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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-03-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 81,328
Posted By Friday
There are complains on file... but what needs to...

There are complains on file... but what needs to happen is every person that has this issue needs to file a report with the NHTSA... then when a threshold is met, they can say with certainty that...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-03-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,743
Posted By Friday
THere are a few challenges in what you seek......

THere are a few challenges in what you seek... but I agree it would be nice. A lot of the vintage repair stuff is different from person to person... to try write a '1974 Argosy' wiki would be hard,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 81,328
Posted By Friday
I'm afraid something have changed since 43 years...

I'm afraid something have changed since 43 years ago Andy. You've got a model that has a factory-kit available specifically to address this defect. Yes, DEFECT. New, or relatively new trailers in...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 01-03-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,583
Posted By Friday
Stereo theft is so 80s... there is hardly a car...

Stereo theft is so 80s... there is hardly a car that can accept a DIN sized unit anymore.

Sadly, people recognize Airstreams and know they are expensive. They make assumptions on what they might...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-01-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 382,667
Posted By Friday
And that is where a lighter-weight setup like the...

And that is where a lighter-weight setup like the Andersen fits in for me... I have 650lb tongue weight... 4500lb trailer... I don't need to shift a lot of weight, just a bit. But, I hang a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-30-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,962
Posted By Friday
When we had the Basecamp, it set speed records......

When we had the Basecamp, it set speed records... Really, it was almost built for that, as it was a p-poor travel trailer...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-28-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 382,667
Posted By Friday
It is threads like these that convince me...

It is threads like these that convince me humanity is doomed to those who have no concept of science, or the desire to educate themselves.

The semantics of 'direction of force' are various ways to...
Forum: On The Road... 12-25-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,788
Posted By Friday
We get thunderstorms in the mountains all year...

We get thunderstorms in the mountains all year long... below freezing a few days ago, and lighting in the hills...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-25-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,166
Posted By Friday
If you are at a latitude where you are getting...

If you are at a latitude where you are getting enough sun and your panel is a decent size (say 60w or so), you'll have no problem keeping the battery topped up. Many of the smaller automotive solar...
Forum: On The Road... 12-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,965
Posted By Friday
We tow with a 5.7l Sequoia... it is very relaxing...

We tow with a 5.7l Sequoia... it is very relaxing and more than capable. As for the 'keep the Tundra and but a _____' thought... We were in a similar situation and did the math for a second...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 12-23-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,342
Posted By Friday
Without a bit more info on what is making it so...

Without a bit more info on what is making it so scary (if it is handling related), maybe you just need to slow down? Our trailer is night and day different from 95km/h to 110km/h (55 to 70mph) It...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-23-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,474
Posted By Friday
A good 1/2 ton, properly set up with a...

A good 1/2 ton, properly set up with a weight-distributing hitch and brake controller, is plenty for a 25'. The tow package will include a transmission cooler and oil cooler, so there are no worries...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-20-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By Friday
I can't see an EU2000 starving on that size a...

I can't see an EU2000 starving on that size a line... my house 6500 uses the same size tubing... (3/8)
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Friday
Wow! It is so drastically different I can't even...

Wow! It is so drastically different I can't even tell it's an Airstream! Oh wait, I can hear the water dripping from the pano window onto the front bed... yup, it's an Airstream!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By Friday
Nice! The best way to enjoy your Airstream is to...

Nice! The best way to enjoy your Airstream is to be informed and have realistic expectations... keeping your eye on the few trouble areas can save you a lot down the road. That floor might last...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-02-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,304
Posted By Friday
I have a Jeep Rubicon, as a second vehicle, and...

I have a Jeep Rubicon, as a second vehicle, and if you get the 6 speed manual it is one of the handier vehicles to set up as a tow-behind. Get a good set of flaps, and perhaps even a windshield...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-30-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,605
Posted By Friday
Ya, my Airstream never leaks either... except...

Ya, my Airstream never leaks either... except for...

