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Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-01-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By Beaker63
Hey poppy, In our Bambi we rolled on an oil...

Hey poppy,
In our Bambi we rolled on an oil base primer (kilz) then applied a latex interior paint. With that you have an unlimited choice of colors. Either spray or roll and touch ups are easy. Ten...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 10-03-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Liz, Thinking of a. Door County trip next...

Hey Liz,
Thinking of a. Door County trip next summer. Love to see your place. I checked Allstays and did not see Countryside listed. I'm getting forgetful in my old age, the contact information...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-09-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,486
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Berlin, After I stripped the little clear...

Hey Berlin,
After I stripped the little clear coat that remained, I polished with Nuvite C and then S grades. Used a 7 inch buffer with the C grade and the random orbit to final polish the S grade....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-07-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Dingogirl, I used the large head rivets, I...

Hey Dingogirl,
I used the large head rivets, I believe that the drill size is 3/16. The holes in the aluminum had become enlarged and I felt that 1/8 rivets would pull through. Got them at the local...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 09-11-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,721
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Nwbiggart If you check the vintage...

Hey Nwbiggart
If you check the vintage Airstream site, in the resources section Colin Hyde has direction for converting your dump valve to modern system. I converted ours and it works great.
Tim
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-10-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Gary, Might be one of those lid activated...

Hey Gary,
Might be one of those lid activated music boxes the plays "singing in the rain".
I replaced a very attractive yellow aqua magic toilet in our renovation. It's yours (hardly been used) if...
Forum: On The Road... 06-18-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By Beaker63
We do as Maggie suggested, Bloomington to...

We do as Maggie suggested, Bloomington to Rockford. For us, our first stop on I90 is Sioux Falls SD, then on to Bad Lands NP or the Black Hills.
Tim
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 05-29-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,628
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Bambified, Might want to check with forum...

Hey Bambified,
Might want to check with forum members Top or Colin H, they both experts on axles and their replacement.
Tim
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 05-29-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,628
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Bambified, If it doesn't work, I could use...

Hey Bambified,
If it doesn't work, I could use a set on my 72 Super.
Tim
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 05-28-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,628
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Bambified, I went down the same road with...

Hey Bambified,
I went down the same road with the rims and hubcaps and brakes. Then I realized that the axle needed to be replaced too. This solved the brake problems but changed the wheel bolt...
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 05-27-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,628
Posted By Beaker63
Hey, Good to hear that the project is back on....

Hey,
Good to hear that the project is back on. It will be nice to see another Bambi on the road.
Tim
Forum: On The Road... 04-25-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Beaker63
Hey G, Indian State Park is a nice stop. Then...

Hey G,
Indian State Park is a nice stop. Then take US 35 south along the lake, there are at least three city county parks on that route, all on the water. Wells State Park is also nice. Take US 41...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-06-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Stream I think vintage trailer supply has...

Hey Stream
I think vintage trailer supply has the rim you're looking for. Check it out.
Tim
Forum: On The Road... 03-04-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
Posted By Beaker63
Hey David, Last year ( end of March) we stayed...

Hey David,
Last year ( end of March) we stayed at Gunter Hill COE campground near Montgomery. We found it to be clean and quite pleasant. We'll stay there again this spring on our trip to the Gulf...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 03-03-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Karen, My end caps were fiberglass and I...

Hey Karen,
My end caps were fiberglass and I believe that I used the Kilz primer. The overcoat was an interior latex wall paint from Sherwin Williams called Shades of Grey. Looks nice with the...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-02-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Molly, I also have a 63 Travelcader, if I...

Hey Molly,
I also have a 63 Travelcader, if I recall correctly everything is held by screws. You need a #2 clutch head bit to remove them. The screw heads have a sort of figure eight pattern inset...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-01-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By Beaker63
Hey B, Do you have a name and number for the...

Hey B,
Do you have a name and number for the solid mantle? I've been using the tie on mantels and they always seem to fall apart just when you need them.
On several occasions the glass globe has...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-01-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By Beaker63
Hey B, We have the same lamp. Love the light,...

