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Forum: General Interior Topics 02-16-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Ga Pockets
Thanks Mark

Thanks Mark
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-14-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Ga Pockets
Mark, Do you have any photos of the kingsize bed...

Mark, Do you have any photos of the kingsize bed installation?


Thanks,
Bill
Forum: 1984 -1986 Excella 02-13-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,335
Posted By Ga Pockets
Thumbs up What year did AS stop using inside length vs....

What year did AS stop using inside length vs. overall tongue to bumper length
Forum: On The Road... 02-13-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,217
Posted By Ga Pockets
Man! that thing sure is long!

Man! that thing sure is long!
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-13-2005, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,164
Posted By Ga Pockets
No , those are the comfort settings. There are...

No , those are the comfort settings. There are two small holes on the front of the housing. I had to take a flashlight to finally see them as they are just large enough to get a allen wrench into...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-12-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Ga Pockets
Ok gents ,thanks for the info., all I gotta do...

Ok gents ,thanks for the info., all I gotta do now is convince the wife that I am not ruining the bedroom!:D
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-12-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By Ga Pockets
Rear twins to Full or Queen

I have done a bunch of searches and read lots of info on what different folks have done to covert from twins. What I cannot seem to find is a conversion with measurements and possibly photos (I...
Forum: Our Community 02-12-2005, 08:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,856
Posted By Ga Pockets
My brother had bought a 29 ' ambassador that had...

My brother had bought a 29 ' ambassador that had been in Cuba, he stripped it to the frame and put it back together to his likenings. My brother and I both work in the construction industry and...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-11-2005, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,164
Posted By Ga Pockets
Hello, My 88 had a similar problem ( it has the...

Hello, My 88 had a similar problem ( it has the same mixing valve as your photo and is original) The hot and cold water is controled or metered by 2 spring loaded valves . These 2 valves are...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-07-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,696
Posted By Ga Pockets
The auto reset circuit breaker( 20 or 30 amp...

The auto reset circuit breaker( 20 or 30 amp depending on # of axles) is between your Tow Vehicle's 12 volt system and the controller. If your charging system were to have a voltage spike or over...
Forum: Awnings 02-05-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By Ga Pockets
A few years ago I had a 73 Excella 500 and the...

A few years ago I had a 73 Excella 500 and the tube had a slight bow in it (just enough to make the awning a little baggy). To make a long story short a Mobile Al. thunderstorm came up, the little...
Forum: Parts Archive 02-04-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,523
Posted By Ga Pockets
I used the one that was in my earlier (73...

I used the one that was in my earlier (73 Excella) a few times but I agree with John..reinstall for the "cool" factor as it is unusual.
Forum: Roof 02-01-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,083
Posted By Ga Pockets
I use my AS primarily as my apartment as I am on...

I use my AS primarily as my apartment as I am on the road 50 or so weeks a year. I don't have the time for the upkeep on a polished rig. I wish I did cause they sure look good! I am more...
Forum: Roof 02-01-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,083
Posted By Ga Pockets
Andy, What is the average cost to strip and...

Andy, What is the average cost to strip and recoat assuming little or no repair. The unit was used a little the first few years after purchase but has not been used for the last 8 years. I am in the...
Forum: Parts Archive 01-31-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,523
Posted By Ga Pockets
In my 73 excella , I had one off those built in...

In my 73 excella , I had one off those built in 12 VDC generators. It worked great and I wish I had one in my current AS.
Forum: Refrigerators 01-26-2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,774
Posted By Ga Pockets
It is possible to purchase a rebuilt cooling...

It is possible to purchase a rebuilt cooling core. I have talked to several people who have done it them selves. Seems like a average size core "rebuilt" is around $400-$500. They are sealed units...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-26-2005, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,017
Posted By Ga Pockets
The FF's on my 5'r were controlled by a wall...

