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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-06-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,799
Posted By QuietWater
Reading this thread I'd be scared, too, for fear...

Reading this thread I'd be scared, too, for fear of making a grammar error and being eaten alive.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-09-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By QuietWater
My rear heater sprung a leak and spewed...

My rear heater sprung a leak and spewed anti-freeze all over the carpet, beds, and walls. It also steamed up quite badly while I was driving down the road and pulling over was not an option at the...
Forum: Vintage Kin 02-06-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,790
Posted By QuietWater
What a coincidence, I was visiting a friend today...

What a coincidence, I was visiting a friend today and in his backyard was a Travel Trailer that I thought was an Avion. I asked him if I could go look at it and when I got near it I could see it was...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-31-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By QuietWater
I have this book, also. I couldn't put it down...

I have this book, also. I couldn't put it down once I started reading. If you have ever seen the Lucille Ball/Desi Arnez movie based on the book, it is only a portion of the story. Very good reading...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-07-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,348
Posted By QuietWater
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5u5uf7FfI1qfvuj...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5u5uf7FfI1qfvuj8o1_500.jpg


I like this one, but it isn't tacky enough. It needs something around the bare bulb in the middle. Maybe a small disco ball.
Forum: Our Community 03-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By QuietWater
A friend of mine told me of a young lady named...

A friend of mine told me of a young lady named "Bambi". She was very good at what she did on stage. I'll let your imagination take over from there. And then there was the 007 movie where "Thumper"...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-12-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,882
Posted By QuietWater
I have a 1984 Holiday Rambler motorhome. The...

I have a 1984 Holiday Rambler motorhome. The fridge in mine was DOA when I acquired it three years ago. I read on the internet how to remove the unit, which I did with some help (mine is a big...
Forum: Vintage Kin 03-03-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,931
Posted By QuietWater
I love the CarryAll! Here's a link to a Scotty...

I love the CarryAll! Here's a link to a Scotty on Craigslist if you want to compare.
1972 Serro Scotty camper (http://kansascity.craigslist.org/rvd/2881913089.html)
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 02-22-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,879
Posted By QuietWater
Twice a year we make the trip from Kansas City to...

Twice a year we make the trip from Kansas City to Mobile to visit relatives. While going down Highway 49 I have looked at that Airstream. I have passed it at least 8 times. If I didn't always have...
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-13-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By QuietWater
Thanks Andy, but that isn't going to help me any....

Thanks Andy, but that isn't going to help me any. Mine is a 1984 Holiday Rambler and must be an odd ball size because I can't find one that fits anywhere. I've been to Colaw's RV Salvage yard...
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-08-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By QuietWater
wasagachris or Andy, could you give me the exact...

wasagachris or Andy, could you give me the exact dimensions on that slider? I need one that is at least 12 1/4" tall. Everything I have found at camper stores are 12" and they just fall out.
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 12-12-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,822
Posted By QuietWater
This may be the link crazeevw was looking for. ...

This may be the link crazeevw was looking for. It is a fairly simple procedure to wire in a separate plug for the second air.
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: How to run two AC's with 30 Amp Service...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-31-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,589
Posted By QuietWater
Colaws is not in Joplin, it's in Carthage, MO. ...

Colaws is not in Joplin, it's in Carthage, MO. Here is their website. They have lots of Airstreams, but they also have lots of customers. Good Luck.
Used RVs and Motorhomes - RV Parts | Colaw RV...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 08-10-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By QuietWater
I was getting nervous about the wipers on my 1984...

I was getting nervous about the wipers on my 1984 Holiday Rambler because I have to have a state inspection and the wipers are shot. After reading this thread, I went to O'Reilly's and ordered the...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 08-09-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 838
Posted By QuietWater
Removing dual fuel

I have an old Holiday Rambler that was factory equipped with dual fuel (gasoline/propane). Parts of the propane system had been removed or damaged before I got the motorhome so I decided to just...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-25-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,460
Posted By QuietWater
It was basically aluminum with blue trim. I...

It was basically aluminum with blue trim. I couldn't tell you how long it was but it was longer than 28'. I mentioned it to my wife as we drove by, but she just said, "Keep Driving!"
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-23-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By QuietWater
Last summer I took my '84 Holiday Rambler to the...

