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rebel beck 11-11-2005 08:13 AM

Peppy
 
The newbie again. Thought we would just post everybody and all the other new newbie's about our progress with "Peppy" our new and first 75 Airstream Sovereign. We have had him almost one week and almost have him stink free on the inside. First I took all the foam stuff out, then the drapes were washed I had decided if they fell apart in the wash we would just have to do something else we were so lucky they had no yellow marks or stains on them and they came out great. The gaucho was then taken to be recovered and new material was picked out (fun part). The cleaning of the walls has not been that easy greased lighting works great and I have put 2 coats of future wax and the walls look great still have half the trailor to go. Poor Peppy had a mice problem before we got him so the smell was bad seems as though the po had a cat also so with both those odors it pretty much knocked you down as you came through the door removing the foam and cleaning the walls has helped also I have several coffee cups of vinegar sitting around. Peppy set up for like 2 years not used in a barn I feel so bad for him because he is sitting by our house at this time with no cover we are looking for a house for him close by. This weekend we are giving him a good bath and a little wax and also a good dose of trempro (vulkum). My husband will assist in this.
Also when we have Peppy parked and doing small jobs like this should we put the stabelizer bars down? Per the level it is pretty much level. I plan on adding to this post as we make more progress and mistakes. If anybody would like to make suggestions please do so we are so new and green. In 3 weeks Peppy will be going to our friends tire/brake store for a full checkup on brakes, axels, etc..

The Lacy's

wahoonc 11-11-2005 08:20 AM

Becky,
Good job on the progress! I don't bother to put my stabalizers down most of the time, in fact they were optional on some trailers. I do know that leaving stabalizers down for a long period of time is not a good thing, if you go from 80 degree temps to say 30 degree temps and the stabalizers are down, it can cause binding of the entry door. Mainly due to the tires loseing pressure:blush:

Aaron:cool:

rebel beck 11-18-2005 03:37 PM

Whew what a week!!!!!!
 
This week has been a busy busy week with the trailor, the ups man has made daily visits with my packages from vintage trailor supply. Sunday was a heartbreak when we went in the trailor there had been a major leak from the ac shroud on top and the carpet was soaked in the middle of the trailor after we got all that taken care of the temp here has dropped to 28 at night kinda chilly working in the morning time but I got a great little heater from wally world (not running the furnace until we have it checked over) All the cleaning has been done and the walls look splendid if I say so myself. I'm trying to talk the hubby into a new stove the one we have looks like a wreck and I cant seem to get the cover shiney enough for me and the glass in the door has some kind of peeling problem behind it. I think that would be just a grand christmas gift. We were able to get everything on the sides sealed last weekend we move up to the top I'm so worried about a dent or something and I hope that something is not me hitting the ground. Oh after all the cleaning and removing all the foam items the trailor smells much better. Also Aaron Thanksssss so much for all your help I sprayed my bath fixtures and they look wonderfull and we were so lucky the po had installed a thetford.

The Lacy's

Jim & Susan 11-18-2005 05:09 PM

Hey Beck, any pictures yet? Sounds like y'all are coming along just fine. Chasing leaks can be a real pain. Good luck with it. Keep us up to date.

Buttercup 11-18-2005 06:03 PM

rebel beck

I get a little chuckle reading your post. You are where we were 9 months ago. Cleaning mouse poop and wondering if the smell would ever go away. We removed all flooring, fabric and cushions. Then painted the floor with Kilz and put it all back together with fresh upholstery and flooring. Smell is gone.
You may find the walls are sticky and there are a thousand threads on how to clean that.

You are about to go on your first Airstream Adventure Have Fun!

rebel beck 11-18-2005 07:49 PM

will post
 
Let me get the new sofa in, and the twins changed out to a queen,and the drapes rehung and I will post some pic's. Jim and Susan we have not done the full monte like you have wish we could have.


