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Forum: General Repair Forum 10-10-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By Foureagles
Thanks Mixter. I wouldn't have thought that...

Thanks Mixter. I wouldn't have thought that they'd be common enough for a hardware store. I too prefer to physically compere something like that, and so I'll check. And we do have some pretty good...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By Foureagles
Door threshold screw source?

Doing subfloor replacement at the front door, and the screws in the door threshold are corroded, some broken, and seem fairly special. They're very wide head Phillips countersunk self-tapping metal...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 08-03-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By Foureagles
Thanks Jim: I have some silver stuff that...

Thanks Jim:

I have some silver stuff that was used to refinish an old galvanized steel roof on the shop. I'll have to see if I can still read the label to find out if it's compatible with...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 08-03-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By Foureagles
Kool Seal?

'71 Overlander 27 footer. I've ordered some Sikaflex for various re-caulking, but I notice that most of the roof penetrations carry an old coat of Kool Seal type brush-on sealant. Is this...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-21-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,002
Posted By Foureagles
Thanks ark': The "feather" seals original...

Thanks ark':

The "feather" seals original (or so I assume) to my '71 were the same size on windows, door & hatches. Hey, I'm with you on not slamming the door -- I hate that! But with the "D" seal...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-21-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,002
Posted By Foureagles
I bought the recommended "D" seal to replace the...

I bought the recommended "D" seal to replace the feather seals on my '71 Overlander. It seems to be a quality product, and sticks well to clean surfaces without additional glue. But it's much...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 07-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,887
Posted By Foureagles
Well, I'll tack my woes on, since the OP's...

Well, I'll tack my woes on, since the OP's problem is fixed (thanks BillB44 for sticking around to post the resolution). I have a '71 Overlander with a Coleman A/C unit. Around 10 years or so ago,...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-20-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Foureagles
Yes, that's my fallback plan, and what I've...

Yes, that's my fallback plan, and what I've actually been doing for years. I installed an Olympian Wave 6 catalytic propane heater a dozen years ago, and it helps. But, being a radiant heater, it...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-20-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Foureagles
Thanks PB. One of their supplemental duct...

Thanks PB. One of their supplemental duct heaters looks as if it might be able to be pressed into working in this situation.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Foureagles
ventport: Thanks for the reply. I could not...

ventport: Thanks for the reply. I could not possibly come close to affording a new LP furnace. And since South Carolina is not Colorado, I no longer need anything very powerful. I'd guess that...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Foureagles
Converting to electric heat?

Hi y'all. It appears that my boondocking days are over, and I'll be full-timing on a site with full hookups (not really happy about that, but..). Since the Suburban furnace in my '71 Overlander...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-16-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By Foureagles
Exclamation Abraded Romex -- almost a big problem!

'71 Overlander 27', copper conductor AC 12-2 wg Romex. Doing a little work today and happened to bump my refrigerator receptacle, which is in a 2x4 metal surface mounted box on the floor. Heard a...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-17-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By Foureagles
Thanks for your input. I do now realize that...

Thanks for your input. I do now realize that these devices are essentially junk. At the time of purchase I was relying on reviews and advice, some of it from this forum, that turned out to be...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By Foureagles
What fails in a Parallax 4400?

Hi y'all -- long time. In 2007 I replaced the perfectly good but noisy original Univolt in my '71 Overlander 27' with a Parallax 4400. It crapped out after a couple of months, and the company sent...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-18-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,673
Posted By Foureagles
It got a little hot (100+ w/ 80+ humidity) here...

It got a little hot (100+ w/ 80+ humidity) here in SC for about a week in June. I discovered Jones Gap in Mountain Bridges Wilderness and took the nephews on a 2-day backpack in there. It was like...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-18-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,673
Posted By Foureagles
Last fall I moved from my home in Central...

Last fall I moved from my home in Central Colorado to Upstate South Carolina for economic reasons. I had been here before (they tell me I was born here, but I really don't remember) and was expecting...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-06-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,185
Posted By Foureagles
Dear Li'l Sis still has & uses my 40-something...

Dear Li'l Sis still has & uses my 40-something year-old Svea. I finally gave it up because my backcountry diet consists mainly of rice and I got tired of eating the crunchy black stuff on the bottom...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-02-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,373
Posted By Foureagles
I'm still in exile in South Carolina. As usual,...

