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Forum: 2016 - Current International 02-07-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Silver Otter
We (old people) thoroughly enjoy our Bed Slide....

We (old people) thoroughly enjoy our Bed Slide. Don't leave home without it! We love our ProPride hitch, too, and that's after having pulled with a Hensley (also great) from a few years. You'll get...
Forum: On The Road... 02-07-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By Silver Otter
Hi - We've stayed in both, but the North is more...

Hi - We've stayed in both, but the North is more fun and more bison. As someone else had said, watch out for the private ones in Medora. At least one of them is bad, but I don't remember the name...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 02-07-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Silver Otter
For insureance, take a look at GEICO and Good...

For insureance, take a look at GEICO and Good Same. You'll probably want to be a Good Sam member anyway, particularly if you don't go with Excapees. Both have mail forwarding services, which might be...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-06-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Silver Otter
Options: ...

Options:
http://www.vintagetrailering.com/accessories/doorguards%20and%20stuff.htm

http://www.vintagetrailering.com/accessories/doorguards%20and%20stuff.htm
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 02-06-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Silver Otter
Hi, scoot . . . We are NOT members, but friends...

Hi, scoot . . .
We are NOT members, but friends of ours are and they seem to find a support group at the Excapees - https://escapees.com/

They full time, so their "registered" address is in Texas...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 02-06-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Silver Otter
Welcome home!~We're glad to have you in the...

Welcome home!~We're glad to have you in the Airstream family.
Forum: Member Introductions 02-06-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Silver Otter
Hey! Welcome to the Airstream Family. (Don't we...

Hey! Welcome to the Airstream Family. (Don't we just **love** our 30s? The international is just up the coast in Salem, OR, this year. Come on up and visit with all of us.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-06-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By Silver Otter
What Michael says in #14, and today's fine...

What Michael says in #14, and today's fine response from AS HQ in #18. We have had superlative service at both Out of Doors Mart and Jackson Center. The plus for the Mother Ship is you stay in the...
Forum: Tires 02-06-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Silver Otter
Hi, Randy - Greg Heuer here from Shenandoah...

Hi, Randy - Greg Heuer here from Shenandoah Valley Club.

I had the SAME issue with my GYMs on the old 1999 Excella. We took it to Jackson Center and had the wheels aligned. There is a special...
Forum: On The Road... 02-06-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By Silver Otter
Don't miss the Neil Armstrong Museum in Wapo.

Don't miss the Neil Armstrong Museum in Wapo.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-06-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Silver Otter
Ditto xrvr. Be **sure** to the Jackson Center...

Ditto xrvr. Be **sure** to the Jackson Center know of your experience. They have instituted a new 5 Rivet repair and service program. They are monitoring the issue because it's becoming more and more...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-06-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Silver Otter
Fellow musicians find this thread really...

Fellow musicians find this thread really interesting. Linda carries her Casio PX in a soft case which lives on the floor on my side of the bed. We haul her X-stand
On Stage KS8291XX Pro Double X...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 02-06-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Silver Otter
What rfequity said . . . not hard, works. Keep...

What rfequity said . . . not hard, works. Keep Camping!
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 02-04-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Silver Otter
A great upgreade. Here's a link to my post from...

A great upgreade. Here's a link to my post from 2011 when I did ours:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f455/another-maxim-skylight-success-82937.html

I'm having Vinnie do the next set in about 2...
Forum: On The Road... 02-04-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Silver Otter
What Bob says in #5. You'll LOVE the town of...

What Bob says in #5. You'll LOVE the town of Alma, NB. Go to the local bakery for fresh delights, and visit the store "Moosing Around".
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 02-04-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Silver Otter
Hey, Jerry, Lin and I were in just your place...

Hey, Jerry,
Lin and I were in just your place about this time in 2010. We narrowed our search by deciding on a "walk-around-Queen" floorplan (we like to cuddle, even at our advanced age <grin>)....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-17-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Silver Otter
We went back and forth about this for a while,...

We went back and forth about this for a while, too. Since 2011 I've been taking the batteries out, moving them to the garage, attaching them to a Battery Tender, etc. Big Pain In Bottom! Finally bit...
Forum: On The Road... 01-17-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Silver Otter
... a few thoughts from frequent campers to the...

... a few thoughts from frequent campers to the The West. You have two trips planned as one, not good. The "northern" trip is much fun, and can include the Dakotas, Yellowstone, Tetons, and even...
Forum: Solo Streamers 01-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Silver Otter
Paula, Several of our WBCCI unit are either...

Paula,
Several of our WBCCI unit are either owners or regular visitors to TR. We stopped to visit them two years ago and really liked the place. While we're not ready to "settle" yet, it's certainly...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 01-17-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By Silver Otter
Add separate RV coverage to your Auto Policy....

Add separate RV coverage to your Auto Policy. GEICO was marvelous to us last year during two back-to-back accidents.
https://woodworkcareer.box.com/v/TwoDisastersVideo
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-17-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Silver Otter
What Too Tall said . . .

What Too Tall said . . .
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 01-17-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,359
Posted By Silver Otter
Hey, John, We're registered in one of the HH...

Hey, John,
We're registered in one of the HH sites. There will be a number of the Unit 149 folks coming, too. Looking forward to warmth. Will will travel to Arizona for the month of March, and get...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Silver Otter
Steve, Great to see another 'streamer in the...

Steve,
Great to see another 'streamer in the Albemarle/Nelson area. We're getting to be quite a bunch. We are so close to Greensboro, NC, that I suggest we take our repair // replace questions to...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 01-08-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,580
Posted By Silver Otter
Linda and I hope to be back to join you next...

Linda and I hope to be back to join you next year. We've missed all you guys and gals!
Forum: On The Road... 10-17-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
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... 10-17-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Silver Otter
What Pat said. Bravo.

What Pat said. Bravo.
Forum: On The Road... 10-17-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 649
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,601
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
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, 08:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
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, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
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, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,590
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, 12:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,706
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
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, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
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, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
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, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,049
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, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Silver Otter
Ours came from CWorld. Works fine.

Ours came from CWorld. Works fine.
Forum: Tires 11-23-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
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, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,304
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 22,284
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
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.
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