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Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 10-26-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By alantbird
Water heater

After all these years of doing this I find it’s the capacity that matters. 6 gal verses 10 gal.
I’ve never had a complaint w any 10 gallon unit.

My Moho has a dual fuel 10 gallon and I’ve never...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 10-07-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,285
Posted By alantbird
Ins claims

They ALL SUCK one way or another sooner or later. I’ve payed put over 100k in home owner insurance premiums since 1980. I’ve never had a claim till now . Total loss about 10k and they are nickel and...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 10-01-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,285
Posted By alantbird
Foremost/farmers

I have two commercial policy’s . Had storm damage on both of them in a two week period. They are making me crazy with all the nickel and dime crap.

Been feeding the beast ( ins pool ) since 1983 ...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,315
Posted By alantbird
The hum alone will drive you nuts.

The hum alone will drive you nuts.
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 09-29-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By alantbird
Cummins swap

I always wanted to do that as those 454s were a bad choice and never held up.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 08-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,295
Posted By alantbird
Clearance

I pull my 40’ diesel pusher through an rv gate w about 2” clearance on each side then About 50’ to the rear of my yard. It Takes the perfect lite of daytime, patients and I do better without any...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-01-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,485
Posted By alantbird
Downshift my

My 06 f350 v10 has tow/haul setting that is perfect for towing up and down big Hills.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-27-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,875
Posted By alantbird
tow rig

If you come out west and expect to climb the rockies, do us all a favor and bring the diesel. :)
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-14-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,678
Posted By alantbird
Revolving vent cap.

Solved our problem instantly
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-13-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By alantbird
I had that issue on my motorhome and put a...

I had that issue on my motorhome and put a revolving vent cap on it and its been perfect since.
...
Forum: Our Community 07-13-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,426
Posted By alantbird
I've been buying airstreams in the SW for 20...

I've been buying airstreams in the SW for 20 years and have NEVER had rust or rot issues. the 60s are pretty bullet proof. Had a 64 all orig and everything still worked
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-13-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,768
Posted By alantbird
temp rig job

used a bread bag tie to hold choke open on a generator
Forum: On The Road... 07-08-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,392
Posted By alantbird
Dash cams

I’ve been through 3 different brands in past 2 years. They all have quirks that bug me like card is full messages or they freak out in the sun here in AZ
Just got an HD mirror cam (as seen in tv...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 07-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By alantbird
Fuel pump

I agree that there’s one at the engine. The elec one is just there to get the fuel to the engine pump due to a long trip from the tank.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-01-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By alantbird
Fibre optic monitor

Best idea ever.
They were very innovative in the 70s
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-22-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By alantbird
you've got a PERFECT and much needed sense of...

you've got a PERFECT and much needed sense of humor!
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 05-03-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,827
Posted By alantbird
I think I have an owners manual for that some were

I think I have an owners manual for that some were
Forum: Insurance & Claims 05-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,891
Posted By alantbird
Allstate since the 80s and they cover anything I...

Allstate since the 80s and they cover anything I drive, I just fired good sams as my ins carrier partly due to the CONSTANT JUNK MAIL!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-26-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,510
Posted By alantbird
FORD is notorious for experimenting on the public...

FORD is notorious for experimenting on the public at large IE 6.0 disaster when the 7.3 was PERFECT! that 6.7 is sweet and I would NEVER buy anything new without a real time track record. I traded my...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-29-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,115
Posted By alantbird
good luck with goods sams, I just replaced them.

good luck with goods sams, I just replaced them.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-08-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By alantbird
Disc brakes

Had em on my 77 international.
Worked great with an old techumsa controller.
Had to plumb a vac line connection to my tv bumper and tie into engine vacuum.
My calipers went on way to fla from...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 03-07-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,637
Posted By alantbird
Dings etc.

They are a sign of a good time had.
If you want a pristine yard ornament, leave it at home.
Forum: On The Road... 02-07-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,812
Posted By alantbird
Damage worries.

I’m more concerned about the horrible condition of our freeways.
Last trip across country I got a substantial amt of damage due to hitting curb sized bumps at freeway speeds.
Last fall I got...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-03-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,133
Posted By alantbird
Discs

My orig 79 had em and I spend a bucket of cash to keep them operating.

It Was worth it for the smooth braking
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-13-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By alantbird
As in winter

My last AS was a 79 ambassador with Alaska package ( double pane and extra insulation) I was able to keep it comfy with an old school ceramic heater.
Forum: On The Road... 01-12-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By alantbird
There are a few on main st in mesa near the light...

There are a few on main st in mesa near the light rail for day trips into phx, there's a rather large casino along the 101 in Scottsdale but i have no clue if theres rv hook ups.
I consider UPSCALE...
Forum: Trailer Values 01-12-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,550
Posted By alantbird
I'm willing to bet they get hit up all the time...

