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Forum: Windows & Screens 07-24-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,020
Posted By AirstreamPDX
I did not but wished I had. I will be adding them...

I did not but wished I had. I will be adding them with vhb tape for attachment.
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-25-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,291
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Dissimilar metals cause corrosion as well....

Dissimilar metals cause corrosion as well. Moisture will speed it up. Not sure if this is the case here, but uncoated stainless fastners/hardware will corrode aluminum. Ask anyone who owns a sailboat.
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 03-23-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Removing Grote Reflectors - How the Heck?

How can I remove my Grote reflectors for polishing. They rotate so the don't seem to be adhered but there is now visible way to remove the plastic reflector from the aluminum body, which I assume is...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-17-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,124
Posted By AirstreamPDX
I am sure this has been addressed, but why no...

I am sure this has been addressed, but why no alcohol? I have Acetone, but I save it for tough jobs like removing Vulkem etc.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-15-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,502
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Glad someone has addressed the demand side! (I...

Glad someone has addressed the demand side! (I have been reluctant) Very simple behavioral changes can reduce demands. Much cheaper to reduce demand than add capacity. Coming from the marine world I...
Forum: Awnings 03-14-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,760
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Thanks everybody. I am specifically interested in...

Thanks everybody. I am specifically interested in the window awnings I showed in the photo, not porch awnings. Thanks.

Here is another great example on the front of this Shasta:...
Forum: Awnings 03-14-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,760
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Those are beautiful awnings on a beautiful...

Those are beautiful awnings on a beautiful trailer. However, I am looking something that is self supported like in the photo I shared, not slip cover style as you have. The way we use our trailer the...
Forum: Awnings 03-13-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,760
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Simple Vintage Awnings - Where Oh Where???!

Looking for the very simple, manual style awnings found on real old trailers. Not Zip Dee etc, just the real simple ones like you see in this beautiful example at the windows. Any ideas? Perhaps you...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-11-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
1968 Overlander - First Polish

Hi everyone, Yesterday I started polishing for the first time. Since my Overlander skin is in pretty good shape (just removed clear coat last fall) I am using Nuvite G6. Still working on my...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-08-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Alan, I have removed the clear coat using...

Alan, I have removed the clear coat using CitriStrip. I am at the beginning of the process of sealing and polishing as I go. Trying to track down a leak at the rear. Haven't found it yet. Probably...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-07-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By AirstreamPDX
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https://www.airstreampdx.com Very clean 60's Vintage Airstream, Clean Comfy interior with Down Quilts, TV w/Netflix etc, Fire Pit,...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-03-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Here is the google album:...

Here is the google album: https://goo.gl/photos/zMvU7XSkhK1P8nyd7
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-03-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Thanks Joy M. It is a modified ceiling curtain...

Thanks Joy M. It is a modified ceiling curtain track with the mounting flange cut off and then adhered with 3m VHB tape. I labored for some time about how to do this without hanging something down or...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-29-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Here it is Dpaul: TapeCase 0.75 in Width x 5 yd...

Here it is Dpaul: TapeCase 0.75 in Width x 5 yd Length, Converted from 3M VHB Tape 5952 (1 Roll) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Y7H5GO?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage)

I...
Forum: Awnings 02-25-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,873
Posted By AirstreamPDX
azflycaster, I am looking for very simple, cheap,...

azflycaster, I am looking for very simple, cheap, low profile awning for my rear window just as you've shown in the photo from this post way back in 2006. We have a 1968 Overlander, which stays...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 02-23-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,611
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Considering the building industry is adhering...

Considering the building industry is adhering glass and metal panels to high rise facades with 3M VHB tape for some time now (a considerably more demanding environment as far as heat and wind loads),...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 02-18-2016, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By AirstreamPDX
I like your approach. I did it differently as you...

I like your approach. I did it differently as you can see from my install tonight. On my tablet so I won't get into a long narrative but I am posting one photo here and many more in the shared album...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-15-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
The vented area is a Broan 174 heater. That was...

