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Forum: Tires 09-02-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,245
Posted By Silver Hawk
I checked with the website recommend for tire...

I checked with the website recommend for tire dating - TireTech. They show new DOT dating for 2000 on. I checked my six trailers - all with tires bought after 2004, and only two used the 'new'...
Forum: Axles 05-04-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,685
Posted By Silver Hawk
Fantastic idea - see no downside.

Fantastic idea - see no downside.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-23-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,363
Posted By Silver Hawk
Tongue weight is for going over bumps at speed:...

Tongue weight is for going over bumps at speed: big safety factor - at 2 mph when parking trailer . . . . I don't experience any problem. I use it to move 8,000 lb. tractors on 3,000 lb. trailers...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-23-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,363
Posted By Silver Hawk
Bought a aftermarket kit - my 25000 Ram was to...

Bought a aftermarket kit - my 25000 Ram was to hard for me to bolt it up (can't drill into tempered frame (diesel). A friend suggested mounting a receiver tube in place of towing hook on front like...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-12-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By Silver Hawk
Doesn't have one. You can easily install...

Doesn't have one.

You can easily install one. Best is on battery terminal type.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-09-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,933
Posted By Silver Hawk
"To much slack allowing the ball mount to move...

"To much slack allowing the ball mount to move from side to side to much about 1/2" in one direction"

Side movement of 1/2" in ball mount side to side? Wow!

Sounds like you have a real problem...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-04-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,675
Posted By Silver Hawk
Lexan is strong - but is just many layers of...

Lexan is strong - but is just many layers of plastic.
It will discolor over time from the sun and is soft - be very careful cleaning it as dust will scratch it and it will become hazy real fast -...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-04-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,005
Posted By Silver Hawk
You didn't say it, but it sounds like the water...

You didn't say it, but it sounds like the water was inside beneath the A/C. If so, A/C's condense water out of the air and have a pan under them to collect it, with a tube to carry it off - usually...
Forum: Roof 04-02-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,552
Posted By Silver Hawk
As Twinkie said: "Put the wood back...

As Twinkie said: "Put the wood back in"!
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-01-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,980
Posted By Silver Hawk
Only question: will it increase your safety...

Only question: will it increase your safety margin for when **** happens?
What's $750 on a $60,000 trailer if it increases safety and better protects your loved ones?
You want a largest possible...
Forum: On The Road... 03-27-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,160
Posted By Silver Hawk
I live on a mountain with a grade up it where...

I live on a mountain with a grade up it where parts are as steep or steeper than that - drive it a couple of times per week. There's a longer road down the backside of mountain that isn't as steep...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-05-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By Silver Hawk
Did mine when I fixed up my AS - it was easy. ...

Did mine when I fixed up my AS - it was easy. Don't need lube - slipped in easily. Did it by my self.
Only problem is that over the years the blue stuff Vantage sold me expanded, pushing it out of...
Forum: Boondocking 03-05-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,278
Posted By Silver Hawk
Filling a 45 gallon fresh water tank with 9, 37...

Filling a 45 gallon fresh water tank with 9, 37 lb. (including container) 5 gallon water bottles just didn't work for me -I go traveling to relax, not work.

First tried a bladder in the back of...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-20-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,172
Posted By Silver Hawk
All tire manufactures have tire pressure verses...

All tire manufactures have tire pressure verses weight guides - go on line.
I was given one when I bought my Michelin's at Costco.
It tells me to use 50 pounds for my 31' AS, 75 pounds for my Ram...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-20-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,732
Posted By Silver Hawk
MelGoddard: "Isn't 12 ga. max of 30 Amp?" No!...

MelGoddard:
"Isn't 12 ga. max of 30 Amp?" No!

featherbedder (http://www.airforums.com/forums/members/featherbedder-62915.html) is right: 12 ga. is fused at 20 amp, 14 ga. at 15 amp.

at 30...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-20-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By Silver Hawk
Question: (I'm redoing an older AS) 1) Which...

