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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-23-2017, 12:48 PM
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Posted By Gnorts
2012 Airstream Flying Cloud 27 - Oregon

Title: 2012 Airstream Flying Cloud 27 - Oregon
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Price reduced! Flying Cloud 27FB (front bedroom), very nice condition, always stored under...
Forum: Our Community 10-31-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,600
Posted By Gnorts
Or, it just might be possible that the person who...

Or, it just might be possible that the person who lost the door doesn't use the internet. A long shot, granted, but possible...
Forum: On The Road... 10-19-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,352
Posted By Gnorts
I-5 south to Drain/Elkton (S of Cottage Grove)...

I-5 south to Drain/Elkton (S of Cottage Grove) and down the Umpqua to Reedsport, then south on 101. It's the lowest pass through the Coast Range.
Forum: On The Road... 10-07-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,793
Posted By Gnorts
Actually closer to Lafayette, in New Iberia. ...

Actually closer to Lafayette, in New Iberia. Lafayette is the center of Cajun culture, with really great food, if you like it spicy! Nice KOA on a lake in Lafayette.

Also, I second the...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 Classic (all lengths) 07-28-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By Gnorts
Because they bought 500 of those simple items,...

Because they bought 500 of those simple items, and by golly, they're gonna use 'em up.:D
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-28-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 106,195
Posted By Gnorts
Suspension upgrade

OK, we're home from our trip and I drove to Seattle and back from Portland yesterday and today. The truck was empty except for my toolbox, and tire pressure was at 35psi. This is the Platinum...
Forum: VAC | Vintage Airstream Club 07-27-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,857
Posted By Gnorts
Go Ducks!

Can anybody tell what vintage this trailer is?

Duck fans are seriously committed, eh? (or should be :cool: )

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/60/b7/5a/60b75a0d7f1121b60f05381909ca4d24.jpg
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-26-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Gnorts
Captain Snark here, sure am sorry if I chafed...

Captain Snark here, sure am sorry if I chafed some thin skin. Sheesh. :rolleyes: It's helpful to use the right terms when asking a question, that's just a fact, I tried to impart the correct...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-25-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By Gnorts
Agreed, agreed, agreed. Whether it's a...

Agreed, agreed, agreed.

Whether it's a series pair of 6V's, or a parallel pair of 12V's, they should be considered *one* battery. Always replace both, even if just one seems bad.

And the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-25-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,005
Posted By Gnorts
In looking at your first pic, that hanger plate...

In looking at your first pic, that hanger plate looks quite bent. That would lead me to believe your setup wasn't adjusted properly. Once you get to Missoula (nice town, btw) and get a new parts...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-25-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Gnorts
You need to use the correct terminology to enable...

You need to use the correct terminology to enable someone to answer your question.

An "adapter" does just that - adapts one kind of plug or socket to fit into something else. I can only assume,...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-22-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Gnorts
Have you swapped the non-working LED's into other...

Have you swapped the non-working LED's into other fixtures? maybe the LED's themselves are bad?
Forum: On The Road... 07-20-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,925
Posted By Gnorts
Our A/C is a noisy beast, but it does OK up to...

Our A/C is a noisy beast, but it does OK up to about 95F outside. We use a $15 fan from Target to circulate the air and it helps. We put the fan on the floor and point it up just a bit. The cool...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 07-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,263
Posted By Gnorts
Our latch was quite misaligned. I spent some...

Our latch was quite misaligned. I spent some time understanding it and massaging it, and now it works much better. The large stud in the door frame that's grabbed by the jaws in the latch was way...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-20-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By Gnorts
We've noticed a few floor squeaks but they're...

We've noticed a few floor squeaks but they're intermittent, and seem related to whether or not we have the stabilizers down, how firm we have them, and the levels in the tanks. All these things...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By Gnorts
I see you're in Dallas, right? It's humid there,...

I see you're in Dallas, right? It's humid there, right?

I also think you may be experiencing icing. High ambient humidity in the trailer and a thermostat set at 65 is probably resulting in the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-20-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,536
Posted By Gnorts
We could boondock for several days in our 27, but...

