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Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 11-23-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By solitairenc
How did you know which flange to order? They made...

How did you know which flange to order? They made 6 or 7 different styles and sizes. Does the new one have threads? If not it's glued in.
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-24-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By solitairenc
If everything was indestructible we wouldn't ever...

If everything was indestructible we wouldn't ever need but one. Kind of like what else I've found on my Airstream like why use power rivets for concrete to hold down the front plywood sheet?
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-17-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By solitairenc
rivets

Well guess I'm that sap. Also found extra cross bracing that will get extracted because of no seen purpose. :flowers:
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-10-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By solitairenc
rivets

That's what I thought too. Going back with aluminum when floors done, still think he was a little short of brain cells.
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-08-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By solitairenc
Question rivets

Is there a particular reason some one would use steel rivets to hold the skin on the bottom of an Airstream? I'm doing a shell on front room floor replacement and after getting the inside gutted and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-18-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By solitairenc
There are some dark areas in the fuse panel that...

There are some dark areas in the fuse panel that require a little nudging sometimes to get them to work. I don't like nudging electricity. I will look at the panel website mentioned and see what I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-16-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By solitairenc
Fuse Panel Replacement

I just replaced a 44 yr. old converter. I think I also need to replace the fuse panel. The problem is it's all old bus fuses and the new ones and even the new OEM ones don't hold the amperage that I...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-12-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,742
Posted By solitairenc
Had same problem

I have the same problem and it was the other wise worn out 12 volt panel that came with the trailer. My univolt hums and has burnt out the battery and it's going to be replaced this fall. The fridge...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 07-27-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By solitairenc
It was an Irish Airstream and that's we're the...

It was an Irish Airstream and that's we're the wee people came in from the outside.
Forum: Winter Living 01-28-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,597
Posted By solitairenc
Ouch. Didn't know they made thermometers that...

Ouch. Didn't know they made thermometers that read thet low.
Forum: Winter Living 01-28-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,597
Posted By solitairenc
Talking Way to cold!!

:cool:. Any temperature that requires a minus setting doesn't even begin to appeal to this old fat boy. I'm thinking that even a good natured Eskimo would be hard pressed to find time to turn hot...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-25-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 57,001
Posted By solitairenc
There is a product sold at Lowes and Home depot...

There is a product sold at Lowes and Home depot and I cannot recall the name but it's easy to find. It comes in two kinds one for ABS and one for porcelian. You'll want the ABS stuff. You can get it...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-22-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By solitairenc
Exclamation Where the heck is the Power??

The power to my jack on the front comes and goes and it's also the power for the electric brakes emergency stop. It has disappeared it seems for now for good. I have the service manual and the...
Forum: Floor Finishes 09-01-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,225
Posted By solitairenc
glued or not

It won't last because the laminate doesn't flex and the floor will. :wally:
Forum: Floor Finishes 07-12-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 37,283
Posted By solitairenc
I looked at over 20 different types of flooring...

I looked at over 20 different types of flooring before redoing mine last year and the only one that met all my requirements was cork. I wanted waterproof, quiet, warm, pretty, flexiable, easy to...
Forum: Floor Finishes 07-12-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,225
Posted By solitairenc
There is no flex in the laminate itself and it...

There is no flex in the laminate itself and it will pop up off the subfloor sooner or later. By floating it you will elimante that problem. The only other issue you will face is cutting the trim and...
Forum: Floor Finishes 07-12-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,474
Posted By solitairenc
You can use a good quality glue to bond it to the...

You can use a good quality glue to bond it to the ttrailer wall and not the floor as you want the floor to be able to flex and not break the trim off all the time.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-05-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,603
Posted By solitairenc
The tubing used in the older airstreams was 5/8...

The tubing used in the older airstreams was 5/8 od. refrigeration tubing that why it will say 1/2 inch and the plumbing supply place won't have it. I just replaced all mine with PEX and I used both...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 07-02-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,294
Posted By solitairenc
There's a product and I can't for the life of me...

There's a product and I can't for the life of me remember the name but they carry it at lowes and homedepot. You can get it for ABS and porcelian. You want the ABS kind. I did mine and it was amazing...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By solitairenc
So far all have the right answers. You should...

So far all have the right answers. You should check cord, you could have melted it at either plug. You also could have fried your generator. Good luck and happy trails.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-05-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,904
Posted By solitairenc
First off the white wire, if it's coming out of...

