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Forum: On The Road... 09-07-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,728
Posted By niftypkg
Thanks Dad, Thought I would like to broden the...

Thanks Dad, Thought I would like to broden the possibilities of camping alternatives. No real extended trips in the making. In Az location makes the difference. Little shade at 110 degrees in Phoenix...
Forum: On The Road... 09-06-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,728
Posted By niftypkg
Bookedmarked MWR. As a vet how can I get in on...

Bookedmarked MWR. As a vet how can I get in on it? What do I need as a Korean war Vet?
Forum: On The Road... 09-06-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,728
Posted By niftypkg
Smile CCC Campgrounds and other lies.

Sold my 1971 Airstream and about broke even. Needed just too much time and work to keep it as it should be. Now I own a Truck Camper that I can fit in my garage. Perfect. Dog loves it,wife hates. I'm...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 07-13-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By niftypkg
Non-existant Trailers for sale.

A lot of scams in the Classified section of non-existant trailers for sale!:neutral: One ad includes a picture of the tow vehicle with the AS barely visible in the background. No other pictures. Then...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 07-11-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By niftypkg
Just sold a 27 footer Overlander after 8 years...

Just sold a 27 footer Overlander after 8 years and thought that was a dream to tow. Sold a pop-up trailer which are easy to tow if you don't mind running back to it every 1000 miles to put on a new...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 07-11-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By niftypkg
Tradewind; Safari or Globetrotter?

Perhaps this is off topic. Saw this post in the 'Airstream Wanted' forumn.....
....."Still looking for the right Tradewind, Safari, or Globetrotter. I would prefer 1973 or up but would be willing...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-09-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,057
Posted By niftypkg
My .01 cent advice

Anne, what one has left out in all this discussion is the cost of a new similar size one or a Bambi. Price one and ask youself which you would rather own. A vintage AS or a new Ho-Hum? I just sold my...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 07-01-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
Posted By niftypkg
You are so right Janet. I received several scams...

You are so right Janet. I received several scams in exactly the same way you have noted. The offers were too good to be true. Also be careful what personal data you provide. Give enough and you might...
Forum: Our Community 06-22-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 373,775
Posted By niftypkg
Have Trailer need scam. I have a trailer for sale...

Have Trailer need scam. I have a trailer for sale in Forums Classified. Received two scams almost identical. Great price;I'll take and send a curiour. Take your share and send balance.....(to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-30-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,133
Posted By niftypkg
Lots of luck with your new truck.

Lots of luck with your new truck.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-30-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,133
Posted By niftypkg
Sounds like a great truck but where have I heard...

Sounds like a great truck but where have I heard that before; in 2008,09,10.....Funny that is what my dealer told me; almost the exact words...hell it's only $50,000. Think I'll stick with my 2000...
Forum: Full-Timing 05-20-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,395
Posted By niftypkg
Wonderful thoughts here. Would love it just to...

Wonderful thoughts here. Would love it just to relieve me of the burden of maintaining my house and about 5 bills a month for utilities. Unfortunately, spouse likes her nest and doesn't travel well...
Forum: Trailer Values 08-04-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,299
Posted By niftypkg
No reason that supply and demand should not apply...

No reason that supply and demand should not apply here. In the year range that you are looking in the prices may be firm. Better prices may be available elsewhere but would you be willing to travel...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 08-04-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,563
Posted By niftypkg
Give that man another rivet!

Give that man another rivet!
Forum: Boondocking 08-02-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,330
Posted By niftypkg
...And the Flagstaff area? i never investigated...

...And the Flagstaff area? i never investigated that area. I'm sure their has got be lots of spots up there.
Forum: Boondocking 08-02-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,330
Posted By niftypkg
Phoenix CampGrounds

Thanks again; copied and recordered. Don't know that Valley that much. I live in the Verde Valley. It's 100 miles to PHX so I don't get down there that much. Mainly when I'm on my way to or coming...
Forum: Boondocking 08-02-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,330
Posted By niftypkg
Az Boondocking list

:)Great list Bob. How is the food at Harrahs? Been staying in Cave Creek CG N. of Phoenix Rt 74 @$20/night. Nice clean place but HOT. My AC in my '71 Overlander conks out above 95% :blink:Not much...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-31-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,538
Posted By niftypkg
Thumbs up Ceiling light lens Replacement

What should I do to 'cover' the 4 naked ceiling light bulbs ( 3 fixtures ) in my 37 year sold Overlander? Got tired looking at them and had a renewed interest in 'restore'! :bb:Old shades long gone....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-31-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,513
Posted By niftypkg
Thought about 'what to do' when I needed 2 new ...

