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Forum: On The Road... 07-19-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
RVer's Bag o' Tricks

Today we are celebrating our 6th "On-the-Road" Anniversary. Journeying overland at our own pace & changing plans as we go along would be a disaster without our magic-kit of digital resources. Here we...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-09-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,987
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We also got locked out of our Airstream and we...

We also got locked out of our Airstream and we had the key.

Here is our story of how we got back in.

https://livinginbeauty.net/2017/09/14/locked-out/
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Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-15-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,824
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Coffee

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 54,000+ miles, 380+ campgrounds and 48 States/4 Canadian Provinces so far. Here is how to make fantastic coffee in...
Forum: Full-Timing 03-05-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,412
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We use iPostal1

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 53,000+ miles, 370+ campgrounds and 48 States/4 Canadian Provinces so far. We have used the iPostal1 mail service...
Forum: Full-Timing 03-05-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,613
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Full-time Travel Monthly expenses

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 53,000+ miles, 370+ campgrounds and 48 States/4 Canadian Provinces so far. Here are our average monthly costs and...
Forum: Full-Timing 06-13-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 656
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Beauty: Our Retirement Un-Plan - Full-Time Travel

This six-part monthly series, From Beauty's Doorstep, is based on five-years of full-time travel, aka LIB (Living in Beauty). Click the image to read the 1st post, "Beauty: Our Retirement Un-Plan"
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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-23-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Lost power to rear bedroom fan - 2001 30' Excella

Anyone have any suggestions on why and how to fix the lost power to our rear bedroom fantastic fan?

It has worked fine for years, and just quit two days ago.

I checked all the 12 volt breakers...
Forum: On The Road... 05-23-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,312
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Agreed!

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 47,000+ miles, 330+ campgrounds and 48 States/4 Canadian Provinces so far.

For the past 5 years we have not...
Forum: Tires 05-23-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,541
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is a review of the TPMS we use:

Here is a review of the TPMS we use:

https://livinginbeauty.net/2020/09/24/peace-of-mind/

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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-24-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,798
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Not the post you are thinking of, but...

Not the post you are thinking of, but here is an article about how we never hook up to city water and only consume from the fresh water tank.

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 03-21-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,068
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Our Solar/battery setup

Here is our solar and lithium battery setup

https://livinginbeauty.net/2019/04/07/hot-stuff/
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 03-21-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,741
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our review

Here is our review of the one we use:

https://livinginbeauty.net/product/viair-compressor-kit/
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 03-21-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,505
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Kentucky Bourbon Trail

We loved our trip to the Kentucky Bourdon Trail. Here is our review:

https://livinginbeauty.net/2017/01/16/kentucky-bourbon-trail/
Forum: Boondocking 03-21-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,633
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We love Harvest Hosts.

We have stayed at over 95 Harvest Host locations where we receive one night of complimentary camping. Here is our review: https://livinginbeauty.net/2017/08/02/harvest-hosts/
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-25-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Black Water Tank Maintenance tips

Let's get down-and-dirty with ideas, suggestions, tips, and procedures to keep our black water tank at a high level of Liquidity and on the happy side of our Balance Sheet

Here are some ideas you...
Forum: On The Road... 02-17-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,120
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Big Bend Rules

Here is a review of Big Bend and the campground we stayed at that you might find helpful.

https://livinginbeauty.net/2019/03/19/big-bend-rules/
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Forum: On The Road... 01-05-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,766
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our review of the Tetons and our campground

Here is our review of the Tetons and our campground

https://livinginbeauty.net/2017/06/21/when-beauty-and-beauty-meet/
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Forum: Boondocking 01-05-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,251
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our review of Harvest Hosts

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 45,000+ miles, 315+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. We have used Harvest Host for over 4 and a half...
Forum: Boondocking 01-05-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here are some camping resources you might find helpful

Here are some camping resources you might find helpful:

https://livinginbeauty.net/camping-resources/
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-05-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,297
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Mattress Insider

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 45,000+ miles, 315+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Three and a half years ago we bought a custom sized...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-05-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,765
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Hopes, Dreams, and 100 Bottles of Wine

https://livinginbeauty.net/2021/01/03/hopes-dreams-wine/

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Forum: 1997 - 1999 Safari 01-05-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,034
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
A review of our amazing folding eBikes

We LOVE our folding eBikes.

