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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-15-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,048
Posted By Kajtek1
Both x2. Special tire covers cost a fortune...

Both x2.
Special tire covers cost a fortune and don't last that long, when I always have scrap plywood for the job.
Commercial tires suppose to have 10 years life span. All subject to inspections.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-15-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,071
Posted By Kajtek1
First MB FSS reset to 10k miles, not 20k. In...

First MB FSS reset to 10k miles, not 20k.
In cars it usually gives 13k intervals, but computer has a program that determinate when to change the oil depends on use, is in big unit that can come...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 06-10-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,501
Posted By Kajtek1
Here is granite floor I did on my classic...

Here is granite floor I did on my classic Airstream (now sold).
I did granite/marble floor on couple of my RV and loved the result, especially practicality.
Stone add 100+ lb depends on the floor...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-17-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,874
Posted By Kajtek1
To start, true family story. When my oldest...

To start, true family story.
When my oldest son was on his last year in college, I offered him Mercedes diesel as I already bought another diesel.
My son declined -saying "Mercedes is for old...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-21-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,333
Posted By Kajtek1
I am in process of stripping my 1965 right now....

I am in process of stripping my 1965 right now. Could not buy the Klean Strip Aircraft remover in California. Nobody carry it here and no distributor can order it for me, while manufacturer will not...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-13-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Kajtek1
My 1965 has all copper pipes in good conditon,...

My 1965 has all copper pipes in good conditon, but the 3/8" Tee under the bathroom sink has bad soldering job and PO put epoxy on it. That leaked and the access was impossible from the hole on the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-13-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Kajtek1
Well... mine is 45 years old and holding 150 psi....

Well... mine is 45 years old and holding 150 psi.
However I wonder Andy if you would know the internal piping in those things?
My issue is that I added the electric element to mine. I had drain...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-06-2008, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,177
Posted By Kajtek1
German cars do not supply brake controllers. I...

German cars do not supply brake controllers. I assume that you have brake light connected to brake light circuit and that is why the brakes lock.
You need to install brake controller. Meaning...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-06-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 49,700
Posted By Kajtek1
In the past I've been buying 12V deep cycle...

In the past I've been buying 12V deep cycle batteries at Costco. They had 2 years warranties and usually died in 2 years and 2 months.
I bought Sam's (cheap) golf-sized batteries 5 years ago and...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-06-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 49,700
Posted By Kajtek1
I would only add, that high quality charger pays...

I would only add, that high quality charger pays for itself on the long run.
I have 4 batteries bank in my 24 V coach and use 3-stage charger build into inverter for recharging. In 5 years I had to...
Forum: Axles 06-06-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By Kajtek1
Great post. It is nice to know they are cheaper...

Great post. It is nice to know they are cheaper alternatives on the market.
Do you have any pictures? I don't have any complains about my 1965 axle, but in 10 more years...
Forum: Doors & Locks 05-18-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By Kajtek1
Never hurts to check with your local dealer. My...

Never hurts to check with your local dealer.
My guys were able to get me OEM Bargman lock replacement for my 1965 model.
For 1/3 what Andy is asking.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-17-2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,105
Posted By Kajtek1
Congratulations on taking on impossible task. As...

Congratulations on taking on impossible task. As overlander said, you need to get all electronic engine controls from the donor vehicle to make it work.
I used to own older motorhome that was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-11-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Kajtek1
Our almost 10-years old Mercedes have been on...

Our almost 10-years old Mercedes have been on Flexible Service System from day 1. For few years it was running on dino oil with average 13,000 intervals before Mercedes changed the policy to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-30-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kajtek1
ebay is a child of the Internet. Everything is...

ebay is a child of the Internet. Everything is possible.
There are lot of technological gizmos coming on the market so sometimes it is very hard to figure out what is involved till you actually use...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 01-30-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,431
Posted By Kajtek1
In CA any trailer above 1500 lb require working...

In CA any trailer above 1500 lb require working brakes.
Boat trailers are exception.
Forum: On The Road... 01-29-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By Kajtek1
Did you check you body for strange puncture marks?