Becky

early 11-18-2005 08:03 PM

Hey beck,
Nice to have someone else from MS on. We started ours in April and have gotten a lot done, still have alot to do. I have gotten a wealth of info from this forum. It is great. Hope ya'll have a ball redoing, we have. Good luck.
Dawn:p

rebel beck 11-19-2005 12:40 PM

One photo posted
 
Okay so it's just an outside shot. Oh by the way the little handsome guy by the door that's my son Austin. This was on our way back from picking the Airstream up, somewhere in Missouri at a rest stop.
Look under my photo profile.

Becky

rebel beck 01-01-2006 09:45 AM

Happy New Year 2006
 
Work on Peppy has been slow in fact have not done much since before Thanksgiving. Still have the leek behind the Gaucho we think now it is coming from where the belly pan connects so we hope to have that sealed today. I got the book Airstream Living for Christmas and got all kind of new ideas. The last 3 days I have spent painting the bedroom after today I will be able to add the queen matt. We hope to have Mr. Peppy ready to go on a road trip by the first of Feb. not a long trip just to our local State Park, he keeps telling me he needs to get out of the driveway.


The Lacy's

rebel beck 01-09-2006 07:11 AM

What a weekend!!!
 
What a weekend we had working on Peppy. We have located the leeks and are working on getting them stopped. The leeks had caused the floor to rot out about 3 ft around the front area, so we ripped out all the rot. Some po had installed those front swing around peck gaurds and they attached them to the molding that runs around the belly pan so through the years and movement with the trailor it had pulled on seems and the belly pan so water was coming in there. Yesterday after another water hose test we found out about 12 inches of the belly pan under the front was loose so another culprit.
By this weekend we hope to be water free and the new floor section can be installed and finished. I want to thank all of you for helping us with questions we have had in the past it has helped so much. We are shooting for Feb to go on our first adventure to our local State park for a 3 day weekend.


Becky

balrgn 01-09-2006 10:18 AM

Gotta love You's guys tenacity! You may now realize, the more you take apart, the more you have to take apart :cool:

rebel beck 01-09-2006 10:55 AM

And it's amazing what you think you couldn't do, you can.

rebel beck 02-07-2006 11:32 AM

Got it in.
 
Okay lets here all the laughs we get on this one. My hired carpenter just left after putting the floor section in (were just not handy) I have decided we are great at tearing out. But not so great on putting back. As soon as we get the gaucho put back in i'm going to post some pictures. We had a camping trip set for this weekend, but it's not going to happen. The weather here has decided to turn to cold. Maybe next weekend.


Becky

Jim & Susan 02-07-2006 12:26 PM

Sounds like things are coming along just fine. Pictures, Pictures, Pictures! Just kidding.

Jim

balrgn 02-07-2006 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebel beck
Okay lets here all the laughs we get on this one. My hired carpenter just left after putting the floor section in (were just not handy) I have decided we are great at tearing out. But not so great on putting back. As soon as we get the gaucho put back in i'm going to post some pictures. We had a camping trip set for this weekend, but it's not going to happen. The weather here has decided to turn to cold. Maybe next weekend.


Becky

No laughs, you should be commended, know your limitation! :cool:

rebel beck 02-28-2006 06:59 PM

New Stuff
 
Okay it has been a few weeks on the updates of Peppy. We now have the floor in, gaucho back and the new cushions are on (check my photo under members photo's) the front is done except for the decorater touches. This week I have been working on the center bath area shhhhh that's a secret will post when I finish. Our next project is to convert the twins in the rear to a queen. Our maiden voyage was put off due to a small ice storm, but spring break is in 2 weeks and we are out of here for 4 to 5 day's. Thanks again for all the great advice.


Becky

tin sista 02-28-2006 07:21 PM

Wow it looks great!
 
Love the gaucho and the floors! Have fun with the bathroom--don't forget to post those pictures!:)We (hubby that is) converted rear twins to a queen using info from the forum as input. Wasn't as hard as he thought it might be.

2toomany 02-28-2006 07:57 PM

I like that candle
 
The trailor is coming along nicely, ya'll have put a lot of work into it in the last few months. But, I must ask about that candle I have seen in your pix.
Where do you live? shame, shame
Just kidding, hope your family have a great spring break trip
we too are planning a short trip this spring break to Roosevelt State Park about 15 miles from us. Let us know later this spring if you can find anyone here in Mississippi

2toomany 02-28-2006 08:01 PM

That may be a red candle but it sure did look maroon at first glance

rebel beck 02-28-2006 08:19 PM

Red as red can be!!!!!
 
