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Forum: On The Road... 05-05-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By Rolland
Rolland and Nancy 67 Sovereign

Hi all- Am getting 5953 ready for a trip North. Nancy suddenly passed away last month, and her ashes will take their last trip home to Nantucket in June, where she will be laid to rest next to her...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-16-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,889
Posted By Rolland
Mine had also been removed. I found a used...

Mine had also been removed. I found a used heater, same as it came with (1967) and installed it in the same place it came from, with the wall vent. (Under the sink cabinet in mine) and put the...
Forum: On The Road... 01-06-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,588
Posted By Rolland
Just curious, what is the French quarter daily...

Just curious, what is the French quarter daily rate? We did our honeymoon there at a hotel many years ago, long before Katrina, would be nice to go back with the Airstream. Rolland


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Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-08-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,710
Posted By Rolland
Hi-Will throw in my nickels worth. First time in...

Hi-Will throw in my nickels worth. First time in club was in the early 70's, then dropped out when the trailer was sold. Had joined after buying another in the mid 80's, then dropped out after...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-17-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,073
Posted By Rolland
Have a machine and welding shop, just made one...

Have a machine and welding shop, just made one for myself. Made it quite a bit heavier duty than the ones I looked at. Wanted to use my Reese equalizer bars with the hitch, and wanted a standard air...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-16-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,393
Posted By Rolland
Just a update-Back home after 3 weeks on the...

Just a update-Back home after 3 weeks on the road-The Directv worked great, ended up using a 140w inverter on the receiver when boondocking so didn't need to run the generator. Finding the satellite...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-16-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,073
Posted By Rolland
Hi-Because of the price, I built my own. Just...

Hi-Because of the price, I built my own. Just finished a 5000 mile trip, absolute world of difference. Same TV (99 Suburban 2500 Diesel) and trailer (1967-31') the only time things fell in the...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-16-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,128
Posted By Rolland
Hi-We just returned from a long trip, and I used...

Hi-We just returned from a long trip, and I used the dish a lot. I used a 140 watt inverter plugged directly to the receiver, and it handled it well. (Pick a 12v power point with nothing else on it...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 07-16-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 67,048
Posted By Rolland
The stoves were missing when I started on our 67...

The stoves were missing when I started on our 67 (31') so I put in a new 2 burner gas stovetop next to the sink, and installed a electric A/C heat unit where the oven was. It is vented under the...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 07-16-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,822
Posted By Rolland
I agree-Replace the axles. They are rubber...

I agree-Replace the axles. They are rubber inside, and it hardens over the years. Not replacing them will negate all your hard work on the first long trip. Good luck with your project. We finished...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 06-02-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,044
Posted By Rolland
Adding a wireless backup camera and portable...

Adding a wireless backup camera and portable directv dish this month, hope to get back on the road to NM soon


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Forum: Tires 06-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,903
Posted By Rolland
Because of the short life of radial tires and the...

Because of the short life of radial tires and the tread separation problems I still use 7:00 X 15 bias ply trailer tires, have never had a problem Rolland


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Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-31-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,393
Posted By Rolland
Well, I got a d-12 off e-bay for $30, called...

Well, I got a d-12 off e-bay for $30, called directv and they verified it was a good usable receiver. They are sending me a card for $20, will charge $6.50 a month more, and I can suspend and re...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-26-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,393
Posted By Rolland
That brings up my next stupid question. The H25's...

That brings up my next stupid question. The H25's are all actually 12v, as is my flat screen. I really don't want to use the later equipment, and don't mind paying DTV for monthly use. Would like to...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,393
Posted By Rolland
Well, I called Directv, and they assured me I...

Well, I called Directv, and they assured me I could just use one of the receivers from the house. I ordered one of the sat dish kits for directv off of the Internet. However, the little receivers I...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-24-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,393
Posted By Rolland
Thanks, there are 3 boxes plus the one with the...

