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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
100% agree

100% agree
Forum: Axles 05-23-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By HiHoAgRV
The only issue I see is if the replacement axle...

The only issue I see is if the replacement axle has a different than stock down angle. Just confirm that they don't sell you an increased down angle for additional clearance. The stock is 22 degrees...
Forum: Airstream History 05-21-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 36,914
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Just for reference if anyone is looking for photos

Just for reference if anyone is looking for photos
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 05-20-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By HiHoAgRV
1973 Sovereign 31' Overhaul

Good stuff above, my only addition is to do the diss assembly without ever using a big hammer, pry bar or sawsall. You will learn a bunch that will help when you start to put it back together. Notice...
Forum: Airstream History 05-20-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 36,914
Posted By HiHoAgRV
My '61 had the same valve, if I recall the top...

My '61 had the same valve, if I recall the top screws off. There is a metal disk with a rubber seal on top. The water pressure pushes up the disk and seals the rubber against the top. Gravity plops...
Forum: Airstream History 05-20-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 36,914
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I could suggest using fiberglass cloth and marine...

I could suggest using fiberglass cloth and marine 2 part epoxy on the back side as an alternative fix on the window guard. West Systems epoxy will wet thru the cloth and makes it completely...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 05-19-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I really like the way that worked out!

I really like the way that worked out!
Forum: Airstream History 05-15-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 82,723
Posted By HiHoAgRV
(Snicker) You could always use a long handled...

(Snicker) You could always use a long handled roller...

There are a bunch of us anxiously waiting to see it painted!!!
Forum: On The Road... 05-15-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Gray tanks have been around for over 40 years,...

Gray tanks have been around for over 40 years, black tanks 25 or so even longer than that. When did it become such a huge deal to have a spotless tank?

I was in line at the last campground. 51...
Forum: 1993 Excella 1000 05-14-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,886
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Plumbing and me, we ain't buddies so I fully...

Plumbing and me, we ain't buddies so I fully understand.
I did get the Hensley reassembled tonight. Between it and 6 wheels I went thru a whole tub of grease. Most of it is in the bearings, the...
Forum: 1993 Excella 1000 05-13-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,886
Posted By HiHoAgRV
6 sets of wheel bearings cleaned and repacked,...

6 sets of wheel bearings cleaned and repacked, one magnet and one spring replaced. 8 hours. Whew.
Brand new Goodyear tires!
Gotta get the Hensley rebuilt this week.
Forum: Awnings 05-12-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By HiHoAgRV
It doesn't seem to be a zipdee. The arms don't...

It doesn't seem to be a zipdee. The arms don't look like any I've seen on zipdees
Forum: Shocks 05-10-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By HiHoAgRV
My '63's mounts are straight up. ...

My '63's mounts are straight up.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109/a-63-overlander-followed-us-home-71609-8.html#post956772
Forum: On The Road... 05-09-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,997
Posted By HiHoAgRV
That is a very nice install with no shading...

That is a very nice install with no shading issues!
Forum: Airstream History 05-07-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 36,914
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Around the World Airstream #6768

I hope you get that klixon valve working. I was surprised at the position of the tongue on mine, it's nothing like the diagrams where it barely touches the flame. Mine is positioned into the burner...
Forum: 1993 Excella 1000 05-06-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,886
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Miles and Miles of Aluminum

Can't blame the PO, I rebuilt it when I bought it!

Plenty of stuff to make this a productive weekend. 1st thing, pressure wash the Hensley, grease splattered everywhere but it's clean. Open up the...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 05-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,407
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Nice work and I'm really looking forward to the...

Nice work and I'm really looking forward to the AC info.
Forum: Photography 05-03-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I used my trailer as a disaster response base in...

I used my trailer as a disaster response base in Houston after Harvey. We parked on the airport ramp, right next to the aircraft we were using each day. With all of the rotor wash I didn't dare open...
Forum: 1993 Excella 1000 04-29-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,886
Posted By HiHoAgRV
At least I got the stripe installed. Tomorrow I...

At least I got the stripe installed. Tomorrow I have to order seals for the hubs and bearings/seals for the Hensley.
I might just order a big stack of solar panels also.
Forum: 1993 Excella 1000 04-28-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,886
Posted By HiHoAgRV
It turned cold and wet before I could install the...

It turned cold and wet before I could install the stripe so today I pulled her out of the shed with the intent of doing two things, get the stripe on and pull off the tires. Waaaay back in this...
Forum: Our Community 04-21-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,113
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Another perspective. Airstreams are for-sale...

Another perspective. Airstreams are for-sale because they are marketable . A co-worker is stuck with a 5 year old SOB because nobody will give him payoff value. He's decided to keep it even though he...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-21-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,145
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Good luck and try not to get discouraged as you...

Good luck and try not to get discouraged as you move forward. I've found the 'gutting' (I find that term distasteful since it invokes images of a crowbar, sledgehammer and sawzal) to be fast....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Oh dear, a completely undersized tow vehicle. You...

Oh dear, a completely undersized tow vehicle. You MUST use a metric sized reinforcement on the hitch, ideally a Propride or Hensley. A good brake controller will keep you from causing death and...
Forum: 1956 Safari 04-21-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,732
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Another suggestion. After lifting the shell,...

