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Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-28-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,018
Posted By RAH
McGard 64010

Bought set of 24 from Summit Racing for $68. They ship quickly; I ordered at 9pm on Friday. They were shipped a few hours later.
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-05-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,743
Posted By RAH
There are some states that have strange (in my...

There are some states that have strange (in my opinion) issues with pets at their state parks. Two that come to mind - Pennsylvania, where some sites allow dogs and others do not. There are entire...
Forum: Financing 03-29-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,135
Posted By RAH
If you bought new and liked the dealer, go to...

If you bought new and liked the dealer, go to them now and tell them what you want to do. They have seen it before. While you will still take a depreciation hit, that dealer will want to sell you...
Forum: Fun & Games 03-26-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,375
Posted By RAH
I don't know, but I want to get one of those...

I don't know, but I want to get one of those drawers in my Airstream like the one Ben Affleck has in his in "The Accountant". The drawer with rolls of 100 dollar bills, Euros, and maybe a few gold...
Forum: On The Road... 03-26-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,925
Posted By RAH
Amicalola SP

Well it actually looks like a 25% grade. Attached is a profile for the 2 mile distance, with a gain of about 1,000 feet. That would be 13% grade. But as you can see, most of the gain is in the...
Forum: Our Community 03-26-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,094
Posted By RAH
I suggest going through Sarnia to Port Huron,...

I suggest going through Sarnia to Port Huron, rather than Windsor to Detroit.
More miles but well worth it to avoid congestion.
I-69 is a nice road with not much traffic.
I would take I-69 to...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-09-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By RAH
LED replacement for fridge bulb

LED4RV also has a couple of other options for replacement bulbs for the fridge:
Bright White (Festoon 4 LED F4LEDBW) SKU186
or
Warm White (Festoon 4 LED F4LEDWW) SKU187.

In looking at his...
Forum: Base Camp 11-20-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,545
Posted By RAH
I suggest you give Andy at CanAm a call. He is...

I suggest you give Andy at CanAm a call. He is generous with his time and advice, and he may have advice for shops that are local to you.

On another note, people travel across the country for...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-20-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By RAH
in addition to the jack fuse blowing, there are a...

in addition to the jack fuse blowing, there are a few other jack related items that could cause it to not operate. Wires can break off, the starter switch can break, etc. if you think it could be...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-23-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By RAH
How to Open a can of Acryl-R

When I bought my first can of Acryl-R from JC, I bought the applicator gun and Acryl-R can assembled and ready to use. Now a few years later I have used the first can. I thought transferring the...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-22-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By RAH
The old mine in Louisville is far enough...

The old mine in Louisville is far enough underground that it is supposed to be 55* year around. I was thinking of storing my AS there but never did. I called them and for me the deal breaker was...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 10-01-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,188
Posted By RAH
Oil change pan fits into sink

We use our Corelle plates all the time when camping. For doing the dishes, I use an oil change pan that fits into the sink. The oil change pan with an inch of water is the wash pan (placed on...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-27-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,420
Posted By RAH
This website has several airstreams (and other...

This website has several airstreams (and other trailers) with lots of picture of the aftermath of towing accidents. www.iaai.com. Scary stuff that provides a lot of reasons to take an extra...
Forum: Tires 07-30-2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,934
Posted By RAH
I am SLOW

I don't feel comfortable going 70 even when driving the truck with no trailer. With the trailer I am even slower, 60 or maybe 65 downhill. I must be old! Remember the old days when 55 was the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-17-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,923
Posted By RAH
What a great road trip! I-80 has fewer ups and...

What a great road trip! I-80 has fewer ups and downs, as expected on an interstate, although the first 30 miles leaving Lake Tahoe looks like a quite a climb and descent.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 07-02-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,401
Posted By RAH
It occasionally crosses my mind that my AS cost...

