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Forum: Boondocking 04-13-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,264
Posted By blickcd
A common dilemma when people with generators stay...

A common dilemma when people with generators stay in a campground with limited hours they can run it, is that they are away all day (when running the generator is usually allowed) and get home late...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-01-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By blickcd
I emailed Ridge over a week ago and did not get a...

I emailed Ridge over a week ago and did not get a response. Will probably have to call them on the phone.

I considered Coosa board but heard it won't hold a screw, and I need to anchor my bed and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-24-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By blickcd
I believe it is a proprietary product so the...

I believe it is a proprietary product so the average person can't just go out and buy a sheet of it.

If you or anyone knows where I can order or purchase a single sheet, please let me know.

I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-23-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By blickcd
I have an area of subfloor that needs replacement...

I have an area of subfloor that needs replacement and wanted to use some of this new material so I called the factory and asked if I could buy some from their parts department. Was told I can't buy...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-22-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,994
Posted By blickcd
My wife and I are both fans. Evan Williams, Old...

My wife and I are both fans. Evan Williams, Old Crow, and Wild Turkey 101 are some of our favorites.

We have been on the Bourbon Trail and stayed at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown,...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-22-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By blickcd
I'm not sure what your cabinet situation is like...

I'm not sure what your cabinet situation is like under the sink. Would a special tool like a basin wrench help you out? Look one up if you don't know what one is. Can buy those at Lowe's or other...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-21-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By blickcd
Leg-o-matic chair fix

I have a vintage trailer with some of the original wooden folding chairs made by Leg-o-matic. One of them needed some repairs, which I was able to do.

If you find yourself in this situation or...
Forum: On The Road... 03-09-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 23,522
Posted By blickcd
For me it was replacing the original Hehr light /...

For me it was replacing the original Hehr light / vent combo in my living room with a Fantastic Vent, and an old-school light off to one side.

Its common for people to install a Fantastic in older...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-08-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By blickcd
What old tv show or spy movie was this?

It was in the early to mid 1970's and I was watching TV with my dad. Might have been a TV series or a movie...

The hero and his lady companion have been captured by the villain who has the lady...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-18-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,348
Posted By blickcd
I recently learned of this and was thrilled. ...

I recently learned of this and was thrilled.

If they take some additional measures to rustproof the frame, things will really be great.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-15-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By blickcd
You can check my blog for "Not the Full Monty,...

You can check my blog for "Not the Full Monty, Its the Rear Admiral" or something like that. Shell off should not be necessary unless you have other issues.

Had the similar problem with leak at...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-15-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,992
Posted By blickcd
Before I owned my Airstream I had a Siren 17,...

Before I owned my Airstream I had a Siren 17, which I would keep on a mooring during the spring and summer on a large lake. Not an expensive boat to own and not difficult to maintain, but only...
Forum: On The Road... 12-07-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,079
Posted By blickcd
How about departing very early in the morning, or...

How about departing very early in the morning, or maybe drive through the night after the temperature has cooled down?
Forum: On The Road... 11-27-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By blickcd
Of course.

Of course.
Forum: On The Road... 11-26-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By blickcd
Quartzsite LaPosa LTVA dump station?

I know they have a dump station and have heard the wait in line is usually one hour or more during the busy season.

For those who have stayed here, I want to know if the dump station is open 24...
Forum: On The Road... 03-04-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,793
Posted By blickcd
I bought a truck with a diesel engine because I...

I bought a truck with a diesel engine because I felt it would be more durable for towing, and I tend to keep vehicles for much longer than average.

2004 F250, 4x4, 6.0 PSD, extended cab, long...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-03-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,357
Posted By blickcd
I like to keep my 1979 as original as possible. ...

I like to keep my 1979 as original as possible. Late last camping season the flush valve seal on my original Thetford Aquamagic Galaxy Starlite developed a slow leak so the bowl no longer holds...
Forum: Awnings 10-02-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By blickcd
Nice repair job and I like the team effort. Smart...

Nice repair job and I like the team effort. Smart to sew it up before a gust of wind blows out the seam.

I'm currently repairing some seams and have to do the job solo, and thought I would post...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-01-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,470
Posted By blickcd
I like to keep my trailer as original as...

I like to keep my trailer as original as possible, so if I was in your situation I would still keep both of those features.

Since both black tank flush and outside spigots are becoming common...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-26-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By blickcd
Check a website called rvparky.com and do a...

Check a website called rvparky.com and do a search for Arlington, TX. There are several RV parks to choose from, very close to your current location. I can't comment on their long term rates or...
Forum: On The Road... 09-23-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,712
Posted By blickcd
14 hours with my girlfriend (she is now my wife)...

14 hours with my girlfriend (she is now my wife) also sharing the driving. It was the first leg of a two week trip west, we had many miles to get there and wanted to put in a lot of miles the first...
Forum: Trailer Values 09-23-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By blickcd
I appreciate the replies so far. ...

I appreciate the replies so far.

Sterlinghick, if it is any encouragement, my trailer is proof that older ones in good and functional condition do exist.
Forum: Trailer Values 09-20-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By blickcd
Good point Skyguy. At the risk of getting off...

Good point Skyguy. At the risk of getting off topic, I know that SF house will be at least 1 mil.

It seems that whenever I want to sell, if I want top dollar, first I should polish it to a...
Forum: Trailer Values 09-20-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By blickcd
I replaced the axles about nine years ago. ...

I replaced the axles about nine years ago.

The clear coat is the original, gone from the roof, and peeled in blotches where the roof curves into the tops of the walls.

Never stripped and...
Forum: Trailer Values 09-20-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By blickcd
Late 70's original and functional, a unicorn?

