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Forum: On The Road... 06-10-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,887
Posted By clicknathan
Big Bend Ranch State Park is GREAT for kayaking...

Big Bend Ranch State Park is GREAT for kayaking and hiking, all of the camping is boondocking / drycamping. Same in Big Bend National Park but it's more expensive there (though there is a campground...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-10-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By clicknathan
Well we had required the airstream going into the...

Well we had required the airstream going into the plug (ie, the inputs on the outside of the airstream). The most puzzling thing is that the standard plug that was already wired which I purchased...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-10-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By clicknathan
Yeah I've followed that too mnmhays. That's where...

Yeah I've followed that too mnmhays. That's where I got that yellow is backup.

Currently have everything disconnected except white/ground, black/+ and blue/brakes and testing one at a time...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-10-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By clicknathan
Trailer Lights on a 76

I replaced the input on my 1976 Airstream, or rather my dear old dad did, a few months back, with a standard 7 pin female end. We then bought a standard 7 pin connector from Tractor Supply Co. (the...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-11-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,278
Posted By clicknathan
So I'm at the hardware store and looking at a...

So I'm at the hardware store and looking at a myriad of sizes of rivets.

Anyone happen to know what width & length would work best for this particular window (street side front curved window as a...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-14-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,278
Posted By clicknathan
Thanks everyone! I ended up ordering one from...

Thanks everyone! I ended up ordering one from Airstream Supply, we'll see how that goes and then the install!
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-08-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,278
Posted By clicknathan
Thanks everyone, I'll get to calling around!

Thanks everyone, I'll get to calling around!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By clicknathan
Ha, thanks everyone! Indeed it was just the...

Ha, thanks everyone!

Indeed it was just the connection where the battery cables plugin right in the battery housing. I had checked that they were connected twice, but always put the battery back...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-04-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,278
Posted By clicknathan
Broken Curved Front Window, 1976 Sovereign

Pulled into our campsite the other day to this fine site:

https://wandrlymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/busted.jpg

We just had the windows tinted, so I'm thinking that's what's holding...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-28-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By clicknathan
Just replying here as I didn't subscribe for...

Just replying here as I didn't subscribe for updates.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-28-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By clicknathan
12V only working when plugged into 30amp

I have a 76 Sovereign. At some point in the past couple of months, not exactly sure when, my 12v stuff won't work if we're not plugged into "shore power" / 30AMP service at an RV park.

So...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-16-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,414
Posted By clicknathan
Thanks for the input, idroba. I don't use...

Thanks for the input, idroba.

I don't use the heater, and was specifically just looking to find out what "off" was. I ended up just capping the line to the heater altogether, so it's no longer an...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,285
Posted By clicknathan
I did end up going with the Dometic...not sure if...

I did end up going with the Dometic...not sure if that will bite me in the longrun with the opinions here (seem to be a some for and against both Thetford and Dometic).

Installation wasn't a...
Forum: Refrigerators 11-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,657
Posted By clicknathan
Recently underwent a similar project. Picked up...

Recently underwent a similar project. Picked up this Dometic Americana 2551 from Camping World...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 11-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,125
Posted By clicknathan
Hmm, sounds like whoever you get on the phone...

Hmm, sounds like whoever you get on the phone will say something different. What year is yours Jewel?

I was specifically told (in July 2014) that they did not insure trailers of a certain age at...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-12-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,414
Posted By clicknathan
Anyone have an old Therm'x propane space heater?

Just wondering if anyone might have the heater pictured below.

https://wandrlymagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/heater.jpg

It's in our 1976 Sovereign and I think it's original, though not...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By clicknathan
Hot Water Heater Stuck on Full Blast

After not using the hot water tank heater for a couple of months, and at the same time replacing some of the gas lines going to it, I went to fire her up last night and notice that the heater is...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 08-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,125
Posted By clicknathan
Blue Sky will only insure newer Airstreams, FYI....

