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Forum: On The Road... 01-21-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,554
Posted By J Ingersoll
Hammondsport is 30 miles West of Watkins Glen. It...

Hammondsport is 30 miles West of Watkins Glen. It is the home of the Curtiss museum and the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. Camping is available at the Hammondsport fire department with electric, water...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-11-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By J Ingersoll
lost vent

I found our vent on our 64 Safari opened itself in front when going down the road, once when it was pouring rain. I wired the front twist opener closed so it only opens from the rear position.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 06-12-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By J Ingersoll
Tub refinishing

We restored our 64 Safari bath no problem. I repaired the cracks with fiberglass and resin on the underside then v grooved the cracks on top with a dremel and filled with epoxy filler. Sanded and...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-06-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By J Ingersoll
Hensley Cub anti sway trailer hitch

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Hensley Cub Trailer Hitch. Used 4 seasons. For maximum 6000 lb trailer and 600 lb hitch weight. Pick up only in Hammondsport NY. ...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-06-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By J Ingersoll
Custom tailored fitted bedspread for Queen size 25FB.

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Custom tailored fitted bedspread for Queen size 25FB. Includes 5 accent pillows and built in sham.
You can contact us by filling...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-19-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,356
Posted By J Ingersoll
A group of us are planning an Airstream community...

A group of us are planning an Airstream community of small houses in Southern California within two hours of Los Angeles. Message me if you would like to be part of our email group.
Forum: On The Road... 01-14-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By J Ingersoll
Keuka Lake State park is beautiful and has large...

Keuka Lake State park is beautiful and has large wooded sites. Also Hammondsport Fire Department has water and electric sites with dump station for $20 a night and is near the Village beach.
Forum: On The Road... 01-06-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,767
Posted By J Ingersoll
To clarify what Jim Polk and I have been...

To clarify what Jim Polk and I have been discussing is an Airstream owners residential development in Southern California. The possibly 10 partners would invest $100,000 to $200,000 for the property...
Forum: On The Road... 01-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,767
Posted By J Ingersoll
I want to second Jim Polk's post as we have been...

I want to second Jim Polk's post as we have been looking for potential sites within an hour north of LA. If we get 8 more people willing to invest $150,000 to $200,000 we may be able to move forward....
Forum: On The Road... 09-26-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By J Ingersoll
RV Golf Club

Has anyone joined and used the RV Golf Club mentioned in Outside Interests? $99 a year seems reasonable. www.rvgolfclub.com
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-13-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,774
Posted By J Ingersoll
I looked at all four pages of the 67 rivets that...

I looked at all four pages of the 67 rivets that Aircraft Spruce caries and don't see any Olympic shaveable rivets.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-12-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,774
Posted By J Ingersoll
Airstream has them for about $.75 including...

Airstream has them for about $.75 including shipping.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 07-09-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By J Ingersoll
64 Safari Twin table

I am putting my 64 Safari twin back together with the original floorplan. The table configuration between the twin beds was missing. It looks like the 27" twin beds pulled out about 6" to 33". I'm...
Forum: On The Road... 06-05-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,464
Posted By J Ingersoll
NOLA RV park

We stay in a condo every year on our way across the country and park our vehicle and trailer at Parc D'Orleans on Chef Monteur Way This is I think East New Orleans and 6 miles to downtown. Very basic...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-16-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By J Ingersoll
Bathtub refinishing

I used a two part epoxy primer and a two part urethane topcoat. These come in quart sizes from Jamestown Supply. They are a marine supply company and have lots of videos online on how to use their...
Forum: Refrigerators 12-31-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By J Ingersoll
Thanks, In my 2006 model #2662 the thermistor...

Thanks, In my 2006 model #2662 the thermistor hangs near the bottom of the fridge behind the drawer. The youtube videos were of course very helpful. I have ordered a new one. Thanks again.
Forum: Refrigerators 12-30-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By J Ingersoll
Refrigerator repair

We are near Pasadena for a few months in our son's yard. Our Dometic refrigerator has lost its temperature control and is freezing things in the refrigerator even on the lowest setting. Apparently...
Forum: Tires 12-29-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,928
Posted By J Ingersoll
I bought 4 Maxxis 8008 load range E this past...

I bought 4 Maxxis 8008 load range E this past summer on Amazon for $115 ea. They arrived three days later tax and shipping included. Had my local garage install them. The date stamp was only a few...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-20-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,760
Posted By J Ingersoll
So what are the first two weights? GCWR and TWR?...

