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Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,244
Posted By J. Morgan
The Demco post indicates that the weld problem...

The Demco post indicates that the weld problem happened in their manufacturing process, not a result of welding the hitch to the a-frame, but, the rest of my answer is pretty much dead on.

Shims...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls Yesterday, 06:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,244
Posted By J. Morgan
Begging your pardon, but a person who has ever...

Begging your pardon, but a person who has ever built a custom car, camper, etc. can attest that after components, materials, and labor costs are accounted for, Airstream isn't charging a "premium...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,244
Posted By J. Morgan
And? So what? If it's a patch that...

And?

So what?

If it's a patch that works, does it really matter if it's a "patch" or not?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,244
Posted By J. Morgan
How much does that Porsche sell per pound as...

How much does that Porsche sell per pound as compared to an Airstream?

What's Porsche's profit margin per unit as compared ti Airstream?

Details like that matter.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,244
Posted By J. Morgan
My take is that the hitch body isn't the right...

My take is that the hitch body isn't the right shape or dimension.

My reading of the recall letter indicates that the hitch body changed shape and or dimension as a result of deformation that was...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-17-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 55,039
Posted By J. Morgan
Nice work!!!!

Nice work!!!!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-14-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By J. Morgan
I'm glad they're getting it squared up for you,...

I'm glad they're getting it squared up for you, happy camping in warm Florida.

I'm sitting here in Southern IL, on the way to Chicago for a convention....

It's cold.... :)
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-14-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,793
Posted By J. Morgan
Well, the name of the thread is "Less is more",...

Well, the name of the thread is "Less is more", so it's kinda natural that the "oldsters" who might prefer the simple approach might congregate here right? :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-13-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,510
Posted By J. Morgan
Who's noticed that when traditional patriot types...

Who's noticed that when traditional patriot types start winning a thread war, the cries to close it down soon follow, and then more often than not forum management abides?

Just an observation....
Forum: Boondocking 11-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,612
Posted By J. Morgan
We have to talk, boondocking and security

Yeah, certainly all nations with high gun violence rates share a long border with America, and certainly Mexican drug cartels wouldn't be able to source guns from America or around the world if it...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-11-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By J. Morgan
Most all automotive disk brake systems use a 2...

Most all automotive disk brake systems use a 2 psi RPV somewhere in the system, it's usually built into the master cylinder.

If the actuators (master cylinders) used on RV trailers don't have a...
Forum: Boondocking 11-11-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,612
Posted By J. Morgan
Guns have been effectively illegal in Mexico...

Guns have been effectively illegal in Mexico since its Communist revolution a hundred years back.

Criminals will always find a way to arm themselves, especially when law abiding people can not. ...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-11-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,793
Posted By J. Morgan
"Less is More" ?

Fourteen. [emoji4]


IMHO, Airstream should offer a bare bones trailer in their lineup.

My 72 isn't complicated at all, and it's been near about 100% reliable over five years of heavy use.
...
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 389,833
Posted By J. Morgan
Not zero, it just goes to show that RV'ing isn't...

Not zero, it just goes to show that RV'ing isn't without it's risk. There are bad people out there.....
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 389,833
Posted By J. Morgan
Well...... ...

Well......

https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-deputies-missing-new-hampshire-couple-murdered-rv-stolen
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 389,833
Posted By J. Morgan
I've never seen a forum where so many people want...

I've never seen a forum where so many people want to close so many threads.

What's up with all that?
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 389,833
Posted By J. Morgan
Walmart overnight parking

Well, I wasn't accounting for the .01 percent that wield the sword. [emoji4]
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 389,833
Posted By J. Morgan
While Communism only cuts one way. :) Just...

While Communism only cuts one way.

:) Just an observation :)
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 389,833
Posted By J. Morgan
Walmart overnight parking

Enough of them.

And beside the fact that I'm willing to draw an inference from my somewhat broad experience, would you park overnight at ANY Wal Mart? :)

I wouldn't. :)
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 389,833
Posted By J. Morgan
Walmart overnight parking

And besides that, there isn't a poster on this forum that would park their Airstream just anywhere regardless of the threat level..

Prove me wrong. [emoji4]

Now, I'm not saying that I won't...
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 389,833
Posted By J. Morgan
:) People can say what they want, but a visit to...

:) People can say what they want, but a visit to many (or most?) Wal Marts after 10 PM is an adventure.

When and where do you think that most of the "meth people" shop? :)

The thing is, it's...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-28-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By J. Morgan
Probably what's happened is that the copper tube...

Probably what's happened is that the copper tube in the trailer has frozen at some point, and has expanded to a between size.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-27-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,203
Posted By J. Morgan
Run off the road by a Semi

A couple of years ago I was towing northbound on I 635 on the east side of Dallas approaching the I-30 exit.

I was in the lane second from the right, and the right lane is an exit only lane for...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-26-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,203
Posted By J. Morgan
1. Allow people to pass, don't obstruct unless...

1. Allow people to pass, don't obstruct unless you have no practical choice, and never for very long.

2. Drive polite.

3. Other people will drive like a-holes, so let them do so without...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-25-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 36,214
Posted By J. Morgan
If I was going to change out a 454 it would be a...

If I was going to change out a 454 it would be a 1977 or earlier large port Mark IV motor.

If I wanted a roller cam, I'd use a retrofit kit.

There is no comparison between the early large...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-21-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By J. Morgan
Just my take, but from what I have read, it seems...

