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  1. maryduke
    08-02-2010 11:49 AM
    will do, it is very exciting to see and end in sight. We are in Central Texas, where are you located? Would love to make some new friends to camp with. We are not a member of any clubs. Renegades, I guess. lol
  2. packdad52
    Margaret got tired of waiting. We found an immaculate 2000 Safari in Waynesville, NC. It does have a couple dents in the rear but since I can't see them in the rear view....what's the problem. Going on our first trip up near Linville tomorrow. Never had one that everything there is a learning curve with all the amenities. Its a 27 ft. center bath with twin beds in the back. We'll problably modify the front Gaucho into a dinette and a sofa. Still have the Caravanner but now we can travel and do the "project". Hope yours is coming along.
    John....and Margaret.
  3. packdad52
    Glad to have an airstream friend. Margaret and I went to the airstream dealer in Grand Rapids today. Nicest guy you've ever met. He showed us all the new ones and he was very knowledgable about my Caravanner. Gave me a lot of good ideas and told me there were no genetic problems with my unit. As soon as I get back, I am gonna get to work on it. Glad you got in contact. My number is 980-234-2566 if you are ever in the China Grove/Davidson area.
  4. Bowmans
    07-19-2009 06:27 PM
    Thanks for the info! I guess I can skip buying red paint then when I get to that point. Instead of putting vinyl stickers back on the camper, I decided to paint the striping on with enamal auto paints. I think it will last longer that way. I haven't had much experience pinstriping so we will see how it turns out. I told my wife, if I can't get the straight lines, I will just paint blue flames down the side HAHAHA! She wasn't happy with that one. Now to match the AS blue at the paintshop...

    Take care,
    Tadd and Beth
  5. 63Silver
    07-14-2009 08:15 PM
    Your just up the road, we are just north of BG. The wife has family in Upton.

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Posted 09-23-2009 at 05:30 PM by Dakota's Mom Comments 0
I've been negligent in my blog-writing duties, as well as posting photos. So, wanted to share that some more current photo's have been uploaded to Photobucket.

A few things have happened in the last few weeks - DH has also gotten the LED lights installed on the exterior; got another coat of Kilz on the sleeping area floor; more thorough cleanings of the "debris" (read the lesser remains of rat nests and what not, as still left from when we did the initial brush through)...

Posted 08-24-2009 at 06:51 PM by Dakota's Mom Comments 4
Quick update.

We removed the rub rails and banana wrap, got some floor cut out and replaced. DH got the floor bolted up and the skin re-riveted (is that a word?). I was on caulk cleanup duty. (Who said silicone caulk won't adhere to aluminum?)

While we had the rub rail and banana wrap off, we did a little body work. Reshaped the dent from the trailer's run through an Arkansas creekbed on it's trip to Kansas, before it came to live with us. With the new piece of floor...

Posted 08-15-2009 at 07:36 PM by Dakota's Mom Comments 1
Work continues . . .

I pulled out more carpet and pad staples today (it was screamin' hot!) and we're trying to get psyched up to cut the floor in the rear sleeping area so we can start the shell-on subfloor replacement.

DH got new propane tanks and has modified the old mounts so they fit.

He removed the screen door to replace its screen and clean it up, so now all screens have been replaced.

Washed most of the trailer this week, too - I say...

Posted 08-01-2009 at 05:49 PM by Dakota's Mom Comments 0
Did some more scrubbing, pulled up the remaining tack strips and started pulling up more carpet staples.

DH finished the last window screen replacement and got the seal on the rock guard! With the rockguard off, he removed the mounting strip so he could clean up the old Vulkem and will reseal it with new Vulkem before replacing the rock guard.

Need to figure out what's the best way to replace the screen on the door - suggestions are welcome!

DH also scrubbed...

Posted 07-28-2009 at 06:27 PM by Dakota's Mom Comments 0
DH fixed the double steps so they feel more secure! Yay! Also bought screen and has been replacing throughout.

Scrubbed more walls - tried both Westley's Bleche Wite and Soft Scrub with bleach on vinyl - being careful to avoid exposed aluminum and rinsing well with water. Used a TSP solution for cleaning the "paneled" walls/doors.

Looking into several options for drapes. We're going for a lighter look, so think we'll stick with standard off-white, so it leaves...
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