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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-01-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
I’m comfortable at 60 - 65 mph pulling my 28’...

I’m comfortable at 60 - 65 mph pulling my 28’ Classic. Besides that’s the sweet spot as far as fuel economy with my Duramax / Allison. I can and have pulled it as high as 75 on a needed fast trip one...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-24-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 571,286
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Still reading your posts , Maggie. Give Lilly a...

Still reading your posts , Maggie. Give Lilly a hug for me. We lost our Lilly two years ago and I’m still not over it. ��
We’re wish you a Happy Holiday Season. Keep yourself warm and well
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-17-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,903
Posted By Cap-N-Red
I have towed our Airstreams over 300 K miles with...

I have towed our Airstreams over 300 K miles with GMC 2500HD Duramax/Allison.
I still use my old Reese WD hitch and sway bar. I’m completely sastisfied with how it handles my trailer.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-23-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,997
Posted By Cap-N-Red
We pull our 2005 Airstream (28’ Classic) with a...

We pull our 2005 Airstream (28’ Classic) with a GMC 2500HD Duramax / Allison. Or first truck was a 2005 of the same type. We updated to the 2018 when the ‘05 had 300,000+ miles on it. The new truck...
Forum: On The Road... 10-23-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,988
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Furthest Pull in one day

When I was younger and drove a truck over the road I drove 24 hrs straight several times.
After the wife and I started Airstreaming in 2005 we left Santa Rosa New Mexico headed home to Port...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-24-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Cap-N-Red
What was the length of the MQF ? Was it a 33’ /...

What was the length of the MQF ? Was it a 33’ / 34’ or a longer special built length ?
Forum: On The Road... 07-22-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Low Voltage

I have noticed more RV parks have voltage that I consider low. Just a question.
At what point as far as volts go , does low voltage become hazardous to electrical equipment in your trailer or RV. ?...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-19-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 571,286
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Has anyone heard from Maggie ? I guess she is...

Has anyone heard from Maggie ? I guess she is out of cell service or no wi-fi in the area she is in.
Forum: On The Road... 07-03-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,737
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Whitefish Point

I agree with the previous poster , the Shipwreck Museum In Whitefish Point has a wonderful exhibit on The Edmund Fitzgerald. When we were visiting a retired Coast Guard friend in Brimley , he took...
Forum: On The Road... 07-01-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Having a Golden Age Passport , we try to stay in...

Having a Golden Age Passport , we try to stay in COE parks when ever we can.
Forum: On The Road... 06-30-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,554
Posted By Cap-N-Red
As the map by my screen name shows , we’ve...

As the map by my screen name shows , we’ve covered from Key west to Alaska and parts in between. The parts we have yet to hit is the far Northeast. At 80 yrs old , I don’t know how much longer I will...
Forum: On The Road... 06-30-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Airstream to Alaska?

Wife & I made the trip in ‘07 , just the two of us & our lab. Enjoyed the three and a half mont trip. Really enjoyed the Kenia peninsula. Spent a couple weeks there fishing.
Main thing to remember,...
Forum: Our Community 06-15-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Thanks for all of the tips

I think you made a very good choice. We had an ‘05 GMC CC 2500HD Duramax/Allison that we pulled our 2001 25ft rear twin Classic over 100K miles and our ‘05 28’ Classic 60+K. Sold the 05 with 300K...
Forum: On The Road... 06-15-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Turn Outs...

When on a winding road with pullouts As long as I am able to maintain the posted speed limit or within a couple of mph I do not use the pull outs even if there are several vehicles behind me. I feel...
Forum: On The Road... 04-19-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,355
Posted By Cap-N-Red
I would prefer that you stay in the right hand...

I would prefer that you stay in the right hand lane and let me pass you on your left.
Forum: On The Road... 03-17-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Pull ours with ‘18 G.M.C. 2500HD Duramax/Allison...

Pull ours with ‘18 G.M.C. 2500HD Duramax/Allison crew cab standard box. Average 13 mpg +or - .5 bpm at 65 on cruise (on fairly level ground).Cruise control gets turned off in the hilly or mountain...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-20-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6,138
Views: 571,286
Posted By Cap-N-Red
I like it

I like it
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-30-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,262
Posted By Cap-N-Red
I Agree 100%

I Agree 100%
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-29-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,262
Posted By Cap-N-Red
After so many years driving trucks and pulling...

After so many years driving trucks and pulling trailers I always prefer having more truck than required by the load. Just an old truck drivers way of thinking I guess.
My signature shows a 2005 GMC...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-15-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,484
Posted By Cap-N-Red
My 2018 GMC Denali Duramax w/ Rocktamers pulled...

My 2018 GMC Denali Duramax w/ Rocktamers pulled my 28’ Classic over 12,000 mi so far and the only thing I’ve noticed is the exhaust has made the right side flap curve a little. Not enaught to be...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-08-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,800
Posted By Cap-N-Red
I normally empty my black water tank at home as I...

I normally empty my black water tank at home as I have a connection on my sewer line for that use. The ride home seems to make it all slurry and easy flowing. Drain black tank first and then the gray...
Forum: On The Road... 08-22-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,615
Posted By Cap-N-Red
My TST pressure monitoring system wil run at...

My TST pressure monitoring system wil run at least two days on the built in batteries when it’s charged. I have used it for as many as four days when I turn it off when we stop for the night.
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,615
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Been running TST system for over 4 years now. I...

Been running TST system for over 4 years now. I truly love their customer service. If you should have a question or problem , they will bend over backwards to answer your questions or solve your...
Forum: On The Road... 04-24-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,849
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Seniors over 70 and anyone else who wants to respond

At 79 yrs of age my days vary in regards to mileage covered. I might feel like 400 or maybe just 150. I try to get rolling before 8:00 am. That is , if I can get the wife moving. It was hard for me...
Forum: On The Road... 04-24-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,167
Posted By Cap-N-Red
As noted in my signature we had an ‘05 GMC...

