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Old 09-30-2010, 03:52 PM   #81
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No tailights

now I see why my taillights did not work
I have found two great looking 7" led lights...should make a bug difference.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:21 PM   #82
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Let me see what I can do about scanning the sales info. I found mine out on eBay back a few years ago. Has pics of the inside/new features/list of standard-options/etc...

If you look around they're out there.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:13 AM   #83
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Got many more little things done this week, some heavy rain held me back on others.
The wood is looking better inside, I am working on a couple of small leaks, go the worst one fixed.
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:31 PM   #84
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This is like, way off topic, but, I got a question for you. I have a '67 21 ft. Safari that I have done a ton of work to and enjoyed the project. But I want to upsize to a 27 footer. Grand kids coming and I'll need the room. I also want a grey tank. And, I don't want the cheap vinyl coated wood work of the 70s trailers but I do like having the grey tank plumbing done for me tho that is not a show stopper. I don't want to completely replace the interior or do a frame-off resto. And I have a pauper's budget... So, here's the question - based upon your earlier trailer projects, what year to get? Late 60's? Late 70's? or Early 80's?

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Old 10-01-2010, 04:24 PM   #85
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70s after 1970 that is have vinyl inside laminate. A larger 70s trailer though is easy to find and usually there are enough to get you a deal on one. I liked the two I had, but needed to downsize and took the opportunity to go 60s and get the "real wood"
I am not sure what year grey tanks were added, but I know all the mid 70s had them.
You can easily find that out here. After 1982 the aluminum is different as I recall and not as easily polished if you want to do that.
The good thing is the vinyl stuff does not take any maintenance, and hold up if its kept clean.
So its a trade off.

Check the vintage airstream site where the listings of all the trailers are, with their specs.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:28 PM   #86
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Plumbing!^%$

Ok now I can get back to complaining! Not really, but I managed to finally fix three leaks at the rear, and the two fron valves, and the pipe that runs through the living room ( though I don't like the hose clamps getting in the way of the pipe cover that matches the wall).
So I slowly turn the water on....and the under counter water filter is cracked at the bottom and frozen on to the fittings. And a small vertical rubber hose next to the couch is leaking.
Seems like its fix one find two.
(*&^%$#@@#$^&*( if you know what I mean!
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:32 PM   #87
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70s after 1970 that is have vinyl inside laminate. A larger 70s trailer though is easy to find and usually there are enough to get you a deal on one. I liked the two I had, but needed to downsize and took the opportunity to go 60s and get the "real wood"
I am not sure what year grey tanks were added, but I know all the mid 70s had them.
You can easily find that out here. After 1982 the aluminum is different as I recall and not as easily polished if you want to do that.
The good thing is the vinyl stuff does not take any maintenance, and hold up if its kept clean.
So its a trade off.

Check the vintage airstream site where the listings of all the trailers are, with their specs.
Airstrean started using "gray" tanks in the 1974 and up models.

1973 and older models had black water tanks, only.

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Old 10-01-2010, 08:07 PM   #88
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HE'S THE MAN...HE KNOWS OF WHAT HE SPEAKS!Thanks Andy for clearing up my senility
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:17 PM   #89
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Got a little done today in the absolutely gorgeous Fall weather.
New LED tail lights installed and working.

Found two log-o-matic type chairs. Don't know what brand they are but they are very light and very sturdy when set up. Great find off CL.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:55 PM   #90
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Soaked the jack stand parts in Blaster for a few days, they now turn and adjust nicely.
So where do they go? I see the frame in the rear, but can't quite tell where in the front.Should I measure in from the sides?

-Got the last two inside lights working, the aircraft swivel lamps in front.
-Back to the plumbing fix on the weekend. Hope to get it done for my trip in two weeks.
-Ordered a few small but needed Inland Rv parts- cabinet latches, etc.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:01 PM   #91
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Alan where did you get your LED tail lights. Did you buy them around the Atlanta area?

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Old 10-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #92
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Got a little done today in the absolutely gorgeous Fall weather.
New LED tail lights installed and working.

Found two log-o-matic type chairs. Don't know what brand they are but they are very light and very sturdy when set up. Great find off CL.
That chair was once available from Airstream, many years ago.

I have a couple of them.

Neato for sure.

They are called "Legomatic".

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Old 10-08-2010, 08:19 AM   #93
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Alan where did you get your LED tail lights. Did you buy them around the Atlanta area?

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GOT EM ON EBAY- 36.00 the pair. They have a nice larger rubber gasket behind them which I think will be helpful.

The log-o-matics were a local craigslist find, they had been on there a long time, so I was lucky they were still for sale.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:12 PM   #94
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added the rear bumper camlocs that hold the hatch closed. Fixed the rear access door lock..it works.
4 inside overhead bin latches, and one more plumbing leak fixed.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:51 AM   #95
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I looked thru the manual and it does not show my extra - side battery door. Does anyone else have one? I am thinking of removing the tray as we don't boondock much if at all.
I could use that space as storage with the outside access door.
The rear battery tray will remain.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:45 AM   #96
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Git ion the plumbing again, fixed two leaks, again found two more. Need a hot water heater as the tank is leaking, and the front water storage tank will need repair.

Plumbing is on hold until I can get a handle on doing the PEX redo. Also pulling out the gaucho and some other items to fix the two soft floor areas that have gotten wet.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:04 AM   #97
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I have replaced all the plumbing on my 66 TW with Pex. A tool that is essential is a crimping tool from Lowes or HD for $25. It will crimp both 3/8 and 1/2 using a pair of 10" vice grips.

My water tank patch (by the PO) came loose, so I got a wet floor. I patched the tank and it came loose, so I got a wet floor again. I don't want a third wet floor and I understand that patching the polyeurathene tank is very difficult (it needs to be plastic welded). I decided to replace the tank and now carry the patched tank in the back of my truck for boondocking.

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Old 10-15-2010, 08:21 AM   #98
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Thanks for that heads up. I will be adding a water tank to the wish list.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:11 PM   #99
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the trailer had this weird 7 pin connector and a 4 pin hanging off it. The 4 pin worked.
I cut off both, to wire a new 7 pin to plug into the truck.
So far it does not work. I managed to get the license plate light to flash and one marker light to come on.
Wit the 4 pin the turn signals and brake lights worked. So I am definitely screwing up the wiring somehow. Back at it tomorrow.
Does anyone know if the schematic that says the black on the truck side goes to the blue on the trailer, and the blue on the truck side goes to the yellow on the trailer; is right?
I printed that out after trying to match the colors on my own which did not work.
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If you had the flat 4 pin working,but trouble when the 7 pin was wired, the short or problem is probably with the blue charge wire or the yellow brake wire(I think the colors are the same for 64 & 65). Try wiring your new 7 pin first with just the 4pin stuff ie running stop and turn lights, and leave the brake and charge line disconnected. If that works ok and it should, then connect your yellow brake wire if you loose all your lights again then you know where the trouble is.
Just remember the 7 pin is not wired the same as it was but changed to fit your truck.
Green are running lights Brown rt turn red lft turn Black is stop (which your truck wont have) white is ground. Thats it on mine but make sure yours is the same before connecting!!!
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