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Forum: Off Topic Forum Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By WhereStream
I have noticed that first night our sleep is...

I have noticed that first night our sleep is seldom good.

Ha! Not me.

Once I'm in the Airstream, I sleep like a parked car.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-20-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By WhereStream
This puk light ... a new one to me. What is...

This puk light ... a new one to me.

What is it?
Forum: Our Community 07-20-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 792,703
Posted By WhereStream
That looks great ... and the glow-back, very...

That looks great ... and the glow-back, very cool!
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-20-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,806
Posted By WhereStream
Vice-Grips! Saved me many times ...

Vice-Grips! Saved me many times ...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 07-19-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By WhereStream
How might one determine if their Airstream is...

How might one determine if their Airstream is afflicted with the cap-style lug nuts?

My trailer is a 2017, the model year when Airstream shifted, at some point, to solid lug nuts (or so Iíve read).
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-16-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,806
Posted By WhereStream
Thanks. I may pick up a stretch, as long as I...

Thanks. I may pick up a stretch, as long as I donít have to buy a 50-foot roll.

Used to be less expensive ... like, free.

Farmers, ranchers and horse people always had plenty lying around and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-15-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,806
Posted By WhereStream
In the old days, driving well-used cars and...

In the old days, driving well-used cars and trucks, I kept in the toolbox a length of baling wire (then widely found just about anywhere in rural America).

Relied on more than once to secure a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-15-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,776
Posted By WhereStream
1,600 to 1,700 pounds of payload is plenty for my...

1,600 to 1,700 pounds of payload is plenty for my needs.

I have the new Expedition at the top of my list as I shop around for a new tow.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-12-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,188
Posted By WhereStream
To save data I preloaded all the maps ... ...

To save data I preloaded all the maps ...

Air99 ó Could you please explain how this is done?

I attempted to download Google maps, but I could grab only a small area.

Is there a way to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-09-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,899
Posted By WhereStream
What did the tow package get you with the...

What did the tow package get you with the Expedition?

I have this on the top of my short list to replace my 14-year-old Suburban, so Iím very interested in your experience with your new rig.
...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-07-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By WhereStream
Generator on propane

I'm thinking of getting a generator, and I'd like to know what others have learned about running it on propane.

We could use it while camping, but the primary use would be to give us some power...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 07-06-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By WhereStream
I towed a 16 Sport with a Chevrolet Suburban. ...

I towed a 16 Sport with a Chevrolet Suburban.

Only towed it once with stock mirrors. Just couldn’t see around the Bambi.

I found some mirrors that slipped onto the stock ones, and those made...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 07-06-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By WhereStream
Please let us know what you find, if you don’t...

Please let us know what you find, if you don’t mind.

I have the same year Airstream and am curious how this would work.
Forum: Boondocking 07-04-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By WhereStream
Generator ó how long on propane?

I'm thinking of getting a generator, and I'd like to know what others have learned about running a Honda or Yamaha on propane.

We live in Florida, the Hurricane State. We'd like a generator to...
Forum: On The Road... 07-03-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,013
Posted By WhereStream
Man, you guys know your highways ....

Man, you guys know your highways ....
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 07-01-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,785
Posted By WhereStream
The 22, being narrower, may be an easier tow. A...

The 22, being narrower, may be an easier tow. A bit less wind resistance.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 07-01-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,708
Posted By WhereStream
Decidedly quieter.

Decidedly quieter.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-26-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By WhereStream
We turn it on when we arrive and leave it own...

We turn it on when we arrive and leave it own until we depart.
Forum: Our Community 06-26-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 792,703
Posted By WhereStream
Also installed some window poppers ... ...

Also installed some window poppers ...

Window poppers?
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-24-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By WhereStream
New, or newish, trucks and SUVs (my preference)...

New, or newish, trucks and SUVs (my preference) are great.

A lot has happened in the last decade. Hard for me to pass up the engineering and reliability, much as I like the older stuff.

I like...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 06-24-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By WhereStream
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: On The Road... 06-24-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By WhereStream
Iím a fan of Unicoi State Park, north of Helen.

Iím a fan of Unicoi State Park, north of Helen.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-23-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By WhereStream
I had the same problem. Once I got it off Ė...

I had the same problem.

Once I got it off Ė didn't have to hit it, but I did have to work it good and hard Ė I gave it a shot of silicone spray.

Made a big difference.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-14-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,655
Posted By WhereStream
cleared the ball... zing.. the trailer jumped the...

cleared the ball... zing.. the trailer jumped the blocks behind the wheels and proceeded to roll down the pad... and into the lake...

I picked up a good tip here on AirForums ... keep the safety...
Forum: On The Road... 06-08-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,912
Posted By WhereStream
I just got back from a 2,400-miler pulling with...

I just got back from a 2,400-miler pulling with my 2004 Suburban. Didn't cross the Rockies, but we did ask it to pull us up some steep stuff.

I've taken good care of it, and I replaced the...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-07-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By WhereStream
Also, sometimes the top half of the toilet gets...

Also, sometimes the top half of the toilet gets bumped out of alignment. Only a little bit off will allow water to leak.

If so, you can gentle bump it back into place.

This is what I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-05-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,069
Posted By WhereStream
Are all of the interior rivets attached to a rib?

Are all of the interior rivets attached to a rib?
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-04-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,069
Posted By WhereStream
Thanks for the info. I’ve got a rivet gun,...

Thanks for the info.

I’ve got a rivet gun, the kind where you mash the handle to squeeze the rivet in place.

