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Forum: All Argosy Trailers 05-24-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By arcamedies
CO devil

Depending on which way the exhaust is blowing and the wind you may fill your rig with nasty CO (odorless fumes) :( with the awning out, just letting my FJ Cruiser idle when hooking up made the...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 05-23-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By arcamedies
Good to have a co2 detector but generator, where...

Good to have a co2 detector but generator, where do you plan on putting that? A new furnace isn't that expensive and a delight when you set the thermostat and enjoy the automatic warmth below the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 05-11-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By arcamedies
Overlander is right not a good thing. Understand...

Overlander is right not a good thing. Understand that putting grease forcefully in without being uncapped, air or grease has to go somewhere, soooo pushing it past the inner seal into the drum brakes...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-11-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By arcamedies
There is seepage and you may go nuts trying to...

There is seepage and you may go nuts trying to find the joint, but always good to check anyway, could be more of a leak than you want (zero).The propane bottle valves themselves can be the culprit so...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-08-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,391
Posted By arcamedies
the calling

For $4000 if you like what you see you may need to add $3000 to replace the stuff to make it 100% to live in but I have seen folks get one, strip the interior and use it sans anything camping (aka...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-07-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,391
Posted By arcamedies
A friend put $8000 into buying a white box...

A friend put $8000 into buying a white box trailer that will be worth $3000 in 5 years, an Airstream just keeps getting better and better if refurbished right and you'll usually get your money back...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-07-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,391
Posted By arcamedies
refitting to live in

The marine stove is definately out for heating, a stove is for cooking not heating, running anything that eats oxygen is not good. Doesn't sound like you are intending to restore a trailer and pull...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 05-01-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,438
Posted By arcamedies
Lightbulb Posting adds

I loaded Firefox browser and the classified postings work as the forums do now. :wally:
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-28-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,651
Posted By arcamedies
go to airstream factory site, and look under...

go to airstream factory site, and look under service, and pull up info under trailer specifications.
Forum: Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 04-28-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,300
Posted By arcamedies
Usually zipper or sidewall blowout are from old...

Usually zipper or sidewall blowout are from old tires 7+ years or low tire pressure, I've seen all brands come unglued (50 years) and the folks having a problem have an overweight coach or never...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-19-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,846
Posted By arcamedies
Best to start sending lots of pictures so we can...

Best to start sending lots of pictures so we can see what you're dealing with. First and formost if it's gonna go on the road, how are the tires, brakes, bearings, etc. second how far do you want to...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-18-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,438
Posted By arcamedies
posting

mst be the internet provider here loosing the text I post when I hit the submit button orrrr Wally is here haunting me since I'm selling my airstream, hmmm
maybe a sign (don't do it, Don't do itttt)...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 04-17-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,194
Posted By arcamedies
I've seen families climb out of a 16 footer but...

I've seen families climb out of a 16 footer but only you can tell if that will work for you or a 25' would be better.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-15-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,438
Posted By arcamedies
mystery posting

I have tried to post on the add I placed a description of my airstream and it says it posted edited successfully but nothing is there when I reload the add, very mysterious. :(:huh:
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By arcamedies
Posting new ad

I listed my airstream and merrily put a long description and find that it never posted it, everything else was there, so tried to add it as a comment since can't modify the add and even the comment...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-29-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,877
Posted By arcamedies
Big Bomb, Little Bomb

For now I have hooked up the full tank to the connection that was used before (which leaks a little).

Good idea for now I assume?[/QUOTE]

Any leak is not good since even a static spark (being...
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 12-29-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,070
Posted By arcamedies
work horse

I'm towing a 93 Excella 30 with a Ford Expedition 5.4 with a tow package. The empty weight starts without a toothbrush so you need to know what you will pour into the trailer and what the capacity of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-23-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,432
Posted By arcamedies
Airstream sale

WOW there are a lot of Airstream for sale in Texas yunga (that was a double wow :D)
Forum: On The Road... 12-23-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,275
Posted By arcamedies
Best tow vehicle

Suburban 5 stars, built to tow and comfy too.

Toyota ... be careful of total hitch capacity, Toyota (factory) told me if hitch says 500 lbs that's it, when I told them I was using a Reese dual...
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 12-21-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By arcamedies
Had the original go up in Florida last summer and...

Had the original go up in Florida last summer and replaced with the same 13500 Dometic Penguin. Makes more noise, cheaper plastic but dropped right on in 15 minutes when it was 90 degrees out thank...
Forum: 1975-1976 Excella 500 12-03-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By arcamedies
Regardless if the trailer can be a gem (straight...

Regardless if the trailer can be a gem (straight panels a plus) add what you'd need to replace to the purchase price and then see what you could have bought for the same money. Checkout EBAY,...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-03-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By arcamedies
Red face sway bar or torsion bar

Now I see the shadow below the bar and you're right, torsion bars not anti-sway bars like a dual cam setup. :blush:
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-02-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By arcamedies
You should lube the ball and the head where the...

You should lube the ball and the head where the sway bars go into by the ball so they can pivot. Reese has oil holes on the top so you can drop some in but simply wiping the sway bars works just as...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,194
Posted By arcamedies
I hope that the ball is lubricated on your tow...

I hope that the ball is lubricated on your tow hitch and everything that has a bolt and not is still tight. If it is then I'd be looking for something rubbing that should not be, or a bearing going...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-27-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By arcamedies
change is inevitable

I was very happy to find mine all original in the shape it was in but have seen so many refurbed using IKEA stuff that my gears have turned a little when I want to replace a countertop or other...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-18-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By arcamedies
oops missed step 5 after just reading last nights...

oops missed step 5 after just reading last nights post I missed, my bad.

