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Forum: Refrigerators 05-12-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 267
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Posted By bonginator
Here is a link to a post that I did that explains...

Here is a link to a post that I did that explains the wiring on unmarked Silenx fans. I used this to figure out which wires to connect when I did our mod.
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Forum: Refrigerators 04-30-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,757
Posted By bonginator
I put two of the silenx fans in my 23fb and it...

I put two of the silenx fans in my 23fb and it worked well. Just fabricated a new bracket.
Forum: Our Community 04-02-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By bonginator
Thanks for all of the well wishes, everyone. Our...

Thanks for all of the well wishes, everyone. Our Airstream sold yesterday to a very nice couple in CO. I will check in here periodically just to see what is trending in terms of topics. It's been...
Forum: Our Community 03-27-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By bonginator
We are not sure yet. (I love this truck...). Do...

We are not sure yet. (I love this truck...). Do you want me to let you know if we do decide to sell it?
Forum: Our Community 03-26-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By bonginator
Thanks, gdod. We lived in Bozeman for a while. ...

Thanks, gdod. We lived in Bozeman for a while. Love Montana! Appreciate the nice thoughts.
Forum: Our Community 03-26-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By bonginator
Thanks Dennis (Batman). I appreciate your...

Thanks Dennis (Batman). I appreciate your thoughts. The good news is we have so many happy memories and that is what life is all about. I will always smile when I see an Airstream...
Forum: Our Community 03-26-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By bonginator
Brian - We will definitely continue to follow the...

Brian - We will definitely continue to follow the forum and check in once in a while. We are really going to miss all of the aspects of owning an airstream including the great folks on this forum....
Forum: Member Introductions 03-26-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By bonginator
You will love it. We made the same move years...

You will love it. We made the same move years from being tent/backpacking campers to the Airstream and we have loved having it. It is a great way to stay outdoors and be comfortable. Enjoy and have...
Forum: Our Community 03-26-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,997
Posted By bonginator
Bittersweet Farewell/Thanks - Selling our '08 23 FB Special Edition

I just wanted to post and thank everyone in this community for all of the support and information in the past years. It is with very mixed emotions that we have decided to sell our 2008 23FB SE due...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-26-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By bonginator
2008 Airstream Safari SE 23 - Colorado

Title: 2008 Airstream Safari SE 23 - Colorado
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

2008 Airstream Safari Special Edition 23FB

Well maintained and excellent condition 23FB for...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,331
Posted By bonginator
Don't forget to subtract tongue weight of loaded...

Don't forget to subtract tongue weight of loaded trailer, passengers, gear in truck, accessories, and fuel from that number.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-22-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,331
Posted By bonginator
Make sure you also know the payload limit of your...

Make sure you also know the payload limit of your truck. The tongue weight of the trailer will consume part of it.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 03-16-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,457
Posted By bonginator
23fb dinette

We also have a 2008 23FB SE and it fits our lifestyle perfectly.

The dinette seats 2 comfortably and we also have periodic adult guests who join us at the table and we make it work just fine.
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-04-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By bonginator
Someday - It is more about the frequency of...

Someday - It is more about the frequency of contact when living away from parents.

I think each family is different and there is no right answer.

I do know as my parents age, each...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-04-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,126
Posted By bonginator
The Hobie inflatables are very nice. You might...

The Hobie inflatables are very nice. You might check with the dealer as they sell arm extensions (side pontoons) for the regular Hobie kayaks that greatly increase stability and would prevent a tip...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-01-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 169,014
Posted By bonginator
SilenX IXP-74-11 Ixtrema IXP-74-11 1 ...

SilenX IXP-74-11 Ixtrema IXP-74-11 1 19.99
Pro 120mm x 25mm Case Fan
46CFM 11dBA

We posted pics of the mod we did. Search for refrigerator or Silenx fan and you should find it. I...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-01-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,607
Posted By bonginator
I may be a naysayer here but we had a 2002 ram...

I may be a naysayer here but we had a 2002 ram 1500 that seemed to have issues from the get go. The service experience was awful. I finally sold it and bought a new Toyota Tundra 5.7 DC 4x4. The...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-01-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By bonginator
I agree wholeheartedly!

I agree wholeheartedly!
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-01-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 169,014
Posted By bonginator
Replacing that awful loud refrigerator fan in our...

Replacing that awful loud refrigerator fan in our 23fb with a silenx fan. Now we can sleep at night. I don't understand why they don't come this way from the factory.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-01-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By bonginator
In my mid 50s. Not a only child. Fortunately...

In my mid 50s.
Not a only child.
Fortunately both parents still alive.
Once a week typically. Sometimes every 2 weeks.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-01-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By bonginator
Settle a debate - how frequently do you talk with your parents

We had a discussion the other day about frquency of communication with parents that don't live nearby. I am trying to attach a poll that will provide some insight.

If your parents are still with...
Forum: Refrigerators 02-17-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By bonginator
We have a 23fb and also second the suggestion to...

We have a 23fb and also second the suggestion to go for the 25 if it's not too late. We love our 23 but the extra wraparound windows no matter which way you are parked, the second large bed area,...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-14-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By bonginator
Very creative idea. Are segways street legal and...

Very creative idea. Are segways street legal and can they be ridden on rough surfaces like a potholed dirt road? I thought about an atv but then you have to deal with moving a heavy trailer around.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By bonginator
I have a question about terminology - you...

I have a question about terminology - you mentioned a toad and your SUV in another post. Is a "toad" the universal term for a vehicle that you tow or is it a small vehicle?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By bonginator
Thanks for the suggestion. A rental car is not an...

Thanks for the suggestion. A rental car is not an option for us since we camp in lots of remote places to go fishing (hence the need for a vehicle that will handle small, potholed, narrow dirt roads.)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By bonginator
This is interesting. D any of you drive your...