I'm still in exile in South Carolina. As usual, very little snow here all Winter. There were a few light flurries last week. Around the end of February, a friend back home in Central Colorado...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-01-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,366
Posted By Foureagles
My TV is a 1/2-ton... sorta. I use an '83 Jeep...

My TV is a 1/2-ton... sorta. I use an '83 Jeep Full-size Wagoneer with 1-ton running gear and around 300 HP. Pulls like a bulldog, but brakes are not wonderful and handling with a 109" wheelbase...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-09-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,898
Posted By Foureagles
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on point...

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on point of view) modern vehicles with computer moderated air/fuel/ignition/transmmission control afford little in the way of efficiency improvement via...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-08-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,654
Posted By Foureagles
I use an Olympian Wave 6 as primary heat (furnace...

I use an Olympian Wave 6 as primary heat (furnace is busted) in my '71 27' Overlander where I live full-time. As a radiant device, it mainly heats surfaces within line-o'-sight, and long ago warped...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 12-08-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By Foureagles
I've used Starband in my stationary home way up...

I've used Starband in my stationary home way up in the Rockies when it was the only game in town. Download speeds were decent-ish, and upload was on par with good dialup. The software was...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-20-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,289
Posted By Foureagles
Brian: It might be worth thinking about how...

Brian:

It might be worth thinking about how you use hot water, and just how you'd expect to benefit from a tankless heater. I can only relate that my old 10-gallon tank job gives me all the hot...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-14-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Foureagles
Thanks folks! I think I may go for the $80...

Thanks folks!

I think I may go for the $80 SSP 30 Smart Surge, since my needs are minimal (no A/C, and will likely be off-grid anyway by next year -- only needing to handle emergency generator...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-14-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,723
Posted By Foureagles
I agree that a Liberty is overmatched in trying...

I agree that a Liberty is overmatched in trying to safely handle a 27' trailer. I tow my 27-footer with an old full-size body-on-frame Wagoneer. While it's heavily modified for strength, power,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-12-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By Foureagles
Whole-house surge suppressor?

Hi y'all:

I live full-time in my '71 Overlander International 27-footer way out in the sticks, currently on shore power via a 100-foot fat dropcord. I've experienced some electrical issues...
Forum: On The Road... 09-30-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,081
Posted By Foureagles
General: Now that good ol' Randy Mac has...

General:

Now that good ol' Randy Mac has stepped up with a large print version for those of us chronolgically challenged, I think that'll be my choice for covering large swaths of territory. For...
Forum: On The Road... 09-20-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,167
Posted By Foureagles
Thanks tor the tip, because I think I may bid on...

Thanks tor the tip, because I think I may bid on it.

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Forum: Boondocking 09-10-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,842
Posted By Foureagles
Hi Ray: Thanks for the most interesting...

Hi Ray:

Thanks for the most interesting recent thread on here! I wanted to make the offer for y'all to camp & rockhound at my place above Salida (DeLorme p. 59-C6). Take US 50 W from Poncha...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-31-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,746
Posted By Foureagles
Thing to remember about bears, whether black or...

Thing to remember about bears, whether black or Griz, is that they're strong individualists (like us human beans), and so are not especially predictable, and are prone to neurosis (also like us). ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-05-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,701
Posted By Foureagles
Thanks folks -- really appreciate the advice! ...

Thanks folks -- really appreciate the advice! Barry: removing the two 40-lb aluminum propane tanks and power jack from the hitch is intriguing. It'd be almost all tongue weight, but the Jeep has...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-04-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,701
Posted By Foureagles
Motorcycle inside Airstream?

Hey y'all (implied "Wautch thee-us!):

I'll eventually head home from the southern Appalchains to the central Rockies, and will pull my '71 27' Overlander behind my modified '83 Jeep Wagoneer....
Forum: Our Community 07-20-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,525
Posted By Foureagles
Never knew much of anything else. I remember...

Never knew much of anything else. I remember being a "papoose" on Mom's back during season-long walks through the Rockies. Dad carried the gun, half the food, and the tarp, and Mom carried the rest...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-26-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,512
Posted By Foureagles
Incipient hijack: Are there toilets...

