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Old 09-18-2022, 04:17 PM   #1
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2008 Bambi TLC

well i made a lovely long post although without photo's and it's not uploaded?

the little 16ft trailer (international series) needs some TLC.
from a big dent, to water dripping, to an intermittent power jack, to a bleach stain on the chocolate brown cushions and mice...

i'm hoping to detail the care we plan on giving the trailer over the months to come.
on order is a back hatch seal, in progress are the cushions getting reupholstered as well as the dent getting pulled!!! cool cool tools there.

mice clean up completed although the entry point remains a mystery but several traps now in the trailer and the parking location is somewhat better.

dh is slowly working on the power jack.
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Old 09-20-2022, 08:40 PM   #2
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well the back hatch seal is ordered and sold by the foot, including s&h $118 cad. the quote for the cushions is just under $1900 cad and we're satisfied with the quote.
hubby "winterized" the lines and i'm pleased to say no leaks on that front. but we know leaks only get bigger so we need to keep digging. mouse free today...
also added two small gromets that are under the dinette to the replace list as both are cracked and subsequently slightly damaged the trim on the bench.
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Old 09-27-2022, 01:56 PM   #3
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lots of stuff on order, no luck with getting the power jack to work (fuse change didn't do the trick or any of the simple stuff) and no further work on the dent or figuring out how to post photo's .
thanks to the forum i have ordered a badge and indeed the thor sticker which is peeling off might be the perfect spot.
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Old 09-27-2022, 02:26 PM   #4
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Best wishes for your project from a fellow 16’ International owner. We couldn’t love ours more.
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Old 09-30-2022, 09:49 PM   #5
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so far just little things coming in. and little things coming out (changed out a few command strip type hooks). curtains washed and closet door readjusted. with the latest mouse infestation hubby pulled the door off mighty quick to check hot water tank etc. which caused alignment issues when we put it back on.
no work on the dent yet...
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Old 10-01-2022, 10:40 PM   #6
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discovered a tiny light switch and non-functioning light by the grey water drainage pipe...
two 6" long metal mesh organizers arrived. the plan is to mount them on the cork board.
the idea is to unclutter the shelf below the mirror which is a catch all from cell phones to toothbrushes...(bathroom organizers on order). the cork board is never used.
no sign of mice and still no clue as to their entry point.
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Old 10-02-2022, 06:29 PM   #7
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Pleased with todays progress! New fire extinguisher, and organized closet!
okay so the photo's loaded all sideways...learning curve coming up.
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Old 10-08-2022, 05:31 PM   #8
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the bedding's arrived and things are progressing. thanks to a few sites, while hubby works on the bees, i've taken on the job of applying a little grease to a few stiff spots; the steps...man those are expensive to replace better take care of those! the awning, and the two window seams. nothing drastic but the little things that should keep the trailer in good shape longer. sad to think how many years went by with us taking the little things for granted .
i'm wanting to reorganize the under bed storage. some of the bins have cracked BUT the bigger issue is the internal doors don't fully open so that means the bins on the left can't come out from inside the trailer.
space is NOT an issue for us but organization is. i would like to replace the 4 bins that are at the front with 4 others that are 1) slightly smaller so they slide out with the doors as is 2) a bit more robust than sterlite. although i do like seeing through them...decisions decisions.
input on bins and under bed storage appreciated.
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Old 10-10-2022, 09:17 PM   #9
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another little job done! first time ever cleaning the fantastic fan, mine has the screen screwed into place, the screen in excellent condition cleaned well. the blades didn't look like they would come off in one piece so i cleaned that slowly and surely.
next i plan on cleaning the bathroom fan!! thanks to airforums i have several great suggestions to try.
still no progress on the dents, leak, or power jack.
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Old 02-04-2023, 01:54 PM   #10
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although ordered in september the back hatch seal was just delivered this week.
two other items on my list: curtain end caps and under table gromet were NOT able to be added to the shipment and there was no date as to when those items would be available the airstream dealership in langley bc is a challenging organization to deal with .
the reupholsters job is set to be completed by spring, nice fellow at the shop reassured us that all is well and on schedule.
hubby is looking at buying a new power jack backer or husky at this point.
two protective mats for the new cushions have not shown up and i may have to write those off (ordered from wish...).
i've been in the trailer on two occasions and currently we are rodent free!!!
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Old 02-04-2023, 04:24 PM   #11
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Power jack?

You really don't need a power jack. Consider a manual jack in place of the troublesome electric. My 19'er came with a manual jack, and cranking it has never been an issue - good exercise, too!
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Old 03-29-2023, 05:38 PM   #12
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New upholstery in place! Weíre pleased
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Old 03-29-2023, 05:44 PM   #13
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Costco had the Husky power jack (on sale/for sale) they have a good return policy if it's just not right. So that's been ordered.
The bumper got brought in to a recommended shop to have a dent pulled and some welding done.
It's been a good day for the teenage trailer!!
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Old 05-07-2023, 08:15 PM   #14
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the dented bumper has been fixed and reinstalled. not to pricy at a local shop ($60).
just to continue with the clean up/refresh i picked up this item.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0006MRR2Q?...roduct_details
and now today we've spotted a leak...odd as it may seem this 2008 has NEVER had the roof resealed.
i'll be phoning tomorrow to see about making an appointment.
we also picked up two new dog beds/mats which really help with the "tidy" aspect as the previous arrangement was a mix of items that were a bit ratty in appearance and required more cleaning than these ruff brand mats.
i'm still keen on improving the underbed storage and the new rubber seal has not been installed around the hatch yet.
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