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Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-15-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 21,986
Posted By Dean E
Hello all, I will be cramping with The...

Hello all,

I will be cramping with The Burning Band somewhere in Snowflake Village.
https://www.facebook.com/TheBurningBand

I enjoy following this forum. It will be my fourth year at BM. I...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-12-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By Dean E
What brand or number should I ask for at Lowe's? ...

What brand or number should I ask for at Lowe's? I am a machinist, but I am new to sheet metal and don't know how to order the Shear or read up on using one. Thanks.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,111
Posted By Dean E
Hi PLVMB, Your reference thread for riveting...

Hi PLVMB,
Your reference thread for riveting repairs and panel replacements is:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f381/skin-replacement-9362.html

Many of the sealants referenced have had...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,273
Posted By Dean E
Home Depot misspells the --Trempro-- name as...

Home Depot misspells the --Trempro-- name as "Tremco." The illustration shows the brand name of Vulkem 116. My local store shows as having this for sale at $5.97 per 10.1 ounce cartridge.

...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-03-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By Dean E
PPL RV Parts Superstore, Houston, TX, has square...

PPL RV Parts Superstore, Houston, TX, has square and oblong shaped double lights, and they were on sale last week on their web site 《pplmottorhomes.com》.
Forum: All Squarestream Trailers 09-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,595
Posted By Dean E
Squarestream update

Hello all,

I have owned this for over a year. I live in Virginia, but the Squarestream is set up at an RV park in Reno, NV.

1989 Squarestream
VIN: 45ZGYJT25KJ201057
Date trailer...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-03-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Dean E
Estimate new appliances' current draw and add to...

Estimate new appliances' current draw and add to that of appliances already on the particular circuit. Look up the size wiring need for the max current draw. Measure (using calipers or micrometer)...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Dean E
The aluminum roof is flat that near the rear of...

The aluminum roof is flat that near the rear of the trailer. It probably is designed to be convex, but I think that the framing crossmembers should not have had that much curvature on them from the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By Dean E
Roof frame-spacers?

Hello,

My non-Airstream, 1984 vintage travel trailer has an aluminum roof--but no internal deck on top of the roof framing members.

I am patching a hole in the roof about a foot from the...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-07-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,056
Posted By Dean E
Thanks for all of the great tips on Fantastic...

Thanks for all of the great tips on Fantastic (Fan-Tastic) vents.

I received two new vents (Fan-Tastic Vent 6600R/417) and noticed quality control issues. One unit is is properly assembled.
...
Forum: Tires 06-16-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,612
Posted By Dean E
Jumping in late with a recommendation to carry at...

Jumping in late with a recommendation to carry at least one neon green/yellow safety vest and one flashlight with a long red extension for directing traffic. They are on ebay and Amazon.

Sent...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By Dean E
For the gadget-minded, Radio Shack sells a sound...

For the gadget-minded, Radio Shack sells a sound meter that is simple and very easy to use. I have used it at work to identify and replace noisy office equipment and at home to accurately identify...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 03-31-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,255
Posted By Dean E
I have a new Barker jack, part number 31558, that...

I have a new Barker jack, part number 31558, that uses a 30-amp slow blow fuse. It is not wired yet, but I will put a 30-amp slow-blow fuse at both ends of the hot wire in case of a short to ground. ...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-31-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dean E
[QUOTE=AirGal04;1423136]Hey guys - In the next...

[QUOTE=AirGal04;1423136]Hey guys - In the next few days I'll be moving from 12v batteries to two 6v batteries. I want to make sure I don't mess up the wiring in the process and could use the forums...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-31-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Dean E
Propane water heater igniter circuit?

Propane water heater igniter circuit?
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-31-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By Dean E
Hi Protagonist, Different trailer than...

Hi Protagonist,

Different trailer than my original post, now installing a water heater.

Is a shutoff valve inside the trailer permitted by the code, please? I have installed a shutoff...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-14-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By Dean E
Two taps on the circuit board stopped the fan....

Two taps on the circuit board stopped the fan. That was after I had flipped the rocker switch back to "on."

I will check out the furnace 's operation next week when I can do a safety check on the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-13-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By Dean E
Thanks for the quick and useful help. I had...

Thanks for the quick and useful help.

I had not turned on the gas, and apparently the fan was running until the controls sensed ignition.

I found a rocker switch bundled with the wiring for...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-11-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By Dean E
Heater fan stuck "on" after storage

1989 32ft Squarestream. I came back to my trailer after 5 months' storage, but after connecting to shore power, the heater fan will not turn off, either on 120 or on 12v battery power. Thermostat on...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-31-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,077
Posted By Dean E
Wonderful discussion. The business analysts...

Wonderful discussion.

The business analysts remind us to center on our core competencies. Also, researching historic prices and projecting future prices makes decisions easier and more useful.
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-23-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By Dean E
I do not know the floor plan. If you are...

I do not know the floor plan.

If you are lucky, the shower plumbing runs through an inside wall, and the faucet side of the shower enclosure is secured against that inside wall. Look for an...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 179,036
Posted By Dean E
Bought a pair of the hard plastic mats for use...

Bought a pair of the hard plastic mats for use under rolling office chairs from Costco, and trimmed them to cover the carpet in the cargo space of my 2007 extended length Ford Expedition. They have...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-14-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,758
Posted By Dean E
GPS, phone, laptop, camera, and two bags full of...

