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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 10-22-2014, 07:00 PM
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Views: 551
Posted By tphan
Original front vent fan assembly from 1972

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

This is the original front sky-light fan assembly from a 1972...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 06-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By tphan
I like it too- nice job on the remodel!

I like it too- nice job on the remodel!
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-05-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
The up-date on this is that since having removed...

The up-date on this is that since having removed the ailing sky-light fan that was not working but still drawing current, and having fully re-charged the battery the same day, I still show (5 days...
Forum: On The Road... 06-01-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By tphan
A thread that was up yesterday, similarly titled...

A thread that was up yesterday, similarly titled "battery drain problem" in the Electrical forum, Battery and converter sub-forum, has quite a few tips on this situation. It concerns a '70's model,...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-01-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,412
Posted By tphan
I thought that all vehicles with a factory towing...

I thought that all vehicles with a factory towing set-up, including the wiring harness, were good to go as far as the battery charge line goes. I, too, learned to promptly disconnect the umbilical...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
I think it sat dead only for one night. I was...

I think it sat dead only for one night. I was checking it often (by turning on the "porch" light) since I knew something was iffy...I feel bad about it, and can only hope I didn't shorten it's life...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
I suppose that is possible, if it's not the...

I suppose that is possible, if it's not the converter/charge wizard, though I think all my exterior lights are functioning perfectly. Thanks for the idea!
I'm just relieved to have figured out the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
idroba posted while I was writing my last post,...

idroba posted while I was writing my last post, but I wanted to respond: Your info on the mA draw as regards the converter/capacitor was exactly the kind of info I was looking for- Thanks!
The...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
Well- This will be interesting to other '70's...

Well- This will be interesting to other '70's owners, especially: my original '72 front skylight fan is likely the culprit regarding my battery drain problem, but time will tell.
I took all the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-31-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By tphan
My opinion is that if it's in NICE condition, and...

My opinion is that if it's in NICE condition, and has a floor-plan you can live with, leave it as is. Resale will likely be better if it's pristine original, and you'll save yourself a lot of...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
Well I just discovered that the original, old fan...

Well I just discovered that the original, old fan in the front skylight is not working...This fan ordinarily comes on automatically when the skylight is cranked open, and I've had it open lately...so...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
Again- I have never had this problem before, in 9...

Again- I have never had this problem before, in 9 years. If it's true that new batteries have to be kind of "broken in", as someone here suggested, then perhaps when that happens my problem will go...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
Atomic- yes, now I've heard everything! Frank-...

Atomic- yes, now I've heard everything!
Frank- you must have edited your last post...Yes- I plugged the rig in last night, but I have NEVER had to do that before to keep the battery reasonably...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
Frank- is the Charge Wizard a draw even when the...

Frank- is the Charge Wizard a draw even when the converter is not connected to shore power, and would it account for the mA spike I have mentioned when the Negative battery cable is DISconnected?
I...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
Atomic- No radio. Keep the ideas coming- maybe...

Atomic- No radio. Keep the ideas coming- maybe someone will hit upon something I haven't thought of..
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-31-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
idroba- there is no 12V fridge or water heater in...

idroba- there is no 12V fridge or water heater in the trailer. I have only just flicked a light on for a second or 2, a couple times a day; surely not near enough to draw the battery down to...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
Frank- I assume the converter still works fine,...

Frank- I assume the converter still works fine, but it hasn't been plugged in yet this year.
Mexray- my CO detector is battery-powered, my old fridge has no electronic controls.
This problem is...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By tphan
battery drain problem

hi- suddenly this season I seem to have a battery drain issue. I have a new deep-cycle battery, hooked up to an Intellipower converter/smart charger. I also had a solar panel pigtail device hooked up...
Forum: Trailer Values 05-10-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 842
Posted By tphan
'55 Cruiser Whale-tail value-?

Hi all- What is a fair, ball-park value of a mostly original single-axle Cruiser? The body, windows, and door seem to be pretty decent.
I'm still enjoying my '72 Overlander, though it doesn't get...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 03-30-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By tphan
They're actually only $1.76 plus shipping, when...

They're actually only $1.76 plus shipping, when you buy 5 to 9 of them. So how do the black bases on them look on an AS? Post a pic of that, please....
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-18-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,447
Posted By tphan
Nice job on the office space, and the totally...

Nice job on the office space, and the totally hidden bath...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-17-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By tphan
Congrats! Sounds like you just had some...

Congrats! Sounds like you just had some corrosion/loose fitting issues with your 12V. There is a fuse panel back by the univolt, and the fuses and their sockets could probably stand a little cleaning...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-12-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,706
Posted By tphan
Well said! Same goes for me. Kudos both to the...

Well said! Same goes for me. Kudos both to the Pros, and the fearless DIY-ers!
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-11-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,706
Posted By tphan
You must live in a different world from mine. I...

You must live in a different world from mine. I can only sell my house or trailer for what the current group of buyers will give me for it, based on their knowledge of comparative market value, their...
Forum: Our Community 03-10-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,102
Posted By tphan
I didn't use Marmoleum in my trailer, but used...

I didn't use Marmoleum in my trailer, but used the glue-down Marmoleum tiles in my bathroom recently, and the "clic-lock" tiles and planks in our kitchen. We LOVE them both.
I think using...
Forum: On The Road... 03-09-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,795
Posted By tphan
So- has anyone here traveled down into Mexico...

So- has anyone here traveled down into Mexico with their AS in tow lately? I was wondering if the travel experience has changed at all with Pena Nieto's running of the country. ? Stories, please.....
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-08-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 32,706
Posted By tphan
I've also got right around $11k in my '72...

