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Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-11-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Bexar
Thanks for the lead. These female snaps are the...

Thanks for the lead. These female snaps are the receivers to the snap tape sold at Vintage Supply and are smaller than their modern counterparts. Mine are either riveted to the wall at the curtain...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-30-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Bexar
Curtain Snap Sockets

Hi everyone! Iím looking for these curtain snaps for my 1960 Tradewind. They are smaller than modern snaps and I cannot seem to find a source for them. The male snap OD measures 7.2mm.

All the...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-20-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Bexar
Curtain Snap Carriers for 60 Tradewind

Hi everyone! Any suggestions where to find these curtain snap carriers? Or a substitute?

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Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-27-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bexar
What is best PEX coupling for water pump?

I am experiencing a slow loosening of the pex to water pump couplings on both sides of my water pump and any place else they are used. Happens over about a week of traveling. I have been tightening...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-27-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
Thanks for your suggestions too. They were...

Thanks for your suggestions too. They were helpful. Imo, even if the thermocouple goes bad, a new sensor, a modern exposed wire sensor can be spliced into the original thermocouple end which fits...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-25-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
An update: the thermocouple once removed and...

An update: the thermocouple once removed and tested put out well over the 10mv needed. But the end of the thermocouple going into the gas flow control was corroded. Once cleaned and reinstalled the...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-04-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
Yes, I only light it if Iím in the coach and...

Yes, I only light it if Iím in the coach and keeping an eye on it. It wonít do for unattended operation.
Forum: Refrigerators 03-04-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
Yes to traveling with it and I hv the light...

Yes to traveling with it and I hv the light button jammed to keep it lit. Iím the control for the interim. [emoji43]
Forum: Refrigerators 03-04-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
I posted a pic of the back of the valve earlier...

I posted a pic of the back of the valve earlier in this thread.
Forum: Refrigerators 03-04-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
TG Twinkie this is good to know. Iím hopeful,...

TG Twinkie this is good to know. Iím hopeful, when I get home in a few weeks I can disassemble the gas flow control and interface an off the shelf TC to it. Seems there are numerous TCs with a couple...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-03-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
Dometic M50 Thermocouple

I have not dissected the existing thermocouple but since itís not electrical it must be creating mechanical movement at the actuator end which controls gas flow. Is this right?
Forum: Refrigerators 03-03-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
Sure like propane and do not carry enough battery...

Sure like propane and do not carry enough battery to source the current needed for that dc conversion.
Forum: Refrigerators 03-03-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
Can you tell me more abt your conversion? Tnx

Can you tell me more abt your conversion? Tnx
Forum: Refrigerators 03-03-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
Here is the thermocouple from the backside and...

Here is the thermocouple from the backside and the other end as it screws into the gas flow control. The threads, type & size of the opening is unknown and will hv to wait till I hv my full tool set...
Forum: Refrigerators 02-28-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bexar
Dometic M50 Thermocouple

On the road and the thermocouple on this M50 has failed. For those of you who did not give up on your M50, how have you handled replacing it with current off the shelf TCs?

This is a very good...
Forum: Tires 02-18-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bexar
Thanks Tom! Iím glad to know about the Maxxis as...

Thanks Tom! Iím glad to know about the Maxxis as well as Uwe. Ordered the Nokianís thru Discount and install is Tuesday. I like their fit in the wheel well of this old Tradewind and the load ratings...
Forum: Tires 02-13-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bexar
Thanks for the great help all you fellow...

Thanks for the great help all you fellow AirStreamers!


57Vintage & 68TWind I'm glad to not be WAGing the weight anymore. Now I have a range and the upper end looks like it exceeds the Yokohamas...
Forum: Tires 02-12-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bexar
What is a good tire for an early 60ís vintage single axel AS?

I have a 1960 Tradewind with Yokohama 7.00R15 LT Load range D tires. They still look good macroscopically but I donít know their history and I believe they are 4 years old. I donít trust them for the...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-10-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 596
Posted By Bexar
50ís & Early 60ís Light Diffusers

I have found a company who will make a facsimile of the light diffuser for these early lights. Their minimum order is more than I need for my 3 fixtures and 6í of diffuser needed so I wanted to see...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-31-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Bexar
Seems a very reasonable question to me. Wish I...

Seems a very reasonable question to me. Wish I had asked it as I left my single battery in the original battery box outside on the front of the shell. If more capacity is needed for boon-docking 2x...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-28-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Bexar
Hi Mike, howíd this turn out? Researching same...

Hi Mike, howíd this turn out? Researching same questions for a 60 Tradewind.
Thanks! Richard
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-25-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Bexar
Vintage Propane Light

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

Propane light in working condition as well as good cosmetic...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-25-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By Bexar
Vintage Propane Light

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

Propane light in working condition as well as good cosmetic...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 01-22-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 881
Posted By Bexar
1960 Tradewind Kitchen Range Vent

The faceplate to this fan vent leaves about 1/2Ē gap between it and the interior skin. Itís forced flush against the middle of the fan and the 4 screws just kind of hold it in position against no...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-31-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,738
Posted By Bexar
Looking over the pex system Iíve extracted from...

Looking over the pex system Iíve extracted from this old timer it used brass connectors & copper rings. It also has a whitish goo applied to all connections which appears to my untrained eye to be...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-30-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,738
Posted By Bexar
Good advise and experience shared. Appreciate...

