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Old 11-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #71
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Dave, what was the spoiler from in the OEM? What kind of wind tunnel numbers do you see?
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:27 PM   #72
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You will have to go to

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Dave, what was the spoiler from in the OEM? What kind of wind tunnel numbers do you see?
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:14 AM   #73
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These are night shots from the drivers seat of the Airstream Clipper.

I like driving in the cool of the summer nights, and now its easier to drive than stop and be alone.

#1 is drivers left console, #2 is lower left dash, #3 is centre dash, #4 in centre dash console with the coffee cup holders illuminated.

The cockpit has indirect night lighting something similar to what could be found in any new a/c.

I am so suprised that more of these units have not been maintained to still be on the road today. These are a beautiful road machine for the technology available at the time.

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Old 10-05-2014, 10:22 PM   #74
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CLIPPER Library

I installed this holder in the CLIPPER reading room last year. The puzzles tend to accumulate as I have not been travelling with all that has happened this year.

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Old 10-05-2014, 10:50 PM   #75
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Bath Faucet Shower Control Valve

On my CLIPPER I have been annoyed for some time now with the amount of water that runs from the bath faucet while taking a shower.

Today, I decided that maybe I could do something with it.

Took the bath faucet off. There is a set screw in the bottom that holds it on the pipe. Loosen the set screw with the appropriate Allen key.

There was excess play in the faucet shaft and the slide with the rubber wiper.

Spread the plastic fingers apart and slide the shaft out the top of the faucet.

Make up some type of spacer to insert into the plastic retainer that holds the rubber wiper. I used two tops off the orange juice boxes after trimming them to correct size.

Because there was a lot of play in the shaft, I cut up a straw for a sleeve and after slicing it lengthwise so that it would fit, inserted that into the hole. Insert the shaft and cut the straw to exact length so it will be retained in the hole when you install the plastic retainer.

Be sure to clean the area that needs to be sealed with the wiper so that it slides smoothly.

Re-assemble.

When you reinstall the faucet, caulk around the pipe before installation. Mine was not caulked there. You don't want any water going back through this hole.

On the CLIPPER the faucet does not fit square against the surround, so it should also have some caulking around the faucet just to help secure it as it is not mounted on copper pipe.

The faucet has an O-Ring with in it, so make sure that does not get damaged. Use a bit of lube when putting it back on the pipe.

Now, there is going to be more back pressure on the O-Ring so when you caulk the faucet, leave it open at the bottom so that it might drain any leakage past the O-Ring. Again, you don't want that leaking back through the tub surround to create more problems.

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Old 01-18-2015, 08:19 PM   #76
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Back in September of 2013, on 'Heather's Last Tour' we stopped at Walmart in Lowville, NY, and they had a clearance sale on H4703 Lamps. I thought at the time they were the same as the H9406 used as dock lamps on the Clipper so I bought a couple. Price I think was $3.00 each. They did not fit. Almost, but not quit. Today, my RF dock lamp was out and being Sunday, the jobber was not open. I decided to modify the one lamp assembly to take the H4703 bulb, and this did work, so my big investment was not lost after all.
The retainer ring requires grinding to elongate it, but if you are careful, it looks OK on completion.
I am getting cheaper in my old age. And of course I am now home alone, with no distractions, so have way to much time to do this stuff.

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The cheapest place to buy the H 9406 sealed beam seems to be Ryder @ $14.63.


Sealed Beam Lamp Rec-48 Tractor Flood Blade Term, H9406, GE Lighting - Ryder Fleet Products

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Old 03-04-2015, 06:35 PM   #77
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I had a couple old technology routers that I was discarding. One should always try to take a moment to see if this old stuff can be repurposed.

The SMC router housing I used for a holder for my PLAYBOOK,
( http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1589145 )
and the Linksys router I repurposed, the back end, to hold my TV remotes on the side of the cabinet in the CLIPPER bedroom.

Now I even reused the front end of the Linksys as a catch tray for the VW Beetle, trimming it up with the disc grinder, and mounting it on the shift counsel.

A little spray of paint and it will look OEM.

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Old 04-10-2015, 11:17 AM   #78
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There is always a need for storage solutions in an RV. The CLIPPER is no exception to this, even though it does have a lot of storage capacity within the <37' body length.

Small items tend to get lost in the bottom of drawers, so this annoying problem, led to this solution.

I picked up, what is probably a drip tray? at the used store this week, thinking 'I could use that'? Cost was .25 cents with tax in.

I trimmed up a couple pieces of junk vinyl siding for the rails, and mounted them under the middle shelf in the bathroom cabinet. I now have a shallow slide out tray for some of the smaller items that gather in the bathroom.

The weight in negligible, the space was not being used before, and now it should be easier to find some of these small items when they are needed.

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Recycle, reuse, reduce. Clever ideas.
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One more cheap fix to a problem that could have got expensive.

When travelling across the country in 2009, I needed to charge my electric razor, and plugged it in, and left it in the sink to secure it while underway.

First stop, my loving navigator set it on the counter so as to be able to use the sink. As we drove away of course, the razor hit the floor.

Once was enough for that.

To make sure this situation did not repeat, I made up a holder, from a vitamin pill plastic bottle, to hold the cord and the razor, and installed on the side of the bathroom cabinet. Out of the way, out of sight, but handy for use anytime.

These bottles last forever, and take lots of abuse. I cut the base out, drilled the cap, ran the cord up through it, and the remaining cord coils in the base of the holder. Out of the way, and always where you want it.

Some of these simple solutions would not be acceptable for the rich and famous, but we were only living the dream of that lifestyle, and to do that we did not splurge on buying stuff we did not need.

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Old 04-16-2015, 01:50 PM   #81
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End of last month I finally got around to putting up the new 'barrier' curtains in the Clipper. Heather had bought these at Giant Tiger in Arnprior on our 2013 TOUR, but had never been able to shorten them before she got ill. She would be pleased with how they look!

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