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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By BoldAdventure
Good communication with the wife :lol: I...

Good communication with the wife :lol:

I know some folks stick to 10% FALR. But it just feels more planted to me and overall stable when the truck is driving like it wasn't loaded or as close to...
Forum: Refrigerators 04-19-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 37,803
Posted By BoldAdventure
Still not dead. :D

Still not dead. :D
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-19-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By BoldAdventure
I basically do it the same way, but in reverse. :D

I basically do it the same way, but in reverse. :D
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-19-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up My math from your numbers shows that when you...

My math from your numbers shows that when you hitch up and don't have WD applied, you have 858lbs of tongue actually sitting on the rear axle.

6940lbs truck - 6082lbs truck previously.




I...
Forum: Our Community 04-19-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7,553
Views: 1,263,985
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up I ran into a fellow forum member today while...

I ran into a fellow forum member today while getting my new hitch dailed in.
...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-11-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,565
Posted By BoldAdventure
I like to carry a ham sandwich. Nothing really as...

I like to carry a ham sandwich. Nothing really as tasty as a good sandwich, you know.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-10-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,565
Posted By BoldAdventure
Every day. :cool:

Every day. :cool:
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-09-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 100,515
Posted By BoldAdventure
I think you are right. They have a bus, and if I...

I think you are right. They have a bus, and if I recall they were recording very high temps inside that storage compartment, like extremely high. They also had their HUGE inverter in there. And zero...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-09-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 100,515
Posted By BoldAdventure
Your standard batteries won't last long if you...

Your standard batteries won't last long if you discharge all the way down to 20%. Generally you shouldn't discharge them past 50%.

So that's one advantage. Another advantage is rapid recharge...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-08-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up Making more progress on the lounge now: ...

Making more progress on the lounge now:

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17880042_1683110568651970_8377450798665448024_o.jpg?oh=3be91fc56941650890164a2d5410ef7a&oe=5994635A
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Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-31-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up So I've been making a lot of progress after work...

So I've been making a lot of progress after work each day. Been a raining week which cut into some of my progress.

Made a little detailed layout drawing:
...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-31-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,349
Posted By BoldAdventure
What are the weights on your setup? Been over the...

What are the weights on your setup? Been over the scales? You throw percentages around, but never talked about FALR. Are you not concerned with it?

But hey, you're welcome to believe whatever you...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-31-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,062
Posted By BoldAdventure
If the battery is below freezing you shouldn't...

If the battery is below freezing you shouldn't charge it. That is correct.

Your batteries can discharge however below freezing. But the colder they get, the faster their performance declines.

I...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-31-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,349
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs down worst advice on the forum

So you won't benefit from any anti-sway system also built into that system also? :rolleyes:

You can also tow 80mph on the interstate on the ball too. Everyone knows that 3/4 tons and 1-ton trucks...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-21-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,062
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs down :mad: No it doesn't. Marketing speak is marketing...

:mad: No it doesn't. Marketing speak is marketing speak. :rolleyes:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-18-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,105
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs down https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bLtpHlEoJqg/UmbBx5ew6zI...

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bLtpHlEoJqg/UmbBx5ew6zI/AAAAAAAABpo/DDauMTMofPA/s1600/grinds+my+gears.png

You know what really grinds my gears. When people do this to their public lands. Trash...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-18-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs down Wow, the use of mAH to confuse people is getting...

Wow, the use of mAH to confuse people is getting annoying.

For example a 2000 mAh pack will sustain a 2000 milli amp (2 amp) draw for one hour before dropping to a voltage level that is considered...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 03-18-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up How about almost two years on just solar. ...

How about almost two years on just solar.

Congrats and enjoy the system. ;) It's quite freeing.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-17-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 100,515
Posted By BoldAdventure
I know, I read your about page. I thought maybe...

I know, I read your about page. I thought maybe you were a veteran owned company at first.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-17-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,062
Posted By BoldAdventure
Looks great. Love that Victron hardware. Been...

Looks great. Love that Victron hardware. Been thinking about ebaying all my Blue Sky stuff and inverter and upgrading. I love Victron's integration with it's systems and the bluetooth and app are...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-17-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 40,031
Posted By BoldAdventure
Two years, no blow-outs. Knock on wood. Michelins...

Two years, no blow-outs. Knock on wood. Michelins hold air. ;)
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-17-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 100,515
Posted By BoldAdventure
But they aren't actually Battle Born are they?...

But they aren't actually Battle Born are they? They weren't really forged in the heat of battle. :p
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-16-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 100,515
Posted By BoldAdventure
Fascinating stuff. ;)

Fascinating stuff. ;)
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-16-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By BoldAdventure
Design

Post saved for when I find my design sketches. :D
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-16-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up Part II

Version 2.0 - Bunk & Double Conversion

To be honest, as a couple sleeping on the twin sucks. We appreciated the floor space, but the twin got old. When we started out in May 2015, our girls were...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-16-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up Grand Lounge Reno & Bunk Conversion

We're in the process of upgrading our 2007 Airstream International Signature with some new modifications to better fit our full-time lifestyle. And since we put full-timing on hold for awhile, this...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 03-01-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,795
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up If you're going full time, get what you'll be...

If you're going full time, get what you'll be most comfortable and happy in.

You're going to change things anyways. We did after our first month full-time. And two years later and we're redoing...
Forum: Axles 03-01-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,400
Posted By BoldAdventure
Question Independent Suspension on an Airstream - Timbren Axle-Less Suspension

I've been thinking about independent Suspension on the Airstream for long time. And today, I learned that Timbren makes an Axle-Less system.

https://timbren.com/axle-less/

They produce a system...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 02-15-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up There isn't a difference, they all come from...

