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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-18-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Bauxter
The bulkheads are the pieces that run side to...

The bulkheads are the pieces that run side to side (divider walls), which provides support under the ribs. I had a friend who lost a trailer because of a heavy snow-load, after he removed them in the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-18-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Bauxter
Towing a gutted 72 Excella

I am looking to buy a 72 Excella 31' that has been gutted. It has new Dexter 3500# axles and brakes. Should I be concerned that there are no bulkheads to support the shell on the inside? I am...
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 05-02-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 200,450
Posted By Bauxter
Congratulations!

Don't forget to USE the trailer in retirement!


I will look for the future Aerowood adventures, right here on the Airstream channel


All The Best
Mike
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-23-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,033
Posted By Bauxter
I am the last guy to ask about technology, but..

I tried an app once that monitored a room in my house while away, taking snapshots every few seconds or minutes, and were sent to my cell phone, through a vpn or some such thing. The point is,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By Bauxter
Those pictures are hard to look at. Our hearts go...

Those pictures are hard to look at. Our hearts go out to you.


Hopefully you can recoup some costs with parting out the shell. I bet there is someone out there looking for a ready made frame, too.
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 02-20-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,798
Posted By Bauxter
Thanks Kay, You and Chris were my inspiration! ...

Thanks Kay, You and Chris were my inspiration!


You need to talk to Mrs. Bauxter, she didn't help a lick. The next trailer, she will be in charge of polishing ;)
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 02-16-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,798
Posted By Bauxter
Closing out this thread

I had a blast building this trailer. I used it a few times, but decided to build another. One that better meets my retirement needs.

I told my wife that an artist doesn't create a masterpiece...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 01-28-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,595
Posted By Bauxter
Tank size

Its tough to do without adding to the vertical dimension. I thought about adding spacers to my axles to allow for deeper tanks, but I never got it done
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 01-27-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,595
Posted By Bauxter
Bill, It was a company called RV Surplus, which...

Bill, It was a company called RV Surplus, which closed and reopened under a new name, I think the link below is them. I live in Ohio, so I shopped a lot of parts from Surplus stores in Indiana and...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 01-26-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 18,595
Posted By Bauxter
Holding Tanks

1973 Sovereign, rear bath

Gray (forward- 27 gal)
Black (rear-24 gal)


Wish I had gone bigger on the gray
I used the original fresh water tank
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-10-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Bauxter
Back in 2010, it was this forum that hooked me on...

Back in 2010, it was this forum that hooked me on Airstream trailers.
The spectrum of scoundrels to mad scientists has provided inspiration as well as moments where you just want to shake your...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-09-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Bauxter
If only I would have done some research first!

OK, thanks for the info
Out of doors mart and inland both show 1969 through 1982 as compatible.




Now if I could only find a good 70's shell..


Happy travels
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-09-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,558
Posted By Bauxter
Rear curved panels 1960's through 1970's

Does anyone have a quick lookup guide that shows what panels are interchangeable across years? For instance, if I have a 72 Sovereign with damaged rear curved panels, could I use the panels from a 68...
Forum: Vintage Kin 01-01-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By Bauxter
Avion Axle advice

I am looking at a 1975 Travelcader 26' Avion to purchase, and inspected the MORyde axles. They need all of the rubber bushings, and may need additional steel parts.

Compared to a Dexter, it...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 11-25-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bauxter
Have you ruled out a trip to Jackson Center, Ohio...

Have you ruled out a trip to Jackson Center, Ohio to just pick up a new one? I think I payed about $90 bucks a few years back for a rear curved channel, for my '73.

It needed a little...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-17-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,993
Posted By Bauxter
aluminum skin

I bought my flat panels here.
2024T3 Alclad Aluminum Sheet and Coil


http://www.airpartsinc.com/shopexd.asp?id=208
Forum: On The Road... 10-05-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By Bauxter
Fall Foilage and Bourbon Country

Wow that title is intoxicating..... pun intended.

Looking for advice for finding a quiet and rural full-hookup RV park that would be good for Kentucky fall foilage, and day trips along the bourbon...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 10-01-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 313
Posted By Bauxter
1973 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Ohio

Title: 1973 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Ohio
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Improvements, New meaning installed during the rebuild process.
New Frame
New Plywood.
New Vinyl...
Forum: Awnings 07-16-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By Bauxter
1973 Carefree Awning Help Needed

Hey team, Regarding the large and small awning arms on each side of a 1973 21' carefree awning. I have the carefree instruction manual, but I am not sure I have all of the parts I need. The pdf file...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-08-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,856
Posted By Bauxter
Champion

Champion has lower db's than HF. It is a little more expensive than HF, but cheaper than Honda. I think a good compromise.

Mke
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-19-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,909
Posted By Bauxter
Jackson, MI Donuts

Wish I could remember the name of the bakery
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 08-22-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,645
Posted By Bauxter
How to find a caravan heading west

I was doing some searching on heading west for the winter, but didn't see any specific threads on that.

How does one find like-minded folks regarding caravaning out west?
I don't have any...
Forum: Our Community 08-22-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,994
Posted By Bauxter
56 going on 12

56 going on 12
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-14-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,463
Posted By Bauxter
The wood and frame look really good. Did you put...

The wood and frame look really good. Did you put a top coat on the POR? Its pretty shiny.

I can't really see if you have any voids on the edge of your plywood, but when I epoxied mine, I had...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-31-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By Bauxter
new frame

not sure how others have done it, but I disassembled my 73 Sovereign 31' , and used the old frame as the pattern. My big lesson learned from that task is "don't assume the old frame is square"....
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 05-31-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,306
Posted By Bauxter
Hey GuitarmanFL, How about a pic. Thanks ...

