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Old 07-06-2008, 01:50 PM   #441
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SilverCabin and Minnie's Mate - Thanks for the greetings.

BTW, the Boeshield T-9 spray seems to be keeping the corrosion in check.
I'll be posting an update with photos later this summer.

In the meantime, Happy 4th!
I would be interested in how the Beoshield works and where to get it. I found our first spot on one of our tail lamp bezels this past week. At first I thought it might be bird poop, but it didn't wipe off with a wet sponge and was flush with the surface.

Keep us posted.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:55 AM   #442
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He’s talking about gettin’ hitched???

…. Really.?

Where?...

“Gettin’ hitched”

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Old 07-26-2008, 09:55 AM   #443
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Hi SilverGate,

Thanks so much for all the info you've posted in this thread. I'm new and am deciding which A/S I want for full timing. I certainly have learned a lot from you posts and appreciate all the effort you have put into them - they have been ajoy to read.

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Old 07-27-2008, 11:39 AM   #444
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Thank You!

Thank you Pudentane (Louisa & Jasper Joy) for your thank you note…

Welcome to the Airstream Knowledge Sharing Forums and best wishes in your search for the best Airstream for your full timing adventures!

Yes, effort and time is involved in selecting & resizing images, and in choosing the right words for informative and interesting posts (both here and on the Airstream Life Online Community, & History Safari Express.

It is gratifying and very much appreciated when someone, such as yourself, takes a moment to say a simple “Thank you… I’ve learned and/or enjoyed… (something) that you posted”.

And on the occasion of this thread having over 23,000 views, I wish to say “Thank You”, again, to all who have taken a moment to view this thread…

And a special “Thank you” to the monitors, who do a great job in ensuring that these forums function in an environment that is positive and supportive, as well as fun and informative.

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Old 08-08-2008, 02:56 PM   #445
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Staycation

A staycation makes sense in light of the high price of fuel...

and worsening economic times.

More of SilverGate's San Diego staycation...

at History Safari Express...

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Old 08-11-2008, 07:33 AM   #446
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We recently did a 975 mile trip from Durango to Lake City, on to La Veta and back to Durango. At 11.2 MPG and an average gas price of $4.25 (Lake City skewed the average at $4.69 a gallon), total fuel costs were $370. Last year, at $3.00 per gallon, the trip would have cost $261. The difference of $109 from '07 to '08 divided by 7 is $15.57. A few more 10 minute meals instead of going out for dinner makes up the difference in a hurry!

As my mother used to say, "they don't have pockets in shrouds so you can't take it with you"!
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:21 PM   #447
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Sun safety and Living the Airstream Life

Your Mom's right, Denis4x4, you can't take it with you...

So you might as well enjoy what you have, for as long as you can.

There are some things we can do now to live a longer life...

Observe sun safety, for example, which I am learning about the hard way.

Read more about my experience and ways to protect yourself...

In my article, "Sun safety", History Safari Express, Airstream Life Online Community.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:58 AM   #448
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Thank you Southwest Coaches!

Thanks to Dwayne and Aaron of Southwest Coaches in Irvine, CA., “Where Dreams Come True”, our end of summer trip-to-the-beach dream eventually did come true, and we went on to enjoy camping at South Carlsbad State Beach and raised the flag to half-mast in honor of 9/11 Remembrance Day.

Our converter problem was quickly fixed.

See the full story and more: End of Summer Dreams, History Safari Express, Airstream Life Online Community
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:09 PM   #449
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Full moon in the Cuyamacas

It’s a Red Flag Warning this weekend in Southern California, just as it was last week when we returned to the Cuyamaca Mountains near Julian, CA.

Although we could not enjoy a campfire due to the high risk of fires, we did enjoy the full moon brilliantly lighting up our campsite as we continued to celebrate the fall harvest season.

Details and more images of the Safari under moonlight are at:

"Cuyamaca spirits rising", History Safari Express, Airstream Life Online Community (the location of Rich Luhr's new blog, Man In The Maze).
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:03 AM   #450
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I like the little elephant
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:00 PM   #451
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Thanks, jd... we also like this elephant. This handcrafted, silver-metallic elephant was a present from Emma Luhr, while camping at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park last December.

