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Old 07-30-2007, 03:51 PM   #321
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do you have an address for oaisis. I am lookin for rub rail trim
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:25 PM   #322
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Bruce:

here you go:

http://www.oasisrv.com/

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Old 08-02-2007, 07:33 PM   #323
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I decided to scrap the flimsy wall shown in post #318 and rebuild it in aluminum.

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The upper rectangle holds the LCD tv and the lower one the instrument / control panel.


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Meanwhile Phil removed all the windows and scraped the frames clean in preparation for gluing on new gaskets tomorrow.

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Airstream Ladies, Phil is single. If you need anything done, feel free to contact him through this thread.

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Old 08-02-2007, 08:28 PM   #324
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I decided to scrap the flimsy wall shown in post #318 and rebuild it in aluminum.

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The upper rectangle holds the LCD tv and the lower one the instrument / control panel.


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Meanwhile Phil removed all the windows and scraped the frames clean in preparation for gluing on new gaskets tomorrow.

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Airstream Ladies, Phil is single. If you need anything done, feel free to contact him through this thread.

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Interesting.................

As of a month ago........so am I
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:28 PM   #325
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New rubber gaskets all around.


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Phil started at 7 am in order to beat the 90 F heat wave we’ve been experiencing.

I’m grateful that he did: now I’ll be able to continue work in the LG Art Cool-ed interior.


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Old 08-06-2007, 04:33 PM   #326
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Roof vent question:

Does anyone know where the stick-on weather strip on the vents goes?

( photo missing because I've exceeded my maximum)

Does it go on the top of the roof protrusion? Side of the protrusion? Inside the lid? (Side of the lid? Top of the lid?)

I think it would work best on the top of the protrusion. That way it would be the same concept as a door closing onto the weather strip.

I think the PO had it inside the lid, on the top. It looked messy there.

Does anyone know, or have an opinion?

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW I CAN GET PERMISSION TO POST MORE PHOTOS?

Is there a way to remove attachments from my file? Up my maximum?

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Old 08-07-2007, 08:14 AM   #327
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Hello Sergei -- I got your email. The only ready answer on photo storage space is an Enhanced Account -- 100% more upload space. $20 is the suggested starting point and Paypal is the only payment method that has been set up.

My Argosy vent covers had the gasket inside the lid (red in this image):
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I think you could put it where a flat surface would accommodate it. I know the Fantastic Fan gasket is on the roof protrusion as you call it. I would think either/or if there's enough surface area.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:39 PM   #328
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Long awaited day

22 months after tearing off the old belly pan Phil tacked the new one in place.

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Old 08-19-2007, 07:54 PM   #329
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The front entry wall has been installed in the trailer now. I’ll send in a better photo once we’ve finished wiring the instrument panel.

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I guess you know you’re getting somewhere closer to the end when you’ve painted the BAL jacks and hitch hardware.


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Old 08-19-2007, 10:16 PM   #330
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The front entry wall has been installed in the trailer now. I’ll send in a better photo once we’ve finished wiring the instrument panel.

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I guess you know you’re getting somewhere closer to the end when you’ve painted the BAL jacks and hitch hardware.


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Sergei,

Looking Good! BTW, those triple rocker switch panels look hauntingly familiar. Did you get them from Vehicle Systems (now called Aqua-Hot, Inc.)? They are the same ones that we use for controlling the Aqua-Hot units............
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:33 AM   #331
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I can't believe I've missed this thread. I just scanned through it ( I take the time to read it all later) and the quality of the work is just amazing.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:17 AM   #332
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I can't believe I've missed this thread. I just scanned through it ( I take the time to read it all later) and the quality of the work is just amazing.
Impressive isn't it? He's going to have to take it on tour across country so we can all get a chance to have a look at it!
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:32 PM   #333
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Do I need all the outriggers??

Before we decided to mount the diesel fuel tank just forward of the axles I was going to have a custom shape built to fit the area between the frame rail and the outer perimeter, street side.

We cut out 2 outriggers to make room for that original idea. I guess our attitude was that we’d deal with the missing outriggers “later”.

Anyway, we didn’t and that space is now largely filled with coolant hoses from the hydronic heating system. It’s very difficult, if not impossible, to weld in replacements.

The frame pieces and cross members are like new, sandblasted, primed and painted.

The span without outriggers is 77” or 6 feet 5 inches long, between the wheel well and the front of the A frame.

Do I really need the two missing outriggers?

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Old 08-20-2007, 08:36 PM   #334
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Thanks for the encouragement Lew, Steve Fixx, Cameron, Craftsman.

You’re right. After all the time I’ve spent on this I’d better go out on a Grand Tour.

Lew, I did buy the switches from my friends at Aqua Hot. I turned their faceplates backwards to hide the name and you still guessed it!

Craftsman, I’ve read some of your postings in the past. I think you will like my clean line, minimalist trailer.

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:21 PM   #335
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I thought so!

Sergei,

I've been working with the Aqua-Hot folks for the last two major RV rallies, so I've been very tuned in to their systems. Glad to hear that it all worked out for you! Can't wait to run into you on the road to check it all out in person.


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Thanks for the encouragement Lew, Steve Fixx, Cameron, Craftsman.

You’re right. After all the time I’ve spent on this I’d better go out on a Grand Tour.

Lew, I did buy the switches from my friends at Aqua Hot. I turned their faceplates backwards to hide the name and you still guessed it!

Craftsman, I’ve read some of your postings in the past. I think you will like my clean line, minimalist trailer.

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Old 08-20-2007, 11:08 PM   #336
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Sergei,,, lots of people are waiting,, time to get on down the trail,,, donna
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:54 PM   #337
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Neat suggestion on the outriggers from Malconium but an even better eventual solution by Phil are described in my Diesel Powered Trailer thread here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f287...r-23048-5.html

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Old 08-26-2007, 01:08 PM   #338
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Bathroom Fixture

I took the guts out of a 110V IKEA wall lamp and replaced them with the 12v guts from one of the old, yellowed Argosy ceiling fixtures.

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Note how we moved the 4-way switch from the centre of the old to the side of the new.

The lamp looks terrific when lit. I’ll send in a picture when I get it mounted on the wall.



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Old 10-27-2007, 07:43 PM   #339
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And now a segue to the finished lamp……

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Note the frosted glass window. Post #165 told how I intended to use some left over signwriter's film to achieve that effect.

I found something better in a local big box store recently: “frosted glass” spray in an aerosol can.

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It really works. It looks and feels exactly like the real thing.


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Old 10-28-2007, 09:20 AM   #340
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We’re on the backstretch now

In the last several weeks, we’ve made a lot of progress, inside and out.

On the exterior, all that remains now is to dry fit the trim, panel the inside of the door, trim one wheel well and mount the new LED running lights and turn signals. Then she’s ready for her BLACK and PEPPER WHITE paint coat.


The belly skin and all the banana wraps are done now, as is the bumper box


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We used .040 sheets for the wraps and pan, mostly because it was the only material available at Wiltsie’s, except for a lighter aluminum roll, which buckles and ripples more easily. The .040 was not easy to work with but it provides a far more solid finished job.


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Vince, a neighbor, has been giving me a lot of help. Here he’s filling and sanding the banana wraps. I learned too late, on this forum, that I could have bought new plastic ones from Airstream.


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We assembled a T from various brass fittings bought at an auto supply store, allowing Phil to use both the air drill and riveter without plugging and unplugging them from the air supply.


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We’re getting there.

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