Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2007, 10:04 PM   #645
Rivet Master
 
Airboss's Avatar
 
1997 30' Limited
1972 23' Safari
1965 17' Caravel
Howell , Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,071
Send a message via AIM to Airboss Send a message via MSN to Airboss Send a message via Yahoo to Airboss
Well Dave (DragNwagon) was here by 9:30 AM and the new wheels were back on the Caravel by 1:20 Pm. Thanks Dave for all the help. We did have a great time too...As far as Airedale. She does not think she will get that weekend off. That would be 3 in a row for her..We put her name in just in case it happened. Looks like that spot will be open. We will keep ya posted guys..She did pull the Caravel around the neighborhood this afternoon and did a great job If I do say so myself..LOL.. Ralph
__________________

__________________
"If your not living life on the edge... Your taking up too much room. WANTED, Single lady who loves and has a Airstream. Please send photo of Airstream and Tow Vehicle
Operation "SAVE RUDY" Strike Team (Charter Member) RALPH, KW8G..WBCCI # 4201 Metro Detroit & 4CU TAC # MI-007
Airboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2007, 11:53 PM   #646
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,183
Speaking of towing something for the first time....
I am taking the Safari out with the 25 footer tomorrow morning, before people are out and about. If it tows good then I will be all set for the rally! If not, then I gotta hurry up and find something to tow it with!
I am sure it will do fine. That van has hauled my Argosy 24 from here to Shreveport, LA, up to Kentucky Lake and then finally home. It did it without a problem! I am sure I will be ok towing this one the 70-80 miles to Grass Lake and back.
Just the same, I want to tow it up the M-53 E-way in the early morning hours so I can see how it will do. I hooked them up together and put all of the weight on the van. It held up just fine. I will snap off a few pictures so I can rid myself of the horrible PhotoShop job I did on my avatar!
Wish me luck!
__________________

__________________
Anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 12:15 AM   #647
Rivet Master
 
loudruff's Avatar
 
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.7 Metre
1989 29' Excella
Lorain County , Ohio
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,242
Images: 5
Send a message via AIM to loudruff Send a message via MSN to loudruff Send a message via Yahoo to loudruff
Pma

You just need to keep that Positive Mental Attitude! And repeat over and over....I think I can....I think I can....I think I can....I think I can!!!!!!!
Good luck! Make sure you let us all know how it goes!
__________________
Larry and Lou
CP: Water/30 amp/waste dump/WIFI & Room for 2-3 units; PM us if you are headed our direction!
Air #2695
TAC- OH 2
#1420 NOVA 4-006 Charter member


loudruff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 07:08 AM   #648
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,039
Lou, you can tow it! You go Boy! Just make sure mr. policeman doesn't get you for exposure now that the 25' is of the naked variety.
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 08:35 AM   #649
Rivet Master
 
Airboss's Avatar
 
1997 30' Limited
1972 23' Safari
1965 17' Caravel
Howell , Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,071
Send a message via AIM to Airboss Send a message via MSN to Airboss Send a message via Yahoo to Airboss
Yeah Lou, Go go BOY!!! Im sure it will do fine. is that what your towing it with to X-Mas??? Hey still have a site left for my rally..Come on C.J.OOPs Bone Crusher Carol, Join the fun girl...Ralph
__________________
"If your not living life on the edge... Your taking up too much room. WANTED, Single lady who loves and has a Airstream. Please send photo of Airstream and Tow Vehicle
Operation "SAVE RUDY" Strike Team (Charter Member) RALPH, KW8G..WBCCI # 4201 Metro Detroit & 4CU TAC # MI-007
Airboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 10:29 AM   #650
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,183
Well, with me being the afternoon shift type of person that I am I did not get up this morning.
I am going to tow tonight though. Once all of the traffic has died down. Anyone wanna come over and help?
I really do not think I am goinng to make the X-mas in July rally though.
I did not put in for the time off before the "open enrollment" for vacation time had ended. This means that I cannot really plan any additional time off. We are going to b e running 6 and 7 days a week for the next month or so. Since I am working 12-14 hour days this makes for some SERIOUS bling! It is really hard to pass up working a Saturday or Sunday and making a little extra cash.
__________________
Anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 11:16 AM   #651
2 Rivet Member
 
Silvertwin's Avatar
 
1972 23' Safari
Howell , Michigan
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 62
Send a message via AIM to Silvertwin Send a message via MSN to Silvertwin Send a message via Yahoo to Silvertwin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Airboss
Yeah Lou, Go go BOY!!! Im sure it will do fine. is that what your towing it with to X-Mas??? Hey still have a site left for my rally..Come on C.J.OOPs Bone Crusher Carol, Join the fun girl...Ralph

I am devising my plan of action for my decorations for x-mas in July! Check out my picture from last year on my profile! That was a great site dad...this year I will not be able to have it facing out like that. Different measures must be taken LOL!

