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VAL Digest        Wednesday, February 25 2004        Volume 01 : Number 169




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Topics in Today's Digest:

[VAL] Propane light
RE: [VAL] Propane light
Re: [VAL] Best propane light location?
Re: [VAL] Best propane light location?
[VAL] Interior floor tile source
Re: [VAL] Interior floor tile source

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Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:45:42 -0800
From: "Kathy Hunt" <khunt@xxxxxxxxxx.com>
Subject: [VAL] Propane light

Go to www.lehmanhardware.com you should be able to get it.  They are in Ohio
Amish country and have every conceivable non electric thing in the world.  A
very good catalog on line. All parts are available there.
If this isn't a good URL just keep surfing, you will find it.

My 1969 had two propane lights.  One in the bathroom was wonderful for bath
time and another in the front area.  For those of us who like to boondock,
they are a gift from heaven.

As someone mentioned, have a window cracked.  My 1961 Bambi has just one the
kitchen area and it will heat the whole trailer in the evening.  If you mount
it, it is best to mount a baffle above it so the body interior does not get
too hot.  We used a piece of aluminum mounted on some spacers and the screwed
directly to the aluminum interior panel.  It extends about a quarter inch +/-
and works very well. Mine got damages on the Panama caravan and still need to
get some replacement parts.

To prevent the mantle from breaking, tie a shear ladies scarf over the whole
globe.  The previous owner of the first Airstream I had (1958) told me that
trick and it works.  Prevents the air currents from the jiggling down the road
causing the mantle to break. Yes Coleman mantles will usually work but the
genuine Humphrey mantles are far superior.

About Boondocking.  I am staying at Slab City, CA for a couple of months this
winter. I joined up with a group called"The Oasis"  It is for both singles and
couples but most are single. In a certain area through the years they have
built a shelter called the "Clubhouse" where some meals are prepared in an
immaculate kitchen, Happy hour at 3 PM, carpool to Bombay Beach American
Legion for Sunday breakfast, There is a real community here that looks out
after each other.  This morning we had French toast, sausage, pineapple and
coffee. $3.50.  All money collected is used here.  We have 4 solar panels that
handle the Clubhouse, Library, shop, and Game room.  Each is an old abandoned
trailer that has been gutted and refurbished.  The Library has many books,
reference books, maps, videos, CD's and DVD's for borrowing.

I know this is long but I seldom write.  Hope I haven't bored you all to
death.

Kathy, enjoying the sun in S. Cal.

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Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 16:52:52 -0500
From: "Peter Ryner" <pryner@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: RE: [VAL] Propane light

Kathy,
Just tried the link, no url there.  I did a search on webcrawler and this
site came up.
http://www.lehmans.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/lehmans/dsphomepage.dw/r
eport?entrance=overture-lehmans.  Don't know if it is the same site, but
they do have a lot of what you talked about.  The site also says they have a
new home page because of an upgrade.  Thanks for the info - looks like a
great resource.  Enjoy the CA sun!
Pete

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From: valist-admin@xxxxxxxxxx.com
[mailto:valist-admin@xxxxxxxxxx.com]On Behalf Of Kathy Hunt
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 3:46 PM
To: valist@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Subject: [VAL] Propane light


Go to www.lehmanhardware.com you should be able to get it.  They are in Ohio
Amish country and have every conceivable non electric thing in the world.  A
very good catalog on line. All parts are available there.
If this isn't a good URL just keep surfing, you will find it.

My 1969 had two propane lights.  One in the bathroom was wonderful for bath
time and another in the front area.  For those of us who like to boondock,
they are a gift from heaven.

As someone mentioned, have a window cracked.  My 1961 Bambi has just one the
kitchen area and it will heat the whole trailer in the evening.  If you
mount
it, it is best to mount a baffle above it so the body interior does not get
too hot.  We used a piece of aluminum mounted on some spacers and the
screwed
directly to the aluminum interior panel.  It extends about a quarter inch
+/-
and works very well. Mine got damages on the Panama caravan and still need
to
get some replacement parts.

To prevent the mantle from breaking, tie a shear ladies scarf over the whole
globe.  The previous owner of the first Airstream I had (1958) told me that
trick and it works.  Prevents the air currents from the jiggling down the
road
causing the mantle to break. Yes Coleman mantles will usually work but the
genuine Humphrey mantles are far superior.

