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Old 09-21-2006, 02:22 PM   #61
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Trailer stored dry for years, you shopped smart! Just get some thing, anything done every day and it will be over before you know it : )

Watch the weather, we're upwind from you and looking at rains past the weekend... A roll of the aluminum foil tape to bridge caulk gaps, window frames w/ missing or damaged gasket, or make a drip edge to keep water away from flooring at wheel well damage - don't leave it on for weeks and weeks but it sure solves some hassles!

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Old 09-21-2006, 02:45 PM   #62
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Glad you got it all resolved, and made it home safely.... With a couple of EAA'ers or A&P Aircraft Mechanics you can fix anything Wally's people put together... Remember, Wally spent WW II as a riveter and aircraft assembler at Curtis Wright in LA, and his first double skinned aluminum trailer (the Clipper) was actually designed by William Hawley Bowlus, who has a number of record setting glider aircraft still hanging in the Smithsonian... Dayton has great resources with Airstream factory to the north and all of the aviation related culture around Wright Patt and the AF Museum...

You'll be sipping Latte's in the rain in Seattle in style in no time...

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Old 09-21-2006, 03:36 PM   #63
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Thank you for letting us know about the trip home. -Good to hear it was a positive experience. Congratulations on your new 1968 Tradewind! I'm anxious for the pictures!
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Old 09-21-2006, 03:50 PM   #64
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NOW, you have done it!! You are an AIRSTREAM owner!!

Ditto on all the congrats.

I'm also planning an "adventure" trip out west next Spring/Summer. Maybe we could "caravan" . I want to eventually go all the way to Alaska. I used to live in Portland, Oregon....actually twice!

Now that you own a ViNTAGE AS, keep both hands on your purse......if you don't, you will notice there rarely any money left in it!!

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Old 09-21-2006, 09:40 PM   #65
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Purse strings

Right! Kind of like a boat -- if you have to ask what it costs to fix it, you might as well sell it.

Thanks! I'm pacing myself. Day 2, didn't spend any money because I had to work all day!

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