Another suggestion. After lifting the shell, measure the perimeter all the way around the C channel. If you have bad plywood corners (like 99% of the old trailers) this measurement will give you a...
Forum: Our Community 04-20-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,994
Views: 972,361
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Brand new and being delivered! St Robert MO...

Brand new and being delivered!
St Robert MO Walmart parking lot.
Forum: Our Community 04-18-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6,994
Views: 972,361
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Lol. Toad.

Lol.

Toad.
Forum: Our Community 04-17-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6,994
Views: 972,361
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I passed these folks last Saturday headed up I55...

I passed these folks last Saturday headed up I55 towards Memphis. I must confess I struggle to identify Interstates but the big red numbers are a dead giveaway!
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-29-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By HiHoAgRV
A pal has been fighting the same leak. He had...

A pal has been fighting the same leak. He had loose rivets way up the endcap. As stated, water runs down between the segment overlaps and drips out at the top of the window.
Forum: Tires 03-22-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,414
Posted By HiHoAgRV
There has been so many folks repeat the...

There has been so many folks repeat the improperly worded warning, it's now an internet fact.

Jacking a trailer under the center of the axle beam will likely bend it. Jacking on the axle tube...
Forum: 1947-1949 Liner 03-20-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,049
Posted By HiHoAgRV
And Wally would require it if you went back in...

And Wally would require it if you went back in time and signed up for the Around the World Caravan!
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 03-20-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,984
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I can't recall if it was Aerowood or Zep, but one...

I can't recall if it was Aerowood or Zep, but one of our resident experts made a louvered panel to go over the scare light and reflect the beam downward.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-18-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,215
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I attached a small magnet to each end of the pull...

I attached a small magnet to each end of the pull down and screwed a 1" washer to the wall. Pull down the blind and push it to the wall, the magnet grabs the washer and holds it to the wall.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 03-18-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,387
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

I haven't done much not-rebuilding work in a few weeks, it's rained almost every weekend for the last few months. Yesterday I removed the 2 closet and the pantry doors because, guess what?, they were...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-12-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
Posted By HiHoAgRV
When you remove the zerk fitting, watch for the...

When you remove the zerk fitting, watch for the spring behind it that it holds in.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 03-11-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,984
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Nice work. Tell us more about fabricating the...

Nice work. Tell us more about fabricating the windows.
Forum: On The Road... 03-09-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 313,981
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Meaher st park

Meaher st park
Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 313,981
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Sunset over Mobile Alabama

Sunset over Mobile Alabama
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 03-08-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Geez that's expensive. My local supplier is under...

Geez that's expensive. My local supplier is under $50 a sheet for 4x10 3003 .032
It makes a nice interior and belly.
Just pick a spot where the seam seems (that wording is odd, huh?) natural.
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-08-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Although hard to find, the weight capacity of...

Although hard to find, the weight capacity of auto rims are a concern. Years ago it was common for junk yard rims to chunk out the center when put on a heavy Airstream because they weren't up to the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-07-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Sagging rear frame, getting frame floor and shell back in position.

My '63 had a twist in the rear, no damage so I guess it was like that from day 1. I jacked up the lowest side and the other went up too far. I actually had to weight it down until further in the...
Forum: 1956 Safari 03-07-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,732
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I saw some dump valves with flex cables, would...

I saw some dump valves with flex cables, would that work?
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-05-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,730
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Beautiful work!

Beautiful work!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-05-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By HiHoAgRV
WiFi??

I have used my appletv when boondocking with no cell coverage. I linked it to a hotspot and also attached my iPhone to it. I was pleasantly surprised that I could mirror and play per recorded movies...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-05-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Sagging rear frame, getting frame floor and shell back in position.

I hope I understand what you are saying. These frames sag under their own weight and need to be lifted flat during reconstruction. When the floor, bellypan and shell all get reattached the entire...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-05-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I tried the 110V fridge and inverter route with...

I tried the 110V fridge and inverter route with our 1st Airstream. It only lasted a few thousand miles before the compressor went open circuit. If you do get a 110v fridge I'd avoid running while...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 03-05-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,053
Posted By HiHoAgRV
That's a nice mock up. I have a gentle down slope...

That's a nice mock up. I have a gentle down slope from the hepvo to the tank, hepvo is as high up as I can mount it. The vent T is right behind it and twists a bit to route the pipe into a closet and...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 03-04-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,053
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I tie it to the vent that goes up thru the roof.

I tie it to the vent that goes up thru the roof.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 03-01-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,053
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Yup. Done it on 2x rebuilds.

Yup. Done it on 2x rebuilds.
Forum: Refrigerators 03-01-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By HiHoAgRV
In the hot summer I close it all down and run the...

In the hot summer I close it all down and run the AC. Opening all the windows and running the fantastic fan works in nice weather. Or we just take a different trailer!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-01-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Wayne - here is the unit; ...

Wayne - here is the unit;

https://www.thermofisher.com/order/catalog/product/10131166



Kinda confirms my suspicion that they used whatever was available, huh?
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