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Old 02-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #21
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Got a lazy man's sewer valve repair kit today and some of my favorite rivets. These have the 5/8" head and they are very strong. A must have for trying to rivet ABS to anything and great for many repairs.

Large head Aluminum Rivet ABL68A [ABL68A] - $0.29 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #22
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Got a lazy man's sewer valve repair kit today and some of my favorite rivets. These have the 5/8" head and they are very strong. A must have for trying to rivet ABS to anything and great for many repairs.

Large head Aluminum Rivet ABL68A [ABL68A] - $0.29 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!
Peter, I've been looking for those rivets forever and couldn't locate them. I thought I had checked Out Of Doors Mart but apparently I missed them.

Thanks for posting!

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:51 PM   #23
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This is the setup for the filter and softener. The softener and the PVC all fit in the new 48" sewer hose tube.
The Classic trailers have a rear pullout tray. I installed our two water filters and water softener in the tray. I installed eye-bolts and secured the filters and water softener with bunge cords. A 1 1/2 to 2 inch diameter hole was cut out from the bottom of the tray (towards the back of the trailer where the tray is angled) for the intake and outake hoses. This has worked very well. I can't show any pictures as the trailer is currently in storage.

This allows for quick connect and disconnect of our water filtration and softener system.

We were using our rear tray for storage of fresh water items ( hoses, filters. water softener, etc.) anyway.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #24
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Can't wait to apply these! Come on warmer weather!!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:43 PM   #25
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A new 30'x40' Pole Barn!

Will post pics as construction starts, 4/1.

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #26
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We bought a brand-new toilet, a Thetford Aqua Magic V, high version, in white, with handle (as opposed to floor pedal) flush.

It will be April before we get out to Henri to install it, but it is a welcome addition. It replaces an Aqua Magic IV, which had the foot pedal. One might think that the foot pedal is more convenient, but it was the downfall of ours: it rusted out completely. The parts would have been about $60 including shipping and taxes, so we said forget it, and bought new.

Our daughter has a Thetford with the handle flush, and it is no more inconvenient that the foot flush was. Plus, it gives a cleaner simpler look.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:07 PM   #27
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A new 30'x40' Pole Barn!

Will post pics as construction starts, 4/1.

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I bet you are excited to have a place to house your treasures. My "Pole barn" is about 25'x35' and sits right in front of my shop. It' been awesome to have a place like that for my Airstreams.
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We bought a new memory foam mattress pad from Costco and cut it up and took a nap on this bad boy. Comfy!
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Just bought a Sewer Solution as we're hoping to get to some full service campgrounds this year. We don't often go to places with sewer hookups but on two occasions that we have, the sewer connection has been higher than the tanks on the Airstream; a situation caused by the relatively low ride of an Airstream. The Sewer Solution should solve that issue.
I look forward to reading your blog on the industry's latest attempt to keep poo off of our shoes. I have tried other inventions but they all seem to produce the same results for me. Good video on utube provides some optimism. Jim
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #30
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I look forward to reading your blog on the industry's latest attempt to keep poo off of our shoes. I have tried other inventions but they all seem to produce the same results for me. Good video on utube provides some optimism. Jim
I'll blog in the next week or two and let you know how we get on; due to renovation work in the house, we're camping on the driveway and I'm going to need to pump the grey tank out up a slight incline so I'll let you know if I get my shoes wet. The black tank will have to go to the local Provincial Park to be dumped, though, so we'll have to be careful in our habits I think.
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The black tank will have to go to the local Provincial Park to be dumped, though, so we'll have to be careful in our habits I think.
And when does the Park open for the season..?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #32
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And when does the Park open for the season..?
A good point, well made!

It's open all year round (Rondeau), although the campground doesn't open until the end of the month. The dump station is not on the campground so I'm hoping that with the prospect of $12.50 in their register that they'll let me use it. If not then it's the truck stop in London or we're going to have to go to pub for our essential requirements (or the neighbours, which might be easier).
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Well, good to hear that you have a plan, AND a backup.

Not pleasant to be full up, with nowhere to go!
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #34
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Whoo hoo! boy am i jealous. one day...

for now. ill settle for new curtains and new curtain hardware... Thankfully, cheaper than a pole barn.
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Last Batch of LED's arrived, very nice light, most of the 1141 bulbs where on their way out anyways.
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Last Batch of LED's arrived, very nice light, most of the 1141 bulbs where on their way out anyways.
Where did you purchase the LEDs?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #37
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Where did you purchase the LEDs?
enter "warm white 1141 LED" in Ebay search to find these for about $5.-
If I would include a link it would be invalid soon.
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As an example, here's one for $2.75 delivered: click here Of course, this is a bidding auction,not a "fixed price"one, so it could go up.

I'm only posting this to show a good current value. As Peter said, you are better off to do the search, because links come and go.
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Got these gray roller blinds at IKEA for $19.00 each. Great for glare and contrast with the off white speckled walls.
A pendent light over the dinette with a red LED
Bulb for atmosphere. $19.00 on clearance at HD.

Also a new mortise security bolt for the front door for $40.
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