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Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-12-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,002
Posted By mashburn.nick
10 years is a long time to bring back a thread......

10 years is a long time to bring back a thread... but here it is!

I have a similar question. I have my Inca Plastics black tank with the 3" outlet valve. I also have the dump valve assembly with...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-03-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By mashburn.nick
Ah, sorry. I should have clarified a bit more....

Ah, sorry. I should have clarified a bit more. Here's the cable coming from the TV to the junction box....
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-03-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By mashburn.nick
Any harm in increasing wire gauge down the line?

Hello,

I have a 7-way umbilical cable that has 14 gauge wires for all of the wires that aren't ground or brakes. The 14-gauge wires will go mainly to different types of lights.

I previously...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-25-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By mashburn.nick
Just a bump - hoping someone knows the answer or...

Just a bump - hoping someone knows the answer or can help! Thanks for any ideas!
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-21-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By mashburn.nick
Window Hinge Leak Prevention Question - '68

Hello!

I'm working on restoring the windows of my '68 Ambassador. All of the glass bars have been removed, cleaned, and reassembled on the pane of glass. The last part is sliding the whole window...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-29-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By mashburn.nick
Spare Tire Mount - A-Frame

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

My wife and I bought this spare tire mount from ODMRV before...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-05-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By mashburn.nick
SilverWind, I wouldn't recommend using steel...

SilverWind,

I wouldn't recommend using steel wool, since the frame is made of aluminum and theoretically tiny pieces of steel could get stuck in the aluminum and cause galvanic corrosion.
...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-05-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By mashburn.nick
Removing corrosion from window frames

Hello!

We're having some significant trouble removing the corrosion that has built up over the years on our aluminum window frames (pictures below).

Here's what we've tried so far:

Maroon...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-05-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By mashburn.nick
Discoloration on shell around windows

Hello!

So we've been using a very mild orange sol product (Contractor Solvent (https://www.amazon.com/ORANGE-SOL-10022-Contractor-Solvent-oz/dp/B000BZZ32E)) that is safe to use on just about...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-04-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By mashburn.nick
Thanks for the quick response! I'll take a look...

Thanks for the quick response! I'll take a look at it when I'm out there tomorrow.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-02-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By mashburn.nick
Black Tank Setup - Valves, Pipes, & Drainage

Hi Everyone,

I spent some time searching around for answers to a couple of black tank set up questions but couldn't find anything that answers my questions. I thought it may be worth posing a few...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-04-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,006
Posted By mashburn.nick
I don't know the answer to this, but I really...

I don't know the answer to this, but I really hope someone does! I'm just about to start mine!
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-22-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By mashburn.nick
Thanks, David! Do you know how that ductwork...

Thanks, David! Do you know how that ductwork would hold up to the beating it'll get being towed around? I can't tell what it's made of but I'd be worried that over time it might deteriorate or the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-21-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By mashburn.nick
Keep gray tanks from sliding side-to-side

Hello!

I'm following the plans of some others on the forum and mounting my gray tanks with steel "straps" like the photo below.

The only thing that's coming to mind is how do I keep the tanks...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By mashburn.nick
Thanks! What do you mean by plastic backed duct...

Thanks! What do you mean by plastic backed duct insulation?
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-16-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By mashburn.nick
Running furnace ducts near gray tanks

Hello!

I'm trying to figure out the best way to run a furnace duct from the front of our 68 Ambassador (inside the door and immediately to the left) to the rear of the trailer so that there's a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-20-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By mashburn.nick
Chronicling our journey on Instagram!

Hey everyone!

We've been toying with creating a thread on here to serve as a blog to chronicle the renovation of our 1968 Ambassador, but we wanted people outside of the forums (yes, they exist!)...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-20-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By mashburn.nick
I can't believe the overwhelming response to this...

I can't believe the overwhelming response to this thread! I'd forgotten to check up on it and I'm so glad I did! Thanks for all of the great information, everyone. After reading through this, as well...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-07-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,595
Posted By mashburn.nick
Looking for a vintage, SUV-style TV

Hello!

My fiancÚ and I are currently looking for a tow vehicle. We're looking for something a bit older (think 80's Land Cruiser) but we have a '68 Ambassador (4,500 lbs dry, probably closer to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-02-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,449
Posted By mashburn.nick
Hey Jared! Everything has been going great....

Hey Jared!

Everything has been going great. I've been pretty busy at work so we haven't spent a ton of time out there working, but at the same time we're really just waiting on the welder at this...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-07-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,449
Posted By mashburn.nick
They came out great! Looking forward to receiving...

They came out great! Looking forward to receiving ours sometime this week!
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-28-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By mashburn.nick
Unfortunately I am in the same boat! Wish I could...

Unfortunately I am in the same boat! Wish I could help, but at least this will bump the thread to the top! I'm actually having trouble with the tail lights and backup lights (the small ones near the...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-25-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By mashburn.nick
A brilliant point, Shacksman! Regarding the...

