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Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 10-06-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By airstream4
I have used vise grips with some success and a...

I have used vise grips with some success and a grinder and drill another time. I use McMaster Carr for stainless screws. I was afraid of bending the gutter, thought i might destroy!
Good Luck
Paul
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-05-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,179
Posted By airstream4
I googled it and came up with an old forum thread...

I googled it and came up with an old forum thread
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f444/dump-hose-connector-7182.html
sure sounds like the thetford to valterra adapter available at most rv stores.
Forum: Wheel Wells 06-10-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,238
Posted By airstream4
Are there any photos of the two pieces of trim? I...

Are there any photos of the two pieces of trim? I have two pieces in my garage that Airstream sent by mistake, when I ordered new wheel wells. They have been sitting there for 10 years. Supposedly...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-05-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,129
Posted By airstream4
Have you tried asking Progressive what the 9245...

Have you tried asking Progressive what the 9245 puts out in amps max to recharge the battery? If jumpers are hot your getting a large currant draw from something! Have you tried adjusting the...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-16-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 203,547
Posted By airstream4
My 63 Safari has the same aluminum cover, I...

My 63 Safari has the same aluminum cover, I thought it was original.
Paul
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-25-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By airstream4
I had that problem when I bought a 78 years ago!...

I had that problem when I bought a 78 years ago! Power feed was to back up lights, brakes were hooked up to back up lights. discovered when we tried to back the trailer. Change trailer end to conform...
Forum: Axles 10-17-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By airstream4
Four time is the charm! I hope!!!!

Four time is the charm! I hope!!!!
Forum: Axles 10-17-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By airstream4
Tried twice and forum closed IE both times! Will...

Tried twice and forum closed IE both times! Will try sending photos
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-10-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,737
Posted By airstream4
I had a 78 that was very sticky and covered with...

I had a 78 that was very sticky and covered with no-see-um bugs, tried at least 7 products that people swore by! Tried brillo pads with some success, then tried Krud Kutter with GREAT success! I am...
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-28-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By airstream4
Smile I would hope a fire escape window opens!

I would hope a fire escape window opens!
Forum: Axles 09-26-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By airstream4
Picked up my axle Thursday, had it in place...

Picked up my axle Thursday, had it in place Thursday evening. Unloaded from truck to cart table to wagon to movers dolly by myself! Movers dolly slid under trailer and had axle within an inch below...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,841
Posted By airstream4
Had two 78's a 31' and a 25' both excellant...

Had two 78's a 31' and a 25' both excellant trailers, the problem with the frame is more in the 69-71 trailers and people picked up on it as a 70's problem and call it a Beatrice problem! Problem...
Forum: Axles 09-02-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By airstream4
"I used a plumb bob to make reference marks on...

"I used a plumb bob to make reference marks on the shop floor. I made a mark under the tip of the trailer tongue, and also a mark under each axle hub center. This gave me precise alignment...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-19-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By airstream4
I have a 63 Safari and it uses 6 lug wheels with...

I have a 63 Safari and it uses 6 lug wheels with 12" brakes!
The wheels look good and have a good weight rating! IMHO
Paul
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-10-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By airstream4
Replacing the whole brake is the only way to go!...

Replacing the whole brake is the only way to go! $39.99 @ Electric Trailer Brake Assemblies at Trailer Parts Superstore (https://www.easternmarine.com/Electric-Trailer-Brake-Assemblies/)
IMHO 5...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-22-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,368
Posted By airstream4
I am no expert, but have replaced a no of...

I am no expert, but have replaced a no of segments and even a complete rear end. The segments I replaced had the exposed holes drilled out. The panels are fitted in place and the adjoining panel...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-19-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By airstream4
Owners manual is as good as I could find when I...

Owners manual is as good as I could find when I redid my 97 with pex. If replacing only a valve, lowes, home depot, ace all carry valves to suit. I converted and replaced most with pex shutoffs. I...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,708
Posted By airstream4
I've redone 4 trailers with pex, adapters are...

