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Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-16-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By joewinfield
Thanks Brad for the research. The Kit Car Mark 4...

Thanks Brad for the research. The Kit Car Mark 4 looks a lot like mine but the largest is 15" and as you noted ours is 16". I would go for the 15' if the 9 holes for attaching fit the pattern of...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 07-16-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,703
Posted By joewinfield
I just removed mine and patched the hole. Cured...

I just removed mine and patched the hole. Cured a leak that I couldn't find. I'm addicted to tv and this is a way to get some relief....joe
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-16-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By joewinfield
Brad, the steering wheel in the pic you posted is...

Brad, the steering wheel in the pic you posted is identical to the one in my 79 Excella. That's what I need to replace....joe
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-15-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By joewinfield
My wheel is not GM but something else...leather...

My wheel is not GM but something else...leather outer (cracked and flaking) with alum spokes and an Airstream center....hope I can find an aftermkt wheel that will accept the AS logo center...anyone...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-15-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,317
Posted By joewinfield
Steering Wheel replacement

The steering wheel on my 79 MH is falling apart and needs to be replaced. Any suggestions on finding a new or used one??? thanks..joe
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-15-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 177,710
Posted By joewinfield
my 79 Excella 28' split bath has the following AS...

my 79 Excella 28' split bath has the following AS # M28A9V5131...interior remodel almost finished....joe
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-06-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,608
Posted By joewinfield
thanks Terry...i feel better about this...thought...

thanks Terry...i feel better about this...thought my ac was failing...looks like low cool with an exterior fan is a good idea....i'm adding another ac to the front area of the roof of the mh to run...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-06-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,608
Posted By joewinfield
carrier v low cool vs high cool

I'm at a loss on this ac situation on my 79 mh 28'...it seems that my 1 yr old 15000 carrier v cools much better on low cool than on hi...it has never been great compared to the coleman on my...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-11-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By joewinfield
Thanks for the input. Lifelines seem great but a...

Thanks for the input. Lifelines seem great but a little over my budget. The problem is with the height. The battery box in my 79 is a little over 8 inches so the battery post (if one) must be...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-09-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By joewinfield
Zamboni- did you find a solution to your battery...

Zamboni- did you find a solution to your battery problem? I have the same with my 79 MH. Have not found a deep cycle that will fit in the box ( same as yours). Any help is appeciated. Thanks ...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-09-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By joewinfield
Found my invoice from rvexit.com. I installed a...

Found my invoice from rvexit.com. I installed a Thetford Stylelite #83-1635 and it fit fine in my 79 split center bath. I'm such a dummy, the paint I used on the plastic in the bath was por 15 not...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-09-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By joewinfield
Hi neighbor. We went the motorhome route and tow...

Hi neighbor. We went the motorhome route and tow our small suv. Jen loves the ability to take naps and use the bath while I drive. 3/4 ton towers are great but use a lot of fuel when you're using...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-09-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Dweaver and welcome. I have a 79 Excella 28'...

Hi Dweaver and welcome. I have a 79 Excella 28' and love it. Mine has the split center bath. I replaced the toilet with a china. I'll check the model and get back to you. I repainted the sink...
Forum: On The Road... 03-24-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By joewinfield
Jen and I stayed at McKinner Falls State Park and...

Jen and I stayed at McKinner Falls State Park and loved it. True, it is a bit of a drive to the Austin hot spots but worth it. Took us about 15 minutes to some of our favorite south A places. ...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-21-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By joewinfield
need window latch help

I've replaced the driver side slider but can't figure out how to install the latch. The window has a hole that is not large enough for the latch to fit into and I don't see how to remove the "button...
Forum: On The Road... 01-31-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,984
Posted By joewinfield
RV parks in Austin?

Jen and I want to attend the South by Southwest happening in Austin and it seems all hotel rooms are booked. Any ideas of RV parks would be appreciated. Thanks joe
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-16-2006, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By joewinfield
need air suspension help

My 79 MH has rear airsuspension with automatic leveling. Near the air bladders is two "switches" which let air in and out depending on the ride height. One of these "switches is leaking. Anyone...
Forum: On The Road... 08-25-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,122
Posted By joewinfield
We're going to Burningman. Just bought tickets...

