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Forum: Audio, Video & TV 03-04-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,582
Posted By grizzy
My antenna mount wasn't the most elegant, but I...

My antenna mount wasn't the most elegant, but I simply mounted a steel plate on the one end of the TV antenna and use a magnetic mount Sirius antenna -- I then ran the wire down the front of my Bambi...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-30-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 68,834
Posted By grizzy
We got our generators at Wise Sales,...

We got our generators at Wise Sales, http://www.wisesales.com/ (http://www.wisesales.com/) 1-800-916-9473. They ran a special in July on Honda EU2000i generators for $869 with free shipping and no...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 10-11-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,630
Posted By grizzy
I'm not sure who all the commercial vendors are...

I'm not sure who all the commercial vendors are who visit this site, but I will say that both Andy R's are very much appreciated. One for keeping this site working and the other for outstanding...
Forum: 1997 - 2004 Bambi 10-06-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,302
Posted By grizzy
This is a very elegant solution to one of the...

This is a very elegant solution to one of the Bambi downsides, and you have done a great job in building it -- it looks like it was done at the factory. I would love to see more pictures and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-21-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,857
Posted By grizzy
Check with Wise Equipment (...

Check with Wise Equipment ( http://www.wisesales.com (http://www.wisesales.com/) ). That's where I purchased my set and they were very good to work with. I checked for a friend this summer and the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-05-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By grizzy
My advice is to be careful getting the Michelins....

My advice is to be careful getting the Michelins. Although I'm a great Michelin fan and have used them for years, when I upgraded to heavy load rated tires on my '02 Chevy Avalanche I first went...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-25-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,142
Posted By grizzy
I love my Airstream and wouldn't trade it for...

I love my Airstream and wouldn't trade it for anything -- however, my experience with Avions is that they are a VERY well made trailer. I do believe the Avions I've been in have been stronger built...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-24-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,577
Posted By grizzy
Two Hondas on a Bambi

This link is to my experience mounting two Honda EU2000i's on our Bambi. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f198/honda-eu2000s-mounted-bambi-13142.html#post114671 We've used this for some time now (with...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-13-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,477
Posted By grizzy
I had the a similar problem a few years ago with...

I had the a similar problem a few years ago with the external GFI tripping (although I never had power feedback through the trailer body). My problem turned out to be one loose connection ( I...
Forum: On The Road... 07-11-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,940
Posted By grizzy
Wink IMHO you will want to do everything you would...

IMHO you will want to do everything you would normally do before a trip -- Although the desert is hot, if you have your tire pressure where it's supposed to be, the desert heat won't have enough...
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 07-11-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,267
Posted By grizzy
I haven't used Smooth Talker products, but do use...

I haven't used Smooth Talker products, but do use a similar one from Wilson Direct ( Wilson Direct Connect Cellular Power Booster Amplifier...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 06-30-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,835
Posted By grizzy
We use Verizon wireless broadband/Nationwide...

We use Verizon wireless broadband/Nationwide Access using an AirCard. the cost of the service is $59 with a 2yr contract -- we've used them for a few years now. They have recently upgraded the...
Forum: Community Polls 06-23-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 26,155
Posted By grizzy
This year I repacked wheel bearings (had the...

This year I repacked wheel bearings (had the grease and did it myself, $0), added a paper towel holder (made it myself, $0), added a bookshelf (made it myself, $0) and added outside antennas for both...
Forum: On The Road... 06-14-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,790
Posted By grizzy
I agree that as a destination KOA is probably not...

I agree that as a destination KOA is probably not a very good choice. However, as a place to stop at the end of a day of traveling I say they are hard to beat. We have stayed in over 100 KOA's in the...
Forum: On The Road... 06-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By grizzy
We've stayed at the Oklahoma City East KOA...

We've stayed at the Oklahoma City East KOA probably 20 times -- nice people, good facilities, and a nice campground. It's also very easy to get to from I40 -- about 1/2 mile north on Choctaw Road
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 05-02-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By grizzy
I'm not sure how of the layout in your AS, but in...

I'm not sure how of the layout in your AS, but in our Bambi I installed a shelf at each of the places that the upper cabinets come to a corner. There is a 12"-14" space where there are no doors and...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 04-30-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,486
Posted By grizzy
I have exactly this setup and have used it for...