It occasionally crosses my mind that my AS cost 3x a SOB. Looking at the Grand Design website...looks like an interesting company and travel trailer. The 4 season specs likely results in cooler...
Forum: On The Road... 06-28-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By RAH
yes, I also have both books, East and West. They...

yes, I also have both books, East and West. They are quite fun to read, and for a route that I am driving the next day I try to make notes so I know what to expect. I've even planned lunch around a...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-22-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By RAH
I am not an expert, but I don't think you can...

I am not an expert, but I don't think you can easily convert a 30a AS to 50a. If you want 50a, better buy it that way.

Can a 30 amp system be upgraded to a 50 amps system to handle the...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-22-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By RAH
don't go with JB

I have used JB weld in the past, and found that it did not hold for very long. In my experience it looked good for about a day, then dried out to a brittle mess, and then fell apart.

You aren't...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-11-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,244
Posted By RAH
Look up Duraburb in Florida.

Look up Duraburb in Florida.
Forum: Tires 06-11-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,361
Posted By RAH
if you want 15" michelins you may need to do it yourself

When replacing a 15" Michelin, I take the wheel off in my driveway, drive it up to the local tire store, ask for a replacement and when they need to know a vehicle type to enter into the computer, I...
Forum: Tires 06-07-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,361
Posted By RAH
let us know how it goes with the 15" Michelin...

let us know how it goes with the 15" Michelin Defender. I have the Michelin LTX (15) on my AS, and I just put the Michelin Defenders on my truck. I don't know when I will replace all 4 AS tires,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-07-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,726
Posted By RAH
Oh yes, the de-stickering day was one of my...

Oh yes, the de-stickering day was one of my favorite days in the first year with the AS.
The only ones I left on was the one with the serial number and weights, and the one above the sewer flush...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-15-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By RAH
Or Acryl-R?

Other than clear caulking, you could use Acryl-R. It is silver in color, good for a small bead, easy to apply, and stays flexible for a very long time.
Forum: On The Road... 05-15-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By RAH
Pretty Steep Drive!

The route from Alamogordo NM to Cloudcroft NM on US 54 to US 82. In 19 miles, your elevation in Alamogordo starts at 4,400 ft, and ends at 8,700 ft in Cloudcroft. Average grade 5%. That is pretty...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-15-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,825
Posted By RAH
yes, I would think your battery will last 3 days....

yes, I would think your battery will last 3 days. I assume you have no solar, of if you do, storage is inside so no solar benefit. Have you figured your total parasite drain, including the minimal...
Forum: Tires 05-15-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,384
Posted By RAH
Tire Traker Signal Booster

For my set up, I needed to add the Tire Traker Signal Booster. I bought the hardwire version and it sits in the battery box on one of the batteries.
Forum: Tires 05-14-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,633
Posted By RAH
add centramatics

I added Centramatics to my set up also. I put them on 6 days ago, and have moved the AS about 6 feet since then...so a little too early for me to give a review. But they were easy to install. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-14-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By RAH
Window seam gap - can it cause rainwater leak?

In the fall I had a rainwater leak in the streetside bedroom floor. Trip to JC, Sealtech showed leaking areas Ė seams on rear endcap, middle rail at rear, rear storage trunk, and awning arms on the...
Forum: Tires 05-04-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,633
Posted By RAH
Running with 15" Michelins

I use the 15" Michelins on my FC 30, about 20,000 miles in past 3 years. No issues. Last CAT scale indicated 1,780 on TT tires, compared to de-rated 1,985 capacity. Even without the tire speed...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-04-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By RAH
I had the system recalibrated at JC, and even...

I had the system recalibrated at JC, and even that didn't improve the system. Fresh is OK, others useless. I have come to know how many days of showers, dishes I can go with my Fresh water full,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-04-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By RAH
Well, the vinyl wrap looked very real to me! I...

Well, the vinyl wrap looked very real to me! I used to live in Switzerland, and have many fine memories of Jungfrau and other Alps trips. Or just walking the dog on Uetliburg across town. Thanks...
Forum: Tires 05-03-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,205
Posted By RAH
For TPMS I have the TireTraker. Our model is the...

For TPMS I have the TireTraker. Our model is the TT-400. Since I have a 30' trailer I also got the signal relay that I hardwired into the battery box. They are easy to program and pretty care...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-03-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By RAH
If a little thread wandering is...

