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by Jaie
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1956 Stewart Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 7821

Re: 1956 Stewart Double Decker

I've seen some pretty far gone trailers come up amazingly, the same guy who owns this has another 77 spartan, I need to look closer at it, but he's giving heavy sighs because I think I like it nearly as much as the Stewart.
by Jaie
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1956 Stewart Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 7821

Re: 1956 Stewart Double Decker

Luckily, not everyone sees it like that :) and in fact, many would be very happy to see this trailer given that there only a couple hundred in the entire US that are even known about (I've only found 3 physical examples on the entire www), this one wasn't known about until pretty recently. Given the...
by Jaie
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1956 Stewart Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 7821

Re: 1956 Stewart Double Decker

1987Commodore wrote:It doesn't look even as high as some of the new fifth wheels.

I honestly don't think it is. I need to crack out the big tape and see exactly what the deal is, but I'm guessing you'd have pretty easy bridge or overpass clearance.
by Jaie
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1956 Stewart Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 7821

Re: 1956 Stewart Double Decker

If you look at the link I gave, these are hauled around very easily and are in fact, the precursor to the 5th wheel campers. When purchased new back in the day, for $10,000, you didn't get a home loan for one, you got an auto loan. (then insured for $20k and burned it down and built a house) As for ...
by Jaie
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1956 Stewart Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 7821

Re: 1956 Stewart Double Decker

No solid plans just yet, although mine are to at least make it haulable, I had a look under it yesterday, every tire has to be replaced, but the frame is fine, although I'd be happier to see the footers replaced and covered properly. There's some semi new ones on there in front, but they've already ...
by Jaie
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: 1956 Stewart Double Decker
Replies: 10
Views: 7821

1956 Stewart Double Decker

OK, so I've been here a while, but haven't posted in a while. So I met this guy recently, and I happen to mention I'm into things like vintage campers and trailers, and he says "oh, really, I've got a 1956 Stewart". And of course, I knew instantly what he meant, but I'd never heard of one on the eas...
by Jaie
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pex lines
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Re: Pex lines

OK, that all sounds about like what I had figured.
by Jaie
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pex lines
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Re: Pex lines

Oh, and I meant to ask, do you have a preference on size hose? Or do you do the 1/2" size down to 3/4" inside the mobile?
by Jaie
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pex lines
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Re: Pex lines

I'm a believer if it runs water out of it, it needs a shut off. I was just going to put the shut offs right into the same lines. Yes, I realize there are several places the water goes in the bathroom, I figured another hub under the floor of that particular bathroom then send the lines off to the pl...
by Jaie
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pex lines
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Re: Pex lines

What I had planned on, was going from the main water line, which is in a really weird spot practically dead center under the trailer. I was then going to have a hub directly above mounted to the beam and then run lines to one bathroom (south end near the main) to the kitchen (near north end about 20...
by Jaie
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pex lines
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Re: Pex lines

I was going to invest in the clamps and do it once. I've had non stop water issues here and this year was the last I'll put up with it. I've handled the hose before, but I've seen where some use a semi rigid line and add it in. What I want to do is run it straight through with the hose, no breaks re...
by Jaie
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Pex lines
Replies: 10
Views: 2457

Pex lines

So I have to replace each and every inch of water line in my mobile. I've just spent the winter with no water. (lots of fun) Literally every pipe has come apart etc. I want to replace with PEX (flexible hosing). Replacing the septic is the easiest and it doesn't really need to be done, but since its...
by Jaie
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Used or left over
Replies: 10
Views: 3312

Freecycle, Habitat for Humanity stores, and even asking contractors. Lots and lots of places to get stuff free or nearly free.
by Jaie
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: What' the best paint ?
Replies: 15
Views: 8226

I used Valspar on my place when we began to paint. Since I picked a really intense hot pink for my living room, coverage and not having to use ten coats was crucial. The Valspar has a lifetime guarantee, and one gallon covered a lot in the room of choice. I picked up a semi gloss myself, I dislike t...
by Jaie
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Discussions
Topic: Hey all
Replies: 3
Views: 2275

Hey all

I figured you'd like a few pictures. Please keep in mind it's all a work in progress though.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaie/