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Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 04-01-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By 63air
Installation on the new one did not show one so...

Installation on the new one did not show one so that's how I'll install it. just have to do some cabinet surgery.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-31-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By 63air
Inline gas shut off?

I'm replacing the original Tappan range in my'63 Globetrotter with a new Greystone range . With the old range you lifted the top and had a shutoff connecting the gas line to the stove. New range the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-29-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By 63air
I second the gasket and bolts issue ,especially...

I second the gasket and bolts issue ,especially the bolts ; they do loosen. I had this happen with a Coleman. Could even be a broken bolt issue as I found out.
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-24-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By 63air
Vendor Question - Flair Distributors

Just wondering if anyone has used Flair Distributors out off Elkhart, Indiana to by parts from and how the service and shipping experiences were.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-02-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By 63air
Replace it all yourself

Instead of chasing leaks just replace it all . PEX makes it a pretty easy job . Hardest part is getting into some of the spaces. Lots of You Tube on working with PEX. There are a number of ways of...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-27-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,782
Posted By 63air
On my '63 Globetrotter I just cut the old valve...

On my '63 Globetrotter I just cut the old valve out of the tank and glassed in the new Valterra then replumbed with ABS and schedule 40 fittings into the dump valve. Inland Andy suggested that to...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-27-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By 63air
I have Optima AGM marine batteries in my Boston...

I have Optima AGM marine batteries in my Boston Whaler ,one is a deep cycle for the trolling motor , the other is for starting. I like the AGM batteries as they hold a charge for a long time in...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-07-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By 63air
Stove /oven replacement recommendations

I am about to replace The stove/oven in our '63 Globetrotter . As I read the reviews of the various brands, none of them seem to fare very well but I've got to put something back in . I'm sure the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-14-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,396
Posted By 63air
Thumbs up Go for it JochenMl

As the proud owner of a self restored '63 Globetrotter (with a blueboy) , '73 Compact II, a '66 Shasta , and a '70 Olds flat top wagon. I say go for it with your project. I live by the motto " If...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 04-21-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,237
Posted By 63air
Looks like another cheaper labor saving device...

Looks like another cheaper labor saving device made to fail. I'd replace everyone with a good quality outlet and save a lot of future frustration.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-20-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By 63air
I have not picked up a current one, but West...

I have not picked up a current one, but West Marine catalogs had an excellent chart in them on for sizing wire according to load and distance of run. When wiring I don't use anything less than 12...
Forum: Vintage Kin 04-15-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,026
Posted By 63air
Smile Go for it !

Old trailers , cars, boats, planes , people restore them for the joy of doing it . It gives you a chance to learn new skills ,meet lots of great people along the way ,plus have something to enjoy...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-21-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,197
Posted By 63air
I think replacement would be your best option....

I think replacement would be your best option. I'd love to know the full story on what caused your finish to do this.
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-15-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,197
Posted By 63air
Just curious but what has been inside this...

Just curious but what has been inside this cabinet. I have been a professional wood finisher and restorer for 55 years and I can't tell for sure but from your picture but it looks a lot like a spill...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-15-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By 63air
I had the same problem with my valve and had a...

I had the same problem with my valve and had a machine shop make an adapter plate ( before Vintage had them) , installed it and I still had leak; found out the original valve casting was defective....
Forum: Shocks 11-17-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,727
Posted By 63air
These shocks are only available from someone who...

These shocks are only available from someone who stocks Airstream parts. My local Airstream dealer did not have them - no surprise when it comes to vintage stuff. So I did what I should have done in...
Forum: Base Camp 11-17-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,161
Posted By 63air
Fresh Cab

Fresh Cab gets my vote . We use it for the Airstream , another trailer, boat, and classic car. never have any mice issues. Any good farm implement dealer or farm supply store will have it.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-11-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By 63air
I'm quite familiar with the codes but often times...

I'm quite familiar with the codes but often times they are the result of who gets on the various committees and uses them to make a competitors product obsolete . Ask any journeyman electrician how...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-11-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,121
Posted By 63air
Try these folks

Jestco Products and Buffing supply.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-10-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By 63air
30 amp outlet with or without breaker

I'm about to install a 30 amp rv outlet on my new building and they are available with and without a breaker on the outlet box . Any reason for choosing one style over the other. It's an Eaton box...
Forum: Axles 08-28-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,924
Posted By 63air
I had EZ lube on a boat trailer - result was ...

I had EZ lube on a boat trailer - result was bearing failure and a new axle. For the new axle I went with oil filled ; lots of miles since and no problems. Easy to maintain and you can see the oil...
Forum: On The Road... 07-22-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,893
Posted By 63air
For me it's US 30 - the Lincoln Highway. The two...

For me it's US 30 - the Lincoln Highway. The two lanes are my choice because I like the historical aspects of them , especially some of the restaurants and roadside attractions.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-17-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
2wd
Views: 1,357
Posted By 63air
I've always had a 4x4 truck as it gets a lot of...

I've always had a 4x4 truck as it gets a lot of use on our farms and in boat ramps which are often a problem getting in or out of but have used 4 wheel drive on only one occasion while camping at a...
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,416
Posted By 63air
You could not pay me enough to spend a night in...

You could not pay me enough to spend a night in McCormick's parking lot. Remember in Chicago only the criminals are allowed to have guns. Also if you can park it they can steal it. I have had the...
Forum: Shocks 09-15-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,570
Posted By 63air
Bad shocks can cause tire cupping. I just had...

Bad shocks can cause tire cupping. I just had them replaced on my 63 Globetrotter. Took it in to the shop to have the axle alignment checked because of tire cupping and found a blown shock ,...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-19-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,803
Posted By 63air
Try one of the Cadillac forums or as a last...