As noted in my signature we had an ‘05 GMC Duramax/Allison. During our escape from “Harvey” the Allison locked in tow mode in third gear limiting speed to 35 mph pulling the Airstream. This caused...
Forum: On The Road... 02-22-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By Cap-N-Red
10 days of Streaming after the International in Salem

We haven’t made up our minds yet. It mainly depends on what some of our traveling partners want to do. Been thinking about going into Canada. Even given some thought to heading back up to Alaska....
Forum: On The Road... 01-20-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,957
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Lake Charles I-10 Bridge Danger

If you are on I-10 you can take the loop around Lake Charles and bypass the bridge we’re talking about. The Loop number is I-210. I have been taking that route for a few years now since I travel...
Forum: On The Road... 09-22-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,908
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Newbie on Highway Interstates - how fast?

I pull my 28' Classic at 60 - 62. That is the sweet spot on my tow vehicle '05 GMC Duramax / Allison. Have pulled it 230K miles safely.
Forum: Boondocking 09-22-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,721
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Do you recall where you read that review ?

Do you recall where you read that review ?
Forum: Boondocking 09-22-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,721
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Generators

I have noticed that Honda makes a Generator rated as a 2800. Says it is an Industrial model. I would think it would be plenty strong enough to start and run a 13,500 BTU air conditioning unit. The...
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,358
Posted By Cap-N-Red
No , I had to include it with my payment of the...

No , I had to include it with my payment of the fine of$200.00 in a Money Order. Which was payable to the Insurance Corp. of British Columbia. Now I know how they pay for their socialized medical....
Forum: On The Road... 01-26-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,358
Posted By Cap-N-Red
If you're going up the Alcan Hiway be careful...

If you're going up the Alcan Hiway be careful around the 350 to 360 mile post. There is a speed trap that has a speed limit of 55 KPH that is only about 200 yards long. That is next to a 100KPH...
Forum: On The Road... 01-14-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil ...

Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil 1-14-17
Regular $ 2.19
Mid. $ 2.39
Prem. $ 2.57
Diesel $ 2.35
Forum: On The Road... 04-18-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 119,144
Posted By Cap-N-Red
We left Brazos Bend S.P. Near Damon Texas went as...

We left Brazos Bend S.P. Near Damon Texas went as far as Garner S.P. In Concan on the way to Big Bend Texas.
Forum: On The Road... 02-29-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil...

Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil 2-29-16
Regular $ 1.55
Mid Grade $ 1.71
Premium $ 1.97
Diesel $ 1.67
Forum: On The Road... 02-10-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil...

Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil 2-10-16
Regular $ 1.49
Mid Grade $ 1.65
Premium $ 1.81
Diesel $ 1.79
Forum: On The Road... 02-03-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil...

Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil 2-3-16
Regular $ 1.59
Mid. $ 1.75
Prem. $ 1.91
Diesel $ 1.79
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Forum: On The Road... 01-25-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil ...

Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil 1-25-16
Regular $ 1.50
Mid. $ 1.66
Prem. $ 1.82
Diesel $ 1.76
Forum: On The Road... 01-19-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil ...

Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil 1-19-16
Regular $ 1.54
Mid. $ 1.70
Prem. $ 1.86
Diesel $ 1.83
Forum: On The Road... 01-12-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil ...

Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil
Regular $ 1.65
Mid. $ 1.81
Prem. $ 1.97
Diesel $ 1.84
Forum: On The Road... 12-21-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil ...

Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil
Regular $ 1.75
Mid. $ 1.91
Prem. $ 2.07
Diesel $ 1.97
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-14-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,344
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Kudos to all that attended this years Blanco...

Kudos to all that attended this years Blanco Christmas. Thanks to Bruce & Roseanne , David & Cat for taking over in the absence of the others that usually host this gathering. . Plus the raising of...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-09-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,344
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Leaving Port O'Connor this morning after Physical...

Leaving Port O'Connor this morning after Physical Therapy heading to Blanco. Guess we'll be the only early birds. See ya'll there
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-07-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,344
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Broom & I are bringing some Charro Beans and will...

Broom & I are bringing some Charro Beans and will grill some sausage for appetizers or side dish at the pot luck
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-04-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,344
Posted By Cap-N-Red
"Cap-N-Red" aka Red & "BroomH" aka Nancy Childers...

"Cap-N-Red" aka Red & "BroomH" aka Nancy Childers will be there . We actually got reservations back as soon as we were able to back in Jan. Can't wait to see the group again.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 11-19-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,344
Posted By Cap-N-Red
Sorry you guys can't make it. Broom & I will miss...

Sorry you guys can't make it. Broom & I will miss not seeing you two.
Hope to see ya'll at the next get together
Forum: On The Road... 10-22-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
This morning , Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop...

This morning , Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil
Regular $ 1.97
Mid. $ 2.13
Prem. $ 2.29
Diesel $ 2.16
Forum: On The Road... 09-18-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
This morning , Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop...

This morning , Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil
Regular $ 1.94
Mid. $ 2.10
Prem. $ 2.26
Diesel $ 2.17
Forum: On The Road... 09-13-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
This morning , Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop...

This morning , Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil
Regular $ 2.02
Mid. $ 2.18
Prem. $ 2.34
Diesel $ 2.18
Forum: On The Road... 09-02-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 272,151
Posted By Cap-N-Red
This morning , Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop...

This morning , Port O'Connor TX. Speedy Stop Exxon/Mobil
Regular $ 2.13
Mid. $ 2.29
Prem. $ 2.40
Diesel $ 2.17
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