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Forum: Windows & Screens 10-23-2011, 10:51 PM
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Posted By neil.ervin
Posting pictures..

Posting pictures..
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-17-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,004
Posted By neil.ervin
Safari 2005 Window Crank Failure

On my rear side windows the bottom third of each window cranks out by turning a 3” round crank knob. On both windows the knob will easily crank until the window initially pops out ½” and then the...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-26-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,024
Posted By neil.ervin
your situation sounds just like mine is acting. ...

your situation sounds just like mine is acting. I took mine to local RV repair today and of course the refrig started right up on gas. They said problem might be one of two items. (1) The unit...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-08-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,023
Posted By neil.ervin
Trailer Roof caulking = vulkem replacement =...

Trailer Roof caulking = vulkem replacement = sikaflex 721 White replacement = ????

Trailer sides caulking = Parbond replacement = Arcyl-R.

Order from Airstream.com
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-26-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 138,370
Posted By neil.ervin
I am recaulking my 2005 Safari with Sikaflex and...

I am recaulking my 2005 Safari with Sikaflex and Acryl-R. First time ever, for me and for the trailer.

Acryl-R is going ok but I have to tape everything and use a sock to smooth out the bead. ...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-08-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By neil.ervin
Update time: Stainless Rock (Segment)...

Update time:

Stainless Rock (Segment) Protectors only !!!!!

I thought isopropyl alcohol was going to work but didn't. Then I tried a small bit of Turtle Wax Spray Bug and Tar and Tree Sap...
Forum: On The Road... 09-05-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By neil.ervin
Food when entering Vanvouver Island, Canada

I've been trying to reach Canadian Customs, but you know the story.....

This weekend I will be taking my trailer onto Vancouver Island via the Port Angeles <==> Victoria ferry. Canadian customs...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-02-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By neil.ervin
Cleaning Rock Protector Panels ??

I've heard it is not wise to use Walbernize to clean the rock guards. If not, then what is a good rock guard cleaner?

Thanks,
Forum: On The Road... 02-13-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By neil.ervin
Sorry to reply late. You are welcome to check...

Sorry to reply late. You are welcome to check with the park by email. I was referring to the length of the towed unit. But we saw many 'tent' sites where the pad was quite long. The tent area is...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-10-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By neil.ervin
All the replies have been wonderful, both in...

All the replies have been wonderful, both in giving trouble shooting guidance and also in how to replace the converter (which given their track record, I'll have to do sometime in the future).
...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-08-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By neil.ervin
The battery wire set screws at the converter...

The battery wire set screws at the converter front panel were tight. I guess I'll have to take the wires off the batteries and clean/test.....The converter to battery wires seem well protected. So...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-08-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By neil.ervin
Using the voltmeter I crossed the + and -...

Using the voltmeter I crossed the + and - converter wires going to the battery. The posts are beside the 12v fuses. I read 13.9v which means the converter is putting out normal 12v electric.
...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-08-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By neil.ervin
I'm not much with electricity but I do have a...

I'm not much with electricity but I do have a voltmeter.

put a multimeter on the 2 outgoing wires from the parallax,

At the converter panel there are two wires (+ and -) that lead out to the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-07-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By neil.ervin
Is My Converter working ??

I have a feeling my converter has stopped functioning.

I have a 25' Safari 2005 with add on solar. In the past, when connected to external 110v service, my solar controller would read the...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-22-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,790
Posted By neil.ervin
Thanks. I'll give this a try this weekend but...

Thanks. I'll give this a try this weekend but I'll have to use a lantern since I have no propane torch.

Neil.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-21-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,790
Posted By neil.ervin
Isn't that like holding a match next to a gas...

Isn't that like holding a match next to a gas leak?

The detector is 12v electrical. Might flooding it with pure propane cause ignition?
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-21-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,790
Posted By neil.ervin
Excellent question. 12 volt power was on. Maybe...

Excellent question. 12 volt power was on. Maybe there was enough for smelling but not enough to set off the alarm.

How does one test the propant detector?
It has a green light which does...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-20-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,790
Posted By neil.ervin
My propane smell must have been due to low...

My propane smell must have been due to low pressure. I filled the low tank, opened both tank valves and started the refrig on gas. No smell at 6 hours later.

Also I checked the copper propane...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-15-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,790
Posted By neil.ervin
I think my problem is related to low pressure. I...

I think my problem is related to low pressure. I did your 'charge' test.

First, confirmed no smell in trailer
second, turned on my full propane tank.
Shut off tank after 5 minutes....
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-14-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,790
Posted By neil.ervin
Propane Leak Inside Trailer

I just returned from a three week camping trip, which included a few rough roads. When we returned to the house and opened up the trailer I smelled propane. I opened the windows and shut off the...
Forum: On The Road... 09-14-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,326
Posted By neil.ervin
Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada

I thank others that posted their Banff-Jasper observations. I too wish to post the highlights of my very recent Banff-Jasper camping trip for other travelers to consider.
Canada’s Glacier NP: ...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-19-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 138,370
Posted By neil.ervin
Caulking Window Tops on 2005 Safari

Andy often talks of using Vulkem on window tops and parbond on the window sides/bottoms. My 2005 Safari's windows are held in place by a heavy black rubber molding, all around. The space between...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 04-03-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By neil.ervin
I found it important to have a longer sewer hose....

I found it important to have a longer sewer hose. The factory hose tube was only 4 feet long. I had a second tube installed, 8 feet long.

We used brown paper to create a pattern, then cut...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-27-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Robert, What is this? now I've got a...

Robert, What is this?

now I've got a Generator test instrument for the tool bag
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-27-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Robert. Thanks for your guidance. One...

Robert.

