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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-18-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Bauxter
would $350 and a meetup in Bowling Green work? ...

would $350 and a meetup in Bowling Green work?

if you want to discuss, please PM me on airforums (BAUXTER)
Thanks
Mike
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-07-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Bauxter
installing the catch cups

i forget if the cups screw on, but if so i would watch out for refrigerant lines laying where the screw may go through the pan


Water on the roof would drive me nuts. I am gonna try your solution...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-06-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Bauxter
Do you have the long curbside awning?

Do you have the long curbside awning?
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-04-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Bauxter
drain kit

Hi, Have you installed the Dometic drain kit on your Coleman yet. I am curious, as I have a Coleman Mach15 sitting in my garage, and thinking if I am going to modify the drain, now is the time to do...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-28-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Bauxter
Hi, Does this include the trim kit, that allows...

Hi, Does this include the trim kit, that allows it to be built into a cabinet?

Thanks
Mike
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-21-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Bauxter
would love to have the blower motor and squirrel...

would love to have the blower motor and squirrel cage.

Mike
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 02-21-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Bauxter
If I recall correctly what I did about 7 or so...

If I recall correctly what I did about 7 or so years ago on my Dometic Brisk II, I used 2 of the 14" square foam seals, and ran the 2 tubes through one of the seals (I forget if it was the top or...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 02-06-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 84,597
Posted By Bauxter
Looking Good!

Bill, What size twin mattress did you use? It looks like you have more walking room than what I would think using a standard twin.


Mike
Forum: On The Road... 01-30-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,270
Posted By Bauxter
avg mph

I have only traveled alone pulling a 31'. I like to plan 350 mile journey legs. After reading some of these post, its apparent that I need some improvement in this area.
speedometer needle usually...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-28-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Bauxter
are there any pics available?

are there any pics available?
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-26-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By Bauxter
Please post pictures. Thanks Mike

Please post pictures.

Thanks
Mike
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 12-26-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 258,697
Posted By Bauxter
Looking back

Chris/Kay, In looking back, Do you have any regrets with using Olympic rivets on the roof? I am working on A/S #2, Antenna patch, and I am weighing using those as opposed to waiting for help from...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 07-19-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 258,697
Posted By Bauxter
RE-Constructing

Chris, Kay, I am really sorry to hear about this. I understand completely, the work that will be required to get back on the road.
Are you going to re-use the black tank that you built?

Is there...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 07-02-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,468
Posted By Bauxter
end caps

Both of the end caps of my 73 were fairly thick plastic. Both were repaired with West System epoxy. It worked great, and no cracks reappeared while I owned it. West System epoxy seems much more...
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-21-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,372
Posted By Bauxter
getting in to a locked trailer

I am sure there are a few threads out there on this topic but, in my previous '73 sovereign, a small-ish child could enter the curb side hatch, and push up on the mattress, and maybe open the door...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 06-06-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,468
Posted By Bauxter
copper tube types

David, I installed new 3/8 on my last A/S and it worked well, maybe 5 years ago.... mine went well. I do remember that I needed a tubing bender for the 90's, or they would kink. I remember looking at...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-28-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,468
Posted By Bauxter
Axle position

David, Thanks! You provided some very helpful information.


Thanks
Mike
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 05-27-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 258,697
Posted By Bauxter
Big Ol' Dent

Chris/Kay,
Condolences on the dent.
Curious if you tried the vaccuum and inner tube thing, would love to see pictures of that. I know Chris would take pictures of that, even if it was completely...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-27-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,468
Posted By Bauxter
Axle position

David, When reviewing a snippet from your recent post, I had a couple questions

We checked "squareness" of the axles to the frame rails and spacing to each other. We were satisfied with these...
Forum: 1980 Caravelle 05-19-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 58,225
Posted By Bauxter
cabinet finish

You mentioned that you used shellac. Did you use a clear, or one of the different shades, like garnet, etc? Do you plan to top coat with poly or varnish? Did you spray the shellac?
I use shellac...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-16-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,468
Posted By Bauxter
Insulation looks good

David, Nice work on the insulation.
Couple questions
Is the insulation attached to the floor, or to the cross-member? I read that there was an air gap between the floor and the insulation, so I am...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-03-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,102
Posted By Bauxter
I am not sure I can ask this correctly, but here...

I am not sure I can ask this correctly, but here goes.
If the grommet protrudes above the tank 3/4" or less, and the toilet flange can connect directly into the grommet, within the height...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-02-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,102
Posted By Bauxter
local spin welder

David, Thanks. Looking at your tank pictures, you are displaying a couple of my problems. The toilet flange looks to extend a few inches above the tank. My tank is snug to the bottom of the plywood...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-27-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,102
Posted By Bauxter
OK, so I am hijacking again

Anyone know anyone in Ohio that can spin weld a few fittings on my new polyethylene tanks? If you do, please PM me. I can't find a single person to do it.

Should I be so leary of those rubber...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 04-17-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,468
Posted By Bauxter
Thanks David, I can make out the position and...

Thanks David, I can make out the position and orientation of the added angle, in the picture.


Thanks for the help!
Mike
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 04-15-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 28,468
Posted By Bauxter
David, Did you happen to capture any pictures of...

David, Did you happen to capture any pictures of the additional steel, once welded in? I am doing a shell-on frame and floor update...hoping to keep the frame. I saw the first set of pics, with the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-31-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,945
Posted By Bauxter
I actually don't have answers here just a...

