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Forum: Solo Streamers 06-08-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,993
Posted By starstruck08
I love this response because this is my ENTIRE...

I love this response because this is my ENTIRE strategy. I'm constantly hopping out, walking around, and then hopping back in to adjust. I'm getting better at knowing where my corners are, but...
Forum: Solo Streamers 06-08-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,378
Posted By starstruck08
The very first time I went camping, I took a...

The very first time I went camping, I took a friend, but a solo retired camper across the way with a big motorhome gave me a ton of great advice AND gave me a pin for my hitch to make my pull a lot...
Forum: Solo Streamers 06-08-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,124
Posted By starstruck08
In my experience, there's usually so few souls...

In my experience, there's usually so few souls out in the truck/trailer parking, my dog usually doesn't draw a lot of attention. But she also doesn't bark at people, and I tend to drive in the...
Forum: Solo Streamers 06-08-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By starstruck08
I'm afraid I don't have much advice, I'm in kind...

I'm afraid I don't have much advice, I'm in kind of the same boat. I'm hoping to be able to travel more next year, if my saving up and renovation keeps going at the same pace as it is. I have two...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-08-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By starstruck08
Starbound Tradewind -- 3 Years Later!

This was the first post about my 1976 Airstream Tradewind: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417/finally-found-my-airstream-150865.html

I'm doing a slow overhaul/refurbish of the interior (and...
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-08-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,183
Posted By starstruck08
It sat mostly unused for about a year before my...

It sat mostly unused for about a year before my options in that town went belly-up and my family was retiring and moving to North Florida anyway -- my parents didn't want the trailer to move until it...
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,183
Posted By starstruck08
I've actually had a couple of different tow...

I've actually had a couple of different tow vehicles over the last couple of years, but I settled on a 2010 Nissan Titan. I've had it for a year and so far it's worked really well, and I haven't...
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-08-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,183
Posted By starstruck08
Thank you! I actually did the same exact thing to...

Thank you! I actually did the same exact thing to mine (tore out the original futon couch), I was able to sell it to someone who was restoring a Sovereign. The subfloor was torn out, reinforced, and...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 11-13-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By starstruck08
1. Is it a tradewind or overlander, because the...

1. Is it a tradewind or overlander, because the overlander is longer and is not the same model as the tradewind, so I'm a little confused by your terminology. A 25 footer is a tradewind, 27 foot is...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-17-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By starstruck08
1976 Tradewind Futon/Folding Table

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

PRICED AT 200 BUT OPEN TO OFFERS The futon/double bed is in good...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-12-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By starstruck08
Hmmm reading this thread makes me not sure about...

Hmmm reading this thread makes me not sure about using a Land Rover: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464/unsure-about-range-rover-as-tow-vehicle-48224.html

I still feel like there might be...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-12-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,724
Posted By starstruck08
Anyone have experience with Land Rovers? TV shopping again...

Well it turns out my truck was not strapped up enough to be a proper tow vehicle and even just normal use for a year has made the engine all but stall out completely. I've dumped a few thousand...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 05-22-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By starstruck08
I hope you find someone to help you! First...

I hope you find someone to help you! First inspection is very exciting! My first was for a trailer that was in very good shape, but it was out of my price range for what I had saved at the time....
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 05-22-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,552
Posted By starstruck08
You're braver than I, don't know if I'd be able...

You're braver than I, don't know if I'd be able to just buy an Airstream unseen as a project! Course I needed one in fairly usable shape since I want to be on the road within the year. But it sounds...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 05-22-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By starstruck08
Have you done the bumper test or looked at where...

Have you done the bumper test or looked at where the bumper attaches to the frame? The rust you are dealing with will be crucial to the price, as Belegedhel said. I got lucky and found a '76 that had...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 05-22-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,981
Posted By starstruck08
I know this thread is older, but that front couch...

I know this thread is older, but that front couch is gorgeous compared to the one that came with my '76. Is it a replacement or original? Re-upholstered maybe?
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-22-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,183
Posted By starstruck08
Nice to meet another South Floridian! The guy I...

