Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-11-2011, 02:13 PM   #71
Rivet Master
 
r carl's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Lin , Ne
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
Finished yesterday.


I re-wired the shifter so I'm now able to start in neutral, forward and reverse.
I know it don't sound like much...but it just may save some $$$$ down the line.

Bob
You may want to keep the neutral safety switch and wire in an overide button.
__________________

__________________
r carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #72
3 Rivet Member
 
50KIP's Avatar
 
2009 19' International
Woodinville , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 191
Images: 1
Looking out the window at Seattle sunshine (rain) while drooling over Gringo's blogspot.
2 Gringos in the Caribbean
__________________

__________________
DonS

"It's like magic, only real"
(Bud Light commercial)


Women and cats can do as they please, while men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.(R. Heinlein)
50KIP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 02:57 PM   #73
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by r carl View Post
You may want to keep the neutral safety switch and wire in an overide button.
carl,

I have kept the neutral safety switch...it's required.

Our boat came from the Factory with turn-signal style engine trim switches, one on each side of the steering wheel. Up and down on both, much safer keeping both hands on the wheel.
That rendered the trim button on the shifter redundant. I simply wired that into the starter solenoid.
I can now start with the key in neutral, or what used to be the shifter trim button in neutral, forward or reverse.
Makes it a lot less stressful on the lower-unit, especially when towing water toys.

Bob
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC06929.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	229.2 KB
ID:	144969  
__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 05:33 PM   #74
Rivet Master
 
casa3805's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 869
Images: 41
My Rear End

Continuing to strip, clean and repaint the rear storage and bumper. Thought it was a simple little task, but sigh... gave up stripping the bumper and lid in place and took them off. They now look great and are ready to go back on. Took a needle gun to the rust in the storage compartment and almost have it all repainted and ready for the bumper.
baby steps....
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	stripping bumper.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	181.5 KB
ID:	144987   Click image for larger version

Name:	repainting bumper_frame.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	151.8 KB
ID:	144988  

__________________
Chuck & Skye
Rock and Roll Will Never Die!

WBCCI 3805
AIR 54011 Since July 2011
casa3805 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 05:41 PM   #75
Rivet Master
 
Skater's Avatar
 
1995 30' Excella
Bowie , Maryland
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,344
I installed some metal screens in the camper to keep the cat from getting under the couch - he likes to go there specifically when we need him to come out for travel...

I also wired a switch that was unused to turn on the marker lights.
__________________
1995 Airstream Classic 30' Excella 1000
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with Cummins 6.7L Diesel

Sold but not forgotten: 1991 Airstream B190
Sold: 2006 F-250 6.0L Powerstroke Supercab
Skater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 05:45 PM   #76
Rivet Master
 
casa3805's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Corpus Christi , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 869
Images: 41
The Magic Switch

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skater View Post
I also wired a switch that was unused to turn on the marker lights.
Unused or just not able to find what it really powered?
__________________
Chuck & Skye
Rock and Roll Will Never Die!

WBCCI 3805
AIR 54011 Since July 2011
casa3805 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #77
Rivet Master
 
Skater's Avatar
 
1995 30' Excella
Bowie , Maryland
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,344
Quote:
Originally Posted by casa3805 View Post
Unused or just not able to find what it really powered?
Unused. It had power to it, but there was nothing connected to the other terminal.
__________________
1995 Airstream Classic 30' Excella 1000
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with Cummins 6.7L Diesel

Sold but not forgotten: 1991 Airstream B190
Sold: 2006 F-250 6.0L Powerstroke Supercab
Skater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 08:29 PM   #78
Top
Always learning
 
Top's Avatar
 
1972 29' Ambassador
1962 19' Globetrotter
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Central , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,779
Images: 24
Blog Entries: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to Top
Today I got up early, drove a few hours and got the hot water working properly in a 2000 Excella. I then went by the North Texas Airstream Community to have a look around since I was close. After that, I drove home, did some shopping and took the family out for a nice Veteran's Day supper. Good day it was.
__________________
Lance

Work is never done, so take time to play!
Top is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2011, 07:59 PM   #79
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
Quote:
Originally Posted by 50KIP View Post
Looking out the window at Seattle sunshine (rain) while drooling over Gringo's blogspot.
2 Gringos in the Caribbean

thanks! I've got another beachcombing and DIY post just about ready. Just need to upload a few of those little videos. I'll try to keep it sunny.

I spent a lot of time up that way in a previous life. On Navy projects and some APL and oceanographic stuff. I found out I start getting squirrelly after a week of rain. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 12:27 AM   #80
Rivet Master
 
Fly at Night's Avatar
 
2010 27' FB Flying Cloud
Fraser Valley , British Columbia
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,693
Images: 10
Curled up in the AS with a book, finished it, then took a long nap.

Rainy and cold here; I had a good excuse!
__________________
easily distracted by shiny objects
Fly at Night is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 12:04 PM   #81
3 Rivet Member
 
50KIP's Avatar
 
2009 19' International
Woodinville , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 191
Images: 1
Pacific NW

I'm not native to the PNW and have lived here for only 7 years. We have great mountain and ocean scenery and wonderful summers. I usually only have to turn on the AS's A/C just to see if it still works. Forty-five degrees and rain in January is not bad, but when it lasted until June, it was too much for me. This year I am heading to SoCal/AZ (Yuma & Quartzsite) after Christmas for some vitamin D. That is if I can get over Grants Pass, OR in January. Some people Airstream (verb) up here in the winter (example: J5MM) but I will wait until Airstream (noun) comes out with a built-in wood burning stove.
__________________
DonS

"It's like magic, only real"
(Bud Light commercial)


Women and cats can do as they please, while men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.(R. Heinlein)
50KIP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 12:07 PM   #82
Rivet Master
 
Trex's Avatar

 
1981 20' International
Shasta Lake City , California
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,113
Blog Entries: 7
Watching NFL football on free TV in Rita, and plan to start a burn pile... so I get to enjoy two of my favorite things in life. Burn yard slash and watch the 49ers win another game...hopefully!
__________________
"Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you." -the Stranger-

Come and see me at: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f185...-71804-60.html
Trex "Airstream Nomad"
Trex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 12:17 PM   #83
one of those
 
Gringo's Avatar
 
2011 27 FB International
'03 F250 PSD , Airstream summers, Catalac winters
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,091
we're taking the Hobie Tandem Island out sailing in a few minutes.
__________________
A Blog from the Devil's Triangle
http://2gringos.blogspot.com/
Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 04:05 PM   #84
Rivet Master
 
Trex's Avatar

 
1981 20' International
Shasta Lake City , California
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,113
Blog Entries: 7
Pics of today's fun...burning slash in the yard.

__________________

__________________
"Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you." -the Stranger-

Come and see me at: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f185...-71804-60.html
Trex "Airstream Nomad"
Trex is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I rescued a Human today... THEPILL The Pet Forum 71 10-28-2017 09:35 AM
Great Rally this starting today through the weekend Aviator WBCCI Rallies & Events 0 04-14-2011 10:02 AM
Adjusted the ball and hitch today Lucky Dog Hitches, Couplers & Balls 15 03-30-2011 12:03 PM
Looked at airstreams today.. Advice needed. mikeandnora Buyer Guidelines 45 02-10-2011 12:27 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.