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Forum: On The Road... 02-14-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,892
Posted By Wayward
With a firm voice, calmly tell the panhandler...

With a firm voice, calmly tell the panhandler that he/she should leave because you are concerned for the safety your wife/husband and yourself.

Repeat it more loudly, if necessary. Repeating it 3...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-11-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Wayward
Our 2011 F250's integrated brake controller works...

Our 2011 F250's integrated brake controller works flawlessly with electric brakes. No other controller or adapter needed.

In fact the F250 brake controller and 7-pin connecter seem to be...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 02-11-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,732
Posted By Wayward
I just fixed a small leak in the popup bathroom...

I just fixed a small leak in the popup bathroom fan.

Before replacing the interior trim, you can turn on the fan and tape a piece of stiff cardboard over the opening with painters tape. It will...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 02-11-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,856
Posted By Wayward
0.5 gal dishwasher can cook a lobster

Heatworks developed tankless water heater technology without using direct heating elements. Looks like they are branching out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q8LkS0oQ7U
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-19-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,355
Posted By Wayward
We just bought property in Lee County, near...

We just bought property in Lee County, near Broadway, North Carolina to retire. Living in the Airstream while we build out in the country. Freedom, gun rights, and property rights are still highly...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-19-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 68,112
Posted By Wayward
After numerousness diesels, I replaced our Chevy...

After numerousness diesels, I replaced our Chevy diesel with a new 2011 F250 6.2l gas. I have not looked back and do not miss the diesel at all.

What tipped the towing game to gas for light towing...
Forum: On The Road... 01-19-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By Wayward
We do not stay there a lot but pay about $120 for...

We do not stay there a lot but pay about $120 for a beachfront lot in the Fall. Considering Beverly Beach is a full service site with a patio where we can step out onto the beach, it is not so out of...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-17-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,465
Posted By Wayward
2nd update

Turning off the bedroom space heater seems to have solved the freezing hot water line during really low temps. Thermostat is in bedroom so with the space heater in there, the furnace probably was...
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By Wayward
Beverly Beach campground is not far. Ask for an...

Beverly Beach campground is not far. Ask for an oceanfront lot.

https://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=136421&d=1312160635
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Forum: General Interior Topics 01-17-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By Wayward
We use Meguiar's QUIK Interior Detailer Cleaner. ...

We use Meguiar's QUIK Interior Detailer Cleaner.
...
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,873
Posted By Wayward
Lots of great state and county parks to use. ...

Lots of great state and county parks to use.

It is a scare tactic. The Federal government never actually shuts down (we "subjects" are not so lucky)

All critical services will stay running....
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By Wayward
avoid ODM

Out Of Doors Mart service manager recently provided us two of the worst service/repair experiences in my life (and I'm old). And I do mean worst - including all the repairs and upgrades (dealer and...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 01-07-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,994
Posted By Wayward
Had author Ellie Robins led the article with her...

Had author Ellie Robins led the article with her bottom line, we could have seen her for what she is and skipped reading the rest of the Marxist garbage.


No Ellie, the great trick of media...
Forum: Community Polls 01-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,555
Posted By Wayward
Air travel these days is miserable. We just...

Air travel these days is miserable.

We just returned from a week+ road trip to Shenandoah Valley and Westchester County. NY without the Airstream (no salted roads for the Airstream). We stayed in...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-07-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Wayward
Sounds like you are resetting the furnace circuit...

Sounds like you are resetting the furnace circuit breaker. There is an outside chance it is a bad circuit breaker, but more likely something in the furnace is drawing too much current. Main current...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-07-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,465
Posted By Wayward
Thanks for the tip. I am planning to run a high...

Thanks for the tip. I am planning to run a high pressure line for the grill as soon as the weather gets warm. I can add an interior tap too and run one of these off the main tank.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-07-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,465
Posted By Wayward
UPDATE- a frozen hot water line this morning

I thought I had all the cold weather fixes in, but this morning after all night in the 4-6 degree range, the shower would not work – just a dribble of cold water. Assuming the hot water line would...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-07-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,465
Posted By Wayward
Sounds like a good design. See my update post...

