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Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-09-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By AlanMcD
We go out in the Winter if the weather is fair,...

We go out in the Winter if the weather is fair, meaning 40's or 50's and sunny-ish. But if it's below freezing...forget about it. When we go out we just don't use the water and we have a small 5...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-12-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,468
Posted By AlanMcD
Just had panel repair done at the factory...

Just had panel repair done at the factory myself...don't ask... My thought for you is corrosion-X the scratch, then clearcoat, then make an appointment for the factory for when you may be out that...
Forum: On The Road... 08-29-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 117,455
Posted By AlanMcD
Lead a small caravan of three Airstreams from OH...

Lead a small caravan of three Airstreams from OH to NH this past June. Here are a couple of pics of site #8 at Saddleback Campground in Northwood, NH. Water/electric site.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-23-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,974
Posted By AlanMcD
In my opinion there is no longer a "typical age"...

In my opinion there is no longer a "typical age" for Airstreamers as Airstream is marketing and advertising to younger people. Look at most of their advertising now, it shows a lot more young...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 85,280
Posted By AlanMcD
The dealer installed mine. Had them do it when I...

The dealer installed mine. Had them do it when I bought it before I picked it up.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-06-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By AlanMcD
(Image pulled from the internet)

(Image pulled from the internet)
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-06-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By AlanMcD
Stinger

The stinger is the part that comes out of the hitch reciever on the truck for a Pro Pride and a Hensley sway control hitch. They don't use a ball but instead have a shank or stinger that protrudes...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-02-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By AlanMcD
For what it's worth (not much) I'm about 6'3" and...

For what it's worth (not much) I'm about 6'3" and 265 pounds and fit fine in our twin beds. I also fit in the shower just fine.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-30-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,693
Posted By AlanMcD
Wes, I was looking at MH's, too, and narrowed it...

Wes, I was looking at MH's, too, and narrowed it down to what I felt was the top three in this order - Tiffin, Newmar & Winnebago. We test drove several, too. I even went down to Red Bay, AL and...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 07-24-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By AlanMcD
Congrats on the new Globetrotter! They're...

Congrats on the new Globetrotter! They're beautiful!

This appears to be what your upholstery is. It's called "Hitch" and it's different from the "Ultra leather" in the other Airstream's:

...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 07-20-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 87,407
Posted By AlanMcD
Caesar Creek July 26-29

Hey all, a few of us are going to be at Caesar Creek state park next weekend. We're in site 231, 232 & 233. They are booking up quickly so if you'd like to join us we'd love to have you but book your...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-18-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By AlanMcD
The Basecamp table legs are short. Didn't think...

The Basecamp table legs are short. Didn't think about using them for the dinette bed support. Wonder if that would work? I think they may be just a little too tall for that.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-15-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By AlanMcD
Several in our NOVA unit have had new AS's AC's...

Several in our NOVA unit have had new AS's AC's fail and be replaced. This is not really an Airstream issue as much as a Dometic issue. But the failures are a known issue with these Dometics but I...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-01-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By AlanMcD
I also haven't notice any funny angle for sitting...

I also haven't notice any funny angle for sitting at the dinette. It is very nice for two people to lounge back and watch TV.

One of the many selling points for us was in the 25 & 27 it seems if...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-28-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By AlanMcD
1. The relay is located behind a removable panel...

1. The relay is located behind a removable panel in the far right cabinet right next to the toilet. You'll see the four screws holding the panel on to the back wall inside that cabinet.

2....
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 06-27-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,685
Posted By AlanMcD
I'm in site #319. The others are in the sites...

I'm in site #319. The others are in the sites around me in that loop. Look forward to meeting you!
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 06-26-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,685
Posted By AlanMcD
9campbec, Attending a rally will answer a lot of...

9campbec, Attending a rally will answer a lot of your questions and I just happen to be hosting a rally next week (!) July 4 - 8 in Marengo, OH at the Cardinal Shooting Center (Near Columbus!). Stop...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-26-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By AlanMcD
We love the versatility of the dinette. We have...

