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Old 10-18-2009, 04:51 PM   #201
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'slide, please posts photos when you do plug in like that. I forgot to mention that each successive receptacle in the branch circuit will be protected by the GFCI breaker.

Sometime between 2001 and 2008, Airstream added the GFCI breaker.

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Old 10-18-2009, 06:16 PM   #202
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Maybe he had a concussion from bouncing along the highway and then died of old age.

Look for the mummy next year.

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I installed new axels in May. Maybe the smooth ride caused him to sleep walk into the 'pool'.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:51 PM   #203
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Mickey Mouse queen bed.

Hi this morning it was in the 60's and overcast; An oportunity to wash my Safari. I must have gone around my trailer four times before I got all the dirt that I missed or wouldn't wash off. Now for Mickey Mouse. I can't find him. All the traps are untouched, even the little pieces of cheese puffs are still on the sticky traps. Nothing for him to drink either. I found two more little droppings today so I still think he was a very little mouse and by himself. My wife noticed when I have the storage compartment light on, the queen bed glowed. I found no evidence in the storage compartment, but for future protection from varments and weather I decided to seal off the bed. This is an area that, I feel Airstream let me down. I think a relatively new Airstream should be mouse proof, But we know now for a fact that it isn't.

(1.) A few years back, I noticed between the bed and the night stand, I could see my water heater's styrofoam. I closed that off with 1"X2" Oak.

(2.) Hard to see in this picture, but at the head of the bed on each side of the aluminum strip, there was room to stick your fingers in. I closed them off with plastic channeling.

(3.) Where the bed meets the wall [should] and the convolute for the tail lights run, Airstream left about a 2" freeway into my storage compartment.

(4.) From the inside of the above bed corner, Airstream used a precission chain saw to cut this board.

(5.) Inside of bed with home made filler board installed. I made a small round hole in the corner to fit tightly around the wire loom.

(6.) This shows the outside view of the permament freeway closure.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:32 PM   #204
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You mentioned the high cost of the heated water hose earlier in this thread. One thing you can do is to go to the big box hardware store (which ever is closest) and buy the water line heater that you install on your house's plumbing to keep it from freezing. Wrap the heater tape along the length of the water hose, including over the hose bib, and then add some water pipe insulation, again including the hose bib, and plug it in at the electrical post in one of the 20 amp outlets. This should cost below $50 and be as effective.
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:42 PM   #205
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If you go the heat tape route, two things to remember: (1) don't wrap it over itself—it burns it out, and (2), the stuff they were selling 20 years ago doesn't last more than a few years; maybe it's improved.

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Old 10-21-2009, 10:22 PM   #206
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Bob, Lately I haven't been spending much time on the Forums, it seems that the older I get, the busier life seems to be. I started reading at the beginning of your travel-adventure and spend almost two hours reading the whole thing and boy was it fun! Thanks for sharing it with me.

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Old 10-21-2009, 10:34 PM   #207
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Bob, Lately I haven't been spending much time on the Forums, it seems that the older I get, the busier life seems to be. I started reading at the beginning of your travel-adventure and spend almost two hours reading the whole thing and boy was it fun! Thanks for sharing it with me.

Who does most of the Driving while your towing? JB
Hi, John. Glad you enjoyed our trip or trips. I do all the driving while towing and my wife handles the directions. She handled the Garmin, Woodalls, and AAA paper maps. I take care of the mechanic's of the trailer and all outside work and my wife handles all of the inside work.
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Hi, John. Glad you enjoyed our trip or trips. I do all the driving while towing and my wife handles the directions. She handled the Garmin, Woodalls, and AAA paper maps. I take care of the mechanic's of the trailer and all outside work and my wife handles all of the inside work.
Sounds like you are a great team! Hopefully the hubby and I will be a fine tuned team after a bit more experience. Thanks for sharing,
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:54 PM   #209
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Sounds like you are a great team! Hopefully the hubby and I will be a fine tuned team after a bit more experience. Thanks for sharing,
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Hi, we're a team at home too; What ever it is, or needs to be done, we just do it.
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Old 02-24-2010, 12:13 AM   #210
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Anniversary coming soon.

