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Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-15-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,812
Posted By Zeppelinium
We are always able to make room. Come join us. ...

We are always able to make room. Come join us.

Zep
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-13-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,812
Posted By Zeppelinium
I think Bam's extra has been spoken for, but both...

I think Bam's extra has been spoken for, but both RonL and I may have one extra. I'll send out a general email to all the likely suspects next week and we'll get this nailed down.

Dr Quark
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-14-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By Zeppelinium
I believe you are wrong. Airstream's placard is...

I believe you are wrong. Airstream's placard is incredibly bad English. NO Airstreamer I know calls the dump valve(s) a flush valve. They are dump valves.

Also, the "fullway termination valve" is...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-24-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,348
Posted By Zeppelinium
Thanks for mentioning this. I would never have...

Thanks for mentioning this. I would never have guessed. With all the frame separation issues in the longer 70s Airstreams, I would have thought the new frames would be stronger. I was getting ready...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,348
Posted By Zeppelinium
Good point. I guess I could instrument the axles...

Good point. I guess I could instrument the axles for side loads, but I hadn't planned on it. You could put stress tabs on the frame at the axle attachment points and get bending stress, but I'd...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,348
Posted By Zeppelinium
Here's a simple thought experiment. Image that...

Here's a simple thought experiment. Image that the Airstream is a long rod with a mass located about 1/3 of the way along the rod. The tow vehicle is tied to the front end of the rod, so you have a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,348
Posted By Zeppelinium
You have a good argument up until your PS. The...

You have a good argument up until your PS. The total weight of the trailer has to be resisted. If less weight is on the tongue, then MORE normal force is on the tires. It is not the weight on the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,348
Posted By Zeppelinium
Bob, I am entertained. Or as Calvin would say,...

Bob, I am entertained. Or as Calvin would say, "let's go exploring!" I'll get back to this thread once I get my tongue scale and some actual numbers...

Zep
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,348
Posted By Zeppelinium
I like! But I only have an X-cab, not a crew cab....

I like! But I only have an X-cab, not a crew cab. Is that big enough or do I need to do the experiment myself?

Zep
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,348
Posted By Zeppelinium
I see lots of people worried about sway. I've...

I see lots of people worried about sway. I've never seen it, even when maneuvering aggressively. But the two vehicle is a diesel and I think that makes a big difference. Back in the day when we were...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,348
Posted By Zeppelinium
Bumper bikes

I'm betting this simple modification is already a product on the market...

The bike rack designed for Airstream seems fragile to me. I've talked to a couple owners and I don't think it is up to...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 04-08-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Zeppelinium
BTW, you could even print new ends for the...

BTW, you could even print new ends for the handle. 3D prints are plenty strong enough, but you'd have to think about how warm the front of the door can get. 3D printing material gets flexible when...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 04-08-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By Zeppelinium
Repair Oven Handle

The composite handle on my '73 oven finally broke. It looked like it might be a difficult repair, but the handle ends (even though they are plastic) appear to be fairly strong.

1. Remove the door,...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-30-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Zeppelinium
I have let it hang for years. No problem....

I have let it hang for years. No problem. However, I allowed (I thought) 1/16th space for the rail below the front of the oven, but it's actually resting on the rail. Hard to tell how much support...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-27-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Zeppelinium
My spouse says I'm a member of AA, and the first...

My spouse says I'm a member of AA, and the first "A" isn't Alcoholics.

I recently made the street side twin in my wife's new Flying Cloud wider by about 5". This allows us to use it together (we...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-27-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Zeppelinium
You can guess who said we had too many...

You can guess who said we had too many Airstreams.

Actually, the '77 Safari is next winter, after I finish this one and enjoy the summer. I'm going to try and work the double bed up front and a...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-26-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Zeppelinium
At each end, the shelf part has two screws each...

At each end, the shelf part has two screws each into the shower and kitchen partitions (the old cabinet also had the same attachment to the partitions). Then the frame that holds the sliding doors is...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-25-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Zeppelinium
Big Overhead cabinet

My '73 Safari was a twin. Maybe it didn't make any difference, but the overhead storage was not big, plus it had tambor doors that were a pain and took up room. So when I converted to a double bed, I...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-25-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Zeppelinium
I used this design on my Overlander about 10...

I used this design on my Overlander about 10 years ago and it always remained in place when towing. And reasonably easy to use, too.

I like to use every cubic inch I can.

Zep
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-25-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 564
Posted By Zeppelinium
No-Hinge cabinet doors

For full access to deep cabinet space, I recommend doors that can be moved out of the way. I make doors that are held in place by "pins" and a strong cabinet catch. A wooden rail on the back of the...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-25-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Zeppelinium
Tilting drawer

In my remodel of my '73 Safari kitchen, I had an odd space under the oven. The open area inboard of the water heater was about 10" deep, so I made a tilt-out drawer for the space. If you plan the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-25-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By Zeppelinium
smaller Suburban heater

I have a PO Safari where the dealer (believe it or not) replaced the original heater with a newer and smaller model. He elected to use the existing exhaust ports, so the heater was placed on a box to...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 01-04-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,812
Posted By Zeppelinium
Bam, next year I'm expecting you to post the 2020...

Bam, next year I'm expecting you to post the 2020 page at 12:01 AM (that would be 00:01 military time) on 1 Jan.

Zep
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-09-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By Zeppelinium
The city water intake is a real problem,...

The city water intake is a real problem, especially if you are boondocking. I handle it by removing the anti-backflow fitting and installing a manual ball valve inside (in my 73 Safari, the city...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-07-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By Zeppelinium
'Tis the season. I was reminded of this yesterday...

