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Old 05-29-2009, 11:46 PM   #85
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Thanks for taking me along on your trip. I had a great time.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:57 AM   #86
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Bob and Lee,

Thanks for the ride-along. Perhaps you'll share more road warrior stories @ Kernville?

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Old 05-30-2009, 08:00 AM   #87
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Yes, Bob, another thank you for taking us along. Lynn and I usually journey to a location and stay awhile. That means we take a lot of camping supplies which needs to be loaded....and unloaded! We had an awaking last February when we took our Trade Wind to Toscano's in Los Banos. (BTW a great Airstream service center). We stayed in our coach for 3 night's on their lot while 14' of aluminum was replaced. So there was no need to fill the aisles of the coach with additional stuff! THAT was nice. So perhaps you and Lee's travels will inspire us to do the same soon. The last time Lynn and I 'hit the road' togerther was about 20 years ago. ut I went crazy because I missed our then teenagers at home. Weeeell they ain't teens or at home any more.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:59 AM   #88
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Missing pictures.

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Hi, today was the perfect day for an Airstream to get a bath; It was cool and overcast all day. So all traces of bugs are gone [as well as possible] and we are looking like a brand new trailer again. Backed into it's cozy parking spot awaiting it's next adventure.
Hi, here are the pictures that dissappeared from post #84.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:31 AM   #89
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Bob,

Just had a thought about the water heater kit to add the electric option. Would it be too much for a 30 amp trailer? With A/C/heat pump, microwave, etc., another resistance item might be more than the system is designed to handle. Does it have a manual switch or is it fully automatic, or automatic with manual option? I'm trying to think where a switch would go.

You re-posted pictures remind me we still haven't washed the Safari (or the truck, or the 4Runner).

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Old 06-18-2009, 10:47 PM   #90
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Lightning Rod.

Hi, Gene. I think the draw on an electric water heater might be maginal so my idea was to run a separate power cord. The the second power cord would not really need a switch and the kit has it's own thermostat. There is a separate kit for the switch and receptical, but then you have to cut, drill, and find a place to mount everything. I want to keep it simple by bypassing the trailer's electrical system.
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Your scrubbed up buggy is beautiful! First thing Doug likes to do when we return from a long trip is a good handwash, debug and wax.
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Bob, that's too simple and elegant a solution for me. As I understand it there would be a 120 v. cable coming from the water heater to a 20 amp. receptacle next to the usual 30 amp. one at the campground. If it were me I would try to find a place for a button that lights up because I like things like that.

Lightning Rod is the kit for the water heater I presume. How much does the kit cost?

All you who wash your trailers as soon as you come home: you can wash mine if you're still needing to wash something. I'll supply water and soap.

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All you who wash your trailers as soon as you come home: you can wash mine if you're still needing to wash something. I'll supply water and soap.

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Old 06-19-2009, 09:28 PM   #94
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Bob, that's too simple and elegant a solution for me. As I understand it there would be a 120 v. cable coming from the water heater to a 20 amp. receptacle next to the usual 30 amp. one at the campground. If it were me I would try to find a place for a button that lights up because I like things like that.

Lightning Rod is the kit for the water heater I presume. How much does the kit cost?

All you who wash your trailers as soon as you come home: you can wash mine if you're still needing to wash something. I'll supply water and soap.

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Hi, simple, that's what I mean. Plug in the 30 Amp and plug in the water heater on the same camp ground post. As for a light, I wish I had one for my water pump since I think the switch is backwards compared to the two other switches on the monitor panel. I think the Lightning Rod kit is about $100.00 and the switch kit about $60.00 or less? As for the trailer wash, you will have to bring your trailer to Lakewood and try your luck at getting it in my driveway. As for the waxing part, I don't wax my trailer.
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Bob, we, after 14,000 miles, still get confused whether the water pump is on or off. As for your driveway, I might take out part of your house so you'll have to wash it in the street. How do you wash it in that space—go inside, open the window, and throw buckets of water at the Safari?

I think your idea of adding an electric option to the water heater is a very good one. I'm not sure I want to go that route and it seems the water heater uses so little propane, it's not worth it to me. But I'll keep it in mind.

When's you next trip and where?

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You don't wax your trailer? You mean we don't have to wax? Yeehaw!

She's really shiny... What's your secret?

LOVED reading about your trip, thanks for sharing.

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Bob, we, after 14,000 miles, still get confused whether the water pump is on or off. As for your driveway, I might take out part of your house so you'll have to wash it in the street. How do you wash it in that space—go inside, open the window, and throw buckets of water at the Safari?

I think your idea of adding an electric option to the water heater is a very good one. I'm not sure I want to go that route and it seems the water heater uses so little propane, it's not worth it to me. But I'll keep it in mind.

When's you next trip and where?

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Hi, Gene. I have to pull my trailer forward to the edge of the sidewalk to be able to wash my trailer; After it's done I have to move it back next to my house. When I get my ideas all put together on how I want to do the water heater I will post how I did it. When in cold and high altitude areas my water heater has a hard time lighting and make noises in the middle of the night. Propane is cheap, but noisy at times. For now I turn the water heater off at night and back on in the morning. As for the next trip, I want to go to Colorado, maybe in July.

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You don't wax your trailer? You mean we don't have to wax? Yeehaw!

She's really shiny... What's your secret?

LOVED reading about your trip, thanks for sharing.

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Hi, oceanair. My trailer gets washed with a good brand of automotive car wash, right now, I am using Meguires. I wash my trailer before trips and after trips and hose it off in-between. My trailer is outside all of the time. [not stored indoors] I use a soft wash mitt, and a synthetic chamois to dry it. I enjoyed sharing our trip.

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Hi, Gene. No photoshop, it's the real deal. Invitation #1, Learn how to park in my driveway. Invitation #2 Experience how an Airstream door should open and close without slamming it. Invitation #3 See a five year old trailer that has never been waxed and still looks like new.
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