The FF's on my 5'r were controlled by a wall mounted thermostat, however fan speed etc were controlled by rocker switches and a knob. It seems that the Original light fixture would have to be...
Forum: Roof 01-26-2005, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,083
Posted By Ga Pockets
Thumbs up stripping old clearcoat from roof

I have some of the same clear coat failure on the top of my AS. I understand the use of stripper but how do you apply stripper to the top of the unit and rinse it off without it running down and...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-20-2005, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,017
Posted By Ga Pockets
I had (2) FF's on my previous 5r with wall...

I had (2) FF's on my previous 5r with wall mounted thermostats , rain sensor and because I didn't trust rain sensor I put the covers over the vents so if they stuck in open position, I was still dry....
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 01-20-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,421
Posted By Ga Pockets
The 6 mags on my AS were dull and stained. I got...

The 6 mags on my AS were dull and stained. I got some aluminum core cleaner (used to clean air conditioner coils) and it got the majority of stain off. I will still need to do some polishing but...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-19-2005, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,048
Posted By Ga Pockets
I think I got the 165 deg from the service manual...

I think I got the 165 deg from the service manual as a high limit shut down temp. I agree with you regarding scald potencial. thanks for the caution.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-18-2005, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,048
Posted By Ga Pockets
Atwood HW ?

My unit has electronic ignition Atwood WH. I have gone through service manual and find no temp adjustment. It seems to be going through numerous cycles of firing up running for lest than a minute...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-17-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,657
Posted By Ga Pockets
MY account has a phone line which is at my home. ...

MY account has a phone line which is at my home. Prior to installing the 4 at home and the one at the lake, I only had one which was 100% in the rv and osther than when I initially set it up never...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-17-2005, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,639
Posted By Ga Pockets
My previous 5r had a 50 amp box with split and I...

My previous 5r had a 50 amp box with split and I made a 50 Amp(female) to 30 amp (male)adapter. On the (50 amp) female end of the adaptor , I put a jumper across X & Y so that both legs (X & Y)...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-15-2005, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,639
Posted By Ga Pockets
John, What utility do you work with? I am...

John, What utility do you work with? I am working for Southern Company on a Gulf Power SCR Project down in Fla.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-15-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ga Pockets
Bought one today at a hardware store in...

Bought one today at a hardware store in Pensacola. Not much of a selection but they had one that would work........... well at least until the wife comes out to visit and sees that the new hose is...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-15-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,657
Posted By Ga Pockets
I have had DTV for about 5 years, I use it at...

I have had DTV for about 5 years, I use it at home (4 receivers) plus 1 for the rv and 1 for the house boat. I have used it coast to coast and other than having to use my signal meter to help me...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-15-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,639
Posted By Ga Pockets
My 5r had 50 amp (washer/dryer etc.) and I just...

My 5r had 50 amp (washer/dryer etc.) and I just made a 50 to 30 adapter for use when I could not get 50 amp and I kept the adapter when the insurance folks picked it up. I use my RV as my home...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-15-2005, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,826
Posted By Ga Pockets
Valve

Update, If all else fails read service manual! I took valve apart just to see if there was trash(none) however service manual gave instructions on adjusting flow for hot and cold.........just...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-15-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,639
Posted By Ga Pockets
30 amp to 50 amp

Prior to summertime, I plan to convert my unit to 50 amp service ( I hate load shedding). Has anyone already done this using the existing power panel and new breakers (spacesavers or "piggybacks)? ...
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 01-14-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ga Pockets
update on A&E leveler

In exploring different storage compartments I found the service and operation booklet for the leveling sys (PLCS II). The individual green lights indicate which corner needs to go up.........when all...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-14-2005, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,826
Posted By Ga Pockets
Thanks all, I used to spend a lot of time on...

Thanks all, I used to spend a lot of time on rv.net.......this forum is the best! None of the "my dog is better than your dog crap!".
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 01-13-2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ga Pockets
I took off the tv recetacle cover in the bedroom,...

