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Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 04-21-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By grayling
1963 Bambi Emblems

busbuoy, my 61 did not come with emblems either. My trailer came to me all original, so I don't think they were standard then.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-12-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,341
Posted By grayling
Girard Tankless Instant Hot Water Heater...

Girard Tankless Instant Hot Water Heater (http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Airstream-Parts/New-Appliances/Water-Heaters/girard-tankless-instant-hot-water-heater-106054)
Atwood cooktop 2 burner...
Forum: Floor Finishes 04-11-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,201
Posted By grayling
I would like to know about the Beaufloor (sp?)...

I would like to know about the Beaufloor (sp?) also. Saw that a lot of new SOBs have it installed. Looks great.
Forum: Our Community 04-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By grayling
Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
Looks like Hillside/Rabbit community.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 02-17-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By grayling
That was my first thought as well, but the paint...

That was my first thought as well, but the paint is also on the window frame (vertical surfaces, not on the horizontal surfaces. Same metal piece.).

It looks as if window frames without glass...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 02-07-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By grayling
Gray water dump valve in bambi...

Adding a grey tank and separate dump valve is what I am working on now in my 61 Bambi. Originally no grey tank, only black. New grey tank will be under kitchen counter.

Trailer has just been...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-30-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By grayling
Replace water tank just because?

Simply unscrewed from the floor. Came out easily.

I should add that my tank has a straight water inlet going into the wall to the exterior. There was no cutting or real maneuvering to get it out....
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By grayling
DH, DW, and SO

DH, DW, and SO
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-18-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By grayling
Multiple choice question for you

I am painting the interior of my 1961 Bambi. I noticed that the inside surfaces of the window cut-out, such as the window sill, were not originally painted. It was left bare aluminum.

Keep in...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-31-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,205
Posted By grayling
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,205
Posted By grayling
I changed out all my glass to tempered. Figured...

I changed out all my glass to tempered. Figured if I was going to replace all the glazing, might as well update the glass for safety reasons. Was really easy to do, and cost less than $100 for all...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-24-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,205
Posted By grayling
Replacing the grey plastic glazing strip

Aktundra, I have some unused plastic window glazing from VTS that I have no use for now. It did not fit my 1961 Bambi. There are a few Bambi windows that need a special glazing strip, mine being one...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-23-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By grayling
I guess having a phone installed shouldn't be a...

I guess having a phone installed shouldn't be a surprise since I was told this trailer was ordered as a park model. No phone jack inside though, so likely a PO install and ran wire through a window.
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By grayling
I guess that would make it a mobile phone? 😋😜

I guess that would make it a mobile phone? 😋😜
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-21-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By grayling
I will remove this barnacle and take a closer...

I will remove this barnacle and take a closer look for markings. The tiny wires coming off do look like telephone gauge wires. Never thought of that.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-21-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,205
Posted By grayling
Replacing the grey plastic glazing strip

Aktundra have you completed your window refurb yet?
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-21-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By grayling
What is this??

228995228996
1961 Bambi
It is bolted onto the bumper bathroom side and all connecting wires have been cut some time ago.
Didn't affect running lights when towing from Tennessee last year, all...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 12-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By grayling
Beaker63, I am not able to locate a forum member...

Beaker63, I am not able to locate a forum member named Top. Is top short for something else?
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 12-09-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By grayling
Great info all around, thank you. When the...

Great info all around, thank you.

When the axle is shipped, does it come with install instructions for the shop to follow (angle, etc.)? Still working on a shop within driving distance that has...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-30-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By grayling
Wish you weren't so far away, Colin, or I'd have...

Wish you weren't so far away, Colin, or I'd have you fix 'er up.

Know anyone in northeast Texas, northern Louisiana or southern Arkansas who does a good job on vintage airstream axles?
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By grayling
Thanks all. When I get the axle replaced, I will...

Thanks all. When I get the axle replaced, I will get new brakes.
Yes 4 lug still present, needs upgraded.
Will also replace the 13" tires with 14" for lift. Etc etc.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-29-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By grayling
1961 Bambi brakes?

Did the 1961 Bambi come with brakes standard or optional, or at all?

Looking into replacing axle, but if brakes were not original to the old Bambi's, does a 16' Bambi need brakes in your opinion?...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Come to the dark side, Ladyfern the force is...

Come to the dark side, Ladyfern the force is strong in you
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

Ladyfern, below is a link to my related bathroom post, in case you are wondering what the heck I am up to with choosing the new, wider ( or longer?) black tank. ...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
More pics to demonstrate measurements. I...

More pics to demonstrate measurements.

I put the old shower pan back in original position temporarily to check fit and measure how much I have to build up platform. Boy this is tight! (mental...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-22-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
What about a bidet? Can I justify the extra...

