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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-28-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Mikeyman
Does that go to the toilet?

Does that go to the toilet?
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 07-15-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,358
Posted By Mikeyman
The black-stainless wraps look great... So much...

The black-stainless wraps look great... So much so that I might have to steal your idea!

Also loving the systems monitor! As a giant nerd myself, I approve!

Fantastic work so far!
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-17-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 36,551
Posted By Mikeyman
Looks great! What was the final solution on...

Looks great!

What was the final solution on tanks (size, location, and interior plumbing configuration)?
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-07-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mikeyman
Are you referring to the intake filters covered...

Are you referring to the intake filters covered by the plastic guards?

If so, mine were so disgusting I ended up replacing them. Same issue as you, couldn’t find them... so I just found a sheet of...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-06-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 36,551
Posted By Mikeyman
Mine is a rear bath, with 2 beds in the middle. ...

Mine is a rear bath, with 2 beds in the middle.

We bought a large trailer because our plan is to make this the future family "thing", and then spend a part of our retirement travelling with it....
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-05-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 36,551
Posted By Mikeyman
Greetings Bill et al! Stumbled across your...

Greetings Bill et al!

Stumbled across your thread and Iím very excited! I also have a Ď78 Sov, and am planning a full shell off as well.

As I too am guilty of writing too much, Iíll embrace it...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 01-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mikeyman
Long Term Storage

Hey!

To make a long story short, I'm in the military and my job will be sending me out of North America for the next 3 years.

Excited - yes! However, The Stingray will need to be parked for...
Forum: Our Community 07-28-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,175
Posted By Mikeyman
Protagonist, you don't know me, but... Being on...

Protagonist, you don't know me, but... Being on this forum for a couple of years now, I've found myself reading a LOT of your posts - mostly for my education, but often for entertainment.

I'm...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-27-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By Mikeyman
Any updates on this? I'd love to see some...

Any updates on this? I'd love to see some pictures and hear some stories!
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-20-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Mikeyman
Overhead Cabinets

Hey all, I've had my '78 sovereign for a couple of years now, and replaced the axles last summer. The ride is so much better, but unfortunately neglect from the previous owners, stiff old axles, and...
Forum: Photography 03-17-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,747
Posted By Mikeyman
"Your Airstream surrounded by the lush greenery...

"Your Airstream surrounded by the lush greenery of spring"...

Or, my Airstream surrounded by the lush whitery of Canadian spring?
Forum: Refrigerators 09-15-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Mikeyman
Crisper Boxes Wanted!

Do you have an old Dometic RM100 that isn't being used? Does it have crisper boxes in decent shape? I would love to recycle them for you! Please let me know what you have!
Forum: Our Community 08-24-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,463
Posted By Mikeyman
I was 29 when I bought my '78 last year. I hope...

I was 29 when I bought my '78 last year. I hope to have it forever!
Forum: Axles 08-11-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,639
Posted By Mikeyman
I just did axles myself, and spent a lot of time...

I just did axles myself, and spent a lot of time looking for a good solution since vendors in Canada seem to have difficulty either sourcing for my Airstream, getting the right parts, shipping, or...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-20-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,972
Posted By Mikeyman
I had the same problem as you, and did as Gene...

I had the same problem as you, and did as Gene suggested - I removed the old malfunctioning relief valve and bought an in-line one that connected before the hose inlet for the trailer. Haven't had a...
Forum: On The Road... 07-15-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,927
Posted By Mikeyman
Scrubba Bag

Don't know if you've ever seen this guy, it's called the Scrubba Bag. Check it out: https://thescrubba.com/ I've used this quite a bit, and it works great. It won't really solve your problem with...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,737
Posted By Mikeyman
The Armstrong in my 1978 is still going strong,...

The Armstrong in my 1978 is still going strong, although the fan inside the trailer is a little loud. Not because it's broken though. I just took the shroud off this past weekend, removed the moss,...
Forum: On The Road... 07-11-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,573
Posted By Mikeyman
When are you planning to be in Banff, and for how...

When are you planning to be in Banff, and for how long? I'm setting off on the 22nd to that area, would love to swap stories!
Forum: On The Road... 06-08-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 865
Posted By Mikeyman
I spend a lot of time in both Banff and Jasper....

I spend a lot of time in both Banff and Jasper. The answer is, it depends. I just (tried) to book a holiday at the end of July and there were few sites open with power. You might find something...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-08-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,516
Posted By Mikeyman
Ha! SeeMore, I love it! Just yesterday I was...

Ha! SeeMore, I love it! Just yesterday I was looking at a small space between my fridge cabinet and the couch and thinking about what I could put there... My favourite improvement seems silly, but...
Forum: On The Road... 06-01-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,225
Posted By Mikeyman
I frequent Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise often....

I frequent Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise often. This summer I'll be hitting Banff and Lake Louse at the end of July/early August. Revelstoke is quite an amazing spot, with a few decent RV parks (I...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-25-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,733
Posted By Mikeyman
I talk to mine too... and by "to" I mean "at"......

I talk to mine too... and by "to" I mean "at"... And by "talk" I mean "curse".
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-25-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,733
Posted By Mikeyman
Definitely need to install a red light... Ha!

Definitely need to install a red light... Ha!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-25-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,733
Posted By Mikeyman
Anybody ever see the movie "Down Periscope"? ...

Anybody ever see the movie "Down Periscope"? It's a comedy about an old diesel submarine called The Stingray which is re-commissioned for a war game with hilarious consequences. The beginning of the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-20-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
Again...

Again...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-20-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
Photos

Photos
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-20-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
Revival of an old one! OK so I decided to...

