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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-31-2014, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Harry W
1978 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Arizona

Title: 1978 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Arizona
We just listed our 1978 Airstream Sovereign for Sale on Airstream Classifieds.

Year: 1978 Make: Airstream Model: Sovereign Length:...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 11-16-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,506
Posted By Harry W
I have run into the same restriction. I just...

I have run into the same restriction. I just tell them it is their loss and find another park that is more accommodating. You can't fix stupid.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 03-27-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By Harry W
My 1978 Airstream Sovereign has a door on the...

My 1978 Airstream Sovereign has a door on the curbside front which holds the battery. There is a charger for it under the couch in the front. My guess is that you have a dead battery with a short...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-21-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,212
Posted By Harry W
While the trailer wheels have their own...

While the trailer wheels have their own suspension, the hitch is responding to the TV's suspension. There are numerous threads on front shell separation due to stiff TV suspension.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-21-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,235
Posted By Harry W
Photos - Some unforgettable

Another great Presidents Day Rally! A fitting replacement for Dead Horse with gorgeous weather. Kudos to our hosts for a well run affair. Some photos selected are not recommended for children! My...
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 273,263
Posted By Harry W
Diesel in Cave Creek, AZ was $4.09 on 11-2-12

Diesel in Cave Creek, AZ was $4.09 on 11-2-12
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-04-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Harry W
If you install a 30 amp outlet and need an...

If you install a 30 amp outlet and need an extension, buy a 30 amp extension cord. A typical 15-20 amp cord is inadequate to run the A/C, and you will think you didn't accomplish anything.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 03-19-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By Harry W
4CU St Patrick's Day Rally Photos

There was a contest of skills at the rally. Requirements were agility and reaction time. Two-thirds of the attendees opted for continuing to eat and drink. Those who felt qualified assembled in a...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 03-19-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By Harry W
4CU St Patrick's Day Rally Photos

Here's a few from the rally:
Forum: On The Road... 12-24-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By Harry W
Monument Valley

Mike:

We have done the self drive tour and two guided tours, and recommend both. The guided tours went to different sites both times, so you probably should inquire regarding their itinerary.
Forum: Member Introductions 11-15-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,480
Posted By Harry W
Welcome to Airstreaming! The steel case does...

Welcome to Airstreaming! The steel case does hold up your black water tank and does need to be structurally sound. Welding a patch should not be too difficult since it is not an appearance item.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-11-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,775
Posted By Harry W
Disc brakes do not have springs to retract the...

Disc brakes do not have springs to retract the pads. The wheel has to turn to make them release which may be the delay you feel.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,078
Posted By Harry W
J-B Weld Repair

The key to the J-B Weld repair is oxidation of the polyethylene surface. Epoxy will not stick to new polyethylene. The surface must be oxidized either by age or flame to achieve a bond.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-05-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 49,937
Posted By Harry W
Richard: Saw all of this about Grant"s just...

Richard:

Saw all of this about Grant"s just in time as I was about to make reservations today. Marge and I will join you and all east bound festival 'streamers at Gallop. Let us know when it...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-12-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,694
Posted By Harry W
If we are trying to get our head around the...

If we are trying to get our head around the workings of anti-sway devices, perhaps we have to use an imaginary situation. Imagine that we have a giant air hockey table and two large pucks. The pucks...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-08-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,015
Posted By Harry W
Regarding off road diesel with the red dye, we...

Regarding off road diesel with the red dye, we were on a "Garmin Tour" that was taking us to the center of Page, AZ, when we came upon a checkpoint where they checked your diesel fuel for the red...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 07-06-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,015
Posted By Harry W
Diesel fuel is great for your tow Vehicle. For...

Diesel fuel is great for your tow Vehicle. For your furnace, generator, etc, the smell, exhaust fumes and general mess involved with diesel fuel makes it undesirable for those applications, IMHO
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-21-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,650
Posted By Harry W
DH V Photos

And still more!
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-21-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,650
Posted By Harry W
DH V Photos

More miscellaneous stuff!
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-21-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,650
Posted By Harry W
DH V Photos

Miscellaneous stuff
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-14-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 49,937
Posted By Harry W
We will be there! The check is on its way. What...

We will be there! The check is on its way. What a great time - Airstreams, Airstream people, and BALLOONS, BALLOONS, and more BALLOONS! (Not that I'm excited or anything.)
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 02-14-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By Harry W
One approach would be to use the MEK to bond the...

One approach would be to use the MEK to bond the crack and then reinforce the underside with fiberglass cloth and resin. I saved an air conditioner interior shroud that way.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 02-14-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By Harry W
BTW - we would like to see that 2010 Airstream at...

BTW - we would like to see that 2010 Airstream at Deadhorse this weekend. You can get the details in the "Upcoming Rallys" section at the bottom of the forum homepage.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 02-14-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By Harry W
If you are using paper towels, sometimes they...

If you are using paper towels, sometimes they have some additives that will cause streaks when you polish the glass. Try some micro fiber cloths or newspaper or some really cheap paper towels.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 01-18-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By Harry W
I pulled the pin on mine and,even though it came...

