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Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Modern South
You are right, it is pricey! Also, it was nearly...

You are right, it is pricey! Also, it was nearly impossible to find a full hook up or even just electrical about a month out. We ended up getting a cancellation spot at the Morovian Falls campground...
Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Modern South
MerleFest

We are headed to Wilkesboro, NC this weekend for some great music and camping! Anyone else headed that way?
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By Modern South
Happily towing, but we have some issues!

We are towing our 69 Caravel for the first time and after two flushes the toilet isn't getting water, the shower head doesn't work and had a slow drip in closet when we tried it nd the hot water...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-18-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Modern South
Light sanding and then scrubbed with a bleachy,...

Light sanding and then scrubbed with a bleachy, soapy water. I didn't have much of the stickiness that others mentioned...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-16-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Modern South
I was just wondering if the guy who bought it is...

I was just wondering if the guy who bought it is on the forum and if he restored it. I love the look of the exterior!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-15-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Modern South
Huge pickers fan on history channel...

Did an airforum member end up with their airstream? Did they fix it up further?
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-14-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Modern South
It all is beautiful but I still love the high...

It all is beautiful but I still love the high gloss, paint the dingy vinyl...I did. I painted every square inch! I would love those cabinets though! Keep the pics coming, I'm fascinated!
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-14-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By Modern South
I scrubbed and sanded and then chose an oil based...

I scrubbed and sanded and then chose an oil based high gloss interior paint from Lowes. Drying time was longer than usual, but it did the trick! You can see pics of the painting process on my blog,...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-14-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 35,375
Posted By Modern South
When you all get one of these bunks up and...

When you all get one of these bunks up and running I would love to see a picture. Our little Caravel is pretty small, still okay for our little one's but the day will come when a bunk would be great!...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-14-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By Modern South
I love the idea of a high gloss mahogany and the...

I love the idea of a high gloss mahogany and the concept of mimicking a yacht's interior. Can't wait to see pics!
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-14-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,899
Posted By Modern South
Can't wait to see the new floor. I am also amazed...

Can't wait to see the new floor. I am also amazed that you didn't find surprises when you pulled up the existing floor. We found a swimming pool and a few nests! I am also interested in your flooring...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-14-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 899
Posted By Modern South
Looking for summer rally or get together in south east

Hey there. We weren't ready for this past weekend events, but I hope we are up and running in the very near future. May is a busy month for us with little ones finishing up school, but I am ready for...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-04-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
Okay, so I have derailed a thread or two, but...

Okay, so I have derailed a thread or two, but this one really slid off the track...and I love it! I'll be happy to tell my husband what to stack under the bumper and I bet he still won't have a clue...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-04-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
Wow! Great advice and thank you so much! We will...

Wow! Great advice and thank you so much! We will follow your instructions and will be very careful. I am sure questions will arise as we get started and I will ask as we go. Once again, thanks for...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-03-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
We gave up on trying to have her ready for next...

We gave up on trying to have her ready for next week. After all the great advice and patient people, we have decided to order a new axle with all the fixin's and install it ourselves with the help of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-02-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,079
Posted By Modern South
Hang on to her!

Hang on to her!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-02-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
Okay, so back to the brakes question. We are...

Okay, so back to the brakes question. We are going to hold off on the axle for now and put new brakes on. Can someone give me a bit more info on what size, type etc necessary for a 69 caravel?
Forum: Axles 04-01-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,000
Posted By Modern South
Has anyone replaced their single axle recently?...

Has anyone replaced their single axle recently? If so, do u have a rough estimate on the price?
Forum: Axles 04-01-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,000
Posted By Modern South
Okay, so clearly I have frustrated quite a few of...

Okay, so clearly I have frustrated quite a few of you. Please let me clarify...This post was actually by my husband. (I know we are a team, but just wanted to make it clear!) He went back to the guy...
Forum: Axles 04-01-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,000
Posted By Modern South
help! bent torsion axle and dont know if should replace

https://www.airforums.com/forums/moderninthesouth.blogspot.comso Sylvie is in the shop getting brakes replaced. however, the shop is saying the torsion axle is bent and needs replacement as well. i...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-31-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Modern South
We just restored a 69 caravel and there was a lot...

We just restored a 69 caravel and there was a lot of "issues" that popped up in the process. Be prepared for some bumps on the way. It sounds like you are busy, but we made our restoration a family...
Forum: Axles 03-29-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By Modern South
Dancing in the kitchen!

So after reading your responses (and dancing around the kitchen yelling "wahoo!") I now have another question. Should I continue to let this guy work on the brakes and tires or try and find someone...
Forum: Axles 03-29-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By Modern South
So, we took it to the Augusta rv shop here in...

