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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-31-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By Dr Dan
mistery solved

Well, the answer is that back in 1965 they did use a copper tubing that is an oddball size used in the mobile home industry that's a little bit larger than 1/2". No one uses it anymore except perhaps...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-26-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,902
Posted By Dr Dan
copper plumbing in 1965 Trade wind

I recently had to replace the kitchen sink in my 65 Tradewind and decided to cut the copper line where it bends to go vertical up to the faucet and put a 90 degree cut off there and finish out with...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-06-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dr Dan
Thank you for the links 2air, I have both...

Thank you for the links 2air,

I have both copper and pex in my plumbing and the only external water devise of any note would be the street connection which is copper or brass. I also installed a...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-05-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dr Dan
Forced air heater on the go.

This may seem like a goofy question, but here gos. My lovely wife wants to go camping this February in our 1965 Tradewind. The forced air heat system has been replaced by a previous owner with an...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 10-13-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,617
Posted By Dr Dan
I took a sander and steel wool to mine and then...

I took a sander and steel wool to mine and then waxed it and it has held up very well for the last year. I plan on removing it and getting it plated with chrome one of these days, but thats down the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-21-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 763
Posted By Dr Dan
Running lights 1965 TW

Hey,
Pulled our 65 TW up to Petoskey MI for the maiden voyage last week and every thing went smoothly except that the running lights stopped working at some point. I don't know when, but we got...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-26-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dr Dan
After charging for a second night the meter on...

After charging for a second night the meter on the charger said it wasn't doing anything, so I took the battery to town and it checked out good on a battery tester. I haven't replaced the battery...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-24-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dr Dan
Man, you guys are fast. As far as I know Streamer...

Man, you guys are fast. As far as I know Streamer there is no cutoff switch on my 1965 unit. That doesn't mean there isn't one, just as far as I know. Jdalrymple, there are 2 fuses in the 12 volt...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-24-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Dr Dan
Charging battery on shore power.

I'm getting ready to leave for the maiden voyage to Petoskey Michigan in a few weeks. I've had the trailer plugged into shore power working on the floor alonge with other concerns and noticed when I...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-18-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By Dr Dan
If you can take a photo to see what it would look...

If you can take a photo to see what it would look like it might be able to be fabricated. Find a horseshoer that uses a forge, make it out of steel and then plate it, but he/she will need a photo or...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-18-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,903
Posted By Dr Dan
I was thinking the same thing about the tubing,...

I was thinking the same thing about the tubing, but was thinking aluminum tubing with aluminum bar stock running all the way across across to allow for plywood to drop in flush for the floor. It...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-17-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Dr Dan
I have the original owners manual that came with...

I have the original owners manual that came with my 1965 Tradewind that I could photocopy if that would help.
Dan
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-16-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By Dr Dan
Hey, working on a 65 Tradewind and the only...

Hey, working on a 65 Tradewind and the only things I can think of is about a 6" diameter hole above the cooktop that has an exhaust fan in it (cover on the outside) The heat in mine exhausts out the...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-16-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,572
Posted By Dr Dan
Thanks mhilley, I was unaware of the change. I...

Thanks mhilley, I was unaware of the change. I had toxicology 26 years ago and I didn't know they had fixed that problem. I looked up mangenese in my Small animal toxicology text and there was no...
Forum: Boondocking 08-12-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By Dr Dan
Im thinking about taking a 2 man crosscut saw...

Im thinking about taking a 2 man crosscut saw with me to cut firewood from downed trees when I get thare. AS far as I know that is totaly OK as long as you are using muscle power. Shouldn't take much...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-12-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dr Dan
I just purchased a 60 minute timer switch at...

I just purchased a 60 minute timer switch at lowes that fits in a switch box, twist the dial to how ever many minutes you think you will need water and listen to it click. I wasn't thinking about it...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-11-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,572
Posted By Dr Dan
Just a reminder "Boiled" linseed oil is not...

Just a reminder "Boiled" linseed oil is not "boiled" it is the addition of lead, which makes it poison. Not sure I would want it on my hands all that much or my walls. I think most of the poisionings...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,791
Posted By Dr Dan
I picked up a timer switch yesterday to replace...

I picked up a timer switch yesterday to replace the on/of pump switch. Does anyone have any comments on that. Knowing you should turn off the pump before hitting the road and actually getting it done...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 888
Posted By Dr Dan
Heat Ducts

The furnace in our 65 Tradewind has a air handler (BOX) underneath the floor with two round ducts branching off, one to the vent in front and the second to the vent in back. As I was closing up the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By Dr Dan
Heat ducts

The furnace in our 65 Tradewind has a air handler underneath the floor with two round ducts branching off, one to the vent in front and the second to the vent in back. As I was closing up the belly...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-07-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,186
Posted By Dr Dan
The level deal is huge, "it can't be more than 4...

The level deal is huge, "it can't be more than 4 degrees off level" I was told after removal of the unit, hauling it in to a shop, only for them to plug it in and have it work. Of course I only had...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-07-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,045
Posted By Dr Dan
rot in floor

Hey folks,
After dinking with this 1965 trade wind/money pit for the last 4 years I have finally started to deal with taking up the floor tiles and replacing them with some that are more in line...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 07-19-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,704
Posted By Dr Dan
My 1965 Tradewind has a magic chef and the knob...

My 1965 Tradewind has a magic chef and the knob does not have a slot marked "pilot" But I have the manual and it reads to turn the knob to 300 degrees and you can depress it and hold it down to light...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-11-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 169,097
Posted By Dr Dan
Hey John, Timely topic. I worked on my 65...

Hey John,

Timely topic. I worked on my 65 Tradewind today winterizing by the manual and now you got me spooked. I did have concerns about the water heater. For the life of me I don't think this...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 10-07-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,566
Posted By Dr Dan
Motor

I've got it sitting on the floor of the shop where it has been setting for months after I gave up. I love this forum, it is unbelievable.
I will do some measuring, but I have dinked with it and...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 10-06-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,566
Posted By Dr Dan
Exhaust fan motor

I am looking for a motor for the range hood from my 1965 Trade wind. I have the old one but have not been able to find a source a 12 volt motor that will work.
Thanks
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-05-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By Dr Dan
The truck side

Thought of something else as to charging from the truck. I found a panel where the electrical hookup from the vehicle attaches to the wiring of the trailer, what a blessing. A continuity tester...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-05-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By Dr Dan
univolt system

Attached (I hope) are some photos of the system I have in the trailer. All original I think. There is an amp meter mounted on top of the univolt, an add on I suspect, which dosen't tell me much. I...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-05-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dr Dan
Pilot Knob

Here are a few photos of the range I'm trying to light the oven pilot on. It supposedly has two in the oven. The first one I can get to light, but I can not get the second to come on and that is the...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-05-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dr Dan
Oven knob

Actually there is no pilot setting on this oven knob. The manual said turn to 300 degrees. I can light the small pilot at 300 degrees, but not at other settings. It will push in slightly, due to a...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-04-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By Dr Dan
Lighting the oven

I have a 1965 Tradewind with Magic chef range. I finally got the pilot on the stove top working and can light the pilot on the oven, but the oven does not come on. Does the oven have to be totally...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-04-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By Dr Dan
Battery charging

I have been working on a 1965 Tradewind for at least a year. It is wonderful to have found this website, it has been sorely needed.

I still have the Univolt system and it appears to be...
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