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Old 11-29-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Greetings fellow Streamers, I am new to your forum, but not to living in an Air Stream. I own a 1976 Excella 500, 31'. and have lived in it for almost 15 years, and before that a 5th wheel of another brand,(which I'll not desecrate this hallowed forum by mentioning.) Anyways with all these years of wheeling it I have become quite handy at fixing most everything having to do with travel trailers. It's an ongoing quest to re-build my home into what i see in my minds eye as the ultimate excella. and for you out there who do your own modifications and repairs you know what i mean. So my fellow Streamers
I am looking forward to reading and seeing how others attack these problems
that i also have had as well as the ones i have not had as yet.(knock wood) Well good by for now, and God bless.

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Old 11-29-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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Welcome DeanoD,

Glad to have you with us. Yes maintenance and repair are constant tasks associated with the joy of ownership. Plenty of archival information here that should address any problems you're dealing with, but if you can't seem find the answer(s) to your question feel free to post accordingly.

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:13 PM   #3
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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Welcome, Care to share any advice on full-timing?
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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I googled Moundhouse, saw its near Carson City area and near 5,000 ft. Do you winter there? It would be interesting to hear your experiences.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:39 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Hello again fellow wheeler's

Hello people, glad to hear from you all. to answer a few questions asked.
KL's77, full timing it, I have made a few major changes to my home like installing a second electrical panel to run the trailer on 220 volt's when available, but still be able to run the trailer on the original 30 amp 110 volt
system when needed. With this change i have installed a 220 volt 35 gallon water heater next to the gas heater with a water by pass system. Also I have a 220 volt washer-dryer. It's nice to be able to take a 30 min. shower
and not have to worry about blowing a circuit breaker every time i plug something in. Works for me people.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:01 PM   #8
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Back again,

Tpi asked a question of me about the winters here in Carson City Nv.
there not to bad down here, but if you take a 30 min. ride up to lake Tahoe
they get an average of 4 to 8 feet of snow. Down here we might get 10 in.
over night but it's usually gone within a week or so, we get a good bit of wind though year around, but i have ran around in a t-shirt on the sunny days when the wind doesn't blow in December, Jan. and feb. I have wintered in
north Idaho and i like it here better,
Take care people DeanoD

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