theVAP - The Vintage Airstream PodcastAuthor: Tim Shephard
28 Mar 2017

theVAP - The Vintage Airstream Podcast

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theVAP discusses travel trailer, RV, motor home ownership, repair, maintenance, and travel. We also interview industry professionals and individuals of interest in the world of recreational vehicles.

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    theVAP Episode 273 Question Marathon

    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!


  • Posted on 17 Mar 2017

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    theVAP Episode 272: 2017 TCT Winter Convention

    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


  • Posted on 03 Mar 2017

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    theVAP Episode 271: Colin Goes Torsion!

    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


  • Posted on 17 Feb 2017

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    theVAP Episode 270: Battery Business

    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


  • Posted on 03 Feb 2017

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    theVAP Episode 269: I Killed Them!

    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


  • Posted on 20 Jan 2017

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