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Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-15-2005, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By gerbermania
Hello Dan and Deb, I've done a lot of...

Hello Dan and Deb,

I've done a lot of fiberglass work as a surfer, so I'm not intimidated by the custom shower and pan. If you can find a shower pan that works, though, go for it. It may work in a...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-04-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By gerbermania
Hello Deb, That "is" my plan. You asked...

Hello Deb,

That "is" my plan.

You asked specifically, in a private email, for more information on the bathroom. For more views of how the bathroom works, see my gallery at the forum photos:...
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 10-21-2004, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,557
Posted By gerbermania
Great points, John. There are only a few...

Great points, John.

There are only a few extreme cases where an electric tankless water heater is more feasible than a gas one in an RV, home, or business.

The RV-500 is what I suggest. In my...
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 10-20-2004, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,557
Posted By gerbermania
The main point I see, though, is to have hot...

The main point I see, though, is to have hot water when I want it, not to heat water when I don't, or worse, to run out of hot water.

I specify instantaneous, also known as tankless, water heaters...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-18-2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By gerbermania
Are you a gymnast? At least you'll be be...

Are you a gymnast?

At least you'll be be ready for the next olympics after doing balance beam routines every time you worked on your coach.

Was there some crazy toxic substance completely...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-22-2004, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By gerbermania
A few of us have added, or are in the process of...

A few of us have added, or are in the process of adding, tanks.

I recommend doing a search on this forum for "grey tank" or "gray tank", this should yield some threads where additional tanks have...
Forum: Commercial Listings 06-02-2004, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,341
Posted By gerbermania
In the past, I too have had difficulty getting...

In the past, I too have had difficulty getting through. Don't fret, the knowledge on the other end of that line is worth waiting for, and I have the feeling that some people hang on there just...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-14-2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,355
Posted By gerbermania
I was planning on installing an exterior shower...

I was planning on installing an exterior shower on the curbside mid-area of my tradewind. I was looking at installing the CampingWorld one, part# 22260, which is $60. It is shown below, and has to be...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-12-2004, 10:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,994
Posted By gerbermania
Here is a link to another forum thread where I...

Here is a link to another forum thread where I posted some progress graphics. It shows both a rendering of the frame section and underfloor tank in question, as well as a diagram. I didn't want to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-12-2004, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,994
Posted By gerbermania
My 1969 also originally had/has the 4" wide 1/4"...

My 1969 also originally had/has the 4" wide 1/4" plywood, glued and screwed beneath the subfloor panel edges.

I was surprised to find this, and I'm continually impressed by overall AIRSTREAM...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-11-2004, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,994
Posted By gerbermania
As far as the plastic: Weight is always an...

As far as the plastic:

Weight is always an issue in travel trailers. However, so is indoor air quality and maintenance.

Standard HDPE and PolyPro plastics are heavier and more flexible than...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-10-2004, 11:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,994
Posted By gerbermania
Here is a sketch I did of the existing condition...

Here is a sketch I did of the existing condition of my 1969 floor assembly. It doesn't call out the peices, but basically:

green=extruded perimeter floor track
yellow= interior, exterior, and...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-02-2004, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,507
Posted By gerbermania
$+V: Thanks. :) I made the images based on actual...

$+V: Thanks. :) I made the images based on actual measurements of my coach. I removed both the floor and belly pan rear of the axles. The 2D and 3D models of the frame are pretty accurate for the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-01-2004, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,507
Posted By gerbermania
Yes, Joe. You can add inlets and outlets to an...

Yes, Joe. You can add inlets and outlets to an existing plastic tank.

The method employed will vary depending on the type of plastic. You may have a rotomolded, single-piece polypro tank from Inca...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-31-2003, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,507
Posted By gerbermania
chuck: get the service manual. :D I was...

chuck: get the service manual. :D I was incorrect, the service manual I have is a 1972, and the grey tank diagram I mentioned is from 1991, neither diagram is from 1973. www.airstream.com has parts...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-31-2003, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,507
Posted By gerbermania
So as not to confuse people, I deleted the image...

So as not to confuse people, I deleted the image that was in my previous post, and updated here.

This version shows the two valves not shown in the other diagram.

First, there is a swing check...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-30-2003, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,507
Posted By gerbermania
I suggest adding a macerator pump, to not only...