Just my take, but from what I have read, it seems like Dex Cool might be acceptable.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-21-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By J. Morgan
Fresh out of RV antifreeze!

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2014/08/01/tech-101-the-colors-of-antifreeze/

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354706

354707
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Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-21-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 19,203
Posted By J. Morgan
Run off the road by a Semi

Whatever maneuvers happened there didn't have anything to do with the loss of that wheel.

It may be that the Prime driver was inattentive or just a bad driver, and it might be that the driver did...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-02-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By J. Morgan
If it was built like an aircraft it would cost a...

If it was built like an aircraft it would cost a million bucks......
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-01-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By J. Morgan
As to what caused that, it could have just been a...

As to what caused that, it could have just been a burr or a divot left from when the radius was cut leaving a stress riser. I wouldn't take my trailer apart chasing gremlins when the eyebrow will fix...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-30-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By J. Morgan
Bondo won't fix that, Put an "eyebrow" patch over...

Bondo won't fix that, Put an "eyebrow" patch over the crack like your wife recommended, it'll look like an airliner window.

Vey few people will know you've done anything apart from stock if you...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-27-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 684
Posted By J. Morgan
But "they" have made a claim, it must be true....

But "they" have made a claim, it must be true. :)
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-26-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,808
Posted By J. Morgan
I don't need anti sway most of the time with my...

I don't need anti sway most of the time with my trailer so long as I keep it under 60, but seeing as how I can't seem to manage to keep it under 60, I need sway control. It's just easier, and it...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 09-24-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By J. Morgan
Painting the front

I painted some of the more battered areas of the front and back of my Airstream and used a little bedliner down low as well. 352938352939

If you're going to paint an Airstream I recommend good...
Forum: On The Road... 09-24-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,884
Posted By J. Morgan
Furthest Pull in one day

The cool thing about traveling with an Airstream is that I can stop whenever I want..... Whether I want to drive a little or a lot, I can just do my part and then pull over and sleep.

I don't...
Forum: Roof 09-20-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By J. Morgan
I didn't paint that far down, but have wished I...

I didn't paint that far down, but have wished I had at times.

I used Industrial Imron about five years ago, it's held up perfectly and makes a huge difference.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-20-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,123
Posted By J. Morgan
IMHO the cheapest way to add boondocking capacity...

IMHO the cheapest way to add boondocking capacity is by buying a high quality and quiet inverter generator.

A thousand watt unit would work great for recharging your batteries and other light...
Forum: On The Road... 09-20-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By J. Morgan
U turns in small places

The furthest I ever had to back was about five miles....

I once managed to back into a tight spot that I couldn't pull or back out of. The geometry wouldn't allow it.

I had to pull a fence...
Forum: On The Road... 09-19-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,930
Posted By J. Morgan
It's a shame, there is enough room to turn that...

It's a shame, there is enough room to turn that rig around easy in that parking lot.

People sometimes lack the ability to STOP, think things through, and THEN act.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-16-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By J. Morgan
5" channel should be available in 1/4". ...

5" channel should be available in 1/4".

That's what I used to replace the last 4' of my frame.

I just welded it on, problem solved.

No one knows but me and the people I tell, and it's...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-14-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By J. Morgan
You can, but for some reason GFI power sources...

You can, but for some reason GFI power sources and Airstreams don't get along well.

I have no faults in my trailer, and have addressed the bonded inverter issue, but still GFI outlets don't like...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 09-14-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,715
Posted By J. Morgan
It might be that all pex isn't created equal, but...

It might be that all pex isn't created equal, but I've been using the same pex for outdoor supply hoses for over three years now in the direct desert sun.

I know it's not a recommended use, but...
Forum: Full-Timing 09-09-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By J. Morgan
Retiring and First Time Snow Birds

I can't help you with most of that, but if you get the Chance stop in for a few days in Bisbee, AZ at the Queen Mine RV Park, it's one of my favorite stops, in fact that's where I am right now. 351754
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-08-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By J. Morgan
OR the gauge he is pulling his readings from...

OR the gauge he is pulling his readings from isn't accurate, OR his batteries are damaged and will not accept a full charge. OR something else I haven't thought about yet....
Forum: Refrigerators 09-05-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By J. Morgan
351371 I've been using these little gems for...

351371

I've been using these little gems for about four years now.

They work pretty well!!!
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 09-05-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By J. Morgan
It's because FascistBook has become the Wal-Mart...

It's because FascistBook has become the Wal-Mart of the internet..

That's a reason why I prefer small forums like AirForums.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-03-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,521
Posted By J. Morgan
Nope, it's just something to think about, and...

Nope, it's just something to think about, and it's no more speculative than presuming that every post is legit.

Just sayin.....
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-02-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,521
Posted By J. Morgan
I wonder if Airstreams competitors post on this...

I wonder if Airstreams competitors post on this forum posing as disgruntles?

Beyond the realm? :)
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-02-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,407
Posted By J. Morgan
AS Current Quality of Workmanship

Sites like A/F by their very nature draw in and concentrate both the people who have legitimate issues, and people who just want to complain.

It's the nature of internet product forums.

I...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-02-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,573
Posted By J. Morgan
Well, as a person who fully fitted my entire...

Well, as a person who fully fitted my entire interior, any of my pet peeves are of my own making.

The funny thing is, in my inexperience with trailers, I ended up remodeling a lot of my initial...
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