The candle is red, not a maroon thing around here for 84 miles.



Becky

rebel beck 03-07-2006 06:54 AM

Spring has sprung.
 
Spring has sprung here in Mississippi, the dull lanscape is turning green.https://www.airforums.com/forum...ons/icon10.gif The kid has spring break next week so we plan on going to a local state park about 20 miles from our house our favorite little get away. But the weather forcast is starting to look like we may be in for rain, we have found out in the pop-up camper day's rain is just not fun. So again our maiden voyage may be put off again I sure hope not.
We were able to convert our twins to queen last weekend with the great help of Tin Sister and her plans. Now I hope to fabricate some kind of small night stands where the mattress ends.
This fall we plan on a polish job, 31 ft will be a job. The clearcoat peeling just makes me sick to look at it, but as I said it is in the plans for fall.


Becky

rebel beck 03-19-2006 10:17 AM

Maiden Voyage
 
We left Wednesday for our first outing with Peppy and It was just awesome.
Everything went so smooth and easy a whole lot better than our old pop-up days. It was great just to pull in to our sight, plug up and pull the awning out and we were ready.
When we checked in the ranger warned us there was going to be a Jack russell terrier show planned for the weekend and it could get a little loud, my husband laughed and told him we had 2 dogs with us no big deal. Well Friday night there were about 200 little jack russells everywere ( they are so cute)
We were able to watch the races on Saturday and that was some fun.
We had great weather all week except for today and it has rained non stop.
The nights got down in the mid 30's, we used a small space heater and it almost ran us out.
I have to admit Airstream is the way to go, it was the most pleasant camping experience we have ever had and we are already planning our next voyage.

Becky

balrgn 03-19-2006 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebel beck
We left Wednesday for our first outing with Peppy and It was just awesome.
Everything went so smooth and easy a whole lot better than our old pop-up days. It was great just to pull in to our sight, plug up and pull the awning out and we were ready.
When we checked in the ranger warned us there was going to be a Jack russell terrier show planned for the weekend and it could get a little loud, my husband laughed and told him we had 2 dogs with us no big deal. Well Friday night there were about 200 little jack russells everywere ( they are so cute)
We were able to watch the races on Saturday and that was some fun.
We had great weather all week except for today and it has rained non stop.
The nights got down in the mid 30's, we used a small space heater and it almost ran us out.
I have to admit Airstream is the way to go, it was the most pleasant camping experience we have ever had and we are already planning our next voyage.

Becky

Great to hear you had a fabulous time! Many more to follow!!! :cool:

tin sista 03-19-2006 01:19 PM

Glad you had a great trip!
 
Hey Becky,
Sounds like you had a blast on your trip. Did you have many folks asking about your trailer? First time we went out with ours we had lots of that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebel beck
Now I hope to fabricate some kind of small night stands where the mattress ends. Becky

I'd love to see what you come up with for night stands! Happy camping!:)

rebel beck 04-03-2006 03:22 PM

Working on top.
 
Tommorrow I pick up the scaffoling we have rented for a week, weather forcast is nice and I'm fixen to get on the roof and do major re-seal. The stuff up there looks like 31 years of gunk and funk. So with my mighty rubber gloves and trusty pop-sicle sticks and not to forget the tube of vulkum I'm ready and armed. I'm sure it is going to take 3 days to get the funk off so I can come back and re-do. My husband keeps telling me why go to all that work when it only leaks in 2 spots, and I keep telling him it just bothers me to know it looks so bad and then I go on and tell him we have all the stuff let's do it right and GET HER DONE.



Becky

Jim & Susan 04-03-2006 04:48 PM

Get 'er done, gal! Better to do it now while the weather is cool than in July when the humidity is 200%. In trailers as old as ours, it can't hurt to re-seal stuff while you've got the time. Take a close look at the vents. On mine, the vents have a gasket of some sort that will have to be replaced. Unfortunately for me, that means drilling a bunch of rivets.