GPS, phone, laptop, camera, and two bags full of electronic cables and chargers. Good for locating Walmarts, fuel, RV parts stores, dining, and motels.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Airstream...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-11-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By Dean E
After cleaning the bearings in solvent, visually...

After cleaning the bearings in solvent, visually inspect the outer races and bearing assemblies' surfaces under a good light for scoring/roughness, cracks, and discoloration. Discoloration indicates...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 01-08-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 34,450
Posted By Dean E
Thanks for the timely post! Papa Dean ...

Thanks for the timely post!

Papa Dean
WBCCI 2916
Forum: 1984 -1986 Excella 12-30-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,948
Posted By Dean E
My '89, 32 ft Squarestream has double doors....

My '89, 32 ft Squarestream has double doors. There has been water leakage somewhere near the rear door or adjacent window. That water problem has caused some floor rot along the wall. Detective work...
Forum: On The Road... 12-30-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By Dean E
Great start! Super Walmarts and Cabellas usually...

Great start! Super Walmarts and Cabellas usually permit overnighting. The Walmart site links to their pdf file of go and no - go locations. My personal suggestion would be to not use fresh water...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-24-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Dean E
Here is a diagram from the water heater's factory...

Here is a diagram from the water heater's factory brochure. (I'm learning how to add photos.)
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-24-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By Dean E
Chocks for heater above gray water tank?

Are chocks necessary for water heaters?

I installed a new six-gallon Suburban water heater. The instructions say to install two chocks tightly, one on each side of the water heater jacket, and...
Forum: Our Community 11-09-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 219,245
Posted By Dean E
US Army Retired, 2008, after serving from 1972. ...

US Army Retired, 2008, after serving from 1972.
My father, Merle L. Eveland, was an Army infantryman who lived through Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.
My uncle Walter Harris was in the Navy during WWII...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 11-08-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,879
Posted By Dean E
Search the online auction for "led strip." You...

Search the online auction for "led strip." You may find some buying options.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By Dean E
Thanks Jim. I saw that picture but could...

Thanks Jim.

I saw that picture but could not see where it would fit.

I just located two tiny parts that act as retainers. They were in a small plastic baggie in the factory box. They have...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-08-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By Dean E
Retainer for Back-fed Branch Breaker used as Main

Hello all.

I am installing a new load center with increased space for circuit breakers. This is because I have installed a new water heater with 120 volt and propane options. I need a new...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-24-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dean E
Borrow, rent, or buy a compressor--but make sure...

Borrow, rent, or buy a compressor--but make sure that the compressor doesn't pull more current in the cold than the generator can supply. Starting a cold compressor takes a huge amount of amps--more...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 10-08-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 761
Posted By Dean E
Dean E :: 1989 Airstream Squarestream Land Yacht

2013 Airstream (2013-10-08 02:39:23)
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By Dean E
Hi John, What hose are you using now to...

Hi John,

What hose are you using now to dump from your 1988 25 foot Excella to a campground sewer line?

I use an adapter from Amazon to go from my 89 Squarestream to a common slinky. Then...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-07-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Dean E
Restless Wheels in Manassas, VA, has done good...

Restless Wheels in Manassas, VA, has done good work for me on a non-AS trailer. In June 2013 they installed a new black water tank and plumbing, and raised the trailer. They also have a good parts...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-26-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By Dean E
Larger compressors draw a lot of amps at startup,...

Larger compressors draw a lot of amps at startup, especially in cooler weather. I winterized last year with my four-gallon compressor, but it drew too much current (about 30 amps at startup) to start...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-10-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 31,807
Posted By Dean E
Hello all, I am Papa Dean, a newbie to...

Hello all,

I am Papa Dean, a newbie to ASing, who will be at Burning Man.

I am with the Burning Band, and will be on the other side of the city from your camp. The Burning Band is camped at...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-04-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,027
Posted By Dean E
If the generator is from a national chain, it...

If the generator is from a national chain, it should be possible to return it to any nearby store. Good luck.


Dean E
Forum: Tires 08-03-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,612
Posted By Dean E
Thanks, GMW. I ordered a set of the...

Thanks, GMW.

I ordered a set of the Continental Vanco 2, 215/70-15 LR D tires from Tire Rack.

I only need to deal with 5500 lbs GVWR, so I will have a good margin of safety. This setup goes...
Forum: Tires 08-03-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,612
Posted By Dean E
Thanks Top. I ordered a set from tire rack. ...

Thanks Top. I ordered a set from tire rack.
Dean E
Forum: Tires 08-02-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 32,612
Posted By Dean E
Hello all, I would like to get a set of the...

Hello all,
I would like to get a set of the Michelin LTX M/S2 P235/75R15s to replace the old set of ST205/75R15s. The 1984 vintage steel rims are 5.5 inches wide (measured with a set of calipers),...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 07-16-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Dean E
Previous owners forgot to drain the under-sink...

Previous owners forgot to drain the under-sink water filter housing. The housing broke open.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 07-16-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Dean E
Previous owners forgot about the water filter...

Previous owners forgot about the water filter under the kitchen sink. The vintage, clear container broke open.
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