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Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 01-15-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By MDSilverado
iPhone App

I recently got the iPhone App for Air Forums. Since I got the app the has been a 1 in a red circle next to he app icon. I have been unsuccessful in figuring out what this 1 represents. I would have...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 09-18-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By MDSilverado
Thanks...I think Ill stick with the Atwood. The...

Thanks...I think Ill stick with the Atwood. The Suburan's are about 100.00 cheaper but probably not worth the hassle to try and switch.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 09-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By MDSilverado
I am looking to purchase a replacement. ...

I am looking to purchase a replacement. Previously the trailer had a Atwood. I saved the stainless steel door from the previous water heater. If I purchase a Suburban water heater will the old...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-25-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,832
Posted By MDSilverado
I dont mean to hijack this thread...but someone...

I dont mean to hijack this thread...but someone did suggest a Suburban water heater in lieu of the Atwood. Is the Suburban a direct replacement for the Atwood. Do they both fit equally well in the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,276
Posted By MDSilverado
Looking forward to seeing your project!

Looking forward to seeing your project!
Forum: Our Community 06-04-2011, 08:57 AM
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Views: 373,645
Posted By MDSilverado
Try searchtempest dot com

Try searchtempest dot com
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-19-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By MDSilverado
I looked at the site you linked. I think most...

I looked at the site you linked. I think most would say (and I would agree) particularly with a trailer (platform) that would induce tongue weight on the rear of the AS frame would be ill advised. ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-14-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,828
Posted By MDSilverado
Last summer I surveyed the underbelly/frame. ...

Last summer I surveyed the underbelly/frame. There were a couple rotted outriggers that I replaced, one was at a wheel well. The other three were in good shape and well connected to the frame. I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-13-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,828
Posted By MDSilverado
Is sagging floor at wheel well...normal?

My floor sags substantially at the side walls near the wheel wells. Leveling over from the center of the trailer the floor drops about one inch at the wheel wells. In other areas around the trailer...
Forum: On The Road... 05-06-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 28,229
Posted By MDSilverado
Where do you place your generator when over...

Where do you place your generator when over nighting at Wal-Mart? Also, when traveling do you place the generator in the Suburban or in the Airstream?

Have a wonderful trip!
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-06-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By MDSilverado
Hey Kyle I purchased a doube-din touch...

Hey Kyle

I purchased a doube-din touch screen car stereo head unit that also has DVD video capabilities. My TV will be connected to the head unit. DVD's will played through the head unit and...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-12-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,643
Posted By MDSilverado
31' of polished interior aluminum...

Stripping and polishing, as others have said, is a lot of work. But like you I wasn't a big fan of the wall paper. The wall paper comes off with VERY strong paint stripper. Keep in mind that...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-12-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,270
Posted By MDSilverado
The charger not being on would seem to identify...

The charger not being on would seem to identify the cause if the interior lights dimming. However, the issue with the A/C and Dometic are related to the 120v system? I find it interesting that he...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-30-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By MDSilverado
Wait...Mini makes diesel?

Wait...Mini makes diesel?
Forum: Trailer Values 03-25-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By MDSilverado
The flaky film between the glass is the old...

The flaky film between the glass is the old window tint that has failed. The inner pane of glass has to be removed (permanently) to get rid of the stuff. You'll find this in pretty much all this...
Forum: Trailer Values 03-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By MDSilverado
I would say that the price does seem high. ...

I would say that the price does seem high. However, I have been keeping an close eye out for a 70's Globetrotter or Safari and they are few and far between. Each time I check on CraigsList it seems...
Forum: Axles 02-18-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,399
Posted By MDSilverado
Same here...Dexter was very accommodating to make...

Same here...Dexter was very accommodating to make the axels the same way. They will mount the shock brackets on 22.5 down angle, just not the 32.5. I got the 32.5's so I will have to weld my own...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-14-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,994
Posted By MDSilverado
God help me if I ever camp at a park that the...

God help me if I ever camp at a park that the sites are close enough for a 5Wer to look in on me! Camping in a facility as such would be at odds with the reason I got into camping.
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-13-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,994
Posted By MDSilverado
I've been looking at mine and thinking the same. ...

I've been looking at mine and thinking the same. While the shades themselves are aluminum an in pretty good shape the underlying surrounds are plastic and very brittle. Several weeks ago I notice...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-31-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By MDSilverado
Thanks Chris. I did see that the existing duct...

Thanks Chris. I did see that the existing duct was very poorly sealed and routed. I do plan to reseal the metal duct and replace the flex. The flex that serves the tank areas is very restrictive...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-31-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,563
Posted By MDSilverado
The trailer is parked in my driveway and hasn't...

The trailer is parked in my driveway and hasn't moved so there shouldnt (I think) be any way for water to get up into the belly pan. Also, I removed all the fiberglass underbelly insulation last...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-30-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By MDSilverado
Suburban Furnace Selection

While I have the interior pulled apart I am going to go ahead na replace the furnace in my AS. I have read up some and it appears the Suburban NT-30SP is the replacement model for my AS...correct? ...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-27-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,563
Posted By MDSilverado
The problem is that I can never see any...

The problem is that I can never see any water...no drip from above & nothing running down the skin. All I find is damp plywood when it rains. The water appears to be sneaking in the door frame...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-26-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,563
Posted By MDSilverado
Good thought on the drip cap and lights. I'll...

Good thought on the drip cap and lights. I'll pull those out this weekend and seal. I dont think it could be anything in the center area of the roof...with the center panel removed anything leaking...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-26-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,563
Posted By MDSilverado
I have the center panel that runs the length of...

I have the center panel that runs the length of the trailer removed...the skylight is dry?!
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-26-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,563
Posted By MDSilverado
The rubber gasket is not in great shape but I...

