Originally Posted by pkm123
For the information on sub Forums.I am somewhat new to the AS forums. It may be just me, but I find the search bar in forums almost useless and usually end up typing key words into the google search bar and hope I come up with the correct forum choices. If I am missing something let me know, I find it very frustrating. To try and search for specific key words or topics. I usually get a couple of pages that pop up that have nothing to do with what I am searching for.
Hi Ken, I hope you don't mind, but I am answering here in the Site Admin sub-forum in an existing thread which is somewhat On-topic. I have a couple of suggestions about searching here.
First, after hitting Search in the blue menu bar above, I go half-way down the pop-up box and enter search terms in the Google Search box. [not in the Search Forums box at the top] This search function will process more terms efficiently IMO, so I usually try to enter 3-5 search terms which are all necessary
to the info. I seek.
Alternatively, I open a new window in my browser and, also using Google as the search engine, enter "airforums 2016" followed by the search terms to look for recent on-topic threads here. For your interests on the 16" Michelin/Sendel thread, I would enter "airforums 2016 16" michelin sendel" and see what pops up [without the quote marks entered of course].
Voila! The thread you just posted on is at the top of the Google results list.
It all depends on the search terms you use, and of course on Google's algorythms, to focus in quickly IMO. If a search does not yield good results, I change the search terms by usually adding a term or two.
Another approach is like grabbing a book and looking through the table of contents. Go to the blue organizational layout at the top left [the terms separated by the blue ">" symbols], and click on a "book" whose contents you want to peruse. For instance, from here you could go up to "Airstream Community Forums" and click on the heading. Each one that opens lists a bunch of sub-forums or threads.
If you spend some time just "clicking around" the organizational layout of this site, you will be amazed both at how many topics are covered, often from different angles, and also at the depth and wisdom of the knowledge here. Humorous replies are fun also, especially from the old-timers who have seen the same questions asked a zillion times [ IMO ].
In the case of your 16" Michelin'Sendel questions, it does not take long to find the "Tires" sub-forum if you have checked out the "tables of contents" before, again in my opinion.
Feel free to ask questions, and either I or someone more knowledgeable will do our best to reply.
PS -- If a poster asks you for more specific information, like the exact model of your trailer, it is also helpful to getting information here if you answer as best you can . . .