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Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-13-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,526
Posted By mistermcfrug
I tell you something more important than cash...

I tell you something more important than cash versus financing. That is dealer. Iíve noticed that airstream buyers think they gotta buy local. The smart move is to check all over country for a...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-16-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,678
Posted By mistermcfrug
Some may not like this...

Like Mikeinca above, I'll just make a suggestion for consideration.


Yes, the blue boy idea makes sense. But I'll tell you what I did for the nine years I owned an Airstream. I sold it a couple...
Forum: Our Community 06-10-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,256
Posted By mistermcfrug
They're worth more than you think

Here my story: I bought a new Airstream from the factory in February, 2006, a 2006 model, Safari 25' Special Edition, listing for about $55,000. I paid a little over $44,000, a very good price at...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-23-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By mistermcfrug
2006 Airstream Safari SE 25 - New Mexico

Title: 2006 Airstream Safari SE 25 - New Mexico
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Higher end Safari Special Edition, 25', front bedroom, with the large panoramic windows front...
Forum: Full-Timing 10-10-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,332
Posted By mistermcfrug
Interesting comments here. Of course, if you had...

Interesting comments here. Of course, if you had to, you could live in a pup tent for the next ten years. However, my advice for someone like this is to first not so much focus on "is it or is it...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 09-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By mistermcfrug
I was interested in one of those tailgate units...

I was interested in one of those tailgate units until I discovered that you have to use a Dish 211 receiver, which is not a DVR. It may not even have HD. My wife and I are like you, there is no way...
Forum: On The Road... 09-23-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By mistermcfrug
I'll just make a follow up comment about those...

I'll just make a follow up comment about those National Park cards. That would be to acquire an Access Pass, given to disabled people. The list of qualifying disabilities is endless in our "victim"...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-21-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By mistermcfrug
I've operated my 2006 Safari on propane while...

I've operated my 2006 Safari on propane while driving since I got it, without the slightest problem. I don't even bother to shut it off when re-fueling because I stop at the first pump in the line I...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-10-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By mistermcfrug
melting surge protector

Does your unit look like this:

Amazon.com: Progressive Industries PT30C 30 Amp Portable Electrical Management System: Automotive...
Forum: Roof 06-13-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,952
Posted By mistermcfrug
I have had to get on and off my roof quite a few...

I have had to get on and off my roof quite a few times. I place my 10' step ladder right next to the right side of trailer. My wife stand on the bottom step. I always place a 3' x 3' piece of...
Forum: Financing 06-12-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 31,593
Posted By mistermcfrug
Ha! I was wondering on this thread if anyone...

Ha! I was wondering on this thread if anyone would make the obvious comment. Thanks!
Forum: On The Road... 05-03-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,837
Posted By mistermcfrug
Yes, in this way, the government gets the public...

Yes, in this way, the government gets the public to pay twice for the road, once with gas tax and a second time with tolls. The toll funds could then be a wonderful slush fund for spending to make...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-13-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,988
Posted By mistermcfrug
I'd be very careful about buying a short...

I'd be very careful about buying a short airstream. Some people think they're cute, but if you're going to take trips of 10 days or more, I wouldn't recommend one. I like our 25' FB for our trips...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 03-14-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By mistermcfrug
washing

Unless you love to follow every last rule, this is what we do:

We carry two maybe 2 gal identical buckets. We put car washing soap into one bucket and fresh water into the other. We use a soft...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-13-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 36,140
Posted By mistermcfrug
Sorry for your loss

Sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and may He welcome your spouse home!
Forum: Our Community 02-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,787
Posted By mistermcfrug
I'm all for retirement. I retired from all...

I'm all for retirement. I retired from all professional work at age 44. I just turned 63. My only unsolicited advice to anyone who wants to hear it, is to not attempt to turn "retirement" into...
Forum: On The Road... 01-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,221
Posted By mistermcfrug
Don't worry

You almost never need to turn off the propane. When re-fueling, just remember to stop at the first pump, even if the pump in front of that one is open. This means your trailer is always many feet...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By mistermcfrug
Mmmm, makes me wish I'd made that posting on the...

Mmmm, makes me wish I'd made that posting on the cord!
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-03-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By mistermcfrug
Blue Magic? That the name of a "brand" of heroin...

Blue Magic? That the name of a "brand" of heroin sold on the streets of NYC in the 70s. Strange name for a polish!
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-24-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By mistermcfrug
battery charging

I was surprised at the above comment talking about charging batteries in two hours. With my 2006 Safari with standard original equipment, it takes forever for the generator to charge the batteries...
Forum: On The Road... 03-12-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,090
Posted By mistermcfrug
good advice

I found this technique to be very helpful. In any case in which you can approach the camp spot such that you've backing the trailer in where the tow vehicle/trailer arc allows visability by the...
Forum: Tires 03-09-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,337
Posted By mistermcfrug
smart guy!

I believe every word.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-04-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,497
Posted By mistermcfrug
I wouldn't worry about doing that for one minute...

I wouldn't worry about doing that for one minute because I've done it several times myself when I needed to move my 25' trailer a hundred miles to a long term parking spot and didn't want to mess...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-22-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 36,684
Posted By mistermcfrug
Why not just get comfortable driving a truck?

Why not just get comfortable driving a truck?
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 02-21-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By mistermcfrug
I would go to searchtempest.com which can be used...

I would go to searchtempest.com which can be used to search craigslist. It wouldn't work exactly the way you want because you search in a radius from one point. It's so easy. Just put in San Diego...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 02-17-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 148,119
Posted By mistermcfrug
Airstream ad

Airtandem wrote in Post #70 of this thread: I really don't want to hijack this thread ; but has anyone seen the American Family Insurance Ad? There is a single axel Airstream that needs a hitch. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-31-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,068
Posted By mistermcfrug
Good luck to you, Tim. Someone once said that...

