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Old 11-02-2006, 11:48 AM   #481
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A Surprise Gift

I like my Airstream because...
I was dumping the tanks and cleaning out some of the more liquid items last night from the GT (20s last night teens tonight), I found she left me a present.
Half a bottle of cough syrup. AKA, Jagermiester. Kept me nice and warm without having to turn on the heater.

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Old 11-02-2006, 12:10 PM   #482
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Similar to Tom's above: it's Thursday and we love our Gypsy because she is safely winterized, lines blown, drains emptied and then refilled with rvantifreeze. Last night I remembered all the "other stuff" so went through all cabinets and cubbies, found lots of liquid-type toiletries, cleaning supplies, meds, canned goods, and. . .three bottles of Corona ~G
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:50 PM   #483
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because I'm making actual detectable, albeit slow, progress on the Sovereign!

The new bed is double wide (54") and queen long (80"), with lots of storage underneath. The cutoff corner has worked well on the 48"-wide bed I put in the Overlander, so I expect this will be really nice. Yes, it's a pain to make a bed that has walls on three sides, but sometimes I get to leave it unmade (or at least not totally tucked in). Guess when?

And I'll put a nice padded shield along the wall for winter thermal considerations, about 16" high--it'll require a whole sheet of 1/8" luan due to the curve it takes as it rounds the head of the bed (no, it's not a long rectangle, more like a scimitar shape when it's laid flat).

The corner cabinet will have two doors in it (the electrical box is behind it, low to the floor) secured with butler table hinges and hardware. I'll use the pieces that're cut out of the face for the doors, making for a flush look.

Can't wait to start on the storage and desk along the other side (street side).

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Old 11-02-2006, 12:59 PM   #484
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...The cutoff corner has worked well on the 48"-wide bed I put in the Overlander, so I expect this will be really nice...
man, that is a good idea. i'm going to put that in the ol notebook. i know what you mean about the 3 sided bed. we have one midship in our tradewind. it's a pain to sleep on the wall side, too, especially in teh winter... that aluminum wall can get a might chilly!

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Old 11-02-2006, 01:00 PM   #485
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It's Thursday, and I like my Airstream:

Because he is all packed and ready for the first Mississippi forums rally. We leave for the campground in the morning.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:19 PM   #486
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. . .it's a pain to sleep on the wall side, too, especially in teh winter... that aluminum wall can get a might chilly!

JP, are you familiar with the coaches that have quilted facings that cover the chilly aluminum walls alongside beds? Zep just referred to this in his posting above. If you are interested, do a search for quilted insulated wall covers. I know there are several threads in the archives that discuss and show some variations of these in photos that members have made and installed. Sounds like you need some cozy wall covers! ~G
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:16 PM   #487
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:02 PM   #488
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Smile Its Thursday and I like the Airstream because...

Like Tom and Georgia I rescued adult beverages from the trailer. Always a treat to find goodies while cleaning up and working in the trailer.

I remembered this morning as I was listening to the news about mice and red wine, here I was fantasizing wow I can live longer, eat fatty goods and drink red wine miss out on cardiac/stroke stuff and eat artery clogging delicacies from grandma's cookbook--just like that diet in the Enquirer--you know the one...
then I remembered whoa they're talking about mice, and where did I leave my rally stash of wine?? Fortunately the mice hadn't heard the news yet, so the wine is now in my glass and the traps are out there, which I understand work uniformly on mice no matter how high their resveratrol levels (from wine) or how rich their diet...
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:23 PM   #489
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It is Thursday... goodie!

Well folks,

It is Thursday. It is nice to have a day to ponder the wonders of our sweet little Bambi! She did a great job getting us to the NorCal rally and then up to Beverly Beach. Really great times!

Now our "Tardis" is in the garage. Water drained & blown out for winter, and all the liquid storage items back in the house. A little more cleaning and such before we are finished... she probably will have to stay in the garage until the South Beach Rally (Chris, time to post info! ).

Back home and time to think about work. Oh my!

We had a absolutely beautiful drive on the last leg of our journey from Beverly Beach along the Umpqua River in Oregon ~ the fall colors were spectacular. Not to mention "spectacular" but we came home to lots of fall colors on the ground here.... time to rake, rake, rake! The pics below are from our yard....

