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Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-25-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 21,132
Posted By BeBop
If you are only 2... F-250, Turbo Diesel...

If you are only 2...
F-250, Turbo Diesel (hopefully 7.3), Single Cab
Not too long, massive towing capacity, no gas weakness at altitude.
I only have a crew cab because of the number of folks in...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-29-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By BeBop
Heath, Welcome to the Forums, and the...

Heath,

Welcome to the Forums, and the Airstream community at large.

If you choose to do so, traveling/camping in an Airstream can be one of the best salves to what ails you, or if you have no...
Forum: On The Road... 11-12-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By BeBop
Both the PP and HA are based on the same design...

Both the PP and HA are based on the same design concept. The arguments between weld and bolt attached still occur. Regardless, both are excellent hitches with smart design. Enjoy and travel with...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-25-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 31,352
Posted By BeBop
Any vice is a coping mechanism... something to...

Any vice is a coping mechanism... something to get you through... whatever
If it is unhealthy, best to be rid of it.
Congrats on the progress.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-14-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,119
Posted By BeBop
The geometrics of the Hensley/Propride seem the...

The geometrics of the Hensley/Propride seem the same. I prefer heavy welds over bolts, but the Hensley paint treatment is pure trash. Even so, the rig is overbuilt and in the Mojave crosswinds never...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-24-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,285
Posted By BeBop
Huge torque involved here to shear off the hitch...

Huge torque involved here to shear off the hitch receiver/compress the tubing and deflect the frame mounting plates, which indicates the trailer/TV were still connected at failure.

I must admit...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-24-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,285
Posted By BeBop
I reviewed the image for a while and noted the...

I reviewed the image for a while and noted the following:
-WD bars still connected to A frame
-Hensley head disconnected from trailer ball socket
-Gentleman in safety vest seems to be wrestling...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-30-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By BeBop
Ford F-250 7.3L Turbo Diesel pre 2003. Any year,...

Ford F-250 7.3L Turbo Diesel pre 2003. Any year, with less 100k miles or less. They are pretty much bullet proof.
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-17-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,986
Posted By BeBop
Shakey Brakey

My rig did the same thing... until I realized my brake controller was not properly adjusted, and due to mis adjustment, was activating the Anti-lock braking system on my tow vehicle... front wheel...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-19-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 51,411
Posted By BeBop
But it's a '64 Impala! If you had that car, in...

But it's a '64 Impala! If you had that car, in that condition, you could sell it and buy any TV vehicle you want!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-10-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,067
Posted By BeBop
Wow, Andy, That was quick! IRV knows their...

Wow, Andy, That was quick!

IRV knows their stuff. Send him a photo and I am sure he can give you the proper response!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-10-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,067
Posted By BeBop
Bauxter, I don't know about any structural...

Bauxter,

I don't know about any structural aspects of the panel, but I know when my neighbor at the storage yard backed into my trailer (with me inside at the time) leaving a nice transverse...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-29-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By BeBop
I have found our 27' Safari to be a good size for...

I have found our 27' Safari to be a good size for the wife & myself, as well as a 16 & 19 year old for stays of more than a week. Length of TV/TT is about 52'. Parking can be challenging. I...
Forum: Modifications 09-21-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,957
Posted By BeBop
Nice clean shell... wish I was a chicken!

Nice clean shell... wish I was a chicken!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-31-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 27,550
Posted By BeBop
Bike Rack

Best to place them in the bed/rear of your tow vehicle. The construction of an Airstream is the same as an aircraft, a careful balancing of stress and flex, due to road/travel induced factors. If you...
Forum: On The Road... 08-22-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,669
Posted By BeBop
I don't know about campgrounds, but... Pismo...

I don't know about campgrounds, but...
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort
Pricey... yes
Nice... yes
Easy Access... yes
Would stay there again?... yes
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-25-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,796
Posted By BeBop
Ford TV

For those out there that are looking for a replacement... maybe on the "cheap" (over time)...

