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Old 05-28-2005, 09:45 PM   #1
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Well, Well, Well........

It seems there’s a distinct lack of postings this weekend. One could logically assume that many of us are out doing what we talk about most of the time; i.e. camping, rallying or generally having a great time in our great silver cylinders. Our Overlander is not even close to being ready to go down the road. But we did have a bunch of fun watching our #2 child graduate from High School (with honors, thank you very much). Can you tell daddy is very proud?

Sooooo, the question is, where did the rest of you spend Memorial Day weekend? How’d it go? Any problems? Meet any fellow forum members? Make any new friends?

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Old 05-28-2005, 09:51 PM   #2
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So far, we have spent the weekend stripping a trashed Argosy of usable parts.
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Old 05-28-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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Putting our 59 together. I actually put a inner skin back in today. its been out nearly 2 years!
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:07 PM   #4
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Still pluggin' away on the Caravel. I have the floor all cut out now. Going to put some sealer on it tonight and put it in tomorrow.
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:34 PM   #5
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I've been busy...

I just finished posting an progress update to my polishing thread.
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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Washed awnings this weekend, worked on screens, and my husband started on the bunkbeds. Still have curtains to and chushion cover to make and the list goes on and on.
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Glad to see you are all doing well.I've been plugging away with the upper curbside skin replacement.Weather here went from rain for eight months to too hot to work.Having trouble getting that 16 ft long skin to lay flat.Thought I had it when I adjusted center frame but still a little buckle behind door.Will take another crack at it tomorrow.
On polishing front I tried red rouge on a dry wool bonnet at high speed, just like on a bench polisher.So far a great success, scratches come out and it doesn't heat the metal.I ordered some green and will try next week.
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Old 05-28-2005, 10:59 PM   #8
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Washed awnings this weekend, worked on screens, and my husband started on the bunkbeds. Still have curtains to and chushion cover to make and the list goes on and on.
I personally am looking for pics of how the bunkbeds are made. If you could post some, would be greatly appreciated.

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It's unusual for me, but I haven't even been in my AS since we got back from the last rally. Today I spent the afternoon with my grandma in Portland, took her to the hairdresser and caught up on all the gossip in the old neighborhood, visited with my aunt, uncle, and cousin. I got the ribs ready for BBQ tomorrow and made up the coleslaw. Just a kickin' back kind of weekend...

Glad to hear everyone else who's not out campin' is making good progress on their rigs!
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Had a yard sale...made enough for 'gas money' for all my travels this summer! 600+ bucks...not bad! Nothing big...just a whole bunch of little stuff...lots more room in my basement now!

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Can't beat that ! Love to get cash for junk, lol. How far do ya spose 600 will get you at 2.50 a gal ?
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Old 05-28-2005, 11:25 PM   #12
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I have my AS up at Creampuffs. He is replacing my dump valve. At first I felt I was beaten by the valve by having someone else do it.. but....besides being a disgusting job and i have trailer work burnout. (5 months working on it every spare moment) it seems to need more than a valve. Here is some pics of the galvanized box. looking pretty good huh??? The wife and I are going camping next weekend (not as crowded) and we wont have to walk to the outhouses thank goodness.
well pics are too large I will try to reduce them
As for the holiday weekend....relaxing until monday. I also have a 38' fishing boat. Leaving the house at 4 am. Fuel dock opens at 5 am. Then off to our local channel Islands for a day of fishing. Weather looks good. swells 4-6 feet with 2 foot wind waves...I could use a calm day. Im not ready for "Victory at Sea" this time
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Can't beat that ! Love to get cash for junk, lol. How far do ya spose 600 will get you at 2.50 a gal ?
Okay, so not ALL my travels, but at least 2,800 miles worth! I have 5,500 planned...

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Took my motorcycle out for the day, visited with daughter and grandkids, took wife and grandson out to dinner. No Airstream work this weekend.
Tomorrow (Sunday) my 71 Tradewind is going to it's new owner. Spent Friday cleaning it out and getting it ready for delivery to a new family.
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I have my AS up at Creampuffs. He is replacing my dump valve. At first I felt I was beaten by the valve by having someone else do it.. but....besides being a disgusting job and i have trailer work burnout. (5 months working on it every spare moment) it seems to need more than a valve. Here is some pics of the galvanized box. looking pretty good huh??? The wife and I are going camping next weekend (not as crowded) and we wont have to walk to the outhouses thank goodness.
well pics are too large I will try to reduce them
As for the holiday weekend....relaxing until monday. I also have a 38' fishing boat. Leaving the house at 4 am. Fuel dock opens at 5 am. Then off to our local channel Islands for a day of fishing. Weather looks good. swells 4-6 feet with 2 foot wind waves...I could use a calm day. Im not ready for "Victory at Sea" this time
here is the tank box
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Petunia and I are hooked up at the Terraport ... at the Washington Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, WA.

Wow ... there are Airstreams everywhere we look!

Got the BBQ set up ... the beer is frosty ... the cigars are ready.

Life is good.
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Old 05-28-2005, 11:48 PM   #17
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here is my other baby...well my wife is in the picture too hehehe... Lets figure out the gas mileage..I run the boat normally in a day for 6 hours. It costs $350 to top her off at $3.24 a gallon (fuel dock prices). Thats 108 gallons of fuel. or 18 gallons an hour cruising at 14 mph. So i get 1.28 gallons a mile. Not bad huh hehehe... I have to say its worth every penny. That old saying about the 2 best days of owning a boat... its baloney because its so much fun. In fact im so excited to go.... my wife hates it, at least when it gets rough. Sometimes all the furniture goes flying everywhere... heheheh no worries I have life vests and a radio... but she loves the Airstream. if I could only get her working on it with me... Well she did pick out the drapes and cushions... they were only 500 less than I paid for the trailer hehehe.... She has expensive tastes..
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Working on A/S

I spent part of the day happily modifying the floor of the wardrobe to free up all of the useful space beneath. I was able to drop the floor over the wheelwell about 2 1/2" and drop the front part of the floor about 5". The front section will still lift out to provide access to the water pump.

The original floor lifted to give access to some space beneath, but there were always far too many things piled on the floor that I had to take out before I could raise the floor to make access reasonable. In 18 months, we never used anything stored under the floor and I pretty much forgot what was there.

We carry at food and litter for our cats in plastic containers that ended up sliding all over the wardrobe floor. With the dropped front floor section, the containers will ride there and should stay nicely in place as well as be more reachable.
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No camping without AC!

I spent early Saturday morning re-screening the screen door. I think I got it too tight, through. It sounds like a drum head to touch it.

After the neighbors were up long enough to tolerate my Dremel tool , I removed my AC's 47 pound compressor & prepped the mounts for a new one. Although the compressor still worked, the casing had rusted so much that it wouldn't hold freon anymore.

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wow that looks bad, I hope mine doesn't look like that whe I get up to taking my a/c cover off !
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