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VACList DigestVACList-Digest       Sunday, September 15, 2002      Issue 426
Today's Topics:
        1. Re: cleaning bargman 7 pin connector
        2. Couch/Bed Frame
        3. Re: Campgrounds along my route from VA to Baton Rouge?
        4. Re: Full spectral fluorescents
        5. Airstream factory service
        6. Re: Airstream factory service
        7. Re: International Scouts/Travelers/Travelalls
        8. Diesel Options


Message Number: 1
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 20:15:21 -0400
From: Chris Elliott <>
Subject: Re: cleaning bargman 7 pin connector

Joy ,
I always take some electrical tape and tape the little flipcover down , around
the whole plug a couple of times . That way it wont come undone in transit .
  Have a good maiden voyage in the argosy tommorow .

"Mr. Joy H. Hansen" wrote
Also, I find that infrequently I've failed to secure the lock on the flipcover
on the umbilical plug.  Without the secure connection, the weight of the
umbilical, etc. will partially unplug its self!

>                            '74 Argosy, Joy
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Message Number: 2
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 20:11:41 -0400
From: "James Greene" <>
Subject: Couch/Bed Frame

Not too long ago someone was looking for the couch frame that folds out and
makes a bed for an Airstream. If you still need one, you might contact Eric
Drugge at 508-400-7110 or at He has one for sale along
with some interior parts from a Globetrotter.

Jim Greene
' 68 Tradewind


Message Number: 3
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 20:19:25 -0400
From: "Mr. Joy H. Hansen" <>
Subject: Re: Campgrounds along my route from VA to Baton Rouge?

Thanks Bea,

I'll certainly check it out.  Hope they don't mind that I have a dog?

                         Regards, Joy


Message Number: 4
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 18:38:05 -0500
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson, electrical engineer" <>
Subject: Re: Full spectral fluorescents shows F15T8/EX which they
claim to be full spectrum (but show no CRI) for $6.99 each in lots of
24. claims
their filters make ordinary cheap fluorescent lamps into the equivalent
of full spectrum lams for less money in the long run. I didn't see a CRI
on their page either. claims a
CRI of 90 but shows nothing but 4' lamps.
shows F15T8 but no CRI. But claims they are good for fish in the
claims their lamps are half the price of their competitors (CRI 90) but
at $8.29 each for F15T8 that may not be true. is an applications report
on full spectrum fluorescents from Vita-Life, as is: wants $17.95 per lamp for

There were more for Full Spectrum Fluorescents when I did a google
search on the phrase, but one locked up my browser for a while and I

I pretty sure that the F15T8 lamps are commonly used in the 18" long 12
volt fixtures. The full spectrum lamps would be a great improvement over
the more common CW and WW lamps, at a significant lamp cost increase.
The more common compact fluorescent lamps are a significant improvement
over the old CW and WW phosphor mixes, though are relatively rare for 12

When a lamp vendor makes great claims and shows no CRI, I suspect SNAKE

Ott light was mentioned in my findings, but I don't recall if that was
the one with CRI 96 (really good) or didn't have a CRI.

Gerald J.
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Message Number: 5
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 09:41:38 -0400
Subject: Airstream factory service

Like every WBCCI member, we received a flyer from the Airstream plant regarding discounts on service this winter.  What has the group's experience been with the factory servicing and repair of the vintage trailers?  Is the work of better quality than a go
Ben & Molly
71 Sovereign (Large Marge)
67 Caravel (Henry)
01 F250 PS (Big Nasty)


Message Number: 6
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 11:06:36 -0400
From: "Thomas LaVergne" <>
Subject: Re: Airstream factory service

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Subject: [VAC] Airstream factory service

  What has the group's experience been with the factory servicing and repair
of the vintage trailers?

It depends on how far away you are from Jackson Center and how much stuff
you need done.  I go there but I only live 40 minutes from Jackson Center.
I have been very happy with their service but if there was an A/S dealer
closer I would probably check them out.  One thing I will add is that the
cost from JC was higher then they had quoted me...make sure that you have an
itemized list of what you want done and have them give you a price or a
range of costs for that item.  When I took my '78 Ambassador in last spring
I was talking to the guy that was working on it.  He told me that he built
that trailer.  How much more can a guy know about fixing the trailer than
the guy that built it.
Thomas #8848


Message Number: 7
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 16:35:03 -0500
From: John Anderson <>
Subject: Re: International Scouts/Travelers/Travelalls

These were referred to by International as a "Travelette."  No real person that
I know of called them that.  I test drove one that appeared to be a heavy 3/4
ton version which had an intolerable ride, at least when driving without any
significant load.

Richard McFarland wrote:

> Probably the rarest one to watch out for is the International Travelall
> model with an open cargo bed - just like the current Chevrolet Avalanche or
> Cadillac Escalade. (not to be confused with the conventional style crew-cab
> pick-up....those were also available)


Message Number: 8
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 19:03:20 -0500
From: "Don Hardman" <>
Subject: Diesel Options

Just starting to do a little research on the Chevy/GMC Suburban diesel
options available in the 02 and 03 models. Thanks

Don Hardman


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