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Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 71,838
Posted By racoco
I contacted AS trying to find a replacement since...

I contacted AS trying to find a replacement since the original was so bent. Wasn't sure I could get it straight without breaking it completely.

Found out that the part, "Antenna Trough", is...
Forum: Roof 02-01-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,384
Posted By racoco
Rivet OP Update

I contacted AS trying to find a replacement since the original was so bent. Wasn't sure I could get it straight without breaking it completely.

Found out that the part, "Antenna Trough", is...
Forum: On The Road... 02-01-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,192
Posted By racoco
I am in TX and would love an excuse to get back...

I am in TX and would love an excuse to get back to Boulder. But I would not take my own AS into CO winter. But on the other hand, if I show up before the snow and stay....

Sorry; easily...
Forum: Roof 01-26-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By racoco
Thank you! I could not figure out why the...

Thank you! I could not figure out why the bracket was riveted to the base plate then the assembly taped on. I plan on just getting back to the bracket riveted on.
Forum: Roof 01-25-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By racoco
Yes, the protective plastic is still on bottom of...

Yes, the protective plastic is still on bottom of my piece too. Iím trying to locate a replacement in case bending this one back into shape breaks it. Regardless, I will reinstall with caulk and...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-25-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 71,838
Posted By racoco
Cool Antenna support

Thought I should post this here; I already put it up in "Roof"...

So I was on top of our Bambi to size up what I needed to replace a cracked vent cover. In the process, I discovered the antenna...
Forum: Roof 01-25-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By racoco
Cool Antenna support !?!

So I was on top of our Bambi to size up what I needed to replace a cracked vent cover. In the process, I discovered the antenna support, or rest, dislodged and, well, mangled.

Apparently AS used...
Forum: On The Road... 01-10-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,957
Posted By racoco
TX-176 @ TX-NM border

Pretty sure TX-176 at the Texas-New Mexico border remains "under construction" also. I avoid it completely; with or without the AS.
Forum: Axles 01-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,925
Posted By racoco
Iím prepping to replace both axles on Ď76...

Iím prepping to replace both axles on Ď76 Soverign. Saw your question on shocks versus no shocks. Donít know about Dexterís recommendations.

On our 19í single axle, I discovered that the road...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-23-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By racoco
Uh-hhmmm... if the "nylon over-braid" is no...

Uh-hhmmm... if the "nylon over-braid" is no longer intact; are you saying the wires are bare? If so, that's problem #1. Especially if you intend to use a metal screen door spring.
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 02-16-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,404
Posted By racoco
Not sure, but I'm interested. Apple TV requires...

Not sure, but I'm interested. Apple TV requires cable to monitor.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-12-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,871
Posted By racoco
We tow a 19' Bambi with a 2006 Land Rover LR3. ...

We tow a 19' Bambi with a 2006 Land Rover LR3. The same LR3 has in the past pulled our 31' Sovereign. Plenty of power if you take the hills at a reasonable pace.

I have also pulled the 19' Bambi...
Forum: Community Polls 01-04-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 28,814
Posted By racoco
Smile the Crate

Outnumbered 3 to 2 by dogs ours is more often than not referenced as the Dog Crate!
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-04-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,997
Posted By racoco
ARF -- our's was "pinged" at the factory and the...

ARF -- our's was "pinged" at the factory and the upper pin started working loose anyway. Think we might have been the last year the c-clip pins were not used.

Thanks for your original question;...
Forum: On The Road... 10-16-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,853
Posted By racoco
I would not.

We travel from TX to CO a lot, all different times of the year. And we pull our AS with an LR3.

We do not take AS west of I-25, mid-fall to mid-spring, ever. Your Landie will make it, but if the...
Forum: On The Road... 10-10-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By racoco
Thanksgiving not so bad

We've driven from west TX (halfway bwtn DFW and El Paso) to Denver a number of times during Thanksgiving. Raton in normally very passable.

But we're more likely to pass through Amarillo headed...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-12-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,125
Posted By racoco
Tires?

So if you're upsizing to 16" Sendel wheels, what tire and size are you moving to?
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,862
Posted By racoco
Envious

I am envious. Still working and can't pull that plug yet. But our digital life has made working from our 19' Bambi pretty easy when we have to.

The books are nice, but there's not a lot of...
Forum: On The Road... 06-24-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,840
Posted By racoco
remote?

Gotta go with remote location for the pampered get-away.
Forum: The Pet Forum 06-08-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,579
Posted By racoco
beachless dog?

Maybe I have too much canine blood, but why wouldn't the dog go to the beach with you?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-20-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,284
Posted By racoco
No problems with an LR3

We tow with an LR3. Have had no problems with the self-leveling air suspension but do not use WD setup.

The ONLY problem we have had is the LED tail lights on the (2007) AS blink when connected...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-18-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,615
Posted By racoco
Land Rover

We have a 19' Bambi (4500#) and I pull it with a 2004 Land Rover Discovery easily. You might look that direction whether you stay with the 16' or go 19'. And a great ride for CO to boot.
Forum: Tires 03-17-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,464
Posted By racoco
Doubtful the sidewall can be repaired. So...

Doubtful the sidewall can be repaired.

So few miles, I'd leave the (GYM) spare on the ground, get the "new" spare you want, then eventually replace the 4 on the ground with what you want.

Enjoy...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 03-13-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,390
Posted By racoco
I would like one!

I would like one!
Forum: On The Road... 02-18-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,117
Posted By racoco
TX state parks are great. Once you hit Austin,...

