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by skater
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 181
Views: 44667

Re: Buying it back...

Finally got the tank bolts replaced, so I put 5 gallons of gasoline in it and tried to fire it up...no good. Unfortunately I split the 5 gallons between the two tanks, and it's parked on a pretty severe slope, so I was wondering if it was a fuel starvation problem. I got 5 more gallons and put that ...
by skater
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: B190 database
Replies: 91
Views: 31032

Re: B190 database

Please add me to the database. 1998 B190 Airstream VIN 1B9KGVA25WJ301293 Ford VIN 1FDSS34S0WHA02062 Is the database searchable or posted as public somewhere? Thanks, Tom Added! It's not online yet - it's the goal, but I haven't made it there yet. Too many projects! If you're wondering, though, this...
by skater
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 181
Views: 44667

Re: Buying it back...

I just bought this camera setup for my B190. Use code SAFER25 to save $25. I chose this one after doing lots of research. I wanted one that was on all the time and took the place of the rearview mirror. You want the "standard" mount for a Ford. Camera Link A bunch of things from this weekend: Fuel ...
by skater
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 181
Views: 44667

Re: Buying it back...

I got the new board for the furnace (fast shipping by PPL Motorhomes) and just installed it...works perfectly! The furnace didn’t smell great as it burned off almost 10 years of dust, but that’s to be expected. Pretty much lit immediately, too.
by skater
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Website/Forum issues
Topic: Sending Private Messages?
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Sending Private Messages?

Why do private messages I try to send end up sitting in my Outbox? Sometimes the messages go through and end up as "sent". Sometimes they just sit in the Outbox. I would like to be able to communicate with other forum members. Thanks, Tom They stay in the outbox until the recipient receives them, t...
by skater
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1996 4x4 in San Diego area - $35,000
Replies: 0
Views: 96

1996 4x4 in San Diego area - $35,000

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto ... 66244.html

I feel like I should know who owns that one, but I can't place it.
by skater
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Has anyone replaced the fridge with a compressor-type? Like Vitrifrigo? Or NovaKool?
Replies: 15
Views: 3115

Re: Has anyone replaced the fridge with a compressor-type? Like Vitrifrigo? Or NovaKool?

I don't know exactly? I guess a 12-volt only would have worked fine. I don;t know if the NovaKool 4500 comes in 12-volt only? After months of use, I can tell you it works REALLY well on either power source. I've accidentally exploded a few sodas and beers... I notice no difference in temperature or...
by skater
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Has anyone replaced the fridge with a compressor-type? Like Vitrifrigo? Or NovaKool?
Replies: 15
Views: 3115

Re: Has anyone replaced the fridge with a compressor-type? Like Vitrifrigo? Or NovaKool?

Is there an advantage to the 120 volt mode over the 12 volt mode?

I'd be tempted to get the 12 volt only model...when I'm plugged in or running the generator, the power for it would come from the converter. Or the engine would be charging the 12 volt system.
by skater
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 181
Views: 44667

Re: Buying it back...

A bunch of things from this weekend: Fuel tanks: I got new T-bolts from Summit Racing and modified them to fit (cut the "T" to be shorter). I then put a coupler on the end with some threadlocker, then cut some threaded rod to go in the other end to serve as the "bolt". More threadlocker, plus a nut,...
by skater
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Propane
Topic: Propane tank removal
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Propane tank removal

Knox_Gal wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:20 am
If necessary, but would ideally just replace the shutoff valve.
I haven't looked closely, but are you sure you need to remove the tank to do that?
by skater
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Propane
Topic: Propane tank removal
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Propane tank removal

Thank you for the step by step procedure. My shutoff valve didn't close completely, so draining the tank first was necessary. It was quite helpful to learn that using a jack helps handle the tank, but isn't required to lift the camper. On with the removal! I'd be extra careful in that situation, be...
by skater
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Fixing stiff knobs on the stove
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Fixing stiff knobs on the stove

Thanks, Skater. I’ve needed this fix for one of my burners since I bought my van 10 years ago. What a helpful write up! Looking forward to completing this repair during my “spring van project season”. Go for it. The writeup probably makes it look like it'll take longer than it actually does. Hardes...
by skater
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Propane
Topic: Propane tank removal
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Propane tank removal

I got this PM from a user, and I thought I'd answer here so the info was available publicly. The '91 came out of winter storage today, and I'd like to follow in your footsteps and either repair the propane valve or replace the tank. The propane must be drained yet, and physical limitations have kept...
by skater
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 181
Views: 44667

Re: Buying it back...

It's cold and wet out this morning, so I took a few minutes to work on the stove and fix the stiff knobs. Writeup here. Hopefully that helps someone else.
by skater
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Fixing stiff knobs on the stove
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Fixing stiff knobs on the stove

When we got our B190 back, the knobs on the stove were very stiff, and two didn't want to turn at all. Today I pulled it apart to figure out how to fix that issue...it turns out to be extremely easy, unfortunately, I learned that after breaking one already. And I haven't yet found a replacement for ...