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Forum: Awnings 08-18-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Roadrunner
"74" Awning Fabric Repair

The awning fabric on our kids "74" Tradewindwas separating at the seams. Rather than spend $$$ for new fabric (the old was in decent condition) we decided to try and repair the existing awning...
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-05-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Roadrunner
Gator...thanks for the reply. Do you recall which...

Gator...thanks for the reply. Do you recall which end is tensioned? Did you let the tension all the way off?

Bob "Roadrunner"
Indiana, PA
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-03-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Roadrunner
Rear Window Removal with Streetside Awning?

Have removed, cleaned, and replaced gaskets on the curbside of our "74" Tradewind with no issues. Now on to the street side. The awning is low enough that I can't get the window up past 90 degrees to...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-27-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By Roadrunner
The Music Machine

Well here is what we are starting with...frame seems strong, I put on new axles/tires. PO tore out bathroom and constructed wall to wall platform bed alone with house cabinet install. The wrap around...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-26-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By Roadrunner
Bob thanks for the reply. Short answer...both....

Bob thanks for the reply. Short answer...both. Outside setup for concert performance and inside for music lessons and hospitality. I suppose there would be occasional inside jams. Envision small...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-26-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By Roadrunner
Mobile Music Studio

I have a 74 Overlander partially gutted waiting for repurposing. Having restored several other trailers for camping, this one is earmarked to be a mobile music studio. Looking for any...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-22-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By Roadrunner
Flexible pad sounds like a good idea. Most...

Flexible pad sounds like a good idea. Most residential fridges are solid on all four sides. How would one anchor to the floor? I wouldn't want to risk drilling into something important if using angle...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-22-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By Roadrunner
Securing Residential Fridge?

I realize there are mixed feelings and concerns over the use of residential refrigerators in our trailers. I've always replaced with RV units in the past. When cost is an issue and a residential...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-07-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,727
Posted By Roadrunner
Update: It's Finished

Didn't expect to see such an old post resurface. I decided to tackle this project on my own. I think I've used every technique available. Like others, I am very pleased with the results. Therapeutic?...
Forum: Refrigerators 09-04-2016, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,572
Posted By Roadrunner
Thanks for the information. Will give them a call...

Thanks for the information. Will give them a call on Tuesday.

Bob "Roadrunner"
Indiana, PA
Forum: Refrigerators 09-03-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,572
Posted By Roadrunner
Removal Dometic RM2600

The Dometic Refrigerator coil went in our kids "74" Tradewind two weeks ago while camping. After 12 hours on electric they had a warm refrigerator and that offensive ammonia smell. Assuming the coil...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-29-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,773
Posted By Roadrunner
Hi Tony...I recently purchased 1/2" aluminum...

Hi Tony...I recently purchased 1/2" aluminum blinds for the kid's Tradewind from blinds.com. These were for the bunk area. You can order the exact size. Ours look great. I ordered them just long...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-21-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Roadrunner
Was able to get a hold of a "74" tech...

Was able to get a hold of a "74" tech manual...yes they are all on the same circuit. And yes it is "over the door" light...no Scare light on "74". This may be easier to address than the refrigerator...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-21-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Roadrunner
Galley, Scare, Overhead Same Circuit

While camping this weekend several of the lights in my daughter's "74" Tradewind stopped working: the Galley lights, the Scare light over the door, and the six lights in the mid trailer overhead...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-18-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 762
Posted By Roadrunner
Extrusion Inserts - Fast and Easy

Let's face it...vintage trailers present with similar challenges. While replacing the bath in the kids "74" Tradewind most all of the extrusion inserts were dry, discolored, brittle and broken. I...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-15-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By Roadrunner
"62" Flying Cloud

Fred...your assumptions sound plausible. The trailer has 3 windows side by side on the street side...just like the floorpan I posted. Looks just like a Flying Cloud but longer with dual axles. Wonder...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-15-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By Roadrunner
Help Identifying this Airstream

I have passed this trailer for months and decided to stop and take a look. Badge indicates it is a vintage Flying Cloud (see raised script above name plate). S/N indicates it is a "62" 24 foot...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-23-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,643
Posted By Roadrunner
Kevin I'll be watching this with interest. We are...