Question: (I'm redoing an older AS)
1) Which Magnum Inverter/Charger did you use?
2) how many amp are the 6volt batteries?
2) What's the long plastic thing with white things inside on 'top' of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-20-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,728
Posted By Silver Hawk
dames7 states: "After a lot of study and going...

dames7 states:
"After a lot of study and going thru one set of the interstate I went with LifeLine 6V AGM,
Rated Cap.
Amps Hours @ 20hr Rate 220 amps 1-6V Batteries

Minutes of Discharge
*
25...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-20-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By Silver Hawk
Very nice and clean insulation! Aren't AGM's...

Very nice and clean insulation!

Aren't AGM's the best things since sliced bread!
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-20-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By Silver Hawk
Auto body tool, make for cleaning steel body...

Auto body tool, make for cleaning steel body panels - used many - rip right through thin aluminum panels! Even thick aluminum it will scar badly.
Forum: On The Road... 02-19-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By Silver Hawk
Tongue weight is very important, especially if...

Tongue weight is very important, especially if your TV is any where close to the max. tongue weight.
Suggest you go buy a tongue weight scale since tongue changes.
Sherline makes an excellent...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 01-22-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By Silver Hawk
Larger tires may give you more clearance (1/2"),...

Larger tires may give you more clearance (1/2"), but will go further up into the wheel well limiting how much you can 'bounce' when boondocking.
You can replace axles with ones with a higher degree...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-15-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By Silver Hawk
Would not consider it. Why not place the...

Would not consider it.

Why not place the tank above floor with the toilet on top of it?
We older folks have trouble finding a toilet tall enough to not have to squat down to use anyway. I bought...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-11-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By Silver Hawk
-" Moving to 10 inches shorter wheelbase for...

-" Moving to 10 inches shorter wheelbase for better maneuverability"

Longer the wheelbase - the better the ride, especially on off freeway roads.

They didn't call the Bronco, Bronco for nothing...
Forum: On The Road... 01-08-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,557
Posted By Silver Hawk
Don't miss Butchart Gardens just north of...

Don't miss Butchart Gardens just north of Victoria on east coast - highlight of our trips north! Prepare to spend a day.
If your going the Victoria/Port Angles ferry route, try to time it for the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-07-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By Silver Hawk
Depends on the glue used by PO. If it's really...

Depends on the glue used by PO. If it's really old and hard, I've had good luck with beltsander - but some times it just heats it up to goo. But most times have used a heat gun like the gentleman...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 12-23-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By Silver Hawk
Yep, their the same - same thing at the top, but...

Yep, their the same - same thing at the top, but are attached to the valance above window.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 12-22-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By Silver Hawk
They are 'C' channel alum. that is bent around...

They are 'C' channel alum. that is bent around bend and attached to brackets coming out from wall. They have little plastic things that run inside the track that the curtains are sewn to. Vintage...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-07-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Silver Hawk
Last time I heard it was about $1,200 per panel...

Last time I heard it was about $1,200 per panel to have them replaced.
If you got it cheap enough, it might be worth it.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-05-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,733
Posted By Silver Hawk
Someone mentioned marine plywood instead of...

Someone mentioned marine plywood instead of regular a/c plywood.
The only difference between the two is that there are no voids in marine plywood. They only fill the outer layers voids (knots) in...
Forum: On The Road... 11-30-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,460
Posted By Silver Hawk
Heavy duty canvas round bags used to store jumper...

Heavy duty canvas round bags used to store jumper cables.
I think mine came from Carhartt or the like.
Being round, it is easier to get hoses and cables in, and take up less room.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-27-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Silver Hawk
I have seen several Airstreams over the years...

I have seen several Airstreams over the years used in business without bulkheads - but with built-ins such as cabinets, etc. Coffee wagons, etc.
Of course bulkheads add rigidity - the question is:...
Forum: Axles 11-15-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By Silver Hawk
It might be to late, but it looks like you could...

It might be to late, but it looks like you could have positioned the tanks so the axle would have gone up between the gap between two of them.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 11-13-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,176
Posted By Silver Hawk
You might want to check back blogs on Airforms -...

