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Posted 08-31-2012 at 01:02 AM by DKB_SATX Comments 0
So, on to the reason il Carriaggio was in the shop in the first place, the axles! Here you see the stiff old axles removed.

I've read a lot on various threads about how people feel that quality (and quality control) has gone down at Airstream. Technically my trailer doesn't say anything about Airstream in 1975 since it was built at Versailles rather than Jackson...

Posted 08-30-2012 at 11:19 PM by DKB_SATX Comments 0
So, in the previous post I detailed some of the work my Argosy needed, and here I'll spend some keystrokes documenting the work on the leaks. I'm only allowed 10 images per post so I'll do yet another entry for the axles!

I had been planning to replace the axles and tires before our trip to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta in October. The axle work is what I'd scheduled with Lance in advance.

We postponed the work for a bit because the first pair of axles had the...

Posted 08-30-2012 at 12:11 AM by DKB_SATX Comments 0
Note: As I was writing this, it got a bit long, so I'm going to break it into 2 posts, one describing the condition of my Argosy before these upgrades, and another detailing the work itself.

So, while I was installing my new BAL stabilizers a few months ago, I lifted the trailer up and could no longer live in denial of the need for new axles for il Carriaggio. It was clear that the axles barely moved at all when I took the load off them, which I had kinda suspected from watching...

Posted 04-15-2012 at 11:45 AM by DKB_SATX Comments 0
So, I should use this blog more regularly, to track the care and feeding of Il Carriaggio. I'll try to catch up on some work I've done or had done in the recent past, but first I'll document what's fresh in my mind.

Yesterday (14 April 2012) I started the process of securing the belly pan which I discovered in Mineola to be loose at a bunch of rivet points. I was putting the stabilizers under the trailer and saw that the belly skin had pulled loose in several places. It's the common...

Posted 11-27-2011 at 05:13 PM by DKB_SATX Comments 0
So you've seen the dog in my avatar photo. She's not very "screen friendly" since she's both clumsy AND the sort of dog who'll scratch at the door if she hears something outside. (Being clumsy she might also head-butt the door on her way to scratch at it!)

The PO of our Argosy did a nice job re-screening the screen door, and I don't particularly want to have to add that to my to-do list so I bought one of those nice screen-door protectors from Out of Doors Mart. ...
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Lin and I *know* how...
Posted 04-22-2011 at 08:19 AM by Silver Otter Silver Otter is offline
Originally Posted by 3Ms75Argosy
ohhh..... nice!
Posted 04-19-2011 at 05:19 PM by DKB_SATX DKB_SATX is offline
Wanna see inside! :-)...
Posted 04-17-2011 at 10:13 PM by Stella Stella is offline
ohhh..... nice!
Posted 04-16-2011 at 08:27 PM by 3Ms75Argosy 3Ms75Argosy is offline

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