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Forum: On The Road... 05-04-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,808
Posted By Grrrwolf
Plus the increased cost to consume any product...

Plus the increased cost to consume any product shipped on those roads. It's certainly a slush fund. Oh, and our fine politicians shrewdly renegotiate a 1/6 to 1/7 royalty for our domestically...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-03-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By Grrrwolf
I only drove compact 2x4 pickups for the longest...

I only drove compact 2x4 pickups for the longest time. I recently upgraded but before then I bought an 81 K5 Blazer to pull double duty towing the AS and surviving the winters here. I never got...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,117
Posted By Grrrwolf
Thanks, Paula, I haven't been called that in a...

Thanks, Paula, I haven't been called that in a while, but, of course, I wasn't talking about using communal areas but about not taking my waste with me on a trip. Oh, and complaining a little about...
Forum: On The Road... 04-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,717
Posted By Grrrwolf
For traveling, inflatables are the way to go. I...

For traveling, inflatables are the way to go. I highly recommend the Sea Eagle brand for portability, functionality, and durability. I went with the 14' paddle ski and use a 2hp Honda outboard. A...
Forum: Boondocking 04-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,758
Posted By Grrrwolf
I'm a big fan of modern inflatables - easy to...

I'm a big fan of modern inflatables - easy to blow up/roll up. I've got a 14' paddle ski from Sea Eagle with a 2hp air cooled Honda (very important if you want to get back where you started).
...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-14-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,117
Posted By Grrrwolf
Ken, I just hope you planned that plumbing a...

Ken, I just hope you planned that plumbing a little farther from the bed than in the camper:)
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,117
Posted By Grrrwolf
I do agree that I would prefer to do without the...

I do agree that I would prefer to do without the whole black water experience. What's the saying about not doing something where you sleep?

Just give me a functional shower with a (much larger)...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,117
Posted By Grrrwolf
I've been saying AS needs a CF platform for...

I've been saying AS needs a CF platform for years, but as long as people with more money than sense keep accepting poor quality thinking this is the AS of yesterday they would be foolish to change. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-11-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,807
Posted By Grrrwolf
Half tons have come a long way, but they sure are...

Half tons have come a long way, but they sure are softer than before. Comparing a 96 Ram (360) to a 2012 5.7 is night and day. The 96 sure was comfy and sporty in its day but now it's just an old...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By Grrrwolf
1977 Goucho Sewing Pattern

Any chance there is a resource for patters to do the seamstress work on my well worn Goucho?

Thanks for any advice:)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-05-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 27,497
Posted By Grrrwolf
I suggest if you are able to kill this motor...

I suggest if you are able to kill this motor before the warranty is up you try to pay the difference and upgrade to the Hemi:). You know they manage to shoehorn 6.4s in those things somehow.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-11-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Grrrwolf
I hate to say this but that sure is a lot of...

I hate to say this but that sure is a lot of money to pay to spend a year finding parts and doing all of the work yourself.

I certainly prefer the '70s style and functionality but that decade's...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-09-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,223
Posted By Grrrwolf
I'm happy with the power and quality (nearly out...

I'm happy with the power and quality (nearly out of warranty) of my 2012 1500 Ram but I'm starting to think the 3.0L diesel is more of a unicorn than a Ram. Do these have to be special ordered? That...
Forum: Commercial Listings 02-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By Grrrwolf
Inspector Listing on Mobile App?

Hello, Everyone. Is it possible to get to the Portal area to access the Inspector Directory only using the Mobile App? I'm hoping to have my '77 31' International looked at in the Lake of the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-02-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By Grrrwolf
Official Airstreamer CB Channel?

I know quite a few of us still have functional CBs in our ASs. Is there an official channel or lingo to use to reach out to say "Hi" when we're out and about?
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-02-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,858
Posted By Grrrwolf
We did just that in two places - near the Lake of...

We did just that in two places - near the Lake of the Ozarks and Lake Ouachita both with electricity, good well water, and septic. The only downfall is the amount of work you will be doing on...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,137
Posted By Grrrwolf
I appreciate the responses. I ask because I...

I appreciate the responses. I ask because I purposely left it in tow mode for an entire tank and it didn't affect the mileage. Mainly city driving BTW.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,137
Posted By Grrrwolf
2012 1500 LL 4x4 w/3.92 towing a heavy 31'.

2012 1500 LL 4x4 w/3.92 towing a heavy 31'.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-31-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,137
Posted By Grrrwolf
Ram Tow/Haul Mode

Does anyone know what in the world the Tow/Haul mode does in the Ram? I know that it deactivates the 4banger function but the proper way to do that is to use the shifter to select a highest gear. ...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-30-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By Grrrwolf
You may regret parting with that chair. I'm not...

You may regret parting with that chair. I'm not familiar with other years but my 77 chair is a bit special somehow. Good luck.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-22-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,737
Posted By Grrrwolf
The kids will be easier to convince than the...

The kids will be easier to convince than the wife:) If you are serious, I'd say start with a month and see if you are really saving any money.

Personally, I think I'd spend a few months looking...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-22-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,295
Posted By Grrrwolf
Ford's perception could take a major hit if too...

Ford's perception could take a major hit if too many are seen patched together with rivets in a few years. I would think they would have a strong incentive to subsidize body work. On the other...
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By Grrrwolf
I can't comment on the campground but I know the...

I can't comment on the campground but I know the area very well and the whole Orange Beach area is friendly and beautiful. I spent most of March in Pensacola last year and got quite the sun burn. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,295
Posted By Grrrwolf
DKB_SATX, I wasn't knocking ford or even thinking...

DKB_SATX, I wasn't knocking ford or even thinking about them actually. I was hoping AS would eventually move on to the next best thing.