I pulled the pin on mine and,even though it came out nicely, the switch did not make contact. Two things have to be checked - Does the pin pull out and does the switch send current to the brakes.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 01-09-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,650
Posted By Harry W
Dead Horse

The check went in the mail last week. Don't be fooled by the MA postmark, we are back in AZ and looking forward to seeing our 4CU friends. It has been over a year since our last 4CU event due to...
Forum: Axles 12-27-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,532
Posted By Harry W
If you install new Henschen axles, be sure to...

If you install new Henschen axles, be sure to check the alignment. Don't assume that it is correct (as I did).
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-02-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,287
Posted By Harry W
Just a few points - Avoid any significant grade...

Just a few points - Avoid any significant grade or you may have an exciting ride downhill with the braking capability of a lawn tractor or even a vintage tractor. Also, when you are that close to...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-02-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By Harry W
Welcome to Airstreaming! You can find Griot's...

Welcome to Airstreaming!
You can find Griot's products at www.griotsgarage.com (http://www.griotsgarage.com)
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-24-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 19,078
Posted By Harry W
This worked for me

Our '78 Land yacht had leaks in the polyethylene fresh water tank both on the top and bottom. The worst was around the drain plug on the bottom of the tank. The tank was made by Inca and is...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-06-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,265
Posted By Harry W
Don't handle them with your bare fingers. Don't...

Don't handle them with your bare fingers. Don't ask me why, but fingerprints will cause them to burn out.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-31-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,429
Posted By Harry W
Our '78 Sovreign has two 'stats, one for the A/C...

Our '78 Sovreign has two 'stats, one for the A/C and one for the furnace. Thee fan control is a knob on the ceiling unit. Just a slightly off topic note, be sure your electric supply is adequate. ...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-18-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,832
Posted By Harry W
Freyza: We purchased a 1978 31' Sovreign in...

Freyza:

We purchased a 1978 31' Sovreign in 2002 that had sat unused in a storage yard in AZ for $3000. It required intensive cleaning, but except for some tambour door failures, the cabinets...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-13-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,561
Posted By Harry W
Replacement sockets are available. Try NAPA. Our...

Replacement sockets are available. Try NAPA. Our 78 Sovreign socket disintegrated and with creative bending, the replacement socket was installed. Tom Nuglers fix sounds like a good one also.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-16-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,220
Posted By Harry W
Our 78 31' Sovreign has a center bath rear double...

Our 78 31' Sovreign has a center bath rear double bed floorplan.
Forum: Axles 05-18-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Harry W
Be sure to check the alignment of the wheels...

Be sure to check the alignment of the wheels before you install the new axles. I did not, and one of the two axles is so badly out of line that it chewed about a third of the tread off in about 2000...
Forum: On The Road... 05-03-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By Harry W
"Are you looking for a private RV park or a pubic...

"Are you looking for a private RV park or a pubic campground?"

What kind of campground is THIS???:brows:
Forum: On The Road... 05-03-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,517
Posted By Harry W
You are getting good advice here from experienced...

You are getting good advice here from experienced "dingers". I dinged the side of my new car trailer on a gas station pylon on our first trip with it. It still has the dent from 17 years ago. So,...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 04-23-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,183
Posted By Harry W
We have a CA Airstream - a 78 Sovreign tht we...

We have a CA Airstream - a 78 Sovreign tht we bought in 2002. Aside from a funny smell inside, it functions well. All appliances are original except the inverter.
Forum: On The Road... 04-05-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,321
Posted By Harry W
I agree with GStephens. I tow a 31' AS with a...

I agree with GStephens. I tow a 31' AS with a diesel Excursion and a 3/4 ton F-250 before that. In a previous life, I towed an 800 lb (loaded) box car trailer with a Suburban, 350 cu in. It...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 04-01-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,270
Posted By Harry W
Airstream on "Today Show"

On April 1, the Today Show on NBC did a feature on the Airstream. It can be viewed at: Today Show Video Player (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/36131440#36131440)

Take a look!
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 03-31-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,057
Posted By Harry W
Brian: I had a similar problem and found...

Brian:

I had a similar problem and found that the wire to the female plug on th TV had corroded to the point where one wire broke off. Once I found that, I lost lights (I don't recall which...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-20-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,094
Posted By Harry W
I just received the "get well" card that was...

I just received the "get well" card that was signed at DH4. Thank you all for thinking of me. We were certainly thinking of you and the good time that we missed! The pictures are great.

Thanks...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-12-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,094
Posted By Harry W
Happy Birthday Tracy!! Marge and I are...

Happy Birthday Tracy!! Marge and I are aground:sad: but we are with you in spirit(s):D. Fair sailing and a round of grog on us.

Harry W
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-29-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 28,057
Posted By Harry W
T at Q, Last Happy Hour

A fitting end to a great time! Thanks to Micheal, Jan, Richard, Jim, Min, Bob, and all who provided not only food and libations, but great conversation as well.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 28,057
Posted By Harry W
T at Q, try again

Missed some strokes on the last one!
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-29-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 28,057
Posted By Harry W
T at Q And more photos

Thanks to Jim & Min, and Pancake Bob
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-29-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 28,057
Posted By Harry W
T at Q

And entertained. An appearance by the Space Shuttle and the Space Station was an exciting sight (last photo, hand held, a little shakey)
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-29-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 28,057
Posted By Harry W
T at Q

We were entertained!
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-29-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 28,057
Posted By Harry W
T at Q Cooking

Taking care of business
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