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Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-25-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,243
Posted By smcpheters
Glen-aire 17-SW

My 62 Flying Cloud has a Glen-aire 17-SW heater. It burns orange and creates allot of soot. I think it needs air. I can't see any adjustments on it. Does anyone know what to do?
Forum: Our Community 12-07-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By smcpheters
Not a Airstream, but extremely cool

https://maine.en.craigslist.org/cto/4223359684.html
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 05-15-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By smcpheters
There is room available. All the sites are shore...

There is room available. All the sites are shore sites with nice views of the water.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 05-10-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By smcpheters
Hey Sue, Steve asked if Recompense is pet...

Hey Sue,

Steve asked if Recompense is pet friendly. I called and they are, but no more than two pet per rig.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 05-10-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By smcpheters
Hi Sue, Include a check with your...

Hi Sue,

Include a check with your registration. It will pay for the campground, lobstahbake and kitty. Don't forget to spec your meal choice. I need to provide the caterers with a head count
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 05-07-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By smcpheters
Diggin the Dead Rally, Recompense, Freeport, ME

Join Steve McPheters, Barb Skelton, Rick Cipot and Sandi Gould as we explore cemetaries in Freeport, ME. This will be a fun and interesting rally.*

Ever wonder what to do in a new area. Visit a...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 10-07-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,217
Posted By smcpheters
New Hampshire Craigslist

AIRSTREAM 1959 (https://nh.craigslist.org/rvs/3255047751.html)

Interior has been modified.
Forum: General Appliance Topics 09-27-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By smcpheters
Thanks Lew, Which models would you say...

Thanks Lew,

Which models would you say perform the best? If you were to specify the appliances, which would you choose?
Forum: General Appliance Topics 09-26-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By smcpheters
Current Airstream Appliances

Hello,

Can anyone tell me the current manufacturers of appliances in a 25 foot Airstream?

Stove/oven
water heater
furnace
water pump
refrigerator
Forum: 1955 Romany 09-26-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,308
Posted By smcpheters
Hmmm....I am not certain if I have a Romany or...

Hmmm....I am not certain if I have a Romany or not. Vintageairstream.com claims that only 10 Romany were made in 1955. My model number lands in the sequence for a 1954 Cruiser. Service.airstream.com...
Forum: 1955 Romany 09-26-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,308
Posted By smcpheters
Thanks Brad, that is good news. I am planning to...

Thanks Brad, that is good news. I am planning to order parts from there and will use the pre order.

Steve
Forum: 1955 Romany 09-25-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,308
Posted By smcpheters
Roy made a floor out of aircraft balsa and...

Roy made a floor out of aircraft balsa and fiberglass. It is one piece with a flange that fits around the frame. The body of the camper needs to be lifted off the frame. The new floor fits like a cap...
Forum: 1955 Romany 09-24-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,308
Posted By smcpheters
I asked Roy and he said he found it in Conneticut...

I asked Roy and he said he found it in Conneticut by Bridgeport. He didn't have further information.

Looks like I broke the link to the picture. Check out my registry, I added more pictures....
Forum: 1955 Romany 09-24-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,308
Posted By smcpheters
1954 Romany Cruiser

Seeing as how there isn't a forum for the 1954 Romany I thought I would post here.

Just moved this to the house after buying it for Roy Lupien in Waldoboro, Maine. It is a 1954 Romany Cruiser...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 09-20-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 23,262
Posted By smcpheters
Romie :: 1954 Airstream Cruiser

Romie :: 1954 Airstream Romany Cruiser (2011-09-20 18:30:57)
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 09-18-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,099
Posted By smcpheters
Puffy :: 1962 Airstream Flying Cloud

Puffy :: 1962 Airstream Flying Cloud (2011-09-18 18:34:38)
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-21-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By smcpheters
Whoa, Andy, that's funny. :D You should quit your...

Whoa, Andy, that's funny. :D You should quit your day job and go on the comedy circuit.

All humor aside, what would you install if you were to replace it?
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-18-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By smcpheters
To update my progress. I've returned the...

To update my progress.

I've returned the heater to the closet. I must have knocked some depris loose which clogged the pilot light. Used some air to blow it out. Lit it and waa-laa, it is...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,347
Posted By smcpheters
Replace early '60s water heater

Good Day everyone,

I am putting my nose to the grindstone and getting the hot water to work in my 1962 Flying Cloud. Presently, I have a Vaillant Superieur heater. It is a beautiful unit and I...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-19-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,072
Posted By smcpheters
Guess that was all that was holding it on - 62

Funny thing happened on the way to the forum.....

We recently washed the outside of the trailer, scrubbed and washed, washed and scrubbed. The Astrodome on the wally hatch had allot of mildew on...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 05-24-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,556
Posted By smcpheters
1961 24ft. Airstream Overlander - $2000 (Yarmouth)

1961 24ft. Airstream Overlander (https://maine.craigslist.org/rvs/1180540463.html)
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 05-05-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,863
Posted By smcpheters
any room left to sign up?

any room left to sign up?
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-26-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By smcpheters
Barb and I are real excited about joining you...

Barb and I are real excited about joining you folks tomorrow. We are hoping to get on the road around 8 am and pulling in around noon.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 10-19-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By smcpheters
Hi Michelle and Leon, How do I sign up for...

Hi Michelle and Leon,

How do I sign up for the Thanksgiving in New England outing?

Steve McPheters and Barb Skelton
1962 Flying Cloud.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-25-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,508
Posted By smcpheters
I almost forgot, wanted to say hello to all the...

I almost forgot, wanted to say hello to all the attendees of the rally.

Barb, myself and our friends visited and thought it amazing.

