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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-27-2016, 07:54 PM
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Posted By fitzjo1
Magic Chef Oven

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

Complete oven, in very good condition. It has seen very little...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-22-2015, 07:22 AM
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Views: 868
Posted By fitzjo1
broken instamatic RV-162 fridge power switch

This is the switch that turns on 120VAC power for the fridge. It's a red rocker switch.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find a replacement?

Also, does anyone know how to remove it...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-22-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 54,450
Posted By fitzjo1
I wanted to post some info for anyone who hasn't...

I wanted to post some info for anyone who hasn't previously visited the Cove. Apologies if it's a repeat.

There is a website at Palmetto Cove RV Campground - Welcome...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-05-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,231
Posted By fitzjo1
Minimalist vent fan upgrade for 68 Overlander

I wanted to do a fan upgrade with as few changes to my rig as possible. The original metal vents look cool, and will probably last another 47 years, so why mess with a good thing? Inspired by...
Forum: Axles 01-10-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,201
Posted By fitzjo1
axle bracket detail

I didn't have these photos handy when I made the axle post. But, I thought someone might find them useful. You can see both sides of the same bracket and how the bolt holes differ.

If you look...
Forum: Axles 01-10-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,201
Posted By fitzjo1
16" wheels

Once I had sorted out the tires, all that was left was to pick some wheels. The aluminum wheels were tempting, but I found some nice looking steel wheels.

The photo shows the old and new...
Forum: Axles 12-31-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By fitzjo1
Link to thread on conversion to axles, 16" wheels and LT tires

As promised:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f40/from-old-axles-15-wheels-bias-tires-to-dexters-16-wheels-lt-tires-72665.html
Forum: Axles 12-30-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,201
Posted By fitzjo1
16" tires: bigger...or just wider?

Having sorted out my axle choice, the next step was to choose some tires. I made up my mind pretty early on that I would not be buying ST tires. Many claim they have tougher sidewalls. Others...
Forum: Axles 12-30-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,201
Posted By fitzjo1
Thanks for the heads-up on DonMar. I visited...

Thanks for the heads-up on DonMar. I visited there about 10 years back. I had heard from more than one person that they were closed. Apparently, this was incorrect. Too late for me. But, maybe...
Forum: Axles 12-29-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,201
Posted By fitzjo1
from Old axles/15" wheels/bias tires to Dexters/16" wheels/LT tires

The old Lunar Schooner was long overdue for axles, wheels and tires. Being a compulsive optimizer, I set about researching all my options. Thanks to this (and other) forums, there was plenty of...
Forum: Axles 12-29-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By fitzjo1
update

So, in case you come to this in your search of the archives, here's an update. Drilling the holes was really pretty much a non-event. But, there is some information that may be useful.

In my...
Forum: Axles 12-28-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By fitzjo1
You guys are awesome! I keep checking in while...

You guys are awesome! I keep checking in while on breaks from cursing rusted bolts. The tips have already spared me some heartache...and I haven't dropped the first axle yet.

I'm going to...
Forum: Axles 12-28-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By fitzjo1
Thankyou to everyone who has replied so far. I...

Thankyou to everyone who has replied so far. I suspect that the Dexter #11 brackets may be longer than on the #10. I know for sure that the tube diameter is smaller.

I learned a lot about my...
Forum: Axles 12-27-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,957
Posted By fitzjo1
Question about bolting in Dexter axles

I'm getting ready to install some Dexter axles. Those of you who have done this know that for at least some years (maybe all?) the bolt holes on the dexters don't match the holes on the coach frame....
Forum: Axles 01-24-2009, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By fitzjo1
'62 Overlander--your point is one reason why I...

'62 Overlander--your point is one reason why I ask. I should be careful to say that I'm trying to correct my own ignorance and not provoke anyone.

The part that confuses me is that the Airstream...
Forum: Axles 01-23-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,479
Posted By fitzjo1
Is alignment needed on new axles?

I'm planning to put new Henschen's on sometime soon. I was wondering if they need to be aligned after installation, or if any other work must be done, other than the installation of the axles...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-30-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By fitzjo1
Smile Repair Update

I visited the camper this weekend. Upon opening the electrical compartment on the topside, I found what looks to be the original schematic! I got a nice photo if anyone would like to see what it...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-26-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By fitzjo1
Andy, thanks for the tip on the transformer--I...

Andy, thanks for the tip on the transformer--I hadn't thought about that.

Lynn, thanks for the link. I love the photo of the motor!

Jon
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-25-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By fitzjo1
Parts list for Armstrong AC on a 68 model

My Armstrong AC quit suddenly on my last outing. It had been cooling very well, but suddenly went quiet. Now, neither the blower or compressor make any sound at all.

Because I have my camper...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 05-25-2004, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,303
Posted By fitzjo1
I would spend a little extra to get it right. I...

I would spend a little extra to get it right. I recently built new countertops in my 68. I used exterior grade AC fir. Because moisture damage is so common, I even took the extra step of coating...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-25-2004, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,326
Posted By fitzjo1
Looking for 5mm or 3/16" plywood

I want to replace a plywood panel in my 68. The aluminum channel that attaches the edge of the panel to the wall is sized for 3/16" plywood (which is the thickness of the original stuff). ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-15-2004, 11:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,347
Posted By fitzjo1
I couldn't find a photo of the three channels...

I couldn't find a photo of the three channels together. But, here's a shot of the reinforcement I added to the rear channel when I fixed the frame separation.

Jon in SC
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-11-2004, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,347
Posted By fitzjo1
I made Autocad drawings of the tank frame and...

I made Autocad drawings of the tank frame and floor repairs. Unfortunately, most folks don't have a means of displaying or printing these files. They do not include views of the aluminum channels...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-08-2004, 11:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,347
Posted By fitzjo1
Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest that you wouldn't...

Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest that you wouldn't have to remove any rivets to peel back the interior panels--you do. However, there are, IMO, four advantages to removing only interior rivets:
...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-07-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,347
Posted By fitzjo1
I agree with the previous poster about removing...

I agree with the previous poster about removing exterior rivets only as a last resort. I repaired my frame separation (on a 68) by removing only the interior aluminum. And the only piece of that...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-24-2004, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,911
Posted By fitzjo1
I tried various concoctions of lacquer thinner,...

I tried various concoctions of lacquer thinner, paint thinner and acetone today, as suggested in some of the posts above. It worked really well for stuff that had damage to the finish only. I put...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-21-2004, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,911
Posted By fitzjo1
I picked up the sole bottle of the 3M Safest...

I picked up the sole bottle of the 3M Safest Stripper at Lowe's. It is slower acting than the old stuff, though not too volatile. Unfortunately, it leaves a substantial amount of residue (as...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-12-2004, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,911
Posted By fitzjo1
That looks and sounds familiar. Do you know...

That looks and sounds familiar. Do you know where to get it? Thanks a lot!
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-12-2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,911
Posted By fitzjo1
Question wood stripper recommendations

I have been stripping and refinishing the plywood in my 68 Overlander for a while now. Done properly, the wood looks fabulous, and many people are astonished to see how nice a "trailer" can be.
...
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