Sounds like a good design. See my update post down below......we had one interior hot water line freeze up last night (4 degrees most of the night). It took all morning for me to figure it out. My...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-06-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,465
Posted By Wayward
Thumbs up Duly noted. :) Only used briefly - less time...

Duly noted. :) Only used briefly - less time than cooking up bacon and eggs.

hmmmm.... come to think of it my bourbon bottle has a similar warning label. :rolleyes:
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-06-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,465
Posted By Wayward
1st sub-freezing winter experience

We have been full timing now for about 8 months.

We are in NC and going on close to 2 weeks of (unexpected) below freezing temps with just a few inches of snow on ground. Nights in the mid-teens...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-06-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,481
Posted By Wayward
Airstream math....

Here is some math (plus/minus a thousand bucks or so)......

- We bought our new Airstream SE in 2006 for about $40K. Equivalent model today is about $90K. That is an average price increase of...
Forum: On The Road... 09-17-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,427
Posted By Wayward
Come on down

We are in Orlando. Things are running well. Many people's incomes here are week to week and tourism related.

Everyone we meet seems glad we are here spending money! So come on down.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-20-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,910
Posted By Wayward
Single AC - oops

No big deal. We just started fulltiming in a summer of mid 90 degree days with oppressive NC Sandhills humidity. No shade in this spot. Our Safari has every available window/skylight option and a...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 08-20-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Wayward
If you want to check out Asheville, try Mama...

If you want to check out Asheville, try Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground. Ask for a spot way up top of the hill
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-20-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,553
Posted By Wayward
[emoji846] It is comforting to know some things,...

[emoji846] It is comforting to know some things, like this debate, never change.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 07-26-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,724
Posted By Wayward
Ants!!!!

ADVANCE bait will work.

Food type is the key. Colonies change and so do their target foods. Also some evolve to reject boric acid, the common poison in sweet baits.

So far in the airstream the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-12-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,381
Posted By Wayward
Electrical Short Puzzle

I have a 2005 wiring diagram and it shows the vent and light on circuit #3.
Circuit #3 is pink wire on 2005. Circuit #3 is also a pink wire on the diagram you attached.

Either way did you check...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,239
Posted By Wayward
Running A/C on 20amp Outlet?

Yes it will work fine. Use your 30 amp cord and the wall socket adapter supplied by Airstream (or equivalent).

A Dometic Penguin 13,000 rooftop A/C draws 15.3 amps. Dometic recommends a HACR...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-12-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,239
Posted By Wayward
The A/C is on its own circuit breaker. Shut all...

The A/C is on its own circuit breaker. Shut all the other Airstream breakers off (except the Main)?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-12-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,840
Posted By Wayward
3/4 ton convert

I tow a lot with both 3/4 and 1/2 ton and find both fine for towing the Airstream. I sometimes have to haul 10,000 lbs for which the 3/4 ton is mandatory. It pulls the Safari with ease - nice but...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-12-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,807
Posted By Wayward
We bought our 25 foot Safari SE off the dealers...

We bought our 25 foot Safari SE off the dealers lot and I remember commenting that I wish it had a propane oven -that we would never use a convection microwave. Now we use the microwave all the time...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-13-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,657
Posted By Wayward
I cringe. Just as I would cringe if you told me...

I cringe. Just as I would cringe if you told me that my competence to reason and articulate must be proven to a government official in order to use my freedom of speech.

Training is common sense...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-05-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,827
Posted By Wayward
I've never had this problem with the Airstream on...

I've never had this problem with the Airstream on either of my trucks, but it happened a lot with my cargo trailer when connected either truck. Both trucks have OEM 7-pin connectors.

So figuring...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-05-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,968
Posted By Wayward
What I decided to do...retire early

I did my own research and concluded that we are being lied to, that Social Security is hopelessly insolvent, and that Congress is preparing for cuts to it.

