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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-30-2018, 04:20 PM
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Posted By shelocta
1990 Airstream Excella 25 - Texas

Title: 1990 Airstream Excella 25 - Texas
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1990 Airstream Excella 25 ft - Ready to Go camping today!
- All systems working - All appliances in...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-02-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By shelocta
It may be a "Auto fill valve". Any time you a...

It may be a "Auto fill valve". Any time you a hooked up to city water you can fill your fresh water tank by turning a switch to ON located on the monitor panel.
Forum: Fun & Games 04-21-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 173,316
Posted By shelocta
Credit is the price one pays for being poor.

Credit is the price one pays for being poor.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-14-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,052
Posted By shelocta
Mustang, I feel your pain. I've been chasing...

Mustang, I feel your pain. I've been chasing around a 12 V short on my 82 motorhome. From your descriptions I can't tell whether you have a open, gound, bad connection or a breaker that has...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-09-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By shelocta
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you could also use laminated safety glass like used in the windshield. If you can handle the thickness of the material a glass shop can cut you a piece...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-26-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 56,432
Posted By shelocta
More a 5th wheel but interesting

https://home.comcast.net/~robmorg/oldmh/images/jungle_yacht3.jpg

Ad for International trucks, of course.


By: Rod O'Connor
Italian explorer Attilio Gatti cruised the Congo in elaborate...
Forum: Floor Finishes 11-23-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,704
Posted By shelocta
We have put down commercial grade vinyl planks in...

We have put down commercial grade vinyl planks in our home and the only problem was that it telegraphs any bumps or dips in the floor but we and the dogs are happy with it.
Good Luck
Bill
Forum: On The Road... 11-09-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,960
Posted By shelocta
This is a new RV park, mybe two years old. I's...

This is a new RV park, mybe two years old. I's about 20 east of Austin on US290.
Check their web site at Lucky Too Rv Park (https://www.luckytoorvpark.com/index.htm)
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-02-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 28,672
Posted By shelocta
Update on post #19. Low alternator voltage.

With the ignition key off I was reading 8 V on the alternator lead. I think that's a bad omen. So this is what I did. Took off the lead from the coach batteries and tied it back out of the way. Took...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 28,672
Posted By shelocta
I have been puzzled about how airstream has done...

I have been puzzled about how airstream has done the sense wire when they installed the battery isolator. On my 310 they put the sense wire on the alternator lead and I have over a volt drop across...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-27-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 190,222
Posted By shelocta
On my 310 this switch is mounted on a comfort...

On my 310 this switch is mounted on a comfort panel and you may have to take the panel off to get to it. The switch itself is held in by two legs top and bottom that's spring out when his pushed...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-09-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 27,650
Posted By shelocta
Stand-alone transmission controller for the courageous or crazy.

MegaShift™ Transmission Controller is somewhat like a Heath kit that you can get completely built. One of its defaults is the 4L80E and I just glanced through their documentation but if you can build...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-11-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By shelocta
Please do not take offense.

L 911 I don't mean to rag on you in particular but I see this mentioned quite often and I think some clarification needs to be made. When you say yellow tape I assume that you wraped the flare...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-10-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,072
Posted By shelocta
One thing that I consider necessary equipment to...

One thing that I consider necessary equipment to have with me all the time is a piece of wire with alligator clips on both ends. That way you can always clip onto a known good ground. The other thing...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-22-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 56,429
Posted By shelocta
I do my own mechanical work on the motorhome...

I do my own mechanical work on the motorhome because if I paid shop rates I simply couldn't afford to have an RV. For most of my life I only had one vehicle so that prevented me from being much of a...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-22-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 56,429
Posted By shelocta
I'm so glad that this thread has started it has...

I'm so glad that this thread has started it has provided so much good information. There are a couple things that I have not figured out quite what to do. If you add oil and transmission coolers do...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-15-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,904
Posted By shelocta
YouTube video on window AC's.