The vented area is a Broan 174 heater. That was an existing door/magazine rack in the plywood. In an effort to keep everything "restorable" to original, I saved the magazine rack so it easily could...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-13-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,611
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Here here Cameront120! First post = self...

Here here Cameront120! First post = self righteous and ill informed, in my humble opinion.
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 02-12-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By AirstreamPDX
I can't wait for this update. Wonder what your...

I can't wait for this update. Wonder what your approach will be with shower. I don't think I can wait till spring in Michigan to solve my shower issue. When is that anyway, July ;)
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 02-09-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Ha...no. Doing away with the accordian thing is...

Ha...no. Doing away with the accordian thing is very high on my list! It is weird and awkward. It recently split too...:(
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-08-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
We don't miss the storage. In fact much of the...

We don't miss the storage. In fact much of the generous storage in our Overlander goes unused.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-07-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
We are running a 32" smart TV and running Netflix...

We are running a 32" smart TV and running Netflix to it through a wifi router we plumbed from our main house router. We can run the TV wirelessly exclusively, but the picture,/response is better this...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-05-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,147
Posted By AirstreamPDX
1968 Overlander Update with Photos

My wife and I bought our Overlander last April just before the arrival of our first boy. I wanted to update the group and share some photos of the improvements I've made and maintenance we've...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-05-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By AirstreamPDX
I also have a 1968 (Overlander) I am specifically...

I also have a 1968 (Overlander) I am specifically interested in one of the reading lamps above the bed if you have one. It is cone shaped and brushed aluminum finish. Thanks! Could you post photos?
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 02-05-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By AirstreamPDX
1968 Overlander Update and Photos

My wife and I bought our Overlander last April just before the arrival of our first boy. I wanted to update the group and share some photos of the improvements I've made and maintenance we've...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-15-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Don't forget to check marine tank outfits. They...

Don't forget to check marine tank outfits. They have all shapes and sizes for obvious reasons. Here is one option: Kracor Incorporation Rotational Molders - Marine Product Catalog...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-12-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,741
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Not true. Read the ad. Has built in inverter....

Not true. Read the ad. Has built in inverter. From the product description: "Using built-in inverter technology this inverter generator produces a cleaner power curve ideal for sensitive...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-12-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,741
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Harbor Freight has their 2500/2200 genny on sail...

Harbor Freight has their 2500/2200 genny on sail right now with coupon for $399. It is what it is.

Inverter Generator - 4.7HP, 2500W Inverter Generator...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,630
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Excellent work. I personally think these sorts of...

Excellent work. I personally think these sorts of renovations will continue to add value and desirability decades into the future, beyond what the time capsule original reno's will (though my trailer...
Forum: Dehumidifiers & Ozone Generators 11-03-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,783
Posted By AirstreamPDX
We have the EVA-dRY 2200 on our boat and I just...

We have the EVA-dRY 2200 on our boat and I just recently bought one for the our 68 Overlander. We are happy with the units. If running continuous in cooler climates (50's*F and below), the condensing...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,986
Posted By AirstreamPDX
3M vhb tape

We use this on our fiberglass sailboats to hold plexiglass/acrylic "windows" on. Very, very strong stuff.

3M™ VHB™ Tape...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-23-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,349
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Congrats Tamgary211! Upload some pictures! ...

Congrats Tamgary211! Upload some pictures!

Re: Hittenstiehl and clear coat. I am smiling when I say this, but I have a '68 Overlander with the clear coat very much intact after 46 years....until...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-09-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,307
Posted By AirstreamPDX
I think I would trust someone with experience...

I think I would trust someone with experience using spray foam in close to a 100 trailer restorations, whom is also a trained Architect, over HiJoeSilver's assertions, many of which are urban myths....
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-07-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Not sure if this will work for your style of...

