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  1. Aggies in a Cloud
    Howdy! Airstream newbies here, classes of ‘80 and ‘81. Just picked up our 2020 FC 25 RBT in Ft. Worth about a month ago. We live about 20 mins outside CS. Also just joined Texas Highland Lakes club and need to figure out how to get into the thread here on airforums. Hope to meet up with other Airstreamers here in Aggieland!
  2. modarch
    10-15-2012 09:20 PM
    Jerri- I did paint my vinyl walls. I had the same thing going on that many other mid 60's owners had which is the "sticky" vinyl walls. What I did was first sand down the vinyl walls with sandpaper, second- scrub walls down with some stuff called "krudd cutter" available at Home Depot, third I used a spray can primer from Sherwin Williams, and then last I rolled and painted the walls with paint. Can't remember what kind, but I think it was just basic latex paint. I have had zero problems with my walls since I painted them 3 years ago.
  3. Melody Ranch
    Hi...I had lost your msg in my computer mess here. Just found it.
    Here is a copy of the Email I got from Kaminski. It has contact info.
    I have a friend here in Gainsville who does great trailer work. Something like your axle would be a breeze. And...he is a lot cheaper than others. Guaranteed work and he has shop folks who do all sorts of other custom work. Come up for a day and it will be done.
    Robin C
  4. Stan Z
    01-31-2011 09:22 PM
    Stan Z
    Hey Jerri, on Uwe's site my Caravel is the older posts, you have to go further back in to the archives. The Texas caravel is getting a lot more work than mine. I live in the SF Bay area and had my axle replaced at the nearest Airstream dealer. You could contact Andy at Inland RV in Corona California who is the distributor of the official axle and he should be able to direct you to someone in your area. He is a controversial fellow, but very knowlegable. There are countless threads on here about axles. But $2500 seems high to me.
  5. Stan Z
    01-24-2011 10:33 PM
    Stan Z
    Hey Jerri, my best advice is dont forget to enjoy and go camping even if everything on the caravel doesn't work perfectly. I think I took about 2 years to get everything working or upgraded on mine. I am not a handy person, so for the complicated stuff I had Uwe at handle the complicated upgrades. Check out the blog section of his website and you will see the caravel he is working on now. Mine is the Caravel that he worked on in 2009. You might get some ideas from his work. I think the biggest issue for the old caravels is the axle and any water leaks from the vents/windows etc... Let me know if you have specific questions and keep me posted on your progress. Good luck, it will all be worth it!
  6. uncledan

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    College Station
    Trailer #1
    1966 17' Caravel
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