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Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 12-05-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By JimW
Barker Jacks

I like the Barker jack mounted on my 97 Limited. A number of years ago, a limit switch went out, so I called Barker. At no cost to me they mailed a new switch. No problems since. Although the unit...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 06-03-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By JimW
UPDATE As it turned out, the AC to trailer...

UPDATE

As it turned out, the AC to trailer circuit fuse (slot #2) was burned out and has been burned out since soon after purchasing the truck. I do have an idea what caused the fuse to blow. What...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 03-22-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By JimW
Dead Jack

ive been putting this question off for too long now, so here goes. A while back, I took the trailer in for a brake job. The trailer sat for a few days after repairs were made, so when I finally went...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 11-04-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,040
Posted By JimW
We had a total blockage this winter due to a...

We had a total blockage this winter due to a poorly installed new black tank valve bracket at the Mothership that wouldn't allow the valve to open more than half way. The RV dealership talked me into...
Forum: On The Road... 11-03-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,456
Posted By JimW
Port Townsend is my wife's favorite place in the...

Port Townsend is my wife's favorite place in the USA. We always stay at the marina, right on the water. We've had zero issues ferrying our 30' from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend. Cost around $85.00...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-17-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,413
Posted By JimW
Darn jack!

From experience, I always think about the worst case scenario. But almost always the solution is the most simple fix. In this instance, Id check the ground as previously mentioned. Clean that...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-28-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,882
Posted By JimW
Mystery Valve

Our 97 Classic Limited, 30, has a mystery valve under the lavatory sink and next to the hot water heater. Its always been in the open position and if everything works, why mess with it. Well, a...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-09-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,203
Posted By JimW
Electric Tongue Jack

I've been very satisfied with our Barker Electric Tongue Jack. It came installed on our '97 Airstream, a model 30 Limited, which was years old at the time. Years later of considerable use I've needed...
Forum: On The Road... 06-16-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By JimW
Omaha area campgrounds

Welcome to Omaha. You'll love the Olympic Swimming venue at the CenturyLink Center in downtown Omaha.

The closest camping to downtown Omaha is at Bluffs Run Casino in Council Bluffs, IA, about 6...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 06-04-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,271
Posted By JimW
I was unfortunate to have the medical emergency...

I was unfortunate to have the medical emergency these policies are designed to provide assistance for, an aortic aneurism that was diagnosed in Santa Rosa, NM. Of course, I didn't have any of these...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-12-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 38,496
Posted By JimW
Dear Maggie, Mary and I are praying for you...

Dear Maggie,

Mary and I are praying for you and for Doug, our first Airstream friends.

Jim & Mary
Forum: Tires 12-29-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,978
Posted By JimW
I made the change to LT tires this spring and...

I made the change to LT tires this spring and can't be happier. My question is about the width of the 245's compared to the 225's. I look at my 225's and their clearance in width always makes me...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-21-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 673
Posted By JimW
Where's the fuse?

I just changed a rear marker light to LED and in the process was able to short out all the marker lights and rear tail lights on my '97 Limited. At least I know where the short is, but am not sure...
Forum: The Pet Forum 07-02-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,128
Posted By JimW
I couldn't help but laugh when picturing that big...

I couldn't help but laugh when picturing that big Lab slurping water! Our 55 pound fur ball isn't so dainty around the water trough either. We placed her bowls in a plastic cake pan container that...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 06-24-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,016
Posted By JimW
Chuck, very well written and an important message...

Chuck, very well written and an important message to those of us who tend to "tough it out". The quoted paragraph hit a special note with me as I, too, had what I'm now calling my "Heart Event" on...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 06-22-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,257
Posted By JimW
That's a good question, Doug. I've been using the...

That's a good question, Doug. I've been using the AirSafe for two years now and haven't noticed any difference in sway control from previous set-ups, but there is no question about its effectiveness...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-27-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,540
Posted By JimW
Before getting the AirSafe hitch, porpoising was...

Before getting the AirSafe hitch, porpoising was a fact of life, We had porpoising with two SOB's and our AS using two different hitches. Since the AirSafe, two years and 34 states later, we've had...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 05-21-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,548
Posted By JimW
Its gotta be the monitor that tells me: I always...

