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Forum: General Repair Forum 09-02-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ssmookler
Thanks for the suggestion. I have ordered a tube...

Thanks for the suggestion. I have ordered a tube this am and will try it out. there are cracks leading out from the hole. Should I drill them out at the end of the cracks to cut off their spread?...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-01-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By Ssmookler
Hole in my Acrylic shower floor

Hi there. Getting ready for our trip westward and took Airstream out of storage. Turns out that our center shower with an acrylic floor has a 1 inch by half inch hole in the floor. Don't know how...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-28-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By Ssmookler
spare tire rim for 86 sovereign

Found myself with a flat tire on my '86 Sovreign. Took the tire off and got my spare out but, lo and behold, the tire rim didn't fit. It was a 225/ 75 r15 tire and the rim had 6 bolts but it didn't...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-16-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Ssmookler
Thanks for the suggestions.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-14-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By Ssmookler
Online tire purchases

Will be getting some new tires for early spring for next year's traveling. I've had Goodyear marathons and they worked well for 17,000 miles. Looking to purchase Michelin or other suggested tire...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-18-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By Ssmookler
I meant to title the post Regular vs Aluminum...

I meant to title the post Regular vs Aluminum Rim. My fingers were on the wrong key
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-18-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By Ssmookler
Regular vs Aluminum Rim

I just recently looked at my spare tire on my 86' 25' Sovereign. It was a real pain getting it out from under the trailer and noticed that it has a regular car/tire rim rather than a matching...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-04-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By Ssmookler
Leak on Roadside front 86' Sovereign

I have my 86' 25' Sovereign stored in an open air lot and after a recent heavy rain checked it out and saw water stains and on the curbside front section of the plywood a saturated plywood area about...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-02-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,122
Posted By Ssmookler
Also Interested in-any manufacture information...

Also Interested in-any manufacture information about blinds that are covered on tthe top covering their working mechanism. We bought blinds custom fit to the windows from Home Depot and when they...
Forum: On The Road... 02-28-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By Ssmookler
Yes we are headed to Best Friends. A must see...

Yes we are headed to Best Friends. A must see sanctuary for animals.....3700 beautiful acres.

Thanks for the advice on the city water draining. Puts my mind at ease to know that the water will...
Forum: On The Road... 02-28-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By Ssmookler
Kanab bound

Thanks all including IDROBA. Yes, I see what everyone means about the water lines being interior to the floor. Okay, so I can have the furnace heat the cabin and therebye heat (even if marginally)...
Forum: On The Road... 02-28-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By Ssmookler
going out to southwest Utah

Thanks for the comments. I was wondering though, wouldn't the water lines in the airstream freeze regardless the source of the water, whether it is from city water or the fresh water tank? Is...
Forum: On The Road... 02-27-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By Ssmookler
Headed for Kanab (southwest) Utah

Hi there
We are planning a trip to southwest Utah to spend the final last two weeks of March out there. The average temps reported is a high of 59 and low of 30. We have an '86 25 foot sovereign...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-17-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By Ssmookler
'86 sovereign water heater bypass

Hithere
I am going to winterize my '86 sovereign 25 ' and wondered where the water heater bypass is located. I only see one shut off valve under the double sink in the kitchen Is that for the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-30-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By Ssmookler
removal of AC Cover

I have a '85 sovereign 25' and want to remove the coleman AC cover to paint it. The paint is chipped and I want to make it look better. I went up to the roof but it was not apparent how to remove...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-08-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Ssmookler
I should have posted that I took the bathroom...

I should have posted that I took the bathroom sink out. It was pretty simple when I finally looked underneath the counter. The sink was installed with four clamps that had only to be unscrewed. I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-06-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ssmookler
Bathroom sliding door wont close

Dan
Removed the screws and it turned out that the sliding door was locked when we retightened the screws. The far right screw locked the sliding door in and served to keep it immobile. I unscrewed...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-06-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ssmookler
Bathroom sliding door wont close

Dan
Thanks for the suggestion. Will remove screws and try again Our problem is that we can't close the door. The door seems locked in the open (we casnget in the center bathroom) but we can't...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-05-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ssmookler
Sliding door to center bathroom stuck

We have a 25' '86 sovereign with center bath. The bathroom sliding door is stuck in the open position, allowing us to get into the bathroom. We can not close bathroom sliding door. It seems to be...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-23-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Ssmookler
They weigh about 2.3 pounds a piece and I figure...

They weigh about 2.3 pounds a piece and I figure I will need approximately 25 for the flooring.

Here is a link.
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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-22-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By Ssmookler
Interlocking recycled rubber tiles

We are considering installing interlocking recycled tiles used in basements and gyms for our AS flooring on our 25' 86 Sovereign. Anyone ever done this? They are 23" black squares with grey...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-22-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Ssmookler
acrylic bathroom sink removal

We are replacing our '86 Sovereign bathroom acrlic sink. Any suggestions on removing it without damaging the counter top??
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-08-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,111
Posted By Ssmookler
Securing drawers

My friend is building the cabinet with sliding drawers for us to go directly below the tv mount on the wall against the refrigerator replacing the angled storage cabinet. It all started with us...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-08-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,111
Posted By Ssmookler
securing counters

Great suggestions. I had no idea that there was such a variety of solutions. Any more out there????
Steve
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,111
Posted By Ssmookler
securing drawers so they don't slide open when on the move

we are adding drawers in our '86 25'Sovereign in the eating/living room area next to the refrigerator wall. My question is how do we secure the doors so they don't fly open when we are on the move? ...
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 04-28-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,997
Posted By Ssmookler
frscott Thanks for the heads up. I will...

frscott

Thanks for the heads up. I will be watching the running lights to see if they dim out in the future.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 04-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ssmookler
Looking for Service Manual

msmcv51
Hello again. Do you have a service manual for your 87 Sovereign? Where did you get it? I have an 85 service manual but does not include layouts for a 25 footer like we have.
Steve
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 04-26-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,358
Posted By Ssmookler
'86 sovereign manual

Got our 86 25' sovereign rear double bed model back from JC last wee after some mechanical work.
Does anyone have an owners manual or know if there is one on the internet?

