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Forum: Full-Timing 02-04-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By Harpo
This building is classified "agricultural" which...

This building is classified "agricultural" which the county no longer designates. Best I can tell in talking with the county permitters there are no restrictions with respect to living in such a...
Forum: Full-Timing 02-04-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By Harpo
Some reason the picture did not show up on my...

Some reason the picture did not show up on my previous post. Here is my second attempt. If it doesn't work this time then take my word for it the warehouse is big, ugly but fits perfect for my...
Forum: Full-Timing 02-04-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By Harpo
Be careful what you wish for it may just happen!!!

Well, well, well-- Look what i stumbled on. The perfect place to live and house my airstream "Cind-Me". I was not really meaning to find a new place until I sold my house but one day I just...
Forum: Solo Streamers 01-29-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,561
Posted By Harpo
Thanks so, so much for the kind words. To think...

Thanks so, so much for the kind words. To think I am helping someone else who is experiencing the loss of such a dear one gives me great comfort and purpose.
Forum: Solo Streamers 01-18-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,561
Posted By Harpo
I too am so, so sorry for your loss. The day to...

I too am so, so sorry for your loss. The day to day struggles are unbelievably difficult. I know for me nothing will ever completely fill the void of losing my wife and it should not but I do...
Forum: Solo Streamers 01-10-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,561
Posted By Harpo
Thank you

Thanks so much everyone for the kind words and condolences.
Well I got "Cindy-Me" home. I must admit it was love at first sight. The salesperson I dealt with told me before I got there I would...
Forum: Full-Timing 01-04-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By Harpo
Good find. This is exactly what I am thinking...

Good find. This is exactly what I am thinking about building for myself. I agree with the designer that one of the biggest advantages of such a structure is that it could be classified as a...
Forum: Solo Streamers 12-30-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,561
Posted By Harpo
"Cind Me" On

It is with considerable amount of consternation and anguish I have decided to trade-in my Eddie Bauer ("Loretta") for a new trailer. You see "Loretta" represents to me the happiest and most...
Forum: Shocks 12-18-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,927
Posted By Harpo
Hmmm! I failed to mention mine is a 2012 as...

Hmmm! I failed to mention mine is a 2012 as well. I probably have about 7 or 8 thousand on mine. I guess I better go get mine checked. Thanks for the reply.


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Forum: Shocks 12-17-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,927
Posted By Harpo
I too have a 25' Eddie Bauer. Just wondering how...

I too have a 25' Eddie Bauer. Just wondering how many miles do you think you have on your trailer before you replaced your shocks?


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Forum: On The Road... 12-04-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,559
Posted By Harpo
Excellent topic. I really think when it comes...

Excellent topic. I really think when it comes to exercise -- where there is a will there is a way-- applies. Whether you are at home, on the road, in the trailer even in a car there are...
Forum: On The Road... 10-14-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,428
Posted By Harpo
I live right on the southern Oregon coast....

I live right on the southern Oregon coast. Actually 230 ft up off the water facing south (the worst possible direction). The NOAA data I am seeing says wind gusts over 80 mph but nothing yet I have...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-19-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,659
Posted By Harpo
I really liked the video. Lots of good ideas...

I really liked the video. Lots of good ideas from which I intend to borrow. Here is a picture of my arrangement for allowing short time camping without pulling the AS. The reason I want to do...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,659
Posted By Harpo
Not sure where is EZAirstream got their info but...

Not sure where is EZAirstream got their info but my transit van is a 3.2 L diesel.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,659
Posted By Harpo
Don't mind the questions at all and thank you...

Don't mind the questions at all and thank you also for the words of comfort.
1. the tongue weight is approximately 800#s. This is according to the hitch I bought for the van which is called...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,659
Posted By Harpo
Thank you for the condolences. Our camping days...

Thank you for the condolences. Our camping days together are some of the most cherished times I have and will always have. To go it alone seems formidable but getting into nature through travel and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-17-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,659
Posted By Harpo
I am now towing my 25' EB with 2016 3.2 L diesel...

