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by Abie Sea
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: New to the site
Topic: New to the B190
Replies: 3
Views: 2489

Re: New to the B190

You might want to check the index. I recall a number of comments on dealing with water leaks and interior rebuild
by Abie Sea
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Cooling

Finally had a pressure test, which confirmed all things normal except the need to replace the water pump. I had this done as when I was over the the open engine compartment, I could hear noises from the shaft in the water pump. I do have a related question concerning whether anyone has installed a c...
by Abie Sea
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fuel mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 1695

Re: Fuel mileage

The only real problem with the poor gas mileage is that it is difficult to carry enough fuel in remote areas. One has to carefully plan around available gas stations and when possible where the cheapest gas is.
by Abie Sea
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Cooling

I forgot to mention, that there appears to be little leakage of coolant when the vehicle is cooled down and stationary.
by Abie Sea
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Cooling

Last year on a trip that covered The Olympic National Park and the SW Vancouver Island back country I experienced overheating problems and a leak of coolant under pressure. It may or may not be related to problems I have experienced in the past when overheating seemed to impact the flow of fuel from...
by Abie Sea
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Bye, bye sewer hose door
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: Bye, bye sewer hose door

I will be interested in the pictures. My 89 compartment opening will not fit connection to the dump in the small space provided. The configurations may be different. I would be interested in how all of this fit in the available space.
by Abie Sea
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: DC problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: DC problems

Skater solved the problem by noting that because his replacement board in the original string did not require the blue wire from the original converter to be attached, my old board required that the positive terminal be attached to the grommit where the blue wire was originally attached and that sol...
by Abie Sea
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replacing the converter
Replies: 27
Views: 19614

Re: Replacing the converter

Skater: Many Thanks. I had determined that there was 13.1v potential between the grommit on the board where the blue wire was attached and the positive on the board from the battery and the converter. I was debating whether to jump between the positive terminal and that grommet to see what woild hap...
by Abie Sea
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: DC problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

DC problems

I recently replaced my converter with the PD 9260c and it seems to be working. However the DC power to the house is not working. AC working well and DC at the board terminals is 12.58 v as is the battery when the converter is off and 13.6 at both locations when the converter is on. I get no lights, ...
by Abie Sea
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replacing the converter
Replies: 27
Views: 19614

Re: Replacing the converter

Well, it is morning and I have made a few voltmeter checks. Without the AC connected to the inverter, the terminals read 12.58, the same as the house battery under the hood. With the converter is on, it read 13.65, similar to the reading at the house battery under the hood with the AC on to the conv...
by Abie Sea
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Replacing the converter
Replies: 27
Views: 19614

Re: Replacing the converter

Skater: It takes me some time between thinking about something and actually doing it. After reading your account I purchased the PD 9206c because our old converter was making noises and may have been the cause of a dead house battery. After more than a year, I finally got around to installing it tod...
by Abie Sea
Sat May 11, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: New to the site
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

Re: Hello all!

Welcome to the B190. Our 89 Airstream seems to be more in a transitional phase, built by Okanagan but not with an official Airstream id number. We may have more in common than some of the newer models.
by Abie Sea
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: VIN Decoder
Replies: 9
Views: 2730

Re: VIN Decoder

The VIN decoder worked fine for the vehicle - 1FDHS34G5KHA85388. Returned the correct information. I had difficulty identifying what would be the Airstream Number but found a difficult to decipher model number on a foil label on the post of the drivers door. It read VC2RT-111, and it returned 1969-1...
by Abie Sea
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Order to install panels in bunk area
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

Re: Order to install panels in bunk area

Since you have pulled out the interior in the bunk area, would it be possible to describe to me the path of the electrical wiring powering the two reading lamps forward in the bunk area? Mine are not working in my 89 B190 and I would like to know the path of the electricity back to a key switch area...
by Abie Sea
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Leak testing windows
Replies: 4
Views: 2225

Re: Leak testing windows

It was not a true 190, it was a newer version under Okanagan. My picture was too large so I got this from a resale site. I have seen a model as new as 2008, but can find no information easily on whether they are still being produced. Prices noted were $30,000+ Canadian.