You might want to check back blogs on Airforms - I remember another that did this about two years ago and posted lots of pictures and step by step. Also others have done this in the past and posted...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 11-08-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,283
Posted By Silver Hawk
"Gastro-intestinal bugs are no fun." Once...

"Gastro-intestinal bugs are no fun."

Once you've been there, you'll never be lazy again about it - ask any soldier that's been in the field!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 11-08-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Silver Hawk
Looks like a pressure relief valve. Would keep.

Looks like a pressure relief valve. Would keep.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-08-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Silver Hawk
I have 300amps AGM's (6vx2) with 200watts solar -...

I have 300amps AGM's (6vx2) with 200watts solar - has worked great so far. On sunny days the batt.'s are recharged by noon - on overcast it takes longer, but have never had to run my Honda 2000i yet...
Forum: Full-Timing 10-30-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,204
Posted By Silver Hawk
"We could sell our home, buy a 1980-1990...

"We could sell our home, buy a 1980-1990 airstream for hopefully in the 20-25k range (feasible?), and take a stab at workcamping..."

If you will look in the classified section above you will find...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-17-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Silver Hawk
Mice have soft skulls and can get through less...

Mice have soft skulls and can get through less than 1/4" gaps - next to impossible to plug all in TV or RV - gave up several years ago!
Now go with poisoning them - has worked great, not perfect but...
Forum: Our Community 10-10-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 185,544
Posted By Silver Hawk
US Navy Submarine Service - 1958 - 1964 North...

US Navy Submarine Service - 1958 - 1964
North Atlantic - out of New London, Conn.
USS Hardhead (SS365)
The only years of my life I really remember - proudest!
Probably should have stayed in - had...
Forum: Community Polls 09-12-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,921
Posted By Silver Hawk
Strings? Didn't know our Airstreams were held...

Strings? Didn't know our Airstreams were held together with string?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-10-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 33,137
Posted By Silver Hawk
Been towing trailers all my life - I've had...

Been towing trailers all my life - I've had 'fishtailing' happen twice. Both times was due to improper weight distribution in trailer, ie., not enough tongue weight.
Could or could not be the a...
Forum: Tires 09-10-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,517
Posted By Silver Hawk
Michelin publishes (as most tire manufactures...

Michelin publishes (as most tire manufactures due) a tire pressure chart giving suggested tire pressure depending on weight carried.
Mine came with my tires - I use 50 lbs. with 15" rims per...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-04-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Silver Hawk
Agree with above - get new multi stage converter!...

Agree with above - get new multi stage converter!

But you mentioned batteries - go to AGM battries!

1. No checking electrolyte.
2. They last longer.
3. You can use more of their capacity -...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-03-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By Silver Hawk
You can mount a black tank on top of the floor...

You can mount a black tank on top of the floor and install a short toilet on top of it - thus not having to figure out mounting a under floor tank. Much easier and you can put it anywhere. Than use...
Forum: Axles 08-24-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By Silver Hawk
Removing air from the tires should give you...

Removing air from the tires should give you enough clearance to get it out.
It probably won't need it at 6", but play safe.
Forum: On The Road... 08-22-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,550
Posted By Silver Hawk
We take it every year down from BC - my wife's...

We take it every year down from BC - my wife's favorite part of the trip!
We do it in a 31' Airstream and have no problems, but I do have a 100 gallon Aux. fuel tank in the back of my TV - so I...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 08-14-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By Silver Hawk
P.S., would not buy one with out gray water tank!

P.S., would not buy one with out gray water tank!
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 08-14-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By Silver Hawk
I paid $8,500 two years ago for a unrestored in...

I paid $8,500 two years ago for a unrestored in very good shape. Had to choose between several at that price or a bit less.
Replaced the usual: axles, couch with recliners, mattresses (foam was...
Forum: Our Community 07-30-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By Silver Hawk
Do you put your stabilizers down? End seperation...

Do you put your stabilizers down? End seperation or not they would hold the floor level.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-24-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,022
Posted By Silver Hawk
Yeah - he didn't compensate for the eight of the...

Yeah - he didn't compensate for the eight of the outboard motor on the back - needs to shove it to port about a foot - that should level it out and make it safer going around curves!
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