There isn't a difference, they all come from China, including the one's Dan buys and charges $14 a pop for. Total rip off. You're not paying a bit more for better quality. You're throwing money away,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-14-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,202
Posted By BoldAdventure
I don't have a diesel, so I don't know anything...

I don't have a diesel, so I don't know anything about those problems. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Like I said 4:30's will move your trailer up any hill. I'm maxed out with 4:10's in the Power Wagon, I think most...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 02-13-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,314
Posted By BoldAdventure
It must take a lot of snow and ice. The Airstream...

It must take a lot of snow and ice. The Airstream has an arch frame, which is one of the best geometric shapes for carrying loads. This is why the Romans & Greeks used them so much. Hopefully you'll...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 02-13-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,627
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs up Pretty rad setup man. Looks great.

Pretty rad setup man. Looks great.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,276
Posted By BoldAdventure
Nice catch. It's still a crap comment. And my...

Nice catch. It's still a crap comment. And my statement stands, you can't just dump everyone into the "they want to feel safe" category. Um, no. I'm not a soccer mom.

No need to be nice, my...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 02-13-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,314
Posted By BoldAdventure
Snow is heavy. I was pretty worried myself as we...

Snow is heavy. I was pretty worried myself as we had a ton of snow in Idaho this year.

Mine looked like yours and I started knocking it off. I'd suggest you do the same just to be safe.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,312
Posted By BoldAdventure
Payload is determined by subtracting the GVWR...

Payload is determined by subtracting the GVWR from what it currently weights.

The thing is though, look at your vehicle GVWR (6800lbs), it's not going to add up to the 7800lbs that the two axles...
Forum: Floor Finishes 02-13-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,099
Posted By BoldAdventure
We installed Allure in 2015 in our Airstream. For...

We installed Allure in 2015 in our Airstream. For two years of full time it held up great.

Now we're in Idaho over the winter and the Airstream is in storage. This is the first time we experienced...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,202
Posted By BoldAdventure
I feel bad for you. :p

I feel bad for you. :p
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-13-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,799
Posted By BoldAdventure
Question Recommendations on Table Pedestal

So I'm currently remodeling our 2007 International, we're doing a grand lounge remodel. And considering using the Springfield 3-Stage Air-Powered Table Pedestal.
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,017
Posted By BoldAdventure
My big issue is with how things are graded on the...

My big issue is with how things are graded on the scale and complaints vs. service requests.

One issue, for example, is where Ford had more complaints about it's stereo (And if you've ever lived...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,312
Posted By BoldAdventure
You'll exceed payload, but you should be able to...

You'll exceed payload, but you should be able to keep it within axle weight ratings, maybe.

You need to go get weighted. On my Ram 1500 for awhile I was over payload by 170lbs but well within the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,276
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs down garabge

:rolleyes: Utter nonsense. It's obvious from multiple postings around here that people pick larger trucks for pulling power and stopping power. Common themes include "exhaust brake" and how well a...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 02-13-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,753
Posted By BoldAdventure
The plan isn't being offered for their mifi's....

The plan isn't being offered for their mifi's. Try an add the mifi to it on their website, won't allow it. And try buying a mifi with the plan, won't offer it.

This is wrapped up as a phone plan....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,202
Posted By BoldAdventure
JD Power, LOL. So their rankings are BS. For...

JD Power, LOL. So their rankings are BS. For example, for a number of years they've marked down Ford over the Microsoft Sync system, and Bluetooth problems >>...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-13-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,017
Posted By BoldAdventure
Neither have I. There was an article recently...

Neither have I. There was an article recently lamenting about them using "bluetooth" problems as justification for labeling a car as don't buy.

:rolleyes:

CR is garbage. But I think only old...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-12-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,728
Posted By BoldAdventure
It makes 380 hp & 401 torque. Not really...

It makes 380 hp & 401 torque. Not really remarkable to me. Ford EcoBoost 375 hp & 470 torque with the 10-speed transmission.

The secret sauce that makes it feel more powerful than it is; Toyota...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-12-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,202
Posted By BoldAdventure
(I'm an automotive enthusiast, so this is just me...

(I'm an automotive enthusiast, so this is just me being a rambling like an enthusiast.)

Tundra is Toyota's red headed step child. Boy, Tundra owners love them around here, even though they're all...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 02-12-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 26,753
Posted By BoldAdventure
Thumbs down The cake is a lie. :D Only 10GB hotspot...

The cake is a lie. :D


Only 10GB hotspot use. The GOTCHA is in the details. Like T-Mobile's Simple Choice unlimited.

https://www.businessinsider.com/verizon-unlimited-data-plan-announced-2017-2
Forum: On The Road... 01-26-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,277
Posted By BoldAdventure
In my time, I've discovered the crazy dangerous...

In my time, I've discovered the crazy dangerous people are always where a lot of other humans happen to be. They're never down a dirt road in the Oregon National Forest, or camping across from the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-26-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,644
Posted By BoldAdventure
I'm the internet. That makes me an expert legal...

I'm the internet. That makes me an expert legal person. You're going to jail.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-26-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 38,072
Posted By BoldAdventure
I enjoyed the movie too. I wanted to see more of...

I enjoyed the movie too. I wanted to see more of that Airstream. The luxury level felt very believable. Really nice resto on it. I wanted to see more of the gun room. :)

Also, Ben apparently...
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