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Forum: Roof 06-14-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By GStephens
They have been excellent when working on our...

They have been excellent when working on our trailer. We've used them off and on for over ten years and they are located over three hundred miles away from us. There were a number of dealerships...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 04-29-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,542
Posted By GStephens
There is one other source of "agreed value"...

There is one other source of "agreed value" insurance of which I am aware. That would be Farm and City; P.O. Box 248; Forest City, IA 50436. Phone: 1-800-331-1520 Website: rvadvantage.com

This...
Forum: On The Road... 04-04-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,995
Posted By GStephens
We use an F-250 Diesel and a Hensley to pull our...

We use an F-250 Diesel and a Hensley to pull our 31' which weighs 2,000 pounds less than yours. I wouldn't pull ours with a 1/2 ton ever.

GStephens
Forum: Photography 03-21-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,404
Posted By GStephens
I really, really liked the turtles photo! It is...

I really, really liked the turtles photo! It is by far my favorite so far.
GSTephens
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-26-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,776
Posted By GStephens
I have two Ford diesels. My older one has the...

I have two Ford diesels. My older one has the 7.3 and is nearing 300,000. Other than a serpentine belt and a fuel pump this truck has been trouble free and is still the one I find myself driving...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 02-05-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By GStephens
We're in Pahaska's Unit, the Texas Highland Lakes...

We're in Pahaska's Unit, the Texas Highland Lakes Unit, where we have a full rally schedule. We have the informal unnumbered caravans he spoke about, we also have what we call NOT REALLY A RALLY...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-04-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,089
Posted By GStephens
Soldiermedic, I received several PMs from you and...

Soldiermedic, I received several PMs from you and responded to each one. Perhaps there was a glitch on one I don't know about. Let's try again, but before Monday, as we plan to leave early in case I...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-03-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,089
Posted By GStephens
This maybe too little to late, but I've messaged...

This maybe too little to late, but I've messaged Tom Kamenski of Camper Clinic to bring some sealant down with the new units they are bringing in for display as a courtesy to participants. I figure...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 01-27-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,089
Posted By GStephens
As to the weather, I live about 200 miles north...

As to the weather, I live about 200 miles north of Montgomery and we have had 70 degree weather the past two days. While that has nothing to do with what the weather will be like for the rally, our...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 01-27-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,089
Posted By GStephens
You will find that at this rally we bend over...

You will find that at this rally we bend over backwards to accomodate everyone and their needs.

1) Rally fees are fully refundable unless using Pay Pal where-in the small Pay Pal fee is not...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 01-26-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,089
Posted By GStephens
In posting the above, I lost the formatting of...

In posting the above, I lost the formatting of the original document making it difficult to read in places especially regarding the seminars. If interested in more information, please let us know...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 01-26-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,089
Posted By GStephens
Proposed Vintage Airstream Rally Schedule ...

Proposed Vintage Airstream Rally Schedule February 10-14, 2010
Wed 2/10 9:00 AM All available volunteers needed for table/chair set-up in Ballroom and class rooms.
...
Forum: Member Introductions 01-24-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,610
Posted By GStephens
87MH is correct, I understand there will be more...

87MH is correct, I understand there will be more seminars scheduled this year than ever before. They will all be held on Thursday and Friday.

GStephens
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 12-31-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 17,089
Posted By GStephens
Steve, I'm planning on being there with my...

Steve, I'm planning on being there with my trailer for you to leak test this year! Put me down for a test and to repair any leak you may find.

On July 24th, I was given three weeks to live and...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-08-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,324
Posted By GStephens
I'll be thinking about all the fun you are going...

I'll be thinking about all the fun you are going to be having and wishing you the best for this weekend's activities. There will be at least a half dozen trailers containing my favorite personalities...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-21-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By GStephens
You don't have to be a member of any club to...

You don't have to be a member of any club to attend the Vintage rally. Come be a part of it and learn what you can. Last year we stopped registration at 104 trailers. You can read about this rally...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 11-03-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,851
Posted By GStephens
I guess there not any of us older members left on...

