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Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 06-27-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 15,173
Posted By Atomic_13
I used old garden hose split long ways with the...

I used old garden hose split long ways with the occasional zip tie. Did my best to orient the split downward to promote drainage.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 06-26-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,926
Posted By Atomic_13
Spanning ribs was my approach. Worked well.

Spanning ribs was my approach. Worked well.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-21-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Atomic_13
I used PEX, brass barbs, and crimped rings in my...

I used PEX, brass barbs, and crimped rings in my Ď68 Tradewind. Iím fairly confident youíll be able to source the required fittings needed to connect to the exiting water heater, sinks, shower valve,...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-20-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

Jerry - I think youíd be ahead if you maximized air flow across the back side of your refrigerator. Iím learning it makes a big difference, especially during hot weather. I suspect the minimum...
Forum: On The Road... 06-20-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Atomic_13
Fremont Lake CG near Pinedale WY

Jeff - Iíve driven through this campground but not stayed there. A google review reported the need to use a bucket (no hoses) to fill freshwater tanks. Perhaps the tap lacks threads? If so, bring a...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-19-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

Hopefully yours is in good shape, Dale.

I replaced my condenser fan and while the refrigerator was out of the galley I ran wiring for fans behind the refrigerator and inside the unit. I mounted a...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-17-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
No fishing this trip. The sole purpose was...

No fishing this trip. The sole purpose was testing out the trailer. Later this summer I’m spending a week in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It will hopefully be a great week of...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-17-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,855
Posted By Atomic_13
Hands down, thatís the most challenging area for...

Hands down, thatís the most challenging area for cabinetry. You were wise to reuse the tub. Everything moving forward (literally and figuratively) should be easier. Looks great. Keep up the good...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 06-14-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 65,350
Posted By Atomic_13
Nice! I love cypress. Iím currently making a fly...

Nice! I love cypress. Iím currently making a fly tying storage box with cypress and wenge. Beautiful stuff.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 06-14-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,926
Posted By Atomic_13
Thanks, Jerry. I really appreciate that offer.

Thanks, Jerry. I really appreciate that offer.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-14-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 117,960
Posted By Atomic_13
Show us your tow combo

Sweet Argosy! Love the color.

Here is my ride

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Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 06-14-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 28,633
Posted By Atomic_13
Always good to be one step ahead of the...

Always good to be one step ahead of the mothership. Keep up the good work. :)
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-14-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Atomic_13
Two Longmonsters get a 1965 Tradewind!

Hi Jochen and Christina! Welcome to the madness. [emoji4] Iíll lead with some general comments and answer your specific questions below thatÖ

What an awesome trailer. Great find! Itís certainly...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 06-14-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,926
Posted By Atomic_13
Sounds like progress! I'd definitely tackle the...

Sounds like progress! I'd definitely tackle the removal of oxidation from the window sills before you button up the interior skins. In haste, I did not and now am dreading having to mask off...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-14-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
Given Fatherís Day is approaching I was feeling...

Given Fatherís Day is approaching I was feeling generous and let them ride in the cab. :)

Regarding solar panels, they definitely are noticeable. Lowering the outermost edges along the trailer...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-14-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Atomic_13
towing my new to me 1965 Tradewind home with unknown brake status - any tips?

Thatís great news! That part is stressful. Iím really glad your recovery wasnít exceedingly complicated. As you certainly know, descending with a 50+ year old trailer in the Colorado Rockies can be...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-13-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

Sign me up for the Ď67 but it will have to wait until my Ď68 Overlander is completed. [emoji4]

The first trip with the Tradewind went well. I have a dozen or so small things to work on to make it...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-12-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Atomic_13
If I lived nearby I would have been delighted to...

If I lived nearby I would have been delighted to assist. As mentioned above, the items listed may be overkill for this specific rescue. That call is reserved for the individual towing the trailer....
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-07-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

There is nothing like a deadline to motivate you to wrap up odds and ends during an airstream renovation. Weíve scheduled a few camping nights next week to test out the trailer. Later this summer,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-07-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Atomic_13
I've been up and down the roads between Estes and...

I've been up and down the roads between Estes and Longmont many times with a truck and also with bicycle, but not with an airstream in tow... Definitely a climb/descent. It would be a really tough...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-07-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By Atomic_13
Is your tow vehicle equipped with an electric...

Is your tow vehicle equipped with an electric brake controller? If not, Iíd install one for sure if your are descending a lot of elevation. Iím uncertain how far you have to travel.

Before...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-07-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,855
Posted By Atomic_13
Coming along really nicely! Good to hear you...

Coming along really nicely! Good to hear you resolved your drain issue. Iíve found that itís definitely a ďtwo steps forward and one step backĒ type of project. Keep up the good work.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-06-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 41,681
Posted By Atomic_13
Get yourself a disco ball and have a party in...

Get yourself a disco ball and have a party in that swanky trailer. Nice job truck! Keep up the good work.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 06-01-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,926
Posted By Atomic_13
Great progress, Jerry! I have a question...

Great progress, Jerry!

I have a question about your 18 AWG DC wire. Did you consider each DC circuitís length, anticipated amp draw, and voltage drop when you sized your DC wire runs?

