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Forum: On The Road... 07-27-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By bhutch74ly
If you are looking for a home in Tucson, you may...

If you are looking for a home in Tucson, you may want to look at homes in the Sam Hughes historic neighborhood. We currently live here most of the year and absolutely love the location, neighbors,...
Forum: On The Road... 07-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,223
Posted By bhutch74ly
We have stayed at Catalina State Park several...

We have stayed at Catalina State Park several times and it is beautiful. Shower and restroom facilities are spotless and very nice/updated. There are no sites with sewer but electricity and water...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 07-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,243
Posted By bhutch74ly
The question of how much room is enough is always...

The question of how much room is enough is always a judgment call. My wife and I have a vintage 25' TW LY with full bed midship and full size pull-out in the front. Our two grandkids camp with us...
Forum: On The Road... 02-23-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By bhutch74ly
Oops, the elevated sections of I-10 are actually...

Oops, the elevated sections of I-10 are actually east of Lafayette, not west as stated above.
Forum: On The Road... 02-23-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By bhutch74ly
I would avoid I-10 through La mostly because the...

I would avoid I-10 through La mostly because the elevated sections west of Lafayette are notorious for accidents that block traffic for long periods. I would cross La on I-20 to Tallulah and head...
Forum: On The Road... 11-23-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,068
Posted By bhutch74ly
My choice would be Lake Bruin State Park near St....

My choice would be Lake Bruin State Park near St. Joseph in Tensas Parish. The park is located on one of the most beautiful Mississippi oxbow lakes in the country. The campground is probably the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-18-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,547
Posted By bhutch74ly
This system does appear to have the advantages of...

This system does appear to have the advantages of inceasing holding tank capacity significantly. However, the modifications to the framing and belly pan appear to be pretty extensive and I expect...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-15-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,547
Posted By bhutch74ly
Richard, the two new tanks I installed are...

Richard, the two new tanks I installed are identical. Each holds about 10 gallons so the total capacity is roughly 20 gallons. I'm not sure what the capacity of the old tanks was although the gray...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-15-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By bhutch74ly
Andy, thanks. I'll be sure to check this out. ...

Andy, thanks. I'll be sure to check this out.

Bob
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-15-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By bhutch74ly
Great suggestions. I hadn't thought about the...

Great suggestions. I hadn't thought about the plastic knob slipping on the shaft although I've had it happen several times with old radios and other devices. I hope this is the culprit. If so, it...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-15-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By bhutch74ly
Fridge freezes everything when in elec. mode

I've got a 25 foot 1974 Tradewind that has the original Dometic
refrigerator. It works great on propane but freezes up on elec. regardless of the thermostat setting. Any suggestions on what I...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-15-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,839
Posted By bhutch74ly
Ditto (same as my 74 drain valve). Good pics. I...

Ditto (same as my 74 drain valve). Good pics. I must learn how to post pictures. Good job!
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-15-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,547
Posted By bhutch74ly
I understand. In my case the old black tank had...

I understand. In my case the old black tank had a crack near the inlet and I decided to replace both tanks with newer, larger ones that would utilize most of the space under the rear of the trailer....
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-15-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,547
Posted By bhutch74ly
I recently replace my old/original black and gray...

I recently replace my old/original black and gray water tanks with new ABS tanks that have a pretty wide (1 to 1.5 inch flange) around the top. I supported the tanks by attaching treated 1x2 pine...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-15-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,839
Posted By bhutch74ly
My 1974 land yacht 25 footer has the drain valve...

My 1974 land yacht 25 footer has the drain valve for the fresh water tank where Andy states above (under the kitchen sink). The you've got to reach down through the large hole in the plywood...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 11-21-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,185
Posted By bhutch74ly
Good advice regarding the rodent inspection. I...

Good advice regarding the rodent inspection. I was extremely lucky and found no evidence of pests even though my trailer had been sitting up for over 15 years. I was nervous about using the old gas...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 11-20-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By bhutch74ly
Yes, I expect this may be the case. The...

