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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-09-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Zeppelinium
The city water intake is a real problem,...

The city water intake is a real problem, especially if you are boondocking. I handle it by removing the anti-backflow fitting and installing a manual ball valve inside (in my 73 Safari, the city...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-07-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Zeppelinium
'Tis the season. I was reminded of this yesterday...

'Tis the season. I was reminded of this yesterday by an ad for the temperature sensor, only $2.33 and 12V valves are less than $10. The image below shows in dotted lines the plumbing that is needed....
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 10-06-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Zeppelinium
73 Safari Dinette

The goucho and foldout table has never been a good dining solution for me. I redid the front end of my Overlander 8 years ago and really liked the dinette benches...
Forum: Winter Living 10-06-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By Zeppelinium
Vintage winterizing

If you have an in-line filter, don't forget to take the bowl off.

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Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 10-02-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
Kim's page...

Kim's page (https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMeTQeF5reKtlgb-RsLMRyelXColDySaKOhmnYq_vhSKNfB7v8rXsjxZ5niM2hMrQ?key=RnN0Sk9EUHVlZXlVQW1ubzJZQUZvQnBtVVBwT1RB)
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-30-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
My photos are up on Kim's Google Photo page. All...

My photos are up on Kim's Google Photo page. All of mine are reduced to 1200 pixels wide, so if you want a full resolution copy, let me know.

Zep
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-13-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
Great posts, everyone. Marty and I are up on the...

Great posts, everyone. Marty and I are up on the Olympic Peninsula looking at wooden kayaks. Having great fun, but only occasional internet connection. I'll post photos in a couple weeks when I get...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-15-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
Fuel containment

There has been an additional requirement, no matter how small your fuel tanks are (I expect most of you will have 10-20 gallons of gas for generators in 5-gal containers). It appears that leaving...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-13-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
1. I am probably in need of her help. 2....

1. I am probably in need of her help.

2. Please lecture us! I will help motivate her.

Zep
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-12-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Zeppelinium
No, the window over the bed is plenty big to use...

No, the window over the bed is plenty big to use as an exit, plus you can actually open it (compared to that monster that was in the bath).

Zep
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-12-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Zeppelinium
In the photos in my second post, the outside...

In the photos in my second post, the outside sunlight was so bright that you really can't see the bezel on the window. It's still there.

I don't feel like I've done much this year, but the bath...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-12-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Zeppelinium
I've never really been happy with the medicine...

I've never really been happy with the medicine cabinet. The full length mirror was heavy and after 40 years really didn't operate very smoothly. I replaced the whole thing with a 3-compartment...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-12-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By Zeppelinium
Rear bath & window

Goodbye huge clunky 70s rear bath window.

After removing all the rivets, the window still wouldn't come out. It seemed welded at the top. Found out that there was a thick line of what looked like...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-29-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
No problem, JohnJK. We strive to control parking...

No problem, JohnJK. We strive to control parking until at least Tuesday morning in order to provide dump access to everyone.

Zep
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-28-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Zeppelinium
All done, except there is some room in the old...

All done, except there is some room in the old controller panel area for other items, TBD. All the old stuff has been replaced with the digital controller -- amps, volts, tank levels, and outside...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-22-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
You and your dad will be a positive addition to...

You and your dad will be a positive addition to the camp. We often invite "lost" souls to camp with us, so we do fill up. If you know what day you will be arriving we can save you a space. Your...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-20-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
that would be great. we already have one shade...

that would be great. we already have one shade structure, but it' mostly for the post card operation. We do have room for another. Thanks.
Zep
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-19-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Zeppelinium
I was sure this was going to be a normal nerd-ish...

I was sure this was going to be a normal nerd-ish story until I got to the trim tab. LOL. I mean, who knows what the heck a trim tab is, anyway?
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-18-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Zeppelinium
Curved window source

Go to any airplane boneyard where they are scrapping the airframes. Turns out the side windows in a 727 (and any other airplane with the same fuselage diameter, eg, with 3x3 seating) fit the curve of...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-16-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
If I read Perry's email correctly, early arrival...

If I read Perry's email correctly, early arrival isn't until Thursday, 23 Aug. Two years ago I arrived about 11:40 PM and had to wait at Will Call until midnight to get in so, at least in my case,...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-11-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
We will all be interested in seeing your plumbing...

We will all be interested in seeing your plumbing setup.

I'll keep you in mind for early arrival. That's always fun, you get to see the city come alive. We appreciate that you're willing to stay...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-10-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
Paige, you are more than welcome. And you seem to...

Paige, you are more than welcome. And you seem to have covered all the major "participation" points. Super. We'll see if we can get you early arrival. I assume it's two of you?

Someone else will ...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-04-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
Let's stay until the Rangers threaten us! ...

Let's stay until the Rangers threaten us!

BTW, RMB, the rake is a great idea.

Zep
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-02-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Zeppelinium
Eyebrow cabinet

The 70's eyebrow cabinet has never suited me. The tambour doors didn't work well, the cabinet was poorly divided, and it didn't work very well as an entertainment center. This is my third attempt...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-02-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By Zeppelinium
70's Safari Dump Valve

Noticed a small leak. Cycled the valve and it got worse. Turned out the gasket had rolled. The valve was the original in a 73 Safari, which means it had the metal plate. All the repair kits are for...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-27-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
Well, you can just show up, but it's much better...

Well, you can just show up, but it's much better if you come ready to make some kind of contribution. Very undefined, however.

