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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-17-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By dennis3751
Another thing to consider is an uninterruptible...

Another thing to consider is an uninterruptible power supply. This would both distribute the power and run the monitors if the AC power goes down. If you use a laptop computer it will have a battery...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-11-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By dennis3751
Flynn These are no longer made and no old stock...

Flynn
These are no longer made and no old stock available. You might find one from a wrecked unit or one taken out for a complete redo.
Dennis
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-10-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By dennis3751
Xin I used Sharkbite fittings since I couldn’t...

Xin
I used Sharkbite fittings since I couldn’t find a crimping tool under $200. They have worked for me but I do check things each season. I also bought red and blue tubing so it is easy to...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-09-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By dennis3751
Sorry for the late response. I changed out the...

Sorry for the late response. I changed out the valve but it was fairly difficult. The bottom of the cabinet lifts out to give you a little access. Also you can get to some of this area through the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-08-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By dennis3751
Xin Li I hope you enjoy your Airstream. I have a...

Xin Li I hope you enjoy your Airstream. I have a ‘76 trailer too and had several breaks in the copper pipes because of freezing during a previous owner. I changed all the piping to pex which wasn’t...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-20-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6,659
Views: 687,372
Posted By dennis3751
Bodie is just off US 395 which is a major...

Bodie is just off US 395 which is a major highway. Tioga Pass is just north of Bodie and isually opens by June but it all depends on snow pack. It sounds like a great trip!
Dennis
Forum: Nest 2018 - 2020 10-22-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 26,203
Posted By dennis3751
interesting article in autoweek today:...

interesting article in
autoweek today:...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-05-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By dennis3751
Try C and G Trailers in Bellflower, CA. Rod may...

Try C and G Trailers in Bellflower, CA. Rod may have some new old stock or a source of new pieces.
Dennis
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-03-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By dennis3751
I found that size at a TruValue hardware store....

I found that size at a TruValue hardware store. Big box stores don’t seem to carry many sizes.
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-24-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By dennis3751
Also there is no “gray water” tank. If stationary...

Also there is no “gray water” tank. If stationary and hooked up to sewer it’s not a problem
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-26-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By dennis3751
I used wood for my frame. The corners were...

I used wood for my frame. The corners were connected with pocket screws. I also put some thin weather stripping on the top and bottom of the frame. I attached the frame to the rib at the rear of the...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Ambassador 10-20-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By dennis3751
C and G trailers in Bellflower, CA should have...

C and G trailers in Bellflower, CA should have the plastic insert for the lower blue stripe.
Dennis
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-30-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,096
Posted By dennis3751
Try a “squatty potty” for a lightweight foot...

Try a “squatty potty” for a lightweight foot rest.
Dennis
Forum: Our Community 09-29-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7,006
Views: 1,247,650
Posted By dennis3751
Keep in mind that the original bulb may be part...

Keep in mind that the original bulb may be part of the refrigerator temp control. In our ‘76 Ambassador the bulb is used to keep the refrigerator section from freezing. Sometimes a hot lamp can be a...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-17-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By dennis3751
You might call Rod at G and G trailers in...

You might call Rod at G and G trailers in Bellflower. He may be able to help.
Dennis
Forum: Awnings 09-14-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,794
Posted By dennis3751
Just a quick additional thought. Try pulling the...

Just a quick additional thought. Try pulling the top of the arm next to the door away from the trailer side.
Dennis
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 09-13-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By dennis3751
Pex is really easy to work with and will make...

Pex is really easy to work with and will make repiping much easier. You can even use red for hot and blue for cold to help you see what goes where. The galvanized pipe is definitely something the PO...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-29-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By dennis3751
It may be partly due to an unsupported ceiling...

It may be partly due to an unsupported ceiling area under the AC unit. See if there is any support between the ceiling and roof, usually wood about 2" thick. Our '76 had a similar problem and it was...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-17-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By dennis3751
If the AC unit is on a plastic "pan" then there...

If the AC unit is on a plastic "pan" then there is probably a lot of sealant between the AC unit and roof. Take a look inside the trailer where you can see the roof edge. I think they used at least 3...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 08-04-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By dennis3751
In our '76 the spline is thinner than the 1/8"...

In our '76 the spline is thinner than the 1/8" sold at the big box stores. Take a short piece if the original part to an Ace or True Hardware store for the correct size. They may also have it in...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-04-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,425
Posted By dennis3751
New Dometic Penguin II

We have a '76 Ambassador and the pan leaked inside all the time. I installed the drip cups as seen in Lewster's posts and have been very happy. An added benefit was a little less noise from the AC...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-28-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By dennis3751
Might be hard water stains from a sprinkler. Try...

Might be hard water stains from a sprinkler. Try vinegar and see if they dissolve.
Dennis
Forum: Our Community 07-17-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7,006
Views: 1,247,650
Posted By dennis3751
Works great for measuring liquids especially...

Works great for measuring liquids especially sticky ones like syrup

Dennis
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-26-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By dennis3751
Moen has a lifetime guarantee on their faucets....

Moen has a lifetime guarantee on their faucets. They had parts for our 13 year old unit and replaced them for free. Try calling customer service. It helps to have the model and year of installation. ...
Forum: Awnings 06-11-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By dennis3751
That's a Zipdee awning there are struts on both...

That's a Zipdee awning there are struts on both ends of the awning that hold it in place. I think the length is usually 10' shorter than the trailer "box".
Dennis
Forum: Refrigerators 06-02-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,417
Posted By dennis3751
Not level = No fridge?