I have exactly this setup and have used it for some time now. In addition to the antenna, the dual band amp, and cable to connect to the Verizon aircard, I have a second cable that allows me to use...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 04-07-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,597
Posted By grizzy
I'm an Airstream owner and never joined -- there...

I'm an Airstream owner and never joined -- there just seems to be way too much bickering over trivial rules and regulations. I'm not meaning any disrespect to WBCCI members, some people may like...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-05-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By grizzy
A few years ago I was fixing up an older Toyota...

A few years ago I was fixing up an older Toyota Landcruiser for my son. The sun-visors were in sad shape. I took them to an upholstery shop and it cost around $40 to have both rebuilt. They looked...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-05-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,401
Posted By grizzy
Check out this link to the Bambi Forum. ...

Check out this link to the Bambi Forum. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f198/honda-eu2000s-mounted-bambi-13142.html I'm not sure if the 16' is setup the same as the 19' Bambi but if it is...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-23-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,527
Posted By grizzy
You might want to check out the following, they...

You might want to check out the following, they have quite a variety depending on how much you want to spend.
Amazon.com: table pedestal - Boating: Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: On The Road... 01-12-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,859
Posted By grizzy
I purchased our Bambi in L.A. and my first tow...

I purchased our Bambi in L.A. and my first tow with it was out of L.S heading to Arizona in rush hour traffic. I studied maps in advance so I knew where I need to make exits and then used my laptop...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-31-2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,352
Posted By grizzy
Our 2001 Bambi dry weight is 3600#. If you keep...

Our 2001 Bambi dry weight is 3600#. If you keep your loading to a minimum you would probably be within spec. However, your likely to have pretty slow going up hills. We pull ours with a Chevy...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-13-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,588
Posted By grizzy
I have two of the Honda EU2000 generators and...

I have two of the Honda EU2000 generators and wouldn't trade them for anything to use with the Airstream. They are lite and quiet. However, if you are wanting to get something to also run your...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 12-12-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,231
Posted By grizzy
I think the rule should be -- only states you've...

I think the rule should be -- only states you've camped in, with your current rig, and with your current set of tires.
Actually, I like clancy_boy's rule #4. Make it whatever you like. Not...
Forum: On The Road... 12-09-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,065
Posted By grizzy
We have an 02 Avalanche pulling a 19' 01 Bambi...

We have an 02 Avalanche pulling a 19' 01 Bambi and travel about 10,000 miles per year across the Rockies and through the midwest and west. We have averaged 11.7mpg over the last 16,000 miles of...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 12-09-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,265
Posted By grizzy
I was looking for the same thing last summer. I...

I was looking for the same thing last summer. I have a Verizon Air Card for my laptop, but unless it is near a major city, it only runs at about 128kbps. I purchased the Linksys Range Extender (...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 11-10-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,596
Posted By grizzy
I bought one from Walmart ($98.00) several months...

I bought one from Walmart ($98.00) several months ago. I mounted it on the Avalanche rear license plate. The camera I put on the underside of my visor. Installing the whole thing took maybe 45...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 10-30-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,549
Posted By grizzy
Check out the following link: ...

Check out the following link: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f198/honda-eu2000s-mounted-bambi-13142.html

We have used this setup now for a couple of years and over 20,000 miles of towing...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 10-29-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By grizzy
You will need to change the jet (that is if it...

You will need to change the jet (that is if it was running on Natural Gas before) -- LPG and CNG use different sized jets. Your local propane dealer should be able to fix you up.
Forum: On The Road... 09-28-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,858
Posted By grizzy
We've stayed several times at the Las Vegas NM...

We've stayed several times at the Las Vegas NM KOA. Its a nice campground and very nice people run it. Its a fairly short drive frim Santa Fe
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 09-09-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,359
Posted By grizzy
I use an XM MyFI radio. I have a car kit in the...

I use an XM MyFI radio. I have a car kit in the truck and a home kit in the Airstream, positioned near the front window. The antenna in the Airstream is run out through the front window and mounted...
Forum: The Pet Forum 08-27-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,628
Posted By grizzy
We have traveled with two dogs for years, and we...

We have traveled with two dogs for years, and we are quite sensitive about them barking when we are camping. I believe its quite annoying to others and i can't say I blame them. On the other hand,...
Forum: Vintage Kin 08-14-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,835
Posted By grizzy
Avion made a great trailer. They tow nice and are...

