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Forum: On The Road... 12-23-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,277
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Posted By FCStreamer
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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-19-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,762
Posted By FCStreamer
I will not drive over capacity. But I donít mind...

I will not drive over capacity. But I donít mind at capacity.
Forum: Boondocking 10-12-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,405
Posted By FCStreamer
Generator selection

I chose the Champion 3500 dual fuel. It ran my 15K BTU A/C all night long (10+ hours) on a single 20lb propane tank. I still have my 15 year old Honda eu2000 in the storage shed as a backup. Iíll...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-18-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,137
Posted By FCStreamer
Thatís only 3100 watts.

Thatís only 3100 watts.
Forum: Our Community 09-17-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
Well, I took it out for a spin. It was a very...

Well, I took it out for a spin. It was a very sunny day, and the Boulder 100 panels were generating about 72-75 watts, which is about as high as I was told to expect from 100 watt panels (then why...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-19-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,923
Posted By FCStreamer
I took her out this weekend to the scales once...

I took her out this weekend to the scales once more before my planned trip next week. Everything looked and felt great! Iíll post some pics as soon as I can.
Forum: Our Community 08-02-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
Yup, got the 400. I havenít been able to put it...

Yup, got the 400. I havenít been able to put it through itís paces yet, but so far I am very happy with the size and weight. I think I made the right choice for me. YMMV.
Forum: Our Community 07-11-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
Goal Zero for disaster preparedness

Sometimes you just have to pull the trigger and let the chips fall where they may. Iím now leaning towards the Yeti 400 because of size and weight. Also the solar panel I would need is smaller and...
Forum: Our Community 07-10-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
Even if I left Iíd still want to be prepared at...

Even if I left Iíd still want to be prepared at the very least for a power outage lasting a few days. Being able to move my trailer doesnít make me immune from that.

Oddly though, Iím better...
Forum: Our Community 07-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
Goal Zero for disaster preparedness

The fan Iím looking at uses 60 watts, not amps, so Iím guessing it will work. I canít find anywhere where it says how many amps it uses.
...
Forum: Our Community 07-10-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
I found a Vornado 783DC Energy Smart full size...

I found a Vornado 783DC Energy Smart full size air circulator. Fancy term for a nice fan that doesnít pull a lot of juice. According to the manufacturer, it uses less than 2 watts on low (but who...
Forum: Our Community 07-10-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
The Yeti 1000 is rated at 96.8Ah. If my fan is...

The Yeti 1000 is rated at 96.8Ah. If my fan is drawing 6A, my math tells me I will be getting a LOT more than a few hours.

With a 200 watt solar panel, assuming 50% efficiency, 100 Watts goes...
Forum: Our Community 07-09-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
So Iíve been learning a lot about fans lately. ...

So Iíve been learning a lot about fans lately. Iíve determined that my use case includes charging phones, iPads, and running a fan. Maybe one of those Dometic low voltage 12V portable freezers. ...
Forum: Our Community 07-08-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
Thanks for the links. I think that there is a...

Thanks for the links. I think that there is a misunderstanding on intended use. And the companies that sell these are partly to blame by calling them ďgeneratorsĒ.

They donít generate anything. ...
Forum: Our Community 07-07-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
I saw this one. It looks like a good deal. Goal...

I saw this one. It looks like a good deal. Goal Zero sells it for $1300.

Iíve narrowed it down to either the 400 or the 1000. Portability is important. Plus itís $400 more, but more than twice...
Forum: Our Community 07-07-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
No, it is not RV centric. I will use it while at...

No, it is not RV centric. I will use it while at the RV, but I want to be able to use it at home or wherever I need to evacuate, so portability is important.

I’ve been looking at the Boulder...
Forum: Our Community 07-07-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,340
Posted By FCStreamer
Goal Zero for disaster preparedness

With the experience of last yearís hurricane season, Iím approaching this season with a different attitude. Iím purchasing a couple of things I normally wouldnít. One was a satellite phone (thatís...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-28-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By FCStreamer
Outstanding!

Outstanding!
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-26-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By FCStreamer
Best mobile service for streaming

Yes, coverage depends on area.

The AT&T/DirectTV deal is very sweet. What you stream on DirectTV doesnít count towards your data cap. I had it for a while and I loved it.

Unfortunately...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-25-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By FCStreamer
I thought Iíd also report back that after having...

I thought Iíd also report back that after having ďtestedĒ the new toilet several times, Iím happy to say the difference is night and day. Iíll leave the details out. :) Suffice it to say itís much...
Forum: The Pet Forum 06-24-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,625
Posted By FCStreamer
Well, Max found a way out of his crate. Had to...

Well, Max found a way out of his crate. Had to get him a folding metal one. Now he canít get out...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-16-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,179
Posted By FCStreamer
12Ē

12Ē
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-16-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By FCStreamer
It was a piece of cake. The water inlet comes...

It was a piece of cake. The water inlet comes off with your hand. I suggest using a bit of Teflon tape on the inlet of the new toilet.

Two screws, pull the old toilet out. It was that easy. ...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-16-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,179
Posted By FCStreamer
Success. Piece of cake. 314158 314159

Success. Piece of cake.

