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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 01-03-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By Airrogant
I have two - 2K generators so that I can run the...

I have two - 2K generators so that I can run the AC if I want to. One of the gennies is powered by propane, and the other is powered by gasoline. I like the flexibility of being able to use either...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-02-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,988
Posted By Airrogant
What on earth does that mean? If you want to say...

What on earth does that mean? If you want to say something that other readers can understand, you might consider spending a few minutes going over it in your head before and after typing it.

If...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-02-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,988
Posted By Airrogant
AND No one needs any towing...

AND



No one needs any towing experience to determine that this is a dangerous combination. There isn't enough fairy dust in this world to make this combo safe. A simple application of the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-01-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,988
Posted By Airrogant
Hello and welcome! The 25FB is WAY TOO MUCH...

Hello and welcome!

The 25FB is WAY TOO MUCH trailer for your BMW.

1) With fluids and cargo your trailer will easily exceed the BMW's 6,000 lb. tow rating. That rating is NOT necessarily the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-30-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,935
Posted By Airrogant
That's just absurd. You, fine sir, are deserving...

That's just absurd. You, fine sir, are deserving of one big old chill pill. I'm sorry if I offended you.

I'm delighted that you've found a way to convince yourself that your TV/TT combo is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-29-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,935
Posted By Airrogant
Good information that I don't think is good...

Good information that I don't think is good information:

First: I trust Porsche's advertised numbers more than Autoguide's. 617 lbs. is the magic answer until I see some Porsche literature to...
Forum: Boondocking 12-29-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,319
Posted By Airrogant
I am a self-described flashaholic. If you want a...

I am a self-described flashaholic. If you want a bright flashlight try an HID model. Whoo-da-thunk-it, but some nut-jobs actually are putting automobile HID headlight bulbs into flashlights.

I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-27-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,935
Posted By Airrogant
Congrats on your new Porsche. The tongue...

Congrats on your new Porsche.

The tongue weight of your desired trailer is going to EXCEED the 600 lb. rating of the Curt hitch by hundreds of pounds. If you add on a WD hitch with sway control...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,822
Posted By Airrogant
Note that many of the ProPride/Hensley owners...

Note that many of the ProPride/Hensley owners have BIG trailers. They can't park where the little guys do. I suspect that they are parked on flat, groomed gravel or concrete slabs most if not all...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,227
Posted By Airrogant
That's what I figured. Thank you for stating...

That's what I figured. Thank you for stating the not-so-obvious so obviously.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,822
Posted By Airrogant
I'm with AWCHIEF on this. Unless you are just...

I'm with AWCHIEF on this. Unless you are just swimming in spare cash, and you want to blindly FEEL like you are buying the best, buy something else. Even the Cub is overkill (and overpriced) for...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,227
Posted By Airrogant
Fanboy much? It is sociologically...

Fanboy much?

It is sociologically fascinating how the people who overpaid the most for their setups feel the need to constantly prop themselves up and cut the conclusions of others down. Do you...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 10-14-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,141
Posted By Airrogant
Very interesting results. It is obvious that you...

Very interesting results. It is obvious that you put quite a bit of time into these posts. Sharing them with us is greatly appreciated!
Forum: On The Road... 10-14-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,373
Posted By Airrogant
I put my generator into a HD plastic storage box...

I put my generator into a HD plastic storage box w/ a removable lid. As long as it is packed properly, any trickle of fuel that leaks out from the generator stays in the box.

As far as fuel...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Airrogant
You may need to replace the tires along with the...

You may need to replace the tires along with the truck. Unfortunately your configuration is likely to be significantly overloaded when camping. Based on the information that you provided it is...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By Airrogant
I investigated many options, and came to the same...

I investigated many options, and came to the same conclusion. I also go as far as saying they are the place to end with too. I purchased a Powermover AC6. The mechanical interface between the mover...
Forum: Full-Timing 10-09-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,198
Posted By Airrogant
I agree that water and sewer are going to be your...

