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Forum: 1981 Excella II 05-09-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,497
Posted By ole81
location of fuses in Excella II

Here are the pics of the location of fuses and circuit breakers in our 1981 Excella II
Forum: 1981 Excella II 05-08-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,497
Posted By ole81
Our unit has a sofa on the front left and a shelf...

Our unit has a sofa on the front left and a shelf across the front.
the front middle is a table that opens out and hidden behind the table is the fuse panel.
The main electrical box with circuit...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,760
Posted By ole81
Our 1981 Excella II has its original unit. It is...

Our 1981 Excella II has its original unit. It is noisy but still cooling OK.
Just keeping our fingers crossed.
Forum: On The Road... 06-16-2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,887
Posted By ole81
If you like water....checkout Dellanera RV park...

If you like water....checkout Dellanera RV park in Galveston.
It is right on top of the dunes.
In some sites you can sit up in bed and watch the pelicans dive into the water.

...another great...
Forum: On The Road... 05-23-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,980
Posted By ole81
Flightseeing Mt. McKinley...a MUST!

I feel that you have not seen Alaska until you take a flightseeing tour of Mt. McKinley from Talkeetna.
I highly recommend K2 aviation with their small planes....
Forum: On The Road... 04-15-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By ole81
If you have plenty of time, you might consider a...

If you have plenty of time, you might consider a few days at Brazos Bend State Park.
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/brazos-bend
Beautiful treed settings, large lakes with about three thousand...
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By ole81
Best RV park in Galveston...

Do you have reservations in Galveston?
We highly recommend Dellanera RV Park. It is city owned and right on top of the dunes.
We are parked there now and enjoying the sights and sounds of the surf...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-04-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By ole81
Many thanks...

for the reply and confirmation to what I had hoped.

We do appreciate it.

Many happy travels in your rig...

Bob and Gail
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-04-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By ole81
I should have clarified.....

The backing plate on Ole81 is a 5 lug and the bottom two are not evenly spaced.
Under normal conditions, it would be a trivial job to remove the 5 nuts...but these nuts have not been off since the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-03-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By ole81
I understand the actuator was a Kelsey-Hayes. I...

I understand the actuator was a Kelsey-Hayes.
I don't know if the backing plate is K-H or whatever..
I went to the local trailer shop and they carry Dexter products.
Can anyone tell me if the 5...
Forum: On The Road... 03-02-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,017
Posted By ole81
Stop at Schulenberg, TX and check out the Painted...

Stop at Schulenberg, TX and check out the Painted churches of Texas...about 6 100 year old Catholic churches that were built by the Czech communities.
Then plan on spending several days in...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-17-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By ole81
Thanks for all the replies. We are located just...

Thanks for all the replies.
We are located just west of Houston, TX.
My research has found, as mentioned in the replies, that the logical step is replace the entire assembly.
Fortunately, the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-16-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By ole81
You are right.....the round actuator is hard to...

You are right.....the round actuator is hard to find. Will start exploring replacing the whole assembly.

p.s. I compliment your taste in toys....In '68 I had a '66 Merc Colony Park wagon and in...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-15-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,341
Posted By ole81
magnetic brake actuator question

I was doing maintenance on our 1981 Excella II and discovered that the magnetic brake actuator is flush with the three screws that hold it together.
Is this normal or should the screws be recessed?...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-31-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By ole81
I see you have an '82 model. First question you...

I see you have an '82 model.
First question you have to ask yourself.....are you aiming to restore to the ORIGINAL birdroost?....or to a modern functional one?

We like our birdroost....not...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 09-29-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,471
Posted By ole81
lots and lots of wine glasses from the...

lots and lots of wine glasses from the partying:):):):):):)
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 09-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,471
Posted By ole81
Either we grill outside on the firepit or use the...

Either we grill outside on the firepit or use the microwave. Just do not use the stove and over, so toying with the idea of installing a dishwasher in its place.
Wonder if anyone has done...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-23-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,910
Posted By ole81
what is the width????

what is the width????
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-17-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,910
Posted By ole81
Also, would like dimensions. width and length...

Also, would like dimensions. width and length extended.
Lastly, is it available in navy or black?

Thanks
Forum: Trailer Values 08-01-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,233
Posted By ole81
Don't know your financial or space situation, but...

Don't know your financial or space situation, but maybe you should consider keeping the '66 and buy a slightly used one for immediate pleasure of traveling. Take your time and restore/renovate your...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-19-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,658
Posted By ole81
We have a 2001 with the 7.3 and LOVE IT!!!!!

We have a 2001 with the 7.3 and LOVE IT!!!!!
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-30-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,881
Posted By ole81
We bought a matched pair at Camping World back in...

We bought a matched pair at Camping World back in 2007 when we went to the Fiddler's Convention in Galax Virginia...a really great event!!!!
Only negative about this pair is that the connecting...
Forum: Our Community 05-29-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,879
Posted By ole81
We have a 1997 WBCII directory and it does not...

We have a 1997 WBCII directory and it does not list #11164.
Forum: On The Road... 05-01-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,368
Posted By ole81
Vanity plate says it all!!!

When we are traveling 55, anyone getting close enough to read our license plate knows why we are going 55...
Forum: Vintage Kin 04-19-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,431
Posted By ole81
Note that the front wheels have a narrow track so...

Note that the front wheels have a narrow track so it could make turns, and avoid the need to make wheel cut outs...thereby keeping the clean lines of the trailer.
Forum: Vintage Kin 04-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,431
Posted By ole81
All I know is that I spoke with the folks in the...

All I know is that I spoke with the folks in the antique shop and they told me that THAT particular unit was created by the owner...not the Spartan factory.
Someone would have to find an old Spartan...
Forum: Vintage Kin 04-17-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,431
Posted By ole81
Found the pics....enjoy!!!!!

