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Old 06-18-2008, 04:44 PM   #901
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Thanks uwe, appreciate it, and especially the Austin-specific information. I was particularly interested in your experiences here since I do the majority of my camping relatively close to home (and often in the Summer! ).


Someday, I would probably like to implement this type of solution in my as yet un-obtained trailer

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Old 12-03-2008, 07:53 AM   #902
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I've had the pleasure of re-reading this, Uwe, after reading some other major renovation threads. Not hard to see why your name is often-mentioned in connection with a frame-off job. I saved a few of the pictures to show my wife (she's the one new to trailer camping, and, at first, a little put off by the "accomodations") as the colors, fabrics and lighting are all first rate in that trailer.

Two of your comments stuck: (roughly) that everything takes far more time than supposed, sometimes with little to show for a great amount of work; and, that it is no wonder that even a small trailer renovation can cost $100m. Reading and re-reading your thread has been a help with the context of how to further cogitate on my own.

Thanks for the time and trouble in documentation. Hope to see yours someday!
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:04 AM   #903
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I've had the pleasure of re-reading this, Uwe, after reading some other major renovation threads. Not hard to see why your name is often-mentioned in connection with a frame-off job. I saved a few of the pictures to show my wife (she's the one new to trailer camping, and, at first, a little put off by the "accomodations") as the colors, fabrics and lighting are all first rate in that trailer.

Two of your comments stuck: (roughly) that everything takes far more time than supposed, sometimes with little to show for a great amount of work; and, that it is no wonder that even a small trailer renovation can cost $100m. Reading and re-reading your thread has been a help with the context of how to further cogitate on my own.

Thanks for the time and trouble in documentation. Hope to see yours someday!
I can not tell you how exciting it is that people still read this thread. It was quite a bit of work to keep track of everything. So, it makes me happy that it is of use to others.
Thanks for the kind words, Tom! And for the help with Silver Streak Questions over the last few months.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:39 AM   #904
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(that picture link to the Silver Streak Trailer brochure is the site owned by Tom Patterson, a very well done and informative one [He has a gorgeous polished Streamline]. Not mine, but I hope to be of help to others as I begin some Streak-specific work and add a thread or two on the "Vintage Kin" subforum here.)

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:33 AM   #905
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Uwe--

I re-read this thread often, and I'm more impressed every single time.

Right now, since I'm doing the floor replacement part myself, I linger over the early pages of this thread. It's interesting that comments that I overlooked 6 months ago, now catch my eye and make sense, as I encounter similar issues with my own '63 O'lander.

I really do learn something new every time I read this thread, and I understand how much work it takes to document one of these, so thanks once again for doing it. It's an invaluable resource. Someday, I really do hope to see your magnificent trailer in person. Come back to Austin and I'll even buy your margaritas for you as a meager payment for your time and efforts!

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Old 03-17-2009, 02:40 PM   #906
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Marcus,
Please fedex margaritas to Area 63, att. Uwe. I prefer the ones from Barton Springs Road...
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:16 PM   #907
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Hi Uwe,
I feel like I know you after reading your thread over the last two evenings. I have a 62 Overlander and so much great information here. I'm sure I'll be back soon and often. I have courtesy parking. Make sure you stop by if ever on I-80 going through Iowa. I would love to see that shiny, beautiful rig in person. High quality booze is included with the free parking!
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:56 PM   #908
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Wow !! That sounds really tempting. Where are you again?

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Old 03-21-2009, 08:23 AM   #909
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Wow - sounds like the party is at 62-Landers! I'll bring the chips..

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Old 03-21-2009, 08:30 AM   #910
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Heh... I guess I'm signed up for the margaritas, then...

Don't think I can fedex them though, that might be a bit messy. I'll have to hand-deliver.

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Any body worth his salt could FedEx a margarita.
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Uwe:

I stumbled upon this post of your toy. Nice to see it from the start and that it's been documented very well. They really are a piece of art, aren't they!
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:49 AM   #913
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I stumbled upon this post of your toy. Nice to see it from the start and that it's been documented very well. They really are a piece of art, aren't they!
Ooh, I just found this post, Lynda...yes, they really are art. How is Pearl coming along?
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:04 AM   #914
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I have just finished reading this thread for the first time. WOW! Thank you Uwe for all the work you went through to share your experience. What a wonderful source of information and inspiration.

Last weekend I went and looked at a 1957 Overlander. Both endcaps are damaged and she looks tired. Yes I made an offer and it was accepted. In a couple of weeks I will bring the trailer home and start my own adventure.

I hope in time to see your trailer and admire your workmanship in person. Thanks to you and all who contribute to this outstanding forum I look forward to the headaches and backaches that will come along as I try to make this trailer my own.

If your ever in Minnesota, "Drinks are on me" Thank you!
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Thanks, Brad. Many miles since, but the Overlander is still our favorite hideaway.
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We'd love to see pictures of this '57 Overlander of yours. You DO have pictures, right???

You should make plans now to start your own restoration thread so we can all follow along.

Maybe one I will make it to Minnesota.

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:46 AM   #917
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Here is a photo of the trailer now as well as one of the inside of our current trailer. I know its a shell off, so there is nothing but myself that can stop me from having the trailer of my dreams.
My wife, Jennifer, has decided she will be named the Ms Holly Golightly.

I cant wait to bring her home
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My Air conditioner has proven to be more than sufficient in 100F heat, even without the installation of the duct work, as I had it planned originally. It is a 15000btu home unit, vented and drained through the floor.
Here a few pictures of the ducting that transports the cold air from the unit under the bed to the front of the trailer, and also through the bedroom wall to a vent that is yet to be installed over the bed, and into the bath.
The silver duct will be flattened, insulated, and then boxed in with either stainless sheet or a wooden enclosure.
The opening under the stove needs some sort of a large eyeball nozzle, that allows airflow where desired. I have not found this item yet. Any pointers would be much appreciated.
Hey UWE, where did you come across that vent cover seen in the bottom photo (in post 871)?
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(And as a follow-up question to goransons, does the report of success in 100F heat indicate only low humidity conditions? I am assuming so unless otherwise corrected; thanks).
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(And as a follow-up question to goransons, does the report of success in 100F heat indicate only low humidity conditions? I am assuming so unless otherwise corrected; thanks).
I know that Uwe brought the trailer to Austin during a couple of summers, and he reported that the A/C did just fine here. We don't have the same humidity that you get on the coast, but Austin is definitely not a low-humidity environment. So if it did well here, I'm guessing it would do well just about anywhere.

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