Good advise and experience shared. Appreciate everyoneís input!!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-29-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,738
Posted By Bexar
PEX Advice

Replumbing my 60 Teadewind and I see two types of pex connecting systems , copper ring & stainless crimp on. Is one better than the other?
Thanks
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-12-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By Bexar
Interior Aluminum Window Trim used in 60ís

Iím looking for new interior window trim for my 1960 Tradewind. This trim has a slight bend in the outside edge to allow a tight fit. Is it still available? Hereís a pic of a couple of pieces. Its...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-05-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,184
Posted By Bexar
296335296336 Progress! But did not foresee...

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Progress! But did not foresee Larry Bís measurements were for a later Airstream. These panels are laying out differently and will take additional panels to make up for a lower...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-02-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,517
Posted By Bexar
Tnx! This a great solution to create a rock solid...

Tnx! This a great solution to create a rock solid mount.
Forum: Floor Finishes 08-15-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,771
Posted By Bexar
Marmoleum Questions

Hi all, I'm restoring many aspects of the interior of a 60' Tradewind and am curious if anyone has used the Forbo Click Marmoleum? The sheet material is out because I would like to use two...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 08-11-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,184
Posted By Bexar
Aluminum Interior Segmented End Cap-2 (1960 Tradewind)

Decided to create a new post for this 60 Airsteam based on an earlier post by Larry B who did all the heavy lifting figuring out how to cut the aluminum segments and how to install them.

I've...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-03-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By Bexar
Aluminum endcap

Don't know what to expect time wise. Whatever it takes. This is a labor of love. I will not have a shop cut metal for me again. They used hand shears. Just used the right ones and made the cuts...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-03-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Bexar
Great! Solves one of my many 60 Tradewind...

Great! Solves one of my many 60 Tradewind mysteries. Thanks
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-03-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Bexar
Type of aluminum used for interior skin on 60 Tradewind

I've stripped the factory Zolaton off the interior aluminum and will not repaint it. Am I correct the existing interior skin is 20-24 T3 or equivalent on this 60 Tradewind? I need to replace some of...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-03-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By Bexar
Aluminum endcap

Thanks. That is good to know. I've stripped the factory Zolaton off the interior aluminum and will not repaint it. Am I correct the existing interior skin is 20-24 T3 or equivalent on this 60...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-03-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By Bexar
Could you mix 5052 & 20-24 T3 and have the same...

Could you mix 5052 & 20-24 T3 and have the same ease of installation and finished look?
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-02-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,758
Posted By Bexar
Need some advise please. The metal shop I took my...

Need some advise please. The metal shop I took my mixed box of 5052 & 20-24 T3 cut 7 of the 11 needed panels from the 20-24 T3. It should have all been cut from the 5052. My expensive mistake....
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-26-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By Bexar
Restoring finish on old light fixtures

I'm searching for a plating shop to strip and replate the 5 rusty original light fixtures off my '60 Tradewind. The shop I went to here in SoCal wanted $300, which might be reasonable, but warned...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-02-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By Bexar
Endcap from1960 Tradewind

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

Factory fiberglass endcap in original condition.

Please...
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-30-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 29,758
Posted By Bexar
This is outstanding Larry B! The other post by...

This is outstanding Larry B! The other post by Cochise & this one have set me in motion to replace the fiberglass endcap in my '60 Tradewind. Will have it out tomorrow and will order all the foam,...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 06-29-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,674
Posted By Bexar
Aluminum endcap

About to embark on this project on my '60 24' Tradewind following your very helpful ideas. I know wood but not metal and it's not clear to me how to cut the aluminum sheet properly w/o damaging its...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 06-27-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bexar
Outstanding all. Tnx for the help!

Outstanding all. Tnx for the help!
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 06-26-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By Bexar
Is there a way to Save a Thread

Outside of making a comment to a thread is there a way to save a "Topic" you want to follow to the equivalent of "Favorites"?
Forum: Refrigerators 06-26-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bexar
Yes, the factory setup did work. Good point....

Yes, the factory setup did work. Good point. Thanks!
Forum: Refrigerators 06-25-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bexar
So the gases are just dumped into the cavity...

So the gases are just dumped into the cavity behind the fridge but below the metal vent?? Wow! I was expecting something which would definitely capture the hot exhaust. Ok This tells me I'll buy...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-25-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bexar
How does the fridge furnace chimney transition...

How does the fridge furnace chimney transition into the wall. The chimney on this unit has a heavy oversized black metal lid with a long metal rod hanging deep into it. Seems stock per the fridge...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-23-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bexar
Thanks for the image & info. This is very helpful...

Thanks for the image & info. This is very helpful to know. I can now see I'm not the first person to visit fridge ventilation problems!:)

I've been looking at the fridge chimneys at Vintage...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-21-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bexar
Fridge Ventilation/Exhaust Questions

I think the problem you describe is what the PO was trying to resolve. But in doing so they dumped the hot combustion gasses into a wooden plenum, actually under a countertop, which was going to...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-21-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bexar
Fridge Ventilation/Exhaust Questions

Hi all, I have discovered the venting for this original fridge on my 1960 Tradewind has not been rebuilt properly per these pics.

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The round vent for the fridge...
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