As one of my mentors said " if you can stand up it's level enough for the fridge". Try using it on electric if possible first. It will take a few hours to cool down so don't expect a quick chill. ...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-28-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,050
Posted By dennis3751
Our 76 is on the curbside right next to the...

Our 76 is on the curbside right next to the bumper. It's a regular garden hose fitting.
Dennis
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-27-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By dennis3751
On our ' 76 Ambassador with the kitchen on the...

On our ' 76 Ambassador with the kitchen on the curb side ( made in California) the battery door is just behind the main door. The convertor is under the kitchen counter right inside the main door....
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 05-26-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By dennis3751
Our '76 doesn't have springs on the tambours....

Our '76 doesn't have springs on the tambours. They are held up at the top by small tabs which get rounded off with age.
Dennis
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-09-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By dennis3751
In our '76 there is a metal "shield" on the right...

In our '76 there is a metal "shield" on the right side of the rear hatch which hides the plumbing to the sink and shower valve. This is held on by a few screws. Once this is removed it's a little...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 05-02-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,709
Posted By dennis3751
In our 76 Ambassador the low point drains are in...

In our 76 Ambassador the low point drains are in the rear and easily seen when the rear hatch is open.
Dennis
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-25-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,704
Posted By dennis3751
On our 1999 truck you can depress the throttle...

On our 1999 truck you can depress the throttle just a little bit and it has a slight exhaust braking effect. The PO was a professional trucker and said this was a work around for no official exhaust...
Forum: Fun & Games 04-22-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5,305
Views: 244,562
Posted By dennis3751
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Forum: Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 03-26-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,848
Posted By dennis3751
Some times lemon juice will remove rust stains....

Some times lemon juice will remove rust stains. It can change the iron oxide chemically to a clear state which can be flushed with water.
Dennis
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-17-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,331
Posted By dennis3751
You can create an ad hoc network between the ATV...

You can create an ad hoc network between the ATV and iPad to use material on the iPad.
Dennis
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-02-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 884
Posted By dennis3751
Inside the trailer. The outside vents are for the...

Inside the trailer. The outside vents are for the burner source and exhaust.
Dennis
Forum: 2016 - Current International 02-17-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,514
Posted By dennis3751
Another idea would be to angle the scooter in the...

Another idea would be to angle the scooter in the truck bed; front wheel on left side and rear to the right. It would cut up the space in the truck bed but then a new truck wouldn't be needed. ...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 02-16-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By dennis3751
I use a 10 year old 12 volt Delta drill for the...

I use a 10 year old 12 volt Delta drill for the stabilizer jacks and in a pinch for the main jack as well. Plenty of power for any project I've needed on the trailer.
Dennis
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 02-12-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,954
Posted By dennis3751
Just saw an ad for " no limit data" with Verizon...

Just saw an ad for " no limit data" with Verizon starting tomorrow. May be interesting.
Dennis
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 12-24-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,605
Posted By dennis3751
One other suggestion for tape is "gaffer tape"....

One other suggestion for tape is "gaffer tape". You can find this at a Guitar Center store or online. It doesn't harm the finish underneath and holds better than the masking tapes will of wind is in...
Forum: Refrigerators 12-18-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By dennis3751
I think if you can stand up and walk in the...

I think if you can stand up and walk in the trailer you'll be fine. It takes a real steep tilt to affect newer fridges.
Dennis
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 12-15-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,864
Posted By dennis3751
Gaffer tape looks like duct tape but the adhesive...

Gaffer tape looks like duct tape but the adhesive is not as tenacious. It also comes in several colors. It's used in the movies to mount temporary lights etc. and doesn't pull the paint off most...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 12-10-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By dennis3751
The body of the crank is larger than the hole in...

The body of the crank is larger than the hole in the cover so when you tighten the crank screw it holds that end of the light cover up. The 2 holes may be different diameters so make sure the correct...
Forum: Base Camp 12-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,048
Posted By dennis3751
Autoweek just published an article on the...

Autoweek just published an article on the Basecamp. ...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 10-30-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,282
Posted By dennis3751
Could be from hard water might try vinegar,...

Could be from hard water might try vinegar, straight and a rinse after.
Dennis
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-23-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By dennis3751
Punch a screw driver through it and pry the lid...

Punch a screw driver through it and pry the lid up.
Dennis
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-09-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 36,736
Posted By dennis3751
Just saw The Accountant on a sneak preview....

Just saw The Accountant on a sneak preview. Unfortunately most of the trailer shots are in a storage unit so not many external shots until the very end of the movie. Interior shots do show...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-28-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,560
Posted By dennis3751
I don't remember the name of the episode but...

I don't remember the name of the episode but included a firm in Germany that creates mega off-road units based on Mercedes chassis and an upfitter in Van Nuys California that uses Sprinter vans as...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-25-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,560
Posted By dennis3751
Hot Rod on Extreme RV

Just saw a program on "Extreme RV" tv show showcasing an Airstream 1991 RV (25 foot unit I think) with a 510 HP motor and new interior. They used long haul trucker seats at $5000 per unit for driver...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-24-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,899
Posted By dennis3751
2016 Classic

One other thought on furnace not firing up. If the DC system is below 12 volts or so the fan won't turn fast enough for the sail switch to operate. Well charged battery or hooked up to 120 AC is...
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