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Forum: Doors & Locks 05-15-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Stefrobrts
Is the hatch door on the trailer and you need to...

Is the hatch door on the trailer and you need to get it off? Or is it off and you just need to fix the handle? If it is on the trailer do you have access to the inside?

I have been wondering...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-13-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Stefrobrts
Well, that's some bad news/good news right there....

Well, that's some bad news/good news right there. Nobody wants a tree to fall on their trailer, but that's about the least damage you could get away with! Yikes! I kind of agree with you, fix it up...
Forum: On The Road... 04-22-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,964
Posted By Stefrobrts
As long as you've got towing insurance, go for...

As long as you've got towing insurance, go for it. Troubles on the road aren't that big a deal. Troubles could happen anytime, even with a brand new vehicle. I figure, if you plan to drive it around...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 03-06-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 26,735
Posted By Stefrobrts
You're welcome, and good luck. It's nice once...

You're welcome, and good luck. It's nice once it's all done. Except for problems I have caused (like not winterizing in time and breaking a pipe last year), it's really been pretty problem free since...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 03-05-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 26,735
Posted By Stefrobrts
This has been an excellent location for the...

This has been an excellent location for the thermostat, we've been very happy with it's performance. Of course it takes almost nothing to heat up such a tiny trailer. Sometimes we sleep on the folded...
Forum: On The Road... 02-24-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Stefrobrts
Whenever we go to Seattle we make LYH our home...

Whenever we go to Seattle we make LYH our home base. It is just a gravel lot with full hookups, adjacent to the community, but I feel safe there surrounded by other Airstreamers, it's well kept up,...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 02-08-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By Stefrobrts
Jackstands. Cinder blocks can crumble. I would...

Jackstands. Cinder blocks can crumble. I would never get under something supported by cinderblocks.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-28-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Stefrobrts
Welcome! I have a 68 Caravel, and I know the...

Welcome! I have a 68 Caravel, and I know the breaker box was in a different location (under the side gaucho), but I'd be happy to help you if I could. Have you seen the owners manual? It has a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-29-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,365
Posted By Stefrobrts
That's awesome! I say car dealers get what they...

That's awesome! I say car dealers get what they deserve.
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 12-23-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,746
Posted By Stefrobrts
I feel like the refurbished computer ads would be...

I feel like the refurbished computer ads would be a coincidence, unless you log into Yahoo on his phone, since that's the phone that would have been listening to you.

I've had two incidents where...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-18-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stefrobrts
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-17-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stefrobrts
I had not thought about doing it that way, but...

I had not thought about doing it that way, but that actually seems like a pretty simple way to implement it without messing with the rest of it.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-16-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stefrobrts
Interesting, I'll see what I can find out about...

Interesting, I'll see what I can find out about that. I figured there must be some reason for how they built it.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-16-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stefrobrts
I have considered the extra weight back there,...

I have considered the extra weight back there, but I don't intend to travel with it full, same as the black tank. We always empty it as soon as possible at the end of our trip. After all, the 12...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-16-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By Stefrobrts
Need advice before I wreck my plumbing

This summer the shelf in the bathroom cabinet on the Caravel fell apart on a trip. While considering how I would replace it, I realized that with it out of the way, I suddenly have access to the huge...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 12-03-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,032
Posted By Stefrobrts
I would tell my pre-AS self to look for one with...

I would tell my pre-AS self to look for one with a full time bed so I didn't have to pull out the bed every night. But then I would have gotten a bigger trailer, and frankly we've been pretty happy...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-28-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Stefrobrts
My baby is in the backyard, and if I'm in it...

My baby is in the backyard, and if I'm in it while it's here, it's usually because I'm fixing something. Though we have retreated to it a couple times when the power went out, because it still had...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-04-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,764
Posted By Stefrobrts
Our new toy

We went with the Thule roof rack and a Hullivator to get our big tandem up and down. I was a bit worried about the extra cargo, wind resistance, etc, but the whole rig towed beautifully. The...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-30-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By Stefrobrts
I'm lucky to be among the younger Airstreamers in...

I'm lucky to be among the younger Airstreamers in this group - which just means I haven't wrecked my back and knees YET :D Luckily I have plenty of time, since this damage only requires relocating...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-26-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By Stefrobrts
I think I like the slats idea best, and making a...

I think I like the slats idea best, and making a sliding jig to determine length of the slats sounds useful too. My first thought at making slats was that it would be an absolute nightmare because...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-26-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By Stefrobrts
Ideas for 68 Caravel Bathroom cupboard

After a recent trip, I went to get our little rubbermaid container of toiletries out of the vanity where we keep it, and discovered the weight of the container bouncing on the shelf had apparently...
Forum: Floor Finishes 06-10-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,617
Posted By Stefrobrts
I don't know what the previous owner used to put...

I don't know what the previous owner used to put down the laminate in my trailer, but it is not coming up until I am ready to remove the plywood! Believe me, I tried! I would be very wary of using a...
Forum: The Pet Forum 06-03-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By Stefrobrts
Thanks for reporting on it. I was wondering how...

Thanks for reporting on it. I was wondering how well those worked. I've never lost a dog yet, but it would be nice to have if we did!
Forum: On The Road... 06-03-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,850
Posted By Stefrobrts
Good job! Its always easier to know how before...

Good job! Its always easier to know how before you HAVE to, but it sounds like you were prepared.

My husband and I share hitching duties and driving. The only thing I cant do is back it up! But we...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-02-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,807
Posted By Stefrobrts
I was unable to sign up for this rally last year,...

I was unable to sign up for this rally last year, but some openings became available and I got a spot just this week, so I guess I will be seeing the eclipse too!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-30-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Stefrobrts
The nipple on my water tank is not threaded. I do...