The rubber gasket is not in great shape but I dont see any water in between the door and the frame that would be attributed to gasket failure. It seems like it is somehow between the door frame and...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-26-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,563
Posted By MDSilverado
Mystery Door Leak - Help Needed

I have a difficult leak at my entry door. Each time it rains the plywood at the base of the hinge side of the door is wet. I have sealed the exterior of the shell to the door frame all around. I...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 01-17-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,910
Posted By MDSilverado
Add some "Soft Scrub with Bleach" will really...

Add some "Soft Scrub with Bleach" will really help. It does a great job.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-17-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By MDSilverado
If you are stripping vinyl I dont reccomend...

If you are stripping vinyl I dont reccomend Citrix. It's just not strong enough. You will need to use the bad stuff (cant remember the name but have a can at home in the garage) and get yourself a...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-16-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,471
Posted By MDSilverado
I stripped the inside of my 77 Sovereign...now I...

I stripped the inside of my 77 Sovereign...now I know it is vinyl not Zolatone, but I highly suggest you strip the panels in place. I stripped some on the the garage floor and found it much more...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-10-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,559
Posted By MDSilverado
Thanks MIke. I was/am considering the...

Thanks MIke. I was/am considering the change-over to LED's myself. Its good to know that the sacrifice of the monitors should be taken into consideration.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-10-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,559
Posted By MDSilverado
Tail Light Monitors?

How do the tail light monitors on an Airstream work? I have the small tail light monitor on the street side of my AS. Two small amber lights tell me that my brake lights and turn signals are...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-10-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By MDSilverado
I think most folks resign themselves to simply...

I think most folks resign themselves to simply filling the random holes with rivets. If I were to replace some panels I would certainly only drill this rivets that were structurally essential to the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-09-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By MDSilverado
Larger Interior Rivets?

I have stripped wall paper from the interior of my 77' Sovereign. The interior is now entirely bare aluminum...except for the end caps. I am very happy with the look. Today I started replacing a...
Forum: Axles 12-31-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,498
Posted By MDSilverado
Check Dexter's site for a list of distributors. ...

Check Dexter's site for a list of distributors. Red NEck Trailer Supply sells them around here I dont know if they are in MS. If you plan to buy from other than Inland make sure you research very...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 12-31-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,110
Posted By MDSilverado
I have...

I own the Porter Cable. I purchased it several years ago for automobiles. I have tried it on a few small spots on my AS and it appears to do a very good job. No swirl marks that I can see. I used...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 12-06-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By MDSilverado
I think...although the option for 33 (or was it...

I think...although the option for 33 (or was it 32) does not appear on the Dexter order form, it is available. Many dealers are not thoroughly familiar with the Dexter product line so you may have a...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-22-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,898
Posted By MDSilverado
So I called Progressive Dynamics and talked to a...

So I called Progressive Dynamics and talked to a technical service person. He suggested that the charge line from the tow vehicle be connected to the positive battery post. Does this sound right?
Forum: Our Community 11-22-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By MDSilverado
It was in Annapolis two weeks ago for an event...

It was in Annapolis two weeks ago for an event (according to the local store). WE were going to go check it out but ran out of time. It in the Eddie Bauer catalog available at the store.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-22-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,898
Posted By MDSilverado
I purchased a Inteli-Power 4560 and am installing...

I purchased a Inteli-Power 4560 and am installing it in the front area of my AS. I have re-ran the 120v cables so they converge now at the installation point of the 4560. The 12v wiring has been a...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-28-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By MDSilverado
Jammer, my panel is the Progressive Dynamics 4560...

Jammer, my panel is the Progressive Dynamics 4560 which includes the 9260 converter. The description for the 9260 says that it has..."built-in Charge Wizard microprocessor that constantly monitors...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-28-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By MDSilverado
I plan to install a new combined panel (12v, 120v...

I plan to install a new combined panel (12v, 120v & converter) just as Minno has described above. The panel likely mount in the base of the
bench seat just to the front of the highway side wheel...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-23-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By MDSilverado
Thanks for the thought...but I believe the...

Thanks for the thought...but I believe the plastic base is where the lamps(bulbs) are mounted. So to reuse the base I would only be replacing the lens. My intention was to use the whole...
Forum: Airstream History 10-23-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,287
Posted By MDSilverado
Eddie Bauer Airstream On-Tour

The wife found the below Eddie Bauer catalog in the local store yesterday. Talking to the sales person they told her that the Eddie Bauer Edition will be here in Annapolis on November 6th. Looking...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-23-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By MDSilverado
Rear Marker Light Installation...

I just purchased new LED marker lights for all around the AS. I noticed that on my AS the rear red marker lights do not have the chrome metal trim ring/seat. On the rear of the trailer the existing...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-12-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By MDSilverado
Would love to see pictures!!!

Would love to see pictures!!!
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By MDSilverado
Thanks all for the responses...all good food for...

Thanks all for the responses...all good food for thought.

As noted by the ever observant poster, yes I do have two spankin new Dexter axles. They are #11's derated to 3200lbs with 32deg down...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-10-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By MDSilverado
Found a Wheel I Like...

...but I'm not sure it will fit. The wheel is from Discount Tire and it's a good price & as I said I like it. It is 3600lb capacity. The concern is it's -16.0mm (negative 16.0) offset. Which as I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-27-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,798
Posted By MDSilverado
I just had a welder over to fix some corrosion...

I just had a welder over to fix some corrosion and outriggers. Cost about 250.00 for about 5 hours work. I would the crack then add some stiffening plates if there is room. I would jack up the...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,459
Posted By MDSilverado
The material they use is actually soft copper...

The material they use is actually soft copper tube. It does bend. I'm getting ready to replace mine and will re-do it just the way it was. I prefer to have fewer joints in the trailer. Just my...
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