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Forum: General Repair Forum 12-14-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,458
Posted By fwjumper
I have replaced several curved ones. I use Lexan...

I have replaced several curved ones. I use Lexan (polycarbonate) instead of acrylic (plexiglas)
It is much tougher, easier to cut, flexible and more expensive. About $100.00 for a 4x8 sheet. ...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 10-09-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By fwjumper
D & M Restoration

These guys can fix it or tell you what you need to know. I've been very pleased with their work, reliability pricing.

https://dandmrestoration.com/
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-31-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,984
Posted By fwjumper
And, they locked the bathroom doors when you came...

And, they locked the bathroom doors when you came close to stations or populated areas.
Forum: On The Road... 08-15-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By fwjumper
//https://photos.google.com/direct/AF1QipMXz095hOt...

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We've done chief joseph with our 34 ltd...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 08-01-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,751
Posted By fwjumper
In answer to question #1... I try to get...

In answer to question #1...
I try to get whatever leveling method I'm using under the front and rear axle. There is absolutely no problem with an axle "hanging", but the frame needs to be adequately...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 07-21-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By fwjumper
You bleed the air through the faucets.

You bleed the air through the faucets.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 07-21-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By fwjumper
I think the main reason for the numbers(or one of...

I think the main reason for the numbers(or one of them) is for one Airstreamer to be able to identify another while traveling down the highway, or in a park. If that is one of the reasons, you might...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-18-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,395
Posted By fwjumper
Don't forget the step climbing you'll do with a...

Don't forget the step climbing you'll do with a 5th wheel. Not a big deal for some, huge for others.
3-5 steps to get in the door and more to get up front.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-20-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,104
Posted By fwjumper
My best guess is a mechanical issue In one brake....

My best guess is a mechanical issue In one brake. Often, the bottom spring breaks, potentially allowing parts to dislodge, then wedging itself and locking the drum. If all 4 wheels locked, I can't...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-13-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By fwjumper
Not original screws in my opinion. Take one out....

Not original screws in my opinion. Take one out. If it is threaded all the way to tip, it could be original. I suspect you will find a seld-drilling tip on it. Furthermore, the heads would be rusty...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 05-01-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,060
Posted By fwjumper
On our 34 footer, it is a suicide door. If it...

On our 34 footer, it is a suicide door. If it opened forward, it would cover a window. As it is, it covers the front furnace vent. I guess they calculated that you wouldn't have the door open and the...
Forum: Our Community 04-26-2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By fwjumper
https://www.rivetsonline.com/open-end-blind-rivets...

https://www.rivetsonline.com/open-end-blind-rivets/aluminum-rivets-aluminum-mandrel#2

I'm sure there are other sources, but I
have used these folks before.
Forum: Our Community 04-24-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By fwjumper
Make sure you are using all aluminum rivets. If...

Make sure you are using all aluminum rivets. If they have steel stems, they require considerably more force to install.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 04-24-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By fwjumper
Congrats! I'm green with envy. She looks like a...

Congrats! I'm green with envy. She looks like a sweetie pie. I agree with the previous advice. Get it road worthy and use it. The rest will follow. Your hours of labor should be interspersed with...
Forum: Our Community 02-10-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By fwjumper
https://www.ablifestyles.net/road-ready-sheet-set-...

https://www.ablifestyles.net/road-ready-sheet-set-made-especially-for-airstream/

FYI, the folks at the link above are located in Iva South Carolina. I don't know if they have a storefront or not,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-21-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By fwjumper
Ask for the price without the "warranty." They...

Ask for the price without the "warranty." They are almost certainly charging you for it.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-07-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By fwjumper
What He Said

Instant Water Heater for coffee/tea, etc. Ours still works.
Forum: Roof 08-28-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,439
Posted By fwjumper
Repairing the hole will be the easy part. Looks...

Repairing the hole will be the easy part. Looks like you have some endcap panels to replace. They aren't all that tough, but they are tedious. Sounds like you're up for it, so I'm betting on you....
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-24-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,199
Posted By fwjumper
Ted, 1. You get my vote for the most chuckling...

Ted,
1. You get my vote for the most chuckling as I read your post.
2. I'm glad that you were alone.
3. If you don't use the toilet, why is it in there? I thought that's what it was for.
4. Other...
Forum: On The Road... 07-05-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,822
Posted By fwjumper
The non potable sign is there because of...

The non potable sign is there because of liability concerns and reality. Same water coming through a contaminated hose. I always wonder when I use a portable source, how clean the hands were of the...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 07-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By fwjumper
After lighting the pilot, ours takes a while for...

After lighting the pilot, ours takes a while for the burner to light, especially the first time. Are you waiting long enough? Maybe a minute or two?
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 06-05-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,640
Posted By fwjumper
Good advice herein on access to test drives etc....

Good advice herein on access to test drives etc. I'm addressing the "that much easier to pull" question. They are certainly more aerodynamic, have a lower center of gravity, and if reasonably cared...
Forum: Tires 06-05-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,605
Posted By fwjumper
From the FWIW department, I'm running our first...

From the FWIW department, I'm running our first test with Goodyear Endurance tires, load range E. As far as I know, they are the only ST tires made in the U.S. (You may think that is a good thing or...
Forum: Tires 06-03-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,605
Posted By fwjumper
Belt separation in the tire. It would fly into...

Belt separation in the tire. It would fly into smithereens if you put it on the highway.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 06-01-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By fwjumper
Looks to me like the screws are on either side of...

Looks to me like the screws are on either side of the rib. Who knows whether they are into structure or not. Probably not a factory installed awning. It's an A&E, not a Zip Dee. They are fine...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-31-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,904
Posted By fwjumper
Where will the bathroom be?