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Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-16-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,179
Posted By FCStreamer
In process. Waiting for the wife to sanitize the...

In process. Waiting for the wife to sanitize the area...

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Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-15-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By FCStreamer
Iím about to do it this weekend on my FC30. Iíll...

Iím about to do it this weekend on my FC30. Iíll let you know.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-15-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,179
Posted By FCStreamer
Well, thereís one way to find out... 314093

Well, thereís one way to find out...

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Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 06-11-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,179
Posted By FCStreamer
Anyone installed a Dometic 320 in a 30’...

Anyone installed a Dometic 320 in a 30’ Airstream? Looks like there’s plenty of space. Would love to hear from someone who’s done it.
Forum: Roof 06-10-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 925
Posted By FCStreamer
RV Armor anyone?

Has anybody purchased the RV Armor roof service for their Airstream? Care to comment on the experience?
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 06-09-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,139
Posted By FCStreamer
On the other hand, relying on posts from a forum...

On the other hand, relying on posts from a forum where people come for assistance is like walking into a hospital and asking ďis anyone sick in here?Ē and then being surprised at all the positive...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 06-08-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,139
Posted By FCStreamer
Great post. I second the motion.

Great post. I second the motion.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-02-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,923
Posted By FCStreamer
I didnít take it out after the new setup. Iíll...

I didnít take it out after the new setup. Iíll do one more run to the scales before our August trip and report back.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-02-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,923
Posted By FCStreamer
I moved the L brackets back today and remeasured....

I moved the L brackets back today and remeasured. Iím at 36 1/2Ē on the front and 35Ē in the back, which is 1/2Ē off the front from the unhitched measurement. I think thatís awesome.

I measured...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-29-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,923
Posted By FCStreamer
I didnít measure it but I will next weekend when...

I didnít measure it but I will next weekend when I move the L brackets back.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-26-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,923
Posted By FCStreamer
I lowered the ball one notch at everything looks...

I lowered the ball one notch at everything looks good. I didnít pull it out of the lot because, well, Iím lazy. But I went from 36Ē to 36 1/2Ē on the front and from 35 1/2Ē to 34 1/2Ē on the back. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-15-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,923
Posted By FCStreamer
I shall give it a try this weekend. Thanks!

I shall give it a try this weekend. Thanks!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-14-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,923
Posted By FCStreamer
Not sure if itís the picture, but my hitch is at...

Not sure if itís the picture, but my hitch is at 22Ē and my coupler is at 21Ē. So yes, it is higher, but by 1Ē. If I drop the shank it will be lower by .25Ē. Do you think I should still lower it?
...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-14-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By FCStreamer
Thanks for the great tips. Iím so excited Iím...

Thanks for the great tips. Iím so excited Iím planning a trip before my November Hilton Head trip. You know, to ďtestĒ it...

;)
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-14-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,923
Posted By FCStreamer
Yes they did, but I learned that properly...

Yes they did, but I learned that properly adjusting the hitch is the best bet for avoiding a sagging behind.

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Forum: Community Polls 05-14-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 18,854
Posted By FCStreamer
My Dad calls it the ďmotorhomeĒ. No Dad, it...

My Dad calls it the ďmotorhomeĒ.

No Dad, it doesnít have a motor...
Forum: Boondocking 05-14-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 50,782
Posted By FCStreamer
x3!

x3!
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-12-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By FCStreamer
Hitch adjustment required?

Success! Third time was the charm. I moved the L brackets down one notch and remeasured. Iím now at 36 1/2Ē on the front and 34Ē on the back.

I took the truck to a CAT scale, and I weighed in...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-12-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By FCStreamer
You are correct. I tried the hitch this morning....

You are correct. I tried the hitch this morning. Iíve learned more about Equalizer adjustments in the last week than I ever expected.

So I started off with a hitch ball height of 22Ē and a...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 05-10-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,175
Posted By FCStreamer
I just faced the same question, but I needed 300...

I just faced the same question, but I needed 300 lbs for the bolts on my hitch.

After seeing different models, I decided to get a Ryobi impact wrench. I already own several Ryobi tools so I...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-10-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By FCStreamer
Well, it looks like I may have to invest in some...

Well, it looks like I may have to invest in some tools. Iíve been reading the Equalizer instructions, and they are pretty easy to follow to make the adjustments for a new car. But if I have to move...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-08-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By FCStreamer
Got the hitch adjusted two notches. Will try it...

Got the hitch adjusted two notches. Will try it out this weekend to see if it works.

Any other adjustments needed on these Equalizer hitches?

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Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-06-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By FCStreamer
Thank you for pointing that out. Iíve learned...

Thank you for pointing that out. Iíve learned something new. I shall adjust my chains accordingly.

:wally:
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-06-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By FCStreamer
They looked fine to me. I crossed them over the...

They looked fine to me. I crossed them over the top of the hitch. Should I cross them under the hitch?

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Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-06-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By FCStreamer
I tried the hitch today, and sure enough itís too...

I tried the hitch today, and sure enough itís too low. Iím off to a hitch place to see if theyíll adjust it two notches for me.

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Forum: General Interior Topics 05-02-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,005
Posted By FCStreamer
Nope. Too much effort and not enough payback IMO.

Nope. Too much effort and not enough payback IMO.
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