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Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Swrider
[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] Nope, not a single...

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Nope, not a single one!!!
I did read thru the entire Sealant Summary, very helpful and informitive.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-20-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Swrider
Mineral Spirits to Prep Surface

Just wondering if people recommend using mineral spirits to clean and prep the aluminium surface prior to sealing. I know specific products call for specific solvents, but im really trying to avoid...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-20-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Swrider
Thanks Bubba, gotta get it sealed up soon. Not...

Thanks Bubba, gotta get it sealed up soon. Not because we get a lot of rain in thebdesert, but the temos will be dropping below recommended for caulking soon.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-19-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Swrider
Am I Using the Right Sealants?

Hello Everyone, thanks for stopping by.
I wanted to collect everyone's opinion on the sealants I am about to use.
I am in the process of sealing everything that I can on my '72 Ambassador, starting...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-01-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Swrider
Hello, Not sure about your model, but i am...

Hello,

Not sure about your model, but i am working on a '72 Ambassador and after removing my cabinets I found out that my copper piping was fastened to the wheel well. Might not apply to you but...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 09-07-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Its been a few days, but slow progress has been...

Its been a few days, but slow progress has been acomplished. Mainky, put in a new Fantasric Fan unit to replace the missing fan at the front of the trailer. I have to say that going up on the roof...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 09-03-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Swrider
Power for Fantastic Fan

Sooo, i have the fan, the sealant is coming and the old fan is out, now the question is where to get the power from?
It seems like one set of wires is from the ligjts and the other comes from a wall...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 09-03-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Swrider
Alrighty then, thanks [emoji16]

Alrighty then, thanks [emoji16]
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 09-03-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Swrider
FanTastic Fan Gasket Question

Hello everyone, just a quick question concerning the installation of a FanTastic fan.
I called vintage trailer supply wanting to purchase many things to help seal up my new '72 Ambassador, such as...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-01-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Swrider
Excellent, this is what i needed to hear :D

Excellent, this is what i needed to hear :D
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-01-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Swrider
Thanks for the reply Ian. I am well aware of the...

Thanks for the reply Ian. I am well aware of the nastiness that awaits anyone that goes into the belly pan. But nastiness aside, and I am not sure it applies here, but I wanted to make sure that i...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-01-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Swrider
Can I reattach belly pan and wraps WITHOUT removing interior skins???

Hello Everyone, just a quick question mainly because I couldn't find the right answer, a lot of close ones though. I am going thru a reno of a 1972 29' Ambassador and I am at the point where I need...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-28-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By Swrider
Installing Fantastic Fan with Original Light Cover

Hey everyone, so i have a question concerning the use of fantastic fans on my '72 Ambassador.
My existing fan lies behind a light cover, and the switch for the fan i believe is on the door. Now if...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-27-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Swrider
That's not a bad idea, of course since the oven...

That's not a bad idea, of course since the oven and water heater lines are disconnected i would have to cap them off, but other than that it should be pretty straight forward. I already have a...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 08-26-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Swrider
How to test the whole system?

Hello everyone. I was wondering how you go about testing the integrity of your LP Gas system.
We are in the process of cleaning up a '72 International Ambassador and i want to move on to testing...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-25-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,020
Posted By Swrider
Hey everyone, sorry for not coming back. Yes the...

Hey everyone, sorry for not coming back. Yes the unit was bought at auction. Kept it for six days and tried to find a way of testing it. But in the end decided that even if it did work, there might...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-25-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Would ur buddy be interested in selling it? On...

Would ur buddy be interested in selling it?
On a different note. Im going to end up with a lot of pieces that won't make it back into the trailer because we'll be upgrading them. Anyone here...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-24-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
For a fracking shroud!!! Thats bananas! I...

For a fracking shroud!!!
Thats bananas!
I think that it is an old armstrong unit. Only thing i know for sure is that the PO started it up and it blew air, it just wans't cold.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-23-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Swrider
Hello everyone, its been a bit. So i continued...

Hello everyone, its been a bit. So i continued with the planned gutting of the trailer, and surprisingly all i have found are signs of water leaks at different places, but so far i don't think i have...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
So the plan is, after talking it over with the...

So the plan is, after talking it over with the wife:
- start cleaning/prepping for paint
- Remove all light fixtures and upgrade to led's
- Jump on roof and start sealing all vents
- Replace roof...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-22-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Hey Iansk, it probably was made during the...

Hey Iansk, it probably was made during the holidays [emoji23]
So progress was maxe yet again, the bathrm is gutted and i managed to save all the pladtic pieces incase we decide to use them again....
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-20-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Another, well, something else was done. I was doi...

Another, well, something else was done. I was doi g pretty good tearing into the bathrm until it was time to take the tub off and realized that i somehow have to disconnect it from the drain....
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-19-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
I'll see what i find and take some pictures of...

I'll see what i find and take some pictures of it.
Not much progress the last couple of days. It's still pretty hot outside, which means inside the trailer is stupid hot. But some progress none the...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-19-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Actually I probably do have them somewhere, I had...

Actually I probably do have them somewhere, I had a couple of things that look like stretchers, they were probably for the bunk beds.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-17-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Swrider
How Rigid Should the Shell Be

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by.
I'm a complete airstream newb and have thrown myself into the deep end of airstream restoration. And boy is there a learning curve.
So, my question for all...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-17-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Quick question, anyone know what these brackets...