Revival of an old one!

OK so I decided to dig into this a little more... here's what I've learned so far:

-The wiring does not match what the owners manual would suggest

-I can't wait to do...
Forum: Trailer Values 04-07-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mikeyman
Just to weigh in a little...I'm from Western...

Just to weigh in a little...I'm from Western Alberta, and last summer I purchasd a 1978 31' Sovereign. It was in OK shape but needs a lot of work. Heads up... NOTHING is easy to find out here and...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-27-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By Mikeyman
I have a 1978 Sovereign and I had some problems...

I have a 1978 Sovereign and I had some problems with my furnace lighting (NT-30MP). I ended up taking it to a specialist on Suburban furnaces and here's what he found:-Gaskets worn-Burner...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-21-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Mikeyman
Ugh, off topic but speaking of shipping...

Ugh, off topic but speaking of shipping prices...Previous owner of my trailer decided to drive off with the stabilizer jacks down. 3 went missing. I ordered 3 and they cost me $170, not so bad. Until...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 09-07-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Mikeyman
I had called them, unfortunately nothing they had...

I had called them, unfortunately nothing they had was going to fit my application. They seemed friendly, though.

Just an update, I ended up getting the company I mentioned above to cut down one of...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 07-02-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By Mikeyman
Rbcarbo, it sounds like your relief valve has...

Rbcarbo, it sounds like your relief valve has failed.

If I understand it, the relief in the trailer that I removed and is pictured above, will open at 125psi (or sooner, if the spring is tired or...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-29-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Mikeyman
So I managed to go through every supplier in the...

So I managed to go through every supplier in the book, and here's the answers I can prolly help the next guy with...

1. I called Inca plastics. The guy was super nice, but unfortunately for my...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-29-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Mikeyman
Shipping costs are prohibitive crossing the...

Shipping costs are prohibitive crossing the border, especially for something as large as a water tank... Hence why I'm searching for a supplier in Canada.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-27-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Mikeyman
Canadian source for freshwater tank

Anybody know where to get a fresh water tank for a 1978 Sovereign 31' rear bath? More specifically, shipped to (or within) Canada?

Mine is severely damaged beyond repair, and I'm having trouble...
Forum: On The Road... 06-26-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Mikeyman
Hilarious to see this for two reasons! 1. MT...

Hilarious to see this for two reasons!

1. MT isn't northern ANYTHING to me ;)
2. I was camping in Jasper, AB last week and froze my @$$ off with overnight temperatures approaching freezing...lol!...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-25-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mikeyman
Here's a video of what this guy is doing: ...

Here's a video of what this guy is doing:

https://youtu.be/U4xvAx36oPE
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-24-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mikeyman
I had the furnace disassembled and cleaned it out...

I had the furnace disassembled and cleaned it out thoroughly. There was a LOT of black soot inside. The ports are clean as a whistle. Since the cleaning, the flame is blue on the bottom with bits of...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-24-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mikeyman
Haven't used the fridge on LP, and having only...

Haven't used the fridge on LP, and having only lit the hot water tank briefly to see if it functioned I can't really speak to that either, but it seemed to be fine. The stove and the over appear to...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-24-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mikeyman
Thanks - I'll pull out the spark finger and make...

Thanks - I'll pull out the spark finger and make the proper adjustments and clean them up and see if that helps.For reference, the furnace is a Suburban NT-30MB.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-23-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By Mikeyman
Furnace burner doesn't stay lit

For the last couple of weeks the furnace has been working fine. Went to light it yesterday and the burner lit but the igniter kept snapping and soon after the burner shut down.

Is this a flame...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-23-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,301
Posted By Mikeyman
I got my '78 Sovereign from a nice couple in...

I got my '78 Sovereign from a nice couple in Saskatchewan about a month ago now. The owner had bought it years ago and taken his wife and 4 kids on a 6 month trip from Canada all the way to Mexico...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-11-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
I'm fairly certain it isn't the breaker - every...

I'm fairly certain it isn't the breaker - every single other outlet in the trailer works fine.I removed the Univolt outlet and tested the wiring. The incoming wires are not receiving power.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-11-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
So it turns out somebody has screwed with the...

So it turns out somebody has screwed with the electrical at some point! There are 2 plugs which are regular household plugs, as well as the Univolt plug itself which aren't like the ones you describe...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-10-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
To be more clear - I shut off the breakers to the...

To be more clear - I shut off the breakers to the trailer and unplugged it from shore power source. I removed the outlet and attached a light bulb fixture with marettes. I plugged the trailer back in...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-09-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By Mikeyman
Fired up the AC for the first time in 15 years,...

Fired up the AC for the first time in 15 years, and the compressor ran for a second and kicked off. My truck did the same thing when it needed a recharge. The PO said it was working 15 years ago......
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-09-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
Thanks Al! I had suspected the same thing,...

Thanks Al!

I had suspected the same thing, so I pulled the outlet off the wires and hooked them up to a light bulb. Still nothing.

I can live with the outlet not working... What worries me is...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-09-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
The Univolt works just fine once plugged into...

The Univolt works just fine once plugged into another outlet... The problem is that the outlet beside the Univolt is dead and I don't know why...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-09-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
Trailer is a 31 ft sov, rear bath. Exterior...

Trailer is a 31 ft sov, rear bath.

Exterior plugs work fine.

I'll check for the polarity lights.

Starting to wonder more about a hidden switch....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-09-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Mikeyman
No luck, the plug is not receiving power at all. ...

No luck, the plug is not receiving power at all.

All the other outlets in the trailer function. Not sure how to test where the break is now? It must be between the last plug on the circuit and the...
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