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Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-14-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By cp1977
Why no Dawn? I haven't used Dawn but I have used...

Why no Dawn? I haven't used Dawn but I have used other dish soaps to clean the trailer prior to polishing. I am using laquer thinner to wash off all nuvite residue, I found mineral spirits didn't...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-12-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By cp1977
thanks all, i went to the Tuscon web page and...

thanks all, i went to the Tuscon web page and while they look suitable, they appear to be on back order. I have discs so I need the 1600 unit. My TV is a 2005 F150, with a Tekonsha controller. ...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-12-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By cp1977
Elec/hydraulic actuator

I am replacing my vacuum/hydraulic actuator with an electric/hydraulic. There appears to be 3 types available, Hydrostar, Dexter and Brakerite. Which one? Are they all functionally the same? Any...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-25-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By cp1977
I’m not sure there is a special technique, my 77...

I’m not sure there is a special technique, my 77 takes a pretty nice shine. I have no doubt I could reproduce the “mirror” finish if I went the Nuvite S / cyclo route. There are areas however that...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-24-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By cp1977
Nuvite polishing question

I stripped and polished my 77 safari about 4 years ago. I am now repolishing. I am using Nuvite C and a makita power buffer. It appears to take a couple of passes to renew the previous polish. ...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-25-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By cp1977
My 77 has discs which appear to be in good shape.

My 77 has discs which appear to be in good shape.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By cp1977
Swap vacuum actuator to electric on 77 Safari

Looking for some input from those that have done this. If I go with the Hydeastar 1600, does it come with a breakaway switch? The vacuum actuator setup OEM includes a vacuum activated breakaway...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-23-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By cp1977
Bearings on a 77 Safari

I am about to try and redo the bearings on my 77 dual axle Safari but have a couple of questions. I took the wheels off and had a look. Popped the grease covers off and noticed a bit of rust on...
Forum: Axles 03-23-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By cp1977
Better picture of wheels and wheel well 363815

Better picture of wheels and wheel well
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Forum: Axles 03-23-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By cp1977
not a great pic, I will take one today and post...

not a great pic, I will take one today and post it.
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Forum: Axles 03-23-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By cp1977
Axle advice or opinions please

I finally got around to checking the condition of the dual axles on my 77 Safari 23'. It doesn't get a tremendous amount of use, never over a thousand km in a season, usually half that. It never...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-12-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 231,896
Posted By cp1977
I cant help you re polishing other than to say...

I cant help you re polishing other than to say polishing it yourself is not difficult. Takes time and patience but isn't physically too demanding.
Cranking levellers - those are stabilizers not...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-28-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By cp1977
Yippee

Checked fuses in 12v system. They looked good but on closer inspection the 50 amp fuae was sparking a bit inside. Swapped it out and now everything works. Thanks to all for the help. This...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-27-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By cp1977
looks like 12v supply issue

I checked my battery, it is good, so the inverter is charging it. Then I checked my 12 v lights etc... nothing unless shorepower connected. no interior lights or anything. Not sure how to check...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-25-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By cp1977
Power Jack needs shore power?

I have a 77 safari, The power tongue jack will not work on battery power, even with tow vehicle connected and running. Plug trailer into shore power, 15amp, and jack works fine. Jack appears to...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 07-03-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By cp1977
Ready for the first weekend

Finished the polishing, a new awning from Marti, new bathroom is complete, ready for the season.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-29-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By cp1977
Water pump questions

My water pump seems to be misbehaving. Last year it always worked fine, pressured up quickly and shut down when taps closed. This year it runs constantly. I tested it and it appeared to be a...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-16-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By cp1977
LED Marker light upgrade

I recently swapped out all my old marker lights in my 77 Safari for LED markers from VTS. They look great, however, they don't light up when I am connected. There was only one wire on the...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-23-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By cp1977
More First Time Polishing Questions

1. How do you polish up against window trim, marker lights, around lettering and in narrow spots (ie below windows). By hand? Using F9 and C? Other polish?
2. Do you wash off using mineral...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 02-09-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By cp1977
In older Airstreams (mine is a 77) it is...

In older Airstreams (mine is a 77) it is threaded in. sometimes hard to get started but in mine there are two slots in the flange that will accept crossed large screwdrivers to rotate it. I...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 02-05-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 231,896
Posted By cp1977
I've just started my strip/polish on my 77...

I've just started my strip/polish on my 77 safari. For stripping I am getting good success with the enviro friendly exterior stripper. I brush it on then cover with light plastic sheeting (comes...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 01-21-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 677
Posted By cp1977
77 Safari LY Aerial

I just removed the original aerial from my 77 Safari. It is in reasonably good shape, operated perfectly before removal. When I removed the weather cap on the exterior, it was obvious that the...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-12-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,685
Posted By cp1977
Thanks everyone for taking the time to help, I...

Thanks everyone for taking the time to help, I think I will do a test on one window using the cut and caulk method. See how it turns out and then decide if I am up for full on replacement or not. ...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-06-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By cp1977
Never mind Aero, I just read further into that...

Never mind Aero, I just read further into that thread where you explain that you used aircraft fuel tank sealant in place of all that type of oem gasket... thanks again.
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-06-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By cp1977
Thanks Aero, when you reinstalled did you use...

Thanks Aero, when you reinstalled did you use any sealant between frame and exterior skin? Post 427 doesn't say. I'm not sure I want to pop all my windows out as I am pretty sure they are all...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-06-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By cp1977
Window sealing for a 77 Safari

When I look at my window frames where they meet the exterior skin, in places there seems to be a slight gap or space between the riveted frame and the skin. It looks like there is some black...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-06-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,685
Posted By cp1977
How to fix window gasket?