I guess there not any of us older members left on the forums who will respond to this question anymore. Per Wally Byam's order following his experiences on the many Caravans of the 50's and 60's, all...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-21-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,105
Posted By GStephens
I gave $1600 for mine three years ago. GStephens

I gave $1600 for mine three years ago.
GStephens
Forum: Tires 07-20-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,587
Posted By GStephens
In ten years of towing an Airstream, I've only...

In ten years of towing an Airstream, I've only experienced one tire that needed attention and was able to get to a repair center without damage to the tire and without needing the spare. We rely...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-12-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,418
Posted By GStephens
Buy some spray foam, fill the A-frame at the...

Buy some spray foam, fill the A-frame at the front of the trailer with foam and any other places that you find under the trailer big enough for a mouse to enter. The A-frame is where most enter. I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-30-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By GStephens
Check out the Zip Dee awning website. They offer...

Check out the Zip Dee awning website. They offer an outsided screened room, but I think the cost is over $1,000. Such an awning room would be great if campiong in one spot for weeks, but I wouldn't...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-29-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,940
Posted By GStephens
We're pulling our trailer a half mile down the...

We're pulling our trailer a half mile down the road to our campground on the river that's now been in use for our family reunion since 1935. As we've aged, we've bought the ranch this campground is...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 06-18-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,162
Posted By GStephens
Look behind the front curtain next to the street...

Look behind the front curtain next to the street side couch arm. There should be both an electrical outlet there and the switch for the florescent light fixtures over the windows.
GStephens
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-17-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,634
Posted By GStephens
Yes, the Hensley is the best money I've ever...

Yes, the Hensley is the best money I've ever spent and I have spent money on all sorts of extra toys I've bought to play with for the Airstream including a Huges Autoformer, Hitch'n Sticks, a flag...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-17-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,209
Posted By GStephens
Contact Colin. I bought him his decal at Billy...

Contact Colin. I bought him his decal at Billy Simms RV in Lubbock and he changed out the old and put it on. It can be a labor intensive process, but very doable.
GStephens
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,634
Posted By GStephens
I'd choose and did choose an F-250 Crew Cab...

I'd choose and did choose an F-250 Crew Cab diesel. With the 3/4 ton you have the Tow Haul transmission which virtually eliminates braking while going down mountain passes. You have tow vehicle...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-15-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,634
Posted By GStephens
Like Sarge, I have a lifetime of towing...

Like Sarge, I have a lifetime of towing experience (41 years) having ranched all my life. There were very few days I did not tow something. I pull a 31' with an F-250 crew short bed 6.0 diesel. ...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-13-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By GStephens
I agree with Andy. Also, over the years, there...

I agree with Andy. Also, over the years, there were a few customers who requested paint rather than pinstriping because the vinyl moldings would start deteriorating immediately and they didn't want...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-13-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By GStephens
Your model was a dark grey/silver metalic as you...

Your model was a dark grey/silver metalic as you describe. Pretty much all Airstream dealers carry the exact color in spray cans that you could order and have them ship to you. Contact a dealer near...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-13-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By GStephens
Like Foiled Again said, use a hair dryer and lots...

Like Foiled Again said, use a hair dryer and lots of patience.
GStephens
Forum: Our Community 06-12-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By GStephens
I don't think Airstream produced owner's manuals...

I don't think Airstream produced owner's manuals for the the 1968 models. I think it was during the 70's that owner's manuals were first produced.
GStephens
Forum: Our Community 06-10-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,346
Posted By GStephens
I see where you are going with this, but I don't...

I see where you are going with this, but I don't think it will work. I have free parking for Airstreamers consisting of two 30 amp sites with water and a complete bathroom adjacent to the sites. I...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-31-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 44,379
Posted By GStephens
I agree with Tim A. I ranch and have therefore...

I agree with Tim A. I ranch and have therefore pulled some sort of trailer virtually every day of my adult life. I figure I might not be worth it, but my wife's safety is worth the extra money. I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-26-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By GStephens
Everyone's exterior storage compartments of that...