I've also got right around $11k in my '72 Overlander, NOT including any cost for my many, many hours of labor. This does include replaced subfloor in rotted areas, rear-end sep. fix, Vista-view fix,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-07-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 81,411
Posted By tphan
Alvin Lee goes home...

Alvin Lee goes home (https://social.entertainment.msn.com/music/blogs/reverb-blogpost.aspx?post=3b76d1fb-e3b6-4076-9828-06814c7ee472)

R.I.P., Alvin Lee.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-28-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 39,898
Posted By tphan
Maybe 5 hours for a pro AS mechanic, but I'd...

Maybe 5 hours for a pro AS mechanic, but I'd figure considerably longer for a DIY-er. It's pretty involved, what with dealing with belly-pan removal, toilet removal, drain flange removal, washing up...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 02-26-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By tphan
I'm not being directed to this specific auction,...

I'm not being directed to this specific auction, just Ebay in general. Oh well, already have an Overlander anyway.....
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 02-26-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,530
Posted By tphan
Shut the gas off, disconnect the 12v power via...

Shut the gas off, disconnect the 12v power via fuse or battery conncection, and just start taking things apart. I took mine out of a '72 with no particular instructions, and can't remember the exact...
Forum: On The Road... 02-22-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By tphan
Looks like you started this thread a year ago- I...

Looks like you started this thread a year ago- I guess you figured out how to manage your plumbing system. Enjoy your Overlander!
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 02-22-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,721
Posted By tphan
We really like the original 4-burner cooktop in...

We really like the original 4-burner cooktop in our '72, and it didn't need much work to get it working perfectly. The oven was a separate wall-unit, which I got rid of and replaced with a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-21-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,427
Posted By tphan
One more '99 Chevy Suburban 2500 4wd owner...

One more '99 Chevy Suburban 2500 4wd owner here.... I have the smaller 350 engine, but with all the other factory package stuff. I've only towed my 27' Overlander with it on 4 trips here in the West,...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Overlander 02-21-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,043
Posted By tphan
My '72 Overlander International stock weight,...

My '72 Overlander International stock weight, with one pull-out bed in back (is that called a twin or double?), according to my owners manual (I think), was 4,550#. After my remodel, using minimalist...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-11-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,558
Posted By tphan
Looks like mahogany to me. We've got that in our...

Looks like mahogany to me. We've got that in our '66 tri-level house, it was popular (and still plentiful and cheap) back then. Probably from Honduras.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-26-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,911
Posted By tphan
And if you don't already have it, get a copy of...

And if you don't already have it, get a copy of the owners manual for your trailer. Try Ebay, or Outofdoorsmart. Yay for early 70's trailers!
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-25-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,478
Posted By tphan
That's quite a system you've crafted- looks like...

That's quite a system you've crafted- looks like fun to play with.
Forum: Floor Finishes 01-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By tphan
A friend used self-stick vinyl planks in his...

A friend used self-stick vinyl planks in his Avion, and they did exactly what folks here are saying- they contracted, got grit in the joints, popped up, and over all looked like schist within a year...
Forum: On The Road... 01-23-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By tphan
I've not driven either of the Bighorn routes to...

I've not driven either of the Bighorn routes to Sheridan, but have done Tensleep to Buffalo and it is also very scenic and not terribly steep or switch-backy. Tensleep canyon has limestone cliffs on...
Forum: Our Community 01-16-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,215
Posted By tphan
Of all the ideas I've seen here, all seem...

Of all the ideas I've seen here, all seem sensible except for the tow vehicle front-bumper rack. (I know, it's not mounted to the bumper) I wouldn't want my bikes to be receiving the full brunt of...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-15-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By tphan
This is the 1st time I've heard of Avalair...

This is the 1st time I've heard of Avalair trailers- can anyone supply more info on their history?
Forum: Boondocking 01-12-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By tphan
I'm with the previous 2 responders- the awning...

I'm with the previous 2 responders- the awning needs no modification to gather rainwater, and adding gutters to your AS roof would presumably involve drilling more holes into that already leak-prone...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-08-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By tphan
Just heard about the debate in Saratoga Springs...

Just heard about the debate in Saratoga Springs on the upcoming gun show. I hope this is the beginning of more of it. Have a great trip to Alaska!
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-06-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,653
Posted By tphan
You could so anything you wanted to a full-time...

You could so anything you wanted to a full-time parked AS, but in one that bounces over RR tracks and potholes, rigid and heavy is not a good idea.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-01-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,266
Posted By tphan
I've got a green, red-tank coleman 2-burner that...

I've got a green, red-tank coleman 2-burner that I bought in '80 or so, used the heck out of it on 2 4-month adventures in my '71 VW van, and it still fired right up on old fuel when I tried it this...
Forum: Our Community 01-01-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By tphan
Or just take the door off and hang a curtain.

Or just take the door off and hang a curtain.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-01-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,521
Posted By tphan
Very strange- Usually raised panel doors have...

Very strange- Usually raised panel doors have grooves in the rails and stiles that completely capture the outside edges of the panel. And they are usually made completely differently, without mitered...
Forum: On The Road... 01-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,795
Posted By tphan
Actually, I think you're confusing me with the...

Actually, I think you're confusing me with the member "Handn", who you quoted in your post # 37. I'm the one who later asked for a link to any evidence supporting your statement in that same post....
Forum: On The Road... 01-01-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,795
Posted By tphan
To Awchief: I just did look it up, and it did...

To Awchief: I just did look it up, and it did happen that way, and he did violate Mexican gun laws, at least according to this Yahoo news story: Mexico frees ex-Marine jailed for bringing in gun -...
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