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Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 07-12-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By RiverRat
Ac location

StPierre,
Thank you for the info. I have already installed my ac in the same location. The wires were behind the roof rib so I drilled out the ceiling rivets and was able to snag the two wires....
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-01-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By RiverRat
No access slot

Have pinged all things and seem to be back side of bolts or something but no access ports. Guess will pull the tingum and see whatís in there. Just keep digging I suppose. Also never installed the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 06-01-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,264
Posted By RiverRat
Brake adjustment

Purchased new axle w electric brakes from Inlandrv many moons ago. Is there an adjustment for these brakes. Canít find an access on back side of plate. Maybe they self adjust. ..? Kinda like me
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 06-01-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,172
Posted By RiverRat
Moons

Well the idea is to keep everything original as possible so thinking a good welder could come up with something but so far zilch. Old wheels are history (split rims)
These old moons might be...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 05-30-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,172
Posted By RiverRat
original hub caps

I purchased new steel wheels and my original caps use clips which are not present. Any way to adapt them? Hope this is the correct way to enter this conversation. thanks in advance for any and all...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-10-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,467
Posted By RiverRat
Add A/c to 1965 Safari

I noticed you are in Georgia. I am looking to install A/C on my 65 Safari and also looking for recommendations. Brand/price/ etc. Thanks for any info I am living near ATL.
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 05-02-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,174
Posted By RiverRat
AC location

Where specifically does a new AC unit go on my 65 Safari. It was manufactured in OH and has a 12/2 w ground taped and marked coming out of rear wall. Also did AS install a drain line for future or...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-05-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,491
Posted By RiverRat
dry ice just fine

I towed the trailer on it's maiden voyage from KY to west Co and the dry ice in the bottom of the fridge worked perfectly! I am considering cutting an access hole in the side of the trailer, then one...
Forum: Refrigerators 07-18-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,491
Posted By RiverRat
Dry Ice for broken refrigerator

I purchased a used Dometic refrigerator for my 1965 Safari. Bench tested excellent before installation but now has a leak (ammonia)? Is it possible to use dry ice in it or will the CO2 ruin my day? I...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-06-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,412
Posted By RiverRat
Well i feel better about having put the stuff in...

Well i feel better about having put the stuff in my potable water system.Think I'll go with the vodka next year although it will make a grown man cry to see it go down the drain. Thanks for all the...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-05-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,412
Posted By RiverRat
propylene glycol

I used RV antifreeze and just read the label and it says "non-toxic" but not for use as a potable water additive. I assume they mean do not add it and use it.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-05-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,412
Posted By RiverRat
propylene glycol in H2O tank

Last year I winterized using the 1965 manual directions and all was fine. This year I decided to put RV antifreeze throughout the system and used a propylene glycol based pink antifreeze. I thought...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-02-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By RiverRat
New Thetford O-rings

Does anyone know where to purchase new o rings for the cap and black water hose attachment to the black water tank?They are the original items on my 1965 Safari.They are Thetford. Thank you.
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 10-30-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By RiverRat
Where can I buy the T-handles? thanks

Where can I buy the T-handles? thanks
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-13-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By RiverRat
Battery tests good and the intellipower is...

Battery tests good and the intellipower is supposed to reduce to trikle if the battery is charged. I noticed on the 65 Safari a battery vent hose to the exterior but my battery has no vent connect...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-13-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By RiverRat
Battery overflow

When plugged into shore power ( new intellipower) my battery overflowed acid.What is the problem and cure?
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 05-01-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,330
Posted By RiverRat
I just purchased steel wheels from Inland RV 15"...

I just purchased steel wheels from Inland RV 15" what should I torque the lugs to?
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-26-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By RiverRat
Figured out the repair!!

I disassembled the entire light.Put the stem in a vise.Put swivel in the socket with a pin to hold it straight. Clamp the thing together(there is a spring somewhere in there that compresses. Very...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 12-17-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By RiverRat
Thank you for the suggestions.Walter- do you have...

Thank you for the suggestions.Walter- do you have pictures of your repaired lights? I'm curious if you retained the original base that attaches to the wall?
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 11-14-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By RiverRat
65 safari curtains restoration

Does anyone have pictures of original curtains (drapes) for a 65 Safari .Does the kitchen window drape come as one piece or 2? The snaps are placed well to the left of the window(between the stove...
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-23-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By RiverRat
I used Multi-fleck from Sherwin Williams.It is a...

I used Multi-fleck from Sherwin Williams.It is a one part process instead of a two part Zolatone which would be original and is still available. I stripped the old Zolatone first because a previous...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-13-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By RiverRat
thank you Andy. Is there no way to fix the swivel...

thank you Andy. Is there no way to fix the swivel in order to keep the orginal look for a restoration?
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-11-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By RiverRat
1965 safari lighting repairable?

My reading lamps need repair, is it possible and where do I find the discourse on this subject? I know I have seen ideas somewhere but cannot find them even with a search.
Forum: Refrigerators 06-11-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,733
Posted By RiverRat
test propane

Is it OK to test a Dometic fridge by attaching a grill regulator and line?I hope I am addressing the correct thread affect?RR
Forum: Refrigerators 06-09-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,733
Posted By RiverRat
replacing fridge with a used dometic

Just purchased a used RM2510( 1984) for my 65 Safari and the knobs are on the bottom of the fridge and are very hard to turn.Should I disassemble the entire unit or is there a lubricant for this...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-11-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,429
Posted By RiverRat
Sent diagrams to both e-mail addresses provided...