I purchased a 2003 F-250 7.3 Turbo Diesel... the cross over year for engines. I couldn't be more...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-21-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 813
Posted By BeBop
Rally Stripe Removal

My thoughtful neighbor at the storage yard in Alameda where I keep my trailer "applied" a nice rally stripe to the curb side of my Safari. :(

It doesn't seem to have dented the metal or scratched...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 04-15-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,873
Posted By BeBop
My experiences with the California DMV have...

My experiences with the California DMV have always been positive.

The following link describes the procedures for a lien sale:

California DMV HTVR7...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-14-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By BeBop
Hey Smooth', per Kevin245, your ideal exists out...

Hey Smooth', per Kevin245, your ideal exists out there, somewhere. Keep up the search, and continue to review and mine the opinions on the forums. I originally targeted at 22' unit, but after reading...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-28-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 31,451
Posted By BeBop
You may wish to consider the Sun-Mar range of...

You may wish to consider the Sun-Mar range of products. They have home/RV/boat models. Lower power consumption than an Incinolet, but equally expensive.

SUN-MAR. The Environmental Solution...
Forum: Vintage Kin 12-11-2009, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By BeBop
Tork Lift... bolt on to the chassis and go.

Tork Lift... bolt on to the chassis and go.
Forum: Member Introductions 12-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By BeBop
Pressure wash, and make sure to keep the stream...

Pressure wash, and make sure to keep the stream >90 degrees to the panel seam (to avoid water intrusion). Spray with "Simple Green" or another "eco-detergent" prior to loosen the scum layer. Seems as...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 11-14-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,656
Posted By BeBop
I think one of the attraction of the older units...

I think one of the attraction of the older units is no compound curves. Good with a shear and rivet gun?... you can maintain that skin forever. But from the looks of it, you don't have to, as it...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-07-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,370
Posted By BeBop
I recently purchased a Craftsman 4 gal. 3/4 hp...

I recently purchased a Craftsman 4 gal. 3/4 hp Pancake Air Compressor from Sears and my Honda EU2000i generator has no issues running it. Overload light never came on and generator never ran more...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11-02-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,880
Posted By BeBop
I have no experience with the ProPride hitch. ...

I have no experience with the ProPride hitch.

The Hensley "bump" disappears when your controller is properly adjusted for braking effort.
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By BeBop
Beer and Ales are some of the most healthful...

Beer and Ales are some of the most healthful beverages you can consume. High in vitamin B, comparatively low in alcohol content, and rich in flavor. Satisfying without being stupefying.

And best...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-17-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By BeBop
2air, Thanks for the input. My intent is to...

2air,

Thanks for the input. My intent is to surgically remove the old caulk and reseal, given the time. At this point, given constraints and the "off site" (~5 miles from my home) location of the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-17-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By BeBop
Temporary seam sealant?

Okay.

The first rains past in the SF Bay Area and no leak on the Safari. Previously, during heavy rains, I noted an interior leak at the rear window. Today, on an inspection of the trailer, I...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-26-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,278
Posted By BeBop
Expanded Battery Bank?

Not quite sure where to post this question...

I am considering expanding my battery bank on the trailer from 2 to 3 AGM group 27 marine batteries (weight/balance issues permitting). But in...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-26-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,500
Posted By BeBop
Welcome to the Forums ShinyRoad! Your will not be...

Welcome to the Forums ShinyRoad! Your will not be disappointed.

F-250 Diesel + 27' Airstream = :D
Forum: Our Community 07-14-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By BeBop
After reading the appropriate posts and reviewing...

After reading the appropriate posts and reviewing comments, I finally settled on a 27' Safari, Rear Twin... the gaucho is easily converted into a Queen with an appropriate air matress... not too long...
Forum: On The Road... 06-25-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By BeBop
Best wishes for you, and the grands, in your...

Best wishes for you, and the grands, in your travels. Young souls will remember the experience for many years... even if the path seems mundane to you. I think about such things, and my offspring are...
Forum: Boondocking 05-16-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,483
Posted By BeBop
Flying J appears to have 6 locations in Maine. ...

Flying J appears to have 6 locations in Maine.

What is the difference between overnight "parking" and napping off a late night or early morning snack?