Hey B,
We have the same lamp. Love the light, love the heat on a chilly morning. Make sure you crack the roof vent.
Tim
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 03-01-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Karen, Scuff the surface, oil base stain...

Hey Karen,
Scuff the surface, oil base stain blocking primer then paint away. I used a good quality latex wall paint. The only problem is that you have to use a small roller (3inch) on the curved...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-28-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,764
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Bram After filling holes and light sanding,...

Hey Bram
After filling holes and light sanding, I then used an oil base stain blocking primer and a latex overcoat. Had good results.
Tim
Forum: Member Introductions 02-28-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Beaker63
Hey KC Welcome to the forum. Favorite B B Q...

Hey KC
Welcome to the forum.
Favorite B B Q joint?
Tim
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-23-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Tmorris, Because I had removed the panels...

Hey Tmorris,
Because I had removed the panels for restoration, I put a piece of duct tape on the back side and filled the front with auto body filler. Sand and paint. If you don't have the panels...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-20-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,093
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Shelly, Put the charcoal boomerang in our...

Hey Shelly,
Put the charcoal boomerang in our trailer back in 2008 when there were only three color choices. The new colors are great and the boomerang pattern really adds to the vintage look.
Tim
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 10-26-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,726
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Andy, Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy...

Hey Andy,
Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy you Bambi as much as we do ours. Your welcome to stop by if your in the states. Can't wait till they finish the tunnel.
Tim
Forum: On The Road... 10-21-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Rothse99, Last spring, on our trip to...

Hey Rothse99,
Last spring, on our trip to Pensacola Fl, we spent the first night at Camp Lakewood, Effingham I'll, then Point Mallard Park in Decatur Al. The third night we stayed at Gunter Hill COE...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-05-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Add Man We have a Humphrey gas light. You...

Hey Add Man
We have a Humphrey gas light. You just turn on the valve and light a match that ignites the gas within the mantle. Works just like Colman lantern. You light and heat.
Tim
Forum: Our Community 09-22-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7,400
Views: 1,156,341
Posted By Beaker63
Traveling from Denver back to Wisconsin we saw...

Traveling from Denver back to Wisconsin we saw more AS than I have ever seen.
Early Sunday, four southbound on I 25 north of Denver, one red tv towing a sunburned vintage, and three late model AS...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-11-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,786
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Rich, As RC mentioned, make sure the...

Hey Rich,
As RC mentioned, make sure the surface is free of anything abrasive (dust and dirt).
Make sure you have several hazmat suits and lots of clean rags. Limit yourself to polishing a couple...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-07-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Scooby, Welcome to the forum. Post some...

Hey Scooby,
Welcome to the forum. Post some pics when your Interstate arrives. Hope to see you on the road.
Tim
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-06-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Prairieschooner, We have a similar size...

Hey Prairieschooner,
We have a similar size trailer and tow with a 2013 Sierra 1/2 ton. Have taken it coast to coast, over 75k miles since 2009 using just the ball. I'm sure some would consider this...
Forum: On The Road... 08-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Knuds, We leave the sheets and other...

Hey Knuds,
We leave the sheets and other bedding on, then flip up the legs and return it to the sofa mode. Space requires that we do this, it would be nice to be able to leave it open. Can't see...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-22-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Rob, I sawed off two folding table supports...

Hey Rob,
I sawed off two folding table supports from V T S and mounted them on each corner. They just snap up then slide in.
Tim
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 08-21-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,706
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Bscott, Get a bathtub stopper from vintage...

Hey Bscott,
Get a bathtub stopper from vintage trailer supply, keeps the shower floor from filling up with drain water when we forget to open the valve to the Blueboy.
Tim
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 08-14-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,346
Posted By Beaker63
Hey first, Had to remove the rear cap to run...

