Episode 228: Polishing and Propane

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

WifiRanger Elite - Video
Discount code - WFRVAP for 5% off at wifiranger.com
Pete from New Zealand - Hat’s off to anyone who restores and polishes!
Shawn - working with a vendor to polish
Do you have to remove everything to polish?
When is it shiny enough?
How to turn on marker lights at rallies?
Powering lights
Best way to mount a water pump
Installing propane lines

 

Release Date: 03-20-2015
Running time:  01:05:23

Episode 227: Alumaflamingo 2015

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

Sarasota, FL
150+ Airstreams
’86 Excella
Johnny Be Good and Shirley  - 1965 Safari - Blues Harmonica player
Craig - 1997 34 footer
Luscious & Danielle - 1992 Classic
Habitat for Humanity Care-A-Vans
Durwood - 1970 Safari
Glenn - 1999 Safari
Brenda - 59 Ambassador
Curtis - 2008 International
Curtis singing and playing Airstreaming A1A

 

Release Date: 03-06-2015
Running time:  01:00:27

Episode 226: 2015 TCT Winter Convention

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

1964 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier

1964 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier

Winter Convention with the Tin Can Tourists TCT
84 Trailers 
Elisa and John’s 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier 
http://bensbus.weebly.com/greenbrier-bens-bus.htmll
Karen’s 1966 Overlander
Daniel’s 1954 Cruiser
Tim’s 2004 International Airstream

 

Release Date: 02-20-2015
Running time:  01:01:46

Episode 225: Wired Up!

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.


 

New VAP Store
Recommended Products
Growing pains
Need to rewire a trailer
50’s trailers didn’t use grommets on wires
Scotch 33+ electrical tape
Fluke multimeter
Intermittent shorts could be mice
Armored BX Cable for AC use
Replace breakers and boxes
Invest in a good voltmeter
12vdc distribution
Wire gauges for different loads
Welding cable for inverters
Control wires for relays
Learn about relays
RG58 for am/fm
Speakers wires
LMR400 cable for amplifying cell/wifi signals
CAT5/6 for wifi antennas
Solar pre-wire
Add a rally switch

 

Release Date: 02-06-2015
Running time:  01:10:57

Episode 224: Over or Under

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

National Park free entrance days 
Cleaning a vista view window
Plywood types
Making new wheel wells
2” coupler vs 2 5/16”
Underfloor tank vs above floor
Type of tanks
Should you heat the aluminum to remove dents?

 

Release Date: 01-23-2015

Running time:  01:04:06

Episode 223: New Year, New Project

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

Happy New Year!
Colin’s shop expansion
What to look for when looking
How to pick an airstream for restoration
Picking for a restoration vs camp-ready
Should I get it inspected?
Appliance inspection
Airstream Construction
Inspecting for floor rot
Examining the outside shell and windows

Release Date: 01-09-2015

Running time:  01:01:03

Episode 222: Aluminum Trucks?

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

 

 
Summer vs winter on solar
Sun’s angle effect on charging
Multiple charging sources
Solid vs stranded wire
Fixing license plate light
1969 aluminum
 
 
 

Release Date: 11-14-2014

Running time:  01:02:41

Episode 221: Scary Christmas!

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

 

 
Scary Christmas
Brock’s Mystery Sound
1968 Door hinge
Boondocking do’s and don’ts
Seeking buying advice
How to pick foam for beds
Where’s the VIN number?
Inspecting a vintage trailer
Choosing a shop
Boondocking heating choices
 
 
 

Release Date: 10-31-2014

Running time:  01:09:00

Episode 220: Zombie Flamingos

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Colin’s shop expansion
Release the Zombie Flamingos!
Tim’s Glamping
Tri-Metric update
Apple’s Carplay
Addressing bent frames
Patching small holes
Air gap for insulation
Rebuilding a front bed on a 2007 International
Axles for a 1964 GlobeTrotter
The cost of disc brakes
Torsion arm angles
Installing utilities
Attaching bellyskin
 
 

Release Date: 10-16-2014

Running time:  01:30:39

Episode 219: Pro-Pain!

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks topics.

 

 

 

 

 
West Coast Tin Can Tourist
Putting a bellypan on after the shell on a ’63
Moving battery location
Installing door gaskets
Missing rivets. Worry?
Refinishing hubcaps with polish
Making cold contacts with people because of their Airstream
Replacing propane lines
 
 

Release Date: 10-03-2014

Running time:  01:21:18