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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-09-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,596
Posted By Thiss
Weight lifting keeps you young :) The 2.5...

Weight lifting keeps you young :)

The 2.5 shank is the best fix.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-07-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,596
Posted By Thiss
Do not weld. Even a spot or tack. Do not...

Do not weld. Even a spot or tack.

Do not use the sleeve for long. It will make our pin hole get wallowed out. You will also Bend the hitch pin and get it stuck.

Buy a new stinger that is the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 07-01-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Thiss
The water hookup on the back is the street water...

The water hookup on the back is the street water connection.

The one my the door is for fresh water holding tanks

The black dump valve is in the trunk

I would add a grey water tank perhaps...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-10-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,154
Posted By Thiss
I am disappointed in the new floor plans. They...

I am disappointed in the new floor plans. They all sleep 4 and it seems they have missed a market for young families that know their growing children won’t want to share a table bed for long.

I...
Forum: On The Road... 06-10-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,923
Posted By Thiss
I would still pull with my 1985 Ram with a 1991...

I would still pull with my 1985 Ram with a 1991 Cummins, if it had air conditioning and airbags for the family.

I still drive it daily.

If your rig handle and runs well why change? If it does...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-02-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 83,403
Posted By Thiss
1971 Overlander and 2016 Ram 3500 Cummins

1971 Overlander and 2016 Ram 3500 Cummins
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-02-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 83,403
Posted By Thiss
1971 Overlander 2016 Ram 3500 Cummins

1971 Overlander
2016 Ram 3500 Cummins
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-30-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Thiss
Yes, the drain of the water heater needs to be...

Yes, the drain of the water heater needs to be stoped. Also, the relief valve must be closed. There is a water heater cut off in the bathroom closet that you can shut if you have a water heater that...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-29-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Thiss
There are three valves that must be closed. ...

There are three valves that must be closed.

One under the sink, way low under the floor level. This is the fresh water tank drain.

Two in the rear access. Theses are the low point drains.
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-15-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,171
Posted By Thiss
We were on Sisters this weekend. I too got caught...

We were on Sisters this weekend. I too got caught by the off forecast. We had a non power spot in the downtown campground.

We got in late Friday night and I didn’t fire up the furnace. I woke up...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-10-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,309
Posted By Thiss
With 4x4 you also get whole new set of gears; Low...

With 4x4 you also get whole new set of gears; Low range.

If you have auto front hubs, you may not be able to use Low on all descents and ascents, but for those non paved steep roads 4x4 Low is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-06-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,450
Posted By Thiss
Buy a Cummins.

Buy a Cummins.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-06-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,116
Posted By Thiss
Trailer weights for diesels 22,800lb with the...

Trailer weights for diesels 22,800lb with the Ford having the lowest MPG at 2.6mpg.

Trailer weights for gas truck 11,400lb.

So twice the weight and the same MPG.

All the diesels got...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-04-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,116
Posted By Thiss
12 brake application on the way down and 2.6mpg...

12 brake application on the way down and 2.6mpg going up with the copilot yelling, “back it off!”

I will keep my Cummins :)
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-04-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,116
Posted By Thiss
12 brake applications on the way down and 2.6 mpg...

12 brake applications on the way down and 2.6 mpg on the way up while yelling “back it off!”

Haha no thank you. I will keep my diesel
Forum: On The Road... 07-30-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Thiss
Avoid MT 89 into the East Side. It is severely...

Avoid MT 89 into the East Side. It is severely grooved and narrow at this time.
Forum: On The Road... 07-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By Thiss
Vancouver Island Roads Last Week of March

Hi,

We are starting to think of our next National Parks trip. We are considering Olympic and then a ferry ride, and drive, to Pacofoc Rim National Park. We also are thinking about going to Mt....
Forum: On The Road... 07-30-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Thiss
We were just at St. Mary’s and the place was full...

We were just at St. Mary’s and the place was full all three nights(mid week) we were there.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-30-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Thiss
This picture is of the flag etiquette posted at...

This picture is of the flag etiquette posted at Glacier National Park.
Forum: On The Road... 07-26-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Thiss
Thank you folks. We are at Lac des Arcs this...

Thank you folks. We are at Lac des Arcs this morning, and we are leaving to stay at Moyie tonight.

We spent yesterday exploring Banff, and the night before we made it to Lake Louise after the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-24-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Thiss
Verifying is certainly important! After...

Verifying is certainly important!

After entering Glacier on the current goat-trail-under-construction-future-best-route, MT Hwy 89, I will no longer forget to check each state/providence 511 road...
Forum: On The Road... 07-24-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By Thiss
Waterton to Banff Route

Good morning all,

We leave from Waterton Townsite to Lac des Arcs today.

My new Garmin RV GPS is sending me up Hwy 2 instead of Hwy 22. Is this justified?

I see Alberta 511 has some road...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By Thiss
If you are in Canada, it is polite to fly the...

If you are in Canada, it is polite to fly the Maple Leaf at highest point. Otherwise the Stars and Stripes are the highest. This is where the adjustable painter’s poles come in handy.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-12-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Thiss
Subscribed to see if either of the first two...

Subscribed to see if either of the first two claims pan out. If not I too will make a play at getting it from you.

Thanks!
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By Thiss
I just replaced my breakaway. It is powered off...

I just replaced my breakaway. It is powered off the hot wire of the jack and connects to a lead to the breaks. When the pin is pulled it completes a circuit to the brakes.