(?)
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-30-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By Friday
I personally think you are doomed, but that is...

I personally think you are doomed, but that is just because I've seen nothing but destruction in my Airstream from freezing temperatures. My vinyl floor cracked like the Grand Canyon.

If your...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-27-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By Friday
There is no re-title... it would always carry a...

There is no re-title... it would always carry a salvage title, and a simple check on Carfax would show that... making its value very low for any future trade...

Repair is always better if you want...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,488
Posted By Friday
For modest power requirements like lights, your...

For modest power requirements like lights, your 12v for fridge, water and furnace... it can extend your stay a lot longer... You'd have to consider your power requirements and see if it would work...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-26-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,764
Posted By Friday
Although it seems high - I agree with the...

Although it seems high - I agree with the estimate. I dented the side of my Tacoma and $1200 was a good deal to get it repaired. Removing and repairing doors is expensive... you have to gut the...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 11-24-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By Friday
With a good WD hitch it would do fine, but check...

With a good WD hitch it would do fine, but check the weights carefully because a bare trailer at 4,000 can easily hit 5,000 loaded, and you need to look at the max gross vehicle combined weight to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-23-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,597
Posted By Friday
I love my Sequoia... In the land of big trucks...

I love my Sequoia... In the land of big trucks around here, it doesn't feel big. Turns as sharp as my 4runner did... loads of room... decent mileage for a 6,000lb vehicle. Lots of features. Pricey...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By Friday
That is the only way for the thermal fuse to get...

That is the only way for the thermal fuse to get fire on it... what happens is the burner tube gets a small obstruction, and the flame will back up and come out the air-mixture tube (that little...
Forum: Shipping & Export/Import 11-20-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,307
Posted By Friday
I have imported 2 new(er) Airstreams... one from...

I have imported 2 new(er) Airstreams... one from Nevada to BC, and the other from California to BC. It is easy, and the tax man is only an issue if it is a dealer who may be required to collect for...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-19-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,206
Posted By Friday
Ditto... my 'inspection' at an Airstream dealer...

Ditto... my 'inspection' at an Airstream dealer was a waste of money. Found none of the issues I later discovered at home...

Used Airstreams need to be examined FORENSICALLY for signs of water...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 11-17-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,166
Posted By Friday
You will need to winterize anytime you are...

You will need to winterize anytime you are expecting below freezing temperatures for more than 12 hours or so, with an unoccupied trailer. It takes very little water to freeze, especially in all the...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 11-17-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,655
Posted By Friday
iPad is a frugal power-eater. My wife ditched...

iPad is a frugal power-eater. My wife ditched her Air for an iPad... mostly for the games...
Forum: On The Road... 11-15-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,414
Posted By Friday
My wife takes her friends out in our rig all the...

My wife takes her friends out in our rig all the time... yeah, sometimes it is worrisome, but life is for living, not worrying about a dent in a piece of metal...
Forum: Winter Living 11-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,753
Posted By Friday
Nope. Other than maybe more efficient furnaces,...

Nope. Other than maybe more efficient furnaces, there is only so much that can be done to insulate a < 2 inch space (inside to outside skin).

Purpose-built 4 season trailers resemble...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-15-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,454
Posted By Friday
If you can't stand imperfection... don't take...

If you can't stand imperfection... don't take your Airstream out of the hanger...

Anyway as far as the repair, Dent Wizards and like can't do a lot for us 'Streamers. The tools they use require...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 11-14-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By Friday
I did a $30K Canada to US wire transfer......

I did a $30K Canada to US wire transfer... anything over $10K gets reported... big deal... no one ever called me to check out what it was for...

The seller was leary about wire transfers, but...
Forum: Winter Living 11-14-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,753
Posted By Friday
Airstreams in near sub-freezing weather can do...

Airstreams in near sub-freezing weather can do OK, but once you get to < 20F (-5C) things start to get difficult... Airstreams aren't 4 season, so the insulation and all the windows are going to...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-13-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,263
Posted By Friday
If it doesn't blow out with air, I don't know if...

