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Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-30-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,314
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Shower check valve...

I know that it's awfully late (9 years!) to reply to this thread but...


Our 2004 16' Bambi has EXACTLY the configuration shown in this thread's photo. We bought the trailer brand new, so this...
Forum: Windows & Screens 11-27-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By Toasty's Dad
"Caulk" for Rock Guard

Spousal unit wished to renovate the spline around the flat center plexi rock guard for the front window of our 2004 Bambi.

In order to do this, we of course had to remove the guard from the...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 05-18-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Toasty's Dad
also, access could be a LOT easier. from what...

also, access could be a LOT easier. from what i'm seeing in both my travels and searches, this isn't exactly a rare problem. would it have cost so much do have the holes for adjustment...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 05-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Toasty's Dad
thanks all. i think i know what i need to do...

thanks all.

i think i know what i need to do now.

just gotta find something long enough to drill a 1" hole without running into the bathroom wall with the drill or the chuck.

and then do...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 05-18-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Loose Hinges

2004 16' Bambi CCD.

Bottom hinge on exterior door is loose, and the door hangs low. The hinge itself seems fine, but the whole assembly shifts and gaps against the frame as the door is closed....
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-29-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Toasty's Dad
End of the story: Bought the entire...

End of the story:

Bought the entire assemblies.

One wheel went fast and easy. The curbside was a different animal. Nuts frozen stiff. Got three off, but on the fourth, the stud stripped in...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-24-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Replace just brake shoes or whole assembly?

So one of my Dexter brake shoes has done what sounds distressingly common these days and released it's lining, which I learned while greasing the wheel bearings.

The cost difference between new...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-24-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
In Conclusion

The frame rust project is finally finished (at least on the rear 3rd). Thanks so much to all who advised us on fixing this. We would not have known what to do

Summarizing, the problem was frame...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-17-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
The Demon Pink

Yup, pink stuff is outta there, and definitely not going back. It was still wet, still rotting the frame, and worse, the rear end of the crummy chipboard floor. There were mushrooms, actual...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-11-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Yup, that's the new plan. Tried to remove one of...

Yup, that's the new plan. Tried to remove one of the bolts between the flange and the frame crossbar (the ones whose nuts tack-welded on). SNAP! :mad: Definitely not in the mood for 3 more of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-10-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
OK, next stage of the problem...

I've drilled out the rivets on the rear section of the belly pan, taken it down as much as I can, and wow, what a mess. More about that in a later post.

My immediate problem is that I can't...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-30-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
RE: POR or not to POR

way i look at it, doing this is a major PITA, i'm already buying a bunch of tools to do it right, so some bucks for the best "paint" or whatever it is i can get is well worth it. especially if it...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Grounds

It is indeed factory. And I think its purpose is to ground the propane line itself, to prevent static sparks between the line and the frame.

the ground for the battery is at the very front of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-28-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
We've had a small leak on one side in the back; a...

We've had a small leak on one side in the back; a trickle of water will appear from under one of the interior Al skin joints and dribble an ounce or two on the floor. It only shows up once a year or...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-28-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
I think I know what my summer project is gonna...

I think I know what my summer project is gonna be. I'm gonna do exactly as you advise, sounds like a lot of fun :lol:

Off to Home Depot for an angle grinder....

Thanks again,
Jon
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
I do have a small bumper storage compartment,...

I do have a small bumper storage compartment, used for the sewer hose, etc. I can see how the way it's mounted could direct water under the outer skin. What's the cure for that? Caulk?

Also,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-27-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,267
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Question How much frame rust is too much?

Hi All,

Our well-traveled 2004 Bambi is showing a little rust on the A-frame, so i was thinking about doing a ilttle brushing and painting. And what the heck, take a look at the frame underneath...
Forum: Tires 04-05-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 93,284
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Datapoint: My Goodyear Marathon Tire Blowout

50 MPH, 70 degree day, tires inspected (by me) and inflated to manual-recommended 55 lbs before the trip...

2004 Bambi Intl, Goodyear Marathon, tires covered about half of their lives.

This...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-02-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,327
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Building Acrylic Shelf - Glue? Screws?

