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Forum: Commercial Listings 04-06-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,125
Posted By basecamp
I really like this design, if they modified the...

I really like this design, if they modified the table to add the functionality of a table leaf you could increase the seating capacity at the table. Voila, party room...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-28-2007, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By basecamp
Trailering magazines advise to use the hand on...

Trailering magazines advise to use the hand on the bottom of the wheel trick. A big rig professional truck driver would never do such a thing... The following method is easier when trying to back up...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-13-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,449
Posted By basecamp
One of the first comments about buying a diesel...

One of the first comments about buying a diesel is about the initial extra cost of roughly 9 grand. I even heard it from a salesman that said to me "you have to drive a lot in order to pay for that...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-05-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,945
Posted By basecamp
I have a Maxxfan and $199 is a good price. I...

I have a Maxxfan and $199 is a good price. I personally feel that Airstream should offer this fan in their new units as an alternative to the so called Fantastic Fan. A much better concept… Why would...
Forum: Our Community 08-04-2006, 09:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,085
Posted By basecamp
I think it's fine to lend out the airstream as...

I think it's fine to lend out the airstream as long as they leave a $5000.00 deposit...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 07-16-2006, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,454
Posted By basecamp
Bought mine in Florida to be towed back to...

Bought mine in Florida to be towed back to Canada. I called the DMV in Florida and asked about a temp plate, maybe that wasn't the correct terminology but I did explain what I wanted to accomplish...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-13-2006, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By basecamp
Mine is set on the middle position. I have a 96...

Mine is set on the middle position. I have a 96 30' Classic. Can't recall why I set it there, I installed the hitch myself and I probably did so based on the instructions. Why would a dealer set it...
Forum: Roof 06-02-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,447
Posted By basecamp
I'm losing confidence in trailer tires from all...

I'm losing confidence in trailer tires from all the stories I read. I had the impression that they last longer than truck tires because trailers sit for long periods of time. When I picked up my used...
Forum: On The Road... 05-26-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By basecamp
Sometimes I have to go to the control panel...

Sometimes I have to go to the control panel network connections, disable then enable the wireless network connection. It can also be as simple as making sure the radio function is turned on, look for...
Forum: On The Road... 05-12-2006, 11:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,111
Posted By basecamp
You would not be allowed to enter Canada with a...

You would not be allowed to enter Canada with a handgun. You would be turned away or have to leave your handgun with the border guard. Canadian Border guards don't even carry guns but I believe this...
Forum: On The Road... 05-12-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By basecamp
I was at Topsail last month, we were driving by...

I was at Topsail last month, we were driving by Henderson SP and I asked if I could drive through to see the sites, they said I had to pay for a day pass. I said thanks anyway, I only wanted to drive...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 05-05-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,186
Posted By basecamp
I saw the guards at Jackson Center April 7, I...

I saw the guards at Jackson Center April 7, I asked how much and they were $89 not $99. I wanted one but I had just spent a bunch on repairs and mantenance. Last year I had screen guards put on my...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 04-29-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,388
Posted By basecamp
I picked up my 30' Classic on April 7 from...

I picked up my 30' Classic on April 7 from Jackson Center on my way from Canada to Florida. The trailer was in for winter repair at the factory. Got there at 01:30 in the morning, the trailer was...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-28-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,598
Posted By basecamp
Three weeks ago I was pulling our trailer south...

Three weeks ago I was pulling our trailer south on I75 heading into a storm. I heard a weather report indicating that hail was a possibility and that a tornado was reported north of Nashville, I was...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-28-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,280
Posted By basecamp
I think a 15" would be ok in the bedroom but it...

I think a 15" would be ok in the bedroom but it would drive me crazy trying to watch it in the lounge. Is there anyone out there who has a 24"+ flat panel? In my 30 I have a cabinet behind the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-02-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,636
Posted By basecamp
What about the ride for the occupants in the...

What about the ride for the occupants in the truck. How does the 350 ride compared to the 250. The Airride is a good idea but if someone wanted to use a Hensley, it doesn't look like they have a...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-30-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By basecamp
Would it be inappropriate to call it a...

