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Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 02-06-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By wdkennedy
You will enjoy the Silver Streak. We have a ‘73,...

You will enjoy the Silver Streak. We have a ‘73, 27ft twin. Well built. Mouse proof from the factory.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-01-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By wdkennedy
Indeed a pleasant way to do business. Take...

Indeed a pleasant way to do business. Take advantage of Vince’s “try before you buy”.
So, even the trailer off the factory floor is going to have issues to address. Folks, they do not come rodent...
Forum: On The Road... 07-29-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,022
Posted By wdkennedy
There is a good grade down to the Deschutes River...

There is a good grade down to the Deschutes River and then back up, just south of Warm Springs Reservation, north of Madras, OR. Good pic-nic spot along the river once you cross the river. Drive like...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 05-22-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,306
Posted By wdkennedy
These are great suggestions. My panels are...

These are great suggestions. My panels are caulked and the parbond looks the best. We are quite confident we have found all the leaks. I am building a pressurization unit like the SealTech to really...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-30-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By wdkennedy
Window valances for 2007 Classic 27 FB.

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

Looking for window valances to use in our 2007 Classic 27 FB. We...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-23-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,314
Posted By wdkennedy
Great discussion on Tow Vehicle choice. I...

Great discussion on Tow Vehicle choice.

I have some suggestions on your leaky 2007 Airstream. We have a '07 Classic, 27 FB. I have zeroed in on leaks that have not been found by dealers and RV...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-22-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,543
Posted By wdkennedy
Roof leaks are ........ closer to heaven but...

Roof leaks are ........ closer to heaven but really .........hellacious.
Our 2007 Classic 27FB came with water damage and leaks. Fixed them both in that order. The leaks? Turn out to be from roof...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-19-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,306
Posted By wdkennedy
Chase those pesky leaks! With a wet spring in the...

Chase those pesky leaks! With a wet spring in the high desert, I have found my leaks from hello!
2007, 27’ FB. Owned by us for the past 10 months. Replaced rotten floor at dinette, replaced...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-21-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,481
Posted By wdkennedy
Leaks are a problem. Find a way to pressurize the...

Leaks are a problem. Find a way to pressurize the cabin and use soapy water to find leaks. Seal with ????........Flex Seal???? Probably NOT. Ask the parts dept at Out of Doors Mart in North Carolina...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 02-18-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,821
Posted By wdkennedy
Buyer Advice

Regardless of the trailer. Try Before you Buy. The best place to spend your first night is in a driveway. Be hooked up to city water and AC power. Use everything. unplug her and try the on board...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-24-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,479
Posted By wdkennedy
New, used, regardless. You are buying a land...

New, used, regardless. You are buying a land yacht. It is a high maintenance, item that takes care and injinuity. Ah, the joy of care and injinunity. I love this perspective.”A Normal amount of...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-10-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By wdkennedy
This is common. When I replaced the hoses on our...

This is common. When I replaced the hoses on our ‘73 SilverStreak, I added two 90 degree elbows to make the new hoses kink-free.
Similar issue with our ‘07 Classic AS. Checked the tank. The leak is...
Forum: On The Road... 01-02-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,612
Posted By wdkennedy
Bravo for your plan! From Florida, turn left...

Bravo for your plan!
From Florida, turn left and go to AZ. Then turn right and go to Monument Valley UT. Meander through Utah and stay in Capital Reef NP. First come First serve at Fruta...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-07-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,278
Posted By wdkennedy
Bravo indeed. I only know one person who has a...

Bravo indeed. I only know one person who has a built-in generator in their trailer. It was a custom order at Northland, on an Arctic Fox and was around $6K! Onan. Regardless, when is someone in Ohio...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 11-04-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By wdkennedy
We are Working through “The Normal Amount of...

We are Working through “The Normal Amount of Imperfections For The Year” on a 2007 Classic 27-FB. Boy oh Boy! Mouse access galore. I started with the big ass openings and used aluminum expanded...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-09-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,930
Posted By wdkennedy
Another option

My wife and I have two AS’s. (Could sound like asses).
Our latest is a 2007 27FB.
We love the layout.
It is .... poorly built with issues of water damage.
We are “living with it” for the time...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-18-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 20,421
Posted By wdkennedy
Ford to Dodge Ram

I love Ford Trucks. Mine is a 1932 and is great around town. My last PSD was a 2003. I switched to Dodge Ram after haywire showed up on the PSD.
Now.... I love my Dodge Ram Mega Cab / Cummins. Big...
Forum: 1992 - 1996 Sovereign 03-12-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,055
Posted By wdkennedy
Don’t polish. Search Dick McIntire. He did a...

