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Forum: On The Road... 08-23-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Martin R
Avenue of the Giants

We drove it pulling our 30 ft Airstream a couple of years ago and do not recall it being challenging. Try not to miss the Stout Grove in Jedediah Smith State Park near Crescent City
Forum: On The Road... 07-19-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 86,693
Posted By Martin R
Close to where you are in Cantrell there is, on...

Close to where you are in Cantrell there is, on the Parks Highway, a really good restaurant named 229 Parks. It was, in 2014, by a wide margin, the best meal we had in Alaska.
Forum: On The Road... 02-12-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,554
Posted By Martin R
Suggest you contact the Mystic Springs campground...

Suggest you contact the Mystic Springs campground (about 25 miles N of Pensacola and owned by the local unit of WBAC). Nice place, nice people and very reasonable: last time we were there I think it...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-10-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,004
Posted By Martin R
Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I tracked down...

Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I tracked down the name I was originally looking for "AMPLOCK". I had my new boat/trailer in mind and will go with a combo of the Coupler Vault and a denver boot...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-08-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,004
Posted By Martin R
Thanks, the Proven lock looks good and solid. It...

Thanks, the Proven lock looks good and solid. It is not the one I had read about before but does the same job.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-07-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,004
Posted By Martin R
Hitch ball receiver lock manufacturer

I recall reading on the forum about a highly rated heavy duty locking device to disable/block out the towing ball receiver on the trailer but cannot recall the brand: think the name may begin with...
Forum: On The Road... 12-31-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,096
Posted By Martin R
We found ourselves making trips to the public...

We found ourselves making trips to the public libraries which are located in even the relatively small communities like Hyder and are all blessed with decent WiFi.
Forum: On The Road... 12-09-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,307
Posted By Martin R
Sadly Long Key was obliterated by Irma last year...

Sadly Long Key was obliterated by Irma last year and it did not look like it would be back anytime soon when a last drove past a few weeks ago.
Forum: On The Road... 11-30-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,307
Posted By Martin R
I sold my Airstream this year and spend most of...

I sold my Airstream this year and spend most of the year in the Keys so I am no longer a competitor for a scarce resource. I am not aware of any funny business going on in Reserve America but in the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-05-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,517
Posted By Martin R
Yesterday I advertised my trailer for sale in the...

Yesterday I advertised my trailer for sale in the classified part of the forum and I have already been approached by someone claiming to act on behalf of a buyer who buys and ships Airstreams...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-04-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 165
Posted By Martin R
2012 Airstream International 30 - Florida

Title: 2012 Airstream International 30 - Florida
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Sadly, increasing infirmity resigns us to the sale of our 2012 International Signature 30....
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 08-13-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By Martin R
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 08-13-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,284
Posted By Martin R
Exterior compartment door seal

I have ordered a replacement seal from Out of Doors Mart but I am not familiar with the best means of cutting this type of seal to exact length without damaging the metallic clamping strip inside the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-31-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By Martin R
Our maiden trip and first ever stop in our...

Our maiden trip and first ever stop in our Airstream in 2012 was at Bluewater RV Resort: probably a mistake as it raised expectations as to what to expect everywhere else: waterfront site with its...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-18-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,505
Posted By Martin R
A 350 would work at a pinch but a 450 would be...

A 350 would work at a pinch but a 450 would be better
Forum: On The Road... 04-18-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Martin R
The “Stout Grove” in Jedediah Smith State Park...

The “Stout Grove” in Jedediah Smith State Park near Crescent City is worth a visit
Forum: On The Road... 04-13-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Martin R
Agree, it was a fine drive and one that I would...

Agree, it was a fine drive and one that I would not hesitate to repeat. Watch the weather: we took the road in July and there was a light overnight snow fall before the morning we set out. This...
Forum: On The Road... 02-23-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By Martin R
In 2014, from Calgary we stopped at Banff...

