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Forum: On The Road... Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Silver Otter
NOTE - I'm not on the payroll for these folks,...

NOTE - I'm not on the payroll for these folks, but I love the guides. They may be good for your travels, too::
http://www.frugal-rv-travel.com/shunpiker.html
Forum: On The Road... Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Silver Otter
What Pat said. Bravo.

What Pat said. Bravo.
Forum: On The Road... Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By Silver Otter
Hope you used I-40 and liked it. It is our Go To...

Hope you used I-40 and liked it. It is our Go To road for that trip, which we make often to visit our younger son and his bride in Asheville. We camp at Bear Creek or Campfire Lodgings when there.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 09-20-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Silver Otter
THE time it happened to us we'd just been over...

THE time it happened to us we'd just been over rough roads. I opened the housing and could see that the igniter had just "fallen" a little of our alignment. It sparked but wasn't close enough to the...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 08-21-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By Silver Otter
Silver Otter III :: 2011 Airstream Classic

Silver Otter III :: 2011 Airstream Classic (2017-08-21 14:43:08)
Forum: Other Clubs 08-21-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By Silver Otter
Question Virginia Airstream Support Group

There are a number of us, both Byam and not, who'd like to join and participate in a Commonwealth-wide support group. We'd like to share comments, tips, service experiences, and the like in a...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-21-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By Silver Otter
** what OTRA said ** Every two years or so I've...

** what OTRA said ** Every two years or so I've found a bit of black crud in one or more of the proximity filter screens at the faucet(s). Just a quick rinse out and we're good. The best protection...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-15-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Silver Otter
WOW! This is great! We'd love to camp with you in...

WOW! This is great! We'd love to camp with you in your new Airstream. Our son and his wife live in Asheville, and we bring the Silver Otter down often to visit with them. We like Bear Creek and...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-15-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Silver Otter
30 Amp Power Cords

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

Choose one or more from my collection of 30A power cords @ $1.00...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-14-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By Silver Otter
Hensley Arrow - Factory Reconditioned

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Factory packed, still in the boxes Hensley shipped to me. Includes the full Arrow Tow System, 1000# Spring bars, 6" offset hitch bar...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-03-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Silver Otter
What dvgofaz said . . . the Hensley store team...

What dvgofaz said . . . the Hensley store team will offer great help over the the phone or via email. You will **love** pulling with a HAHA. We've had thousands of trouble free miles and NO SWAY....
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-03-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By Silver Otter
30 Amp Circuit Protector

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Progressive Industries famous EMS-PT30C RV Surge Protector. Registers codes on the screen so you KNOW if the voltage is bad, the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 05-03-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Silver Otter
The Number One KEY use for solar panels for us is...

The Number One KEY use for solar panels for us is keeping the AGMs charged during storage. I used to have to remove the heavy batteries and bring them back to the garage for placement on the trickle...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-03-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,532
Posted By Silver Otter
I'm with you on hiring Lexus trained managers, if...

I'm with you on hiring Lexus trained managers, if we are willing to pay Lexus prices for our AS. (No, Wait, We already DO!) Our 1992 ES 300 has 251,000 on it, runs like a top and quiet. Our 2007 LS...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-03-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By Silver Otter
All good advice above, AND keep it simple. In our...

All good advice above, AND keep it simple. In our 6 years on the road we have gradually reduced the amount of STUFF we take along. Unless you're going to the outback, most things you forget can be...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 05-02-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Silver Otter
2 - 30 lb. Airstream Original Equipment Propane Tanks

Title:
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Original tanks with level indicator dials, installed in 1999 on our Excella. Since re-certified with new valves last year, 2016. If...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-29-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By Silver Otter
Yes, you should be OK, but look carefully at the...

Yes, you should be OK, but look carefully at the sway control systems. We were nearly killed when a Reese hitch failed in strong Texas winds.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-29-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Silver Otter
WELCOME aboard, Eagleman. Always glad to see...

WELCOME aboard, Eagleman. Always glad to see another Virginian joining the discussions. You'll find a wealth of help here.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-10-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,083
Posted By Silver Otter
So, many of us have Airstream and SOB friends....

So, many of us have Airstream and SOB friends. The concept works if there is an existing relationship, doesn't it? Some of us live in rural environments which would be ideal for such an arrangement....
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 11-23-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By Silver Otter
What Moflash said. We will NOT live without our...

What Moflash said. We will NOT live without our real TempurPedic. OK, so I hangs off the end a little. Big deal. We sleep well and get up without the aches and pains. No other mattress has ever taken...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-23-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Silver Otter
Ours came from CWorld. Works fine.

Ours came from CWorld. Works fine.
Forum: Tires 11-23-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Silver Otter
We loved our 8008s for several thousand miles....

We loved our 8008s for several thousand miles. Glad you can still get them. No longer available to my local dealer(s), but that's OK. We've gone to 16-inch/LTX wheels and tires.
Forum: On The Road... 10-02-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By Silver Otter
Palo Duro is our *go-to* park whenever we cross...

Palo Duro is our *go-to* park whenever we cross No. TX. Hackberry is the campground to choose. The canyon walks are wonderful. The museum in Canyon is worth a visit. We love the turkeys. It's a...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 08-30-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,069
Posted By Silver Otter
We've run for five years with the gas on and...

We've run for five years with the gas on and fridge cooling. Must stop and turn off to cross certain bridges or enter certain tunnels. Watch for the signs. Comply.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 07-01-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 20,715
Posted By Silver Otter
First International - Now It's Official <grin>

http://name.airstream.com/caravan/silver-otter

We've had a most pleasant time at the International, our first, and will go to others. These are "salt-of-the-earth" people. We enjoy being with many...
Forum: Steps 05-17-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,024
Posted By Silver Otter
What they say in posts 3 & 7. OODM takes care of...

