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Forum: On The Road... 10-27-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By Thealt
I meant to add -- but I'm sure you know - that...

I meant to add -- but I'm sure you know - that Highway 290 from Austin is an easy drive all the way to I-10 (and far more scenic and quiet than I-10 from San Antonio).

Oh, and keep your tank...
Forum: On The Road... 10-26-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By Thealt
State parks in Junction TX, Balmorhea TX, Tucson AZ

Enjoy your trip! There is a state park on the Llano River just south of Junction, TX, and about 4 hours from Austin. We haven't stayed there, but the river is beautiful, and there is a mighty fine...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-25-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 861
Posted By Thealt
Looking for a photo of the Armstrong TAC-110 Control box

Anyone have a photo of their control box showing the wiring done by the factory? I have a wiring schematic and I'm revamping it, but in comparing my schematic to the the PO's wiring a new motor I...
Forum: Axles 10-13-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By Thealt
@TG Twinkie. Thanks. Wish I had one, but I...

@TG Twinkie.
Thanks. Wish I had one, but I used a small piece of 1/2 copper pipe. It's 5/8 outdiameter and really closer to 17/32 internal. With that I put 1 small vice grip around the pipe to...
Forum: Axles 10-12-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By Thealt
I noticed that 5000lbs was significantly higher...

I noticed that 5000lbs was significantly higher than the original. Andy ordered it so I'd hope he got the right one. Bout too late as I need it on it's wheels and and the hover drive is on back...
Forum: Axles 10-12-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By Thealt
@ Doug. I have the same knockouts. but no where...

@ Doug. I have the same knockouts. but no where near the new bracket.
I heard my AS was rare as there were a few that had the axles reversed at the factory.
I think Rare translates to PITA....
Forum: Axles 10-12-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By Thealt
Working on the installation now but would like some experienced advice.

Spoke with Inland RV last week and they advised measuring up to the center of the rear hole and making sure that the measurement is transferred then drill. FYI I think Andy is taking a break. ...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-09-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,453
Posted By Thealt
Welcome Mary, First, best of luck on the...

Welcome Mary,

First, best of luck on the sale and finding the right, new one!

Second, yes, definitely a scam. So sorry that this tactic is often a part of selling online. A couple things to...
Forum: Axles 10-09-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By Thealt
I thought about that, but before committing I...

I thought about that, but before committing I wanted to confirm it's A OK.
IMHO, it really should not make a difference, but from the company standpoint, they made it a specific way. so covering my...
Forum: Axles 10-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By Thealt
Maybe things changed from the original...

Maybe things changed from the original configuration. Too dark for a photo now, but on the original, the short side is back over and the long side is forward.
All other components (torsion arms,...
Forum: Axles 10-08-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By Thealt
Think Dexter reversed my axle flanges

Just got a new Dexter axle and I think the flanges are reversed
1967 22' Safari (single axle)

Nex Axle is 5000lb rated
Photo shows the left side of the trailer.
Yellow line is the center of...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-07-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 900
Posted By Thealt
Armstrong AC. 2013 update on parts and repair information

The sticky at the top of this category
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f427/rebuild-armstrong-a-c-on-69-ambassador-76432.html

and the external links in this are very handy, but I wanted to...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-26-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By Thealt
Update on my post above. Using a homemade...

Update on my post above.
Using a homemade manometer, I connected it to one of the range burner regulators.
Turned on the gas, opened that valve and had @ 12 inch pressure.
Opened some other...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-25-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By Thealt
I just started on my 67 safari's fridge and have...

I just started on my 67 safari's fridge and have the same issue. No Manometer to test the pressure, so will have to seek one out, but it's been a few years since it was used on Gas only. Quite...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 03-20-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,155
Posted By Thealt
Found It.. Thanks everyone

FYI, It's has a breaker box in the rear, but that wasn't the issue
There is a fuse box under the battery compartment. Not the issue and I don't have a battery there. But when I pulled the battery...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 03-20-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,155
Posted By Thealt
Lost partial starboard side power

On a road trip and my 67 Safari is paying me back for installing a new furnace. All was working well till arriving here in Moab. I've lost some of the starboard electrical.
What doesn't work (back...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-08-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By Thealt
Well, So i'm a liar or just blind. That loose...