Good luck to you, Tim. Someone once said that you can have anything you want in life, you just can't have everything you want. An Airstream trailer will come to you if it is your priority. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,146
Posted By mistermcfrug
I've said this before on these types of threads:...

I've said this before on these types of threads: I note that most people are only concerned with "towing." You also need to be concerned with braking!

A 3/4 ton truck has substantially heavier...
Forum: On The Road... 01-09-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By mistermcfrug
need camping information Phoenix & So. California

Hello, I am looking for a nice rv park or place to camp in Phoenix for about a week at the end of March. We will be attending some spring training baseball games so somewhere around central Phoenix...
Forum: On The Road... 12-15-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,097
Posted By mistermcfrug
I've got this huge yellow flashlight that can...

I've got this huge yellow flashlight that can shine a beam hundreds of yards. A couple of years ago when a crowd of young people were partying late next to us, I took that flashlight and placed the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-14-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,487
Posted By mistermcfrug
I once had a tree limb fall on the back end of my...

I once had a tree limb fall on the back end of my trailer's top center panel. It also did some damage to the adjacent rear quarter panel. In my case, I replaced the heavily damaged center panel...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-09-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,230
Posted By mistermcfrug
A couple of posters have commented about the...

A couple of posters have commented about the front of the A frame. I note that at the point of the "A", the two structural components are essentially open tubes. If a rat jumps into and crawls down...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-07-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,230
Posted By mistermcfrug
How do rats get into trailer?

RE: 2006 Safari SE, front bedroom

This morning I had to go face to face with a pack rat that had his hind end clamped to an untethered rat trap that I had placed in the storage compartment...
Forum: On The Road... 08-13-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By mistermcfrug
My wife and I always travel with two buckets. We...

My wife and I always travel with two buckets. We put car cleaning liquid soap in one bucket with water and clean by using a four foot pole and screw on brush. It's a lot more efficient that all by...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,804
Posted By mistermcfrug
Don't know if this will help much but if the...

Don't know if this will help much but if the question is "where exactly does the black tank overflow first, assuming the bath sink is not part of the system" my response would that you'd likely see...
Forum: Our Community 05-30-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,256
Posted By mistermcfrug
I will warn readers that the NADA valuations are...

I will warn readers that the NADA valuations are not theoretical numbers that mean nothing. Actually, they mean quite a lot and, in my opinion, mean that many Airstream owners are operating their...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-10-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 13,509
Posted By mistermcfrug
Good thread

Nothing like a good gun thread to get the Canadians all excited. Of course they don't carry guns. Many of my Canadian friends have told me that they can't cross the border with them. You think...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-13-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By mistermcfrug
cover removal

How do you remove the cover to gain access to the sensor? Is that a DIY project or do I need to have a dealer do this?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-13-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By mistermcfrug
gray water sensor dead

RE: 2006 Safari 25' FB

After 6 years of use, suddenly the gray water sensor light on the control panel is blank. When I boot up the control panel, all the correct lights flash opposite the gray...
Forum: Boondocking 02-21-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,601
Posted By mistermcfrug
Claymore mines with trip wires. Learned that in...

Claymore mines with trip wires. Learned that in the Army. Only had them go off once in Yosemite in '07...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-17-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 21,447
Posted By mistermcfrug
I've noticed that since I started camping that...

I've noticed that since I started camping that many people are unusually focused on buying the absolute minimum level of equipment. They make calculations based on average this and average that. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-16-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,114
Posted By mistermcfrug
Speed up, Shane, as long as you can afford new...

Speed up, Shane, as long as you can afford new tires and don't mind 8 miles per gallon and maybe handling the aftereffects of tire blowouts since ALL trailer tires are only rated to 65 mph. ...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 02-09-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,298
Posted By mistermcfrug
This comment is right on the money! Don't feel...

This comment is right on the money! Don't feel any need to buy from a local dealer. I searched the country to find a dealer in 2006 who was willing to give a decent price. Most dealers thought...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-01-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By mistermcfrug
you'll be fine on propane

It's good to think about safety. If you want to be extra careful, you should focus on shutting off the refrigerator just before you pull up to a gas pump. As far as I know, that is the only place...
Forum: Boondocking 02-01-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,921
Posted By mistermcfrug
Don't listen to complainers

I'm sorry to read of the complaining person. You shouldn't stop camping because someone cried about generator usage.

After 6 years of camping experience with generators, I came to my final...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,857
Posted By mistermcfrug
My brother bought a Kipor after I strongly urged...

My brother bought a Kipor after I strongly urged him to buy a quality Honda or Yamaha. When I camped with him at Yosemite, some of the campers around him were really complaining about the noise...
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-21-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By mistermcfrug
I wouldn't think of owning an A/S without...

I wouldn't think of owning an A/S without panoramic windows.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-16-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,294
Posted By mistermcfrug
I won't claim to be an expert but I bought one...

I won't claim to be an expert but I bought one based on common sense. You've got a 2009 27' International that probably cost, what, $70,000. A high end surge protector can be used to protect on the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-14-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,086
Posted By mistermcfrug
Why not actually camp in the Santa Fe area...

Why not actually camp in the Santa Fe area instead of staying at subpar RV spots? You can camp at Black Canyon campground up Hyde Part Road (a federal spot up the the ski area road). It is close to...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-03-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,621
Posted By mistermcfrug
The advantages of full-timing in an Airstream...

The advantages of full-timing in an Airstream would be minimal compared to a good 5th wheel, particularly for someone who essentially states that he's not trying to save his last dime. The Airsteam...
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