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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-01-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Cruiser
1952 Airstream Cruiser 25 - Vermont

Title: 1952 Airstream Cruiser 25 - Vermont
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1952 Airstream Cruiser - restoration started over 5 years ago: frame repair, marine plywood floor,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-04-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,936
Posted By Cruiser
Check out this thread for more information: ...

Check out this thread for more information:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f286/wally-byam-caravan-sticker-10185.html

Doug
Forum: Our Community 01-30-2005, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By Cruiser
A tour of Lake Champlain is the first thought...

A tour of Lake Champlain is the first thought that comes to mind. Nice scenery, some lighthouses, quaint towns, ferry rides. The grounds of the Shelburne Museum offer an interactive experience of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-23-2005, 09:18 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 43,629
Posted By Cruiser
Most "red" states receive more in government...

Most "red" states receive more in government funding, subsidies, programs, etc. than they pay in taxes, while most "blue" states pay more in taxes than they receive in services; "blue" states are in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-22-2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 43,629
Posted By Cruiser
Maybe this explains the considerably higher...

Maybe this explains the considerably higher divorce rate in "red" states? :eek:

Doug
Forum: WBCCI Forum 01-22-2005, 08:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,263
Posted By Cruiser
Oh my! I hope we realize this picture of Africa...

Oh my! I hope we realize this picture of Africa is one presented to Americans in order to sell newspapers and airtime and doesn't necessarily reflect the situation in most of that great continent.
...
Forum: Our Community 01-13-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 75,026
Posted By Cruiser
Windy Acres

Sitcom produced in Vermont: struggling farmer lives in an Airstream (prominently featured).

https://www.windyacres.kingdomcounty.com/store/

cruiser
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 12-18-2004, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By Cruiser
How do we check to see if its in series rather...

How do we check to see if its in series rather than parallel? (As you can see, I am a novice at this.) Ken
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 12-17-2004, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By Cruiser
Wiring brakes

We just re wired the brakes on our 52 Cruiser. Prior to the rewiring...the progidy brake controller could be set for an average of 6-7. Now, however, it will not go above 3.7. What have we done...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-25-2004, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By Cruiser
So, I did it right without knowing it! Nice...

So, I did it right without knowing it! Nice relief. Thanks, Brett.

As for the a/c, there isn't any :( The dedicated breaker sounds like a good idea anyway. The old HWH had a switch in the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-25-2004, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,406
Posted By Cruiser
Question hot water heater wiring

I want to install a combination LP/electric HWH. Will this typically run on 12v or 120V? I rewired the trailer for 120V like the original wiring, and added a 12v circuit for pump, light, and a...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-25-2004, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cruiser
Napa had an electronic flasher for $20.- which...

Napa had an electronic flasher for $20.- which they said was mostly for trucks with alot of lights. I got a heavy duty flasher for $3.- to try instead, the same kind as on the hazard light circuit....
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-24-2004, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By Cruiser
Not really about tanks, but F.Y.I. , attached is...

Not really about tanks, but F.Y.I. , attached is a brochure for a 1958 Overlander...
Doug
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-24-2004, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cruiser
Thumbs up Found 'em. Thanks! Doug

Found 'em. Thanks!
Doug
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-24-2004, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cruiser
Thanks, 74Argosy24MH. Is the flasher in the...

Thanks, 74Argosy24MH.
Is the flasher in the tow vehicle? Or is it part of the bulb?
Doug
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-24-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By Cruiser
Question turn signal problem

I've re-wired the trailer and today hooked up the trailer lights.
Tail lights, running lights, brake lights and turn signals all seem to be working fine, except the turn signals blink twice as fast...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-10-2004, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cruiser
Thanks, Don, for the info. and references,...

Thanks, Don, for the info. and references, especially the link about rivet squeezing. A hand rivet squeezer would work great for the rivets around the door frame, but the squeezers I'm finding...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-09-2004, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cruiser
I'm facing the same task around the door of our...