Pictures, pictures, pictures (if you get the chance). You know how we like to see pictures of how you fixed it.

Jim

rebel beck 04-05-2006 11:56 AM

After the second day!!!
 
Boy has this turned out to be a job. there are 3 coats of funk on everything that needs to be sealed. !st coat comes off easy some kind of white chalkey looking stuff it crumbles off and breaks like peanut brittle 2nd coat comes off easy to. Then I get down to the dreaded silicone oh my goodness it's a mess to get off I've already broke a putty knife handle. I hope this will work at least for a few years and then my son will be old enough we can hire him to do it because I've decided I'm to old to be doing this kind of stuff or at least that is what my body is telling me today. As far as all these gaskets I keep hearing about where are they located? Also I have gotten to the refridge vent and I keep hearing about that one where is it located?
I have to keep reminding myself this is a work of love. And yes Jim when I get through I will post many pictures.


Becky

rebel beck 04-11-2006 07:00 PM

Picture of Peppy
 
Well folks today I washed and waxed one side of the trailer and then the sun came out to hot to wax the front and other side oh well will do it Wednesday. Here's a picture tell me what you think won't hurt my feelings, how do my axels look. Oh yeah the new painted shroud. Now lets' see if I can get that picture posted. Yes the clear coat is coming off the plans are to polish in the fall.

Becky

rebel beck 04-11-2006 07:03 PM

Picture again. For some reason no picture will post to my members page.

rebel beck 04-11-2006 07:53 PM

Picture is now under the members photo's

rebel beck 04-16-2006 12:11 PM

plumbing The Peppy
 
Well we just got back from a weekend of camping great weather and had a wonderfull time. But we had some plumbing problems so we couldnt use the water. This was the first time we have hooked the Peppy up. We developed a leak under where the hot water heater is the water was leaking out of the belly pan not a lot just a drip drip and also when I checked the pressure valve in the rear compartment it was leaking. We had plenty of water in the kitchen and the toilet flushed fine but the bathroom sink had little pressure. I also found water behind the toilet. So we turned all water off we were just checking it out with the city water. So if anybody would like to give some advice let me know anything you can give. I think we are just going to re plumb the whole thing.





Becky

rebel beck 04-26-2006 08:07 AM

Door lock again
 
For some reason I can't get my picture to download on a post. So the picture is under members photo. We have had many talks about this door lock I'm also posting a picture of the new door lock, we will have to alter the door for the new lock to work. I really hate to have to alter the door, Jim if you come up with any ideas let me know. I already have had alot of advice on this subject and it all comes back to a machine shop fabrication for the old lock. I cant seem to find a machine shop. The last locksmith that fixed my dead bolt said he could install the new lock and fabricate it to work, but he also made the statement to put a door knob on (yuk) So that is why I have not done anything at this point. I really want it to look like it is suppose to.
Also the new lock is so shiney and new looking, at least we got someway of locking the trailer fixed the dead bolt so it's no big hurry.


Becky

Jim & Susan 04-26-2006 06:49 PM

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Beck, I hijacked your images. I hope they load.

Is there any way to remove just the handle from the new lock and mount it to the old lock mechanism? Did you ask the locksmith(s) about that? You could save the rest of the new lock mechanism that Andy sent you for future use. Certainly, the old locking mechanism will eventually wear out, then you can move the handle part back to Andys lock and reinstall the whole thing (hopefully 20 years from now!).

Jim & Susan 04-26-2006 07:00 PM

If the old door latch/lock works, and is just missing the "handle" portion, you could get somebody to fashion a new "handle" out of a piece of aluminum stock. It won't necessarily look like the original, but could work. This probably won't be cheap, but cheaper than a new $800 lock, or paying a locksmith for 6 hours of labor. Rats. I just reread you last post and you already kinda thought of that. Let me think some more.

