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Forum: General Repair Forum 11-27-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,182
Posted By Donster
Stove vent hood

Do you have the stove vent hood and/or fan? I have a 1967 Tradewinds and pulled the chain the last time we used it (over the 4th of July we camped in a back pasture at our Farm because....Covid).
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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-22-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,517
Posted By Donster
Hi GracieDog: I’m not too far from you in...

Hi GracieDog:

I’m not too far from you in Redmond, WA and have a great trailer guy who worked out my truck/trailer issues.

I got a New tow vehicle last year for our 1967 Tradewinds Land yacht...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-22-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,376
Posted By Donster
I like to use a sanding drum on a dremel tool for...

I like to use a sanding drum on a dremel tool for this sort of “shaving.” I’ve got some sand wheels, discs and the drum bits. I also have some tungsten bits I use with metal. With the dremel I get...
Forum: Tires 12-31-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,824
Posted By Donster
I have to chime in here about my observations of...

I have to chime in here about my observations of the Milwaukie Battery Powered impact. I had my Airstream to a Trailer Electrical expert as I had some issues with the brake controller (turned out my...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 11-18-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,362
Posted By Donster
I made connector that as a male hose fitting at...

I made connector that as a male hose fitting at one end and the other end for the air compressor with a ball valve between so I can screw it to the fresh water supply and blow out the water pipes (I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-30-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,405
Posted By Donster
This happened to me last year when I had our 67...

This happened to me last year when I had our 67 Tradewind hooked up to shore power at our barn built in 2005.

The smart people at this forum (I think it was Uncle Bob) said it was an open ground. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-15-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Donster
New breakaway installation

I found my old breakaway to be rusted and when I tested with the plug pulled I got no brakes. While this may mean other problems I knew I needed a new switch so I got this one:
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Forum: General Repair Forum 07-31-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By Donster
Yesterday I was able to install a new Bargman...

Yesterday I was able to install a new Bargman breakaway switch after charging my dual deep cycle marine batteries. Then I hooked the trailer up to my truck to perform the “gravel drag test” by...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Donster
Big fan of using my battery powered Dremel tool...

Big fan of using my battery powered Dremel tool and a variety of bits from the sanding drum to diamond encrusted to grind/smooth stuff like this
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By Donster
And the third (Little) battery is just for the...

And the third (Little) battery is just for the electric trailer jack.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By Donster
(Con’t): very old. I think it goes back to the...

(Con’t): very old. I think it goes back to the pair of house batteries which I will trace.

The house batteries are indeed deep cycle marine batteries and I’ll recharge them when I get the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By Donster
To clarify, TG Twinkie, the breakaway switch is...

To clarify, TG Twinkie, the breakaway switch is connected to a yellow & white wire which tucks into the tongue through the same hole as the 7pin. It is not wired into the 7 pin and the wire...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By Donster
Also, AW Warn is correct that someone modified...

Also, AW Warn is correct that someone modified the wiring as I had a new hitch installed about 10 years ago because the original one wouldn’t latch properly. While it was at the trailer place I got...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By Donster
Thanks for the info. 1) pretty sure the 7 pin...

Thanks for the info.
1) pretty sure the 7 pin is wired correctly as I plugged into the prior TV (2002 F350) with no problems. Had a Prodigy brake controller in that TV.
2) will pull the “house...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,620
Posted By Donster
New TV, no brakes

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Got a 2018 GMC Denali 3500HD and took Spud down to the hitch guy to get a Curt Antisway/load balancing hitch installed.

When I first hooked up the 7pin I had no brakes & no left turn...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 06-12-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,734
Posted By Donster
We used carpet except in the bathroom we glued...

We used carpet except in the bathroom we glued down a product called “Marmoleum” which is super durable, takes water and wipes clean. And it comes in a variety of patterns. Her’s a link:...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-07-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Donster
Just so you know I didn't electrocute myself,...

Just so you know I didn't electrocute myself, HowieE gave a simple explanation I couldn't believe! At the moment, my supply is from a barn built in 2005. But I've learned that you guys on the forum...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-04-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Donster
AC 50volt shock

I pulled our '67 Tradewinds out of the shed to set up and check out after over a year of sitting. We have a 30 amp connection so the batteries stay charged. A chipmunk got in there over the winter....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-04-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By Donster
You are correct Uncle Bob that's my D.C. Is the...

You are correct Uncle Bob that's my D.C. Is the white side traditionally the ground side?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-04-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By Donster
Is this AC distribution hooked up correctly?

Trying to sort out some electrical issues. With my multitester I don't get 12v coming across the fuses but I get 12v from the red to the white posts. These feed directly from the 12v batteries. ...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Donster
After closer scrutiny and some rubbing with a rag...

After closer scrutiny and some rubbing with a rag I got a part number and the piece I thought was ceramic is metal so I put everything in the chem bath and will check it in a hour or so
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By Donster
Solvent to clean oven pilot

Hi:

I am asking for a recommendation on a solvent to clean out the pilot light unit for my original 1967 Tradewinds Magic Chef oven pilot. I posted this question in the oven section a couple...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 11-30-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,593
Posted By Donster
This info was excellent as I have a '67 with the...

This info was excellent as I have a '67 with the original oven and mine is nearly identical. At this point I have taken out the parts for the pilot on my oven. My blockage appears to be in the last...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-09-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,456
Posted By Donster
I found a really nice fuse box at West marine...

I found a really nice fuse box at West marine products. Built for the vibrations in the moving Earthquake that is my trailer. Had a design that makes it easy to pop out the fuses and a cover to...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-15-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,816
Posted By Donster
We found the place for waking up to the sounds of...

We found the place for waking up to the sounds of surf and the pinging of rain on the skin of Spud and it is NOT tropical. We camped at Crescent Beach west of Port Angeles, WA over Thanksgiving. ...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-12-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,740
Posted By Donster
Mine is definately not rivited as I can slide it...

Mine is definately not rivited as I can slide it along the track/edges of the two ceiling panels. The Ceiling panels are riveted and I can see the end of the ceiling strip that has a sort of "s" to...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-12-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,962
Posted By Donster
This is all good advice and yesterday I found out...

This is all good advice and yesterday I found out the local West Marine does carry tinned, stranded copper in 2 conductor if I need it. I don't want to re-wire if I can avoid it and the defender...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-12-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,740
Posted By Donster
my problem started with the forward and kitchen...

my problem started with the forward and kitchen lights and heater not working and now the 2nd 12v circuit that powers my hall light, fan and bathroom lights is not working.

Yesterday I found there...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-11-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,740
Posted By Donster
How to remove center ceiling strip

You know that strip on the ceiling that covers the seam? Behind it are the wires I am having a problem with and need to inspect.

Does anyone know if you can just slide this cover strip off? It...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-11-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,962
Posted By Donster
Wire & Ground suggestions

I have re-focused on the electrical problems because I MUST solve them so we can enjoy a summer of camping.

1) I confirmed I have the old Aluminum solid wire and have looked into copper stranded....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-13-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,962
Posted By Donster
You guys are confirming my theories. I had seen...

You guys are confirming my theories. I had seen the wiring diagrams from silverleeper in previous posts and tried printing them but only got the front 1/2 of the trailer (but it is enough to clarify...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-13-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,962
Posted By Donster
Question What wire should be used

Trying to debug problem with our 1967 Fairwind 12v system. Some lights and heater not working. Others work fine. Improvements by previous owner look to be old powerblocks withou fuses so I am...
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