I am now towing my 25' EB with 2016 3.2 L diesel Ford Transit van. I traded in my f-250 6.5L diesel truck for the van. It was not by choice but for necessity. My wife became very ill and it...
Forum: Base Camp 09-14-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,975
Posted By Harpo
I think I would be very interested in purchasing...

I think I would be very interested in purchasing the new basecamp if I could get it into my garage. Just measured height of my garage door opening and it is 8'. The new basecamp is 8'6.25" high. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-05-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,310
Posted By Harpo
I have 25' EB and pulling it with 2016 3.2L...

I have 25' EB and pulling it with 2016 3.2L diesel ford transit van. Have not towed a bunch yet but looks like I might get between 15 to 16 mpg. So far very pleased with overall performance.

...
Forum: Our Community 09-05-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7,423
Views: 1,180,723
Posted By Harpo
My last name is Hitt. Think it might be...

My last name is Hitt. Think it might be shortened version of yours? Is it German in origin?


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Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-02-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,350
Posted By Harpo
I really like it a lot as well. So much so I...

I really like it a lot as well. So much so I saved the pictures to perhaps use as a model to copy some of the same concepts from. I recently lost my precious wife and am considering selling my...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-16-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By Harpo
Could someone give me the specs on the fuse that...

Could someone give me the specs on the fuse that go in the vent? Unfortunately the existing fuse blew a good while back and I took it out to get a replacement and of course lost it. In the meantime...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-19-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,496
Posted By Harpo
The first repair to the brakes was covered under...

The first repair to the brakes was covered under the warranty and to the credit of the dealership and Ford there was no hassle whatsoever in getting it done. I expect this second repair to the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-19-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,496
Posted By Harpo
I have repeatedly checked the trailers brake...

I have repeatedly checked the trailers brake since this problem first come to my attention and I don't believe they are the cause. We really have not used the trucks brakes excessively (i.e.. no...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,496
Posted By Harpo
Hmmm! I could be wrong but don't think it is a...

Hmmm! I could be wrong but don't think it is a problem with the controller setting or the trailer's brakes. The controller was set per owners manual and in doing the adjustment braking the trailers...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-19-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,496
Posted By Harpo
Jury is out.

We have a 2014 F-250 with 13,000 miles on it. So far I really like 6.7 diesel engine but having problems with the brakes. We had a 2011 ecoboost before we trading it in on the F-250. One of the...
Forum: Community Polls 05-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 213,807
Posted By Harpo
I really luv our back hatch. It really lets the...

I really luv our back hatch. It really lets the outside in.212510
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 148,027
Posted By Harpo
Not sure where the number is? I went out to see...

Not sure where the number is? I went out to see if I could find it on the shank but I did not see it.. I have my trailer hitched up right now so quite a bit of it is covered. I do have it written...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-27-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 148,027
Posted By Harpo
Thanks for the advice. I did call Equilizer and...

Thanks for the advice. I did call Equilizer and they were very helpful. They are sending me a new bolt and some more spacer washers. I also told them that I had been having problems with one of...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 148,027
Posted By Harpo
Thank you. I will talk to the folks at the...

Thank you. I will talk to the folks at the machine shop about using the 1/2 in 20 bolt.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 12-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 148,027
Posted By Harpo
Trouble with angle bolt We just bought a new...

Trouble with angle bolt

We just bought a new truck so I had to readjust the equalizer hitch to fit. Upon inspection I discovered that the angle bolt's head had sheared off. I attempted to drill...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-25-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,914
Posted By Harpo
We just traded up to a F-250 because our F-150...

We just traded up to a F-250 because our F-150 ecoboost seemed to be overloaded when we got everything in the back. Another deciding factor was that even though we had 24k miles on the truck we were...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-16-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,702
Posted By Harpo
Yea, We are exactly in the situation that...

Yea,

We are exactly in the situation that you described except that we went ahead and bought the 2014 f-250 diesel. I really liked our 2011 ecoboost also but it did not have the cargo capacity...
Forum: On The Road... 06-05-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By Harpo
Try Camp Cape Blanco and we will join you.

We love Cape Blanco SP. It is between Port Orford and Bandon (see last months Sunset magazine on best places to camp). We camp there a lot. Matter of fact if you elect to camp there let us know and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 05-29-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,189
Posted By Harpo
Wow, the wife and I are at the beautiful City of...

