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Forum: On The Road... 10-06-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By 71_safari
Like others, I have a canopy on the truck and...

Like others, I have a canopy on the truck and lock my two bikes (road & mtn) at the front of the bed, with cable locks. They are mounted to a fork mount plate at the front of the bed. Pain to get out...
Forum: Our Community 02-25-2005, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By 71_safari
Well, they come and go... I just sold my 71 to a...

Well, they come and go... I just sold my 71 to a good friend in order to keep it in the family, so to speak. Had it for a year, pulled it 12,000 miles, even full-timed in it for several months last...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 02-17-2005, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,312
Posted By 71_safari
I pull a 23 ft. Safari that weighs 4800lbs wet...

I pull a 23 ft. Safari that weighs 4800lbs wet with a late model V6 Explorer with HD tow pkg and 3.73 gears. Eaz-Lift WD hitch, no sway control, within all my weight ratings. Its not as nice as with...
Forum: Photography 01-30-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,913
Posted By 71_safari
Wow!

Thanks for the clarification, Jay, I appreciate it... and wow, what a website! Some of those shots are incredible! I will definitely have to spend some more time on there later today when I'm not...
Forum: Photography 01-29-2005, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,913
Posted By 71_safari
Post Cool!

Hi Theo,

I also love photography and sure appreciate the convenience of the new digital cameras, having once lugged a medium format with lenses and tripod over hill and dale in search of the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-27-2005, 09:51 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 38,444
Posted By 71_safari
Nope, it's a half-ton (look at the wheels)....

Nope, it's a half-ton (look at the wheels). :rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-24-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 38,444
Posted By 71_safari
Well compared to $200 Bil or so on Iraq so far,...

Well compared to $200 Bil or so on Iraq so far, it IS chicken feed. One reason we are in Iraq is the strategic importance of Middle East oil. We can always find the money for war but we can't spend...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-24-2005, 09:27 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 38,444
Posted By 71_safari
Uh, China's economy doesn't dwarf ours yet. Not...

Uh, China's economy doesn't dwarf ours yet. Not even close.

2003 GDP (in US $)
US - 10.8 Trillion
China - 1.4 Trillion

But I will agree with you that the Kyoto was imperfect and gave some...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-24-2005, 08:12 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 38,444
Posted By 71_safari
Thumbs up economy vs Earth?

This argument always amazes me. The economy goes up and down constantly, on it's own, and due to many factors, some within our control and some not. But there is only ONE Earth, and it IS warming...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-24-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 38,444
Posted By 71_safari
Don't you think that if the government wanted to...

Don't you think that if the government wanted to do something about it they could? With the technology we have? Our government SAYS one thing and DOES another when it comes to illegal immigration....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-22-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 38,444
Posted By 71_safari
There are many reasons, Stef. It isn't money,...

There are many reasons, Stef. It isn't money, per se. In urban areas you have a generally higher education level, more multicultural institutions, greater cultural, ethnic and religious diversity,...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 01-11-2005, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By 71_safari
Smile Good choice

I have one (I guess that is obvious) and think it is a great size. Large enough for comfort and separation of living/sleeping areas, small enough to fit into most state park campgrounds. Mine has...
Forum: Our Community 01-11-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,224
Posted By 71_safari
Smile Not for everyone, though...

Well, some great reasons to own an Airstream, and I love mine. But there are many reasons that an Airstream, or for that matter, the RV lifestyle might not be everyone's cup of tea. And no one seems...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-23-2004, 09:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,441
Posted By 71_safari
Yes, that is a beauty! Glad you made it Ok. Be...

Yes, that is a beauty! Glad you made it Ok. Be careful pulling that little rig with the F350 so it doesn't beat it up too bad from the stiff suspension.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-23-2004, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,343
Posted By 71_safari
Unhappy probably plugged up

Mine did that when I got it - turned out the burner box was badly plugged up with soot. Apparently the screen on the outside of the air inlet gets plugged first, so it starves for air, then it starts...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-23-2004, 07:25 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 43,229
Posted By 71_safari
Actually, as global temperatures rise, storm...