Hey GuitarmanFL, How about a pic.

Thanks
Mike
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-31-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,565
Posted By Bauxter
The crack in post #66 was just like mine. The...

The crack in post #66 was just like mine. The West System Epoxy I used still looks good after a year. The epoxy is very flexible, not brittle like some other resins.

Sandgrubber...how about some...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-30-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,352
Posted By Bauxter
Streamracer, Do you have a thread for your...

Streamracer, Do you have a thread for your trailer? I would love to see pics of how you engineered the genset housing.

mike
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-05-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,463
Posted By Bauxter
Tanks I used 1" angle for a frame around...

Tanks

I used 1" angle for a frame around each tank, and started using metal strap, but switched out to 3 mini wood trusses under each tank (doubled -up 2X4 scribed to the contour of the bottom...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-04-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,463
Posted By Bauxter
Chuck, Have you installed the sensors on the side...

Chuck, Have you installed the sensors on the side of the tanks yet? Is the tank poly-ethylene or ABS? The outside of my abs tank isn't quite smooth and has kind of a textured surface. Wondering what...
Forum: Winter Living 09-28-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By Bauxter
Juke Box. I hope to head down the last week of...

Juke Box. I hope to head down the last week of this year on the maiden voyage. Have you picked a spot to stay at for the winter? I am having a tough time finding a RV "Resort" that wants a 1973...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,463
Posted By Bauxter
Chuck, Are the pipes dissimilar...

Chuck, Are the pipes dissimilar materials...ABS/PVC? If so, are you using a special solvent? I see at least a couple solvent welds.

Mike
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 06-26-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 211,814
Posted By Bauxter
Chris, Since you have had your toilet installed...

Chris, Since you have had your toilet installed for a while, have you developed any concerns about the ceramic weight? Do you have any issues with the brand regarding quality?

Since mine is a...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-16-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bauxter
If you took a few more detailed pictures, and...

If you took a few more detailed pictures, and emailed them to the service manager at the Airstream facility at Jackson Center, I think they would give you a ball park price, at least they did for me...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-10-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,306
Posted By Bauxter
Are all the metal cans in pretty good shape on...

Are all the metal cans in pretty good shape on the light assembly? Mine were all toast.
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-04-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,306
Posted By Bauxter
Black is the new blue

It is under construction, but it is black. I also found some black Vulkem 116 to seal my new LED lights.
Actually its an older picture, and the rear end looks a little better than that.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-31-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,856
Posted By Bauxter
some rivet supply sources

Vintage trailer supply has a couple nice kits, as well as various rivet styles and sizes
Rivets & Fasteners (http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Rivets_Fasteners_s/5.htm)
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-22-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By Bauxter
My screen door had similar issues. I adjusted it...

My screen door had similar issues. I adjusted it using a small block of wood. I put the block between the door and frame on the hinge side and applied pressure, as if closing the door.
I also think...
Forum: Axles 05-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By Bauxter
rgwatkin, can you post the procedures?

rgwatkin, can you post the procedures?
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-11-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,565
Posted By Bauxter
I drilled 1/8 holes at each end of the crack and...

I drilled 1/8 holes at each end of the crack and applied West System Epoxy. That worked great. I sanded and painted the end cap. No issues, presently.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-08-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By Bauxter
The mother ship sells the curved piece, but may...

The mother ship sells the curved piece, but may need some adjustment. I had to adjust the curve to fit my 73. It was an ugly installation, but functionally OK. They also sell the straight pieces.

...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 03-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 22,437
Posted By Bauxter
Rock gaurd and stablizers

Rockguard Solar Standard 1969 and up Airstream (http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Airstream-Parts/Rock-guard-segment-protectors/rockguard-solar-standard-1969-and-up-airstream-685250)

Jacks ball with...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 03-21-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,268
Posted By Bauxter
George, ....Holy Mackeral! I will brush up...

George, ....Holy Mackeral!

I will brush up on my metric conversions, mechanical drawing thingies, and possibly an Astral Chart.

Those instructions remind me of a road sign I once saw, below....
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 03-19-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,268
Posted By Bauxter
cooktop

Off subject,:whistlingbut since the job is done, ..., and looking good, I might add. I was heading down the same path using a SMEV and a microwave.

I cooked a frozen pizza last night and thought...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 03-16-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,798
Posted By Bauxter
Winter Update 2015, #2

A couple more pics
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 03-16-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,798
Posted By Bauxter
Winter 2015 update

Once the insulation was complete, I installed mostly new aluminum inner skins, except in places where the walls would be hidden by cabinets. Also installed end caps. I used plastic paint for the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,221
Posted By Bauxter
I used construction adhesive and screws/home-made...

I used construction adhesive and screws/home-made washers, similar to above. I had a lot of scrap aluminum, so I just cut 1x1 aluminum squares and drilled holes in them, and used as washers.

I am...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-02-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Bauxter
1975 original sovereign contents

Do you have any pics of the bathroom items. I am interested in the sink, but might be able to use some of the other bath items. Looking for items from a Rear bath model.

thanks
Mike
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 01-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By Bauxter
I have a 31' and frequently see wheels for 25's...

I have a 31' and frequently see wheels for 25's and 27's in the classifieds. How can I tell if those wheels are safe on a 31' from a weight standpoint?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-08-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By Bauxter
Two gang shallow box

I cut the depth down to 1.5" and used heat and glue to fabricate this. Not sure I will use it, as its kind of rough.
I need the extra room for the 2 marine grade 12 ga. wires going into the box. I...
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