Saturday, December 27, 2008
I hope everyone had a very nice Holiday. I have been blessed with good health and plenty to eat this year. Maybe a bit too much where the food is concerned. ANY how, I wanted to show you a few of the presents that I received from friends and family that know I love trailers. A few RV inspired birdhouses, a window thermometer, a sun catcher, and a tree ornament. I also received 2 polished aluminum riveted deck chairs. I'll get a picture of them out beside the trailer soon. Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I also had the rear twin beds recovered in a nice upholstery fabric. The Airfoam mattresses really look good now.
The propane tanks on this Argosy had older valves and needed updating. I installed some temporary steel tanks to check out the operation of the appliances. So far, the oven and range are good, the fridge cools properly, and the water heater works as it should. (It is a new replacement Atwood) I have some touch-ups to do in the paint on the body. Also, after I install the hitch jack, I'll repaint the A-frame and install the new aluminum propane tanks. Ivory gloss is a good touch up in a spray can. It matches the original Argosy paint well enough that you would hardly notice the subtle shade differences.
Thanks for checking in on me,
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
The rear area over the back bumper had a storage hatch. It had been removed along with the rear window. The panel had also been CUT to allow a chest freezer to be put inside to keep the DEER MEAT in.
The current owner is a taxidermist. I was invited into his home to avoid the thunderstorm that arrived shortly after I got there. (reason there are no pictures) In his living room, up on the console stereo, was his faithful dog, full sized, stuffed, with paw in air looking like Lassie. What more can I say? That glassy eyed stare gets me every time..........Later, Kevin
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
NOTE: Notice the NEW Carrier air conditioner on top of my Caravel. I had to be comfortable and have dependable A/C. Glad to have that unit installed now.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I installed the new rock guard on the front before the last trip out. It sure looks good.
I'll be meeting with my Piedmont WBCCI unit at Palmetto Cove RV Park, near Cleveland, SC. It is a beautiful park. Come camp and visit with me sometime......Kevin
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The potluck meal brought out the best food (as usual.) We have some very talented cooks in our group. After the meal, I snuck off quickly to attend "The Banker's Hour." It is a showcase of banking employees from a local community bank that has grown to several states. There is singing, comedy, and skits. The format is much akin to the old Hee Haw variety show. The last half of the show had a gospel/religious side. IT WAS GREAT !! (and free) I'll be making plans to attend next year as well.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
I towed the Caravel out of it's parking spot to check a few things and to give it some attention. I had purchased a new solar rock guard for the front window. It should be easy enough to remove the old and replace with a new one, right? I cleaned the track where the new guard will attach and noticed that it needed to be resealed. So, I attempted to remove the old, 1971 vintage steel screws that held the track in place. The screws either stripped out in the head, or broke clean off in the body. Also, broke a phillips head bit off in a screw head. (aaaarrruggghhh) A trip or two to the hardware store, got me just a few of the things I needed. (Yes, It's difficult to work when my supplier is closed.) At least the weather forecast for the week is improving. Tomorrow's another day.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The newly aquired Argosy didn't disappoint (sadly). There were leaks, but it could always be worse. There was a leak at the original Armstrong A/C and one at the bathroom exhaust fan. All in all, not to bad compared to some I have had. Time to get to work....
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I have had a bit of a setback to keep me from working on the AS right now. I burned my left hand on a piece of stainless steel that I was cutting with a torch on Monday afternoon. The quick trip to emergency care only took about an hour and a half. Doc advises that I should be careful and watch out for infection now. Oh well, I guess the campfire wood that I began splitting over the weekend will have to wait.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
I have been away to the 2008 Can Opener Rally at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. It is a beautiful part of the panhandle area of the western gulf of FL. There were more than 50 trailers in attendance. Many late model AS trailers were represented along with 1 Classic Motorhome, 2 LandYacht motorhomes, 4 Argosy trailers, one really cool classic International Traveall tow vehicle, and (my) Avion.