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Old 02-26-2012, 09:59 AM   #61
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Does anyone know where we can get some new knobs for the four ceiling light fixtures that we have? They are fairly large flat knobs that turn the three way switch for the lights. We have three now (need four) and would like to either find all new (first preference depending upon cost) or something that looks even better than original.
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Hi Sandy IIRC from talking to Andy at Inland those knobs are made from unobtainium and are NLA. I would give him a call to confirm though as my memory isn't as good as it used to be.
BTW nice looking penants. They will look great strung out between all your airstreams in the future. it will really "tie" them together.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:40 PM   #62
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Hi Sandy IIRC from talking to Andy at Inland those knobs are made from unobtainium and are NLA. I would give him a call to confirm though as my memory isn't as good as it used to be.
BTW nice looking penants. They will look great strung out between all your airstreams in the future. it will really "tie" them together.
Thanks Chris,
The pennants are really super easy and fun to make. I seem to have a lot of fabric collected so it may be amazing to say but, I made all that you see with my stash. After all, those who die with the most fabric wins! I could make another 507 strings without heading to town which makes me sound a lot like a hoarder. Oh Uffda.

I am really beginning to hate the word unobtainium....seems like a 1976 is not that old that every little bit is the same word....can't get no more!! Isn't there a big warehouse somewhere that has all of these part stocked up and ready to go?

It is only because I am Norwegian (with some other parts mixed in for good measure) that I will not give up until the last dog is ...er...fed and I find what I need. I plan to search a few places next week while I am in the Twin Cities for some time with the grand babies. Depends upon their schedule and my ability to navigate the traffic. Jeez, for most of my relatives being navigators and explorers, I sure don't have their knack for finding my way around.

Good news is that my daughter and son in law have a new hot tub that I plan to put to good use while I am there grandparenting....and planning the next phase of obtaining the unobtaininum. Hope they enjoy their time in Mexico while I teach the kids the joys of Airstreaming!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #63
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Life in MN

Just out of the hot tub and that brisk wind kept us sunk down in the water. DH called earlier to say he got our new furnace and he is working on putting more on the inside together. I miss the family and the AS but time with the grandkids and the hot tub is awesome. It will be fun to see what he gets done with it by the time I return next week.

I was thinking about searching for another AS while no one is here to watch me....
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:57 PM   #64
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No new AS yet but which lock is the right one?

Spotted a couple of AS in MN but no way to get to them at this point. I did have a question about the right Bargman lock for the Albatross. Is it the 400 or am I missing something here?
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Airstream Door Lock 70-77 380193 [380193] - $469.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone!

Andy has them too.
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Is this the Bargman 400?

Thanks for the reply Chris,
I bought a Bargman 400 lock set as I thought that was the right one and DH says it doesn't fit. I must have something that looks like the right one and maybe isn't. I looked at the Out of Doors page and the one I bought looks a lot like that but something isn't right. I would really not like to have to buy another one.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:21 AM   #67
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On to metal work

I got the leather shot bag (don't have the shot yet) and the small roller tool like the one Aerowood suggested. I am totally clueless about how to go about trying to unwrinkle some of the wrinkles we have on the top panels of the front of the Albatross. My husband pushed some of the worst out previously but now I would like to get them a little better. I figured someone goes outside with the shot bag and someone is inside rolling it gently with roller but how should it be done exactly? I am worried about doing more damage than is there already so if someone has some tips on how to approach this part of the restoration, I would be grateful.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:41 PM   #68
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Gordian knot?

Latest progress with plumbing, air conditioning shroud, and bulkheads on the Albatross. Good thing my DH stayed busy on the trailer while I was gone.
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Time to pull the gray tank?

With our "made to fit exactly" old gray tank replacement that doesn't fit, my DH is having quite a time. He is threatening to pull the new tank out and put the old one in. The fittings are not the same on the new tank as the old and he is having one *^%$ of a time getting things to work. Can this marriage be saved?
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Is anyone out there?

I keep posting questions and don't get a lot in reply so I am not sure if I am asking in the right forum or not. We need some info on how to wire up the shore power cord. We have the new cord but didn't take pictures of how it came apart. Ideas?
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Do you need more than this?

RV Electric

There's a pdf link showing the connection.

The trailer service will be wired black = hot, white = neutral, and green = ground.

Use stress relief and grommets where needed.
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Here's a page that shows the RV box.

How to Wire A 30 Amp RV to a Breaker Panel

There are only three elements. These links cover them all. 1. the land outlet, 2. the cord, 3. the RV box.

I can take a picture of my RV box tomorrow if you need that.
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Not the best picture, but I took it before I tore out the breaker box in my AS. Hopefully this helps. Is this what you were looking for?
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shore power cord

Thanks for the response - I guess I didn't phrase my question very well to DW - even though I disassembled the darn thing, I don't know how the shore power cord was routed from outside into the trailer and the breaker box. I don't see any penetration on the shell so I guess it may go from the bumper storage compartment, through the rear frame cross member and then up through the floor over the black tank compartment??
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My trailer's like yours. I'll go take a look and post later.
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The rubber cord goes through the front of the rear bumper storage bin into the belly pan, makes an up turn and goes through the floor just inside of the wall and joins a romex cable inside a box right by the water regulator shown in my picture.




The romex cable runs inside the wall and exits the wall at the fuse box.
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Thanks Splitrock, that looks right for our trailer. Thinking back back to when I stripped the trailer, I do recall the old floor and frame was so rotted out I probably wouldn't have seen the hole bored through the floor.
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See how easy this is?

Despite my many attempts to get him to directly post questions on the Forums, my DH doesn't like to ask questions. Might be a guy thing He gets peeved with me at times when my question I thought he told me to ask doesn't get clearly interpreted through my thought process. As you can see from this set of questions, he knew what he wanted to ask only I couldn't figure it out. Now we are good to go. Thanks for your help!
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Thanks Splitrock, that looks right for our trailer. Thinking back back to when I stripped the trailer, I do recall the old floor and frame was so rotted out I probably wouldn't have seen the hole bored through the floor.
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As I recall the rear end of the trailer when he took it apart, it was one gigantic hole so there wasn't much to discern there
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