What they say in posts 3 & 7. OODM takes care of me.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-04-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,615
Posted By Silver Otter
We just cut up a 3/4 inch stable mat for...

We just cut up a 3/4 inch stable mat for levelers. Got tired of the yellow plastic breaking. Got lots of pcs. out of the mat and will never go back. Soft, easy to place, easy on the AS when rolling...
Forum: 1984-1988 Limited 05-04-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Silver Otter
Yep to all that. Our oak cabinets are my pride,...

Yep to all that. Our oak cabinets are my pride, as an old cabinetmaker. I don't have "new model envy" in any way, unless and until the Classic comes out in a lighter finish. The cherry is lovely, but...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-04-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Posted By Silver Otter
Yep, the dreaded yellow dust signaled the end of...

Yep, the dreaded yellow dust signaled the end of our Dometic from 1999. Replaced with a NorCold and very very happy.
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-04-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,072
Posted By Silver Otter
So interesting. The Display 2016 Classic brought...

So interesting. The Display 2016 Classic brought to the Region 3 rally last week had the SAME problem. I flipped the center down and the insert was wedged behind. A good idea, poorly implemented. Ah,...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-29-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By Silver Otter
Amen to all the above. Think of them as...

Amen to all the above. Think of them as SUNshades. No sun. No awnings.



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Forum: On The Road... 10-02-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By Silver Otter
Hi, We need to have wine and cheese at The...

Hi,
We need to have wine and cheese at The Cabin when we get home from the West next week. We miss visiting with you and P. We love the West and have some solid, serious suggestions for you after...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 09-24-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Silver Otter
Michael, I see no one answered your question....

Michael,
I see no one answered your question. I'd like to hi-jack and join in asking if there is a good way to control the temp. of our Atwood Water Heaters?
Forum: On The Road... 08-30-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,047
Posted By Silver Otter
Diesel fuel? iPhone app?

Diesel fuel? iPhone app?
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-25-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Silver Otter
It's **always** great to hear about things going...

It's **always** great to hear about things going well here on the forum. We all concentrate on problem solving, as we should. We never call the phone company to tell them the phone is working fine. I...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,368
Posted By Silver Otter
Welcome aboard. We were like you about 5 years...

Welcome aboard. We were like you about 5 years ago. Found ours on rvtrader.com from a private party. It's been the Most Fun Ever! 43 states and 4 provinces so far, and we're not yet retired. Look at...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,465
Posted By Silver Otter
We use Pilot/FJ quite a lot. We carry the Good...

We use Pilot/FJ quite a lot. We carry the Good Sam RV discount card, so the price at the big rig pump is usually 7 lower than the cash price. We fuel so much faster than a big truck we can be in and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-30-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By Silver Otter
Pic of valve and belly pan access area. Tight...

Pic of valve and belly pan access area. Tight work.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-30-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By Silver Otter
Well, you may be right. Yours might be different...

Well, you may be right. Yours might be different than mine. If you post a pic, I'll try to help. I suggest replacing the simple little hose clamps because, in my case, the first time :innocent: I did...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-29-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By Silver Otter
Most of us have broken one. It is a bit of a...

Most of us have broken one. It is a bit of a challenge to replace, but I've done it. Take off the wheel in front of that location. Take a picture of the fitting and send it to Out Of Doors Mart or...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-29-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By Silver Otter
Mine has to be "coming home" to a campground...

Mine has to be "coming home" to a campground after a long day driving the truck to and from meetings. It was dark and late by the time I got there. From across the camp I saw the "glow" of the AS...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-28-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Silver Otter
Billy, Cruise around RVTrader.com when you...

Billy,
Cruise around RVTrader.com when you doing your looking/pricing. We found the Silver Otter there on 2011 and loved every minute since. YOUR Airstream/Argosy is out there. Just keep looking.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 07-25-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Silver Otter
Interesting thread. We have zero problems with...

Interesting thread. We have zero problems with our shower door. Could you all post pictures for the edification of the rest of us?
Forum: Tires 07-25-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By Silver Otter
Fabulous post, Paula! Thanks for making this...

Fabulous post, Paula! Thanks for making this critical issue rise to the top. Like you, we have a wonderful local garage. They take care of us, our Airstream, and our family cars.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-19-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Silver Otter
So sad to hear / see that about your Vintage AS....

So sad to hear / see that about your Vintage AS. Our TPMS has saved our bacon four times so far. Hope repairs can be made, and good as new, or better.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 07-19-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Silver Otter
Ah, Tim, reinforced mounting! Great idea. Reminds...

Ah, Tim, reinforced mounting! Great idea. Reminds me that the three small mirrors on the Dinette wall are actually held in place with big strips of 2-inch industrial Velcro. They used to move back...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 07-18-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Silver Otter
leedav, Our real glass mirror is mounted on the...

leedav,
Our real glass mirror is mounted on the closet door in a wood frame with simple plastic clips. It's lasted all these years, so I suspect you could install a sturdy framed 3/4 length mirror...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-17-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,183
Posted By Silver Otter
What everyone has said about Sewer Solution. Ours...

What everyone has said about Sewer Solution. Ours have been running (oooh) flawlessly for four years. Yes, we have the Classic clean out spray system built in, and we use that , too! Like the Chief,...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 07-05-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By Silver Otter
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: Member Introductions 07-05-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Silver Otter
FranM and family, Lin and I are sure you'll...

FranM and family,
Lin and I are sure you'll love being part of the Airstream family. I see you are here in The East so perhaps we'll meet on the road someday. We often stay at Promised Land State...
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