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Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-15-2006, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,907
Posted By Jim W
I bought a bottle of Walbernizer about two months...

I bought a bottle of Walbernizer about two months ago at a A/S dealer. I think every A/S dealer that Ibeen in carries it. Thats the only cleaner/wax I use on the A/S. I think most dealers will ship...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-07-2005, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,702
Posted By Jim W
I had that same problem & it was spider webs in...

I had that same problem & it was spider webs in the gas line from the control going to where the flame comes out. I had a little bottle brush that I pushed & pulled thru the tube & it fixed the...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-03-2005, 09:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,937
Posted By Jim W
I've been waiting for a west coast International...

I've been waiting for a west coast International & glad I will be at this one. I am hoping they have a good place with some hookups. My wife thinks no cable TV is dry camping.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-24-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By Jim W
I bought mine at Inland RV about two years ago. ...

I bought mine at Inland RV about two years ago.

https://www.inlandrv.com/
Forum: Commercial Listings 07-20-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 873
Posted By Jim W
New A/S dealer in San Fracisco CA area.

I saw A local RV dealer had moved several new Airstream trailers on to his lot. I stopped by today & he said they are now a A/S dealer in addition to their other brands. They are at.

East Bay RV...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-21-2005, 08:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,793
Posted By Jim W
The following is a Suburban web site that has...

The following is a Suburban web site that has very good information on it. They have some members that know more about Suburbans then GM does. Some of these recommendations about oils & cooling...
Forum: Community Polls 12-22-2004, 05:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,833
Posted By Jim W
I think it depends on how you use it. The...

I think it depends on how you use it. The motorhome would probably cost quite a bit more. We go out for a couple of weeks at a time & mostly stay at one RV park for around a week at a time & tour...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 11-17-2004, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,289
Posted By Jim W
I put two Optima yellow tops in my TT a couple of...

I put two Optima yellow tops in my TT a couple of years ago. They are really great batteries, but expensive. I have a Optima red top in my Suburban tow vehicle & after three years it wouldn't hold a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-11-2004, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By Jim W
You might try calling Helen Davis at 937-492-8885...

You might try calling Helen Davis at 937-492-8885 for a service manual.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-27-2004, 04:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,084
Posted By Jim W
I tow with a 99 Suburban Vortec 2500 with a 454...

I tow with a 99 Suburban Vortec 2500 with a 454 CI eng & 4:10 rear end. Its a good tower & does well in the mountions here in the west. The 350 eng will probably do fine in flat areas, but lacking if...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 05-30-2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,302
Posted By Jim W
I think Helen Davis at 937-492-8885 still sells...

I think Helen Davis at 937-492-8885 still sells owner & service manuals. Has anyone bought one from her lately?
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-02-2004, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By Jim W
Steve, Did you tow it with the front too high &...

Steve, Did you tow it with the front too high & what did it tow like? My hitch on my Suburban is about 1 maybe 2 inches high, making the rear of the TT drag on some drive ways etc. I haven't had any...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 11-28-2003, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By Jim W
Hi James. If you can't find "Vulkem". Then you...

Hi James. If you can't find "Vulkem". Then you should be sure to use a Polyurethane caulk. I think the others won't stick very well to the aluminum.

Jim W
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 09-15-2003, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By Jim W
I won't be there, but I go to that camp gnd a...

I won't be there, but I go to that camp gnd a couple of times a year. Its a very nice camp gnd with large spaces & the ocean is close by. I'm sure you will all enjoy it.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 08-30-2003, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By Jim W
If your awning is a zip Dee, they have a lot of...

If your awning is a zip Dee, they have a lot of their parts for older awnings. I ordered several parts for my awning thats a 1977. They had every thing I needed & was very good at helping get the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-21-2003, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By Jim W
I would take it by the dealer & see what he says....

I would take it by the dealer & see what he says. I've had a couple of dents repaired by the dealer in Los Banos Ca & it didn't really cost very much. I've read where the dealer in your area is...
Forum: On The Road... 08-16-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jim W
Hi Steve, I tow with a 99 GMC C2500/454/4.10....

Hi Steve,
I tow with a 99 GMC C2500/454/4.10. It does a good job towing through the mtns out west. I get about 10 mpg towing & not towing around town & 14 mpg on a trip not towing. Below is the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-03-2003, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,527
Posted By Jim W
Hi Perry. I had a dent something like your dent...

