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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-12-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,374
Posted By 71tradewind
That kind of repair is fine, just make sure you...

That kind of repair is fine, just make sure you use marine grade or normal plywood.Pressure treated lumber should never come in contact with aluminum, because it eats aluminum:sad:.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-18-2004, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By 71tradewind
The concern may stem from the fact that once the...

The concern may stem from the fact that once the vehicle is stopped ,you can continue to press " with moderate force" the pedal towards the floor and the hydro-boost allows the pedal to continue...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-26-2004, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,018
Posted By 71tradewind
The reason your Univolt hums is because the...

The reason your Univolt hums is because the varnish in the transformer has become brittle and allows the plates of steel to viberate causing the noise u hear.Its really more annoying than...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-25-2004, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,962
Posted By 71tradewind
I agree with UWE. I have had both systems and...

I agree with UWE. I have had both systems and found that simple is better.I once had an Isolator die on me on the road, had to find a way to bypass it on it , it stopped charging the vehicle battery.
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 06-25-2004, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,331
Posted By 71tradewind
Thanks Peter i have been lookin for a good source.

Thanks Peter i have been lookin for a good source.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-25-2004, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,962
Posted By 71tradewind
Sander ,the problem with your univolt is more...

Sander ,the problem with your univolt is more than likely the Caps.I have fixed about 4 Univolts and all had the same problem.The secondary winding will not show a voltage as long as the one of the...
Forum: Steps 06-19-2004, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,355
Posted By 71tradewind
Tim ... I had the same exact thing wrong with my...

Tim ... I had the same exact thing wrong with my 71 .Mine was worn on the right hand side just as yours.The amount of metal that is needed to repair it was minamal but none the less welding was the...
Forum: Our Community 06-14-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,202
Posted By 71tradewind
Happier, If your shield looks like mine ,you can...

Happier, If your shield looks like mine ,you can find a local plastic shop and buy new Plexiglass or Lexan.I chose Lexan its alot tougher than Plexiglass.The paint I used was just bright blue...
Forum: Our Community 06-14-2004, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,202
Posted By 71tradewind
Congrats on your new A/S , To me the question...

Congrats on your new A/S , To me the question weather to leave original or or update it lies soley in you .In my case I chose to clean up what I had but did replace the carpet and plan to do so again...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-08-2004, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,236
Posted By 71tradewind
For that matter why not lay it up in fiberglass...

For that matter why not lay it up in fiberglass to at least try and prove the concept,then it works make a billet support. Tom
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-08-2004, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,236
Posted By 71tradewind
This is awsome....now if I could just find a...

This is awsome....now if I could just find a solar powered SUV that can tow my 5500 pounds of trailer down the interstate , at 55 we'll be in great shape. ;)
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 06-08-2004, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,479
Posted By 71tradewind
Ummmm,all this talk about air pollution is fine...

Ummmm,all this talk about air pollution is fine and all,but an equal concern is the noise pollution which a generator produces.To me noise is the larger evil when it comes to camping,last thing I...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-05-2004, 11:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,451
Posted By 71tradewind
Jack ,as it turns out my family and I are goin to...

Jack ,as it turns out my family and I are goin to be vacationing in that area on those dates.My question is ......is there any room for an overnighter possible 2 ,not sure which days though.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-05-2004, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By 71tradewind
My setup looks a little different from yours but...

My setup looks a little different from yours but as Stephanie stated I would guess B would most likely be the check valve.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-05-2004, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,416
Posted By 71tradewind
John , There is a checkvalve right near the...

John , There is a checkvalve right near the regulator to prevent this from happening. Tom
Forum: Awnings 05-28-2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Posted By 71tradewind
Hi Ken ! I replaced the awning on my 71 Tradewind...

Hi Ken ! I replaced the awning on my 71 Tradewind last year ,there should be no problem installing one on your rig.As for Zip-Dee being the best ....... My 74 Tradewind has a Zip-Dee and my 71 has an...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-17-2004, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,098
Posted By 71tradewind
Rob ,did you notice if it had any of the...

