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Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 05-28-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By LY007
I use a dual fan inside the fridge, especially...

I use a dual fan inside the fridge, especially when outside temp above 85. I also rigged a 12v computer fan to blow on the coils behind fridge.
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-26-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,041
Posted By LY007
I was at a busy Uhual Depot recently and I asked...

I was at a busy Uhual Depot recently and I asked manager how often he checked tire pressure. ďOnce a monthĒ. Then I asked how often he checked the lug nuts. ď NeverĒ.
Forum: Axles 05-22-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By LY007
I think you will have to buy the brakes...

I think you will have to buy the brakes separately but they are not very expensive. When I bought my 83, the axles were good, but I replaced the brakes just for peace of mind. Easy job.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-02-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By LY007
Just curious: do these units not have a binary...

Just curious: do these units not have a binary pressure switch to keep the compressor from running if there is not enough (or too much) static pressure in the system?
Forum: On The Road... 04-15-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,074
Posted By LY007
In the fall during winterizing I remove the under...

In the fall during winterizing I remove the under kitchen sink Everpure QC2 water filter so it doesnít freeze and split.

So first trip of the spring season we go to a full service campground on...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-15-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,126
Posted By LY007
Consider a back up camera. Not only an aid in...

Consider a back up camera. Not only an aid in backing up, but I use it as my rear view mirror on the road. Some have built in microphones so no yelling or Walkie talkies.

Money well spent for...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-02-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By LY007
If my Honda gennies donít start after sitting...

If my Honda gennies donít start after sitting awhile, I drain the gas and remove the carbs for cleaning. Itís an easy job, doesnít take long. As someone suggested, I find that if I am not going to...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-24-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By LY007
Thanks all. Ironically, CW owns the closest...

Thanks all.

Ironically, CW owns the closest AS dealer to me.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 03-21-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By LY007
Best 30 amp AC unit?

I note that Camping World is offering $59 installation. Given that I do not know the age of my current roof top non-ducted unit, I am thinking about pre-emptively replacing it before it quits on the...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 03-12-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,945
Posted By LY007
Made my own from shop scrap.

Made my own from shop scrap.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 01-13-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,036
Posted By LY007
Our local unit is small, friendly, and informal. ...

Our local unit is small, friendly, and informal. Iíve never seen a name tag.

OTOH, Iíve never had any contact with WBAC beyond my local unit, other than to write them a check for a magazine that...
Forum: On The Road... 01-07-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,510
Posted By LY007
So utterly unnecessary

So utterly unnecessary
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-02-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,961
Posted By LY007
The Tesla Powerwalls are interesting, but I asked...

The Tesla Powerwalls are interesting, but I asked an engineer for the local successful solar installation company about them, and he said he is not ready to recommend them.

So Iím waiting a few...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-05-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,265
Posted By LY007
Another plus for Rivian is that the CEO seems to...

Another plus for Rivian is that the CEO seems to be a solid guy.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-14-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By LY007
Air Force Luxury Silver Bullet

I was at a presentation today about the Air Forces presidential transport squadron and learned about the VIP Airstreams the Air Force owns.

These are Airstreams that are on pallets instead of...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-24-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,791
Posted By LY007
Iíve only owned two RVs so far - an Ď88 Bluebird...

Iíve only owned two RVs so far - an Ď88 Bluebird Wanderlodge (high quality) and an Ď83 AS (ok quality). But I can say that when we are around other RVs at a campground or show or dealer, I would not...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-05-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,844
Posted By LY007
Iíve had various 4wd /AWD vehicles for the last...

Iíve had various 4wd /AWD vehicles for the last 30 years. Tundra, Excursion, Suburban, Land Cruiser, BMW, Mercedes G-Wagen, etc.

To be honest, I use the 4wd drive option two or three times a...
Forum: On The Road... 09-14-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By LY007
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-28-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,944
Posted By LY007
Ok thank you. So, other than the Panamerica,...

Ok thank you.

So, other than the Panamerica, all the big rear doors are cross branded efforts?
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 08-28-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By LY007
Replacement Door Lock on an 83

Is there a replacement door lock and handle mechanism that fits an 83 without too much modification? Mine isn't going to last forever and I was looking for an alternative to the pricey Bargmans.
...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-28-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,944
Posted By LY007
Big Rear Door: Only on the Pendleton/NP?

I'm not sure where this post belongs, forum-wise, but is the Pendleton/NP model the only Airstream with the large rear opening door?

...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-19-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,566
Posted By LY007
I had a downhill shudder in my 07. I fixed it by...

I had a downhill shudder in my 07. I fixed it by swapping out the OEM front pads for EBC Greenstuff pads...expensive, soft, good. No more shudder.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By LY007
Low AC Voltage and Dometic Frdge Performance

I have a 2 year old Dometic and have been pleased with it.

This weekend we were camped at a music festival where they used big towable generators and spider boxes. As more people plugged in, the...
Forum: On The Road... 07-22-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,626
Posted By LY007
We will be arriving at HH tomorrow. Anyone else...

We will be arriving at HH tomorrow. Anyone else going to Floydfest?
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-13-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,649
Posted By LY007
I use 12v computer fans. Silent, very low...

I use 12v computer fans. Silent, very low current draw. Super cheap on eBay, but I just recycle ones from old PCs.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By LY007
Get that new TV or AI soon

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Tariffs could add $5,000 to price of new vehicle in U.S.

https://usat.ly/2z1ZEUc

In the end, "tariff" is another word for "consumer sales tax".
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 07-01-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,230
Posted By LY007
I carry a 3 ton floor jack in my Tundra whether I...