Hi Perry. I had a dent something like your dent on the curb side where you see the step in the picture. It was on the curve & higher up, about head high. I put my open hands on each end of it...
Forum: On The Road... 07-28-2003, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,276
Posted By Jim W
Roger pretty well covered it. I might add that if...

Roger pretty well covered it. I might add that if your tires are cracked or over about six or seven years old you might replace them. I take my 1977 A/S all over the west & have never had a problem...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 06-26-2003, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,358
Posted By Jim W
I was reading a post from Hunter on another list...

I was reading a post from Hunter on another list & she said they are having record breaking heat. Most hookups don't have enough power to run a A.C. unit. Seems like that has been the case the last...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-09-2002, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,794
Posted By Jim W
Most of the leaks I've had were from the awnings...

Most of the leaks I've had were from the awnings & where they are attached. Every 5/6 years I half to remove the old stuff & recaulk. I have awnings on both sides & back, so its time consuming to...
Forum: Our Community 10-09-2002, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,609
Posted By Jim W
It's really rare for us not be set up by 4:00 pm,...

It's really rare for us not be set up by 4:00 pm, but a couple of times when it's been dark, I'll just pull in the space & hook up power & go inside for the night. Come out & hook up & level it up in...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-07-2002, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,301
Posted By Jim W
That really looks good. One of my plastic boxes...

That really looks good. One of my plastic boxes has a crack, so I'd better replace it.
Forum: Our Community 10-03-2002, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,303
Posted By Jim W
My 77 31' was manufactured 8/76. My title says...

My 77 31' was manufactured 8/76. My title says 1977, along with my owners manual. I think that the main difference between a 76 & a 77 is a digital clock & the two batteries on the 77 were on the...
Forum: On The Road... 08-17-2002, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,418
Posted By Jim W
As you can tell we are really short of good RV...

As you can tell we are really short of good RV parks in the Bay area. There is a nice park fairly close to Bart in Concord. Name is Sunny Acres ( 925-685-7048 ). There are a few in some other town...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 08-06-2002, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,777
Posted By Jim W
My clock stopped working. I took it out & reading...

My clock stopped working. I took it out & reading the compoinets with a VOM, found a open diode. Went to a electronic shop, got a replacment, put it in & it fixed it. Its easy to take out. Maybe if...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-06-2002, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,584
Posted By Jim W
The couch across the front of my 77/31' is not...

The couch across the front of my 77/31' is not confortable at all. The first couple of days out isn't too bad, but its really gets to you after that!. We even had it reuphostered with new padding &...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-22-2002, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,463
Posted By Jim W
I'd go for a F250. The F350 would have a stiffer...

I'd go for a F250. The F350 would have a stiffer ride that maybe hard on the Airstream. A lot of viberation from the truck to the A/S. Would seem like for up to $15K, you shoud be able too find a...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 07-15-2002, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,239
Posted By Jim W
My 77/31' has a Atwood jack. It only has one...

My 77/31' has a Atwood jack. It only has one wire. The installation part of the service manual says to " Connect the 12 gauge lead-wire directly to hot lead at break-a-way switch" Hope this helps.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-15-2002, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,632
Posted By Jim W
Murf, is your pressure better when you disconnect...

Murf, is your pressure better when you disconnect the water hose & turn on the water pump. The water pump is independent of the pressure regulater, so if your pressure is low every where when hooked...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-11-2002, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,153
Posted By Jim W
I had two Delco Voyagers last ten years. Infact I...

I had two Delco Voyagers last ten years. Infact I replaced them just because of their age. They still worked, they didn't seem too be as strong as they had been & I didn't want to be out in the...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-11-2002, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,979
Posted By Jim W
I bought three of Inland Andy's light covers....

I bought three of Inland Andy's light covers. They really look good & the light is better. The price I thought was very reasonable. There was no way I could have cleaned up the old ones to look as...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 07-08-2002, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jim W
You might try Andy at Inland RV ( 800-877-7311 )....