Last summer I took my '84 Holiday Rambler to the local Chevy Truck Center because it was backfiring through the carb. After correcting a number of problems, they said the carb was shot and needed...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-23-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,460
Posted By QuietWater
I saw a diesel Airstream for sale on the west...

I saw a diesel Airstream for sale on the west side of Highway 49 somewhere near Hattiesburg, MS last week. We were driving home from Mobile, AL and happened to notice it. I can't tell you the exact...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 01-24-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By QuietWater
Try this link for a discussion about this a few...

Try this link for a discussion about this a few years ago.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f474/exterior-woodgrain-vinyl-87-290-a-15719.html

There is woodgrain vinyl available on eBay. You...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-20-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,925
Posted By QuietWater
May I suggest that you take a look at this thread...

May I suggest that you take a look at this thread in RV.net. Of course it isn't an Airstream but a lot of the coach features are similar or the same. The OP just got a new Quadrajet carb and is in...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By QuietWater
I keep saying to people, "Call Colaws RV...

I keep saying to people, "Call Colaws RV salvage." However, as said before, hold on to your checkbook. Just Google Colaws Rv salvage. They have lots of Airstreams in all sizes and categories.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-08-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,646
Posted By QuietWater
It's been a couple if years since Susan posted...

It's been a couple if years since Susan posted the pictorial tour of Colaws RV Salvage. I was through there two weeks ago as I was on my way to Roaring River State Park (a great campgound on a trout...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-08-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,885
Posted By QuietWater
Have you considered Colaws' RV Salvage in...

Have you considered Colaws' RV Salvage in Carthage, MO for a used one. They have hundreds of motorhomes and send parts all over the world. Just Google them.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-06-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,885
Posted By QuietWater
Nice post with pics. I want to do this very...

Nice post with pics. I want to do this very thing with my Holiday Rambler. The gas tank is very similar and I'm sure the procedure is the same. Thanks for documenting the process so well. I had...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-26-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By QuietWater
Cool Does anyone know what this is?

This is on a 1984 Holiday Rambler Imperial motorhome. It is near the bottom of the coach and looks like something to hold a flag or something. However, when you look in the propane access door...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-18-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,076
Posted By QuietWater
It depends on whether you have a humidifier on...

It depends on whether you have a humidifier on the cpap. The heater on the humidifier will take a lot of juice. Otherwise, you can go a week on a marine battery. I take mine to Scout Camp every...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-18-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,651
Posted By QuietWater
vapor lock fix

I lifted the attached PDF from the P-30 Yahoo group. It makes interesting reading and kind of explains why the half inch line. The PO of my motorhome removed the mechanical fuel pump and replaced...
Forum: Tires 08-24-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By QuietWater
Hercules Tires

Does any one have any experience with Hercules Tires? I just bought a 1984 Holiday Rambler Imperial (I know, it isn't an Airstream) and it needs new tires. The local tire store in the town where I...
Forum: On The Road... 08-13-2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,040
Posted By QuietWater
There is an area for trucks separate from cars...

There is an area for trucks separate from cars but not a specific area for RV's. I'm not sure if they allow overnight stays but I'm sure the 18 wheelers do it. If you don't mind snuggling up with...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-05-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By QuietWater
Have you cleaned your coils lately?

Last year I while driving up Interstate 65 we came upon an older Winnebago with the whole side on fire. It was pretty obvious that the fire started in the back of the refrigerator. I wondered why...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 08-02-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,694
Posted By QuietWater
I am on my way home from Oshkosh as I write this....

I am on my way home from Oshkosh as I write this. My son is driving so I am free to surf the web. I don't know where you looked, but I saw dozens of Airstreams last year. I posted pictures on the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-22-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By QuietWater
well, the verdict is in. I don't know enough...

well, the verdict is in. I don't know enough about electrical systems to give a full explanation but it had something to do with a short in the aux battery switch. Apparently, some wire in there...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-18-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By QuietWater
Well, I crawled under the motorhome and cleaned,...

