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Forum: Our Community 09-24-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgm
I know- that link was to my camper and the thread...

I know- that link was to my camper and the thread I started 10 years ago. Just wanted to provide an update for any future readers. Everyone always assumes the worse and I just wanted to offer a...
Forum: Our Community 09-24-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgm
I am the owner of the flooded Airstream that was...

I am the owner of the flooded Airstream that was shared in this post. I bought the camper for $20k in 2009 when the camper was 2 years old. I live close to the factory and had them do a systems...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-13-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mgm
*Queen Comforter Wanted

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Looking for a stock Airstream Queen Comforter. Prefer a neutral...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 08-13-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,828
Posted By mgm
The Adventure Continues.....

Been a while since I have been on the site, but I figured I would post an update to the life of my camper. My salvaged 2007 25ft Safari has served me very well over the past 8 years. She has crossed...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-07-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By mgm
thanks

I m currently traveling in Utah and my reception has been poor for my phone and internet. So I apologize for the slow reply. I will try to turn off all power and review the wires in the box, I had...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-04-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By mgm
07' 25ft FB Safari Bedroom 110 Outlets dead

So... I think I'm pretty handy with my trailer and when still in need of answers I can usually find an answer on the forums, but I haven't had much luck just yet on this issue. Please don't feel the...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 07-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 100,339
Posted By mgm
This is the 3rd time in four years that I ll be...

This is the 3rd time in four years that I ll be at the Jersey Shore Haven, the Airstream only campground in south Jersey near the Island of Avalon and a very short drive to Cape May and Wildwood.
...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 06-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,041
Posted By mgm
Still going strong......

Your old Camper.....is still going strong. I turned "water damage" into "water friendly"

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/ohio-to-california-tips-and-advice-welcomed-93033.html

Took a...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 06-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,289
Posted By mgm
Scott, I am on my second Airstream. Both...

Scott,

I am on my second Airstream. Both were late models and salvaged. My current Airstream, a 25ft 2007 Safari was in high flood water in Georgia and the insurance company called it a loss...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 06-08-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By mgm
Questions

I also have 25ft front bed and would like to upgrade my capacity and this solution seems to be a plausible idea for me as well. I don't always dry camp, but when I do I could use the extra power as...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-01-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By mgm
I know I can wire them in series, but I won't...

I know I can wire them in series, but I won't gain any significant amperage when I do that. I guess my question is if I wire them in parallel if that will cause any issue with my stock battery...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-28-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By mgm
Solar Charging two 6V AGM....concerns?

I have a Go Power Solar System with 445W of power that puts out about 25AMPs. I have changed all my lights to LED and am now looking to upgrade my batteries to AGMs to gain some additional AMP...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-25-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 22,002
Posted By mgm
Not to beat a deadhorse, But I want to...

Not to beat a deadhorse,

But I want to throw another vote towards the Tundra. I have 6.0 Liter 1/2 Ton Silverado and just got done with an 11K mile trip pulling the Airstream, From Ohio to...
Forum: 2008 Safari SE 11-02-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,702
Posted By mgm
Some tips on water usage, a lot of people try to...

Some tips on water usage, a lot of people try to recycle the water they waste waiting for it to get warm and have a small pan or pot they fill to use for dishes later. Another tip i found was to...
Forum: 2008 Safari SE 10-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,702
Posted By mgm
Next year ideas....

If your ever interested in Boondocking, I learned alot on my 45 day trip and I m actually still living in the camper now in Ohio :) Until I find an apartment at my new job.

I am glad that you...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 10-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,468
Posted By mgm
Gonna Try and come!

After my 10500 mile road trip I am back in Ohio! I would have liked to have tried and made it to Pennwoods two weeks ago, but I had already made plans for my Maine trip and I liked the idea of going...
Forum: Boondocking 10-14-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,139
Posted By mgm
I don't know why people feel that Airstream...

I don't know why people feel that Airstream should be designing solar systems on stock trailers. I have 4 panels totaling 445watts and a possible 26amps per hour in optimum conditions, all installed...
Forum: On The Road... 10-11-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Well after 10500 miles and going coast to coast,...

