Episode 17: Weekend Warriors

 

This week theVAP talks with two ultimate Airstream enthusiasts.  Meet our Weekend Warriors Uwe and Carlos.  These two men are not restoration professionals.  They go to their "day" jobs then come home and really go to work.  These warriors battled with the aluminum and won!  They have built their dream trailers and they tell us their stories!

 

First up meet Uwe.  Uwe purchased a 1963 Overlander that barely made the 1200 mile tow home.  Listen close as Uwe explains the transformation from barely towable to floating on air!

 

Next up is Carlos.  An artist and contractor.  Carlos put his artistic styling and construction talents to the ultimate test.  The pictures show, this Weekend Warrior up to the challenge.  Listen as Carlos describes his vision to transform a vintage Airstream into a livable design studio!

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 

Running Time: 54:37
Release Date: 04-27-06

Episode 278: Bidding for Colin

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

 

 

 

Colin’s lot bidding
How Colin got started in restoration
Preparing for Marmoleum
Adding a second battery
Torquing aluminum wheels
Dometic drain pans

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 07/07/2017
Running Time: 43.01

Episode 277 Alumapalooza 8

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

 

 

 

Alumapalooza 8
Opening Song
Adam - On bongos - 2002 Airstream prototype Class C
Carl - song writer, 66 Safari
Paul - 66 Globetrotter, got a new axle
Mike - On Mandolin - 64 Overlander, will use bowling ally wood for counter tops.
Nicholas - 1987 Airstream 290 motorhome.  
Michael - 2001 CCD International 22 Foot.  
Dave - 1985 Airstream frame off restoration
Closing song

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 06/09/2017
Running Time: 43.01

Episode 276: New Bounder Buddy

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

 

 

 

Colin off to Alumapalooza 8
How to change screens on a 1954 Cruiser
New Bounder Buddy, Old Airstreamer
Replacing window seals
Cleaning old tape gunk off trailer
Best practice installing drains
Working with PEX
Replacing a kitchen cabinet with new construction
Adding a front tank and getting water to the galley
Replacing the center ceiling aluminum
Colin’s failing fridge

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 05/26/2017
Running Time: 53.01

Episode 275: Inside Out

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

 

 

 

Cold dents
Replacing outriggers for the steps
Shower paneling
Building bulkhead walls
What’s a rivnut?
Missing gaucho 
Worth more to keep original?
Restoring the interior wood

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 04/28/2017
Running Time: 51:40

Episode 274: 24 Pieces of RV

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

 

 

 

His excellency wants RV’s
Painting interior panels
Replacing the gaucho
1949 Prairie Schooner rebuild
Do I need to seal rivets?
What can I replace window glass with?
How to rebuilt jalousie windows?
Running a fridge off solar?
Trailer power explained
Wood stoves for trailers

 

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 04/14/2017
Running Time: 59:54

Episode 273: Question Marathon

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

 

 

 

How to remove an hehr vent
Attaching a subfloor with screws and bolts
Leaky ’66 Overlander in a tornado
Repairing skin slices
Fixing a sagging door on a ’67
Swaying pucker moments
Buying restoration supplies
Modifying the frame
Toilet too high!

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 03/17/2017
Running Time: 59:16

Episode 272: 2017 TCT Winter Convention

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

 

 

 

117 Trailers
Opening tune from the campfire!
Jim and Patsy sing us a didy!
Tim turns 49.  Still vintage.
Lexi Kingsinton fulltimer
100 year anniversary in 2019
A large variety of vintage trailers
Karen - Sword swallow and graphic artist
Alice - 1948 Airstream Liner to restore and a 2004 Airstream International
Hunter Hampton - Airstream Courtesy Parking Facebook Page

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 02/17/2017
Running Time: 51:01

Episode 271: Colin Goes Torsion!

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

 

 

 

Colin’s new torsion axles
Tim’s battery test
Solar test.
Updating tank and voltage monitors
Installing a subfloor
Elevator bolts vs self-tapping screws
Adhesive on the subfloor to frame?
Seams in the subfloor
Towing with a six cylinder Tacoma
Single vs dual axle
Modifying a trailer for a toy Harley
Modifying a grey tank sensor
Compartment door not water tight

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 02/17/2017
Running Time: 51:01

Episode 270: Battery Business

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde, as they talk with guest Randy from BestConverter.com

 

 

 

Never rains in CA
Lifeline AGM’s last a long time
Colin’s Optima AGM lasted 9 years
Lithium converters available
Lithium battery advantages
Trailers still shipped with single-stage charger
Single-stage converter vs multi-stage
Six volt vs 12 volt
Buying multiple batteries at the same time
Compare batteries with amp-hours
Don’t discharge below 50%
TriMetric Battery Monitor
Solar panel offerings

Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music

 
Release Date: 02/03/2017
Running Time: 48:16

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