Kevin I'll be watching this with interest. We are getting close to looking in this direction. Anyone know of similar properties located on the water? Thanks!

Bob
Indiana, PA

PA TAC-5
WBCCI...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 10-18-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 54,159
Posted By Roadrunner
Cancellation

I'm sorry that we will not be able to make it down this week from Pennsylvania. Please open up our site to someone on the reserve list. Thanks and I'm sure all will have a great time. Have a...
Forum: Commercial Listings 08-07-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,969
Posted By Roadrunner
Frank I'd be up for that...after doing 4 I might...

Frank I'd be up for that...after doing 4 I might actually figure it out! Can I run the Miller MIG welder?

Bob Leopold "Roadrunner"
Indiana, PA

TAC PA-5
WBCCI 4871
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-05-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Roadrunner
Floor

Chuck...the floor seems to be ok but I'll have to take out the shower pan to be sure. It appears there could have been leaks in the past but nothing recent...at least since I sealed the roof. Now the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-05-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Roadrunner
Bathroom Pics

Just thought I'd post a few pictures of the tear out...

Bob "Roadrunner"
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-05-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Roadrunner
Bathroom Walls? Shower Out...

So I have the bathroom out of the kid's "74" Tradewind and ready for paint. Are the end caps plastic and the sink/shower fiberglass? I used Krylon Fusion on the front end cap and it looks great. Has...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-04-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,048
Posted By Roadrunner
Bathroom Material?

So I have the bathroom out of the kid's "74" Tradewind and ready for paint. Are the endocarps plastic and the sink/shower fiberglass? I used Krylon Fusion on the front end cap and it looks great. Has...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-24-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Roadrunner
Yes the original fixture was a 2 bulb florescent...

Yes the original fixture was a 2 bulb florescent with its own on/off switch. The galley is opposite the door. There are two switches right next to the door...one with two posts and one with three...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-23-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Roadrunner
Thanks Chuck. I'm not reinstalling the original...

Thanks Chuck. I'm not reinstalling the original fixture but three LED warm white lights. These lights only have black and red wires...yet when I connect to ground and either of the trailer red wires...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-23-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Roadrunner
"74" Tradewind Galley Light Question

I have ordered 3 round LED lights to mount under the cabinet above the galley. They have two wires. There are 3 wires in the trailer for the light that was there. There is no wall switch for this...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-18-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Roadrunner
Thanks Andy...I did try our local Lowes but no...

Thanks Andy...I did try our local Lowes but no go. I can try the Airstream dealer locally but I know they won't have anything. Perhaps HD has something...will check them out.

Bob
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-18-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Roadrunner
Bath Fixture Replacement "74" Tradewind?

I'm getting ready to attack the bath in our kids "74" Tradewind. All PEX is in and waiting for fixture replacement. Looks to be standard 4" between holes for water lines...but what have others used...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-02-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,215
Posted By Roadrunner
So True...

Jim my experience with my class was similar to yours. Lots of theory, and lots of unsupervised welding time. We had a young man who never taught before...but he could lay down some nice welds. I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-02-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,215
Posted By Roadrunner
Miller Mobile

Miller has some pretty good sales going on now and the Miller Mobile training/demo truck showed up at our local dealer. Tomorrow I'll grab my helmet and demo some of their units. The Millermatic 211...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-01-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,215
Posted By Roadrunner
Millermatic 211...

Well over a year has passed since I last posted regarding my "welding prowess"...and still no welder. I did have my garage wired for 230V service. So now I'm looking to pick up a MIG welder. Have...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 06-01-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,489
Posted By Roadrunner
Cobb Grill

We have been looking for some time for the "perfect" grill. Our standby for years has been the Coleman propane cookstove. This is great for outside cooking but really doesn't give you the true grill...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,557
Posted By Roadrunner
Wrench behind the furnace... Bob...

Wrench behind the furnace...

Bob "Roadrunner"
Indiana, PA

TAC PA-5
WBCCI 4871
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-27-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 620
Posted By Roadrunner
BathWorks?

