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Old 12-02-2013, 06:49 PM   #29
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Thanks for the post, especially the Monte Sano SP picture. Visited there many times in the mid 1960's while working on the Saturn V program for Boeing Huntsville.

Looks and sounds like you had a great first trip with the new AS. Congrats!
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #30
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Nagrivator - oh I died laughing!!

To be fair to my wife - only when hunger strikes does she transform into the nagrivator - it's not something you want to experience

I'm annoying as the navigator cause I feel like I am still driving and am annoyingly checking her blind spots etc while driving

Remind her at canopener to do her impression of me as a passenger
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #31
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Nagrivator - oh I died laughing!! To be fair to my ...Remind her at canopener to do her impression of me as a passenger
Someone volunteer to have camera to video, plz!
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:14 PM   #32
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I wish they had a "like" button on this forum!! All of your comments are a hoot!
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #33
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Oh sure, encourage him! Just teasing, always nice to have new voices added to the usual merriment!
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #34
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Nagrivator - oh I died laughing!!

To be fair to my wife - only when hunger strikes does she transform into the nagrivator - it's not something you want to experience
Are you my husband? 'Cause this sounds like me and my husband!! You do NOT want to see my blood sugar drop!!! LOL

Funny thing I discovered over our 6 day Thanksgiving trip...the NAV shows the speed limit of the road you're driving on, and the speed you are actually driving. So now, when i tell husband to freakin' slow down and drive the speed limit, and he knows I can see exactly what's going on, he can not deny he's speeding any longer and can only say, "yes dear," and slow his a** down. This is working very well for me, thank you.
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I believe the statement should read "slow our a**es down" since you both are in the vehicle...
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I believe the statement should read "slow our a**es down" since you both are in the vehicle...
Technically, you would be correct. I stand corrected!!
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Our first trip out with our new Airstream involved a flood- I was reminded of that Saturday-
Now I know why 2 people need 17 towels-
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Congrats on that successful first run, and I know you'll have many more to come. Now that I have a new TV (diesel), I'm also subjected to the, "can you find the diesel pump amidst the gas pumps, AND can you successfully pull in AND exit?" Tough enough with the gasser, but an additional challenge with the oiler. AND if you use the truck stops with high volume pumps to fill your new RAM you have to let it trickle into your tank or you just foam up. Trust me, the learning never ends, PharmGeek. At the same time, so does the fun....!!
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Now that I have a new TV (diesel), I'm also subjected to the, "can you find the diesel pump amidst the gas pumps, AND can you successfully pull in AND exit?"
I'm a big fan of Racetrak/Raceway stations. Diesel pumps on both ends for easy in/out when towing, and generally lower diesel prices than the truck stops.
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I used raceway on way home - not a big truck stop but had a clear way in and out - I pulled up to pump and had ample space behind me to allow any vehicles around my trailer sticking Val there then a quick backup and out to avoid trying to turn around the pumps.

Oddly - I got the slowest pump I've ever used - took 10 minutes to get 17 gallons!
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #41
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ooooooo....la......la. Been waiting for this thread!

Everything looks beautiful!

Airstreaming sure changes things, i.e. before AS, I wouldn't have been caught dead at a truck stop because I was a snob. Now I love them!

The book that was recommended sounds great. One thing I noticed on my trip to Alberta on the Trans-Canada - the farther away from the city - the more RV friendly the road. Many gas stations, shopping malls, and restaurants had made provisions for RVs.

You prepared yourself well by joining the forum and asking many questions.

And......congratulations!
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:05 PM   #42
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Like others, I have been waiting for this thread! Yahoo! As to gas stations, surprisingly, most of them are workable once you get the hang of it. They look impossible though. I have only had to "back out" of one in about 20,000 miles.

Happy camping!
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