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Forum: General Repair Forum Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By skyguyscott
Andrea, Most Airstream owners realize that...

Andrea,

Most Airstream owners realize that they are in some sense, stewards of this trailer for a while -- there may have been previous owners, there will likely be new owners eventually.

It...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-12-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,732
Posted By skyguyscott
That's great news, wish them all the best! Such...

That's great news, wish them all the best! Such a beautiful aircraft doesn't deserve to go down without a fight.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-11-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,732
Posted By skyguyscott
Russian campers

So, on this tangent, searched the innerpipes and found this:
...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By skyguyscott
Love the door! No more suicide failures!

Love the door! No more suicide failures!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-10-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,732
Posted By skyguyscott
Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner! Congrats, Jim...

Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner! Congrats, Jim -- it is indeed the YF-23, a remarkable plane by all accounts, but evidently the brass liked the YF-22 better. The YF-22 pictured above is the actual...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-09-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,732
Posted By skyguyscott
Ain't this fun?

Jim, you are indeed getting warm about the last mystery pic being stealth! But no, the plane in the foreground of the XB-70 is not the celebrated SR-71, but the original intercepter version of that...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-09-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By skyguyscott
Worth it?

You already know the Argosy is a classic trailer, and people do like classic trailers.

It is far more expensive than a SOB (some other brand) camper, so if what you are looking for is an...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-09-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,732
Posted By skyguyscott
Pretty impressive you folks can id some of the...

Pretty impressive you folks can id some of the more obscure "weapons platforms" from such close views.

I had a feeling the last pic was going to be tough, as it is of a plane that never made it...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-09-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By skyguyscott
The first time I looked under the hood of a...

The first time I looked under the hood of a Ferrari, I suddenly understood why they cost so much; every line, every wire was so carefully placed, it looked something like a circuit board. But even...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-09-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,732
Posted By skyguyscott
You guys here know your airplanes! So for...

You guys here know your airplanes!

So for fun, here are a few more pics I took that are a bit more challenging.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-08-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By skyguyscott
Michael, So sorry to hear of your sub floor...

Michael,

So sorry to hear of your sub floor rotting. It is indeed a pain. But no need for fear or dread, it can be fixed.

First let me assure you that the fault for the sub floor rotting has...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-08-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,732
Posted By skyguyscott
Sooooooo close. You correctly identified all the...

Sooooooo close. You correctly identified all the birds but the bomber. I made sure to include it here for Bob, since it was his favorite.

In previous years, when the museum was 1/4 the size it...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-07-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,732
Posted By skyguyscott
National Museum of the United States Airforce

So, I stopped by the Air Force Museum yesterday, here are a few pics with some of your favorite planes. Note these are all USAF planes, so they show no love for Navy or civilian planes (excepting...
Forum: Winter Living 10-03-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By skyguyscott
From what I could tell, the "thermal break"...

From what I could tell, the "thermal break" appears to be that black double-sided foam tape that's maybe about 1/8" thick or so. I don't doubt it's an improvement and surely better than nothing,...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-03-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By skyguyscott
Welcome! Have fun with your new Airstream. Be...

Welcome! Have fun with your new Airstream. Be sure to give it a thorough check before you leave the dealer's lot to come up with a punch list of items that need attention.

Have fun!
Forum: Tires 10-03-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By skyguyscott
When it comes to style, I am reminded of a saying...

When it comes to style, I am reminded of a saying we have at work: Safety Third!

But seriously, you want a tire rated for your rig. There are large and vocal schools of thought here on the forum...
Forum: On The Road... 10-03-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By skyguyscott
It all depends on how much below freezing it will...

It all depends on how much below freezing it will get.

Firstly, here is a link to get Airstream's winter camping guide:

https://www.airstream.com/community/airstreams-guide-winter-camping/
...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 10-01-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By skyguyscott
So, any type of latex interior paint will do. ...

So, any type of latex interior paint will do. Latex is easier to work with than oil-based paint and usually has less odor.

A couple of observations:

Some may try to discourage painting the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-30-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,859
Posted By skyguyscott
I would love to replace the mattress with a sleep...

I would love to replace the mattress with a sleep number air mattress, it is by far the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. They are pricey, but wow! And they are super light.

But...
Forum: On The Road... 09-30-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,374
Posted By skyguyscott
Airstream's website has a trip planner page for...

Airstream's website has a trip planner page for ohio:

https://www.airstream.com/community/trip-explorer/

You can select parks, museums, points of interest, off-beat attractions, etc.

Most of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-29-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,030
Posted By skyguyscott
In my case, when I purchased my 1969 trailer in...

In my case, when I purchased my 1969 trailer in the early 2000s, both the front and rear floor were soft, along with the area inside the door.

Since I lived fairly close to JC, I spent a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-29-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,030
Posted By skyguyscott
RePete, Apologies for the tardy response;...

RePete,

Apologies for the tardy response; busy week.

Here is a link to one of many on the forum regarding a fix to water intrusion at the rear bumper (with helpful pics):
...
Forum: Our Community 09-28-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By skyguyscott
No, they committed suicide shortly after making...

No, they committed suicide shortly after making the move.

;)

j/k, I say go for it and report back your experience!
Forum: Winter Living 09-28-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,575
Posted By skyguyscott
I encourage you to search this forum for...

I encourage you to search this forum for insulation, and you will find a wealth of opinions and advice and numerous threads where folks have put in a wide variety of different types of insulation -...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-23-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,030
Posted By skyguyscott
Surely you know that there are many, many other...

Surely you know that there are many, many other ways water will get to your subfloor besides leaks, don't you?