I periodically look at classifieds to see what people are asking for a trailer like mine, but rarely find anything to compare it to.

Most Airstreams in my vintage are gutted shells of failed...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 09-17-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By blickcd
I really like the reflectix style curtains with...

I really like the reflectix style curtains with that refurbished interior.

My interior is nearly all original. I have roller shades and made my own set of traditional wrap around drapes.

...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-17-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By blickcd
Thanks for the replies. The Flush King...

Thanks for the replies.

The Flush King looks like the simple way to go, though I might need an adapter since my outlet connection is Thetford and I'll be the FK fits the more common Valterra.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-17-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By blickcd
One thing to keep in mind with the Thetford...

One thing to keep in mind with the Thetford toilet is that the mounting bolts are at roughly 11:00 and 5:00. Other RV toilets and possibly the Dometic have their bolts at 9:00 and 3:00 like a...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-17-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,052
Posted By blickcd
I installed LED tail lights and had one of them...

I installed LED tail lights and had one of them fail in less than two years. LED4RV replaced it at no charge.

The worse problem I've had is leaks at the tail lights as there is not a rubber...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-13-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,087
Posted By blickcd
I have snipped off the remaining stem with...

I have snipped off the remaining stem with cutting pliers as close to the head as possible, then very carefully filed the rest of the stem down to the head with a flat file.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-13-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By blickcd
Installing holding tank flush system on a vintage trailer?

Every now and then I think about installing a flushing system on my holding tanks, like what is found on modern RVs.

If anyone has done this and has some photos of the job they can post, or...
Forum: Refrigerators 09-11-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By blickcd
Only five years old and can't be repaired? I...

Only five years old and can't be repaired? I find that hard to believe. I'd get a second opinion.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-02-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 20,749
Posted By blickcd
A neighbor bought a 2019 that came with a factory...

A neighbor bought a 2019 that came with a factory leak in the shell. It was repaired by the factory under warranty.

Many co-workers present and recent past have owned white box trailers with...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-18-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By blickcd
After posting my last long-winded message, I...

After posting my last long-winded message, I realized I had some photos and a write-up started for some blog entries.

I posted all that information to my blog if you care to see what I had to...
Forum: On The Road... 08-14-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,034
Posted By blickcd
Pigeon Forge, TN. Tacky, but my wife and...

Pigeon Forge, TN.

Tacky, but my wife and I love it.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-14-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,342
Posted By blickcd
I know this message thread is several years old...

I know this message thread is several years old but just wanted to say it has been helpful to me.

I am currently chasing down a leak inside my bedroom wall, and found this strut inside the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-12-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,692
Posted By blickcd
I'm envious. My current and former house, the...

I'm envious. My current and former house, the sewer from the house was never at a convenient place to tie in.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-12-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By blickcd
The source of the leak is usually where the strip...

The source of the leak is usually where the strip of aluminum, which the bumper lid is attached to, is sandwiched between the shell and the sub floor, inevitably letting water seep in. While you are...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 08-06-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By blickcd
All repairs have been made, wraps and belly pan...

All repairs have been made, wraps and belly pan reinstalled. Looking at the trailer you would never know I did anything, aside form painting the hitch.

So now I want to seal the area where the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-29-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By blickcd
My repair job was a lot like Sneakinup's. For...

My repair job was a lot like Sneakinup's. For the lip at the bottom, I just had a 90 degree bend that was facing the opposite way of the outrigger's rotted flange.

You then drill a new hole in...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-26-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By blickcd
My solution was to leave the rotted outrigger in...

My solution was to leave the rotted outrigger in place and repair it. I cut a piece of 16 gauge steel in roughly the shape of an outrigger, temporarily clamped it to the remains, and welded it in...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-13-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By blickcd
Update: POR 15 and Fluid Film

I was able to come up with a spray rig to blow dirt and rust flakes out or the hitch A-frame and tough to access area of the boxed in frame rails where they meet the base of the A-frame.

This...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 06-11-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 900
Posted By blickcd
Removing front center wrap piece

I've exposed the forward frame for cleaning, painting, etc. Belly skin and wraps are off from axles to the hitch. It's a 1979.

One piece has yet to come off. This is the front center wrap...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-08-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By blickcd
My experience on the tail light lenses is that...

My experience on the tail light lenses is that the gaskets aren't all that important, since the housing for the three tail lights only has an opening to the interior mid way up on one side. That is...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-07-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By blickcd
Been there and fixed it. Also leaking was the...

Been there and fixed it. Also leaking was the vertical seam just inboard of the tail lights and below the window.

Had to be sealed from the inside, meaning drilling pop rivets and removing a...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 05-26-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By blickcd
Flashing the body at the hitch

I have the belly skin off from the hitch back to the wheels in order to repair some rusted outriggers and clean / repaint the frame.

Although there isn't any serious frame damage, there is a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-25-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By blickcd
Thanks for the reply. I have never heard of...

Thanks for the reply. I have never heard of either product, but am sure I can research them easily enough.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-25-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By blickcd
79 forward section of frame rail question.

I have nearly all of the belly skin off my trailer from the hitch back to the axles. My reason for doing this is I was pretty sure some outriggers had rusted and broken so I wanted to get in for...
Forum: Floor Finishes 02-25-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,579
Posted By blickcd
Shirley, Your trailer is a lot newer than...

Shirley,

Your trailer is a lot newer than mine, and I don't know how your bed platform was constructed.

My first thought is to just remove the mattress and 'deck' that is on top of the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 09-21-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,360
Posted By blickcd
I know the original post is months old but will...

I know the original post is months old but will chime in and say that when I replaced my bath fan I used vulkum to seal it.

When screwing the new fan to the roof, I tightened the screws down in...
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