We could boondock for several days in our 27, but not if it's hot. Need electric hookup for that A/C! We have a generator that will run the A/C at almost full load, and I don't want to carry enough...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-17-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By Gnorts
I agree, rent a car trailer. Rent locally and...

I agree, rent a car trailer. Rent locally and return locally. Secure wood cross-bracing to the trailer, lay the part on the bracing open side down, top forward. Carefully pad all contact points...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-15-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,862
Posted By Gnorts
When I looked for a street view of the road in...

When I looked for a street view of the road in the bottom of Zion Canyon, I found that it went part way up the mile-long footpath at the upper end. A truly scenic walk.
...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-13-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Gnorts
Set up a table against the curb side under the...

Set up a table against the curb side under the awning and plug the skillet into the outside receptacle. You won't add heat or cooking odors to the interior.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-13-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,226
Posted By Gnorts
Take a long extension cord and an adapter, and...

Take a long extension cord and an adapter, and plug into a neighbor's outside receptacle...just be sure heavy loads like water heater and air conditioner are off, and it should work fine. Probably a...
Forum: Working on the Road 07-12-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,802
Posted By Gnorts
Which reminds me... Remember the definition...

Which reminds me...

Remember the definition of "Retired"...

It means Not Working.

Isn't that the point?

We are truly Retired, and we're waay too busy to work!
Forum: Working on the Road 07-10-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,802
Posted By Gnorts
You mention perhaps being a handyman. So I...

You mention perhaps being a handyman. So I assume you've got tool skills and mechanical smarts. How about a mobile RV systems business? Leave the oil changes and the drivetrain stuff to...
Forum: Tires 07-10-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,798
Posted By Gnorts
So, guys, tell me about the compressors you...

So, guys, tell me about the compressors you carry. I have the generator, and a compressor in the garage, but don't carry one with me on the road.

Yet.

Talk to me! I want it small and light...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-09-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,264
Posted By Gnorts
Yep, it's a Flxible "VistaLiner" from '55. The...

Yep, it's a Flxible "VistaLiner" from '55. The ones with the wonderful rounded tail, like the one you posted, were about 1948-52.
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-09-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,264
Posted By Gnorts
OK, since we're talkin' Class A, let's talk about...

OK, since we're talkin' Class A, let's talk about some *real* class:

1955 Flxible

http://blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2010/04/1955Flxible_03_700.jpg

And with its car trailer
...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-09-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By Gnorts
OK, here's a great reference. Perhaps not for...

OK, here's a great reference. Perhaps not for the casual reader, but it covers pretty much everything. It's a bit dated now, but the basics don't change.

Living on Twelve Volts With Ample Power:...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-08-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,264
Posted By Gnorts
I have no desire to own a class A, but if I did,...

I have no desire to own a class A, but if I did, I'd go for a late 80's Newell. No slides, but it just looks right, y'know? This '89 was for sale for $60K.
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-08-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 39,026
Posted By Gnorts
Driver training is inadequate to non-existent. ...

Driver training is inadequate to non-existent. IMHO, a majority of drivers think they're home watching TV. The windshield is the TV screen, and they are just passive observers. They have...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-07-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,685
Posted By Gnorts
Here's another choice. I've installed several of...

Here's another choice. I've installed several of these.

http://invertersupply.com/bmz_cache/e/ecb6025dd232941ec6844987eb93f8df.image.250x250.jpg

Xantrex 84-2030-00 LinkLITE Battery Monitor...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-07-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,889
Posted By Gnorts
Here's a propane conversion kit for a 3600w...

Here's a propane conversion kit for a 3600w Ridgid with a Subaru engine:

RD903600 Generator Tri-Fuel Natural Gas and Propane Conversion Kits...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-07-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,572
Posted By Gnorts
Battery isolators are always a roadblock to an...

Battery isolators are always a roadblock to an efficient charging system for deep-cycle house batteries. Even the best quality diodes will create a voltage drop of about 750mV. Consider replacing...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-07-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,150
Posted By Gnorts
And here's a guy who's doing ground-up restos of...

And here's a guy who's doing ground-up restos of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. His website is a huge collection of photos of his resto and upgrade process. Not a lot of mention of towing, but he can...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-06-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 106,195
Posted By Gnorts
I had the work done a week before we left on the...

