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Forum: Awnings 08-20-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By APB
'78 International awning clamp wheel bracket

The rear clamp wheel bracket on my Zip Dee awning worked loose and when I tightened it one of the screws stripped. It still holds a little but not nearly enough to call it secure. What is behind...
Forum: Awnings 03-15-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,755
Posted By APB
I know this is an old post but have a similar...

I know this is an old post but have a similar problem and am wondering how this repair with glue worked out over time?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-20-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,986
Posted By APB
This seems a little extreme in the longer...

This seems a little extreme in the longer lengths. If I understand correctly you are saying that for a 34' trailer you would need a minimum wheel base of 110+14x4=166". After a quick search the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-20-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,740
Posted By APB
I just happened to read this thread and would...

I just happened to read this thread and would like to offer the following comments.

I know absolutely nothing about Quadsteer GMs but I do know a little about cables in general and troubleshooting...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-19-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By APB
Sarge I did a little research on the...

Sarge

I did a little research on the Excursion and I think the 6.0 would be a risky proposition. Perhaps you can get all the gremlins exorcised but I did not do enough investigation to decide one...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-17-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By APB
Sarge, if I could find an Excursion at a...

Sarge, if I could find an Excursion at a reasonable price that would probably work. I have an inlaw who has used Ford diesels for years and swears by them. Nice to see real numbers for similar...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-15-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By APB
Ummm??? Not to put to fine a point on it but...

Ummm???

Not to put to fine a point on it but the trailer I am towing is much closer to 7000# than 6000#.

Also the last time I looked 2009 vintage trucks are in the $20K and up range while the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-15-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By APB
Dan, those numbers look to be in the ballpark but...

Dan, those numbers look to be in the ballpark but the acquisition cost, not to mention the insurance and registration are quite a bit more than I am willing to invest.

Just for the record what...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-14-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By APB
Clearly the financial benefit or detriment...

Clearly the financial benefit or detriment depends quit a bit on just how much it costs me to make this swap and perhaps to some extent my ability to evaluate the new vehicle. How much I drive it is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-14-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By APB
Andrew, I was not aware that the Sprinter came in...

Andrew, I was not aware that the Sprinter came in a standard size van. While that would probably do the job I suspect that is much more money than I want to spend.

Kevin, I have considered your...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By APB
Thanks Andrew, that helps. I'm not familiar with...

Thanks Andrew, that helps. I'm not familiar with the Van you are talking about but will look.

My goal in addition to getting better mileage towing is to gain a more useful and efficient non tow...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-12-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,090
Posted By APB
Tow Vehicle (better mpg)

Currently towing a '78 Sovereign, 6800 gvw, with a '95 Ford F250 extended cab and 8' bed. Truck has 460 and is a camper special so a bit heavier built than a normal F250. Tows great, mileage not so...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-15-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,486
Posted By APB
When I bought my '78 soverign the water tank had...

When I bought my '78 soverign the water tank had a crack and would not fill completely without leaking. The dealer had the correct tank in stock so I bought it with the trailer. I would guess from...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-16-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By APB
Caused a problem? I'm betting yes. I suggest...

Caused a problem? I'm betting yes. I suggest that you be very careful working around the trailer until you figure out just what has happened.

I might suggest that you measure from the trailer...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-12-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By APB
Charging in together is correct as it helps keep...

Charging in together is correct as it helps keep the batteries matched.

If you charge each separately you end up with batteries of different capacities trying to work together with one battery...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-11-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By APB
Battery connector

I just figured out that it is easier for me to remove my batteries for charging during long term storage. I have a '78 Soverign. Does anyone have a line on where I can find a couple of the quick...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-14-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,511
Posted By APB
Give it a shot it may work. I have been very...

Give it a shot it may work. I have been very happy with the brakes on my trailer.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-07-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By APB
Thanks all. I'll try playing with the dial and...

Thanks all. I'll try playing with the dial and if that doesn't work I'll open it up and see what I find. I'll probably wait till after my planned Father's day trip to the Huck Finn Bluegrass...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-07-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By APB
It is an origional and is assembled with screws. ...

It is an origional and is assembled with screws. I have been a little reluctant to open it up as I don't know how complex the gasket is ie can I make a replacement if necessary, and was not sure if...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-07-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By APB
Since I checked / cleaned the tube from the...

Since I checked / cleaned the tube from the thermostat and the orfice in the end of the tube I'm not sure what else there is to clean.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-06-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By APB
Water Heater Pilot

The water heater pilot on my '78 soverign won't light. The main burnner will light if I heat up the thermocouple and it will burn until the thermostat shuts the burnner off but since the pilot is...
Forum: Awnings 01-04-2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,834
Posted By APB
On my '78 Soveregin International the awning is...

On my '78 Soveregin International the awning is ZipDee and the name is cast into the ends of the support arms ( the arms are made of an extrusion with castings bolted to the end.

If the awning...
Forum: Parts Archive 01-04-2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,032
Posted By APB
Tambour

The best I can tell there is no door just a tambour that slides down over the three drawers. The trailer came with the box and drawers but no tambour.
Forum: Parts Archive 01-03-2005, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,032
Posted By APB
Tambour parts

I need a Tambour door for the cabinet between the twin beds in a center bath 31' Soveregin. I have a '78 - Do you have this?
Forum: Parts Archive 04-13-2003, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By APB
Owners Manual

I was able to find a manual for my trailer by posting an add on the VAC classifieds. Dealer in MI had a pristine original cheaper than a Xerox from Davis.
Forum: Tires 04-13-2003, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,029
Posted By APB
Inflation pressure

As mentioned the load rating of the tire changes with inflation pressure - more pressure more load capacity. Manufactures can provide the load rating at different pressures for tires so you can be...
Forum: On The Road... 04-12-2003, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,806
Posted By APB
Number of Airstreams

I didn't really expect an exact number.