Floyd;
This video is about window ACs but everything is applicable to a rooftop RV unit. This video basically reinforces everything that Andy said. The fellow on the video is a little rough around...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-22-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By shelocta
Jennifer, I'm sorry to hear about your troubles...

Jennifer, I'm sorry to hear about your troubles with your 345. I have a 310 and I've done quite a bit on work on it and I would say that mine is not particularly hard work on. It has a conventional...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 04-05-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 953
Posted By shelocta
Where is your AS sleeping tonight?

This article appeared in the Austin American-Statesman and I will copy the first two paragraphs and give a link for the rest of the article.

Restored Airstream trailer hits road to promote Austin...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-08-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,361
Posted By shelocta
I can't believe it! I will not be coming to the rally.

Reservations canceled.
I was checking out the motor home and went to turn on the furnace and no propane. Check the gas range no propane. Now I know I have propane because I just filled up a couple...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-02-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 33,361
Posted By shelocta
It's a miracle!

I checked into the parks and wildlife reservation site this morning and lo and behold they had one campsite available. I hope to be seeing you all next Friday. That will be me, Kat and the pack. I...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-06-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By shelocta
Catherine If you can tell us what panel light...

Catherine
If you can tell us what panel light are on and the model number we can make better ...bill
1. No operation - no panel lights Operation
DC Volts
Fuse
Wiring
Upper Circuit Board
Lower...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 04-04-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,647
Posted By shelocta
If money is not an issue, this would work. "...

If money is not an issue, this would work. " COMPOSITION OF NATURAL STONE LAMINATED TO ALUMINUM HONEYCOMB"
Lightweight Stone Panels - Natural Stone | Laminated Stone Panels...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-29-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,221
Posted By shelocta
RockAuto.com shows a 1987 CHEVROLET P30 VAN 7.4L...

RockAuto.com shows a 1987 CHEVROLET P30 VAN 7.4L 454cid V8 4BBL (W) OHV : Emission : Vacuum Control Valve that may be what your looking for.
Bill...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-13-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,386
Posted By shelocta
Keyair, These are some of the scariest...

Keyair,
These are some of the scariest pictures I've seen on the forum. How many miles was on the engine when the timing gear gave up the ghost? From your experience do believe it would be...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 12-05-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,651
Posted By shelocta
Steve; The is what I have in my '83 MO. If I...

Steve;
The is what I have in my '83 MO. If I remember correctly it never tightens like a normal valve. This my help.
Bill...
Forum: General Interior Topics 11-19-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By shelocta
If it's ABS it will crack! There is a ton of info...

If it's ABS it will crack! There is a ton of info on the forum about this. Here is the first two that I've found....
Forum: Awnings 11-11-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By shelocta
Ron; I just finished putting a ZipDee back...

Ron;
I just finished putting a ZipDee back together after replacing a broken spring. On mine they put the cord in and then sewed over it at each vertical seam. Could that be stopping you from...
Forum: Our Community 10-28-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,530
Posted By shelocta
Some help my be on the way.

Automated License Plate Recognition seems to be the real deal. Perhaps one should remove their license plate if you are going to be in one place for a while. At least the bad guys would have to come...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-22-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By shelocta
All my 310 has is a schrader valve mounted on the...

All my 310 has is a schrader valve mounted on the outside near the rear road side bumper. Because the air bags comsume a small amount of air it needs to be refilled. I fill mine to 100 lbs but the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-07-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By shelocta
Adam;...

Adam; (https://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79&products_id=1065)
If you can't find a better deal these folks will rent you a shaver.
Olympic Rivet Dresser Rental...
Forum: Refrigerators 09-08-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By shelocta
If I understand what you need there is a...

If I understand what you need there is a requirement to have both fans switched off. If that is the case then you need a DPDT three position switch.(ON-OFF-ON). The Digikey folks have the switch you...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-20-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 65,178
Posted By shelocta
Thanks Peter, I can actually follow your...

