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Forum: On The Road... 07-08-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 86,782
Posted By dstalzer
Beringia Museum

The Beringia Museum is in Whitehorse and is a very interesting and worthwhile museum. We bought a combination ticket to the Beringia Museum and the Transportation Museum. We enjoyed both of them in...
Forum: On The Road... 06-21-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 86,782
Posted By dstalzer
There is a great walking trail in Swords Park...

There is a great walking trail in Swords Park across from the airport where you overlook Montana State University and all of Billings. We stayed in Billings for a couple days on our way to Alaska...
Forum: On The Road... 06-16-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 86,782
Posted By dstalzer
The fly zapper will come in handy in some places...

The fly zapper will come in handy in some places on your trip for mosquitos. We only had a couple places with bad mosquitos on our trip last year and our zapper did the job. When mosquitos are...
Forum: On The Road... 05-26-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,117
Posted By dstalzer
Road Conditions

Gypsydad

Road conditions were quite good in Alaska on our trip in 2018. The Alaska Highway from Destruction Bay, Yukon to Beaver Creek, Yukon was in much better condition than in 2015. This...
Forum: On The Road... 05-24-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,117
Posted By dstalzer
Why we travel to Alaska more than one time!

We have driven to Alaska two times, once pulling our Airstream in 2015 and with our Truck Camper in 2018. There is so much to see because Alaska is a very big state. Our first trip was 91 days and...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 03-20-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,533
Posted By dstalzer
We carry a 25', 50' and another 25' hose. There...

We carry a 25', 50' and another 25' hose. There have been a couple situations when we were boondocking where a hydrant was available at a park that was about 80' away.

Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 03-14-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,045
Posted By dstalzer
I took my UKE last year on a 88 day trip to the...

I took my UKE last year on a 88 day trip to the Arctic Ocean and Alaska. It is small enough to put almost anywhere and was fun to play.

Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 03-14-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,117
Posted By dstalzer
Cash vs Credit Cards in Canada

We have traveled to Alaska in 2015 and 2018. We never used cash for purchasing fuel, groceries and lots of other supplies, but used a credit card with no international fees and found the exchange...
Forum: Boondocking 02-24-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,659
Posted By dstalzer
The Forest Service office and Bureau of Land...

The Forest Service office and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices in the area you are wanting to camp are great resources where you can get maps and good information from the staff regarding...
Forum: On The Road... 02-17-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,117
Posted By dstalzer
Mud Flaps

I installed these mud flaps on my 2012 Ford F250 before going to Alaska in 2015. I liked them because they were wide and long enough to reduce throwing stones at the Airstream. I positioned them so...
Forum: On The Road... 01-04-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,117
Posted By dstalzer
On both of our trips to Alaska, we were in need...

On both of our trips to Alaska, we were in need for some parts and repair. We located Fireweed RV Services in Whitehorse, Yukon. For the Airstream we needed a replacement fresh water petcock which...
Forum: On The Road... 01-02-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,117
Posted By dstalzer
Alaska Trip

SuEllen and Brian,

We have been to Alaska overland two times. On the first trip we spent 91 days and on the second trip 88 days. In 2015 we pulled our Airstream with our 2011 Ford F250. We had...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-13-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,500
Posted By dstalzer
I had a garage built to house my Airstream, truck...

I had a garage built to house my Airstream, truck and car. Due to limited space in my back yard, I specified the garage inside dimensions of 30' wide, 27' deep and 12' high. The door for my 25'...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 06-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,246
Posted By dstalzer
My local Discount Tire shop put a weight on the...

My local Discount Tire shop put a weight on the outside of my 16" Sendel wheel. It made me so mad that I will not do business with them again.

Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 05-17-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,427
Posted By dstalzer
Inspection eliminated

On my 2005 Classic they had put the weight on my title and registration at 8,000 lbs. I took a picture of the Serial Number plate that shows max Gross Weight is 7300 Lbs and went to the tax office. ...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-02-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,590
Posted By dstalzer
Segment Protectors

Last spring we had one of our segment protectors pop the rivets and flew off somewhere in Arizona. I called the Airstream Service Center and they said they did not have the one for my early...
Forum: On The Road... 02-01-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By dstalzer
Tolls

We traveled North on this bridge In Louisville last August and did not receive a bill for it.
The new toll roads around central Texas do not have any way to pay cash. Either have a Toll Tag or get...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-29-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,236
Posted By dstalzer
Trailer Disconnected message

I used dielectric grease on the connection of my 2005 Airstream and 2016 F250 and it seemed to work for a while. I just returned from a 2300 mile trip and got thousands of "trailer disconnected"...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 10-28-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,567
Posted By dstalzer
I replaced the 15" Airstream wheels and tires...

I replaced the 15" Airstream wheels and tires with Sendel T03-66655T 16" wheels and Michelin LT tires 3 years ago. These wheels and tires are the same ones Airstream now puts on some of their higher...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-28-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,047
Posted By dstalzer
I have the Renogy 100 Watt suitcase and it...

I have the Renogy 100
Watt suitcase and it works great. Their customer service is great also.
Forum: On The Road... 08-26-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 426,631
Posted By dstalzer
Camping along Lake Superior in Michigan.293274

Camping along Lake Superior in Michigan.293274
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-26-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,442
Posted By dstalzer
I replaced my cracked leaking skylight with a...

I replaced my cracked leaking skylight with a Maxxim skylight and am extremely pleased. It has triple panes and has a very heavy duty frame that mounts around the skylight hatch. Maxxim skylights...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-05-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By dstalzer
Out bathroom vent does the same thing. Dennis

Out bathroom vent does the same thing.

Dennis
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-29-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,892
Posted By dstalzer
Quickly Overloaded

Do no forget that anything you place in the back of the Highlander will also create a problem. If you plan to drive in the mountains your engine will be screaming in steep climbs.

Dennis
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-25-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,606
Posted By dstalzer
Diesels pull great, but with a cost. Oil changes...

Diesels pull great, but with a cost. Oil changes over $100, the need for DEF and the additional cost of the truck. Yesterday it cost me $100 to have the exhaust filter cleaned out on my 2016 truck.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-19-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,614
Posted By dstalzer
2016 Ford F250 made in Louisville, Kentucky. ...

2016 Ford F250 made in Louisville, Kentucky. Only taken into shop for oil changes. Not a single problem has come up in 15,000 miles.

Dennis
Forum: Tires 02-19-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,293
Posted By dstalzer
In 2015 we replaced our 15" wheels and tires with...

In 2015 we replaced our 15" wheels and tires with 16" Sendel T03 wheels and 16" Michelin LTX M/S tires. Since then we have been to Alaska in 2015 and to the Atlantic provinces of Canada in 2016. We...
Forum: On The Road... 02-19-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,597
Posted By dstalzer
In 2016 we traveled into Canada from Maine...

In 2016 we traveled into Canada from Maine through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec, and Ontario and back into the US at Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. In Nova Scotia, we stayed at a campground...
Forum: 1990 - 1993 Excella 02-01-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By dstalzer
Drawer Stays in

I have also used the double ball catches and they work great. You need to be careful to make sure that both parts are aligned when installing.

Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,673
Posted By dstalzer
I think it makes sense to buy any RV/Travel...

I think it makes sense to buy any RV/Travel Trailer used and do your own maintenance. It also saves lots of $$$$. Our 2005 Classic was 4 years old and most of the bugs were already taken care of,...
Forum: On The Road... 01-16-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By dstalzer
RV Park in Ocala, Florida

We stayed at Wild Frontier Campground a couple years ago. It is in Ocala and we found it reasonable and we felt safe. They had a laundry room that we used.

Dennis
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-16-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By dstalzer
Airstream Wheels Sold

I have the wheels sold unless something falls through.