Well after 10500 miles and going coast to coast, my trip has come to a close. I had a great time in Maine and really enjoyed hanging out in Bar Harbor. I learned a lot of little things during my...
Forum: On The Road... 10-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Never been to a rally, I made it to Jersey Shore...

Never been to a rally, I made it to Jersey Shore Haven last summer, so I wouldn't mind adding Pennwoods to the list. I will see how my itinerary can be changed to see if it's possible for me to meet...
Forum: On The Road... 10-03-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Well I left Colorado on Friday morning and made...

Well I left Colorado on Friday morning and made it back to Ohio on Sunday, I had to do some Army stuff on Tuesday and pick a boat up that I bought in Indiana.

But I have decided to extend my trip...
Forum: On The Road... 09-27-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
No easy way to leave Eureka, California and get...

No easy way to leave Eureka, California and get on I - 80. Took me all day to get out of the mountains and then I had to decide whether to head cross country towards Lassen National Park or head...
Forum: On The Road... 09-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Bit of a blowout today, hot as hell so I figured...

Bit of a blowout today, hot as hell so I figured I would use AAA, but my basic membership doesn't cover the camper. None the less, took about 20 minutes, and I was back on the road. Pulled over the...
Forum: On The Road... 09-25-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
The last 3 days i have spent in Eureka,...

The last 3 days i have spent in Eureka, California. We drove up 101 and checked out the Redwoods and did the Avenue of Giants and Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

We decided to make a short side trip to...
Forum: On The Road... 09-25-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
San Fran went well, spent two days around the...

San Fran went well, spent two days around the city. I did a boat tour u see the Golden Gate and walked around the Piers. I stayed at the KOA in Petaluma and it was a nice change after not having any...
Forum: On The Road... 09-19-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Half Dome hike went great! Shorter hike then the...

Half Dome hike went great! Shorter hike then the n my Rim to Rim Grand Canyon Hike two weeks ago but just as taxing. Pretty cool climb on the cables, my lil sister charged up and down with my friend...
Forum: On The Road... 09-17-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Left the beach on Saturday and spent the weekend...

Left the beach on Saturday and spent the weekend at Princess Campground in Kings Canyon National Park. Had a blast seeing General Sherman and the far side of the park. The Lodgepole pines blocked...
Forum: On The Road... 09-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Picked up the new hitch, it's actually in great...

Picked up the new hitch, it's actually in great condition and on a plus side, I now have a lot of extra parts and pins and extra arms. Lesson learned!

The drive from Vegas to San Onofre wasn't...
Forum: On The Road... 09-09-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Stroke of some luck, found an equalizer hitch for...

Stroke of some luck, found an equalizer hitch for sale in San Diego for a mere $150.00

So I just have to take it nice and easy from Vegas to California and then set up the new stuff. I will have...
Forum: On The Road... 09-09-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
So, I learned a hard lesson. I met my parents at...

So, I learned a hard lesson. I met my parents at the Monte Carlo and parked at the temporary parking lot and now my Equalizer hitch head is gone.

I just should have taken it off or had a lock on...
Forum: On The Road... 09-08-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
In Vegas now, I m still feeling the effects of...

In Vegas now, I m still feeling the effects of the Grand Canyon though. I took off on Thursday morning from the South Rim and hiked down the South Kaibab trail, I made Phantom Ranch at around 9:00...
Forum: On The Road... 09-05-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Thanks for the advice. I m crossing my fingers to...

Thanks for the advice. I m crossing my fingers to get a half dome permit and have the number saved. I called months ago and they explained the whole process. I know Crane Flat wasn't the best for my...
Forum: On The Road... 09-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Dan- I will try and look you guys up when I get...

Dan- I will try and look you guys up when I get back in town, thanks so much for the kind words.

I just found the AIR forums application for my phone, so this should make posting updates a lot...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By mgm
Ordered

Well,

On the advice of everyone, I called Out of Doors Mart and they said they did not stock the part. And they also said they would call me back when they found the part number to see if they...
Forum: On The Road... 08-28-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Been Home for two weeks now! Almost all set to travel

Well, I have been back home in the states for about two weeks now.