I agree that water and sewer are going to be your biggest headaches. Your 2nd biggest headache will be keeping your battery fully charged.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,611
Posted By Airrogant
I'm sorry, but I can't find where you told us...

I'm sorry, but I can't find where you told us what size bars you were using with your setup. I've often seen it written here that a 3/4 ton truck doesn't need much WD. Would 600 lb. bars be a...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-07-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Airrogant
If The Shack can't help you check out Amazon: ...

If The Shack can't help you check out Amazon:

Amazon.com: rca plug (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rca+plug&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Arca+plug)
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By Airrogant
If you are handy and have some free time you...

If you are handy and have some free time you might see if you can get AS to let you keep your damaged cord. A new connector won't cost much, and will be easy to replace. Then you'll have a backup...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-04-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By Airrogant
I wouldn't rent the truck. I think you might be...

I wouldn't rent the truck. I think you might be asking for a white-knuckled ride home from NJ if you attempt this.

I would pay the $500 for the install. Tell Colonial that you are going to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-04-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,383
Posted By Airrogant
You've already done a good job checking out many...

You've already done a good job checking out many of the obvious possibilities. What if the problem is with the code in your tuner? I'm not very familiar with the Edge product that you are using....
Forum: Trailer Values 10-04-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
Posted By Airrogant
Thanks for sharing this. I wonder why AS doesn't...

Thanks for sharing this. I wonder why AS doesn't share this data in this format? Then again I wonder why I have to fill out a form to get an electronic brochure...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-03-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,218
Posted By Airrogant
Apparently I'm working with old information -...

Apparently I'm working with old information - that's pretty common. Here is what my manual says on the subject:

"The tongue weight should be in between 10% - 15% of the trailer's total weight,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-03-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,799
Posted By Airrogant
Wow that is an expensive fix - still much cheaper...

Wow that is an expensive fix - still much cheaper than a new trailer... Nevertheless, considering the amount of time and materials that must have gone into the fix, I think that you got a pretty darn...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,646
Posted By Airrogant
First - that sounds like a scary situation...

First - that sounds like a scary situation (especially the spiders). I'm glad that you nor your trailer weren't injured. It sounds like poor quality control has run amok.

You're fortunate to be so...
Forum: Our Community 10-03-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,765
Posted By Airrogant
This information doesn't say how loaded the genny...

This information doesn't say how loaded the genny is, From the Gennconnex site: "The average runtime on a single 20lb propane tank is 16-20 hours, and for a 30lb tank is 24-28hrs."

GenConneX...
Forum: Our Community 10-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,765
Posted By Airrogant
I purchased a Rotapax fuel container that I take...

I purchased a Rotapax fuel container that I take with us when we're bringing the generator along. They are available in multiple sizes - I bought the 1 gallon size.

Fuel Cans : Gas Pack : Gasoline...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By Airrogant
You don't specify whether you are looking for a...

You don't specify whether you are looking for a ladder to take with you on the road, or whether you are looking for one to use at home. Unless you'll be gone for trips for extended periods of time I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By Airrogant
WOW! Two kinds of cool there. It should work...

WOW! Two kinds of cool there. It should work great, and it really looks cool too.

If you get it please post a pic of it with your trailer! I really want to see what that combo looks like.

There...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,218
Posted By Airrogant
I'm sorry but I can't find the post describing...

I'm sorry but I can't find the post describing two documented incidents despite Google-foo-ing for almost 30 minutes. I believe it was from one of the two Andys that contribute here often. If you are...
Forum: Our Community 09-30-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,765
Posted By Airrogant
I use this lidded container for my Honda EU2000i:...

I use this lidded container for my Honda EU2000i:

Amazon.com - Rubbermaid 1172 ActionPacker Storage Box, 24 Gallon - Lidded Home Storage Bins...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 09-28-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,085
Posted By Airrogant
Don't mess with the ones that you found. I...

Don't mess with the ones that you found. I believe they are for the black/gray tank.

On my Bambi the valve to drain the freshwater tank is mounted on the floor under the dinette seat in front of...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By Airrogant
Glad you are OK. That could have been worse. ...

