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Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,596
Posted By Seabloom
2019 F-150 Payload

Congratulations on your truck purchase. I'm amazed that you were able to find a suitably equipped truck with a healthy payload. I had been looking at the 2018 F-150's here in British Columbia and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-02-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,768
Posted By Seabloom
Sorry was offline for a while. yes same as for...

Sorry was offline for a while. yes same as for tires, but be careful not to put too much pressure in and blow up hot water tank etc. My compressor is a Makita its loud but its in the garage so the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-23-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,768
Posted By Seabloom
I'm not sure if you have access to an air...

I'm not sure if you have access to an air compressor but if you do I found my leak this way.

#1 Make sure you have a regulator on the air compressor and dial it down to say only 5-6 psi. Hook...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-12-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By Seabloom
Sierra 1500

Without the golf cart would be a good place to start, make sure to check the towing guide for your year, or better yet the manual that came with your truck. As so many times reported the maximum...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-25-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Seabloom
Dexter order for 76 Overlander

I got mine through Six Roblees in Bellingham WA

you could phone and ask for my measurements. They were very helpful there.

If they don't have anything I could find the order number on the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-25-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By Seabloom
With an aftermarket Computer programmer or at a...

With an aftermarket Computer programmer or at a local repair shop they can eliminate the active fuel management system. A friend has a 2012 GMC 1500 and has the ECU programmed to disable the active...
Forum: Axles 10-16-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,373
Posted By Seabloom
Axles on 76 Overlander

I did them by myself on a 76 Overlander so the axle width and capacity are a little lighter than yours. At least one good hydraulic jack and four jack stands are a must. I put large rounds of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-28-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,748
Posted By Seabloom
I have a 2012 GMC 2500 HD 4x4 with 6.0l Z71...

I have a 2012 GMC 2500 HD 4x4 with 6.0l Z71 package in a crew cab std box (6'-6"). I have the firestone air bags in the rear and I run them at the min 10 PSI when empty then about 30 PSI when...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-17-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,979
Posted By Seabloom
Importing US to CAD

I would be upset if you did your homework with AS directly, dealers will tell you anything in my opinion. A co-worker researched and bought a 30 ft C-Class Bigfoot Motorhome new from the US. Same...
Forum: On The Road... 06-16-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,033
Posted By Seabloom
My comments from not living in Portland was that...

My comments from not living in Portland was that transiting through the town from North to South on a Friday afternoon wasn't as bad as we had feared, we did it all on the I-5, the bridges at the...
Forum: On The Road... 05-18-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,277
Posted By Seabloom
I take my trailer through the Nexus lane provided...

I take my trailer through the Nexus lane provided all people in the truck have Nexus (we do). On one occasion a US Customs officer old me that each vehicle had to have Nexus members in it and my...
Forum: On The Road... 05-15-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,277
Posted By Seabloom
Crosing the Canada Border

The question about your licence plate relates to their camera angle and where your plate is mounted. They record plates of both tow vehicle and towed item. My airstream plate (dead centre above the...
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-26-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,740
Posted By Seabloom
Almost a waste to weigh in, but I will the same. ...

Almost a waste to weigh in, but I will the same.

We live in BC and travel to WA State to Ski almost every weekend. We have been doing so with three different dogs for almost 4 years now.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-30-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By Seabloom
Wheel/Axle bend

I have noticed this on my 76 Overlander as well and try to do the mini-turn idea but some smaller campsites you just have to crank it over.

I don't really know how it works but on my parents...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-08-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,653
Posted By Seabloom
Moving Batteries inside

I moved my batteries inside on an older 1976 Overlander, my version had room for only one group 24 12v. I put them in the kitchen cabinet under the sink. I had to reinforce the area to carry the...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 01-09-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,566
Posted By Seabloom
Hey, Good looking project. Good luck...

Hey,

Good looking project. Good luck with it. We have a 76 Overlander and live in Delta, only thing I really would like is a new door, but pretty sure you'd never part with that.

Keep...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-06-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,850
Posted By Seabloom
Practically it sounds like you would not have a...

