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Last update: 2013-06-14

theVAP Episode 187: China Bombs!

2013-06-14 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

Rally round up
Ambassador's new tires (blog post)
China Bombs
New vintage owner
What does CCD mean?
Mounting generators
Quick toilet install
Adding rubber couplers to drain lines
Using vinyl tape for dis-similar metals
Rolling paint on endcaps
Venting for catalatic heaters
Adding a ceiling light when replacing vents
Emergency exiting
Axles and tires weight ratings
Outrigger ripping through skin
Outrigger shape
Turnabond tape vs butyl tape
Drains in the c-channel
60-70's vs current Airstreams
Sealing a Fantastic Vent

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theVAP Episode 186: Live from Alumapalooza 4!

2013-05-30 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

Alumapalooza 4
Wheel bearing castle nut adjustment
See More Do More song - Live
Live talk with rally attendees!

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theVAP Episode 185: Time for Restoration

2013-05-24 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

-Wood cabinet repairs
-Colin gets a new fridge
-Platform step review
-Swift Hitch Camera System
-Black tank alternatives
-Black tank pan mounting
-Painting end caps in a '73
-50 - 60's Step construction
-Restoration updates
-How do you find time to work on your trailer?
-Removing stripped screws
-Use a 1964 Galaxy to tow a '69 Airstream?
-Converting a fresh tank to a grey tank on a '73
-Removing a tub drain
-Where to start when renovating?

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theVAP Episode 184: Restore Some More

2013-05-10 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 56s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

Region 8 presentation
Vintage Airstream Academy recap
New Airstream Dealer
Trailer widths
Rotisserie defined
Axle weight ratings
Tow vehicles
Where to start new restoration

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theVAP Episode 183: Rally Roundup

2013-04-26 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

Tim's NorCal Rally report
Check in with Region 8 rally in Kansas
Music events from Dancin' Hansen
Bay Area Airstream Adventures opening
Outrigger repair
Removing window seals
12v lighting conversion
Weather-stripping for the Astrodome and doors
Owners manual for a '60 Ambassador
How to hang cabinets in a '73 Tradewind
How to avoid hitting wires when installing cabinets
Wiring new A/C breaker panels
Safe way to work on the roof of an Airstream
Overlapping panels
Public car washing an Airstream
70's era modifications to help prevent rot

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theVAP Episode 182: Poopatina

2013-04-12 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

Rotisserie explained
Collin's Mobile Glide work begins
More Apps
Outrigger work
Tire load ratings
When is a water leak a problem?
Scheduled maintenance
Polish or seal first?
Washing your Airstream while traveling
VAP Window Clings
Hydrometer battery testing

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theVAP Episode 181: App-A-Rama

2013-03-29 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 59s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

-VAP Drinking game
-Alumalina Rally report
-All Electric Trailers
-Adding a rear bike rack to an Airstream
-1934 Thompson House Car
-Bowlus Road Chief
-Traveling Apps
-Pandora
-Reserve America
-Recreation.gov
-Woodalls
-iExit
-Nearme
-Coverage?
-All Stays Camp&RV
-National Geographic Park Guides
-Passport America
-Yelp
-Geocaching
-Field Trip
-GPS Drive Motion X

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theVAP Episode 180: Previous Owner Repairs

2013-03-15 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 47s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

1968 Spray foam insulation
What constitutes vintage?
Mermaid L-77 Handman
Thumb-tacked couch
2x4 Cross members
Crazy A Frame mods
Propane leak repaired with electrical tape
A/C mounted with duct tape

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theVAP Episode 179: The Wheels Go Around

2013-03-01 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 57s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

-Colin's fridge rebuild
-RV Life Magazine Interview
-Social aspect of restoration
-Airstream Car Hauler
-Split rims
-Radial vs Trailer tires
-Inspecting a trailer
-Avion info sources
-Airstream support groups

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theVAP Episode 178: Restoring a Dream

2013-02-15 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics. With special guest, Dave McCrostie.

RV Dream New Radio interview
Restoring a Dream Book
Vintage Trailer Academy

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theVAP Episode 177: Banana Wrap Chat

2013-02-01 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 50s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers.

Camping in the winter
Restoring a Dream book
Plastic banana wraps
Axle brake sizes
'61 Tradewind missing jalousie window

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theVAP Episode 176: Tiny Texas Roadhouse

2013-01-18 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 53s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers. With special guest, Brad Kittle, of Tiny Texas Houses.

