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Old 06-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #101
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wait, so how did you manage to get the airstream from the park? i mean, who owned it previously... and how did it end up in a state park? did you just ask the rangers.. "hey can i have that?" did you buy it from someone? and they let you cut trees down?

very curious.
Old couple owned a private lot / house / airstream in a state park lake. When they expired they left all to the state park. It ended up on eBay because one of the rangers is fixing up the lake house to live in. They were up for what ever needed to be done to get it out. There was a pile of giant bamboo the size of a simi after everything was cut around it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:24 AM   #102
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Hmmmm...... Too soon
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:36 PM   #103
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Never too early to shop for good deals. That is a nice selection of metal in the photos.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:03 AM   #104
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Ya I am lucky to be near a good supply house. They have lots of aluminum profiles as well . http://www.tampasteel.com/
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:34 PM   #105
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Say hello to my little friends- carpenter ants
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:01 PM   #106
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Wow! you are practically to the "Shell off" part.

Those carpenter ants have been busy...
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:19 PM   #107
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Yes I started removing the lower skins to get it off.

I still need to eject the rooftop ac unit.

I felt bad about evicting the ants with chemical warfare so I was hosing them out, until I discovered that the workers bite and inject formic acid. Then I nuked them out of self defense.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:23 PM   #108
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Stripping a little bit every day.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:01 PM   #109
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And now we are reminded why there are so few 40 year old Nomad's and Fleetwood camping trailers left hiding in the woods.. The bugs and critters simply eat the uppers, and god old oxidation wipes out the steel lowers...

Thank goodness ants and termites don't like aluminum...
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This is like the Casey Anthony case. Something new and horrible each day. I'm riveted.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:10 AM   #111
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Ha. Yes it is quite the rolling horror show but once the floorboards are cleaned out, shell is in mid air, and I'm welding on a new frame, it will seem less scary.

The existing frame is not as badly damaged as I expected. It limited to the first meter front and back. I was hoping it was a total loss because I did not want to consider repairing it. Can't wait to pull it out and get it's dead rusty ass out of here.
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Ha. Yes it is quite the rolling horror show but once the floorboards are cleaned out, shell is in mid air, and I'm welding on a new frame, it will seem less scary.

The existing frame is not as badly damaged as I expected. It limited to the first meter front and back. I was hoping it was a total loss because I did not want to consider repairing it. Can't wait to pull it out and get it's dead rusty ass out of here.

Wow, Dude...you one fast guy. Are you working all nite? If so, that would make you the "fast at nite guy", or "darkspeed" for short.

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Old 06-17-2011, 09:19 AM   #113
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Thanks Rex, just a few hours every evening. Lol

Well she is down to ribs on the inside and I'm getting ready to lift the shell off.

Side track stays with floor and end track stays with shell? Is that correct?
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The C channel can stay with the floor all the way around. That is If you have any floor left in the front and rear for it to fasten to! The rear floor of mine was nearly gone all the way around the rear of the trailer. I left it attached to the skin when I lifted the shell.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:04 AM   #115
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The C channel can stay with the floor all the way around. That is If you have any floor left in the front and rear for it to fasten to! The rear floor of mine was nearly gone all the way around the rear of the trailer. I left it attached to the skin when I lifted the shell.
Thanks Top! Will do.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:31 AM   #116
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Well I'm a supporting member now lol. Couldn't figure out why I could no longer upload photos for about a week. Figured it out. Hit the $20 speedbump but it is well worth it.
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Was able to push out / hammer out the big dent. Wrapped a rubber hammer in a rag.
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Wow! They sure made it their castle!
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