Practically it sounds like you would not have a problem. I always thought the worst scenario that generated sway was improper weight distribution mainly attributed to weight either behind the rear...
Forum: On The Road... 01-04-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By Seabloom
Hi We are from British Columbia and have...

Hi

We are from British Columbia and have done the entire Oregon Coast which is beautiful, heading North to South is preferable so its easy to pull out but not a must. We did it the same way as...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-19-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By Seabloom
Hi rpenczek. I have a 2012 GMC 2500 HD...

Hi rpenczek.

I have a 2012 GMC 2500 HD and tow a 76 Overlander. This summer on our vacation I hit a massive overpass on ramp in the Calgary area which jolted my entire truck and trailer. ...
Forum: Shocks 10-31-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,595
Posted By Seabloom
Hi GM, I replaced all 4 shock absorbers...

Hi GM,

I replaced all 4 shock absorbers on my 76 Overlander last year and it went very similar to the video shown in your string.

My only other trick was that my axle rubber had...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-27-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,602
Posted By Seabloom
GMC Seirra Denali 2500 Deisel vs Gas?

Lots of comments about the diesels. I have a 2012 2500HD GMC Crew Cab with the 6.0l Vortec. I tow my vintage 76 Overlander (6000lbs), this last year we went through the BC/Alberta Rockies back and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-31-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,140
Posted By Seabloom
I used the Gabriel shocks from Vintage Trailer...

I used the Gabriel shocks from Vintage Trailer Supply. Cost about $25 each plus shipping at the time I did it.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-18-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,140
Posted By Seabloom
76 Overlander Club

Hi

I recently replaced my axles on our 76 overlander. It rides so much better. Albeit when fully loaded for camping I still can't see the top of my tires. I managed to stay with the 12" brakes as...
Forum: Axles 07-15-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By Seabloom
Down Angle

Have you considered flipping the axle right side up and measure from the fulcrum point along the arm and then along a horizontal line. Use trigonometry to calculate. My guess is that you may be...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-14-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,227
Posted By Seabloom
SBB On your dash usually just above the...

SBB

On your dash usually just above the +/- buttons there are two prongs that you can squeeze to manually check your brakes are functioning on the trailer only.

For me personally with...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-09-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By Seabloom
Polishing Companies in British Columbia or Pacific Northwest

Does anyone on the forum have any recommendations for stripping, polishing services in the British Columbia Vancouver area or Pacific Northwest say Seattle and Northward on I-5.

Have a 76...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-30-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By Seabloom
2500HD With 6.0L

I have had two of these now, a 2004 with the 6.0 4.10 gear ratio and the 4 speed. That one got a horrific 11 mpg empty and 10 towing.

My newer 2012 with the 6 speed and 3.73 ear end is 14 empty...
Forum: Axles 05-13-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By Seabloom
I bought my shocks from Vintage Trailer supply...

I bought my shocks from Vintage Trailer supply along with some of the airstream specific sealant. Shocks were cheap about $25 / each. They are made by Gabriel. Something to do with being mounted...
Forum: Axles 05-04-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By Seabloom
Hi 2Rhinos I recently as in this week...

Hi 2Rhinos

I recently as in this week received my new Dexter axles with EZ lube and 12" brakes via Six Robblees. Rather than mess up a dimension I just pulled off one axle, and took it into...
Forum: On The Road... 02-25-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,632
Posted By Seabloom
Last year we traveled the coast from South to...

Last year we traveled the coast from South to North the entire route that you are considering. I would most likely plan to do it the opposite direction. We had challenges pulling off to see the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-25-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,772
Posted By Seabloom
I am not sure if you made your decision yet. I...

I am not sure if you made your decision yet. I have a 2012 GMC 2500HD with the Cast Iron 6.0L, 4x4 Crew Cab with 6.5 foot box. I have the 3.73 rear end. I wrote all of the above because you need...
Forum: Full-Timing 12-21-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,120
Posted By Seabloom
HI We have a 1976 Overlander and this...

HI

We have a 1976 Overlander and this park Deerwood RV Park (http://www.deerwoodrvpark.com/home.html) will take any Airstream any time. Not sure if it too far south for you. They have a...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 12-10-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,030
Posted By Seabloom
I have the same version in a 76 Overlander. I...

