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Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-24-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,090
Views: 554,102
Posted By rjmaype
Maggie: Choose a city 3 days away. Choose an...

Maggie:
Choose a city 3 days away.
Choose an Amazon Locker near a road you will travel.
Retrieve from the Locker.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 07-26-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,298
Posted By rjmaype
This is my ace in the hole if the Exella parked...

This is my ace in the hole if the Exella parked adjacent to the driveway gets cited since I live on a corner and it is technically prohibited in the side yard.


I joined the Universal Life...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-22-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,207
Posted By rjmaype
Remember: "You can never have too much truck. ...

Remember:
"You can never have too much truck.
Many times you may find yourself without enough truck.
But you can never have too much truck."


From an old timer who convinced me to buy the F350
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-16-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,334
Posted By rjmaype
What is the Arvika model number for the rear...

What is the Arvika model number for the rear mount Airstream model?
Forum: On The Road... 04-22-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,886
Posted By rjmaype
If you are truly concerned, my 2001 F350 PSD DRW...

If you are truly concerned, my 2001 F350 PSD DRW Crew cab with 8 ft bed sits next to the Airstream, always in wait. If your Excursion fails you near me, I will swap you TVs and catch up with you...
Forum: Our Community 12-30-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,558
Posted By rjmaype
Worked in underground coal mines for 13 years. ...

Worked in underground coal mines for 13 years.

In winter day shift, dark to work, dark at work, dark from work.
Forum: On The Road... 09-24-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By rjmaype
Take a ball pein hammer and small punch and knock...

Take a ball pein hammer and small punch and knock downward the tank fill tube neck restrictor, keeping the one side attache to the fill tube.

No more worries about the truck size diesel nozzle.
Forum: Our Community 09-07-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,640
Posted By rjmaype
Here is a design I did years ago for a client...

Here is a design I did years ago for a client trailer 9ft H and 24 ft L with two cables, one over the axle behind the wheels.

To negate uplift, I had 3 ft high Jersey barriers surround the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 09-05-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,020
Posted By rjmaype
I also have four sections of 1.5 inch diameter...

I also have four sections of 1.5 inch diameter pipe 8 inch long with pipe fittings to connect all sections
This all fits in the tool bag.
The pipe becomes the breaker bar extender.
It is always...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-02-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,241
Posted By rjmaype
Could you post the exemption notice for me to...

Could you post the exemption notice for me to review?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-24-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,997
Posted By rjmaype
My son inherited a 1990 25' Excella and I needed...

My son inherited a 1990 25' Excella and I needed to get a TV. The best deal on the lot was a 4 year old 2001 F350 DRW Crew Cab 8 ft bed with the 7.3.

I admire newer trucks I see.

But I know...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 08-22-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,209
Posted By rjmaype
I only have the Yeti 20 oz cooler for drinks. ...

I only have the Yeti 20 oz cooler for drinks.

I have tried at least 6 other brands with the same claims as a Yeti.

The Yeti keeps the drinks colder (or hotter) longer than the $10 models.

I...
Forum: On The Road... 08-03-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,962
Posted By rjmaype
You all are being too generous on the I-95 north...

You all are being too generous on the I-95 north of NYC route.

In just a car, I avoid it monthly by going north to I-84 even if the miles are longer.

Moving at a steady rate beats the stop and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-15-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,265
Posted By rjmaype
My son was given my wife's Uncle's AS but we had...

My son was given my wife's Uncle's AS but we had no TV.

Bought a then four year old 2001 Crew Cab 8 ft bed DRW 7.3 PSD.

I had buyer's remorse when I bought it because of the size but I wanted a...
Forum: Our Community 06-09-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,742
Posted By rjmaype
You might be able to rent a small Bobcat where...

You might be able to rent a small Bobcat where you can buy ball attachment for fork lift tines. That might give you the maneuverability you need
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-30-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By rjmaype
Be forewarned not to exceed a 48 inch high wall...

Be forewarned not to exceed a 48 inch high wall of any type since that is the maximum height noted in nearly every building code without engineering.

Higher than 48 inches pushes you to a...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 05-13-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,417
Posted By rjmaype
Why could you not just buy a 50 amp receptacle...

Why could you not just buy a 50 amp receptacle that is not wired to anything.

The 50 amp cord is always plugged into this in the storage compartment.