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I love my Airstream because it is cleaned, prepped, and waiting for me to pick up at the dealer in Manteca tomorrow morning. I have the truck packed and just need to throw in my clothes bag. Then, after I get the walkthrough, I am off to Cloverdale, CA for the shakedown cruise/weekend.

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:02 PM   #491
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hello time travelers and thursday airstream groupies...

winterize? i'm trying a different approach this year....

it's thursday and i like my airstream because...

we are in needles...is that in california or airizona?

oh well who the hell cares...

it was 75+ here today.

the beverly beach bash was real and it was spectacular!

as what's her name would say...

i followed norcal's instuctions on a route south in to arnold's state.

i'm gonna skirt the frost line across az, nm into texas...

from now till next thursday...

before heading above the frost line...

cheers all...
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:14 PM   #492
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hello time travelers and thursday airstream groupies...

winterize? i'm trying a different approach this year....

it's thursday and i like my airstream because...

we are in needles...is that in california or airizona?

oh well who the hell cares...

it was 75+ here today.

the beverly beach bash was real and it was spectacular!

as what's her name would say...

i followed norcal's instuctions on a route south in to arnold's state.

i'm gonna skirt the frost line across az, nm into texas...

from now till next thursday...

before heading above the frost line...

cheers all...
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2air,

Actually it is in California. What route did you come down? I40 may be a little far north to avoid cold weather, Flagstaff is about 6000 ft and night time temps dip down below 32.

Have a safe trip back. SYDTR

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:16 PM   #493
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It's Thursday...

....and I still like my A/S even though I had to pull out the water heater today. It developed a leak, but we were able to finish our trip last weekend with water. Now it's drying out a little, the new upgraded model is ordered. I'm going with Electric ignition this time - no more getting up and dressed in the morning to light the pilot when the wind blew it out.
She may be old, but she's still good and getting better all the time with some TLC.
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Actually it is in California. What route did you come down? I40 may be a little far north to avoid cold weather, Flagstaff is about 6000 ft and night time temps dip down below 32.

Have a safe trip back. SYDTR

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hi bill

i've checked the long range witchcraft (i mean forecast) on i40 and night temps are to be 26-32 for the next few days.

my unit seems to handle these temps just fine with the central heating set to mid 60s. i disconnect the water hose at night.

daytime highs will be sublime...

if a colder front comes down i'll just drive south!

almost turned west toward your place but i'll save the socal exploration for next year...

really want try a rally with you folks sometime soon.

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Old 11-02-2006, 10:58 PM   #495
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hi bill

i've checked the long range witchcraft (i mean forecast) on i40 and night temps are to be 26-32 for the next few days.

my unit seems to handle these temps just fine with the central heating set to mid 60s. i disconnect the water hose at night.

daytime highs will be sublime...

if a colder front comes down i'll just drive south!

almost turned west toward your place but i'll save the socal exploration for next year...

really want try a rally with you folks sometime soon.

cheers
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2air,

Let me know when and I will tell where we will be. Going to Malibu RV Park next weekend and Palm Springs the first weekend in December. Love So Cal you can camp every weekend.

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hello thursday's children...

sunny and 70s another great day to post something great about your airstream/argosy....

it's thursday and i like my airstream because...


with 30,000 mostly trouble free miles, she got new tires today...
ahhhh, the sweet smell of fresh rubber!
and didn't need now brake pads yet...2 my surprise.

also some other nifty upgrades and fixin'...

more to come later on this...

lets have some other thursday praises...

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Old 11-09-2006, 11:44 AM   #498
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it's thursday and i like my airstream because...

the other night I had a decorator/designer friend over for a visit, and she loved the Airstream so much that we ended up having cocktails and laughing away in it for most of the evening!

An Airstream takes Cocktail Hour in the driveway to a whole new level...

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Old 11-09-2006, 11:49 AM   #499
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It's Thursday already??

Not doing anything w/the Safari this week, but will be looking at maps for places to visit w/the Safari when we go to 29 Palms for the rally
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It's Thursday and I like my Airstream because...

since my friends and family (and most co-workers) are aware of my obsession, I'll often get phone calls out of the blue, with a conversation starting with, "I'm driving next to an Airstream - do you want to hear about it?" or "My friend's neighbor has an Airstream in his driveway - do you want me to go see what's up with it the next time I'm over there?" Of course my answer is usually "Yes!" Calls like this are infinitely preferable to those that start with, "Guess who died" or "Will you help us move on Saturday?"
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