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Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-29-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Ruben J
I found the info I needed. Here it is, in case...

I found the info I needed. Here it is, in case anyone finds this thread before they find this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454/1973-vista-view-restoration-7113.html
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-29-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,785
Posted By Ruben J
Hey everyone, I see this thread hasn't had any...

Hey everyone, I see this thread hasn't had any activity for a while. If any new info was found on this topic it would be great to read about it.
Thanks,
Ruben
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-29-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,019
Posted By Ruben J
vista view re-sealing woes...

After reading for about an hour on how to fix leaking and foggy vista views, I set out to get started on mine. I must have misunderstood several things, and should have stopped when I thought "gee,...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 04-20-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,074
Posted By Ruben J
edit: sorry folks, I put this reply up before I...

edit: sorry folks, I put this reply up before I realized I hadn't read the thread entirely. Anyway, it still may be useful info, so I'll leave it alone.....

Hi there nmbosa. The other week I came...
Forum: Axles 04-20-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ruben J
Good deal. Thanks a lot. R

Good deal. Thanks a lot.
R
Forum: Axles 04-20-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ruben J
spindle nut socket size

Going to check the wheel bearings, and wondering what size socket the spindle nuts take on my Sovereign. I probably have it, but I don't want to have to run to get one with the trailer on jack...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-17-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By Ruben J
Wondering if a new/different controller will give...

Wondering if a new/different controller will give me more braking power. I have a "draw-tite" controller now, probably pretty basic. I remember seeing "Prodigy" a few times. Is this better? Why? Any...
Forum: Axles 04-17-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ruben J
That's what I suspected. Just thought I'd put the...

That's what I suspected. Just thought I'd put the idea out for some feedback.
Forum: Our Community 04-17-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,419
Views: 1,171,020
Posted By Ruben J
She looks so much cleaner in that photo! Can't...

She looks so much cleaner in that photo! Can't wait to really get started with repairs. Noticed last night that the door hinges are eally worn down and have hairline fractures. Anyway, that's not...
Forum: Tires 04-17-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ruben J
comforting. I'm leaning towards it. I don't have...

comforting. I'm leaning towards it. I don't have any spares though...still leaning. I'm going to put up a post to request tires from someone who might be replacing theirs in my area. With any luck....
Forum: Axles 04-17-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ruben J
Hmmm....I don't plan on carrying a bunch of...

Hmmm....I don't plan on carrying a bunch of stuff, definitely not 1400 pounds of stuff anyway. Do you think the 4200# mark is way over the top? Would it ride too rough? What do you think the...
Forum: Axles 04-16-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ruben J
4200# Dexters for 31' Sovereign

Too much? There's pair of 4200# dexters w/brakes for sale for $750, sounds like a good deal, but 4200# is probably too much right?
Forum: Tires 04-16-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ruben J
Oh... believe me, I've thought all about it. In...

Oh... believe me, I've thought all about it. In fact, I've already towed it 100 miles to to where it is now, without brakes, and on the 20+ y/o rubber. That was at 3 in the morning with no traffic in...
Forum: Tires 04-16-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ruben J
yep, I've been googling tire shops in my area for...

yep, I've been googling tire shops in my area for an hour or so. I guess it's time to pick up the phone to see what's out there.
Forum: Tires 04-16-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,172
Posted By Ruben J
used tires?

This weekend I hope to move the Airstream to a friends ranch about 40 miles from it's current location. I don't want to buy new tires only to park the trailer for an indefinite length of time while...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-15-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,696
Posted By Ruben J
Thanks for the diagram Kevin245. I found that one...

Thanks for the diagram Kevin245. I found that one too, but helpful just the same.

Now, can someone verify if this is the pigtail adapter I would use to wire my AS 7-pin to the 6-pin round female...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-15-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By Ruben J
TV tire pressure

What PSI should have my rear TV's tires at with trailer attached? I'm towing a 31' Sovereign, I have 235 75 15 BFG all terrains normally at 30 PSI.
I found this thread:...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-15-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,696
Posted By Ruben J
Thanks John. So, let me make sure I understand:...

Thanks John. So, let me make sure I understand: you're saying that the tail light connectors double to also illuminate the brake lights on trailer, right? And that the blue wire from TV to operate...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-15-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,696
Posted By Ruben J
Thanks Kevin245. What I mean, in short, is I need...

Thanks Kevin245. What I mean, in short, is I need to go from 6-pin round (original post edited) on my TV to the AS 7 pin style, but I'm not sure how to line up the connections that don't share...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-15-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,696
Posted By Ruben J
6-pin connector to AS 7-pin

Well, I've been digging for about 30/45 minutes now, and I haven't yet found any instruction on how to connect my 91 Ford's 6-pin round connector to the AS 7-pin. On my TV's connector, there's no pin...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-15-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By Ruben J
about the axles: can worn parts be ordered and...

about the axles: can worn parts be ordered and replaced, or are complete replacement axles available only?
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-15-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By Ruben J
Thank you Laura. The links were helpful and...

Thank you Laura. The links were helpful and informative. I'd better get those tires replaced.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-15-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By Ruben J
Thanks for the key code, Andy. I'll see if I can...

Thanks for the key code, Andy. I'll see if I can get one coming.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-14-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By Ruben J
Thanks!

Just walked in the door and it's nice to see the response here - thanks to everyone for all the enthusiasm! When I have a minute to sit down and respond properly (tomorrow am) I'll check out all the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-14-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By Ruben J
Thanks to you both! I hadn't even considered that...

Thanks to you both! I hadn't even considered that there may be a chance that the existing brakes are in usable condition. I'm not sure where the battery (batteries?) are located. Behind one of the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-14-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By Ruben J
Time to get the brakes going...

Good morning everyone.
Have I mentioned that I got this trailer for free (thank you Craigslist!)? It's going to be quite a project, but I just couldn't let it go. It's a '73 Sovereign International...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-12-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Ruben J
No Way

Yes, I'm feeling a bit manic-depressive....but forget it. There's no way I'm letting her go that easy. I'll figure something out. I was about to sit down at my piano when I looked out the window and...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-12-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Ruben J
a quick turn south

I'm suddenly quite discouraged with this acquisition, despite it being a freebie. I checked with the local traffic division to help me decide whether or not taking the AS would be a good idea. They...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-12-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By Ruben J
Greetings all.

Hi folks. I recently acquired a 1973 31' Sovereign. This is my first trailer, and it needs a LOT of work. The price was right, so I jumped on it, realizing that the opportunity to own one of these...
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