We're going to Burningman. Just bought tickets and usual stuff. I've wanted to go for years but the trip from Texas was tough. Now living in San Francisco so can't miss the opportunity. Sad to say...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-22-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,856
Posted By joewinfield
Best wishes and prayerfs for your full recovery...

Best wishes and prayerfs for your full recovery Chaplain Kent. Looking forward to reading your wisdom here soon. joe
Forum: Member Introductions 08-21-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By joewinfield
Hi JA and welcome. I have been to Mexico many...

Hi JA and welcome. I have been to Mexico many times and love it. Jen and I tried to buy a home in San Miguel de Allende but the sale fell through. Guanajuato is our favorite area and we love...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 08-20-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,631
Posted By joewinfield
Hi bhunt. Be careful with this project, you may...

Hi bhunt. Be careful with this project, you may fall in love like you did with your dog. It happened to me with my 79 Airstream motorhome. I bought it in the Pittsburg Pa area and drove it to...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-16-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,475
Posted By joewinfield
Malcom, we did #1 on our 28' mh and love it. Had...

Malcom, we did #1 on our 28' mh and love it. Had custom foam mattress made in tow pieces. Yes it is harder to make up and you do have to crawl in from the foot. But it is great once your there. ...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-12-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Otters and welcome. Congratulations on your...

Hi Otters and welcome. Congratulations on your new As Trailer and retirement. Great camping spots here in N Calif (I live in San Francisco). I much prefer the State and National Parks and the ones...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-12-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Kennyj and welcome. I have a 79 and love it. ...

Hi Kennyj and welcome. I have a 79 and love it. I recently saw a 20' for sale on craigslist here in the San Francisco area. Also, I've seen several on rvtraderonline.com Good luck on your search. ...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-12-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Kim and welcome. As owner of an older (79) AS...

Hi Kim and welcome. As owner of an older (79) AS motorhome, I can tell you that this forum is a great place for help. I also own a 79 21' Barth with a 350 and have received a lot of info about...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-12-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Rob. Mine did this just before the pressure...

Hi Rob. Mine did this just before the pressure switch went out. Don't know if connected but replacing the switch (off the shelf at Ace) stopped the breaker. Not a breakdown for the road or camping....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-11-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,201
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Asta2 . Sorry for your troubles. Nothing...

Hi Asta2 . Sorry for your troubles. Nothing makes me more angry than this type of behaviour from auto dealers. Many, many years ago whin I was in Navy JAGC, we had a system of dealing with...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-08-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Andrew and welcome. I believe reading the...

Hi Andrew and welcome. I believe reading the threads on this forum is a great way to get an education on Airstream work. Maybe someone else has knowledge of a good book. Good luck on your quest. ...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-08-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By joewinfield
Hi txcby and welcome. You will find all the help...

Hi txcby and welcome. You will find all the help you need here. I have. Good luck with your project. joe
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-07-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,737
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Ron. I'm considering the same style of...

Hi Ron. I'm considering the same style of laminate. I really like the look. It will go with the alum mini blinds we installed. As far as the wear and tear, I'm sure the laminate will hold up very...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-03-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By joewinfield
Hi and welcome. You have received a lot of...

Hi and welcome. You have received a lot of polish advice already. My preference is the shine but less than mirror. With two types of alum, you will have the additional work of getting the same...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-03-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Alanorfarm and welcome. Re your restoration...

Hi Alanorfarm and welcome. Re your restoration question, each is entitled to their own opinion but milne is that it is your trailer and should reflect your taste. Restore it the way you would want...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-02-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Mr. Bill and welcome. I don't live near...

Hi Mr. Bill and welcome. I don't live near Houston but I own a classic (79 28') and I love it. Chaplain Kent is right on about the upkeep and repair. However, I've owned newer other brands and much...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-31-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Almeyer1 and welcome to the greatest airstream...

