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Old 02-11-2010, 05:30 PM   #589
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I thought I'd share a couple pictures of the tire as well. What is it that makes trailer tires such a problem? This tire was less than a year old. And the tire pressure was right on. Any engineers out there who can explain why trailer tires have such a bad name. I know stuff happens, look at Toyota. But in my years of driving, more years that I really want to count, I've had way more trailer tire problems than I have had on cars, trucks and plains.
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Wow. In the trucking industry we call those tires, rag tires (poly tires). Because they turn to rags, lol.

Just a side note, my company is replacing all their poly trailer tires with radials. Less rolling resistance, less heat buildup = less money out the door on fuel and tire replacement. We have 22,000+ trailers x 4 or 8 tires each.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:01 AM   #590
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Chris, I now understand why the truck industry calls them rag tires. The company that makes them is a rag company. More on that later.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:45 AM   #591
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Please help

Need the small inner part to the burner in my 63 Need the small inner part to the burner in my 63 Bambi Dometic refer. My perfectly restored refer no longer works because of this tiny part. I know they are hard to come by. Please will someone help me save my fridge. Included here are some pictures of what the part looks like.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:07 PM   #592
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Here are two drawings of the part I need. It's ceramic. These pictures actually show how the part broke and my temp field repair.
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Keep your eye on craigslist Don. Old refers do come up sometimes. I passed up two '64 refers already, but mine still works!

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Old 06-12-2010, 09:00 AM   #594
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Viking, thanks for the suggestion. I keep hoping someone has one laying around.
As you can tell I'm a real dreamer.
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Keep your eye on craigslist Don. Old refers do come up sometimes. I passed up two '64 refers already, but mine still works!

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Old 06-12-2010, 10:59 AM   #595
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Viking, thanks for the suggestion. I keep hoping someone has one laying around.
As you can tell I'm a real dreamer.

That's a good thing, Don. Daydreaming is what got me into Airstreams in the first place, and dreaming about how I could fix it and improve it has gotten me this far with my rebuild, Along with a touch of the romance of times gone by.

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Old 06-16-2010, 09:39 AM   #596
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Someone out there must have the part I need!
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:39 AM   #597
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Good luck with that one - I looked around for one of those for several years - Tom Reed had a line on a supplier who had them, but I called them and they had them no more - someone said you might be able to make one out of brass...

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refer part

Still no luck on the refer part. Somewhere in the Northwest there is a person who repairs of RV refers. Dose anyone know who this person is?
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Don, you might try Oregon RV Appliance Repair 34133 Hwy 99 Tangent, OR (near Albany, OR). Phone 541-928-7245.
I've heard some good things about their work, but they may not be able to find the part either.
Didn't Uwe have the part you needed? I thought you talked to him on the phone during our Baja trip and he said he had the part?


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HI Don! You can try my favorite RV supply (real mom/pop place) Contact www.evergreenrvsupply.com - complete parts and repairs from road to roof

or these fridge rebuilders in North Seattle (but they may just do 70's and up, wouldn't hurt to ask) RV Mobile, RV and Gas Refrigerators.

You might also PM Scott Goroson.. he's got an old '63 that he was parting out, can't remember if there was an old fridge with it or not... he might have some parts.
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No refer in it, but am in the market for an original 63 fridge, or at least that funky door panel with the red stripes that I can put into a new one if someone ever comes across it.
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Thanks everyone for the ideas. I'll get on it. And let you know if I find an answer. I haven't worked on any Airstreams this summer. Two distractions; painting my house and working on a 33 Chevy 5 window coupe. My Son-in-Law should be here in mid August. He will help me with the riveting of the belly pan on the Flying Cloud. It will be nice to get something done on that project.
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