I suggest adding a macerator pump, to not only handle the gray waste, but also the black, for a minimal amount of effort compared to how much effort it is to add a gray tank in the first place.

I...
Forum: 1963 Safari 12-30-2003, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,409
Posted By gerbermania
Hello Rich, Sorry, I do not have a 1963 22'...

Hello Rich,

Sorry, I do not have a 1963 22' Safari floorplan.

I do have a 1969 25' Tradewind floorplan, along with elevations, sections, roof plan, and even a 3D model - all in AutoCAD 2004...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 12-29-2003, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,758
Posted By gerbermania
There are many threads on this forum which...

There are many threads on this forum which reference movies, commercials, ads, TV shows, etc.

As far as movies, the following is a list I've compiled from threads on this forum.

Enjoy,
...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 12-29-2003, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By gerbermania
just curious... what exactly is "the latest...

just curious...

what exactly is "the latest addition to the Tin Hut?"

- the awning?

- new filler cap?

- polishing?
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-31-2003, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,271
Posted By gerbermania
59toaster: Thanks for the compliment. I find...

59toaster:
Thanks for the compliment. I find that graphics like these are the best way for me to work challenges out. I like solving challenges before they become issues. As far as dumping the grey...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-29-2003, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,271
Posted By gerbermania
Mark, The macerator pump makes a different...

Mark,

The macerator pump makes a different sound when it gets to air, rather than liquid. There are no p-traps in a black tank, so the air that gets sucked out of a black tank is replaced via the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-28-2003, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,271
Posted By gerbermania
59toaster: You mentioned that you were...

59toaster:

You mentioned that you were thinking of fabricating a greytank out of aluminum.

I am having All-Rite (www.all-rite.com) custom make a plastic grey tank, with all the fittings right...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 10-27-2003, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By gerbermania
Wow, those wraps look great, Mark. Does...

Wow, those wraps look great, Mark.

Does anyone know when AIRSTREAM switch to plastic banana wraps?

I'm guessing that is also why they started making them a darker grey, it gave them a reason to...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-27-2003, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,271
Posted By gerbermania
The grey tank needs a vent, just like the black...

The grey tank needs a vent, just like the black tank.

The grey tank has gases build-up, similar to that of a black tank, and therefore needs to vent. Also, when you drain the grey, the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-26-2003, 01:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By gerbermania
Rather than "replace" the C-channel main members...

Rather than "replace" the C-channel main members of the frame, I had the corroded sections of the channels cut out, and then had plate steel welded up as reinforcement.

I used to be able to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-25-2003, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By gerbermania
I am currently repairing the subfloor of my...

I am currently repairing the subfloor of my rear-bath model. I have all the fixtures out, frame reconditioned, and my next step is to install the new subfloor.

All fixtures will fit out the door,...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-22-2003, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,392
Posted By gerbermania
Thanks, Andy. I truly wish I had saved the...

Thanks, Andy.

I truly wish I had saved the connector assembly, so I could give it to someone else that could use it. I've done that with most of the other items I've removed. I am replacing all...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-21-2003, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,392
Posted By gerbermania
pipe between black tank and dump valve

What is the proper connection between the black water tank and the dump valve flange?

I ASSumed that the black water tank outlet would connect directly to a standard tube or pipe I could find...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-21-2003, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By gerbermania
short answer: no. there are three...

short answer: no.

there are three attachments points on most black tanks, besides the supports: the toilet flange may be threaded into the black tank, the vent pipe is likely hose-clamped to the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-20-2003, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By gerbermania
only 5 months late... The cross members...

only 5 months late...

The cross members supporting the tank are simple 1"x1" steel angles, with a triangle welded in as a stop to keep the galvanized pan from sliding around. There are two holes...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-19-2003, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,606
Posted By gerbermania
Hello JP, There are a few variable-speed...

Hello JP,

There are a few variable-speed water pumps out now that do not require accumulator tanks to deliver smooth water flow. These also do not cycle as often, and can be extremely quiet.
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-19-2003, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,607
Posted By gerbermania
I typically pull my '69 25' Tradewind with a V8...

I typically pull my '69 25' Tradewind with a V8 Disco.

The Disco is not optimal for me, because I prefer more horsepower in the mountains to keep speed, but the torque is decent... remember, my...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-13-2003, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,170
Posted By gerbermania
Hello 1stimer, Here is a link to a thread...