How does one fix this? My 1977 Airstream, Safari, land yacht has several windows like this. Will the VTR 1970 Airstream Window glazing Strip VTS-477 fit? From my searches I am thinking this...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-03-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By cp1977
I'm going to try mixing up some home made sugru...

I'm going to try mixing up some home made sugru and see if it can be tooled smooth enough to look ok. Its not like anyone but me is going to be getting close up and personal with it. In any case, I...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-01-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By cp1977
Sewer outlet 78 Safari

My Safari sewer outlet is routed through the frame channel. It is 3.5" poly and I have bought a black poly fitting that accepts a standard drain hose fitting. Originally, there was a plastic piece...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-08-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,804
Posted By cp1977
Rub rail caulking

Not sure what forum to put this in but it has to do with caulk so here it is:
I am about to reinstall the lower rear rub rail on my 77 safari. It is one piece running from the Water Heater on the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-13-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,198
Posted By cp1977
I just finished redoing the rear floor in my...

I just finished redoing the rear floor in my safari and just used steel bolts. I didn't bother with stainless as I thought if there was enough moisture to rust them out, my wood floor would be long...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-17-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By cp1977
Twin beds to Queen bed conversions?

I have a 23' 77 Safari with rear bath and twin beds. Now that I am almost finished my floor repairs and bathroom reno, I still have some time before camping season. We would prefer to have a...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-14-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By cp1977
thanks Red, I can't get vulkem around here but I...

thanks Red, I can't get vulkem around here but I have been using a polyurethane caulk that is prbly similar. Unless I find a piece of thin foam handy I'll likely just go with caulk.

Lorry
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 02-14-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By cp1977
Water Heater reinstall

I am reinstalling my water heater after removing it to repair floors and redo plumbing. When I removed it, there appeared to be a thin fibre? gasket between the flange on the heater and the aluminum...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-09-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By cp1977
thanks for the insight, I agree, it would really...

thanks for the insight, I agree, it would really suck to ruin the tank trying to avoid a few inches of copper. I will keep the flare tubing for a few inches and use a sharkbite to switch over to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,304
Posted By cp1977
Copper to Pex connection at heater

I am in the process of changing the original plumbing over to pex in my 1977 23' Safari LY. The original water heater works fine but the two fittings on to hot and cold are both threaded copper into...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 12-29-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,218
Posted By cp1977
Aldean, your sketch is exactly the way mine is...

Aldean, your sketch is exactly the way mine is although the sump in my bw tank is relatively larger than the way you drew it. I think my toilet must have been replaced at some time, I have no...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 12-29-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,218
Posted By cp1977
Freon, you do have the original black water tank...

Freon, you do have the original black water tank right? it has a sump that drops through the floor that you connect the drain to. I will see if I can post some photos on photobucket, I have...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 12-29-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,218
Posted By cp1977
Looks great Aldean, I am keeping original closet...

Looks great Aldean, I am keeping original closet wall and door as they are in good shape but I have removed my shower. will replace shower with wider countertop. What is that little sprayer down...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 12-29-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,218
Posted By cp1977
no the tank sits level and the top face and...

no the tank sits level and the top face and flange is level, it is just the bottom that will slope. I have the shop manual for my 77 and it does not have particularly good pictures showing the water...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 12-26-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,218
Posted By cp1977
Freon, in my safari, the black water tank sat on...

Freon, in my safari, the black water tank sat on a support made of light plywood, maybe 1/4" (Luan?) that sloped to the part of the tank that drops below the floor. The slope was made with a...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,250
Posted By cp1977
I'm not sure its actually possible to seal up the...

I'm not sure its actually possible to seal up the interior completely. I had forgotten about the huge cutout that my black water tank sits in. Now that would be awfully tricky to seal. Perhaps...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-11-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,250
Posted By cp1977
thanks for the good ideas, I will try several I...

thanks for the good ideas, I will try several I think, no one approach will work for all of them. Might try scrap alum. to reduce the gaps and then fill the last bit with caulking or that expanding...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,250
Posted By cp1977
How to seal plumbing cutouts - ideas wanted

I have the belly skins off and have replaced the parts of my floor that were rotten. Now I'd like to seal off the cutouts where the plumbing drains come through the floor. I don't know if it was...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-23-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By cp1977
Safari floor repair

I have to make a repair to a small section of floor in the rear curb corner of my Safari. The repair will be in the closet and behind/beneath the toilet. I have removed the rear lower skin beneath...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-21-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,945
Posted By cp1977
Almost ready to start trying to put in the new...

Almost ready to start trying to put in the new floor pieces. I got the grey and black tanks out yesterday with a bit of effort and a lot of head scratching. Now I just need to peel off the inside...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By cp1977
thanks everyone for the quick replies. Folks on...

thanks everyone for the quick replies. Folks on this site is awesome, not sure what I would do without it, probably sell quick and get out of town.
Lorry
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-19-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,415
Posted By cp1977
Rivets, What kind?

What kind of blind rivets are recommended for repairing an airstream. Are they all the same spec? Interior panels? Interior trim channels? Exterior rub rail attachment? Banana skins...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-19-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,945
Posted By cp1977
TT - ahh, now I see. I'll try the 2.4 method, it...

TT - ahh, now I see. I'll try the 2.4 method, it may give me enough room at the rear frame/coach interface. Still not sure how I'll get the shell away from the first outrigger though, the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,945
Posted By cp1977
Johnamgr - I left the jack in place lifting the...

Johnamgr - I left the jack in place lifting the shell (actually the whole coach) about 3/4" on Saturday and today I let the jack down. There was no noticeable difference in the gap between shell c...
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