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Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-25-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,961
Posted By DFord79
From these specs you are talking about the 2009...

From these specs you are talking about the 2009 Ford F-150. Limited slip is good if you are in a lot of really bad weather sitations but if you buy 4wd do you need limited slip????? probably not.
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Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-22-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By DFord79
To put it in simple terms Ford now wants you to...

To put it in simple terms Ford now wants you to know when its cleaning the exaust filters. You do not have to alter your driving hadbits when in regen mode.

IMPORTANT: Use high quality brand...
Forum: On The Road... 02-20-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By DFord79
All this has renewed my enthusiam for a frame off...

All this has renewed my enthusiam for a frame off resotration of my old 79 F-250. I am halfway there with new running gear already. it just needs a new wireing harness and a new body..damn..I hate...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 02-20-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,765
Posted By DFord79
By the numbers: Recreational shipments for Dec....

By the numbers: Recreational shipments for Dec. were down 75% from a year ago according to RVIA. For 2008 total RV shipments were down 32.9%.

Over the last decade Airstream's production has...
Forum: On The Road... 02-19-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 266,885
Posted By DFord79
Costco. Regular unleaded 1.90 Chevron Regular...

Costco. Regular unleaded 1.90 Chevron Regular 2.19 Chevron Diesel 2.29

While unleaded had gone up approx. 50 cents a gallon diesel here has stayed the same price. Diesel has been running about...
Forum: On The Road... 02-12-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By DFord79
One of the most beautiful trips anywhere is the...

One of the most beautiful trips anywhere is the Ferry from Anacortes Wa. to Sydney on Vancouver Island. Then go down to Victoria and visit the Burshart Gardens Empress Hotel, and the Wax museum....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-11-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,002
Posted By DFord79
We have been seriously looking at Airstream for...

We have been seriously looking at Airstream for almost three years now as retirement nears. I have crawled under, over, around and through every one I can find. I have made myself a pest at more than...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 01-27-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By DFord79
What paula said!!! Here is the nations...

What paula said!!!

Here is the nations largest dealer site, www.colonialairstream.com (http://www.colonialairstream.com) I would recommend you look at their inventory and priceing to get an idea...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 01-22-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,390
Posted By DFord79
Just to add a line and reiterate what has been...

Just to add a line and reiterate what has been said. Airstream has done a poor job in my opinion of getting their product in the public eye. ie, over the past few years I have talked with my...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 01-17-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,489
Posted By DFord79
Why ask for help here.....ITS FULLY COVERED...

Why ask for help here.....ITS FULLY COVERED UNDERWARRENTY:blink:
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 01-17-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,489
Posted By DFord79
The Ford brake contoller allows the trailer...

The Ford brake contoller allows the trailer brakes to be controlled by the onboad computer in the truck. To put it simply this means the trailer brakes act like the truck brakes. Ford has sway...
Forum: On The Road... 10-30-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 266,885
Posted By DFord79
Cheapest in town today, Costco 2.579 unleaded....

Cheapest in town today, Costco 2.579 unleaded. Cheapest diesel 3.159.

AND ExxonMoble today announched the biggest quarterly profit for a US corporation in History at 14.87 billion....dats billion...
Forum: Financing 10-29-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,126
Posted By DFord79
Get in line, gun sales are up 10% this year after...

Get in line, gun sales are up 10% this year after years of steady or declining hand gun sales.
Forum: Financing 10-29-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,126
Posted By DFord79
There is already a fear that the bailout money is...

There is already a fear that the bailout money is being hoarded. There is already fear that the bailout money is being pocketed by CEO's and spent on lavish life styles instead of reinvesting the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-22-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 19,816
Posted By DFord79
I have one word that blows this theory out of the...

I have one word that blows this theory out of the water. GREED!!!!!!

One half of the people would be trying to sell something to the other half to get thier money. I think its called Capitolism.
Forum: On The Road... 10-20-2008, 01:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,023
Posted By DFord79
I have pulled trailers, Horse trailers, etc in...

I have pulled trailers, Horse trailers, etc in snow ice etc. If things are real bad put chains on the rear tires of your truck and Put chains on the front axel of your trailer. AND SLOW DOWN. If you...
Forum: On The Road... 10-14-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 266,885
Posted By DFord79
Neither do I here in Washington state. Filled up...

