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Old 05-31-2011, 03:06 PM   #41
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Well after the big run around - Thursday morning she will make the journey home on a landoll trailer -
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:00 AM   #42
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She is on the landoll headed this way.
Never been this excited about something in this bad of condition before.
Actually can't wait to start gutting, it sat for almost 40 years but now seems urgent because it belongs to me. There must be a medication for that.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:07 AM   #43
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Darkspeed there is no cure for aluminitus. Once you contract the disease you have it for life. The only thing that helps is another dose.
Some day soon you'll be an OMAR (owner of multiple airstreams).
I have three now, none of which are operational and am still looking for more. All my friends and customers are telling me where they spot one for me to go look at.
P.S. congrats on that recovery, that was one heck of a rescue.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:33 AM   #44
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Ha thanks- actually reading in depth technical threads so I stay calm until it arrives OCD!
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:00 PM   #45
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Ha thanks- actually reading in depth technical threads so I stay calm until it arrives OCD!
Mr. Dark.... Q. Is it a 1971 or 72 Sovereign? If its a 72, you should move on over with Minno and I, and maintain a start to finish next to us. If its a 71, it will be fun to watch you go thru the process where you are now. What a great start of a Thread! Good luck my friend, we all hope we learn something new from you.

P.S. I was lucky, (I think), that the rear end seperation repair, was done by the PO, on Rita. So, for me its very interesting to see that part of the restore performed.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:35 PM   #46
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Thanks Rex! It says 71 on the badge but was sold as 72

Arg... Just got it in it's spot
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:53 PM   #47
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Wax on wax off

Can you pick out the clean spot
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:08 PM   #48
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DaFunk is upon me
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:12 PM   #49
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Warped badges?
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:22 PM   #50
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That airstream just won the lottery... It's a lucky duck!
Maybe throw a tarp over it and bomb it with bugs be dead before you start crawling around.. I hate to think what you are going to find.
It might have teeth!

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Old 06-02-2011, 01:24 PM   #51
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Looks like the "FUN" begins....keep the photos coming! When you have time can you snap some photos of the rear end, and under belly, thanks TREX
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:43 PM   #52
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Well yes I did that!

First week I evicted the animals , second week I entered the trailer and was suddenly covered in fleas. Luckily I had an open gallon of windex which I poured down my pants before the attack went south. Then came the excess of bug bombs mostly out of feeling of revenge.

Now I'm scrubbing green , brown , and orange moss off the skin - hope none are protected in fla.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:03 PM   #53
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Epic scrubdown
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Hey Darkspeed your Sovereign was at one time owned by a member of the WBCCI (Wally Byam Caravan Club International. The shadow of the members number is on the front # 16202. If you go to this thread and ask Joe the club historian he will once he has some spare time tell you the history of the member and maybe even your trailer.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:52 PM   #55
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Cool! I will do that

Thanks
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:53 PM   #56
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Cleaner... Lots of simple green and scotch bright
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WOW, She cleaned up nicely!
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #58
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Darkspeed,
That is a nice rescue! It looks like it will clean up very nicely. The shell looks just wonderful. The interior looks to be in great shape too. She looks just like my Abby, but a tad longer. Nice work! Keep it up!
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:16 PM   #59
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Thanks everyone!

Lots of scrubbing :/

I started removing the interior.
Everything is there - it's nasty - but it's there. Anyone want anything?
Everything on the inside will be new so I don't need any of it.
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If you are getting rid of everything, I'd love to have those cutting board inserts for the sink if you don't mind.
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