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Forum: On The Road... 01-09-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,505
Posted By Lara Me
The Sea and Sand RV Park is awesome, try to get a...

The Sea and Sand RV Park is awesome, try to get a waterfront site. Also, farther south of Crescent City is Trinidad which is a great stop, as is Arcata (cool downtown)
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-29-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,921
Posted By Lara Me
Ordered a Globetrotter. Now what?

You may get a gift box from the dealer that has the hoses, sewer stuff and Lynx blocks and other stuff. I agree that the Andersen style levelers will make your life easy compared to the Lynx blocks....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-25-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,640
Posted By Lara Me
I bought a Specialized Turbo Levo mountain bike....

I bought a Specialized Turbo Levo mountain bike. Amazing bit of kit, about a 30 mile range. All pedal assist with variable boost settings. The most fun bike Iíve ever owned. I bought a 2018 model at...
Forum: On The Road... 12-07-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,486
Posted By Lara Me
Keep in mind that the recent fires may put...

Keep in mind that the recent fires may put pressure on available spots near the 101 and Ventura area.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 11-04-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,626
Posted By Lara Me
Probably too big for the AS but we bought a Ninja...

Probably too big for the AS but we bought a Ninja foodi, which combines an Instant pot and air fryer into the same appliance. Using it for a guest apartment we will occupy while renovating the house....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-23-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Lara Me
Iíve got the same combo, with an 8ft bed. Whoever...

Iíve got the same combo, with an 8ft bed. Whoever says a diesel is overkill never towed with this combo.
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 10-22-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By Lara Me
Puget Sound RTA Tax: Imposed on Airstreams?

I live just outside the RTA zone, which allows me to own 2 vintage cars, 5 motorcycles, and 4 cars/trucks. Iíll never move closer to Seattle (for many reasons including the RTA). No RTA fees on my...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-19-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Acura MDX towing

Can I just say again how much I love tow threads?

Gypsy, what is a PE?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-19-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Bono, you missed the part where the dealer makes...

Bono, you missed the part where the dealer makes vehicle mods like welding in strengthening bits to the vehicle to alter a vehicle so it can tow a trailer it is unambiguously not rated to tow, with...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-19-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Acura MDX towing

I agree that a vendor should not have liability in a case where a customer specifically directs the vendor to perform mods.

I think the main issue is educating customers sufficiently to make a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-18-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
SilverTwinkie, that TruckTrend article you linked...

SilverTwinkie, that TruckTrend article you linked to was super interesting and informative. It effectively rebuts the myths here that tow ratings are arbitrary. Clearly they drive engineering and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-17-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Andy, can you elaborate on what ďconnect...

Andy, can you elaborate on what ďconnect properlyĒ means? Is this about setting up the hitch shank or loading bars? You have considerable experience and it would be nice to hear areas that are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-16-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Acura MDX towing

My Pilot weighed about 4600 lbs. I donít know the weight distribution but the GAWR rating is 3097 rear and 2855 front with a total GVWR of 5842. Made for a pretty crappy payload for a car designed to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-16-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Acura MDX towing

Wow...like all tow threads this escalated quickly.

I think between the (I) tow with a vehicle where you are exceeding the manufacturer specified ratings and (II) tow at speeds over 65 mph, you get...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-14-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Acura MDX towing

I would be interested to see your weight measurements on the CAT scale, especially the rear and front axle loads. The pix seem to show your rear is low and squat and the front slightly elevated. If...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-11-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,795
Posted By Lara Me
RC111, check your payload. You have at least 320...

RC111, check your payload. You have at least 320 lbs with your carrier, maybe as much as 380 if you use a Versahauler style heavy duty rack. If you are using a weight distribution hitch it may place...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-11-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
To be clear - my RAM does a wonderful job...

To be clear - my RAM does a wonderful job handling a 27FB. It has a long wheelbase which contributes to a well controlled ride, itís heavy duty brakes and exhaust make slowing down a breeze,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-11-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Acura MDX towing

It wasnít an issue of stopping or not for comfort as we did hit rest stops. It was mostly about range, which is a big issue in rural parts of central Oregon and N Cal where a town has one gas...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-10-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,795
Posted By Lara Me
Traveling with a Motorcycle

Indian Road chief would be harder to load in a truck, especially solo, and you would want a 1 ton to be within payload capacity for bike and hitch weight. The ramps arenít the issue as Big Boy ramps...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-10-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
Acura MDX towing

Glad this worked out for you. I just completed a 2800 mi trip to Monterey in my RAM 2500, and towed a 27 FB. There was one short section of 16% grade where I was glad I had the diesel, and lots of...
Forum: On The Road... 10-04-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 369,829
Posted By Lara Me
Finished a weeklong run through the PNW: ...

Finished a weeklong run through the PNW:

First up is Prineville Reservoir State Park in OR:
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Next is North Shore Campground in Lake Almanor, CA:

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Then Laguna Seca Raceway...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-24-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,795
Posted By Lara Me
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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-24-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,795
Posted By Lara Me
I tow with an 8ft bed and have a bed-mounted...

I tow with an 8ft bed and have a bed-mounted chock from Condor that secures the bike. I also use two Big Boy extended ramps. I can unload solo but need a pal to push the bikes up the ramp.

A crew...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-18-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,454
Posted By Lara Me
Audiophile in an Airstream

I use 300b tube amps and VPI and EAR vinyl system at home. In the AS I looked at putting in a serious system but it is hard to wire an amp that will do justice and not drain batteries, even class D....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-16-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 19,042
Posted By Lara Me
Help spec a new F-250

My 2500 is 22 feet long, which means I can rarely find parking in Seattle garages, and street parking is tough. I thought it would be a good daily driver but just added up the fuel savings of parking...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-15-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,852
Posted By Lara Me
We moved from a 28 FC to a 27FB Intíl Sig....

