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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-01-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By $hide
Two easy no problem possible answers here that I...

Two easy no problem possible answers here that I have seen with trailers. One is if you water hose is lying in the sun it can heat up the water enough to scald you even on a cold day. Second is that...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 02-01-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,252
Posted By $hide
This was interesting to see how many cook...

This was interesting to see how many cook outside. I live solely in my trailer. I am a workamper at a park/motel. I always cook everything inside all year round. I also have no small electric...
Forum: On The Road... 01-07-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,966
Posted By $hide
A little off the main topic but here is some...

A little off the main topic but here is some information to give regarding propane use. I am sitting stationary right now with a larger refillable tank. I just had it refilled Friday. In 58 days I...
Forum: Boondocking 12-19-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,810
Posted By $hide
Also I have never skirted either my previous...

Also I have never skirted either my previous Airstream or either one of my Avion. I did skirt my first trailer, an sob, 20 years ago. It froze quite often. None of my aluminum trailers froze up but I...
Forum: Boondocking 12-19-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,810
Posted By $hide
Stationary in an Avion here. Subzero temperatures...

Stationary in an Avion here. Subzero temperatures the last two nights. Single digits and teens the other nights.
Exterior water line is heat taped and insulated including the entire 2-1/2' of...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 12-19-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By $hide
Please make sure if you decide to drip that your...

Please make sure if you decide to drip that your grey valve is open and your sewer hose can handle it. You need a good, even slope with no dips or the sewer will freeze up at those temperatures. Been...
Forum: Boondocking 12-19-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,411
Posted By $hide
Another subzero night here. Trailer is warm and...

Another subzero night here. Trailer is warm and water is flowing. But the the other four RVs here are frozen up. One guy actually moved into the motel up front. The motel office had its water freeze...
Forum: Boondocking 12-18-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,411
Posted By $hide
You are probably right when it comes to having no...

You are probably right when it comes to having no electricity but with it you can do well. Last night it got down to -1 degrees. I have full hookups and an 300 lb propane tank on an extender hose for...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 12-15-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,167
Posted By $hide
Don't feel alone. I am an inside cooker too.

Don't feel alone. I am an inside cooker too.
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-26-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,401
Posted By $hide
This doesn't just occur with satellite tv but...

This doesn't just occur with satellite tv but even cable. I ran a small motel/campground this summer and if the cable box wasn't used in two weeks you had to call in and reauthorize it. Since we...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-25-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By $hide
For a short time I also had an 1982 34V. It only...

For a short time I also had an 1982 34V. It only had the flat style cable and no coax outlets. So the mid-eighties must be when they changed styles.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 07-25-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By $hide
Hi. I have an 1986 32S Avion. The coax cable line...

Hi. I have an 1986 32S Avion. The coax cable line from the outlet box in the living room and the outlet in the bedroom ends up in the outside compartment where the electric cord and the water line...
Forum: Vintage Kin 07-13-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,848
Posted By $hide
My 1986 has an all original interior except for...

My 1986 has an all original interior except for upholstery, flooring, and fridge. Cabinets are not bad for the last ten years of daily use, never refinished. The Avion has much heavier cabinets than...
Forum: Vintage Kin 07-13-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,848
Posted By $hide
As someone who has owned both an Airstream and...

As someone who has owned both an Airstream and now for the last 10 years an Avion (albeit a 1986) I must say I found the Avion to be a better built trailer with less problems. Be aware though that...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 07-01-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,466
Posted By $hide
Oh we were hooked up to both water and sewer....

Oh we were hooked up to both water and sewer. Didn't want to unhook the water as it did not have a heated water tank and we had a toddler. Had just changed to this location and didn't have time to...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 06-30-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,466
Posted By $hide
Umm, just make sure if yours is drained into the...

Umm, just make sure if yours is drained into the black tank that you never let the bathroom sink drip in cold weather. Voice of experience speaking here. It is a mess. That was 20 years ago. With...
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-24-2016, 11:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By $hide
We have spent the past ten years in our 1986...

We have spent the past ten years in our 1986 Avion and an older Airstream for three years before that full time but mostly stationary especially the later years. Obviously living in a metal can does...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 04-20-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,565
Posted By $hide
This is why I have not insured my trailer other...

This is why I have not insured my trailer other than as being towed by my truck. Eight years ago when my Good Sam full timer insurance more than doubled in price without ever filling a claim I...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-02-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,570
Posted By $hide
I have had the Magma-style pans for 20 years of...

I have had the Magma-style pans for 20 years of full-time use and they still look and work great. I bought mine for close to $400 in 1996 from Welcome Aboard, a marine supply company. I only had...
Forum: Full-Timing 02-29-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,970
Posted By $hide
We are full timers in an Avion (so equivalent...

We are full timers in an Avion (so equivalent insulation, thermal transfer, etc.) living in Oklahoma with full hookups. While we can easily handle temperatures into the low 20s, high teens overnight...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-12-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,532
Posted By $hide
Yes, the use of paper plates may save YOU water...