One site left...thats great!
__________________
*Holly*

Operation "SAVE RUDY" Strike Team (Charter Member)

Join me on the Magical Aluminum Mystery Tour!
Silvertwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 11:25 AM   #652
Rivet Master
 
Airboss's Avatar
 
1997 30' Limited
1972 23' Safari
1965 17' Caravel
Howell , Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,071
Send a message via AIM to Airboss Send a message via MSN to Airboss Send a message via Yahoo to Airboss
Well If Lou is not coming that will make 2 sites left..
__________________
"If your not living life on the edge... Your taking up too much room. WANTED, Single lady who loves and has a Airstream. Please send photo of Airstream and Tow Vehicle
Operation "SAVE RUDY" Strike Team (Charter Member) RALPH, KW8G..WBCCI # 4201 Metro Detroit & 4CU TAC # MI-007
Airboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 11:40 AM   #653
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,183
Ralph,
I want to make it. I really do need a break from work.
It is one of those things....
Work and get paid or don't work and get fired. I like the first option the best.
The girls are going to be bummed but, since they are so young, I am sure they will get over it.
I am gonna be the one that is scarred for life. I have to miss seeing Ralph and Dave! Man, I miss you guys! I wish you guys could have made it out to the potluck dinner here back in February.
__________________
Anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 12:13 PM   #654
Rivet Master
 
Airboss's Avatar
 
1997 30' Limited
1972 23' Safari
1965 17' Caravel
Howell , Michigan
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,071
Send a message via AIM to Airboss Send a message via MSN to Airboss Send a message via Yahoo to Airboss
Well I have now called everyone that is coming to X-Mas in July.. Looks like everything is set for the potluck on Saturday. Going to be a great meal!!! Have only 2 sites left and one of them may be gone just not sure yet..Remember Santa will be there.. Dance and Band on Saturday night. Hay Ride too...Great swimming lake, you can also tube the river. 1st 2nd and 3rd place gifts for best decorated sites within our group. I have some great gifts lined up... Ralph
__________________
"If your not living life on the edge... Your taking up too much room. WANTED, Single lady who loves and has a Airstream. Please send photo of Airstream and Tow Vehicle
Operation "SAVE RUDY" Strike Team (Charter Member) RALPH, KW8G..WBCCI # 4201 Metro Detroit & 4CU TAC # MI-007
Airboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 05:20 PM   #655
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,183
Well, I did it!

I towed the 25 footer around the block and the van pulled it like it was nobody's business!
I took a couple of new pictures of it since I had it hooked up and backed into the driveway! I was so proud of my little workhorse of a van!




Geez! It looks so big hooked up to my van! I was really surprised that it did so well.
Tonight I am going to take it up the e-way to see how well she does on a longer distance trip!
In the top picture you can see part of the back end of my mom's 1973 31 footer! That one was bought BRAND NEW in Nov. 1972 by my dad!
__________________
Anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 05:25 PM   #656
Rivet Master
 
wheel interested's Avatar
 
2007 23' International CCD
Lapeer , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 7,039
Nice pictures Lou. How did she feel all that Airstream? You must be loving it! Can't wait for Open House. I am sure the drive to Apple Creek will be just fine. How do your towing numbers check out anyway? How was the circle?
__________________
Caroljb



photography
wheel interested is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 05:44 PM   #657
Rivet Master
 
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,773
Images: 59
Blog Entries: 5
Send a message via Skype™ to GT1963
Hey look at that crazy cannuck towing with a van ha ha ha ha

hey your naked lady's got a good set of four brakes on her what do you think they were put on there for anyway for show.....

Is that an Astro van or 350 something or other. You got the Hensley to don't you???

Piece of cake.... pay no nevermind to those boys with their big toys - cause your a dainty man ready to be inducted into the Rivettes anyway - okay that was going a bit too far

and then again did you see some of the power them gals were towing with.... you might want to come in in the Dark....
__________________
Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright now, then it is not the end.
GT1963 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 10:08 PM   #658
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by GT1963
Hey look at that crazy cannuck towing with a van ha ha ha ha

hey your naked lady's got a good set of four brakes on her what do you think they were put on there for anyway for show.....

Is that an Astro van or 350 something or other. You got the Hensley to don't you???

Piece of cake.... pay no nevermind to those boys with their big toys - cause your a dainty man ready to be inducted into the Rivettes anyway - okay that was going a bit too far

and then again did you see some of the power them gals were towing with.... you might want to come in in the Dark....
Oh, you are gonna pay for that.... Remember, you have an "initiation" to go through still! I am going to handle your initiation PERSONALLY!
As for the "H" word... I would NEVER EVER own one of their hitches. Number one; they are like rocket science for your bumper. Number two; they advertise it, (still to this day), with a Dodge Intrepid towing a 34' Airstream. If that were true then I should be able to tow my 25' with my Pontiac Vibe! I am using plain old torsion bars with an anti-sway bar.
It towed like a DREAM! It does have all it can handle with that trailer. I would not go any higher.
BTW, I will be coming in during the dark. I will be arriving early Thursday morning. I get out of work Thursday morning around 2 a.m. so I will leave here about 4 a.m.; arriving at Apple Creek around 6 a.m. I figure I will probably be the first one there!
I am going to set up and then go to sleep! I figure I can get in a good nap before any of the other early arrivals get in.
__________________

__________________
Anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AIR Midwest : midwest rally maznblu Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 18 01-01-2010 09:55 PM
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Rally... InsideOut WBCCI Rallies & Events 28 12-08-2006 06:39 PM
Photos from the St. Patricks Day Rally @ Desert Star Ranch Andy R Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 4 03-22-2005 12:07 AM
Mystic Springs 2003 rally!! thenewkid64 Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 41 04-02-2003 05:52 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.