Showing results 1 to 50 of 127
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: tschat
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By tschat
If I do hard wire the trailer, would you suggest...

If I do hard wire the trailer, would you suggest running 8awg or sticking with the 10awg? My outlet I had wired with 8awg from my breaker box.

Thomas
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By tschat
Electrical Reel Diagram Needed

I have been some problems with my A/C unit. Turns out, the unit is fine but I am getting too much voltage drop in the trailer when the AC is running. If the trailer was a straight wire, it would...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-05-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By tschat
Question Armstrong cutting out during daylight hours

I have the original Armstrong on my 77 excella 500. It is parked in the sun. During the heat of the day, the compressor will run for about 30-60 seconds and then make a "loaded" sound and then cut...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-11-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,964
Posted By tschat
I just put aftermarket tow mirrors on my tundra. ...

I just put aftermarket tow mirrors on my tundra. I am having some problems with the up/down control being irradic, but everything else works including turn signal lights. Took 30min to install and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,339
Posted By tschat
Remember with any of these ideas that you MUST...

Remember with any of these ideas that you MUST have a way to stop it. A 34 footer will have some momentum if the ground is not perfectly flat (a slope either direction will be a problem either when...
Forum: Awnings 02-15-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By tschat
I was thinking it was a flux capacitor.

I was thinking it was a flux capacitor.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 01-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,413
Posted By tschat
The only inspiration needed should be to look at...

The only inspiration needed should be to look at photos from prior trips.

-thomas
Forum: Awnings 01-12-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,630
Posted By tschat
Sorry to hear about your failure. Mine was less...

Sorry to hear about your failure. Mine was less catastrophic. Mine was the telescoping arm bent between the intentional bend and the hole that retains the telescoping section when retracted.
...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 01-01-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By tschat
On the Airstream line they changed some time...

On the Airstream line they changed some time around that timeframe. My 77 model has the bottom left and my buddy has the top right (I think his is a 75). The picture is from Our of Doors Mart. Link...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 12-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By tschat
Unplug the trailer and repeat the fuse...

Unplug the trailer and repeat the fuse replacement. It is time to divide and conquer.

-thomas
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-15-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By tschat
I would never replace it with a digital one. ...

I would never replace it with a digital one. Digital units require AA batteries to run them. With how seldom most of us get to use their trailers, you are guaranteeing a dead battery when you need...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-22-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,581
Posted By tschat
After pricing wire and connectors, I found that...

After pricing wire and connectors, I found that clancy_boy's solution was the cheapest 2 years ago when I replaced mine. Also note that a purchased connector is not as water-tight as a molded one.
...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-15-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By tschat
That is probably to power the thermostat. They...

That is probably to power the thermostat. They run on 24VAC.

-thomas
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-03-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By tschat
Normally I would suggest Out of Doors Mart. That...

Normally I would suggest Out of Doors Mart. That is where I bought my replacement. Granted after I had to look high and low, I bought all that they had (3) because I don't plan on dieting :)
...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-30-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By tschat
Since you have the tow package, I am assuming the...

Since you have the tow package, I am assuming the fuse is blown. There is a separate fuse for that line in your engine compartment fuse panel (not the fuse panel under the rear seat). Check your...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-25-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By tschat
Your A/C looks like mine and I had the same...

Your A/C looks like mine and I had the same problem. Between the small sewer vent and the A/C, it appears that the roof has "settled" due to the weight of the A/C. In my case, it was because the...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 07-23-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,585
Posted By tschat
I would not use the spray foam. It does not...

I would not use the spray foam. It does not handle water very well. Also it expands far more than you ever think it might. If you do continue with the spray foam, get the window/door version. It...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-29-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,593
Posted By tschat
I would definitely replace your wire that is...

I would definitely replace your wire that is pictured. The 90 degree bend shown in your second picture implies the shielding is deteriorated. You will get inconsistent operation with varying levels...
Forum: Our Community 06-29-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By tschat
I am guessing Diesel Pusher.

I am guessing Diesel Pusher.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-24-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By tschat
Alternative to leveling blocks

I just got done with a bathroom remodel. I have a partial sheet of 1/4" hardibacker. For those of you that don't know what this is, it is equivalent to a thin sheet of concrete with silicon in it...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 06-15-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,823
Posted By tschat
With the condition of your clearcoat, I wouldn't...

With the condition of your clearcoat, I wouldn't polish it. I polished my former 67 and the clearcoat on my 77 isn't bad enough for me to do that again. It is an obsession to make a shiny trailer. ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-04-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By tschat
METAL SUPERMARKETS - Buy Metal Online - Small...

METAL SUPERMARKETS - Buy Metal Online - Small Quantity Orders for Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Hot Rolled Steel, Cold Rolled Steel for Delivery or Local Pickup (http://www.metalsupermarkets.com/)
...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 04-26-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,770
Posted By tschat
I do the standard locks/wheel cable, but I do one...

I do the standard locks/wheel cable, but I do one thing else that I have never seen referred to on this site. I remove the lever/lock assembly from the receiver. It is one pin and it drops the guts...
Forum: 1977 Excella 500 04-25-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,610
Posted By tschat
If it were closer to Dallas, I would be...

If it were closer to Dallas, I would be interested in it. Granted I already am familiar with the model and I prefer the mid bath. My main question is if the fridge/AC both work. Also consider that...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-25-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,334
Posted By tschat
HI RICH (I feel every addition meeting should...

