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Old 09-04-2005, 10:50 AM   #295
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To solve the refrig problem, you can make a big circle with the copper so that it will allow you to pull the frig out enough to take the gas line off.

Yea soap is what I use on new connections.

Now you are taxing my brain on the size - 3/8" to appliances and 1/2" main supply line from the tanks??? Now I wish I had the Tradewind to measure. I'm sure someone will know here.

Did you catch my post on the special gas rated copper?

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Old 09-04-2005, 06:22 PM   #296
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I am soon at the point where I have to decide on where to place the batteries.Looking at page 11 of this thread it appears that there may still be room for a battery box on the tongue.I may also place batteries under front dinette in vented box.I also like the idea of putting them inboard of the right wheel tub.Been thinking this one out for a year now and still not decided.
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Old 09-04-2005, 07:29 PM   #297
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In my view I would put the batteries anywhere forward of the wheel well. I plan to put as little weight in the rear as possible. I also plan to put mine on the tongue (just using one battery) as it is forward and in the center of the trailer.........

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Old 09-04-2005, 08:16 PM   #298
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my original plan was to have the batteries slide out (on a sliding shelf) of the rear access hatch on my 18 footer, how many batteries do i need to allow for? i was planning on 2. is this significant enough (weight-wise) to make me locate all thsi junk up front? i do understand the need for a vented box, however. just not sure about all the balance issues.

one advantage, i guess in reloacing everything up front is i could seal up that rear hatch and make the back end really smooth and clean.

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Old 09-04-2005, 10:04 PM   #299
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My trailer had the 10gal water heater immediately behind the rear axle, under the bed. There was also a galvanized fresh water tank under the bed, right above the axles. ( Gone!) I moved the water heater to the front, where the furnace used to reside. I placed the a/c where the water heater used to be. Opposite the galley is the refrigerator, and opposite the a/c I placed the two batteries. Both these items are as close to the wheel well as possible. I di drun a 4ga battery cable to the tongue, in case it becomes necessary to add tongue weight by moving the batteries there. However, I am confident that this will be ok. A trip to the scles once finished, will tell.
Also, I am going to install a spare tire in teh spot right behind the tanks. In due time...
I have 50 or so gal of fresh water ahead of the front axle, at sub floor level.
My plan should give good weight balance, especially with a better than half full water tank.
The a/c weighs about 70lbs, both batteries weigh about 70 lbs also. I am unsure of how much the refrigerator will weigh, or the galley etc. But have a feeling that once it's all ready to go and loaded with food, it should be balanced nicely side to side, and have the necessary tongue weight to make it a nice towing trailer. Or so I think.......
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:26 PM   #300
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I may just run wires under front left window and leave long enough to cover placing batteries from tongue to under sink.I could then use them to adjust tongue weight.
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Old 09-05-2005, 01:02 AM   #301
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Now you are taxing my brain on the size - 3/8" to appliances and 1/2" main supply line from the tanks??? Now I wish I had the Tradewind to measure. I'm sure someone will know here.
Ken / Uwe
The measurements on the 75 TW that Ken so fondly remembers are as follows:
3/8 to the appliances
5/8 main supply line

BTW, Jan and I love our 75.
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:32 AM   #302
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Thanks for the heads up on this.
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Old 09-05-2005, 10:58 PM   #303
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I noticed in a much earlier post you mentioned that you paid almost $200 to register. It cost me $22.00 for my 75 Trade Wind. That includes the new title fee.
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:15 AM   #304
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I noticed in a much earlier post you mentioned that you paid almost $200 to register. It cost me $22.00 for my 75 Trade Wind. That includes the new title fee.
That was about a year ago, and included sales tax and all the little nickle dime feees the CA DMV imposes if you walk in with anything but a perfect transaction.
An out-of state trailer that was last registered in the 70's in WA definitely imposes a huge challenge to unsuspecting CA DMV clerks. At one point 3 or 4 of them were staring at the paperwork, undecided on what to do. Then the inspectors gave it their blessing and all went well, sans the $ 200.00 fee.
Fortunately I purchased a one trip permit in WA to move the trailer to CA. It was good for a week of travel, which allowed me to legally tow it to the DMV for registration and inspection.
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Old 09-09-2005, 10:27 PM   #305
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Check this out!

Below some pictures of wheels and tires. The tall tire is a 7.00x15 bias ply tire on a 15x6 Airstream wheel, next to it is a 225/75R15 Marathon Radial.
This shows off the size difference in both width and height.
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Old 09-10-2005, 08:39 AM   #306
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Wow thats a bigger difference that I had thought.........
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:31 PM   #307
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Thumbs up vintage truck from pic... what's the make/model?

Anyone know what kind of truck that is they have pulling the airstream?
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:42 PM   #308
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Anyone know what kind of truck that is they have pulling the airstream?
International Travelall, similar to GM Suburban a station wagon on a truck chassis.

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