We moved from a 28 FC to a 27FB Intíl Sig. Greatly prefer the layout of the 27 and the upgraded interior of the Sig ages much better than the FC IMHO. Iím on the fence about the sliding cabinet...
Forum: On The Road... 09-01-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,783
Posted By Lara Me
Hauling Bicycles

When the side tracks were mounted, they had to be placed at a slight angle as you can see, because the RAM bed and side rails are not perfectly parallel but tapered slightly.

This also required...
Forum: On The Road... 09-01-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,783
Posted By Lara Me
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Forum: PanAmerica - all model years 09-01-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By Lara Me
Is it me or does it seem fishy that all of the...

Is it me or does it seem fishy that all of the photos look like images already on the Internet?
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-01-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Lara Me
Airstream Bicycle Rack

Is this the same Black Dog who makes the ADV moto gear? If so, great products!! And Kurt is a stand up guy, wonderful service.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-01-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By Lara Me
Use the amp bedstep with a RAM 2500 and...

Use the amp bedstep with a RAM 2500 and Rocktamers. Love it!
Forum: On The Road... 08-31-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,783
Posted By Lara Me
I had a Yakima track installed in my RAM and they...

I had a Yakima track installed in my RAM and they mounted quick release feet and aero bars. I chose four bike racks that hold the front tire firmly. I will post pix. It wasnít cheap, but more secure...
Forum: On The Road... 08-24-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,783
Posted By Lara Me
Can you post a closeup of where you mounted the...

Can you post a closeup of where you mounted the feet of the rack to your tonneau cover?
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-21-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Lara Me
Thanks Mike. I wondered the same thing. Iíll...

Thanks Mike. I wondered the same thing. Iíll experiment and report back.
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,783
Posted By Lara Me
I wouldnít rule out a bike rack on your tonneau...

I wouldnít rule out a bike rack on your tonneau cover. I have a retrax rollup cover. Iím going to look at adding tracks on the top of the cover (along the section that rests on the top of the truck...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-21-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Lara Me
One solution I am eyeing is from either Thule,...

One solution I am eyeing is from either Thule, Yakima, or Rough Racks. It starts with mounting a track along the top of the bed rails, and then adding feet and crossbars and your favorite bike rack....
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-20-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Lara Me
Thanks. Again, noob here. This video seems...

Thanks. Again, noob here.

This video seems to suggest an option where I take the positive leads from Kit 1 (composed of two 50w panels in series) and couple them using an adaptor to the positive...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-20-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Lara Me
Daisy chaining solar panels

I have a Renogy solar suitcase 100 watt kit which consists of two 50w panels, which I bought to experiment with solar.

I recently bought another used Renogy 100 watt suitcase panel without a...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-18-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Lara Me
If you have the option, choose the propane oven....

If you have the option, choose the propane oven. Works better for most things including Dutch oven cooking. Buy a better small convection micro and use it when needed by putting on your counter. We...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-17-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,249
Posted By Lara Me
Casino revenue? But seriously, same issue...

Casino revenue?

But seriously, same issue just outside of La Conner WA where you pass through a tribal section where the speed limit is a tedious 25mph solely for revenue generation by the tribe.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-17-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,249
Posted By Lara Me
Useful Speed Trap Info

Thanks for the online database of traps
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-14-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By Lara Me
Designing a solar system

I opted to go for the portable route for my first dive into solar. Using two Renogy suitcase panels wired in parallel which gives 200 watts total, and can arrange them on my truck bed cover with...
Forum: Tires 08-02-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,290
Posted By Lara Me
Spare tire carrier MOD

How did the tire carrier fail? Was it an error by the tow company in how they replaced the pin and retaining clip? If so, it looks like your solution is meant to mitigate damage if that clip fails,...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-31-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,951
Posted By Lara Me
Tent campers stuck between purchasing Airstream 28-30í Flying Cloud or diesel pusher

We went from tent directly to an AS. Ok, there was a two year period where we used maybe four times a pop top tent installed on my Honda Element (google ďecamperĒ) but as my wife pointed out, it was...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-30-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Lara Me
Interested in this too. I have a roll up cover...

Interested in this too. I have a roll up cover that covers the usual locations to mount a rack. Would love to mount something to carry bike and kayaks when the cover is closed
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-30-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,951
Posted By Lara Me
Tent campers stuck between purchasing Airstream 28-30í Flying Cloud or diesel pusher

Test drive one of the large MHs and youíll quickly decide. For us, it was worth giving up space to not have to drive a bus while also having to tow a car just for for mobility. More than 5 in your...
Forum: Eddie Bauer - All Models 07-24-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,898
Posted By Lara Me
I think the best way to carry a large motorcycle...

I think the best way to carry a large motorcycle is not in the trailer but in the truck. That’s why I ordered an 8’ bed and I use a bed mounted Condor chock to secure my KTM 1190R. I wouldn’t want...
Forum: Our Community 07-23-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By Lara Me
We started with a 28 FC and three years later...

We started with a 28 FC and three years later upgraded to a 27FB INTL. Expensive upgrade, but we love the trailer. We also have a RAM 2500 Cummins which tows like a dream.

A few things: a 2017...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-11-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,589
Posted By Lara Me
I owned a Honda Element, a 2011 Ecamper version....

I owned a Honda Element, a 2011 Ecamper version. I towed a 350 lb Alumna trailer with two motorbikes weighing about 300 lbs each. I had a beefier hutch. The Element struggled with this load and the...
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By Lara Me
Iíve bought two AS trailers from Covington and...

Iíve bought two AS trailers from Covington and had both serviced under warranty. Happy with this team.
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