Yes, I expect this may be the case. The new/replacement receptacle on the front of the trailer was slightly different than the OEM receptacle. The most significant difference is that the wires were...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 11-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,185
Posted By bhutch74ly
This trailer looks like the twin to my 74, 25...

This trailer looks like the twin to my 74, 25 footer. We do have the original gaucho in the front but had new cushions made for it. We like it pretty well and use a small folding table for eating. ...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 11-20-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By bhutch74ly
I agree with your assessment of the appearance of...

I agree with your assessment of the appearance of these wheel covers/ hubcaps. BTW, I pulled them off of my 74, cleaned up the wheels, spray painted them with gloss black paint, and put on some...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 11-20-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By bhutch74ly
Brad, thanks a bunch. Sorry for the slow reply. ...

Brad, thanks a bunch. Sorry for the slow reply. Update: The problem fixed itself!!!???? I believe the problem was that I had soaked the inside of all four (male and female) 7-pin plugs with an...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 11-14-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By bhutch74ly
tail and clearance lights always on??

Over the last couple of days I have done some major electical work on my 74 Tradewind Land Yacht. Now my tail and clearance lights remain illuminated even with the two vehicle detached from the...
Forum: Boondocking 10-07-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,154
Posted By bhutch74ly
There's lot's of good/wise information about this...

There's lot's of good/wise information about this area in the above posts. This is my second attempt to comment here. Something happened to my last try and I don't think it was posted. Anyway,...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 10-02-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,185
Posted By bhutch74ly
I recently removed the original rat's nest of...

I recently removed the original rat's nest of copper supply lines from my 74 tradewind land yact and replaced the entire system with PEX using all crimp fittings. I was reluctant to use slip-on or...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-02-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By bhutch74ly
My answer to your question is probably pretty...

My answer to your question is probably pretty obvious but perhaps this will help. First of all, If the frame and shell are in good shape, I expect the trailer is worth repairing. However, this...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-25-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,515
Posted By bhutch74ly
Thanks, I recently installed a new regulator but...

Thanks, I recently installed a new regulator but I don't have a clue how much pressure I have at the appliances. Any ideas on a simple way to check this to see that I have 11 inches of water...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,515
Posted By bhutch74ly
I'll try fixing with a shield or baffle. I...

I'll try fixing with a shield or baffle. I suspect the previous owner cut the bottom of the compartment to increase ventilation to the back of the unit. I would like to see pictures of an original...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,515
Posted By bhutch74ly
Fridge won't work on gas when traveling

My 74 gas/electric fridge works fine on either fuel/energy source when staionary but usually quits working when traveling on gas. I suspect the wind is blowing out the flame/pilot. Any suggestions...
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,767
Posted By bhutch74ly
Superior - Globe - Show Low

Last year my wife and I took the road from Superior through Globe and Show Low to Eagar. The route through the Salt River Canyon is spectacular, to say the least. I have not taken the more...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-07-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By bhutch74ly
This may not be possible/practical for everyone,...

This may not be possible/practical for everyone, but it worked for me. I've got a friend with a machine shop nearby that has a computer- controlled plasma cutter. He placed a sheet of thin Al plate...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-06-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,133
Posted By bhutch74ly
I composed a reply to your message last night,...

I composed a reply to your message last night, but, don't see it here. Anyway, I've got a 1976 Early Bronco with 302, c-4 auto, ford 9-inch rear end, Dana 44 front diff, mild RV camshaft, 500cfm...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,305
Posted By bhutch74ly
A couple of days ago I installed a new 60 A...

A couple of days ago I installed a new 60 A (overkill) Progressive Dynamics Charge Wizard converter in my 74. I believe I wired everything, including the two white (grounds) as you mention above. I...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-05-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,535
Posted By bhutch74ly
I think you will agree that the color and pattern...

I think you will agree that the color and pattern match is excellent if your trailer is of similar vintage (1974). I'll try to figure out how to post pictures of this phase of the project. I don't...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-04-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,535
Posted By bhutch74ly
faux walnut cabinet and paneling repair material located

I've been looking for some laminate sheets or paneling to make cabinet doors, tambour door replacements, etc. in my 1974 Land Yacht.
The original cabinets, tambours, etc. in my trailer are...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-19-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,706
Posted By bhutch74ly
I agree that it is important to use a type of...