Here is our review: https://livinginbeauty.net/product/ebike/

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Forum: General Repair Forum 12-16-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Fresh Start with many repairs, upgrades and maintenance

Early Christmas! Beauty, our 2001 30' Airstream, gets a Fresh Start at Vinnie's Northbay Airstream Repair. Click the link and see all her new stuff.
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Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-22-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is the one we use and like

https://livinginbeauty.net/product/progressive-industries-ems-pt30x/

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Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 06-15-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,934
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Water filtering

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 39,000+ miles, 270+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Here is an article about water, water filtering,...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 06-15-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Mattress Insider

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 39,000+ miles, 270+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Three and a half years ago we bought a custom sized...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-15-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,833
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Be prepared

Having roadside assistance insurance like Good Sam or AAA is a good thing, but don’t forget to be prepared yourself for a roadside emergency. Here are some tips, tools and suggestions:
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-15-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,983
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
So sorry to see this. You have extensive damage,...

So sorry to see this. You have extensive damage, obviously.

We had similar hail in South Dakota. Here is a video of the experience, but not as much damage.

https://youtu.be/37-KO_Zt3vA
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Forum: General Interior Topics 05-13-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Air Desks

The desks are called Air Desks. And you can find them at https://www.airdesks.com

If you buy one, tell him Jim Beaubeaux told you about the desks. We do not get anything from that, no $ or...
Forum: Photography 05-09-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,362
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Happy Hour

Happy Hour in our 2001 30' Excella.

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Forum: General Interior Topics 05-09-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,857
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Lambright recliners

Here is a photo of our recliners. We love the quality and comfort.

https://i1.wp.com/livinginbeauty.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IMG_0854.jpg?w=1200&ssl=1

Here is where we got them.
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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-13-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,737
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Seagull IV

Chris, we agree the Seagull is worth it, but expensive. We have been using the same one now for almost 25 years. We do change the filter every year at a cost af about $120, or about .32’ a day.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-11-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,737
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Water filtering and conservation

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 260+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Here is an article about water, water filtering,...
Forum: Photography 04-05-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,186
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Pico de Gallo doesn't like fire pits

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Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-05-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,399
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here are instructions

Here is how to replace fluorescent lights with LEDs in older Airstreams:

https://livinginbeauty.net/2016/02/17/let-there-be-leds/
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Forum: Photography 03-11-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,611
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Where was this photo taken?

This photo was taken a few days ago at Fisher's Landing near Martinez Lake Arizona.

It is not BLM land, but a dry camping park with hundreds of acres of land where you can disperse camp for $5 per...
Forum: Photography 03-10-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,611
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
https://livinginbeauty.net/wp-content/uploads/2020...

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-03-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our list

https://livinginbeauty.net/departure-check-list/

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Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Port Townsend

Check out this sweet campground and town near Olympic

https://livinginbeauty.net/2018/11/19/port-townsend/
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Forum: On The Road... 03-03-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,019
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our review of visit to Big Bend National Park.

Here is our review of visit to Big Bend National Park.

https://livinginbeauty.net/2019/03/19/big-bend-rules/
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Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 03-02-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,167
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Roadside Emergency tools, tips and suggestions

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 260+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Be prepared for a roadside emergency. Here are some...
Forum: On The Road... 02-24-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,413
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We like this A Frame ladder

We like this 12' telescoping A-Frame ladder to get up high enough and safe enough to see and clean our Airstream roof. Fits nicely in the bed of the truck. Available from Amazon.
...
Forum: Solo Streamers 02-23-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We have been traveling full-time since July 2016...

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 250+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. We have no plans to ever stop this amazing...
Forum: Full-Timing 02-22-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,701
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
How we carry the grill

Steve, yes we do keep the Q1000 grill in a rubbermaid roughneck tote and transport it in the truck bed slide. One of our inflatable kayaks fit perfectly on top of the tote. Here is a photo of the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-22-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 277,028
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Here is our solar setup

Here is our solar setup: https://livinginbeauty.net/2019/04/07/hot-stuff/
Forum: Boondocking 02-22-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,087
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Harvest Hosts over 60 times

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 250+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. We have used Harvest Host for over 3 years and love...
Forum: Full-Timing 02-22-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,701
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Been traveling full-time for almost 4 years.

We have been traveling full-time since July 2016 in our 2001 30’ Airstream trailer. 38,000+ miles, 250+ campgrounds and 50 states/provinces so far. Here is the grill we use and love, available from...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 02-11-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,470
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
We hope to get tickets when they become...

We hope to get tickets when they become available. It will be our first year going and we are really looking forward to it.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 11-08-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,172
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Propane tank gauge wiring broken off

Does anyone know how to remove the black cap that covers the wires coming from the propane tank gauge? The wire from the gauge to the monitor inside the Airstream broke off and I need got reattach...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-01-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,928
Posted By JBBeaubeaux
Update

Thank you for all the help and advice. It is greatly appreciated!!!!

I have discovered that if my 4 AGM batteries are at 100% so that the Maxum 2000 inverter is not needing to charge them, the...
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