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Old 07-09-2009, 09:27 AM   #181
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Please note that the $330 is axle, hubs, & brakes. Also, all new. Even got new lug nuts! Woohoo
AND Fresh PAINT!! Witch came out of the carpet of a 2008 Chrysler Mini van nicely with a "baby wipe"! Wife was impressed! Ace did you ever get it out of your shorts? LOL!!

Hope every thing goes well with the swap! Mike
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OK Lou,

Sounds like a date! Dinner & an Axle.....

I'll figure out what Dawn wants to cook. Scalloped corn sound good?
Scalloped corn sounds yummy! It sounds like a good day too. Are you bringing a camera to document this big swap, or do you want me to use my cheapie???
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:38 PM   #183
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If drew doesn't steal it for his sailing cruise, I'll bring my camera.

Kind of amazing that with all the axle talk, it's kind of hard to see good pictures. Perhaps we can write up a comprehensive "how to"?
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:59 PM   #184
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MY MY if ya got paint on the carpet and your pants Now that Axle was fresh right out of the factory. Good luck Dan.Im sure it will be fine. All ya have to do is LISTEN to the MAN FROM Lagrange he knows what he is doin. He has done much bigger and heavier projects than that.
When I picked up our axles the paint could have been wet but they wouldnt let me touch em. They set them on with a towmotor as a pair already banded together.After the trip home I set em off with a engine crane and a strap,so they could have been wet when I pick em up and air dried on the way home.
You should not have a problem. HEY Dan are ya gonna be next to me at Milan again this yr???. Just curious. I think we have 22.
Glad you are gonna be ready.IM ready NOW.
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Well I only gave the shop about 7 days lead time, so it wouldn't suprise me if the paint was wet! Actually I think the problem was the near 100 degree heat.

I think Larry already has his tourch warmed up! Looking forward to Saturday.
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Larry actually took some time off to go out with Loren and Gabby to kayak at Findley SP. They left at 6 p.m. and they are just now on the road to homeand it is 11:15! Must have been having too much fun! LOL! See you on Sat.
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HEY Dan are ya gonna be next to me at Milan again this yr???. Just curious. I think we have 22.
Glad you are gonna be ready.IM ready NOW.
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I'm in site 2 this year. Wanted to be close to the campfire so I could stumble home......~~~~~~~
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Brooke and I are taking three weeks next month, 03-21 August, to take the kids to Colorado Springs and see Sherri's parents...they haven't seen them, since Sherri died. We decided to finally take our honeymoon and stay at the Golden Eagle Ranch Campground, next to Ft. Carson, that way we're no more than 10 minutes away from the kids, in case something happens.
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I hear ya, Dont blame ya a bit. #2 aint that far away,I wanna look at that Axle. Somehow I missed part of the campfires and fun last yr. I don't stay up late anymore,age I guess.
Hope to see ya there.
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Dan and Larry got the axle installed on Dan's trailer today. I am sure that Dan was documenting and took pictures. I think he will start a thread on that soon. Meanwhile, we had a great time at dinner, and Dawn and I had a "six butterfly" evening..crafting away. Hope all of you had a great Saturday too.
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Well that "4 hour job" turned into about 7, but that included a great dinner!

We will just say that it wasn't exactly a "direct bolt on axle". We had a couple of hickups, but nothing terrible.

The longest part was transfering the shock brackets over.

I'll be posting a complete thread tommorrow with pics.

Thanks again Larry & Lou!
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I knew you picked the right man for the job. As I told ya he has had to handle alot worse in his trucking career. Have him tell ya about the Clutches and Tannys and Rear ends and springs sometime. I'm glad you have it done. I will make no comment about your axle,other than ,I just don't know why other manufacturers can not seem to get things exactly rite when it comes to retro-fitting Airstream. Its not really Rocket science. I'm sure they are all good axles or they wouldn't be on the market or even be in business with things the way they are today.
I still wanna see it Dan ,See ya at Milan.
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So a new thread about the axle party is up at

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...ion-53757.html

I'm sure Larry want the HoHo out of the garage now!
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NICE job Larry . I knew it would be done right.
Dan<<<>>>> Nice job of documenting. Glad ya GOTTER DONE.
I have some pic's of our axle change but when wrenchin there aint much time for cameras.
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Aug. 14-15th

Larry, Loren and I are participating with Zora at a Dock Dogs event this weekend. We will be camped at Punderson SP. The dogs will be performing at the Cleveland Metro Parks polo fields on Sat.,(and perhaps Sun. if Zora places in her class).
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:59 PM   #196
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See what happens went I aint lookin. I was just thinking its the Middle of August and NOBODY IS DOIN NUFFIN here in Ohio UNBELIEVABLE.
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Poison Ivy all gone. It took about 3 weeks for it all to clear up. I never yet have found that stuff at the hardware store cause I aint been. Because its all healed up now its not foremost on my mind. LOL I'll bring an old medicine jar and get some out of the lb you bought. LOL.
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I hope someone gets busy and picks a camping spot soon. We did great at Punderson except for a leak in the bathroom trap. Larry has that fixed. We are ready to go camping! Zora did great at the Dock Dogs event. Her jump of 15"11" put her into the next class tho, and now she will be the small jumper compared to the rest of the participants. Oh well, she is having fun.
Roger, glad to hear that the itchy poison ivy is gone.
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I'm not going to suggest any camping here 'cause we're quite booked, really. I need a bit of time at home, too! We were just over in PA at Idlewild park for the kids last weekend (with the AS, of course). We're off from camping this weekend doing some family stuff locally and some work around the house.

We're taking a break next weekend, too. After that, the next two weekends and the week in between we will be camping on the outer banks in NC (anyone want to go with??? ).

The weekend after that is The Wilds.

The next weekend is either a business trip for me or a weekend at home.

The next weekend is Fall Colors @ PennWood

The next weekend is potentially a camp out with co-workers (or Dillon SP if we decide to go for that)

The next weekend is an option for the co-worker campout

The a weekend free (likely cutting wood in prep for the winter!)

The next weekend is Halloween (trick or treating w/ kids)

I think the AS will be parked in the back yard for winter improvements after that until March / April.

Guess it's time to think about next year....
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Hi, friends!

We are looking forward to Labor Day. We hope some of you will come and join us. Rich Luhr and family, (of Airstream Life Magazine) will be gracing our driveway. They are going to driveway camp with us for the weekend. We are hoping to get a visit in to Cuyahoga Valley NP so that Emma can earn her "badge" there. And we are going to be hanging out together in the backyard. Hoping the weather cooperates! If you just want to come and hang out we would appreciate your driving up and visiting. Or if you want to drag the Airstream and join us we have room for several. Maybe we can throw a "potluck" together!

Let us know where you are camping!
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Attention Ohio Airstream Nation

Just a few weeks until "the Wilds," this is a great Ohio rally remembering the 1959 African Caravan.

Join in and have fun.

Check out these threads.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161/the-sands-of-time-are-running-low-in-the-hour-glass-55739.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f288/airstreams-in-the-wilds-49169.html
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