Actually, as global temperatures rise, storm intensity becomes greater. More hurricanes, more torrential summer rains, and... uh, yeah...more snow....

sorry about that.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-19-2004, 09:41 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 43,229
Posted By 71_safari
In the San Francisco Bay Area we have been...

In the San Francisco Bay Area we have been enjoying days in the 60's and nights in the high 30's to low 40's. Pleasant but unusually smoggy, which is due to little wind and no winter storms for the...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 12-18-2004, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,576
Posted By 71_safari
Bigger not always better

In my opinion, the 25 ft Airstreams are considerably larger feeling than the 19-22, whether you choose the Safari or CCD line. This can be good and bad as it applies to the sense of roominess inside...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-18-2004, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,981
Posted By 71_safari
Solar Living Center

If you have not been to the Solar Living Center (Real Goods) in Hopland, you owe yourself a visit. It is about 2 hours north of San Francisco in Mendocino County. They have about 8 or 10 acres that...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-18-2004, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By 71_safari
The Titan is an excellent truck with a lot of...

The Titan is an excellent truck with a lot of power, hence the high conventional (non-fifth wheel) tow rating. However it is still 1/2 ton rated in terms of components. The rear axle, a Dana 44, has...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-15-2004, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By 71_safari
Wink Of course... the shape

it only makes sense...

Now THAT is funny. Most excellent artwork.

71
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-09-2004, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By 71_safari
break-in clarification

The truck does not just need 500 miles on it BEFORE towing. It has to have a special break-in for the rear gears WHILE TOWING UNDER LOAD. According to the article in Four Wheeler magazine (Jan 05)...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-08-2004, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By 71_safari
proper break-in req'd

Make sure you follow the break-in procedure for towing!!!

One of the recent truck publications, it may have been Truck Trend, burned up the rear end gears in the test Titan because they didn't...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 12-08-2004, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,080
Posted By 71_safari
Hi Susan, There are lots of single people...

Hi Susan,

There are lots of single people travelling about in their silver palaces, and quite a few single women, many of whom will probably jump in here with advice. A couple of thoughts:
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-06-2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,695
Posted By 71_safari
That doesn't make sense to me. If you had it in...

That doesn't make sense to me. If you had it in low range and then put the tranny manually into 1st, it would have/should have held down at about 5-10 mph, possibly with an occasional tap on the...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 12-05-2004, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By 71_safari
Good job!

Well done Big Dee! I always read her articles and find the whole housing thing in the Bay Area fascinating. I have a vacant hillside lot on the peninsula that I would love to permanently park an...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 12-05-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,918
Posted By 71_safari
If you are saying that you were pulling the pin...

If you are saying that you were pulling the pin when parking the trailer - yes, it will create a constant draw, trying to hold the brakes on. I suppose it could eventually fry the wires. That pin is...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-04-2004, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,695
Posted By 71_safari
Thumbs up prefer manual in hills

The thing I like most about a Manual trans for towing is the ability to avoid a lot of the forced downshifting of an automatic trans in rolling hilly terrain, which happens when it senses a falloff...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 12-03-2004, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By 71_safari
Smile SF Chronicle article

The Mod Pod
An SF architect gives Airstream trailers a modernist makeover

An article on Airstreams was featured in today's "Surreal Estate" section by Carol Lloyd, a regular feature on unique...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-28-2004, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,526
Posted By 71_safari
Yes, it affects the tongue weight, but it may go...

Yes, it affects the tongue weight, but it may go up or down, depending on where your battery is located. On many early 70's, such as my 71 Safari, the battery is actually in the rear curbside. I...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-26-2004, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,852
Posted By 71_safari
My older Safari (1971) has an excellent furnace,...

My older Safari (1971) has an excellent furnace, but it too cycles constantly in colder weather and from what I hear from others, that is the norm. For one thing, these things are not very well...
Forum: On The Road... 11-25-2004, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,813
Posted By 71_safari
With a tow vehicle like this, you can see why she...