I have the same version in a 76 Overlander. I will look tonight.

Kristien
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 12-08-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By Seabloom
Hi Lisa, In regards to your items I can...

Hi Lisa,

In regards to your items I can offer the following:

1. The previous owner of my trailer switched the old Univolt to a multi stage converter/charger. It is quiet and efficient. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-05-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By Seabloom
Hi Keepon I have a 2500 GMC crew cab with...

Hi Keepon

I have a 2500 GMC crew cab with canopy 4x4 6.0l. My truck weighs in at 6600 lbs when we are loaded up compared to the book weight of 5600 lbs. Your vehicle book curb weight appears...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-02-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,709
Posted By Seabloom
We have a 1976 Overlander with useless curbside...

We have a 1976 Overlander with useless curbside battery box mounted between the entry door and front axle. Only a group 24 battery appeared to fit this box. This spring I installed 2 x 6V batteries...
Forum: On The Road... 10-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,023
Posted By Seabloom
Just a note that I learned this summer. If you...

Just a note that I learned this summer. If you use google earth and create a route, you can right click on your route and it will show you the elevation profile (grades incline or decline). I was...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-09-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,754
Posted By Seabloom
I find it interesting too that almost everyone...

I find it interesting too that almost everyone who has posted on this (me included) have 3/4 ton trucks. Not small TV's.

My truck is a 2012 2500 HD and I really like driving with the truck...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,754
Posted By Seabloom
I have a GMC 2500 HD with Firestone Air Bags. I...

I have a GMC 2500 HD with Firestone Air Bags. I installed them originally when I had a 2000 lbs slide in camper. I installed them for two reasons, #1 to bring the truck back to level (i.e. get rid...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-08-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By Seabloom
Vista Views are hazy and have condensation in...

Vista Views are hazy and have condensation in between the panes. I think they are repairable at some point. Did you have to remove the inner skins, or did you drill them out from the outside and...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-07-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By Seabloom
I haven't found them yet. they are a "to-do"...

I haven't found them yet. they are a "to-do" still a long way off. They don't leak, but they look horrible. Was going to try a glass shop re-build.
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-07-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By Seabloom
I plan to do the axles next year. When fully...

I plan to do the axles next year. When fully loaded the axle arm is about parallel with the road. The brakes and bearings are in good shape, so my plan was to run the trailer one year. See what...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-07-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By Seabloom
The bathroom shot is a little deceiving, the...

The bathroom shot is a little deceiving, the reddish brown that you see is the wall under the sink. We have wood laminate on the whole floor.

We have a microwave in the upper pantry cupboard...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-07-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By Seabloom
Interior Photos

Attached are the recent interior photos.

Does anyone else have this same kitchen layout. Almost all of the other ones we see, have either the wall oven or a double sink with a curved countertop.
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-07-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By Seabloom
I painted mine with a spray primer, and then an...

I painted mine with a spray primer, and then an Aluminum coloured spray paint, lastly top coated it with a clear lacquer spray. Only did it this year, it looked horrible before and looks great now. ...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-30-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By Seabloom
Thank you so much as well. I too expected the...

Thank you so much as well. I too expected the hmmmm which was absent with the new switch installed. The one wheel up test proved to me that the switch and brakes were all working. This puts my mind...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 06-16-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By Seabloom
Photos Attached

Photos Attached
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 06-16-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By Seabloom
1976 Overlander

I know I am one year out, but there isn't a 76 thread. We bought our trailer in November 2014 and took it out for the first trip this past weekend. We live in Vancouver BC, I really appreciate all...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 06-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,425
Posted By Seabloom
Breakaway

On my 76 Overlander which has a power tongue jack the breakaway is connected to a 12V feed line (same one as the power jack), then the other end goes to a wire that is tucked up inside the tongue...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-14-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Seabloom
Deep Cell 6Volt Batteries in 1976 Overlander

Hello fellow Airstreamers,

I am new to the Airstream, but have had campers previously. I am keen to install 2 x 6 volt (golf cart) deep cycle batteries as we do quite a bit of off-grid...
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