For instance, condensation on the windows (single pane, mostly, not very thermally...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-21-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,536
Posted By skyguyscott
If only that ever worked :sad:

If only that ever worked :sad:
Forum: Trailer Values 09-20-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By skyguyscott
Ultimately, of course, the trailer is worth...

Ultimately, of course, the trailer is worth exactly what someone else agrees to pay, and what you agree to accept.

I am reminded of PBS's Antique Roadshow, and my constant advice to mom, just...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-17-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By skyguyscott
A couple of thoughts: I agree that a Yeti...

A couple of thoughts:

I agree that a Yeti (or alternative like Pelican or Orca) would be far more cost effective, more versatile and faster and easier to do - even in those conditions if keep in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-17-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,968
Posted By skyguyscott
If you feel that your trailer is an extravagance...

If you feel that your trailer is an extravagance rather than a necessity, and this framing leads you to feel some guilt, one obvious solution is to use your camper and TV for something other than...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 09-17-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By skyguyscott
Here's a few pics of the remodeled interior...

Here's a few pics of the remodeled interior showing the reflectix type window curtains. You can either get a roll of reflectix or purchase car window shades and cut 2"-3" strips (depending on what...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-17-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By skyguyscott
Welcome!

So glad you are enjoying your Airstream, and that you procured such a great trailer at a huge savings.

I have always thought a hefty van with all it's roomy storage would be an ideal tow vehicle...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 09-13-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By skyguyscott
Quick primer

Forgive me if you already know this, but here is a quick primer on watching TV remotely.

Ok, so the oldest old fashioned way to watch TV is still around. We now call it "Over the Air" (OTA) and...
Forum: Trailer Values 09-11-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,046
Posted By skyguyscott
It depends.

Ok, you know that all AS trailers basically share the same chassis, shell, etc., varying with length, and in some cases by width.

So then the differences are in layout and appointments.
...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-10-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By skyguyscott
Original 1969 Magic Chef range

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

Original 1969 magic chef 3-burner propane stove and oven in fair condition.

All burners and oven in working condition! Comes with...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-10-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By skyguyscott
Some members here have upgraded the USB outlets...

Some members here have upgraded the USB outlets to the standard 12v cigarette lighter socket because that socket is actually more versatile; more devices will plug into it, including USB adapters...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 09-09-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By skyguyscott
Free Over-the-air (OTA) television is still very...

Free Over-the-air (OTA) television is still very much alive.

When this country switched, existing analog television stations purchased and installed very expensive new transmitters that mostly use...
Forum: On The Road... 09-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,456
Posted By skyguyscott
Check out this awesome nation-wide interactive...

Check out this awesome nation-wide interactive fall foliage map!

https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/

Basically, start north and head south, Peak color hits North first, then week by...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-09-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By skyguyscott
After scouring the interpipes, I believe I have...

After scouring the interpipes, I believe I have found what is, in fact, the smallest, lightest, most versatile emergency tool box available for Airstreams:
...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-09-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By skyguyscott
Plywood: the absolute worst part of AS trailers!

Yes, you can replace sections of floor, see numerous threads here on the forum.

IMHO, you would be nuts to reinstall any flavor of plywood, because Plywood rots.

You can go over every inch of...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-08-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,277
Posted By skyguyscott
Yeah, if only he had more time, he would have...

Yeah, if only he had more time, he would have listed more, but hopefully this is enough for now. ;)
Forum: Member Introductions 09-07-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By skyguyscott
Welcome! Almost as much fun as traveling...

Welcome!

Almost as much fun as traveling with your trailer, making it your own!
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-07-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By skyguyscott
Headphones. Cheaper, better, louder for you,...

Headphones.

Cheaper, better, louder for you, quieter for everyone else. Heaven!

No bone rattling lows from a sub, true, but you can always add that.

Alas me ears ain't what they were forty...
Forum: Modifications 09-05-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,374
Posted By skyguyscott
Hmmm, only a year later and AS evidently was...

Hmmm, only a year later and AS evidently was already working on their Smart trailer:

https://www.airstream.com/travel-trailers/classic/smart-control-technology/
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-05-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,279
Posted By skyguyscott
A riff on those expectations...

What you see in AS marketing materials....
http://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=351315&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1567641729






Reality:...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-05-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By skyguyscott
Cart before the horse

Most here will advise you to pick your trailer first, the tow vehicle second. The thinking being, your camper will last decades longer than your TV.

In your case, you just got a new TV. The good...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-05-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,822
Posted By skyguyscott
I'd just grin and say, "Make me an offer!" ...

I'd just grin and say, "Make me an offer!"

If they bite and offer a plywood SOB price, I'd say, nope, not interested.

If they bite and offer way more than it's worth, could be your lucky day!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-05-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,875
Posted By skyguyscott
The wedge is pretty cheap insurance, just in...

The wedge is pretty cheap insurance, just in case. Would you spend $5 to save $3000 and time and hassle and stress?

For example:...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-04-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,115
Posted By skyguyscott
Many reasons, but two especially: ...

Many reasons, but two especially:

Durability. These can last indefinitely if maintained. SOBs? with few exceptions, not so much.

Hold their value, especially when buying used; in fact, today my...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-04-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,279
Posted By skyguyscott
In customer service circles, the root of many...

In customer service circles, the root of many problems is that the reality of the customer experience does not match the customer expectations.

This is why "managing customer expectations" is a...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-02-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,279
Posted By skyguyscott
One way many of us have found to side step this...

One way many of us have found to side step this issue completely is to buy used, or even vintage.

A good used trailer usually (but not always, in every case) means many if not most of the issues...
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