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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-28-2019, 05:37 PM
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Posted By Forrest
1966 Airstream Globetrotter 20 - Colorado

Title: 1966 Airstream Globetrotter 20 - Colorado
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Refurbished 1966 20' Globe Trotter. Most refurbishment was completed in 2002 although most...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-21-2019, 09:10 PM
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Views: 148
Posted By Forrest
1986 Airstream Excella 32 - Colorado

Title: 1986 Airstream Excella 32 - Colorado
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

This very well equipped 32’ x 8’ Airstream is capable of full-time travel. It has substantial...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-09-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,938
Posted By Forrest
A trailer tongue jack caster is good to have.

Trailer caster wheels for the tongue jack used to be standard equipment. As long as you are on a level fairly smooth surface and/or have your tires chocked then a caster works fine. Even a heavy...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-24-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,916
Posted By Forrest
Faucets

More to the point, I just replaced some faucets and didn't give any consideration to whether the handles might turn on due to bumpy roads.

Thanks for sharing this with us. Otherwise, I might not...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-24-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,916
Posted By Forrest
Welcome to Denver

That's just Denver's way of saying, "welcome to Denver.":lol:
Forum: Refrigerators 06-17-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,887
Posted By Forrest
I have a Norcold 3-way

When I installed my Norcold a year ago, the instructions that came with it indicated to solder the fridge's heater wire to the 12 volt wire used to power the electronics. I did that and it works,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-30-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 24,129
Posted By Forrest
Buyer's comments on the Thermasan

From some time ago there was a thread on this and the best explanations were these:

"Thermasan was a system manufactured until 1980 by Thetford Industries that utilized a motorhome RV's exhaust to...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-30-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 24,129
Posted By Forrest
The Thermosan was a great idea, but had one...

The Thermosan was a great idea, but had one serious short coming: on long descents the engine didn't produce enough heat for incineration and well, as you can imagine it got kind of disgusting....
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-29-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Forrest
IKEA lighting hack

LED light strip, aluminum color.

I bought several of these cabinet lights about five years ago. They were listed as "Striberg" then, but the exact same light now (in appearance) is the "Norrfly"...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-19-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,086
Posted By Forrest
dusty, dirty panels

I agree 100% with RVB, with the lower sun angle, clean panels are absolutely necessary. This can especially be a problem in the dry southwest. With very little precipitation to keep the panels rinsed...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-13-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By Forrest
At the fiesta

Possibly the last photo of Mark (on right), sitting with my wife, Patrice, watching the balloon ascension on Tuesday morning. They were good friends.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-11-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,719
Posted By Forrest
I have a 32' and also have some oil can drumming....

I have a 32' and also have some oil can drumming. It happens inconsistently though, so like the other posts say temperature and use of stabilizers play a role.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-05-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,563
Posted By Forrest
I've been using these lights for several months...

I've been using these lights for several months now without diode, just directly off 12+/- volt feed and have had no problems, except that when set on automatic they either turn on and don't turn off...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-07-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By Forrest
Name plate

Here's a name plate similar to yours, scanned from a Wally Byam Stores catalog.:wally:
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-04-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,215
Posted By Forrest
The drawer slides on the '85 Airstreams have a...

The drawer slides on the '85 Airstreams have a catch. When closed you should have to lift up slightly in order to pull out. If they are not working that way then the slides may be misaligned, loose,...
Forum: Tires 05-04-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,379
Posted By Forrest
You shouldn't use E rated tires on a F-150 for a...

You shouldn't use E rated tires on a F-150 for a couple of reasons. First, the wheels are very likely not rated for E rated tire pressures. Second, if you did mount them you would have to run them at...
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By Forrest
Long time residents of Colorado know that an...

Long time residents of Colorado know that an unseasonably nice day is usually a precursor to a storm. We call it the, "warm before the storm." Glad you made it and stayed off of I-80 (what a disaster...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-05-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,822
Posted By Forrest
If you're running over-sized tires then that...

If you're running over-sized tires then that contributes to your problems, both pulling and braking. If you go with slightly undersized tires, as long as they have adequate rating, that will help and...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-30-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By Forrest
Try using a "summer" thermostat 160 degree. Also,...

Try using a "summer" thermostat 160 degree. Also, fan clutches do have a relatively short life span and should be replaced at around 12,000 miles of use. Make sure that your radiator cap has a good...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-31-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,360
Posted By Forrest
I attached indoor/outdoor carpet on the walls...

I attached indoor/outdoor carpet on the walls adjacent to the bed. It's inexpensive, light weight, easy to trim to size and comes in complimentary colors. The top of the carpet is easily held in...
Forum: Boondocking 12-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By Forrest
Nice read, thanks Ray!

Nice read, thanks Ray!
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 11-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By Forrest
Versailles, Ohio.

Versailles, Ohio.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-05-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By Forrest
Seal the hinge

In the attached photos you will see the problem you are likely having and where to apply sealant. Remove your screen, and look at the upper left and right corners. You might have to find the correct...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-23-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,022
Posted By Forrest
The installers may have over torqued the screws...

The installers may have over torqued the screws and in so doing left them with little to hold on to. If you install with screws it's important to not use a power tool to tighten them in. That's the...
Forum: Tires 10-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,366
Posted By Forrest
Yeah, I always take the wheels off myself. My...

Yeah, I always take the wheels off myself. My tire dealer doesn't even have enough room in his lot to work on my Airstream anyway.
Forum: Tires 10-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,366
Posted By Forrest
I was going to switch to the Michelin LT tires,...

