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Forum: Our Community 05-07-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7,423
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Posted By FastEddieB
Yep! Too easy! ...

Yep! Too easy!

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7657/17396699421_2e4124f1bc_z.jpg

The little Firebolt is right in my "Goldilocks Zone" - not too fast, not too slow, not too big, not too small,...
Forum: Our Community 05-07-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7,423
Views: 1,180,651
Posted By FastEddieB
Went for a motorcycle ride yesterday, and came...

Went for a motorcycle ride yesterday, and came upon a veritable gaggle of Airstreams.

Just a few:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7713/16774546344_6ccd1a8de3_z.jpg

Any guesses where that was?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,600
Posted By FastEddieB
Don't forget: it's magic! Hence, even...

Don't forget: it's magic!

Hence, even without a single molecule of the original compound, the water (or other solvent) "remembers" somehow.

Seriously, that's the thinking.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-21-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,600
Posted By FastEddieB
I wouldn't either! ...

I wouldn't either!

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BNDQ2NzcyMTU2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjYyMjA0Mg@@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpg

Some people like to think of me as a better looking Paul Newman!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-21-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,600
Posted By FastEddieB
Here's a good overview of what homeopathy is, to...

Here's a good overview of what homeopathy is, to either read or listen to as a podcast:

Homeopathy: Pure Water or Pure Nonsense? (http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4034)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-21-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,600
Posted By FastEddieB
Wow! I did not see that coming! :angel:

Wow! I did not see that coming! :angel:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-21-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,600
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks! A longer time frame would be...

Thanks!

A longer time frame would be appreciated - even up to a day.

I often catch little misspellings or grammatical errors on a re-read that I missed the first time.

Back to Homeopathy,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-21-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,600
Posted By FastEddieB
Quick question: how do you edit/modify a post? ...

Quick question: how do you edit/modify a post?

Does the "Edit" button go away after a short period? I see one for this post but not my last.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-21-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,600
Posted By FastEddieB
As others have pointed out, the word...

As others have pointed out, the word "homeopathic" is often misused.

Homeopathy is a pre-scientific idea involving "like cures like" and the "law of infinitesimals". With current understandings of...
Forum: The Pet Forum 02-17-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 162,742
Posted By FastEddieB
A recent photo of Jake: ...

A recent photo of Jake:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7477/15687883972_5a793446b5_c.jpg

He's a rescue from our local Animal Control, circa 2005:
...
Forum: Our Community 02-04-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,423
Views: 1,180,651
Posted By FastEddieB
Since no one's ventured a guess on the trailer my...

Since no one's ventured a guess on the trailer my friend has...

He told me it had been made by the Spartan Aircraft Company, using the knowledge gained in manufacturing planes to make trailers....
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 01-31-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
Posted By FastEddieB
I saw this one at Harbor Freight, and it looked...

I saw this one at Harbor Freight, and it looked fine:

Heavy Duty Battery Cutoff Switch (http://t.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-battery-cutoff-switch-66789.html)

Price is right, anyway!
Forum: Member Introductions 01-28-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,328
Posted By FastEddieB
Here's an image of a Spartan "Spartanette": ...

Here's an image of a Spartan "Spartanette":

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA0MlgxNjAw/z/iUcAAOxyuVVTjUfE/$_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F

Close?
Forum: Full-Timing 01-27-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,028
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks for the link. Will definitely check it out.

Thanks for the link. Will definitely check it out.
Forum: On The Road... 01-25-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By FastEddieB
Just saw it. Short but sweet! Can't buy...

Just saw it.

Short but sweet!

Can't buy advertising like that.
Forum: Our Community 01-24-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,423
Views: 1,180,651
Posted By FastEddieB
Laura and Tom, Here's what it looks like on...

Laura and Tom,

Here's what it looks like on a chart:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/16355690802_03373d278d_c.jpg

The grass landing strip is the circled "R" just above the compass rose,...
Forum: Our Community 01-24-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7,423
Views: 1,180,651
Posted By FastEddieB
WOW - that's gorgeous! From the sublime to...

WOW - that's gorgeous!

From the sublime to the ridiculous...

