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Forum: Floor Finishes 12-03-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,716
Posted By GMarugg
Flooring

What type of flooring did you float?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-11-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By GMarugg
Husky center line W-D

Anyone have experience with Anderson chain type W-D. Anti sway??
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-10-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By GMarugg
Husky Center Line Weight

Trailer Detail

Hitch Weight: 320 lb.
UVW: 2886 lb.
GVWR: 3635 lb.
CCC: 749 lb.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-10-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By GMarugg
Husky Center Line W-D

Attached is the Husky weight distribution system she is looking at. I appreciate all of the information provided. The group has a lot of valuable information

sorry for some reason I cannot get the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-10-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By GMarugg
Husky Center Line W-D

Attached is the Husky weight distribution system she is looking at. I appreciate all of the information provided. The group has a lot of valuable information
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-10-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,901
Posted By GMarugg
Husky Center Line W/D

My daughter bought her first trailer and will be making trips by herself. She is looking for a weight distribution anti sway systems. I was hoping some of you with more experience could give some...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-21-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,317
Posted By GMarugg
scissor valve

Why did you select a scissor valve instead of the gate valve I see used most of the time?
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 11-17-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,783
Posted By GMarugg
Trailer Inspection

Try this site it give locations and you can check access before you go
https://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/vi/VIactiveStationLocator/viSrchResults.aspx
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 11-16-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,270
Posted By GMarugg
Rear Bath Door

I replaced my rear bath door with a curtain - works great. Just got tired of messing with the door
Forum: Tires 10-24-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By GMarugg
Carlisle Sport Track LH

After finding out that my original Carlisle ST tires were speed rated 62 mph and pressure rating of 34 psi, I purchase Carlisle Sport Track LH tires (Higher pressure rating and speed rating). I also...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-23-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By GMarugg
Dexter Breakes

Thanks for the help. I was concerned that one direction would attract and the other would repel
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 09-23-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,228
Posted By GMarugg
New Dexter Break Wiring

I purchased replacement Dexter drum brakes, baking plates, pads etc. It all came assembled. The wires coming out of the backing plate are the same color - green. The trailer wiring going to the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-08-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 892
Posted By GMarugg
New Rims for 1982 Excella

I need two new rims for a 1982 Excella. They are 15 inch but I was wondering about the width. Most of those I see are 5.5 inch but would like to verify the width prior to ordering. Any help would...
Forum: On The Road... 09-07-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By GMarugg
Travel Planning Apps

Any recommendations for a travel planning app. I search and did not find a post. Any help would be appreciated.
Forum: Floor Finishes 07-26-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,192
Posted By GMarugg
Flooring

A little off topic but I have carpet and carpet is not really the best for family camping. Generally when people replace the carpet what do they do about carpeted areas under cabinets and storage...
Forum: Awnings 02-25-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,518
Posted By GMarugg
Zepded Awning

When I got my used 1982 model I had a very hard time getting the awning to open. A lot of penetrating oil, WD40 time and effort and it finally comes open.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-07-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,786
Posted By GMarugg
Texas RV Parks

LCRA has some great parks you might check out their web site
Forum: Tires 11-30-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By GMarugg
Replacement Tires

With all the discussion of ST Vs. LT, I have to wonder what does AS recommend/put on new trailers?
Forum: Tires 11-29-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By GMarugg
Tire Replacement

I have two tires that obviously needed to be replaced when I purchase my Excella. It was running 7.00-15 LT tires. I took the rims to discount tire and was told that the 7.00-15 LT were not...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-31-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By GMarugg
Obviously I am not a mechanic - the new Dexter...

Obviously I am not a mechanic - the new Dexter assemblies came where the drums would slide off and on and were self adjusting so I did not think any adjustment was necessary. When I was done I was...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-29-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By GMarugg
brake not working

When I spin the hub with the truck break press not breaking felt on the hub. When I measured the voltage on the truck connection it was 11.5 volt when I measured the voltage at the hub it was only...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-29-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,159
Posted By GMarugg
Brakes Not Working

1982 Excella replacing Dexter drum-break assembly - has magnetic drum breaks. The replacement assembly came with two green wires for the magnet. Does it make any difference how these are connected...
Forum: Shocks 10-28-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,673
Posted By GMarugg
Shock Installation Problem

Found it and it looks just like what I have Thanks I really appreciate it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRsBl4LHG7g
Forum: Shocks 10-28-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,673
Posted By GMarugg
Shock Installation Problem

Having trouble getting the picture to upload will work on that. On mine the top of the shock is attached to a stud on an arm coming off of the axle. The stud welded to the frame is on the bottom of...
Forum: Shocks 10-28-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,673
Posted By GMarugg
Shock Absorber replacement Issue

1982 Excella I am replacing the drum, break assembly and bearing. I thought that this would be a good time to also replace the shocks. I am working on the back axle. The problem is that I do not have...
Forum: 1954 Safari 08-19-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,193
Posted By GMarugg
The picture shows a bull dog hitch. I have used...

