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Forum: General Repair Forum 10-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By Jim in Pima
Question Remove Duo Therm 66117 furnace

I have a small Duo Therm 66117 furnace in my truck camper. The fan
motor is really sick, so want to take the furnace out to repair the motor.
Problem is, this camper lived in Florida for years and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-26-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,054
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi Had the same problem with my Sovereign. It...

Hi
Had the same problem with my Sovereign. It had many holes in it when I got it, and really went to a lot of trouble patching them all. Still mice!
Turned out I saw on exiting, a hole in the...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-13-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By Jim in Pima
Carefree Plastic End Caps '72 to '83

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

Pair of Carefree Awning plastic end caps for
1972 to 1983...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jim in Pima
SAVED! I hope. Tried all over to get a welder to...

SAVED! I hope. Tried all over to get a welder to come to the house as trailer was apart and blocked up. Finally put a ad on Craigslist. After a week got
1 call. Man has a side job doing welding,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jim in Pima
Thank you I already have 1/4 boiler plate...

Thank you
I already have 1/4 boiler plate someone bolted over the axles, it is
fine, it is just aft of that it broke. One thing that made it worse it the
wheel well had a hole in it, for years I...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,916
Posted By Jim in Pima
I had a sewer odor for years with my 75, tried...

I had a sewer odor for years with my 75, tried everything, noticed it did not start til tank was partly full??? On inspiration, I removed the toilet one day and filled the tank with ahose, as the...
Forum: Axles 06-13-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,316
Posted By Jim in Pima
Just a tip on changing the axles, I was 70 when I...

Just a tip on changing the axles, I was 70 when I did mine and had a 60 year old neighbor help. We could not get the old nuts to move, called inland, talked to a tech, he said drill a 1/4 hole in the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-13-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jim in Pima
It bothers me, that this is/has been a long term...

It bothers me, that this is/has been a long term problem with the rear bath
sovereign, why them isn't more information available, other then those that do a shell off rebuild.??????I mean that would...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi Andy We discussed balance when I bought new...

Hi Andy We discussed balance when I bought new axles from you,
my Aluminum Wheels present a problem.
I had new radial tire put on for this last trip (3000 miles) when we moved
east. The dealer was...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-12-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jim in Pima
http://www.airforums.com/attachments/gallery/files...

http://www.airforums.com/attachments/gallery/files/2/4/9/6/1/crack1.jpg
I really have no idea how to post photos, but his should be the link to the
crack photos
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-12-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi Thanks to all for the response. With a...

Hi Thanks to all for the response.
With a little work the trailer can be moved, the belly pan has been dropped to
get to the rear of the frame, a few rivets will hold it in place, also there has...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-11-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,311
Posted By Jim in Pima
amateur frame repair????

HELP
My 1975 Airstream Sovereign has a serious broken frame, curb side
just back of the rear wheels. If has been reinforced in the past, looks
like boiler plate bolted on over the axles, then...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-14-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,117
Posted By Jim in Pima
Need Help saving my Airstream, broken frame

Hi all
Well after 6 months of full timing in our 1975 Sovereign the sagging frame
broke just aft the rear wheel. It had a 1/4 inch boiler plate bolted to it,
also another layer of steel with large...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-29-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,168
Posted By Jim in Pima
I lost my curb side wing window to a rock, outer...

I lost my curb side wing window to a rock, outer glas only, so purchased a replacement from andy. Drilling out the 50 rivets is a chore, I lightly punched a
dent in the center of each rivet then...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By Jim in Pima
Strange frame break on my Airstream, HELP

On a extended trip the rear of our 31 foot started to sag, badly, the closet
door would not close, the floor was POPPING when walked on.
Now we are settled, started looking for the problem, my...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By Jim in Pima
Question Broken Frame

On a recent trip from Arizona to South Carolina we left a filling station
with a steep driveway. The right side of the bumper hit the ground
hard enough to lift that side of the trailer.
On...
Forum: Refrigerators 02-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By Jim in Pima
My 75 you had to remove the side bulkhead, AC...