Anything approaching 100K seems like a lot of Airstreams. That would be in the ballpark of 1 per 3000 folks and suggest something like 500 in San Diego...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 04-07-2003, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,884
Posted By APB
New trans vs Gear splitter

Don't underestimate the versitility of more gears. I ran a Gear Vendor under drive in an Airex 36' motor home with a 454 chevy for many years and was very happy. I am convinced it improved the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-06-2003, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,511
Posted By APB
Vacuum Disk Brakes

Anyone ever figure out if the Airstream disk brake pads used in the '70s have additional applications? In other words, were these pads used on some other vehicle and perhaps still available?
Forum: On The Road... 04-06-2003, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,806
Posted By APB
Number of Airstreams made

Anyone know how many Airstreams are out there? This came up as we were headed home today and saw a fellow Airstreamer.

How many Airstreams are currently made a year?
Forum: Axles 03-24-2003, 11:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,185
Posted By APB
Axel replacement

The axles on my '78 are at about 90 degrees and I was considering replacement until I jacked the thing up and they don't go as far down as the picture on Inland Andys site. In fact they don't droop...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-11-2003, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,149
Posted By APB
Sway control

I use a dual cam reese with my F250. Sure tracks nice and doesn't move around much in wind or when passing trucks etc. It does however make the ride stiffer. Makes me wonder if I have the best...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-09-2003, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By APB
Dry battery

As I understand it, letting a battery run dry or sit uncharged for long periods of time results in sulfation, where a compound forms on the plates which cannot be removed by normal charging. A few...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-09-2003, 08:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,690
Posted By APB
Generators...one more time!

Anyone have experience with the Yamaha inverter generators specifically the 3000ise or 3000iseb?
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-09-2003, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,054
Posted By APB
Screen door latch

Could someone describe how the screen door is latched to the main door. Every time I open the door the screen stays latched in the closed position. I have to open both doors to get in.

On my '78...
Forum: Our Community 03-09-2003, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By APB
Bathroom Light switches

Chantel & Mike
I was out at the trailer today and realized I have three switches in the bathroom. Light (hi/lo center offf) fan and pump. I have not looked inside the fixtures to see just how many...
Forum: Our Community 03-09-2003, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By APB
Options

Craig, that makes sense, I guess. It would allow you to set a range and not go above or below and do so with only one thermostat.

Chantel & Mike, the low/high switch in my bath works. I suspect...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 03-06-2003, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,797
Posted By APB
British car humor

Lucas... Prince of Darkness.

Everyone knows why the British don't make micowave ovens.

They haven't figured out how to make them leak oil.

In spite of all the jokes vintage British iron has...
Forum: Our Community 03-06-2003, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By APB
Models

A doorbell... very cool.

I'll bet the electronic ignition heater is an electric strip heater in the AC unit which would explain the heat function on my Armstrong thermostat. I also have a...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 03-04-2003, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By APB
If the bubbles bother you use a measured...

If the bubbles bother you use a measured container to catch the old fluid and replace it (quart for quart) as you pump it out. This is the recomended way to change the trans fluid in my Volvo. I'm...
Forum: Our Community 03-04-2003, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,918
Posted By APB
I agree that the naming conventions are rather...

I agree that the naming conventions are rather confusing. Aren't they all "Land Yachts"? At first I thought "International was a configuration indicating twin beds but that appears not to be the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-27-2003, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,595
Posted By APB
Yeah Wayne I have heard of them. They are...

Yeah Wayne I have heard of them. They are playing at Parker next weekend but I won't be able to see them. Too bad I hear they are very good.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-26-2003, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,595
Posted By APB
AC current

According to my '78 service manual the current varies with temperature, fan speed and voltage. The TRH 25-12 (12k btu?) shows compressor amps @13.6A for 115degrees F ambient and total watts of 1945...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 02-23-2003, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,187
Posted By APB
Hitch ball torque

Being new at this towing stuff I was reading the Reese setup instruction from their web site, which stated "torque the hitch ball to 450ftlbs. The dual cam head I have does not have clearence...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-23-2003, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,775
Posted By APB
Welding water tank

Welder says no problem welding tank, he just can't do it in place as there's not enough room. Since I already have a new tank I guess I'll just change it.

Oh well...
Forum: Community Polls 02-17-2003, 08:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,970
Posted By APB
Airstream initial cost

I just paid $5k for my '78 31' soverign.

I will need to replace the water tank if I can't weld it up, and the awning needs reseaming. I also had to update the propane tanks.

I have a...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-17-2003, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,775
Posted By APB
Hot air welding

I talked to a local plastics fabrication house today about welding my water tank. He said you would be amazed at what they can do. Suggested I bring the trailer by and let him look. I'll probably...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-16-2003, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,775
Posted By APB
Hot air welding

There is a technique called hot air welding used to fabricate plastic parts. I have been researching this as I need to fix a crack in my fresh water tank and may try it. I had not thought of using...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 02-11-2003, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,204
Posted By APB
Alcoa gutter seal

Hello all,
Thought I would share what I have learned in the last few days.

I called Alcoa at the number suggested and after several calls wound up at customer service at 800-962-6973. There I...
Forum: Awnings 02-10-2003, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,662
Posted By APB
Awning repair

Thanks folks. Lots of sail makers around as well as a few awning makers.:)
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