Thanks for your guidance. One difference between Honda and Yamaha 1000 generators is that the Yamaha has a build-in gasoline shutoff valve.
Forum: Boondocking 03-27-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,965
Posted By neil.ervin
Airstream25 is describing the southern edge of...

Airstream25 is describing the southern edge of Trout Lake, just south of Matterhorn FS campground, 10 miles south of Telluride.........
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-26-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Got my parts.......

Well, I received all my parts back from US Carb today. Fortunately I did have them mount the engine regulator on a spare generator door and it includes a tachometer. There are a lot more pieces...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Ah, finally, clarification. Thanks to all. ...

Ah, finally, clarification. Thanks to all.

Tank to high pressure regulator
to hose
to generator regulator into the generator.


Although the high pressure regulator could be at either...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-25-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Robert Cross So then there MUST be a high...

Robert Cross

So then there MUST be a high pressure regulator in the line. In addition to the generator attached low pressure regulator.

Cannot feed directly from tank to the generator's low...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-24-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Lewster, You say you attach your hose directly...

Lewster, You say you attach your hose directly to the tank with the Camco 59133 tee. Do you have a high pressure regulator at the tank as shown in Robert Cross' pictures?

Thanks,
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-24-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Robert Cross...... In your pictures, it...

Robert Cross......

In your pictures, it looke to me like you have a regulator at your stand alone tank and also one at the generator. Are both needed?

Thanks,
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-23-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Has anyone connected a propane generator to their...

Has anyone connected a propane generator to their airstream trailer propane tanks?

I took a picture today of my double tank setup, but the picture did not take. Bummer.

My two tanks feed...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-21-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Nice pictures. Thanks.......

Nice pictures. Thanks.......
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-19-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
I use two quick dis-connects, one at the tank...

I use two quick dis-connects, one at the tank regulator and the other at

the low pressure regulator.


Tank regulator = exit of tank ???
or at the trailer side of the double tank switch-over...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-19-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Where does the hose connect in? At your tank? ...

Where does the hose connect in? At your tank? Or after the switch-over regulator?
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-19-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,857
Posted By neil.ervin
Yamaha 1000 Propane Conversion - URGENT

My carb has been converted by US Carburetion and ready to ship back to me. They are asking what diameter hose to ship to me. I haven't a clue.

Since their conversion includes a regulator, I...
Forum: Winter Living 03-14-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,650
Posted By neil.ervin
Hunter Digital

Does the Hunter Digital cover all that my current Thermostat does?

Furnace,
a/c
a/c fan
a/c strip heat

Thanks,
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-12-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,629
Posted By neil.ervin
Clarification--- At the DIY web site I'm seeing...

Clarification--- At the DIY web site I'm seeing the Airstream series (on Classic Rides series) as starting 3/25 7am EDT rather than 3/26 at 7am.

Am I blind?
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 02-29-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By neil.ervin
Carpet... We bought our AS without carpet,...

Carpet...

We bought our AS without carpet, then used brown paper to create a floor pattern, went to Lowes and bought remnant carpet, then cut to size of our brown paper pattern. Carpet fits...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By neil.ervin
I stopped by this park last weekend while staying...

I stopped by this park last weekend while staying with my parents. It is now owned by Siesta county, tho the prices are just as high. Still a great park. It is called Turtle Beach Campground.
...
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,723
Posted By neil.ervin
What is the length of the washboard road? ...

What is the length of the washboard road? Another way of saying this is: How long must one endure the washboard road before getting to the campground?

Thanks,
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By neil.ervin
I've never stayed there since my parents live in...

I've never stayed there since my parents live in Sarasota. The RV park and beach are very nice. Not too many folks go to Turtle Beach because Siesta Beach is much bigger and nicer (as a public...
Forum: Boondocking 01-03-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,384
Posted By neil.ervin
Lots of places. In Phoenix, check out the...

Lots of places.

In Phoenix, check out the Maricopa county campgrounds. White Tanks in the west valley. Carefree in the north valley. Others too.....

Alamo Lake state park west of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-31-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,834
Posted By neil.ervin
If heat is your only issue, install an Olympic...

If heat is your only issue, install an Olympic heater. Requires no electric.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-31-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,474
Posted By neil.ervin
Thanks all. With UV protection built in to...

Thanks all.

With UV protection built in to the rubber seals, it makes sense that Silicone is the way to go.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-31-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,293
Posted By neil.ervin
I found my Pathfinder inadequate to pull a 19'...

I found my Pathfinder inadequate to pull a 19' Bambi in the Arizona mountains. On the level it was great.

Thus I moved to an Armada, and later bought a 25 Airstream.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-28-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,474
Posted By neil.ervin
I'm interested in two facets: (1) To...

I'm interested in two facets:

(1) To protect the rubber window/door seals from the sun (UV rays), and
(2) to keep the window/door rubber seals in good condition (prevent from drying out).
...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-28-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,474
Posted By neil.ervin
I used Silicone on some (old) VW Camper rubber...

I used Silicone on some (old) VW Camper rubber seals and the seals turned splotchy white.

So I do have some hesitation to use straight silicone.

My airstream dealer is recommending one of the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-20-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,474
Posted By neil.ervin
What window/door gasket lubricant to use?

I need to start using a UV protection lubricant on my 2005 window and door gaskets. This should extend their life before they start drying out and cracking (Arizona sunshine and dryness).

What...
Forum: Commercial Listings 12-04-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,834
Posted By neil.ervin
I have already heard rumors of a 60lb, 3000w...

I have already heard rumors of a 60lb, 3000w electric start generator coming out sometime next year.

Are we talking Honda or Yamaha here? If so, I'll wait before purchasing...
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