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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,750
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up payload?

You have some valuable advice in these replies but one aspect I wanted to emphasize was touched on by Bob, more often than not, max payload allowed for the tow vehicle is the critical factor. ...
Forum: Solo Streamers 06-23-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,426
Posted By JRF0st3r
More Suggestions

Welcome to Air Forums! You've received excellent advice from other members but I'll mention two more:

When you narrow down your trailer choice, go to the AF Model Specific Section to see what...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 06-20-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By JRF0st3r
blue tank

Got my 15 gallon 6" high tank from VTS. Full, the tank can weigh 140 lb. To empty it, I stole an idea from this AF site using a 12V cylindrical pump that fits into the tank with a hose connection to...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-05-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 386
Posted By JRF0st3r
lightweight polisher?

Over the last few years I've mostly used the Levon + Jesco method with variable speed grinders and vertical soft wheels and the Cyclo dual head to finish. My spouse is interested in getting involved...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 06-03-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,799
Posted By JRF0st3r
Instructions valid regardless of glazing material

Peter,
Of course you are correct, your very detailed instructions are quite helpful regardless of whether one selects plexiglass or polycarbonate. Thank you!
Jim
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 06-02-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,799
Posted By JRF0st3r
polycarbonate versus plexiglass

Those questioning the use of the acrylic plexiglass versus polycarbonate Lexan are right to favor Lexan for rock guard use in my opinion. Polycarbonate is much stronger but also more flexible which...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 10-01-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 22,995
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up Shiny Maggie

Or, as I say, Gig 'Em Maggies"
We just returned for a great 4 nights at an AirMidwest Rally at Osage Beach, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Beautiful park and terrific fellow streamers. Maggie has...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-24-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,601
Posted By JRF0st3r
Macs, If it weren't for bad luck you'd have no...

Macs,
If it weren't for bad luck you'd have no luck at all! You were our hero for the spring rally with the Airstream cooler for the top prize. We wish you a speedy recovery from an awful accident.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-05-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,601
Posted By JRF0st3r
We favor the Saturday catered meal and hope we...

We favor the Saturday catered meal and hope we have enough folks attending to meet the minimum. Thanks!.
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 09-03-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up deadbolt

bsaa10bill,

There are other solutions but what we did was to get the deadbolt with extended bolt from VTS that mounts in the frame next to the door. This was done while the interior skin was off....
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-26-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,729
Posted By JRF0st3r
An important factor in determining what your...

An important factor in determining what your truck could safely tow is the payload capacity. You should find this on the Tire & Loading sticker on the door or door frame, see mine attached. My...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 08-21-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By JRF0st3r
Our '67 Safari came with a "mouse hole" cut into...

Our '67 Safari came with a "mouse hole" cut into the access hatch cover for the shore connecting cable but we preferred to keep mice out. Our solution was to drill a hole in bottom of rear utility...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-20-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By JRF0st3r
I went with a marine type Isotherm Drawer 65...

I went with a marine type Isotherm Drawer 65 Refrigerator that runs on 120 V AC or 12V DC and have been very pleased with its performance. It's not cheap but operates efficiently and it runs even on...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-18-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,820
Posted By JRF0st3r
When I replaced all propane lines I used a...

When I replaced all propane lines I used a flexible clear plastic tubing that fit the copper perfectly. Although it doesn't cover fittings, almost everywhere else it protects the copper. Got the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-17-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By JRF0st3r
Hoss's RV Repair & Restorations

Another option is Hoss Cameron's shop in Rogers, Arkansas. His specialty is Airstreams of any vintage. For us he added an awning but we liked over his other projects and they were first class. ...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 08-06-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By JRF0st3r
Dexter Sticker

Here's a pic of our new axle.
Also a pic of the Harbor Freight floor jack with 2 extension arms that I used to remove the old and set the new one in place. I temporarily U-bolted the 1x4 as a...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-01-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By JRF0st3r
I had a frustrating experience ordering a...

I had a frustrating experience ordering a replacement rear hatch cover from Inland. At that time Andy R. was the only one who fabricated them and I hear he has retired. The first one did not fit...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 07-21-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By JRF0st3r
axle support for replacement

To remove the old axle and install new I bought a floor jack with an optional arm extension from Harbor Freight. To me this seemed easier than using two floor jacks. The 1x4 board was temporarily...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-26-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,363
Posted By JRF0st3r
For wheel removal as well as long term storage I...

For wheel removal as well as long term storage I use the combination bottle jack and stand available from Tractor Supply. See attached.
Jim
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 06-04-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
On our 1967 Safari the vent for the sink is...

On our 1967 Safari the vent for the sink is concealed in the closet between kitchen & bath so bath lavatory and kitchen sink share the same vent.
Jim
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-02-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,417
Posted By JRF0st3r
makeurown

We wanted segment protectors for our '67 Safari so built our own. I developed a pattern for the curve and drawing for the SS portion so a tin shop could make that, I added the bottom trim from VTS...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-30-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,601
Posted By JRF0st3r
super start!

Nancy & Coleen,
You have made a great start toward our next AirMidwest Rally! Disadvantages we encountered with our selection of Big Elk in Pineville are overcome. Thanks for jumping in quickly. ...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 04-24-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,450
Posted By JRF0st3r
I sprayed the inside surface of exterior skin...

I sprayed the inside surface of exterior skin with 3M Adhesive, Generally the wiring was between insulation and exterior skin but where wiring overlapped, I carved a channel to fit. In some...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-16-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up Joe, you and Nikki are included for Haven55. Jim

Joe, you and Nikki are included for Haven55.
Jim
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-16-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Alan, we will miss you! Your door prize will...

Alan, we will miss you! Your door prize will probably be the first choice of attendees.
Jim
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-15-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up Charla says Haven55 is fabulous! Reservations...