Restoring a Dream Book
Kickstarter Project
Brad Kittle - Tiny Texas Roadhouse
Window needed for a 1966 Safari
Updates from Colin's shop
Tim's going to a rally
WifiRanger update

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theVAP Episode 175: Gliding Into the New Year

2013-01-04 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 53s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers.

New website - Mobile compatible
Restoring a Dream Book, Kindle and Nook
Restoringadream.com
Colin's Mobile Glide
Rebuilding cabinets with thicker plywood?
Advice needed on replacing the floor on my '78 Argosy
Installing a grey tank on a '58 Traveler with 3" frame
Venting tandem grey tanks
Can I use a below floor black tank?

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theVAP Episode 8: Talk of the Town

2012-12-20 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 47s

Vintage VAP Replay of Episode 8: Talk of the Town. Originally aired December 2005.…

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theVAP Episode 174: Rivets

2012-12-07 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers.

1959 Shell off repairs
Frame repairs
Frame modifications
Removing a fridge
Solid Rivets
Pop Rivets
Stainless steel pop rivets
Olympic Rivets

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VintageVAP - Episode 6 Replay!

2012-11-23 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 38s

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro's Colin Hyde and Rob Baker as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

In A Toaster Moon - Ric Seaberg
Rob's Sweet Sovereign Blog
Vintage Vagabond Podcast?
Review of Airstream's book: Wanderlust - Airstream at 75
Colin's restoration update
Leg-O-Matic chairs
Cooking a five course meal while camping
Is your propane system a pro pain? - Tips on checking out your propane system
How to get those hard to ignite gas appliances lit
Do you have a flair for flare pipe fittings?
Trailer weather tight? Better make sure your propane connections are leak free

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theVAP Episode 173: A Trailer's Ecosystem

2012-11-09 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers.

Keeping mice out during winter storage
Winchester dolly usage
'67 Shower pan cracking
Drilling out exterior rivets
Mounting grey water tanks
Do you use tank monitors?
70's Bumper issues
Elevator bolt use
Monomaniac toilet keep or lose it

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theVAP Episode 172: The Wheel Was a Smokin

2012-10-26 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers. With special guest Bill Kerfoot.

Region 12 Rally highlights
J & J's Barn Find
Adding an air conditioner to a 1955 Flying Cloud
Colin's corporate trailer mod
The wheel was smoking
Pushed the trailer through the lobby
Bill's '54 Liner update
Surgeguard or Hughes Autoformer?
What wax for my polished trailer?
Subfloor removal tips
What early Airstream models had black and grey tanks?
Where's the VIN?
Winterizing an electric water heater
Touching up zolatone paint

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theVAP Episode 171: Greased Up

2012-10-05 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 55s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers.

Greasing bearings
Puling seals
Adjusting castle nuts
Parts availability
Replacing plumbing in a '80s Sovereign
Moving a trailer without a subfloor
Securing a frame for welding

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theVAP Episode 170: Seven Years

2012-09-21 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 1s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers. With special guest Airstreamer Eric Hamm.

7th Year Anniversary of theVAP!
Eric's '53 Cruiser Recovery
Colin's restoration of an '80's Caravelle
Halmark 12 window keepers
Routine maintenance on a magic chief oven
Trailer wiring tips

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theVAP Episode 168: The Do Over

2012-08-24 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 55s

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss vintage trailers.

Fantastic Vent
Endless Breeze Fan
Pop 'N Lock Screens
RoadsideAmerica.com App
Late 50's Ambassador needed
Refinishing vintage appliances
Trailer recommendations for a towing capacity of 5000#
Repairing a dump valve on a 1979 Safari
theVAP on Twitter?
Fixing a shower curtain on a 1963 Globetrotter
Airstream's eBay restoration

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Vintage VAP - Episode 8: Talk of the Town

0000-00-00 :: Tim Shephard
Length: 47s

TheVAP interviews Wally Byam founder of the Airstream Travel Trailer Company. Wally jumps 50 years from the past to talk with us! Wally talks with us about his travel trailers and caravans!

Interview with Wally Byam
theVAP L…

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theVAP - The Vintage Airstream Podcast

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.

theVAP - The Vintage Airstream Podcast


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