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Old 12-04-2013, 12:20 PM   #101
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We received our new Girard tankless water heater, intelipower, and fuse box. Will be post some pictures of our progress as we do these projects.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:34 PM   #102
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We finally have shore power again I installed the tank-less water heater. The installation was a pain. I could have went with the BIG door but decided to do a patch on the original opening and go with a small door. I ran into a small problem there is a small wrinkle in the patch for the water heater the rear portion is right at the start of the radius of the rear causing the wrinkle. Pam is OK with I'm still not real pleased.
A few pictures of some of the work we've been doing lately. We raised the wheel well covers with some fir 1"x2"s. Tomorrow I will work on the inverter and fuse box.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:36 AM   #103
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You will be camping by spring time. I have the Charge Wizard Pendant for my Intellipower. Mounted on wall so I can monitor. My Airstream is a 72 also. Has sofa/bed in front and one on side. Have a new water heater yet to be installed. Also have PEX tools for new lines to be replaced to heater. Pulls like a dream. We pulled with Chevy Astrovan but now have 02 Suburban. Can't wait to see you finish.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #104
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tail lights PIA

I wanted to make sure the new tail lights were working correctly before we finished the rear interior walls. What a PIA! We bought a wiring harness (pigtail?) because the old one was just rotten. The colors of the wires matched the wires at the seven pin on the trailer. Well we had the reverse lights staying on constant the blinkers worked one tail light was a brake light the other worked fine, no power to the 12v fuse box. After using a voltage meter I found the colored wires from the TV were not the same match up to the trailer. We rewired the plug, now everything working better but the right rear tail light was on as brake light and had no blinker, everything else fine. I disconnected the running lights at the front and found out the tail light came on when the brakes were applied not the bright brake light. finally figured out my LED was wired opposite and changed it now, all is working awesome!
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #105
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Pam has almost finished the primer coat on the interior. Today Pam insulated the ceiling and we installed the panels, we used FRP instead of the original aluminum pieces. We installed with the bubbly side out and will be painting with some XIM primer. The originals were in pretty bad shape. I used them for a template and used my HF sheet metal snipers to cut, worked great.

We also mounted the original lights around the vents and finished the Fantastic fan trim. I put in some LED bulbs, the bulbs are the bright white 3528 bulbs but I will be getting some 5050 warm white bulbs to add in some places. In the future I will also add a light up front by the Fantastic fan. We decided to cover the air conditioner area for now but it is easy to remove the FRP when we get a new air conditioner.
thanks for looking, David and Pam
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:43 PM   #106
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Pam has been busy painting, the inside is looking good. I'm going to start on the plumbing soon as I get to feeling better, this darn cold has kept me outta commission. A few more pictures.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:04 PM   #107
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a few more thing done today, front and rear LED running lights, galley sink drain and drain vent. Pam had painted the galley window trim so we put it up with some cleco's. I have been working on the control panel still needs one switch that I lost and a trim around the inside edge, I replaced all the panel lights with LED's and added a new clock, barometer, hydrometer and temp. here are a few more pictures
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:45 PM   #108
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Adding little color, Pams been busy replacing all the screens and adding some color, In the Pictures the screen trim looks Brighter orange than the true color, must be from the flash.

The outside light I had to take it out and clean up all the corrosion and replace the bulb socket. I put in a blue lens cover I love the look.

I hope to start soon on the fresh water tank and PEX water lines.

Here are a few more pictures.

thanks for viewing D & P
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:28 PM   #109
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Really like the white. So serene. What type of paint? Any special techniques in prep work or priming? Great work.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:54 PM   #110
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I like the idea of adding the colour accents. That really adds a modern touch that has a nice graphic quality. Pam has an eye for design!
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:36 PM   #111
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Really like the white. So serene. What type of paint? Any special techniques in prep work or priming? Great work.
we cleaned all the interior wall sheets with marine clean, before we installed them back in the trailer. We used Sherwin Williams primer the sales guy told us it would work good and seems to be working fine. On the plastic end cap we used XIM primer then the Sherwin Wiliams. I think its an acrylic latex. Pam would know more about the paint.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:00 PM   #112
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fresh water tank back in place

today we were able to get the fresh water tank installed. Last week we picked up a new sheet of 1 inch plywood. Pam had cleaned the tank last summer so after we cut and painted plywood it was crawl under and wrestle the tank into place. I had a floor jack and a couple jack stands holding the tank up and the piece of ply wood draped over my body. I lifted the plywood into the tracks that hold it and Pam crawled under feet first and pushed the plywood into place. I will be putting some R max around the edges of the tank later along the front piece.

