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Forum: Member Introductions 11-09-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By DGJackson
not sure what takes more labor - removing paint...

not sure what takes more labor - removing paint or polishing. I see both of these activities in your future.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-12-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,471
Posted By DGJackson
I've had several Jeeps - Nice thing about the old...

I've had several Jeeps - Nice thing about the old Inline 6 was it had enough torque to pull anything. Problem with wheelbase is it is to short to stop anything.

I would look at renting a...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-12-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By DGJackson
I highly recommend either of the following books....

I highly recommend either of the following books. Both are available from the usual sources, I got my copy through Vintage Trailer Supply:
RV Electrical Systems


Managing 12 Volts


I...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 10-11-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,616
Posted By DGJackson
that's a great idea!

that's a great idea!
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-11-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,951
Posted By DGJackson
Wood structure is designed to hold/support...

Wood structure is designed to hold/support something. The pipe running on interior of road side is interesting.

My theory is to support autopsies of alien bodies.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-06-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,780
Posted By DGJackson
I tried to revive the cans on by '73 - welding,...

I tried to revive the cans on by '73 - welding, bondo, expoy, wasted a lot of time. Bit the bullet and bought replacements from Vintage Trailer supply - expensive but worth it.

Just checked -...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-02-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By DGJackson
From the picture It appears your black tank is...

From the picture It appears your black tank is plastic and not ABS (some black tanks are blank ABS like the pipe).

For patching plastic I would suggest West Systems G/flex 655 Epoxy - this is...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-29-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By DGJackson
If it was close and an easy retrieval I would...

If it was close and an easy retrieval I would grab it for $3500. I picked up up '63 last summer for $5000. It's in a little better shape than you describe. Already been offered $10,00 for it and...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 08-24-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By DGJackson
Don't give up so fast. I have a '62 Safari that I...

Don't give up so fast. I have a '62 Safari that I acquired last summer. Fortunately all the windows are in pretty good shape. The minor repairs I've done on them I was able to find parts from either...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By DGJackson
There is '64 Safari on Craigslist in Highlands,...

There is '64 Safari on Craigslist in Highlands, NC for $7900. Not sure if this is the same or a different AS you are looking at. I was looking at this ad this morning. Based on images I think this...
Forum: On The Road... 08-17-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,637
Posted By DGJackson
When I picked up my '73 in Wilmington, NC we...

When I picked up my '73 in Wilmington, NC we stopped at SOB for Breakfast and late lunch. These images are the first ones I took of "my new airstream". Even paid the dollar for me and buddy to go to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-14-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,722
Posted By DGJackson
Is the front end of new frame is missing the...

Is the front end of new frame is missing the straight rails that come to the front of the shell?

While you don't post a picture of the old fram looking from hitch to back. The A-Frame on the new...
Forum: On The Road... 08-14-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,435
Posted By DGJackson
South of the Border - Retrieving my '73 from...

South of the Border - Retrieving my '73 from Wilmington, NC. Stopped there for Breakfast and late lunch. Make sure to stock up on Blenhiem Ginger Ale.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-10-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,597
Posted By DGJackson
Check Camping World/Gander Outdoors. They have a...

Check Camping World/Gander Outdoors. They have a sale on this weekend. Honda and Champion generators were on sale. Was looking for 3500 Dual Fuel. Pice on it was not a bargain. Others were on sale.
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 08-03-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,760
Posted By DGJackson
when i picked up my '73 recruited a friend with...

when i picked up my '73 recruited a friend with an F350 dually, got four rims/tires from junkyard, loaded a bed full of tools, and off we went. Traveled 350-miles one-way, friend repacked bearings in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-25-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By DGJackson
thanks for the article from Coye Mac Jones - I...

thanks for the article from Coye Mac Jones - I have not seen this. Every space and Airstream enthusiast needs to visit Marshall Space Center in Huntsville and see a vertical and horizontal Saturn V,...
Forum: Our Community 07-24-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By DGJackson
look at the Out of Doors Mart website - they are...

look at the Out of Doors Mart website - they are located in North Carolina but ship parts.