So what are the first two weights? GCWR and TWR? Were you 1,190 lbs over weight?
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-23-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By J Ingersoll
Floor help

I may be able to help but am out of the country until October 6th. I am about an hour South of you and just finished the floor in my 64. My email is jingersoll@me.com. Send me your contact info.
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Forum: Tires 09-07-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,756
Posted By J Ingersoll
What air pressure is right

I've just upgraded my GYM's to Maxxis M8008 ST225/LR15 load range E tires on our 25' Safari. They have a maximum pressure of 80lbs. I am inclined to run them at the factory recommended 65 lbs. Does...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-07-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By J Ingersoll
silicone removal

The key is the solvent needs time to penetrate. Colin Hyde suggested a rag soaked in mineral spirits (paint thinner) and let it lay on the silicone for a while. It worked.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-31-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,570
Posted By J Ingersoll
We ate at the Hamilton a couple blocks from the...

We ate at the Hamilton a couple blocks from the White House and it was excellent. They have a jazz club downstairs and we finally got to see John Cleary.
Forum: On The Road... 08-22-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,201
Posted By J Ingersoll
We come through New Orleans every March. Looking...

We come through New Orleans every March. Looking forward to the Caravan in 2018.
Forum: Axles 08-13-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,200
Posted By J Ingersoll
Colin called me yesterday to confirm shipping of...

Colin called me yesterday to confirm shipping of my axle.
Forum: Axles 08-11-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,200
Posted By J Ingersoll
Colin Hyde not responsive

I ordered and paid for a single axle for my 64 Safari from Colin on June 28th. He said 3-4 weeks. I have been trying to get an update from him for three weeks now via phone and email with no...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-19-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,896
Posted By J Ingersoll
What did they use to paint the tub? I have a...

What did they use to paint the tub? I have a price of $750 to $900 to refinish our tub/sink combo for our 1964 22' Safari.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 06-27-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,409
Posted By J Ingersoll
I was surprised the wiring looked like new. The...

I was surprised the wiring looked like new. The mice hadn't chewed on the bundle below the floor and the 110v is grounded. I will just add new wiring for the AC and microwave.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 06-26-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,409
Posted By J Ingersoll
My 1964 Safari Project

Looks similar to my new project. I paid $3,000 and towed it 7 miles home with the 1988 tires on the original split rims. Floor was totally rotted along with the flat part of the belly pan that was...
Forum: Tires 06-16-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,374
Posted By J Ingersoll
E rated Maxxis

I'm planning to purchase 4 Maxxis 15" tires but I only see D rating. Are the E rated only available in 16"?
Forum: Roof 06-14-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,889
Posted By J Ingersoll
roof coating

Imron 3500 is a 2 part polyurethane paint similar to automotive. Very tough and nice looking but 2 coats is only 2 - 2.5 mils.

If the goal is to seal the seams and rivets the Truco 7140 is much...
Forum: Roof 06-12-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,889
Posted By J Ingersoll
Roof coating

I was in the coatings business for 45 years and the Truco 7140 is the toughest flexible coating I've ever seen. Should adhere great to a clean surface.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-09-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By J Ingersoll
A friend of mine had body work done on his box...

A friend of mine had body work done on his box trailer in Tonawanda and was pleased with the work. Having said that I would probably take a trip to Jackson Center.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-22-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By J Ingersoll
Handle corrosion

My 2007 handle was clear coated and corroding under the clear coat. Aluminum polishing compound does not work on clear coat. I masked it off and stripped it with paint remover. Unlike the tail lights...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 01-12-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By J Ingersoll
Microwave installation

[/ATTACH][/ATTACH]Here's what we did on our 2007 25 FB. We didn't need the seating and we were recovering our cushions anyway. The sink cover works as a portable counter/splashguard. I used 3/4" oak...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-25-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By J Ingersoll
Try heat

Try a hair dryer or heat gun and scraper. The heat should soften the old adhesive so you can scrape most of it off, then finish with mineral spirits or acetone.
Forum: On The Road... 10-21-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By J Ingersoll
Looking for Camping near Scottsdale AZ

We are traveling to Scottsdale for Thanksgiving and many RV parks don't allow trailers. The ones that do look a bit sketchy.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a FHU campsite on the East side...
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