Nice to meet another South Floridian! The guy I bought it from was in Loxahatchee, but he said he'd picked it up in December from Okeechobee, FL. He only had it to be a temporary living space while...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-22-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,183
Posted By starstruck08
It was only a few miles away, so we were able to...

It was only a few miles away, so we were able to tow it home with the help of a friend who had his truck rigged for airstreaming. His brake controller indicated that the brakes on the trailer were...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,183
Posted By starstruck08
Finally Found my Airstream!

http://67.media.tumblr.com/288fc0f53dd5a9c2af967dfbec84e510/tumblr_o6oojh1g5v1qcl1xoo1_1280.jpg

On May 4th (Star Wars Day) I signed the title for my 1976 Airstream Tradewind.

It's in great...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-18-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,999
Posted By starstruck08
I mean, that was the idea behind getting...

I mean, that was the idea behind getting something that can tow at least 5-6k. Because the absolute largest trailer I would get would be 29 ft, and the ones from that era are all under 6k. My...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-18-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,999
Posted By starstruck08
I'm trusting the Craigslist listers to not be...

I'm trusting the Craigslist listers to not be lying to me, honestly? I would obviously double check specs if I went to check out the vehicles, but I pulled these vehicles from a search specifically...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-17-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,999
Posted By starstruck08
The pretty 16 y.o. trucks are SO WEAK WHY

See a cute red 1999 Ford F-150 - 2000 lb towing capacity
ADORABLE mint green 1998 Ford Expedition - 4000 lb towing capacity

WHY. And the towing capacities for a lot of the makes and models change...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-24-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By starstruck08
I think my biggest issue with this truck, is that...

I think my biggest issue with this truck, is that the price isn't... amazing. It was impressive when he initially said $2000 like it was going to be $2000 flat. But he's put $2700 into it - and with...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-23-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By starstruck08
2000 Chevy Tahoe: is the work-horse worth it?

I checked out a few dealerships today, and one of them mentioned an older Tahoe that he'd been sitting on for about 6 months because the interior was ripped up and he hadn't had time to work on it....
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-27-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By starstruck08
I did bid *ashamed* BUT I didn't win it. And I...

I did bid *ashamed* BUT I didn't win it. And I think after reading these comments, I wouldn't even consider it again unless he got desperate and sold it to me for 2k. For me the biggest red flag was...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 10-27-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,028
Posted By starstruck08
Mods, I put this post in two places (the other...

Mods, I put this post in two places (the other being here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227/1978-argosy-26-your-2-cents-welcome-142930.html )

I don't mind if this one gets deleted, just so...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-27-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By starstruck08
I was outbid, but based on the comments, that may...

I was outbid, but based on the comments, that may have been a good thing. I learned a lot about ebay auctions through this, and I'll be a bit more comfortable next time. (I just about had an anxiety...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 10-27-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,028
Posted By starstruck08
lol NOPE not getting it for less than 3k....

lol NOPE not getting it for less than 3k. Apparently the last bidder has a high bid and somebody went to great lengths to find it but still hasn't beaten him.

Now I'm wondering what that high bid...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 10-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,028
Posted By starstruck08
I also just discovered that insurance for a...

I also just discovered that insurance for a trailer is far cheaper than I though - for the plus plan I was quoted $300 for 12 months of coverage!
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 10-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,028
Posted By starstruck08
1978 Argosy 26' - Your 2 cents welcome

Time for some last-minute thoughts on this Argosy! (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Airstream-Travel-Trailer-Rare-Argosy-NO-RESERVE-/221919035604)...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 10-27-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By starstruck08
1978 Argosy 26' - Your 2 cents welcome

Time for some last-minute thoughts on this Argosy! (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221919035604?forcerRptr=true&item=221919035604&viewitem=)
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/6SwAAOSw9mFWJuHP/s-l1600.jpg
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-12-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By starstruck08
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll start looking up...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll start looking up the GVW for the models of airstream I like, so that I know what towing capacity to look for.

If I get a hold of, let's say a Trade Wind from 1969...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-11-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By starstruck08
Most of the trailers I've been looking at have a...

