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Old 03-07-2009, 10:58 AM   #21
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Can I come to your happy hour? I will bring gifts. There is nothing else quite like being among other people that have a good understanding of what exactly is important in life. Congratulations.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:09 AM   #22
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Buffalo Theory

I don't know about the Absinthe argument regarding madness, etc. ... but I think all hedonists and bohemians could / should subscribe to the Buffalo Theory. Not sure where this came from, so I can't properly attribute it to the author, but you'll get the idea. (Hope this attachment thing works!)

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Old 03-07-2009, 12:55 PM   #23
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Ah, the children of the revolution

Sounds like you'll fit right in!

Welcome on board, stop by and we'll toast your new rig over some Absinthe

Michael
First off! Welcome! Welcome! Atlanta's a great place to call home! It was mine for a few years...

Secondly, Absinthe! Great mention! I haven't found anybody in Mobile that carries it... had to settle for the imitated "Absente" this week! Love the entire process of it!

Ok, not hijacking... promise!

Have a wonderful weekend! Good luck 'Streaming...

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Old 03-07-2009, 03:48 PM   #24
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I'm a new member with a posting under "Off topic forum". I think you may live close. Check out my profile. My daughters' in college too and no committed relationship.l Just looking to get/find a pal with/ an airstream and relax!
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:14 AM   #25
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Hmm. A man, not from Mars, but from Earth. A woman, not from Venus, but from Jupiter.

In four billion years none of these planets have ever crossed paths. Always going around in their own eclipses. Never really getting close.

Then a rogue black hole slips through a certain remote part of the Milky Way. Wrecking havoc, disrupting the equilibrium. Literally putting all the tiny planets and the lives of billions riding on them on new and unpredictable courses.

You never know.

"Always in motion the future is." - Yoda
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:47 AM   #26
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If you want to get that new camper to you I will be delivering a camper in Houston on Wednesday and could bring it to Atlanta pronto. The company I drive for is fully licensed, permitted, documented, insured, yada, yada, yada. Horizon Transport Inc.

Why wait???

PM me and I will be glad to communicate in other more expedient fashions to assist you.

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Old 03-08-2009, 10:53 PM   #27
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I can now report that the Airstream has arrived safely in Waco. The inspection went well except for one thing. The overall assessment was "it's as though it was hardly used at all". Sweeeeet!!!

The air conditioner never quite got happy. There was no 30 amp circuit available. At first too much extension cord was suspected, but even plugged directly into 15 amps with an adapter it still wouldn't seem to go. I didn't experience any of it, but it was something like the sound cycled every 15 seconds, or something - in trying to determine if the compressor was getting started and staying started. It never cooled, that was pretty clear.

With a lot of extension cords I can see the voltage dropping to a problematic level without blowing a fuse. But when plugged in directly, I would think it would blow the 15 amp breaker or work. I don't know. It told them to accept it anyhow and we'll see I guess.

My sister and brother-in-law were awesome in the lengths they went to in order to go to Houston, inspect it over the course of a couple of trips to the seller, inspect the heck out of it using the list provided here with my annotations, and tow it back to Waco.

They said it towed just fine. Longer than he's used to towing, because their smallish fifth wheel also over hangs the truck of course. But no sway. He liked the way it towed just fine.

Now I'm stressed over buying the right truck. I'll get there.

Biggest disappointment so far? I don't see how I can make the Region 3 rally in Perry, Georgia, due to prior commitments!
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:35 AM   #28
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The air conditioner never quite got happy. There was no 30 amp circuit available. At first too much extension cord was suspected, but even plugged directly into 15 amps with an adapter it still wouldn't seem to go. I didn't experience any of it, but it was something like the sound cycled every 15 seconds, or something - in trying to determine if the compressor was getting started and staying started. It never cooled, that was pretty clear.
Bohemian,
Be carefulr, running the AC on a 15 amp circuit is a NO-NO. It should only be run on a 30 amp circuit. There are stories here on the forum of people burning up their compressor running their AC on anything less than 30 amps.