We had cut a couple holes for the water fill, vents and tank drain. Here are couple more pictures.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:43 PM   #113
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Looking good! What are the plans for the interior? Will you keep the original layout or are you going to customize?
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:04 AM   #114
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gonna go with the original layout customized. I am going to use as much of the original bulkheads and overheads as I can. I want to get away from the tambor and go with sliders on the overheads. Of coarse new stove / oven, fridge, heater. Just not sure yet on appliances. Stay tuned
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:23 PM   #115
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we got through the cold snap here and finally got the Armstrong Allure floor installed. Pam went with the Iron wood, it dark looks good. here are a few pictures. I plan on starting on the PEX water lines at least laying out my plan this weekend. After that I will start on the under floor insulation and Belly pan .

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Old 03-28-2014, 08:05 PM   #116
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I love watching it come together!! Could you work faster?!
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:19 AM   #117
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Admirable...verging on obsessive

Your project is coming along so well. We gutted a 67 safari 12years ago and had to sell it for just what the cost of what the supplies were....$8000. We only paid $300 for it so our labor was practice. We did the decor on a Japanese theme. See photos under my name.
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Now I have read all your adventures with intrigue. We bought a 73, 23' safari last year but this time we are just acquiring a taste for the original look! Everything works so we will just enjoy it the way it is. We have decided not to look real hard and maybe we won't be bothered by what's under everything. Until we fall thru a hole in the floor!

We were able to bring the surfaces in bath and galley back with toluene and wax. Our only question now is removing the antenna on top because we can't find out how it comes into the cabin. Any ideas? It would work, we understand, but not worth ripping up a wall. Can't find any coax anywhere inside. And a nice flat panel tv is mounted on a bracket but we can use it for DVDs.


Oops...one other question....did you re seal the window with the recommended rubber sold just for your year or just get some regular stuff from home center?

I will enjoy watching the rest of your redo...so beautiful. It will be better than new. Sending you extra encouragement!
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thanks Lexxy, as for the antenna when I had the home made scaffolding up to do the fantastic fan, I just used bolt cutters and a hack saw and removed the old antenna. I thought of completely removing and patching when I had the interior walls out but I chose not to do that. I cut the cable when I had the ceiling out, mine ran to the area above the fridge.

For the front window between the two pieces, we just used some rubber gasket material from the hardware store, works good so far. The two wing windows sill get water drops between the two pieces. All the window have new original gasket seals.

We have installed the original pull out table and are working on the front sleeper sofa, Pam is trying to figure what material she wants for the foam. We will reuse the original foam. I am going to re-use as much original bulkheads, overheads as possible. I was looking at the kitchen cabinet, not sure if I can salvage it, might have to build one for the sink and oven. We did find a pretty good used oven cook top on Craigslist. I do need a new shower pan black tank and toilet.

I am also just starting into the pex water lines. At some point this summer I will wire my brakes, insulate the floor, put the belly pan / banana wraps, rub rail and rear bumper on. Oh yea finish the plumbing.

I still have a year and a half from my original three year guestimate to do all this, the hard part is $$$ and time to do it. Pam keeps me going.

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Thanks a bunch....we found where the antenna comes into the cabin and now we can jerry rig some kind of coax connection to the wires and see if it works. My mr just loves the way that antenna goes up and moves around. He was fascinated by the mechanisms!

I did all the electrical and plumbing on our 67 trailer so I know what you are facing and I'm a dumpy old lady! You will see it's really fascinating. I had to deal with learning about aluminum wires which I did and it worked fine. Did you find aluminum wiring?

Our hardest job was reinforcing the back of the farm cuz it was a single axel. We did that with a patch I learned about on this forum.

I loved the lightweight cabinets we built from cherry and birch. I also used plastic inserts in inside doors with glued on rice paper like Sochi doors. Too bad we never got to uses it. We were going to live in it while looking for the right boat but we quickly found the right boat.

I will follow your progress.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:59 PM   #120
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Been kinda slow going, I've been wanting to focus in on belly pan and floor insulation. but we've been getting hit hard with April showers. That and grand kids sports + work, this next week should offer us some nicer warmer days to focus on floor insulation, plumbing.
I did start on the PEX running to the Hot water heater in and out from pump, I still need to get black water pie slice tank and toilet.
Pam has been busy cleaning up the old front sofa bed. We will have it recovered. Pam found a nice material to cover it with. She also has been working on the fridge cabinet. We put in a dorm fridge for now just for looks but will probably get a three way. I bid some work on the old banana wraps, I just pounded the dents out, I'm surprised how much better they look. Although the front has LOTS of rock nicks. I will be striping the plastic coating at some point I hope some of those nicks are just the coating.
We also stripped the old paint the PO had done on the rub rails. Pam cleaned them up and taped them and we painted them. I was about to put them on when Pam reminded me we still were going to strip the plastic coat and that might mess up the new paint here are a few more pictures
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