Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2013, 07:59 AM   #421
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,759
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmtreegirl View Post
Hello Friends!

SHOE STORAGE









Besides the dividers in the tote, I need to fill in the approx. 1" between the floor and top of the U brackets so the tote slides in and out easily.
All you need to fill that gap is a single piece of square tubing the same size as the U brackets, running lengthwise from one bracket to the other.
__________________

__________________
Cats and ultraleather Airstream upholstery don't mix!
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2013, 08:41 AM   #422
4 Rivet Member
 
palmtreegirl's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Medina , Ohio
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 331
Images: 4
Thanks Pro,
I think that's exactly what I'll do! I'll check Home Depot or Lowes tomorrow for that piece.
__________________

__________________
Liz, Brian and 3 Yorkies

The Silver Pearl & The Black Pearl

2008 25' Safari FB SE Queen converted to King
2014 Ford Expedition EXP Limited 4x4 V-8
McKesh towing mirrors
Centramatic Balancers
Hensley Swift-Arrow Hitch
palmtreegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 05:43 PM   #423
4 Rivet Member
 
tallytwo1994's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
tallahassee , Florida
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 280
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by palmtreegirl View Post
Hello Friends!

SHOE STORAGE
Brian and I did one small project. The problem was shoes gathering at the door. We removed the drawer and hardware just inside the door (under the dinette seat). We just happened to have a Sterilite Tote that fits exactly in the space between the bench supports (the U shaped legs) - The tote will easily hold at least 4 pairs of shoes. I still need to put dividers in the tote. Note: the tote is WAY bigger than that little drawer!









Besides the dividers in the tote, I need to fill in the approx. 1" between the floor and top of the U brackets so the tote slides in and out easily.

This is an A+++ upgrade - shoes scattered around the door drives me crazy! Cost: FREE! - I already had the tote!
For the dividers you might be able to use a couple of pieces of plastic canvas. If you cut two pieces so they interlock it might work perfectly fine and it's a very light weight product.
Darice Stiff Plastic Canvas 7 Count 12"X18"-Clear & plastic canvas at Joann.com

Carol
tallytwo1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #424
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 6,872
Adjustable Drink Holder - Black - Camco 44044 - Travel Accessories - Camping World

A place to put a coffee cup in the bedroom. Good for a lazy Saturday morning reading a nice trash novel. I'm hanging it on the INSIDE of the bedroom closet door since it won't be used except early mornings.

Paula
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 11:07 PM   #425
Rivet Master
 
John&Vicki's Avatar
 
1990 25' Excella
Sisters , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,040
Images: 4
Subscribed. Some great ideas here!

Poppy
John&Vicki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 12:40 AM   #426
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
2013 25' FB Eddie Bauer
2012 20' Flying Cloud
Small Town , *** Big Sky Country ***
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,538
Quote:
Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post
All you need to fill that gap is a single piece of square tubing the same size as the U brackets, running lengthwise from one bracket to the other.
...or, PVC pipe ...much easier to work with, cheaper, and only need it to fill the dead space.
__________________
2015 25' Eddie Bauer International Sp Ed
2019 Chev New Silverado 1500 6.2 V-8; equalizer hitch
AIR# 44105; formerly WBCCI 2015.1
Terminal Aluminitis; 2-people w/ 2-dogs
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #427
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar
 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 10,369
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddruker View Post
I just replaced the loud stock fan in my range hood with a quiet 12V computer case fan, and the not very bright stock light with LED pads.

This was a very easy upgrade, total cost $30.

The key thing - a 200 Millimeter Cooler Master Computer Case Fan fit perfectly in the fan opening in the range hood. It is also 12V just like the old fan, but it's much quieter, and it seems to move plenty of air. Cost was $16.

To install the new fan, first I removed the fan casing (super easy, just four philips screws) and then removed the old fan. Then I sealed the edge around the opening in the fan casing with foam window sealing tape, then I attached the new fan with four bolts and nuts. I used a little bit of duct tape to seal the holes in the fan casing where the old motor was mounted.