If it doesn't blow out with air, I don't know if water will flush it any better. In any case, it isn't going to hurt anything... get it as dry as you can, and within 5 seconds of the furnace coming...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By Friday
Hmmm... that makes no sense to me at all... But,...

Hmmm... that makes no sense to me at all... But, little does...

The water heater bypass should be a simple "H" above the tank... two valves that stop water in/out, and one that opens up the "H"...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-11-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By Friday
If it is draining now, it is going to be leaking...

If it is draining now, it is going to be leaking in the spring... the water is coming out of some kind of pressurized line so if you don't find it you'll have no water pressure next year.

I guess...
Forum: Our Community 10-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,711
Posted By Friday
We had more interest in our Basecamp when we...

We had more interest in our Basecamp when we dragged it to Disneyland and back, but our Intl gets the odd query as well. It sits beside the house in the summer, and if I am outside people will often...
Forum: Tires 10-23-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,930
Posted By Friday
Why not switch to a studded winter tire if you...

Why not switch to a studded winter tire if you are going to encounter that crazy conditions?
Forum: Doors & Locks 10-17-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,975
Posted By Friday
We have a national key-tag service in Canada run...

We have a national key-tag service in Canada run by the War-Amps... it is a numbered tag you register online, if they are found they can be put in any mailbox free of charge and they come back to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-17-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,409
Posted By Friday
Nope. They are glued together. You can put them...

Nope. They are glued together. You can put them in the oven at low temp for an hour or two, then pry them apart, clean them, and put them back together.

Most people wreck at least one of them...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,409
Posted By Friday
They are being used for headlights. Around $600...

They are being used for headlights. Around $600 for a pair. They are very low wattage and provide fantastic light. If you drive in the snow though, they don't make enough heat to clear the lens.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-17-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,927
Posted By Friday
We towed our 22' with our Tacoma... in fact it...

We towed our 22' with our Tacoma... in fact it was delivered 2500 miles behind a Tacoma with no WD hitch. He said it towed like a dream. However, as it also towed like a dream for us, the mileage...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 10-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By Friday
You are thinking of the earlier 200x models which...

You are thinking of the earlier 200x models which are a completely different design. The 22' 2003-4-5-6 are tandem axle, and early models had issues with the frame and outriggers. Later models...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-17-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,879
Posted By Friday
Your repair job of the gaskets being cut is not...

Your repair job of the gaskets being cut is not any repair at all... if they did that, they were assuming the water was pooling behind the gasket and leaking into the lower window seal. The fix (if...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-14-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,799
Posted By Friday
Flooring is easy, but time consuming as depending...

Flooring is easy, but time consuming as depending on what you do you might be removing a lot of the interior fixtures. Window blinds can be interesting as the curves and slopes of the interior...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-26-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By Friday
The only way to remove scratches is by removing...

The only way to remove scratches is by removing more metal... Ie, polishing. The more you try buff them, the more distinctly different that area will be. A good cleaning and non abrasive polish can...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-22-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By Friday
There are lots of great ideas that don't make it...

There are lots of great ideas that don't make it because of durability issues, or the costs are just too much. Just like when the Prius first came out - a lot of the math didn't make sense for...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-22-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By Friday
1. Nope. It is basically a hose leading to a...

1. Nope. It is basically a hose leading to a bunch of spray nozzles, or sometimes a rotating head. It needs pressure, and a fairly good seal or as you note, you'll get wet. If they get plugged you...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 09-22-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By Friday
I don't know if they can really control it... the...

I don't know if they can really control it... the ads get served up by Google... the fact that political discussions DO happen here probably makes their ad-bot serve those kinds of ads. It's not...
Forum: Base Camp 09-21-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,000
Posted By Friday
A bit of both... the original list price of <>...

A bit of both... the original list price of <> $35K didn't go over well for a fairly feature-less carriage. Add in the economic downturn in 2008 where several Airstream dealers disappeared, and it...
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