted By jakes_mama
Did you use anything with the Scotch Brite pads...

Did you use anything with the Scotch Brite pads like water or anything? So new at all of this...thanks.
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-18-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,242
Posted By jakes_mama
PaulnGina, Just found this thread--it seems like...

PaulnGina, Just found this thread--it seems like a lot of steps. But I like the pictures and the results. Bar Keepers Friend is good on a lot of things. I may try it too.
...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-18-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,242
Posted By jakes_mama
Mottling, corrosion, oxidizing on window screens and frames

So I see on all my 50 year old window screens and frames this mottling or oxidizing mostly on the interior. I'd like to be able to remove as much of this as possible. I tried Flitz and fine steel...
Forum: Our Community 01-18-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 1,164,196
Posted By jakes_mama
Well I knew it was a matter of time. (Insert my...

Well I knew it was a matter of time. (Insert my teenage son's eyeroll here) I did my first drive-by (Holy cow! Look at that!) drop-in on what looked like a 1957 "Custom" 18' AS in its owner's...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 01-16-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,142
Posted By jakes_mama
Wow finn21, that is just beautiful. I hope you...

Wow finn21, that is just beautiful. I hope you find the answers and resources you are looking for.
Forum: Our Community 01-04-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 1,164,196
Posted By jakes_mama
Saw two yesterday, one up close ( 23' new...

Saw two yesterday, one up close ( 23' new International) at Doran Beach in CA, the other we spotted from the Birds Cafe patio in Bodega Bay. It was camping way down by the water's edge at Porto....
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 12-30-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,632
Posted By jakes_mama
That's probably what mine looks like underneath...

That's probably what mine looks like underneath too...I shudder to think.
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-30-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By jakes_mama
Thumbelinadj, I have been reading your whole...

Thumbelinadj, I have been reading your whole restoration thread over the past couple weeks. WOW! I truly admire your courage to take on such a big undertaking. We may have to to some more extensive...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-30-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By jakes_mama
They can be purchased at Vintage Trailer Supply....

They can be purchased at Vintage Trailer Supply. I bought several extras knowing plastic breaks over time...these went in like a charm. "Nylon Friction Pad" They are $3.50 each but well worth it.
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-28-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By jakes_mama
So today I started my window leak fix project on...

So today I started my window leak fix project on our 65 Globe Trotter Luna. She's a pesky ole gal, that's for sure.

My first step is to get those old windows open, several of which hadn't been...
Forum: Our Community 12-27-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6,245
Views: 1,015,905
Posted By jakes_mama
Got some stabilizing jacks and the Road Trip game...

Got some stabilizing jacks and the Road Trip game from VTS for Christmas! Getting the itch to go somewhere this week...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-26-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,304
Posted By jakes_mama
Kids!

Zymurbrian, we missed the Jackson rally, but we will be going to the Cassini rally in April, will you be going too? We have teenage boys who are avid campers and love hanging out with kids of all...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By jakes_mama
Leaky Windows 1965 GT

I'm ready to tackle fixing the leaks on all the windows on our '65 GT and so far I have on hand butyl tape and several Hallmark glazing strips. I also have new cranks to replace the stripped ones....
Forum: Our Community 11-30-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 1,164,196
Posted By jakes_mama
Had fun chatting with a nice couple who were...

Had fun chatting with a nice couple who were heading home to Reno NV while they were gassing up at 49er Truck Stop in Sacramento Friday. They had a shiny new 2014 27 footer pulled by a sleek red...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 11-14-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 20,411
Posted By jakes_mama
Hello Friends! Excited for our very first rally...

Hello Friends! Excited for our very first rally at Cassini! Just confirmed site 111B. Joining you will be Jayne, Brian, Jake and Charlie, plus Rocky the Wonder Beagle.
Looking forward to meeting you...
Forum: Our Community 11-10-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 1,164,196
Posted By jakes_mama
Last night walking in downtown Napa CA, saw three...

Last night walking in downtown Napa CA, saw three (!) Airstreams parked on someone's property. What a sight to see. One looked like from the 50's, another looked like it was being used for a food...
Forum: Our Community 10-20-2014, 11:36 PM
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Posted By jakes_mama
So let's see. Arriving Saturday from VTS were 7...

So let's see. Arriving Saturday from VTS were 7 overhead cabinet plastic latches, (replaced 4 in five minutes-nice); 5 window operators to replace the stripped ones (will be so good to have some air...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-18-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,321
Posted By jakes_mama
Yes! I took the 1965 faucet apart, flushed it...

Yes! I took the 1965 faucet apart, flushed it out, and it works better. Still not perfect, but water is running. I'd bet there are quite a bit of calcium deposits and other gunk. Well we can camp...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,321
Posted By jakes_mama
No water pressure to sink faucet

It's help a newbie day. We just connected water supply to our 65 GT and water flows to bathroom sink and shower, but barely a drip comes out of the kitchen faucet. Is there a valve between the water...
Forum: Our Community 06-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 1,164,196
Posted By jakes_mama
Passing through on Carmel Valley Road (in CA,)...

