Post by pattyluvmario on Aug 11, 2013 14:24:17 GMT -8
I'm glad theres forums such as this one that can help guide me with my project and renovation.
Ijust purchased and Astrodome from someone that was somewhat the original owner since 1962. The insight seems to be in excellent shape except for one corner that has water damage. It has how the original lightes , appliances, cushions, curtains, dishes and the awning.
my question is how can I remove the paint outside and even the plane aluminum, or did they even come in the plane aluminum color. I don't know how to start to repair the windows as far as caulking for ceiling and I'm not sure if I should do that starting from the roof. The paneling like I said only has damage in one corner and the floor is original and doesn't show much ware. Any help I can get as far as weather proofing or what I should put around the windows.
Does anyone know if the refrigerator ran on propane or electricity, my trailer doesn't have any electrical outlet inside of it it looks like it has electrical box in case I want to put an extension cord.
You have a great story already, as there are very very few vintage or antique or even "old" trailers that are still in original-owner hands. That is a very unique situation. I do hope their insight can help you along as you proceed forward.
That having been said...you touch on a few different but important subjects here in your intro, and I hope you'll be patient enough to understand the helping hands along the way!
First, the refrigerator likely was a propane-only fueled unit in 1962. It is rare that one still does work on the propane in light of the fact it is lotsa years old. That is no reason not to try it out, but do that before you would be needing it to work! Many have been replaced along the way, and there are choices regarding that replacement if it is so needed.
The front dinette in the Astroflyte/ Airflyte models all shared the problem of leakage and destruction of the framing and inside paneling. The short answer to this is...Don't Panic! It is a long process to actually fix it right, but it has been done before and there are plenty of answers to all of the questions of how to accomplish it. Caulk and sealing are not the correct answers. Again, patience is the key.
Electrical is a whole issue by itself and patience with that repair project is essential.
One of the largest aids we can all ask for to help out is photos. Put every issue into digital form and post so that we may all share in your grief...This is really a huge help in the long run, because there are lots who have seen what you are looking at before and are quite willing to share answers to your every question.
Post by pattyluvmario on Aug 12, 2013 17:15:06 GMT -8
Thanks for the information. I am going to take some pictures of the trailer so that you can have an idea of what I have. I went to the local RV center today hoping that they could help me turn on the refrigerator but the technicians had never seen one like the one I have. I have a Morphy-Richards Astrol A160, I found some info on the website but it mentions having to refer to an additional leaflet for detail information on this model, but unfortunately there is no additional leaflet.
I have pressed the button to the right (red button) for a minute or longer and then held a lighter on the holes but nothing turned on. I am not sure if the trailer needs to be completely level to light up the pilot but I do see it has to be level for it to function properly once it's on. The stove worked perfectly when I checked it.
I am doing one thing at a time hoping to get the inside in shape before doing the outside of it.