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  1. steelbird312
    Sorry the previous post seemed so 'know it all' I was trying to get the information in w/o going over the 1000 words. The education I spoke of was speaking to groups in campgrounds and on caravans, etc. I did much research to come to those short conclusions (and it was the result of a tire failure of my own ripping the wheel skirt of a 3 year old Airstream). UV rays are your very worst enemies, second only to mis-inflated (usually low) tires. Under inflated tires quickly build heat allowing for separation of tread from the carcass.
    You have a very nice trailer- I did not mean offense in my post. I do wish upon you and your fine son(s) many years of trouble free use and bonding while using it.
  2. steelbird312
    Saw your comments on the tires. A few years ago tried to educate people on tires. Emollients are added to the rubber for longevity, yet for them to work requires flexing and heat- two things trailers do not experience on a regular basis. Common mistake:judge the tire on the looks of the tread rather than the condition of the rubber. AVERAGE reliable life of a trailer tire is 5 years (using birth date). Regular use would yield life to tread depletion. Your trailer is too very nice to gamble! A common mistake is OVER DOING it when buying tires. An Airstream needs to have a soft ride to protect the frame work and the installation of the cabinets, etc. Knowing the LOADED weight of the unit, adding about 15 to 20% and then dividing by 2 will give you a good guideline for the needed capacity, and using the suggested tire pressures as listed in the manufacturers LOAD CHARTS will yield the best and desired service.
    Forgive me if this is an area you already have knowledge of.
  3. TouringDan
    I have always had a soft spot for Volvo 544's. My college room mate had one. I really think it is one of the best looking cars ever and a real classic. Glad you have it and appreciate it. I had a 144, can't remember the year, and then bought a new 244 in 1976. That was a nice car, with fuel injection and the electric overdrive. Not much on looks, and rather boring, but it was a good car.
  4. ddstech
    07-06-2011 02:39 AM
    I uploaded some images but they just went into the general gallery. How do I put images in my profile gallery?
  5. ddstech
    02-28-2011 09:32 PM

    Did you see the bubble in the classifieds? Might be a good option, just hitch it up behind yours for double the pleasure and double the fun.

  6. SuztheCruz
    Ours are 9, 4, 3, and 1! Always busy ALL the time.... but loving it We will have to be very creative to fit all 6 of us in our little cruisette!!
  7. SuztheCruz
    We haven't started yet!! We may get started this fall, we have four young children, so it will be a little at a time! We will update when we get started. Thanks -Jolene
  8. SuztheCruz
    No, not really...My husband's buddy's dad bought the trailer 15 years ago, my husband was only 15 at the time, but even back then he had a yearning for it. So, about two years ago he got back in touch with his buddy and later his buddy's dad. Come to find out no one had really done anything with the trailer all those years, except dream of what it could be. It was still sitting out on their property. So my husband asked if they were interested in selling it, and they said yes! So now the little beauty is ours!!
  9. 57bubble
    07-12-2010 11:48 PM
    I do but it is in really raw original state. I will get some photos up soon. I have had it for seven years and I'm almost ashamed that all I have done to it is replaced the floor, new axle, tires, brakes and lights..Nothing I have done you can see. Funny eh?
  10. 57bubble
    07-12-2010 10:55 PM
    How did you do that wood on the inside? It's beautiful.

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