Step 5. CHECK TO SEE IF BELT ON ALTERNATOR. LOL now drink all of beer.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-18-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By arcamedies
basic steps

Step 1. cool beer in ice at least a six pack :)
Step 2. invite a friend who is mechanical over
Step3. charge at least one battery seperate from the others and use as starting battery, even if you...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-17-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By arcamedies
How old is the starting battery (plus 3 years)...

How old is the starting battery (plus 3 years) ditch it and get a new one. Battery should be at least 12+ volts to start an engine. If you fully charge the battery it should hold charge for sometime...
Forum: Full-Timing 11-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 43,380
Posted By arcamedies
Practicality

Being practical is wise but everybody who throws caution to the wind usually has experiences that people would pay a million bucks for. With that said try looking at this website to try what you want...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-14-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,082
Posted By arcamedies
What's it really weigh

The 34 would be a big difference from the 31 Airstream 4990 versus 6950 empty, usual to add 1000 lbs so 8000 lbs rolling would be the real world. Use the rule of thumb 80% of tow capacity and you'll...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 11-14-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,142
Posted By arcamedies
Sounds like you are havin fun, that's what it's...

Sounds like you are havin fun, that's what it's all about.
Do you have pictures, they say it all as you go along.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 11-12-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By arcamedies
transport

It's a long shot but you may try a rental company that has to get a moving truck to the St Pete area from Michigan or fly up, rent a pickup and tow it back yourself. (any relation to Bill Burris in...
Forum: Full-Timing 11-12-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 43,380
Posted By arcamedies
Kyle is right, first find out what you think...

Kyle is right, first find out what you think you'd be comfortable in and then plan on the next largest model (people usually do). Once that's done before you buy, hunt down RV parks convienant to...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-12-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By arcamedies
That cozy feeling

When we're all snugged up in there it's womb like, as if she's got her arms wrapped around us. 'Course some have said it looks like the inside of a casket!![/QUOTE]

I can't get myself to put the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-08-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By arcamedies
In the pink

Ummm I did plant the pink flamingoes so she wouldn't be lonely :blush:
Now where oh where can I put a fire pit my brother won't mind while visiting so I can sit by the fire? :wally:
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-06-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,886
Posted By arcamedies
Withdrawal OMG

After heading north for a few months to visit family and do some repairs to my Excella, I found myself going out to the rig tonight, starting the furnace to take the chill off and just sitting on the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-06-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By arcamedies
I was told, nope it can't happen but when the a/c...

I was told, nope it can't happen but when the a/c took a dump and the new Penguin was installed the black tank smell I would get with the wind blowing from the rear dissappeared instantly. Flush...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-01-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By arcamedies
Congrats and welcome, take lots of pictures and...

Congrats and welcome, take lots of pictures and post what you think you'd like to do. Meanwhile you can search different forums for repairs to see if you wanna tackle the project yourself or can live...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-01-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Sad
Views: 1,598
Posted By arcamedies
wow, very sad, if a hurricane hits Florida again...

wow, very sad, if a hurricane hits Florida again I'm taking Bertha with me.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 09-29-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,967
Posted By arcamedies
He just wanted to get a good look at your rig,...

He just wanted to get a good look at your rig, jealousy does that LOL.
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By arcamedies
HOTEL Bates

If they changed their Service and Parts Managers (two clueless girls) it may have improved. I made an appt. for Jan 5th a month earlier to check my awning and wheel bearings since I just got the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-27-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By arcamedies
I just had the bearings replaced on all four...

I just had the bearings replaced on all four wheels and although only one was running hotter than the rest all had a brown tint indicating they were running a little hot or getting ready to wear out....
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-25-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By arcamedies
Lug nut mystery

While replacing bearings on my 93 Excella I discovered 2 different lug nuts on the rig, just bought it last year. I know the thread is 1/2 X 20 but the cone angle is the question. Auto stores list...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-24-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By arcamedies
Oh by the way it's a great tool to see if your...

Oh by the way it's a great tool to see if your double axle trailer is running level or more on one axle making the tire temps different, or if the air pressure is lower on one tire (it'll run hotter).
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-24-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By arcamedies
Hot hot hot

That's a good carribean song but not good for tires or hubs. I just towed back from Florida and found at 95 degrees towing between 60 and 65 my tires ran around 115-120 degrees but I discovered my...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,207
Posted By arcamedies
Rivet 30' Excella 1993 wheel bearings

Well let's start with the PO had the bearings repacked last year and dragged the Airstream from Cape Cod with a VW Vanagon 6cyl (that's another story) to Naples Florida. After I got it, I towed it...
Forum: Airstream History 09-15-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By arcamedies
Free gas and oil to Hollywood

What a great marketing tool, buy an Airstream and travel on their dime in the 30's. Good thing oil was thrown in too! :wally:

https://www.airstream.com/files/library/f7155f10b3502724.pdf
Forum: Vintage Kin 09-15-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By arcamedies
wow what a find and welcome to the world of...

wow what a find and welcome to the world of Airstream. Here's a great link for some history you may enjoy from Airstream. https://www.airstream.com/files/library/1823170af137cbee.pdf
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-15-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,280
Posted By arcamedies
oops forgot to add Gandichen's 1981 27...

oops forgot to add Gandichen's 1981 27 International only weighs 4260 empty.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-15-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,280
Posted By arcamedies
white knuckle RVing

The weight is the weight. What a great example of Max vehicle tow weight. The 2005 25' Safari weighs 5270 without accesories so adding about 300 lbs for acc. and whatever stuff was packed in it...
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