Rob ,did you notice if it had any of the stabilizer jacks ? As I mentioned I only need 1 Thanks! Tom
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-16-2004, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By 71tradewind
After reading the pdf I realized it only puts out...

After reading the pdf I realized it only puts out 9000 btu at 12 volts ....this maybe fine for a Bambi but I think the bigger rigs will require more.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 05-16-2004, 06:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,560
Posted By 71tradewind
The unit I belong to always prorates the rally...

The unit I belong to always prorates the rally according to how many nights and how many meals you eat.This is a big plus for workin stiffs like us. I would encourage other units to do the same.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-12-2004, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,098
Posted By 71tradewind
Hi Rob ,I am looking for a stabilizer jack only...

Hi Rob ,I am looking for a stabilizer jack only need 1 but could use all 4. Thanks Tom
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-04-2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,901
Posted By 71tradewind
Rob ,I had the same problem with my 2003 ,2500...

Rob ,I had the same problem with my 2003 ,2500 suburban .Turns out GM made a change in the connector and swapped brake signal with the the running lights ,dont ask me why ! Any way this may not be...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-06-2004, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By 71tradewind
Dick those fuses are for the lights and batt...

Dick those fuses are for the lights and batt charging ,The univolt itself is protected by one of the 110 circuit breakers .Here is a link to what I have found to be a common problem with older...
Forum: Our Community 11-25-2003, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,380
Posted By 71tradewind
Kistler ,I understand your wanting to use those...

Kistler ,I understand your wanting to use those exsisting holes for some type of a flag holder.But the flag poles would interfer with stone shield operation, plus the flags would be too close to the...
Forum: Our Community 11-25-2003, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,717
Posted By 71tradewind
I agree with PICK what a bunch of hacks !

I agree with PICK what a bunch of hacks !
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 10-29-2003, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,679
Posted By 71tradewind
I have a Microwave/Convection oven in my home and...

I have a Microwave/Convection oven in my home and think it is the best thing since sliced bread. But it was quite pricey $780 .But well worth it!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-18-2003, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,723
Posted By 71tradewind
Well as far as the cig lighter goes ....you dont...

Well as far as the cig lighter goes ....you dont even need the remote from what I understand. The DOT made them add it for DOT approved. AS far as the wiring goes you use the standard harness that...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-18-2003, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,723
Posted By 71tradewind
New kind of brake controller

Finally a new brake controller ! I have no idea how well it works ,I did talk to the people there and I am going to try one out .It is a Inertia based unit but the big diff being is it mounts to the...
Forum: Parts Archive 10-17-2003, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,010
Posted By 71tradewind
I am interested in the curtains and folding...

I am interested in the curtains and folding chairs !
Forum: The Pet Forum 10-16-2003, 03:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,771
Posted By 71tradewind
We use one of those large litter tracking mats,it...

We use one of those large litter tracking mats,it seems to reduce it quite a bit . As far as pine based litter, my cat would never.............. she has a bad enough time when i switch brands . ...
Forum: Our Community 10-14-2003, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By 71tradewind
Just checked our weather ....they are predicting...

Just checked our weather ....they are predicting winds gusting up to 45 mph here,and sustained winds of 35 mph.Be thankful you dont have to deal those speeds !
Forum: Our Community 10-14-2003, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By 71tradewind
Toaster the car and Suburban sounds like a good...

Toaster the car and Suburban sounds like a good idea ! I wouldnt worry too much about the 20 mph stuff .......its the unknown wind speeds that would concern me .Is ther anyway of tying it down...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-09-2003, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By 71tradewind
Ronnie I have done this a few times ,here is a...

Ronnie I have done this a few times ,here is a link to what I found to be the problem on 3 of my Univolts ...
Forum: Parts Archive 10-09-2003, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By 71tradewind
660 volt 4uf is the original value, I have used...