Occasionally people from this dealership provide useful information regarding technical aspects of parts....
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-14-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,446
Posted By DGJackson
we use similar receptacles for 480/3 phase 100...

we use similar receptacles for 480/3 phase 100 Amp (welding receptacles). Ones I'm familiar with has catch/keeper to secure plug in receptacle. Similar to what GMFL identified, just different...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-14-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,875
Posted By DGJackson
i would suggest looking at Metal...

i would suggest looking at Metal Shrinker/Stretcher Set. Harbor Frieght and Eastwood both sell them. Several YouTube videos on tips and uses. Never used one but looks like the right approach.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-16-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By DGJackson
How fortunate - I just received a copy of "The...

How fortunate - I just received a copy of "The Illustrated Field Guide to Travel Trailers" by Bob Thompson and Carl Jameson to add to the collection of field guides I keep in my trailer (birds,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-15-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By DGJackson
look at the work by Matthew Hofmann - an...

look at the work by Matthew Hofmann - an architect on West Coast. He has redone Airstreams with modern, clean looks. One of his units had a modern (aka plastics/acrylic) clawfoot tub. At one time he...
Forum: Shocks 01-09-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,269
Posted By DGJackson
One thing you didn't mention is the age of your...

One thing you didn't mention is the age of your camper. As mentioned in this thread (and many more) axle(s) on "older" trailers need to have the axle(s) replaced. This includes the shocks.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-18-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,855
Posted By DGJackson
certainly some negotiating needs to happen with...

certainly some negotiating needs to happen with the dealer - ASAP.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-18-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,088
Posted By DGJackson
A second vote for Out of Doors mart in Colfax...

A second vote for Out of Doors mart in Colfax (?), North Carolina.

I'll also be ordering an axle from Colin Hyde in January for my '62.
Forum: Boondocking 10-28-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,208
Posted By DGJackson
I'm a Yeti guy - bought first one 7-8 years ago -...

I'm a Yeti guy - bought first one 7-8 years ago - 50qt that stays in back of truck with drinks when I camp. Have a 65-qt in the Airstream for food. I use mix of dry ice and regular ice in both. Have...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 10-28-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By DGJackson
Hard to say - what's the frame like on the 1975?...

Hard to say - what's the frame like on the 1975? Also '75 will probably require new axles. Not familiar with 1990 - others on forums can chime in on axles of that era.

From what I've read dents...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 10-20-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By DGJackson
one trick to manage the thinner 1/2 plywood is to...

one trick to manage the thinner 1/2 plywood is to double the plywood only on the edges by glueing a strip 1-2" wide around the edging. This is a common trick when working with formica and gives...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-09-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,635
Posted By DGJackson
At the risk of violating the forum rules, I...

At the risk of violating the forum rules, I always look forward to your posts on these subject matters - over the years your perspective seems to be close to the mark. That's just my 2 cents worth. ...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 09-30-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 756
Views: 162,116
Posted By DGJackson
On a whim I added a 22" Blackstone to my arsenal...

On a whim I added a 22" Blackstone to my arsenal this spring. It was intended to accompany my Green Egg Mini. On the last trip the Green Egg stayed home. I picked mine up at Wally World last...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-30-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By DGJackson
NASA Mobile Quarantine Facility - Autographed

For those interested in NASA and Airstream cross collectables the classic picture with Nixon outside and astronauts inside the facility, autographed by Buzz Aldrin, is available on Buzz Aldrin's...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-27-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,747
Posted By DGJackson
I concur with the recommendation on Vintage...

I concur with the recommendation on Vintage Trailer Supply. I have a '73 TradeWind and replaced all the exterior lights. Started with marker lights from Wally World. Then bought a couple from VTS....
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 08-23-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,338
Posted By DGJackson
Other potential gremlins are spider webs, dust,...

Other potential gremlins are spider webs, dust, etc. I think I have the same oven/stove assembly. I pulled the stove/oven and cleaned real good and used compressed air nozzle to blow air through...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-14-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,881
Posted By DGJackson
get ready for the full monty - bought a '73-25-ft...

get ready for the full monty - bought a '73-25-ft TradeWind in 2011 for $2750. New frame, floor, axles, tires, etc. still working to wrap things up. In an additional $10k. She's usable but not...
Forum: On The Road... 07-15-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,393
Posted By DGJackson
Here are some Pros & Cons as I see it. These...