Did you check you body for strange puncture marks?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-29-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,997
Posted By Kajtek1
Not an Airstream (is it?) but nice set I've seen...

Not an Airstream (is it?) but nice set I've seen at gas station
https://www.airforums.com/attachments/photobucket/img_512076_0_89f16059f70f04d4d27e6b084242483e.jpg
Forum: On The Road... 01-29-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By Kajtek1
Citroen was leading car manufacturer in 70's. ...

Citroen was leading car manufacturer in 70's.
I think they were the first one to offer air suspension on passenger car.
With pull of the level you could change the clearance for freeway speeds,...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-29-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,754
Posted By Kajtek1
When you drive older car, very likely your manual...

When you drive older car, very likely your manual advise "oil change 3000". That doesn't mean with today's advanced oils anybody do it anymore.
Our cars get new oils every 13,000 miles.
"Not...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-29-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,148
Posted By Kajtek1
The bladder tanks have barb connectors. One will...

The bladder tanks have barb connectors. One will fir 1.5" hose, the other 1/2" hose. In my motorhome I am filling up the bladder via the T on the smaller hose and the top is capped, preventing air...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-29-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,148
Posted By Kajtek1
I just bought bladder tank for my 65 Safari ...

I just bought bladder tank for my 65 Safari
MariSafe - Boating products and services designed to make you safe, smart and secure...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-29-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By Kajtek1
You are not saying why you want the gear vendor?...

You are not saying why you want the gear vendor? Since you are talking about towing, it is definitely not for fuel economy. Do you have a problem with low speed torque?
Gear vendors cost several...
Forum: On The Road... 01-29-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By Kajtek1
I never miss Valley of Fire while in Vegas. IMHO...

I never miss Valley of Fire while in Vegas. IMHO this is the place of most beautiful camping sites in the World. It is about 45 minutes drive (by a car) from Vegas on I-15 east.
Closer by is Red...
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,720
Posted By Kajtek1
27 miles north of Russian Rives should be close...

27 miles north of Russian Rives should be close to Still Water Cove?
I am new Airstream owner and new to this forum as well, but will do my best to be at Casini.
Do you really tow with that...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-28-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,075
Posted By Kajtek1
This forum is occupy by "paper experts". Read...

This forum is occupy by "paper experts".
Read the reply #47 one more time
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-28-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,754
Posted By Kajtek1
It is the same issue like using 100% bio-diesel,...

It is the same issue like using 100% bio-diesel, towing with close to 100% capacity, or towing car with 4 wheels down.
Manufacturers don't recommend it because there is no money in it for them, so...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-28-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By Kajtek1
Isuzu diesel experts here? Did you try to seek...

Isuzu diesel experts here?
Did you try to seek Isuzu forum?
Harmonic balancers usually are dealer only parts.
Good luck on your search.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-28-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,500
Posted By Kajtek1
That car look like Fiat Punto, but from the poor...

That car look like Fiat Punto, but from the poor pictures can't be sure.
Couple decades ago, when I was traveling thru the Alps, I've seen 1300 lb trailers, no brakes towed by Fiat126.
Those...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-28-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,872
Posted By Kajtek1
Chisel or hacksaw use in such application is very...

Chisel or hacksaw use in such application is very difficult not to mention danger. What I do is drilling row of holes. Start with a small bit to avoid "bit dancing" and than follow with bigger one...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-28-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,997
Posted By Kajtek1
I happen to buy my Airstream trailer from my...

I happen to buy my Airstream trailer from my neighbor, who is original owner. About 10 years ago they also sold me original TV they used in years when the trailer was used for camping. It was 2-door...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-28-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By Kajtek1
You are not stating your RV experience? Jumping...

You are not stating your RV experience?
Jumping full-time into expensive trailer and new TV is pretty risky without personal checking how it is going to work for you.
It become standard on this...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-27-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,946
Posted By Kajtek1
Nice post 62overlander But the way I read it...

Nice post 62overlander
But the way I read it -while you are protecting "the capitalistic society we live in." for Rob, you decline it for the other ebay poster.
You reserve for yourself the right...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-27-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,033
Posted By Kajtek1
I've been dealing with old tank like that and the...

