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Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-17-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,342
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 09-15-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,339
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,646
Posted By Lara Me
We moved from a 28 FC to a 27FB Int値 Sig....

We moved from a 28 FC to a 27FB Int値 Sig. Greatly prefer the layout of the 27 and the upgraded interior of the Sig ages much better than the FC IMHO. I知 on the fence about the sliding cabinet...
Forum: On The Road... 09-01-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
Posted By Lara Me
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Forum: PanAmerica - all model years 08-31-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
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 08-31-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
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 08-31-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
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, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
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 wasn稚 cheap, but more secure...
Forum: On The Road... 08-24-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Lara Me
Thanks Mike. I wondered the same thing. I値l...

Thanks Mike. I wondered the same thing. I値l experiment and report back.
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,846
Posted By Lara Me
I wouldn稚 rule out a bike rack on your tonneau...

I wouldn稚 rule out a bike rack on your tonneau cover. I have a retrax rollup cover. I知 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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
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, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
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, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
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 08-16-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,449
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 08-16-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,449
Posted By Lara Me
Useful Speed Trap Info

Thanks for the online database of traps
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-14-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,194
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, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,733
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By Lara Me
Tent campers stuck between purchasing Airstream 28-30 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 兎camper) but as my wife pointed out, it was...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-30-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
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, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By Lara Me
Tent campers stuck between purchasing Airstream 28-30 Flying Cloud or diesel pusher

Test drive one of the large MHs and you値l 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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,259
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
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, 12:57 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 18,300
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, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,680
Posted By Lara Me
I致e bought two AS trailers from Covington and...

I致e bought two AS trailers from Covington and had both serviced under warranty. Happy with this team.
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7,108
Views: 1,018,230
Posted By Lara Me
316560 saw this classic in Prosser, WA

316560 saw this classic in Prosser, WA
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-04-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By Lara Me
I did the exact same swap for the same reason on...

I did the exact same swap for the same reason on our 17 27FB, but I also swapped out the converter. Instead of terminal rings I bought a pair of screw on terminal lugs.
Forum: Financing 06-28-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,990
Posted By Lara Me
If you have to have an Airstream and you won稚 be...

If you have to have an Airstream and you won稚 be talked out of living in an RV for your med school duration, at least find a 3-5 year used AS. There is a reason why many AS owners here are on their...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 06-28-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,372
Posted By Lara Me
Wow, that Twinkie is ginormous! But what a clean...

Wow, that Twinkie is ginormous! But what a clean rig. Guessing roof could use some inspection and recaulking but it sure looks clean.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-05-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Lara Me
Looks like my 27 in my shop. About 6-8 inches of...

Looks like my 27 in my shop. About 6-8 inches of clearance on either end. But if it fits, who is complaining!
Forum: 2016 - Current International 06-03-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,824
Posted By Lara Me
If I ever get a solar setup, Lew is the guy I壇...

If I ever get a solar setup, Lew is the guy I壇 go to. Seen so many exceptional installs, including this one.
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-26-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By Lara Me
Do you have vehicle lights set to auto? Try...

Do you have vehicle lights set to auto? Try setting them to always on. They can turn on and off on auto and it triggers the running lights
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-25-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Lara Me
I owned the competing Fastaways version. It...

I owned the competing Fastaways version. It worked well for 6 months, then it started to stick when dropping. My AS dealers痴 Service dept did not like them and said they were not safe in his opinion...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-24-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,953
Posted By Lara Me
Try replacing the Collins subwoofer with a...

Try replacing the Collins subwoofer with a powered Bazooka sub (and order the optional level control for easy adjusting). Another super easy install and it mates well with the Polks. Makes movies...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-24-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By Lara Me
Just ordered this myself. I need to stop reading...

Just ordered this myself. I need to stop reading these forums.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-22-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,547
Posted By Lara Me
These figures have greatly changed for modern...

These figures have greatly changed for modern diesels. Duramax and Cummins are now 365-395HP and well over 900 lb/ft torque. Mileage isn稚 necessarily up, though. Older 5.9 Cummins would get 22-24...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-21-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,328
Posted By Lara Me
KTM 1190R on a RAM 2500 with my 27FB. No issues....

KTM 1190R on a RAM 2500 with my 27FB. No issues. I have an 8 bed and I use a bed-mounted Condor wheel chock to hold the bike steady. Also use wide Big Boy ramps to load, shown with an MV Agusta...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 03-08-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,136
Posted By Lara Me
Great photos and insights- makes me yearn to be...

Great photos and insights- makes me yearn to be out on the road! Keep it coming!
Forum: On The Road... 03-08-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By Lara Me
Oh man, I was just preparing to rampantly...

Oh man, I was just preparing to rampantly speculate about his hitch setup, overloaded trailer, and choice of diesel tow vehicle. Whatever will I do now to fill my Friday?
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-02-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,279
Posted By Lara Me
DBSteed thanks for these pix. Gave me great ideas...

DBSteed thanks for these pix. Gave me great ideas for my own rack setup!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-02-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,840
Posted By Lara Me
My remorse was not buying the one we wanted...

My remorse was not buying the one we wanted initially. Bought a 28FC instead of an International. We upgraded after 3 years to a 27 FB International and much prefer it. Would致e saved $25k if I had...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-02-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By Lara Me
Pictures or it didn稚 happen!

Pictures or it didn稚 happen!
Forum: On The Road... 03-02-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,039
Posted By Lara Me
Julian CA, 100 miles east of San Diego, has...

Julian CA, 100 miles east of San Diego, has probably 25 pie vendors selling 150 or more kinds of pie. You couldn稚 try every single one in under a week. Every day is pie day. Worth the visit.
...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-02-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,020
Posted By Lara Me
Just got the Cuisinart in the mail from Amazon....

Just got the Cuisinart in the mail from Amazon. Perfect compact size and it brews exactly two 12oz cups. Can稚 wait to test it out. Got the Nespresso plus Areocino for $99 and this for $30 so coffee...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-26-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,221
Posted By Lara Me
I also love Diesels and the RAM ecodiesel is a...

I also love Diesels and the RAM ecodiesel is a fine rig. I currently use a 2500 HD RAM Cummins due to payload to tow my 27FB, and also bought a 328d BMW wagon for my missus. Love both of them!
Forum: On The Road... 02-25-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By Lara Me
Patio Mat Recommendations

On advice of the forum, I ordered the CGear sand mat on Amazon. Available in many colors and sizes and much less bulky than the version I had earlier from Camping World. I love the mat, it filters...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-21-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 25,784
Posted By Lara Me
For my 28FC, I chose the PD because it was a drop...

For my 28FC, I chose the PD because it was a drop in replacement. For the 27FB, PD made no drop in replacement. Randy recommended the Boondocker and the install was painless - no need to replace...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-17-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,887
Posted By Lara Me
Adaptive cruise is pretty cool. Beats having to...

Adaptive cruise is pretty cool. Beats having to manually pause.
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