A brilliant point, Shacksman!

Regarding the question of cost to replace the aluminum: a lot.

Really, it depends on the type of aluminum you use. I'm not sure exactly what we've got out there or...
Forum: Our Community 01-21-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,090
Views: 1,281,776
Posted By mashburn.nick
Marine Wire

Well first I got a package with some marine wire in it.....


then I got another package with more marine wire in it......


then I got ANOTHER package with MORE marine wire in it.....

...
Forum: Full-Timing 01-21-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,526
Posted By mashburn.nick
Props to you for starting the blog! We've always...

Props to you for starting the blog! We've always meant to blog about our project, but most of our time goes towards the project itself! :lol:

Looking forward to reading and happy trails!
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-21-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By mashburn.nick
Any opinions, anyone?

Any opinions, anyone?
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-17-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,266
Posted By mashburn.nick
1968 Vinyl Wall Predicament

So, we're at a bit of a crossroads with our interior panels...

The previous owner made an absolute mess of them. There's a few spots with black paint streaks, and they used a VERY strong adhesive...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-15-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By mashburn.nick
It was just a little over a month ago that my...

It was just a little over a month ago that my fiancÚ and I made the two hour drive to Ft. Myers to pick up our '68 Ambassador, Alice :)

Congrats and try to have fun during every moment (even when...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-15-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By mashburn.nick
Here's a rough "sketch" of what I plan on doing....

Here's a rough "sketch" of what I plan on doing. It's 4" round galvanized steel ductwork, which I was told I could compress into ovals at the cross members so that it can pass through. I will of...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-15-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By mashburn.nick
I'm going to have to crunch some numbers then to...

I'm going to have to crunch some numbers then to see where I need to place vents. Originally there was just the rectangular one under the front of the furnace and one in the bathroom, and that was...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 01-15-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By mashburn.nick
Replace or repair?

So, I'm at a bit of a crossroads. I'm trying to figure out whether my belly pan is beyond repair or if a little time and elbow grease can bring it back to life. I've attached some photos of the whole...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-14-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By mashburn.nick
Good to know about the certification! Mark -...

Good to know about the certification!

Mark -

How did you measure the square inches of ventilation required for the safe operation of the furnace? The model I'm looking at says 36" squared, but...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-14-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By mashburn.nick
Alan - Thanks for the input. From what I...

Alan -

Thanks for the input. From what I can tell, if you meet or exceed the factory requirements for square inches of ventilation then you should be fine (I think it's 36in. squared.

The Sign...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-13-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By mashburn.nick
Sorry just need to bump this up because I can't...

Sorry just need to bump this up because I can't find any info about this.

Would I be able to use semi-rigid aluminum round ducts
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-12-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By mashburn.nick
'68 Ambassador Duct Replacement

I'm doing a shell-off restoration of a '68 Ambassador and I'm looking to place a couple of gray tanks from VTS between the subfloor and belly pan (5" of room, gray tank is 4"). However, I've...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-11-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By mashburn.nick
If you need gantries, we'll be done with ours in...

If you need gantries, we'll be done with ours in a few weeks! We're almost done building some massive gantries out of PT 4x4's and 8 inch bolts, so it isn't going anywhere. We've also got 2, 1/2 ton...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-11-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,449
Posted By mashburn.nick
Wow! That's pretty bad! Well it seems like...

Wow! That's pretty bad!

Well it seems like I took the picture at her best angle, the other sides of the outriggers are where the damage really is. and almost all of the outriggers towards the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-11-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By mashburn.nick
Ours spent it's life in Connecticut, Ohio, and...

Ours spent it's life in Connecticut, Ohio, and for the last 15-20 years, central Florida, which is where it got the most abuse. You may notice the badge on the side that looks like a Sheriff's badge,...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-10-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By mashburn.nick
Congrats! The shell seems to be in much better...

Congrats! The shell seems to be in much better shape than ours was when we got it! We're gearing up to take the shell off in the next week.

What's your plan for moving forward?

Nick
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-08-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,449
Posted By mashburn.nick
Hi Jared, I'd definitely be interested in...

Hi Jared,

I'd definitely be interested in hearing what your friend has to say as far as the cost of each outrigger.

Please keep me updated on what he quotes you per outrigger and I'll let you...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-07-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,449
Posted By mashburn.nick
'68 outrigger questions

Hello!

My fiance and I are replacing 23 (yes, twenty three) outriggers on our '68 Ambassador and I have a quick question before we actually commit to such a large order:

I have measured our...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-04-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By mashburn.nick
Thanks for the info! He's coming out tomorrow and...

Thanks for the info! He's coming out tomorrow and we should be best to get some answers from him then.

I'll take a look at your video!

Nick
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-04-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By mashburn.nick
'68 Ambassador Frame Repair & Aluminum Body Segments

Hi everyone!

Myself and my fiance recently bought a 1968 Ambassador LY Int. and we have plenty of questions. We've been working on it for a month now and so far have it almost completely gutted,...
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