So, we took it to the Augusta rv shop here in Augusta, Georgia. Boy, I sure hope you are right and this guy wrong. See what you think of the pic above. It may not help at all. I can't get more pics...
Forum: Axles 03-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By Modern South
A pic of problem

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/s/?view=att&th=13db812b54e21192&attid=0.1&disp=attd&safe=1&zw
Forum: Axles 03-29-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By Modern South
Axle bent rubbing on undercarriage

So, this was the news when we took her in for brakes. We are getting pretty tight with all we have spent. If we don't replace the axle, give me an idea of what that will mean. Can we wait a bit on...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-26-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
brakes

We dropped it off at Augusta RV so hopefully they will know about all types of axles...I will ask more detailed questions about the axle when I hear from them today. Another crazy question for you...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
headed for new brakes

So we are going to go and drop her off this afternoon at the local RV shop to have them replace the brakes. The guy on the phone kept saying, "How do you know you need new brakes?!?" I told him, that...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-25-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,394
Posted By Modern South
Welcome

We have a 69 caravel and our bathroom is so small u have to sit on the toilet seat to shower! On another note, I am very curious about your paint color! It sounds cool, will you post a pic after it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-23-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By Modern South
An Airstream With A Theme Song!

We named our 69 Caravel "Sylvie" after a great song by my favorite group, the Steep Canyon Rangers. If you haven't heard them you are really missing out! They are amazing on their own, but also play...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-19-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By Modern South
I am a bit over my head at the moment, but I am...

I am a bit over my head at the moment, but I am willing to consult if someone wants advice. I will say that I have a strong modern bent so if that is not your style we may not be the best match.......
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By Modern South
Janet, sorry you need the recharge! I might agree...

Janet, sorry you need the recharge! I might agree as we tackle the exterior renovation. I am dropping my baby off next week for exterior work and hoping she doesn't need a new axle. Hang in there! It...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-19-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By Modern South
Most likely they do! Also, as another member...

Most likely they do! Also, as another member advised me, there are gaps in between the blinds due to the curves so for true privacy you might want something in between them. As my husband will...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-19-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By Modern South
I have the original blinds still. They are cream...

I have the original blinds still. They are cream colored and don't really match. I am going to get new ones from Lowes that are white, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. I opted not use to use...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-19-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By Modern South
Best Wishes!

I wish you the best and hope that your road was smoother than ours! I would tell you to brace yourself and know that the surprises are coming, but roll with it and have fun! You can check out my blog...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-19-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By Modern South
The floor is the peel and stick laminate from...

The floor is the peel and stick laminate from lowes. You are supposed to prime the floors first, but they don't tell you that!
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-18-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By Modern South
Interior Renovation Complete!

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u6ltbv8POzw/UUesIWCYG4I/AAAAAAAABdg/OaiE2NKxgRU/s1600/Airstream+Blog+Pics+056.jpghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FMP_Y_ss7zs/UUesIhM_5MI/AAAAAAAABdo/GCqbxSCJYkY/s1600/Airstream+Blo...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-17-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Modern South
Well I jumped before the par pump comment. I went...

Well I jumped before the par pump comment. I went with a shurflo pump. I have a feeling this is another of my forum moments where I am going to get an earful! I will say that the people at the local...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 03-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By Modern South
Does anyone have a pic of the pin strip on a '69 Caravel?

The previous owner painted the stripe royal blue and it looks bad with the awning. I am thinking of more of a turquoise or an aqua blue, but would love advice!
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-14-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,514
Posted By Modern South
Mike - how long ago did you use the Krylon and...

Mike - how long ago did you use the Krylon and have you scrubbed the sink?
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-14-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By Modern South
I need a new pump

I have a 69 Caravel and we need a new water pump. Where is the best deal on the best pump? Thanks in advance!
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-12-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,514
Posted By Modern South
Thanks for all the advice. I am going to wait and...

Thanks for all the advice. I am going to wait and try the epoxy later this spring. I'm just gonna give it a good scrubbing for now and focus on the majors. If someone discovers an easy spray on...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-12-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,514
Posted By Modern South
Can I paint the ugly bathroom sink?

So my 69 caravel has the worst looking bathroom sink. I hate to replace it because of the design. Any chance someone has painted their sink with spray paint made for plastics? Did it come off after...
Forum: On The Road... 03-11-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By Modern South
best campground in Brevard, NC and Cades Cove area in TN?

We are going to be in the Brevard area for a cycling event next month and I am wondering what campground you all recommend. Also would love advice on a full hook up campground near Cades Cove in...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-11-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Modern South
Thanks for the info. I really wanted something in...

Thanks for the info. I really wanted something in stainless steel but the white will have to do. I will order them today.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Modern South
Can I order new cabinet pulls for '69 caravel?

So my 69 has cracked and broken cabinet pulls...they are plastic and in rough shape. Can I replace them with replicas? I can't change hardware because they cut into the cabinet door an inch or so to...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 03-10-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By Modern South
Thanks everyone! I ordered the gray and am also...

Thanks everyone! I ordered the gray and am also going to try and track down the person that sell sealant over in martinez! What a help!
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 03-10-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By Modern South
Quick Question about vulkem

I am getting ready to order some vulkem sealant and I am wondering if the gray is the same as the aluminum color that you all suggested. Thanks!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-06-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
Once again thanks for the advice, especially the...

Once again thanks for the advice, especially the driving advice! That is huge and something we would have probably had to learn more about the hard way! There should be another thread on driving...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-05-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
One more question did you have to replace the...

One more question did you have to replace the brakes or did the previous owner do it?
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-05-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,765
Posted By Modern South
Wow. Great advice! I will have Hubby read all...

Wow. Great advice! I will have Hubby read all replies again this evening. The odds of me getting to drive and pull in the mountains aren't very high! The details about the brake controller will help...
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