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Update after a long winter, New house, new daughter!!

Posted 07-15-2015 at 07:34 PM by johnamjr

We have been busy with life but its time to get back on it. We Gutted the rear bath before winter. We need to repair the rotten floor, black tank frame and valve (thanks Out of doors mart). New metal hold down rear brackets had to be made up. So the Floor is back in and it seems we have just begun. Welded up new black tank brackets. Por-15 Chassis coat on all the of the steel i could get too under the floor. All new insulation under the floor. All new frame for the black tank and new Sealevel sensor...
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Fresh paint.

Posted 06-19-2015 at 09:11 AM by jennie456

You can read more HERE, of course.

For the interior, I chose a white paint appropriately named "Four Winds".

I KNOW, I KNOW -- cosmetics should be last, but I fell in love with this color scheme:

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I promise to get a plumbing estimate this week.
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"74" Tradewind Furnace Replacement

Posted 05-15-2015 at 09:37 PM by Roadrunner

As I move along with the kids"s "74" Tradewind "CableStream", it was time to replace the rusted out furnace with a new Suburban. Removal was easy because the galley had been removed.
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A new Suburban NT30 SP was ordered. The next challenge was how to connect with the existing plenum. Since the new furnace came with a case, the previous base needed out came the power shears.
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Some power sanding...
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I'm Movin-on-up! My First Airstream Story

Posted 05-09-2015 at 11:43 PM by noremark

I grew to love my “other brand” 29’ trailer. I spend valuable time resting and relaxing in it, not to mention the time and a few dollars. I fixed anything that had not worked. (it was a 1989 and in nice shape for its age) I wasn't sure I would like the layout of an airstream but when I look at the 1992 32’ Excella 1000 I was impressed.

So I will be taking possession here in a few weeks. I have already sold the other one and will use the capitol to fix and restore my First Airstream....
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Underbelly naked

Posted 05-03-2015 at 04:21 PM by Ocala mike

Over the last two weekends I managed to remove the sheet metal from the underside of my trailer I was also chasing down the rear and sag to better diagnose a repair .

I removed the gray water tank and tested for leaks the tank seems fine and is not in anyway brittle so it will be reinstalled. I did notice rusty crossmembers that will need to be replaced.

I also removed all the old fiberglass insulation and noticed that my trailer is one of those trailers who's floor...
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