Hi, our anniversary is coming very soon and we are getting out of town. We had several ideas on places to go and what to do. This sort-of makes this another random trip. Our final decision is Las Vegas, Nevada. We have been there several times on one nighters, in hotels, but this time it will be for four nights and in our Airstream Safari. We don't drink or gamble, but there are lots of other things of enjoyment to see and do there. Hopefully I will be able to document our trip and post some pictures.
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Sounds like a great trip. I've been wanting to get info on family friendly things to do in Las Vegas so I'm looking forward to "going along for the ride".
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Hi Bob,


Last year was stayed in Vegas as my mom is 81 and had never been there. We stayed at the Circus Circus KOA. It was the most expensive parking lot I have ever been to. Its all about location though. I know there are better places to stay but I kinda wanted to see the KOA airstreams and be downtown. I think it was $99.00 per night. We stayed two nights.. ugh.

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wow, just discovered this thread and I must say it is "essential" Airstreaming... just going wherever....hook it up and hit the road....

bravo to you

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Bob, I'll be following you on another random trip. It's much too early to leave here—2 feet of snow last week and it sure is pretty, but traveling will be vicarious for now.

We talked to a guy when we were at JC last year and he said he'd had his sewer hose stolen at the Circus Circus RV lot, so lock up everything. Friends who live nearby have camped there and liked it. Location is important, though I'm not sure it's that important. It seems cheaper to stay out of town, drive in and pay to park somewhere secure. If you win a bundle, you can probably buy a few foreclosed homes in Vegas.

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Circus Circus is a parking lot, it is expensive, it is right on the strip. If I wanted to do the Vegas thing again, I would probably stay there again.
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Hi, I didn't want Circus Circus because of some things we heard about it, mostly price. I haven't heard about theft, but that can happen anywhere. We are staying at "Las Vegas RV Resort" a little ways away from the main drag. Check out this link, if it works. Seems like a great place to stay.

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True story..

We stayed at the Circus Circus KOA. My mom somehow left her purse / wallet in the restroom at the Circus Circus Casino. As you could imagine not a great thing to happen. Hours later.. we discover that its missing. We tore up the trailer looking everywhere and thought maybe just maybe someone found it and turned it in. I told my wife she was on crack and nobody here was going to do that. We went to lost and found and there it was. The 300 in cash still inside and all her cards in place. Some good samaritan turned it into lost and found. So our experience was 100% perfect for the two days we were there with no issues or problems at all. The staff were great and were were just down the way from all the shiny airstreams..

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Vin - I love hearing stories like that! There are still lots of good people in the world, and I'm glad you & your mom got to find it out personally. That must have made your day!

Bob, have a great trip! Vegas is a fun place to visit. Can't wait to hear more about it!

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Hi, the other day when I pulled my trailer forward, for access, I did my normal setting of the tire pressures on the trailer and Lincoln. My trailer gets 65 lbs in all four tires. My Lincoln gets adjusted from 26 lbs front to 35 lbs and from 33 lbs rear to 40lbs. As stated on my other trips, from home to destination and back home I will only make visual inspections. In other words, I don't mess with them. As for lug nut torque, the Airstream gets 120lbs and the Lincoln gets 150 lbs. [torque was still good]

Next step was to take my hitch head apart, clean everything, and re-grease the pivots. One of the pivots seemed like it didn't stay torqued on our last trip so I replaced the pivot bolts with grade 8 bolts and self locking nuts. I still installed the lock washers.

Today I filled my water tank, hooked up my water hose, added toilet chemicals, fired up my water heater, fired up my furnace, fired up all three stove top burners and lit the oven. I tested my water pump and vent fans too. So far everything looks like it's ready to go.
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