I was going to switch to the Michelin LT tires, but found that it is no longer made for 15" wheels. So, I would have had to go to the additional expense of purchasing 16" wheels to mount LT tires.
...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 09-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By Forrest
Unless it is painted metal (I imagine it is...

Unless it is painted metal (I imagine it is chromed), take the cook top outdoors and spray it with oven cleaner. Then brush and hose off with water.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-29-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,780
Posted By Forrest
Original axles

Hi Andy,

I admire your loyalty to Airstream, but the truth is that the lighter front axle was original. The dimensions of that axle's tube were smaller than the heavier rear axle, and so when we...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-27-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,780
Posted By Forrest
tags

Just so you know... the first photo is the tag on the old front axle of my Excella. It reads 3,200 lbs. the rear axle 4,000 lbs. (didn't post the photo - wasn't very good). The other photo is...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-27-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,780
Posted By Forrest
Andy's at least partly right. The arms are...

Andy's at least partly right. The arms are parallel and should be slanting downward. Check the manufacturer's tag on the axle to see what its capacity is. It might be hard to see because it could be...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 08-27-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By Forrest
Two things you might try. The thermocouple might...

Two things you might try. The thermocouple might have corrosion on it, or soot and carbon build up. That build up reduces its ability to generate the small amount of current needed to open the gas...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-27-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By Forrest
Top leak for Corning windows

From the inside look up into the upper corners with the screen removed. You may see daylight peeping through. Caulk there from the inside so that the caulk just starts to ooze outside, as seen in the...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 08-07-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,729
Posted By Forrest
I did get quotes through insurance broker Blue...

I did get quotes through insurance broker Blue Sky, but none of the quotes could be for agreed value unless the trailer is stored indoors. Mine is in an open RV lot and only Progressive is willing to...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 06-18-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,729
Posted By Forrest
I got an insurance quote via FCIS. I thought they...

I got an insurance quote via FCIS. I thought they were an insurance company (and maybe they are), but the agent stated the only company that would insure me for agreed value was Progressive because I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-09-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Forrest
See your other post on this.

See your other post on this.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-08-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By Forrest
Optional blower

I think this might be what you are asking about, an accessory blower. Sometimes one shows up on ebay.209259

209260
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-05-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 32,107
Posted By Forrest
Video

Patrice and I thank the volunteers who make this event so fabulous and wonderful. Our grandsons describe it as, "AWESOME!" A feast for the eyes it is. Thanks.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-24-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,581
Posted By Forrest
Good reference books

Life is too short to spend it rewriting Wikipedia. I'll save my efforts for something that pays, such as Airstream Life magazine :brows:If you want an authoritative book about Bowlus, then read...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-24-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,581
Posted By Forrest
Giving credit to William Hawley Bowlus ...

Giving credit to William Hawley Bowlus

SilverGate, Wikipedia is full of bad information. It is not a scholarly publication. Bowlus and Byam being a very good example of how you have to be careful...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-23-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,581
Posted By Forrest
What Wheeler said, “... the earliest designer of...

What Wheeler said, “... the earliest designer of the airstream trailer was the guy, Hawley Bowlus, who also designed of the Spirit of St. Lewis so it was an aircraft , so we have an absolute straight...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-22-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,244
Posted By Forrest
Thumbs up Cherry Creek SP

Hi Ginny,

It was so nice to talk with you about your MH. I stopped by today and took some photos like I said I would and thought I'd post a couple here. Very nice looking Airstream!
Forum: Other Clubs 03-02-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,056
Posted By Forrest
Lew, you might PM 66Overlander about your number...

Lew, you might PM 66Overlander about your number or post a request on this thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f286/research-by-wbcci-number-19191-35.html...
Forum: Other Clubs 02-27-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,056
Posted By Forrest
In case anyone is thinking of taking their...

In case anyone is thinking of taking their trailer to the summit, you can't. Trailers are prohibited. Sorry.
Forum: Other Clubs 02-27-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,056
Posted By Forrest
Just a little more history on this. Jack Davis...

Just a little more history on this. Jack Davis and Harold Chisman were Charter members of the Colorado Unit in 1959. The Denver Chapter (a subdivision of the Colo. Unit) was formed in 1962 because in...
Forum: Other Clubs 02-27-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,056
Posted By Forrest
The roots begin in 1960 and are found in the...

The roots begin in 1960 and are found in the Colorado Unit #23 scrapbook. The 1960 International Rally, Wally's last rally, was held in Colorado Springs, with Pikes Peak in the background. Harold...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-08-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,340
Posted By Forrest
I found a dead, petrified, squirrel under a bed....

I found a dead, petrified, squirrel under a bed. So, on the suggestion of one of the moderators here on the forums, we named the trailer, "Rocky" (as in Rocky the flying squirrel). :-)
Forum: WBCCI Forum 09-08-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,197
Posted By Forrest
Nice letter Lynn. If the WBCCI adopts it I'd be a...

Nice letter Lynn. If the WBCCI adopts it I'd be a penny wise and a pound foolish to not rejoin!
Forum: VAC | Vintage Airstream Club 07-12-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,815
Posted By Forrest
Takean, will there be an obituary on-line...

Takean, will there be an obituary on-line available soon?
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 07-07-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 9,015
Posted By Forrest
P.T. :: 1986 Airstream Excella

1986 Airstream Excella (2012-07-07 21:05:06)
Forum: VAC | Vintage Airstream Club 07-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,815
Posted By Forrest
Condolences

My condolences to Norman's family and to the Airstream community. That he would die while attending the International Rally is striking. Here is a photo I took of him at a past Interantional Rally.
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