Its gotta be the monitor that tells me: I always have one full and one empty propane tank, the gray water and the black water tanks are permanently full, the fresh water tank is never empty, and the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-19-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 38,365
Posted By JimW
I have the Yamaha 2000. I like having a fuel...

I have the Yamaha 2000. I like having a fuel gauge and all the controls on one side. It runs flawlessly and the color is right for an AS. It's been a while since I bought it but it seems the Yamaha...
Forum: On The Road... 05-10-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,960
Posted By JimW
My wife and I really enjoyed this trip back in...

My wife and I really enjoyed this trip back in 2008. We had to be careful to travel in short days as the distance around the lake isn't that great. Make sure you take plenty of extension cords with...
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,942
Posted By JimW
Are there any AS left in Q? We'll be arriving...

Are there any AS left in Q? We'll be arriving early afternoon tomorrow (Sunday) and would enjoy meeting up with some AS friends for a couple of days. We don't have far to go as we are in Blythe for...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 01-22-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 63,284
Posted By JimW
We are now eating marinated portabella mushroom...

We are now eating marinated portabella mushroom caps marinated in worcestershire, soy, wine vinegar, tempura sauce and garlic powder. Grilled with Gorganzola and served on a grilled onion roll.
...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 01-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,712
Posted By JimW
Count us in, too. The check is in the mail. ...

Count us in, too. The check is in the mail.

Now where to find bell bottoms and a polyester shirt in my modern day sizes. Can't grow a "fro" anymore, either. This could be a challenge.

See you...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 11-15-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,172
Posted By JimW
We've found the stove cover in our last three...

We've found the stove cover in our last three trailers to be in the way and obstructing the two back burners. Once camp is set up, the stove top is removed so the tea pot, fry pan, etc can sit...
Forum: Photography 11-09-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,720
Posted By JimW
The backing-up class A was able to miss the...

The backing-up class A was able to miss the overhead branch in his site. We were better target.
Forum: Our Community 11-06-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7,725
Views: 1,369,502
Posted By JimW
This is part of the storage area of the Airstream...

This is part of the storage area of the Airstream Park in Traverse city, MI. Tragically, the membership voted to end the Airstream exclusivity by just a 6 vote majority. Now, a large number of...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 11-06-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,946
Posted By JimW
I used this header for a X-mas letter.

I used this header for a X-mas letter.
Forum: On The Road... 07-24-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By JimW
We camped directly south of Port Angeles at Heart...

We camped directly south of Port Angeles at Heart O'the Hills on the road leading to Hurricane Ridge. There were a few sites that fit our 30 footer. Check at the visitor's center to ensure there are...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-23-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By JimW
Tomrv

I can't help you on the southern end of the Mississippi, but I've talked with several riders about TOMRV (Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley). They talked very highly of the ride. It can be a...
Forum: On The Road... 05-12-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,101
Posted By JimW
Hi Nicki, You will love Omaha's world-class...

Hi Nicki,

You will love Omaha's world-class zoo. Some people think it's the best zoo in the country, even if it doesn't have pandas.

As for local campgrounds with full hookups, only the West...
Forum: On The Road... 05-04-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,469
Posted By JimW
My wife and I loved our Lake Superior Circle trip...

My wife and I loved our Lake Superior Circle trip 3 years ago. It was a natural for us as our favorite place in the US of A is the Bayfield, WI area by the Apostle Islands and Chequamegan Bay area....
Forum: Photography 05-02-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,543
Posted By JimW
I wish I could pull in the Airstream behind these...

I wish I could pull in the Airstream behind these Flamingos, but the San Diego Zoo might object.
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-18-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,160
Posted By JimW
dznf0g, You're are looking at the new...

dznf0g,

You're are looking at the new install instructions. It wasn't easy to find the pre-2010 directions, but check them out here on pg2, section 3:
...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-18-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,160
Posted By JimW
I remember seeing this picture previously and...

I remember seeing this picture previously and compared it to my setup. Fortunately, I don't have that issue. You're yoke is almost parallel to the A-Frame, whereas mine hangs at an angle to the frame...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 04-18-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,160
Posted By JimW
I'm considering welding the brackets to the...