You might try Andy at Inland RV ( 800-877-7311 ). They carry a very large stock of A/S parts & help us a lot with input to this site.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-08-2002, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,120
Posted By Jim W
Dented panel replaced

I had put a deep dent about the size of a baseball in the panel next to the bumper on the street side. I backed into a short stump that I didn't see. The dealer in Los Banos Ca called it a banana...
Forum: On The Road... 07-08-2002, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,043
Posted By Jim W
We were planning to go to Rapid City this year...

We were planning to go to Rapid City this year for our first International rally, but a family wedding came up at the same time & we couldn't go. I guess we were lucky that we didn't go. After...
Forum: On The Road... 07-08-2002, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,872
Posted By Jim W
Pahaska, is that Acadamy a local store or is it...

Pahaska, is that Acadamy a local store or is it on the www? That sounds like a good one.
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2002, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,836
Posted By Jim W
You should get a Trailer Life directory. They...

You should get a Trailer Life directory. They list thousands of camp gnds & Rv parks. The web site is

www.tldirectory.com

You maybe can order it from their web site. You should see a lot...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 06-02-2002, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,183
Posted By Jim W
Hi Joy. I see you live in N CA as I do. Almost...

Hi Joy. I see you live in N CA as I do. Almost any direction you leave, your going over some mtns. You could be sorry you bought one with a 351 engine. You would be working the smaller engine pretty...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-27-2002, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,664
Posted By Jim W
If we came up with enough dollars, we could pay...

If we came up with enough dollars, we could pay off enough legisators, we could get. them to change back to the old valves. All it takes is money to get them to do anything!
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-27-2002, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,934
Posted By Jim W
Hi Bob. What a great looking unit! I had a light...

Hi Bob. What a great looking unit! I had a light in my rear bebroom that was intermittent & finally quit working. I found that there were about one or two strands of the wire that was making cotact....
Forum: Our Community 05-25-2002, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,854
Posted By Jim W
I'm not trying to defend these sellers, but some...

I'm not trying to defend these sellers, but some people are dishonest & others have a lower level of quality. I have two very good friends that we go to RV shows, auto shows, etc. One is near a...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-20-2002, 01:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,153
Posted By Jim W
I bought yellow tops for my A/S. I talked to a...

I bought yellow tops for my A/S. I talked to a local auto supply person who said yellow was the one I should get for the A/S. I don't know the person, so I don't know if he knew what he was talking...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-18-2002, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,664
Posted By Jim W
I had mine replaced up in Telemook OR. It was $20...

I had mine replaced up in Telemook OR. It was $20 for valve replacement & $5. for certification. $50. for both tanks. When I checked in Calif, they said $75. per tank about a year ago. Darn near paid...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-18-2002, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,562
Posted By Jim W
I was looking for a couch replacement for the...

I was looking for a couch replacement for the front of our TT. The couch that Camping World had at that time wasn't high enough to clear the cover over the Univolt. It would have stuck out in the...
Forum: Floor Finishes 05-18-2002, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,410
Posted By Jim W
I installed about a 1000 sq ft of Pergo in my...

I installed about a 1000 sq ft of Pergo in my house about 3 years ago & it holds up real well & it still looks like new. It was easy to install. I put SOB ( some other brand ) in one bathroom that...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-07-2002, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,444
Posted By Jim W
I think my new converter is not the replacement...

I think my new converter is not the replacement univolt. From what I read, it has its own battery charging system that keeps the battery charged, but won't ever over charge it ( they say). When they...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-07-2002, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,444
Posted By Jim W
I replaced my univolt a couple of years ago...

I replaced my univolt a couple of years ago because it stopped working. The new one doesn't make any where near as much noise as the old one did, but you can still hear it. You need to worry when you...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-07-2002, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,983
Posted By Jim W
This didn't seem right to me either. I did see on...

This didn't seem right to me either. I did see on TV a guy in L.A. that makes custom gas tanks for Harley motorcycles with a hammer & a couple of other hand tools, so I guess you never know. I"ll...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-07-2002, 11:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,307
Posted By Jim W
I normally only travel 200/250 miles a day, so I...

I normally only travel 200/250 miles a day, so I don't light the gas on the refer. It stays good & cold for 5 or 6 hours until I reach the next camp ground. I do leave the water heater with the gas...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-05-2002, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,983
Posted By Jim W
Dent Repair

On my last trip, I backed in to a short post in the ground & put a deep dent on the A/S. This dent is right beside the rear bumper on the street side. Its not a very big piece, but curvers around...
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