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Forum: General Repair Forum 08-30-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,492
Posted By nm1oqrz
Independent Airstream Repair Facility

Hello all. I have a 1988 25ft Excella and I have taken it to a place in Ohio for repair and re-coating twice in its life and they do excellent work.

P & S Trailer in Helena Ohio. It is a family...
Forum: On The Road... 06-08-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,174
Posted By nm1oqrz
Hello fellow streamers. Bob's Clam Scack in...

Hello fellow streamers. Bob's Clam Scack in Kittery ME has the best ever lobster stew. Not cheap but worth the money. It is located right on Rt1 and next door to the Kittery Trading Post. It is...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-04-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,952
Posted By nm1oqrz
Loose Door Hinge Screws

You are right the bolts that hold the door hinges have a nut on the inside that on mine was held in place with caulk. If it comes loose and the nut is free to spin, I have put a screwdriver on the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-18-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,633
Posted By nm1oqrz
Little Box

To me it looks like a battery isolator. It is used to isolate 2 batteries from each other when they are being charged from the same source ( so they can't run each other down). I think there are 2...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-16-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By nm1oqrz
Power On Light

Hello Mogfrog. If you do a search on this forum and ask for info on "power on light" you will get all the info you need. When I did my 88 I had the same problem and the fix is dificult so I just...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-18-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,404
Posted By nm1oqrz
Airstream or Lance?

Hello fellow Streamers. I have an 88 25" Excella and an 08 model 1055 Lance Truck camper and I wouldn't part with either.
Happy camping nm1oqrz
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-08-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By nm1oqrz
Rivit Shaver

The blades on my rivet shaver are carbide. I bought mine used from a dealer who was closing up shop about 25 years ago. I use it connected to an electric drill. I have used it on over a 1000 rivits...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-01-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,655
Posted By nm1oqrz
Cleaning Vinyl walls

Hello fellow Streamers. To get the stickiness off my 88 Excella I use "Pledge Floor Care Wood Floor Finish With Future Shine". This is what Andy at Inland Airstream recommended and I bought it at...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,368
Posted By nm1oqrz
Suicide door lock

Hello MIKO92. The door lock doesn't attach to the door at all. It attaches to the side of the door frame that is attached to the trailer. The lock then is able to pivot so it is straight up verticule...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 08-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,895
Posted By nm1oqrz
Liquid Glass.

Hello fellow streamers. Whose of you who use Liquid Glass on AS, are your AS older ones that are coated with clearcoat or polished ones with no coating. I have an 88 Excella with clearcoat and don't...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 07-31-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,725
Posted By nm1oqrz
Barker Tounge Jack

Hello DavCarv. It looks like the Deluxe Hi Power Jack is very simular to the original Barker tounge jack in that it is the only one that has limit switches to disrupt the power when the jack reaches...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-20-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 694
Posted By nm1oqrz
Toilet replacement '88 Excella

Trying to replace toilet in my TT. Finally got old one removed and tried to rotate the toilet flange so the new one would be straight, but it would not budge. I could see the drain pipe start to flex...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-20-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,286
Posted By nm1oqrz
Roadside Assistance

Hello fellow Streamers. I had AAA a few years back and was on the road on vacation when I lost all my oil due to a mechanics blunder. Called AAA and they would not deliver oil. They would deliver...
Forum: On The Road... 06-13-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By nm1oqrz
NE CT Campgrounds

Hello Isbrodsky. Not many CG close to 84 in CT but there is one almost on 84 in Ashford CT called Brialee. Can't remember the exit number but it's about 2 minutes off 84, but it's also on the east...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-12-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,632
Posted By nm1oqrz
Auto Reset Breakers

Hello fellow Streamers. I have the same fuse panel in my 88 Excella. People are correct, they are auto reseting circuit breakers. They can be tested with a meter be measuring from ground to each side...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-02-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By nm1oqrz
Caulk Removal

Hi Bunkroom. Did you try heating the caulk with a hair dryer, being carefull not to get the area too hot?
Happy camping nm1oqrz
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By nm1oqrz
End Caps.

