Episode 35: The Mission

Episode 35: The Mission
Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pros Colin Hyde and Rob Baker as they discuss vintage topics and answer your questions.  
  • Listener question: Painting bathroom fixtures
  • Listener question: Polishers in Michigan
  • Listener question: Crime to paint an Airstream?
  • Listener question: ’65 Caravel questions
  • Listener question: Brakes on a ’63 Bambi
  • Ambassador Update
  • Grey tank mounted
  • Keep right
  • Bathroom plumbed with SeaTech fittings
  • City water inlet installed
  • They ALL leak!
  • Wires, wires, everywhere
  • Peacocks vs. Free Wifi
  • Lifeline AGM battery from Best Converter
  • Vintage Trailer Supply windows seals
  • What’s a jalousie window?
  • Listener question: What to do with a ’53 Flying Cloud?
  • Sure…. I’ll do it!
  • Rusted solid!
  • Tire troubles
  • Ronny to the rescue!
  • The real adventure begins
  • Sparks everywhere
  • There’s the tire, and the wheel, and the hub…!
  • Won’t tow again without safety skids
  • Hunt for new bearings on a Sunday
  • Send in the Pro’s
  • The point system, Rob’s the two-time loser
  • We’re in trouble
  • 5 year old and wheel grease
  • 1953 spare tire, jewel of the day
  • Thanks to NY State Troopers
  • I’ve always wanted my own Airstream
 
  Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music.
 
Running Time: 67:31
Release Date: 01-04-07

Episode 275: Inside Out

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk with vintage!

 

 

 

Cold dents
Replacing outriggers for the steps
Shower paneling
Building bulkhead walls
What’s a rivnut?
Missing gaucho 
Worth more to keep original?
Restoring the interior wood

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 04/28/2017
Running Time: 51:40

Episode 274: 24 Pieces of RV

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk with vintage!

 

 

 

His excellency wants RV’s
Painting interior panels
Replacing the gaucho
1949 Prairie Schooner rebuild
Do I need to seal rivets?
What can I replace window glass with?
How to rebuilt jalousie windows?
Running a fridge off solar?
Trailer power explained
Wood stoves for trailers

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 04/14/2017
Running Time: 59:54

Episode 273: Question Marathon

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk with vintage!

 

 

 

How to remove an hehr vent
Attaching a subfloor with screws and bolts
Leaky ’66 Overlander in a tornado
Repairing skin slices
Fixing a sagging door on a ’67
Swaying pucker moments
Buying restoration supplies
Modifying the frame
Toilet too high!

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 03/17/2017
Running Time: 59:16

Episode 272: 2017 TCT Winter Convention

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk with vintage!

 

 

 

117 Trailers
Opening tune from the campfire!
Jim and Patsy sing us a didy!
Tim turns 49.  Still vintage.
Lexi Kingsinton fulltimer
100 year anniversary in 2019
A large variety of vintage trailers
Karen - Sword swallow and graphic artist
Alice - 1948 Airstream Liner to restore and a 2004 Airstream International
Hunter Hampton - Airstream Courtesy Parking Facebook Page

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 02/17/2017
Running Time: 51:01

Episode 271: Colin Goes Torsion!

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk with vintage!

 

 

 

Colin’s new torsion axles
Tim’s battery test
Solar test.
Updating tank and voltage monitors
Installing a subfloor
Elevator bolts vs self-tapping screws
Adhesive on the subfloor to frame?
Seams in the subfloor
Towing with a six cylinder Tacoma
Single vs dual axle
Modifying a trailer for a toy Harley
Modifying a grey tank sensor
Compartment door not water tight

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 02/17/2017
Running Time: 51:01

Episode 270: Battery Business

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk with guest Randy from BestConverter.com

 

 

 

Never rains in CA
Lifeline AGM’s last a long time
Colin’s Optima AGM lasted 9 years
Lithium converters available
Lithium battery advantages
Trailers still shipped with single-stage charger
Single-stage converter vs multi-stage
Six volt vs 12 volt
Buying multiple batteries at the same time
Compare batteries with amp-hours
Don’t discharge below 50%
TriMetric Battery Monitor
Solar panel offerings

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 02/03/2017
Running Time: 48:16

Episode 269: I Killed Them!

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk vintage.

 

 

 

Tim killed his batteries and converter
Sourcing hard to find parts
Replace our leaf-spring axle or not?
Plumbing vent solutions
Seam and window sealant removal
Removing interior glue
C-Channel rivets on a ’57
Restoring lock mechanisms

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 01/20/2017
Running Time: 48:16

Episode 268: Imaginary Airstream

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk vintage.

 

 

 

How to prepare an out of state trailer to tow home
Temporary tow lights
Checking a subfloor with a hardwood floor in place
Smaller trailers for national parks
Fixing the plumbing on a ’74
Surfing the net with no wifi
Imaginary mint 70’s Airstream

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 01/06/2017
Running Time: 55:33

theVAP Episode 267: Alumination Documentary

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk vintage.

 

 

 

In this episode we talk with Eric Bricker who, along with co-producer Lisa Hughes, is producing a documentary on Airstream travel trailers.

They are funding their effort via a Kickstarter campaign, which ends on December 16, 2016.  Click here for more information on how to be a part of it!

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 12/09/2016
Running Time: 49:30