Thanks, there are 3 boxes plus the one with the DVR in the house-can I just take along one of the small boxes and use one of the cheap manual antennas with manual aiming from e-bay? Can I then get...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 05-21-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,393
Posted By Rolland
Hi-I do have direct TV at home,but have never...

Hi-I do have direct TV at home,but have never taken a dish on the road. What is the very cheapest way to do this? We camp in the mountains in Northern NM in the summer, no antenna TV reception, and...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-06-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,044
Posted By Rolland
I used a DA and lots of sandpaper, started with...

I used a DA and lots of sandpaper, started with 600 where it was rough, then went to 1000, 1200, and finally 1500 before going back to polishing, first with a polisher, then with a cyclo. I still...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 01-23-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 25,651
Posted By Rolland
Looks nice, keep up the good work. Sent...

Looks nice, keep up the good work.


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Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-23-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By Rolland
I also had a tear on both sides of the kitchen...

I also had a tear on both sides of the kitchen door in my 67-I removed the AC unit and installed a fantastic fan in its place, used some vinyl coated aluminum I bought from a damaged coach, and...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-19-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By Rolland
Good looking trailer! I took over 2 years on our...

Good looking trailer! I took over 2 years on our 67 Sovereign but we have really been using and enjoying it. We left some of it stock, but changed things that made more sense for the way we use it. I...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 01-19-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,971
Posted By Rolland
I cut one corner of my rock guard, removed the...

I cut one corner of my rock guard, removed the old plastic, replaced it with a silver tinted plexiglass cut to size, then covered everything except the corner with wet towels, and heliarced welded...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-19-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rolland
I built both a aluminum black and grey tank,...

I built both a aluminum black and grey tank, mounted under the floor in our 31' 67. If you need to strengthen it you can gusset it inside. I completely drain both tanks when we are not using the...
Forum: Axles 01-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,407
Posted By Rolland
Just an additional thought-when checking your...

Just an additional thought-when checking your axles, and you don't get a lot of movement, your shocks may be rusted solid as mine were. No sag, but no movement either. I replaced the shocks and axles...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-15-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,109
Posted By Rolland
A adaptor is easy to make. You use a male 220...

A adaptor is easy to make. You use a male 220 plug that fits your welder or whatever outlet. You need at least a couple feet of electrical wire, preferably 10/2 w/ground. (3 wire) Use a female...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-14-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,109
Posted By Rolland
You can make or have made a adapter to plug into...

You can make or have made a adapter to plug into and "Y" off of a existing 220 v outlet either 30 or 50 amp. (Dryer, stove, or A/C) You will draw off of one leg and have 110v. It is how I plug into a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-12-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,588
Posted By Rolland
Another good addition to go with the cooler is a...

Another good addition to go with the cooler is a deep transmission pan with cooling tubes in it, and a filter extension. More available fluid will help a lot. Rolland


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Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-08-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,453
Posted By Rolland
There is another issue I have seen while looking...

There is another issue I have seen while looking at other tv's at rally's. The distance from the ball to the tv's rear axle is critical in load carrying. I have seen a lot of hitches with long shanks...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-06-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,041
Posted By Rolland
Right, I use the one without the saddles. Also...

Right, I use the one without the saddles. Also use a adjustable friction device between the hitch head and trailer hitch for sway control. You guys are right about the trial and error of getting the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-06-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 24,453
Posted By Rolland
I have a 1967 31' with a later side battery box...

I have a 1967 31' with a later side battery box like yours-I carry the second battery ahead of the TV rear axle until needed, then set it on the ground beside the trailer and connect it to the other...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-03-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Rolland
Hi- I use one battery unless planning a long...

Hi- I use one battery unless planning a long stay, in which case I set another on the ground and connect it directly to the other battery. Solar panel keeps everything charged during the day when...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-03-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Rolland
Ditto-Too much money for a "project" even if you...

Ditto-Too much money for a "project" even if you took a year and did the work yourself. Welcome to Airstreaming, there are a lot of roadworthy units out there for a fair price. Good luck, and Happy...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-01-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,041
Posted By Rolland
Just my 2 cents worth-I use a Reese on all my...

