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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,465
Posted By Eric H
I would say shell off. Everything will be much...

I would say shell off. Everything will be much more solid if you start at the frame and work up. You'll be more easily able to check and repair where the shell meets the floor and get a good contact....
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-02-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By Eric H
Did you remove your vista view???

Hi all!
I know many folks remove the vista view windows since they leak. I removed in and put a nice patch in. Well I'm looking to do an interior house project with leftover vista views. If you have...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-26-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,856
Posted By Eric H
Thanks much! I would suggest anyone who's...

Thanks much!

I would suggest anyone who's putting LEDs into their living area to go for the HIGH CRI lights. 80CRI consumer lights are harsh and ugly.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,856
Posted By Eric H
Led cri

Hey Eric,
when you say high CRI, how how are we talking?
I wouldn't want to put anything below 95CRI in my living area, are they that high? Are they high output?
Cheers,
Eric
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-09-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,162
Posted By Eric H
If your trailer starts to fishtail you should...

If your trailer starts to fishtail you should apply the breaks to the trailer manually and actually accelerate the TV gas if possible to straighten out the rig, just a nonintuitive action that makes...
Forum: Our Community 08-04-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7,725
Views: 1,370,008
Posted By Eric H
Somewhere along the swamps of Louisiana...

Somewhere along the swamps of Louisiana...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-03-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,663
Posted By Eric H
$3500 seems awful low to me. Once you get in...

$3500 seems awful low to me. Once you get in there you'll most likely end up replacing the plumbing, heater, AC, much of the bathroom, etc. And if it has been sitting it will need new axles / breaks...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-12-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,907
Posted By Eric H
It's certainly not fraud, but it's not the most...

It's certainly not fraud, but it's not the most open way to do business...tiny print that only someone with perfect eyesight can see buried in the very back page. And of course it's the person's...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-12-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,907
Posted By Eric H
Usually it's because that print is very small and...

Usually it's because that print is very small and someone did not "opted-in". Instead they are required to "opt-out" by default, which is a common tactic (that most people see as sleazy) used by...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Overlander 07-11-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,066
Posted By Eric H
Seal with TremPro: TremPro 635...

Seal with TremPro: TremPro 635 (https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/TremPro_635_p/vts-267.htm)
Or Parbond: Parbond (https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Parbond_p/vts-256.htm)
Or gutter seal: Alcoa...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 07-09-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By Eric H
Personally I think there should be more...

Personally I think there should be more encouragement to become a supporting member. With as many posts people make, time they spend and the serious amount of knowledge on here it seems that it's...
Forum: Photography 07-09-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,271
Posted By Eric H
This is the new benchmark in small cameras. I...

This is the new benchmark in small cameras. I shoot (moving film) for a living and I can't wait to get one of these. Not the cheapest, but very good quality.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 - Digital...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-08-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,648
Posted By Eric H
That looks solid! Better than wood!

That looks solid! Better than wood!
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-08-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,648
Posted By Eric H
Another option is to get some thinker aluminum...

Another option is to get some thinker aluminum (like stop sign thickness) and cut it a bit larger than the original flashing that was on it to cover the screw holes and give it plenty of surface...
Forum: Our Community 07-08-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 404,738
Posted By Eric H
Now that is nice.

Now that is nice.
Forum: Boondocking 07-08-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 22,406
Posted By Eric H
I would be very willing to bet that the...

I would be very willing to bet that the likelihood of being killed by a bear (or even seriously hurt for that matter) is much much lower than wrecking your car on the way to your hike. Best to put...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-06-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,331
Posted By Eric H
Sorry if this was misleading; the INSIDE skins....

Sorry if this was misleading; the INSIDE skins. Walls and nose sections I guess is a better way to put it!
Sorry for the confusion!
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 07-06-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,268
Posted By Eric H
NICE! 1947? I have one that looks to be in about...

NICE! 1947? I have one that looks to be in about the same shape, can't wait to start in on her. Looks like yours is coming along nicely!
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 07-05-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,838
Posted By Eric H
Ha! YES! The large "polishing machines" run on...

Ha! YES! The large "polishing machines" run on pork products and beer. They preform best when fed with pork that's is smoked multiple hours, and they seem to run longer if used in the shade.
If you...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 07-05-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,268
Posted By Eric H
Sorry to interrupt, but ya got any pictures of...

Sorry to interrupt, but ya got any pictures of that Spartan to share???
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By Eric H
I could be wrong, but I would guess that there is...

I could be wrong, but I would guess that there is a reason that flashing went as far out as it did when they originally put the AC on. I think it's partly due to supporting the unit and also to make...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-03-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,329
Posted By Eric H
Bring the peace sign out of retirement!!!! ...

Bring the peace sign out of retirement!!!! ...and use it!!!

Peace movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_movement)
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-02-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Eric H
This is what I would do as well. You could cut a...

This is what I would do as well. You could cut a cool looking patch that wraps around and had a cool rivet design. The rust is coming from the rusted steel outrigger inside the hole. If you open up...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 07-02-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,586
Posted By Eric H
MY GOODNESS! Is that what this kind of thing...

MY GOODNESS! Is that what this kind of thing costs on a new unit??!! I'm going into Airstream repair!!
Forum: Insurance & Claims 07-02-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,586
Posted By Eric H
I'm sure they can make it as good as new! We all...

