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Old 01-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #241
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From what I'm gathering, we ALL should get used to the 'nickle and dime' part of owning an Airstream Classic Motorhome!
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Yup, another $29.55 at Home Depot today for some screws and a piece of wood molding!
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #242
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Old Coleman A/C Ceiling Assembly Up For Grabs

Well, if you have been following my thread, you know I replaced my oldie Coleman 13.5 with a new Coleman 15 last summer. After getting the right knob and correctly wiring the switch (wondering if that was a China problem), It works great. My only small complaint is the taller cover on the roof. I got to paint that white a different color!

Anyway, I was saving the old a/c for my 20 foot toy hauler. I actually had it sitting up there for awhile. I just decided that I had too many projects going on and the reality is, I don't need it on the trailer. My buddy at my local RV parts and repair shop took it off my hands (V&V RV in Redwood City http://www.vvrvstrailers.com/). I still have the existing ceiling assembly and it is in good shape...it goes to the highest bidder! Just kidding, just pay for shipping!

Anyone want it? KeyAir if I remember correctly, yours was all cracked up...it's yours if u want it.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #243
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I am first to claim it if its the same as mine and better condition!
You are correct, and whilst I have spent a lot of time and MEK piecing mine back together, its still brittle and ugly!
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #244
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I am first to claim it if its the same as mine and better condition!
You are correct, and whilst I have spent a lot of time and MEK piecing mine back together, its still brittle and ugly!
If I remember from your pics, it is exactly the same...I was going to find a pic of yours, but just didn't have the energy to go through 51 pages of posts! LOL

Send me a pic of yours...can't find a pic of mine at the moment.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:23 PM   #245
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #246
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Who knew that owning an old Airstream would mean that I would have to learn to sew? It's only been close to a year since I started redoing the valances for the living area windows.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #247
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You look good at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #248
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You look good at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks! I like turning a wrench more however.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #249
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From what I'm gathering, we ALL should get used to the 'nickle and dime' part of owning an Airstream Classic Motorhome!
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"Nickel and dime" is easy money. When we first bought Bess, it was "hundreds and thousands."
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:45 AM   #250
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My mechanic restores old timers and turned me on to this company. The reinforcing fabric they make looks like a perfect material for abs repairs, not to mention stuff for our rusted-out belly pans!

POR15, Inc. - Stop Rust Permanently - Repair Gas & Fuel Tanks
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #251
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My air compressor/tank line fittings arrived..

Broke the compressor fan shroud...it was in the back of the truck...dumb on my part...and I had just painted it all up nice too!
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Something you have to walk away for a day and start all over the next day.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #253
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Something you have to walk away for a day and start all over the next day.
I've certainly done that a time or two!
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #254
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RV Show

I headed across the bay today to the Pleasanton RV Show. I headed straight of the Airstreams first of course! It is interesting to see that Airstream has not changed the "basic" design of many items...some could be direct replacement for certain items in my '82 MH. Got some more ideas for my upgrades and I'm definitely putting in the round sink when I change my countertop. I would love to put the padding above the door and add the new bath door window to some door in the MH!

Quality looks good, but not what it should be though for doubling the price just for the name sake. Trim in corners of counters in kitchens and bath are not straight, round sinks are not installed in ever trailer with the logo directly to the back, saw dust in cabinets, etc. for a $60k 20 foot trailer it should be better then perfect. I wouldn't mind having one though!

I would like to have the new chrome letters on the outside, it looks very classy.
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nice pics I like the one with the hatch in the back.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #256
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I was thumbing through my bookmarks and I ran across a few sites/articles that do a great job dispelling some of the many myths about batteries, chargers, converters, etc. Science rules every time!

http://www.phrannie.org/battery.html

http://www.marxrv.com/12volt/12volt.htm

http://www.rvlover.net/Magnetek.htm

This is also an excellent book, you can get it in electronic form as well

http://rveducation101.com/detailedin...on.asp?ID=3961
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #257
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Dean, you've got me ALL worked up now! Will be attending the Tampa RV Supershow tomorrow. Been waiting on this for months now.
I really like that bathroom window. Maybe would make my hallway from kitchen to bedroom a bit brighter. Sweet looking addition!
Will post some pix tomorrow evening.
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Was all excited to be able to drive our 82 MH but

When we got there, there were a few more gotchas .....the link between the new recored heater core was not working.....need to find a new/old one....new rear air bags had been ordered from Michigan....everytime they think they have it all, there is another old part that they can't put back on and is no longer made.....argh......maybe next week? Chevy may have built millions of 454 7.4 L P30 chassis but some of their components are hard to come by......what was I thinking when (I)we bought this Sweet P (my husband claims no responsibility)? paula
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RV Show

I headed across the bay today to the Pleasanton RV Show. I headed straight of the Airstreams first of course! It is interesting to see that Airstream has not changed the "basic" design of many items...some could be direct replacement for certain items in my '82 MH. Got some more ideas for my upgrades and I'm definitely putting in the round sink when I change my countertop. I would love to put the padding above the door and add the new bath door window to some door in the MH!

Quality looks good, but not what it should be though for doubling the price just for the name sake. Trim in corners of counters in kitchens and bath are not straight, round sinks are not installed in ever trailer with the logo directly to the back, saw dust in cabinets, etc. for a $60k 20 foot trailer it should be better then perfect. I wouldn't mind having one though!

I would like to have the new chrome letters on the outside, it looks very classy.
Some of the people who have the round sink are not so crazy about it. Not sure why, but a single squarish sink might be better....that is what we put in SteSpot.....a Franke....not an RV sink....a bit deeper...but you can put a big pot in it.....p
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #260
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Some of the people who have the round sink are not so crazy about it. Not sure why, but a single squarish sink might be better....that is what we put in SteSpot.....a Franke....not an RV sink....a bit deeper...but you can put a big pot in it.....p
I've heard that too, but I'm set on having a round sink!
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