Jim

Jim & Susan 04-26-2006 07:15 PM

I've a really cool solution, wanna hear it? Time for dinner.

rebel beck 04-26-2006 08:12 PM

Jim,
This new lock did not come from Andy at Inland. I bought it from a locksmith for $40. You know I wonder if there is a way to get the new clicker on the broken part? I think the broken lock works because someone added a screw if you look close,so It will not lock. This is such a pain in the rear, I'm just glad we got the dead bolt fixed so we can lock the door, but I still wrap the bungy around so I'm sure the door is not going to blow off. Let me hear your idea

Jim & Susan 04-26-2006 08:35 PM

How about a wooden handle? Hear me out. What if you fashion a wooden handle in the same shape as the original? You would need a block of very hard wood a little larger than the original "clicker" as you call it. You could "whittle" it down and shape it very close to the original, but thicker. It would need to be thicker because wood is never as hard and sturdy as metal.

You could fasten it to the lock "body" by a metal strap or two on the backside if the clicker.

You could finish it with a nice stain and varnish to protect it from the weather.

I have a small pair of lights on the back of the camper that you can see from the driver's side mirror in the truck. These small lights show you when your tail lights on the trailer are working. The housing over those two small lights is plastic and broken. I plan to replace it with a new, small cover made of cherry wood that I will hand carve to fit over the original.

It won't look like the original, but that's just the point. It'll be something of a conversation piece, and get the job done at the same time.

Get the idea? Tell me I'm full of it! But it could work.

JIm

rebel beck 04-26-2006 08:50 PM

It could work
 
Getting it to stay attached but it could work you could put a silver finish on it. Boy you can tell we are southern folks I guess you like to use duck tape also, and my husband says I'm the clorox queen, my son asked me the other day if I had a bottle of clorox with me when he was born, not the cheap stuff the real clorox.
Your idea is worth a thought, now I will think about it all night.



Becky

Instead of a block head I would have a block clickerhttps://www.airforums.com/forum...ons/icon10.gif

Jim & Susan 04-26-2006 09:17 PM

Go stare at that old latch for a while. You'll come up with the right idea. Ask your carpenter friend. I'll bet he's done something like this before.

Then come back and tell us how clever you are!

Jim

rebel beck 05-26-2006 06:04 PM

Update on Peppy
 
I noticed I had not updated this page in awhile. After we have been able to put the door lock behind us we have been able to get in some good camping trips. We stayed in our first RV Resort a few weeks ago it was nice but I still prefer the State parks. Last weekend we camped at a campground here close by it was great and we had a wonderful time except at night we were raided by racoons they would right up to our campfire each night. We went home and brought the BB gun out for Saturday night it kept them away. Our future prodjects on The Peppy are to have it all re-plumbed with pex, and then in the fall a full polish job. The whole new brake job has set us back a few.

rebel beck 05-22-2007 04:42 PM

Time does fly
 
I just looked at my first thread when we got the Peppy man does time fly. Just an update I have finally stripped all the clear coat in prep for the polish I loveeeee the removeall stuff it is great, has to be the easiest thing I have done on the Airstream. Kinda on hold as I'm waiting for UPS to deliver the Nuvite.
After the clear coat is off I'm surprised how good the trailer looks my neighbor came over and told me he was almost blinded as he turned the curve.
I new there seem to have been a lot of planes flying over today not to mention the bird that crashed into the curb side (he lived) and no dent so all is fine.

Sugarfoot 05-24-2007 06:55 PM

Speaking of the UPS man, Becky, how is that relationship going? He will be so disappointed that his delivery doesn't include "the stripper" this time. :D

Cheers to you and your polishing project.

rebel beck 05-28-2007 12:14 PM

My package is on time as far as tracking so I can't wait to see the little brown truck Tuesday, but I will have to tell the driver no more strippers coming to this address I'm sure it is just going to break his heart.

rebel beck 06-14-2007 01:08 PM

Sore!!!!!
 
4 days of polishing and I feel like my arms are coming off, not to mention the wrist. Forget the one beer thing it has turned in to several each night, after tonight it may turn in to a little bourbon and coke. But it is something to see the beauty of the polish I have to admit. This year will not be the true mirror shine but close. I hope each touch up will get better.
The cyclo is awesome well worth the bucks, the dewalt drill for compounded is tough I wish now I had gone with the Harbor Freight thing. The drill is soooo heavy and getting heavier by the day. Will post pics asap, I just don't think I can pick up the camera at this point.

