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Forum: Audio, Video & TV 08-08-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By jzelle
Keep that old antenna

I use my old antenna on the weather radio, it is much better than the built in whip.

Wineguard also sells a UHF add-on to increase gain for this antenna on digital signals. It just bolts on.
...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 09-08-2008, 05:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,941
Posted By jzelle
Can you smoke in your Airstream?

You can in this one.....
Mobile Cigar Lounge (http://www.mobilecigarlounge.com/index2.html)
and click on "lounge"
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-22-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By jzelle
Making better use of space

All RV's I've ever owned have had unused nooks and crannies that could have been better utilized. Space being at a premium no matter what size your unit is.
I've added a full length drawer in the...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 06-21-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,875
Posted By jzelle
Just a second or two. Pull out the cotter pin and...

Just a second or two. Pull out the cotter pin and slide back the tube.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-21-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,777
Posted By jzelle
Ther's also the "noise" angle

Even small wind generators are quite noisy, your neighbors might not appreciate it.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 06-21-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,875
Posted By jzelle
It simply "locks" the two window latches together...

It simply "locks" the two window latches together to keep them from being turned from the outside.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 06-18-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,875
Posted By jzelle
3/4" aluminum (what else!) tubing with the ends...

3/4" aluminum (what else!) tubing with the ends slightly squashed to fit the latch handles, and some 5/8" wood doweling to join them. The doweling was not a great fit, so I put some shrinkable tubing...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-17-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,527
Posted By jzelle
Hi Chuck, I got these LED replacemrnts for the...

Hi Chuck, I got these LED replacemrnts for the Halogen G4 bulbs from England.
They are quite bright and are "warm white" as opposed to the blue'ish white that most are.
You can leave your present...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 06-17-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,875
Posted By jzelle
Here is my solution

The simple things usually work best. I'll let the pictures explain.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-19-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,160
Posted By jzelle
We use Downtube folders (Folding Bikes, Award...

We use Downtube folders (Folding Bikes, Award winning Folding Bike Suspension Designs for travel (http://downtube.com/)) it's a small company that makes folders that are very good value for money....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-26-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 112,693
Posted By jzelle
OK, here's mine

Folbot "Cooper" folding kayak. It is 16.5 ft, 38 lbs. Packs into a bag 18"x9"x39".
59036
No need to stick this out the back window :wally:

John
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 02-23-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By jzelle
I installed a radio in the glove compartment of...

I installed a radio in the glove compartment of one of my cars some years ago - It was the only way to prevent theft. Had three radios stolen, the last one only 2 weeks after a new...
Forum: On The Road... 12-10-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,577
Posted By jzelle
Tried the heatpump once on ours-too noisy for my...

Tried the heatpump once on ours-too noisy for my liking, I'll pay for the propane and use the furnace instead.
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 11-29-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,174
Posted By jzelle
Same here, just not practical in such a small...

Same here, just not practical in such a small space. We threw ours out on day one.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-17-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,559
Posted By jzelle
We got ours from Folding Bikes, Award winning...

We got ours from Folding Bikes, Award winning Folding Bike Suspension Designs for travel (http://www.downtube.com/)

Very good value for the money. They attracted a lot of attention each time we...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-27-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,750
Posted By jzelle
Typical of patent lawyers, they have a language...

Typical of patent lawyers, they have a language all their own. I have my name on several patents, and I can't understand my own after the patent lawyers were through with it!

No devious scheming...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-22-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,629
Posted By jzelle
Another solution

You can get self-closing full extension drawer slides from Lee Valley Tools. They actually pull the drawer closed in the last 2 inches of travel.
I have used these on additional drawers that I...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-12-2007, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,949
Posted By jzelle
To get on top I use a piece of carpeted plywood...

To get on top I use a piece of carpeted plywood to spread the load.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-12-2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,976
Posted By jzelle
Hi gaylejoe You can download your Sony manual...

Hi gaylejoe
You can download your Sony manual from here:Sony eSupport - Electronics - Select Your Model (http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl?DIRECTOR=DOCS)
Forum: Member Introductions 09-12-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,477
Posted By jzelle
Hi Susan We use both solar and generator for...

Hi Susan

We use both solar and generator for boondocking. Solar may be expensive but it is quiet. We have 150 watts of solar panels on the roof that will usually keep us going for 2 weeks. The...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 09-03-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,976
Posted By jzelle
Our Sony's reception is dismal as well....

Our Sony's reception is dismal as well. Ergonomics on the Sony is also the worst I have ever seen on a consumer product.

However, since I installed a satelite radio the Sony's lousy reception is...
Forum: 2006 Safari 09-01-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,148
Posted By jzelle
After 5000 miles of travel no sign of any...

After 5000 miles of travel no sign of any problems with loose or too-short screws on our unit yet...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 08-25-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,806
Posted By jzelle
2 hours every day?. Last september we boondocked...

2 hours every day?. Last september we boondocked and lived on Solar for 16 days before the generator was required. If you had a 3-stage smart charger/ converter you wouldn't need to run a generator...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 08-24-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,806
Posted By jzelle
If you can find one that runs at 12V, that's the...

If you can find one that runs at 12V, that's the way to go. It is more efficient this way- an important consideration when boondocking.

Many inverters will consume 25W or more just idling without...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 08-24-2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,925
Posted By jzelle
Add some water, swish it around and dump into the...