Yes, the use of paper plates may save YOU water but in the long run the using disposable paper products uses more water due to the tremendous amount of water in the manufacturing process. Just a...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-10-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,532
Posted By $hide
Real vintage Fiesta Ware for 20 years without a...

Real vintage Fiesta Ware for 20 years without a single broken dish. I had heavy Martha Stewart glasses that eventually had some breakage but not due to travel. Kids had vintage aluminum tumblers and...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-05-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,349
Posted By $hide
Cat on the road

Hmm, our indoor/outdoor cat traveled inside both our trailers for over ten years. Granted we were not traveling daily, we were full-time workcampers. Our first trailer was a SOB with cross-cross...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-08-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By $hide
My current one is just 2 years old and the tank...

My current one is just 2 years old and the tank is leaking AGAIN! This is the third water heater in nine years that we have had the tank leak on. We do full time in ours but you expect the higher...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-08-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,074
Posted By $hide
We bought made to measure 7" extra firm foam from...

We bought made to measure 7" extra firm foam from a foam manufacturer and then cut the curve ourselves with a knife. Then covered with a mattress pad from AB Lifestyles. Combined total for two $450....
Forum: Member Introductions 04-08-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 822
Posted By $hide
Good luck finding door parts. Impossible to find....

Good luck finding door parts. Impossible to find. Other parts can be found at Cayo, Vintage trailer, and Inland RV. Come join the Avion Facebook pages, lots of friendly folks.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-07-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By $hide
Avion 34V

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

Classic 34' Avion travel trailer. Triple axle. Everything works....
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 06-11-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,319
Posted By $hide
I have the twin corner beds. In winter I take the...

I have the twin corner beds. In winter I take the twin size comforter, fold in half end to end, and just lay on top of the bed. It hangs over the edge just enough to hide the mattress. In the summer...
Forum: 1993-1997 Limited 08-09-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,467
Posted By $hide
Airline, I just looked at your photos. Did the...

Airline,
I just looked at your photos. Did the previous owners remove the original bed/beds from the trailer? We have the rear twins. It looks like you have a large freestanding headboard in yours.
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-09-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,997
Posted By $hide
Your 32S looks just like mine with the blue...

Your 32S looks just like mine with the blue awnings except I don't have the side picture window, mine is the same height as the others. I would love the bigger window.
Forum: 1993-1997 Limited 08-09-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,467
Posted By $hide
I also have an Avion 32 S. Sold a front living...

I also have an Avion 32 S. Sold a front living room Airstream to get it. We live full time with no sticks or bricks and had a teenager still living at home at the time. I was so tired of people...
Forum: Winter Living 02-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,397
Posted By $hide
Yes both trailers have the water lines heat taped...

Yes both trailers have the water lines heat taped and covered with foam pipe insulation. My son's trailer thawed out today. He has water lines under his floor and it is not heated. All our water...
Forum: Winter Living 02-10-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,397
Posted By $hide
Are you guys living in your Airstreams? We are...

Are you guys living in your Airstreams? We are living in our '88 Avion. Last week we had a blizzard and 8" of snow. It was almost all melted then Tuesday night / Wednesday morning we had 17" of snow...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 09-01-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,525
Posted By $hide
That's what I have now, mini blinds throughout...

That's what I have now, mini blinds throughout including ends with just enough curtain to cover the curved parts. I just don't like the curtains though. They seem dowdy and dirty even though they've...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 08-27-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,525
Posted By $hide
We have the panoramic windows on both ends. They...

We have the panoramic windows on both ends. They are the one item I would change if I could. We would have plenty of light and view with the regular ones (other trailer had regular). They make it a...
Forum: Full-Timing 05-21-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By $hide
Where in the world did you find a RV park in the...

Where in the world did you find a RV park in the Columbia area? I have family there and have yet to find a park to stay long term. Sesqui state park is short term only. We have parked in family yards...
Forum: Full-Timing 08-23-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,234
Posted By $hide
If you are on disability how would you get down...

If you are on disability how would you get down on your hands and knees to empty your sewer tanks every week (esp. in the rain) or pick up a 40# LP tank (closer to 50# actual wt)? How would you get...
Forum: On The Road... 02-28-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,284
Posted By $hide
We've had 3 people living in 32' or less for 15...

We've had 3 people living in 32' or less for 15 years now, this includes a teenager! That works out less than 11' each. It is all a matter of mindset and organization. And getting rid of STUFF. Of...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-16-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By $hide
It tows. We are workcamping (mowing/painting)...

It tows. We are workcamping (mowing/painting) where we are in exchange for free rent. Our son is working parttime/taking classes so we are staying put awhile. When he is out of the nest we might do...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-16-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By $hide
new member

Hi folks. I have been lurking awhile but thought I'd introduce myself. Hubby and I have lived the last 15 years in an RV except for 1 year. Our son has lived 14 of his 17 years in an RV. We started...
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