Many have expressed an interest in a product for refinishing the bath area in our vintage Airstreams. Some have used Fusion Paint, some automotive paint, and in the past some have used a product from...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-23-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,721
Posted By Roadrunner
Panel Clips?

Has anyone found a source for panel clips? Or is there a substitute solution? Thanks!

Bob "Roadrunner"
Indiana, PA

TAC PA-5
WBCCI 4871
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 05-17-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By Roadrunner
Yep seen it on many vintage trailers...incuding...

Yep seen it on many vintage trailers...incuding ours. I suspect it could be a result of sagged axles. Have you noticed any popped rivets inside? We replaced the axles on our "78"...interestingly...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 05-15-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,304
Posted By Roadrunner
Very nice job! I've seen another Argosy that had...

Very nice job! I've seen another Argosy that had lower paint and the upper panels were stripped and polished (except for the end caps which were painted). Goes to show what a little elbow grease will...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 05-14-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By Roadrunner
Euro Hinges

Juergen...I don't see where this would be a problem. While I haven't updated any existing cabinet doors, we have built new Airstream cabinets and always use the Euro-style hinges. The hinges are...
Forum: On The Road... 05-11-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Roadrunner
Paula is correct about 522...we travel it all the...

Paula is correct about 522...we travel it all the time when traveling from Western PA to the Eastern Shore of Virginia/North Carolina. Might consider 522/70 to Breezewood, 10 miles on Pa Turnpike to...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-04-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,414
Posted By Roadrunner
And whatever you do...DON'T wash your clothes in...

And whatever you do...DON'T wash your clothes in the family washing machine. Ask me how I know...

Bob "Roadrunner"
Indiana, PA

TAC PA-5
WBCCI 4871
Forum: Axles 05-03-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,984
Posted By Roadrunner
You've gotten lots of good advice. I will second...

You've gotten lots of good advice. I will second the bolt pre spray with your product of choice...we used PB Blaster and soaked bolts for several days. Our Kobalt Impact Wrench was a time saver. As...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-01-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By Roadrunner
See Blog for More Information

Well I finally finished wiring/installation of the new stereo in our kids trailer. Pictures and wiring information can be found in "Wiring New Stereo" blog:
...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-27-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By Roadrunner
Connecting Accessory Wire

I was able to get a meter on the wiring in question. Blue is hot and white is ground. Connecting the Sony Car Stereo should be straight forward: blue to yellow (radio) and white to black (radio). The...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-26-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,277
Posted By Roadrunner
Stereo Wiring?

After rerouting the stereo wiring harness to the front overhead cabinet in our "74" Tradewind, I'm getting ready to hook up a new Alpine stereo radio. I have the speaker wiring all labeled and ready...
Forum: 1997 - 1999 Safari 04-23-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,352
Posted By Roadrunner
Nice job Bob! Our Allure bamboo floor has held up...

Nice job Bob! Our Allure bamboo floor has held up well except for some shrinking due to the temperature swings here in the NorthEast. Judging from your avatar you should be fine. A new floor really...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Roadrunner
Bob thanks for posting pictures of your radio...

Bob thanks for posting pictures of your radio replacement. I will need to take a look at the service manual to see if there is wiring running behind the forward compartment. I would like to install...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-22-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By Roadrunner
Alpine Radio Install "74" Tradewind

The front end of my daughter's "74" Tradewind is cleaned out and waiting for wrap around sofa. I'm trying to decide where/how to reinstall a stereo system. You can see the PO had a car radio in a box...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-13-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,884
Posted By Roadrunner
Hi Mike...what did you ever end up doing with the...

Hi Mike...what did you ever end up doing with the dining area in your "77" Sovereign? I am getting ready to do the same in my daughter's "74" Tradewind. Thanks!

Bob
Indiana, PA

TAC PA - 5...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-27-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Roadrunner
Airstream Jam Rally?

Dave and Nancy from Oregon started a thread recently mentioning they take their guitar and keyboard on the road. As a bass player myself, I'm curious if there are any music jams across the country...
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