We love the versatility of the dinette. We have added other table tops and the options are many! Our two added table options can be seen at this thread (Basecamp table and a custome round table):
...
Forum: On The Road... 06-20-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By AlanMcD
Have stayed at the Louisville South KOA. It's a...

Have stayed at the Louisville South KOA. It's a good campground.
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 06-18-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By AlanMcD
Hi Steve, We had a T@B, too, and went to our 26U...

Hi Steve, We had a T@B, too, and went to our 26U Airstream. I see you're in West Chester, Look up the NOVA Airstream unit for some rallies to attend and meet the group. We're a fun and active unit of...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-23-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By AlanMcD
That's rude. NH is beautiful! Do the cog...

That's rude. NH is beautiful!

Do the cog railroad up Mt. Washington. Also be sure and drive or even camp on the Kancamagus Hwy. And then there's "Moose Alley" Rt. 3 up in Pittsburg, NH. There's...
Forum: Our Community 05-21-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 18,188
Posted By AlanMcD
Too many reasons to list them all but a few...

Too many reasons to list them all but a few positives that come to mind that won us over are:

1) Better quality than the competition (Some have issues but still better than the competition).
...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 05-18-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By AlanMcD
Here's why...I had that coverage with my T@B...

Here's why...I had that coverage with my T@B teardrop BUT...the TV coverage ONLY covered the teardrop when it was actually attached to the TV. Not a big deal with a fairly inexpensive trailer but...
Forum: On The Road... 05-18-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,883
Posted By AlanMcD
Do you need to go by the weight of the trailer...

Do you need to go by the weight of the trailer empty or the loaded weight rating because the 7,600 pounds is the weight rating. The actual weight of the trailer is only 5,973.
Forum: On The Road... 05-15-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,331
Posted By AlanMcD
I went to the Logan, OH Urban Air a few weeks ago...

I went to the Logan, OH Urban Air a few weeks ago and they had the Airstream factory national service manager (I think his name is Rick and can't remember his last name at all) there who did a...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-17-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 85,280
Posted By AlanMcD
Also had the squeak and the factory fixed it....

Also had the squeak and the factory fixed it. Tech said the fix was to drop the pans underneath and caulk between the frame and the floor. It worked. No more squeak.





Mollysdad, there...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-15-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By AlanMcD
Actually an oval table using both pedestals would...

Actually an oval table using both pedestals would be ideal but it would be a bear to make, so will make due with the assortment of tables I now have. Which I am VERY happy with.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-15-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By AlanMcD
Hans627, it's stenciled. I painstakingly hand cut...

Hans627, it's stenciled. I painstakingly hand cut the letters from a stencil font downloaded and printed from the internet. I was going to go all out and have a pretty elaborate table top...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-15-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By AlanMcD
Yet Another Table

Made this a couple of weeks ago and it is quickly becoming our favorite.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-05-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By AlanMcD
Grand Lake St. Mary. You'll pass right by it.

Grand Lake St. Mary. You'll pass right by it.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 02-23-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By AlanMcD
Looks like a Hymer. They are selling in North...

Looks like a Hymer. They are selling in North America now and also bought out Roadtrek in Canada. (Photo courtesy The Small Trailer Enthusiast)
http://smalltrailerenthusiast.com/tag/hymer-tuiring/
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-17-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By AlanMcD
Yes, I had to sleep on the dinette as a bed one...

Yes, I had to sleep on the dinette as a bed one night and promptly broke it. Granted I'm not small at 6'3" 260 lbs but still not sure how others are managing sleeping on that as a bed because two...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 02-17-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By AlanMcD
26U w/Basecamp Table

When we bought our 26 last year we ordered the small table used in the Basecamp as coffee table. Here are a few pictures of it. Gives us a lot of options even on top of all the options the regular...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-14-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,816
Posted By AlanMcD
Pez Vela, sorry I was talking about a trailer not...

