Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-18-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
Paddledipper's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1996 34' Excella
Florida Panhandle , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 372
Images: 29
Recycle, Sell, Repurpose or Trash?

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1413672495.689687.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	953.7 KB
ID:	224616
Taking the old brake mechanism off The Adjuster ('77 Overlander) and replacing with new. What do we do with this? Is seems sinful to just trash it, I would imagine someone would like to have it or has a purpose for it. Advise?
__________________

__________________
The Evans' Family
Florida Panhandle
1977 Overlander / 27' ~ The Attitude Adjuster
1997 Airstream Excella / 34' ~ The Sane Asylum
Paddledipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2014, 06:06 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1966 24' Tradewind
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,122
You might make a post on the Airstream Classifieds here, or maybe E-bay. It isn't worth much IMO as most folks use electric trailer brakes now. I think this is the first one I've seen. I think you're wise to renovate your brakes with the standard 12v magnet actuated drums. Reliable, not expensive, and can be serviced anywhere.

There is a chance an Airstream "restorer" would want it to keep the trailer like it came from the factory.

All metal is recycle-able, so it isn't trash.

David
__________________

__________________
dbj216 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,067
Images: 13
I would remove it if you are not going to use it. Likely there is some one restoring an Airstream that is scouring the known RV world for that piece. (That will never b made again) While it's market value may only be stated in it's weight at a scrap metal yard, to a restorer it may be priceless. Just don't expect to get that in a transaction.

There is a former mod on this forum that has about 4 years in an effort to find a correct piece for her '64 trailer.

>>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 11:41 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
judflor's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Stuart , Florida
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 26
I have one from my 1977 31' Sovereign but not so great shape; I am replacing it with a modern actuator. I too am wondering what to do with it. I hate to toss it.
__________________
judflor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 01:25 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
Paddledipper's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1996 34' Excella
Florida Panhandle , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 372
Images: 29
I really like the idea of getting it into the hand of someone who would use it in a restoration. Good suggestions to put it on classifieds, so I posted my first!
__________________
The Evans' Family
Florida Panhandle
1977 Overlander / 27' ~ The Attitude Adjuster
1997 Airstream Excella / 34' ~ The Sane Asylum
Paddledipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1966 24' Tradewind
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,122
Be patient, give it some time. I'll bet someone will want it.

David
__________________
dbj216 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 07:16 PM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
Paddledipper's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1996 34' Excella
Florida Panhandle , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 372
Images: 29
What about the original water pump, furnace, and AC?
__________________
The Evans' Family
Florida Panhandle
1977 Overlander / 27' ~ The Attitude Adjuster
1997 Airstream Excella / 34' ~ The Sane Asylum
Paddledipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1966 24' Tradewind
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,122
It's me again ! The water pump and furnace should be recycled. New water pumps are less than 200 and work so much better than the old ones. A new furnace is 700 and again works so much better than the old one. If the AC still works, might as well "use it up" as they are over 1000 to replace. If not, start saving.

But on a positive note, opinions on these Air Forums are absolutely FREE !

David
__________________
dbj216 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 07:42 PM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
Paddledipper's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1996 34' Excella
Florida Panhandle , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 372
Images: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbj216 View Post
It's me again ! The water pump and furnace should be recycled. New water pumps are less than 200 and work so much better than the old ones. A new furnace is 700 and again works so much better than the old one. If the AC still works, might as well "use it up" as they are over 1000 to replace. If not, start saving.

But on a positive note, opinions on these Air Forums are absolutely FREE !

David

I appreciate the advice! The AC doesn't work and is coming off and being replaced by spring. Already replaced the water pump because it had a leak when we got it but held on to it until we figured out what to do with it. The furnace hasn't been tested but the PO already put in another propane wall unit, but we haven't tested it either. We live in Florida and don't anticipate many cold weather camps but have 2 ceramic heaters, just in case. Really find Air Forums members so helpful, thanks!
__________________
The Evans' Family
Florida Panhandle
1977 Overlander / 27' ~ The Attitude Adjuster
1997 Airstream Excella / 34' ~ The Sane Asylum
Paddledipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2014, 10:28 PM   #10
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,067
Images: 13
Water pump, furnace and AC.

I had a '66 Overlander with a dead period correct Penguin rof mount AC unit. I live in Phoenix and AC is required (at least by me) and the heat .... well not so much. I got a used RV AC unit for $350 and took the old very heavy unit down. Thought some one would want for free and never got any takers so it was piched.

The water pump wouldbe a similar thing in no one sees a water pump so likely you are not going to get any takers. With one exception, some of those pumps are rebuildable and some one may want to take that one on.

The furnace, you may find a taker for that. Usually furnaces are tucked away in tight quarters and some one may want a period correct one that fit's their unit. Especialy if there is a visable grille. Many times they can be rebuilt as well.

Throw some pictures out there. Hold the piece for a period of time. If no takers there will always be a dude looking for scrap.

>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________

__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action 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
Recycle that old copper pipe idroba Fresh Water Systems 1 08-03-2012 03:59 AM
About to Recycle my Reese Dual Cam thecatsandi Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11 11-30-2011 08:31 PM
MUST SELL, MUST SELL--BUY NOW 1994 Airstream Land Yacht eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 07-31-2009 09:00 AM
To sell or not to Sell ?? osolow Dollars & Cents 5 05-04-2009 02:39 PM
Island Trash Revisited jaco Off Topic Forum 1 04-30-2004 11:01 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:30 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.