Blue Sky will only insure newer Airstreams, FYI. A friend of mine has them and after their trailer went rolling down a hill (my friend's fault apparently, and admittedly), they took care of...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-06-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,657
Posted By clicknathan
How'd that ever work out for you, hoopman77?

How'd that ever work out for you, hoopman77?
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-01-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,285
Posted By clicknathan
Experience Replacing Toilet in a '70s era AS

At some point a PO put in a big ol' regular ceramic toilet which isn't working out for us and reserving water.

Was thinking of getting this model, which is ceramic as well, but specifically for...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 06-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,125
Posted By clicknathan
Not sure if anyone is keeping up with this post...

Not sure if anyone is keeping up with this post but I retract my "I'd recommend Progressive in a minute" statement. I recently had a claim and they refused to pay for frame damage caused by smashing...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-04-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By clicknathan
Any ideas on short term housing in the Boulder, CO area?

Hi all,

My family and I (6 of us total) full-time in our 1976 Airstream. We were having some new axles put on the old girl here in Boulder, Colorado and got the call from the repair shop today...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 05-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,851
Posted By clicknathan
I ended up figuring this all out, with lots of...

I ended up figuring this all out, with lots of help from Eagle & Bear, and a friendly RV store mechanic I bumped into.

My pump was old, not original, but old. And it was BIG. And I didn't want to...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 05-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By clicknathan
Rims: 15", 16"? Best for a '76 31' Sovereign?

I just purchased some axles from Colin Hyde for my 76 Airstream. I've got to say, he's an incredibly friendly and knowledgable guy and I am asking him about some of this stuff, but thought I'd ask...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 05-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,125
Posted By clicknathan
Funkill, I just got off the phone with...

Funkill, I just got off the phone with Progressive and I do have an agreed upon value for my vintage 76 AS for $8000. They specifically stated a few things:

1. That number means nothing. The...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-26-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,863
Posted By clicknathan
Aquinob, maybe you can help me with my issue as...

Aquinob, maybe you can help me with my issue as you seem to know what you're doing.

I've been trying to get my freshwater tank running. I've discovered that the PO capped the line that should be...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-26-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,851
Posted By clicknathan
Looking at this picture: ...

Looking at this picture:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=106457&d=1278558014

Makes me think that maybe I'm supposed to make a T connection where the red line (in my...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-26-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,851
Posted By clicknathan
Thanks everyone for your continued help. Your...

Thanks everyone for your continued help. Your ideas and feedback have been miraculous in getting this less-than-mechanically-inclined plumber newbie pretty far along.

I removed both hoses that...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,851
Posted By clicknathan
Okay so I got a little connection added to my...

Okay so I got a little connection added to my city water intake with the check valve. So that's nice.

Didn't help with the water pump situation, which I presumed it wouldn't, but at least that...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-21-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,541
Posted By clicknathan
Okiestreamer, is this a photo of underneath your...

Okiestreamer, is this a photo of underneath your sink? I've got a thread going over here trying to find my own: https://www.airforums.com/forums/f445/water-pump-and-tank-questions-118737.html
...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-21-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,851
Posted By clicknathan
Thank you everyone for your input! And excuse me...

Thank you everyone for your input! And excuse me for my pretty significant lack of knowledge on these matters.

The plumbing system has check valves to ensure that water pumped from the tank...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 04-19-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By clicknathan
Replacing Gauges

76 Sovereign in question here.

The gauges that should tell me how the battery is doing, tanks level, etc. are not working. The battery gauge just goes back and forth like a pendulum, and the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-19-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,851
Posted By clicknathan
Water pump & tank questions

I've got a 76 31' Sovereign and a million questions. I'll keep this post related to two in particular though. :)

Firstly, am I correct in assuming that:

1. There's only one fresh water tank,...
Forum: Axles 04-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By clicknathan
Thanks everyone! I'm going to try and go through...

Thanks everyone! I'm going to try and go through the Dura-Torque article linked above today after work.