Most of the trailers I've been looking at have a starting weight of 3-4k, and I'd like to stay on the smaller side (22-27 ft). I'd really rather not get an ambassador or sovereign or something. I'm...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-11-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,314
Posted By starstruck08
Tow Vehicle 101, please?

I just read somewhere that you have to subtract the weight of the tow vehicle from the towing capacity, and that what is left is what's good for the trailer. Is that true?

I am SUCH a newbie oh my...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-12-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By starstruck08
This isn't the first one I've seen, but out of...

This isn't the first one I've seen, but out of the three I've seen in person, two of them were ground-up renovations. And the one I saw that might have been good I didn't have enough saved to buy it...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-11-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By starstruck08
I went into the forums reading threads by someone...

I went into the forums reading threads by someone who bought the same model in basically similar condition and after 9 years of working on it she had the basic repairs done, but the shell off the...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-11-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By starstruck08
Here are some of the pictures I took

Here are some of the pictures I took
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-11-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By starstruck08
When Doug jumped on the tail to test the frame,...

When Doug jumped on the tail to test the frame, there was a visible gap between the shell around the door and the subfloor - can someone sum up for me how the shell is supposed to be attached to the...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-11-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By starstruck08
I actually forgot to ask about the title, on the...

I actually forgot to ask about the title, on the Craigslist ad he listed it as a Parts Only title, aka a Salvage title - I don't know how difficult that is to get re-registered as a working vehicle...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-10-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By starstruck08
I'm thinking I may have to trade in my small SUV...

I'm thinking I may have to trade in my small SUV for a better Tow Vehicle at some point no matter whether I go with a smaller model or a bigger one. My current vehicle, if I were to put a tow rig on...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-10-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,529
Posted By starstruck08
Question Good Bones or Good-to-Go?

Or neither? How do you guys fall on this topic? Would you rather buy something that's a totally blank canvas, or something that's already been worked on and slightly renovated by someone else?

I'd...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-30-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By starstruck08
WOW It's so cute. I just sent you a message,...

WOW It's so cute. I just sent you a message, excited to learn more about this trailer.
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 07-29-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By starstruck08
OH NO, if I got this vehicle, it would be for...

OH NO, if I got this vehicle, it would be for PARTS. If the frame and important bits are gone or unsalvagable, I'm not dumb enough to sink a bunch of money into it.

BUT a working original fridge...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 07-27-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By starstruck08
Well, it was a little disappointing. But I'm not...

Well, it was a little disappointing. But I'm not as let down as I thought I was, the excitement of inspecting another one has reinvigorated me rather than drained me. I'll take comfort in that, since...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 07-26-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By starstruck08
Thanks! As far as I can tell he just pulled the...

Thanks! As far as I can tell he just pulled the trailer from Maryland, so I'm hoping it hasn't been in Florida mugginess very long. I'll be looking at everything I can and in every cupboard. I do...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 07-25-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By starstruck08
Going to go inspect a '68 Overlander tomorrow

It's the first time one has popped up so close to home - there's another one floating around in nearby cities but it's at a slightly higher price tag.

My original goal was to purchase before my...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 07-10-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,732
Posted By starstruck08
Yeah the title thing might be a big hurdle. You...

Yeah the title thing might be a big hurdle. You gotta have one in Florida, the guy says he bought it in Alabama where you don't need one for old trailers, but he currently has it in Tennessee. He can...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 07-10-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,732
Posted By starstruck08
1960s Overlander on Ebay - $4500

1966 Airstream International (http://www.ebay.com/itm/191626808967?forcerRptr=true&item=191626808967&viewitem=#)

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAwWDEyMDA=/z/eqsAAOSw9N1VnsQQ/$_57.JPG

Weighing the...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 06-19-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,502
Posted By starstruck08
Thanks for all the advice! I ended up not going...

Thanks for all the advice! I ended up not going to see it. With the brakes busted and one bad wheel and six windows missing AND the floor pulled up, I wouldn't have been able to tow it home even if I...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 06-12-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,502
Posted By starstruck08
In my excitement, I forgot to say that I'm not...

In my excitement, I forgot to say that I'm not stupid. I will be THOROUGHLY inspecting this thing before I make any decisions, and with any luck I'll have my Airplane engineer cousin with me when I...
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