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Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally in Escanaba, Michigan

Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally in Escanaba, Michigan

My parents live near Escanaba, Michigan and I just happened to be visiting them during the Wally Byam Caravan Club International Rally that took place July 22-29th. I knew about the rally but knew we wouldn’t be attending, as our airstream is far from being ready, so I was quite excited to be around that weekend and at least be able to drive through and look at all the airstreams.   Of course, I was on the lookout for Argosys:…

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Adding Insulation Under The Floor Of Your Airstream

Adding Insulation Under The Floor Of Your Airstream

Well, we had a minor setback with the floor installation. We bought the wrong plywood. Ugh. We purchased 3/4″ treated and tucked it away in the garage to dry for a couple of months (the stuff was heavy as hell because it was so wet.)  It wasn’t exactly our fault that we bought the wrong stuff. We left a single panel of subfloor intact at the door to make working on it a bit easier, but it just so happens that…

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Beaver Island Webcam

Beaver Island Webcam

Have you been to Beaver Island, Michigan? It’s the largest island in Lake Michigan and part of the Beaver Island archipelago. You can get to the island by plane or boat. We’ll be going there in a few weeks, by boat, and just bringing our tent and renting a car while we’re there. The campground is only $5/night! The island has a population of only about 650 and much of the island is unpopulated, so we’re expecting it to be quiet!  The island…

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Buying the Subfloor For Your Airstream

Buying the Subfloor For Your Airstream

We’ve had some questions from our readers asking if we would post an update on our subfloor replacement. Sorry about the crickets…it didn’t happen. Yet. If you’re visiting because you’re about to rip the floor out of your Airstream with the shell on, visit our detailed post about that, here. We’ve included a step-by-step guide of the process and photos of our smelly, rotten floor. So yes, we haven’t replaced the floor yet, but we’re one step closer! We took…

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Removing Airstream Rivets With A Drill

Removing Airstream Rivets With A Drill

If you’re going to be doing any major renovation on the interior of your Airstream, you’ll end up removing rivets. Likely, you’ll be removing a lot of rivets. There are a few ways to go about this. Rivet removal tool. Chisel and hammer. Drill, ⅛” drill bit, pliers. We went with the drill and drill bit, which proved to be easy and quick. We used a Ryobi 12-volt drill.  The rivets we drilled out in our Airstream Argosy had little…

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Weekly Roundup of 5 Riveting Airstream (Love) Deals: Indoor Cleaning Edition

Weekly Roundup of 5 Riveting Airstream (Love) Deals: Indoor Cleaning Edition

Thanks for joining us for our third Weekly Roundup! I’ve been having a lot of fun scouting out deals and sharing them with you. We like to feature a homemade item first, so if you sell something Airstream-related let me know because I’d love to promote your products! Starting this week, the weekly roundup will be a shopper’s guide in specific categories, such as cleaning, power tools, lighting, etc. This will make it easier to find products in previous roundups…

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Pie Irons For Camping

Pie Irons For Camping

Pudgy pies. Campfire pies. Mountain pies. Hobo pies. Whatever you happen to call them, the pie iron is one of the best damn inventions on the planet, as far as I’m concerned. Pie irons were popular in the ’60s and ’70s and were known as tonka toasters. Generally, they were used with (presumably) white bread and pie filling, but recipes have evolved to include pizza fillings, eggs, lunch meats, and basically anything else you can dream up. I’ve been using…

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Preventing Rust On Our Airstream Trailer

Preventing Rust On Our Airstream Trailer

Justin and I spent a couple evenings with some rust preventive paint on the trailer which came out looking quite nice. It was a bit hard to spend so much money on a small can of paint, but we didn’t want the trailer to get any worse for wear. We only had a couple of spots that were really bad, but even those should be fine since we used this stuff. You can use this paint directly on rust, but Justin did…

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Aircraft Remover (Paint Stripper) Test On Our Airstream Argosy

Aircraft Remover (Paint Stripper) Test On Our Airstream Argosy

I decided to test the Aircraft Remover this afternoon. I decided to do a small corner up high, mostly because the paint is chipping away badly up there anyway and also just because the kids were out in the yard with me and I wasn’t sure how this stuff was going to work. The warnings on the can are pretty brutal and I didn’t want anyone accidentally touching it. They’re really good about listening and eventually I’ll have to work…

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