When the 30 amp cord is plugged into the...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-10-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 25,082
Posted By rjmaype
For the DIY group. The uplift from wind many...

For the DIY group.

The uplift from wind many times is the design criteria which determines the amount of concrete in each post hole.

Simpson Strongtie is a material supplier and they have a ton...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-15-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,625
Posted By rjmaype
I am suggesting keeping the diesel and still...

I am suggesting keeping the diesel and still helping the environment.

Daimler is convinced that MB cannot meet future CO2 emissions standards without diesel engines. So if they thought the hybrid...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 02-16-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,839
Posted By rjmaype
I suggest buying a used iPad- I use mine with a...

I suggest buying a used iPad- I use mine with a Zagg cover that has a full keyboard.

The Apple TV unit can wireless place the iPad screen contents to a large screen or TV but it will have to be a...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 01-30-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,472
Posted By rjmaype
My work motto- do not commit the same mistake...

My work motto- do not commit the same mistake again.

Make a long prop stick that you stick in the door frame that the overhead door will rest upon when opened fully. Now you have a physical...
Forum: On The Road... 01-30-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,468
Posted By rjmaype
Xfinity provides a router to home and business...

Xfinity provides a router to home and business customers that has a private and Public hotspot. If you are a Xfinity customer, you can access those public hotspots. My son has Xfinity at his home...
Forum: Tires 01-24-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,625
Posted By rjmaype
Changing a flat tire: I carry 4 sections of...

Changing a flat tire:

I carry 4 sections of 3/4 inch diameter steel pipe 12 inches long with 3 couplers.

Even with a 24 inch breaker bar, there may be a need for more leverage, especially on...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-24-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,565
Posted By rjmaype
My son inherited an Airstream from his great...

My son inherited an Airstream from his great uncle..
I had no tow vehicle and no towing experience.
I bought a DRW F350 diesel because it was the best deal on the lot.
He will never be...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-17-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,177
Posted By rjmaype
From an article explaining the EU rules about...

From an article explaining the EU rules about emissions:

According to the relevant EU rules, "the use of defeat devices that reduce the effectiveness of emission control systems shall be ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-24-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By rjmaype
I think I read somewhere that all household CO...

I think I read somewhere that all household CO sensors meet a standard that warrants use for only about 36 months. So it may be best to just obtain a new one.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-17-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,524
Posted By rjmaype
My TV is not my daily vehicle. I have a...

My TV is not my daily vehicle.

I have a battery tender wired together with the block heater.

It is on a timer for 4 hours ----2am-6am.

I also have a temp activated adapter that turns on at...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-12-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,695
Posted By rjmaype
I am terrible at backing up the AS because I do...

I am terrible at backing up the AS because I do not travel enough.

They make a front tow eye adapter that is a receiver.

So it fits in the eye with a big washer and nut.

I can not tell you...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 12-05-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By rjmaype
I found some 80 Watt #1156 LED bulbs on ebay for...

I found some 80 Watt #1156 LED bulbs on ebay for about $4.50 each.

I am really impressed how much light they put off in the ceiling fixtures.
Forum: 1990 - 1993 Excella 12-02-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By rjmaype
Pull up the couch seat cushion and use a broom...

Pull up the couch seat cushion and use a broom handle to prop it up.

It is located on the floor in the center near the exterior wall.

There should be a 120 VAC outlet wired to the shore power...
Forum: 1990 - 1993 Excella 11-02-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,707
Posted By rjmaype
I am new to the forum. My son inherited a 25...

I am new to the forum.

My son inherited a 25 ft 1990 Excella and I just found the manual and sales brochure which I scanned.

If you provide an email, I will send.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-26-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,079
Posted By rjmaype
I bought my 2001 F350 DRW 8ft Crew Cab for my son...

I bought my 2001 F350 DRW 8ft Crew Cab for my son in 2005 to pull a 1990 AS Excella 25 ft that he inherited from my wife's uncle.

As others have testified, that engine is durable and any diesel...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-18-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,108
Posted By rjmaype
Yeti cooler is top dog but high cost. I like...

Yeti cooler is top dog but high cost.

I like polarbeacoolers.com
Forum: Our Community 09-16-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,389
Posted By rjmaype
I always had the dream to rent a large garage or...

I always had the dream to rent a large garage or shed and park the AS in there stating it is a "restoration project".

Then I would just live in it.
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