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Forum: On The Road... 06-12-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By tvketchum
If you do wander inland from that spectacular...

If you do wander inland from that spectacular coast-

Www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-03-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,978
Posted By tvketchum
Often overlooked, but causes handling issues for...

Often overlooked, but causes handling issues for trailers and tow vehicles- air pressure in tires to proper inflation, alignment of wheels, balance of each wheel, and, tires having unequal wear or...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 04-29-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By tvketchum
Follow up- for those who may be interested: I...

Follow up- for those who may be interested: I removed the stainless steel stovetop, turned it over, and applied JB Weld High Temperature around the burner which has the small, intermittent flame....
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,041
Posted By tvketchum
We paid for Allstays app- best $9.99 we spent....

We paid for Allstays app- best $9.99 we spent. There are filters you can set for free overnight parking, low clearance, grades, rest areas, LP, truck stops, etc".

As far as firearms, Canada is...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 04-22-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By tvketchum
Amana / Maytag gas range ALY22080DS

One burner on our gas range in our 2008 Classic has a small, intermittent flame at the burner base when using that burner. This has just started in the last couple of weeks. I tried removing the...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 01-27-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,481
Posted By tvketchum
Site 36 snagged by tvketchum and vicketchum!...

Site 36 snagged by tvketchum and vicketchum! Looking forward to New Years Eve progressive dinner, Cornhole, Chili Feed, Margaritas, Bloody Marys, and Pajama Coffee Sunday, in addition to reconnecting...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 01-14-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,198
Posted By tvketchum
I would say I would not have liked the club ten...

I would say I would not have liked the club ten years ago, but today's club is not that club. We first joined in 2013, as part of the Central Indiana unit. Rallies were, and are, informal- the group...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-07-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By tvketchum
Welcome to the brotherhood. We have about 100...

Welcome to the brotherhood. We have about 100 watts on our Classic's roof. We get charging on cloudy days, and, under the trees. Not as much as open sunshine, but, when coupled with LED bulbs in the...
Forum: On The Road... 12-02-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By tvketchum
Google it, and you find a site which will notify...

Google it, and you find a site which will notify you when a cancellation appears which matches your criteria. You have to act immediately, as others get the same notices. Wait even ten or 15 minutes,...
Forum: On The Road... 12-02-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By tvketchum
Rumor has it there is a group who have multiple...

Rumor has it there is a group who have multiple high speed computers programmed to snag up the sites as the window opens, then they trade the sites and days among the group members.

My wife and I...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-25-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,874
Posted By tvketchum
Our '13 F150 '08 Classic would give this...

Our '13 F150 '08 Classic would give this disconnect message on occasions. It always seemed related to the 7 pin connector vibrating loose. Reseating it solved the problem. If not, then cleaning the...
Forum: On The Road... 11-05-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By tvketchum
Versailles SP indiana

As a former Hoosier who has camped in just about every Indiana State Park, only Prophetstown SP and Charlestown SP offered full hook up sites. Electric only is the norm, with community spigots for...
Forum: Our Community 11-03-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 1,137,899
Posted By tvketchum
As campground hosts at Cape Hatteras National...

As campground hosts at Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Frisco campground, saw these two roll in to enjoy the Outer Banks fall weather...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130597728@N06/shares/8s072p
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 10-31-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 61,381
Posted By tvketchum
Crazy season is coming up fast. There are people...

Crazy season is coming up fast. There are people who cancel on short notice, so check Reserve America often, or, enlist a website that will notify you of a cancellation. Be prepared to act fast if...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-31-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By tvketchum
Replace a faulty on/off switch?

Replace a faulty on/off switch?
Forum: On The Road... 10-31-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,728
Posted By tvketchum
We have been members for several years running,...

We have been members for several years running, and have stayed enough to come out ahead.... Until you count up the wine, cheese, farm fresh produce, eggs, growler fills. We have always figured we...
Forum: On The Road... 09-09-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,029
Posted By tvketchum
Since we sport Texas plates, we are asked about...