The breakaway is...
Forum: Financing 07-05-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,059
Posted By Thiss
My wife and I bought a new 28 foot SOB with a...

My wife and I bought a new 28 foot SOB with a slide and lived in it as newly weds while we finished our BSs and then later our Masters. Somethings were tough. For my wife it was way hard, mostly due...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-03-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Thiss
Thanks! That’s how I wired it! It feels good to...

Thanks! That’s how I wired it! It feels good to have confirmation :)
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-03-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By Thiss
Breakaway and Power Jack ‘70s

The original breakaway is toast. I am putting a similar two wired metal one on. It is wired to the same hot and ground as the jack. What am I missing? Is the jack scabbed into the brake wires? There...
Forum: Our Community 07-03-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Thiss
The draw length of your hitch and the position of...

The draw length of your hitch and the position of your electric jack head will determine if you can drop your tailgate.

Most electric jack heads can be turned 90 degrees to give more clearance....
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 23,861
Posted By Thiss
Go back to the old way of tucking all systems up...

Go back to the old way of tucking all systems up into the belly pan.

A lot of ground clearance is given up by the dump valves hanging down.
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-25-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By Thiss
Warmer Lights for Late Models

I checked out a late model that I found on Craigslist the other night. It was late and dark, so we turned all the lights on.

I have a 72 with all incandescent bulbs. They are nice and warm. This...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-25-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By Thiss
I ordered a new jack from Amazon and dropped it...

I ordered a new jack from Amazon and dropped it on. Easy work. Just be hooked up when you do the work.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 06-25-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,640
Views: 498,508
Posted By Thiss
Has anyone converted the older bathroom door to...

Has anyone converted the older bathroom door to the new style? How did it work out?

Thanks!
Forum: Boondocking 06-11-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Thiss
How much? Where would I meet you?

How much? Where would I meet you?
Forum: Boondocking 06-11-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Thiss
Pretty cool to get a little bonus snow this week....

Pretty cool to get a little bonus snow this week. Snow level fell to the passes this weekend. Unfortunately, we will be seeing 90s this weekend too.

FYI Palmer Glacier is still open for riding and...
Forum: Boondocking 06-09-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Thiss
How much and where are you?

How much and where are you?
Forum: Boondocking 06-09-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Thiss
23D with a Bunk is exactly what I would pick if I...

23D with a Bunk is exactly what I would pick if I bought new.
Forum: Boondocking 06-09-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Thiss
I miss the manual hubs of my first gen; no gravel...

I miss the manual hubs of my first gen; no gravel needed for low gear.

The road is paved; however, it is tempting to use low anyway because there are only two tight corners.

Honestly once the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-03-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Thiss
The schedule is open for dinner on Sat. Come out...

The schedule is open for dinner on Sat. Come out to our BBQ!

www.oregonwaterfowlfestival.com
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 06-03-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,222
Posted By Thiss
After careful skimming, no one brought the...

After careful skimming, no one brought the mitigated ground clearance to the table. The longer the trailer the easier to catch something underneath; definitely not a problem in most situations, but a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-25-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Thiss
Bump to the top. If you are coming to Oregon for...

Bump to the top. If you are coming to Oregon for International, and you are a hunter, you have to come out to the festival. It will be a great time.

I looked at our rally schedule and Saturday...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-25-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,504
Posted By Thiss
Skip the 3/4 and go right to 1 :) Kidding...

Skip the 3/4 and go right to 1 :)

Kidding aside, I have wished for a short trailer but never a shorter rig.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-16-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By Thiss
I have the Centerline TS, and it has been good. I...

I have the Centerline TS, and it has been good. I can see a bit of a wiggle in the mirror at freeway speeds with a crosswind, but never enough to feel in the steering or pickup.

I will upgrade to...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 05-16-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,524
Posted By Thiss
Calling All Skiers at International

I know there is a lot to do at the Rally, but if any skiers want to get together and shred the sunshine warmed glacier corn snow give me a shout!

If there are enough people (12 in addition to me...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-16-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Thiss
Oregon Waterfowl Festival

Sportsmen and sportswomen coming out to Oregon for the International Rally,

Please consider coming to the 17th Annual Oregon Waterfowl Festival with Elk Camp. We are a not for profit, volunteer...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-16-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Thiss
Congratulations and welcome! Enjoy the camping,...

Congratulations and welcome! Enjoy the camping, and please think of joining WBCCI.

We were hesitant with little kids, but have been well received.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By Thiss
19 and 23 Bunk Models

Hi,

anyone have first hand experience with either of these little bunk models?

How comfortable is the corner bed for two adults?

How big of a kid/person has used the bunk comfortably?

Do...
Forum: Boondocking 05-11-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Thiss
"Manual" mode keeps you from shifting up, but you...

"Manual" mode keeps you from shifting up, but you can't make it shift up and lock up from 1st to 2nd; unless I start making some mods :)

Really it isn't a worry for my application now that I know....
Forum: Boondocking 05-11-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Thiss
Timberline Lodge

Hi all,

After skiing most weekends this winter and spring, I finally had to drag my Overlander up tp the historic Timberline. There is only a small part of the lot open to overnight during the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Thiss
So Bonner’s Ferry to Pincher is a good route...

So Bonner’s Ferry to Pincher is a good route through the Rockies?

Thanks for the info on the better route south.

Thanks!
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