I agree that it is important to use a type of floor covering like carpet (iwthout waterproof pad) that will allow the plywood to "breathe" or transfer water vapor to the air inside the trailer. ...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-19-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By bhutch74ly
Thanks, Bart. I've got most of these things...

Thanks, Bart. I've got most of these things covered but I do need to get another strainer/filter for the city water inlet line as you suggest. I've already got one in the pump suction line. I'll...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 02-18-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,704
Posted By bhutch74ly
Thanks for the good information on your...

Thanks for the good information on your successful remodel. I've decided to purchase a couple of aftermarket tanks in order to increase the gray water storage capacity. One of the on-line vendors...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 02-18-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,704
Posted By bhutch74ly
I recently purchased the Owners Manual and a...

I recently purchased the Owners Manual and a Service Manual on CDs from Vintage Literature Reproductions. The Service Manual was $13.99 plus $2.99 for shipping and handling. I think the Owners...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-18-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By bhutch74ly
[QUOTE=barts;1108454]I bought some scrap 6061-T6...

[QUOTE=barts;1108454]I bought some scrap 6061-T6 1/8" aluminum plate at the local metal recyclers... I used this to make a battery box, and the piece left over was big enough for this door. I usually...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 02-17-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,704
Posted By bhutch74ly
Thanks. I hadn't noticed that Wayne's...

Thanks. I hadn't noticed that Wayne's description shows that his trailer is a 27' Overlander. The 1974 Service Manual groups the trailers by International vs. Land Yact series; not by length. The...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-17-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By bhutch74ly
Thanks, The framed opening is 20 5/8" W X 14...

Thanks, The framed opening is 20 5/8" W X 14 3/8" H with radiused (approx. 4 1/4" radius) corners. The diagonal distance is about 21 3/4 " max.
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-17-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By bhutch74ly
I like your door. Nice work! I was thinking...

I like your door. Nice work! I was thinking about doing something similar but have not been able to locate any aluminum plate. The big box hardware stores in this area don't have anything thick...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 02-17-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,704
Posted By bhutch74ly
What length is your trailer? The type of tank...

What length is your trailer? The type of tank and method used to remove the tank vary depending upon the length of the trailer. The procedures for removing the tanks in my 1974 model 25' rear bath...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 02-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,502
Posted By bhutch74ly
Question Refrigerator access door needed

My 1974 TW/LY is missing a refrigerator acess door. Does anyone know where I could find one?
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-13-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,706
Posted By bhutch74ly
Very good. Thanks again.

Very good. Thanks again.
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-13-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,706
Posted By bhutch74ly
Thanks for the schematic. This should cure the...

Thanks for the schematic. This should cure the leak problem and prevent any frame-skin separation. One question---how did you get the stainless steel plate between the plywood and frame member?
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-13-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,706
Posted By bhutch74ly
WOW, the floor looks awesome and should be a lot...

WOW, the floor looks awesome and should be a lot more resistant to water damage than our original plywood floors. I wonder if it would help to add a piece of flashing around the perimeter of the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-13-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,706
Posted By bhutch74ly
Thanks, I'll probably make a short pigtail with...

Thanks, I'll probably make a short pigtail with male plug that can reside in the storage box. Then I can roll the power cord up and keep it in a cleaner space somewhere. I suppose another option...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,706
Posted By bhutch74ly
Thanks for the detailed information. This will...

Thanks for the detailed information. This will be very helpful as I move forward with my 74 restoration project. Fortunately, my trailer has very little rust or floor rot at this time so it should...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-12-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,706
Posted By bhutch74ly
Perry, I agree that this part of the trailer was...

Perry, I agree that this part of the trailer was poorly designed and is an invitation for water intrusion and rotting of the floor. I also think you and Bart are on the right track for correcting...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-12-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 20,706
Posted By bhutch74ly
Bart, you refer to a bumper plat that was...

Bart, you refer to a bumper plat that was removed. Are you referring to the aluminum sheet metal just forward of the piano hinge for the storage compartment? Did you remove this plate and move it...
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