Since we sport Texas plates, we are asked about guns every time. My answer is an honest, I donít own any guns. They ask about alcohol, and that may be one we fudge on a little. Meat in the freezer is...
Forum: On The Road... 09-09-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By tvketchum
Our install at JC came with little documentation....

Our install at JC came with little documentation. Observation is, no charging until voltage drops to 12.7, or, high amp draws like the exhaust fans are turned on. Charging continues until 13.7 volts,...
Forum: Our Community 09-09-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By tvketchum
They can get the blanks, but it may take a little...

They can get the blanks, but it may take a little time. If they have blanks on hand, then you can go to a locksmith or good hardware store and have it cut, for a small fee. I suggest having spare...
Forum: On The Road... 09-04-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,473
Posted By tvketchum
True, but without a regulator at the campground...

True, but without a regulator at the campground tap, there is no protection for the hose.
Forum: On The Road... 09-04-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,473
Posted By tvketchum
Yes, turning the valve reduces flow, but not...

Yes, turning the valve reduces flow, but not pressure. Turn off the sink inside, and pressure will equalize both sides of the valve.
Forum: Our Community 09-04-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By tvketchum
We use solar, open windows and awnings. If you...

We use solar, open windows and awnings. If you want A/C, you might want to rethink. Most people who go off the grid really donít want to listen to generators.......
Forum: On The Road... 09-01-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,027
Posted By tvketchum
We went and spent the money for Ford tow mirrors...

We went and spent the money for Ford tow mirrors on our F150 as after the sale items, along with the Ford integrated brake controller. The mirrors are manual extend/retract, offer more surface area...
Forum: The Rally Zone 08-27-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 96,281
Posted By tvketchum
There are sites which monitor cancellations and...

There are sites which monitor cancellations and notify you by email. Wandering Labs is one. You need to act immediately if you do get a notification, because someone else is looking for a site, also.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-01-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By tvketchum
You are not required to put the red numbers on...

You are not required to put the red numbers on the rig. As noted, on caravans and larger rallies, you are asked to display the numbers so that messages, other members, or if needed, emergency...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-01-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,737
Posted By tvketchum
Even though you are Ďat largeí members, you are...

Even though you are Ďat largeí members, you are welcome at any unit rally anywhere! The Blue Beret lists many of them in the Region section, and, there are web links to region and unit web sites with...
Forum: On The Road... 07-27-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,582
Posted By tvketchum
We use a Hensley on our F150 30' Classic combo,...

We use a Hensley on our F150 30' Classic combo, and a Ford integrated brake controller. The Hensley gives the combo the stability needed. The Ford brake controller works very well, but I can't vouch...
Forum: The Rally Zone 07-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By tvketchum
The Wally Byam Airstream Club welcomes visitors!...

The Wally Byam Airstream Club welcomes visitors! If you visit the website at www.wbcci.org you will find contact information for various unit leaders and region leaders. You can send a message, or,...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 05-26-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 61,381
Posted By tvketchum
There are websites which will track cancellations...

There are websites which will track cancellations and alert you via email. Wanderinglabs.com is one. Only caveat is be prepared to act as soon as you get a notice of a cancellation.
Forum: Our Community 05-26-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By tvketchum
Airstream dealers often have it in their parts...

Airstream dealers often have it in their parts department......
Forum: On The Road... 05-04-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,967
Posted By tvketchum
From StL, you could go west on I-70, then at KC...

From StL, you could go west on I-70, then at KC take I-29 north to I-80, then I-84 to Portland.
Forum: On The Road... 04-14-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,905
Posted By tvketchum
If there are those who want a free spot to camp,...

If there are those who want a free spot to camp, while helping beleaguered National Parks protect the unique, see

www.volunteer.gov

for almost unlimited opportunities across the country.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,496
Posted By tvketchum
4x4 is not the same as All Wheel Drive. AWD will...

4x4 is not the same as All Wheel Drive. AWD will have a differential in the transfer case, to prevent the lock up between axles......
Forum: Our Community 04-10-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By tvketchum
It looks like two different prior owners from the...