Pez Vela, sorry I was talking about a trailer not and Interstate coach.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 02-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,816
Posted By AlanMcD
I have the Zamp 120w portable and like them a...

I have the Zamp 120w portable and like them a lot. Plug and play, very easy and handy since the newer Airstreams come prewired at the tongue for them and this saves having to drill potential leak...
Forum: On The Road... 02-03-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By AlanMcD
A few places near the factory are these following...

A few places near the factory are these following campgrounds. I've stayed at all of them and like each one:

Indian Lake SP:

http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/indianlake


Grand Lake SP:
...
Forum: On The Road... 02-01-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 360,256
Posted By AlanMcD
Actually, technically this was a "super blue...

Actually, technically this was a "super blue blood moon".

http://www.foxnews.com/science/slideshow/2018/01/31/super-blue-blood-moon-in-stunning-pictures.html#/slide/unusual-trifecta

...
Forum: On The Road... 01-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,132
Posted By AlanMcD
I've never encountered one...yet. Seems like a...

I've never encountered one...yet. Seems like a good idea but I think it might be majorly confusing the first time encountered. But here is a good video explaining it.

...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-12-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,586
Posted By AlanMcD
My last truck was a 2006 F150. Bought it used in...

My last truck was a 2006 F150. Bought it used in '08 with 30,000 miles on it and it was a good truck overall but the transmission did fail somewhere around 130,000 miles I think it was. The...
Forum: On The Road... 12-15-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 117,455
Posted By AlanMcD
River front campsites on the Ohio River at Little...

River front campsites on the Ohio River at Little Farm on the River Campground in Rising Sun, IN. Appropriately named town with these early morning sun rise pics. This campout was in April.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-07-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 33,838
Posted By AlanMcD
2017 F250 gas 6.2 XLT towing a 26U.

2017 F250 gas 6.2 XLT towing a 26U.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-07-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,099
Posted By AlanMcD
2017 XLT F250 gas 6.2. I have 4,700 miles on it...

2017 XLT F250 gas 6.2. I have 4,700 miles on it right now. 15 mpg not towing, 9 mpg towing.
Forum: On The Road... 11-30-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 117,455
Posted By AlanMcD
A brisk morning at 7 am on Thanksgiving morning...

A brisk morning at 7 am on Thanksgiving morning at Winton Woods in Cincinnati...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 11-28-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By AlanMcD
They pulled it from the International line and...

They pulled it from the International line and added it to the Tommy Bahama line.
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 11-26-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 87,407
Posted By AlanMcD
Shooting Sports Campout July 4 - 8, 2018

I have arranged for a rally at the Cardinal Center for July 4 - 8 with the actual shooting taking place on Friday, July 6. They have set aside six sites for us. Sites #313 - #319 excluding site #316...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-17-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 85,280
Posted By AlanMcD
It's not all about what it can tow but what it...

It's not all about what it can tow but what it can hold. The payload was too low for all my gear, etc. at 1500 pounds. The F250 is 3200 pounds. :clap: Granted, I do carry more gear than the average...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-16-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 85,280
Posted By AlanMcD
I tow mine with an F250. I was using an F150 but...

I tow mine with an F250. I was using an F150 but it wasn't enough truck.

Let the arguing commence...
Forum: On The Road... 11-12-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 117,455
Posted By AlanMcD
Morgan's Outdoor Adventures Campground

This is Morgan's Canoe in Morrow, OH. Boondocking campground but a beautiful place, huge secluded campsites and lots of river activities.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-07-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 85,280
Posted By AlanMcD
When we use the dining table we usually use one...

When we use the dining table we usually use one "leaf" only. We have only latched the two together as a full dining table 3 or 4 times. We did not remove the latches and has never been an issue.
...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-07-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 85,280
Posted By AlanMcD
Cocktail table...we bought one (actually 2) of...

Cocktail table...we bought one (actually 2) of the small tables that are used in the Basecamp along with the short legs. Set one up and it's an awesome cocktail or end table. I'll snap a picture or...
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