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by skater
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Appliances
Topic: SoftStart RV for air conditioner
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: SoftStart RV for air conditioner

Has anyone installed one of the SoftStart RV devices in their roof top AC unit? It is expensive but supposed to prevent the momentary power spike that occurs when the ac compressor starts. My generator has to struggle to keep going when the compressor kicks on. Hubert I put an extra capacitor in mi...
by skater
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil Change Advice/tips?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Oil Change Advice/tips?

About to change the oil for the first time on my (new to me) ‘88 Okanagan. It’s got a rebuilt 460 fuel injected engine from 1995. Anything weird you guys can think of I should be aware of, or will it just be a normal oil change? In searching YouTube, I couldn’t find any videos that gave me the spec...
by skater
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Another one in the great PNW
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Another one in the great PNW

Two main awnings!
by skater
Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Simple Schematic of RV Plumbing
Replies: 4
Views: 4935

Re: Simple Schematic of RV Plumbing

I'm going to lock this. The file is gone, and I can't find it in the wayback machine, either.

A quick search on Google for "rv plumbing diagram" produces plenty of options, like this one.
by skater
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Furnace takes minutes to re-ignite
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Furnace takes minutes to re-ignite

This has a great overview of furnace troubleshooting.

There are really only a few things that go wrong with these. Make sure the sail switch is working correctly, but my guess is that you'll find it's the board.
by skater
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Fuel Tank Switch Question...
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Fuel Tank Switch Question...

Okay, so this 1993 engine is interesting. Was the 1988 model fuel injected? I'm not sure exactly when they switched over, but I thought it was 1989. The carburated engines had two low pressure fuel pumps, one in each tank, along with the aforementioned selector valve. The fuel injected engines (like...
by skater
Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: B190 database
Replies: 126
Views: 80301

Re: B190 database

I just bought a 1999 a couple of days ago in Scottsdale, AZ and I'm going to be keeping it in Las Vegas, NV Ford VIN: 1FDSS34S9XHA94323 Airstream VIN: 1B9KGVA2OXJ301378 Has 75,000 miles on it. It has all the paperwork. Original Dealer was Oasis RV Center in Arizona. Date of delivery was 4/19/1999 a...
by skater
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Fuel Tank Switch Question...
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Fuel Tank Switch Question...

For the gauges, it sounds like the pumps have been replaced and the senders are the wrong ones. 10 mpg might be a little optimistic, by the way. Actually I wonder if that's the problem with the pumps, too - like you, I would have expected I could run the tank dry without a problem. So I wonder if th...
by skater
Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Headlights angled down and WAY too dim
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Headlights angled down and WAY too dim

Halogens dim over time, so you might be fine with any old replacement that you can find. Mine has high output halogens on that I put in years and years ago, but I have no idea whether they're still available. There are also LED options, but I'm not sure whether they follow the legal light pattern (i...
by skater
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1991 Florida
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: 1991 Florida

Wow, long time no see...

2014

2012
by skater
Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: B190 database
Replies: 126
Views: 80301

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: 3
Views: 1131

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: 806

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: 698

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: 118070

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...