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Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-24-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Pictures of holding tanks pan removal

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Update of my holding tank repairs
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-29-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,207
Posted By coolbikeman
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 09-29-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,443
Posted By coolbikeman
I wish they could have a wireless 2nd receiver so...

I wish they could have a wireless 2nd receiver so I could go with Dish network. Since my Airstream is a 2000 model there is only one input for cable, which I am using with my DirecTV setup. I t...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-29-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,207
Posted By coolbikeman
I bought my Airstream from a previous owner that...

I bought my Airstream from a previous owner that already had a Propride installed. I have never adjusted anything yet but want to know where the measurement is taken from with a tape measure to...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-28-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,716
Posted By coolbikeman
We have a 2000 34' Excella and it had water...

We have a 2000 34' Excella and it had water damage under armrest of front couch. The factory repaired(patched) the area and did a very good job. Not much needed to be removed only couch and narrow...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-25-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,078
Posted By coolbikeman
Steel maybe stronger but I don't like the...

Steel maybe stronger but I don't like the aluminum touching steel. I have a lot of rivets underneath for belly pan and wrap around that have corroded away. I am presently getting ready to replace...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-17-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,038
Posted By coolbikeman
I have been pulling our new to us 2000 Excella 34...

I have been pulling our new to us 2000 Excella 34 with pro pride hitch for 2 years all over country with no problems. It is under the 9800 gvwr and within both axle ratings and level using the pro...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-31-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,331
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks for those links. My local RV parts and...

Thanks for those links. My local RV parts and repair is ordering the combination fitting to arrive first of next week. They have the other items. If the part is correct I will have it sooner than...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-31-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,331
Posted By coolbikeman
The adapter is cracked badly and is leaking...

The adapter is cracked badly and is leaking between valve and adapter. But, I think I can see and feel a hairline crack in the side of valve where it is glued to the fitting. The valve doesn't...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-30-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,331
Posted By coolbikeman
342123 If this works, thank you😀

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If this works, thank you😀
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-30-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,331
Posted By coolbikeman
Well that didn't work for a picture. I will have...

Well that didn't work for a picture. I will have to read on how to do it.

My domicile for mail and licensing is Sioux Falls. I am currently in Springfield, Mo. area where we lived since 1984...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-30-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,331
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks for replying. My trailer is the same as...

Thanks for replying. My trailer is the same as yours built at the very end of 1999 but is listed as a 2000 Excella 34. My holding tank set up looks exactly like yours. After searching with the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-30-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,331
Posted By coolbikeman
Hello again, I am coolbikeman from a previous...

Hello again, I am coolbikeman from a previous post I made about repairing a leak in my black tank. Can you tell me where you purchased the wye fitting with 3" openings on all sides? The only one I...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-29-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,331
Posted By coolbikeman
Tank adapter

Just wondering what adapter was used to mount the Valterra valves to the holding tanks? My tanks have Thetford valves, but the valves are expensive and becoming more rare. I think Valterra is the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-12-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
I forgot to mention my rant about how Airstream...

I forgot to mention my rant about how Airstream puts together some of their trailers🥺. I cannot understand why Airstream would use this method to connect the valves. Looks like it causes a lot more...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-12-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks for the advice.

Thanks for the advice.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Thank you for all the information. The pictures...

Thank you for all the information. The pictures of the black and grey tanks are helpful. Now I know what they look like under the pan. A few questions:

If I need to drop the pan did yours come...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-11-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
I don't know much about composting toilets or how...

I don't know much about composting toilets or how they work in a trailer. But your installation looks great. You did a nice job. At least I would have another option.

Thanks for your...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-11-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks fwjumper, that flange is probably what I...

Thanks fwjumper, that flange is probably what I have. I have to decided whether I can get under trailer. I have no pavement under it and I would probably need to use jack stands to raise it up. I...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-11-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks this is just the info I needed. The...

Thanks this is just the info I needed. The toilet does hold water fine. Does the toilet flange have a short pipe glued to it? Either the flange is extra deep or mine has a short pipe connected to...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-11-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Have you unscrewed the flange? Just wondering if...

Have you unscrewed the flange? Just wondering if it was difficult to do and whether there was any type of thread sealant( pipe dope ) on threads?

Thanks
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-11-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks again. You are correct my flange mounts...

Thanks again. You are correct my flange mounts directly to the floor with a short pipe maybe 3 or 4 inches long a most going into the black tank. Somehow I think it must be unscrewed before the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-11-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Thank you for responding. How do you access the...

Thank you for responding. How do you access the clamp for pipe connecting to black tank? Is there enough room to loosen it from under trailer? Or, will the toilet flange unscrew from the short...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-10-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By coolbikeman
Black tank removal on 2000 Excella 34

I am not sure if I want to attempt this as I am full time in the trailer and have limited tools. Have an odor coming from a hole in floor behind toilet that lets drain pipe from sinks run along top...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-22-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,691
Posted By coolbikeman
Installed one of these on our previous rv that...

Installed one of these on our previous rv that had black tank vent under the refrigerator vent on the roof. They are getting hard to find. Don't know if the company is no longer making them. It...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-17-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,396
Posted By coolbikeman
To get this DNS service(Distance network service)...

To get this DNS service(Distance network service) you have to fill out a form saying you cannot receive any local network channels by antenna in the area you are at.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-01-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 131,835
Posted By coolbikeman
What about the white roof seams? Does the Acryl-R...

What about the white roof seams? Does the Acryl-R come in white color or clear?

Thanks Terry
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-30-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 98,887
Posted By coolbikeman
This post is kind of directed to Lewster since he...