Passing through on Carmel Valley Road (in CA,) caught a glimpse through the trees of a vintage airstream parked near a home. Looked just so cute sitting there.
Forum: Member Introductions 06-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By jakes_mama
That's exciting! Can't wait to see all the...

That's exciting! Can't wait to see all the befores and afters. Cheers!
Forum: On The Road... 05-21-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,889
Posted By jakes_mama
American River Resort, Coloma CA!!

American River Resort, Coloma CA!!
Forum: Our Community 05-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,245
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Posted By jakes_mama
Where the rubber meets the road...

Finally got new tires for the TV yesterday! The ride is so much better. Thanks to Phoenix for the help!
Forum: Our Community 05-12-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,245
Views: 1,015,905
Posted By jakes_mama
Cost Plus World Market they told me. :)

Cost Plus World Market they told me. :)
Forum: Our Community 05-12-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,245
Views: 1,015,905
Posted By jakes_mama
New Stuff : Camp Kitchen

It's the little things to look forward to! New collapsible colander, retro measuring cups, and unbreakable wine glasses that look amazingly like crystal! My kids knew what to get me for my trailer.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-03-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By jakes_mama
Need new trailer tires for '65 Globetrotter

I know there are many opinions and probably many threads on this subject BUT I have spent the better part of two weeks perusing the site for answers and I am still a confused newbie if ever there...
Forum: Our Community 05-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7,411
Views: 1,164,196
Posted By jakes_mama
I passed this spiffy Safari Wednesday in...

I passed this spiffy Safari Wednesday in Sacramento on I80 eastbound. It has that cool back door! One day I will be able to afford one this nice. Black TV looked pretty awesome too.
Forum: Our Community 04-28-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6,245
Views: 1,015,905
Posted By jakes_mama
Where the rubber meets the road.

Hi MoparJohn, May I ask what are the specs on your new tires? We need new ones for our '65 GT. How do you like them so far. Would you recommend them?

Thanks a million!
(Here's a photo of what we...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 02-19-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 98,651
Posted By jakes_mama
As an owner of a vintage AS (1965), are these...

As an owner of a vintage AS (1965), are these sealants also recommended? If not, any recommendations?
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-08-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By jakes_mama
Well Melody Ranch, that was a buzzkill. Here I...

Well Melody Ranch, that was a buzzkill. Here I thought how cool it was that the original floor was intact under that nasty carpet. Now that's an excited Newbie for ya.

We were hoping to just clean...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By jakes_mama
Greetings McDave, Congrats on your new AS! Nice...

Greetings McDave,
Congrats on your new AS! Nice to see another Sac area streamer join the group. Love to see some photos!
We have been happy so far with Allied RV and plan to get our weight...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,519
Posted By jakes_mama
Look what I found!

Since we bought our '65 GT in December I have wanted to rip out the 1980s cornflower blue gross dirty carpet and see what was underneath--would the original lino floor tiles still be in good enough...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By jakes_mama
'05 Pathfinder TV needs new tires--recommendations?

We just bought our '65 20 ft Globetrotter in December. Our TV is a '05 Nissan Pathfinder, and we need new tires badly. What is your advice on getting the right kind? What questions should I ask at...
Forum: Our Community 01-31-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 127,252
Posted By jakes_mama
Ours is Luna. She is round and shiny, like the...

Ours is Luna. She is round and shiny, like the moon, and in ancient alchemists' time, Luna was another word for silver. Profound, isn't it.204738
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-11-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By jakes_mama
Right you are! GTs are so easy to tow. Looks...

Right you are! GTs are so easy to tow. Looks good, Peted!
Forum: Member Introductions 01-08-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By jakes_mama
Fellow vintage GT owner

Can't wait to see pictures! We have had our '65 GT for one month and can't wait for our second outing. (First one was 4 miles from home). :) welcome and congrats!
Forum: Member Introductions 01-06-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By jakes_mama
Can't wait to watch your progress! We just got...

Can't wait to watch your progress! We just got our AS a month ago, and while it is camp ready, the project list is getting lengthy! We are in Sacramento so maybe we will see you around!
Jayne and...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-05-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By jakes_mama
Check out vintagecampertrailers.com they have...

Check out vintagecampertrailers.com they have several restorers on their services page. Haven't used any of them. Have used Allied RV in Sacramento for repairs and I highly recommend them. Good luck!
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 01-05-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,984
Posted By jakes_mama
We have a '65 GlobeTrotter and almost all the...

We have a '65 GlobeTrotter and almost all the chrome fixtures need some degree of polishing. What method did you use on the third picture? is it a matter of sanding or did you use some sort of...
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-03-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By jakes_mama
Quick update: the RV guys replaced the bolt lock...

Quick update: the RV guys replaced the bolt lock with a new one. No biggie though. Had to call another locksmith when we took her on her maiden voyage 4.3 miles away from home. The key would not pull...
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