Here are some Pros & Cons as I see it. These options are from somebody that has two Hero 5 and one Hero 5 session.

+ GoPro can do looping, while I don't think that's what you want - it can do it....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-26-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By DGJackson
Not sure I agree - one aspect of trademarks is...

Not sure I agree - one aspect of trademarks is applicable business sectors. A quick search of TESS system shows 68 LIVE and DEAD trademarks that use the work Airstream.

In the below search - note...
Forum: Awnings 04-22-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By DGJackson
Securing Awning to Trailer and Roller Tube - Material Wanted

I'm having an awning sewn by local upholstery man. One detail we are trying to work out is method & materials to secure awning to trailer and roller tube.

Original (?) awning has a 1/4" solid...
Forum: Tires 04-15-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,501
Posted By DGJackson
I always travel with a tire repair kit, while...

I always travel with a tire repair kit, while glue sometimes dries up you can always find rubber cement at Walgreen's.

My advice is get a good kit and throw somewhere in the vehicle and forget...
Forum: Awnings 04-13-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By DGJackson
DIY Awning Canopy/Cloth - Details Needed.

I have '73 25-foot TW with original awning hardware (A&E/Carefree). I have friend that does canvas/sail repair so we are going to sew new awning with material I got of eBay. Lots of good deals there...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 04-13-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,593
Posted By DGJackson
I used 3M tape. You can get this at local stores...

I used 3M tape. You can get this at local stores that supply the car paint & body repair industry - We have FinishMaster in Augusta, Ga. You would be surprised what they have for redoing airstreams...
Forum: On The Road... 09-30-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,208
Posted By DGJackson
Not sure what your definition of kinda close is -...

Not sure what your definition of kinda close is - I'm across the river in Augusta. I have an app on iPad called RVParking that gives good overview with so far.

Within an hour or so I would...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-08-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,779
Posted By DGJackson
great idea on the screen. I've seen the...

great idea on the screen. I've seen the perforated plate from a local supplier - going to have to hunt for the z-trim. Think I like is this is a simple project that can be completed in a couple of...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-15-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,875
Posted By DGJackson
I would use a trailer junction box. VTS has a...

I would use a trailer junction box. VTS has a 7-way. eTrailer has a couple of other options/styles. I've installed this on several trailers and often use at work connecting instruments & components...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 08-15-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By DGJackson
What you are experiencing is vibration due to...

What you are experiencing is vibration due to vortex shedding from a cylinder. This is part to the processes that resulted in failure of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Google that for a cool video).
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-09-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By DGJackson
If the tank is plastic try West Systems G/Flex...

If the tank is plastic try West Systems G/Flex Epoxy. This is a 2-part epoxy formulated for plastics. I haven't found much that it won't bond together. West Marine distributes most West Systems...
Forum: Boondocking 08-08-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,199
Posted By DGJackson
Jacob B is in the right part of the world -...

Jacob B is in the right part of the world - National Forests vs. National Parks. I've stayed in Shining Rock area in the past as well. Also check out this web site:
National Forests in North...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-21-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,019
Posted By DGJackson
Dingo Girl - I'm looking for the same information...

Dingo Girl - I'm looking for the same information for a 1973. The spline I removed looks to be about 1/16". The smallest my local big box has is 0.125 (1/8"). Don't think it compressed over the years...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-03-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,481
Posted By DGJackson
I was at this decision point a few years back and...

I was at this decision point a few years back and picked up a Hobart 210 (Consumer Grade Miller 211). One of the best tools I've purchased in my life. Once I got my skills up on scrap material I...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 04-13-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,457
Posted By DGJackson
Very Nice!

Very Nice!
Forum: Our Community 04-09-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 7,416
Views: 1,167,309
Posted By DGJackson
Saw the Duckhead airstream last night turning...

Saw the Duckhead airstream last night turning into a local hotel, the Partridge Inn. Most likely in town for the Masters.

Hoping to find out where they are parked for the week and get some pics...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-16-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 936
Posted By DGJackson
Couple of Options: I've been pretty...

Couple of Options:

I've been pretty successful fixing cracks in the endcaps of my 1973 using West Systems G-Flex epoxy. I first drill a small hole at the end of the crack to stop it (relieves the...
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