Incipient hijack:

Are there toilets available that are more, ahh, guy friendly without sticking out too far? I imagine such would necessitate some trimming & moving back, but having to relocate...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-20-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,766
Posted By Foureagles
Legal -- who knows? It varies much by state and...

Legal -- who knows? It varies much by state and enforcement varies even more by county/township, whatever. The good ol' Bill o' Sale works most times (as long as it's not five years old). Just...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-18-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,243
Posted By Foureagles
Glad to hear that good ol' WP is still a...

Glad to hear that good ol' WP is still a reasonable respite from the Front Range! When I first moved there (actually, to Horse Creek, just your side of Deckers), about the only paved roads were 24...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-18-2007, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,607
Posted By Foureagles
T & J: If y'all have 12 volts on shore...

T & J:

If y'all have 12 volts on shore power, then the Univolt is doing it's job, at least as far as distributing power to the working circuits. If disconnecting from 110 causes 12v to fail,...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 06-16-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,243
Posted By Foureagles
Yow! I had no idea that this could happen, and...

Yow! I had no idea that this could happen, and y'all's misfortune has openend my eyes! On my '71 Overlander, the fill spout (no idea if it's original) won't let me get a hose completely into the hole...
Forum: Winter Living 06-07-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,536
Posted By Foureagles
I've spent a few winters in mine (my primary...

I've spent a few winters in mine (my primary home), but so far they've been in the relatively mild Southern Appalachains. Coldest temperature I recall was +8F, and that split my water inlet pipe...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-07-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,974
Posted By Foureagles
I live and work in my trailer in the woods, and...

I live and work in my trailer in the woods, and most of the time don't even know what fuel prices currently are. I'm reminded of Grandma, who could talk at length about details of both World Wars,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-06-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,574
Posted By Foureagles
OK -- so we know that short-wave radiation...

OK -- so we know that short-wave radiation (sunlight, etc.) reflects differenty on given surfaces than does long-wave (warm body radiation). This is the whole point of things like low-E windows. ...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-19-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,521
Posted By Foureagles
Welcome Bethany! I'm full-timing in SC...

Welcome Bethany!

I'm full-timing in SC (near Pumpkintown) too at the moment -- hoping to drag the ol' trailer home to my beloved Colorado High Country soon.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-18-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,590
Posted By Foureagles
Da': Glad y'all came through that horrific...

Da':

Glad y'all came through that horrific crash OK. I have an old Jeep Wagoneer for hauling the trailer and getting into the backcountry, but never imagine that I'm anything like safe in it,...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-18-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,363
Posted By Foureagles
Myra: Of course any answer to this question...

Myra:

Of course any answer to this question is bound to be largely subjective. After all, there are folks who don't feel at all constrained in a mummy sleeping bag & tarp, while Prince Bandar...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-08-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,574
Posted By Foureagles
The stuff at Lowes is Reflectix. Note that...

The stuff at Lowes is Reflectix. Note that advertized R-values (anywhere from R-3 to R-14.6) are for whole assemblies with very specific construction details -- particularly air spaces and...
Forum: Our Community 03-27-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,396
Posted By Foureagles
Maybe 15 years back, in the hills above my...

Maybe 15 years back, in the hills above my hometown of Salida, CO, a local fellow was attacked in his camper trailer by a black bear. By all accounts, the guy was about a quarter bubble off-plumb,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-13-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,325
Posted By Foureagles
In the employ of Uncle Sugar's stormtroopers some...

In the employ of Uncle Sugar's stormtroopers some decades back: My regular run was in convoy over Snoqualmie Pass, WA, driving an M-818 wrecker.

One winter, several of the trucks were going down...
Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,252
Posted By Foureagles
Can't let this one go without a plug for my...

Can't let this one go without a plug for my hometown: Salida, CO. Don't be misled by what you find on hwy 285 or 50 -- that's just the commercial strip of which we're rightly ashamed. Head toward...
Forum: Tires 03-06-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,084
Posted By Foureagles
A good (about three times the cost of cheap ones)...

A good (about three times the cost of cheap ones) 12v air compressor is nowhere near the "top", though a 110v model might be climbing on up there. An example of things approaching the top might be...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-05-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By Foureagles
Mixing batteries of different ages

Hi y’all:

I know that it’s not optimal, but how important is it to not mix batteries of different ages in an interconnected bank? I’m aware of the “lowest common denominator” line of thought, but...
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