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Forum: Winter Living 12-10-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,999
Posted By Shermy1987
I guess it should also be pointed out. The...

I guess it should also be pointed out. The original post is asking about making a hole in the roof. I'm not sure why all the "I think it's a stupid idea" posts keep popping up. The stove isn't going...
Forum: Winter Living 12-10-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,999
Posted By Shermy1987
I dont have a fresh air inlet and I have a...

I dont have a fresh air inlet and I have a Dickenson which is smaller than the cubic mini. Our trailer is very well sealed up. We crack the vents and the front window. We're good in T shirts down to...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-05-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By Shermy1987
It doesn't matter

It doesn't matter
Forum: Winter Living 11-30-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,999
Posted By Shermy1987
Best thing I've ever installed in my Airstream...

Best thing I've ever installed in my Airstream was a wood stove. You wont regret the joy. My double wall outlet has probably never got hotter than boiling point.

If you remove the center section...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-27-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,461
Posted By Shermy1987
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&u...

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.selectsolar.co.uk/uploads/asset_file/How%2520to%2520Test.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiCxNHp7ormAhUGIKwKHbNLC0kQFjARegQICBAB&usg=AOvVaw0vFlKezhMYsoBc...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-26-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,425
Posted By Shermy1987
If you're going to go to the trouble to install a...

If you're going to go to the trouble to install a new engine then the extra effort for fuel injection will be well worth the while. Apart from increased gas mileage, you no longer have a carburettor...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 11-13-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,142
Posted By Shermy1987
The point is. A 5/32 Olympic rivet is not...

The point is. A 5/32 Olympic rivet is not structurally superior. When you use one you will see why. Also. If you do choose to go that route. Make sure you buy them from a good supplier. There were...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-12-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By Shermy1987
If your floor fits into a c channel. Then you can...

If your floor fits into a c channel. Then you can install the subfloor with the shell on. The trick is to run a cross beam across to each side of the shell. I used a 2x6 and attach it to the ribs so...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 11-12-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,142
Posted By Shermy1987
When I was at the beginning of my restoration, I...

When I was at the beginning of my restoration, I headed in to see the folks at airparts as they're only a few miles from my house. The firm answer from them was to never use an Olympic rivet anywhere...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-12-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 42,731
Posted By Shermy1987
This is an interesting thread. I would like to do...

This is an interesting thread. I would like to do something similar. Although I haven't looked into it yet myself. Apparently there's automotive A/C units that are designed to bolt on under the...
Forum: Boondocking 11-12-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,485
Posted By Shermy1987
I'm sorry to say. But no society, civilized or...

I'm sorry to say. But no society, civilized or other is exempt from falling under the powers of a tyrannical government. It's this naive position you take that allows it to happen. Do you think all...
Forum: Boondocking 11-11-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,485
Posted By Shermy1987
As for the OP's thread going off topic. Well....

As for the OP's thread going off topic. Well. Nobody could have ever saw that coming now could they? You're literally asking a bunch of Americans on how to best protect yourself!!!!!
It was on the...
Forum: Boondocking 11-11-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,485
Posted By Shermy1987
When almost every genocide in the last 100 years...

When almost every genocide in the last 100 years was proceeded by some form of government enacted gun control/confiscation. History speaks to some people about why they should possess certain...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 11-11-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,142
Posted By Shermy1987
Maybe somebody else knows more about these than I...

Maybe somebody else knows more about these than I do. But couldn't cherry rivets be used as an alternative to Olympic rivets in situations where structural rivets are preferred. For those who don't...
Forum: Full-Timing 11-09-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,359
Posted By Shermy1987
Just register everything in Vermont. It can be...

Just register everything in Vermont. It can be done legally through the mail and you can use any address in the US.
Forum: On The Road... 11-08-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,483
Posted By Shermy1987
There's been 3 shut downs in 23 years. Hardly a...

There's been 3 shut downs in 23 years. Hardly a camping crisis!!!
Forum: On The Road... 11-08-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,483
Posted By Shermy1987
I completley agree on the idea that collectivism...