Hello JeepJunk4. On my 88 25' I had a crack and decided to remove the endcap. It wasn't hard just time consuming drilling out all the rivets for the small panels that were in the way, disconnecting...
Forum: On The Road... 05-28-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,569
Posted By nm1oqrz
Maine Things

When I travel to ME from CT the first place I stop for a real meal is Bobs Clam Shack, in Kittery ME. It is located on RT1 middle of Kittery and next to the Kittery Trading Post. They have excellent...
Forum: Tires 05-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By nm1oqrz
Michelin Tire Recall

Hello fellow Streamers. The recall dates affected are 0210 to 2512. (2 week of 2010 to 25 week of 2012). I just got mine replaced last week. My dealer here had a list of 3 different tires that...
Forum: Our Community 05-19-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 172,632
Posted By nm1oqrz
Veterans Fall In!

God bless our troops in uniform now and thanks for the veterans. When I was stationed in Hawaii, the Arizona Memorial was not built yet. There was a small liberty boat that would take people out to...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By nm1oqrz
Converter Moving

The black and white wires go up into the fuse area. The black wire as all of the wires has a red fiberglass sleve over it and you can see it atteched to the fuse block. The white wire also goes to...
Forum: On The Road... 05-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By nm1oqrz
Receiver Pin

Hellow fellow streamers. On my locking pin I drilled a hole for a clevis pin in it between the edge of the receiver and the lock on the pin. Beings it is outside of the receiver the hole will not...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-20-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By nm1oqrz
Drain

Hello AirReg. I don't think the water heater has an overflow tube. Ar least mine doesn't. That tube is either the drain for the frig or the drain for the AC. Good luck
Happy camping nm1oqrz
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 04-06-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 76,009
Posted By nm1oqrz
Ham Radio in AS

Hello fellow Streamers. There is a blog where a couple built ham radio into their Airstream. Google "dream stream odyssey...chasing 75 degrees" and they have lots of neat ways of mounting and...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,661
Posted By nm1oqrz
Two switches

Hello Sardog. On my 88 25' Excella there are 2 switches on the galley wall by the door. 1 is for the scare light and the other is for the light on the outside over the door and the small round light...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-18-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By nm1oqrz
Hello Scamp. On the seals that I have replaced...

Hello Scamp. On the seals that I have replaced there is a MFG part number stamped on the seal and most auto parts store will have them.
Happy camping nm1oqrz
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,362
Posted By nm1oqrz
Clearcoat Removal.

Hello fellow Streamer. When I had my 88 recoated at P&S, in Ohio, they stripped the old clearcoat off with lacquer thinner. I ask Steve how he kept the place from blowing up as the lacquer smell was...
Forum: On The Road... 02-23-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By nm1oqrz
Great Site.

Hello time2play. Thanks for the site. haven't explored all of it yet.
Good luck on the knee operation recovery. I had both my knees replaced, at the same time, in 2009. Every thing worked out good...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By nm1oqrz
Hello Tweb. If you search the forum for "power on...

Hello Tweb. If you search the forum for "power on light not working" you will find your answer. I upgraded my 88 with the boondocker and I love. If you want the power on light to work you will have...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-01-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By nm1oqrz
Univolt disconnect

Hello rogowolf. On my trailer the univolt is located under the front gaucho. My univolt had a 120VAC line from it to a 120VAC receptical under the gaucho. It also had 2 heavy gauge wires exiting...
Forum: On The Road... 01-27-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By nm1oqrz
Maine Good Food

Hello Peach. If you are going to southern Maine you must stop at Bobs Clam Shack in Kittery ME. They have the best lobster stew that I ever ate. It is located right on RT1 next to the Kittery Trading...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,269
Posted By nm1oqrz
Corian stove top

Hello fellow streamers. I don't have a corian stove top but I've made lots of things out of corian, and you can go to most any cabinet shop and buy scrap pieces of corian. It works just like wood,...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By nm1oqrz
Atwood WH

Hello Dixie722. If you Google "atwood mobile products" Click on atwood home page, water heaters. When it comes up, on the right side you will see manuals. Click on electronic ignition and the manual...
Forum: On The Road... 01-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By nm1oqrz
VT Attractions

Hello fellow Streamers. If your up north around St. Johnsbury don't forget to visit Ben & Jerrys Icecream Factory, and Cabot Cheese Factory. We did this last year and had fun. At B&J at the end you...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-21-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By nm1oqrz
Univolt replacement

Hello Streamers. When I replaced my univolt that had the old glass fuses, I went to the automative parts store and bought an automotive type fuse block with the automotive style fuses. They are...
Forum: On The Road... 11-08-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,643
Posted By nm1oqrz
Hello Ditter. This year my son and I went up to...