Glad to hear everything went well. You had better get that Airstream away from your sister and brother-in-law, they may want to keep it for themselves.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:36 PM   #29
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The stress of truck buying is over. I think I did pretty well.

I wanted a new truck - a vanity thing. Never bought myself a brand new vehicle. But in the end it just wasn't needed.

I got a 2006 F-350 Lariat FX4 V10. It is 35.9 months old (a few days left on the warranty) and 35000 miles. Not too old, not too many miles. I took it in today to the Ford dealer and got a major service interval done to it, which included tons of inspections of things I don't know how to inspect, and 4 not-a-big-deal warranty items done before it runs out. Just in time.

It's black too, the color I most wanted. Meant to contrast with the Airstream and match the dark tinted windows. Won't have a combined picture for 6 weeks or more. But I know folk are going to ask so here's a photo from the seller which is very representative.

Already glad I didn't get a diesel because at first the service manager said the work would be about $600, then, no, it's *not* a diesel, so $300, which it was. Buy a good bit of lower-mileage gasoline.

I'm advised to buy a air bag hitch receiver, since the truck is so stiff and somewhat over kill. Eventually I want to get an after market in-dash navigation unit with rear camera and a truck shell.

Still not stress free, but I'm getting there.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:56 PM   #30
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A/C on 15 A circuit

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The air conditioner never quite got happy. There was no 30 amp circuit available. At first too much extension cord was suspected, but even plugged directly into 15 amps with an adapter it still wouldn't seem to go. I didn't experience any of it, but it was something like the sound cycled every 15 seconds, or something - in trying to determine if the compressor was getting started and staying started. It never cooled, that was pretty clear.

With a lot of extension cords I can see the voltage dropping to a problematic level without blowing a fuse. But when plugged in directly, I would think it would blow the 15 amp breaker or work. I don't know. It told them to accept it anyhow and we'll see I guess.
Hi, Bo,

My best guess is that there's nothing wrong with the air conditioner. Sounds like it's trying to start, but the voltage at the trailer is dropping too low and the brownout protection is tripping out.

The reason is, in addition to the smaller breaker, the 15 Amp branch circuit is run with smaller wire. A 30 A branch circuit uses #10 wire; a 15 A branch circuit uses #14 wire. Big difference. If the A/C draws a starting surge of, say 25 A for a few seconds, it may not trip the 15 A breaker--which incorporates a time delay to prevent nuisance trips--but the voltage will drop quite a bit because of the #14 wire.

Boy, you're right, that truck is overkill! I'm with you--there's no payback on a diesel any more, with diesel fuel selling for so much more than gas.

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Old 03-14-2009, 05:41 AM   #31
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Get a good voltmeter

or even the $20 one at Camping World and watch how much voltage drop you get when you try to start the A/C on a 15A circuit. You won't try that again!

I keep one of the CW meters plugged in at all times, in order to keep track of what's happening to the trailer electrics.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:58 AM   #32
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Thumbs up Nice Soft Rear.

The Air Hitch would be a good option, but not the only one.

Others here can offer advice on what, if anything they've done on 3500 rear suspensions.


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Old 03-31-2009, 02:21 PM   #33
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Wink Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder

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Those who drink Absinthe becareful. Absinthe is made from a plant called worm wood. Worm wood means Vermouth in German. Van Gough drank the stuff and it made him crazy. Absinthe is a poison and should not be used all the time. I tcan cause you to hallucinate and can make you sick. It also is known for making you get really wild and crazy.
It is illegal in this country and if I am correct only a few European countries still sell it. It is a green milky looking drink.

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Hey, where can I get some of that stuff?
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:10 PM   #34
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here is where I get mine... Absinthe - Absinthe, buy Absinthe and Absinthe Accessories online, order now, drink tomorrow! Absinth24.net it is the real stuff not the imitation they sell here.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:35 AM   #35
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Comr by Springstream to meet some great ffolks and learn more about the AS life. I am described by my family as "an old(disgusting word) hippie-same category as bohemian-or close. Have a happy life!
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