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Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-02-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,231
Posted By windfallsp
From roughly 1982 to about 1991 Airstream also...

From roughly 1982 to about 1991 Airstream also put rear doors on custom motorhomes designed to be used as "funeral coaches."

You can see some of those at ...
Forum: On The Road... 08-12-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,286
Posted By windfallsp
There have been, with some frequency, trucks...

There have been, with some frequency, trucks literally blown off the bridge sections of the CBBT. (Google it.)

Although your AS will have a lower profile and present fewer square inches to the...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-29-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,117
Posted By windfallsp
Peter, Although we now have an A/S diesel...

Peter,

Although we now have an A/S diesel pusher, we had an '85 Classic 345 for several years. We bought it when the odometer was around 66K miles and put another 60 on it.

The performance shop...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 07-18-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,581
Posted By windfallsp
There are many grades of Ultraleather, designed...

There are many grades of Ultraleather, designed for many applications under the major commercial/residential headings. For example, some are less susceptible to abrasion, while others are more or...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,839
Posted By windfallsp
The tag axle does make a difference, Kota. At...

The tag axle does make a difference, Kota. At least, that was our experience with our 1985 Classic 345. Our current rig, a 2001 Land Yacht 360XC (diesel pusher), has no tag. Even though it's longer...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-04-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,839
Posted By windfallsp
Great looking rig! Rowie has really good...

Great looking rig!

Rowie has really good advice, though. That major tail-swing has led to more than one dent in the aluminum!
Forum: On The Road... 07-03-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,619
Posted By windfallsp
Peter, We've taken the Bay Bridge and Tunnel...

Peter,

We've taken the Bay Bridge and Tunnel several times, but won't do it again until VA/MD adds bridges and tunnels so that there's no hazard from oncoming traffic. Currently, it's a...
Forum: The Pet Forum 07-01-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,622
Posted By windfallsp
*********** The best way to protect leather...

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The best way to protect leather upholstery from canines is to keep their nails cut short and to use a nail grinder (a Dremel will do) to smooth the rough edges. It may take several weeks...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-15-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 41,007
Posted By windfallsp
We have an A/S 2001 moho, our second, so our...

We have an A/S 2001 moho, our second, so our comments may not apply to A/S trailers.

What drew us to A/S in the first place was the trailers, but we couldn't justify buying a TV when we're not...
Forum: Doors & Locks 03-18-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,877
Posted By windfallsp
Perfecto, Rocinante! And it seems from your reply...

Perfecto, Rocinante! And it seems from your reply that your Airstream is very aptly named. :-)

I don't suppose you travel with a black standard poodle named Charley, or even Sancho Panza? (We...
Forum: Doors & Locks 03-17-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,877
Posted By windfallsp
OT, but I've been meaning to ask Rocinante for...

OT, but I've been meaning to ask Rocinante for some time now:

Do you know Steinbeck's original source for the name of his camper?
Forum: Dollars & Cents 02-28-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,805
Posted By windfallsp
We sold our 1985 Classic 345 MoHo in less than a...

We sold our 1985 Classic 345 MoHo in less than a month by advertising on
http://www.viewrvs.com/ which used to be known as Fred's Airstream Archives and includes Airstream trailers.

Other replies...
Forum: On The Road... 01-09-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,150
Posted By windfallsp
Definitely clueless. On our recent trip south, we...

Definitely clueless. On our recent trip south, we saw a bunch of FL-bound RVers that were clearly over-driving their brakes, even in sloppy weather. But not to worry. As they used to say in Oklahoma,...
Forum: Boondocking 01-09-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,511
Posted By windfallsp
Thanks, Thalweg, for your informative reply.

Thanks, Thalweg, for your informative reply.
Forum: On The Road... 12-30-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,025
Posted By windfallsp
Ford, Your best (and safest) bet is to...

Ford,

Your best (and safest) bet is to winterize. We have used Mobile RV Service in Selma, NC, for the past 2 years on our way home from FL. Terry is very knowledgeable, and his price is fair. His...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-22-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,235
Posted By windfallsp
A point to consider: what are the pros and cons...

A point to consider: what are the pros and cons of each size on a rainy day? On two consecutive rainy days? ;-)
Forum: On The Road... 09-23-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,343
Posted By windfallsp
'This isn't "hacking" a signal, this is being on...

'This isn't "hacking" a signal, this is being on a network with everyone else. You are totally exposed during that time.'

