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by skater
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: B190 database
Replies: 124
Views: 75751

Re: B190 database

erik4117 wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:45 pm
I just got my new to me B190. I’m sure I will have many questions.
Ford # is 1fdjs34g9phb65933
Airstream # is 1b9kgva20pj300666
Added! New one for the database!
by skater
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Running board coming loose...fixes?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Running board coming loose...fixes?

Technically they really only need to hold weight under the van, not in the wheel wells. The wheel well portions could be held on much more easily.

Honestly, I've considered removing mine and getting some more modern running boards for it. Food for thought.
by skater
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: 1995 B190 that ended up being a total restoration and a 4x4 build
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: 1995 B190 that ended up being a total restoration and a 4x4 build

Looking forward to seeing more! The generator isn't really a factor for the solar. The generator connects to a transfer switch that is electrically before the 120 volt breaker panel (i.e., the shore power cord and generator both feed into the transfer switch, then a single wire runs from it to the p...
by skater
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: New to the site
Topic: New B190, but an experienced Airstreamer
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: New B190, but an experienced Airstreamer

Welcome to the site! The other thing with towing it - I looked into it when we bought ours back - is that on the trailer, it'll be 10' plus the height of the trailer, so a total of, say 12'? You really have to remember to watch low bridges, etc., at that point. I was able to drive mine home, althoug...
by skater
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 209
Views: 112376

Re: Buying it back...

I will say another downside is it has its own monitor and you might prefer one that goes into a head unit. Doesn’t bother me. I permanently attached the mount to the dash and attach the monitor as needed. I keep it in the bottom drawer of the dog house. Yeah, I keep going back and forth on that - d...
by skater
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 209
Views: 112376

Re: Buying it back...

As for your back up camera, why not a wireless one? I think the only downsides to not having it hard-wired is that I have to plug it in when driving and it’s not automatically activated when reversing. Since I mainly use it to back out of or into the driveway at home, that hasn’t been a big issue. ...
by skater
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 209
Views: 112376

Re: Buying it back...

Might as well redo the plumbing while it's all apart. Something I've wanted to do anyway. I'm not sure what to do about the water heater. New insulation and cover at a minimum, if such things are even available - I might have to engineer something. Spray foam insulation, maybe? The gas valve in it i...
by skater
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 209
Views: 112376

Re: Buying it back...

We definitely ended up with the right rigs. I don’t have the resources, tools, knowledge, or space to do the work you have done on your new old B. Thanks. I'm running up against my limits, though, as I don't have an interior place to work on it, and this next step will likely require things like re...
by skater
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 209
Views: 112376

Re: Buying it back...

Some pictures. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210816/2acd32bfbcaf7b207d23ebba28840e4d.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210816/acf3e3864ef6141d9ed68e04789abe4d.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210816/2a20fc8da7cfe1dbd4302ef4ad6c2131.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210816/fd64c2...
by skater
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 209
Views: 112376

Re: Buying it back...

I finally got to work on this again yesterday. I finally got the upper pieces of the shower out, only to realize I can't remove the back panel without removing the two side panels...which go forward of the bathroom. To replace it all, I'll have to remove everything above the "waistline" (b...
by skater
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 99 sale pending
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: 99 sale pending

I wonder if that was the one the woman on Facebook was asking about for $49k. I think she said it was a '99.
by skater
Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: New to the site
Topic: Hi All (95 B190 Owner)
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Hi All (95 B190 Owner)

Welcome to the site!
by skater
Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Will running fridge off inverter while driving cause damage?
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Will running fridge off inverter while driving cause damage?

Yes, running the generator on the road is what I meant.

The 12v mode isn’t awesome. Even the manual basically said not to expect much out of it. I’m not sure it’s worth the trouble.
by skater
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Will running fridge off inverter while driving cause damage?
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Will running fridge off inverter while driving cause damage?

The one thing I'd worry about is the draw on the engine electrical system. The fridge draws, say, 3 amps at 120 volts, while running, which is 360 watts, which is 30 amps at 12 volts. Add in losses due to the inverter, and I'd wonder if the engine electrical system can handle an additional 30+ amp d...
by skater
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1989 in Oregon
Replies: 0
Views: 394

1989 in Oregon