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Forum: General Repair Forum 10-03-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,252
Posted By steve46
Thanks for all of the ideas. I now have some new...

Thanks for all of the ideas. I now have some new things to try!
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-27-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,252
Posted By steve46
Window seal lubricant idea—has anyone tried this?

To keep my window seals from sticking to the glass, I have tried a couple of things that were suggested: 1) rubbing silicone spray and 2) using olive oil on the seals. Neither of these practices has...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-24-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By steve46
I cannot comment on the Eastwood tool, however I...

I cannot comment on the Eastwood tool, however I purchased the VTS kit and it worked very well for me. When I knew I was done buck riveting, I sold the rivet gun on AirForums, along with the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By steve46
Lessons learned

I will share what I learned along the way toward getting the finish floor installed. I did use bondo to fill the elevator bolt holes and around the perimeter where the floor had been routed to...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-04-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,715
Posted By steve46
Lighting

Thanks for the lighting ideas—I will be implementing one of these soon to make our lives a little brighter!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-30-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By steve46
I call them elevator bolts and that is how they...

I call them elevator bolts and that is how they referred to them when I purchased replacements at the Airstream factory. They all get threaded into holes in the frame/chassis, but not around the...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 07-30-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,715
Posted By steve46
Thanks for all of these ideas. Here’s a...

Thanks for all of these ideas. Here’s a situation I have not seen addressed yet—bathroom lighting. We have found that when in the bathroom, with the light on, upon opening the mirrored cabinet...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-30-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,788
Posted By steve46
Thanks for taking the time to produce and post...

Thanks for taking the time to produce and post this. It was informative and useful—particularly the part about the red light. Has anyone else seen this light from bed at night and wondered what...
Forum: On The Road... 07-26-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 85,997
Posted By steve46
While it’s been a few years, we’ve stayed at the...

While it’s been a few years, we’ve stayed at the Ship Creek RV park (in a rented RV, not an Airstream) and recommend it. It’s within easy walking distance of downtown Anchorage, has nice staff and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-24-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By steve46
Thanks for the replies. The plywood was laid...

Thanks for the replies. The plywood was laid flat upon the frame and no adhesive was used, only the elevator bolts secure the floor to the frame. The plywood may have shrunk, therefore the less...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-21-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By steve46
One point I neglected to mention: the belly pan...

One point I neglected to mention: the belly pan has already been installed therefore I have no access underneath to attack a solution from that point.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-21-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 790
Posted By steve46
Elevator bolts—new issue/quandry

I am about to install the finish floor on a 1976 TradeWind and have a situation I have not seen addressed elsewhere. The subfloor has been entirely replaced in a shell off refurbishment with 3/4”...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-19-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By steve46
1976 Service Manual—WANTED

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Looking to purchase a Service Manual for 1976 Airstream. Please...
Forum: On The Road... 06-18-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,014
Posted By steve46
We have encountered some of these instances in...

We have encountered some of these instances in the past and sometimes, maybe even usually, some “polite awareness raising and request” works. For example, when “boxed in” with no where to go, when...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-03-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By steve46
In a word, yes. It is not a big deal or huge...

In a word, yes. It is not a big deal or huge chore to remove the windows, however. Once the windows are removed, the old gasket can be removed, and new material can be installed—it’s a fairly...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-01-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By steve46
Thanks, I appreciate the input on the channel...

Thanks, I appreciate the input on the channel “relaxing” when not attached to the wall —I, too have noticed that. I think I’ll be making cardboard patterns to start. Thanks.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-01-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By steve46
Thanks for the input. I prefer the sheet version...

Thanks for the input. I prefer the sheet version of Marmoleum, but it is rather spendy. I do wish to secure cabinetry down through the floor so the floating version may not be a good option for me....
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-20-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By steve46
Bulkhead dimensions/pattern for 1976 TradeWind

I am refurbishing a 1976 25’ TradeWind and need to rebuild the interior walls/ bulkheads—specifically the ones between the galley and the bedroom, as well as the ones between the bedroom and the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-20-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By steve46
Marmoleum click flooring

I am refurbishing a 1976 25’ TradeWind and the next step is the finish floor. Has anyone used the Marmoleum click flooring, either the 12” tiles or the 12”x36” version? If so, did you 1) let it...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-10-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By steve46
We also had recent warranty work done at the...

We also had recent warranty work done at the Jackson Center Service Center and can echo the positive comments noted above. Lester, our technician, was knowledgeable, competent and thorough—he...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-13-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By steve46
Thanks for the ideas so far—we’re always open to...

Thanks for the ideas so far—we’re always open to learning what works for others that we might adapt for our use!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-08-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By steve46
So, this is still of interest to us. I would...

So, this is still of interest to us.
I would describe the overhead cabinets with the “swing-up” doors as being very similar to the overhead storage compartments on an airplane, that is, quite...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-10-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,231
Posted By steve46
Your idea is just what I did on my ‘76 TradeWind...

Your idea is just what I did on my ‘76 TradeWind Land Yacht. I used 3/4” tongue and groove “plytanium dry ply” and routed the edges down to the original ~1/2” thickness and it worked very well. Be...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 12-26-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By steve46
We selected the Walnut/Dublin Slate “package” and...

We selected the Walnut/Dublin Slate “package” and like it very well. For us, the darkish seating surfaces were preferable to very light and the aluminum walls provide a sufficient amount of light. ...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-19-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By steve46
I purchased the WeberQ conversion kit from...