Sugarfoot 06-14-2007 02:18 PM

Becky, if you've been hitting on the polishing 4 days solid you must really feel the burn. My shoulders would be out of socket. It must be just as hot in Mississippi as Tennessee right now. That doesn't help. As far as the shine, it is rewarding to see.
I looked at the Dewalt but chose Harbor Frieght for that very reason, it's a little lighter in weight. I'm also working only 2-3 hours at a time in the evenings when I can. If we get a cloudy day and I'm off work without other obligations, I'm going to give it a go for a full shift.

rebel beck 06-23-2007 08:45 AM

After 38 hours the one side is done. I have posted some pics. under the member section check em out. After all that work I have to brag a little.

thecatsandi 06-23-2007 10:33 AM

Becky,
Are we going to get to see it at the 08 Can Opener?

rebel beck 06-23-2007 11:28 AM

Michelle,
I sure hope so, we opened a new business this year and my husband does not want to take any time off in January. Soooooo I'm toying with the idea of doing it all myself (by myself) I have not pulled the trailer any long distance and am kinda shy about doing it, but there is a first for everything and my side kick son would be with me sooooo maybe.

Becky B. 06-23-2007 12:29 PM

Hey Becky!

I looked at your pictures of your polishing & it looks great! One side down, one to go, huh? Don't worry about towing a long distance. The first few miles are actually the worst & then you relax & things are much better! I just joined your Sovereign club yesterday. I bought a 1986 31'. I caved into the pressure for a larger coach & will be parting with my dearly beloved "Bessie". Think I'm bowing out of the polishing club & will just strip & wax the yet unnamed long beast! I'm sure she'll (or maybe he) become dear to me with time & work! Anyhow, I towed the "new" one about 200 miles without a problem. Airstreams certainly tow nicely & don't get dragged over by trucks like the big boxy SOB's!

Jim & Susan 06-23-2007 03:45 PM

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All I can say is WOW! GREAT WORK!

Poprivet 06-23-2007 04:11 PM

Are you sure Peppy is a "he"? Most Airstreams are refered to as "She"

thecatsandi 06-23-2007 04:41 PM

start practicing and just be careful, take our time. It is not a race. It is an adventure. as for backing. I am sure there are planty that will be willing to help you once you arrive.

bjond 06-23-2007 04:53 PM

You've now a graduate of Polishing U
 
Looks SUPER!!! Not only a mirror shine but muscles. Someday I'm going to calculate how many tons I've lifted pushing that cyclo up and down.

rebel beck 06-23-2007 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Alan
Are you sure Peppy is a "he"? Most Airstreams are refered to as "She"

Yes David he is a he. https://www.airforums.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

rebel beck 06-23-2007 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbond
Looks SUPER!!! Not only a mirror shine but muscles. Someday I'm going to calculate how many tons I've lifted pushing that cyclo up and down.

Herb I've got a long way to go and it's not as mirror as I would like it, still some haze spots when you are close but it is a start. Now your little spot at the top is not as noticeable.

balrgn 06-23-2007 05:13 PM

Hey Beck, I can't see the pics?? :huh:

Poprivet 06-23-2007 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebel beck

No, that would be she is a he!

rebel beck 05-05-2008 07:35 AM

Peppy For Sale
 
Folks I've been lost in space for the last several months. Our Peppy is now listed For Sale in the classifieds due to us getting a horse trailer for the new hobby. Makes me want to cry but we have not used him since June 07 and he is just sitting in the yard. I look back on all the great times we have had with him in the last 3 years and getting to know some of you at the Can Opener Rally (first one)
But now it is time to let him raise another family.

Jim & Susan 05-05-2008 07:43 AM

Say it ain't so! I'm so sorry to hear this, Beck. I know how much y'all enjoyed that camper. Somebody will be very lucky to own that one. Good luck to you!

