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Old 07-10-2016, 02:07 PM   #29
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Thanks so much Kai, on your observation, I put the bent one in the vice and straightened it to 90 degrees. Works just fine. Thanks so much.
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Thanks Leone, love it. 43 years. Amazing
Try that with a sticky.

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Old 07-11-2016, 06:25 PM   #31
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Thanks so much Kai, on your observation, I put the bent one in the vice and straightened it to 90 degrees. Works just fine. Thanks so much.
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You're very welcome!
I love what you're doing with yours...am eager to see pics of the inside when you have them.
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Old 07-11-2016, 06:30 PM   #32
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What is the total cost of the trailer project plus current invested money amount for the restoration?


To be a little more forthcoming, we have it insured for $10,000.

Paul has set a default "crazy price" on it at $20,000, in case anyone asks. If we got that much, we'd be ready to let it go. Otherwise, we're delighted to have it working. Heading out again in 9 days.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:18 PM   #33
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Kai, It's great to hear you're getting to use it as a camper now instead of a driveway ornament!
All of your hard work is paying you back now, enjoy it!
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Old 07-16-2016, 05:10 PM   #34
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Kai, It's great to hear you're getting to use it as a camper now instead of a driveway ornament!
All of your hard work is paying you back now, enjoy it!

Thanks, Steve!

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Old 07-16-2016, 07:18 PM   #35
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Thanks Leone, love it. 43 years. Amazing
Try that with a sticky.

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Hey, our daughter and husband have renovated a 1963 Avion! Of course, it's aluminum clad (like an Airstream) with an aluminum frame, so it's not really a 'stickie'.

Now back to your regularly-scheduled topic. . .

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You're right of course. There was a gorgeous restored Avion at Pineknot last Fall, and there are a couple here in my neighborhood, not restored but in decent shape.
So yes, the aluminum trailers also seem to hold up.
Seems there were two off brands Airstream made, Avion, and I can't recall the other.

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Fantastic!

Thanks for your great posts and pictures Kai! Loved seeing the end result, it gives me hope! (This is Laura not Bill). We are birds of a feather indeed in that we jumped in with two feet and kept uncovering and discovering one nasty mess after another. Your post is so encouraging! I just want to go CAMPING!! We even listed ours for sale for awhile but we will never get back what we have put in and I didn't like any other camper options. I JUST WANT TO GO CAMPING! So like you we are moving forward to finish the last bits and it will definitely be OURS customized to suit only us and that's great because that's how we want it to be.
So glad you are able to GO CAMPING finally. I hope you enjoy it for many years to come. Your work is beautiful, it turned out GREAT!
Thanks again for your posts.

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You're right of course. There was a gorgeous restored Avion at Pineknot last Fall, and there are a couple here in my neighborhood, not restored but in decent shape.
So yes, the aluminum trailers also seem to hold up.
Seems there were two off brands Airstream made, Avion, and I can't recall the other.

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Airstream made a lower-end brand, called the Argosy. My parents had one, before they graduated to an Airstream. The Avion was made by a different company:

avion [Tin Can Tourists Wiki]

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Thanks. Argosy is what I was remembering, but I thought the Avion was also an Airstream brand.

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Thanks for your great posts and pictures Kai! Loved seeing the end result, it gives me hope! (This is Laura not Bill). We are birds of a feather indeed in that we jumped in with two feet and kept uncovering and discovering one nasty mess after another. Your post is so encouraging! I just want to go CAMPING!! We even listed ours for sale for awhile but we will never get back what we have put in and I didn't like any other camper options. I JUST WANT TO GO CAMPING! So like you we are moving forward to finish the last bits and it will definitely be OURS customized to suit only us and that's great because that's how we want it to be.
So glad you are able to GO CAMPING finally. I hope you enjoy it for many years to come. Your work is beautiful, it turned out GREAT!
Thanks again for your posts.

Laura

Thank you, and you're so welcome.

It IS super to be able to GO CAMPING! with it...and I know you'll love yours when it's finished...or mostly finished. We keep tinkering even now. Always some little needed improvement. And then there's garage sale finds: Look, just exactly the right butter dish! Oooh, a perfect kitchen towel!

It's the gift that kept on taking until it started giving.

I wish you all the best refurbishing and then CAMPING! Absolutely!
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