Well, I crawled under the motorhome and cleaned, tightened, and inspected all electrical lines. Even though I had put a brand new battery in before I left it a couple of days ago, there was no...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-15-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By QuietWater
Thanks, I'll give this a try. It sounds logical.

Thanks, I'll give this a try. It sounds logical.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-15-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By QuietWater
Would it be advantageous to disconnect the house...

Would it be advantageous to disconnect the house batteries so the battery isolator would no longer see it? I'm not talking permanently, just long enough to get it to a shop that can look into this...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-15-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By QuietWater
Thanks guys, The non-charging battery is the...

Thanks guys, The non-charging battery is the truck battery. I discovered it was not charging when the motor started stuttering and then quit. I tried restarting but there was obviously no charge. ...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-15-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By QuietWater
Electrical Problem

Would anyone have any ideas why my motorhome is not charging the battery? It has a brand new alternator and battery. There is a battery cutout switch that is switched on. I took the alternator out...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 06-10-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,026
Posted By QuietWater
What if I need to replace the motor?

At the risk of highjacking this thread for a similar question, if I get a motorhome that needs a new Chevy 454 engine, how hard is it to switch from a carburetor motor to a fuel injected one. Has...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-14-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,580
Posted By QuietWater
Smile Hole in the floor

I know what the hole is for. It was the topic on an episode of CSI:Miami. The bad guys used an Airstream trailer to drive over the cover of an underground gasoline tank at a gas station. A hose was...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 01-31-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By QuietWater
engine replacement?

After missing out on an Argosy 28 motorhome I was trying to get, (it went to some migrant workers for less than I was offering), I have been looking at quite a lot of other motorhomes. I have found...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 01-18-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By QuietWater
Here's a challenge:

Happened to just run across this while surfing the net. Sounds like a challenge to those who like to push their motorhome beyond the limit. The world/s fastest motorhome record belongs to a GMC...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-05-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By QuietWater
Overvoltage

I have an Onan 4000 in my MH. If I use the Genset for the electrical power, if I don't have the air conditioner on, when I turn on a light, the light blows out. Even with the air off, the lights burn...
Forum: Our Community 08-02-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,533
Posted By QuietWater
So, did any of you go to Oshkosh this year?? I...

So, did any of you go to Oshkosh this year?? I attended and had a great time. I drove all through the campground looking for Airstreams and GMC Motorhomes. There were quite a few TT Airstreams and...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-30-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,514
Posted By QuietWater
Thanks for the replies. That helped a lot. Even...

Thanks for the replies. That helped a lot. Even though I almost bought a 28ft Argosy MH, my wife just did not like the layout or the fact that there were several things wrong that would be...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 06-29-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,514
Posted By QuietWater
Anyone familiar with a Ford 460?

If you had to choose between a motorhome with a Ford 460 (yes, it's a SOB) or a Chevy 454, which would be the better motor? Could you give me some issues with each one, such as chronic problems to...
Forum: Our Community 04-10-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 44,078
Posted By QuietWater
I've been in Boy Scouts for over 50 years. ...

I've been in Boy Scouts for over 50 years. Friendly Quiet Waters is my Boy Scout Indian name that I was given in 1959. I just shortened it to QuietWaters which is what I was called on the CB radio...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By QuietWater
I have an '04 Avalanche and I got the notice,...

I have an '04 Avalanche and I got the notice, too. I took the truck in to have some other work on it and asked the service manager about it. He said if it isn't showing signs at the present time,...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-26-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,755
Posted By QuietWater
If you haven't read the thread "Radiator Blues"...

If you haven't read the thread "Radiator Blues" that is listed down below the Quick Reply box, do so. It has a wealth of information on removal, repair, replacement, installation, and other cooling...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-26-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,755
Posted By QuietWater
Cool your worries, TN2, your radiator was...

Cool your worries, TN2, your radiator was installed correctly, or at least like most of the 28ft Argosy's. The water lines run vertically instead of the more common horizontal. Replacing it is...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 03-25-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,391
Posted By QuietWater
Hey Mike, How about some pictures of that...

Hey Mike, How about some pictures of that motorhome! The Argosy Motorhome forum has been dead for awhile. Some new pictures might just fire it up a little. By now you either love it or hate it. ...
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