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Forum: Our Community 09-12-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By MickeyC
Dito on the bottle jack! It's the easiest way to...

Dito on the bottle jack! It's the easiest way to lift a truck or trailer. Just be sure to chock the wheels!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-02-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,626
Posted By MickeyC
I fixed all these issues and then some. I sold...

I fixed all these issues and then some. I sold my Airstream and purchased a Bigfoot 25B25RQ. You forgot to mention the axle issue where the rubber hardens and the axles lose flexibility.
Forum: Boondocking 08-22-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,148
Posted By MickeyC
Thank You for all the replies. I am real...

Thank You for all the replies.
I am real interested in the propane models. My only concern would be the availability of the fuel in remote areas as opposed to gasoline. According to all these...
Forum: Boondocking 08-19-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,148
Posted By MickeyC
Generator for 30 Amp Service

Hello All

I am sure this topic has been discussed before but I can't seem to find a good thread on this. We are considering the Honda Eu220i for boon-docking. We do not plan to use the AC while...
Forum: On The Road... 08-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By MickeyC
No suggestions on the route getting there but be...

No suggestions on the route getting there but be sure and tour the Cabot Trail. And, when your on the Cabot Trail, take the east cost up and the west coast down. That always puts the ocean on your...
Forum: Our Community 08-17-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By MickeyC
I would think $500 would be a reasonable offer in...

I would think $500 would be a reasonable offer in its current condition. Especially when you have to do the work to retrieve it from its current location. If you get it home and the thing is pure...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-18-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,562
Posted By MickeyC
Thanks for the response. Did you have any...

Thanks for the response. Did you have any vibration or shaking with the new tow mirrors?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-17-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,562
Posted By MickeyC
McStreamy Thanks for the post. I am in the...

McStreamy

Thanks for the post. I am in the same situation. I have looked at the Trail Ridge tow mirrors from 1A Auto. They seem to have good reviews and are about 1/3 the price of OEM. If...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-13-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,012
Posted By MickeyC
My 2 Cents I currently own the Dodge Ram...

My 2 Cents

I currently own the Dodge Ram 2500 with the Cummins diesel with the automatic and my son has the GMC Duramax with the Allison automatic. If I were purchasing another pickup it would be...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-24-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,501
Posted By MickeyC
I am really surprised of the traction that my...

I am really surprised of the traction that my reply received.

In reference to gypsydad: I agree there are a lot of older AS on the road but only because people are willing to restore them or...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-23-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,993
Posted By MickeyC
I've also done it both ways and either is fine. ...

I've also done it both ways and either is fine. But, I always put a jack stand under the front by the tongue jack just in case of mechanical failure on the jacks part. You probably already do this...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-23-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,501
Posted By MickeyC
I Feel Your Pain We purchased a 1979 25 foot...

I Feel Your Pain

We purchased a 1979 25 foot Airstream for our first ever RV. It was an older trailer and we were planning to redo a few things and travel in it when we retire (which is real...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-08-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By MickeyC
Hey Sneakinup that's awesome. Now your making me...

Hey Sneakinup that's awesome. Now your making me jealous. But, I am sure glad to hear you are enjoying it. I may find another older AS in a few years when I fully retire and attempt to redo...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-07-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By MickeyC
We want to thank you all for the support and...

We want to thank you all for the support and Peter thanks for the website. I actually had not seen that. The wife and I are really looking forward to visiting with all the campers in the RV parks. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-06-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By MickeyC
Its Who You Are, Not What You Have

I really liked the AS concept and I have to say I have met some pretty nice people while I owned and worked on it. But, I also realize there are a few AS owners that think all other RVs are...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By MickeyC
Changing Directions

Hello All

Well, after 3 years of work on a 1979 AS Tradewinds the work is over. Replacing floors, wiring, plumbing and all the rest are finished. I do have to say that this site was a ton of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-06-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,919
Posted By MickeyC
I have owned several diesels over the years and...

I have owned several diesels over the years and put many miles on them. We change the oil every 7500 miles but if the filtration system on your truck allows for 15000 I would go that distance. The...
Forum: Vintage Kin 11-27-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,245
Posted By MickeyC
Hello Shermy1987 Nice job on the trailer. ...