I removed the old incandescent bulb and holder, added a reflector made out of a scrap of aluminum I had laying around, and attached the new LED pads to the reflector. I had two LED pads laying around from when I replaced all my interior lights - I think they cost about $5 each.

The only remaining step was wiring the new fan and LED pads into the existing wiring and re-installing the fan housing.

Total time less than one hour - the range hood lighting is now much brighter and more usable, and the fan is nearly silent.

The pictures below are several views of the fan housing just prior to re-installing it in my trailer.
I tried this yesterday with the 168 cfm model. Nice and quiet, but doesn't pull enough air to even open the stainless exhaust flap much at all. Took it back out. The search continues for a quiet fan.
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #428
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawus"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , Milky Way
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 13,993
Images: 1
Ours is much quieter with the "custom" flap holder installed.

Bob
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC08032.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	188.4 KB
ID:	196069  
__________________
"Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory."
Molly Ivins

"Just because you don't know how, doesn't mean you canít."
Amanamus

"Never tow faster than your Guardian Angel can Fly"


Sweet Streams....🌥
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 09:42 AM   #429
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar
 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 10,369
Images: 5
Yup, I use a wad of no slip shelf liner to hold mine open. But it still doesn't move nearly enough air. On high it moves less than low speed with the stock fan.
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 10:12 AM   #430
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawus"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , Milky Way
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 13,993
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Last week I finally got around to replacing the tach/usage monitor on the Honda.
Also installed an external gas shut-off for easier switching back & forth.


Bob
__________________
"Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory."
Molly Ivins

"Just because you don't know how, doesn't mean you canít."
Amanamus

"Never tow faster than your Guardian Angel can Fly"


Sweet Streams....🌥
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #431
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar
 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,295
Images: 58
Where did you get that Bob?????

Must be one of those new high tech items from the far east?

Maybe you should patent an aluminium version for the American market.

Dave

Quote:
Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
Ours is much quieter with the "custom" flap holder installed.

Bob
__________________
"LOVE and LOSS, are two of the greatest emotions one can experience. -- I went to school to learn about "WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN" but I had to live my life to learn the lesson of: 'WITH LOVE THERE WILL BE SORROW'."
David Stewart. (after loosing my NAVIGATOR)
masseyfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #432
Lost in America
 
mojo's Avatar
 
2015 27' FB International
2006 25' Safari FB SE
2004 19' International CCD
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by dznf0g View Post
I tried this yesterday with the 168 cfm model. Nice and quiet, but doesn't pull enough air to even open the stainless exhaust flap much at all. Took it back out. The search continues for a quiet fan.
I installed a 12v variable rheostat switch mounted on the cover plate for the fan switch. It allows you to regulate the fan speed (and noise) based upon how much air/smoke you need to ventilate. Not totally quiet but better than full blast all the time. Switch and knob available at Radioshack.
__________________
This is the strangest life I've ever known - J. Morrison

2015 Airstream International Serenity 27FB
2017
Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel

mojo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #433
Rivet Master
 
KYAirstream's Avatar
 
1979 31' Sovereign
Northeastern , Kentucky
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 627
Quote:
Originally Posted by mojo View Post

I installed a 12v variable rheostat switch mounted on the cover plate for the fan switch. It allows you to regulate the fan speed (and noise) based upon how much air/smoke you need to ventilate. Not totally quiet but better than full blast all the time. Switch and knob available at Radioshack.
Can you say more about how you did this? Does the fan still turn on when you move the lever that raises the vent, and the rheostat dials the speed down from max? Or does the lever only open the vent now, without turning the fan on?
KYAirstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #434
Lost in America
 
mojo's Avatar
 
2015 27' FB International
2006 25' Safari FB SE
2004 19' International CCD
Santa Fe , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,748
I don't have any vent lever to open the vent, it's a manual operation, similar to what Robert Cross does in his previous post. The vent is latched from outside. Once unlatched, the fan opens the flap with the forced air it blows. The clothes pin helps to remind you that the vent is unlatched before you travel.
__________________
This is the strangest life I've ever known - J. Morrison

2015 Airstream International Serenity 27FB
2017
Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel

mojo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2013, 05:08 PM   #435
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawus"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , Milky Way
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 13,993
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Plus it won't damage the skin when it blows off in the slipstream after you've forgotten to take it off.

