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Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-09-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,390
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Just drill new holes in the C channel. You will...

Just drill new holes in the C channel. You will spend DAYS trying to line up all that stuff.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-07-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,190
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I added a front hold down to my Ď91 34í as I was...

I added a front hold down to my Ď91 34í as I was replacing the front floor section. Instead of welding it in, I bent a lower flange and thru bolted it to the front cross member. I then added the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-02-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 50,266
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Amazing work on that complex wall. Iíve always...

Amazing work on that complex wall. Iíve always struggled with getting a simple straight one to fit to curves much less a curved one. Impressed.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-29-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Tongue mounted. I ran some draw tests, it peaked...

Tongue mounted. I ran some draw tests, it peaked at 760W. A Honda 2000 never comes off of Eco mode when its running and its absolutely silent.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-29-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By HiHoAgRV
My buddy has installed a mini split in his '63...

My buddy has installed a mini split in his '63 Globetrotter directly above the forward streetside window. Its worked out really well.
Forum: Our Community 03-23-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,355
Posted By HiHoAgRV
We park two of our trailers at home under a...

We park two of our trailers at home under a double carport. The 3rd spot is at family property where we wanted a 'location'
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 03-11-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By HiHoAgRV
As you will likely find out, not only were there...

As you will likely find out, not only were there year-to-year and plant-to-plant differences, but previous mods add to the complexity of figuring these old trailers out.

My '63 has been...
Forum: 1993 Excella 1000 02-14-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 42,130
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Glad the thread is somewhat useful, if nothing...

Glad the thread is somewhat useful, if nothing more than a laugh. We really like the big Ďole thing and are looking forward to some spring time camping.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-21-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,603
Posted By HiHoAgRV
262k miles on a 2006 Ram 2500. Over 100k towing...

262k miles on a 2006 Ram 2500. Over 100k towing Airstreams and many additional dragging flat bed stuff around. It may take a dump tomorrow but so far itís as strong as day #1.
Regular transmission...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 01-15-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Well, since Iím not rebuilding it I will go from...

Well, since Iím not rebuilding it I will go from memory.
No issues so far with the small dump. It might actually help since the velocity is faster thru the small hole. I will be dumping it this...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 12-03-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Ive never seen those before, they are different...

Ive never seen those before, they are different than my '61 or the '63's that I've seen.


Could they be a previous owner mod?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-02-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By HiHoAgRV
My rebuilt 1963 has a double layer of prodex...

My rebuilt 1963 has a double layer of prodex (reflexex) and a single ceramic cube heater holds it at about 15 degrees above the outside temp.
I did lay the second layer of prodex over the ribs as a...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-30-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Welcome to the family. There are quite a few...

Welcome to the family. There are quite a few ĎStreamers here in the area. Our little dead end street with 25 houses has 6-7 airstreams on it at any given time. Um, 3 are at my house...
Forum: On The Road... 11-18-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 520,385
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Lunch stop.

Lunch stop.
Forum: On The Road... 11-16-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 520,385
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Lol. I just noticed that ĎModerní trailers have...

Lol. I just noticed that ĎModerní trailers have doors with a flat top.
Geez. Me and my trailers are old.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-12-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Free-fridge is installed. Luckily I had a partial...

Free-fridge is installed. Luckily I had a partial sheet of oak ply and some 1 1/4Ē oak sticks so I made a new surround. Iím afraid I will need to buy some more oak to replace the door inserts, those...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-11-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,320
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I agree. Thatís where the Ďfront end shopí sets...

I agree. Thatís where the Ďfront end shopí sets the toe, camber, and caster at that weight.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-11-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
With some details to follow, my previous...

With some details to follow, my previous not-rebuilding-efforts missed a signature on the bottom of the fridge top. Interesting that the date is several months ahead of the delivery date of the...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-11-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I made one from a single 14x14 lid and used a...

I made one from a single 14x14 lid and used a tempered glass insert


https://www.airforums.com/forums/f109/im-not-rebuilding-this-trailer-171443-6.html#post2146280
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 29,986
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Yup. Iíve had the privilege of hearing live fire...

Yup. Iíve had the privilege of hearing live fire training. It reminds me of a Larry the CableGuy skit of his grandma and a duck call.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-03-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
The day after I pulled out the gigantic old...

The day after I pulled out the gigantic old Dometic, my neighbor comes over and says a friend just gave him a Norcold take-out, do I want it?
Well heck yes.
Itís about 1/2 the weight, is dual mode...
Forum: Photography 10-27-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,183
Posted By HiHoAgRV
This is a few years ago but appropriate for a...

This is a few years ago but appropriate for a repost.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-25-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 50,266
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Those are skills unknown to common man! Wow....

Those are skills unknown to common man!
Wow. Seriously impressed.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-25-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,699
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Glad to hear you are making progress. Maybe we...

Glad to hear you are making progress. Maybe we can see it on out next trip out west!
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-24-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Fridge is out. It literally clears the door frame...

Fridge is out. It literally clears the door frame by 1/16Ē

That rascal is big time heavy.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-24-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I couldnít get it to work by heating it so itís...

I couldnít get it to work by heating it so itís just curved and stuck in there. I did add a small piece of angle aluminum across the bottom edge to keep the plastic from bowing downward. I heard (but...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-24-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Well the fridge is non-op so as soon as I can...

