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Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 05-16-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By uwe
Propane supply lines should never be run into...

Propane supply lines should never be run into frame or inside belly pan. That would be a major code violation. They typically run under the trailer, then branch off and go up to appliances, which is...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-16-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,370
Posted By uwe
Requires delicate planning

I have traveled from Socal to MT serial times, and from Socal to TN once in the last 2 years. I have used harvest hosts, and also simple parking lot stays at Cabelas, etc. I found that along the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-13-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By uwe
Have you tried the 120V outlets? Knowing if they...

Have you tried the 120V outlets? Knowing if they work would make diagnosis easier.
Forum: Axles 04-02-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,850
Posted By uwe
Both systems work well. Neither are perfect....

Both systems work well. Neither are perfect. But...the torsion suspension offers the following advantages for use in Airstream trailers - there are a pair of massive steel tubes connecting both frame...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 02-27-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By uwe
Is your Airstream still available for sale?

Is your Airstream still available for sale?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-21-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,567
Posted By uwe
2wd vs 4wd

Up until recently, I had the absolute luxury of 3 tow vehicles. While unrelated to the F150, I had available a 2008 Suburban 1500, a 2001 Suburban 4wd 2500 with 8.1l engine, and a 2002 F250 4x4 with...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 09-15-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By uwe
AS classifieds

Ive had little luck with the classifieds associated with this site. Have reached out to several owners, and never got a response. Tried every communication option available.
So, thanks for the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-15-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,290
Posted By uwe
I tow a 07 Safari 25ft FB, a 64 Safari 22ft, a 58...

I tow a 07 Safari 25ft FB, a 64 Safari 22ft, a 58 Flying cloud, and a slew of clients trailers here and there.
I tow with a 2007 Suburban 1500, a 2001 Suburban 2500 8.1l ( right now my favorite) ,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-15-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,290
Posted By uwe
What is it you're towing with? I have a...

What is it you're towing with?

I have a class V in use behind a very stiffly sprung F250 Diesel, and it is an absolute joy to tow with the airspace hitch. No rebound bounce, no issues. I use an...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 05-20-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By uwe
Stated Weight

I am yet to find a vintage unit that is even close to stated weight. One of my procedures is to weigh a trailer before we start restoration, and then after restoration.
For example, a complete 1964...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-08-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,083
Posted By uwe
Disc Brakes

I have done a number of disc brake conversions on Airstream trailers. There are 2 companies to my knowledge that offer such kits. Dexter and Kodiak. I have installed both. I believe the 6-bolt Dexter...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 04-14-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,632
Posted By uwe
Replace

From the looks of it, I would resign myself to a replacement. And perhaps think about if upgrading to a 15kbtu unit would make sense, especially in your area where temps and humidity get very very...
Forum: Shocks 03-31-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By uwe
Shock: Yes, looks tight, but as the torsion arm...

Shock: Yes, looks tight, but as the torsion arm takes on a load, it will move up and send the shock up with it. So, under load there should be plenty of clearance for the shock to function properly....
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-25-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By uwe
If your frame is an open to the center "C"...

If your frame is an open to the center "C" channel, then your best bet is to stitch weld flat steel to the open side of the c-channel. minimum 3/16th flat stock. This will give your frame enough...
Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 29,217
Posted By uwe
Good Question...

I think being that I tow my trailers a lot, the best upgrade was installing Disc Brakes, with Dexter's EH actuator. Each brake has a 4-piston Caliper, and will stop my entire rig without using the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-04-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,072
Posted By uwe
Reflectix/Prodex

Air space is crucial.
In our builds, we use scraps of the prodex product ( closed cell instead of air bubbles) to make spacers between aluminum skin and interior for the product to properly...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-30-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,813
Posted By uwe
That is indeed little high. The work takes about...

That is indeed little high. The work takes about 4-5 hours for two axles, ( including alignment check) and the dual axle lift kit for # 11 Dexter axles costs roughly $ 275.00

We just did a 2021...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-27-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,728
Posted By uwe
Look to that negative side of your parallel...

Look to that negative side of your parallel wiring. The black wire ( most likely black) will go to from batt 1 to batt 2 and then to a grounded stud, possibly through the power center. You need to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-23-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,316
Posted By uwe
My Equalizer hitch functions quite well with my...

My Equalizer hitch functions quite well with my 3/4 ton Suburban. It is a 10000/1000 model. With my 1/2 ton Suburban, it isn't enough to level things. I will need 1200lb bars to. make that system...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-17-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By uwe
Another thought to make your plan even more...

Another thought to make your plan even more appealing would be to use the existing charge line, route it through a relay that makes it active only with ignition on, and then use the trailer side of...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 11-16-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By uwe
You might be able to crimp the socket with the...

You might be able to crimp the socket with the ball in place, by using pliers with a rounded nose, such as hose grip pliers. I might be able to help you with a used fixture. Just sent one to another...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-16-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By uwe
No issues, you have a very good plan, in my...

No issues, you have a very good plan, in my opinion. I think you could go 30 or 40A even with the wiring and connectors you have in mind. But check your alternator output first, it should be over...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-13-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,290
Posted By uwe
I am using an Air Hitch on a Ford F250 Super Duty...

I am using an Air Hitch on a Ford F250 Super Duty Diesel towing 22ft vintage trailers, including a 1963 Bambi. The difference in towing feel and lack of trailer damage from the Ford's rough rear...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-13-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 26,743
Posted By uwe
I will be switching to the new design on my 07...