Hi,

About to build a shelf out of black acrylic, which will be mounted above the bed on a 16' CCD. It will be about 9" across, about 3-1/2" deep, with a lip just high enough to hold two coffee...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-31-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Am I Killing Bambi?

We're back from our second trip to New Mexico with Toasty, and had a GREAT time in the Chihuahuan desert spring winds. Sorry we missed ya 2Air. Where were you in NM recently?

So my question. We...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-11-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,189
Posted By Toasty's Dad
HI DJ Bassett, I'm roasting with a...

HI DJ Bassett,

I'm roasting with a Hearthware I-Roast2, which is a dedicated air roaster. Very very noisy, does about 4 oz at a time, fantastic results. Since I like to roast VERY light to try...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-10-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,189
Posted By Toasty's Dad
by golly, it is tasty! but very timeconsuming,...

by golly, it is tasty! but very timeconsuming, since most home coffee roasters only do 4oz at a time.

unfortunately, home-roasting is highly addictive. i'm not so much attached to my coffee as...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-10-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,189
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Coffee-wise, we try to drink home-roasted. We...

Coffee-wise, we try to drink home-roasted. We get our green from the extraordinary Sweetmarias, whose site is also a coffee education itself:

Home Coffee Roasting Supplies -Sweet Maria's...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-09-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hey 2Air, we're currently postponed due to...

Hey 2Air,

we're currently postponed due to weather and a family complication. hope to leave this coming weekend (3/15), all permitting, for two weeks.

we're planning on some BLM boondocking,...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-08-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By Toasty's Dad
The blue material is a lightweight upholstery...

The blue material is a lightweight upholstery material that I used to make new cushion covers for the dinette. I seamed two pieces together to make it a little sturdier. The vinyl is pretty heavy...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-08-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By Toasty's Dad
My wife is a genius!

A genius, or at very least, a gifted nester.

With storage space in 16' Bambi at a premium, and dozens of little objects cluttering our silverware drawer with nowhere else to go, and no place to...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-05-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,814
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hey Fyrzowt , That's hilarious, and it just...

Hey Fyrzowt ,

That's hilarious, and it just might be the one thing that would work best...

Said I'd post if the wheel lock device I purchased fit, and it does, so here are some pics.

The...
Forum: On The Road... 03-04-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,869
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Do you worship at the shrine of the Green and the...

Do you worship at the shrine of the Green and the Red?

Then Armijos in Socorro, NM is the absolute best we've found anywhere - especially the green. We'll go 50 miles outta our way for it. ...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-04-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,814
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Thanks for all of the suggestions! I now...

Thanks for all of the suggestions!

I now know what to order. Our local U-Haul had nothin :sad:.

I like the extra hitch ball idea, but I like the idea of TWO locks on the hitch even better (a...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-03-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,814
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Wheel Locks, coupler locks

Tryin to prevent our little Toasty from going home attached to someone else's truck.

I've tried two coupler locks so far. Neither fit. The coupler on our Bambi (and I assume most other recent...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-14-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 39,237
Posted By Toasty's Dad
I'll second what Silvertwinkie sez, but I think...

I'll second what Silvertwinkie sez, but I think you just might get away with your current TV
IF
(and this is a big if, har har)
if the tow rating for your vehicle is 3500 pounds WITHOUT a tow...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 02-11-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 413,032
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Just a Data Point

:flowers: I offer the following strictly as my own experience, and NOT as a judgement of anyone or advice to them. But if anybody out there happens to find value here.... you're welcome. :innocent:...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-14-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By Toasty's Dad
RE Pressure to blow out the lines: Umm, the...

RE Pressure to blow out the lines:

Umm, the only reason I used 45 pounds was pretty much a wild guess. Figured 45 couldn't be too much, and I was too lazy to look it up.

Also, my dinky little...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-14-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hi 2air, Already did the antifreeze in the...

Hi 2air,

Already did the antifreeze in the drains thing. We're hoping to make a small trip south this winter, which will break up that southern ohio winter, so we didn't want to do the pink stuff...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-14-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hi Folks, I'm the guy who started this...