Last week we dropped off our CampLite at a friend's in Lake Placid, FL - to serve as a "home base" for the rest of the winter. He...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-11-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,742
Posted By FastEddieB
Funny, just did this yesterday, getting our...

Funny, just did this yesterday, getting our CampLite ready for our DL trip.

I brush high-pressure red grease on with a paintbrush, after cleaning old grease and grit off with Gunk. Hitch ball and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-03-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,113
Posted By FastEddieB
Andy was our hitch guru as well. CampLite 21BHS...

Andy was our hitch guru as well. CampLite 21BHS behind a Ford Flex w/EcoBoost and factory Class III hitch:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7471/15663662842_fba1e1dc40_z.jpg

EAZLift Elite with...
Forum: On The Road... 01-03-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By FastEddieB
Cleveland, TN. It's where US64 hits I-75 north of...

Cleveland, TN. It's where US64 hits I-75 north of Chattanooga.
Forum: On The Road... 01-03-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By FastEddieB
You're in our neck of the woods! If your...

You're in our neck of the woods!

If your return home involves US64 headed back towards Cleveland, we could meet you at the Hardee's in Ducktown and touch base, if you have the time and are so...
Forum: On The Road... 12-31-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By FastEddieB
Karen and I should be there arriving there on the...

Karen and I should be there arriving there on the 13th, camping in our CampLite 2 nights, doing the show on the 14th. Then to Sebring for a Light Sport (airplane) Expo, camping at the airport there....
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,455
Posted By FastEddieB
True. I think our 21' would be called a 24'...

True.

I think our 21' would be called a 24' by a lot of companies.

As such, our loaded weight of about 4,500 lbs sounds better.

Does Airstream use the total length in their model numbers?
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-28-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,455
Posted By FastEddieB
Sure. Camplite 21bhs Automotive Travel...

Sure.

Camplite 21bhs Automotive Travel Trailer Overview | Livin' Lite RV (http://www.livinlite.com/camplite21bhs-overview.php)

Recent camping trip:
...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,455
Posted By FastEddieB
Single data point but the apparent lack of...

Single data point but the apparent lack of quality control, and quality, cost them at least one potential buyer - me*.

I did not relish the thought or spending $60k plus on a new Airstream, only...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,455
Posted By FastEddieB
Maybe. We ended up with a CampLite - also a...

Maybe.

We ended up with a CampLite - also a Thor product.

And we've had a couple minor issues and one major one concerning the ground and neutral bonded in the AC.

But we still love the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By FastEddieB
In my CampLite, I had the same frustrating issue...

In my CampLite, I had the same frustrating issue new from the factory.

A continuity tester verified a short between the ground and neutral wires.

http://youtu.be/NKj-RW5Zm24

"Bonded" I...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 12-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,345
Posted By FastEddieB
The couple of times I've carried bikes, I've done...

The couple of times I've carried bikes, I've done so with a homemade rack that fits inside the trailer.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3917/14718238146_9777ac946d.jpg

(In our CampLite, but you...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,296
Posted By FastEddieB
Silly question, but... ...before I just...

Silly question, but...

...before I just start tugging...

...is there a trick to getting the upper engine cover off?


On a related note, what's a good source for a Service Manual?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-12-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,296
Posted By FastEddieB
Yay! FWIW, I think you have an impressive...

Yay!

FWIW, I think you have an impressive looking TV/AirStream Combo!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-12-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,296
Posted By FastEddieB
Sorry to hear about all the issues you're having....

Sorry to hear about all the issues you're having.

Last January, Karen and I settled on a 2011 Ford Flex AWD w/EcoBoost in the 7-pax configuration w/about 22,000 miles. No sun roof (for us a plus)...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By FastEddieB
Maybe not the most elegant solution in the world,...

Maybe not the most elegant solution in the world, but came up with this for our CampLite:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15671178641_72ddc7de62_z.jpg

1) It works, and,

2) It was...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-10-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,458
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks! To avoid running afoul of the mods...

Thanks!

To avoid running afoul of the mods here, yet still to not leave people hanging as to what happened at CanAm last week...

...I saved an account of what happened as a pdf file in DropBox....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,458
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks! One of the turnoffs regarding the...