In 2014, from Calgary we stopped at Banff National Park, Tunnel Mountain RV camping to explore Banff Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, then up the Icefields Pkwy to Hinton (NE of Jasper on Hwy 16) and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-05-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,089
Posted By Martin R
We tow our 30 ft International with our F 350 and...

We tow our 30 ft International with our F 350 and an Equaliser hitch that was supplied by the Airstream dealer from whom we bought the trailer new in 2012 . In 50,000 miles of towing over vastly...
Forum: On The Road... 01-22-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,501
Posted By Martin R
I love the Keys and live most of the year in Key...

I love the Keys and live most of the year in Key Largo but (not ashamed to admit bias) for me the best part of the Keys is underwater at the reefs and wrecks. If the weather permits take a...
Forum: On The Road... 12-20-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By Martin R
I walked the dog through Pennekamp State Park...

I walked the dog through Pennekamp State Park campground in Key Largo the other day and it looked very much open to the general camping public to me. I had driven down to Marathon a couple of weeks...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 12-02-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,496
Posted By Martin R
I second JD Sanders in Alachua

I second JD Sanders in Alachua
Forum: On The Road... 12-02-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,807
Posted By Martin R
I had read and digested this thread when it first...

I had read and digested this thread when it first started . Yesterday we decided to put our Airstream up for sale in the Air Forum classified ads and within a few hours have already had several...
Forum: On The Road... 08-05-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Martin R
When visiting friends in the Pleasanton area, we...

When visiting friends in the Pleasanton area, we camped for a few days in the summer of 2015 at the Del Valle Regional Park campground. I remember being a little concerned by a review we had read...
Forum: On The Road... 06-25-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,246
Posted By Martin R
We have 2012 F350 6.7 Diesel towing 30ft...

We have 2012 F350 6.7 Diesel towing 30ft International. 50000 miles towing average 12 mpg . Non towing can get 19.5 mpg on the highway but with stops/ starts in town etc usually around 17
Forum: On The Road... 06-25-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,546
Posted By Martin R
We have gone over the Tioga Pass heading West...

We have gone over the Tioga Pass heading West from Lee Vining towing our 30 footer with F350 . Was not a problem
Forum: On The Road... 05-20-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Martin R
I have the 2.5 gal Justrite for generator gas and...

I have the 2.5 gal Justrite for generator gas and a yellow 5gal Justrite for spare diesel for the truck and am quite happy with both. Previously had plastic jerrycans and had to carry them in a large...
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,649
Posted By Martin R
We have had Good Sam Roadside Assistance (about...

We have had Good Sam Roadside Assistance (about to expire) for the last 4 or more years. The couple of occasions we needed them we found it very hard to reach the call center and when we did it was...
Forum: On The Road... 03-22-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,514
Posted By Martin R
Sorry, I think you will find the discount in...

Sorry, I think you will find the discount in Florida for Florida resident seniors is from age 65 not 62
Forum: On The Road... 03-04-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,757
Posted By Martin R
We were part of the 2014 Wally Byam Caravan which...

We were part of the 2014 Wally Byam Caravan which is probably the one Smartstream refers to meeting in his note. In addition to the rain and mud we were shrouded in heavy fog reducing visibility to a...
Forum: On The Road... 01-26-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,348
Posted By Martin R
We went up to Alaska in 2014 on the WBCCI...

We went up to Alaska in 2014 on the WBCCI caravan. We have a 2012 F350 diesel which only has the 26 gallon tank and before leaving I gave serious thought to putting in either a Titan or Transferflow...
Forum: On The Road... 10-10-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,355
Posted By Martin R
It would be a little less direct coming from...

It would be a little less direct coming from Houston but a couple of years ago we took 54 from Van Horn on I10 up to Carlsbad and enjoyed an almost deserted road with good surface and relatively...
Forum: On The Road... 09-27-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Martin R
I like 19 (the Black Bear Scenic Highway) up...

I like 19 (the Black Bear Scenic Highway) up through central Florida to Palatka then head east on 20


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Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By Martin R
We pulled our 30 ft trailer over the Trail Ridge...

