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Forum: Solo Streamers 04-07-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jmacd
I should have said, "As Maggie said..." Lily is...

I should have said, "As Maggie said..." Lily is the furry travel partner! But I'm sure if she could talk she would have agreed!
Forum: Solo Streamers 04-07-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jmacd
Great suggestions. I do need to start checking in...

Great suggestions. I do need to start checking in daily with family to let them know my status. To that issue, I've been reluctant to do any day long hiking/biking which I love to do, now that I'm...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 04-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Jmacd
Good to hear that with the larger mirror that the...

Good to hear that with the larger mirror that the existing light is OK. I like the round mirror shape you used. Looks good with the curve of the outer wall. I'll follow your lead. Great idea.
Forum: Solo Streamers 04-03-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jmacd
Hi Laurie, so true about setup and takedown...

Hi Laurie, so true about setup and takedown routines taking a bit longer. I really notice not having my co-pilot with me when backing into a campsite. I need to get out a few more times to make sure...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 04-01-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Jmacd
The fold-out mirror really bothers me also after...

The fold-out mirror really bothers me also after owning an FC19 and FC25 with larger mirrors. Another problem is the location of the ceiling lights in my opinion. I pull the small 8" mirror way out...
Forum: Solo Streamers 04-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jmacd
Myrtle beach sounds great! I'm planning a trip to...

Myrtle beach sounds great! I'm planning a trip to tour Jackson Center and then keep heading east and up into Canada and the Maritimes. I have family history there to check out. But another trip...
Forum: Solo Streamers 11-12-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jmacd
Thanks for the replies. I wasn't aware of...

Thanks for the replies. I wasn't aware of Maggie's earlier thread so I look forward to reading it. Each day is different right now. Getting used to the single life, picking up the tasks that my wife...
Forum: Solo Streamers 11-10-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jmacd
New Solo Streamer

This fall I've recently become a Solo Streamer. Lost my love after a great life together. So now wondering about going forward and looking for some encouragement from those who've walked this path...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-22-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,051
Posted By Jmacd
For F150 owners towing 30' Airstreams

I tow a 30' International with a 2015 Ford F250 CC PSD which is a great TV. I also have a late model car. I would like to just have one vehicle to save fixed expenses. Driving the F250 is a PIA in...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-14-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,393
Posted By Jmacd
Received my acrylic touch-up pen from Airstream...

Received my acrylic touch-up pen from Airstream today. Went over and picked up the TT from the storage yard and got ready to try to clean up the damage to the curved lower left rear side panel after...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-03-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,087
Posted By Jmacd
2wiredave, you might be just fine with the 7-hole...

2wiredave, you might be just fine with the 7-hole shank. Unless you have a lift kit or tires much larger than the Ford OE 4WD tire size you might be OK. With my 7-hole shank on my 2WD I have two...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 08-01-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,087
Posted By Jmacd
Fun with BO hitch shanks

I've got a 2015 F250 SCC 2WD and tow a 30' International with a BOSP. I was annoyed with the "slop" when using the Ford 2" to 2 1/2" receiver adaptor so I purchased a BO 2 1/2" 7-hole shank. This...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-31-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Jmacd
Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I'll be...

Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I'll be heading out on the road again in two weeks for the great eclipse viewing in Oregon so I'll have the TT home for a few days before we leave to locate...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-29-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Jmacd
I was afraid of that. But I can't see where the...

I was afraid of that. But I can't see where the drain lines exit the underside of the TT, that's my confusion!
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-28-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By Jmacd
2017 International 30' HVAC condensate drain

Got some confusion regarding HVAC condensate drains on my TT. My 30' has 2 HVAC units. When I run the heat pump or A/C the condensate drains down the outside of my coach alongside the entry door....
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 07-22-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,393
Posted By Jmacd
Thanks for the responses. I'll get a clear coat...

Thanks for the responses. I'll get a clear coat pen ordered. As for the rough edges of the scrapes, I think they need to be smoothed down. Fine steel wool or careful use of a super fine sand paper?...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 07-22-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,393
Posted By Jmacd
So this is a timely thread! I just returned my...

So this is a timely thread! I just returned my 2017 International 30' to the storage yard. As I swung through the entrance gate, I turned a fraction too early and caught the entry gate post with the...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 11-05-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By Jmacd
Barker jack customer service

Over the last few months when my Barker 3000 jack was raised to near its maximum height as I was getting ready to set my WDH bars, it had become very noisy. I was becoming concerned it was going to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-30-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,749
Posted By Jmacd
Last year I traded in my Ford F150 for a new F250...

