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Old 08-10-2010, 04:46 PM   #61
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Ah HA! a solution from a past thread when things also went to crap...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f446...elp-33571.html

"Plunging" into the problem exposed the other end of the romex just behind the banana wrap...

I slipped a flex shroud over the exposed romex and mounted a male 30A RV plug on the A frame...

I gotta look into a better solution for the connection but right now, nuttin comes to mind...'91's don't use the Marinco stuff so I will have to change a bunch-o-stuff to go that way.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:03 PM   #62
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allnall a nice outcome...

plunger aside.

shakin' the bush here boss...



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Old 08-10-2010, 06:36 PM   #63
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Vernon, glad to see this Mississippi heat isn't slowing down your work on your Airstream because it has really slowed me down...
Geez this heat and humidity are brutal

Today was a 3 shirt day...now I gotta do laundry

We are doing a push to get everything ready for another Big Adventure in a couple of weeks...hitch up the TW and come go with us!
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:29 PM   #65
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On the Road again!

AlumaTherapy's travels - Airstream Forums
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:56 PM   #66
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Ya never know how you get attached to these danged ole trailers until...

Having arrived home Sunday afternoon and planning another trip on Saturday, we didn't bother unhitching...no real need for the truck this week...

Tuesday evening I flew back into town from an overnight trip and as Delta Airlines taxied us back to the terminal, I flipped on the phone and "Bing" a text message from the lovely Mrs. HiHo..."don't worry...it wasn't a big fire...just the house water heater...no major damage but we do need a new electric water heater... the fire department just left"

Wednesday morning at work..."Bing" a text from Mrs. HiHo...."I found a Waterheater and will be going to pick it up...I'm unhitching the Hensley to use the truck..."

:30 later..."Bing"..."call me!"... a sobbing voice answers..."I didn't know you left the tongue jack retracted and the nose fell to the ground when I pulled out of the Hensley...I hope I didn't hurt my camper..." I can't understand the rest over all of the crying...

Mrs. HiHo is balling out her eyes wondering if she broke something...and just coming to the realization SHE IS REALLY ATTACHED TO THIS DANGED OLE CAMPER!

Bottom line...no damage other than a bruised ego...a well learned lesson on un-hitching...and knowing it is possible to have an attachment to an aluminum tube camper!!!
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:26 AM   #67
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During last weekends outing we stopped in Leland MS at the Jim Henson/Kermit the Frog center and noticed water dripping from the fresh tank drain area...we ended up dry camping with no water...

Today I decided to dig in and see what was wrong...anothe case of crappy valves breaking off!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f443...pair-5206.html

I installed a temp plug until I spring for a PEX crimper for the replumbing of dolly...
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Back to Greenville MS for a New Years party and to visit with family. We have been boon docking in the casino parking lot...not the best place we have camped but it's convenient and they do have a security staff member on site until 5:00am. It's only 3 blocks from Does Eat Place...google it for an idea of the neighborhood...the coordinates for the parking area are...

33 24' 54" N 91 3' 41" W

Today we decided to drive over to Grenada and try out the state park...if it's not full!

I'd upload a photo but this iPad isn't letting me do it! Ideas?
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:21 AM   #69
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It's only 3 blocks from Does Eat Place...google it for an idea of the neighborhood...

Makes me hungry. Go have a steak and some tamales for me.

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I was always loaded out with ceiling tile on a 53' flatbed from the plant there in Greenville. Great runs out to the coast, but no chance of a parking place at Does!
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We didn't make it by Does (or load up with tile...) but we did loop by Grenada for a night at Hugh White State park...we have never been there and wanted to scope it out. Shared electrical, lots of trees and unsual twists for parking...the CG is below the dam so outflow can raise the water VERY quickly...

Here's a photo of the Greenville casino lot and one for Grenada...back home and off to work to start 2011!

Some notes...2010 we towed 8,098 miles and spent 57 nights in the 'stream...
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Some notes...2010 we towed 8,098 miles and spent 57 nights in the 'stream..

And average mpg was . . . ?
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Some notes...2010 we towed 8,098 miles and spent 57 nights in the 'stream..

And average mpg was . . . ?
Um...dunno on the entire milage...too lazy to keep records I guess...I do know I got 12.9 on the longest trip (4,500 of those miles...). The MPG-O-Meter is 'optimistic' by 3.5 mpg...I noticed on the run back from Grenada it showed 16.2 this past weekend...The in-laws gave me a funny look when I told them we get 12 mpg...they get 8 with the gas-burner-class-A
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Thanks. I assumed the fuel log would have been part of the record. We armchair travelers (for now) keep a calculator handy along with maps and other data as we piggyback along on the journeys of others (and project costs).
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I guess we have been too busy camping and having no problems with the 34'....it's been a AWHILE since I posted to the thread!

Mrs HiHo has been on me to replace the decaying stripes...I ordered new ones from Airstream of Mississippi and they were promptly delivered to my door...and sat there for a month

One challenge was the clearcoat that was sprayed OVER the old decals...I used blue painters tape and ran a line 1/2" below the stripe and started slathering the majic Orange Paint stripper over the old stripes. After a couple of swipes, the old Vinyl was gone-gone, along with most of the glue.

re-stripeing is not my strongest skill...

I finally got the hang and after repainting and riviting on the em'blems...

I'm ok with the results...

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That looks fantastic! Makes your Airstream look new!
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I never woulda thought...

This situation actually made for some interesting conversations during last weekends camping trip...

No, we didn't tow with a Honda, it was just parked there during our stay...

But some folks had a different impression. "Those Airstreams sure do tow good. How does it feel behind the Honda?"

Well, I do have a Hensley...
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We have been getting ready for another Big Adventure and one of the items on "The List" was to find a stubborn leak.

Being lazy and wanting to try a new home-made gadget...I did a DIY pressure leak test...

220V blower out of an old central heater, some duct tape, a bucket and some wood...

SUCCESS!

I didn't even have to tape the stove vent...air was whistling and howling from everywhere and there was still enough static pressure to find the leaks. Now that I think about it, the bathroom vent is was open!

too easy...
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Vernon...

that is so cool.... way to repurpose stuff.

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Cool good ol' boy air conditioner.
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