I'm sure they can make it as good as new! We all do knucklehead things. If you're beating yourself up then you're probably one of those people who do less knucklehead things then the rest of us:-) so...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-02-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By Eric H
The floor went in in 4 sections in my trailer (as...

The floor went in in 4 sections in my trailer (as it was originally), and was not cut in the center. In my Safari the channel along the edge of the end caps were not C so the end cap just fit on top....
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 07-02-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,787
Posted By Eric H
Then people are giving the OP information they...

Then people are giving the OP information they feel is pertinent to the original question. The OP did not ask if it was only in GA.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-01-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,834
Posted By Eric H
That's a hard call. The one thing I would not do...

That's a hard call. The one thing I would not do is sandwich aluminum up against it. First off it won't have the strength, secondly it will corrode the steel even faster.
It would really depend on...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-01-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By Eric H
I did not drill out the rivets. That seems like...

I did not drill out the rivets. That seems like an awful lot of work Vs cutting the floor out and leaving the channel on the shell when removing it from the frame. The screws and bolts holding the...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 07-01-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,787
Posted By Eric H
What most people seem to be implying is that it...

What most people seem to be implying is that it can be important to get a title. NOT just a bill of sale.
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 06-30-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,838
Posted By Eric H
This is how you get people to help polish...

Pork, pork, pork.

The pre- compounding sanding is working out great. It takes one regular pass and then a quick pass to get to a mirror.

*edit: why in the heck does the Airforums site turn...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 06-29-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,712
Posted By Eric H
Wire brush on a drill should get most of the...

Wire brush on a drill should get most of the corrosion off. You can sand them by hand after to make them really smooth again.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-29-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
Posted By Eric H
Certainly can't hurt to have one if you're...

Certainly can't hurt to have one if you're hosting. With how litigious things are these days I wouldn't host something without one. Sure someone could still file a lawsuit against you, but as soon as...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-29-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,819
Posted By Eric H
That thing looks like it would be dangerous in...

That thing looks like it would be dangerous in turns. BUT IT'S AWESOME. Good for fighting crime, and doubles as a moon rover.
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 06-29-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,787
Posted By Eric H
I had the PO acquire a title before I bought it....

I had the PO acquire a title before I bought it. It's a pain in the butt, at least here in VA.
Forum: Our Community 06-29-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 404,738
Posted By Eric H
I like the fact that it includes a fully trained...

I like the fact that it includes a fully trained staff.... does that mean you would own them? :rolleyes:
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,574
Posted By Eric H
If you can't find what you need you can make one...

If you can't find what you need you can make one fairly easily. Buy the cord and the connectors and wire it up!
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-29-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,819
Posted By Eric H
I'm pretty sure it's real. On one hand I feel...

I'm pretty sure it's real. On one hand I feel (just a little bit) bad that an airstream was chopped, but it's so cool that it makes it okay;-)
I would bet a VW bus. Someone was smoking some wacky...
Forum: Trailer Values 06-29-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,898
Posted By Eric H
That really does look nice. And if it's true that...

That really does look nice. And if it's true that it was stored inside as the post says then I don't think you should regret it. If it was stored inside then the floor should be in good condition....
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-28-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,819
Posted By Eric H
Now THIS is awesome.

Now THIS is awesome.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-28-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,449
Posted By Eric H
You have a water pump thief in your midst!...

You have a water pump thief in your midst! :lol::lol:
I had the thought that the black pipe is old and not in use because of that open ended pipe and that new PEX.
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 06-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,099
Posted By Eric H
Split rim explosion!

Tire Explosion Video.mov - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3_PMhBa_-c)
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,449
Posted By Eric H
That blue thing looks to be a strainer, so you're...

That blue thing looks to be a strainer, so you're probably not far off. That black pipe is probably going to it in one direction or the other.
Unless that's old and it just sitting there next to the...
Forum: Trailer Values 06-28-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,898
Posted By Eric H
Good advice above. Don't jump at it too quickly!...

Good advice above. Don't jump at it too quickly! If it's all original stuff that price seems a high (even if it looks pretty good).
Find out about the floor and frame.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 06-28-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,252
Posted By Eric H
Yep, those old one's are certainly in the running...

Yep, those old one's are certainly in the running for the ugly award! The new ones look great!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-27-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Eric H
If I was in your position I would actually have a...

If I was in your position I would actually have a 1946 -1949 Spartan redone by Timeless. I agree with the posters above. If you're gonna have a custom trailer built why not have one that's a classic.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,164
Posted By Eric H
I had the same issues. Took out a lot of bad...

I had the same issues. Took out a lot of bad steel.
I used L and flat steel and sistered it onto the existing C.

Pictures of frame repair are in this thread. If you have any questions about any...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-26-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,819
Posted By Eric H
Good point. I happen to think that there are core...

Good point. I happen to think that there are core aesthetic design flaws in each of the units that come down to a round peg and a square hole. I'm not talking about storage or even the quality of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-25-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,395
Posted By Eric H
There is 100 times more art in this picture than...

There is 100 times more art in this picture than in that boulder.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-25-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,395
Posted By Eric H
+1 Now that is art. What they hauled there...

+1 Now that is art.

What they hauled there is not art, it's pre-gravel.
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