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Breaking Free of Your Shackles

But, you’re thinking “I don’t have leaf springs and shackles on my Airstream” (Well, you might if you’ve got a vintage model) and you’d be correct.  I’m talking to you Standard Old Box (SOB) owners. Helped my buddy repair and upgrade his busted shackle.  I was really shocked seeing the components they use out of the factory on a +10,000 pound…

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More Roof Work. Skylight Maintenance

I’ve heard Airstream owners say they service (strip and recaulk) the roof every five years. That sounds a bit OCD to me.  Especially if you’re using a high quality polyurethane like Vulkem 116. But, at the same time I wouldn’t wait for the eleven year mark, either.  Which is what I did.  So far: Fantastic Fan’s are done Rain channel…

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Hitch Receiver Upgrade

The rust is really starting to become a problem on the ol’ girl.  2003 Ford E-350 has lived all her life in the Detroit area. No undercoating. Already replaced the radius arms due to pack rust. Body panels starting to go. Hitch receiver isn’t exempt.  A couple years ago I pulled it off, sanded clean, and coated with rust-converter and…

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