I purchased the WeberQ conversion kit from MBSturgis (same supplier as the external quick disconnect at the front of the Airstream). After the kit install—which requires removing the WeberQ...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-23-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,069
Posted By steve46
On our Globetrotter with the front storage...

On our Globetrotter with the front storage compartment, the compartment door, as noted elsewhere, does not open fully with my ProPride hitch setup. The jacks prevent it from doing so, however, it...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-25-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,177
Posted By steve46
After towing for six years using a Hensley hitch,...

After towing for six years using a Hensley hitch, and now a ProPride hitch, I would not be without the ProPride. You're likely not looking to spend yet more money at this point, but, at least for...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-18-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By steve46
Not sure if this helps, but here is my story. ...

Not sure if this helps, but here is my story. The Polk audio system in our new Globetrotter does not work, even after the dealer swapped the unit out for a different new unit--they are working on it...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-04-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By steve46
Globetrotter storage ideas sought

We recently took delivery of our new 2018 Globetrotter and are in the process of outfitting it. Our previous Airstream was a 1993 30' Excella (which was 6" narrower), and no, we are not putting...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-21-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,142
Posted By steve46
Here is what I did: after removing all skins,...

Here is what I did: after removing all skins, scrub them on the floor (I put all of mine on an old piece of carpet) with "Krud Kutter" (all versions seemed to work equally well for me) using a stiff...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-03-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By steve46
30# Aluminum Propane Cylinders

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Two 30# aluminum propane cylinders. One is made by Worthington,...
Forum: On The Road... 03-22-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,275
Posted By steve46
If you prefer full hook ups, in Ludington try...

If you prefer full hook ups, in Ludington try Vacation Station, and in Manistee, try Little River Casino Resort. Both Ludington and Manistee are nice towns, north of Rothbury and on the way to...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-26-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By steve46
I had the same concern regarding a new...

I had the same concern regarding a new Globetrotter and a ProPride hitch. While at the Airstream dealer today I measured the 7 pin cord, the safety chains, and the breakaway switch cable. The...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-30-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By steve46
1973 Airstream Service Manual

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1973 Airstream service manual (different and more comprehensive than the owners manual). It is complete, however the binding is...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-30-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By steve46
1976 Airstream Owners Manual

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1976 Airstream owners Manual in fair condition. It is complete, however the binding is broken, so it needs a "binder clip" to keep...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-30-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By steve46
Rivet gun and tools/supplies

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Pneumatic rivet gun, bucking bar, rivet cutter, tool oil,...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-18-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By steve46
Hensley wheel chocks--pair

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Used pair of Hensley (between dual wheels) chocks with wrench....
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-18-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By steve46
Airstream storage bins

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

FREE. 15 storage bins from 1976 Airstream Trade Wind Land Yacht. "Roller bins" from wardrobe/dresser area: 6 @ 15"x20"x6"; and 3 @...
Forum: On The Road... 12-04-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By steve46
We have stayed for a couple of days twice in...

We have stayed for a couple of days twice in different years at Ship Creek RV park (in a rented Motorhome, not an Airstream). It is not fancy, but clean with friendly, helpful staff. Located near...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-05-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By steve46
I have just reinstalled the interior skins and am...

I have just reinstalled the interior skins and am nearly ready to finish paint. I cleaned the vinyl walls several times, primarily with Krud Kutter, a great product in my view. Then I wiped them...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-15-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By steve46
See the attached photos for wiring info from 1973...

See the attached photos for wiring info from 1973 service manual. Good luck--I have found the 110, and the 12 v exterior lighting, to be pretty easy to understand and the 12v interior to be quite...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 03-28-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,600
Posted By steve46
I'm interested in your application and...

I'm interested in your application and installation. I would like to do what you have done for both the front and rear vents in our 25' 1976 TradeWind Land Yacht. Photos and specifics as to the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-03-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By steve46
I thought you might be interested in reading this...

I thought you might be interested in reading this web page:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147134&referrerid=35415
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-01-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By steve46
I did a shell off on a 1976 25' LandYacht...

I did a shell off on a 1976 25' LandYacht TradeWind and the plywood subfloor was 1/2" throughout. I replaced it with 3/4" "plytanium dryply" and routed all the edges down to 1/2" so it would fit...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-21-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 463
Posted By steve46
I will offer some thoughts, in no particular...

I will offer some thoughts, in no particular order:
--I expect your floor needs replacement and likely the frame also needs repair, although you don't say the reason for lifting the shell. To me...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-25-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,880
Posted By steve46
I forgot to mention that I used 3/4"...

I forgot to mention that I used 3/4" duraply/plytanium and routed all around the perimeter down to 1/2" thickness for the subfloor and had some additional bracing welded into the frame in front...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-25-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,880
Posted By steve46
I have just replaced the first five of six floor...

I have just replaced the first five of six floor sections in the shell off rebuild of my '76 TradeWind 25' Airstream. I used the old floor for patterns and it measures 91 1/2" to 91 5/8" wide and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-17-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By steve46
Thanks for that input and for your experience. As...

Thanks for that input and for your experience. As I said, I hope to do this operation only once!
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-17-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By steve46
OK, now I am just plain confused...

I have our 1976 25' TradeWind all gutted and the shell off the frame. Currently I am working on some tasks related to the shell. I have removed all of the cast aluminum Airstream letters from the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-11-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,173
Posted By steve46
The bolts you see are not the elevator bolts,...

The bolts you see are not the elevator bolts, rather those you show hold the "radius channel" to the floor (and the larger one for sure, to the frame)--the same structure exists in the front of the...
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