660 volt 4uf is the original value, I have used 400 volt 4uf with success.Found mine at a local industrial electric supply house,they were about $12 each .John these caps are not used as filters...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 10-09-2003, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By 71tradewind
For that matter just as 53 suggested if you are...

For that matter just as 53 suggested if you are inquiring whether or not a number is being used ,Me or any other current member can tell you that .......only whether its avail. or not .
Forum: WBCCI Forum 10-09-2003, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,817
Posted By 71tradewind
Nope only the membership book that you get when...

Nope only the membership book that you get when you become a member.
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 10-09-2003, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,889
Posted By 71tradewind
The numbers are the WBCCI membership numbers ,and...

The numbers are the WBCCI membership numbers ,and the stars = 5 years each ....as members of the WBCCI. Im not positive about the 5 it may be 10 .
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-08-2003, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,428
Posted By 71tradewind
This survey is just wrong....wrong I say !

This survey is just wrong....wrong I say !
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-08-2003, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,428
Posted By 71tradewind
Ummmmm is this a trick question ? :D

Ummmmm is this a trick question ? :D
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 10-07-2003, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,751
Posted By 71tradewind
OK here is the actual price of plates here in the...

OK here is the actual price of plates here in the state of Michigan this is verbatim from the Michigan Secratary State ....Trailers and trailer coaches are registered with a permanet,non-expiring...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-06-2003, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,376
Posted By 71tradewind
Any time Rog,I actually live north of Detriot...

Any time Rog,I actually live north of Detriot ,but funny you should mention hub caps in Detriot , last year I lost one of my full moons in downtown .....but it was due to bad roads.
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-06-2003, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,376
Posted By 71tradewind
Rog , my 71 Tradewind had the same rusted out...

Rog , my 71 Tradewind had the same rusted out spot on it .What I did was take a small 110 volt mig welder and started at the top where the metal was still solid,I worked my way down building it up as...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 10-05-2003, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,751
Posted By 71tradewind
Happy, what do you do if you have more than one...

Happy, what do you do if you have more than one trailer? Register each one for life?
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-05-2003, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,174
Posted By 71tradewind
Pick , my "74" Tradewind is exactly the same as...

Pick , my "74" Tradewind is exactly the same as your photos show.My "71"Tradewind is completely different,they seem to only one payne of glass no plexi .I was wondering why did you decide not to put...
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-05-2003, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,174
Posted By 71tradewind
Tripp , great post thank you ! I am in the middle...

Tripp , great post thank you ! I am in the middle of doing this myself.
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 10-04-2003, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,173
Posted By 71tradewind
Stephanie, Our club has a 1964 Overlander for...

Stephanie, Our club has a 1964 Overlander for sale if your interested.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-04-2003, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,867
Posted By 71tradewind
Joshua, people commonly missuse terms when it...

Joshua, people commonly missuse terms when it comes to these devices.An Inverter changes DC into AC ,a power supply or converter changes AC into DC .The things you use in your house are AC 110 volts....
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-04-2003, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,802
Posted By 71tradewind
Sue ,on both my "71" &my "74" Tradewinds there is...

Sue ,on both my "71" &my "74" Tradewinds there is a square patch about 3" sq that is just behind the rear wheels ,if I recall there is an arrow on it . That is jacking location. But I follow what the...
Forum: Our Community 10-03-2003, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By 71tradewind
dscluchfc ,that must the European version...

dscluchfc ,that must the European version Airstream !
:D I imagine they did it so it looks more identifible as being a travel trailer.
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-03-2003, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By 71tradewind
Impala ,this is not uncommon for older...

Impala ,this is not uncommon for older transmissions to all the sudden develope internal leaks due to changing fluid ,reason being is that over the years the seals harden up ,the seals remain sealed...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-03-2003, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,812
Posted By 71tradewind
Good info to have Mike ,Thank you !

Good info to have Mike ,Thank you !
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