I'm facing the same task around the door of our '52 cruiser. I'm not yet understanding buck rivets and how they are installed. Haven't managed to find a place locally that has parts and can show me...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-26-2004, 05:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,369
Posted By Cruiser
Site #13

I didn't cancel our reservation in time so was unable to get a refund. Site
#13 is paid for Fri. and Sat. nights, and it's available for the forum rally. The campground requested another name, and...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 08-22-2004, 04:14 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,369
Posted By Cruiser
Unhappy Our site is available: #13. Sorry to say we won't...

Our site is available: #13. Sorry to say we won't be attending the rally after all. Got the front clearance lights wired and working, but no rear lights and no brakes! Jamaica SP is close enough that...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-27-2004, 09:21 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,369
Posted By Cruiser
We booked site #13! (Maybe it'll bring good...

We booked site #13!
(Maybe it'll bring good luck for finishing the trailer in time).
Doug
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 07-23-2004, 04:18 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,369
Posted By Cruiser
I haven't checked into the forum in awhile and...

I haven't checked into the forum in awhile and was happy to see this thread. Jamiaca S.P. is just up the road from our house in Brattleboro. I voted for the weekend of 9/17-18 because it works...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-11-2004, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,052
Posted By Cruiser
Here's a photo from a garage door website for...

Here's a photo from a garage door website for some more ideas.
https://www.designerdoors.com/
Doug
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-03-2004, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By Cruiser
A little anecdote about this: When we towed our...

A little anecdote about this: When we towed our A/S to its new home in Vermont, we thought we'd take advantage of the cargo space and loaded up the curbside closets with boxes of stuff, mostly books....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-29-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,092
Posted By Cruiser
I think I read in a newspaper review that the...

I think I read in a newspaper review that the Chrysler C with towing package was rated at 3800#. Does anyone know if this is right?
We're happy right now with our '94 Roadmaster, but if the "C"...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-20-2004, 07:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,803
Posted By Cruiser
Thumbs up It all looks very nice! I have a question:...

It all looks very nice!

I have a question: did you use a particular product or practice to clean/restore the countertop? I want ours to shine like this!

Doug
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-15-2004, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,549
Posted By Cruiser
Hi DGR, You didn't mention if you were looking...

Hi DGR,
You didn't mention if you were looking for new or used trailers, but you can find an archive of older models (pre-1979) at vintageairstream.com that may help to explain some of the...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-15-2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,058
Posted By Cruiser
Bathroom door? Then how about a half moon?! ...

Bathroom door? Then how about a half moon?!

BTW, I recently read a story on the origins of the half moon on outhouse doors. Once, a half moon was the designation for "ladies", and a sun was the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 04-12-2004, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,653
Posted By Cruiser
Our '52 was plumbed with copper, much of it burst...

Our '52 was plumbed with copper, much of it burst or leaking. We're replacing it with Pex tubing 'cause it's forgiving: flexible, easy to connect, and less prone (we hope) to damage from movement of...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-12-2004, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,627
Posted By Cruiser
Definition of gasket?

Yes, Tracy, that sounds like what folks are saying. I'm not sure if this is the same for 50's models. I'm attaching a couple of photos. It seems that for our windows it would be sufficient to replace...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-11-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By Cruiser
Thumbs up Thanks!

Okay, I can do the adjustment now. Thanks for the clarification. Who was it that said, "Once you figure out how to do it, the instructions actually make sense"? :)
Now I've gotta work on my...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-11-2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By Cruiser
Bob, Okay, thanks for helping me understand how...

Bob,
Okay, thanks for helping me understand how the shaver should work. I practiced and managed to get a decent looking shave, with a small burr as you mentioned.