Thanks Peter, I can actually follow your instructions......Bill
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-12-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,769
Posted By shelocta
Lightbulb More then one way

The A/C hoist is by far the best why to go, but the hoist I found was too big, too heavy, too expensive and too far away. So I tock the bumper off of the pickup and the rest is history. I replaced...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-14-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By shelocta
On my 83 MH the vent hose comes out by the brake...

On my 83 MH the vent hose comes out by the brake pedal, maybe it needs a sock in it during the summer....bill
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 05-07-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,341
Posted By shelocta
Depends?

I have an '83 310 MH and the strater boost relay is tied to the start swith. But I think on most models there is a switch or button in the glove box so you can use it when the engine bater is low. Of...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-01-2005, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,955
Posted By shelocta
Smile Holley

I've have done the upgrade on my '83 310 MH and I used the Holley 950-23s. If flows 650 CFM and if you assume that 5000 rpms is your top limit, the 23s will do nicely. If you went larger setting up...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-03-2005, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,863
Posted By shelocta
Talking Inexpensive Backup Camera

Santa found a inexpensive security camera for me, B/W monitor and cables. I think the plan was when I couldn't get it to work in the 310 it will be installed in the house. This is what I found out,...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-27-2004, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,894
Posted By shelocta
I had to replace the igniter in mine and what I...

I had to replace the igniter in mine and what I think happens is the furnace is installed first and then the carpet. To get the furnace out you have to loosen up the cabinet face frame. BTW, if you...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-29-2004, 09:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,023
Posted By shelocta
Shot in the dark.

I've been having similar problems on a trip from Texas to Florida. Can’t tell you about hill climbing because there were none. Change the carb fuel filter and it ran well for about 300 miles then...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-22-2004, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,813
Posted By shelocta
'82 310 weight

Front 5260
Rear 8700
30 gas, full water, Mh loaded for vacation and two people on board.
Bill
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-04-2004, 10:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 65,178
Posted By shelocta
Hi Jaco; I would hope that you could modify the...

Hi Jaco;
I would hope that you could modify the nose so that you would get a good fit over the rivet and drill out the rivet in one operation. Here is a link that gives a better look at the nose. ...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-11-2003, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,833
Posted By shelocta
Question Oil Capacity 454

I change the oil and filter in the driveway tonight, warmed up the engine first and then did the work on the bottom. Added six quarts, stated the engine and got good oil pressure. Checked the oil...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 12-09-2003, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,312
Posted By shelocta
And now for the rest of the story.

If you are adventurous you may be able to repair the slide valve. My is working ok so I just cleaned and lubed it then reassembled. It looks like you may be able to take it apart and find the...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 12-09-2003, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,312
Posted By shelocta
Fred, I feel your pain.

I just went through this to repair the vacuum backer. The pix is looking at the left side of the toilet with the back to the left. You can see where the bolt goes. I use a long extension with a...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 12-06-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By shelocta
A picture is worth a few words.

I'm also a bit confused. Found these instructions on the handle only after taking a close up picture. I'm still not sure how to tell when the valve is fully open. Does the stem come out of the valve...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-26-2003, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,454
Posted By shelocta
I hope that Astrodokk has the light problem fixed...

I hope that Astrodokk has the light problem fixed by now. Does any thing work in the back besides the marker lights? If not there is a connector that transition between Chevy wiring and A/S wire. It...
Forum: The Rally Zone 11-13-2003, 07:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,360
Posted By shelocta
Made my reservations. This will be are last...

Made my reservations. This will be are last shakedown trip before leaving for Florida the next weekend. Will be nice to put faces and names together.
BillnKat
Forum: Our Community 11-11-2003, 05:59 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 256,379
Posted By shelocta
Sargent USAF 1963-67

AFSC 32251f Airborne fire control (radar)
Keep the beer halls of Germany safe from the V.C.
Bill
Forum: The Pet Forum 11-09-2003, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 183,340
Posted By shelocta
Talking These two dogs are the most spoiled dogs in...

These two dogs are the most spoiled dogs in Pflugerville. My wife and I each had cocker spaniels before we meet. Once I saw a picture of her and the red dog, well, the rest is history.:D
BillnKat
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