I also concluded that Congress' recent...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-05-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,968
Posted By Wayward
watch out for pension dumping too

It may all soon change. Many pension funds including union and public employees' are grossly underfunded (IBT's for example is only funded for 60 cents on the dollar). The Pension Benefit Guarantee...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,968
Posted By Wayward
Those are fantasy. Social Security is $40...

Those are fantasy. Social Security is $40 trillion in the hole and will never be solvent. We all need to get our heads around that and prepare depending upon our age.

In fact the end of SS has...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-04-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,642
Posted By Wayward
Get the lowest axle gearing (largest numerical...

Get the lowest axle gearing (largest numerical axle) they offer. You will be glad you did.

I put 4.30 on my F150. The motor is much happier and towing MPG improved.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-04-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Wayward
Yes you can plug it in a 15amp house circuit. ...

Yes you can plug it in a 15amp house circuit. The mighty mini spec page (http://www.progressivedyn.com/all_in_one_pd4000.html)says it is capable of delivering 30amps at 120v AC to your trailer...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-04-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Wayward
Yes you can plug it in a 15amp house circuit. ...

Yes you can plug it in a 15amp house circuit. The mighty mini spec page (http://www.progressivedyn.com/all_in_one_pd4000.html)says it is capable of delivering 30amps at 120v AC to your trailer...
Forum: On The Road... 09-29-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,198
Posted By Wayward
Hilton Head should not be far from you. This...

Hilton Head should not be far from you.

This place is pricey but could make for an event-free first trip.
Hilton Head Harbor and RV Resort and Marina (http://hiltonheadharbor.com/site.php)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-27-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,459
Posted By Wayward
Yup! What better thing is there to tax? Tax it...

Yup! What better thing is there to tax? Tax it when it goes up. Tax when it when it goes down. Tax it when when it goes all around. :rolleyes:

http://www.longrangeweather.com/images/gtemps.jpg
Forum: Eddie Bauer - All Models 09-27-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,790
Posted By Wayward
You did not say what you are towing with now. ...

You did not say what you are towing with now.

A half ton truck or SUV with the largest payload, axle ratio and towing capacity you can afford is a great place to start.

There are other SUVs...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-27-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,459
Posted By Wayward
Others say 5% - point is the EPA did not conduct...

Others say 5% - point is the EPA did not conduct an investigation.

A bit of NO is a 20x bigger deal than GM's negligence that killed 125 people? This is where we have lost our compass.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-27-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,459
Posted By Wayward
Like I said, no EPA investigation. Since when...

Like I said, no EPA investigation. Since when does a private company and some CA bureaucrats represent the EPA?

Compare this to the investigations Toyota and GM faced....
DoT
FBI
US Congress...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-27-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,459
Posted By Wayward
something is wrong with this picture

What VW did goes on all the time. Could this be the inevitable result of a government role moving from regulator of the auto industry, to being a stakeholder? If so, this is as ominous to the RV...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-26-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,459
Posted By Wayward
It is not a big deal. As commented above, this...

It is not a big deal. As commented above, this stuff goes on all the time. It is all blown out of proportion by the press - which loves to make a crisis out of nothing.

The car you love is...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-26-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,942
Posted By Wayward
These are chrome. :)

These are chrome. :)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-26-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Wayward
If its but a mile I would do the following but...

If its but a mile I would do the following but that's just me....

Let it cool off. Remove the radiator cap carefully and fill with distilled (or osmosis purified water). Leave the cap off or just...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-26-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,942
Posted By Wayward
I do want to like black rims as I am seeing them...

I do want to like black rims as I am seeing them more and more on cars and trucks - but haven't yet. I don't know why.

Something just isn't right but I am not sure what. Maybe it is me or maybe...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-25-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,459
Posted By Wayward
You are correct. It has gotten out of control to...

You are correct. It has gotten out of control to the point of criminal. Its like VHS vs Betamax except these days EPA picks the winners and the losers by simply writing the regulations.
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