This post is kind of directed to Lewster since he has a lot of experience with caulks. Do you use Sikaflex 221 on everything on the sides, like above windows and doors and awning rails and the sides...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-27-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,102
Posted By coolbikeman
Thank you

Thanks for all the information so far. I will try to explore more in this area and ask around to get word of mouth recommendations from the local people in this area :)
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-25-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,102
Posted By coolbikeman
Amish cabinet maker near Airstream factory

Hi, I am looking for an Amish cabinet maker(preferably a small company) near Jackson Center, Ohio that can make a cabinet to cover the batteries and inverter that were under the sofa in the front of...
Forum: Our Community 02-28-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,554
Posted By coolbikeman
Recliner conversion

Hello, Terry here. I posted on your profile but thought I would post here also.
I am hoping to purchase an older Classic 31 or 34 footer with front sofa. I was wondering if you know of any one...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 02-04-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By coolbikeman
Airstream Classic 31 with twin bed option and 50amp dual AC

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

I am looking for a model like this expired listing:

...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-11-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,979
Posted By coolbikeman
:blush: Sorry, should have checked my post...

:blush: Sorry, should have checked my post before submitting. I should have said The total trailer weight(6560) minus the original trailer axle only weight(5660) would be a 900lb. tongue weight.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-11-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,979
Posted By coolbikeman
So, going by your weight figures, the total...

So, going by your weight figures, the total weight(Gross combined weight) is 12640. And, if you subtract the actual weight of your uncoupled tow vehicle(6080) then subtracting that from GCW is 6560...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-11-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 30,655
Posted By coolbikeman
Franswa, thank you again for your input. All...

Franswa, thank you again for your input. All vehicles have their manufacturer's recommended tow ratings, and that is all I was looking for. I eventually found the tow capacity, but couldn't find...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-10-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 30,655
Posted By coolbikeman
Thank you so much. That is exactly the...

Thank you so much. That is exactly the information I was looking for. I really would like to get an Airstream Classic, which probably would be heavier yet, but this information will help me choose...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-09-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 30,655
Posted By coolbikeman
I have been researching the Touareg TDI for the...

I have been researching the Touareg TDI for the improved mpg. Do you know what the tow capacity is or the GCWR for tow vehicle and trailer is? I cannot seem to find that info searching online. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-25-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,534
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks for your input. This is what I am...

Thanks for your input. This is what I am experiencing also. My trailer is rated at 10000# GVWR but we don't carry that much. The scale weight is usually 8500 to 9000# loaded. The problem is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,534
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks for the info. My 2008 4x4 double cab...

Thanks for the info. My 2008 4x4 double cab Tundra's GCWR is around 17100 pounds(trailer weight & truck weight combined) according to the book. My Holiday Rambler GVWR is 10000lbs., with a dry...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-15-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,534
Posted By coolbikeman
Is that 7500lbs. the weight of a trailer it can...

Is that 7500lbs. the weight of a trailer it can pull? Or, is it the GL 550 GVWR? My Tundra is rated to pull 10300lbs. but the GVWR of the truck is only 7100lbs. With two passengers, full tank of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-13-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 779
Views: 153,452
Posted By coolbikeman
Hi, I currently have 2008 Toyota Tundra pulling a...

Hi, I currently have 2008 Toyota Tundra pulling a 32' Holiday Rambler travel trailer. I am very interested in getting an Airstream Classic 30' model and was wondering if you have weighed your truck...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 09-02-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By coolbikeman
Check out the construction videos for the...

Check out the construction videos for the recently introduced Evergreen Ever-lite travel trailers. I believe they are constructed like the Earthbound.

www.goevergreenrv.com...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-30-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,904
Posted By coolbikeman
Hello Starfire, I tried to send you an...

Hello Starfire,

I tried to send you an email thinking that would be the quickest way to contact you. Don't see where there have been any messages sent to you in my message sent section. So, I...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-29-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,904
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks for the tip, AVIATOR. Maybe if I buy...

Thanks for the tip, AVIATOR. Maybe if I buy this one I am looking at, I can look him up.

Terry
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-29-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,904
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks Andy for the quick answer. My other...

Thanks Andy for the quick answer. My other question I asked in my first message was whether replacing the headliner with the newest adhesive and liner materials would be a "permanent fix"? I...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-28-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 23,904
Posted By coolbikeman
I am looking at a 1995 Excella Classic 34' to...

I am looking at a 1995 Excella Classic 34' to purchase. There is the beginning of the ceiling vinyl starting to sag. I called the Airstream factory to get an estimate as to how much it would cost...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 08-26-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,893
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks for the information. I will try to do...

Thanks for the information. I will try to do more research.

Terry Walden
Forum: WBCCI Forum 08-25-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,893
Posted By coolbikeman
Hello, I am searching for an Airstream to...

Hello, I am searching for an Airstream to purchase and found one listed with an ad agency. Can't get any response as to whether it has been sold or not. There are some numbers on the top front that...
Forum: Our Community 08-09-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,255
Posted By coolbikeman
Is that a Toyota Tundra Crew Max I see with your...

Is that a Toyota Tundra Crew Max I see with your trailer? If so, how does it do pulling your Airstream? I have a Toyota Tundra double cab I hope to use when I get the same size Airstream.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 08-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,873
Posted By coolbikeman
Thanks Roger and Gene, The Airstreams are...

Thanks Roger and Gene,

The Airstreams are the best looking for sure..maybe because like you said, their design doesn't go out of date like others. I have watched the video on Airstreams website...
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