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Old 08-11-2019, 09:24 AM   #21
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Fiber Stream Resources

Sam,

I just started a new thread for the posting of Fiber Stream resources. The wiring diagrams are the first item I've uploaded. Hope this helps. Didn't want to get this thread bogged down with technical stuff. Keeping it more introductions and discussions.

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Old 02-08-2020, 06:48 AM   #22
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We just bought a fiberstream. I love it. Iím so excited to see the end product of our restoration.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:00 AM   #23
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Post pictures right away! We're all curious. There's a lot of good support and experience here.

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Old 02-10-2020, 05:53 PM   #24
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Howdy there, I own a 1985 FIBER Stream also. My Wife and I (Randy and Renee Jordan) were on this site in the past, but haven't been on in years, as a truck driving career kept us from camping for quite a while. we had photos etc. but they have been taken off. We plan on using " Little Ruthie" once again! We just got her back from the repair place for some needed work. I will post pictures soon. Hi to all the folks who went to Bullards Beach. years ago.
and, Hello to all the people we haven't met yet!!! We are going to try and start showing up for some of the Fiberglass Ralley's soon.we live in Central Point OR.
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Hi Guys, and welcome back. I am almost done gutting my Fiber Stream and putting in new plywood flooring. Once done, I'm considering doing a frame off job to allow for some reinforcement. I think I will be going back with a composting toilet this time around. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:37 PM   #25
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Sam,

Hope your project is coming along well. I agree doing a frame-off project is best, but there are some fasteners under the toilet and shower that make this difficult. If you have the bathroom out, go for it! I'll be beefing up our frame this spring by adding 1" tube steel to the bottom of the frame and re-installing the suspension at the new lower height. I need about 1" more ground clearance, and adding 1" of thickness more than doubles the strength of the frame. Our frames tend to bow down a little in the back, so I'll try support at the front and back before I start welding.

For composting toilets, check out some videos by "Driving and Vibin'" Kyle and Olivia lived full time in a Fiber Stream for two years and switched to a composting toilet. They've recently spent a year rebuilding a Airstream Argosy and chose differently for the composting toilet in their newer rig. They've just hit the road again.

As you rebuild, make sure the walls at the fridge and between the kitchen and the front are well adhered to the wall. These play a critical role in transferring the load from the roof to the floor. Without these, the walls want to bow out a little, which is what allows the trailer to sag. This also leads to the sag in the floor at the back inner corner of the fridge.

Happy Trails!
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:06 PM   #26
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Hello Y'all
I just purchased a 1985 Fiber Stream from Keith up in Oregon! And to say I am excited and scared is an understatement! I plan to go full time by April of next year. Here are some pics of her now and I will be sure to update you along the way.
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Old 02-15-2020, 11:03 AM   #27
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Sam,

Hope your project is coming along well. I agree doing a frame-off project is best, but there are some fasteners under the toilet and shower that make this difficult. If you have the bathroom out, go for it! I'll be beefing up our frame this spring by adding 1" tube steel to the bottom of the frame and re-installing the suspension at the new lower height. I need about 1" more ground clearance, and adding 1" of thickness more than doubles the strength of the frame. Our frames tend to bow down a little in the back, so I'll try support at the front and back before I start welding.

For composting toilets, check out some videos by "Driving and Vibin'" Kyle and Olivia lived full time in a Fiber Stream for two years and switched to a composting toilet. They've recently spent a year rebuilding a Airstream Argosy and chose differently for the composting toilet in their newer rig. They've just hit the road again.

As you rebuild, make sure the walls at the fridge and between the kitchen and the front are well adhered to the wall. These play a critical role in transferring the load from the roof to the floor. Without these, the walls want to bow out a little, which is what allows the trailer to sag. This also leads to the sag in the floor at the back inner corner of the fridge.

Happy Trails!
Randy & Ranae

Hello R&R.


Just a couple of questions and notes. I noticed that you have not flipped your axles. I did this and it gave me the height to allow me to put on some nice 13" aluminum rims and some really nice wider radial RV tires from Costco. The skinny !2" tires blew out on me during a road trip and I decided they just weren't safe. I did it myself and it was not too difficult.

I can give you details if you want.



OK. so here is something I've been considering for a while. I want to add some shocks while I have the frame off. I am actually thinking about dual shocks at each mounting point on each axle(total of 8 shock absorbers!). I am also considering adding that one inch tube as well.


As far as Interior walls go, I am looking to mount all of them with glued on metal angle tabs. My goal is to not have any exterior screws penetrating the fiberglass shell. Sounds a little extreme, I know, but all those holes are what led to the problems I have now.



I will try and post photos of my progress soon.


Thanks,


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Old Today, 11:15 AM   #28
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Nice to know someone is close with the same project underway.
Iím on South Padre with an 81í Fiber Stream 16 footer.
Staring from the frame up. Iím going to have an aluminum one built locally just following the old frame. The shell I have a gentleman whoís removed all hardware and is preparing to paint. Send me some pics to motivate and Iíll do the same.
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