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Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,777
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I made a hatch door and some new window frames...

I made a hatch door and some new window frames from 3003. Since they are separate components, when polished you can't tell the difference between them and alclad. Nice work!
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Good thing it was 54 degrees yesterday and I got...

Good thing it was 54 degrees yesterday and I got the lights sealed. It's 27 now, dropping to 10 tonight. We are thinking about camping this weekend, supposed to be 70 degrees.
Forum: On The Road... Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I can suggest heading NW at Mobile Alabama, US...

I can suggest heading NW at Mobile Alabama, US 98, towards Hattiesburg then US 49 up to Jackson. Once clear of Mobile it's good 4 lane with only a few traffic lights. US interstate 59 loops around...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 01-14-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

I did some research on the tail lights, I've never seen these so they must be super rare. It turns out they are school bus lights. Bummer.
I got some hand-me-down Bargmen cans and some leftover...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-12-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By HiHoAgRV
You will end up with either a really short door...

You will end up with either a really short door or a goofy seam across the upper segments. Measure from the top of the window to the floor, it's a really short door. To gain more hear room the door...
Forum: On The Road... 01-08-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Bird strike

I was following my neighbor when he had a bird strike. Redtail hawk and it flew off. We were able to pop it out with the vacuum-inner tube trick.
Forum: Community Polls 01-04-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,716
Posted By HiHoAgRV
By far, our 'bad' camping experiences have been...

By far, our 'bad' camping experiences have been when we broke our mantra.
'never go camping on a holiday weekend'
Forum: Airstream History 01-03-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 49,835
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Were you able to locate new door skins at the...

Were you able to locate new door skins at the proper thickness? I can't find anything between a veneer and 1/4" (metric, really 3/16) for my old '61.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-03-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 24,804
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Have a safe trip! Looking forward to a longer...

Have a safe trip! Looking forward to a longer season for you to build out that awesome trailer.
Forum: Our Community 12-30-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Yup, supposed to be abnormally cold down south....

Yup, supposed to be abnormally cold down south. I've had 4 gallons of RV antifreeze for 12 years and never used a drop until today. For the first time ever I just winterized all 3 of my campers. We...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-25-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I saw a prototype alternate energy trailer, lots...

I saw a prototype alternate energy trailer, lots of batteries, genset and lots of solar panels. The panels laid flat on the roof all stacked up. They had slides so the upper panels slid sideways and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-22-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Fabricating handle to lower stair

The photo looks like a pre-handle version of a release like my '60's trailers have. The front plate has a small finger that holds up the step. The plate is slotted so you can grab below it, flex it...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 12-19-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Google Earth Pro (not sure about regular Google...

Google Earth Pro (not sure about regular Google Earth) does a great job. Create a route, right click on it and create an elevation profile. It shows max and min slopes.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-18-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 218,059
Posted By HiHoAgRV
A quick way to see if the bore is just built up...

A quick way to see if the bore is just built up aluminum from the piston is to use muratic acid. It will pull off the aluminum without messing up the iron. We used to do this when we stuck 2 stroke...
Forum: Airstream History 12-18-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 49,835
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Good work and smokin' fast!

Good work and smokin' fast!
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-18-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,052
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Make sure the new dump valve is before the shower...

Make sure the new dump valve is before the shower drain ties into the system. Otherwise the gray tank fills at the same rate as the shower pan (yuck)
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-17-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,052
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Just below the floor, install a dump valve. Just...

Just below the floor, install a dump valve. Just above the floor install a T into the existing drain line. Run the new leg of the T into the bottom of your new gray tank. Tie the top of the tank into...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-17-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
And while I was messing with 'lectricty, I...

And while I was messing with 'lectricty, I dissembled the shore power mess I made a few weeks back and I got lucky. The inserts of the male and female connections were interchangeable. No more hot...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-17-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
All the way xtra battery capacity with no voltage...

All the way xtra battery capacity with no voltage monitor is weird so I added an elcheapo monitor. $20 with a current shunt. It only measures energy used from the batteries (doesn't measure current...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-12-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,701
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I've struggled with the need for a rear view...

I've struggled with the need for a rear view camera.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fDaONrHK1f8
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-10-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I get really good TV coverage... It seems...

I get really good TV coverage...

It seems that a big mistake made by me offered up a huge chance for my fellow forums members to absolutely roast me. The new power inlet has the male and female...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-08-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
It sure enough turned winter! I awoke to many...

It sure enough turned winter! I awoke to many inches of snow, luckily the covered roads were just slush because I already had the camper hooked up for today's trip. Even though I'm not rebuilding...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-03-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Today we dropped the shell all the way down on...

Today we dropped the shell all the way down on Roberts trailer. He received an order from VTS and it included some parts for my gas lamp and before I knew it, I had it all installed in my trailer....
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-03-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Virtual reality for old farts is a new favorite...

Virtual reality for old farts is a new favorite saying of mine!
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-03-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
This 'not rebuilding' is a fair amount of work.

This 'not rebuilding' is a fair amount of work.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-03-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I did have to take about .040 off the diameter of...