Would it be inappropriate to call it a turdmobile? If Chip Foose(Overhaulin)gets a whif of this idea he would probably design it with 22's no 10" wheels.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-22-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By basecamp
It sounds like a nice way of saying "we don't...

It sounds like a nice way of saying "we don't have enough time to dealer prep this until next week' Ask them for their Test Spec, what do they check, get a list. I like the sleep in it idea however...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-16-2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,614
Posted By basecamp
I had the same problem. I had my trailer in the...

I had the same problem. I had my trailer in the driveway, ran the fridge on electric for 6 weeks then when I tried to run it on propane it would not cool. I cleaned the burner area and got the fridge...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-13-2006, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By basecamp
Lewster has the answer. I have 2 Lifeline...

Lewster has the answer. I have 2 Lifeline batteries and I am very happy with them, they are a little more $ but if you think you have the best trailer why not buy the best batteries? If anyone is...
Forum: Trailer Values 03-13-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,194
Posted By basecamp
The Canadian dollar was much higher about 10 days...

The Canadian dollar was much higher about 10 days ago, today you would have to multiply the U.S. $ amount by 1.18 It would be good to buy in Montana, they don't have a sales tax there.

Foreign...
Forum: Trailer Values 03-13-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,194
Posted By basecamp
The Canadian dollar was much higher about 10 days...

The Canadian dollar was much higher about 10 days ago, today you would have to multiply the U.S. $ amount by 1.18 It would be good to buy in Montana, they don't have a sales tax there.

Foreign...
Forum: Trailer Values 03-13-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,194
Posted By basecamp
Wow, where can you convert Canadian to U.S. for...

Wow, where can you convert Canadian to U.S. for under 9% extra? Try about 17% extra which would take that Airstream of 45,598 to about 53,350. I believe you can order a Canadian spec trailer from a...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-06-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,143
Posted By basecamp
You can get a compact diesel genset used on boats...

You can get a compact diesel genset used on boats and also tractor trailers use these so they don't have to run the rig. These units are twice as expensive as a Honda EU3000 but they run cheaper and...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-06-2006, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,800
Posted By basecamp
Hi, sounds like we have the same year and model...

Hi, sounds like we have the same year and model trailer with the standard falling down ceiling option. I would love a 34, I get the impression the newer trailers don't have the drop down ceiling...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-06-2006, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By basecamp
If you're after a 4 season trailer maybe you...

If you're after a 4 season trailer maybe you should look at an Arctic Fox. An Airstream is not a 4 season trailer.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-06-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 44,990
Posted By basecamp
Cool...

Cool...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-06-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,800
Posted By basecamp
I have a 96 Classic 30, ceiling has come down in...

I have a 96 Classic 30, ceiling has come down in the bedroom, bathroom and in the lounge area you can see that the covering is puckered in places where the ceiling pad has come away from the ceiling....
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-06-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By basecamp
Gee, bad windows on $250,000 motorhomes, ceilings...

Gee, bad windows on $250,000 motorhomes, ceilings coming down on Classics, what's going on Airstream??? I guess nothing lasts forever and this is probably why Airstream doesn't give a lifetime...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 03-05-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,338
Posted By basecamp
If you are interested in top of the line RV...

If you are interested in top of the line RV batteries look at Lifeline as well and do a comparison. I use two lifeline 27 batteries.
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 03-05-2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,338
Posted By basecamp
I had a 2002 Santa Fe and I was disappointed...

I had a 2002 Santa Fe and I was disappointed because the next year Coleman(now Fleetwood) powdercoated the frame and the tent material was attached to the bed slides which I thought was a great...
Forum: 2002 - 2005 International 03-05-2006, 01:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,338
Posted By basecamp
Airstream should be more concerned about...

Airstream should be more concerned about protecting the frame. The frame should at least be powder coated. Did you know that all Coleman popup trailers have a powder coated frame? We should not have...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-03-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,579
Posted By basecamp
I sometimes use a python cable lock through the...

I sometimes use a python cable lock through the opening where the drop bar enters. It would be nice if Hensley offered stuff like locks, covers etc. I called Hensley once and asked them about locking...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 02-28-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,050
Posted By basecamp
I'm with you 65GT, I think the Maxxfan is a...