Hello Ditter. This year my son and I went up to NEK (north east kingdom) and took a tour on quads (4 wheelers) around Danville VT. It was the highlight of our vacation.
Each person drives their own...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-01-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,784
Posted By nm1oqrz
Mag Lite.

Hello fellow Streamers. Hello fellow flashlight junkies. Can anyone tell me how to get apart a 5 D call mag lite as the batteries leaked and swelled up so they are stuck. I tried banging it down hard...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-24-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By nm1oqrz
Bypass valve

Hello Birdmaestro.
On my 1988 25' center bath twin, the bypass valve is in the street side rear compartment along with the city water filter. If your 90 is like mine, if you lift up the street side...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-16-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,294
Posted By nm1oqrz
Just want to thank all who responded. I thought...

Just want to thank all who responded. I thought the disc was a 1/4" or so in thickness. It really is a non issue
Thanks nm1oqrz
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-16-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,294
Posted By nm1oqrz
Centramatics?

Hello fellow Streamers. Looking for info on centramatic balancers. I have 16" sendal alum wheels and I was wondering if I installed centramatic balancers, how far they would move the wheel outboard....
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-25-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By nm1oqrz
Replacing toilet

Hello fellow Streamers. On my 1988 Excella the toilet hold down bolts are ar the 11 oclock and 5 oclock position. I notice that lots of the new toilets have the hold down holes at the 9oclock and 3...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-24-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,151
Posted By nm1oqrz
2 TVs 1 Antenna

Hello CHPStar1. Just go to Radio Shack and buy a coax splitter. It will have 1 input and 2 outputs. Some splitters will have more than 2 outputs but you only need 2. Put the coax from the antenna to...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-24-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,883
Posted By nm1oqrz
U.S. Gear O/U Drive

Hello fellow Streamers. I also have a U.S. Gear overdrive and it still works fine. It would be nice is whoever has a wiring schematic to post it on the forum for those who dont have it. I know I...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-21-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,808
Posted By nm1oqrz
Replacement Toilet?

Hello fellow streamers. Just got back from a trip and I finally found the slow leak in the fresh water system. It is the water valve in the toilet. It is a 1988 excella so I thought instead repairing...
Forum: Photography 09-15-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By nm1oqrz
Assateague Island

Assateague is one of my favorite beach camping sites. We try to go there at least once every year. We haven't camped at the MD side only the national side. I didn't know there was hookups on the MD...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By nm1oqrz
Washing the stream

Thank you all for the replys and I will get some good auto soap and go to work. Thanks arain.
Happy camping nm1oqrz
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-07-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By nm1oqrz
Washing an Airstream!

Hello fellow Streamers
Getting ready for a trip and the old stream has been stored outside for a few years and it needs a good washing. There is some gren algee on parts of it not thick stuff but a...
Forum: Vintage Kin 09-06-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By nm1oqrz
Hawley Bowlus

Hello fellow Streamers. Just a bit of trivia about Bowlus.
Wm Hawley Bowlus was also a glider/sailplane builder. He manufactured both a finished plane or kits. When I was a youngster in California,...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-05-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,050
Posted By nm1oqrz
Rear end seperation

The "Trunk" is a beautifully installed addition and as the experts have noted a NO NO.
What I have noticed from this thread is that if it has not damaged the trailer by now then it won't happen at...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-02-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,575
Posted By nm1oqrz
Univolt and battery

Hello J-dubb. On my 88 Excella the battery hot lead goes to a self reseting circuit breaker and when the other side of the circuit breaker goes to one side of the batt disconnect switch. The hot lead...
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