Thanks!

One of the turnoffs regarding the AirStreams were the problems I was reading about leaks and floor rot on AirStreams just over 5 years old.

Since THOR is now the common parent to...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,458
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks. Perfect for us for now. Still considering...

Thanks. Perfect for us for now. Still considering an AirStream in the future.



Sorry, no.

Got the loaded trailer weight at the local recycling place, weighing everything together (10,000 lbs...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-08-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,458
Posted By FastEddieB
Ford Flex Receiver Mod (CanAm)

As a review, we purchased a 2011 Ford Flex AWD w/EcoBoost to tow our CampLite 21BHS. Tow limits are 4,500 lb total (with weight distribution) and 450 lb tongue weight.

Our CampLite 21BHS...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 12-07-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,759
Posted By FastEddieB
Ditto. I'm on other forums, with topics as...

Ditto.

I'm on other forums, with topics as varied as BMW and KTM motorcycles, Honda Element Site, an SOB trailer site, and a handful of aviation sites.

When I recently posted about an "iffy"...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-06-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,739
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks to all. Andy at CanAm was...

Thanks to all.

Andy at CanAm was instrumental in helping me choose a weight distribution hitch and sway control for our Ford Flex towing a CampLite trailer. Very patient with me on the phone over...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-06-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,739
Posted By FastEddieB
Is the magazine associated with CanAm RV in...

Is the magazine associated with CanAm RV in London, Ontario?

I ask because we just had an iffy customer service experience with them.

Wondering whether I should post about it here, elsewhere,...
Forum: The Pet Forum 12-06-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 147,070
Posted By FastEddieB
Jake and Chowder, albeit in a CampLite: ...

Jake and Chowder, albeit in a CampLite:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7509/15803735465_daa0ca261a_z.jpg

Our two little yappy ones stay home, for the most part.

At Chilhowee Campground about...
Forum: On The Road... 11-09-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,197
Posted By FastEddieB
Don't know if this has been posted before, but it...

Don't know if this has been posted before, but it just may qualify!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154798338700112&set=vb.305901075111&type=2&theater
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,381
Posted By FastEddieB
sarchasm (n) - the gulf between the author of...

sarchasm (n) - the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it. :p
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-06-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 92,394
Posted By FastEddieB
Thanks. I'm calling Andy at CanAm in the...

Thanks.

I'm calling Andy at CanAm in the morning to help get a handle on my situation.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-06-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 92,394
Posted By FastEddieB
If you don't mind my asking, do you know your...

If you don't mind my asking, do you know your actual tongue weight and the maximum listed for your vehicle?

I'm just trying to get a handle on the limits others are facing in this department.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 92,394
Posted By FastEddieB
We recently had a chance to weigh our setup for...

We recently had a chance to weigh our setup for the first time, for free at our local recycling place.

In the Flex (some rough guesses):

3/4 fuel
Me & Karen
90 lbs of dogs (2)
45 lbs of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 92,394
Posted By FastEddieB
First off, revisiting this thread I see I never...

First off, revisiting this thread I see I never followed up...

...the problem was a "crank sensor".

I assume its a device on the crankshaft that is needed for ignition timing info.

Anyway,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 19,706
Posted By FastEddieB
You mean the rest made it home??? :angel:

You mean the rest made it home??? :angel:
Forum: Our Community 07-17-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7,423
Views: 1,180,651
Posted By FastEddieB
Don't know if this one is well known or posted...

Don't know if this one is well known or posted already, but seen a few days ago in Orange Beach, AL:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/14682298413_0bcf54fc7b_z.jpg
...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-29-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,134
Posted By FastEddieB
A habit I picked up as a pilot is a final 360...

A habit I picked up as a pilot is a final 360 walkaround inspection after you've completed your preflight.

That gives you a chance to see chocks you forgot to remove, a passenger's phone on the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,675
Posted By FastEddieB
No personal experience, but in the Livin'Lite...

No personal experience, but in the Livin'Lite forum, ProFlex sealant was recommended as a durable solution:

ProFlex RV Flexible Sealant - Clear - Geocel 28100 - Roof Maintenance & Repair - Camping...
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