Neither do I here in Washington state. Filled up today Chevron 3.21, Diesel at same Chevron 3.69. Cutrate stations were only 3.19 today????
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-18-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,598
Posted By DFord79
Funny thing about the 8.1 question. I was talking...

Funny thing about the 8.1 question. I was talking to my neighbor Saturday A.M. He has a 8.1/Allison tranny 2500HD extended cab. He likes the truck ....except the fuel mileage. He pulls a Landscape...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-04-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By DFord79
redstart, I looked through some of the sales info...

redstart, I looked through some of the sales info (theres a lot of it) but I could not find a breakdown by brand. They generalize by kinds when they talk about sales numbers. ie. towables, buses,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-03-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By DFord79
2008 Airstream sales?

With May sales down 21.5% for all towable and Motorhome sales down 48.1% does anyone have any information what Airsteam sales numbers are for this year? This should not be a mystery since all units...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-01-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,674
Posted By DFord79
2009 Flying Cloud

How about a 2009 Flying Cloud thread. The Safari SE for 2009 has changed to Flying Cloud. As I understand the 2009 line up will be Safari sport models and Flying cloud. NO SAFARI as we know it????...
Forum: 2008 Safari SE 06-28-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,281
Posted By DFord79
Unhappy I am not sure about the exact figure of price...

I am not sure about the exact figure of price increase on the 2009's but looking at prices of 2009's on Colonials site and a few others, 8% seems shy of what I compared. I spected out two 28 foot...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-25-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,859
Posted By DFord79
me4us; I too am in your position, looking at...

me4us; I too am in your position, looking at retirement and dreaming of an Airstream. I have spent almost three years in this forum seeking wisdom of Airstream ownership. I have also had an uncle who...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-03-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,201
Posted By DFord79
Crude oil will keep forever....but additive...

Crude oil will keep forever....but additive packages that are added to refined diesel to clean injectors and lubricate upper engine function will not. They break down very quickly.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-03-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,201
Posted By DFord79
MYBOYBURT, I love the tank. Wish I had one like...

MYBOYBURT, I love the tank. Wish I had one like it for those Alaska long range to the arctic circle trips.

One thing you mentioned and I am probably redundent in my comments here, is that you...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-02-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By DFord79
Airstream site is NO help...they might update by...

Airstream site is NO help...they might update by Christmas. Scarcasm aside...congrats on a fine Classic. HOW MANY KIDS?....a...you might need a bigger unit...lol.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-02-2008, 12:36 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 38,385
Posted By DFord79
Mixing the two genny;s 1000 and 2000 according to...

Mixing the two genny;s 1000 and 2000 according to Honda is a NO. Although I read in these forums it has been done. But, Logic should tell you its might not be a good idea.

The Onan inverter...
Forum: Boondocking 06-02-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By DFord79
Do not miss the Washington beaches. Many camp...

Do not miss the Washington beaches. Many camp ground state and private along the Washington coast. Some are right next to the water. Cresent Lake is a must along with the above mentioned by Ingalls....
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-01-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 38,385
Posted By DFord79
ROBERTSUNRUS, I agree completely. The...

ROBERTSUNRUS,

I agree completely. The balance of money versus fuction is always important. I love when people share opinions. Actually I have been lookin hard at the Onan 4300 NOT because of...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-31-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 38,385
Posted By DFord79
Costco - Cummins Onan Inverter Generators...

Costco - Cummins Onan Inverter Generators...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-31-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,946
Posted By DFord79
3 in 1 oil and WD 40 have to be the two most...

3 in 1 oil and WD 40 have to be the two most universal and probably the best lubricants and water displacement items every made. I have tried may new products over the years for all types of...
Forum: On The Road... 05-18-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 266,885
Posted By DFord79
Gas Prices...

Gas Prices (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/gasprices/states/)

I have found this to be the most comprehensive information about gas prices ETC. on the web.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-18-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,839
Posted By DFord79
I will add this....even if redundant. Why trade a...

