Episode 214: Simulated Boondocking

 

 

 

 

 

Shady Spot

Shady spot vs. Solar

 

Recap on Tim’s Oregon trip with solar (Blog post)
Running a microwave with an inverter (Blog post)
“Simulated” Boondocking
Evaporative cooling
AC alternatives
Minimum tow vehicle for a ’59 Tradewind
Dealing with peeling clearcoat
How high do you need to lift for shell-off
Replacing a ’57 rear window
Tire sizes
Window rails on a ’69
Protecting a stripped Airstream
 

Release Date: 07-25-2014

Running time:  01:26:18

 

 

Episode 213: LED 101

 

 

 

 

 

Left bulb is actually 12v AC or DC, right bulb is 110v AC

 

Steve Malm of M4LED.com
Different LED light colors
Cool vs Warm vs Natural
Custom LED lights for late 50’s and early 60’s
Changing 120v to 12v fixtures
LED running lights
Fixtures and LED bulbs
5% off coupon code for VAP listeners =  VAP5
Ambassador LED blog post and video

Release Date: 07-11-2014
Running time:  01:10:30

 

 

Episode 212: Go Solar!

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Installation Video

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kristen and Jason Snow - The Snowmads
65 Overlander Restoration
Boondocking with solar
Mark Spilsbury from GoPower!
Solar Basics
How much solar do I need?
Flex panels vs traditional
Mounting panels
Wiring solar
Can it run my air conditioner?
Colin is now a GoPower distributor
 

Release Date: 06-26-2014
Running time:  01:31:34

 

 

Episode 210: Alumapalooza 5!

GoPower! Solar Flex Give Away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alumapalooza 5
Mike - 1966 Globetrotter
Jamie/Joan - 2003 Bambi
Evan age 8/Dad - 1961 Trade-wind
Paul - 1952 Flying Cloud
Bob/Lisa - 2014 Eddie Bouwer
Karen - 1966 Overlander
Brenda - 1959 Ambassador
Nancy - 1963 Globetrotter
 

Release Date: 05-30-2014

Running time:  01:30:49

 

Episode 209: Fun with Panels

 

 

 

 

 

Alumapalooza
Skin corrosion irritation
Fixing aluminum panels
Fixing seams
Sealing from the inside
Where to get wire
When is it time to replace the frame?
Ugly drip rails on my ’68 Overlander
Furnace questions
 
 

Release Date: 05-16-2014

Running time:  01:07:29

 

Episode 208: Airstream Dreaming!

 

 

 

 

 

Rally Time
Leaky relief valves
Touring in a vintage Airstream
Restoring a trailer for living and traveling
Univolt buzz
Why are 70’s looked down on?
How can I fix my gaucho?
Best tire sizes?
Rebuild 70’s vacuum-over-hydraulic brakes?
Plumbing tandem gray tanks
Supporting the tanks
 

Release Date: 05-02-2014

Running time:  01:22:42

 

Episode 207: Live from Casini Ranch

 

 

 

 

 

Join Tim and Colin as they speak with rally attendees from the NorCal Forum Rally at Casini Ranch.
 
Tim with rally host Jeff (Airforums.com handle - Coastalview)
 
Tim with rally host Jeff (Airforums.com handle - Coastalview)
 
 

Release Date: 04-18-2014

Running time:  58:16

 

Episode 206: Spring for Airstreams

 

 

 

 

 

Rear end separation on 70’s Airstreams
Rear end separation explained
Common 70’s frame damage
De-Winterizing and de-icing
Checking for leaks during winter
Getting ready for Spring
Cleaning the water system 
Check tire pressure
Checking propane lines
General clean up
 

Release Date: 04-04-2014

Running time:  01:05:56