Hello Shermy1987

Nice job on the trailer. Did you change the axles or just space them up to lift the trailer?

Thanks
Mickey
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-20-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,113
Posted By MickeyC
Redneck Trailer is a Dexter dealer and there are...

Redneck Trailer is a Dexter dealer and there are two stores in California. Not sure how close they are to you but here is the contact info:

California Fresno 559-834-4655
California Mira...
Forum: On The Road... 11-12-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,683
Posted By MickeyC
Sorry to hear about your rude treatment from the...

Sorry to hear about your rude treatment from the campsite hosts but thanks for the heads up on the KOA campsites. I was just about to buy the KOA Rewards Loyalty program. I haven't stayed at to...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 11-08-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,108
Posted By MickeyC
The wife and I have AT&T. It has decent service...

The wife and I have AT&T. It has decent service overall but I do agree that the customer service is the worst in the business. We also have to purchase an additional add-on for the month when we go...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-23-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,444
Posted By MickeyC
Arctic Fox 22G or 25R, Lance 1995, or Oliver...

Arctic Fox 22G or 25R, Lance 1995, or Oliver Elite II and not necessarily in that order!
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-17-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By MickeyC
I wouldn't call it life, it is more like a mummy....

I wouldn't call it life, it is more like a mummy. The best place for the old Univolt converters is at the end of a rope and used for a boat anchor. Go with the Boondocker and save yourself a lot of...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-05-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By MickeyC
I would call the DMV in your home home state for...

I would call the DMV in your home home state for the information. That is a state by state issue. I purchased an Airstream without a title in Oklahoma and it took an act of congress to get the...
Forum: Our Community 10-03-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,842
Posted By MickeyC
If I were going to do it again, I would find a...

If I were going to do it again, I would find a trailer that has already been gutted and the frame and sub-floor replaced. I would look for one that was completed to the point where you start...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-30-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By MickeyC
I Second 68 TWinds advice. I couldn't say it any...

I Second 68 TWinds advice. I couldn't say it any better. The new Boondockers are 4 stage and much better for todays electrical needs. I have an old Univolt that came out of my 79 Trade Wind if you...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-18-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By MickeyC
I had the same issue. After removing the center...

I had the same issue. After removing the center wall panel I just removed the rivets on the inside area that allowed me pull the side panels out far enough to get to the bolts behind that wall. It...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-10-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,455
Posted By MickeyC
I have a 2003 Ram 2500 with the 5.9 Cummins HO. ...

I have a 2003 Ram 2500 with the 5.9 Cummins HO. It has 90k miles and I have no intention of replacing it. Duramax is also a good diesel and GM normally fits those with the allison transmission. ...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 07-30-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,642
Posted By MickeyC
Hello I, like you, have wanted an AS for over...

Hello
I, like you, have wanted an AS for over 30 years. Instead of buying new, we finally purchased a 1979 International Trade Wind. We planned to make some upgrades and go traveling. If I knew...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-25-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,159
Posted By MickeyC
I have been using DTM by Sherwin Williams. It is...

I have been using DTM by Sherwin Williams. It is the new version of ironclad. DTM is excellent for rust prevention.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 07-22-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,166
Posted By MickeyC
I second the Oliver Legacy II. My wife and I...

I second the Oliver Legacy II. My wife and I toured the plant a few weeks ago and we were real impressed. I was an AS die-hard until then. If I purchase another trailer it will be an Oliver Elite...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 07-16-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,305
Posted By MickeyC
I am sure things are different in different parts...

I am sure things are different in different parts of the country. But, that sounds like a money making skeem to me. I am sure the inspector charges to come out every 3 years. Either way, good luck...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 07-15-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,305
Posted By MickeyC
If you have to pump a septic system every 2-3...

If you have to pump a septic system every 2-3 years your system is not working properly or you are flushing other than black and gray water down into the tank. I have been on a septic system for...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 07-14-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,305
Posted By MickeyC
As davetoregon described: The solids and...

As davetoregon described:

The solids and sludge will possibly get into the lateral lines. 30-40 gallons of pure water from a shower is not the same as 30-40 gallons of solids from the black...
Forum: Base Camp 06-29-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 16,295
Posted By MickeyC
Sorry to hear about your bad experiences with the...