I’ll get some aluminum rivets, ⅛ inch, and have a go.

Thanks.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-04-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,069
Posted By WhereStream
Rivet, we hardly knew ye

After banging around on some rough roads (Thanks, Tennessee) we got home to find an interior rivet had given up the ghost.

Are these hard to replace?
Forum: On The Road... 05-16-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,815
Posted By WhereStream
Wow, I havenít seen a Southern States co-op in...

Wow, I havenít seen a Southern States co-op in many years.

I thought Southern States had gone out of business.

I get my tanks refilled at the Ace Hardware down the street.

Probably on the...
Forum: On The Road... 05-15-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1,078
Views: 313,100
Posted By WhereStream
Wow, Joannadanna, thatís awful. Glad you...

Wow, Joannadanna, thatís awful.

Glad you were not hurt.

And good for you for forging on.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-14-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,236
Posted By WhereStream
Wally’s didn’t have a filler thing, so I ordered...

Wally’s didn’t have a filler thing, so I ordered one from A-zon.

Arrives tomorrow, amazingly.

Thanks for all the disinfectant info.

Tank looks fine, but I’ll be running some chlorine...
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,426
Posted By WhereStream
If we are headed to another campground and there...

If we are headed to another campground and there are a few other campers behind us, Iíll do quick work and move on.

If Iím heading home, though, it will have to be rinse and repeat.

I donít...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-13-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,236
Posted By WhereStream
Went out to the trailer to torque (actually, I...

Went out to the trailer to torque (actually, I retorqued, after loosening) the lug nuts on the wheels, and while I was there I checked the water-tank filler.

Sure enough, no bib to screw a hose...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-12-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,236
Posted By WhereStream
How to fill the water tank?

We have had an Airstream for about two years, but so far we've not used the water tank.

We've used water from the campground spigots on all our stops so far.

We have a trip coming up, though,...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-11-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,002
Posted By WhereStream
OK, now that's a great idea ... THANKS!

OK, now that's a great idea ... THANKS!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-10-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,113
Posted By WhereStream
First loosen the lug nuts?

After getting our Airstream and then reading every word Rich Luhr ever wrote, I bought a torque wrench (a Home Depot or Lowe's house brand).

Have diligently checked the torque before heading out...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-02-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By WhereStream
I have that same rude problem in my 2004...

I have that same rude problem in my 2004 Chevrolet.

Nothing like heat in a Florida summer!

I discovered that if I shut down the truck, the AC/heat controller will reset and return to polite...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 05-02-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 222,227
Posted By WhereStream
Thatís nice and clean. Iíve never seen one...

Thatís nice and clean.

Iíve never seen one of those paper-plate dispensers.

Great idea to mount it in the cabinet door.

Iíve got to try that.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-01-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By WhereStream
By the way, those fans are designed to blow out,...

By the way, those fans are designed to blow out, and out only, for a reason.

This way, you avoid the risk of drawing in sewer gas that vents out the roof from the black tank below.

It may even...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-26-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By WhereStream
Top of Georgia ó Nice place, with friendly (and...

Top of Georgia ó Nice place, with friendly (and helpful, if you need it) folks.

Great location, too.

Iíll be going to Tennessee Cumberland Plateau Campground next month. Can report back then.
Forum: On The Road... 04-22-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,912
Posted By WhereStream
Same here, with my 2004 Suburban. Mechanically...

Same here, with my 2004 Suburban. Mechanically strong, but little stuff in the cab has me worried. AC controls making a new noise, that kind of thing.

I don't think the Chevrolet engineers spent...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-22-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,412
Posted By WhereStream
I have the 5.3-liter V8 in my Suburban. Fourteen...

I have the 5.3-liter V8 in my Suburban. Fourteen years old, 120,000 miles.

Most reliable engine (and vehicle) Iíve ever had.

Mine does not have the turn-off-a-few-cylinders function on the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-22-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,255
Posted By WhereStream
Our trip got wrapped around Memorial Day, which...

Our trip got wrapped around Memorial Day, which made it hard to find campground spots over the big weekend.

It seems all of Kentucky (trip has expanded!) is going camping for the holiday.
...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-21-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,326
Posted By WhereStream
I assume the pegs are needed to keep levels 2 & 3...

I assume the pegs are needed to keep levels 2 & 3 from sliding around, right?

Iíve been thinking of doing something like that.

Would you have a picture? I seem to be short on visualization.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-21-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,326
Posted By WhereStream
Iíd prefer homemade.

Iíd prefer homemade.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-21-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,326
Posted By WhereStream
Leveling, post-Andersen

Now that the carve-the-arch Andersen yahoo has ruined us for use of the red things, I want to come up with an old-school way of leveling the Bambi.

Give me some ideas on home-made levelers.

And...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-20-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By WhereStream
Dahlonega is a pretty town, a little bit...

Dahlonega is a pretty town, a little bit touristy, but in the right way.

Near some nice state parks and mountains, has a few good places to eat, and ... fudge.

FDR State Park is a great place....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-15-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,445
Posted By WhereStream
Regarding SUVs, if that's not a lost cause here,...

Regarding SUVs, if that's not a lost cause here, I checked out a couple of 2018 Ford Expeditions a few months ago.

Had power plenty to tow.

Payload was a little over 1,600 pounds on one...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-15-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By WhereStream
This is all great info and, heck, I've learned a...

This is all great info and, heck, I've learned a few things myself.

Thanks for all the contributions.

I'll be talking to my friend soon and can get more specific info.

I think he said he was...
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