Well, it took some digging through all my folders, but finally found the pics of the RV in question....

Enjoy!!!!!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-12-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,508
Posted By ole81
Ahem..........

[QUOTE=SteveH;1606227]They may have made a nice little drawing of a car towing a 35' Avion to illustrate proper hitch setup, but it almost never happened. Please show us an actual picture of it...
Forum: Vintage Kin 04-05-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,431
Posted By ole81
Yes, I saw it back in Jan 2010. Actually turned...

Yes, I saw it back in Jan 2010. Actually turned around and went into the shop to ask about it. It was NOT an airstream conversion, but I'll be danged if I can recall the make of the trailer. ...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-02-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,456
Posted By ole81
For the MOST enjoyable riding......

.....I can't believe ANYTHING can beat my single speed, coaster brake
1960 Schwinn Panther.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-01-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ole81
Replacing water heater in 1981 Excella II

Actually, it took about 2 weeks!
Removal was about an hour, and fortunately I did not have a bad floor.
what took time...

1. treat the floor so that any future problem would be averted.
2....
Forum: Our Community 03-31-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By ole81
Thanks for the input...

I also was pointed to this kit by an non-Airstreamer....
JEFA Tech: 15dBi WiFi 2.4GHz Super Long Range Outdoor Omni Antenna (http://www.jefatech.com/product/JTOD24-15).
It will take a hefty support...
Forum: Our Community 03-30-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By ole81
WiFi antenna for laptop????

Has anyone come up with a super-duper way to have an external antenna for WiFi hotspots...and what products on the market are easily adaptable?


Gail and I use our computers extensively and get...
Forum: Doors & Locks 03-16-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,845
Posted By ole81
Locking door handle

Camping world has a great handle that has a three position base, which allows it to be used as an assist handle in the middle position, or flat against the door to secure the door in transit.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 03-13-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,949
Posted By ole81
When you plumb your hot water heater, make...

When you plumb your hot water heater, make certain that you have valves to isolate it from the rest of the system. Our '81 Excella II did not have any valves and when the hot water tank developed a...
Forum: 1981 Excella II 03-13-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By ole81
We have a similar unit with custom double bunks...

We have a similar unit with custom double bunks in the center. The rear bath is great, but sure wish we had a double bed!
Just last year we replaced the original gas hot water heater.
Highly...
Forum: On The Road... 03-11-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,127
Posted By ole81
‘Pomme de Terre’ State Park, Buffalo, MO

Back in 2010 we were passing through MO and found ‘Pomme de Terre’ State Park. It was so beautiful that we stayed an extra day.
Check it out....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-26-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By ole81
This discussion of battery types is very...

This discussion of battery types is very informative, but my question is how will our 1981 Univolt system react to battery types other than the old wet cell?
Forum: On The Road... 09-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 204,892
Posted By ole81
Ever since a trip to Big Bend in 2007, we have...

Ever since a trip to Big Bend in 2007, we have carried a pair of Honda 2000s. Hooked together they provide 30amp service and run the A/C efficiently and quietly. One might think 'That's a lot of...
Forum: 1981 Excella II 06-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,497
Posted By ole81
Abbie, What configuration do you have? We have...

Abbie, What configuration do you have? We have the 31' rear bath. the hot water heater is just to the left of the commode. when our carpet was soaked, it was only in the area of the commode and hot...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-17-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By ole81
How to clean black tank sensors?

We are having a problem with the black tank sensors showing full.
I assume that the problem is TP and solids. I was able to clean them when I installed the new toilet, but they are...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-05-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,478
Posted By ole81
Thanks for the prompt reply.... One more...

Thanks for the prompt reply....
One more question....
I am using PEX. I have used the ss crimps on most of the fittings, and I know there are copper rings, compression and push together.

Has...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-05-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,478
Posted By ole81
Oooops! I made a mistake..... I removed the...

Oooops!
I made a mistake.....
I removed the hoses from the 12v pump and some time later realized that one fitting appears to be a check valve....but did not note whether it was located at the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-26-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,478
Posted By ole81
saga continues.....

OK...I have finally analyzed the plumbing (which I should have done in the first place...) and find that there is a valve missing to keep the tank out of the system.
Since we are planning to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-26-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,478
Posted By ole81
Water tank shut off valve....

I appreciate all the input.
\Unfortunately, virtually all manuals are written by the engineers who develop the system, and are never reviewed by new users.
The page with the diagram lists 2 Stop...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-26-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,478
Posted By ole81
1980 water distribution system 31' rear bath

The shop manual is for 1980 water distribution system 31' rear bath is in our manual with is for the 1980....but has a blue label on for the 1981 Supplement...which I do not find....so I assume the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,478
Posted By ole81
Many thanks for the prompt responses. 1. I...

Many thanks for the prompt responses.
1. I don't know that I HAVE a divert valve. Could it be the valve in the picture that I attached?
I have never found the need to 'winterize' as we are near...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,478
Posted By ole81
Exclamation Water heater shut off valve...where is it?

OK...our water heater was leaking...the floor was wet behind the pump and the tank...so we ordered a new unit which will be delivered tomorrow.
At the moment, we are in Galveston.
About 5 minutes...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-25-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,185
Posted By ole81
Just ordered the Atwood GC6AA-10E and should get...

Just ordered the Atwood GC6AA-10E and should get it next week.
When we get return home on Saturday, will pull the old one out.
...still waiting to hear what is the best way to sever the old lines...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,185
Posted By ole81
more details on the installlation, please....

It looks like the Atwood on our '81 is leaking. I have contemplated installing a new one myself, but I am stopped dead in my tracks when I see the grey and black flex tubing that is connected with...
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