Don’t polish. Search Dick McIntire. He did a great job stripping and applying new satin clear coat
Forum: On The Road... 12-06-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,926
Posted By wdkennedy
Chemex

We have three RV’s that we use in different locations and applications.
In all three we have ditched the automatic coffee makers and gone to poor over. We love the Chemex process. Excellent coffee...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-06-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,746
Posted By wdkennedy
Bravo

The next step.........
Solar panels split water durring daylight.
Hydrogen is collected and stored in steel tank.
Hydrogen runs fuel cell. This becomes the primary source of power for your home on...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-12-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 24,527
Posted By wdkennedy
Our 1973 SS Continental Atlas is pretty much...

Our 1973 SS Continental Atlas is pretty much finished on the inside. My wife is hung up on the exterior. Thank you all for the perspectives. What about cleaning and finishing in a satin? Removing the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-16-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 22,823
Posted By wdkennedy
When it is sub zero it may be best to leave the...

When it is sub zero it may be best to leave the beast running. I agree with you regarding the odor. Ford/International have the most obnoxious odor. My '15 Ram/Cummins has little odor issue (except...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-07-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 22,823
Posted By wdkennedy
A circle

The diesel vs gas arguments/advocacies go on.
It reminds me that while some prefer Mac's, others are in the Windows world.
There are some very good points made on both sides.
Some folks are not...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-16-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,718
Posted By wdkennedy
Of Mice And Men

Think Habitat
Mice like cover.
Remove any plant material from a 20 ft radius of where your trailer is parked.
Adopt some 'barn cats". Make sure they are neutered.
Stop killing coyotes. They...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 11-05-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,261
Posted By wdkennedy
Great advice here. I am in need of building a...

Great advice here.
I am in need of building a complete tambour door. There is a cabinet shop that I'm going to let build it for me. My '72 Silver Streak has all the plastic guides in place. I assume...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-05-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 22,823
Posted By wdkennedy
Great comments. I have a couple of other points...

Great comments. I have a couple of other points for you. My experience with diesel pick ups goes back to 1984 and the first Ford/International combinations. My towing has included livestock/horses...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 04-11-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 683
Posted By wdkennedy
2016 Airstream

2016 Airstream (2016-04-11 05:23:09)
Forum: Axles 04-11-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 77,931
Posted By wdkennedy
Low hanging fruit......of ...... the .......loom

Some of what I have learned about torsion axles.
Until two years ago, torsion axles were not adjustable in height. Now they are available in a fashion that allows height to be adjusted. More angle...
Forum: Axles 04-04-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 77,931
Posted By wdkennedy
Before I go the route of a lift kit…Victoria's Secret, NOT!

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful SW USA tour in our "94 Sovereign 21'.
I do most the driving and I have been good at missing the steep spots that have their eyes on our septic. Clearance...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-26-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By wdkennedy
Update on stripe removal and clear coat damage

What I have learned.
The 3M product used was simply decal remover. DO NOT USE.
There is a special tool that is used on a die grinder or other high rpm tool.
It is a 1/2" wide disk of rubber that...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 12-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By wdkennedy
Slow is Fast

This is a great discussion on stripe replacement.
For our "Olivia" ('92 Sov.21') she is stripe less for this winter.
We will head south and look past her blemish as we enjoy four corners and...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 12-11-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By wdkennedy
The good and not so good

Thank you for your advice.
The good news: Sign Co is taking responsibility.
The not so good news: A terrible time of the year to be on the road in the Cascades and we are a long way from Ohio....
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 12-10-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,252
Posted By wdkennedy
Stripe Removal on '92 Sov.21'

This is probably buried in the forums so I will start anew.
I took our '92 Sov. 21' to a reputable sign shop for the removal and replacement of the triple stripe.
BIG OOPS!. The remover used took...
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