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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-03-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Calvin
I recently had the same problem appear on my AS....

I recently had the same problem appear on my AS. In my case, everything had been working. I finally found a web site mentioning Ford's hidden fuses. On my 1998 F-150, ( in addition to the fuses for...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-23-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,358
Posted By Calvin
Here's one link on this: ...

Here's one link on this:
https://users3.ev1.net/~crossstitch/RVWiring/wiring.html

You will need dedicated wiring installed from your home electrical panel to the RV outlet. A 30 amp outlet will...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-24-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By Calvin
Hi Merry, I have a 1969 Overlander that was in...

Hi Merry,
I have a 1969 Overlander that was in terrible shape when I purchased it. My camping is at RV camp resorts or parks, so I use full hook ups or at least water and electric all the time. I...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-19-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,470
Posted By Calvin
Similar repair

Hi Anne,
Congratulations on your Airstream! Here is a link I ran across tonight on a similar repair; with photo's.
http://www.vintageairstream.com/Myrtle/axle.html
Good luck with your project!...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-17-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,521
Posted By Calvin
Hi Safety6761, You need to check the unit on...

Hi Safety6761,
You need to check the unit on top and see exactly what it is doing. I don't remember seeing a low pressure cutout switch on my 1966 Overlander. The compressor will have an overload...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-13-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,657
Posted By Calvin
Ebay

Hello All;

I have had excel;lent results on Ebay with over 60 items purchased. I even recieved a breakaway system that arrived with a damaged case. I notified the seller for his info and not...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-12-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,250
Posted By Calvin
Hi Goin Camping and NortrnNMguy; I found that...

Hi Goin Camping and NortrnNMguy;
I found that my 1966 Overlander International had a black wire from the tow connecter all the way to the back compartment. It is too small of a wire gauge to be used...
Forum: Boondocking 09-12-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,836
Posted By Calvin
Camping on South Padre Island

Hi KJ, 2Air, and all;
The National Sea Shore is a National Park. The beach area there is pretty much natural. The beach conditions change daily, depending on wind, rain and traffic.Wet sand is more...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 09-10-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,032
Posted By Calvin
Hello Chopper, I recently traced a strong...

Hello Chopper,
I recently traced a strong mildew/ musty smell in my 1966 Overlander to the old padding under the carpet. The problem became noticable and got worse fairly rapidly.
Good luck with...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-27-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,532
Posted By Calvin
Recovering vinyl

Hi Paula Ford,
I would suggest doing a small test area before you decide on recovering vinyl. It is hard to achieve a proper adhesiion to most vinyls. I recently installed rubber cove base in my...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-26-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 115,368
Posted By Calvin
Hijacked Ebay accounts

This actually happened to me on my Ebay account. Someone hacked it and registered a sellers account with a fake credit card. Ebay notified me when they tried to change my Email address. That alerted...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-22-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,532
Posted By Calvin
Hi Suzylugz, On my 1966 Overlander, the walls...

Hi Suzylugz,
On my 1966 Overlander, the walls have a vinyl clad aluminum. I used Sherwin Williams A100 acrylic latex exterior paint. It is designed for vinyl, among others, and also acts as it's own...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-15-2006, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By Calvin
Hi Kamo, The link below is a step by step...

Hi Kamo,
The link below is a step by step repair ( in pictures) on a 66 Overlander. It includes the bathroom floor, shower and holding tank. It might give you some ideas. There are numerous threads...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-15-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Calvin
Hi Darrell, A sink cleaning cable would work...

Hi Darrell,
A sink cleaning cable would work better than a coax. It is a small flat steel blade type used to clean smaller sink lines. They are about 5 to 10 feet long and available at builder...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-14-2006, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,549
Posted By Calvin
Hi Charlie, My trailer is probably different...

Hi Charlie,
My trailer is probably different than yours, but the white lead is the negative (or common) lead for the dc power and is also connected to ground. The antique Univolt in my 1966...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-13-2006, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By Calvin
shower repair

Hi Ray,

Take a look at this link;
https://www.rv-restoration.net/g.airstream.htm (https://www.rv-restoration.net/g.airstream.htm)

https://www.rv-restoration.net/g.airstream-7.htm

The...
Forum: Axles 08-09-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,087
Posted By Calvin
Dexter and Chinese bearings

I just purchased a Dexter replacement hub for my original axles on a 1966 Overlander. Dexter and most axle companies now seem to be using the Chinese bearings. You should still be able to get Timken...
Forum: Axles 08-07-2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,087
Posted By Calvin
Hi Frederic.C01, From your post:( I do not...

Hi Frederic.C01,

From your post:( I do not dismount the bearings, just the hat and I grease inside.thank you for your information)

The only place lubricant does any good is inn the bearing....
Forum: Member Introductions 08-06-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Calvin
Hi Silver Fox, Welcome to the forum! You may...