HI RICH (I feel every addition meeting should start this way :) )

I am in North Dallas and if there is anything I can do to help, just ask.

-thomas
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 04-22-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,410
Posted By tschat
The easiest way to protect decals while spray...

The easiest way to protect decals while spray painting is to use vasaline. I have used it for years painting lawn mower engines and it works great. Not to mention, the price is right.

-t
Forum: Our Community 12-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By tschat
Face it, all vintage Airstreams are money pits or...

Face it, all vintage Airstreams are money pits or time pits. We all gather here to see there is someone that has gone more extreme than we did (or at least pray we are not the one). Also note, some...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 11-10-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By tschat
The "window" looks suspiciously large and not...

The "window" looks suspiciously large and not original (based on the other window dimensions). I would place a hunch that someone put a window A/C unit there and then removed it to put a "window" in...
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By tschat
After growing up in the MS delta (Cleveland MS),...

After growing up in the MS delta (Cleveland MS), I recommend not stopping in MS. :)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-21-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By tschat
'05 did not have the 5.7L option. I pull my 31'...

'05 did not have the 5.7L option. I pull my 31' excella 500 with my 04 crew cab with no problems. Keep in mind that I live in Texas where it is flat and I only tow at 55. Granted TX is no where...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-16-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,681
Posted By tschat
I use my trailer how you describe you would like...

I use my trailer how you describe you would like to, but I have the distinct advantage that I am faaaarrrrr South as compared to you and we don't get hard freezes here. All I had to do was build a...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-16-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By tschat
Before you say it is the controller, unplug your...

Before you say it is the controller, unplug your trailer from the vehicle. It can't be the controller then. It could be a leaky break away switch. Have you checked it lately?

Thomas
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-28-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,505
Posted By tschat
The real question is if it can make the hairpin...

The real question is if it can make the hairpin turn in your driveway.

Thomas

PS: that fridge works great, thanks again.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 08-26-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By tschat
My jack did that when it got slightly loose and...

My jack did that when it got slightly loose and slid higher on the post. Simply loosening the allen screws and reseating it make it work just fine.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-24-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,211
Posted By tschat
I would stop at a 20amp fuse as the wire looks...

I would stop at a 20amp fuse as the wire looks like 12AWG. 12AWG is only rated for 20 amps.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-21-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By tschat
The only plastic hinges I have fond are for...

The only plastic hinges I have fond are for coolers (igloo and coleman). They aren't as long, but they are quite strong.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-19-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,351
Posted By tschat
Turn off all of the breakers other than the AC...

Turn off all of the breakers other than the AC and try. If your AC is not tripping your 20 amp line to it, you have an additional load in the trailer. I have found that diagnosing an electrical...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-06-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By tschat
Your breaker looks like the older style GE. What...

Your breaker looks like the older style GE. What brand label is stamped on the cover of your box? That will tell you what brand breakers you need to purchase. Also take the old breaker in and try...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 07-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,083
Posted By tschat
I have brought trailers from non-texas states...

I have brought trailers from non-texas states into texas and texas to texas. For non-texas states, the DMV wants a certificate that a texas inspection station verified the VIN. That is all that...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-25-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By tschat
I remove the pin holding the coupler unit...

I remove the pin holding the coupler unit together. Without the guts of the coupler, it won't go far. I also cable through the wheels like a wheel lock.

-thomas
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 07-23-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By tschat
How about telling us what town in NE texas?

How about telling us what town in NE texas?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-20-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,445
Posted By tschat
The breakers in my 1977 is identical to yours. ...

The breakers in my 1977 is identical to yours. On mine, the 15 amp GFI is used to power the 110v outlet in the bath and the built in vacuum (mounted behind bath outlet). Circuit 2 (20amp) ran the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-17-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By tschat
I know I can easily wire it for single speed or...

I know I can easily wire it for single speed or dual dials. I will probably simply hard wire it assuming in the near future your switch, or another one, will become available.

-thoams
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-17-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,445
Posted By tschat
I think they mean the "fuse = 15" means the...

I think they mean the "fuse = 15" means the breaker is a 15 amp breaker. If that is the case, you still need to check the wiring. A 15amp 110v breaker should supply more than 100 amps of 12v...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-17-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By tschat
Armstrong 14 Control switch

Well, my switch died. I can replace it with one that does only 1 speed easily, but I would like the 3 speed operation like the OEM switch. Where can I order a new switch? Thanks for the help.
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-16-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,092
Posted By tschat
Even if there was an old AC unit, it would have...

Even if there was an old AC unit, it would have been one of the 2 copper lines feeding through not the standard 14x14 hole. This would require a significant amount of time to adapt. Now for the...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 07-14-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By tschat
Why not scan it in so everyone can use it?

Why not scan it in so everyone can use it?
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-05-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By tschat
Have a second person look to see if the bumper...

Have a second person look to see if the bumper and skin move together or not when you apply weight to the bumper. Also make certain the leveler jacks are not down as it makes it easier to see if...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-22-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By tschat
I agree with KL77. I converted my 77 excella 500...

I agree with KL77. I converted my 77 excella 500 off of vacuum controlled brakes based on Randy's advice. He is the only service center in the area that I trust. Typically, I do everything myself,...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-22-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By tschat
If you have a ShurFlow and a drain line that is...

If you have a ShurFlow and a drain line that is lower than the tank, it will actually siphon from the tank through the pump and out. With that being said, run the pump for 17 min otherwise it will...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 127

 

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.