Charla says Haven55 is fabulous! Reservations still gladly accepted. So far we have 12 of us and room for 8 more. Let's plan on starting from the Big Elk Pavilion at 6:00 pm, either in your vehicle...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-13-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Update

We have 18 sites reserved so far, see updated list. A couple of others may still register. We understand each party needs 2 tickets for Saturday dinner. Two additional tickets will be reserved for...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-11-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Talking Optional Dining, Thursday, April 19

On Thursday evening April19, for those interested, we could request a group dinner reservation for 6:00 pm at Haven 55, 408 Havenhurst Drive, Pineville. Billed as “Casual Fine Dining” the restaurant...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 04-06-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 24,097
Posted By JRF0st3r
Smile Our solutions to your questions

Welcome to Air Forums!

Do the rewiring with interior skin off and it's important to totally rewire for your requirements, not try to patch into existing aluminum. In general wiring will compress...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-01-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,953
Posted By JRF0st3r
Echoing above sentiment, why would you want...

Echoing above sentiment, why would you want diesel for towing a 23' safari? The F150 3.5L V6 Ecoboost with max tow comes with all the "umph" you would need along with its 36 gallon tank.
:blink:...
Forum: Boondocking 03-30-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Posted By JRF0st3r
power protector

In our trailer we added a Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C sold by VTS with remote display which detects and protects against numerous deficiencies in shore power. It is permanently mounted in the...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-27-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Wink Free kids!

No we are not giving children away but Charla agreed that there would be no added reservation charge for children 12 & under. We hope this encourages families with children to join us.
Jim
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-27-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By JRF0st3r
Ron, I first tried heating with a hair dryer but...

Ron, I first tried heating with a hair dryer but it did not work. Finally I filled the tank full with 120˚ hot water and the flange was easily removed.

I wasted some time & $ trying out the...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 03-27-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,450
Posted By JRF0st3r
Seth, Sounds like some smart planning going...

Seth,
Sounds like some smart planning going into your trailer.
For unused rivet holes I used a high quality vinyl speckling compound. For larger holes, typically I would cut a patch out of...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-26-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By JRF0st3r
black water tank

I found that filling the BW tank with warm water solved the problem of removing the toilet flange.
The correct repair parts for our Thetford valve were not easy to find but on eBay a guy from...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 03-26-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,450
Posted By JRF0st3r
'67 Safari Modeling

Our Safari is is a camper as well. Interior is finished and polishing will be complete in the next month. Will add an awning next month.
We used SketchUp to model what we wanted in 3D, see...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-24-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Twenty miles from Big Elk is a premier art museum with beautiful architecture in a natural setting. The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-23-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Deb & Jim, Thanks for the info. We look...

Deb & Jim,
Thanks for the info. We look forward to seeing you!
Jim:)
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-22-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By JRF0st3r
Northwest Arkansas Repair & Restoration

Yesterday we went to see Hoss's Repair and Restorations in Rogers, AR. His business focuses on most type of Airstream work. A custom renovation was in final stages and workmanship looked great. We...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-22-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Hoss

Not far from our Rally is Hoss's RV Repair & Restorations, 145 Hwy 62, Rogers, AR, now specializing in Airstreams. We visited with Hoss yesterday to cut a deal on an awning. He is truly...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
update :happy:

Greetings Airstreamers,
Current roster of reservations according to Big Elk, attached, shows 13 sites claimed with 4 parties apparently not yet reserved. Since Big Elk will hold our Rally allotment...
Forum: On The Road... 03-13-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,764
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up Now 74, I sometimes experience a sudden need to...

Now 74, I sometimes experience a sudden need to close my eyes and mind when behind the wheel and it doesn't always relate to distance traveled. My issue may be age but it could also be the meds...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-04-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up Update

Charla reports that 14 of 27 sites she is holding for our group have been reserved. Deadlines ahead:


March 22 = register on the Air Forums Rally Calendar to be eligible for a drawing for first...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 03-03-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By JRF0st3r
Bronson, I'm glad you found the data on the new...

Bronson,
I'm glad you found the data on the new axle for our 1967 Airstream useful. If it isn't straight, that would be news to me. Attached photo of how I maneuvered it into place with no...
Forum: The Rally Zone 03-02-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,513
Posted By JRF0st3r
April 19-22 Rally SW Missouri

See info on the AirMidwest Rally under Forum Rallies, sign up on the Rally Calendar and register at Big Elk Floats & Camping, Prineville, MO. :brows:
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-28-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Catered dinner, Saturday, April 21, 6:00 pm

Hearing no objections, we have committed to have Cowboy Catering Company provide the basics for this meal. This company has excellent reviews & generous portions. We need all attendees to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-27-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,589
Posted By JRF0st3r
Exclamation Towing capacity may not be the most important...

Towing capacity may not be the most important criteria since your trailer might be within this number but seriously overload the tow vehicle. Look at the "Payload" instead, which is shown on the door...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 02-27-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By JRF0st3r
Thumbs up The axle and brakes came directly from Redneck....

The axle and brakes came directly from Redneck. Inland shipped the shocks separately but forgot the brackets. I followed up and then they sent the brackets but with no instruction or diagram for how...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 02-23-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,787
Posted By JRF0st3r
Seth, My order for our single axle 22' Safari...

Seth,
My order for our single axle 22' Safari was regretfully through Andy at Inland RV but I hear, fortunately, that he has retired. Colin Hyde has an excellent reputation but seems to stay too...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-17-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,095
Posted By JRF0st3r
Mountain Man, sorry you had too long of a phone...

Mountain Man, sorry you had too long of a phone tag game. This is the slooow season for such places, although Charla does get phone messages. She plans to be at the park this month on Saturdays...
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