First off the white wire, if it's coming out of the AC box shouldn't go to the frame. It's the return ground for all the outlets and it should be connected to the neutral side of the box on the...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 05-05-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,025
Posted By solitairenc
I used some stuff I got from Lowes for ABS and it...

I used some stuff I got from Lowes for ABS and it did an outstanding job. It was self leveling even with a brush and I even got it tinted to match the original finish. I wish I could rememeber the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 12-25-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,818
Posted By solitairenc
They make just about any type of connector now to...

They make just about any type of connector now to put together any two kinds of pipe. It'll take some shopping and don't go to the big box places, they have what they want you to buy and not what you...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 12-25-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,929
Posted By solitairenc
Hi, had the same problem with the same door and...

Hi, had the same problem with the same door and found that over time the edges wear on the beginning of the part that slides. I just gently picked it up and it slid past the worn point and opened and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-14-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,190
Posted By solitairenc
Judging from the newness of the bolts hoding it...

Judging from the newness of the bolts hoding it on looks added. Personally I like the trailer stick theory. Bob
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-23-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,010
Posted By solitairenc
The Honda or the Yamaha are both good choices and...

The Honda or the Yamaha are both good choices and you can plug in a lot and it will still charge the batteries. Both generators should come with an auxliary charging cord just for batteries but they...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-23-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By solitairenc
You should be alright. You might load a little...

You should be alright. You might load a little more in the front of the trailer when your traveling and that will take it down a little more but be sure to check the tongue weight.
Forum: Doors & Locks 02-11-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By solitairenc
I have a 72 overlander and it's a finger push to...

I have a 72 overlander and it's a finger push to get the door to latch. I had to replace the striker on the jamb because the other one was worn out.
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-11-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,435
Posted By solitairenc
I am wondering if anyone relizes that the type of...

I am wondering if anyone relizes that the type of material used in the older Airstreams was an ABS composite. Fiberglass it isn't and I'm wondering if while your traveling down the road it may not...
Forum: Floor Finishes 02-11-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,619
Posted By solitairenc
Have you thought about cork flooring? It's pretty...

Have you thought about cork flooring? It's pretty and quiet and easy to keep clean.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-17-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,654
Posted By solitairenc
If it's not running from your house current you...

If it's not running from your house current you have a problem with the A/C unit itself. Your house current should be at least a 15 more likely a 20 amp. breaker. If it's not tripping the breaker out...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-17-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,654
Posted By solitairenc
Generators galore.

:D . I solved my generator problem with one 3000 watt Coleman. I had the rear bumper removed and 2 ft. added to the frame and then had the generator mounted there. It just has to have 18 inches of...
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-17-2005, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,089
Posted By solitairenc
Hi, just a quick note on tinting the epoxy for...

Hi, just a quick note on tinting the epoxy for the bath. Read the label and it tells you that you can add up to 1 oz. of pigment for a color change, nothing drastic just to shade out the brillant...
Forum: Awnings 07-24-2005, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By solitairenc
First things first. Ask them how there shipping....

First things first. Ask them how there shipping. Then call a local LTL carrier and give them the weight and dimensions. They will probably give you a better rate. Also point to point delivery. If you...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-24-2005, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,677
Posted By solitairenc
I may have a 108 antenna laying around from my...

I may have a 108 antenna laying around from my trucking days. I don't have the spring know, but your welcome to the antenna if I can find it. Robert
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Overlander 07-19-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,772
Posted By solitairenc
Facelifting a 1972

I bought a 1972 Overlander International from a gentleman inTexas last year and I'm in the process of completely renovating it. I have checked out all the applainces and most of the flooring. It had...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-09-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,407
Posted By solitairenc
Where did you buy the Aqualock at? I went to...

Where did you buy the Aqualock at? I went to their website and found no info on buying.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-09-2005, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,243
Posted By solitairenc
Thumbs up Insert material??

:( . I bought the insert material from Inland RV and was very happy with it. There is just ine problem. If anyone knows how to get it back in the trim I would pay a million dollars for that info. I...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-16-2005, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,466
Posted By solitairenc
Endless hot water, why? A good cold shower is the...

Endless hot water, why? A good cold shower is the best eye opener there is in the morning. I also have inquired aboout the tankless units. There is a unit called Rennie, I may not have spelled it...
Forum: Parts Archive 05-01-2005, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,024
Posted By solitairenc
Angry door lock assembly

I need a door lock assembly for my 1972 international. I have the original but it's missing the guts. KInda like name your price. I think any 1970 to about 1975 will work. Thanks.
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