Quick question, anyone know what these brackets were used for?
There are four of them. I am thinking they were for privacy curtains. It's the only thing that comes to mind. 349721
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-17-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Next up will be the rear curb closet followed by...

Next up will be the rear curb closet followed by the bathroom. At which point i will stop and evaluate as much as i can. Also, take some time to clean up the exterior and seal up all windows and...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-17-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Hello everyone, sorry for the lack of updates,...

Hello everyone, sorry for the lack of updates, been a bit busy with work and the trailer.
I am still not sure what that outlet is there for, seems like it was placed there so that u could access it...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-16-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,020
Posted By Swrider
Yeah, thing is hoing back tomorrow

Yeah, thing is hoing back tomorrow
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-15-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,020
Posted By Swrider
To keep or Return, help!

Hello everyone,
So this past weekend we won a bid on a NEW domatic penguin AC, which I plan on using on my '72 Ambassador. This was great because we were able to walk away with it for $350.
Of...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-15-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Awning question. Somehow i am thinking that...

Awning question.
Somehow i am thinking that this awning is not original to the trailer, otherwise, why put it over a window [emoji848]349514
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-14-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Swrider
Controller fan, good idea. So i took off my...

Controller fan, good idea.
So i took off my controller and harness and took it to work so that i could bench test it.
Now im really confused.
Started by wiring the controller to a 12vdc power...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-13-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
So on a different matter, lets talk about...

So on a different matter, lets talk about electrical wires, and their reliability vs. peace of mind.
I found places where the aires come out and connect to outlets and lights and noticed some...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-13-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Also, not sure if the stains on the wood subfloor...

Also, not sure if the stains on the wood subfloor is from water damage or from the crappy sublayer that they used for the carpet. Any thoughts?
Also, the last two pictures are from the bathroom...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-13-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Ok then, finally got a chance to start working on...

Ok then, finally got a chance to start working on this trailer. First thing to go was the butt ugly carpet and the oven, which seems to have never been used. Also took some time to take everything...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-12-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Swrider
The test light is something i picked up for cheap...

The test light is something i picked up for cheap in Autozone, looks like a screwdriver with a sharp point at the end, a lightbulb with beeper in the handle and a long lead with a clip for grounding....
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-12-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Swrider
Yes, I will leave other trailers alone until I...

Yes, I will leave other trailers alone until I have a working condition.
The truck is a '14 Silverado using a Tekonsha Primus IQ. The airstream is a "18 Sport 22fb. This setup worked in the past but...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-11-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,197
Posted By Swrider
So color me silly, but I was going thru the...

So color me silly, but I was going thru the owner's manual for my '72 Ambassador, and on page 44 it mentions how you can drain the sink and lavatory into the waste tank. You do this by making sure...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-11-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Swrider
Ok, sorry for all the confusion, let me clarify...

Ok, sorry for all the confusion, let me clarify in chronological order.
- The controller worked before while towing an airstream and a utility trailer.
- Noticed that the controller would show "nc"...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-11-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Swrider
OK, so I am looking at the owners manual for my...

OK, so I am looking at the owners manual for my '72 International, just happened to be paying attention and i found something that im not sure if i am seeing right. According to what I see, the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-08-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Swrider
Thanks for all the replies. To Mollysdad, ...

Thanks for all the replies.
To Mollysdad,

Using the light meter i have voltage where i should. It also makes sense that it lights up on the white wire, it its ground then when i hit the brakes,...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-07-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Swrider
Not sure if it helps, but in the airstream...

Not sure if it helps, but in the airstream website i found the users manual for my 72 Ambassador and it had the electrical layout in it. Could be thag it works for u???...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-07-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Swrider
Thanks for the advice, i did notice that, but...

Thanks for the advice, i did notice that, but looking ay my truck it doesn't seem like theres any corrosion at the hook up.
Maybe i don't understand how the controller works, but when i manually...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-02-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Swrider
Brake Controller Issues

Hello everyone, is this the right place to ask questions about brake controller issues?
Ok, my tow vehicle is a 2014 Chevy Silverado with a Primus IQ controller.
A few weeks ago i coming home with...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-02-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Again, thanks for all the comments. I continue...

Again, thanks for all the comments.
I continue reading and reading and learning alot.
I knew the amount of work that i would be putting into this project was a lot, i just wasn't sure what it...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-02-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Swrider
Thanks for the comments guys. So no big travel...

Thanks for the comments guys.
So no big travel plans on this trailer, and actually the purpose of it will be to turn it into an extended living area for a house we are building. The only movement it...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-02-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By Swrider
Stupid Question About Rear End Seperation

Ok now before u all go off the rails at me, remember that the title of this post started with the word "stupid".
Right then.
The question.
If i have rear end seperation, one how can one tell...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-02-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,111
Posted By Swrider
So glad i found this!!! My wife and i are in...

So glad i found this!!!
My wife and i are in the planning stages of converting an old 72 Ambassador into a living room & reading area and were wondering what the heck to do with the walls. Our new...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-01-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
Hey everyone thanks for all the replies. No i...

Hey everyone thanks for all the replies.
No i have not jumped up and down on that bumper. Im too affraid it will rip off!
Yes this does look like it will be a full blown off shell rebuild, which is...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,038
Posted By Swrider
At this point not really. Is the Ambassador truly...

At this point not really. Is the Ambassador truly that bad that I should consider dumping it for another???
I do intend on doing a full restoration of the trailer, just that at this moment the needs...
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