Where will the bathroom be?
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-20-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,709
Posted By fwjumper
Unless I am missing something (and I could be),...

Unless I am missing something (and I could be), before much water goes to the gray tank, you will fill the drain line to your dump valve. After that, then yes, the water from the tub will backfill...
Forum: Tires 05-16-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By fwjumper
I have Defenders on our F250. Very good service,...

I have Defenders on our F250. Very good service, air pressure stability, smooth ride and quiet. And expensive, but I wouldn't consider anything else. Defender was their new technology a year or two...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-11-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By fwjumper
From the top of the flange to the bottom of the...

From the top of the flange to the bottom of the male threads is probably between 3 and 4 inches. If everything is still original, that should be the setup. The threads are long enough to reach...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-11-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,077
Posted By fwjumper
Remove the screws holding the flange to the...

Remove the screws holding the flange to the floor. They will be rusty and may break or be difficult. Once that is done, unscrew the flange from the tank fitting. Yes, there should be some thread...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-09-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By fwjumper
I'm not sure your homeowner's insurance would...

I'm not sure your homeowner's insurance would cover it for theft or damage. It would cover you for liability if somehow the camper caused an injury to a neighbor or their property. I'd check on that...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 04-05-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,983
Posted By fwjumper
How many miles on the mh?

How many miles on the mh?
Forum: Our Community 04-05-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,982
Posted By fwjumper
You will be fine. Practice turning in a wide open...

You will be fine. Practice turning in a wide open parking lot and watch where the trailer tires go during differing turns. My sweet wife is better driver than I and has full confidence pulling a...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-02-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By fwjumper
Why not two low profile roof units with trailer...

Why not two low profile roof units with trailer rewired for 50 amp? I don't think I would want a 240 unit that could not be run in 30 amp campgrounds. One roof unit running would be better than...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-02-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By fwjumper
If you don't have any luck removing the...

If you don't have any luck removing the scratches, remove the frame, remove rivets on two corners, remove the end of the frame and flip the lens over. Reinstall rivets. Of course, that won't work on...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-27-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By fwjumper
Make sure you have 12v and ground at the...

Make sure you have 12v and ground at the connector on back of unit with a test light or meter. Sometimes those conn. are loose or slightly corroded.
Forum: Tires 03-27-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By fwjumper
While the most familiar definition of cannot...

While the most familiar definition of cannot means "not possible," there is another definition which indicates a withholding of permission. I'm guessing that AS's use of the word has more to do with...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,712
Posted By fwjumper
Towability and stability are AS's greatest...

Towability and stability are AS's greatest attributes, IMO. The video attached demonstrates that better than I could describe it. Every brand has strengths and weaknesses. IMO, the longevity of the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-12-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,252
Posted By fwjumper
[QUOTE=out of sight;2218910]No WDH for me. That...

[QUOTE=out of sight;2218910]No WDH for me. That would unbalance my tow vehicle and I would be riding down the street with overloaded front tires and underloaded rear tires. Not a good idea. Not to...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 03-12-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By fwjumper
Here's a link to the gasket for a 77. ...

Here's a link to the gasket for a 77.

https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Mid-70-s-Today-Airstream-Main-Door-Seal-p/vts-1099.htm

Make sure to clean the surface well.
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-12-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,221
Posted By fwjumper
Definitely, use it to negotiate. If you buy it,...

Definitely, use it to negotiate. If you buy it, leave it alone and learn to love it.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 03-12-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By fwjumper
First, make sure you have power. If the lights...

First, make sure you have power. If the lights work, you do. If not, check with a test light or meter. Most tow vehicles don't send power to the charging circuit unless they are running, or at least...
Forum: Doors & Locks 03-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,435
Posted By fwjumper
Well, the extended bolt doesn't change the throw...

Well, the extended bolt doesn't change the throw of the deadbolt, nor does it make it a more secure deadbolt. It is primarily to give you an option which requires a smaller hole in the door, which is...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 03-04-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,621
Posted By fwjumper
Glad it's working. Power from tow vehicles should...

Glad it's working. Power from tow vehicles should run it, but most TVs have to have the ignition on to send power to that circuit. Better if it's running if you're trying to run the jack with no...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 02-25-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,090
Posted By fwjumper
With great love and respect, Yes!

With great love and respect, Yes!
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 02-25-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,916
Posted By fwjumper
I don't think you would ever regret adding a lift...

I don't think you would ever regret adding a lift kit. Depending on your travel habits, it can make a huge difference in rear end dragging and/or dump valves. Changing to 15" wheels will give you...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-22-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,551
Posted By fwjumper
Make sure that you securely rivet the end of the...

Make sure that you securely rivet the end of the vertical member that you cut to the top and bottom of the window frame. Cut carefully so that the frame is a tight fit into the rib. After the frame...
Forum: On The Road... 02-12-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,779
Posted By fwjumper
Courtesy parking is listed in the back of the new...

Courtesy parking is listed in the back of the new WBCCI directory. There are numerous members in Florida who offer it. Some in Pensacola. I assume you have access to it where you are, either hard...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 02-06-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By fwjumper
I'm just 6'1", but if I stand really straight, my...

I'm just 6'1", but if I stand really straight, my head will brush the AC shroud. Otherwise, no issues except the entry door, with which many have suffered. We had a good friend/sob camper who was...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-05-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By fwjumper
Wish I lived closer to Topanga. That looks like...

Wish I lived closer to Topanga. That looks like my kind of fun! As previously stated, looks like the goldish valve is the water pressure regular. The shut offs are probably drains. My guess is that...
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