Besides complementing our Safari décor, it has additional feng shui significance, symbolizing power, strength, wisdom and longevity.

Used here, it has no political significance.
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Old 10-26-2008, 02:48 PM   #452
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Those Luhrs are a real class act. I knew there was something extra-cool about it
(Psst! I'd sure like to participate, next time they're in our area...)

A good second purpose: I guessed it had something to do with fen shui.

Thanks for the links. More good stuff, as usual.
I totally dig your trailer!

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Locks for battery box and gas tanks

Bill: I liked and used your idea about the lock on the battery box. I was also worried about the propane tanks and the possibility of those growing feet when we had to leave our AS by itself. Albeit we would be out a lot more cash if somebody took the batteries, it seemed to me that the propane tanks are one, easier to take (quickly) and two, more universal. I don't know if anybody else has done this but I drilled a 5/16" hole in the large wingnut and the crossmember on the gas tank cover and then put a regular paddlelock on. Very simple and it doesn't show. I took a couple snapshots of it, I hope that they transfer.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:38 PM   #454
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Locks

OB Bambi -- Glad you liked our Rockler Keyless Cam Lock for our battery compartment. It continues to work well.

Also glad you found a way to secure your LP tanks. Thanks for posting pictures of your solution here.

We secured ours with a bicycle cable lock, shown below.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:14 PM   #455
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Doran 360RV Tire Monitoring System

Last week we enjoyed desert camping below Ghost Mountain under the full moon. But before I post the story with more interesting moonlight photos, I want to share information about our most important and newly added safety measure:

The Doran 360RV Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Airforums' thread, Tire Pressure Monitor discusses some of the issues.

Read the full story about how well the Doran 360RV Tire Pressure Monitoring System works for us and why it is important to have this at:

Tire pressure monitoring system on the Airstream Life Online Community.
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Thanksgiving cornucopia

Our return to the Ghost Mountain area in Anza-Borrego desert comes at an auspicious time. Marshal South's home site, "Yaquitepec", along with the Wally Byam/Marshal South connection, is featured in the Fall 2008 Airstream Life magazine article, "Marshal South & Wally Byam - Parallel Roads, Different Destinations", pages 36 - 39.

Also, John McDonald's The Ghost Mountain Experiment will be featured at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center this Saturday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. and he will lead a hike the following morning at 9 a.m. up Ghost Mountain to visit the home site of Marshal South.

Read the full story of our return to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, along with nighttime full moon and star photography, tips and ideas, Thanksgiving festivities, music and much more in my latest article:

Full Moon at Ghost Mountain on the Airsrtream Life Online Community

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Strange sightings above and below Ghost Mountain

After a deliciously spicy dinner, while photographing under a brilliant full moon, I saw a flashing light streaking across Ghost Mountain. There had been reports of mysterious, moving flashing lights over the area.

Could this be a UFO or one of the Ghost Lights of Anza-Borrego or a sighting of 2air’?

Even the stars began to look different, along with Larry (who now looked like an astronaut while cooking), and our Pug seemed to have two, non-matching heads).

Read the full account of this strange occurrence:
Ground Control to Major Bill…” at Airstream Life Online Community .
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Home for the holidays

As you may recall from my last posting, "Ground Control to Major Bill...", I was having difficulty with our Airstream and had been frantically searching Airforums for a solution. Finally, after pushing the advance search engine into high gear, I found the solution: My initial problem occurred because I had failed to properly recalibrate the flux capacitor for vertical travel.

(BTW, while up there I had no sighting of the missing 2air')

See the complete report with photos:

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Happy Holidays!
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Happy New Year!

Gas prices have hit a five year low and the sun is shining (at least here in the Southwest), so we are reactivating the mother ship, recalibrating the flux capacitor, and preparing to join others in the desert to celebrate the New Year.

See the full story, "Happy New Year galaxy travelers" on Airstream Life Online Community.

Happy New Year!
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An alley... not a rally

Once again we engaged our vertical thrusters to navigate over the reported snow of the Cuyamacas to rendezvous with others for an unplanned rolling New Year's party in the desert.

Our flux capacitor still needs tweaking because we still went higher then intended. (Good thing we left out the absinthe this time.)

See the full story, "Airstream Alley, part one" on Airstream Life Online Community.
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