I will add this....even if redundant. Why trade a diesel pickup (unless its old and worn out) that will easily haul the camper you want (get an OUTFITTER that fits your bed). The diesel will get...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-13-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
uebank:

uebank:
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-12-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,187
Posted By DFord79
I have used Sta-bil for 30 years. NO problems of...

I have used Sta-bil for 30 years. NO problems of any kind. I have many small engines from mowers, tillers etc. They always start easy for me in the spring. I just keep them clean and maintained and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-09-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,187
Posted By DFord79
Lesson number 2...Don't loan out tools, etc. I...

Lesson number 2...Don't loan out tools, etc. I know this sounds selfish but I would bet thats where the dirt etc.? came from. I have stoped loaning anything. It NEVER comes back as I loaned it. The...
Forum: Airstream History 05-06-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 38,615
Posted By DFord79
I think someone should send that information to...

I think someone should send that information to Airstream. They should be very very interested I would think? And it might shed some light as to the authenticity of this trailer. Some here must have...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-05-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,922
Posted By DFord79
CHUCK,... I am going to DISAGREE with you here to...

CHUCK,... I am going to DISAGREE with you here to the utmost. THERE IS NO,,, I REPEAT NO suck thing as a too stiff frame. EVERY manufacturer does what that can to make stiff frames. The science of a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-04-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
ReDSHED... Exchange rate:Exchange Rates...

ReDSHED...

Exchange rate:Exchange Rates Graph (American Dollar, Euro) (http://www.x-rates.com/d/EUR/USD/graph120.html)

Current rate is approx. 0.65 Euro's to a dallar. OUR dollar is worth...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-04-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
ROBERTSUNRUS: Well said, Most of us spend...

ROBERTSUNRUS:

Well said, Most of us spend way too much on our habits of eating out and 4 dollar starbucks. Most of us can find a way to cut back on wasteful habits. It is just unfortunate that so...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-02-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 15,068
Posted By DFord79
Ya but you can keep you bald spot dry in a Prius....

Ya but you can keep you bald spot dry in a Prius. And yes..a Prius will get about 10 pmg better fuel mileage than a goldwing or a Harley. It is amazing..

BUT, Back to the SEGWAY...wow...if you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-02-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
Motor Fuel Taxes...

Motor Fuel Taxes (http://www.api.org/statistics/fueltaxes/index.cfm)

Flat rate..great information about all state and ferderal taxes on this site.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-02-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
Very well said....I think I just read its been...

Very well said....I think I just read its been 25?? years since the last refinery was built.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-02-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
RedSHED I was reacting to a previous post...

RedSHED

I was reacting to a previous post on THIS thread. And my end comment related to the things mentioned above and the effect of the RV industry. I of all people understand the impact of a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
Bruno, Propane where I live is within 30 to...

Bruno,

Propane where I live is within 30 to 40 cents a gallon of regular gas. So givin the 15% loss in milage and performance WE get with propane. Propane is the same price as gasoline in the US....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-30-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
The technology exists already to produce clean...

The technology exists already to produce clean autos with much better fuel mileage. That technology will grow in leaps and bounds in the future. There is too much at stake for the US economy to make...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-30-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
Ford for 08 says you can only run 5% bio diesel. ...

Ford for 08 says you can only run 5% bio diesel.

I am to for renewable resource based fuels. I wish we could get methenal progress moveing at a faster pace. MY statement is mearly a reality based...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-30-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,080
Posted By DFord79
I am not trying to be scarcastic, angry or...

I am not trying to be scarcastic, angry or anything else. Just putting forth my thoughts about what I read about the price of fuel and what we can do about it.

First I believe you are wasting...
Forum: 2008 Safari SE 04-29-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,362
Posted By DFord79
OMG....AS is doing away with my dream. I have a...

OMG....AS is doing away with my dream. I have a Safari 25 A SE Twin BED model on my desk top. It was going to be our retirement Airstream. PLEASE say its not true. We wanted the Front couch and rear...
Forum: On The Road... 04-24-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 266,885
Posted By DFord79
Cheapest 87 octane reg. 3.499 Cheapest...

Cheapest 87 octane reg. 3.499

Cheapest diesel 4.449

I now cost roughly a thousands dollars more a year to drive a diesel 20,000 miles than it does for the same gas rig. .... wheres the...
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