Try one of the Cadillac forums or as a last resort a want ad in Hemmings Motor News. I think a factory hitch would be much better looking . I'm looking for a hitch for my 1970 Cutlass wagon but...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-30-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By 63air
Flame sensor not involved.

What I need to actually replace is the gas line to the standing pilot and the gas supply line to the oven burner. The flame sensor line was not damaged thus no mercury issue. Thermocouple is a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-28-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By 63air
Oven help needed

I need to remove the Tappan range in my 63 Globetrotter to repair the thermocouple and to replace the pilot assembly for the oven . They were damaged on a trip when I forgot to secure the broiler...
Forum: Tires 05-18-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By 63air
Checked the date on the tires today and found...

Checked the date on the tires today and found they are 7 years old (seems like I just put them on) so it is time for new ones as they have aged out. These are Yokohama model RY 215 700x15 they are...
Forum: Tires 05-16-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By 63air
Tire cupping cause ?

Recently returned from a 3100 mile road trip and noticed excess wear and some slight cupping on the inside of one of my tires. Shocks and axle are fairly new and in good condition; nothing is bent...
Forum: On The Road... 04-28-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,765
Posted By 63air
If they are starting in Gainesville it's probably...

If they are starting in Gainesville it's probably only going to get worse , so it looks like it is a road trip on Rt. 66.
Forum: On The Road... 04-24-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,765
Posted By 63air
Florida Love bug season

I'm thinking about a trip down to the Keys this week but not if Love bug season is in full swing . So as of today 4/24/16 , What is happening with the Love bug season in the Florida? I hope it...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-19-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,413
Posted By 63air
I really like the tailgate on it, wish the big...

I really like the tailgate on it, wish the big three would do that. It is a very handy feature. Our most recent auto purchase a 1970 Olds Cutlass wagon (with 31,000 miles on it) has a tailgate...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 07-02-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,548
Posted By 63air
We belonged as an at large member because of our...

We belonged as an at large member because of our work schedule . Paying more in dues and not being allowed a vote in the organization was enough for me to drop membership.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,776
Posted By 63air
Brisk Air II or Coleman Mach III ?

I am about to replace my Coleman Mach A/C with a new unit and am trying to decide between another Coleman ( Mach III 13,500) or a Brisk Air II. I know the Brisk Air weighs only 74# so that would...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-29-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,375
Posted By 63air
PPL RV for parts

I'm getting ready to order a new A/C unit and so far the best deal I can find is at PPL RV in Texas. Good place to deal with? I'm sure they just order it and have it drop shipped to me so it doesn't...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-29-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By 63air
Tail light lenses

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

I am looking for one or more Reflect-O-Lite 110-150 tail light...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-28-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,369
Posted By 63air
Just back from a 3200 mile trip with the Air...

Just back from a 3200 mile trip with the Air safe/ Equalizer hitch set up. It worked great. I did not need any extensions when I set it up. The one problem I encountered was my Rock Tamers don't fit...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-28-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,221
Posted By 63air
Same problem

I just had a problem with A/C freeze up on our last outing . Fan was on high cool, filters were new ,the coils are clean , and the roof seal is good. It's 10 years old so am I most likely looking...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-26-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By 63air
I have a 63GT and that does not look even close...

I have a 63GT and that does not look even close to the original tank in mine. There is only a black water tank and the valve is on the bottom.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By 63air
Need new hitch for new old ride

Finally got my wife an old station wagon . It wasn't the $50,000 plus Chevy wagon she desires but it is a choice '70 flat top Olds Cutlass wagon with 30,000 actual miles on it 350 V8 , auto , and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-20-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,978
Posted By 63air
I see the pro dent removal guys are using glue...

I see the pro dent removal guys are using glue pulling systems for hail dent removal in aluminum bodies . Anyone have experience with that? If it works on F150 body why wouldn't it work on an...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-13-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By 63air
Wet newspaper

We had the compressor fail on a new refrigerator while we were on vacation for a week. Lots of spoiled meat in it and an odor that was beyond belief and that I thought would never come out. The...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-03-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,391
Posted By 63air
What's the rest of the story on the trailer...

What's the rest of the story on the trailer beside the title issue ? It's very easy to get taken on a "refurbished " trailer.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 01-31-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,886
Posted By 63air
It depends on the tunnel and it's particular...

It depends on the tunnel and it's particular regulations and the size of tanks you have. I have been through tunnels along the East coast where I had to stop at an inspection station and show that my...
Forum: On The Road... 01-31-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,911
Posted By 63air
Truck Stops

I-80 Truck Stop exit 284 Walcott, Iowa , this is the world's largest truck stop. Great restaurant and an antique truck museum (free) that has one of the finest truck collections in the US. Another...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-27-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,385
Posted By 63air
For the politically correct and mad

Yes , my wife saw my post and SHE agrees . Her point being that spouses often have different interests and skills. This is a very smart and skilled woman , a chemist by day who runs a lab and...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,247
Posted By 63air
Contact Vintage Trailer Supply, they have what...

Contact Vintage Trailer Supply, they have what you need. Unless someone really screwed up your windows you should not have to take them out as they are set in what is called glass tape which is...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 12-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By 63air
State Farm insures mine. Be sure to have a...

State Farm insures mine. Be sure to have a certified appraisal on it ( I suggest James Polk ) in case there is a disagreement on value in the future.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-22-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,385
Posted By 63air
Congratulations also ! But you probably could...

Congratulations also ! But you probably could have shortened the learning curve if you left the wife out of it . After 34 years I'm still trying to teach mine that the shiny things on car doors...
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