Sent diagrams to both e-mail addresses provided with read receipt requested with no response. RiverRat
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-04-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By RiverRat
Yes, I would like any pics available.Thank you...

Yes, I would like any pics available.Thank you for the prompt reply as I am trying to complete this over the weekend holiday. My e-mail is oyorio23@fuse.net John G
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-04-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By RiverRat
Need help with new furnace install

I am installing a new Suburban NT30sp in my 1965 Safari. It fits on the original pan but the pan was made to slope to the outside wall by 1". Is it OK to install a furnace that is not level? Maybe...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-04-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,429
Posted By RiverRat
65 Safari electrical

I have the original manual showing the electrical diagram but do not now how to send a scan of it to you. I know how to send it by e-mail. Send a PM with your e-mail and I will get it to you. John G....
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-16-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By RiverRat
reverse polarity neon light

I can't believe the answer was in the original manual for the trailer. It says to plug in to shore power and if the small neon light comes on,reverse the plug. So the wire should be hooked from the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-14-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By RiverRat
Diesel, I took the rear panel off and that small...

Diesel, I took the rear panel off and that small red light has two wires....a ground, and the other was routed to the main AC panel and connected to the neutral busbar(I think incorrectly).I took it...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-16-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By RiverRat
I was able to fish the new wire with a fiberglass...

I was able to fish the new wire with a fiberglass rod and all is well. On the other hand the manual says there is a back up light wire but I have no back up lights. Was this an option and if so where...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-08-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,333
Posted By RiverRat
Jim, What brand & model did you install? I found...

Jim, What brand & model did you install? I found a model 4035 made by intellipower but don't know if it has the led indicators.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,333
Posted By RiverRat
The combo unit looks like the way to go. I...

The combo unit looks like the way to go. I checked out bestconverters.com and they have one.Hope I can return my intellipower?
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-07-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,333
Posted By RiverRat
where to buy new fuse panel?

My 1965 Safari has 3 12 volt circuits with 25 amp circuit breakers. I am adding a Suburban propane/electric h2o heater that requires another fused 12 volt line. I do not trust the old circuit...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-07-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 84,988
Posted By RiverRat
Truck, I noticed you have new wheels with...

Truck,
I noticed you have new wheels with hubcap clips.Will they fit 1960's hubcaps? IF so where do I purchase same. RiverRat 1965 Safari
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-03-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By RiverRat
It is the wire with the seven way plug that plugs...

It is the wire with the seven way plug that plugs into the tow vehicle. It then goes through the frame and out a small hole in the frame where there is an access panel.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-02-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,516
Posted By RiverRat
New wiring harness

I cannot get the wire out of the frame to replace it. I have the access door open and I drilled out the 2 rivets that were visible holding the wrap to the frame. IS there a strain relief somewhere? I...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 05-01-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,057
Posted By RiverRat
Derek, Please post your progress on the Aqua V....

Derek,
Please post your progress on the Aqua V. I am still searching for an Aqua IV. RR
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By RiverRat
What about spot welding new clips to the new...

What about spot welding new clips to the new wheels obi wan?
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-29-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By RiverRat
original hubcaps/new wheels

I have the original hubcaps and wheels for a 1965 safari. If I get new wheels how do the old hubcaps mount to them? The old split rims have the clips spot welded to them. RR
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By RiverRat
ground

Flash,
I looked at the pics and it appears that the turn-signal (indicator?) lighting wires extend up through the rear u-channel and then up to the lights. There is no fuse so I assume the tow...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-26-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By RiverRat
Flash, I have a 1965 Safari and the white...

Flash,

I have a 1965 Safari and the white wire from the access panel runs to the rear and then up through the U-channel and wraps around a bolt holding the channel to the plywood and rear cross...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-17-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,057
Posted By RiverRat
Andy, Thank you for the info. I will try...

Andy,

Thank you for the info. I will try to find an Aqua magic 4 .Even If I find a used one I assume I could still get parts.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-14-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,057
Posted By RiverRat
Andy, do you know what replacement would fit ...

Andy, do you know what replacement would fit that has a foot flush like the saniware?
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-14-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,057
Posted By RiverRat
time for new toilet?

I have the saniware model 1000 toilet removed from my 1965 safari. I filled it with water and it only leaks a small amount. Are parts available, and if not what would be a good replacement that will...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-11-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By RiverRat
I cut the old valve off with a dremmel and as I...

I cut the old valve off with a dremmel and as I was prying it came loose. It was installed with a rubber gasket and the metal clamps held it to the wye. On to the gray water glued fitting...............
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-11-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By RiverRat
well I answered my own query. The old thetford...

well I answered my own query. The old thetford was not glued to the wye but was a pressure fitting with an o-ring. It popped out after a little slicing with a dremmel . Go figure. now on to the gray...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-11-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By RiverRat
I purchased a new thetford valve for my 65 safari...

I purchased a new thetford valve for my 65 safari and cannot find a wye fitting to match the old one..I'm thinking cut off the old valve and grind out the leftover pipe left inside. Any Ideas? Also...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-22-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By RiverRat
The tank sits in a pan that has straps to hang it...

The tank sits in a pan that has straps to hang it from the first framing cross member, then I assume to push it up to the floor and re-bolt it.When I removed it I was able to move the tank around on...
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