Avion made a great trailer. They tow nice and are very high quality. You might try the following links for more Avion info:

http://my.execpc.com/~drg/avionfsw.html
...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-12-2006, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By grizzy
I picked up a couple of Jerry cans at NAPA --...

I picked up a couple of Jerry cans at NAPA -- they are a little expensive but very sturdy. I also got their deluxe spout -- well worth it as it goes in the can easily and does not drip.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-31-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,330
Posted By grizzy
My apologies Mike, I did drill one small hole in...

My apologies Mike, I did drill one small hole in the top of the Airstream frame ahead of the Stabilizer bar. although I don't believe this would affect the vertical strength of the Airstream frame,...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-31-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,330
Posted By grizzy
The generators are somewhat movable on the...

The generators are somewhat movable on the carrier. When I need to start the generator I simply tilt it slightly out and haven't had a problem with hitting anything (although I should say I always...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-31-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,330
Posted By grizzy
Iím not sure what gauge it was. I bought it at a...

Iím not sure what gauge it was. I bought it at a scrap metal dealer in Phoenix, and just walked around his yard until I found what I thought would work. What I ended up with was around 1/8th inch...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-30-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,330
Posted By grizzy
aluminum Windbreaker Pix

I finally got some pix of the Aluminum Windbreakers. I have the generators removed from the carrier as I always do when we aren't traveling. However, I think you will be able to see what I'm trying...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-29-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,330
Posted By grizzy
I never carry more than a few gallons of fresh...

I never carry more than a few gallons of fresh water when we travel -- if i need fresh water I fill when we get there. I figure I'm saving about 200# in water weight on the front and adding 100# of...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-28-2006, 03:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,330
Posted By grizzy
So far so good -- I haven't had a run in yet,...

So far so good -- I haven't had a run in yet, after traveling and trailering around 15,000. However, I am careful. The flags proved not to be that useful so just erring on the side of caution when...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 07-28-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,330
Posted By grizzy
On my Bambi the standard Trailer plug/cord...

On my Bambi the standard Trailer plug/cord reaches the Parallel adapter -- all I have to do is plug it in and stat them up.

Since these pictures were taken I've added an Aluminum "wind breaker"...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-18-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,976
Posted By grizzy
I'm not sure I want to "take the word of another...

I'm not sure I want to "take the word of another hitch-maker" about the feasibility of the Hitch-Helper. I suspect there could be some lateral stabilizing effect from the dual tires on the hitch. ...
Forum: Our Community 07-17-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,221
Posted By grizzy
It was 115 here in Arizona last week -- I'm...

It was 115 here in Arizona last week -- I'm considering cutting two elongated slots in the top of our Bambie and using it to make Texas Toast! The good news is we don't have a lot of mice problems...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-17-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By grizzy
My wife and I spend at least 2 month per year (1...

My wife and I spend at least 2 month per year (1 month in the spring and 1 month in the fall) traveling in our 19' Bambi -- with two dogs and a cat! With the three pets it does get a little crowded...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-22-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,335
Posted By grizzy
We used to have a 13' Boler -- essentially the...

We used to have a 13' Boler -- essentially the same thing as the Scamp and Casita. We loved it and went everywhere in it. However, traveling with two dogs and a cat, it just wasn't big enough. We...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-12-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,012
Posted By grizzy
I have used a Ford 8N for a lot of years to do...

I have used a Ford 8N for a lot of years to do most of my grading & leveling work. I also purchased a small Skid Loader (like a Bobcat) because I needed something with a loader and didn't want to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-04-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,212
Posted By grizzy
Dennis (87MH) was kind enough to send me the web...

Dennis (87MH) was kind enough to send me the web site for the States Avatar. It is: http://www.epgsoft.com/VisitedStatesMap/
Forum: Member Introductions 04-03-2006, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By grizzy
We have the ZipDee Screen room for our 19' Bambi....

We have the ZipDee Screen room for our 19' Bambi. I installed it myself and it took me maybe an hour or two. As far as putting it up, its really not too bad. I would say it takes me 10 or 15...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-13-2006, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By grizzy
Another picture of the Superstition Mountains a...

Another picture of the Superstition Mountains a friend of ours took. Snow is especially nice from a distance!
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