TX state parks are great. Once you hit Austin, Pecan Grove RV Park is the spot.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 02-11-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,127
Posted By racoco
No longer a WBCCI member, I did not get the...

No longer a WBCCI member, I did not get the email. However, RVillage appears to be a way to connect with anyone RVing near you via a map-based app.

While I love my AS's, I enjoy the interaction...
Forum: Full-Timing 10-29-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,817
Posted By racoco
Try Pecan Grove on Barton Springs Rd. Great...

Try Pecan Grove on Barton Springs Rd.
Great location, but not sure how long you can stay without moving the AS. Plan ahead and you may be able to simply move from spot to spot within.
Good luck.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-09-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 71,838
Posted By racoco
Hi Gayle -- congrats on the 75. We love ours. ...

Hi Gayle -- congrats on the 75. We love ours.

The production # of 75 is stamped in the bottom of the 75th Anniversary badge just right side of the door. At least ours is. And the Airstream VIN...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-05-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 71,838
Posted By racoco
Quick question for Bambi-75 owners... does anyone...

Quick question for Bambi-75 owners... does anyone know where to get a replacement light for the bathroom ceiling to match original? Switch failed in ours (#12) and I can't seem to find a match...
Forum: Vintage Kin 02-06-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,149
Posted By racoco
Yes, there is a market to sell them -- I'm...

Yes, there is a market to sell them -- I'm interested. Just need to see the layout and if they would function for me. Like Bluestar99 said, "remove" or "tear out," takes about the same amount of...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,852
Posted By racoco
I think Airstreams are: Vintage = older than...

I think Airstreams are:
Vintage = older than me,
Classic = from my teenage years,
New = awfully expensive!
Forum: Doors & Locks 09-02-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By racoco
And I should have listened to my wife. ...

And I should have listened to my wife.

Service manual got here and procedure for lock removal is exactly what she said. Drill out a few near by rivets on the inside of the door and gently lift...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-03-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By racoco
Yes, the arm the interior handle attaches to....

Yes, the arm the interior handle attaches to. Handles off, set screw was easy, but like I explained earlier, the arm just won't quite clear the hole it projects through. Close, but no.

Feel like...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-03-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By racoco
So does anyone know how to "slip" the lock out go...

So does anyone know how to "slip" the lock out go the door??

Got the lock loose and ready to pull, but with catch open and angling out, the knob arm is to long to clear the hole. A little stuck. ...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By racoco
Forgot the picture: 217827 Sent from my...

Forgot the picture: 217827


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-29-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By racoco
ID'g original kitchen faucet

In a '76 Sovereign at the kitchen sink. Anyone know what manufacturer and model this is? Thanks for your help.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-29-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By racoco
Banking on the cylinder. Ordered one to rework it...

Banking on the cylinder. Ordered one to rework it before the weekend but the urgency gave way so I have sometime. Thanks for the tips. I appreciate the help.

But now that I've moved the first...
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By racoco
217761 Figured out the posting of an...

217761

Figured out the posting of an image... This is the lock in question. Again, thanks for any help, it is much appreciated.
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-29-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By racoco
'76 door lock question

While I think I already know the answer; does anyone know a source for repairing this lock?

(clearly I don't know how the "insert image" function works. I'll keep trying and will post it...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 12-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By racoco
Thanks Rick. While it wasn't exactly...

Thanks Rick.
While it wasn't exactly winterized, the AS was drained. All but the WH tank. Kicked right on when I found it off, so just waiting to see how the thaw goes. Interior is still above...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 12-07-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By racoco
Froze last night...thaw question

Brought the AS home for daughter to use as guest suite over holidays and had intended to head south before now. But plans change and while we're still home, temps dove to 13 last night. Hi today set...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-19-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By racoco
Congrats on the Bambi Roz. I'd say this is the...

Congrats on the Bambi Roz. I'd say this is the best place to ask any questions Airstream. Someone will know the answer(s).
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,430
Posted By racoco
Our Bambi was delivered with no roadside shock....

Our Bambi was delivered with no roadside shock. Couldn't figure out why we were popping rivets inside - found shock missing - installed correct shock - no more rivets popping. Must have been a lot of...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-07-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,409
Posted By racoco
Did you ever get your dinette question answered? ...

Did you ever get your dinette question answered?
Yes the table is higher than the benches in down position. And all cushions are same thickness, so yes you feel it if you sleep on it. We don't. ...
Forum: Shocks 01-31-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,933
Posted By racoco
I ordered the one I needed from Out-of-Doors Mart...

I ordered the one I needed from Out-of-Doors Mart (outofdoors.com) in NC. They were very helpful and the box was here in three days. Install was even easier than they explained it to be. Good luck.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-14-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By racoco
Portland is a long way. However... not having a...

Portland is a long way. However... not having a lot of luck with foam guys in TX. Anybody have suggestions in TX or New Mexico?
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By racoco
Guys -- where is SE Stark and 80th? I'm looking...

Guys -- where is SE Stark and 80th? I'm looking for more comfortable sleep also, but I'm in Texas.
Thanks.
Forum: On The Road... 01-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,078
Posted By racoco
Try out "Road Ninja".

Try out "Road Ninja".
Forum: Shocks 01-01-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,933
Posted By racoco
Not so sure the shocks are redundant. Couldn't...

Not so sure the shocks are redundant. Couldn't figure out why our 2007 pulled so bad compared to our 1976. Interior rivets were shearing, we had to constantly tighten screws. Stuff rattled around...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 12-31-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By racoco
3DOGAIR :: 2007 Airstream 75th Anniversary Bambi

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