I'm out in Death Valley and headed to southern Utah, hopefully I can find somewhere out here...
Forum: Axles 04-02-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By clicknathan
1976 31' Sovereign tilts right pretty substantially

Trying to figure out if my issue is major, minor, or something altogether insane.

Basically, if looking at the Airstream directly from the back, the right / door side tilts quite hard. On a flat...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-19-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,920
Posted By clicknathan
My tow vehicle doesn't send power to the...

My tow vehicle doesn't send power to the Airstream at all, it's apparently not wired to do so. Previous tow vehicle did, but not the current. Kids are napping in the AS now but will take a look at...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,920
Posted By clicknathan
Looking for some guiding light... no power in a 76 Sovereign

Hoping someone might be able to help me think further than I've been able to thus far.

I've got a 1976 Sovereign. Last night we pulled into a park here in Three Rivers, California, plugged in,...
Forum: Full-Timing 08-16-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By clicknathan
Bike Racks, ideal placement

I know there are a bunch of threads about bike racks & this may not be the right forum...but I'm looking for info on placement vs. specific bike racks.

We've got an extended van. Nice and long...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-30-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By clicknathan
The smell of gas...and a strange instrument above my fridge.

Hi all. I've got a 76 Sovereign, 31' twin bath. The refrigerator has been replaced and just uses a typical, small electric fridge.

Underneath, I see where the gas line runs from the tanks to the...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-06-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,473
Posted By clicknathan
I have what I'd consider EXTREMELY bad pitting...

I have what I'd consider EXTREMELY bad pitting and oxidation and I've been having great success shining it up by hand using this product Glare Knock Out that I first saw on Airstreams online store...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-15-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 31,785
Posted By clicknathan
Anyone ever consider mounting something on the...

Anyone ever consider mounting something on the tongue, maybe behind the propane tanks and in front of the window/shell itself?

Seems like having bikes mounted on the back in the way of the bumper...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-15-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By clicknathan
I guess I just like the idea of sounding like a...

I guess I just like the idea of sounding like a ship's captain. :)

Here are some pics! We wrote all about our experience here, too: How to Purchase and Renovate the Interior of an Airstream...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 04-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By clicknathan
How did the stuff you used to seal it work?

How did the stuff you used to seal it work?
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 04-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By clicknathan
Do I have clearcoat?

I've been reading up in preparation for attempting to polish my Airstream a bit. It's a '73 and while the port side is in decent shape, the starboard is looking pretty rough with white and sometimes...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,645
Posted By clicknathan
We ended up finding a great deal on a Reese...

We ended up finding a great deal on a Reese setup...came with a sway control bar (as RUMSHIP noted we had the hookup already on our tongue for) and the two weight distributing bars. We still get...
Forum: On The Road... 04-13-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,747
Posted By clicknathan
Thought I'd drop a little update as it was...

Thought I'd drop a little update as it was requested I do so in the past.

We've come pretty far with our renovation of the interior. A few curtains to sew and we'll be done. We did an article...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,728
Posted By clicknathan
Here's a peak at our setup from...

Here's a peak at our setup from instagram.com/wandrly if anyone's interested. :)

https://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/086de7589e4511e2940222000a1fbd52_7.jpg
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 35,728
Posted By clicknathan
Jack - we ended up with a 1995 Chevy G20. It's...

Jack - we ended up with a 1995 Chevy G20. It's only got a 3.43 rear end but 5.7L, v8 and we beefed up the radiator and added a tranny cooler.

It's been working wonderfully, I was towing in 3rd...
Forum: On The Road... 04-13-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,108
Posted By clicknathan
I wonder...would people be interested in a web...

I wonder...would people be interested in a web page that basically just lists out other full-timing or lots-of-the-timing Airstreamers who are living / working from their rigs? Just something simple...
Forum: Working on the Road 04-13-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,089
Posted By clicknathan
Thanks everyone (long time no reply...been busy...

Thanks everyone (long time no reply...been busy with an AS renovation). I was looking into this information originally for an article I was working on for a full-timing magazine I work for.

Ended...
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