Yup.
Forum: On The Road... 09-09-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,343
Posted By windfallsp
NY24, you're totally right about campsite wifi: ...

NY24, you're totally right about campsite wifi: completely inadequate and insecure to boot. It's why I don't use it.

The folks at rvmobileinternet.com do a good job of explaining all the current...
Forum: On The Road... 09-08-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,343
Posted By windfallsp
Rich, not all VPNs operate the way you describe....

Rich, not all VPNs operate the way you describe. For example, I use Tunnel Bear on my laptop. There are a few sites that will not connect to a VPN, but my bank isn't one of those.

As a...
Forum: On The Road... 09-03-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,369
Posted By windfallsp
Yes, we ran into this with our 1985 Classic 345...

Yes, we ran into this with our 1985 Classic 345 moho. Some campgrounds also insist on an RVIA shield. We expect that these rules may be due to liability issues (e.g., suits over electrical fires in...
Forum: On The Road... 09-01-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By windfallsp
Riverdale Farm CG is in Clinton, roughly half-way...

Riverdale Farm CG is in Clinton, roughly half-way between New Haven and New London. Pretty laid-back. May be crowded on the last holiday weekend of the summer, though.

If you have time on your way...
Forum: On The Road... 08-19-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,266
Posted By windfallsp
IMHO, too many people don't take the length of...

IMHO, too many people don't take the length of the TV wheelbase into consideration.

There's a good basic TV guide at
http://www.trailerlife.com/towguides/choosing-the-right-tow-vehicle/
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-27-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,778
Posted By windfallsp
Looks like a nice unit at a fair price. One thing...

Looks like a nice unit at a fair price. One thing to check (since it's a bear to fix) is whether the overhead compartments with the tambour doors are sagging. Another is the state of the Kohler...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-29-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,147
Posted By windfallsp
Larry, We had a similar issue with our...

Larry,

We had a similar issue with our Atwood hwh, but before trying a new element, we decided to try a new circuit board, which we were able to get for less than $100 from Amazon.

You'll need...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-29-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,888
Posted By windfallsp
If you're interested in SeeLevel, you can check...

If you're interested in SeeLevel, you can check it out at
https://www.garnetinstruments.com/products/709p3-seelevel-tank-monitor/
Garnet will also help you find a good installer if you're not handy...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 06-18-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,355
Posted By windfallsp
The best resource for cell-based internet is,...

The best resource for cell-based internet is, IMHO, rvmobileinternet.com

That said, I have used a prepaid (no contract) Verizon MiFi 5510L mobile wireless hotspot for several years. It's 4G...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-17-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By windfallsp
The sensors are applied to the sides of the tanks.

The sensors are applied to the sides of the tanks.
Forum: On The Road... 06-10-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,156
Posted By windfallsp
In my years in Oklahoma, I learned that any...

In my years in Oklahoma, I learned that any "breeze" under 25 mph is pretty much considered a dead calm. In winter, the wind from Canada roars south through the Great Plains. In summer, it turns...
Forum: On The Road... 06-01-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,517
Posted By windfallsp
Like all of us, RV campground owners aren't...

Like all of us, RV campground owners aren't getting any younger. In our travels, we've found several campgrounds that are/were family-owned and, because the kids didn't want to carry on with the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 05-02-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By windfallsp
Time to get out your SeeLevel owner's manual. (If...

Time to get out your SeeLevel owner's manual. (If you don't have one, they're available online at the Garnet Industries web site). Under troubleshooting, it will tell you how to test the sensors and...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 04-13-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,105
Posted By windfallsp
Tony, Our 454 pulled our 345 + Subaru toad...

Tony,

Our 454 pulled our 345 + Subaru toad over the Rockies and back, and through the Blue Ridge and Smokies. However, we had installed a Banks Power Pack and transmission cooler and, eventually,...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 04-12-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,105
Posted By windfallsp
Isuzu, We had over 100K miles on our '85...

Isuzu,

We had over 100K miles on our '85 Classic when we sold it, and the original 454 was running very well at that time. These engines will go a lot more than 60K miles if they're well taken...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-15-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By windfallsp
Glad you found Dan. Tell him "Hi" from Art and...

Glad you found Dan. Tell him "Hi" from Art and Kathy.

While you're at SI, be sure to try Ada Blue's chicken salad croissant sandwiches for lunch. Yum!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 02-13-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By windfallsp
If you'll be staying on Cedar Key, go to Sunset...