I took off the tv recetacle cover in the bedroom, disconnected the coaxs and used a connector to join the coax from the cable connector out side to the one that goes to the front. I took the front...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 01-13-2005, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,826
Posted By Ga Pockets
valve

Any tips or pitfalls changing out a Moen mixing valve? I decided to either buy a kit or if kit is not available, the complete assembly. My problem is that I have to turn the mixing valve completely...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 01-13-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,819
Posted By Ga Pockets
Excella 500

I owned and spent alot of time/miles in both a 71 & a 73 Excella 500. If I can be of help just ask and I will do my best to remember.
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 01-12-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Ga Pockets
No longer an issue.........once I found that a...

No longer an issue.........once I found that a switch over the stove would cut off power to the unit. I suppose that was to prevent tripping the 30 amp breaker if the AC and this were on at same...
Forum: Awnings 01-12-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ga Pockets
Thanks, I try some more adjusting.

Thanks, I try some more adjusting.
Forum: Awnings 01-12-2005, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,727
Posted By Ga Pockets
Awining and door

Just rolled out my awning and cannot get it to clear the top of the door. Awning looks new and dosn't have a big sag. I placed a block of wood between light over the door and the aluminum awning...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 01-10-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,101
Posted By Ga Pockets
Stuck microwave

I have a 88 34' limited and I am trying to get the (I assume) original microwave out of it's space. I loosened the the two thumscrews accesible from the storage area above the unit but there is...
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 01-07-2005, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ga Pockets
It is located same as yours with courtesy lights...

It is located same as yours with courtesy lights and there is a light on the "main" switch. There are also 4 green lights over each of the individual switches. I will give Marv a call thanks.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-07-2005, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ga Pockets
Also keep in mind that unless there are no trees...

Also keep in mind that unless there are no trees at the campsite, you maybe jockying the rv around to get a clear shot at the sat.
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 01-07-2005, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ga Pockets
After talking to a mobile RV repair man that I...

After talking to a mobile RV repair man that I had tuning up my hot water heater ( My unit has been used a grand total of less than 50 short trips and not at all in the last 7-8 years) he said that I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-07-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,305
Posted By Ga Pockets
Ben, Where is this splitter? I have a 88 Limited...

Ben, Where is this splitter? I have a 88 Limited and was trying to use my Direct TV and cannot get a signal. Also, I have the outside cable connection (street side) and a "amplified antenna, the...
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 01-07-2005, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By Ga Pockets
Cable/sat hookup/leveling jacks

On my 88 Limited I have a street side port for telephone and what I assume to be cable tv connection. Wire skematics for the cable is not indicated on my owners manual and all I can get when I hookup...
Forum: On The Road... 12-29-2004, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,366
Posted By Ga Pockets
Winter Camping

I have worked in the construction industry for more years than I will admit and for the last 9 years spent 80-90% of most years in my RV. I did it for several years in a couple of 31' Excellas that...
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 12-29-2004, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,811
Posted By Ga Pockets
Thanks, If I have near as much fun with this one...

Thanks, If I have near as much fun with this one as my 71 & 73 , I''ll be elated. My son also has a 69 29' Ambassador that I first saw in Cuba ( I was working)and which my brother bought and...
Forum: 1973-1974 Excella 500 12-28-2004, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,142
Posted By Ga Pockets
12vdc genset

My 73 Excella had one, it was controled with a timer knob similar to the one on a attic fan in your home. It worked perfect and did a good job keeping batteries up. My 71 did not have one but did...
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 12-28-2004, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,926
Posted By Ga Pockets
Horizontal LP Tanks?

I have them however my OM does not give any details regarding filling them. Do they come out easily?
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 12-28-2004, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,811
Posted By Ga Pockets
Thanks, It is trimmed in Burgendy and has the...

Thanks, It is trimmed in Burgendy and has the "limited" decals. The insurance company picks up my 5r tommorrow so I am frantically packing in preparation for picking up the AS on friday. It was...
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 12-28-2004, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,811
Posted By Ga Pockets
Is it a 1988 or 1987

hello all and Seasons greetings! I bought (this past weekend) what is warrentied (the original Airstream warrenty booklet)and registered as a 1988 Limited (bought from original owner) however the...
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