The picture shows a bull dog hitch. I have used them and like them on several trailers (flat bed and boat) but have not seen one on a RV. I cannot figure out why they are not used since they work so...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 08-19-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,863
Posted By GMarugg
rear bath sliding door

It would look great but I know on my 82 excella - rear bath mid twins. You would have to modify the beds and the storage units under them to give the door room to slid.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-17-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,563
Posted By GMarugg
Bull Dog Hitch

I have always liked the bull dog hitch and use them on flat bed and boat trailers. I have always wondered why I have never seen them on RV's. One person told me they thought that it was because the...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-23-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,075
Posted By GMarugg
Question Scope of Repair

I have an 1982 with the original carpet. I was wondering when you talk about replacement of the carpet - what was the total scope of the project. Were you just replacing the carpet or were you...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-19-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By GMarugg
repair parts

I purchased the drums and backing plates from airstreamsupply.com. Which I thought was directly from Air Stream but it turns out the parts actually came from Intermountain Airstream of Salt Lake...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-18-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By GMarugg
Unhappy Repair Parts

I recently ordered two new drums and two new backing plates from air stream supply. The new drums came with new bearings. When I opened the box the new bearings were bouncing around loose in the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-22-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By GMarugg
Question Carrier AC Drain

I have an 82 Excella with a carrier V HC AC. I do not believe that the AC is original to the trailer. The trailer has a drain hose coming out the bottom. The AC manual says the the AC drain should be...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 01-03-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By GMarugg
Water heater

Thanks for the words of wisdom. I got up this morning and ran the water heater again at first it was dry then water started slowly dripping but after awhile it quit. The only thing I could think of...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 01-02-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,896
Posted By GMarugg
Water Heater Leak

Lighted my gas water heater today. At first the burner tube was dry but after a few minutes there was water dripping out of the burner tube with the flame going. Hoping I am wrong but the only thing...
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-31-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By GMarugg
Thanks for the great ideas. They are greatly...

Thanks for the great ideas. They are greatly appreciated
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-31-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By GMarugg
Entry Door Hinge

The top door hinge pin on my 1982 Excella keeps rising up. I have driven it back down but after a short time it is up about 1/4 inch. I can not tell what was intended to keep it down. The door works...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 11-17-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,110
Posted By GMarugg
Clear Coat

I learn something all the time. I was thinking that only the newer units had clear coat but if they were doing it in 73, I would guess that my 82 Excella has or use to have a clear coat also.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 11-16-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,110
Posted By GMarugg
Metal grain

I agree that at least on the older models it is hard to determine the lay of the grain. My question is that if this is important: does Airstream pay attention to the direction of the grain during...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-08-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By GMarugg
The rivets were used to connect the hinges on the...

The rivets were used to connect the hinges on the plywood sheet to the metal rail on the wall
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-08-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By GMarugg
Rivet Size and Type

It appears that the plywood under the bed was originally attached to the metal rail on the side of the trailer with rivets. I believe they were removed when the previous owner was replacing the hot...
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 09-05-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,431
Posted By GMarugg
Working Aluminum

I was wondering what equipment that you had available to do this level of work? Some equipment to bend and cut sheets of metal can be very expensive.
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 09-04-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,431
Posted By GMarugg
Renovation

Get work! You have a lot of talent to get the work to so great and fit so well!
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-24-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By GMarugg
Awning

I appreciate all the words of wisdom. When you purchase an 1982 model you know you are in for a learning experience. Part of what I liked about the AS is that other makes would have be scrap many...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-22-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By GMarugg
Zip Dee Awning

Some of the bolts on the awning have a white powder ( I am assuming that this is aluminum oxide) making them difficult to remove. All of the pole sections are stuck together. While There is none on...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-21-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By GMarugg
I take it that the pins you pull on are just...

I take it that the pins you pull on are just threaded into the arm? The pins with the caps came off easy but the others with the pins do not want to budge?
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-21-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By GMarugg
I do not think the awning had been opened in a...

I do not think the awning had been opened in a number of years. I was really surprised to see the material in good shape. Both sides of the awning are doing the same thing! I thought that it might be...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-21-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By GMarugg
Opening the Zip Dee Awning

Purchase a 1982 Excella and wanted to open the awning and see what condition it was in. I watched this and it made it look easy.
How to Open and Care for Your Airstream Zip Dee Awning - Airstream...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-11-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By GMarugg
Thanks for all the helpful information, I...

Thanks for all the helpful information, I appreciate the info.
I took the wheel apart again, looked at the wiring, manually adjusted the brake, grease every and put it all back together. It now...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-10-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By GMarugg
Electric Brake

Yes I replaced the wheel bearings and looked at the magnet before I put the hub back on.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-10-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By GMarugg
Electric Brake

I was looking at an AS drawing and the only ground it showed on the brake system was though the connection plug to the chassis ground on the TV.
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