theVAP - The Vintage Airstream PodcastAuthor: Tim Shephard
18 Aug 2018

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 301: Airstream Continental

    Aluminum tire covers
    Continental kit
    Fixing front end separation
    Polishing tips
    Does a polished trailer reflect more heat
    Sealing windows on a '73 Argosy
    '75 Excella control panel/center
    '75 Excella Shocks


  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    theVAP Episode 300: The 300th Show!

    Join us for a walk down vintage lane!

  • Posted on 27 Jul 2018

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    theVAP Episode 299: Happy Birthday Wally

    Wally Byam Birthday!
    Born in Baker City, Oregon
    Began building masonite trailers in the 1920s
    First riveted aluminum trailer in 1934 by Hawley Bowlus
    Airstream Trailer company produced the Clipper
    Airstream closed its doors during WWII
    Reopened in 1948
    Airstream Bubble toured Europe in 1955
    Are new axles available for my '76?
    Spare tire carrier
    Repairing a scrape
    Leaking plumbing in a '78
    Reattaching the frame/subfloor and shell
    Zolatoning a bathroom


  • Posted on 06 Jul 2018

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    theVAP Episode 298: Bigger is Better!

    Tim's camping trip
    Colin heading to Niagara Falls
    Keeping old appliances or replace
    Rebuilding old appliances
    1940's Spartan Manor
    50's Overlander modernization
    Bigger is better


  • Posted on 22 Jun 2018

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    theVAP Episode 297: Alumapalooza 9

    Colin got soaked!
    Sold out this year
    170 Airstreams, trailers
    Factory producing 100 Airstreams, 10 Basecamps, and 10 Nests per week.
    Factory is building a new plant for production
    Colin toured a Nest
    Nest vs. Basecamp
    Brenda's 7th Alumapalooza
    Dave - 2005 Classic - 25'
    MJ - singer/song writer - '05 Safari 25'
    Mike - Restoring a '64
    Ann Marie - Airstream festival!
    Mike and MJ - "The Great Divide"


  • Posted on 08 Jun 2018

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