Glad you are OK. That could have been worse. The good news is that you'll never forget the hitch pin again.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-28-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,991
Posted By Airrogant
PiggyB - As usual your hunch is a real and valid...

PiggyB - As usual your hunch is a real and valid concern. I agree with m.hony that this is all about payload. If you keep your truck empty, and load all of your loot into the AS, you'll be near the...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-28-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By Airrogant
To safely and legally tow a 30' AS you'll want a...

To safely and legally tow a 30' AS you'll want a 3/4 or 1 ton truck. Anything less will not have enough tongue weight, not have enough payload, not enough horsepower, not enough brakes, not enough...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 09-28-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,019
Posted By Airrogant
You might like this for your tongue: ...

You might like this for your tongue:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382/honda-eu2000i-generator-mount-for-bambi-120228.html
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-28-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,218
Posted By Airrogant
I seriously considered the Hensley/ProPride...

I seriously considered the Hensley/ProPride systems. I believe that there are several good reasons to consider other options.

The Hensley/ProPride systems have had at least some documented...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-27-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By Airrogant
I don't know whether this would meet your needs,...

I don't know whether this would meet your needs, but it might be the cheapest way to solve the problem:

Amazon.com: Tailgator Gas-Powered Blender: Electric Countertop Blenders: Kitchen & Dining...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-24-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,547
Posted By Airrogant
Make sure you'll have a fair amount of disposable...

Make sure you'll have a fair amount of disposable income available for repairs if you plan on keeping a new trailer for more than 2 years. If you buy used you'll want to have that cash available...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By Airrogant
I don't have experience with your TV. It is...

I don't have experience with your TV.

It is all about payload. First the advertised tongue weight of AS trailers is notoriously low. Second if you travel with lots of other people and stuff you'll...
Forum: Our Community 09-23-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Airrogant
If you haven't checked out Tirerack.com there is...

If you haven't checked out Tirerack.com there is a wealth of information there. You can see many of the tires that will fit your truck. Pricing information is easy to get too.

I have purchased...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,193
Posted By Airrogant
My 12VDC line from my 2013 Chevy is energized all...

My 12VDC line from my 2013 Chevy is energized all of the time. I always disconnect the connectors when I setup camp to prevent the problem you've discovered.

You can check whether this is true...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-22-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,640
Posted By Airrogant
That looks like a killer combo. I want one. ...

That looks like a killer combo. I want one.

Speaking of a killer-combo, this setup might be branded by the "experts" as trailer-killing "overkill." Some will be worried that it will destroy our...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-21-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,826
Posted By Airrogant
OMG. I think I need my hanky. I feel like I'm...

OMG. I think I need my hanky. I feel like I'm listening to a eulogy here. Interestingly enough, perhaps I am. After all, how long will people continue to pay these prices for a product so poorly...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-20-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,914
Posted By Airrogant
I also bought mine used and out of warranty. Mine...

I also bought mine used and out of warranty. Mine also appeared to be pretty much unused. I've had numerous issues. I've addressed many of them already, but still have a list of things to accomplish....
Forum: Dollars & Cents 09-20-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,936
Posted By Airrogant
The buyer will need to pay sales tax on the...

The buyer will need to pay sales tax on the trailer to get the title and license plates in IL. Check the rates in TX. Perhaps one location is cheaper to sell in than another - IL counties often...
Forum: Refrigerators 09-20-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Airrogant
Yikes! I don't think that will work very well. My...

Yikes! I don't think that will work very well. My switch is mounted to the finned radiator in the upper rear of that panel. It is attached directly to the last fin on the right-hand side.

You'll...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-20-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Airrogant
Have you tried cleaning the trap? Also,...

Have you tried cleaning the trap? Also, sometimes lots of gunk accumulates around the bottom side of the drain. A think piece of wire, maybe a toothbrush, etc. could be pushed down the drain from...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-18-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,999
Posted By Airrogant
I agree with you that this is a wonderful place...

I agree with you that this is a wonderful place to hang out and learn. I also share you frustrations.

One of my concerns is that too often you have someone talking about something that they know...
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