I did have to take about .040 off the diameter of the new connector. Since I already had the sleeve in the lathe I was able to stuff in the outlet and turn it down.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-03-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm with Aerowood, the inner tube vacuum trick...

I'm with Aerowood, the inner tube vacuum trick will likely pop out that dent in 5 seconds. I helped remove a much worse dent from a bird strike.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-02-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

Maybe I should report myself as posting off-topic?
I did make another upgrade. The original power cord slips back under a cool vintage cover, but a later 30 amp plug doesn't fit under the lid. No...
Forum: Photography 12-02-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,104
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Today is sort of a Renewal day for an old...

Today is sort of a Renewal day for an old trailer.

Shell is going back on.
300185
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-26-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,134
Views: 68,487
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Wrap your canned ham in aluminum and hang around...

Wrap your canned ham in aluminum and hang around here. You could claim it's a reimagined Torpedo, 2018 version.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-26-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
We have had great weather over the Thanksgiving...

We have had great weather over the Thanksgiving holiday, nothing really done on my trailer but we did get Roberts '63 Globetrotters frame flipped and back onto its wheels. Maybe next weekend we might...
Forum: On The Road... 11-24-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,613
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Those little ants are really common down south,...

Those little ants are really common down south, we call them piss ants. They will crawl up almost anything that touches the ground although I've never had them come up the tires. They love power...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 11-23-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Did you leave the 'auto fill' valve in the system...

Did you leave the 'auto fill' valve in the system when you re plumbed? It's in the same area and has a small plastic filter that tends to crack and will leak. When the solenoid is 'on' the city water...
Forum: Refrigerators 11-21-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,216
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Data, what we need is data! How about testing? I...

Data, what we need is data! How about testing? I just checked and these have excess flow preventers built it. I screwed it onto my tank and opened the valve, pop. It shut the flow to almost nothing...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 11-20-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Check the filler tubing for cracks. My 34' did...

Check the filler tubing for cracks. My 34' did the same thing and the problem was several splits in the tube. Much easier to fix than pulling the tank!
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-18-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm still not rebuilding this trailer. I did help...

I'm still not rebuilding this trailer. I did help out getting the wraps on my friends bellypan.
Forum: Awnings 11-18-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,487
Posted By HiHoAgRV
The ZipDee site had instructions but they were...

The ZipDee site had instructions but they were hard to find. The left side arm has the spring. I unbolt it at the wall and usually twist it enough so the awning has just enough tension to wind itself...
Forum: Refrigerators 11-18-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 18,216
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Can you share this info? At highway speeds that's...

Can you share this info? At highway speeds that's 5000' climb in 15 miles. Seems like several long interstate grades would have RV carnage at the top. Or, :15 minutes parked un level. I guess I...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-13-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

That's a good point, when I said 'vented', it has to be done properly. The bottom vent goes thru the floor and bellypan without swooping upward and the top vent (as seen in the photo) slopes upward...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-11-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

Two modifications I've been wanting to do for a more useable camper, add extra battery capacity and mount the spare tire, are almost a single project. I built a vented battery box to hold 2x 6V...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-06-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 36,650
Posted By HiHoAgRV
We put those same slides in a friends trailer,...

We put those same slides in a friends trailer, none of them opened during a 2 hr ride to his house.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-05-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

You know Robert, not quite into the whole on-line thing. We do have him using a cell phone and he's almost up to texting.

And yes, HE is rebuilding THAT trailer!!!

It took a whole:10 to...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-04-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

One reason I don't have time to rebuild this trailer...helping a friend rebuild his 1st shell off.
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,473
Posted By HiHoAgRV
If your ideal camp adventure is based on staying...

If your ideal camp adventure is based on staying in a specific campground and perhaps a certain site, pick a trailer based on that. If you are like us and want to enjoy a specific national park, pick...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-03-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Now that I think, Mrs HiHo has been fussing at me...

Now that I think, Mrs HiHo has been fussing at me to get a Modern throne...
I suspect evil deeds have been in play.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-03-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By HiHoAgRV
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f4/how-i-removed-a...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f4/how-i-removed-a-dent-in-the-front-end-cap-153091.html

I helped a friend remove a bird strike dent using this method. Amazing.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-02-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

We use a 12g blueboy to catch gray. We generate about 2 gallons/person/day and can conserve to get below that. A public dump station is a few miles from home so I detour by it on the way in.

The...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-01-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,106
Posted By HiHoAgRV
The Lovely Mrs Hiho snagged it on eBay. We...

The Lovely Mrs Hiho snagged it on eBay.

We took the camper, we call her 'Alice', for a boon docking trip last weekend. You might wonder 'Why' we would take a stock, no gray tank, original...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-01-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Ya might start with these folks: ...

Ya might start with these folks:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f281/97-airstream-norman-rockwell-edition-7605.html#post1162638
Forum: Our Community 10-29-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6,902
Views: 929,451
Posted By HiHoAgRV
2 of us camping and had a newer one just down the...

2 of us camping and had a newer one just down the road.
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