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Old 06-15-2011, 07:39 AM   #141
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I think that is possibly the attachment point for the flux capacitor or the gamma ray port, maybe even a speed hole to make it go faster.
Seriously I think it is most likely damage that was patched over. You can see another dent just aft of it, probably the PO ran it to a tree branch or something similar. The vent stack covers you speak of on other trailers are higher up on the center roof skin panel and not on that section, plus they are located closer to waste tanks at the rear or closer to the kitchen sink. Your patch is in the living room area.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:15 AM   #142
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Ive added two more photos, forgive me for Im working with only what I have here at work with me between my laptop and my Iphone. I guess I could have waited till I got home to post better pics and ask this question. Also, I couldnt find anything on the interior that relates to this unknown patching on the outside.

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Flux capacitor Gamma Ray port
First thing that came to mind when I read that was the Doc off the movie back to the future. Maybe the PO was building a time machine

I dont know that its damage beings theres no real indicators that its had a blunt blow or puncture. I dunno, guess I should quit worrying about it. I was just considering stripping the clear coat and polishing but didnt know what to do about that spot. Its covered with some type of sealant for sure. The roof has the same sealant around the vent covers. Horrible job at that! Its a mess that I will someday face.
Only other thing I might have thought about but surely they didnt try it, maybe they tried to mount a satellite dish on the side of the trailer. There are about 6 rivet/screw type places within the patch that have a pattern to it. I dunno Ill just leave it till I can think of something better to come up with. Thanks for responding guys.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:49 AM   #143
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I'd say Chris is right. Looks like someone's attempt at a flush patch. In the close up you can see two smaller dents lower down the skin. Looks like something hit it. Here is how a flush patch is supposed to look. Pictures four and six. You can remove the old patch and sealant and re do the patch in a better way, so that the sealant is just a thin bead under the skin. It'll polish up nicely. Just takes some time, patience and money!
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:57 PM   #144
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Dump Valve Blues

Well Im not off to a very good start with Tha Stream since Ive been home. After are first outing we knew we had a leak in the black water area. So Friday I got out the grinder with a cutoff blade and marked me out a square and cut out and access hole to see where the leak was coming from. Man when the manual says dont skimp on the hole size they mean it. But I had enough room to see what I need to see. I then went inside and began filling the black tank with water and soon enough I seen that I had a leak between the black water valve and the slip in adapter. So off to the local RV shop to see what they could do for me, which of course wasnt much. But after 13 calls to different RV shops I finally found ONE that said they could have me a valve kit by Monday. So today Mrs. S and myself drove 2 hours to get the part. Keep in mind I had already ordered one slip in adapter after reading the forums I knew that would need to be changed. So I get home eager to get to fixing the problem. I removed the rubber slip coming from the grey valve and removed the four screws to release the black valve from the slip in adaptar which crumbled in the process and I figured was no biggy since I had already purchased a new one. Then I proceded to manuver the valve around for rebuilding and I notice alot of play over at the grey water valve. After a quick glance I soon found out that the slip in adapter for the grey valve crumbled as well.......... And I only have ONE slip in adapter.......We leave Thursday for our next adventure..........So I hurried in and logged onto ODMRV.com in hopes they can get me my needed parts. I figured while I have everything out might as well rebuild both valves and slip in adapters and be done with the whole ordeal. HOPEFULLY the overnight shipping they offer will get the items here by Wednesday......Fingers Crossed.
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Great thread! I'll be referring to it this winter when I have to do the same to my 1992....thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:08 PM   #146
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Great thread! I'll be referring to it this winter when I have to do the same to my 1992....thanks for sharing!
Glad you found it helpful. If you get stumped during your project feel free to ask questions. Good luck!
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Tongue is tired

Well if I cant camp might as well improve on the Ole Stream right.

So I went out and decided that I would repaint the tongue and its componets since they look worn and tired.

Well the Ole Excella is still full of surprises!

Heres what she looks like now:
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This is the two major surprises I found today:

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Yes this is the gas line mashed nearly flat.
I cannot believe that everything gas related even worked inside!

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And this is the small front storage that sits in the tongue, as you noticed it is completely rotted out.

Im really thinking its not worth trying to save and just remove it all together. I have never used it and really dont see the need of trying to save it. Im stopping for the day to sleep on it. Any one got a good reason why I shouldnt just whack it out of there and go my happy way?
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Wow! That smashed propane line is wild. Hard to believe that anything propane worked at all. When you fix it, you may want to check the regulator output pressure with a manometer. The regulator may have been cranked up to compensate for the smashed line.
I like the tongue storage. I would keep it. I'd make the bottom of it out of expanded metal so it won't hold water. Or you could make it an extra beer cooler.
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Wow! That smashed propane line is wild. Hard to believe that anything propane worked at all. When you fix it, you may want to check the regulator output pressure with a manometer. The regulator may have been cranked up to compensate for the smashed line.
I like the tongue storage. I would keep it. I'd make the bottom of it out of expanded metal so it won't hold water. Or you could make it an extra beer cooler.

Yea I was really shocked that it was smashed like that and I havent had any trouble with any propane items in the trailer.

Looks like Im going to replace the line back to the next joint. Its a pretty long run but Im not to sure about splicing a propane line.

I went back and looked at the storage box, Im on the fence, I thought about coming about 3 inches from the bottom and cutting it off all the way around then putting in a new bottom. Expanded metal is a great idea. I dont have a welding machine myself but I know a local welding shop that could knock that out in no time.

The plan for tomorrow is to sandblast the tongue and storage box and see how much metal on the box is good. Then I'll go from there.

A manometer huh? Thats a first, Ill have to research that and see where I can locate one. Looks like Ive found the perfect time to fully service the gas systems and freshen them up. I did notice a faint gas smell when we used the hot water heater on our last trip.

Its amazing how you set out to ONE thing and it turns into SEVERAL things.

The joys of owning an Airstream, I wouldnt have it any other way.
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Here is a manometer like I bought locally for $79. Much cheaper from VTS. Replacing the whole run of line is the way to go. I saw your other thread about this. If possible, disconnect and flush all the lines with denatured alcohol and blow compressed air through them. I had a problem with some goop in the propane line going to the fridge. After getting all the junk out of the lines the fridge is working great.
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Whew!

WHEW! What a day!

If you havent ever had the pleasure of sandblasting you need to give it a shot, that is one hot messy job right there!

I just got out the shower and the bottom of the shower was solid black.
Glad Mrs. S wasnt here to see that mess!

Anyhoo, took me the better part of the evening to get it blasted. Id blast awhile, cool off awhile, blast awhile, cool awhile.......then I run out of sand

O well theres always tomorrow

So if you ever wondered what your tongue would look like naked here it is:
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I can assure you this is a much bigger task then one might think.

Sometimes I really wish I had a shop, but for now my 40 year old barn that was built by my Grandfather is doing the trick.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:40 PM   #152
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Wow! Looks like you just about got that tongue project licked! Hee hee
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Looking very good ! I am about to do the same to mine !!
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The storage box on my 84 Excella looks just like yours. I will be interested in seeing what you end up with. Nice work you are doing, btw, and great photos. Thanks.

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