It looks like two different prior owners from the numbers. If you join, you can request the number, and if it is no longer in use, it will be assigned to you. The member numbers are red vinyl...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 04-07-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 97,340
Posted By tvketchum
Who carries spare plates? Toll evaders, for one....

Who carries spare plates? Toll evaders, for one. It may be he switches out the plates to stiff tolls, even though he is more affluent than many of the 'normal' users..........
Forum: On The Road... 04-07-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,410
Posted By tvketchum
Business which offer courtesy parking, like...

Business which offer courtesy parking, like Walmarts and Cracker Barrels, should not become trailer parks. One night only, don't set up chairs or awnings, just park with permission and be on the way...
Forum: On The Road... 04-04-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By tvketchum
I live in Texas, but full time all over. After a...

I live in Texas, but full time all over. After a lot of research, I went with North Carolinaís Quick Pass. It works with all EZ Pass AND Sunpass and Peachpass toll roads. One transmitter, and no mix...
Forum: Our Community 03-18-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 1,137,899
Posted By tvketchum
Not even three full weeks as volunteers at...

Not even three full weeks as volunteers at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, and we have seen Airstreams, about 15 total, come through the park. Everything from Bambi's to thirty foot...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-12-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 61,381
Posted By tvketchum
There are websites which will track Reserve...

There are websites which will track Reserve America for cancellations for a park you choose. The free sites worked well for us, but there are some that charge to monitor continuously rather than...
Forum: On The Road... 02-01-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,846
Posted By tvketchum
Toll Bridge Louisville, KY

Both I 65 and the East End I 265 bridges are toll, no cash. EZ Pass transponder compatible. I 64 and US 31 are still free to cross.

Cashless tolling is very commonplace these days. We went with NC...
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,823
Posted By tvketchum
Lake Charles I-10 Bridge Danger

Bridge ratings cover far more than just structural concerns. Obsolete design factors, such as lane widths, no shoulders, designed capacity versus actual traffic volume, ramp proximity to the bridge,...
Forum: The Rally Zone 01-28-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,722
Posted By tvketchum
Most friction sway control bars should be removed...

Most friction sway control bars should be removed when backing. That fact convinced me to go with a system which did not use friction, and we settled on a Hensley system. No regrets since.
Forum: Our Community 01-28-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By tvketchum
Both Harvest Hosts and WBCCI courtesy parking is...

Both Harvest Hosts and WBCCI courtesy parking is geared towards short one night stopovers, and most are dry camping. Some WBCCI members will let you stay longer, some offer electric, water and maybe,...
Forum: The Rally Zone 01-08-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 96,281
Posted By tvketchum
One must click on the "Forum Rallies and Meet...

One must click on the "Forum Rallies and Meet Ups" header at the top of the first page to find the thread.
Forum: Our Community 01-07-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 1,137,899
Posted By tvketchum
Sumter Oaks, next door... ...

Sumter Oaks, next door...

https://flic.kr/p/23dPqD5
Forum: The Rally Zone 01-04-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 96,281
Posted By tvketchum
Yes

Yes
Forum: Our Community 01-04-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7,366
Views: 1,137,899
Posted By tvketchum
https://flic.kr/p/21Pgfxr Sumter Oaks RV...

https://flic.kr/p/21Pgfxr

Sumter Oaks RV Park, nest Bushnell FL
Forum: On The Road... 12-21-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,623
Posted By tvketchum
The railroad museum and the mining museum are...

The railroad museum and the mining museum are both worth a visit. Old Red Eye is on display in his coffin at the mining museum. That's the last traffic light on the route of I 90 between Boston and...
Forum: Photography 12-01-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,505
Posted By tvketchum
November 2017 Photo Contest

I was hoping that no example and little guideline would allow for more creativity. Even though the number of submissions were small, there was a variety of interpretations of Warmth....

A nice...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-18-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By tvketchum
Welcome to the club! Please consider joining The...

Welcome to the club! Please consider joining The Club, the Wally Byam Airstream Club. See www.wbcci.org for the best trips, rallies, caravans, foot, fun, and, the best friends you havenít met yet!
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