We pulled our 30 ft trailer over the Trail Ridge last July with our F350 diesel: absolutely no problem. There was a very light sprinkling of snow overnight at the top which remained on the road in...
Forum: On The Road... 05-03-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By Martin R
We went on the 2014 WBCCI Alyeska caravan. You...

We went on the 2014 WBCCI Alyeska caravan. You will have the same leaders in 2016, JJ and Sandy. The CB is primarily to assist and facilitate the arrival and parking of people as they arrive at the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-14-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,952
Posted By Martin R
I am not particularly handy or skilled but a...

I am not particularly handy or skilled but a little reading, sourcing the correct pop rivets and riveter and a number 30 drill (i think that was the size for clearing out the interior rivets) and...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 03-09-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,507
Posted By Martin R
when I went up to Alaska in 2014 I had an ATT...

when I went up to Alaska in 2014 I had an ATT package which allowed a very limited amount of data but was OK for phone calls, texts. I won't bore you with the story of the $8000 bill I got after 3...
Forum: On The Road... 03-07-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By Martin R
Not so much north east but north central just...

Not so much north east but north central just east of Athens we stopped at Joe Wheeler State Park and really liked it: there is a golf course as well if you like that.


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Forum: On The Road... 02-02-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Martin R
May not be the best in the area but on our way up...

May not be the best in the area but on our way up to Dawson Creek to join the 2014 Alyeska Caravan we stopped in the Badlands at the KOA at Interior, SD needing a spot to do laundry etc. It was...
Forum: On The Road... 01-26-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,384
Posted By Martin R
Agree, last September we joined Calif 1 at Bodega...

Agree, last September we joined Calif 1 at Bodega Bay, camped at Manchester and near Fort Bragg and rejoined 101 at Leggett. Beautiful drive and no problems with our 30 footer. Liked it so much we...
Forum: On The Road... 01-24-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Martin R
Sounds like it may be Route4me Sent from...

Sounds like it may be Route4me


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Forum: On The Road... 01-19-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,487
Posted By Martin R
In South Dakota, apart from the Badlands suggest...

In South Dakota, apart from the Badlands suggest trying to take in Custer State Park and the Needles Highway.
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,980
Posted By Martin R
We used rock tamers which were effective...

We used rock tamers which were effective protecting the lower half of the front of the trailer but the upper part was vulnerable to stones thrown up by oncoming traffic leaving us with a star cracked...
Forum: On The Road... 01-14-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,783
Posted By Martin R
Simply connect to your usual shore power cable...

Simply connect to your usual shore power cable and plug in as usual
Forum: On The Road... 01-14-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Martin R
We criss crossed parts of the Trail on our way...

We criss crossed parts of the Trail on our way back to Florida from Alaska in 2014 and chanced upon Guernsey, WY where there is a pleasant state park to camp and nearby the "Register Cliff and wagon...
Forum: On The Road... 12-17-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,146
Posted By Martin R
I think we came across the very same lady cyclist...

I think we came across the very same lady cyclist and her support van at the campground in Ely, Nevada.
Forum: On The Road... 12-05-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,800
Posted By Martin R
We stayed at the Rancho Sedona RV park for a few...

We stayed at the Rancho Sedona RV park for a few days in September.It is only a short walk from the centre of town. Nice enough park which was obviously well cared for by the owners and they intended...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-29-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By Martin R
I am in the middle of what sounds like a very...

I am in the middle of what sounds like a very similar issue. I awoke to a dead CCC. An RV service place replaced the circuit board in the rear of my two air conditioners which showed signs of having...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-06-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Martin R
I appreciate the suggestion of RV renovators. I...

I appreciate the suggestion of RV renovators. I had a look at their Facebook page and from what I could see they could well prove to be a good outfit to have on file. Yesterday, after the Tech CW...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-04-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Martin R
Lew, many thanks your comments which make sense...

Lew, many thanks your comments which make sense to me. I will try and get the diagnosis confirmed or otherwise using your methodology. Your comment as to the near impossibility of rewiring the comms...
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