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Forum: Airstream "In the News" 04-06-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 98,933
Posted By pbearsailor
I did as well and requested a refund for the...

I did as well and requested a refund for the Leveler that went in the trash today. Would never use his products again. Disgust.

steve
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 02-15-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 93,096
Posted By pbearsailor
Hi Russ and Leslie, Yep, still around. This...

Hi Russ and Leslie,

Yep, still around. This summer hosting at Marble Creek, a Forest Service campground just outside North Cascades National Park off Highway 20. This will be the third year...
Forum: Airstream History 02-02-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 135,279
Posted By pbearsailor
Way to go, Scott! :wally: Nobody better than...

Way to go, Scott! :wally:

Nobody better than you to save this trailer.

cheers,
steve :)
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 09-18-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,362
Posted By pbearsailor
That pic brings back memories! :wally: ...

That pic brings back memories! :wally:

Cheers,
Steve :)
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-17-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,107
Views: 321,828
Posted By pbearsailor
Nice job there, Toastie! :wally: Cheers ...

Nice job there, Toastie! :wally:

Cheers
Steve :)
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-14-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,579
Posted By pbearsailor
Heater is a Dickinson Newport and I really like...

Heater is a Dickinson Newport and I really like it. I boondock much of the year and it uses very little 12 volt power so that's a real plus over a furnace.

Cheers,
Steve :)
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-13-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,579
Posted By pbearsailor
That sure looks familiar! :wally: Mine is...

That sure looks familiar! :wally:

Mine is #9153. What is your serial number?

Cheers,
Steve :)
Forum: On The Road... 04-08-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By pbearsailor
I was there a couple of weeks ago. It was full,...

I was there a couple of weeks ago. It was full, but somebody was leaving as we drove by and got the site. For sure, Sunday and Monday are good days to move.

We hiked to White Tank just south of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-13-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,860
Posted By pbearsailor
I went through this for a long time with my late...

I went through this for a long time with my late wife, except in a sailboat. Alzheimers is not a static disease and it's very wrong to label every experience the same. Your situation is unique and...
Forum: Boondocking 02-19-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,650
Posted By pbearsailor
Thanks Ray! :clap: Filled out my collection. ...

Thanks Ray! :clap: Filled out my collection.

Cheers,
steve :)
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 01-29-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,211
Posted By pbearsailor
Toastie is right. You've got a lot of work ahead...

Toastie is right. You've got a lot of work ahead but it is so worth the effort.

Read the long restoration threads of 50's trailers and you'll pretty well have all your questions answered.
...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-10-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 29,834
Posted By pbearsailor
Beautiful. Welcome back. Cheers, ...

Beautiful.

Welcome back.

Cheers,
Steve :)
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 06-15-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,702
Posted By pbearsailor
Looking good Norm. Want to put a streetside...

Looking good Norm.

Want to put a streetside on mine. Who did you buy from?

Cheers,
Steve :)
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-10-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By pbearsailor
Starts about post 170 in the forum thread at the...

Starts about post 170 in the forum thread at the bottom of this post.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-10-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By pbearsailor
I used 1/8" Baltic Birch on my fiberglass endcap....

I used 1/8" Baltic Birch on my fiberglass endcap. There are pics in my thread linked below.

Cheers,
steve :)
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-20-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,249
Posted By pbearsailor
Works well in an old '57 Caravanner too! :wally:

Works well in an old '57 Caravanner too! :wally:
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 03-13-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 23,146
Posted By pbearsailor
Solar...

Solar (http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Airstream-Parts/Solar/155-watt-solar-panel) for me too. :wally:
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 03-04-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,395
Posted By pbearsailor
No one has ever crawled under my trailer to look...

No one has ever crawled under my trailer to look at my belly pan. That is a good thing. :D

-steve :)
Forum: On The Road... 03-01-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,643
Posted By pbearsailor
Milenco's are great. -steve :)

Milenco's are great.

-steve :)
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-19-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,395
Posted By pbearsailor
Me too. I'd stay with rivets. They work fine....

Me too. I'd stay with rivets. They work fine. :wally:

-steve :)
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-11-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,116
Posted By pbearsailor
I did a shell on with my trailer. It's documented...

I did a shell on with my trailer. It's documented in my thread linked below.

I cut the belly pan off leaving about a two foot perimeter in place which left me room to do the bolts for the new...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 02-11-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 25,918
Posted By pbearsailor
I remember that formica pattern from my trailer....

I remember that formica pattern from my trailer. :wally:

-steve :)
Forum: Boondocking 02-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,780
Posted By pbearsailor
Don't worry, be happy! :wally: Going to be...

Don't worry, be happy! :wally:

Going to be here for a couple of weeks. Plenty of time to figure out how to get turned around. :D

-steve
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-10-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 92,868
Posted By pbearsailor
Oxalic acid for us old sailboat types is teak...

Oxalic acid for us old sailboat types is teak cleaner.

Lookin' great Shell! :wally:

-steve :)
Forum: Member Introductions 01-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,431
Posted By pbearsailor
Belly pans are different through the years. For...

Belly pans are different through the years. For yours (and mine) the belly pan fits in between the shell and the C channel and may be bent down over the C channel. Several of us have cut it off...
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 01-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 93,096
Posted By pbearsailor
Hi Dena, Still happy with it four years...

Hi Dena,

Still happy with it four years after. Using the cloth with the epoxy is maybe overkill, particularly where I wrapped it around the edges. But, I know I don't think much about the subfloor...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-21-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,395
Posted By pbearsailor
Yes, or just close off that whole section of...

