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Old 05-12-2008, 04:32 PM   #481
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Thanks for that lst photo! That makes perfect sense now. That and me actually reading a bunch more of the thread.

Such a nice job.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:22 PM   #482
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How do I Install an Adjustable Shank on my Hitch??

If you have an adjustable shank on your hitch ball, or knowledge about adjustable shanks, please consider going here to see my question about them.

Any help sincerely appreciated.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...tch-41946.html



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Old 05-12-2008, 08:45 PM   #483
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Hi...I am thinking about changing the colors on my Argosy (72, 20ft)... When are you going to get on the road? Sorry, so long since last post.

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Old 05-17-2008, 10:08 AM   #484
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unfolding very nicely

This week Vince helped me pick up the Dorchester Platinum upholstery and install it in the trailer.

It looks good. Iíll take some photos after the interior is cleaned up.

Then we mounted the modified adjustable hitch and moved the Argosy out to Red Oak Park.

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After the trailer was spotted there for the season I took the truck to Bill Berkelmansí place.

Over the summer, the final details on the trailer will be completed at Red Oak and the Sprinter deck and ramp system will be built nearby at Billís.

Itís all unfolding very nicely.


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Old 05-18-2008, 09:19 AM   #485
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Building the deck on the Sprinter is next.

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Someday Iíll also have to find a place in the country to keep all this junk at.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:08 PM   #486
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Rivet wow!

Wow, wow, wow!

Sergei, just read through this and your Diesel Powered Trailer threads, and all I can say is wow!

Beautiful work, great use of alternative products, very inspirational!

Thank you for sharing this journey with us
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:29 PM   #487
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Sergei, please tell me you are hauling that thing to the Region 1 Rally. I wanna see it in person!!
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:09 PM   #488
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I'm stunned at what you have accomplished. Absolutely spectacular work.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:16 AM   #489
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Hi Sergei, hope everything is going well and that the Sprinter is coming along.

I thought about you when I saw this set-up from Forum poster "Dimmer." If you had any questions about hauling a trailer with a toad on your deck, he might be able to help you.

Keep us posted on your progress, and hopefully I'll get to meet you (and your trailer of course!) when you make your trek through the Southern USA!

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Old 06-11-2008, 05:32 PM   #490
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THANK YOU,

Mossyone, Marc, Safari 62, Steve, Lynda, Skip, Mistral Blue, Van, Utee and all others who enjoy following my journey.

I promise to report more often if someone will please send me an OBAMA Ď08 hat.

Lots of bad weather (we had the coldest, rainiest May on record) and other important things to do have prevented me from getting much done on the trailer.

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I did manage to make the emblems ready for spray painting. Even that took a couple of hours. Youíll be amazed how much time can be spent on an Airstream renewal.

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Old 06-11-2008, 07:09 PM   #491
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Dang, I knew Mexicans were being allowed to illegally vote in our elections, but now Canadians? What's the republic coming to.

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:09 PM   #492
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ĎKnow we canít vote, Jim. Just cheering from the sidelines. Millions around the world are in admiration of whatís happening in America.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/11/op...1friedman.html

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:36 PM   #493
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My only point was that this is supposed to be a "politics free zone" here on the AIRSTREAM forums, that's all. Here in the United States, we are being pounded over the head with the presidential beauty contest on an hourly basis. I just get sick of hearing about it.

You've done a great job with your Airstream, why can't we just stick to that point?

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Old 06-11-2008, 08:54 PM   #494
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My only point was that this is supposed to be a "politics free zone" here on the AIRSTREAM forums, that's all. Here in the United States, we are being pounded over the head with the presidential beauty contest on an hourly basis. I just get sick of hearing about it.

You've done a great job with your Airstream, why can't we just stick to that point?

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OUCH! It's supposed to be a "friendly zone" also, but sometimes we tend to forget that...
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All he did was ask for a hat.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:58 AM   #496
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Tell you what Sergei, I'm not a fan of Obama, but I'll get you a hat if you promise to come to PEI so I can see your trailer in person. deal?

Barack Obama for President Logo Embroidered Hat (black) (HT15812)

You are correct this is a friendly fun zone and I'm sure Sergei was simply having fun.
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Too darn hot

As a Southerner, Alabama native, myself, how about I offer you another cold one and a break from the heat? I promise not to yell Roll Tide.
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My only point was that this is supposed to be a "politics free zone" here on the AIRSTREAM forums, that's all. Here in the United States, we are being pounded over the head with the presidential beauty contest on an hourly basis. I just get sick of hearing about it.

You've done a great job with your Airstream, why can't we just stick to that point?

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Old 06-12-2008, 01:46 PM   #498
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Renovation Camp this summer

Sorry Skip, I wonít be getting to PEI until NEXT year. This summer I will be in Renovation Camp, trying to get my rig ready for the road by fall.

I saw the OBAMA link before you sent it to me. Thatís how I knew the campaign couldnít, understandably, accept a donation from a non-American.

I know my friend in Georgia isnít likely to do it but Iím still hoping somebody will send me a hat. There are millions of us cheering for your country from the sidelines.

Like the NYT article said, in many cultures the PAST stamps out the future. Itís the opposite in your country. The strength of America is in how she continues to re-invent herself.

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Old 06-12-2008, 04:21 PM   #499
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Utee:

Yes, Dimmerís rig ( #489 above) is more or less exactly what I am doing.

My ramps, deck and tool chests are all aluminum and my lines are more aerodynamic. Dimmerís is a little more BRUTALIST, shall we say.

Thatís OK. Dimmer sometimes sounds like the Evel Knievel of the Airstream Forums. The Big Rig suits his style.

(I knew Evel Knievel. I presented him in his last public appearance before the famous Snake River Canyon jump. Thatís when he jumped 15 MACK trucks at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, in August of 1974).

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.....I know my friend in Georgia isnít likely to do it but Iím still hoping somebody will send me a hat. There are millions of us cheering for your country from the sidelines.....

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Ouch, Uncle, I give! Sorry, Sergie. Seriously, I didn't mean to offend anybody here, especially you Sergei. I was simply trying to convey that we are supposed to avoid political discussions, that's all. Sorry if that message wasnít delivered as diplomatically as it should have been. If any of you were offended, please accept my humble apologies.

And just for the record, I wonít be supporting Obama in the upcoming election. But please donít think my address has anything to do with that.

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