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  1. ythljdx
    06-28-2017 01:38 PM
    I'm redoing my folding table ('68 Overlander). Do you remember where you got that holding pin to keep the two halves of the table together when folded?


  2. J5MM
    03-02-2011 12:16 PM
    Thanks for posting about getting up on the middle of the roof. I have a loose vent camp that I need to snap back in but I am so scared of getting up there and possibly falling through the roof, lol !
  3. mnboy1960
    WOW... you have done a lot of very good work on your trailer. We did not gut and rebuild like you did, but I would like to do another one from scratch someday!
    Hope your trip back to VA from Jackson Center was good!
  4. Riverrat6270
    I've got a 1980 Excella and I have some concern about the window gaskets and Vestia View windows. Did you replace the gaskets in your unit? Just bought my unit in March after total of the 5th wheel that owned previous. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG? Look forward to your response.
  5. Airdaddy
    09-05-2009 11:17 AM
    Bowmans: Airdaddy here, would you mind sending over the web sight to the company you bought the Vestia View gaskets from. I have same issues with all of my windows. Also do you have anymore photos. I need to know if the paneling needs to be removed.

    Danny Wingard
  6. Dakota's Mom
    LOL! My husband asked if he could paint nose art on Toto, and said he could always change to flames if we didn't like it!

    Good luck with the pinstriping. My hand and wrist ache just thinking about it!

    Hope you both had a good weekend and have a great week!

    Susie and Mark
  7. Dakota's Mom
    Hello, Bowmans! Wanted to let you know that we have blue under the red stripe.

    Hope all is well with you and you're enjoying the weekend!


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    Trailer #1
    1979 31' Sovereign
    Trailer #2
    1950 22' Liner
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Posted 06-17-2019 at 09:23 PM by Bowmans Comments 0
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With the 1950 road worthy (inside still empty) and plans to move to the Maryland area this summer, we are in the process of selling our 1979 31 Sovereign. We posted on Airstream Classifieds if you know anyone interested. We are located in Powhatan, VA which is about 45 minutes west of Richmond, VA. To add to the listing, we just bought two new batteries since the other two were about 6 years old. Happy streaming!

Tadd and Beth Bowman

Posted 03-25-2018 at 08:03 PM by Bowmans Comments 0
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We took the winter off for the most part. We started back up in February with the belly pan on the to do list. We cut strips and bent using metal angle clamped to a saw horse and a rubber mallet for the "C" channel. Not the prettiest but since they will not be seen, they will work.

"C" channel cut and bent:

Then it was time to mount them to the floor. We used SS bolts and nylock...

Posted 03-25-2018 at 06:50 PM by Bowmans Comments 0
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The next step was to attach the outside sheet to the sides. I used a small, hand-held duct bender to make the bends on the sides. Then cleco'd and solid riveted using the (oh so handy) plier like rivet tool from VTS. This tool was such a time saver.

Sheeting the door sides:

Test fit with sheeting on sides modeled by my wife:


Posted 03-25-2018 at 06:47 PM by Bowmans Comments 0
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We are splitting this in to two postings due to the number of photos.

In late October 2017, we started work on the door. The original door was resheeted inside and out by Dave before we bought it and he said that it was found in a cow field after cows had walked all over it. The door-in-a-door was not there and once we took the inside sheet off, we realized there was no hope for this door. One frame rail had been spliced in 3 pieces, the other had two door knob holes and all had...

Posted 03-25-2018 at 05:06 PM by Bowmans Comments 3
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In early October 2017, we mounted and epoxied the floor and made a cap for the roof vent.

The floor is bolted with elevator bolts and nyloc nuts except where it bolts through the frame. There we used self tapping screws. We broke a few elevator bolts off in the process but that step went fairly smooth. We then picked a retro sea blue for the epoxy on the floor. It will be covered throughout most of the camper except in a few spots in access areas. Shame, I like the color.
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