I'm considering welding the brackets to the frame, as I found the bolts can work their way loose and can strip a thread if too much torque is applied.
Forum: Tires 04-11-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,625
Posted By JimW
I've 16,000 miles on Maxxis tires in 8 months and...

I've 16,000 miles on Maxxis tires in 8 months and no problems. In the past, I've had 3 GYM's on two different trailers with far fewer miles that had tread separation and resulting blowouts and...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-08-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,667
Posted By JimW
I've had good luck with this Canadian Company. I...

I've had good luck with this Canadian Company. I purchased their AC shroud with a lifetime warranty. I talked personally with someone there and found them very helpful.

RV waste holding tanks...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-24-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,670
Posted By JimW
I, too, had a squealing Atwood furnace motor last...

I, too, had a squealing Atwood furnace motor last October, while in Moab. The squeal was so loud I thought we'd wake the neighbors! The temps were in the low 30's so the furnace was cycling pretty...
Forum: On The Road... 01-22-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,009
Posted By JimW
Sounds like a great trip, have fun! Jim

Sounds like a great trip, have fun!

Jim
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-18-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 25,731
Posted By JimW
My first truck was an '03 Chevy, extended cab,...

My first truck was an '03 Chevy, extended cab, 3/4 ton, 4x4, with the 6L gasser. I owned Fords all my life as did everyone else in my family. I really did intend to buy a Ford 3/4 ton truck. We ended...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-09-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,887
Posted By JimW
On the other hand, what's more American than an...

On the other hand, what's more American than an American owned company? Do you think we should have let an Indian Company buy it?

Never-the-less, I bought a lot of Ford shares in November of '08...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,887
Posted By JimW
When I bought my first truck, a 2500 HD Chevy...

When I bought my first truck, a 2500 HD Chevy with a 6 L gasser, I bought the first Chevy in the family since Dad bought a '34 Ford. I showed up at Thanksgiving dinner and they all just looked at me...
Forum: On The Road... 01-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,944
Posted By JimW
Lake Superior Minnesota's North Shore Drive...

Lake Superior

Minnesota's North Shore Drive and our favorite, Bayfield, Wisconsin. Pristine, rugged, and beautiful.

The most beautiful place on Earth!

Ashland, WI, has a great brewery, South...
Forum: Axles 01-04-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,597
Posted By JimW
Here's an idea that probably is impossible, but...

Here's an idea that probably is impossible, but how about mounting disks on the front and back axles and leaving the drums on the middle axle. Many cars, including my '07 Taurus have a combination...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-03-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,519
Posted By JimW
A shroud that lasts

I've replaced two factory original shrouds, one on my SOB and one on our AS. The factory shrouds turn brittle in just a year or two. You'd think they would use a longer lasting material.

I am very...
Forum: Our Community 12-29-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,897
Posted By JimW
Where's my moment?

So, I studied all those beam theory formulas hoping they'd help me set up my Hensley to my AirSafe hitch, but no matter where I looked on the tongue, on the Hensley, or on the airSafe, I just can't...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 12-22-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,752
Posted By JimW
I'm thinking you need to install a new water pump...

I'm thinking you need to install a new water pump and clean the filter. Neither of these two operations is difficult, mostly a screw on and screw off process.
Beware, if your trailer has older pvc...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 12-20-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,621
Posted By JimW
We love our 30'. It is very livable, especially...

We love our 30'. It is very livable, especially with the larger lounge area. Three of our friends in the WBCCI have the 31' model, and those models seem very nice. None of these friends ever intend...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 12-18-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,523
Posted By JimW
Very nice and well thought out. I have an '08...

Very nice and well thought out. I have an '08 Chevy Duramax with the huge trumpet exhaust that can get really hot, as does yours. I've seen a few flaps and skirts with a tell-tale hole where that...
Forum: On The Road... 12-14-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By JimW
We drove from Nogales eastward taking 82, 80, and...

We drove from Nogales eastward taking 82, 80, and 9. We left 9 and headed northward on 146 to I10, mainly because we needed fuel. It was a nice route and would do it again. We liked Bisbee a lot...
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