About Boondocking.  I am staying at Slab City, CA for a couple of months
this
winter. I joined up with a group called"The Oasis"  It is for both singles
and
couples but most are single. In a certain area through the years they have
built a shelter called the "Clubhouse" where some meals are prepared in an
immaculate kitchen, Happy hour at 3 PM, carpool to Bombay Beach American
Legion for Sunday breakfast, There is a real community here that looks out
after each other.  This morning we had French toast, sausage, pineapple and
coffee. $3.50.  All money collected is used here.  We have 4 solar panels
that
handle the Clubhouse, Library, shop, and Game room.  Each is an old
abandoned
trailer that has been gutted and refurbished.  The Library has many books,
reference books, maps, videos, CD's and DVD's for borrowing.

I know this is long but I seldom write.  Hope I haven't bored you all to
death.

Kathy, enjoying the sun in S. Cal.

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Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 16:46:46 -0700
From: "Fred Coldwell" <agrijeep@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: Re: [VAL] Best propane light location?

Kathy: 
  
  It's good to hear from you again, and thank you for the
great practical hints on using propane lamps.  Hearing of
your wintering location gives me Slab envy.

  I'm considering adding a propane lamp to my 1964 Globe
Trotter and am wondering where the best place is to mount
it.  Most I have seen have been mounted at the end(s) of the
streetside overhead cabinets or off streetside cabinets near
the middle of the trailer.  Are these locations chosen to
avoid having gusts of wind blow out the flame and/or mantle
as might happen if the lamp was mounted on the end of the
overhead cabinet aft of and just inside the entry door?   Or
are high streetside locations chose for their ability to
direct light where  most needed?   Has anyone with a propane
lamp mounted on the end of the overhead cabinet just inside
the entry door ever have the flame blown out when opening
the entry door on a windy day?  Or am I thinking too hard
about this?  Experiences and thoughts appreciated. 

Fred Coldwell
Denver, CO.   
  

Kathy Hunt wrote:
>
 My 1969 had two propane lights.  One in the bathroom was
wonderful for bath time and another in the front area.  For
those of us who like to boondock, they are a gift from
heaven.

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Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 18:59:22 EST
From: SHMossLanding@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Subject: Re: [VAL] Best propane light location?

In a message dated 2/24/2004 3:46:05 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
agrijeep@xxxxxxxxxx.net writes:


> I'm considering adding a propane lamp to my 1964 Globe
> Trotter and am wondering where the best place is to mount
> it.

Almost eery Airstream I have restored, or seen has had the propane light 
where ypu described. I wold think great research had gone into the location from 
Airstream(drafts,hitting your head,  risk of fire, etc.)  What are you issues 
with where they were always put.  Just my 2 cents worth.  I guess you could put 
it wherever you wanted, put I would sure plan ahead.

                                                       Chuck
                                                       1965 Overlander
                                                       1958 Traveler

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Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 16:54:54 -0800
From: Glyn Judson <glynjudson@xxxxxxxxxx.net>
Subject: [VAL] Interior floor tile source

    All,

    I have a beige or tan marble pattern, 12" square floor tile from my '69
Caravel sitting next to me as I type this.  I'm looking for a source for
these tiles (the original pattern if it's still available).

    I checked Armstrong, Concoleum, Takkett and Winton on the net and came
up blank.  

    Can anyone help with:

    1.  The style name
    2.  A supply source

    Thanks,

    Glyn Judson
    1969 Caravel #508
    Santa Monica CA

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Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 22:39:12 -0600
From: Daniel Childress <daniel@xxxxxxxxxx.com>
Subject: Re: [VAL] Interior floor tile source

I also have a 69 caravel.  Can you email me a picture of the tile?  I 
may have the number of my flooring.
Dan Childress
14148
>     All,
>
>     I have a beige or tan marble pattern, 12" square floor tile from my '69
>Caravel sitting next to me as I type this.  I'm looking for a source for
>these tiles (the original pattern if it's still available).
>
>     I checked Armstrong, Concoleum, Takkett and Winton on the net and came
>up blank. 
>
>     Can anyone help with:
>
>     1.  The style name
>     2.  A supply source
>
>     Thanks,
>
>     Glyn Judson
>     1969 Caravel #508
>     Santa Monica CA
>
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