Everyone's exterior storage compartments of that era were keyed alike. All keys except the entry door where keyed alike. Find someone with a trailer near you and borrow his key for that door long...
Forum: Awnings 05-25-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,110
Posted By GStephens
You just need one lock per window awning. Call...

You just need one lock per window awning. Call Zip Dee. That is about the only way to get the current price of any of their products as they do not post these on their website, or go to a dealer...
Forum: Tires 05-16-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,601
Posted By GStephens
Pappy, I not suggesting that your axles are out...

Pappy, I not suggesting that your axles are out of alignment, but they could be. All it takes is one curb or other anomally. I experienced uneven tire wear in spite of running Centramatic...
Forum: On The Road... 04-24-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By GStephens
Year before last we put on almost 10,000 miles...

Year before last we put on almost 10,000 miles from Texas through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-24-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By GStephens
The rally several weeks ago in Texas was the...

The rally several weeks ago in Texas was the Region 9 Rally held in Waco.
GStephens
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 04-16-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By GStephens
I have nothing but compliments for the Pressure...

I have nothing but compliments for the Pressure Pro unit we have installed on the truck and trailer. It has already saved a truck tire for us.

GStephens
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-09-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By GStephens
Call Central Freight. We just returned from the...

Call Central Freight. We just returned from the Region 9 WBCCI rally in Waco. One Airstreamer told me he had Central Freight there in Waco align his axles and was quite complimentary of them. I may...
Forum: Trailer Values 03-22-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,958
Posted By GStephens
I'm in Texas, so my experience would not apply to...

I'm in Texas, so my experience would not apply to you, but I was able to secure quite satisfactory appraisals from two different dealers. Progressive took the average of the two appraisals as the...
Forum: On The Road... 03-22-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By GStephens
None of the sites below are located on lakes, but...

None of the sites below are located on lakes, but I've personally stayed in each one and can attest that each one is well above average as far as ammenities if that is what you are looking for. I've...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 03-22-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,118
Posted By GStephens
I don't have any direct knowledge of the Denali's...

I don't have any direct knowledge of the Denali's capacities, but if a 23' is on your radar and if you don't mind a slightly used newer model vs. a brand new one, there is one for sale by one of our...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 03-19-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By GStephens
I tow a 1982 Limited 31' with the Hensley Arrow. ...

I tow a 1982 Limited 31' with the Hensley Arrow. This trailer has been pulled by a Hensly for around ten years with no problems from popped rivets, cracked end caps or any other damage. I respect...
Forum: The Rally Zone 03-17-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By GStephens
There is no place to boondock at Summitville as...

There is no place to boondock at Summitville as there is an active mine there that has been the recipient of Super Fund money to try and do something with the heavy metal that completely killed the...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 03-01-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,451
Posted By GStephens
Contact your local Airstream dealer or you might...

Contact your local Airstream dealer or you might consider contacting Inland RV and have them ship you one if you are determined to replace it yourself.
GStephens
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 03-01-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,420
Posted By GStephens
I can't answer most of your questions. The...

I can't answer most of your questions. The photographer you mentioned was not "the official photographer". He was eharve, a fellow forums member. He apparently made the photos available to people...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 03-01-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,420
Posted By GStephens
Wish you weren't wounded. Marvin and Annie will...

Wish you weren't wounded. Marvin and Annie will be joining us at our next unit rally this coming weekend (Wednesday through Sunday) near Crockett at the Salmon Lake RV Park just outside of...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 02-28-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,436
Posted By GStephens
Wow! Looks GREAT! Once finished, it'll be one of...

Wow! Looks GREAT! Once finished, it'll be one of the best investments you'll ever make.

Did you go over to Pat's house and help with Whitsend's floor replacement yesterday as you'd planned. ...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-26-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 26,420
Posted By GStephens
There is a picture of Marvin and Annie's Argosy...

There is a picture of Marvin and Annie's Argosy at the top of post 257. Such a beautiful trailer it is. It had a paint job to die for.
GStephens
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