I've redone 4 trailers with pex, adapters are readily available. I started with an assortment of male to pex, female to pex, elbows,tees, faucet swivals, shut offs, ordered on line. All fittings were...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-08-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,519
Posted By airstream4
The two tanks empty thru a common drain, each...

The two tanks empty thru a common drain, each tank having its own drain valve. Seems odd that someone would remove the gray tank. Double check the plumbing!
Paul
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-03-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By airstream4
I purchased something like the one shown here ...

I purchased something like the one shown here
Reese Weight Dist Shank - 12-1/4" Long - 2" Drop to 6-1/2" Rise - 1,500 lbs TW Reese Accessories and Parts RP54970...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-02-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,717
Posted By airstream4
[QUOTE=62overlander;972328]you said "exterior"...

[QUOTE=62overlander;972328]you said "exterior" Are you are saying you installing pop rivets on the outside of the trailer? You mean like replacing bucked rivets with ones you pull? Could you explain?...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-29-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By airstream4
Call Zip Dee they have the hook and rivets! 2 or...

Call Zip Dee they have the hook and rivets! 2 or 3 rivets?
Paul
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 03-28-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,093
Posted By airstream4
First time I've seen, as a previous owner of two...

First time I've seen, as a previous owner of two 78 Airstreams a 25' and a 31' I think it's Great! A lot of good ideas.
Paul ;)
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-24-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,717
Posted By airstream4
Interior rivets are easier than exterior, but...

Interior rivets are easier than exterior, but when doing more than 5-6 the air operation is needed! exterior I hook up the air with no hesitation! I purchased the Harbor freight unit for around $29....
Forum: Awnings 03-07-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By airstream4
I believe the Zip Dee arms changed with the 1996 ...

I believe the Zip Dee arms changed with the 1996 wide bodies. I have had both and would VERY HIGHLY recommend the Zip Dee, they are better in all comparisons. Zip Dee is much more customer friendly!...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-30-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By airstream4
Leaks happen! IMHO the well cared for trailer...

Leaks happen! IMHO the well cared for trailer will have the leaks found and corrected before severe damage is done! I had a 68 trailer that had no leaks, a 78 tradewind with leaks at the windows,...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-23-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By airstream4
Get a adapter or reducer that goes from 3/8 to...

Get a adapter or reducer that goes from 3/8 to 1/2. Ace hardware, lowes, home depot. I have not found a 1/2 pex with a 3/8 M or F thread.
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 12-09-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,430
Posted By airstream4
My 2cents, I have had 5 Airstreams 63-22', 68...

My 2cents, I have had 5 Airstreams 63-22', 68 23', 78-25', 78-31', 97-34'. Each had its good and bad points. Looking back at my experience they seemed to get better each year! The 97-34' is...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-07-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By airstream4
a small motor repair shop would be a better...

a small motor repair shop would be a better source IMO $160 sounds like a lot of overhead! You probably need new bearings in the motor anyway!
Forum: Windows & Screens 11-27-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By airstream4
I found some that look close! Stamped aluminum...

I found some that look close!
Stamped aluminum construction; fits 4 inch glass; used on International windows. - Door and Window Parts & Hardware...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 11-19-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,786
Posted By airstream4
I use the sweatshirt material from perfect...

I use the sweatshirt material from perfect polish! Polishing Cloth (https://www.perfectpolish.com/Cloth.htm#CycloWraps™)
Try both if in doubt! Lots of opinions on polishing!
Paul
Troy Mi
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-15-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,432
Posted By airstream4
Put some weight in the rear of the truck bed, and...

Put some weight in the rear of the truck bed, and you'll be right on! 1/2 inch is as close as you'll get IMO. Lighter equalizer bars may help, Dealers tend to oversize! A drop bar usually lowers...
Forum: Doors & Locks 09-03-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,292
Posted By airstream4
Thanks Andy! Your right again! I ordered,...

Thanks Andy!
Your right again! I ordered, Inland rv shipped, I received today and installed! Door and dead bolt close nicely!!!! Ordered late tuesday, I expected next week coming from California but...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-31-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,292
Posted By airstream4
Question Bargman L100 lock 63 Safari

My 63 Safari has a L-100 lock that doesn't latch! The extension is 1/2" but is from the inside of the door mounting, There is a nylon striker plate on the trailer door frame that extends 1/4" into...
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-24-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By airstream4
Look in parts classified page 3 this sounds like...