Thought about 'what to do' when I needed 2 new batteries for my 2000 F250 diesel. Though still turning over engine they were 6 years old and I didn't want to get stuck and end up with Interstates....
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-28-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 55,979
Posted By niftypkg
Better Way to whiten plastic. Spill bleach on it...

Better Way to whiten plastic. Spill bleach on it full strength. Next time I will be more careful. #@%&*
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-22-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By niftypkg
Based all the above advice, yes leave it alone....

Based all the above advice, yes leave it alone. The OEM filter was removed by the previous owner. I think it was used as a live in for awhile. Presently the interior is 90% original except the...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-21-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By niftypkg
The Exterior fill spout is still there but it is...

The Exterior fill spout is still there but it is fragile. One reason for filling from the hookup is for convenience and to reverse flush the tank. Tried the pump but the filter gets clogged...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-21-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,508
Posted By niftypkg
Filling fresh water tank.

:cool: Is there a way to fill the fresh water tank without using the fill spout? I have two valves under the sink. One drains the tank. One drain under the trailer. Only way I see is to plug drain...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-20-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By niftypkg
Thanks Tim, havn't given it a try yet. Thougth I...

Thanks Tim, havn't given it a try yet. Thougth I would confer with the experts first! Like to fix it before selling it. I want to upgrade to more trouble!!
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-20-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By niftypkg
Kitchen Base Cabinet

Subject: 1971 27' overlander. All original interior. The base cabinet that carries the range and sink is separating from the wall.:mad: There is a channel fastened to the wall, near the door,that the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-11-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By niftypkg
Need after market Hub Caps

Wheels are bare. :sad: I need any after market hub cap that will fit my 1971 Overlander. I am selling the trailer after 80% restoration. Nearly all original and in excellent condition inside. I have...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-29-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,877
Posted By niftypkg
Great advice from all. I only need the Cat heater...

Great advice from all. I only need the Cat heater when boondocking. With shore power I have a heat strip and a ceramic for cool nights. South Padre Island has moderate temps in Jan-March. Friends...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,877
Posted By niftypkg
Catalytic Heaters

Searched Catalytic Heaters no results. Question: What size for my 27' Overlander and where can I buy one in Phoenix Az? Leaving for Texas in a week. I boondock along the way. It's cooooled.;)...
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-28-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,488
Posted By niftypkg
Lock Cylinder

Guess I was lucky with my '71 Overlander. :) Lock only needed minimal work:angry: but could use a new cylinder. Works but is sloppy. Boring is worn too. Answer :don't lock the door.:rolleyes: I never...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-27-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 19,527
Posted By niftypkg
F-250 Diesel

I have pulled a 27' Overlander for 7 years with my 2x4 2000 Ford XL F250 Super Duty; Super Cab 7.3 Power stroke diesel. This truck is the long base with a cap installed. I get 20 MPG without the...
Forum: Tires 12-27-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By niftypkg
Thanks Action. Did look up Discount Web site....

Thanks Action. Did look up Discount Web site. Ckecking tires next. I notice from your reply that they have a shop in Tx where I am going.
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-26-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By niftypkg
Front Door Lock catch

27' Overlander: Not the lock. The catch. Lock is ok. Replaced OEM catch with another OEM but it wore out. They are made of soft pot metal. Any suggestions?:sad:Tom
Forum: Tires 12-26-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By niftypkg
Tire Shops

Thanks, I have seen Discount Tires in Prescott too. I'll have to check my tires before leaving. :innocent:Tom
Forum: Tires 12-26-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By niftypkg
Phoenix Tire Shops

May need new tires and rims. Will be traveling south from Cottonwood Route 17 through Phoeniz/ Tuscon Route 10. Next NM to El Paso. I travel on 90 in Texas. Any suggestions on a good tire shop to buy...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 12-18-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By niftypkg
Talking Original Jack Fiber Gears

Just received the new fiber gear from Barker for 1971 Overlander Electric Jack. Ready to pack gear head and install. Unit was dry after 37 years. Is it OK to lube the fiber gear? Seems oil would...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-17-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By niftypkg
Thanks for all the input. Hope I have a little...

