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Old 05-13-2018, 06:13 PM   #113
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6 sets of wheel bearings cleaned and repacked, one magnet and one spring replaced. 8 hours. Whew.
Brand new Goodyear tires!
Gotta get the Hensley rebuilt this week.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:59 PM   #114
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Your weekend has been going like my week. Replacing the dump valves. Wanted to use ABS because that's what was OEM. Couldn't source locally. Meant to order 3" ABS sewer Tee, but ordered a Y by mistake. It didn't matter because Amazon sent a 2" marked 3". I discovered that PVC is OK if I use the right glue, so sent DW Lowes to buy a PVC T, but told her to buy the wrong one. Needed the "long sweep". DW to Lowes again. Finally ready to put it all back in.

Re-running disc brake lines to wheels. Finally got everything to fit. Bleeding tomorrow if the rain quits long enough.

Bent the leg on a stabilizer on our last trip. Took it off and ordered parts. They'll be here Tuesday.

Trying to get ready to leave for a rally on Thursday......

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Old 05-14-2018, 06:10 PM   #115
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Your weekend has been going like my week. Replacing the dump valves......

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Plumbing and me, we ain't buddies so I fully understand.
I did get the Hensley reassembled tonight. Between it and 6 wheels I went thru a whole tub of grease. Most of it is in the bearings, the rest is on me.

We are having a small rally this weekend in Vicksburg at the Ameristar casino.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:47 PM   #116
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My start/stop solar install made it to a check point. 400w of panels are now attached with custom brackets. Cheap stainless hardware was a major headache, with two sets galling up before the nut was in contact with the bracket. Now it's time to mount the controller and run wires.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:23 PM   #117
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Wires ran down the fridge vent to a fused combiner, then forward thru the dinette, the TV cabinet, under the window shelf and then behind the sofa to the controller. Under a tree canopy my $750 project will provide enough power to run a fantastic vent. Is that a good return on investment?
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:33 PM   #118
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Wires ran down the fridge vent to a fused combiner, then forward thru the dinette, the TV cabinet, under the window shelf and then behind the sofa to the controller. Under a tree canopy my $750 project will provide enough power to run a fantastic vent. Is that a good return on investment?
Lol- If you had room on your roof for another 8 panels; your wife could use her hair dryer, as long as there was nothing else running.

I appreciate what you are doing though- with no shore power- and using solar to maintain batteries; your 12volt system will never die.

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Old 06-18-2018, 07:28 PM   #119
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Our '63 has done well with 200w of solar, but it only has 8 lights or so. The 34' has 50 something bulbs INSIDE!
Realistically we have converted the most used lights to LEDs so it's not that bad...it's still the most capable boondocking trailer that we have with the big tanks and battery bank.
Going camping with good friends this weekend. I hope this thing will fit into the campsite, everyone knows that anything longer than (insert your trailer length here) won't fit into most parks.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:40 PM   #120
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I got a 95 34í that has been on the back burner for 5 years. It is still on the back burner but it is now on our driveway, along with the 66 Tradewind, since the storage yard closed.

I stumbled across this thread and it is a great read so want to tag along.

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Old 03-13-2019, 04:25 PM   #121
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Cool! Another long trailer owner! We really like our 34' specially since we installed the 2nd air. I'm planning on replacing the axles as soon as we swipe enough cookie-jar money.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:39 PM   #122
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So I started on page one and new tires were going on so I then jumped to last page and new tire were going on. Im at a loss for words.
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:24 PM   #123
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Cool! Another long trailer owner! We really like our 34' specially since we installed the 2nd air. I'm planning on replacing the axles as soon as we swipe enough cookie-jar money.


Our main Airstream is a 66 Tradewind. We have a project thread titled Danís 66 Tradewind Improvements. It is built for boondocking.

Our 95 34í is an Excella 1000 but didnít see that year in the Excella 1000 category so put it in the Excella 94-96 category titled Danís 34í Makeover. We didnít care for the interior so we will be replacing the mouse fur with aluminum and the white, falling down, vinyl ceiling with aluminum plus some heart pine wood flooring. I tend to do things differently, so I plan on installing a mini split heat pump, disc brakes with new axles, lithium batteries and lots of solar. It will be a vintage Airstream before it is completed

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I've been watching your Tradewind improvements, impressive. 2 of our trailers are setup for boondocking, the 3rd, our old '61 has no gray tank or solar and is still 100% old school lighting but it's fun to boondock sometimes. The '63 is a great boondocking camper, solar and lithium are the way to go but it's hard to beat the big tanks in the 34', and with 400 W of solar it does fine with 2X 6V GC power.
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So I started on page one and new tires were going on so I then jumped to last page and new tire were going on. Im at a loss for words.


Yea, I'm at a loss for $$$ trying to keep tires on 3 Airstreams, 2 flatbeds, a truck and 2 cars that see regular use!

I just counted all the tires. If they age out at 4 years, I need to buy a tire per month. Uggg.
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I've been watching your Tradewind improvements, impressive. 2 of our trailers are setup for boondocking, the 3rd, our old '61 has no gray tank or solar and is still 100% old school lighting but it's fun to boondock sometimes. The '63 is a great boondocking camper, solar and lithium are the way to go but it's hard to beat the big tanks in the 34', and with 400 W of solar it does fine with 2X 6V GC power.


We love boondocking and the flexibility it gives for finding places to camp. Our 34í will be set up with lots of solar and batteries. I agree the large tanks will be nice to have.

We plan to travel all over Florida in the winter time after my wife retires. I suspect we will do this in the 34í.

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