Look in parts classified page 3 this sounds like one them! I was looking but my windows are slightly smaller. My 63 is a California Trailer
Paul
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-24-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,286
Posted By airstream4
I am polishing a 63 Safari, have used Nuvite f9...

I am polishing a 63 Safari, have used Nuvite f9 with compounder, if its wet your using too much! use less polish till polish is gone! I then went over with a cyclo polisher and F7. First brings up...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-02-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,006
Posted By airstream4
See Outwater.com Outwater Plastics - Master 2008...

See Outwater.com Outwater Plastics - Master 2008 Catalog - page 295 (https://www.outwatercatalogs.com/2008_Master/lg_display.cfm?page_number=295)
Have never used them ,but they have a wide selection...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-04-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,126
Posted By airstream4
Changed to adapter plate

I switched to the Colin Hyde adapter plate after testing the brass valve rebuild 6-7 times without success! I either had bolts to tight to operate slide, or to loose and it leaked! The outer gasket...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-22-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By airstream4
Sorry, I had two 1978 a 31' and 25' and looking...

Sorry, I had two 1978 a 31' and 25' and looking at your sketch it appears to be of a rear bath model. The heat duct for the tanks came off the duct along the wall at the rear, in the closet just...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-22-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By airstream4
It is probably the heat for the black and grey...

It is probably the heat for the black and grey waste tanks!
Paul
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 04-25-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By airstream4
Just bought some on ebay eBay Motors: Rv...

Just bought some on ebay
eBay Motors: Rv trailer marine vinyl gimp cabinet MOLDING TRIM white (item 270225118509 end time May-01-08 21:27:30 PDT)...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-14-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,655
Posted By airstream4
Support in place

I opened the roof and one thing leads to another! I built a framework from 1.5 inch square aluminum and installed from the full rib at front of door to full rib at rear where curve starts. The half...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-05-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By airstream4
refrigerator vent not screened---WHY

I am in the process of redoing a 1963 Safari and find that MICE have entered thru the refrigerator vent! They have used the insulation for nests and migrated to the A/C. This model has a fiberglass...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-27-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,126
Posted By airstream4
63 Safari waste valve rebuild

I removed the waste tank to replace the floor and want to rebuild the existing brass waste valve. Every thing and everyone indicated no parts available! I went to the Mcmaster- Carr cataog online and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-26-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,680
Posted By airstream4
I try to take as many pictures as possible prior...

I try to take as many pictures as possible prior to and during rebuild, stored on computer. I am on my fifth Airstream and fourth requiring some degree of rebuild. I have found that each trailer is...
Forum: Doors & Locks 03-20-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,776
Posted By airstream4
Airstream has one listed now on ebay Item...

Airstream has one listed now on ebay Item 280208743913

Only $105 plus shipping
Paul
Forum: Member Introductions 03-07-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By airstream4
I have had two 78 Airstreams a 25' tradewind and...

I have had two 78 Airstreams a 25' tradewind and a 31' sovereign and I think it was one of the better years. ALL sellers tend to emphasize the good features in their opinion. Read the ads carefully...
Forum: Trailer Values 03-06-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,124
Posted By airstream4
$4000 for a 98 is VERY low, unless its been in a...

$4000 for a 98 is VERY low, unless its been in a bad accident with a lopsided body. Let me know if still available!
Thanks
Paul
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 03-03-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,180
Posted By airstream4
I'll try, sounds easy! Quote: Originally...

I'll try, sounds easy!

Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander63
Instead of "reply," click "quote", as I just did.


It helps if you click in the right box! The question of two Quotes is...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-27-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,655
Posted By airstream4
This appears to be best approach! Until I start I...

This appears to be best approach! Until I start I won't know how to proceed! I will make a template from one of the good ribs, as a starter. I would like to add a new rib at the rear of the a/c, that...
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