Just my 2 cents worth-I use a Reese on all my trailers, and it works fine-But-the reason for having at least 5 or 6 links, if your torsion bars have the chain attached to the end of them, and you...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 12-28-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By Rolland
I just spoke with a fellow the other day who had...

I just spoke with a fellow the other day who had the same problem. His turned out to be the wrong part installed in the brake,the correct part number, but there is evidently a error in the book. With...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-27-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By Rolland
Hi Andy-Just out of curiosity, why would you...

Hi Andy-Just out of curiosity, why would you never use silicone on the exterior? Thanks, Rolland


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Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-22-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,254
Posted By Rolland
I can live where I want, and have very few...

I can live where I want, and have very few connections-Our kids and grandkids live in Boston, San Francisco, Minnesota, and Iowa, but they have nothing to do with where "home Base is". We are both...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,847
Posted By Rolland
LP Flex Line Inside the Airstream?

I use the rubber hose from the shutoff to the fridge, because the fridge is moveable, and from the regulator at the tanks to the black pipe. I put a inside shutoff on the point where the black pipe...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-17-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Rolland
IMHO-use the same wiring inside your trailer you ...

IMHO-use the same wiring inside your trailer you use in the house, usually #12-2 w/ground for 110v. (Home Depot) For the 12 v source automotive or marine wire, it is fine stranded and will not break...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-09-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rolland
I agree about towing without an interior, I have...

I agree about towing without an interior, I have done it. (Sides firmly attached to the floor) Also agree about lifting from the top, far better way. A word of caution, measure everything carefully,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-06-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rolland
I agree on the clecos and pneumatic rivet...

I agree on the clecos and pneumatic rivet guns-Necessary for re-assembly-I very seldom buck a rivet, I work alone. Look up closed pop rivets on the net, I use these anywhere on the exterior, they...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By Rolland
Vintage and a couple others sell them-It is a...

Vintage and a couple others sell them-It is a formed piece of aluminum that you rivet and seal above each window, then the water doesn't run down on our Corning windows and leak through the hinge-I...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-05-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,829
Posted By Rolland
Also make sure you didn't put the shoes on...

Also make sure you didn't put the shoes on backwards, there is a front and rear on most brake setups (Front leading lining is shorter)


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Forum: General Repair Forum 11-05-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By Rolland
I put drip rails over all the widows on our...

I put drip rails over all the widows on our 67(even though I was told by several that it wasn't necessary) but I have no leaks


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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-05-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rolland
Because of the price I use a lot of Royobi 18V...

Because of the price I use a lot of Royobi 18V tools, and throw them away when they wear out(They all use the same batteries) Also have Milwaukee, but they cost a lot more in the long run. Just stick...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rolland
The positions you have to get into while working...

The positions you have to get into while working and lack of easily accessible power made me go to cordless-I still have and use the corded tools, but for most work the cordless are much handier.

...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-05-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Rolland
You will need cordless tool set, (drill and saws...

You will need cordless tool set, (drill and saws all, batteries and charger as a minimum) and a big set of screwdriver bits that has all the different types in it. Drill bit set 1/16" to 1/2" and...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 11-02-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,678
Posted By Rolland
That is a bargain-Jump on it, you won't find...

That is a bargain-Jump on it, you won't find anything cheaper


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Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 501,226
Posted By Rolland
Strangely enough my neighbor where I lived in...

Strangely enough my neighbor where I lived in south Florida had one of these in his side yard years ago. It was really nice, he and his wife used it on a regular basis. I never questioned it, just...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 10-30-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,044
Posted By Rolland
Just bring money, wal mart has anything you...

Just bring money, wal mart has anything you forgot-Congratulations, Go!


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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,468
Posted By Rolland
Mine was far worse looking when I started, but I...

Mine was far worse looking when I started, but I paid almost nothing for it either. If you do get it you can decide if it needs a frame off or just repairs AFTER pulling the belly pan. That has to...
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