I completley agree on the idea that collectivism is terrible. Possibly the most dangerous state of mind a human can come to. However collective farming and collective public lands can hardly be...
Forum: On The Road... 11-06-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,483
Posted By Shermy1987
If you want national parks to have shops, WiFi...

If you want national parks to have shops, WiFi and hookups. I'm wondering why you would want to go to one in the first place. Perhaps nature would be better viewed at home through the television...
Forum: Boondocking 11-04-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,485
Posted By Shermy1987
Do a simple calculation on the chances of of your...

Do a simple calculation on the chances of of your safety being compromised whilst boon docking. You'll soon find out that your preservations of life and property would be much better spent else where.
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 11-04-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By Shermy1987
The A/C can be replaced with a fantastic fan. Its...

The A/C can be replaced with a fantastic fan. Its the same size opening. I also removed the roof top A/C. Removing the roof top A/C also removes a lot of stress from the shell. After hundreds of...
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 460,664
Posted By Shermy1987
57 pages talking about parking an RV in a Wall...

57 pages talking about parking an RV in a Wall Mart car park. It probably should be shut down.

;)
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 460,664
Posted By Shermy1987
Maybe we're sharing the nerve hitting. If you're...

Maybe we're sharing the nerve hitting. If you're unable to discern that the best of humanity isn't usually hanging around a Wall Mart parking lot, life is sure going to be a struggle as you're...
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 460,664
Posted By Shermy1987
Ill remember that next time I walk past a mother...

Ill remember that next time I walk past a mother abusing and swearing at their small children. Or somebody throwing their used syringes into the wood chips next to a tree. You know. The kind of...
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 460,664
Posted By Shermy1987
Yes yes. Because driving into an RV Park at...

Yes yes. Because driving into an RV Park at midnight and waking half the neighbourhood up while you try to find some spot the size of a sardine can. Then parking for 5 hours and paying 40 bucks to...
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 460,664
Posted By Shermy1987
Why are you apologizing for speaking the truth???

Why are you apologizing for speaking the truth???
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-30-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,608
Posted By Shermy1987
I did everything everybody suggested except for...

I did everything everybody suggested except for use a cyclone as I didnt want to buy one. Nothing really worked.

What did was white diamond polish and micro fiber towes, polishing by hand. I got...
Forum: On The Road... 10-30-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By Shermy1987
Its not that the wheel base is too short. It is...

Its not that the wheel base is too short. It is that the extended vans have the same wheel base as the standard van with a stretched out body. If you want to by an extended van for towing then the...
Forum: On The Road... 10-29-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By Shermy1987
They're a fantasic tow vehicle as a 2wd. I tow a...

They're a fantasic tow vehicle as a 2wd. I tow a 27ft without a stabilizing hitch and happily sit on 70mph. The 5.4 is a little slow up hills and gets about 8mpg when we're fully loaded. They're also...
Forum: On The Road... 10-21-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,462
Posted By Shermy1987
A couple of 6x4's cut with a 45 on one end have...

A couple of 6x4's cut with a 45 on one end have always worked great for me. If you only need to level a little bit you just drive a single wheel up onto one. And they're very cheap to replace.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 10-05-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,229
Posted By Shermy1987
This thread reminds me that an Orwellian Dystopia...

This thread reminds me that an Orwellian Dystopia is a possible future reality.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,117
Posted By Shermy1987
The entire frame is assembled by welding it...

The entire frame is assembled by welding it together. Welding is not a problem.
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 10-03-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Shermy1987
If there's no title, you can register it in...

If there's no title, you can register it in Vermont and then get it titled in your state if you like, or leave it registered in Vermont. You'll have to do some internet searching so see how its all...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-01-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Shermy1987
Has been discussed pretty extensively here. ...

Has been discussed pretty extensively here.
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f448/factory-solar-plus-portable-189867-2.html#post2195208
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-01-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,035
Posted By Shermy1987
For those who suffer from rainwater getting into...