Well the fridge is non-op so as soon as I can round up some help itís coming out and I will try to revive it in the shop. Years ago I mounted a vintage door on a 110v fridge so I think Iíll stick it...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-23-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By HiHoAgRV
1961 Globetrotter black tank question.

I re-re doing my Ď61 dump valve and posting some photos.


https://www.airforums.com/forums/f109/im-not-rebuilding-this-trailer-171443-7.html

My replacement valve just arrived and I hope to...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-23-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By HiHoAgRV
If your trailer is built like mine, there is...

If your trailer is built like mine, there is (was) a automatic reset circuit breaker at the battery and all of the 12 volt stuff is daisy chained along in one big circuit. Many of the splices are...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-22-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Here is a photo of the bottom of the black tank....

Here is a photo of the bottom of the black tank. These old units have a fiberglass tank with brass inserts for attaching the original brass dump valve. This version has a bolt pattern that is almost...
Forum: On The Road... 10-21-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 520,385
Posted By HiHoAgRV
View From Your Airstream Door

Camping on family property last Thursday we had a visitor. It hung around a couple of days and didnít mind us hammering and sawing.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-20-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm Not Rebuilding this Trailer

Well thatís done and it wasnít as bad as it could have been. I was able to shove the handle back into the valve then remove the 2í x 2í access panel (seems exceptional large, but thatís ok ) and...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-19-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Uggg. This wonít be fun. The black tank was...

Uggg.
This wonít be fun. The black tank was stiff and a good tug yielded this.
Good thing Iím not rebuilding this trailer, Iím spending all my time fixing stuff.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-08-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,699
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I believe I saw a guy on EBay selling those...

I believe I saw a guy on EBay selling those little little unobtanium catches.

...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-08-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,092
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I had a P30 chassis MH years ago and had the same...

I had a P30 chassis MH years ago and had the same problem. Short answer, the vapor recovery system was plugged and wouldn't vent the tank. After a while the pump would pull a vacuum on the tank and...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-01-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By HiHoAgRV
If your trailer is unmodified and a standard...

If your trailer is unmodified and a standard build, the black tank is in the raised base under the toilet. There will be a brass dump valve directly below that. The brass valve will be a leaker...
...
Forum: On The Road... 09-18-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 520,385
Posted By HiHoAgRV
The crushed stone, lamp pole and wooden surround...

The crushed stone, lamp pole and wooden surround makes me guess a Corps campground
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 09-17-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 35,228
Posted By HiHoAgRV
We have a Dometic portable fridge/freezer that we...

We have a Dometic portable fridge/freezer that we use, same technology just smaller. It averages about 2 amps per hour. We manage to get by with 200w of solar with no issues. Our fridge is propane...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-15-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 90,815
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Give it some time and a few rough roads. Even the...

Give it some time and a few rough roads. Even the new one will puke itís contents out onto the road. Lol.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 08-30-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Since I'm not-rebuilding-this-trailer, I'm happy...

Since I'm not-rebuilding-this-trailer, I'm happy to report that the Mini Split install on my buddy's trailer is an amazing success.

Today we sweated out most of our body fluids but got the copper...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-27-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By HiHoAgRV
A trick is to trim off the top of the new curtain...

A trick is to trim off the top of the new curtain in an arch so it hangs straight when closed. That is, if your shower track curves along the ceiling of the end cap.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 08-27-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,253
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Iím still being successful in...

Iím still being successful in not-rebuilding-this-trailer. Everything is working and we have stayed in it a few times.
A couple of times in this thread Iíve posted about helping my buddy with his...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-24-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,769
Posted By HiHoAgRV
On my Ď61, I rerouted the forward gray line and...

On my Ď61, I rerouted the forward gray line and Tíd it into the rear line. Yup. Some of these old trailers have 2 sets of gray lines that tie into the brass valve just above the cap.
Then I ran the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-09-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,103
Posted By HiHoAgRV
What was the model of the loud HF generator? ...

What was the model of the loud HF generator?
Iíve been looking at a HF 3500 to augment my Honda.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-04-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,103
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Isnít the Novacool amp draw on 12volts? 4 amps of...

Isnít the Novacool amp draw on 12volts? 4 amps of 120 V AC is much higher than I see on my chest Dometic, itís more like 4.5 at 12 volts or about 50 watts (1/2 amp AC?)
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-03-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Here is how we added a second ac. ...

Here is how we added a second ac.


https://www.airforums.com/forums/f205/miles-and-miles-of-aluminum-54749-2.html#post839907
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-25-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,141
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Tough to say with certainty since these old...

Tough to say with certainty since these old trailers have a bunch of variations.

If you have the dimensions for the lift blocks, measure your flange to see if they will fit. Top of the lift block...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-21-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,769
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Here is the link. ...

Here is the link.


https://www.airforums.com/forums/f109/a-63-overlander-followed-us-home-71609-13.html#post1053457


I got it from Lowes or Homedepot.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-21-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,769
Posted By HiHoAgRV
The 2Ē tanks have a bolt pattern almost identical...

The 2Ē tanks have a bolt pattern almost identical to a valterra dump valve. If you slightly slot the valve holes one will attach to the bottom of the old black tank. I used a piece of 1/4Ē plastic...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-16-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By HiHoAgRV
In the absence of someone replying with data from...

In the absence of someone replying with data from a good source and my useless reply of Ďtiny gray tankí, fill it up from a 5 gallon bucket. I believe the gray is like 10 gallons.
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