Yes, or just close off that whole section of channel and make it into tubing. Adding metal is good on old frames that are going to be carrying a heavier load with holding tanks and all our tech...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 01-20-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,504
Posted By pbearsailor
How's the door doing, Lynetta? :wally: ...

How's the door doing, Lynetta? :wally:

Cheers,
Steve :)
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 01-11-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 92,868
Posted By pbearsailor
No matter how long it takes, it is so worth it....

No matter how long it takes, it is so worth it. :)

-steve :)
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-09-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By pbearsailor
Possible that the latch was mounted directly on...

Possible that the latch was mounted directly on the skin, without the extension.

-steve :)
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-09-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By pbearsailor
This is the one on my '57: ...

This is the one on my '57: Door_Latch_w_3_1_2_Extension (http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Door_Latch_w_3_1_2_Extension_p/vts-300.htm)

Welcome to the forums. :wally:

Cheers,
Steve :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-09-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,189
Posted By pbearsailor
13 panel button are fine. :wally:

13 panel button are fine. :wally:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-04-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,037
Posted By pbearsailor
I did a shell on with mine as well. For the belly...

I did a shell on with mine as well. For the belly pan, I left a couple of feet of border when I dropped it to give access to the frame. Replacing the belly pan is, I think, about the hardest part of...
Forum: On The Road... 01-03-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,272
Posted By pbearsailor
La Posa is the long term area south of town and...

La Posa is the long term area south of town and requires a $180 permit for the season or $40 for 14 days. They have a dump station, trash bins, water, & some vault toilets.

The other areas (5 of...
Forum: 1955 Safari 01-02-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,802
Posted By pbearsailor
:w00t2: Impressive! -steve :)

:w00t2: Impressive!

-steve :)
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 12-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,395
Posted By pbearsailor
Congrats Dena! :wally::band: That's a big step...

Congrats Dena! :wally::band: That's a big step forward.

Cheers,
steve :)
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 12-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 93,096
Posted By pbearsailor
Hey Spike! Yeah, flat desert is so much like...

Hey Spike!

Yeah, flat desert is so much like the sea--silence, stars at night. Just don't often get hit by those 2 AM squalls. :D
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 12-25-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,089
Posted By pbearsailor
Nice. :wally:

Nice. :wally:
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 12-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 93,096
Posted By pbearsailor
Thanks, Dena, and Happy Holidays to you. Your...

Thanks, Dena, and Happy Holidays to you. Your thread is and will help others as well.

From a very quiet Quartzsite,

Steve & Brissy the cat :)
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-16-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By pbearsailor
You want a tank you know is safe for drinking...

You want a tank you know is safe for drinking water. Not sure many grey tanks would be certified that way. There would also be that large drain fitting that wouldn't be needed.

My fresh tanks are...
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 12-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 93,096
Posted By pbearsailor
Thanks, thumbs! Just switched my forum pic to it...

Thanks, thumbs! Just switched my forum pic to it this morning.

Check out Dan's blog post Meetup at the Dry Lake (http://malimish.com/blog/2014/11/26/meetup-at-the-dry-lake-the-dust-bowl-2014/)...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 12-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,395
Posted By pbearsailor
Zolatone is a bear to strip. I think Aircraft...

Zolatone is a bear to strip. I think Aircraft Stripper works the best, but it takes multiple applications. Take the panels outside and do them on a flat surface. Nasty fumes. :blink:

It's a good...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 12-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,395
Posted By pbearsailor
I'd sure second David's rec of Airparts for your...

I'd sure second David's rec of Airparts for your source for aluminum for skins. For your belly pan, Alaskan Copper (http://www.alascop.com/index.php) is the place to go in Seattle. You can just go...
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 11-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 93,096
Posted By pbearsailor
Great meeting all you Malimishers finally after...

Great meeting all you Malimishers finally after following your blog for years. Brissy was totally unimpressed by your drone, Dan. :D

Cheers,
Steve :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-17-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By pbearsailor
Yes. Several different BLM campgrounds in the...

Yes. Several different BLM campgrounds in the area. Where I was there were usually some open sites in the morning that would fill by afternoon. Then there would be peeps driving through and hoping...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-16-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By pbearsailor
I just left there a couple of weeks ago. Lynn has...

I just left there a couple of weeks ago. Lynn has it right, I think, even though I didn't do it that way.

The one campground in Arches is packed. I stayed in one of several BLM campgrounds on the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-15-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,912
Posted By pbearsailor
My trailer which is just like yours had 5/8. I...

My trailer which is just like yours had 5/8. I replaced it with 3/4.

If you have to replace the belly pan which is likely, you'll find that it will be wrapped over the C channel inside the walls....
Forum: Our Community 10-14-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By pbearsailor
Yeah, I've used it down to 20 degrees or so....

Yeah, I've used it down to 20 degrees or so. Always going to be warmer near the heater than at the end of the trailer, but it's fine.

Install is pretty easy. Gas, 12 volt power, and a hole in the...
Forum: Our Community 10-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By pbearsailor
It's a Dickinson Newport propane heater. Mine has...

It's a Dickinson Newport propane heater. Mine has been used in my trailer for four years now.

It's great! :D

-steve
Forum: On The Road... 10-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,805
Posted By pbearsailor
I went through the tunnel this morning with the...

I went through the tunnel this morning with the regular traffic and no extra fee with my old narrow trailer. I had earlier measured it at 90" and the Ranger got 91" so we were under the 94" limit. :)...
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