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Old 01-22-2012, 11:57 AM   #141
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i keep track of the weather very carefully,do not hit the rd unless i have 2 or 3 days of good weather,here in dutchess co, we only had 2"of snow,no big deal...last year i left for fl early febr.and had great traveling weather so....i am not leaving unless......its certain good driving weather.....
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #142
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thank you,i will keep you posted if and when i can find wi fi or have at&t connection,which unfortunately is not everywhere!!!!!!
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:34 PM   #143
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Snow Chains...
Now there is a question...
Can you or should you have and fit snow chains on a Classic?
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:42 PM   #144
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Snow Chains...
Now there is a question...
Can you or should you have and fit snow chains on a Classic?
Nope, never, ever. The weight of the coach (with fresh tires) will get one through most situations. The bottom line is: fuel, propane, food and libations.
Just pull over before it's too late and ride it out. That's what the mo/ho is designed to do.When in perfect tune and attention paid to details and you know you might be going into harm's way, big deal.
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:12 PM   #145
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I agree that if possible stay put or pull over to a safe place and wait it out.
HOWEVER -- The law in my location, BC states, "all vehicles traveling in winter conditions will have winter tires and/or carry chains" .

Very few RV'rs would want winter tires so the only cheap/reasonable/legal option would be to carry chains.

Cable chains are light and easy to use if necessary.

Note: -- It is also illegal to park in chain-up pull-offs, as they have limited area and are for the purpose of mounting chains. If an enforcement officer see's you parked there because of weather and you do not have chains, you will be charged.

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PS Rather than hijacking this thread, I will start a new one on winter travel tips.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ml#post1097152
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:21 PM   #146
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Good points Mike...
You have to have Vodka onboard to "Winterize" the Motorhome, in Extreme conditions, I am told...

I asked because on our wish list is some trips to Yosemite, Mammoth, Yellowstone, and Alaska, and dependant on weather you could get caught out.
I am planning on putting All season/Traction tires on the dually driven axle when they come due for replacement.
I read a story not long back on thes board about getting stuck on a wet grassy field.
I have had personal experience with simple directional ribbed tires on snow, and mud... Not good!

Something like these...
Continental HDR

I am also concerned about the effect the tag axle has on traction for those that have one.

I had a situation where I turned around on a sideroad and a dip in the kerb unloaded the drive axle on one side enough to cause me to spin a wheel!
With no locking differetial, I nearly got stuck, and that was on a dry dusty track!
So had a thought about maybe being able to overide the Airbag control, and push more weight onto the driven axle... this would also allow you to lift the rear end up to stop grounding out, or even to allow you to escape if you got stuck...
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #147
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Saw this in Myrtle Beach today...

motor home near Ocean Lakes Campground today.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #148
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on the road airstr.spotting

took me 2days,arriving the 3rdin florida at little talbot st park where there was a airstr,but the owner was probably gone to walk the beach...by this am ..he was gone..la nomade performed beautifully,had to keep checking my speed,she just wants to go.....better stick betw 60...65for lower gaz consumption.
as always,she attracts a lot of attention both on the rd,and when i stop somewhere...it makes people dream......
tomorrow is the last strech of my trip from n.y all the way to new port richey to volunteer at a moringa tree farm....m
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #149
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Hi,
Keep me posted on your travels. I'm off until Sunday this weekend, would love to see your Airstream.
Thanks, Derek
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #150
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just got here...its a jungle...lots to do...would love your visit...email me at fania36@gmail.com...will reply with directions and my cell ph n. best m
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #151
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Found this later model 290LE across from our campground just outside Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Owner was out running errands according to neighbor. She is an artist recently moved up from New York. We left our email and Airforums info.
yes that is mine...i have summered in n.sc for the past 23 years,just sold a big house,bought and restored this a.str,bought a small piece of land,build my studio,and now live in the a.str when there in the summer...just love it.I was so surprised to see these photos....i had spotted you as well,but thought you where still asleep...saw you in liverpool on my way back....we just missed each other...right now i am in florida,will head home this mon via the coast.,little talbot,the geo.islands etc...
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:49 PM   #152
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yes that is mine...i have summered in n.sc for the past 23 years,just sold a big house,bought and restored this a.str,bought a small piece of land,build my studio,and now live in the a.str when there in the summer...just love it.I was so surprised to see these photos....i had spotted you as well,but thought you where still asleep...saw you in liverpool on my way back....we just missed each other...right now i am in florida,will head home this mon via the coast.,little talbot,the geo.islands etc...
You must have some free time to dig up that old post. Hope you are enjoying the airforums. Enjoy your time in Florida and have a good trip north.

Cheers, Dan
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Isn't there a prize when someone actually acknowledges they were spotted? I thought you got a free polish!!!
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:43 PM   #154
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Isn't there a prize when someone actually acknowledges they were spotted? I thought you got a free polish!!!
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That's an easy mistake to make. Sort of like TV (Two Vehicle) and TV (Television). That's free Polish. The spotter now owes the spotted a Polish Dog.

But hey, they're (Polish Dogs) Airstream shaped.
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