However, I'm still confused...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-11-2004, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,627
Posted By Cruiser
Question Similar questions

We're looking at fixing/weatherstripping/polishing/rescreening the Hehr windows on our '52 Cruiser this summer. I'd love for them to turn out at least half as nice as the '56 FC on...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-10-2004, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,625
Posted By Cruiser
Question Operating rivet shaver

I was excited today to try out the new (and expensive!) rivet shaver we ordered this winter. Well, it ain't shavin' the little post. Can someone tell me how these things work? Didn't think it would...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-07-2004, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,695
Posted By Cruiser
Frustration, indeed

Spring is arriving, albeit slowly, here in Vermont.

"April showers,
Bring more hours...in the mud."

Wouldn't you know, the "perfect" site we picked out this winter for the A/S is a swamp! :(...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 04-07-2004, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,737
Posted By Cruiser
Hi CatStream, Sorry I don't have any personal...

Hi CatStream,
Sorry I don't have any personal experiences to share about these caravans; they took place four years before I was born! If I try hard enough, maybe I can recall some events from my...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-06-2004, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By Cruiser
I've discovered that "New Posts" appears when I'm...

I've discovered that "New Posts" appears when I'm logged in. It shows all posts since the last time I logged in.

"Today's Posts" appears when I'm not logged in and just lurking. It shows all posts...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-06-2004, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,747
Posted By Cruiser
1965 tow test of a 1965 Dodge

Motorcade magazine does a road test of a 1965 Dodge Monaco pulling a 30' International Land Yacht:

https://www.airstreamphotos.com/photos/showgallery.php/cat/3108
Forum: Our Community 04-06-2004, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,385
Posted By Cruiser
The people have spoken...

Andy has now provided 10MB of space for our photo galleries! This has allowed me to upload the the Dec.,1957, issue of the Caravanner in its entirety. It took a few hours to prepare and upload...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-06-2004, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Cruiser
The Caravanner online

Andy has now provided 10MB of space for our photo galleries! This has allowed me to upload the the Dec.,1957, issue of the Caravanner in its entirety. It took a few hours to prepare and upload...
Forum: Our Community 04-06-2004, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,385
Posted By Cruiser
Forrest, Thanks for the history about Helen...

Forrest,
Thanks for the history about Helen Byam Schwanborn. I had assumed, along with others, that she was a daughter. When will I learn not to assume anything? :)
Forum: Link Archive 04-06-2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,484
Posted By Cruiser
Thumbs up tincanluv, Just checked out your website. Man,...

tincanluv,
Just checked out your website. Man, you guys have done alot of work (despite all the time online :rolleyes: ) . The A/S is looking really good. What is that aluminum sheeting you're...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-06-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,058
Posted By Cruiser
A beaded doorway is perfect - sort of fits the...

A beaded doorway is perfect - sort of fits the nomadic nature of an A/S. It certainly captures the spirit of the 60's!
We're trying for an original 50's look (not exact replication) for the...
Forum: Our Community 04-05-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,385
Posted By Cruiser
Thanks all for the feedback so far. For...

Thanks all for the feedback so far.

For Shari and FF:
A friend in my vintage anonymous group shared this with me, and I found it helpful. Maybe you will, too! :rolleyes:

Wally,
This day...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-04-2004, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,280
Posted By Cruiser
another A/S themed cake...

Chocolate raspberry mousse from Amy's bakery:
Forum: Our Community 04-04-2004, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,385
Posted By Cruiser
Poll - "vintage" news articles

I've posted most of the short clips from our copy of The Caravanner. The paper is only eight pages, but it is packed full of news (no full page ads!) in fine print.

There are some remaining...
Forum: The Rally Zone 04-04-2004, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,745
Posted By Cruiser
Nogales rendezvous p.2/2

Nogales rendezvous
p.2/2
Forum: The Rally Zone 04-04-2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,745
Posted By Cruiser
Historic Rally Photos - Nogales Rendezvous 1957

(excerpt from The Caravanner, Dec., 1957)
p.1/2
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 04-04-2004, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,737
Posted By Cruiser
Canada Caravan, 1957

"Eastern Canada Caravan Was One of the Best"
(The Caravanner, Dec., 1957)
Forum: Our Community 04-04-2004, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By Cruiser
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