The nipple on my water tank is not threaded. I do not object to using a flexible hose for that first part of the system, especially if it helps absorb some of the noise from the pump starting up.
...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-30-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Stefrobrts
How to connect PEX to original 68 water tank?

Due to a break in the copper line from freezing, I am replacing the existing mish-mash of hoses (pictured below) with PEX tubing, new valves, new sediment filter, and an accumulator tank. I am a...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 05-25-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By Stefrobrts
Disaster! I finally went to de-winterize and...

Disaster! I finally went to de-winterize and discovered a lovely fountain spewing up out of my water main, all over my Intellipower (yay)! It is unfortunately not in a spot I can patch easily, so I...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 05-23-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Stefrobrts
You know, I don't know why I never thought of...

You know, I don't know why I never thought of just setting it on the drawers - they look pretty sturdy...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-23-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,320
Posted By Stefrobrts
Ford Edge is basically the same vehicle as our...

Ford Edge is basically the same vehicle as our Ford Flex, which tows like a champ. We have been super happy with it (though our trailer is a little lighter, about 2800 I think), the new Bambi 16...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 05-22-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By Stefrobrts
Thx, added it to the list :)

Thx, added it to the list :)
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 05-21-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By Stefrobrts
We can bring condiments for wiener night -...

We can bring condiments for wiener night - ketchup, yellow mustard, any other requests? Let me know and we'll bring it. We will also bring Potato salad.

Saturday night we'll do a lemon green...
Forum: Our Community 02-25-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,262
Posted By Stefrobrts
Wow, this thread was revived approx 13 years...

Wow, this thread was revived approx 13 years after it's last post!!! So I got a hoot out of seeing my post from 2003, right after I bought my trailer. It all still holds true today. I haven't gotten...
Forum: Base Camp 02-11-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,508
Posted By Stefrobrts
What a cute little trailer! That looks like a...

What a cute little trailer! That looks like a great camping spot - better views than most!
Forum: Photography 01-08-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,003
Posted By Stefrobrts
I also have a 10" dob, and we have taken it all...

I also have a 10" dob, and we have taken it all the way to CO in our Airstream. We've also taken our Airstream to camp in at star parties. It's something I hope to do more of when we have more time...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-11-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,807
Posted By Stefrobrts
We had to deal with this as well. We got stuck...

We had to deal with this as well. We got stuck with the one wheel in the mud off the side of the pad in a campground, and got stuck trying to pull the trailer in and out of it's spot behind the house...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-11-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Stefrobrts
Hmm, that is completely different from mine. On...

Hmm, that is completely different from mine. On mine the entire cushion just sits on the cabinet frame below it. There's no sliding mechanism.

I kind of like the idea of threaded inserts/pegs on...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-10-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Stefrobrts
I can't attach the legs where the holes are,...

I can't attach the legs where the holes are, because that piece actually sits on top of the cabinet below it when it's folded up. At least I haven't thought of a way to make it work. You don't have a...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-10-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By Stefrobrts
68 caravel gaucho legs keep falling out!

Ok, this may be specific to the mid-60s Caravels, but it has been annoying me for the last 13 years, so I finally decided to see if anyone here has a solution.

The gaucho has a narrow piece of...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 08-29-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Stefrobrts
Just to clarify on this issue - the moderators...

Just to clarify on this issue - the moderators NEVER see other members PMs. We have no access to them at all. We only see them if someone reports a problem and forwards a PM to one of us.

That...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-18-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Stefrobrts
Always happy to help another Caravel owner :) ...

Always happy to help another Caravel owner :)

The Intellipower is a 9000-series with the add on Charge Wizard.

The fusebox is just an off-the-shelf item from NAPA, you can get them in various...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-18-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Stefrobrts
Fixed that for you :)

Fixed that for you :)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-17-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,807
Posted By Stefrobrts
We towed with an E150 with a 351 v8 for about ten...

We towed with an E150 with a 351 v8 for about ten years. I second the mention that it will get pushed around by the wind a little bit because of it's boxy shape, but that was not a big deal once you...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-17-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Stefrobrts
Hi Tony, All this electrical stuff is in...

Hi Tony,

All this electrical stuff is in the side access panel on the Caravel, towards the front of the trailer. The 110v fusebox is towards the back of the trailer in that same access area. The...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-16-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Stefrobrts
Thanks, I think I got it all worked out. Now I...

Thanks, I think I got it all worked out. Now I should be able to keep an eye on my battery condition. After reading up about battery maintenance, now I'm not sure about disconnecting the battery, it...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-15-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By Stefrobrts
Installing battery disconnect in vintage trailer?

I am installing a battery disconnect and a simple monitor in my vintage trailer. All the fixtures in the trailer are 12v. I have an Intellipower system in place of the old Univolt.

I plan to...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-15-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Stefrobrts
Just wanted to say hello to another local! Sounds...

Just wanted to say hello to another local! Sounds like you're off to a great start. There are always little fixes and adjustments to make.
Forum: On The Road... 08-01-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,700
Posted By Stefrobrts
We went there for the first time last year, and I...

We went there for the first time last year, and I was drop-jawed amazed the whole time I was there. It is magnificent, truly beautiful. The sheer rock cliffs, views that seem to go on forever,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-27-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Stefrobrts
Hate to tell you, but I would pull out the bath...

Hate to tell you, but I would pull out the bath and repair the floor. There's probably more damage you are not seeing under there. I had to repair the front half of my trailer's floor, and have a...
Forum: On The Road... 07-25-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Stefrobrts
I've NEVER seen anyone using the horseshoe pit at...

I've NEVER seen anyone using the horseshoe pit at a park. Your Airstream must have drawn them in. Sounds like it was the most popular place in the campground :D
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