Hello 1stimer,

Here is a link to a thread discussing reinforcing plates to support a sagging rear end: https://www.airforums.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=6474&referrerid=1032

Here is...
Forum: Our Community 10-09-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,332
Posted By gerbermania
...or perhaps just the rigging of the ship...

...or perhaps just the rigging of the ship beyond.

...or perhaps just the guide cables to keep the airstream from swaying.

christopher
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-05-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By gerbermania
Yes, once you have the belly pan pulled away, you...

Yes, once you have the belly pan pulled away, you will be able to access the steel frame and outriggers enough to inspect them.

I pulled the rear quarter of my belly pan down, to find that my...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-28-2003, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,557
Posted By gerbermania
I'm an architect, and i've spent waaaay too much...

I'm an architect, and i've spent waaaay too much time designing the renovation of my AIRSTREAM, and much too little time constructing it.

If you need a digital 3d model of an AIRSTREAM, you free...
Forum: Parts Archive 09-25-2003, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By gerbermania
hello boardsander, what is the method you...

hello boardsander,

what is the method you allude to, for filling your water tank?

you've got me interested, since i never could understand why that cap didn't have a lock. it just beckons for...
Forum: Parts Archive 09-01-2003, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,442
Posted By gerbermania
As Kevin (Overlander64) noted above, anyone can...

As Kevin (Overlander64) noted above, anyone can order service manuals (1972-1986) and owners manuals (1964+) and (1972-1986) from:

Helen Davis Secretarial Services
PO Box 484 Sidney, OH 45365 ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2003, 10:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,182
Posted By gerbermania
plastic sheet subfloor continued

Yes, plastic flexes until its yield point, similar to wood.

This attribute is typically compared using the "Modulus of Elasticity", also called MOE or just E. Generally, plywood is about 1,800,000...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2003, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,182
Posted By gerbermania
you probably know this, but for those who don't,...

you probably know this, but for those who don't, marine plywood is not specially-treated wood. it does NOT contain any type of wood preservative or anything, the "marine" designation only speaks to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-18-2003, 10:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,182
Posted By gerbermania
There is no reason to use wood as a subfloor in a...

There is no reason to use wood as a subfloor in a travel trailer, except for cost.

Plastic sheet subfloors have been used for years in boats.

There are many sources, such as www.codemo.com and...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-13-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,128
Posted By gerbermania
Both vent lines would be alright, if the combined...

Both vent lines would be alright, if the combined stack went through the roof and was otherwise designed not to siphon out the water seal of the sink P-trap.

It may be alright with just AAV's,...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-13-2003, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By gerbermania
Why not just replace the old dump valve with an...

Why not just replace the old dump valve with an electric one, such as the DrainMaster (https://www.phasefourindustries.com/dmast.html). That way, you can put the valve wherever you desire, and the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-13-2003, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,128
Posted By gerbermania
i assume you have at least one vent through the...

i assume you have at least one vent through the roof, for your sink, right?

I suggest tying the at least one of the tanks into that, with perhaps the other on an AAV, to give you added air relief...
Forum: 1999 Safari 07-13-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,152
Posted By gerbermania
my window glass is on the outside of the wall,...

my window glass is on the outside of the wall, then a frame about 2" deep, and then my screens are screwed to the frame on the inside of the wall. please see the attached image.

therefore, if i...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-12-2003, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,128
Posted By gerbermania
You probably shouldn't connect the two tanks with...

You probably shouldn't connect the two tanks with a single vent because the drain lines are likely 3", but the vent is probably only 1-1/4".

Depending on how you built the drain lines, there may...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-03-2003, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,335
Posted By gerbermania
always try an internet search, such as with...

always try an internet search, such as with Google.com, as a first resort.

"rot doctor" comes up with www.rotdoctor.com.

I used Git Rot, which was available at my local boating store in the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-01-2003, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By gerbermania
lots o fun

if you have a shower pan, then i guess that you have a 3/4 mid or corner bath, not a full rear bath.

I highly recommend you order a service manual for your particular model, as the information i'm...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 06-21-2003, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,099
Posted By gerbermania
I recommend dropping the bellypan to inspect both...

I recommend dropping the bellypan to inspect both angle irons holding the waste tank. Cutting out a section large enough to inspect, and perhaps weld, both will be a 'waste' when you could have just...
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