If a little thread wandering is permitted...Wulfraat is the reflection in your front pano window real? Must be. did you plan this picture or did it just turn out that way? What a great picture! ...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-03-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,509
Posted By RAH
is this a 2015 model problem?

Disappointing the hear of LED light failures. In my 2013 FC, all of the overhead lights are LED. the light switch for the main part of the AS turns on 10 of them in the ceiling, and the light switch...
Forum: On The Road... 05-01-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,590
Posted By RAH
we are slow too

We also plan on covering 50 miles per hour, maybe a little less. Never more. I drive about 60 mph, if conditions allow, and with rest stops and lunch, the average just ends up less. It requires a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-29-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,965
Posted By RAH
Wow, this is sad news. Idroba was one of the...

Wow, this is sad news. Idroba was one of the user names I looked forward to reading, whatever the topic. His absence from airforums will leave a hole.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 04-28-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By RAH
Well, 2007 is almost new. And it's not like you...

Well, 2007 is almost new. And it's not like you can buy a new 34' from the factory. There are probably not a lot of similar trailers available. 65k seems high to a buyer, but probably not to the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 04-28-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By RAH
I think if you come to Alumapalooza in a pop-up,...

I think if you come to Alumapalooza in a pop-up, you'll be the most popular camper there! You'll be something different, and there's no better way to see a wide variety of new and vintage Airstreams.
Forum: Tires 04-28-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By RAH
While cumbersome to remove the tire, your choice...

While cumbersome to remove the tire, your choice is to do it now in your driveway, or run the risk of doing it later on the side of the road. Last spring on taking the AS out of storage, 3 of 4 tires...
Forum: On The Road... 04-28-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By RAH
Tornado Avoidance Strategies? Stay out of...

Tornado Avoidance Strategies?

Stay out of Kansas? :lol:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-28-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,891
Posted By RAH
how does Gizmo get power?

How does the GIZMO get power?
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 04-26-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By RAH
how do you connect grill to AS gas?

Did you get a special adapter to connect your Weber to the AS tanks? I have the gas quick connect, which I thought would be my back up if I ran out of propane for the grill. Then I did, and tried...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-24-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,504
Posted By RAH
I also just wash the Pano windows with car wash,...

I also just wash the Pano windows with car wash, including the inside of them. In fact that goes for all of the windows. While I use windex in my stick house, I don't let Windex even enter the AS...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 04-24-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,191
Posted By RAH
One tank at at time

Our first season we also ran the propane dry. Of course it ran out on a Sunday morning in Taos, NM. There is no place in Taos to fill propane on a Sunday, at least none we found. But Monday was a...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-24-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,126
Posted By RAH
Wow. This is really eye opening. I have always...

Wow. This is really eye opening. I have always loved the idea of LP refridgeration. It's like magic...cool from heat. And so quiet. I guess I have more to learn.

2dabeach (Post #10) can you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-20-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,209
Posted By RAH
taking emotion out of driving

There have been a lot of great points in this thread on how to drive in a way to arrive at your destination campground safely. I try to do two things:

First, I drive with no emotion, or at least I...
Forum: On The Road... 04-18-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By RAH
We stayed at Santa Fe Rancheros and enjoyed the...

We stayed at Santa Fe Rancheros and enjoyed the CG. There is a nice nature trail along the perimeter. Nice people managing the park.

x2 on the Georgia O'Keefe museum. I wasn't sure what...
Forum: Boondocking 04-18-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,525
Posted By RAH
My spouse uses a CPAP machine, it is a ResMed but...

My spouse uses a CPAP machine, it is a ResMed but I donít recall what model. We ordered the 12V converter from ResMed so the machine can plug directly into a cigarette lighter socket to eliminate the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-10-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By RAH
Fascinating video. from the Company's website...

Fascinating video. from the Company's website FAQs
32. Can I use Ultra-Ever Dry on my car?
Our product can be used on cars but we recommend only using it underneath the vehicle. It is not...
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