Well, So i'm a liar or just blind. That loose wire bugged the heck out of me. (it was the brown one for those interested. It does belong connected. It goes to the top tab on the relay. Couldn't...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-08-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By Thealt
1 wire on a new NT30SP not connected is this correct?

Got my new replacement NT 30SP from Forest River.

I noticed in the back of the unit there are 2 wires. 1 connected and 1 that is not. Checking to see what this other wire is to and if it's...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-24-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,953
Posted By Thealt
Hi Vernon, Was looking at your post. I just...

Hi Vernon, Was looking at your post. I just ordered a NT30sp for my 66 safari
I'm not taking out the cabinets to do this, but will likely hack out the plenum too.
What did you do about the extra...
Forum: Awnings 01-24-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,653
Posted By Thealt
Outter edge improvement?

I'm needing to replace the fabric on my awning trouble is, the leading edge wears out much faster than the rest since it's exposed to sun nearly everyday. I'm thinking about making the leading edge...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-22-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By Thealt
Thanks Heirstreamer. I know the sf will not drop...

Thanks Heirstreamer. I know the sf will not drop in and fit without doing some modifications. I'm mostly wondering about the exhaust connection. If there is a way (without throwing money at it) to...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-21-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By Thealt
Replacing the NT22a with an SF-20 Anyone done this

Well, I decided to bite the bullet and replace my original NT22 before it replaces me. I spoke to Suburban and they say a NT 20 sp is the common replacement that fits the original holes without...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-12-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,470
Posted By Thealt
I purchased a gallon of the removeall 220 and had...

I purchased a gallon of the removeall 220 and had to only strip about half of my 22footer.. still have about 1/2 left. Do let it dry over night. The trick I found was applying it.. I tried a sponge...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-28-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,264
Posted By Thealt
Good luck at that price. I've tried to have a...

Good luck at that price. I've tried to have a simple guide for a bandsaw cast. Checked around my area and the cheapest for that part was around 80 bucks. It was a simple cast, but most foundaries...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-27-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By Thealt
If you cannot easily find a leak you can see if...

If you cannot easily find a leak you can see if the water level is dropping in the tank. Just mark the current level with some masking tape and wait a little while to see if the level drops
I have...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-27-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Thealt
Hello, fellow Austinite and welcome to the forum....

Hello, fellow Austinite and welcome to the forum. I too am new to Airstreaming and this forum.
It does sound like a pretty good deal. Did he explain why the price is that low? Is he the owner or...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-27-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,585
Posted By Thealt
All I remember about growing up with a Swamp...

All I remember about growing up with a Swamp cooler was how wet you felt all day long. Granted that was in Oklahoma and it's better in a drier client, but are you always going to camp in the desert?...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 01-19-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By Thealt
Kinda sorta related, but I wondered if someone is...

Kinda sorta related, but I wondered if someone is working on a database to hold all kinds of specs for all years of the Airstream. Certainly a need for such a tool. It could group years, place of...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 01-19-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,920
Posted By Thealt
Some older plans I had

So, this was a rough concept I had awhile back.
The idea was to have the building as a big box with 12' walls. It would have a steep Gable roof covering the entire area.
There are no partitions...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 01-19-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,920
Posted By Thealt
You know.. after reading that.. I have to...

You know.. after reading that.. I have to correct myself.. I meant i have the fantasy, :) not the shop :(, but I've done plans for the shop in the past.
If I find the plans, will post.
Alt
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-19-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,171
Posted By Thealt
We're planning on rebuilding the kitchen cabinets...

We're planning on rebuilding the kitchen cabinets and reframing the dinette and sofa bed in my '67 Safari once the days are a bit warmer.
After looking at the original kitchen cabinets the first...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 01-19-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,920
Posted By Thealt
I think I have every man's fantasy. 2 car...