What about a bidet? Can I justify the extra weight? 😜

The pie slice tank I ruled out because at 27" at the flat sides, it came out too far forward, way past where shower pan starts. Pic below is...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-21-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
I looked at that pie shaped one first and had to...

I looked at that pie shaped one first and had to rule it out, something about the size. I can check my measurements tomorrow and report back on why I ruled that one out.

Have you torn into your...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Just to clarify, I will not be posting spill over...

Just to clarify, I will not be posting spill over pics. Don't be scared.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-19-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Toilet has arrived. I don't have tank installed...

Toilet has arrived. I don't have tank installed and platform built up yet, but preliminary check shows it fits. It's a little tight, but I don't know how many modern toilets are going to fit like the...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

Ok, pulled the trigger on the Aqua Magic Style ll.

On sale right now at Camping World for $189.
$9 shipping plus $25 rebate....
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-16-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Just my opinion - I think a left side foot pedal...

Just my opinion - I think a left side foot pedal would be a little awkward. When I take a step, being right handed, it's my right foot that is most comfortable being lifted.

In this case, with...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

Dometic 311 is 24 lbs. 310 shows 27 lbs.
conflicting info. Is the 310 the high profile and 311 the low profile?

Thetford Aqua a Magic Style ll is 25 lbs.

Pretty much a wash. Price plus...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

The Aqua Magic Style ll is 20 inches at the bowl. The base is only around 10-11 inches. Since it is so low profile, 20 inches at the bowl/seat will fit the little closet in the Bambi.

I've also...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-15-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

Old tank
226581

You can see how far forward the old discharge hole is from the back wall.

New tank
226582

One would then ask "well why not bring the tank a little farther forward?"
Good...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

Remeasured.

This pic shows the reinforced floor. What was originally there was the old black tank sitting on top a couple 1 x 1.5 inch strips of wood nailed to the floor (I'll go over floor...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

I'll measure the base again tomorrow. 19 inches sounds a little too big, may start to overhang the front edge. But I'll double check. Is the base 19" front to back, or the bowl area? If bowl, then it...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
I'm looking very closely at that Aqua Magic style...

I'm looking very closely at that Aqua Magic style ll.

I was going to fix the Swirl A Matic but metal parts in the flush assembly have corroded and broken. Other parts quite soft. Too bad, because...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-14-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Tank is not really enclosed in a box, so to...

Tank is not really enclosed in a box, so to speak. More like boxed-in. Sides are shower pan, aluminum walls, and bulkhead wall. A piece of plywood sits directly on top of the tank, then a layer of...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

Platform for feet is an option, but one I am trying to avoid. The stepping in and out of the shower pan is weird enough. But I can build up a box platform if needed. Still have to watch the height of...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Base cannot exceed 14" diameter Bowl cannot...

Base cannot exceed 14" diameter
Bowl cannot exceed 16" diameter
Little to no toilet structure behind the bowl or bowl diameter would have to be smaller than 16".

Height has to be low profile...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

I'll keep the offset flange in mind. However, there's not much room to bring a toilet further forward, as it will go past the edge of the platform.

So the trick is:
- Bowl can't be too big or...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Do you remember which Dometic Sealand it was?...

Do you remember which Dometic Sealand it was? When I do a search, several Sealand choices appear.

I could just go with the Home Depot bucket and plastic loo seat - It would match the '61 fabric on...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
I also PM'd Andy at InlandRV for suggestions...

I also PM'd Andy at InlandRV for suggestions since he has a 61 Bambi as well. Will post here when i hear back. Or maybe he will magically appear here. If you rub his bottle hard enough, he does...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Ladyfern you could get the plastic toilet and...

Ladyfern you could get the plastic toilet and paint it pink with Krylon Fusion
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Yes, and they eat with two sticks. Think I'll go...

Yes, and they eat with two sticks. Think I'll go with something more American, like a Chinese-made toilet. A Chinese contortionist could fit in this bathroom, so makes sense in my world.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-13-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By grayling
Need a wee weewee-er.

Howdy all -

Totally rebuilding bathroom on 1961 Bambi. This includes replacing the old Swirl-A-Matic toilet.

My needs are small. Literally. Looking for a china toilet that will fit in the...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-10-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By grayling
Bent them upward, works great! Thanks!

Bent them upward, works great! Thanks!
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By grayling
Another Hehr lifter question for the Astradome

To be clear, the cylindrical outer body does turn as inner cylinder lifting occurs. Is this not supposed to happen?
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-09-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By grayling
Another Hehr lifter question for the Astradome

Just installed a new vent cover for my 61 Bambi. The old vent cover was a homemade welded metal and glass jobber held in place with bolts through the vent frame. I found the original lifters in a...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 11-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,887
Posted By grayling
Thalweg that is a great idea. I'll have to check...

Thalweg that is a great idea. I'll have to check the tongue of mine to see how much room I have.
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