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Old 12-02-2005, 07:53 PM   #1
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New Member-Baja info-Vintage propane fridge problem

Hello, my name is Norm Coyle and my wife is Ellen. I have owned my 1970, 23ft. Airstream since 1990. I havenít used it a great deal but that going to change as I sold my boat used for cursing Florida and the Bahamas in the winter months since 1985. I plan to visit the Baja in Mexico after Christmas and if any one can give me info on the area I would sure appreciate it.
My vintage Airstream is in good condition with all the original equipment. What prompted me to find this forum was looking for an answer to a small problem that I have with the propane flint sparking mechanism on the refrigeration unit. The mechanism is in good shape, the problem is finding the replacement flint, It takes 1/8 inch diameter and I donít know if I can still get this size. If anyone has had experience with this or can tell me where I might still find parts on this vintage propane fridge please let me know. Thank you and smooth sailing to you all.
Best Regards, Norm
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:51 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by dover2019
The mechanism is in good shape, the problem is finding the replacement flint, It takes 1/8 inch diameter and I donít know if I can still get this size.

Try Cool-Fun in Industry, CA ( (626) 960-5456)

or, they might have what you need.

Also, in regards to Baja, the West Coast will be cold after Christmas, the East Coast will be nioce and toasty warm....
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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Hi Norm,

I have been towing a 21 foot Airstream to the East Cape of Baja (far south but north of Cabo) every year for the last 5 years. What is it that you would like to know about Baja? Maybe I can help out.

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Old 12-21-2005, 11:38 PM   #4
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Hey Nik, not sure about Norm but I'd sure like any info you have about staying down there. Camps? Facilities? Guess I'd like to spend some time in the Loreto / Mulege area - and points south. Any info much appreciated - including web sites. TIA.

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