My 75 you had to remove the side bulkhead, AC thermostat.
Then it had metal straps hooked to the frame of the trailer. also counter
top over food cabinette had to come off, more metal straps. Slid...
Forum: Dehumidifiers & Ozone Generators 02-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,445
Posted By Jim in Pima
We just bought a 30 pint GE at Home Depot,...

We just bought a 30 pint GE at Home Depot, compressor type but pretty quiet.
Arrived here on east coast from Arizona and was not long before mold everywhere.
Lots of rain, 100% humidity all day....
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Jim in Pima
Sounds like a bad thermocouple, or on newer...

Sounds like a bad thermocouple, or on newer models the spark gap,
this is used for flame sensing as well.
On St Simons right now playing weekend host at the Fort.
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-17-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,928
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi We ad a capfull of commercial water...

Hi
We ad a capfull of commercial water treatment to the tank, but I agree after
3 months we drain it. Also we generally used bottled water for drinking.
We plan to be in 21 degree weather part of...
Forum: Awnings 10-17-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi I added several photos of my Carefree Awning...

Hi I added several photos of my Carefree Awning to my profile, do not know how to enter them here. The left bearing on my awning was GONE. The way they made them
was the bearing was inside (spring...
Forum: Awnings 10-15-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By Jim in Pima
this looks identical to the 1975 Carefree on my...

this looks identical to the 1975 Carefree on my unit. The end caps are not available
as far as I could tell. The bearing in mine was gone and I ended up with a rube goldburg similar to what you...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-03-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,007
Posted By Jim in Pima
I just finished repairing my Fantastic Fan. The...

I just finished repairing my Fantastic Fan. The fan reversing switch was acting
strange, switch it and it might take several seconds to respond? Finally quit
altogether. Dropped the inner housing...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-03-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Jim in Pima
Armstrong mod

Looking at the schematic of the Armstrong has anyone added a
time delay relay to shut off the blowers when the compressor is not running?? Looks feasible.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-03-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi My ol Armstrong pulled a weird on one me this...

Hi My ol Armstrong pulled a weird on one me this week. It was VERY HOT (105) out.
We were packing for a trip so had it running, a couple hours after I started it, the blower motor seized. Shut it...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-03-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By Jim in Pima
I just had to pull the bottom cover off my...

I just had to pull the bottom cover off my Armstrong, and underneath is a good schematic of the wiring
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-03-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By Jim in Pima
Researching what it would take to recharge my...

Researching what it would take to recharge my Armstrong I found many of
the R22 replacements are made of flammable gas and not legal for "on the road"
use.
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 07-29-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Jim in Pima
Wow those are close but about 1 inch too short. ...

Wow those are close but about 1 inch too short. Thanks
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-28-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,906
Posted By Jim in Pima
I tell folks the dry weight of my Sovereign is...

I tell folks the dry weight of my Sovereign is about 5000 lbs. They are surprised. Then ask them "in 1975 what would you tow this with?" Family sedan/station wagon. In exchange I get the light frame...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-28-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,142
Posted By Jim in Pima
I try to find a level spot side to side, if not,...

I try to find a level spot side to side, if not, got the plastic level blocks and
a large level on the face of the trailer. Next, I installed a small bubble level
near the jack, that is set up to...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 07-28-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By Jim in Pima
I found a similar unit at ACE Hardware, its not...

I found a similar unit at ACE Hardware, its not as pretty as all metal, but tougher
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 07-28-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,168
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi on my lower "vista views" I used a dense foam...

Hi on my lower "vista views" I used a dense foam used for insulation, 6 years later, and it is fine. My upper vista views were replaced with single pane in some other life and the leak
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 07-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By Jim in Pima
I have a similar problem with my 1975, I found...

I have a similar problem with my 1975, I found the weather stripping had bulged out, carved it down a bit and window fits much better. Actually I should have replaced the weather stripping..(:
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 07-28-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Jim in Pima
This is a follow on. It appears that Superior...

This is a follow on. It appears that Superior Doors are long gone, along with any hardware they made. A stop at Oasis RV, who has warehouse of parts proved to be a waste. Taking the last intact...
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-18-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi I did the lower VVwindows 5 years ago, lucky...