I ended...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-29-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By Atomic_13
While removing skins is work. It isnít all that...

While removing skins is work. It isnít all that complicated. The end caps can be more of a challenge. Keep in mind, with the skins out youíll not only be able to rewire but also be able improve the...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 05-22-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,926
Posted By Atomic_13
Had the same issue towing in a deluge. On my...

Had the same issue towing in a deluge. On my Dickenson p12000, I installed a weather shroud over the deck cap. Secures to the cap with a wing nut. Completely covers the chimney.
...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 05-20-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 35,341
Posted By Atomic_13
Really nice progress and work!

Really nice progress and work!
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-19-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 56,404
Posted By Atomic_13
Agreed! Excellent work on the bathroom refurb.

Agreed! Excellent work on the bathroom refurb.
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 05-17-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 65,350
Posted By Atomic_13
Outstanding work on the shower pan. Itís tricky...

Outstanding work on the shower pan. Itís tricky to fabricate this area from scratch.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-16-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
Too funny. If my wife and kids read this post I...

Too funny. If my wife and kids read this post I may be the one in the truck bed. :)
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-15-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 84,977
Posted By Atomic_13
Sharp looking trailer, Bryan

Sharp looking trailer, Bryan
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-15-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 84,977
Posted By Atomic_13
Bryan, good to hear from you. Canít recall, what...

Bryan, good to hear from you. Canít recall, what year is your Safari? Looking forward to seeing it.
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-15-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By Atomic_13
Really not a right or wrong approach here....

Really not a right or wrong approach here. Pros/cons to both... If this is your first/only trailer, I'm voting for only polishing around items that you remove (running lights, etc) and putting your...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-15-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
Posted By Atomic_13
Love mine as well. Great heaters. 367918

Love mine as well. Great heaters.

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Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-15-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 22,849
Posted By Atomic_13
Hi David! Iíve been focused on wrapping up my...

Hi David! Iíve been focused on wrapping up my Tradewind and not on the forums much. Opened your thread this morning and BAM! Looks like youíve accomplished a year of work in a month or so. Everything...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 84,977
Posted By Atomic_13
Dale - the cabinetry and countertops are looking...

Dale - the cabinetry and countertops are looking great! Once things settle down with the pandemic us KC area airstream restorers should meet up again. Iíd enjoy seeing everyoneís progress in person.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 05-15-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,926
Posted By Atomic_13
The HydroFlame heater looks like a really well...

The HydroFlame heater looks like a really well thought out heater. Looking forward to your rebuild and hearing how it works. The trailer is looking sharp as well. Really nice polish on it. Great...
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 05-15-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,491
Posted By Atomic_13
Great work as usual, Mark. Completely agree on...

Great work as usual, Mark. Completely agree on the importance of closing up the rectangular tubing ends. Did the same on my Tradewind.

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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-15-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
Jerry - all the pandemic-induced family...

Jerry - all the pandemic-induced family togetherness must have me subliminally seeking solitude. :)
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-14-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

Looking forward to working on the Overlander. Been a while since Iíve talked about it. Weíve already dropped the belly pan (believe the frame is good), replaced all the windows with original corning...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-08-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,855
Posted By Atomic_13
Nice work. Repurposing that old door is a great...

Nice work. Repurposing that old door is a great idea. Canít beat lumber from the 60ís or older. Beautiful stuff.
Forum: Floor Finishes 04-23-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By Atomic_13
From experience, I suggest waiting to install the...

From experience, I suggest waiting to install the floor until after the base cabinetry is in. Youíll avoid trapping the floor under a cabinet and use less product which saves money and weight.

I...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-22-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 75,851
Posted By Atomic_13
While I havenít slept in this trailer yet...

While I havenít slept in this trailer yet (nearing the end of its renovation), Iíve used the Dickinson P12000 LP heater over the past two winters during the renovation. Overall, Iím quite pleased...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-16-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 84,977
Posted By Atomic_13
We understood what you were talking about. I...

We understood what you were talking about. I ended up installing an IKEA stainless steel sink.

NORRSJ÷N, 21"x17"
https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/spr/69157908/

It has a very low...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-13-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By Atomic_13
One more time...how to paint the walls of my 1979 Ambassador?

For my vinyl coated walls Iíve had success with:

1) pressure washing followed by degreasing with super clean (3 parts water, 1 part super clean). I used a stiff round bristle brunch chucked to...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-11-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,053
Posted By Atomic_13
Outstanding! Love the couch ends as well. Looking...

Outstanding! Love the couch ends as well. Looking forward to seeing you get this on the road.
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 04-09-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 22,849
Posted By Atomic_13
Looking great. Keep up the good work!

Looking great. Keep up the good work!
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 04-07-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,036
Posted By Atomic_13
Nice! Thatís a lot of effort! Keep up the good...

Nice! Thatís a lot of effort! Keep up the good work.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-06-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,962
Posted By Atomic_13
I agree with the prior post, the most important...

I agree with the prior post, the most important thing is to use an EMS. Beyond that, itís personal preference. For what itís worth, installing an interior EMS isnít all that hard. Here is picture of...
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 04-04-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,491
Posted By Atomic_13
Looking forward to following along. :)

Looking forward to following along. :)
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