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Old 02-24-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Rivet What Did You Get For Your Trailer Today?

One of the threads started by our friend Keyair in the Motorhome section has been extremely popular, informative and fun.
Lets see all the cool stuff you have been digging out of deep intergalactic space for your Airstream trailer.
I finally gave my driveway and parking spot for my current Airstream 34' Limited trailer the one and only appropriate name I could think of..
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Peter,

Glad to see you got this thread started! Now you just have to get the trailer owners involved. Give it a little time and I bet it will pick up some steam

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #3
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Tried all kinds of LED replacements for 1141/1156 bulbs and found these warm white for $5.- ea on Ebay to be the closest in color and intensity.
My trailer has about 36 of these in the interior, so price did matter a lot.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Opened the box from Vintage Trailer Supply. New seal material, silicon caulk remover and a couple of new handles/cranks for the windows.

Once I can get past the 20 inches of snow we have had in the past week I'll have projects a plenty.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #5
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I ordered a new toilet. This is a big deal for a Tradewind. I ordered an economy model of a European cassette toilet aka a porta potty. My black water tank is now my gray water tank. This will be a real challenge to install in the Tradewind toilet cabinet.

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:06 AM   #6
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Since it is winter and the AS is in the storage lot, does it have to be "today", or can we list the items collecting in the basement over winter for that first warm spring week install?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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Since it is winter and the AS is in the storage lot, does it have to be "today", or can we list the items collecting in the basement over winter for that first warm spring week install?
I think we can list everything! (PeterH-Airstreamer if you disagree just kick me to the curb)
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #8
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1) Water softener with:
A new dump hose holder tube for storage of softener
PVC rack for softener and filter
2) Whole house water filter

3) External water pressure regulator and gauge

4) new improved counter extension fold down brackets

5) Aluminum and brass fresh water tank drain hardware

6) Fire extinguisher

7) Little baby padlocks for belly wrap storage compartments

8) two new water presence alarms for common leak/rot areas

9) Bronze shower head water shutoff valve
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:27 AM   #9
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Since we are Newbie's and I am fully outfitting her with all new "stuff", things are piling up in my sitting room waiting for our first trip. The latest addition is our new outdoor rug from Dash & Albert. Platinum and Ivory striped. Love!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #10
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8) two new water presence alarms for common leak/rot areas

9) Bronze shower head water shutoff valve

Now I am really curious about these...please tell me more.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:03 AM   #11
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Got tired of wasting water and having to adjust the temp after off/on "navy" shower.

Amazon.com: Overhead Shower Water-Volume Control, Oil Rubbed Bronze Finish - By Plumb USA: Home Improvement

There are a lot of different brands. I had 4 of these:

Amazon.com: Gizmode Innovations - Water Alarm: Patio, Lawn & Garden

I put one in each "corner". Under the curved windows in front and on either side of the rear "trunk" door. They already notified me once, when I didn't get my taillight sealed properly after changing out the LED assembly. But the ones in the rear were a little bulky and got bumped around a lot when removing/replacing chairs, etc. I saw these on special at some store. They mount up on the wall and are small, so.....

Doberman SE-0111 Water Detector Alert
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:05 AM   #12
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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 was going to get some angled blocks cut for when we have the trailer on our sloping driveway; one for the tongue jack and two to level the wheels out. Sadly the local saw mill is closed for the month of February and I may change my mind by next week!

I will be buying some RV Boss for the waste tanks RV-BOSS. Can't recommend the stuff highly enough.
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I like this thread already! (Adding things to my shopping list...)
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #14
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Since it is winter and the AS is in the storage lot, does it have to be "today", or can we list the items collecting in the basement over winter for that first warm spring week install?
Everything goes, but lets see some pictures, because...
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Nice job Peter, I knew you could do it!
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A couple of 'CrabHawks', crab snares & a spool full of 50 lbs test braided line for the saltwater reel...

OOPs...thats for us when we haul our AS over to the coast near Bodega Bay soon...

In case the Dungeness Crabs aren't grabbing our snares, we'll make up batch of Yakitori to grill over the coals to keep us mellow along with our jug of Cali Merlow...
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Everything goes, but lets see some pictures, because...

Oh, OK, rules now!

This is the setup for the filter and softener. The softener and the PVC all fit in the new 48" sewer hose tube.

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This is the tube, note, I am installing 2 additional 4" PVC pipe hanger from HD as the assembly with the softener and stand weighs 22 pounds

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This is the anodized aluminum fresh water drain replacement with brass petcock. This is from 2 separate Ebay sellers and was found by forum member kentuvman here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...ap-101360.html

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These are the replacement brackets for the known weak AS brackets:

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This is the anodized aluminum fresh water drain replacement with brass petcock. This is from 2 separate Ebay sellers and was found by forum member kentuvman here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...ap-101360.html
Thanks, just what I was looking for ...
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