Sorry to hear about your bad experiences with the base camp. You might look at the Oliver Elite or Oliver Elite II. I am driving over to their factory next week to look at the Elite II. Their...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 06-27-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,337
Posted By MickeyC
I purchased a stainless tag bracket from Vintage...

I purchased a stainless tag bracket from Vintage Trailer Supply. You can call them and get a real person and I didn't have any trouble with their service. Although, I was not real happy with the...
Forum: Our Community 05-31-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,311
Posted By MickeyC
USS Simon Lake sub- tender Rota Spain SSBN 644...

USS Simon Lake sub- tender Rota Spain
SSBN 644 Lewis & Clark blue crew nuclear sub
1973-1976

If you haven't served and/or you don't vote then don't complain. I served with and had many friends...
Forum: Our Community 05-31-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,311
Posted By MickeyC
How about everybody going for a trip in the AS...

How about everybody going for a trip in the AS and quit complaining about the USA. THIS IS A GREAT COUNTRY, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!
Forum: Our Community 05-31-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,311
Posted By MickeyC
As many of us need to remember, The USA...

As many of us need to remember, The USA government is the people. Many try to separate the people and the government but we are one.

Abraham Lincoln - Government of the people, by the people, for...
Forum: Our Community 05-22-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,946
Posted By MickeyC
Hello I have two Harleys and an Airstream. ...

Hello

I have two Harleys and an Airstream. I guess I am a sucker for true American icons.

I agree you can get a better motorcycle and RV. The only RV I would have besides an AS is the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-22-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By MickeyC
Deja VU

Nice Trailer
Last year I purchased a 1979 Tradewinds that was in about the same shape as yours. If you leave it in the open very long you will probably get multiple offers on it from people passing...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-11-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,941
Posted By MickeyC
WOW! Please, No Offense to Anyone! But,...

WOW!

Please, No Offense to Anyone! But, this thread makes me want to start a little business called Pulling the RV 101. I grew up pulling and backing trailers so it has always been 2nd nature. ...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 05-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,360
Posted By MickeyC
Who cares what the world calls it. If you want...

Who cares what the world calls it. If you want to call it full timing, then call it that. The concept of freedom is releasing yourself from all these worldly titles and possessions that we attach...
Forum: Full-Timing 04-30-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,716
Posted By MickeyC
I live in a 2000+ sq ft house and wouldn't try...

I live in a 2000+ sq ft house and wouldn't try that. Animals are made for the outdoors. If it doesn't bath and brush its teeth everyday it doesn't stay in my living quarters.

But, Each to his...
Forum: 1998 Excella 1000 04-24-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,245
Posted By MickeyC
LT tires for sure. Get some that are a common...

LT tires for sure. Get some that are a common brand and you will be able to replace one a lot easier in the event of a tire failure. We had a heck of a time trying to find a 15 inch trailer tire to...
Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,926
Posted By MickeyC
2003 Dodge RAM 2500 Cummins - Have no intentions...

2003 Dodge RAM 2500 Cummins - Have no intentions of selling it and I take it all over the country and Canada! But, I also pull a 1979 AS so age does not scare me, only condition. Sounds like yours...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By MickeyC
I'm with you AWCHIEF. Money is definitely...

I'm with you AWCHIEF.

Money is definitely a factor to me. I don't mind spending the money but it has to be worth the price. That's why I don't buy a new AS. I buy the used one off of someone...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-16-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By MickeyC
No laughing here. You're not going to know...

No laughing here. You're not going to know unless you ask! You'll be just fine. You could pull it a long way before any damage occurs.

Enjoy
MC
Forum: Our Community 04-08-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,346
Posted By MickeyC
Same Old Story. Many people buy something and...

Same Old Story. Many people buy something and then they don't use it. Eventially it ends up for sale!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-16-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,765
Posted By MickeyC
I see your reasoning on the TV method but I have...

I see your reasoning on the TV method but I have to agree with the 1k generator. The 1k generator method would be much cheaper to operate on fuel and wear and tear.
Just food for thought!
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