I made the trip to the Cuyhahoga National Parkl, and picked up my free Annual Parks Pass.

The Camper was taken to a local...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-28-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By mgm
Thanks for the help everyone, hoping to get at...

Thanks for the help everyone, hoping to get at least one extra before I leave this weekend. Excited for my longest trip to date- 30 plus days in the camper to conquer the west :)
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,609
Posted By mgm
Where can I purchase an extra wire shelf for the sliding galley?

Too late for me to call Jackson Center- but I am planning a long trip out west in a few days and just realized I could easily fit and put to use another wire shelf in my sliding galley.

Searching...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 08-04-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,828
Posted By mgm
Leaving Afghanistan and heading back to the...

Leaving Afghanistan and heading back to the States finally. I found a new stainless Amana oven to install in my camper. I often camp without power and the microwave hasn't seen much use. Going to let...
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
In 12 hours I am on a plane home to the US. Have...

In 12 hours I am on a plane home to the US. Have to spend a few days outprocessing before I start my leave and then I m homeward bound. Appointment on the 21st at Jackson Center to have my solar...
Forum: On The Road... 07-10-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Route 66 and Leaving Afghanistan

Well,
Only 17 more days now till I leave my base, the Army and Air Force Engineers are closing things down faster then they had projected. Still wont be home for a few more weeks, but I can see...
Forum: On The Road... 07-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Thanks for the info, Someone had mentioned...

Thanks for the info,

Someone had mentioned a Military pass was available to me a while ago, but I never looked into it.

Definately will save me some entrance fees along the way at the Grand...
Forum: On The Road... 07-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
LED4RV gave me a 5% discount for bulk order over $300

Well,
Buying the LED lights wasnt cheap, and even though I decided to only change my ceiling lights for now- which cost me $373.00 roughly for 25 new LED Lights, I was excited to see that LED4RV...
Forum: On The Road... 07-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Campgrounds Booked

I lose my internet in Afghanistan at the base I am at in the next week, so i decided to make the best of my last few days of connectivity and book some campground Reservations.

I was able to...
Forum: Boondocking 06-30-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,177
Posted By mgm
No arguement that AM Solar is great at what they...

No arguement that AM Solar is great at what they do and that they provide quality products and help develop the best system for each client.

By No Means, can any Airstream or any other RV...
Forum: Boondocking 06-30-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,177
Posted By mgm
Carmanah Go Power Solar Panels

The Factory uses GO Power Solar Panels made by Carmanah Industries. Ther Sales rep guy posts on the Forum alot and is always quick to answer my questions, or give me advice on my crazy schemes to...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 06-29-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,828
Posted By mgm
Well, After doing some reading, it seems...

Well,

After doing some reading, it seems like the Oxygenics shower head is the way to go, so I pulled the trigger on that last night. My parents are going to tease me again for having all this...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 06-29-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,828
Posted By mgm
A few more purchases.....Today

Well, My day ended a little early today and I finished reading an Airstream Blog that I found to be very useful and actually ordered a few items today.
Riveted (http://www.riveted-blog.com/)
...
Forum: On The Road... 06-29-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
Yeah, I have been checking out the route from the...

Yeah, I have been checking out the route from the Airport to Azalea, I didnt want to wast the gas, but I think I may go to the campground and get everything set and then make the trip to go pick up...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 06-29-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,828
Posted By mgm
Trip Info

I should be home from Afghanistan around 12 August, so I wanted to give myself some time to relax and get everything ready.

The Factory is a three hour drive, but I have to go down that way to...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 06-29-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,828
Posted By mgm
Ohio to California Trip Planned

Well,

I have alomst under 30 DAYS more before I get to get on a plane and fly out of Afghanistan and I am planning a long trip out west. Something I have wanted to do for the last few years, I...
Forum: On The Road... 06-29-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,912
Posted By mgm
LED Lights Purchased

Well, I finally broke down and bought the LED lights for the Camper. Only purchased the cieling lights for now. I will replace the rest down the road.
The Factory had them in stock, and they were...
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