Jim

rebel beck 05-05-2008 08:54 AM

Yes it is so I'm afraid. After we won 2 1st one 2nd and a 3rd. My son is hooked on the horse deal. So we have to get a horse trailer to get him to the shows.

thecatsandi 05-05-2008 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebel beck
Folks I've been lost in space for the last several months. Our Peppy is now listed For Sale in the classifieds due to us getting a horse trailer for the new hobby. Makes me want to cry but we have not used him since June 07 and he is just sitting in the yard. I look back on all the great times we have had with him in the last 3 years and getting to know some of you at the Can Opener Rally (first one)
But now it is time to let him raise another family.

Becky,
You know it is illegal to sell ones vintage trailer. :sad:

I am sorry you will be leaving the sisterhood. Happy riding trails!

Sugarfoot 05-08-2008 06:37 PM

Becky, my fellow Airstream polishing sister ~ I just ran across your thread. I hate to see Peppy go, and I know you'll miss him. :(

I'm sure there are other wonderful things on the horizon with your son's new passion. Maybe one day you will again have another Airstream in your life. Airstream or not, I hope we meet again sometime.

rebel beck 05-10-2008 08:40 AM

The first person comes in the morning to look at him. We talked on the phone for about 30 mins and I almost lost to tears as I explained everything I new about this trailer. This guy seems like a newbie so I explained everything to detail. I almost laughed when I told him to understand Vintage is an everyday and weekend project.
I remember when I called about buying this trailer and how excited I was to go get it 500 miles away.
It will be a sad day to see it leave the driveway, but ya know when it get's in your blood it kinda stay's there so who knows there may be another one lurking in the futurehttps://www.airforums.com/forums/images/icons/icon12.gif

maxandgeorgia 05-10-2008 12:20 PM

Hi, Becky! I was so surprised to see Peppy advertised in the forum classifieds just the other day. I wondered then what new interest had superceeded your wonderboy, and now I know: horse fever! Give Peppy a fond pat farewell and probably you will wend your way back to Airstream someday. I have to laugh about the horse hobby. When my girls were 11 and 9, and so horse crazy, like this mom before them (!), we gave them a small mare. We found out later she had been bred, and on Derby Day, she birthed a tiny colt. A week later, our vet and all of us cried together when Sparkle died unexpectedly. We were left with a tiny colt to bottle feed, so my daughters were headed into new learning. Twinkle was a whole story in himself, eventually becoming a therapy pony for another family. The girls had POA's, and then a beautiful middleaged paint mare, and eventually a leopard appaloosa. They were in 4H, so we hauled them to all the affiliated shows in our area and to State 4H. The girls didn't always win, but they were winners all the time with the responsibility and work load they adopted in order to have their horses. It's an amazing love to share with your son...may our fond memories become yours in the horsey years ahead! ~Georgia

rebel beck 05-11-2008 08:13 AM

Georgia,

I see you very well know what we are going thru. To see Austin's face last weekend with the red ribbon, I just new I had to do something. Plus I have to admit the little girl came back out in me also.
As we got the last stuff out of the Peppy this morning, I looked at my husband and said "Ya know we still have the tents in the attic"
I think this guy that is coming today will give him a good home, we will see, I'm going to be kinda picky on getting him a new home.

rebel beck 05-12-2008 04:39 PM

Folks the Peppy left yesterday for his new home about 30 mins. away. I have to admit I bawled like a baby when he left. My husband helped the man get back out on the hwy from our house and he admited he shed a tear as the Peppy passed him on the hwy.
Picked up the new horse trailer or new to us and waxed it today, not the same as working on the Peppy.
I promise I will be back, my husband made the comment last night as I started to bawl again, we will get another one, so yes I will be back.

rebel beck 08-21-2014 02:12 PM

I'm Back!!!!
 
New name and a new old trailer, and a whole new re-start of work all over!!! 1973 model this time not a 75 getting older.

The Earl/Rebel Beck

Jim & Susan 08-21-2014 06:27 PM

Welcome back, Beck! How's the antiquing going? Got any pictures of the new rig?

I'll bet if you ask one of the Moderators reeeel nice, they'll help ya get the old name back if'n ya want.

Jim


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