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 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