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Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-10-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By nrgtrakr
Drove the GMC Canyon diesel recently ... liked it...

Drove the GMC Canyon diesel recently ... liked it ...
But in Mexico the Nissan Frontier diesel similarly equipped is about $14,000 cheaper.
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 03-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,543
Posted By nrgtrakr
For sure ...

For sure ...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 03-06-2017, 08:46 AM
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Views: 354
Posted By nrgtrakr
1975 Airstream Overlander 27 - Texas

Title: 1975 Airstream Overlander 27 - Texas
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Great Airstream ready to camp.

All new fresh water plumbing (PEX) to include faucets, pressure...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 01-29-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,543
Posted By nrgtrakr
Funny ... a potential buyer wanted my bank info...

Funny ... a potential buyer wanted my bank info so he could wire the payment for our Airstream bought sight unseen because he liked the photos and trusted me, but couldn't come in person due to...
Forum: On The Road... 12-24-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,618
Posted By nrgtrakr
Wow ... Mission TX alone has over 16 book stores...

Wow ... Mission TX alone has over 16 book stores and a population of only 77,000.
Forum: Tires 12-02-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,302
Posted By nrgtrakr
When we bought our 75 Overlander it had 7.00x15...

When we bought our 75 Overlander it had 7.00x15 tires on it and both fender wells had contact damage on the lead edge. Thanks to my friend the internet, I looked up the diameter of the tires, found...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 12-01-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By nrgtrakr
1975 Airstream Overlander 27 - Texas

Title: 1975 Airstream Overlander 27 - Texas
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1975 Airstream Overlander 27′ rear bath, center full bed. Great original trailer with the...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 11-25-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,004
Posted By nrgtrakr
Confused ... I posted an ad, it was easy. ...

Confused ...

I posted an ad, it was easy.

When someone expresses interest by filling out the form, I get an email notification.

When the ad expires, I get an email notification.

When I...
Forum: Trailer Values 11-09-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By nrgtrakr
That's about what we paid for our 75 Overlander...

That's about what we paid for our 75 Overlander 27'. We had looked at others that were everything from total disasters needing a complete makeover to those that already had the makeover and were...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-07-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,840
Posted By nrgtrakr
Hello, Our 99 Ford SuperDuty, diesel, 4x4, 4...

Hello,

Our 99 Ford SuperDuty, diesel, 4x4, 4 speed automatic, xtra cab, short bed with shell gets ~20 mpg @ 65 mph empty, ~18 mpg towing our 75 Overlander 27' and doesn't know the trailer is back...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 10-24-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,022
Posted By nrgtrakr
In our 75 Overlander all grey water goes to the...

In our 75 Overlander all grey water goes to the grey tank, and only the toilet goes to the black tank.

Go spend a little time talking to your local county health authority about your idea. Also go...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 10-23-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,543
Posted By nrgtrakr
However if nobody buys it, I could continue to...

However if nobody buys it, I could continue to restore it ... then ask for a ridiculous price. We have an okay place to park it in Texas.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-19-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,705
Posted By nrgtrakr
After draining down ours, I ran the pump for a...

After draining down ours, I ran the pump for a short time to purge any water that might be in the pump, then aired out the lines until mostly dry air was coming out - survived a -20F winter.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-16-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By nrgtrakr
The plumbers I worked with used teflon tape on...

The plumbers I worked with used teflon tape on threaded galvanized, black pipe and brass. Supposedly not necessary with plastic (although I've seen it done) and never EVER on compression or flare...
Forum: Trailer Values 09-28-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 99,869
Posted By nrgtrakr
When we bought ours the PO didn't have it hooked...

When we bought ours the PO didn't have it hooked up to prove that anything worked even though he claimed everything did. Prior to going to see it I did some price checking for making repairs. My last...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-01-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Icing on the cake ... the tiny standard mirrors...

Icing on the cake ... the tiny standard mirrors were the only complaint.

Thanks!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-30-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,412
Posted By nrgtrakr
Gas or Diesel

If and when our 99 F250 super duty diesel gets replaced it will be a GMC Canyon with a diesel short bed no 4x4. We loved the reviews and towing specs, so we found one to test drive - yep, a winner...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-03-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By nrgtrakr
If you check the going price for recyclable...

If you check the going price for recyclable aluminum (a lot of aircraft aluminum cannot be recycled), and guestamate how much of the actual trailer weight is aluminum, you'd probably be lucky to get...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-29-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,417
Posted By nrgtrakr
We were planning on full timing, but didn't care...

We were planning on full timing, but didn't care much for the price of new plain white boxes and most used ones were junk in 5 years. We looked a couple of used Airstreams and they seemed to hold up...
Forum: Argosy Motorhomes 07-22-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,301
Posted By nrgtrakr
No limit ... east coast, Florida, Baja, Alaska ...

No limit ... east coast, Florida, Baja, Alaska ...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-21-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By nrgtrakr
replumbing copper to plastic

I replaced all of the faucets, toilet flush valve, pressure regulator, and all remnants of copper tubing in our 75 Overlander with PEX and crimp connectors for about $500 and a couple of days work....
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 07-21-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By nrgtrakr
Shower one extreme or the other only usually...

Shower one extreme or the other only usually indicates it wants a new catridge.

Little to no sink faucet flow is usually the aerator screen wants cleaning.