Thanks for all the input. Hope I have a little luck with my search.
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-16-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By niftypkg
Substitute hub caps

Not having much luck finding hub caps for my '71 overlander. Has anyone found a substitute from an other vehicle that works?:huh:
Forum: Axles 03-11-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By niftypkg
Russel, good to hear from a fellow Arizonian....

Russel, good to hear from a fellow Arizonian. When I purchased the seals I had an original AS seal with me that had the part number attached to match up. Paid $3.70 5 years ago directly from AS. I...
Forum: Axles 03-10-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By niftypkg
Talking Grease Seals

Just repacked wheel bearings.:angry: Purchased grease seals at Carquest paid $8.99/seal BOS #412920. These were exact duplicates. Cheaper version: RVB 5605-23 2/ pack for $5.98. Wouldn't recomend...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-06-2007, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By niftypkg
Thanks for the response but I am really looking...

Thanks for the response but I am really looking for solutions that others have for replacing existing blinds and pull down shades. By solution in Az. for cleaning my 15 year old? blinds: take them...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-05-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By niftypkg
Blinds and shades

Above the folding dinning table in my '71 Overlander there is a venetian blind a little frayed for 40 years!! Don't know if they were OEM because they are hung from a spring clips under the original...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 03-04-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By niftypkg
My lights are the 7" OEM with the 4 position...

My lights are the 7" OEM with the 4 position rotary switch and 4 bulbs. Don't like paying $30 a pop for the OEM look alike lens only. May just replace the whole lamp. Won't be OEM issue.
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-03-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By niftypkg
Wood Paneling

The wood paneling is in perfect condition. Not a scratch. ;)
After all it is 'only' 38 years old. I do not want a high maintenance item. The coach, my 'other' child, must remain in the storage so I...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-03-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By niftypkg
Wood Paneling

The wood paneling in my '71 is practically indestructable but a little dull. :sad: Any recommendations to bring out a little luster?? Must be Az tolerante. Hot here. :cool: Tom
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-01-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,008
Posted By niftypkg
Sandblasting

Needed to remove rust from undercarriage. I also wanded to know the condition of the frame that supports the axles. Messy job. Suggestions: Before you start get a firm estimate:angry: . Seal up...
Forum: Trailer Values 02-28-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,426
Posted By niftypkg
You are right Camel. That is why I just spent...

You are right Camel. That is why I just spent this day under the trailer rust proofing it.( After it was sandblasted) Axle carrier was rusted badly and I wanted the AS to survive. Next reason: New...
Forum: Boondocking 02-27-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,330
Posted By niftypkg
AZ Camping

Great list. I'm a newbe in Cottonwood, Az. Transplant from NJ. I have been to a few of those sites already but the more the better.:rolleyes:
Forum: Trailer Values 02-27-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,426
Posted By niftypkg
Sounds like you lucked out S. Camel. At $1500 you...

Sounds like you lucked out S. Camel. At $1500 you can put mucho in it and not reach its' current value. Mine had extensive work: couches, carpet and tambourr doors, tires and hitch. I needed...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 02-26-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By niftypkg
AM Antenna Again

My 71 Overlander has the OEM radio antenna with that round rubber mount. :brows: Has anyone replaced it with an aftermarket antenna? If so where did you get it? I see universal mounts for about $10...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-26-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,158
Posted By niftypkg
Thanks Boat doc. Right now the only way I see to...

Thanks Boat doc. Right now the only way I see to correct that is to replace the socket and plug. Which means removing bottom of trailer! Sounds messy.
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