Thanks

Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 01-09-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,671
Posted By dstalzer
$18 for a 30 lb tank in McAllen, Texas

$18 for a 30 lb tank in McAllen, Texas
Forum: Full-Timing 01-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,376
Posted By dstalzer
Bentsen Palm Village has some RV port homes that...

Bentsen Palm Village has some RV port homes that I have looked at. Here is a link:

http://www.bentsenpalm.com/active-adult/retama-village/floor-plans/

Dennis
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-12-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,963
Posted By dstalzer
There is no substitute for a heavy tow vehicle...

There is no substitute for a heavy tow vehicle with a long wheel base when it comes to towing safety.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-21-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,172
Posted By dstalzer
We had an appointment in Jackson Center in...

We had an appointment in Jackson Center in September to have a street side and rear awning installed. I called in a couple days before the appointment to have them also try to solve a leak in the...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-10-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By dstalzer
15" Wheels from 2005 Airstream Classic

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

4 original Alcoa Aluminum wheels from 2005 Airstream Classic. ...
Forum: On The Road... 10-31-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By dstalzer
Trailer width

Looking at the chart, it is illegal to be over 8' wide in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. With that in mind, how can there be Airstream Parks in each of those states???

Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 08-05-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,518
Posted By dstalzer
No DEF issues with Ford F250

I have had no issues with my 2012 Ford F250 which I towed 13000 miles to Alaska last year and now my 2016 Ford F250 is not having any DEF issues. The only reason I have been to a dealer is for Oil...
Forum: On The Road... 07-20-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,518
Posted By dstalzer
I have enjoyed traveling along with your journey....

I have enjoyed traveling along with your journey. We are planning to head to Maine and possibly the Canadian Maritimes starting this weekend.

Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 07-08-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By dstalzer
Congratulations on your new larger Airstream. We...

Congratulations on your new larger Airstream. We enjoyed meeting you last year in Fort Collins on our way to Alaska.

Dennis and Kate
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-03-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By dstalzer
Foley RV Center in Gulfport MS has a great...

Foley RV Center in Gulfport MS has a great service facility if you happen to be traveling that direction.

Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 05-28-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,491
Posted By dstalzer
Installed large mud flaps on my F250 for last...

Installed large mud flaps on my F250 for last summer Alaska trip and had no dings on front of Airstream.

Dennis
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-28-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,978
Posted By dstalzer
2012 F250 pulling 2005 25' Airstream Classic last...

2012 F250 pulling 2005 25' Airstream Classic last summer, drove 13,000 miles to Alaska and back using 1,000 gallons of diesel which is an average of 13 MPG.

Dennis
Forum: Other Clubs 05-23-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,096
Posted By dstalzer
Geezer Pass

This is the federal America The Beautiful pass which cost $10 for life once you are 62. It gives free access to lots of federal parks and historic sites and provides a 50% discount on camping fees...
Forum: On The Road... 05-23-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By dstalzer
In 2015 we travelled through Banff, Lake Louise,...

In 2015 we travelled through Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and then into BC to take the Stewart Cassirer Highway which was awesome with lots of mountains, lakes and glaciers. In The Yukon we stayed...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-16-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,423
Posted By dstalzer
I have the BakFlip and like being able to keep...

I have the BakFlip and like being able to keep things out of site and somewhat secure with the tail gate lock. It does sometimes leak a little bit at the edges. I can easily remove it by pulling a...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-11-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By dstalzer
Camping along The Alcan

In 2015 we found the Government Campgrounds in The Yukon to be a good bargain costing $12 Canadian which ends up around $8 US. They all provided free firewood and had out houses. Water was...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-14-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,953
Posted By dstalzer
We have towed our 2005 Classic over 30,000 miles...

We have towed our 2005 Classic over 30,000 miles including a trip to Alaska and have never popped a rivet towing with a Ford F250SD.
Dennis
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,158
Posted By dstalzer
Plan to go to Florida and then up the East coast...

Plan to go to Florida and then up the East coast to Maine and possibly into the Eastern provinces of Canada. Last year we went to Alaska for a 94 day trip.

Dennis
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