If you'll be staying on Cedar Key, go to Sunset Isle RV campground and ask for Dan. He's an electrician.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-11-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,911
Posted By windfallsp
Margaret, check out RV Driving School at...

Margaret, check out RV Driving School at rvschool.com
Click on Schedule a Lesson to see a map of locations.

Not the cheapest, but a good, thorough curriculum with emphasis on safety and building...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 02-08-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,682
Posted By windfallsp
Fan clutch can certainly do it. We had to replace...

Fan clutch can certainly do it. We had to replace the fan clutch on our 1985 345 twice, because the first replacement failed within a few miles.

The second "new" fan clutch plus recoring the...
Forum: Trailer Values 01-28-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,532
Posted By windfallsp
You can have your Airstream cake and eat it, too!...

You can have your Airstream cake and eat it, too! Take a look at Classic (aluminum) and Land Yacht (fiberglass) motorhomes here and at
http://www.viewrvs.com/airstream-index.php. There's bound to...
Forum: Trailer Values 01-28-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,532
Posted By windfallsp
It's not necessary to use a dolly. There are any...

It's not necessary to use a dolly. There are any number of 4-wheelers that can be towed "4 wheels down."
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-07-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,649
Posted By windfallsp
Check out the Texas State Parks web site at ...

Check out the Texas State Parks web site at
http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/
You'll find a map there with all the state parks marked.

They also have a free iOS/Android app with downloadable...
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-06-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By windfallsp
We encountered the same issue with our 1985...

We encountered the same issue with our 1985 Classic 345 moho.

1. Using a 1/8th-inch drill bit, drill out the rivests on the interior door panel. (The drilled-out rivets will just drop down into...
Forum: On The Road... 01-06-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By windfallsp
Buffalo, WY, is pretty cool itself. Nice little...

Buffalo, WY, is pretty cool itself. Nice little downtown museum that's well worth an hour or two.
Forum: Boondocking 01-06-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,291
Posted By windfallsp
Drying? How about this one:...

Drying? How about this one:...
Forum: Boondocking 01-05-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,291
Posted By windfallsp
Or, you could get this one ...

Or, you could get this one
https://www.amazon.com/Ball-Clothes-Washer-Portable-Washing/dp/B01HCHCLMI/ref=pd_lpo_265_tr_t_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=6WNGXVPC9AWQY20PHQKV
and use it with a...
Forum: On The Road... 01-04-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,487
Posted By windfallsp
Depending on the ages and sophistication level of...

Depending on the ages and sophistication level of your grandchildren, they may enjoy the Terry Bison Ranch, a working bison ranch south of Cheyenne, WY, and overflowing a bit into CO. And you can go...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 12-22-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,178
Posted By windfallsp
We bought a 2007 standard shift Subaru Forester...

We bought a 2007 standard shift Subaru Forester to tow with our 1985 Classic 345 (Chevy 454 gasser). We never used the OEM hitch on the 345 -- it's not legal in our state -- and installed a new hitch...
Forum: On The Road... 09-15-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By windfallsp
Perrysburg, OH

Don't miss Perrysburg. Great little town on the Maumee River. If you go, be sure to visit Swig, which has sidewalk seating and features artisanal beer and their own sausages, including a gyro "hot...
Forum: On The Road... 07-26-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By windfallsp
Because of the ongoing construction, I would...

Because of the ongoing construction, I would check with DOT before trying to take the Tappanzee.

The advice to switch from the NJ Tpk to I-195/295 at Exit 7a is sound. If you do that, you'll avoid...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-26-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,157
Posted By windfallsp
While I agree that moho manufacturers should try...

While I agree that moho manufacturers should try to minimize the effects of front tire blowouts, there are actions the owner can take to prevent/mitigate the problem. To wit: 1. inspect tires...
Forum: The Pet Forum 05-23-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By windfallsp
Like others who have replied, I'm a firm believer...

Like others who have replied, I'm a firm believer that there's no substitute for training.

Our dogs are trained to not exit any vehicle without a release command. They know "wait" thoroughly, and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-22-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,157
Posted By windfallsp
Why not please both of you? Your wife can have a...

Why not please both of you? Your wife can have a Class A and you can have an Airstream. There is a wide range of used Airstream motorhomes available, from aluminum Classics to diesel pushers with...
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