Oh, and be nice and within very few guidelines cooperate with the...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-25-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
You are welcome. We have several spots left. When...

You are welcome. We have several spots left. When you arrive, ask where the Airstreameri camp is. It's usually around 3:00 out at H, plus or minus. Just look for a group of Airstreams.

Zep
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-22-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Zeppelinium
Managing the 70's electrical harness

Everything runs in the ceiling. It is a very difficult area to work in because getting the skin down is impossible without help, and even then it's not pretty. I suggest cutting the skin into...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-20-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,484
Posted By Zeppelinium
Not sure what strip you're talking about, but...

Not sure what strip you're talking about, but these days I use a heat gun and get the adjacent skin hot enough that it's uncomfortable to touch. It's almost impossible to move the old sealer unless...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-14-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By Zeppelinium
I will be there in the Airstreameri camp, usually...

I will be there in the Airstreameri camp, usually around 3:00 and H. And I will have the modified reduced size window Airstream.

Zep
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-14-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By Zeppelinium
By the way, some very good 3D printers are...

By the way, some very good 3D printers are available for under $400. I like the Tevo kits (I have a Black Widow and a Tarantula, but it seems like the Tornado might be the best one currently), but...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-14-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By Zeppelinium
It literally took about 15 minutes to design the...

It literally took about 15 minutes to design the parts using Google Sketchup. Printing parts of this size is another matter, depending on how nice you want the surface and how strong. At the settings...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-10-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By Zeppelinium
Once the inside skin is installed, it becomes...

Once the inside skin is installed, it becomes apparent that trim is an issue, simply because to form a shape with a flange on the outside of the bend usually results in a tear in the material. 3D...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-06-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By Zeppelinium
In a departure from my usual dedication to...

In a departure from my usual dedication to aluminum interior skins, I used FRP to enclose this window. I had pieces of FRP from a project two years ago and noticed that it had aged to almost exactly...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-05-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,073
Posted By Zeppelinium
Not as elegant, but I really disliked the...

Not as elegant, but I really disliked the hard-to-operate and unnecessarily-big bath window. Getting the original out is a long story, but the short story is, I used the "dirt-view" window from next...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 05-10-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By Zeppelinium
Free 1973 vents

For pickup in Palmer Lake. Cranks work smoothly. The lights frames have been modified for LEDs. No missing parts other than the old light sockets.

Zep

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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-10-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,884
Posted By Zeppelinium
I used two Hondas two years ago and they did fine...

I used two Hondas two years ago and they did fine in the dust. I've never had to use the AC more than 3 days, and then only for 2-3 hours. I guess last year was pretty bad.

Can't use the Hondas...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-10-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,884
Posted By Zeppelinium
I looked at the schematic for the Hondas. It...

I looked at the schematic for the Hondas. It turns out it's dead simple--the parallel cables basically hook the outlets together. I assume that the inverters sense the connection and automatically...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-10-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,884
Posted By Zeppelinium
Now that you mention it, that was an unbelievable...

Now that you mention it, that was an unbelievable price.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-09-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,884
Posted By Zeppelinium
Yamaha deal at Costco

Bought two of the Yamaha 2000W generators at Costco (Salt Lake) for $499 each. Opened up the boxes and each one had parallel cables inside, as well as an adapter for a 30 Amp rv plug. Sweet!

Zep
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-07-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
What Bam says is true. You will see it in action...

What Bam says is true. You will see it in action as you participate with us.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-07-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
It is a great gift and requires no small effort...

It is a great gift and requires no small effort on your part to make it possible. Experience shows that the camp will appreciate it.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-05-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
That might be 200g too much. The Captain...

That might be 200g too much.


The Captain is Perry. I am the Lieutenant, also known as the wrangler. I organize the camp, provide for ingress and egress routes for the pump trucks, align the bar...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-01-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,704
Posted By Zeppelinium
All points bulletin: I am practicing making the...

All points bulletin: I am practicing making the Cranberry muffins.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-21-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Zeppelinium
Here's the data needed to print the bezel. The...

Here's the data needed to print the bezel. The design code is for Sketchup (.skp file) and the .stl file can be sliced in any slicer and then printed locally. You'll have to PM me for the files since...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-21-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Zeppelinium
In post #3 above, the small printed circuits at...

In post #3 above, the small printed circuits at the ends of the ribbon cables are for connecting the tanks (on one) and temperature sensors on the other. The Arduino has 6 available analog pins. In...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-21-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Zeppelinium
The 1975 and later models (the ones with the...

The 1975 and later models (the ones with the meters) have only two wires from each of the tanks. At the tank there are 4 sensors and one ground line, which allows for more refinement in detecting the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-21-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Zeppelinium
Here's how it works, addressing the pre-1975...

Here's how it works, addressing the pre-1975 version (with the individual light bulbs) first. These Airstreams had two tanks, fresh water and black water. The fresh tank had 3 sensor lines and one...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-18-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Zeppelinium
The new electronics seem to work as intended. The...

The new electronics seem to work as intended. The connectors on the ribbon cables can be mounted to the Airstream cabinetry, allowing semi-permanent hookup to the tank wiring and any temperature...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-07-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By Zeppelinium
New Digital Tank Monitor

OK, mostly done with the house, so I'm back. I just finished an Arduino-based tank monitor that can replace the old lamp type monitor used prior to 1975 and the newer one that used meters. This is...
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