Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-13-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
58BUBBLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 9
What size panhead screws in the U channel?

Hi, its been a while since I last posted but I'm trying to get back to work on my Bubble. It has been sitting on saw horses in my yard for a few months now and I've got to get it done. I've replaced the floor and am ready to install the U channel to the floor. WHAT SIZE SCREWS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR SCREWING THE CHANNEL DOWN? Probably a dumb question but I can't remember what I pulled out. I've got to get motivated b4 the weather gets bad again. TIA
__________________

__________________
58BUBBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2005, 01:57 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,245
Images: 22
I would suggest you go with about 1" long and maybe a number 8 or 10 size screw with a pan head. I don't remember for sure what diameter the 8 or 10 are though. As I recall the ones that I originally took out were in the range of 1/8" in diameter. The 1" length should be enough to go through the channel and all the way through the plywood (assuming it is 3/4"). If you plywood is 5/8" then probably 3/4" screws would be fine.

I am about to get back to working on my AS some too.

Malcolm
__________________

__________________
malconium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
MarkR's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
Folsom , California
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 725
Images: 12
Am in the same boat - Can't seem to get my priorities straight - All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
And don't forget the "bolts" thru the channel then plywood then outrigger, not sure what size or type those should be?
__________________

Aluminumbskull with Led Balloon in Drag
***
Birch Plywood and Aluminum go together like
Peanut Butter and Chocolate
MarkR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2005, 04:02 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
greg176's Avatar
 
1961 26' Overlander
Gabriola Island , British Columbia
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 474
Images: 1
I used a #10 x 5/8" plated steel pan head screw.
__________________
greg176 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
Rivet Monster
 
wahoonc's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1980 31' Excella II
Sprung Leak , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 7,174
Images: 40
I used #10x 1" stainless (#8's are what came out) for the out riggers I had a box of 1/4-20x3" stainless bolts to use. Decided to use stainless for all repair work...I realize it might not have been cost effective for the factory to use them, but I DON'T want to have to do it again... I know what you mean...mine has been yard art for over a year, it has been too freakin' hot to be working in an Airstream without A/C

Aaron
__________________
....so many Airstreams....so little time...
WBCCI #XXXX AIR #2495
Why are we in this basket...and where are we going
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2005, 12:53 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
58BUBBLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 9
Temp has dropped a little today so I will try and get the channel installed- wish me luck!
__________________
58BUBBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2005, 06:35 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
58BUBBLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 105
Images: 9
U channel done, what about wiring?

Well its been a productive day. I got all of the U channel installed and my next big task will be installing the belly pan. Here is a question though, the way it was wired b4 the power for all 12 volt lights including inside and outside the trailer ran from the tow vehicle and went through a hole that was drilled through the belly pan, floor, and U channel and into the wall where it was then distributed to the various lights. Would it be a better idea to have it run from the tow vehicle to a receptacle on the outside skin surface? It seems as though it would be a cleaner install and there wouldn't have to be a hole drilled through the floor. Has anyone done anything like this? You could have a single cord that runs between the tow vehicle & trailer that could be removed and stored when not in use. I have seen some heavy duty outlets that would work well. Let me know what you think and if there are any problems with this idea.
__________________
58BUBBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2005, 07:13 PM   #8
Rivet Monster
 
wahoonc's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1980 31' Excella II
Sprung Leak , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 7,174
Images: 40
The cord idea is the way mine came hooked up from the factory. There is a male connector with a spring loaded cap on the front of the trailer and a pig tail that goes between them. The wires are led from a box on the front interior bulked, down thru a hole in the U channel and then down the frame to wherever it is they go.

Aaron
__________________

__________________
....so many Airstreams....so little time...
WBCCI #XXXX AIR #2495
Why are we in this basket...and where are we going
wahoonc 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
awning polycord size sovereign Awnings 5 04-23-2012 12:38 PM
Hitch size Jim Sease Hitches, Couplers & Balls 16 10-12-2010 11:04 AM
tow ball size iguana Hitches, Couplers & Balls 2 10-03-2002 12:39 PM
Clutch head screws Zed2 Windows & Screens 4 08-23-2002 06:16 PM
Size of black water tank glyoungca Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 06-10-2002 05:17 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:33 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.