Add some water, swish it around and dump into the fire pit.
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 08-19-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,928
Posted By jzelle
I wish I could

Here in Ontario custom plates are not available for trailers. They are issued only for motor vehicles. So that's it no custom plate for me:rolleyes:
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 08-19-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,526
Posted By jzelle
It seems to me that it would make more sense for...

It seems to me that it would make more sense for Airstream to SCREW the belly pan on to allow for easier access-using rivets here seems to be madness.
Forum: Awnings 08-18-2007, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,323
Posted By jzelle
Our's has a charcoal colored awning, but haven't...

Our's has a charcoal colored awning, but haven't had it long enough to know if it fades.It looks quite nice-a bit of a change from the more convential colors.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 08-17-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,015
Posted By jzelle
We use the 7 Gal plastic water containers and a...

We use the 7 Gal plastic water containers and a siphon to transfer to the water tank.
Usually add one re-fill every few days.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 08-17-2007, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,482
Posted By jzelle
No I dont think you can use it to pull in another...

No I dont think you can use it to pull in another wire or cable, all the wiring runs through small holes in the structural beams and is "gunked" into place at many locations.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 08-17-2007, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,482
Posted By jzelle
The pre-wire is not a shielded video cable that...

The pre-wire is not a shielded video cable that you can connect a conventional camera to, it is simply a power wire requiring a special system that carried video over a power wire. These systems in...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-16-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,066
Posted By jzelle
It might not have been the toilet. In our trailer...

It might not have been the toilet. In our trailer the bathroom sink also drains into the black water tank NOT THE GREY as you would expect.

Just another possibility!
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-16-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By jzelle
I could be wrong, but I believe the material is...

I could be wrong, but I believe the material is OZITE.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-14-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By jzelle
I hope that Airstream's workmanship in your...

I hope that Airstream's workmanship in your trailer is better than it was in mine.I installed a Fantastic fan last week, and when I had removed the old vent I found that the cutouts in the roof and...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 07-30-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,382
Posted By jzelle
Are they as heavy as the steel variety?

Are they as heavy as the steel variety?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-27-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,244
Posted By jzelle
Line-X . Super-tough!

Line-X . Super-tough!
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-19-2007, 05:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,471
Posted By jzelle
Add a bobber gauge.

The bobber gauge goes in place of the vent cap on your portable tank and indicates the level of liquid in the tank. A simple and effective way to prevent overflows.
Tote-Along Tank Bobber Gauge -...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-18-2007, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,157
Posted By jzelle
Bose 131 Marine speakers are a possibility (That...

Bose 131 Marine speakers are a possibility (That is if you like the Bose sound-Bose are love it or hate it speakers)

Bose 131 Marine Speakers - Outdoor and Marine Speakers...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-16-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,157
Posted By jzelle
A small correction Bill...

What I should have said : Push the "source" switch untill "aux" appears, then use the "mode" to cycle between the various aux. inputs.

This is the most user-unfriendly piece of electronic...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-16-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,157
Posted By jzelle
Hi Bill After selecting "aux" on the Sony,...

Hi Bill
After selecting "aux" on the Sony, repeatedly push the "Mode" button to sequence through all the Aux. inputs.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-15-2007, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,399
Posted By jzelle
And they have a nice silver paint job that...

And they have a nice silver paint job that matches your Airstream.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-15-2007, 06:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,399
Posted By jzelle
Then there's this solution...

Downtube 2007 VIIIH ( front suspension internal hub) Bike VIIIH (http://www.downtube.com/product532.html)

You can carry them in the trailer or anywhere you have some space. No derailers to get...
Forum: On The Road... 07-03-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 267,880
Posted By jzelle
$3.80 for diesel in Ontario, Canada (converted to...

$3.80 for diesel in Ontario, Canada (converted to US Gal.& US $)
Last month I was in England: $8.36 for premium.(converted to US Gal.& US $)
Forum: General Appliance Topics 07-02-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,143
Posted By jzelle
46 lbs is heavy? It's all relative I suppose. For...

46 lbs is heavy? It's all relative I suppose. For just battery charging though a Honda EU1000 is fine.
Forum: General Appliance Topics 07-02-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,143
Posted By jzelle
Some of the nicest location have no electricity

Last time I boondocked I went for 16 days on solar power before the generator had to be hauled out to top up the batteries.

Restricting yourself to electric-only sites means you'll miss some...
Forum: 2006 Safari SE 07-02-2007, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,980
Posted By jzelle
Thanks,2air'

I'll try the 3M Command product. It seems to be a good solution as I certainly will not drill holes in the skin.
Forum: 2006 Safari SE 07-02-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,980
Posted By jzelle
I believe 2air' is correct as to the clearcoat on...

I believe 2air' is correct as to the clearcoat on the exterior. As far as the exterior is concerned it is my impression that on all late model trailers the clearcoat comes with the raw material from...
Forum: 2006 Safari SE 07-02-2007, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,980
Posted By jzelle
Hanging pictures

How do you hang pictures on that nice shiny SE interior without damaging the surface?.
I am considering applying velcro patches but am worried that if I remove them later that the clearcoat might be...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-02-2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By jzelle
Hi Silvertwinkle Mine was manufactured in...

Hi Silvertwinkle
Mine was manufactured in Feb.'06 and has the separate tanks. The shower and kitchen sink drain to the grey tank, and the toilet and bathroom sink drain to the black tank.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-29-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By jzelle
Do you know where your "grey" water goes?

In my 2006 Safari 28W it turns out that all grey water from the bathroom sink is drained into the BLACK WATER tank. I don't know if this is a plumbing mistake on Airstream's part or whether it was...
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