Episode 8: Talk of the Town

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro’s Colin Hyde and Rob Baker as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

TheVAP interviews Wally Byam founder of the Airstream Travel Trailer Company.   Wally jumps 50 years from the past to talk with us!  Wally talks with us about his travel trailers and caravans! 

Interview with Wally Byam
theVAP Listener Survey
Colin’s restoration update
Listener’s question: How to service a deadbolt?
Rob’s trailer door commits suicide!
Doohickey to save doors bent on self destruction
AS suicide door poppings explained
Zolatone paint 101
Paint spray guns explained: siphon feed, gravity feed, and pressure pot
Talk of the Town radio program from 1954 with guests Wally Byam and Mr. & Mrs. Pat Terry

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music.

Release Date: 12-22-2005
Running time:  47:17

Episode 6

Episode 6 is in the can!

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro’s Colin Hyde of GSM Vehicles and Rob Baker as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

In A Toaster Moon – Ric Seaberg
Rob’s Sweet Sovereign Blog
Vintage Vagabond Podcast?
Review of Airstream’s book: Wanderlust – Airstream at 75
Colin’s restoration update
Leg-O-Matic chairs
Cooking a five course meal while camping
Is your propane system a pro pain? – Tips on checking out your propane system
How to get those hard to ignite gas appliances lit
Do you have a flair for flare pipe fittings?
Trailer weather tight?  Better make sure your propane connections are leak free
Release Date: 11-24-2005
Running time: 38:19

Episode 3

Episode 3 is in the can!


Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pros Colin Hyde and Rob Baker as they discuss this weeks topics.

Also part two of the interview with Airstream Life's Editor/Publisher Rich Luhr.  Rich discusses Vintage Thunder and his upcoming adventure with the Tour of America!


Introduction to Colin's VAP restoration project
Torsion axle vs. leaf spring axle
Which is easier to repair?  ..the answer may surprise you!
How to check your torsion axle
Axle replacement poll – How do you measure up?
Airstream switches to Dexter
The ins and outs of running gear balance
Can replacing shocks fix axle fatigue?
Ordering new axles… don't forget the options
Can YOU replace your own axle?
Axis Products… a good alternative
Adding a fridge w/o a chimney hole
Running an 110v/12vdc fridge off an inverter
Adding chimney vs. battery/solar bank
'77 Argosy ….$$ sight unseen!
Argosy becomes Vintage Thunder!
VT Blog big hit
Rich, a REAL full-timer
How could you paint an Airstream??!!
Vintage Thunder -SOLD-
How to replace VT – A 2006 Safari 30' Bunk!
A new kind of Airstreamer
An Airstream is for travel
AS Life's This Old House Restoration
Announcing *The Tour of America*
Six month's on the road – Follow AS Life's travels
New website to support tour


Relase date: 10-13-2005
Running time: 49:54

Episode 2

Episode Two is on the air!

Host: Tim Shephard with Panel Pros: Colin Hyde of GSM Vehicles, Rob Baker discuss:


Air Katrina: Live from the Astrodome …ABC News Article
Epoxy floor repair, when NOT to use it!
Buying New vs. Used… choosing what’s best for you.
How to find a fair price.  RJ’s Price vs. Condition
Want to organize a rally?  Rob tells us how!
Rob’s Rally Report.

Also Part one of a two part interview with Rich Luhr of Airstream Life Magazine.  Note: Unfortunately we had some problems with the audio during Rich’s interview.  We cleaned it up as much as possible.

Rich’s life before Airstream Life.
What it takes to start a first class magazine.
How Rich runs the magazine from his Airstream!
Rallies are key for Airstream Life.
What’s new for the magazine?
Release Date: 9-29-2005
Running time:  45:15

New Logo Designed by Peter Kelly of the Kelly Design Group.

Episode 1

Episode One is here!

Host: Tim Shephard with Panel Pros: Colin Hyde, Rob Baker.

Episode One is here!

Host: Tim Shephard with Panel Pros: Colin Hyde, Rob Baker.

Introduction to the Vintage Airstream Podcast (VAPcast)
How to become a part of the show
The 411 on GSM Vehicles
What to look out for when buying vintage
Where to look for floor rot
Bad Axles?  What can happen?
Winter is coming, take care of that plumbing
Is body skin condition important?
Narrow your search: choose by era
Small Trailer vs. Large. Are small trailers on their way out?
Release Date: 09-15-2005
Running time: 40:20

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