I think I have every man's fantasy.
2 car standard wide 1.5 deep car garage for the cars. 50' pull through garage long enough to hold the TV and the TT with room to spare. Big 12' wide doors, or...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-19-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,100
Posted By Thealt
I suppose if I had to replace more than 100...

I suppose if I had to replace more than 100 rivets I would reconsider after trying a workaround, but lucky I don't have that many to replace. Knock on Aluminum. Maybe we should have a rivet shaving...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 01-18-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,516
Posted By Thealt
Not a big fan of running the water for many...

Not a big fan of running the water for many reasons. I can understand in the house as the water is under constant possible need and you cannot easily flush out the house system, but not really...
Forum: Axles 01-18-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,791
Posted By Thealt
So how are the 22' 67 Safaris? Alt

So how are the 22' 67 Safaris?
Alt
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-18-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,100
Posted By Thealt
I'm all for buying tools, but 200 bucks gets you...

I'm all for buying tools, but 200 bucks gets you a really nice dremel tool or some other fancy gadget. 200 bucks for a glorified drill / router bit.. Uh.... if you have that money burning a hole in...
Forum: Floor Finishes 01-18-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,761
Posted By Thealt
I purchased some Pergo Signature series flooring....

I purchased some Pergo Signature series flooring. I haven't installed it yet, but I got a pretty good deal on it as it was the last 4 boxes they had at Lowes. 15 bucks a box; and in the lighter...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-18-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Thealt
link to shroud repair

BigEd52.
Think TomW is the expert on these since he did it to his 67 Overlander.
Here's the link to his work.

https://www.knology.net/~tcwilliams/ShroudRepair.htm

I'm just going to follow the...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-17-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,532
Posted By Thealt
I've used both copper and pex for home...

I've used both copper and pex for home remodeling. My Safari was done in Pex by the previous owner. The only thing I would have done is run the insulation tubing over all the lines.
Pex is more...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-17-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Thealt
AC removal

If it's an original AC you may find there are only 2 small holes. One for the fan spindle and one for the refridgerant lines, Neither are bigger that 2" - 3" oval. I have an original unit that I'm...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-17-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,376
Posted By Thealt
flexible propane hose

I once ran a flexible propane hose to a mobile propane heater for my dad's garage. The heater was a standard propane small room non venting kind.
Seems like I purchased the hose from a home center,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-17-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,182
Posted By Thealt
Fantastic work

Great looking frame and should last till Airstream has their 1075th anniversary. When are you gonna put in the slideout, skyview dome, and hydraullic lift kit to elevate yourself above the rest of...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 01-15-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,466
Posted By Thealt
enduroryda Trouble opening the .pdf

Link to the pdf is good. Couple of things to check. Check for any updates for Acrobat. Could be your version is older than the pdf file.
Most versions have an autoupdater under Help, or you can...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-15-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,526
Posted By Thealt
I suspect that what you are likely hearing is the...

I suspect that what you are likely hearing is the electronic ignitor ticking.
Depends though on how old the system is and if it's pilot or electronic ignition.

I've got a 67 Safari that was...
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-14-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,801
Posted By Thealt
Yellow icky goo

Luckily, our PO's were not smokers so our Safari is in pretty clean shape, but I once moved into a rent house that was previously occupied by some professional smokers. You could tell this as the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-14-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,381
Posted By Thealt
Making the pattern

I agree with all the above posts and there are many methods for making the pattern. Although I've not done it for this specific application, I do build furniture and have remodeled and built a few...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-13-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 67,586
Posted By Thealt
lovin that oven

Heck yes we do.
Sorry to use such strong language there. I'm fairly new to owning an Airstream, but have wanted one for years. Always been a tent and campfire cooker but also bit of a vintage...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 01-05-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,035
Posted By Thealt
Think I have the whole kit and kaboodle

Only 2 owners before me and all documentation was kept including the original sales invoice.
Funny to think it sold for near 6500 new.

Alt
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 01-04-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,035
Posted By Thealt
Cabinet latches for your safari

I saw these https://www.inlandrv.com/parts/18669-cabnetlatch.jpg
on inland RV, if you have not found a source.

I too am about to undertake working on a Safari. Mine is a 67 22' in good shape,...
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