Hey first,
Had to remove the rear cap to run electric lines and to patch some holes in the fiberglass shell. I think it was under the side panels but it just slid down after removing the rivets. I...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 08-10-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,792
Posted By Beaker63
Hey CRaig, Vintage trailer supply has both the...

Hey CRaig,
Vintage trailer supply has both the complete lights or just the Amber lenses.
Tim
Forum: Member Introductions 07-23-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Laura, Welcome. Maybe, instead of renting...

Hey Laura,
Welcome.
Maybe, instead of renting out vintage trailers as cabins you could rent out space for people with vintage trailers who might want to camp in the Rockies.
Tim
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 07-17-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Beaker63
Hey KM. Did the same, clean with TSP, use a...

Hey KM.
Did the same, clean with TSP, use a stain blocking oil base primer then roll on any color of latex paint. Note- rollers don't work on the curved corners. I filled and sanded any defects or...
Forum: Boondocking 07-17-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,831
Posted By Beaker63
You can raise the trailer a couple of inches by...

You can raise the trailer a couple of inches by using your Lego blocks.
Tim
Forum: Boondocking 06-30-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,863
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Paul, We were in the Black Hills a couple...

Hey Paul,
We were in the Black Hills a couple of weeks ago, there were two national forest campgrounds that we planned on staying at, Oreville campground and Grizzly Bear campground are both are...
Forum: Boondocking 06-30-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,263
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Texasmommy, We stayed at Molas lake, a...

Hey Texasmommy,
We stayed at Molas lake, a campground run by the city of Silverton. It was wonderful. 10,000ft elevation, a small alpine lake with water available -perfect. Try it.
Tim
Forum: Member Introductions 06-23-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Damon, Your project sounds all to familiar....

Hey Damon,
Your project sounds all to familiar. The Bambi 'll is a really nice trailer. I didn't place any insulation under the floor because of the rodent problems mentioned. We have spent a few...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-19-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Randy, Welcome. Make sure Mandy has...

Hey Randy,
Welcome.
Make sure Mandy has sunscreen and some shades when she starts polishing.
See you on the road.
Tim
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 06-05-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Dee, Check the road conditions before you...

Hey Dee,
Check the road conditions before you head home. The bridge at Lusk has been washed out and you will have to return by way of New Castle. We spent most of a day detouring the floods. Lots of...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 05-26-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By Beaker63
Hey d Your water system is pressurised by...

Hey d
Your water system is pressurised by either the city water hose or the 12 volt water pump,which is powered by the battery or the converter.
Tim
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-16-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,353
Posted By Beaker63
Hey D, Don't leave any food in the trailer and...

Hey D,
Don't leave any food in the trailer and put a mousetrap by each wheel. I put bounce dryer sheets inside, I don't think they do much but the trailer smells good.
Tim
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 04-16-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,160
Views: 127,190
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Trex, Good to hear from you, it's been...

Hey Trex,
Good to hear from you, it's been awhile. I used a white appliance epoxy (rattle can) on the floor of the wet bath. Six years later and its holding up well. If it doesn't work out, I have a...
Forum: On The Road... 03-05-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,121
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Alymorales, If you're coming up on the...

Hey Alymorales,
If you're coming up on the Wisconsin side of the lake, on your way to the UP, Door County is a popular destination. There are two really nice state parks there, Potawatomi and...
Forum: On The Road... 03-05-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By Beaker63
Hey 369, Take a side trip to Sleeping Bear...

Hey 369,
Take a side trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes NP. Petosky has a nice state park and the drive from Harbor Springs to Cross Village (eat at Leggs)is wonderful. We haven't traveled any further...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 02-25-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Kelly, I think they have all been bought...

Hey Kelly,
I think they have all been bought up by hipsters to use in worshipping container apartments.
Sorry, no appliances but I have a vintage yellow toilet. I'll save it for you or you can...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-25-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Beaker63
Hey Bcdog, We have a Humphrey gas light in...

Hey Bcdog,
We have a Humphrey gas light in ours, it provides a nice light and plenty of heat.
Be safe and crack a window.
Tim
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