Hi Folks,

I'm the guy who started this thread wondering if I _really_ had to either blow out the freshwater lines or put in the pink stuff to make our little jewel safe for the winter. We'd...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-29-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,416
Posted By Toasty's Dad
The idea of trying something stupid...

In prep for the cold weather, I started this last week end by thoroughly emptying out the freshwater system: dumped and bypassed the water heater, opened the drain valves, opened all tabs, faucets...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-10-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,119
Posted By Toasty's Dad
This makes me crazy!!!

I've been one of those who was evidently foolish enough to follow the jacking directions in my official 2004 Internation Trailer Owner's Manual, page D7:

"To CHANGE A TIRE with a jack see the...
Forum: Winter Living 11-06-2006, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,115
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hi Bob, i agree that the trailer gets...

Hi Bob,

i agree that the trailer gets collllddddddd fast while underway.

but I thought the danger of pipes freezing while moving was low, due to the constant agitation of the H2O.

the idea...
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,530
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hi all, Just resurrecting this thread one...

Hi all,

Just resurrecting this thread one time to see if there are any more data points out there.

Anyone camped in a high wind? Have some inside dope from AS on the engineering?

Thanx,
jon
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,530
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Stability in high winds

Hi all,

We just got back from the Bruce Peninsula, an awsome place in Ontario, situated between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Awesome weather too... for our second night, the winds were forecast...
Forum: Trailer Values 07-21-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,983
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hi Michelle, We didn't have any negotiating...

Hi Michelle,

We didn't have any negotiating skills either, in fact I'm frequently ridiculed for my inability to bargain.

But when we walked into the empty RV dealership on a cold November day...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 07-17-2006, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,873
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hi Michelle, From the reading I've done on...

Hi Michelle,

From the reading I've done on threads here tracking model year quality, it seems to be all over the map within the model years. For example, people had all sorts of problems early in...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 07-14-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hi Bob! Yeah, Clifton Gorge is really quite...

Hi Bob!

Yeah, Clifton Gorge is really quite amazing, and not just for Ohio - any state would be proud to call it theirs. It's a mile-or-so long section of the upper end of the Little Miami's...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 07-14-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By Toasty's Dad
Hello Pam, We're your closest Streaming...

Hello Pam,

We're your closest Streaming neigbors so far in this thread. in lovely Mt Washington, which for you non-residents is an eastern Cincinnati neighborhood.

16' 2004 CCD, which has owned...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-29-2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,612
Posted By Toasty's Dad
My most miserable roads are the ones that terrify...

My most miserable roads are the ones that terrify me. I'm always amazed that people who obsess over losing their lives in low-probability tragedies like terrorism or (in most locales) violent...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-26-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By Toasty's Dad
I can't help you, Lily, other than to boot your...

I can't help you, Lily, other than to boot your post back to the top of the heap on the Forums.

But oh, if only I didn't have this darned job, I'd do it for the fuel cost! Oh yeah, I live kind of...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-19-2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,454
Posted By Toasty's Dad
One thing on the 16' Bambi - the 3500# quoted in...

One thing on the 16' Bambi - the 3500# quoted in this thread is the loaded weight, not the dry weight.

With all of our stuff and full tank of H2O, we weigh in at just about 3450. Our max tow...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 06-19-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By Toasty's Dad
I found an antenna!

So, radio reception has been (much) less than stellar in our 2004 16' CCD. It improves slightly when the Winegard TV antenna is raised, so I always assumed that the radio was hooked to the Windgard...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-15-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,008
Posted By Toasty's Dad
been there for some of it...

>I am looking for advice and to see if this is pretty normal
>"breaking in" that occurs.. Here is our story:

Yours is one of the worst stories of new AS defects I've ever heard, so I'd say......
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-15-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,898
Posted By Toasty's Dad
oh, i see what you're saying! at the risk of...

oh, i see what you're saying!

at the risk of really making a fool of myself, i'll put on my dirtball EE hat, and do an undoubtedly flawed analysis.

4 ga wire, commonly used in jumper cables,...
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