For those who suffer from rainwater getting into their fresh water tank through the freshwater fill, or those who loose 3 gallons every trip down a windy road. (Mainly vintage owners I'm guessing)....
Forum: Shocks 10-01-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By Shermy1987
If the shock absorbers don't show any signs of...

If the shock absorbers don't show any signs of weeping oil and the ride seems fine, they're more than most likely functioning as they should.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 10-01-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By Shermy1987
Fully agreed. And beautiful cabinets by the way. ...

Fully agreed. And beautiful cabinets by the way.

I am not (at least was not) at all a skilled carpenter before restoring our Airstream. I made frame and panel cabinets using simple tongue and...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-01-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By Shermy1987
The primer is what is important. Stix by Benjamin...

The primer is what is important. Stix by Benjamin Moore is by far the best primer I have ever used and by a long shot. So much so, we painstakingly re stripped the walls of our trailer and re coated...
Forum: Our Community 09-29-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Shermy1987
The question is about trickle charging. But...

The question is about trickle charging. But anyhow. Lead acid batteries have a reaction rate that increases at a rate of about 3 times with every increase of 10 degrees F. Therefore if the batteries...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-29-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,036
Posted By Shermy1987
The nice thing about not using weight...

The nice thing about not using weight distribution is the fact you're not transferring any load from the tow vehicle to the trailer. This load transferral puts undue stress onto the trailer. In turn...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-27-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Shermy1987
Thats what I was hoping this thread could answer....

Thats what I was hoping this thread could answer. Not suggestions or opinions but "experience" with these fridges.

Thanks,
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-27-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Shermy1987
These units use a Danfos compressor also. And if...

These units use a Danfos compressor also. And if you look at the sidewalls of the refrigerators, they have more insulation than any RV fridge I've ever seen.

Looking at power specs between a 8...
Forum: Axles 09-26-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Shermy1987
You could try a heavy duty truck alignment shop....

You could try a heavy duty truck alignment shop. The I beam on the steer axel of trucks is aligned the exact same way.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-26-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,042
Posted By Shermy1987
Have you ever considered changing your name to...

Have you ever considered changing your name to "Coosa Board Tony".

You seem to repeatedly attack anybody who doesn't think Coosa board is the greatest stuff in the world like they're personally...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-26-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,042
Posted By Shermy1987
The idea that a little water getting onto plywood...

The idea that a little water getting onto plywood will make it rot is absolutely ludicrous. It takes enough water, often enough to saturate the material and leave it wet on and off for many years. If...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-26-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,042
Posted By Shermy1987
All these problems you mention. Yet my Airstream...

All these problems you mention. Yet my Airstream spent 30 years sitting in a field in Missouri completely neglected. After 30 years of sitting as a capsule of mold. The only floor rot was the all too...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-26-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Shermy1987
If you had installed and used one, you wouldn't...

If you had installed and used one, you wouldn't need to know the model and specs now, would you!!!!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-23-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By Shermy1987
Unique 12v Refrigerators. Does anybody have experience with one?

Just wondering if anybody has installed one of these fridges in their trailer. The specs look fantastic. They're designed for residential applications and I cannot find any info on reliability,...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Shermy1987
We installed the inexpensive Excel ventless on...

We installed the inexpensive Excel ventless on demand heater. We absolutely love it. There are some threads about these heaters you can look up. So there's no point to anybody banging on about...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-21-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,042
Posted By Shermy1987
Geez. The Coosa fanatics strike again. If...

Geez. The Coosa fanatics strike again.

If you're not competent enought to keep your trailer sealed up and water tight, then I guess Coosa is the right choice. Personally I'd rather do a bi annual...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-20-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,036
Posted By Shermy1987
An E350. Obviously stabilizing hitches do a great...

An E350. Obviously stabilizing hitches do a great job. However my post and other peoples safety are two unrelated subjects. As I don't need to explain, stability is related to speed. There is a speed...
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