The proposed policy is totally...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-02-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By BeBop
Explore the forums for opinions on size. I...

Explore the forums for opinions on size.

I did extensively, and ultimately decided on a used '27 Safari rear twin. With the whole family in tow, we convert the front gaucho to a queen with an air...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-02-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,158
Posted By BeBop
My experience is similar to Phoenix, except I...

My experience is similar to Phoenix, except I drive my rig only to tow the Safari or the sailboat (and/or pick up some large items)... usually about once a month for a short distance. The Prodigy is...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 03-14-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By BeBop
A diesel engine should have no problem running on...

A diesel engine should have no problem running on biodiesel... the first ones developed actually burned peanut oil. For contemporary engines the fuel lines will need to be biodiesel tolerant,...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-04-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,960
Posted By BeBop
Now that you mention that, you are absolutely...

Now that you mention that, you are absolutely right... perfect dimensions! Do you poach or steam? :D

BTW I ordered the 3+3 with the free 6 from Forum.
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 02-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,960
Posted By BeBop
I recently ordered the 1.5L Shuttle Chef unit...

I recently ordered the 1.5L Shuttle Chef unit through Forum Appliances up in Vancouver, BC (as a test, based on the initial posting) and am thoroughly satisfied with it and the personal service I...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 02-14-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,624
Posted By BeBop
Interesting departure from the Basecamp. Probably...

Interesting departure from the Basecamp. Probably more functional and taps the nostalgia market. Easier to produce and more profitable? Did a price show up anywhere? Looks somewhat like a TAB on...
Forum: Fun & Games 10-12-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 846
Posted By BeBop
Any LSA pilots out there...

That combine their love of earthbound aluminum with airborne exploration? Just wondering... Seems like the perfect complement to any "down the road" adventure. I have recently joined the EAA and am...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-20-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By BeBop
For me, if the target area is within about a...

For me, if the target area is within about a 1,000 mile radius from where I live it is still more economical to take the Airstream than to fly or drive and stay in a hotel. It is also significantly...
Forum: On The Road... 05-21-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,374
Posted By BeBop
Gosh! Free repairs and a new Mac? What...

Gosh!

Free repairs and a new Mac?

What could be better! :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-03-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,345
Posted By BeBop
Fuel costs?

I have been reading the various posts under this thread with great interest. Fuel costs are definitely "up" in our perception, but it is interesting to see the price of fuel adjusted for inflation....
Forum: Our Community 04-09-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 44,174
Posted By BeBop
My forum name, "BeBop", is based off of the...

My forum name, "BeBop", is based off of the Japanese Anime Series, "Cowboy BeBop".

The series characters (one older & one younger male, and one older and one younger female) seem to echo our...
Forum: 1987 - 1989 Excella 03-22-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,762
Posted By BeBop
Yikes! Any moment arm load on the back an...

Yikes!

Any moment arm load on the back an Airstream will result in excessive stress. Put the bikes inside the trailer forward of the wheels, or in the bed of the tow vehicle, or better yet, get a...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 02-08-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,216
Posted By BeBop
If the moisture intrusion is recent, all the...

If the moisture intrusion is recent, all the above comments are excellent. Wet vac the carpet, blot dry as best you can, and then make sure the subfloor area is dry. You may have to remove some of...
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,573
Posted By BeBop
Hi Peter, You will find quite a few forum...

Hi Peter,

You will find quite a few forum members are "local". Casini would be an excellent idea.

Hey DG. My wife is from Lodi, and we go there frequently. Do they ever have RV spaces available...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 01-22-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 159,545
Posted By BeBop
Hi MV! Looks like a good install... shorten...

Hi MV!

Looks like a good install... shorten the chains a bit and inside, it's all good. :wally:

I had the jacks on the other side of the pin for a year and no adverse results other than a...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-16-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By BeBop
Country Bob... Excellent idea! I have done...

Country Bob... Excellent idea!

I have done the rock thing with moderate success and was determined on my next outing to take my soft shot scuba weight belt, just in case. Your wine box bladder...
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