With a tow vehicle like this, you can see why she has a problem backing up..
Forum: Our Community 11-24-2004, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,429
Posted By 71_safari
Brit Trooper

I believe that is a British version of the Trooper, with the fake hood scoop, also probably explains the headlamp wipers. So the door would have been on the correct side, if the Trooper were on the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-24-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,483
Posted By 71_safari
I don't lock them up and don't worry about it -...

I don't lock them up and don't worry about it - life is too short. Although maybe if I had a Hensley I would! I just have a simple Eaz-lift system. When I'm camped I have a foot-long 2x4 that I stand...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 11-23-2004, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By 71_safari
Smile Fun on Oregon Coast

I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for a wonderful time out on the Oregon coast this past weekend - it was great! While a bit on the chilly side, it sure was fun to see all those...
Forum: Our Community 11-13-2004, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By 71_safari
The Alumascape is a very nice trailer, one of the...

The Alumascape is a very nice trailer, one of the few I would consider if I ever wanted to go bigger, like for fulltiming. Very well built, high quality furnishings and good components as you've...
Forum: On The Road... 11-13-2004, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By 71_safari
Talking That's great!

That's great!
Forum: On The Road... 11-11-2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By 71_safari
just show up

I tend to agree with Kevin about this. If you just show up there never seems to be a problem because very few people can tell the age of an Airstream unless they have owned one and if it is...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 11-11-2004, 02:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,009
Posted By 71_safari
Perfect! Thanks. -john

Perfect! Thanks.

-john
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 11-11-2004, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,088
Posted By 71_safari
Thumbs up happy with Geo Sutton

I just had Sutton RV repack my wheel bearings, adjust the brakes, re-seal all the plumbing vents on top, do the same for the skylight vent and install a Maxx-Air cover on it. They seem to have done...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 11-11-2004, 01:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,009
Posted By 71_safari
Hi Stephanie, It looks like I will still be...

Hi Stephanie,

It looks like I will still be up in Oregon that weekend so I would like to join in, with my 1971 Safari. I would prefer a back in site if one is available. I will email you for...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-10-2004, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By 71_safari
Great!

Good for you! (and a great description of the experience!)

Enjoy!

-john
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-10-2004, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,360
Posted By 71_safari
I can't imagine combining them if one has...

I can't imagine combining them if one has separate tanks. To me it is a big hassle to have to rinse the sewer hose out each time I dump the black, especially if I am moving on and having to pack that...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-09-2004, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,360
Posted By 71_safari
All Airstreams that I know of have black tanks,...

All Airstreams that I know of have black tanks, but they did not get grey tanks until around 1975. My 1971 Safari has a black, on which I had to have the dump valve replaced when I bought it. If it...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-09-2004, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By 71_safari
I was a victim of credit card fraud once, about 8...

I was a victim of credit card fraud once, about 8 years ago. My SS# and DOB had been stolen by a student in a class I took. They got three of us in the course. Took two years to clear up, and the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-08-2004, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By 71_safari
Cool um...

No, I didn't have to remove it, because it just needed cleaning and they were able to do that without removal. But I can't say how because it is not recommended apparently, and I would have to kill...
Forum: On The Road... 11-08-2004, 10:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,036
Posted By 71_safari
Smile cozy

I have been camped for the past month or so in areas that have been getting down into the low 30's at night - Idaho in October and now southern Oregon. Even a few nights below freezing where I was a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-08-2004, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By 71_safari
thanks

Geez! What will they think of next? Get these guys real jobs! It is definitely Scam City out there.

Thanks for posting all the other news everyone, I am now doubly aware.

-john
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-08-2004, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By 71_safari
Look for the furnace exhaust flange on the...

Look for the furnace exhaust flange on the outside of the trailer - it is a cast chrome grille, about 6" high and 3 " wide and with an inlet and outlet (and often soot marks around it). On the other...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-08-2004, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By 71_safari
Exclamation Warning - fake Ebay request

Hi everyone,

Most of you are aware of these but just a reminder.

Tonight I received what appeared to be an authentic email request from Ebay to update my credit info. Since I rarely use Ebay...
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