True for both city water hook up and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-19-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,935
Posted By nrgtrakr
99 F250 SuperDuty extra cab diesel towing a 1975...

99 F250 SuperDuty extra cab diesel towing a 1975 Overlander 28' (around 6,000# loaded) with a normal hitch ... no anti-sway, no WD ... no problems.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-17-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,323
Posted By nrgtrakr
Which would you rather? Better brakes, better hitch, or better wheels/tires?

If it isn't broken, why fix it?

Axles supposedly only live about 25 years or less, even though we just moved our 75 with original axles 1,400 miles and it towed just fine.

WD hitch, if the nose...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-06-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Hahahaaa!!!! It'll be a long drive, we leave...

Hahahaaa!!!! It'll be a long drive, we leave Colorado next week.

In the meantime you can watch this:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JGDIwZkLQuI
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-06-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Years ago I had a Nissan, later a Ford Ranger. I...

Years ago I had a Nissan, later a Ford Ranger. I liked the size of them even though back then xtra cab and crew cab were not an option, and they were only good for towing a motorcycle trailer.

So...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-05-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,719
Posted By nrgtrakr
Depends on the location. Go to the zoning office...

Depends on the location. Go to the zoning office where you intend to buy land and ask.

20 years ago I had 70 acres in Custer County Colorado, beautiful, put in septic and a well and was going to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-04-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By nrgtrakr
Another ~10% of trailer weight on the tongue ... ...

Another ~10% of trailer weight on the tongue ...
Then ditch the airbags and use a WD hitch or WD/anti-sway hitch.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-03-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Hahahaaa!!! Exactly ... there is no 2.9 so why...

Hahahaaa!!! Exactly ... there is no 2.9 so why the fuss?

Silly me got it wrong when starting the thread.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-02-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
In that case who makes the truck with the 2.9...

In that case who makes the truck with the 2.9 liter diesel?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-01-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
I'm not interested in a full size truck of any...

I'm not interested in a full size truck of any make. I've owned both full size and small - each had advantages and disadvantages.

I started the conversation to find out more about the GMC/Chevy...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-29-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Yep 5.3" less width, 17" less length, and 72"...

Yep 5.3" less width, 17" less length, and 72" less on the turning circle when you boil it down in reality it really is a full sized truck.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-27-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,804
Posted By nrgtrakr
I also enjoyed this link about the differences...

I also enjoyed this link about the differences between towing in the USA vs towing in Europe from a shut down thread ...
http://oppositelock.kinja.com/tow-me-down-1609112611
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-26-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Yesterday a new Canyon parked next to our F250 -...

Yesterday a new Canyon parked next to our F250 - yep ... smaller.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-25-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By nrgtrakr
I got a similar offer for mine. I told them cash...

I got a similar offer for mine. I told them cash or cashier check in person only. Never heard from again. Google the email address. My "buyer" had multiple complaints.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 06-25-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By nrgtrakr
Satin ... no other. Go ask a professional painter...

Satin ... no other. Go ask a professional painter in a hospital.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-19-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado 2.9 Diesel

Hmm ... to each his own ... 5.3" less width, 17" less length, and 72" less on the turning circle ... all the while offering better fuel mileage and a tow capability I can live with is enough for me....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-18-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
And now we can tie back in ... The Subaru is...

And now we can tie back in ...

The Subaru is unibody construction and also not designed for towing. The GMC/Chevy has a chassis and is designed for towing - 7,700-lb towing capacity, 1,620 payload...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-17-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Who knows ... the comment was in reference to...

Who knows ... the comment was in reference to fuel mileage.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
In 1985 I bought a new Subaru SW with real 4WD;...

In 1985 I bought a new Subaru SW with real 4WD; it got 35 mpg normally, with the 4WD or AC engaged it got 30 mpg.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Great discussion ... thanks! In Mexico there...

Great discussion ... thanks!

In Mexico there are more options for small trucks - Ford Ranger and VW Amarok (both diesel) are examples. The main problem in the USA is meeting emission and crash...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-12-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Wow ...

Wow ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-11-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,167
Posted By nrgtrakr
Interesting thread ... We had a gas GC...

Interesting thread ...

We had a gas GC Overland and loved it in spite of how thirsty it was - and it's enough to tow our 27'.

But we need something more truckish so we're leaning towards the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-10-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Okay ... so the GMC/Chevy with factory stock set...

Okay ... so the GMC/Chevy with factory stock set up is good for 500#s more. Just think of the possibilities with hitch tricks.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-09-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-09-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Ooops! Sorry ... that's for the V8, Jeep says the...

Ooops! Sorry ... that's for the V8, Jeep says the V6 is only good for 5,000#. Be careful out there.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-08-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado 2.9 Diesel

Interestingly strange comment since the GMC/Chevy is good for 7,700# and the Jeep is good for 7,400#.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-08-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
I've had a couple of dealers cringe when I say...

I've had a couple of dealers cringe when I say USAA ... Hahahaa!!!!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-08-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
The other side of the coin ... We spend 1/2...

The other side of the coin ...

We spend 1/2 of our time in the USA and 1/2 in Mexico. We have a short bed xtra cab super duty and neither of us is crazy about driving it in the cities of either...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-06-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,690
Posted By nrgtrakr
Growing up, the library was one of my best...

Growing up, the library was one of my best friends. Now I can be lazy and use the internet.

GVWR explained

http://www.onlinetowingguide.com/guidelines/gvwr.html
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