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Episode 12: Restoration and Refurbishment

Episode 12: Restoration and Refurbishment

theVAP talks with the Vintage Airstream Club historian, Fred Coldwell.  Fred talks with us about the club, and educates us on vintage trailer ownership.

What is the Vintage Airstream Club (VAC)?
The VAC historian’s job:  Airstream history not club history
Preservation, Restoration, Refurbishment, and Modernization
Most renovations are refurbishments
Listeners question: What is the best way to maintain value, keep it original or change it?
Take time to learn the trailers design, layout, and usage
Colin’s restoration update
Rob’s run in with Dicky Riegel, Group President of Thor
Listener question: How is Rob’s trailer being polished?
Fighting the polish: Filiform Corrosion
Request for DIY restoration comments and questions
A polished Argosy?
Rob’s Sovereign somewhere between a restoration and refurbishment
Period appliances restored offer boondocking benefits
Restore or refurbish with trailer use in mind
Your feedback 

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music.

Running time:  52:52
Release date: 02-16-06

Episode 341: California Gumming

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

Making a Marvel-ous fridge
California gumming propane
Extra pieces during a restoration
Reducing wall heat transfer
Vista View parts
Painting bathroom walls and cabinets

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Release Date: 10/23/2020
Running Time: 49:32

Episode 340: Musical Tank

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

NorCal Rally
The Covid difference
Tim’s Fantastic vent issue
Tim’s musical propane tank
Dual propane regulators
Trailer wiring 101
1971 step issue
Portable A/C installation

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Release Date: 10/09/2020
Running Time: 01:03:32

Episode 339: RIP Airstream Nest

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

Happy Anniversary
Starting 16 years of theVAP
Episode 1 Sept 14, 2005
New composite floors from Airstream
Argosy test bed trailers
Travelux vs. Airstream
Shrink wrap and Airstream
Happy Airstream tries new designs

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Release Date: 09/25/2020
Running Time: 58:27

Episode 338: Fish Creek Pond

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

Colin boondocking
12vdc power jacks
Connecting with cellular
Remote Buisness
120vac shower?!?!
Coverage? App
Staying connected
Lower your loads
Water sources
Keeping warm

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Release Date: 09/04/2020
Running Time: 53:47

Episode 337: Ceramic Coating

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

Tim’s leaking grey water
Replacing a blade valve
Rallies during Covid
Ceramic coating a trailer
Dual axle brake wiring
Her window leaks

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Release Date: 08/14/2020
Running Time: 01:05:15

Episode 336: Covid Camping

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

Call for questions
Tim’s Tahoe trip
Tim’s leaky valve
Clay’s sewer hose saves the day
110vac water heat
Polished trailer protection –
Ceramic coating? AvalonKing.com
Thermal breaks on trailer skin
Colin’s trailer work on a smashed endcap

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Release Date: 07/10/2020
Running Time: 57:16

Episode 335: Solarish

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

Colin’s quarantine center
Washing the Ambassador
Power washing solar panels
Adding a fridge vent on a ’73 Safari
Sealant for a Globetrotter
Subfloor orientation

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Release Date: 06/26/2020
Running Time: 51:22

Episode 333: Re-Open

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

Colin Hyde Trailer Restorations now open!
Endcap kits
Aluminum Atwood door skins
Tesla replaces Airstream as Astronaut vehicle
Funny eBay listings
Paint ’62 upper cabinets in place or out?
Axel savers
Door within a door issues

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Release Date: 05/29/2020
Running Time: 48:33