I will be switching to the new design on my 07 25FB SE. The current qg isnít at all bad though. The constant speed might even be lulling at times. I find the addition of this built in Airkrafter ...
Forum: Boondocking 11-04-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,165
Posted By uwe
Forum: Boondocking 11-04-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,165
Posted By uwe
It is in a Michelin Tire bag in the trunk of my...

It is in a Michelin Tire bag in the trunk of my suburban. Laying flat, and can be top loaded with camping gear. When not towing, it lives on the side wall in my garage. the tire in the bag is super...
Forum: Boondocking 11-04-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,165
Posted By uwe
Let me get some images for you. Uwe

Let me get some images for you.
Uwe
Forum: Boondocking 11-01-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,165
Posted By uwe
Rough roads, Lift kit etc.

I think that so far all advice you have received is good advice. I would opt for the lift kit. I was skeptical for along time, mostly due to handling concerns. But after installing mine I feel that...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-10-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By uwe
A picture is worth a decent cone light...pls...

A picture is worth a decent cone light...pls post. I might have a versos of your lamp that still has a tight ball socket. If so, it's yours. There are several boxes of obscure light fixtures in my...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-05-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,995
Posted By uwe
I use a 16" suspension limiting strap from the...

I use a 16" suspension limiting strap from the off road racer's bag of tricks. Longer ones are available, so it is theoretically possible to share the load with 2 people. In essence, it looks like a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-30-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,016
Posted By uwe
First, before you buy, determine your tongue...

First, before you buy, determine your tongue weight. Published data is usually off by enough to make this worth while. Make sure you have water and propane full. maybe add a few crates of stuff in...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-30-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,050
Posted By uwe
I'll respectfully add...if a skilled spotter is...

I'll respectfully add...if a skilled spotter is in the mix, then cell phone on speaker is a great comm device if no walkie talky is available.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-30-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,050
Posted By uwe
19ft Dilemma

...I work with Airstream trailers and move/tow/back-up/navigate pretty much all day long.
Whenever I need to move anything smaller than 22ft, I shiver, go into deep depression, and contemplate...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-30-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By uwe
If the problem persists and if it bothers you,...

If the problem persists and if it bothers you, then I suggest adding a 'buck converter" to the DC circuit for the lights. Its basically a small dc/dc inverter that filters and regulates the DC...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-26-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 479,875
Posted By uwe
Polishing/Stripping late model metal

I have had to do this several times, mostly due to the fact that new body panels come with this new style clear coat. On 69 and newer trailers, the dealers are selling new style metal segments that...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-24-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,446
Posted By uwe
Not worth it. I just wrote this big long reply,...

Not worth it. I just wrote this big long reply, but the forums ate it...in short, it doesn't do as well as the circular wool pad method with Nuvite, not by a long shot.
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 11-06-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 78,136
Posted By uwe
8531

I still have my 1958 Flying Cloud, 8531. But it is no l longer in Orange, CA but rather in Lytle Creek, CA.
It's resto-mod work was finished about a year ago. Some of you might remember it as the...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-11-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,572
Posted By uwe
Hey Tim, hi Cleco, Sounds like we will have...

Hey Tim, hi Cleco,

Sounds like we will have you again this year. We can make good use of Cleco, with the planned floor work and all. I look forward to seeing both of you again.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-11-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,572
Posted By uwe
Ok

Alright..I will..
Forum: Modifications 02-11-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By uwe
You might look for a truck scale. I am sure that...

You might look for a truck scale. I am sure that there is such a thing in Europe. A building material dealer, or sand/gravel outfit will have these as drive-over type installations. That will give...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-08-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,572
Posted By uwe
I agree. Many of the procedures are interactive,...

I agree. Many of the procedures are interactive, hands on style workshops. I don't know of any other event that offers this much value to the attendees. And, all are welcome, and will benefit. From...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-07-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 34,103
Posted By uwe
Can't wait....

...to see you all there. I skipped last year because my studio was so extremely busy, but I won't miss it this year. Can lightning strike twice? Should I be in the back row to prevent another roof...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,611
Posted By uwe
I have used these Furrion inlets in my builds,...

I have used these Furrion inlets in my builds, almost exclusively. I can see no reason not to use them on a new Airstream.
The TV/Phone inlet requires a phone adapter, which is sort of pricey. But...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-16-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 242,273
Posted By uwe
Thank you! This Overlander is still with me, and...

Thank you! This Overlander is still with me, and still functions perfectly. It is being re-polished as we speak.
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 08-19-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,579
Posted By uwe
Silicone Queen :: 1968 Airstream Overlander

Silicone Queen :: 1968 Airstream Overlander (2010-05-15 21:09:02)
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-20-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 242,273
Posted By uwe
That was my intent. The benefits are that the...

That was my intent. The benefits are that the center of gravity is lowered somewhat, making for a more stable tow experience. The lack of weight on the roof is also a definite plus for longevity of...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-20-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 242,273
Posted By uwe
I guess you are right. Except it's been a while...

I guess you are right. Except it's been a while since I had time to enjoy mine. It has been sitting in Albuquerque since Balloon Fiesta 2010. I am hoping to bring it back to CA after the 4CU...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 10-15-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 19,780
Posted By uwe
Must be with Kip

Zep, I don't know what to say. The assortment must be with kip.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 10-15-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 19,780
Posted By uwe
Still can't find it..

Zep, I am deeply sorry, but I still can't find it...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 10-15-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 19,780
Posted By uwe
Can't find it

Zep, I looked and looked, but can't seem to find it.
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