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Old 01-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #71
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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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Old 01-02-2011, 09:59 PM   #72
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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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Old 01-05-2011, 09:42 PM   #73
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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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Old 01-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #74
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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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Old 10-10-2011, 06:49 PM   #75
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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...

Crappy photo attached...
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:09 PM   #76
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That looks fantastic! Makes your Airstream look new!
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:21 PM   #77
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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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Old 06-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #78
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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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Old 06-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #81
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Cool good ol' boy air conditioner.
OK, I have to admit, that was my first thought upon seeing the photo.

I agree, nice use of what you have.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #82
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More prep work...
I HATE repacking bearings and adjusting brakes...but it's done.


New LED's for special lamps...
I have .3 amps of parasitic draw...
A pair of reading lamps over the Sofa pull 2.7 amps
The new LED's pull .2 amps

The color is just a bit different...
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #83
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Ever wondered what's inside one of those $45 Everpure water filters?

Having one that I just replaced, and a bandsaw blade that was already wornout, I decided to cut it open and see what is inside...

Just a warning...

It pukes black crap everywhere...

I'm hoping the crude like grade of tar that squirted all over my work area is the activated charcoal and NOT stuff that was filtered from my water!!!

The to-do list is getting shorter...
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #84
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Head for the Hills 2012!!!

Another road trip and we plan on taking our Blog (and y'all) along for the ride. The Mrs has been learning to edit Videos and if things work out, we may have a few on that "U Tube" thing...

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Just about all of the real prep work is done, now is the dangerious part...still a few days to go and that always spells trouble...we tend to start loading stuff that we don't really need, 'just in case'

The Big-O-34 may well be overloaded by the time we depart...

How about telling a 'yarn' about our route? As can be seen, the final leg still needs some work...
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