Last year I traded in my Ford F150 for a new F250 in white. Then I added a Leer cap also white. That's a lot of white truck. A guy I worked with had a son in the rock band "Great White", so the name...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-09-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,271
Posted By Jmacd
Andy, thanks for your ongoing participation on...

Andy, thanks for your ongoing participation on the forum. My FC25 is towed by a Ford F250. When my trailer and truck are loaded for camping, I measure 17 1/2" from the bottom of the rear trailer...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-09-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By Jmacd
Just to back-up Pat's comments, once I started...

Just to back-up Pat's comments, once I started using the tongue jack to raise up the front of the AS quite a bit, and used a 1/2" breaker bar and a 6 point socket instead of the BO wrench, life...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-08-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 20,305
Posted By Jmacd
Disable sway control with the Blue Ox?

I'm curious about the BO recommendation to the disable sway control of the Ford trucks. I tow my 2015 FC25 with an 2015 F250 CC 4x2 with a Blue Ox and 1,000 bars. Hitch weight 940Lbs. according to my...
Forum: Tires 01-29-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,393
Posted By Jmacd
Michelin 15" LTX M/S2 cold inflation pressure

I recently put a set of Michelin LTX M/S2 P235/75R15 108T 's on my FC25FB. I'd like to hear what the forum members who run this tire are using for their cold inflation pressure. In the recent...
Forum: Tires 01-24-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 36,385
Posted By Jmacd
15" Michelin cold inflation pressure?

I was due for GYM replacement and decided to go with the current Michelin LTX M/S2 P235/75R15XL 108T tires. Pulled the 5 tires/wheels off the AS and brought them down to my local Costco for mounting...
Forum: Tires 11-08-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,824
Posted By Jmacd
PKI, I recently purchased a set of Centamatics...

PKI, I recently purchased a set of Centamatics for my 25FB with 6 bolt hole 15" wheels. Cost was $199 plus $14.95 shipping for a total of $213.95 for a set of 4. I bought from Centramatic directly...
Forum: Tires 11-04-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,626
Posted By Jmacd
Thanks everyone for the comments! ...

Thanks everyone for the comments!

TJDonahoe, Maxxis tires are made by Cheng Shin Rubber Co. based in Taiwan and they manufacture the M8008 tires in Thailand. It really is amazing when you see...
Forum: Tires 11-04-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,626
Posted By Jmacd
Maxxis M8008 tire - longterm experience?

A number of Airforum members have been running Maxxis ST tires for a long time. Some, like 2Air, have put a lot miles on this tire and the GYM's. My GYM's are starting year 3 with 4,100 miles of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-19-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Jmacd
I have a 2015 F250 6.7 4X2 3.31 Crew Cab short...

I have a 2015 F250 6.7 4X2 3.31 Crew Cab short bed with a cap. New truck, 5,500 miles, about 1,100 towing. No warranty issues, quality excellent so far, hav'nt been back to the dealer except for an...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-19-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Jmacd
3.31 or 3.73

I have a 2015 F250 6.7 with the 3.31 ratio and I like any advantage I can get for maximizing fuel economy. Towing an AS25FB is easy with this truck. Here in California with the Sierras to climb, I...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By Jmacd
Airstream 48"x76" corner bed sheet set & mattress cover

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Airstream OEM sheet set and water proof mattress pad were used 2 nights and then we traded in our FC 19' Bambi for a FC 25' FB! ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-22-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,320
Posted By Jmacd
Davz2k, your dilemma the same as mine recently. I...

Davz2k, your dilemma the same as mine recently. I bought an AS 19' FC. My gross vehicle combination weight rating loaded was just 200lbs. under Honda's max. of 10,500lbs. on the Cat scale. I loved my...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-19-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jmacd
Bambi 19' corner bed, what size comforter?

Hi all, planning a winter trip in the 19' and want to purchase a down comforter. What size works best with the limited space of the corner bed? Twin 70X90, twin XL 70X96, or a full 84X90? Need to...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 11-10-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,193
Posted By Jmacd
Tvolk, I have 19' FC Bambi. My hitch weight runs...

Tvolk, I have 19' FC Bambi. My hitch weight runs around 660lbs. with full LPG tanks, full fresh water tank, groceries, clothes, basic gear. Trailer ready to go. Trailer loaded weight is 4,280lbs. at...
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