Join theVAP this week as we talk with Arlen and Shirley Manning, owners of the "Shiniest Trailer on the Planet!". We discuss the many steps and dedication it takes to achieve that perfect polish!
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Episode 15: Bringing It Home
Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pros Colin Hyde and Rob Baker as they discuss what it takes to bring your vintage dream home. We also talk with Airstreamer Bill Kerfoot about how he purchased a 1954 Airstream Liner 3000 miles from his home! And finally, theVAP talks with Leo of SaveWally.org. Learn about their mission to save the name of the 50 year old Airstream owners club, the WBCCI.
Colin’s restoration update
Listener’s question: Sewer hose connections
Rob’s road kit: tow lights, nylon rope, floor jack
Tim’s advice: sometimes you gotta walk away
Safety chains & tow ball sizes
Rob’s road test, using the wrong ball size
Bill Kerfoots account: Picking up a trailer 3000 miles away
How to get a free Liner and a vacation
Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music
Running Time: 54:45
Release Date: 03-30-06
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Episode 13: eBay Trailering
Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pros Colin Hyde and Rob Baker as they discuss what to look for when buying trailers on eBay.
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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.
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
Rob’s run in with Dicky Riegel, Group President of Thor
Rob’s Sovereign somewhere between a restoration and refurbishment
Period appliances restored offer boondocking benefits
Restore or refurbish with trailer use in mind
Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music.
Running time: 52:52
Release date: 02-16-06