Thanks in advance !!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By Ssmookler
Picking up '86 sovereign at JC and no power

We picked up our AS from the factory on Thursday. Went over all work with technician. Had a bit of a problem when we hooked up our AS and plugged in the 7 way cord into our TV but no power to AS. The...
Forum: Floor Finishes 04-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,907
Posted By Ssmookler
Recycle Rubber Tiles

We are going to try interlocking recycled rubberized floor tiles.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 04-25-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ssmookler
new counters in '86 Sovereign

Has anyone put in new laminated counters? I thought it was going to be easier that it now appears. To replace kitchen counter, found out have to take out range and oven. I was told that to replace...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 04-25-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By Ssmookler
New Counters

Has anyone put in new laminated counters? I thought it was going to be easier that it now appears. To replace kitchen counter, found out have to take out range and oven. I was told that to replace...
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 04-25-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,997
Posted By Ssmookler
No running lights after picking up AS

frscott
Nice work. What type of flooring did you put in?
We picked up our AS from the factory on Thursday. Went over all work with technician. Had a bit of a problem when we hooked up our AS...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-17-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ssmookler
WE ended up talking to a kitchen consultant at...

WE ended up talking to a kitchen consultant at Lowe's and they were so much more helpful than our contact at Home Depot. We have decided to have their contractor come out and measure all the counter...
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 04-16-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,997
Posted By Ssmookler
frscott Did you do this kind of work before? ...

frscott
Did you do this kind of work before? You send really accomplished.

I have not done a lot of handyman stuff around my own house but I am eager to tackle jobs on the AS as they arise. ...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 04-16-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,495
Posted By Ssmookler
Aquinob this may be a dumb question but did...

Aquinob
this may be a dumb question but did you cut the space for the oven or did you have it done by someone else?
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-15-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ssmookler
Thanks, everyone, keep 'em coming. Our trailer is...

Thanks, everyone, keep 'em coming. Our trailer is up at Jackson Center so we can't check out the mounting ourselves. I'll give them a call tomorrow.

The laminate installer was adamant: gotta get...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-15-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Ssmookler
Installing new countertops, need advice

Want to install new laminate countertops on existing cabinets in our 1986 Sovereign. One installer tells us that the cabinets first have to be removed from the trailer because the countertops are...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 04-15-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,495
Posted By Ssmookler
Want to install new laminate countertops on...

Want to install new laminate countertops on existing cabinets in our 1986 Sovereign. One installer tells us that the cabinets first have to be removed from the trailer because the countertops are...
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 04-15-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,997
Posted By Ssmookler
Astrocaver--Sounds like you have built your own...

Astrocaver--Sounds like you have built your own trailer. Are you still going to call it an AS or are you going to come up with a new brand (just kidding)!!
We are going to put in a new floor using...
Forum: 1984 - 1989 Sovereign 04-13-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,997
Posted By Ssmookler
frscott When we got the damage report from the...

frscott
When we got the damage report from the factory on the work to be done, and the cost, I had to take a deep breath. The labor is the thing that skyrocketed it all. Not having either the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-12-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Ssmookler
Mail while on the road

We will be taking our first trip this summer and will be away for 3+ months. What do folks do about their mail? Its too long to stop. We will be in one place for two months but traveling the rest of...
Forum: On The Road... 04-09-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Ssmookler
globie64 Will post pictures of the trip and...

globie64
Will post pictures of the trip and share.
Forum: On The Road... 04-09-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Ssmookler
DanB Actually, we bought the AS last August...

DanB
Actually, we bought the AS last August outside of Atlanta and towed it upo over two days to our home in Cincinnati. We also spent several days camping in it at a kentucky state park. I think...
Forum: On The Road... 04-08-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Ssmookler
Thanks Bk Yd for your suggestions. I like the...

Thanks Bk Yd for your suggestions. I like the idea of Custer State Park and driving through Wyoming. We have a big 85 pound mutt and with the restrictions on his going on hiking trails in the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Ssmookler
Thanks Globie64 for the suggestions. I know my...

Thanks Globie64 for the suggestions. I know my thread was VERY general and vague but I posted it in a moment of excitement thinking about the trip.
Forum: On The Road... 04-04-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By Ssmookler
From Cincinnati to Tahoe

We are headed to south lake tahoe to volunteer at a us firest service historic site (tallac) and need to be there in late July. We plan on spending close to three weeks getting there. It is our...
Forum: On The Road... 04-01-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ssmookler
If you don't mind me asking, which VPN did your...

If you don't mind me asking, which VPN did your son install. I have to admit also, I had to look up what a VPN was. I am that pathetic on electronics.
Forum: On The Road... 03-31-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ssmookler
Suggestions are helpful for a good start. ...

Suggestions are helpful for a good start.

How do you work a cell phone amplifier on an AS if they require an antenna???
Forum: On The Road... 03-31-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By Ssmookler
My wife and I both have iphones. Both with...

My wife and I both have iphones. Both with Verizon coverage. My wife has a data plan and I have a phone that was covered by my work so I will have to cough up the money after retiring May 1. Will...
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