I actually don't have answers here just a question.
I am wondering if small amounts of water could be in the propane tank, and as it passes through the regulator, forms ice in the line. When the...
Forum: Our Community 12-22-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Bauxter
Control Panel

John, Per my PM, picture attached
Forum: Our Community 12-21-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Bauxter
Still looking for a thermostat? Found these in my...

Still looking for a thermostat? Found these in my partially gutted 74 sovereign. Cant find a model# on them. I think one is for the AC and one is for the heat. One has a hi and low fan position. I...
Forum: Doors & Locks 12-03-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bauxter
Your door

Just ran across your post. Were you able to repair your hinges? Curious how it went, remounting the hinges to the body.


My 74 seems to have some issues with door gap spacing, and am looking for...
Forum: Doors & Locks 09-29-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,372
Posted By Bauxter
Davidlee, do you have any pics of the...

Davidlee, do you have any pics of the inside/outside of the door, and the jam? How did this project end up working out.
You guessed it, my KT lock is broken, and there are no current replacements...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-18-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Bauxter
The bulkheads are the pieces that run side to...

The bulkheads are the pieces that run side to side (divider walls), which provides support under the ribs. I had a friend who lost a trailer because of a heavy snow-load, after he removed them in the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-18-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Bauxter
Towing a gutted 72 Excella

I am looking to buy a 72 Excella 31' that has been gutted. It has new Dexter 3500# axles and brakes. Should I be concerned that there are no bulkheads to support the shell on the inside? I am...
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 05-02-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 228,834
Posted By Bauxter
Congratulations!

Don't forget to USE the trailer in retirement!


I will look for the future Aerowood adventures, right here on the Airstream channel


All The Best
Mike
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-23-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,037
Posted By Bauxter
I am the last guy to ask about technology, but..

I tried an app once that monitored a room in my house while away, taking snapshots every few seconds or minutes, and were sent to my cell phone, through a vpn or some such thing. The point is,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By Bauxter
Those pictures are hard to look at. Our hearts go...

Those pictures are hard to look at. Our hearts go out to you.


Hopefully you can recoup some costs with parting out the shell. I bet there is someone out there looking for a ready made frame, too.
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 02-20-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,277
Posted By Bauxter
Thanks Kay, You and Chris were my inspiration! ...

Thanks Kay, You and Chris were my inspiration!


You need to talk to Mrs. Bauxter, she didn't help a lick. The next trailer, she will be in charge of polishing ;)
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 02-16-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,277
Posted By Bauxter
Closing out this thread

I had a blast building this trailer. I used it a few times, but decided to build another. One that better meets my retirement needs.

I told my wife that an artist doesn't create a masterpiece...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 01-28-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 84,597
Posted By Bauxter
Tank size

Its tough to do without adding to the vertical dimension. I thought about adding spacers to my axles to allow for deeper tanks, but I never got it done
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 01-27-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 84,597
Posted By Bauxter
Bill, It was a company called RV Surplus, which...

Bill, It was a company called RV Surplus, which closed and reopened under a new name, I think the link below is them. I live in Ohio, so I shopped a lot of parts from Surplus stores in Indiana and...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 01-26-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 84,597
Posted By Bauxter
Holding Tanks

1973 Sovereign, rear bath

Gray (forward- 27 gal)
Black (rear-24 gal)


Wish I had gone bigger on the gray
I used the original fresh water tank
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-10-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bauxter
Back in 2010, it was this forum that hooked me on...

Back in 2010, it was this forum that hooked me on Airstream trailers.
The spectrum of scoundrels to mad scientists has provided inspiration as well as moments where you just want to shake your...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-09-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bauxter
If only I would have done some research first!

OK, thanks for the info
Out of doors mart and inland both show 1969 through 1982 as compatible.




Now if I could only find a good 70's shell..


Happy travels
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-09-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bauxter
Rear curved panels 1960's through 1970's

Does anyone have a quick lookup guide that shows what panels are interchangeable across years? For instance, if I have a 72 Sovereign with damaged rear curved panels, could I use the panels from a 68...
Forum: Vintage Kin 01-01-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bauxter
Avion Axle advice

I am looking at a 1975 Travelcader 26' Avion to purchase, and inspected the MORyde axles. They need all of the rubber bushings, and may need additional steel parts.

Compared to a Dexter, it...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 11-25-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,272
Posted By Bauxter
Have you ruled out a trip to Jackson Center, Ohio...

Have you ruled out a trip to Jackson Center, Ohio to just pick up a new one? I think I payed about $90 bucks a few years back for a rear curved channel, for my '73.

It needed a little...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-17-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By Bauxter
aluminum skin

I bought my flat panels here.
2024T3 Alclad Aluminum Sheet and Coil


https://www.airpartsinc.com/shopexd.asp?id=208
Forum: On The Road... 10-05-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,993
Posted By Bauxter
Fall Foilage and Bourbon Country

Wow that title is intoxicating..... pun intended.

Looking for advice for finding a quiet and rural full-hookup RV park that would be good for Kentucky fall foilage, and day trips along the bourbon...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 10-01-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By Bauxter
1973 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Ohio

Title: 1973 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Ohio
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Improvements, New meaning installed during the rebuild process.
New Frame
New Plywood.
New Vinyl...
Forum: Awnings 07-16-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 755
Posted By Bauxter
1973 Carefree Awning Help Needed

Hey team, Regarding the large and small awning arms on each side of a 1973 21' carefree awning. I have the carefree instruction manual, but I am not sure I have all of the parts I need. The pdf file...
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