I'm with you 65GT, I think the Maxxfan is a better idea. Low profile, works in bad weather. Currently, I have two of those Maxair covers over my vents and I hate how they look. Two Maxxfans are on my...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-27-2006, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By basecamp
What's the point of travelling down the road in...

What's the point of travelling down the road in your Airstream if you can't use your own facilities. The trailer is designed to hold the water all 400 lbs of it filled and I do fill it because I know...
Forum: Our Community 02-27-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 64,034
Posted By basecamp
Saw the New movie "8 Below" about a guide in...

Saw the New movie "8 Below" about a guide in Antarctica and his trusty sled dogs. Good movie if you like dogs. Did not expect the following. The guide goes back to his summer home on the shores of...
Forum: Our Community 02-27-2006, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,412
Posted By basecamp
I agree, it is a lot of dough. I was there last...

I agree, it is a lot of dough. I was there last May and went up the beach to find a private camp not nearly as nice as Topsail and they were more $$. Topsail does give you cable and sewer, most...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-26-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By basecamp
I forgot to mention, my Avalanche had the same BF...

I forgot to mention, my Avalanche had the same BF Goodrich tires that the H2 has. I know how these tires perform, I use to air to 65lbs when towing the 30. The Hummer is also a heavy truck with a 6.0...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-26-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By basecamp
I don't think the H2 wheelbase is an issue towing...

I don't think the H2 wheelbase is an issue towing a 25. The H2 Wheelbase is 122.8", I pulled a 30' classic with an Avalanche, 130" wheelbase, the 30 is 6' 1" longer than the 25. The Hummer also has a...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 02-26-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,696
Posted By basecamp
Go to any hitch manufacturer on the WEB and they...

Go to any hitch manufacturer on the WEB and they should explain the concept. Your trailer has a hitch weight of over 400lbs so you should have over 400lbs extra weight on your TV. Make sure your...
Forum: Our Community 02-20-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By basecamp
I would love to visit this park in the near...

I would love to visit this park in the near future do you have any advise as to the nicest sites for a 30' trailer? Thanks.
Forum: Axles 02-20-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,461
Posted By basecamp
How about synthetic grease? From what I have...

How about synthetic grease? From what I have heard using synthetic grease can make ball joints last 2 or 3 times longer so why not use synthetic grease for wheel bearings? I use it on my Hensley as...
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 02-18-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,622
Posted By basecamp
Skydeck on EBAY, last day...

Is this a good deal or what? Seems too good to be true. I just find it surprising that something like this can depreciate this quickly, why would they let this go for half the price in only a couple...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-17-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By basecamp
Step up to a Prevost.

Step up to a Prevost.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-16-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,126
Posted By basecamp
Maybe when Terry & Pat asked about the Suburban...

Maybe when Terry & Pat asked about the Suburban it was because they liked the functionality of the Burb over a pickup. Maybe a pickup is not what they want. I think the Avalanche is a better buy than...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-15-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,126
Posted By basecamp
I agree with air10, you don't need a 3/4 ton...

I agree with air10, you don't need a 3/4 ton truck to pull your trailer. My 1/2 ton Avalanche 5.3 litre engine with a 4.10 pulled my 96 30' classic, no problem. Alot of people may not believe it but...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-15-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,043
Posted By basecamp
check the glove box, this is where GM lists the...

check the glove box, this is where GM lists the option content. Unless this truck was a special order I doubt that it has a 4.10, more likely a 3.73(GT4)
Forum: Commercial Listings 02-10-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,787
Posted By basecamp
Speaking of wheels, they changed the aluminum...

Speaking of wheels, they changed the aluminum wheel for the 2006 Classic and I think they are ugly... As a matter of fact, I could not hold back my opinion and I told a factory rep what I thought of...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-10-2006, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By basecamp
Does anyone know how the manufactures come up...

Does anyone know how the manufactures come up with these ratings? Are the manufacturers conservative in their ratings and then we are conservative again? Who came up with this 80% of manfacturer...
Forum: On The Road... 02-10-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,109
Posted By basecamp
It is private property no matter if a sign isn't...

It is private property no matter if a sign isn't posted. I read somewhere that it's a good idea to talk to the manager and ask for permission to stay overnight, spend some money in the store, even...
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