This is interesting. D any of you drive your interstates on rough potholed dirt roads? How does it do? When we camp, we like to get off the beaten path and explore nearby rivers which typically...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-12-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By bonginator
Thanks everyone. All of is info is very very...

Thanks everyone. All of is info is very very helpful. I was hoping that hooking up a toad would be a lot easier in terms of weight/lifting/pulling. It sounds like it is not.

Too bad. I hate...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-11-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By bonginator
Thanks for all of the info. Do you happen to have...

Thanks for all of the info. Do you happen to have a pic of the tow bars stowed?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-10-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By bonginator
Thanks for all of the wonderful and detailed...

Thanks for all of the wonderful and detailed replies. I will read all of them tomorrow and ask more questions once I have absorbed this. I appreciate the input very much!
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-10-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,240
Posted By bonginator
I am new to class B. What's the advantage of a...

I am new to class B. What's the advantage of a compressor fridge as compared to an electric/propane unit?
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-10-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By bonginator
Difficulties of towing a toad

We currently have a 23FB trailer and love it.

I have a medical condition that makes it impossible for me to do the hitching and up hitching of the trailer due to the weight of the tow bars so we...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-10-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,883
Posted By bonginator
Can you owners elaborate on the statement that...

Can you owners elaborate on the statement that they are not comfortable to sleep in? Are there mods that can address this?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 105,035
Posted By bonginator
+1 What's the tongue weight loaded of your...

+1

What's the tongue weight loaded of your 27? Payload includes, gas, passengers, add ons like steps. I love my Tundra but the payload is limiting.
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-10-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,679
Views: 293,947
Posted By bonginator
Thanks for the information on storage and...

Thanks for the information on storage and downsizing from a TT. It is very helpful.

When we go, we usually camp for several weeks and we have cyclists/fly fisherman aboard which require extra...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-09-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,679
Views: 293,947
Posted By bonginator
We currently have a 23fb but are considering the...

We currently have a 23fb but are considering the Interstate plunge. The lack of storage is still somewhat concerning to us. Do any of you mount some sort of external storage rack/box to the hitch...
Forum: On The Road... 12-09-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,644
Posted By bonginator
We tent camped our whole lives. We bought the...

We tent camped our whole lives. We bought the Airstream after a tent camping trip in Yellowstone where it was 20 degrees each night and snowing/sleeting. We were surrounded by travel trailers and...
Forum: On The Road... 12-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By bonginator
If I personally had 2 weeks and had mostly...

If I personally had 2 weeks and had mostly traveled in the East, I'd high tail it to Glacier National Park or do a combo trip of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. You can't do all 3 in just one...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,757
Posted By bonginator
Have fun. You will find this project very...

Have fun. You will find this project very satisfying when you are done :brows:
Forum: Refrigerators 10-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 78,757
Posted By bonginator
We replaced our OEM fan 3 years ago with 2 silenx...

We replaced our OEM fan 3 years ago with 2 silenx fans. We fabricated an aluminum holder for the 2nd fan just like the one that came from AS. The fans are still going strong and you can't even hear...
Forum: Our Community 09-20-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7,355
Views: 1,135,815
Posted By bonginator
We saw lots of airstreams on our recent trip to...

We saw lots of airstreams on our recent trip to Grand Tetons/Yellowstone. Attached is a photo of a Airstream driving in front of us in the Tetons and also a vintage Airstream/Woody combo we saw at...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-07-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,350
Posted By bonginator
We recently were driving back from a trip and...

We recently were driving back from a trip and driving the 60 mph following a semi on I80. All of the sudden the semi swerved into the shoulder to avoid a large truck tire that was in the middle of...
Forum: Boondocking 08-23-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,582
Posted By bonginator
Rainy and cool the.past few days. High 40s and...

Rainy and cool the.past few days. High 40s and low 50s. Looks that patterns is continuing.
Forum: Boondocking 08-22-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,582
Posted By bonginator
Savage- We saw you in the D loop. You...

Savage-
We saw you in the D loop. You probably drove by us when you were exiting the loop. We were on the left about 5 sites from the exit. Quite a quiet campsite.
Forum: On The Road... 08-20-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By bonginator
Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By bonginator
Thanks for the great information!

Thanks for the great information!
Forum: On The Road... 08-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By bonginator
Thanks, Idroba. We are camping on 22 nearer to...

Thanks, Idroba. We are camping on 22 nearer to Victor and our ultimate destination will be that campsite. I will check out the route you suggest but will probably stay on a route that takes me by...
Forum: On The Road... 08-08-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By bonginator
Anyone driven this route from Bozeman to Jackson, WY

We are thinking of going:

90 west
287 south at Three Forks, MT
87 south past Henry's Lake
20 south to Ashton, ID
33 south to Driggs, ID
22 west through Targhee pass

We want to minimize our...
Forum: Our Community 08-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7,355
Views: 1,135,815
Posted By bonginator
Saw a 23ish AS eastbound outside of Bozeman, MT...

Saw a 23ish AS eastbound outside of Bozeman, MT on 90.

Also saw one camped at Hyalite lake nearby.

There was an older one parked at Costco in BZN yesterday.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 08-07-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 56,270
Posted By bonginator
Sure. I will post a report on my impressions on...

Sure. I will post a report on my impressions on the new revolution pump once we have it installed. We are on the road now so we will wait until we return to install it. (As they say - if it ain't...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-05-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,659
Posted By bonginator
troubleshooting fantastic fan that stopped running

We are on the road and stopped to stay at a place with 30 amp shore power. We hooked up and opened both fantastic fans and ran them for 5 mins. I then turned them off. I decided to then run them...
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