I had the work done a week before we left on the month-long round trip to the Farmington rally. It was empty when I drove it home. I was immediately aware of the difference in routine suburban...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-05-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By Gnorts
You have been done a disservice by your...

You have been done a disservice by your "electrician." Don't ask him any more questions. You will not get usable answers. And remove the term "transformer" from your worthwhile efforts to...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 07-05-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 161,998
Posted By Gnorts
Here's an idea for cooking those eggs... ...

Here's an idea for cooking those eggs...

http://www.okokchina.com/Files/uppic13/Portable%20Butane%20Gas%20Stove232.jpg

Uses butane canisters. Many different brands available. Inexpensive,...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 07-03-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,879
Posted By Gnorts
I can't speak to causes of RV fires, but as a...

I can't speak to causes of RV fires, but as a retired marine surveyor for an insurance company, I can say that over half of pleasure boat fires are electrical in origin. I wouldn't be surprised if...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 07-02-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,158
Posted By Gnorts
That was Groucho Marx, having been asked if he...

That was Groucho Marx, having been asked if he was a member of a Jewish country club.
Forum: Eddie Bauer - All Models 07-02-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,672
Posted By Gnorts
Rear hatch on an Eddie Bauer. You don't have...

Rear hatch on an Eddie Bauer. You don't have one. No worries.:wally:
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-02-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 39,026
Posted By Gnorts
We have a P3 in the Tundra, and the boost setting...

We have a P3 in the Tundra, and the boost setting works well. It is triggered by the brake light switch, and is immediate, before the pedal has any effect on the truck's brakes. It has 3 settings,...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 07-02-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,516
Posted By Gnorts
As I sit here in space 4-60, I have to agree with...

As I sit here in space 4-60, I have to agree with many of the points raised here. It's our first International, and it's most likely our last. There's just not enough here to attract or hold our...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 07-02-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Gnorts
So, you're not wanting to fill the tank all at...

So, you're not wanting to fill the tank all at once, but just connect it to a catchment system to fill the tank over time, is that correct?

As has been said, you certainly don't want to apply city...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 07-02-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,158
Posted By Gnorts
Wooh, that aroma of sour grapes...:sick: It must...

Wooh, that aroma of sour grapes...:sick: It must suck to be you.:rolleyes:
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-02-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 106,195
Posted By Gnorts
I bought the Bilstein 4600s online here: ...

I bought the Bilstein 4600s online here:

Leader in OEM And Performance Parts and Accessories | Low Prices, Free Shipping over $75 | AJUSA.com (http://www.ajusa.com/)

About $310 for the set. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-01-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 106,195
Posted By Gnorts
Well, here's your chance! Our Tundra does...

Well, here's your chance!

Our Tundra does the job just fine hauling stuff and towing the AS, but I found its unladen ride a bit unpleasant. It would respond to large surface changes OK, but it...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-28-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 106,195
Posted By Gnorts
The factory gets the data from the dealers. It...

The factory gets the data from the dealers. It applies to new trailer purchases only. So, it just points to current trends, not to the whole picture of who's towing Airstreams with which brand of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-27-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,666
Posted By Gnorts
Which leads me to another idea. Most modern...

Which leads me to another idea.

Most modern trucks have a relay that energizes the charging circuit to the trailer. +12V will only flow to the trailer battery when the engine is running. That...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-27-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,666
Posted By Gnorts
Good question. The replies have focused on...

Good question. The replies have focused on brakes, but we have numerous circuits relating to the trailer connection. Brakes, running lights, turn signals, brake lights, charging circuit, ground.
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-27-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,315
Posted By Gnorts
So, I'm guessing you slid a screwdriver through...

So, I'm guessing you slid a screwdriver through the hole in the stud on the outside. Correct?

And the stud wouldn't turn. Correct?

Have you tried loosening the big nut behind the stud? If...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-27-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 106,195
Posted By Gnorts
Another bit of trivia, sort of. Yesterday,...

Another bit of trivia, sort of.

Yesterday, the VP of sales for Airstream spoke here at the WBCCI annual rally. He said the #1 tow vehicle chosen by new Airstream buyers is Ford.

The #2 choice...
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