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

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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

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

Episode 269: I Killed Them!

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

 

 

 

Tim killed his batteries and converter
Sourcing hard to find parts
Replace our leaf-spring axle or not?
Plumbing vent solutions
Seam and window sealant removal
Removing interior glue
C-Channel rivets on a ’57
Restoring lock mechanisms

 

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Release Date: 01/20/2017
Running Time: 48:16

Episode 268: Imaginary Airstream

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

 

 

 

How to prepare an out of state trailer to tow home
Temporary tow lights
Checking a subfloor with a hardwood floor in place
Smaller trailers for national parks
Fixing the plumbing on a ’74
Surfing the net with no wifi
Imaginary mint 70’s Airstream

 

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Release Date: 01/06/2017
Running Time: 55:33

theVAP Episode 267: Alumination Documentary

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

 

 

 

In this episode we talk with Eric Bricker who, along with co-producer Lisa Hughes, is producing a documentary on Airstream travel trailers.

They are funding their effort via a Kickstarter campaign, which ends on December 16, 2016.  Click here for more information on how to be a part of it!

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Release Date: 12/09/2016
Running Time: 49:30

Episode 266: We're Getting Gray

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

 

 

 

US Election
Mounting gray tanks
Wiring vent fans
12vdc wiring splices
Porta potty garage
’55 name plates
Disguise a TV
Spray in wall insulation
RV Fridge options

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Release Date: 11/11/2016
Running Time: 55:40

Episode 265: What's With My Brakes?!

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

 

 

 

Skeleton Flamingos 
Installing a deadbold on a ’76
Why a deadbolt?
Suicide door looses its arc
New shocks?
Securing a trailer
Finding a lost trailer
What’s with my brakes?
Wiring a new umbilical cord

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Release Date: 10/28/2016
Running Time: 01:06:49

Episode 264: Rally Time with Tim

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

 

 

 

Colin’s boy scouting
NorCal Rally
Repairing the blue stripe on an ’88 Excella
Click together flooring
Towing in the mountains
Rebuilding an A/C?
Trempo vs Vulkem
Sealing a jalousie window
Putting in ceiling panels
Anti-sway ball
Bolting the subfloor back on
Beefing up the A frame

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Release Date: 10/13/2016
Running Time: 49:07

Episode 263: What's This For?

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

 

 

 

Removing clearcoat
Pressure washing danger?
How much to get into a new vintage?
Hardwood floor ok?
Removing vinyl on inside skin
Cabinet dimensions
Is my trailer rotted?
What’s heating up my trailer?
What are these?
Clean up interior seems

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Release Date: 09/30/2016
Running Time: 49:07

Episode 262: Oops! 11 Years!

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

 

 

 

Detecting front end separation
Fixing a sagging hinge
Pointless dent pulling
Installing a 30 amp power inlet
Short ribs on a ’55 Flying Cloud
’55 gasket replacement
Tandem gray tanks
Want bigger bed
11 Years!  Tim forgot!

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Release Date: 09/16/2016
Running Time: 01:09:07