I'm willing to bet they get hit up all the time and ask a boatload of $ for it when asked.
but if there's no NOT FOR sale sign you might luck out
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 12-03-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,793
Posted By alantbird
Oil

I use rotella in my diesels and Castrol in everything else.
Forum: Our Community 10-04-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,324
Posted By alantbird
Still here

Lurking and commenting when necessary. My life changed regarding air streams when my partner suffered a food borne Brain injury (6 years ago) and I had to move to a more accommodating motorhome. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-30-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,059
Posted By alantbird
EVERY single A/S I Owned (10) I had to mess with...

EVERY single A/S I Owned (10) I had to mess with that thing! The best time was when I got the revers lights to work on my 79!
Forum: On The Road... 09-30-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,350
Posted By alantbird
too bad there's nothing for trees LOL

too bad there's nothing for trees LOL
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 09-16-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,597
Posted By alantbird
I plug my 41 foot diesel pusher into a 110 outlet...

I plug my 41 foot diesel pusher into a 110 outlet at two of our homes and can run one a/c plus the charger inverter. its all trial and error and common sense. In AZ I installed the 50 amp plug since...
Forum: Awnings 09-16-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,733
Posted By alantbird
They are not for the weak and everyone has an...

They are not for the weak and everyone has an issue the 1st time!
Forum: On The Road... 09-16-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,855
Posted By alantbird
I ALWAYS towed mine with a 3/4 ton diesel truck...

I ALWAYS towed mine with a 3/4 ton diesel truck and with the right level between them never even gave speed a thought! I used to say I had to look in the mirror to make sure they were still back...
Forum: Trailer Values 09-16-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,851
Posted By alantbird
EEK! I see soooo may who dig into this and then...

EEK! I see soooo may who dig into this and then bail about 1/2 way and try to recoup the investment. There are many in better shape to give a good cleaning and enjoy right away and then remodel if...
Forum: Our Community 09-11-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By alantbird
New vers re do

New is new and not anything like the ones from the 60s and 70
If I wanted a perfect vintage unit I would find a perfect match and have airstream do the overhaul.
My last 79 w Alaska package would...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-04-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,106
Posted By alantbird
Only thing I really hate about living in Phoenix!...

Only thing I really hate about living in Phoenix! It gets worse every year.
Forum: 1969 - 1973 Safari 08-27-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,030
Posted By alantbird
85 jag

I loved my 85 jag. It was the retrofitted us components that gave me the most greef

When I gutted the 4 cats it ran like a raped ape!

On the brakes: as long as your trailer breaks are set...
Forum: On The Road... 08-26-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,624
Posted By alantbird
I'm a serial tinkerer and look forward to doing...

I'm a serial tinkerer and look forward to doing so on every trip.
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,686
Posted By alantbird
We do it when necessary and I like to pull...

We do it when necessary and I like to pull between two big rigs when possible. I feel safer framed by tuckers!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-20-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,421
Posted By alantbird
Orig disk breaks

My first 77 had them and there was a vacuum booster unit on the toungue and you hooked the tow vehicle vacuum to it via hose coupler on rear bumper.
Lot o money to rebuild but worked great when in...
Forum: On The Road... 08-15-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,309
Posted By alantbird
We have a jet pack and I just got a verison...

We have a jet pack and I just got a verison broadband unit for my business. Both are mobile and are real handy at home when the power goes out .
Forum: Full-Timing 08-14-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,428
Posted By alantbird
look up the local codes and decide as an adult...

look up the local codes and decide as an adult what your willing to take on as personal responsibility.
My AZ mountain house has a grey water system that waters my front yard and its legal to do...
Forum: Floor Finishes 08-12-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,695
Posted By alantbird
FYI this material can be "burnished" in lieu of...

FYI this material can be "burnished" in lieu of waxing it!
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 08-10-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,907
Posted By alantbird
Cash cash cash!!!!

Cash cash cash!!!!
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-07-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,359
Posted By alantbird
1st clue is the deal he offers that is Penny's on...

1st clue is the deal he offers that is Penny's on the dollar of true value
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 08-07-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By alantbird
And those tailights ! Eeek!

And those tailights ! Eeek!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-07-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,126
Posted By alantbird
I would buy a squarestream cause it's funny to...

I would buy a squarestream cause it's funny to say and unique enough for me. Anything shiny is attractive to most of us magpies and as long as it has the airstream label my guess is there will always...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 07-25-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,317
Posted By alantbird
Light

U just answered that age old question about the fridge light !
Forum: Trailer Values 07-24-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By alantbird
every single unit i owned from 1964 to 1979 (ten...

every single unit i owned from 1964 to 1979 (ten of them) were BULLET proof!
the 64 still had orig working AC and Fridge!
I never had to replace an axle and on my 1st 79 it had disc brakes that I...
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