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Old 06-06-2008, 07:02 PM   #101
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New gas valves

Brian...got new gas valves on my two Worthington tanks last summer at Gas, INC. on East Pike Street in Lawrenceville...worth it! George
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:28 PM   #102
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Georgezink:

I went there yesterday. Somebody else recommended them to me. I went inside and spoke with the people behind the desk and they informed me that they do not do that.

I drove to downtown L,ville turned right on Crogan Street and left on pike. The company was there on the right.

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Old 06-07-2008, 05:17 PM   #103
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Pump did not work and was very loud. I went and bought a new shurflo and it works great. You can see the pump when I was intalling it. Disregard the teflon tape hanging. I removed the scraps. I got to watch it move water. The fantastic fan works great but it can't handle 96 degree weather in Georgia. Check out the pics. I followed Zeps photo instructions putting in the fan.

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Old 06-10-2008, 02:43 PM   #104
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Getting closer to embarking on a trip. I ran the gas line to the hotwater heater today and all the plumbing is ready to go. My wife has all the curtains complete and hanging in the airstream (Very dangerous with me around grease, glue, Vulkem). I hope I don't get anything on them. Radio is dropped and ready to be replaced.

My only immediate concern is my new Parrallax 3020 converter. I forgot to plug the converter into power and I noticed the battery starting to drain so I plugged the converter into the AC and it made all the lights dim and drained the battery. I charged the battery and tested the converter again just to see if it was a fluke and it started to drain the battery again. All the wiring looks good so I have another challenge again.

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:44 AM   #105
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The back end is complete on the outside, and underneath. Check out the pics. I riveted the water heater in and put the trim back. Used Vulkem and took my time. I will take the water heater door next year and have it powdercoated to match. Check out the pics. It won't let me upload the pics. I will get them later

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Old 06-16-2008, 12:37 PM   #106
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Posting Pics

I finally got the pics. I have two new fans in and one to go.


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SHOW OFF!!!

No, not really. It really is looking great. I was wondering what I should do with the door if I ever get to the point of putting my water heater in. Powder coating might be the answer. Maybe you will have yours done by then and I can see yours.

Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:30 PM   #108
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No, not really. It really is looking great. I was wondering what I should do with the door if I ever get to the point of putting my water heater in. Powder coating might be the answer. Maybe you will have yours done by then and I can see yours.

Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:58 PM   #109
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Actually I am hoping to use my original door in place of the new one.

Brian, have you tried that? I know there are others that have done it but I am not sure what all needs to be done. I think that you would only have to relocate the camloc latches.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:02 PM   #110
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I have had the opportunity to work at a Vocational School for 14 years where I have picked up all kinds of knowledge. I wish I could take so many classes there because they are all so interesting. I eat lunch with the automotive and auto collision boys everyday. They have built race cars and it was those guys who taught me about rivets, clecos, power coat and so many other things. Powder coating is inexpensive if you shop for a good price. It will never come off, and it can withstand heat up to 450 degrees. I did my stove with powder coat and it looks brand new. They can match aluminum or any color out there. They have powder coat that looks like chrome. Most communities where I live have a business that does Powder coat.

They take the metal and put it in a machine that sand blasts it clean. Then they electically charge the metal and spray it with a dry powder paint which sticks because of the electical charge. They usually can turn your item around in a day.

I have picture in this thread which is of my powder coat stove.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:05 PM   #111
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VHord:

I thought about it and I even took the door over to the hot water heater and I said to myself Nope. I Have been starting to upgrade changes to other products. My airstream will be not orginal when I am done. I am changing out the vents/fans, painting and lights. I just want it to be a good working functional trailer. I am really excited about changing out the audio and upgrading it.

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Have you tracked down the battery draw yet?
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:03 PM   #113
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Terry:

I have not figured out the battery problem yet. I have put it on the back burner. I have been using the battery charger and charging the battery. I use the AC in the trailer for my drills and tools. I have not plugged the converter into the AC. I will take it to an RV shop and have them give me their recommendation. I have a 3230 converter (parrallax) and I am clueless when it comes to electricity. I have been told by several folks they were discontinued 9 years ago. I bought it off the net as new. It looks new and it probably is new. Probably was sitting on the shelf in a box for years. Hopefully we can get this problem solved. I have the link to the technical data for this converter. It is all greek to me.

http://www.parallaxpower.com/3200/Pa...r%20Manual.pdf

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Old 06-17-2008, 07:09 PM   #114
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Hooked the trailer to the truck so I can take it to an RV repair shop. Axels will be evaluated and see what the cost would be to replace them with Dexter. I am also going to have them check my gas lines and converter. When I get it back I will put the bathroom back together, put in my last new fan and put in a Laminate floor. I will have a few airstream vents, fans, and interior lights that go with them. I have not decided what to do with those parts.

Check out the pics. I know you will tell me that I need new axels, but I wonder if I can put them off until after the summer. I still plan on going camping.

It won't let me post pics again. I will log out and try again.

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Hooked the trailer to the truck so I can take it to an RV repair shop. Axels will be evaluated and see what the cost would be to replace them with Dexter. I am also going to have them check my gas lines and converter. When I get it back I will put the bathroom back together, put in my last new fan and put in a Laminate floor...........

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Sounds like a good plan. A second opinion never hurts. Having somebody check the gas and electric stuff is also a great idea. I see camping by Independance day.

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Old 06-18-2008, 04:19 AM   #116
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pics of the trailer ready to be towed.

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Water heater door idea.

I saw something at Moraine View that might be useful.

A water heater door had been replaced. The owner laminated a piece of coated aluminum to the exterior of the door and did the edges with blue trim.
Et Voila, a door that matches the trailer without having to fab it.
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Thanks for the tip! I think I am going to have it powder coated next year. My goal is to get it up and running.

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Old 07-03-2008, 05:00 AM   #119
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My wife and I installed vinyl strips on the rub runners. My wife painted most of the emblems and letters. I am almost finished with the bathroom and we are very close to using our Airstream. Check out the updated pics.

The vinyl I bought at a sign business for 20 dollars, they have a computer that operates the machine to make the cuts for the vinyl. You just give them how much and what size and they do the rest. I got the vinyl so cheap because it has been discontinued. It is not a perfect match but the price was right. We bought our paint at an auto collision supply store for thirty dollars.

You will see the trailer before we started and what we have accomplished to this point
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