Hi Silver Fox,
Welcome to the forum!
You may have already looked, but Inland RV has some Lexan replacements on sale. These aren't glass, but are nearly indestructible.
Calvin
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-04-2006, 12:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,717
Posted By Calvin
F150 included in recall

The Ford recall included the 1998 F150's too. The modification consisted of an inline connector and harness placed on the switch. It took all of 2 minutes! Don't know if that solved anything. I...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-25-2006, 08:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,377
Posted By Calvin
Hitch set up proceedures

Here's a link to a good article on RV NET for setting up hitches. https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/17730894.cfm
Happy camping!
Calvin
Forum: Community Polls 07-23-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,609
Posted By Calvin
The Aero bed works for me!

I started with a cotton pad type futon, which by morning made you swear you were on a board. I then tried the foam mattresses and pads, which were much better but still not satisfactory. I now use a...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-15-2006, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,112
Posted By Calvin
Airstream shower

Hi K and J;
This Ebay auction for an Airstream shower recently ended, but you can still read the description and see the pictures. This is similar to what my 1966 Overlander had. Check out the link...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-23-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By Calvin
Info on the various hitches

Here's a good link that describes the many hitches (with good pictures too!) that are available.
https://www.disneycampers.com/RV/Hitch_Page.htm

Calvin
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-19-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By Calvin
Replacement AC

Hi Dave,
Check out this current listing on EBAY.
https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=4653376651&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT
Good luck,
Calvin
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-11-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By Calvin
I forgot to mention

Shipping on this light via USPS Priority mail was cheaper than UPS ground ( and it arrived in two days!) So, be sure to explore the various shipping alternatives when ordering.
Calvin
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-10-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By Calvin
Thinlite 12Vdc Flourescent lights

I recently found a source for the 12 volt dc thin flourescent lighting. The prices are good and shipment is very fast! You can see at:
https://www.solarseller.com/id138.htm#116
Calvin
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-21-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,521
Posted By Calvin
Hi Brian, I have a 1966 Airstream Overlander...

Hi Brian,
I have a 1966 Airstream Overlander that's still operating on the old Armstrong unit. Mine does not have heat capabilities though. The heat option should be an electric heating strip which...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-15-2005, 08:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,816
Posted By Calvin
Hi Ed; I hope you managed to get everything...

Hi Ed;
I hope you managed to get everything straightened out. My '66 Airtstream Overlander had a blown water heater when I purchased it. After replacing the original with a 10 gallon lowboy 120 volt...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-17-2004, 10:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,608
Posted By Calvin
Davidz, Guessing at the problem without 'seeing...

Davidz,
Guessing at the problem without 'seeing ' it can be hazardous. Just a thought: The ground fault breaker in your house is designed to protect against leakage current to ground. It...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-02-2003, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,038
Posted By Calvin
Front sofa drawing

This is drawing #3
The base section is 36" long by 54" wide. The slideout section is 39" by 54". The overall opened length is 74". I am contemplating shortening the width to 48", but am still...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-02-2003, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,038
Posted By Calvin
Front sofa drawing

This is drawing #2
Calvin
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-02-2003, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,038
Posted By Calvin
Hi Matthew, I do not have a digital camera to...

Hi Matthew,
I do not have a digital camera to get fast pictures, but I will see how my regular film develops. I made 3 rough drawings and saved them using windows imaging, then zipped each. I'll...
Forum: Our Community 08-01-2003, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,059
Posted By Calvin
In 1995 I finished up 25 years with the first 8...

In 1995 I finished up 25 years with the first 8 1/2 years active, rest reserves (as E-6, USN). I haven't tried any base camping facilities yet, but the lodges at various sites offer excellent value...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-30-2003, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,038
Posted By Calvin
Replacement bed/ couch

I replaced the front couch in my 66 Overlander with a hand built bed/ couch. I did not like the way the original bed forced one person to have to crawl over the other. I made a frame that pulls out...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-18-2003, 12:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 36,521
Posted By Calvin
Armstrong A/C

Hello to all;
My A/C is still working on my 66 Overlander, but it is getting tired. The inside coils are in need of replacing and I am considering a replacement. I haven't decided to replace the...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 06-29-2003, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,500
Posted By Calvin
Thanks Action and Kevin!

Hi Action and Kevin,
Thanks for both of your replies. My A/C is made by the old Armstrong Furnace Company. I'll have to plan enough time for the extra work involved. It's great to be able to...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 06-24-2003, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,500
Posted By Calvin
66 Overlander

Hi Action;
What brand and model air conditioner did you install? Mine seems to be a split unit with only a small hole through the roof for wires and tubing. And it's getting verrry tired in this...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 06-16-2003, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By Calvin
I found this link while searching for an RV park...

I found this link while searching for an RV park near Pensacola:
www.geocities.com/mystic-springs/
They are an Airstream RV Park at McDavid, FL. Sounds interesting and hope I can make it next...
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