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  1. cyberstream
    Hi Fellow Airstreamer. I'm going to be in Santa Fe this week and I'm looking for a recommendation for a good full hook up RV park close to town...any suggestions?
    11-12-2009 03:49 PM
    Hello Hessehesse!! Sorry I just now got this almost two months later!! But we used regular oil based Kilz primer and regular latex valspar paint!!! It took 3 coats in some areas, but looks great and did a great job...hopefully it holds up for a long time
  3. Globie64
    10-20-2009 03:59 PM
    it was very low tech- I put something under the shell, so it spanned from the bath area floor sheet that was to remain, allowing space to slide the first sheet in, then I did the same for the 2nd and final. I think it actually worked pretty well, except I should've done something to keep the shell from moving- it is off by a little.
  4. Trophycare
    Just added pics to photo gallery!
  5. Trophycare
    What part? Floors or Bathroom? The bad thing i forgot to take before photos!

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  • About hessehesse
    Santa Fe
    New Mexico
    Trailer #1
    1978 25' Tradewind
    Other Interests
    Hiking, gardening, tent camping, live music, exploring
    Conservation Development
    How far are you willing to drive to inspect?


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Posted 04-04-2010 at 06:23 PM by hessehesse Comments 0
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It's been some time since I've posted. A lot of snow and cold nights in Santa Fe since my last post...but today with temperatures reaching 60 (after snow only two days ago), I'm feeling the spirit! But the winter wasn't a waste. I've done a bit of planning and have decided to make my Airstream a total "green" renovation - with it's new name, the "GreenStream"! The concept is basically to retrofit my 78' Tradewind with all of the latest green materials, adhesives, appliances,...

Posted 11-23-2009 at 08:14 AM by hessehesse Comments 4
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Here are the pics of the last belly pan - the front - removed...and as has been the story of this dissembly (is that a word?), there was more evidence of prior inhabitants that believed in an in-place composting toilet and sleeping with their excrement...! joy...! When I get to reconstruction, critter "proofing", if possible, will be a key objective given the high population concentration in the high plains of New Mexico!

Posted 11-20-2009 at 06:10 PM by hessehesse Comments 0
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Removing the stabilizers was tough..the screws were rusts. Took quite a bit of teeth gritting to get them off....

Posted 11-20-2009 at 06:05 PM by hessehesse Comments 0
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To get some fresh air, I decided to go back under and get the last belly pan. First, let's geek out and take a look at all of these corroding rivets...woo hoo! Some of them had washers on them...was that original? ...hmmm...wonder what's underneath...can't wait to see!

Posted 11-20-2009 at 05:56 PM by hessehesse Comments 1
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Okay - I can't figure this one out. The panels go behind the metal door "frame" that looks like it should pop out. I show here where I cut around the door (yes, I was frustrated!) because the rivets for the panel are behind that frame. The other picture (not that great) shows the smaller rivets that I eventually took out - still no luck. Ideas?
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Posted 11-23-2009 at 12:29 PM by hessehesse hessehesse is offline
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Yes, the New Mexico...
Posted 11-23-2009 at 10:20 AM by hessehesse hessehesse is offline
Looks like the same...
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