Wow, the wife and I are at the beautiful City of the Rocks and make no doubt about we are glamping. The wife is fixin Calabrian chicken al Martinez and olive pesto smashed potatoes and I
am hard at...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-17-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,829
Posted By Harpo
It's settled. We are related. Loretta was named...

It's settled. We are related. Loretta was named after Cindy's mom (Sylvia Loretta), who also recently passed.
If you have plans to travel to the southern oregon coast in your awesome new AS,...
Forum: Boondocking 03-17-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,100
Posted By Harpo
Fantastic Place to spend the night. Just...

Fantastic Place to spend the night.

Just want to inform those passing through Port Orford via 101 that there is a great place to spend the night only a couple of blocks from the highway @Harbor...
Forum: Boondocking 03-16-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,892
Posted By Harpo
We are headed to Santa Barbara in May taking 101...

We are headed to Santa Barbara in May taking 101 from Oregon. I would be interested in the boon docking places you have found along the way and whether you would recommend them as well. Thanks
Forum: Dollars & Cents 03-12-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,680
Posted By Harpo
We bought our 25 ft EB last year in April from...

We bought our 25 ft EB last year in April from Sutton. We got the trailer for invoice price (not real sure I know what constitutes that anymore although the salesman did show it to us). The...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-11-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,829
Posted By Harpo
Welcome to 'streaming and welcome to Oregon! We...

Welcome to 'streaming and welcome to Oregon! We are betting that you will really like your AS and your new home. We are transplanted texans, and just love living in Oregon and camping in our AS in...
Forum: On The Road... 02-26-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,813
Posted By Harpo
The state parks are open in Southern Oregon

Hi,
Congrats on the planned trip. We live in Port Orford Oregon and all the state parks around here are open: this includes Bullards Beach State Park (near Bandon), Cape Blanco and Humbug State...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-24-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 114,936
Posted By Harpo
No sorry. I forgot to take pictures while they...

No sorry. I forgot to take pictures while they were inside. I believe our Malibu kayaks are 10 and 12 ft in length. Our trailer is 25 ft. We put the longest kayak in first over a tarp and then...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-10-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 114,936
Posted By Harpo
First time out with the kayaks

Finally we were able to take the kayaks with us camping. Loading and unloading was easy with our EB. We put a tarp down first and then once they were in we wrapped the tarp around them and secured...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-11-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,747
Posted By Harpo
Question regarding installing inverter with this solar system

My wife and I just got back from visiting AM Solar and and are considering installing the exact same system you did on our 25 ft EB. Before we purchase the solar system from AM Solar (we are...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-27-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 98,230
Posted By Harpo
UPDATE: Happy to report that since the...

UPDATE: Happy to report that since the alterations (i.e. reflashing the PCM and adding the cooling system deflector) we have had no problems with either the shuttering or the rough shifting either...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-25-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 98,230
Posted By Harpo
The wife recently took the truck back into the...

The wife recently took the truck back into the dealer for the rough shifting and the shuttering problem we are having with our Ecoboost. They likewise reflashed our PCM but they also ordered a...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-11-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 98,230
Posted By Harpo
Problem not towing

We have a 2011 Ecoboost. We have been using regular gas. Strangely enough we seem to be having our trouble with the engine missing and the transmission shifting roughly when not towing the...
Forum: The Rally Zone 06-18-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,062
Posted By Harpo
Congrats on the new airstream! We are going to...

Congrats on the new airstream! We are going to be in Portland in July and would really like to see it. I will give you a call when we know the exact dates that we will be there. Hopefully it will...
Forum: Photography 06-13-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,005
Posted By Harpo
160945 Port Orford, Or. What do I love...

160945

Port Orford, Or.

What do I love about Port Orford:
The majestic outdoors with great fishing and seafood.
Forum: The Rally Zone 06-03-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,062
Posted By Harpo
A special thank you as well.

Well, we just got back home from a week and half of "glamping" at some absolutely wonderful places here in Oregon and Washington. All the places we stayed at were absolutely wonderful. However,...
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