My point was that a company like AS which is in my...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-14-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,295
Posted By Grrrwolf
Andrew, I wouldn't worry about the price of Al. ...

Andrew, I wouldn't worry about the price of Al. The average life cycle of a soda can is only 60 days and very little needs to be produced from bauxite anymore if you trust the History Channel;)
...
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-11-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Grrrwolf
Just a heads up groovzilla, make sure to tighten...

Just a heads up groovzilla, make sure to tighten the Schlage dead bolt mechanism before it unscrews itself, drops into the wall, and leaves you locked out. I had to drill mine and am still looking...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 532
Posted By Grrrwolf
Conversions to Food Vending

Too often whenever I start talking about my airstream the conversation turns to how difficult it would be to gut one for food vending.

Does anyone have first or second hand experience with how...
Forum: On The Road... 01-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Grrrwolf
Can you tell us more about your 2005 Dodge? I've...

Can you tell us more about your 2005 Dodge? I've towed my 31' safely with much more sketchy sounding vehicles:)
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-04-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By Grrrwolf
Rick, was the clear coat removed at the same...

Rick, was the clear coat removed at the same time? If I look close I know there is a mix of clear coat and oxidization in different areas, but I can't make out any pitting that sometimes occurs.
...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By Grrrwolf
Thanks, Overlander, that was fairly...

Thanks, Overlander, that was fairly controversial:) I'm going to try this in the next few months and will post some before and afters...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-04-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By Grrrwolf
Product: 202922

Product:

202922
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-04-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By Grrrwolf
I should be more specific since I found an...

I should be more specific since I found an alkaline product with the same name.

http://www.detco.info/truckpro/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/truckpro_linecard_final.pdf
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 01-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By Grrrwolf
Fleet Bright Experience

I've searched the forums and can't find one mention of Fleet Bright, an aluminum truck washing acid. I bought 5 gallons of this and it is supposed to give the nice satin finish that you see on...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-30-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By Grrrwolf
Thanks, Ken, I've only had the AS since 2010 and...

Thanks, Ken, I've only had the AS since 2010 and I really doubt it has anything fancy installed; everything looks pretty stock to me including the 8-track, CB, and shag carpet :0) I'll figure out a...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-30-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By Grrrwolf
Wow, I had no clue leaving the camper plugged in...

Wow, I had no clue leaving the camper plugged in would damage the batteries. I've been plugged into shore power for at least 8 months and as of a month ago, my batteries still showed a full charge. ...
Forum: On The Road... 12-28-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,582
Posted By Grrrwolf
Interesting discussion, I have a sturdy aluminum...

Interesting discussion, I have a sturdy aluminum two dirt bike rack that goes into a receiver hitch and was seriously considering installing a hitch on the rear of the AS but I'm sure I'd run into...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 12-23-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,526
Posted By Grrrwolf
I've heard all the horror stories too, but a...

I've heard all the horror stories too, but a reasonable HOA can be a real property value protector. My take is that there must be a value; I'd rather not have sofas and burnt out vehicles in the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-21-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,877
Posted By Grrrwolf
That cleared things up. Now I feel much better...

That cleared things up. Now I feel much better about my 12 mpg daily driver:)
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 12-21-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By Grrrwolf
If electric is an option, there is a great Good...

If electric is an option, there is a great Good Eats episode where the host uses a simple electric hot plate to char chunks of wood to smoke meats in terra cotta planters and a separate show where he...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-21-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,877
Posted By Grrrwolf
But for arguments sake, if you are still using...

But for arguments sake, if you are still using the other vehicle the same amount, wouldn't B be the better choice?

Example:
Replace A; Ave of 15mpg & 20mpg per number of miles
Replace B; Ave of...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,442
Posted By Grrrwolf
I am fairly sure most places charge by the foot. ...

I am fairly sure most places charge by the foot. $130/month sounds reasonable if it was more than just self storage. That price near here is uncovered by the way and in a major flood zone.
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 12-20-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,442
Posted By Grrrwolf
I live just outside of Kansas City and would...

I live just outside of Kansas City and would appreciate having a nearby dealership; however, like most people with more rustic models and enjoyment of the hobby, we can't justify the $??/hour for...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-16-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By Grrrwolf
No, m.honey, he's actually a dog though. If you...

No, m.honey, he's actually a dog though. If you look close you can see a Labrador in the back seat of the truck who does love to travel.

BTW, I need to pay better attention to the dates on these...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-15-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,276
Posted By Grrrwolf
I certainly agree with the 3.92 Laramie w/break...

I certainly agree with the 3.92 Laramie w/break controller. The saddle bags on mine are more handy than I could imagine. I'm extremely happy with this setup. Good luck.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 12-06-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 192,789
Posted By Grrrwolf
Interesting history on some of these older...

Interesting history on some of these older trailers. How in the world do we register our number?
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 11-21-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By Grrrwolf
Personally, I wouldn't jump the gun and buy a...

Personally, I wouldn't jump the gun and buy a heavy duty 4x4 to pull the Airstream. A Ram 1500 w/5.7 is more than enough for my 31' so much so that I don't even notice it behind me.

Using an 81...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-14-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,814
Posted By Grrrwolf
Furnace Instruction

Can anyone tell me the life expectancy of the stock furnace on a '77 31' sovereign? Thank you all!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-14-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,814
Posted By Grrrwolf
Thanks for the advice, everyone. I installed a...

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I installed a 30 amp hook up to plug into and I have an IR heater, but at least three people will be sleeping in there this weekend. I'm still winterized and won't...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-13-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,814
Posted By Grrrwolf
First Cold Camping Trip

Hi, I'm new here. I'll be using the Airstream for the first time this weekend in cold weather. I'm hoping to not have any trouble lighting the furnace. I should still have two full propane tanks. ...
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