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  1. Just picked up a great find for the electrical -...

    Just picked up a great find for the electrical - picked up a 750 watt inverter! That will work perfectly to power both the TV, and radio/comms in front of the airstream.

    Oddly enough -it's on sale...
  2. Thanks Rick (sometimes feels like I'm schizzo...

    Thanks Rick (sometimes feels like I'm schizzo over here!)

    I keep some of those photos larger for the details. My old phone used to be far to hazy/unclear when I would document any of my...
  3. As you can see - I'm also working on the interior...

    As you can see - I'm also working on the interior - have a good bit of sanding, staining, refinishing all around to do. Plan is to get that same stain tone on all the interior wood. Then a nice...
  4. Ok so I've made a bit more progress: Let's hit...

    Ok so I've made a bit more progress:

    Let's hit appliances next - Refrigerator and TV:

    1. The refrigerator is a brand spanking new NORCOLD. I liked the Norcold models more than the standard...
  5. I say we need a giant moat around the states -...

    I say we need a giant moat around the states - fence on the inside and outside - and fill it with pictures of rosie odonnel and actual alligators..... no one would cross that willingly

    We could...
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    getting to the point where nothing surprises me...

    getting to the point where nothing surprises me anymore.

    I miss the old days prior to liberal bleeding heart takeover of our judicial system. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. There is no gray...
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    Sticky: Hmmm - busy week for me: low-light iron sights...

    Hmmm - busy week for me:
    low-light iron sights for the elk rifle
    installed initial solar panels on the camper
    stored/preserved garden seeds in number 10 cans
    researched and began drawing up plans...
  8. Today's project - starting the initial work on...

    Today's project - starting the initial work on the solar. Wanted to start small - and here's what I came up with:

    15-watt panel for a trickle charge - mounted on the interior along the upper...
  9. AH HA!! it worked and the pics are HUGE. Those...

    AH HA!! it worked and the pics are HUGE.

    Those pics will show you basically what I've been up to. Minus the last 2 wires (green and brown) for the amp gauge that I didn't have time to tie in. ...
  10. ok well apparently uploading the 3 main pics i...

    ok well apparently uploading the 3 main pics i wanted won't happen, so i'm going to try the link technique. If that doesn't work I'll email the mods here and ask them to help out with it. I'm...
  11. I'm planning on designing a full frame setup out...

    I'm planning on designing a full frame setup out of aluminum stock - and yes it will fold and or slide in/out. Final design has not been decided yet. Alot depends on the cost of the "actuators" I...
  12. Today I made a great deal of progress. See the...

    Today I made a great deal of progress. See the pictures below and you'll understand. I basically completely rebuilt the charging/electrical compartment in the airstream. Originally there was a...
  13. Would you believe I paid only 2800 for it?...

    Would you believe I paid only 2800 for it? Originally the seller wanted 3500 or so, and I had bid on another at an auction that eventually went (about same condition) for 5000 with a few essential...
  14. made excellent progress today up until I ran into...

    made excellent progress today up until I ran into a few wires I'm going to have to reroute. Have most of the fuse blocks now in place. Going to most likely wire the 110V AC outlet for the controller...
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  16. Update for this week: Snow caught me off...

    Update for this week:

    Snow caught me off guard. Was making great progress fine tuning things after I did a good cold weather test of the many built in heat systems.

    However, - discovered that...
  17. LOL yeah the floating part - that will be in...

    LOL yeah the floating part - that will be in later stages I'm thinking.... but still want to go for it.

    The biggest project I'm jumping on now is the solar array. Building a fully automated...
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    ha - 2 suns? Good timing for my new solar...

    ha - 2 suns? Good timing for my new solar project. :D
  19. The Super Mobile Camper CP Survival Project

    Ok - not sure what the name is going to be yet - guessing I'll document the project in this thread. Here's a pic of what I'm working with:
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    Now before you ask - there are a few more pics but...
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    Quick ? So I'm in the middle of building a...

    Quick ?

    So I'm in the middle of building a mobile CP - my own personal super-A-Team-esque Airstream Camper from &@# - and I'm going to document it - good forum for that?

    When I get done - I'll...
  21. Let's hope enough people start to wake up in...

    Let's hope enough people start to wake up in time. If not, I have a 9 shot tube extension on my 11-87. :D

    Rick
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    LOL - yeah had that thought ... and No R2...

    LOL - yeah had that thought ... and No

    R2 maybe - but kinda close to R2D2 - maybe I should change my av. Haven't done that in about 5 years I think. Time to adapt!
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    Another overdue intro

    Ok going to do this one mainly by the numbers:
    Your Approximate Age: over 30

    Your Gender: Male

    Your Geographic Location: Colorado

    Your Occupation: military, Senior NCO

    Your Prior...
  24. My Personal Mobile Survival Camper/Ark

    6268Ok folks, I'll work to document this as the days come along. I'm working diligently to cram a bunch of gadgets and gear into a 1970 airstream camper trailer. End goal is to turn it into my...
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    Kinda new here - found a really cool app for my...

    Kinda new here - found a really cool app for my phone that deals with the 2012 thing:

    For those of you out there that are addicted to any source of scientific info like me - I found something I'm...
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