'Tis the season. I was reminded of this yesterday by an ad for the temperature sensor, only $2.33 and 12V valves are less than $10. The image below shows in dotted lines the plumbing that is needed....
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 10-06-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By Zeppelinium
73 Safari Dinette

The goucho and foldout table has never been a good dining solution for me. I redid the front end of my Overlander 8 years ago and really liked the dinette benches...
Forum: Winter Living 10-06-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 921
Posted By Zeppelinium
Vintage winterizing

If you have an in-line filter, don't forget to take the bowl off.

324557
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 10-02-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
Kim's page...

Kim's page (https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMeTQeF5reKtlgb-RsLMRyelXColDySaKOhmnYq_vhSKNfB7v8rXsjxZ5niM2hMrQ?key=RnN0Sk9EUHVlZXlVQW1ubzJZQUZvQnBtVVBwT1RB)
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-30-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
My photos are up on Kim's Google Photo page. All...

My photos are up on Kim's Google Photo page. All of mine are reduced to 1200 pixels wide, so if you want a full resolution copy, let me know.

Zep
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-13-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
Great posts, everyone. Marty and I are up on the...

Great posts, everyone. Marty and I are up on the Olympic Peninsula looking at wooden kayaks. Having great fun, but only occasional internet connection. I'll post photos in a couple weeks when I get...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-15-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
Fuel containment

There has been an additional requirement, no matter how small your fuel tanks are (I expect most of you will have 10-20 gallons of gas for generators in 5-gal containers). It appears that leaving...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-13-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
1. I am probably in need of her help. 2....

1. I am probably in need of her help.

2. Please lecture us! I will help motivate her.

Zep
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-12-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By Zeppelinium
No, the window over the bed is plenty big to use...

No, the window over the bed is plenty big to use as an exit, plus you can actually open it (compared to that monster that was in the bath).

Zep
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-12-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By Zeppelinium
In the photos in my second post, the outside...

In the photos in my second post, the outside sunlight was so bright that you really can't see the bezel on the window. It's still there.

I don't feel like I've done much this year, but the bath...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-12-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By Zeppelinium
I've never really been happy with the medicine...

I've never really been happy with the medicine cabinet. The full length mirror was heavy and after 40 years really didn't operate very smoothly. I replaced the whole thing with a 3-compartment...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-12-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,694
Posted By Zeppelinium
Rear bath & window

Goodbye huge clunky 70s rear bath window.

After removing all the rivets, the window still wouldn't come out. It seemed welded at the top. Found out that there was a thick line of what looked like...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-29-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
No problem, JohnJK. We strive to control parking...

No problem, JohnJK. We strive to control parking until at least Tuesday morning in order to provide dump access to everyone.

Zep
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-28-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Zeppelinium
All done, except there is some room in the old...

All done, except there is some room in the old controller panel area for other items, TBD. All the old stuff has been replaced with the digital controller -- amps, volts, tank levels, and outside...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-22-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
You and your dad will be a positive addition to...

You and your dad will be a positive addition to the camp. We often invite "lost" souls to camp with us, so we do fill up. If you know what day you will be arriving we can save you a space. Your...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-20-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
that would be great. we already have one shade...

that would be great. we already have one shade structure, but it' mostly for the post card operation. We do have room for another. Thanks.
Zep
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-19-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Zeppelinium
I was sure this was going to be a normal nerd-ish...

I was sure this was going to be a normal nerd-ish story until I got to the trim tab. LOL. I mean, who knows what the heck a trim tab is, anyway?
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-18-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By Zeppelinium
Curved window source

Go to any airplane boneyard where they are scrapping the airframes. Turns out the side windows in a 727 (and any other airplane with the same fuselage diameter, eg, with 3x3 seating) fit the curve of...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-16-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
If I read Perry's email correctly, early arrival...

If I read Perry's email correctly, early arrival isn't until Thursday, 23 Aug. Two years ago I arrived about 11:40 PM and had to wait at Will Call until midnight to get in so, at least in my case,...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-11-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
We will all be interested in seeing your plumbing...

We will all be interested in seeing your plumbing setup.

I'll keep you in mind for early arrival. That's always fun, you get to see the city come alive. We appreciate that you're willing to stay...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-10-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
Paige, you are more than welcome. And you seem to...

Paige, you are more than welcome. And you seem to have covered all the major "participation" points. Super. We'll see if we can get you early arrival. I assume it's two of you?

Someone else will ...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-04-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
Let's stay until the Rangers threaten us! ...

Let's stay until the Rangers threaten us!

BTW, RMB, the rake is a great idea.

Zep
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-02-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By Zeppelinium
Eyebrow cabinet

The 70's eyebrow cabinet has never suited me. The tambour doors didn't work well, the cabinet was poorly divided, and it didn't work very well as an entertainment center. This is my third attempt...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-02-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By Zeppelinium
70's Safari Dump Valve

Noticed a small leak. Cycled the valve and it got worse. Turned out the gasket had rolled. The valve was the original in a 73 Safari, which means it had the metal plate. All the repair kits are for...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-26-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
Well, you can just show up, but it's much better...

Well, you can just show up, but it's much better if you come ready to make some kind of contribution. Very undefined, however.

Oh, and be nice and within very few guidelines cooperate with the...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-25-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 33,784
Posted By Zeppelinium
You are welcome. We have several spots left. When...

You are welcome. We have several spots left. When you arrive, ask where the Airstreameri camp is. It's usually around 3:00 out at H, plus or minus. Just look for a group of Airstreams.

Zep
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