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Old 11-20-2011, 03:53 PM   #641
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I have seen them, and maybe they work well, but with the Airstream it could be a whole different matter...
Anyone ever noticed that your cellphone does not show as many Bars, or not work at all inside the Airstream?
I have, so when i am working on mine I leave it outside...

Mine worked fine on the trip home, tho its only Black/white.
It has a Day/Night button on the CRT Monitor on the dash, and seem to work well enough in the storage to see people walking past

Raining here now....
Oh what fun.. my girlfriend pointed out that the guest bathroom toilet was loose, and rocking..
I tried to tighten it, but the bolt was loose... off came the toilet...
The toilet flange was rusted to dust... the rocking had compropmised the wax seal, and a 6" section of the floorboards is mould and dust...
Guess it not just Airstreams!

Good news it that the floor is 3/4", and I have half a sheet still in the Airstream I can use!
Also gives me an excuse to go over and check for leaks!
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:22 PM   #642
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Report on leaks...
Bedroom streetside corner was dry.... so far...
Kerbside Wardrobe floor was wet... still have a leak.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:01 PM   #643
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It looks like cordless camera experimentation is called for...guess I'll order one and check it out. Hello Amazon.com...Film at Eleven.

If I wasn't a retired AT&T Labs type, I might agree with your cell phone observation, but I have my pension to think of...LOL.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #644
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Ok going to Fort wilderness Walt Disney world this Wednesday. Do I drive my 2011Ford F250 super duty pulling my 89 34' AS or my 1987 Moho? I really not sure. Help! :-)
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:49 AM   #645
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Ok going to Fort wilderness Walt Disney world this Wednesday. Do I drive my 2011Ford F250 super duty pulling my 89 34' AS or my 1987 Moho? I really not sure. Help! :-)
Given your rigs, I would choose based upon how much extra traveling you will be doing once you arrive at your destination.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:28 PM   #646
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Ok going to Fort wilderness Walt Disney world this Wednesday. Do I drive my 2011Ford F250 super duty pulling my 89 34' AS or my 1987 Moho? I really not sure. Help! :-)
Driving is such a pain; so I'd probably fly down in my Gulfstream G-4, grab a suite at the Grand Floridian, and rent a nice convertible, like, say a Ferrari f430, just to bop around in.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:36 PM   #647
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Driving is such a pain; so I'd probably fly down in my Gulfstream G-4, grab a suite at the Grand Floridian, and rent a nice convertible, like, say a Ferrari f430, just to bop around in.
Tough decision; life is so hard and, geez, the question of life experiences comes up. The important thing is the road.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:49 PM   #648
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Driving is such a pain; so I'd probably fly down in my Gulfstream G-4, grab a suite at the Grand Floridian, and rent a nice convertible, like, say a Ferrari f430, just to bop around in.
Can you fly into Athens GA and pick me up? :-)
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:10 PM   #649
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Well, I am taking Moho to Key West in January. I pick up a 1995. 28' AS trailer next week in KY. Selling the 34' come spring. This would be the last trip for the 34', unless I don't sell. Oh FYI I shipped 3 68's to denmark last month. One of which was one of my personal ones. They are just hard to part with ;-) I will probably take Moho knowing that I will take truck next week. I also just love driving the Moho. What it comes down to is the trailers are back up if Moho is in shop :-) moho isn't in shop so that means I made my decision. Moho! Gas prices are coming down too! here is pic of my new project. Got to have a project. :-)
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:43 PM   #650
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Sweet!

Ok, here is some updates..

LED's...

Wanted to see if the 102 SMD Bulbs will fit in the Tail Lamps Assembly


Original Bulb...


New LED fits GREAT!


Took the Lens home for some R & R..



Scrubbed, cleaned and Buffed...
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:50 PM   #651
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Did some tests... not ideal, but I think they show the plan..
Roll of tape, Original Bulb and new LED's, with Lens...

1157 Bulb..


Tail Lamp..


Brake Lamp...


With Lens..





LED..


Tail Lamp..


Brake Lamp..


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Key, Remember to add "mad scientist" to your resume.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:01 AM   #653
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LOL, Keyair cackles...

This is all part of my quest to get the rear end sealed, and stop the rain leaks believe it or not!
The Streetside Tail Lamp Assembly is right where the water was dripping inside, so even tho I saw no leaks in that area last week, it is a suspect.

There is a Rubber Gasket on each lens... Some of the lens had the gasket between the lens and the reflector can.
Some of them it was between the relector can and the body...
Anyone know what is correct... or should there be 2 gaskets?
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Well, I am taking Moho to Key West in January. I pick up a 1995. 28' AS trailer next week in KY. Selling the 34' come spring. This would be the last trip for the 34', unless I don't sell. Oh FYI I shipped 3 68's to denmark last month. One of which was one of my personal ones. They are just hard to part with ;-) I will probably take Moho knowing that I will take truck next week. I also just love driving the Moho. What it comes down to is the trailers are back up if Moho is in shop :-) moho isn't in shop so that means I made my decision. Moho! Gas prices are coming down too! here is pic of my new project. Got to have a project. :-)
Take the Moho...I checked the map and Key West is almost straight down from from Athens, so you should get good MPH...LOL. Anything to get more AS's in Florida is a good thing.
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Well, Stespot is having them shipped out, so he better step it up!
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Finally took my Camera over to record the general progress...







And I think some cool pics of a Sunset!



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More Bulbs arrived today!


Here is a perfect example of the Original Bulbs and White LED's...

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Take the Moho...I checked the map and Key West is almost straight down from from Athens, so you should get good MPH...LOL. Anything to get more AS's in Florida is a good thing.
I am taking the Moho, after all it's not in the shop and that's what I bought it for. :-) It's going to be in the 20's and 30's lows this week in GA. I can't leave her in all that. Leave this afternoon for Walt Disney World to spend with family. I will update. :-)
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:08 AM   #659
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Have a great time...the Panhandle will have low 40's at night and low 70's in the daytime by the weekend, but Orlando will be warmer much. Perfect for Disney...
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Tried the 13 SMD 1156 LED Bulbs I just got in the Galley Overhead Light fixture...
Its bright, but I feel the original bulb is brighter..

LED...


Incandecent...


Next, I tried the single LED T10 bulbs in the bodyside marker lamps...

What I noticed is that whilst it is difficult to see from the pictures, the LED is brighter, and whiter light, but is slightly directional.
When you view the LED direct side on, its maybe twice as bright, but at 45deg it seems dimmer than the original Incandecent.
I think you can see in the pictures I took at about 45deg.

Incandecent...




LED...



I am going to go with the LED's as the lower power consumption of the LED is worth it.

Oh, and finished the last of the rear upper marker lamp castings, and its ready for refitting fitting/sealing.

Before..


After..
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