We got our new axle installed on the Flying Cloud and...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-25-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,508
Posted By smcpheters
Hey Skip and Lynn, Thanks for stopping by...

Hey Skip and Lynn,

Thanks for stopping by and visiting after you left the Desert. Barb, my wife, and I were so impressed that you stopped.

Steve

P. S. Tell David, thanks for the Tootsie...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-03-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By smcpheters
Thanks Andy, I will look forward to your...

Thanks Andy,

I will look forward to your call.

Steve
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-03-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By smcpheters
Andy, I think we are on the same page...

Andy,

I think we are on the same page now.:)

I need the axle mounting plates overnighted, you can use the same credit information. Can you call me ASAP if this is a problem? Are you working...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-03-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By smcpheters
Andy, maybe I have done somthing wrong. The...

Andy, maybe I have done somthing wrong.

The original axle was welded to the frame. The frame is a closed tube about 2 inches thick and four inches high. The original axle runs thru and is welded...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-03-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By smcpheters
Further update on the axle replacement. My...

Further update on the axle replacement.

My wife and I started using cutting wheels to cut the welds, but were so concerned about the sparks we stopped. They were going into the bellypan.

We...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 07-29-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By smcpheters
Well, I took the plunge and bought a replacement...

Well, I took the plunge and bought a replacement axle from Inland. It arrived last Friday and I have it home waiting to be installed. I have attached some photos. The shock assorber mounting studs...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 07-18-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 68,124
Posted By smcpheters
Another flying cloud on Craigs List at...

Another flying cloud on Craigs List at https://eugene.craigslist.org/rvs/724480438.html (https://eugene.craigslist.org/rvs/724480438.html). It is in Oregon and the quote from the listing is:
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 07-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,090
Posted By smcpheters
I have ordered the new axle from Inland RV....

I have ordered the new axle from Inland RV. Should be shipping by the end of the month. Time is going to be tight. I have a friend who is handy with such things and is willing to give me a hand. Hope...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 06-18-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,090
Posted By smcpheters
I am thinking that the transition of aluminum and...

I am thinking that the transition of aluminum and fiberglass my be the culprit. It is pretty much at the area described earlier.
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 06-18-2008, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,090
Posted By smcpheters
Thanks All, As it so happens, I have...

Thanks All,

As it so happens, I have another problem with electric brakes that will require replacing the axle. I need to call Inland at the end of the month to find out what I need to order and...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 06-18-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,239
Posted By smcpheters
Rednax, that is what I thought it might be. I...

Rednax, that is what I thought it might be. I invision a whip bent over to the back and suggested restoring it to my wife. She gave me the usual skeptic look so I don't think it will be happening. :)
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 06-15-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,090
Posted By smcpheters
Popped Interior Rivets - 1962

Hi all,

New question for everyone. I am finding rivets on the floor occasionally after I move the trailer. Doesn't happen with every move, but off and on. My wife has told me this means a bad...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 06-15-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,239
Posted By smcpheters
Thanks, that was interesting. My battery tester...

Thanks, that was interesting. My battery tester is in the same spot on the Flying Cloud, but I don't have the antenna connections there. Looks like a coax connector is on the back side of the antenna...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 06-15-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,239
Posted By smcpheters
Radio Antenna for 1962 FC

Hi All,

On my 62 I have what appears to be a CB antenna base on the front curbside corner. Were CB radios included with Airstreams?

Steve and Barb
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 06-15-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 68,124
Posted By smcpheters
Hi all, I was looking at the post by...

Hi all,

I was looking at the post by SilverHobby announcing his 62 FC. Notice he had a link to to his restoration blog. I have a 62 as well.

His 62 is different than mine. In the two pictures...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-27-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By smcpheters
Safari62, Thanks for the info. What...

Safari62,

Thanks for the info.

What brand did you replace your axle with.

Steve
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-27-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By smcpheters
I have attached a photo of what it looks like...

I have attached a photo of what it looks like now.

I purchased loaded backer plates and hubs, but once I started to look at the dimensions discovered that they won't fit. The sales person said I...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-23-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,900
Posted By smcpheters
1962 Flying Cloud Electric Brakes

Hi everyone,

My wife and I picked up a vintage Flying Cloud last year. We haven't had a lot of luck with the brakes. Had a controller installed in the tow vehicle, but it never seemed to work.
...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-10-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By smcpheters
500 posts!!!:lol: Wow, I hope all of them have...

500 posts!!!:lol: Wow, I hope all of them have been as informative and helpful as the 500th. :punk:

The one I have seen on Ebay looks much the same as the link to the picture here. Everything...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 09-01-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By smcpheters
Great, I have seen these on Ebay. I will place a...

Great, I have seen these on Ebay. I will place a bid. Thanks All.
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-31-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By smcpheters
No, for the main entry. Steve

No, for the main entry.

Steve
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-31-2007, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By smcpheters
Period Door Knob 1962

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone has the original Door Knob/Latch. If so can you post pictures of what it looks like?

Mine has a Easyset replacement probably purchased at walmart.

Steve...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-17-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,135
Posted By smcpheters
Hi all, I found a manual online for this...

Hi all,
I found a manual online for this reefer. It may already be posted on the forums, but here is the link, https://www.bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/M52.pdf. It is a service manual and very...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 05-17-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By smcpheters
Thanks Bob, I can't find the model number...

Thanks Bob,

I can't find the model number on the unit yet. It has a label for a company called Norco.

I did find a reference on this page https://vintageairstream.com/rr_topics_vaillant.html/....
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 05-12-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By smcpheters
vaillant water heater

Hi,
I just bought a 62 Flying Cloud and am working out how it all works. I got a hot water feed repaired today. The camper has a Vaillant water heater. When I run it it has hot water almost...
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