Hi Almeyer1 and welcome to the greatest airstream channel. I love all Airstreams but rear bedrooms are the best (opion). This forum is the greatest for learning all to do and not what not to do....
Forum: Community Polls 07-28-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 112,641
Posted By joewinfield
Thankfully, I don't work for a living, I'm an...

Thankfully, I don't work for a living, I'm an artist. Used to work when a lawyer, hated it so I quit. Love the life I live. joe
Forum: Member Introductions 07-27-2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Love Vintage and welcome. You will find all...

Hi Love Vintage and welcome. You will find all the help you need here. l have. Good luck with your restoration. joe
Forum: Member Introductions 07-27-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 952
Posted By joewinfield
Hi David and welcome. I also live in San...

Hi David and welcome. I also live in San Francisco though my profile shows TX. The backing savy will come with practice and the use of a lookout. Patience is necessary to avoid losing the lookout....
Forum: Our Community 07-27-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Mr. Bill and welcome. My favorite is the 79...

Hi Mr. Bill and welcome. My favorite is the 79 28' with rear bedroom. Great size and great look. Mine has the 454 chevy and I love it. Good luck with your search. joe
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-21-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 24,902
Posted By joewinfield
My 79 is a 28' Excella with rear bedroom and...

My 79 is a 28' Excella with rear bedroom and center divided bath and shower. We have replaced the marble floor with banboo and the couch with a modern hide a bed. The 454 was basically sound but...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-21-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 24,902
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Barry, love your work, the toy hauler is...

Hi Barry, love your work, the toy hauler is fantastic. Really like the furniture. I'm looking for swivel chairs for my 79 motorhome, where did you get yours? joe
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 07-19-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,764
Posted By joewinfield
Troy, glad you got the engine problems under...

Troy, glad you got the engine problems under control. I'm working with a similiar problem with my 79 Barth. From your description of your mh and your search, it's possible you don't have a tank. ...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-16-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,956
Posted By joewinfield
Glen, thanks for this most informative posting. ...

Glen, thanks for this most informative posting. I just traded a new 1500 ac for the old 1300. An improvement but still the inside of my 28' mh is hot under the July Texas sun. Next is to follow...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-24-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,164
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Alansd and great point. I have appreciated...

Hi Alansd and great point. I have appreciated your posts, sorry you're no longer an older Airstream Motorhome owner. I've enjoyed this thread and learned from it. Seem to me that lots of us...
Forum: On The Road... 06-24-2006, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Nick and Holly. Sounds like you're having a...

Hi Nick and Holly. Sounds like you're having a great trip with working out each little setback. We had a rough trip camping in New Orleans before Katrina. I will never try to rv there again. If...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-24-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,320
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Meredith (also my grandaughter's). I'm not...

Hi Meredith (also my grandaughter's). I'm not where the info on my mini-blinds are located. I'll get the info to you in a week. I used the brackets to hold the ends to the wall when extended. joe
Forum: Member Introductions 06-24-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,320
Posted By joewinfield
HI Meredith and welcome. We're now fellow west...

HI Meredith and welcome. We're now fellow west coasters (San Francisco). We went for the alum mini-blinds for our 79'. Love the look. Good luck with your restoration work. joe
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 06-24-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,817
Posted By joewinfield
Hi Chaplain Kent. I would like to add one brand...

Hi Chaplain Kent. I would like to add one brand in answer to your question. The Barth Motorhome has a loyal following and is a great coach, manufactured in a superior manner. I own both a 79 Barth...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 06-23-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,362
Posted By joewinfield
Walt, thanks for posting the solution. I'll file...

Walt, thanks for posting the solution. I'll file this info for future problems with my Onan. joe
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-23-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,164
Posted By joewinfield
I hope this thread gets somewhere. Polishing is...

I hope this thread gets somewhere. Polishing is the last thing on my restoration agenda and I hope to learn some new ideas. Don't want a mirror shine and don't want to spend hundreds of hours. joe
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-23-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,270
Posted By joewinfield
Walt see my reply to your earlier thread. Could...

Walt see my reply to your earlier thread. Could be a simple solution. joe
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