Hi
I did the lower VVwindows 5 years ago, lucky I had the plastic held in
with a ring. Got the ring out using a sharp pick, Placed it low on
the ring where they join, put a small block under the...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 07-18-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Jim in Pima
Question 1975 interior folding door slides

I have the Superior folding door between bedrooms and front of unit.
The sliders that bolt onto the door are breaking
Where on earth can new ones be obtained
Any ideas on changing them??? Somehow...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-20-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,106
Posted By Jim in Pima
I would love to see SOMEONE (hey Andy) come out...

I would love to see SOMEONE (hey Andy) come out with a kit to do the
double Airstream windows. There has to be many like myself that are "A"
confused by it all, BUT "B" would tackle it with a kit...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-20-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,106
Posted By Jim in Pima
Hi Well have to jump in here, get KROIL That...

Hi
Well have to jump in here, get KROIL That stuff loosens any corrosion.
You can find it on line, trick is put it in a hour or two before, then again minutes
before you loosen stuff. Truly save...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-30-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,587
Posted By Jim in Pima
WOW Well got serious problems around the holding...

WOW Well got serious problems around the holding tanks, Found a weld in the black water tank that was never completed so 38 years of drips. So perhaps removing the
last 5 feet or so of belly pan and...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-30-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Jim in Pima
Thumbs down Best choice for replacement screening

The screens on my 75 Sovereign are yellowed and brittle, might be a spring
project to replace them.
Anyone have favorite materials. I see several types of fiberglass available
Grey, Black,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-30-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,446
Posted By Jim in Pima
HI replaced my pump with the new flojet as well,...

HI replaced my pump with the new flojet as well, after 38 years the original one's
diaphragm was like rock. Used to be able to find these but could not now. Easy to replace. Hanging onto the old one...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-23-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By Jim in Pima
forgot to mention, I have a terrible problem with...

forgot to mention, I have a terrible problem with DESERT WRENS. They find the worse
places to build a nest, my truck was acting terrible until I found they had moved into
the air intake, leave the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-23-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By Jim in Pima
Thanks to all for the great reply's, So I think...

Thanks to all for the great reply's, So I think the plan of attack will be to make
sure the interior coils are clean, take off the shroud and clean it out, and I suspect that is full of stuff. It...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-20-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jim in Pima
Had mine partially out to repair pipes, seems you...

Had mine partially out to repair pipes, seems you remove all the trim and drill
a lot of rivets> i had to replace shower fawcett and not a fun job.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-20-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By Jim in Pima
Our front gaucho was missing, and we had 72...

Our front gaucho was missing, and we had 72 inches across the front unless we tore
out the radio console. After weeks of searching we found on line from WALMART!!
a small Futon that fit, it did...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By Jim in Pima
A tip on replacing the heater, if your airflow is...

A tip on replacing the heater, if your airflow is too low, the output exhaust gets
really hot, my test is, can I hold my hand in front of it for 5 seconds.
I replaced the furnace in mine and needed...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-20-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By Jim in Pima
Back again, attempts to find the info I need as...

Back again, attempts to find the info I need as hard to come by
I found R22 and sealer on ebay, entire kit, but vendor will not say it it fits the Armstrong. I have the AS 1975 service manual that...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-07-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By Jim in Pima
Question Mangus Generator, run on PROPANE?

I have one of the Chinese 3000 W (HA HA) generators, Hates to start,
finally resorted to disconnecting the fuel line and pumping gas in with a siphon to fill up the carb, hook up the line and it...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-07-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By Jim in Pima
Question Armstrong AC, how to recharge it

My 1975 Armstrong AC is giving up the ghost, last summer I would get
a faint odor of oil when it started, then by fall it was not cooling well
and locked up on start sometimes.
I really would...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-07-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,106
Posted By Jim in Pima
Someday I will get the courage to do my well...

Someday I will get the courage to do my well bubbled double pane windows.
QUESTION, the CRL glazing, what prep work is required to put the window
back together as single pane??? Sealer?? Prelube...
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