I carry a 3 ton floor jack in my Tundra whether I am towing or not. If I stop to help someone it gets the job done safely and quickly. I have one that goes as low as 3.5 inches so low vehicles no...
Forum: Refrigerators 07-01-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,240
Posted By LY007
I understand he does great work and his videos...

I understand he does great work and his videos are educational. But by the time I would have bought his unit, paid for shipping, and then paid for core return shipping, for only a few hundred more I...
Forum: Refrigerators 07-01-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,240
Posted By LY007
You can buy two internal fans in a nice bracket...

You can buy two internal fans in a nice bracket on eBay for about $20. Helps some. Or just take the fan out of a dead desktop computer, tie wrap it to the shelf bars, and wire it with a switch to the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-30-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By LY007
Good discussion! While we have always had...

Good discussion!

While we have always had combo inverter/chargers in our RVs, the only time we have ever used the inverter was to run the coffee maker in the morning when boondocking around other...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 06-30-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,532
Posted By LY007
Try a used one before you buy a new one?

My wife and wanted an AS for years. We looked at some new ones, and some very pricey vintage ones. Before committing ourselves to an expensive trailer, we thought maybe we should make sure this is...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 06-29-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,688
Posted By LY007
In the US the insurance companies will pay if you...

In the US the insurance companies will pay if you leave your keys in the car and the car is subsequently stolen. In the U.K. they can deny the claim.

Also, I wonder if the owner received a ticket...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-17-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,271
Posted By LY007
Two ACs would be good. Above 90 my single is...

Two ACs would be good. Above 90 my single is ineffective
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-16-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 40,239
Posted By LY007
Elon Musk thought he was smarter than...

Elon Musk thought he was smarter than Toyota/Deming. Look where that got him.

https://www.leanblog.org/2018/05/lessons-from-tesla-schooling-toyota-did-you-get-the-memo/
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 06-16-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,426
Posted By LY007
I tow a 27 with a Crewmax Tundra 5.7. Never feel...

I tow a 27 with a Crewmax Tundra 5.7. Never feel like I need more power, never have had the pedal to the floor. Did s small brake upgrade; using soft Greenstuff pads on the front brakes.
Forum: On The Road... 06-15-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,198
Posted By LY007
11 year old Tundra here. All Iíve ever done under...

11 year old Tundra here. All Iíve ever done under the hood is change oil, plugs, and serpentine. Iíd take it to Alaska without anymore prep than checking tire pressures.

Go for it

BTW we had...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 06-15-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 40,239
Posted By LY007
I don't know what goes on at AS HQ, but I feel...

I don't know what goes on at AS HQ, but I feel fairly confident that upper management gets a daily financial snapshot report, and that one of the figures is the amount of money spent on warranty...
Forum: Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 06-09-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,745
Posted By LY007
I did the opposite. Went from a very cool 88...

I did the opposite. Went from a very cool 88 Bluebird Wanderlodge to a nice 83 Excella trailer.

The Wanderlodge was comfortable and had a lot of great features...twin ACs, massive on board...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 06-06-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,057
Posted By LY007
If that is all that went wrong on your first...

If that is all that went wrong on your first trip, I would say that you are fantastically lucky. #s two and three are five minute at home fixes that might set you back $5.
Forum: Refrigerators 06-05-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By LY007
Doesn't the propane igniter require 12 volts?

Doesn't the propane igniter require 12 volts?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-25-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 54,216
Posted By LY007
Electric cars to some degree are simpler in some...

Electric cars to some degree are simpler in some aspects than traditional cars. Electric motors have very few moving parts, especially compared to 32 valve four cam V8s. And there isn't a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-20-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,109
Posted By LY007
I use a little app on the iPhone that shows both...

I use a little app on the iPhone that shows both axes simultaneously.

I place the phone on the bed. That might not be floor level, refrigerator level, or counter level, but as the saying goes, if...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-16-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,160
Posted By LY007
I cannot mention names, but a very famous former...

I cannot mention names, but a very famous former pro football player and his GF rented warehouse space next to a friends business and lived in an Airstream inside. He had all his sports gear and...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 05-15-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,116
Posted By LY007
We are gonna see them at Lockn. Camping in the...

We are gonna see them at Lockn. Camping in the Airstream of course.

We saw them a few years ago at Bonnaroo. Great show! Camped in the Airstream of course.
Forum: On The Road... 05-14-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,273
Posted By LY007
These are the same people who pull their boats up...

These are the same people who pull their boats up to a busy fuel dock and then go in the marina to order a pizza while five other normal boaters wait for fuel.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-03-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,002
Posted By LY007
Very nice work on the weight measurements and...

Very nice work on the weight measurements and subsequent calculations!

When traveling on the interstate highways, I see a lot of people pulling uhaul trailers. They never have WD setups, none...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 05-03-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,192
Posted By LY007
All of these companies are only as good as the...

All of these companies are only as good as the driver who shows up.

I will say this for AAA: my neighbor needed a battery replaced in a Porsche. It takes an enormous battery and is located in an...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 05-03-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,946
Posted By LY007
Wizard makes fantastic radiators. They stock a...

Wizard makes fantastic radiators. They stock a new aluminum one for a sports car I own for about $500. It's twice the price and ten times the quality of the foreign ones on eBay and Amazon.

We...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-22-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,269
Posted By LY007
Try installing Greenstuff brake pads on your...

Try installing Greenstuff brake pads on your Cayenne and you may notice an improvement. They don't last as long as OEM but they made a noticeable difference in downhill braking while towing with my...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-16-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
Posted By LY007
If it interfaces and powers the electric brakes...

If it interfaces and powers the electric brakes on the trailer via the plug, it would be cool. If not, I don't think it would be safe anywhere outside of a very level slab.
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