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Old 04-09-2011, 08:46 PM   #253
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I'm sitting here in Hiawassee, Georgia at he Springstream rally in my 1987 345 enjoying the weather. It was cloudy but warn. There are 6 Air Stream motor homes here.
1 -1989 345
1 - 1987 345 ours
2 - ???? 310 [one painted silver]
1 - 1982 Funeral coach
1 - ????? Slant nose one.

This is the most that I've seen at a rally here.

I'll add some info on mine when I get some more time. Just thought some of you would like to know this.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:15 PM   #254
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I'm sitting here in Hiawassee, Georgia at he Springstream rally in my 1987 345 enjoying the weather. It was cloudy but warn. There are 6 Air Stream motor homes here.
1 -1989 345
1 - 1987 345 ours
2 - ???? 310 [one painted silver]
1 - 1982 Funeral coach
1 - ????? Slant nose one.

This is the most that I've seen at a rally here.

I'll add some info on mine when I get some more time. Just thought some of you would like to know this.
We'd like it better if there were some pics.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:06 PM   #255
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This what I did in the CLIPPER to hold the laptop so I can use the bigscreen GPS with Streets/Trips when travelling alone or when the navigator is asleep.
Oh - that is ingenious!

I have been planning - much to my wife's chagrin - to build a laptop stand in the front area, for that exact purpose: Use MS Streets & Trips as my GPS with the 15.9" screen.

I am going to plagerize just a litte - but my alteration that will make it a legal patent infringement is to use an upside-down wall-mounted TV holder, mounted to the doghouse. I have already got the wiring that allows me to switch the coach speakers (front and rear) from in-dash stereo to PC playing CDs or MP3s, and have the ability to isolate the front speakers (turn off the rears with a switch). Also, I can route the CB PA to the coach speakers so I can yell at the kids if necessary, and the PA is switchable to internal speaker hookup or external speaker horn.

The isle lights are a great idea! I am going to install little lamps (the license plate lights that are dome shaped) under the toe-kick in the kitchen, and by the bathroom so that kids don't make too much disturbance in the night when bathrooms are needed.

And now to something completely different...:
Today i saw a car-dolly that had lost its original fenders. The ownner had cut a tire with a larger diameter in half, and trimmed down the side walls, and used the two halves as replacement fenders!

Steampunk!
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:30 AM   #256
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No boondocking at this altitude, that's for sure! We use two liquid-filled radiators to keep us comfy overnight and use the furnace & the radiators during the day. The roof air heat strip comes into play should it get really chilly, but that is very seldom, if ever with the radiators. It's 5pm Arizona time and it's 70 in the coach.
Hey Mike I thought you went south to get away from the cold. It was in the 50's here today. We even had the lawn mower out yesterday.

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Yep: I cut my grass on Thursday 7th. It will be a weekly thing now till October.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:44 AM   #258
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Hey Mike I thought you went south to get away from the cold.
Left the heat and ran into winter! 19 degrees overnight. Pretty sights, though.
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Great Pics Mike, keep em coming!

My son is now living in Pheonix, so thats on the list for 2011... we will have to check that site out!
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My son is now living in Pheonix, so thats on the list for 2011... we will have to check that site out!
Make sure your cooling system is in tip-top shape. The pull up on I-17 from Phoenix to Flagstaff is a bearcat, especially in the 90+ degrees we pulled the other day!
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Hope you had forsight to keep deicer in the ws washers! Many operators get in the warm country and use homemade mixtures that will freeze and break the pump.
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It was in the 50's here today. We even had the lawn mower out yesterday.

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Dan, for goodness sakes... How long have you lived in WA?
Just because it "was"" 50 the other day - or heck, even a few moments ago, doesn't guarantee that it isn't snowing tomorrow - or heck, even a few moments FROM now!

Yeah - I saw several people mowing, driving through town yesterday - but on Wednesday while I was out working on the RV, over the course of 2 hours it went from sunny and warm, to rainy - to sunny and warm - to rainy, windy and cold, to sunny and warm - to snowing - to sunny and warm - to sunny AND RAINING AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!

Geez... If you don't like the weather in WA - WAIT 5 minutes!

I overheard this conversation at a pharmacy a couple of years ago, when I was in Arizona:
Man walks up to Pharmacist.
Man: "I need the most powerful sunblock you could possibly give me!"
Pharmacict hands Man a piece of paper.
Man: "What's this?"
Pharmacist: "Directions to Seattle!"

Cheers!
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Dan, for goodness sakes... How long have you lived in WA?
Just because it "was"" 50 the other day - or heck, even a few moments ago, doesn't guarantee that it isn't snowing tomorrow - or heck, even a few moments FROM now!

Yeah - I saw several people mowing, driving through town yesterday - but on Wednesday while I was out working on the RV, over the course of 2 hours it went from sunny and warm, to rainy - to sunny and warm - to rainy, windy and cold, to sunny and warm - to snowing - to sunny and warm - to sunny AND RAINING AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!

Geez... If you don't like the weather in WA - WAIT 5 minutes!

I overheard this conversation at a pharmacy a couple of years ago, when I was in Arizona:
Man walks up to Pharmacist.
Man: "I need the most powerful sunblock you could possibly give me!"
Pharmacict hands Man a piece of paper.
Man: "What's this?"
Pharmacist: "Directions to Seattle!"

Cheers!
Michael.
You must be too close to Portland Micheal, up here on the Olympic Peninsula we have it a bit more civilized.

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Melting quickly, think we've got a window to get north next week. Having premature wear on my newer front Goodyears, on the inside. Thinking of having them rotated for the trip back and then deal with what could be anything. She tracks fine, no wobble. Seems like yesterday I had her aligned, but, you all know how the mind starts to go. We'll go out I-17, to Kingman and north on 43 over the new bypass bridge and up 95 through Nevada. Want to see our forum friend at Goose Lake S.P. in CA off 395 at the Oregon border, but it all gets weather dependent once we hit the "green & Grey". Will check in when we can.
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Since this is a picture thread, here is a few pictures of my Airstream key chains. I know you can still buy the trailer version of the first one new but I haven't seen another motorhome version and feel lucky to have it. Just curious, how many of you have one of these? It is worn thin where it joins to the chain (the top of the air conditioner) so I don't carry it anymore. The previous owner carried it, and I did at first until one day I decided to see how hard I had to pull to get it to separate from the chain and it just fell off with no perceivable resistance! I wonder if a jeweler could build the thin area back up with silver solder or something? I have no idea what type of metal it is made of is the only problem... It doesn't appear to be magnetic and it's way too heavy to be aluminum. Might be pewter or something, I'm sure it's not a precious metal, pretty special to me though. I carry the plastic one everywhere with me, I've read that dealers gave these away on a regular basis and they are quite common but I haven't run across another one of them yet either.
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The high Nevada desert this morning.
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