Not sure if this will work for your style of window, but this is the way to go imo.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454/66-67-68-windows-blinds-covering-treatment-111812.html
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-22-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,307
Posted By AirstreamPDX
https://hofarc.com/learn/7-advantages-to-spray-foa...

https://hofarc.com/learn/7-advantages-to-spray-foam-insulation/
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By AirstreamPDX
I am also planning on installing GFCI outlets so...

I am also planning on installing GFCI outlets so the diagram would be useful there too. I found a diagram from 1966 and from 1969... they look close but different. Will post photos once the project...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-21-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By AirstreamPDX
The Broan 174 allows for 750 watts operation...

The Broan 174 allows for 750 watts operation instead of 1500 if need be. The bathroom one will be wired for 750 watts. Therefore 18.75 amps total cranked at Sauna level. Hof arc uses these same ones...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-21-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Need 1968 Overlander electrical diagram

I've looked around, but cant find an electrical diagram for my 1968 Overlander. I am adding two Broan 174 "cadet" heaters (1 in bath, 1 gaucho side where magazine ravk is) so I am focused on the 110...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-10-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By AirstreamPDX
68' Overlander: What line from regulator to main supply

I am replacing my ancient regulator (which leaks when I switch tanks) with a new Cavagna automatic two tanker. I am also replacing the rigid pig tails with modern green handled rubber ones. All of...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-09-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By AirstreamPDX
'68 Overlander Shower Track - Where can I find one?

I want to run a shower track with curtain in lieu of current / original accordian shower "curtain". I've attached two photos (not great) from HofArc of a 67' Globe with same bath configuration.
...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-09-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By AirstreamPDX
68' Overlander: Bargman L100 Can't lock from outside!

Hi everyone,

I can't lock my Overlander from the outside. Its a Bargman L100 I believe (round knobs both sides, knurled edges of knob, square backing plate). I've squirted all kinds of lube,...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-04-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,924
Posted By AirstreamPDX
If you were to park it and use it as a back yard...

If you were to park it and use it as a back yard studio, build out conventionally with 110ac, IKEA furniture, etc...it might be worth it. If you were wanting to travel with it, I wouldn't consider it...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-28-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Gas leak at oven pilot valve - 68' Magic Chef

My original Magic Chef started leaking gas at the pilot valve. I tracked down the leak but am unable to loosen the fitting so I can put yellow Teflon on and snug everything up again to make it leak...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-14-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,488
Posted By AirstreamPDX
How did the rest of the stripping and polishing...

How did the rest of the stripping and polishing go? Did you use the "Kleen Strip Aircraft Paint Remover"? http://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9884641/01036 Was a gallon enough for the entire...
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-11-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,020
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Just found this thread when linked to another....

Just found this thread when linked to another. This looks exactly the type of solution we are looking for! ALUMINUMNUM I have a few questions: How are the blinds holding up 4 years in? Are you...
Forum: Our Community 08-03-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,056
Posted By AirstreamPDX
Airstream Coffee

Has anyone seen this trailer / business for sale in Wa? Looks very well done.

Airstream Coffee Shop For Sale (http://www.airstreamcoffeeshop.info/)
...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 07-31-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 501
Posted By AirstreamPDX
'68 Overlander Reading Lamp @ Twin Bed

Does anyone have an extra one of these?
https://goo.gl/photos/AR163bMpHLubXrux5

Because the other one looks like this:
https://goo.gl/photos/hwcRGXXHRHKsHZYn9

Or advice on a remedy.

Thanks
Forum: Insurance & Claims 07-23-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,426
Posted By AirstreamPDX
We rent our Airstream on Airbnb.com...

We rent our Airstream on Airbnb.com (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6030421) They have something like a $1,000,000 insurance policy, though I hesitate to test what they actually would pay out for our...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 07-22-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By AirstreamPDX
We have a similar pump with a 1 liter jabsco...

We have a similar pump with a 1 liter jabsco accumulator tank on our boat. Both replaced last year. If you are going to add an accumulator, I would go bigger than 1 liter. Otherwise I don't think...
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