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Old 03-14-2019, 06:57 PM   #15
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Cool What skills have you acquired?

1. Always.chock.wheels.first. I cannot stop an Airstream 27 IS when it starts to roll backwards. Even when the dog is inside, and there's a canal behind the campsite. Right behind.
2. I know how to level the trailer front to back and side to side
3. I can sort of back the trailer up. Almost every campground has pull-thru sites.
4. I can smoothly hook up and unhook, and maintain the trailer. Other than that, get the extended warranty. 66coupe

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Old 03-14-2019, 09:27 PM   #16
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Stress management.

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Old 03-14-2019, 09:59 PM   #17
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Really getting good at research. Both on and off the forums...
Rich, KE4GNK/AE, Overkill Engineering Dept.
'The Silver HamShack' ('07 International 22FB CCD 75th Anniversary)
Multiple Yaesu Ham Radios inside and many antennae sprouting from roof, ProPride hitch, Prodigy P2 controller.
2012 shortbed CrewMax 4x4 Toyota Tacoma TV with more antennae on it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:16 PM   #18
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In addition to all the above, I have learned how to efficiently spend money on "needed add ons" and quickly.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:33 AM   #19
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learned how to do pez pipeing-all systems rv wise-how to re-build/replace water pumps-rv wiring[what were yhe thinking?]. still learning. kurt
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:05 AM   #20
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1974 Argosy 26
1999 25' Safari
Youngsville , North Carolina
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You have nothing to lose by trying to fix a problem, after all it's already broken!

Learned to ASK for advice and help...

Learned to control the urge to buy useless items that usually weigh too much and don't fit in the space available.

Make new friends often and be generous with offering to help to those in need.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:53 AM   #21
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Most of what I have learned is about pop rivets and how I don't like them. Most of the time when I remove a pop rivet a screw goes back in. This is not always the case but the inner skins I remove go back on with screws so I can get back in there easy. There are some cases where a rivet is better but for non-structural stuff #8 pan head stainless steel screws work fine. I also secured the belly skins with screws. I already had most of the skill I needed but I am the exception and not the rule.

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Old 03-18-2019, 09:13 PM   #22
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Such wonderful responses! I can see how a leisurely hobby can turn into a full time endeavor.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:27 AM   #23

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Giving directions....

"do we turn left?"

"yes...turn left at the red light"


"the light was green"

Instead of going to ’Starbucks…I make my own Coffee at home, yell out my name rong, then light a five dollar bill on🔥

"The hardest thing about Airstreaming, clearing your head and accepting how others feel it’s supposed to be done"…..

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