I've been dealing with old tank like that and the plastic turned out to be ungluable, while over the years it lost the strength parameters making re-welding a bad option.
In another words I believe...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-27-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,506
Posted By Kajtek1
Wow! And I tough I had messy set up in my trailer...

Wow! And I tough I had messy set up in my trailer ;)
I see water regulator and safety valve behind the black pipe. I see the problem with access there. Without having 3-D pictures I can only guess...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-27-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,710
Posted By Kajtek1
I already posted my technical opinions in that...

I already posted my technical opinions in that section.
That's why I wonder, why did you start pushing the WD idea here?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-27-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,710
Posted By Kajtek1
Than it is whole idea about using WD that I...

Than it is whole idea about using WD that I question.
WD system transfer the weight of the front of the trailer and weight of the rear of TV to the first and last axle. That definitely works with...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-27-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,506
Posted By Kajtek1
Some pictures would be helpful? I just pulled...

Some pictures would be helpful?
I just pulled the water regulator out of my project. There was safety valve right behind it, that I tested to be stuck above 150 psi, so without a hesitation I cut...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 01-27-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,926
Posted By Kajtek1
The GPS routing is only as smart as the guy who...

The GPS routing is only as smart as the guy who put data on the software.
While in Death Valley GPS was trying to force us for driving on gravel road at the rim, instead of asphalt road in the...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 01-27-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,926
Posted By Kajtek1
Another vote for laptop based GPS. I do own...

Another vote for laptop based GPS.
I do own small handheld unit, that I am using on the boat to mark the ramp in case I'll be coming back in the fog, or occasionally we use it for exploring...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 01-27-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By Kajtek1
I just bought 20 lb tank at Costco for $22. The...

I just bought 20 lb tank at Costco for $22.
The only working way to check the propane level is to have it weighted, or spend big money on the tank with a gauge.
I have gauge on my forklift tank,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-27-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,710
Posted By Kajtek1
Sure it does, but anti-sway is a patch, not a...

Sure it does, but anti-sway is a patch, not a cure.
Again in those setups I drove sway was never an issue and I have a habit of towing at 65 or higher. What did I do wrong?
To answer my own...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-27-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,710
Posted By Kajtek1
I didn't have a chance of towing my Airstream on...

I didn't have a chance of towing my Airstream on long distance yet, but I've been towing several heavy trailers with my Mercedes ML as well as big pickups. While towing 2001 light 25' model of other...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 01-27-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 57,593
Posted By Kajtek1
I was under impression, that morning lists only...

I was under impression, that morning lists only closing time if you know what I mean?

Having lot of things going on, I was hoping for last minute reservation, but looking at the campground map...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-26-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,641
Posted By Kajtek1
"Why Did You Choose An Airstream?" For the...

"Why Did You Choose An Airstream?"

For the same reasons I drive Mercedes sedans and Prevost motorhome.
Pure snobism.


Just kidding. Quality doesn't age. It becomes classic. :wally:
Forum: Insurance & Claims 01-26-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,499
Posted By Kajtek1
I don't know the actual price of the trailer, but...

I don't know the actual price of the trailer, but in 1969 new Ford LTD cost $4300. I would believe the trailer was in the same range.
The question from the insurance seem strange, since now the...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-26-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,946
Posted By Kajtek1
"The World is full of ..." "There is a ........

"The World is full of ..."
"There is a ..... born every minute"
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-26-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,872
Posted By Kajtek1
I guess it depends on the year. In my 1965 the...

I guess it depends on the year. In my 1965 the flange is mounted on what looks like cast iron pipe extending about 6" down. I suspect the pipe goes deep inside the tank, that is just 1.5" below the...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-26-2008, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,946
Posted By Kajtek1
Too bad. I really admire this guy sense of humor...

Too bad. I really admire this guy sense of humor :lol:
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-26-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,946
Posted By Kajtek1
Wich one of you guys is fishingonice? eBay...

Wich one of you guys is fishingonice?

eBay Motors: RV outside porch light for older Airstream trailers (item 130193508716 end time Feb-05-08 14:59:42 PST)...
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