DW has a whole bag of those specialized clips under the kitchen sink that she thinks I know nothing about.

Bob
__________________
"Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory."
Molly Ivins

"Just because you don't know how, doesn't mean you canít."
Amanamus

"Never tow faster than your Guardian Angel can Fly"


Sweet Streams....🌥
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #436
Rivet Master
 
blkmagikca's Avatar

 
1987 32' Excella
Nepean , Ontario
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,319
Earlier trailers (like my 1987) have a lever alongside the vent that opens a flap on the outside. The fan is engaged when the lever is slid to open.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1000184w.jpg
Views:	1446
Size:	160.7 KB
ID:	196208   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1000185w.jpg
Views:	152
Size:	351.8 KB
ID:	196209  

__________________
VE3JDZ
AIR 12148
1987 Excella 32-foot
1999 Dodge Ram 2500HD Diesel
WBCCI 8080
blkmagikca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2013, 05:59 PM   #437
Capt W
 
2013 31' Classic
Jefferson , Massachusetts
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 78
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 1
we've struggled with the sliding double doors on the curb side closet jumping off the tracks when underway. there is a thread about this on the forum. But, since the solution is also a modification, I'll post it here.
I put my mod on my blog so that I could also share it with the wrest and Airstream Adventures FB pages. Here is the link to my solution.
Tin Wheeler Adventures: Those D****d sliding glass doors
__________________
Wayne and Sarah

Welcome aboard, Mary Joan, the Tin Wheeler

http://www.tinwheel.blogspot.com
wrochdvm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 01:09 AM   #438
Rivet Master
 
Scott J-24's Avatar
 
2009 27' FB International
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 731
Just saw the Dyson Hot/Cold fan at Costco. While it doesn't qualify for an under $100.00 mod it is on sale for $100.00 off the regular price (does that qualify?). Does anyone have one of these for their AS and if so, are they worth the high $$$ they are asking for them? Thanks for your comments good or bad.
__________________
Scott, Becky & Heidi (our standard poodle and travel companion)
WBCCI #1215
Air #54601

Remember... No matter where you go, there you are...

2009 27FB International Ocean Breeze
2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, 5.7L V8, 4x4
Scott J-24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #439
Rivet Master
 
SteveSueMac's Avatar

 
2012 27' Flying Cloud
W , New England
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 7,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott J-24 View Post
Just saw the Dyson Hot/Cold fan at Costco. While it doesn't qualify for an under $100.00 mod it is on sale for $100.00 off the regular price (does that qualify?). Does anyone have one of these for their AS and if so, are they worth the high $$$ they are asking for them? Thanks for your comments good or bad.
We bought one when someone here posted about a deal from Woot. We LOVE ours! It's great to move air conditioned air throughout the camper and to take the chill off the air on a cold night letting you set your thermostat a bit lower. Nothing for the dog to get her ears snipped on either which is a great relief!

Don't know of there's anything better out there but very very happy with ours!
SteveSueMac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #440
Rivet Master
 
John&Vicki's Avatar
 
1990 25' Excella
Sisters , Oregon
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,040
Images: 4
How much is the Dyson at Costco? Is it the AM04 or the new AM05 that they're selling? I'd be fine with the "old" model for a couple hundred bucks.

Poppy

Edit: Looked it up at the Costco site. Looks like they're selling the AM04, no price given. Heading that way today. Shiny object syndrome wins today.
__________________

__________________
John & Vicki
WBCCI #4291

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled. ~ Robert Frost
John&Vicki 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
Favorite Jerry-Rig? Dave Cole General Repair Forum 58 10-07-2013 10:50 AM
Others' Reactions to your Airstreams? Pick On The Road... 84 05-16-2007 01:49 PM
Post your favorite picture of your MH PeterH-Airstreamer Airstream Motorhome Forums 42 07-24-2004 10:13 PM
Modification to Furnace Propane Line winner LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 6 06-29-2002 04:54 AM
Vintage campers My favorite site !! airstreamcaravel Link Archive 0 02-25-2002 05:42 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.