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Forum: Airstream "In the News" 04-17-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 115,222
Posted By RangerJay
A stupid, arrogant, unthinking, selfish person...

A stupid, arrogant, unthinking, selfish person ....... his business is toast .... and it should be .....


Jay
Forum: The Pet Forum 06-23-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 57,964
Posted By RangerJay
Is the Vacuum Monster gone??

Attica has never been a big fan of the vacuum cleaner ......
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-29-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,866
Posted By RangerJay
The answer is no - but having said that - I do...

The answer is no - but having said that - I do remove accumulations of snow from the roof - not worried about the axles at all - but in this part of the world I don't like the weight on the roof...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-25-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,299
Posted By RangerJay
I must have missed the memo on that one ........

I must have missed the memo on that one ..... don't ever recall reading it in the literature with the mirrors - or any other place.

Whoever gave you that advice is either misinformed or pulling...
Forum: On The Road... 04-22-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,019
Posted By RangerJay
We bring a folding 3 ft stepstool - which give me...

We bring a folding 3 ft stepstool - which give me enough reach to get to the roof (but not on it) - if there is need to actually get up on the roof then it is very likely that the 5th wheel or motor...
Forum: On The Road... 04-13-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,782
Posted By RangerJay
It's not too hard to figure out an overall budget...

It's not too hard to figure out an overall budget if you break things down into small chunks:

- Google Maps will help you determine how many miles you are going to travel - then work out your fuel...
Forum: On The Road... 04-11-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,418
Posted By RangerJay
Timely discussion - we've been retired for 16...

Timely discussion - we've been retired for 16 years - the retirement goal? - visit all the big Parks on the continent - and now?? - well - we've made a helluva dent - but the rest take a lot of...
Forum: Photography 04-10-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,765
Posted By RangerJay
Little memento from the Top of the World highway ...

Little memento from the Top of the World highway .....
Forum: On The Road... 04-06-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,027
Posted By RangerJay
We have crossed with our trailer dozens of times...

We have crossed with our trailer dozens of times over the past couple of decades (and more). Our habit now has become:
- have your pets up to date vaccination record handy if asked - the big deal...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 03-24-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,775
Posted By RangerJay
Tongue weight in the specs is tongue weight empty...

Tongue weight in the specs is tongue weight empty with no installed accessories or options - add those accessories, options, propane, batteries, water and gear - then it climbs dramatically.

There...
Forum: The Pet Forum 02-19-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,556
Posted By RangerJay
I've never known any dog who's ears didn't perk...

I've never known any dog who's ears didn't perk up, tail goes up and entire posture changes to show excitement when the word "walk" or "drive" is directed at them or even part of the general...
Forum: On The Road... 02-08-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By RangerJay
We are not typically KOA type folks but have...

We are not typically KOA type folks but have never been disappointed with the KOA in Nashville - their entertainment is what you'd expect of Nashville - very enjoyable, professional and free - they...
Forum: On The Road... 01-13-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,698
Posted By RangerJay
There are a lot of RV type parks in Alaska and on...

There are a lot of RV type parks in Alaska and on the road to get there and back - but those full hook-ups tend to be expensive and not particularly scenic (some exceptions). The best scenery, the...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 11-10-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,787
Posted By RangerJay
There is no need to actually get on the roof. ...

There is no need to actually get on the roof.

I bought one of those 12 foot folding ladders that I will use in either the 6 foot typical step ladder or the 9 foot or 12 foot lengths leaning...
Forum: On The Road... 11-08-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,314
Posted By RangerJay
We don't use checklists any more but work hard at...

We don't use checklists any more but work hard at making the final hook-up quick and simple.

The night before:

- pack up as much as you can - for us this means all the outside gear (chairs,...
Forum: On The Road... 11-01-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,314
Posted By RangerJay
We've all bin there, done that ...... Don't...

We've all bin there, done that ......

Don't beat yourself up - checklist or no checklist it is easy to find yourself bypassing something.

Checklists are a good idea till your routine becomes...
Forum: The Pet Forum 10-28-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 57,964
Posted By RangerJay
Very good ......

Very good ......
Forum: Photography 10-23-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,280
Posted By RangerJay
Getting tucked in for the Winter .....

.... the end of the last day of the last road trip of 2015.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-22-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By RangerJay
I think if you head down to any of your local RV...

I think if you head down to any of your local RV dealers tomorrow you will find that every trailer with a TV installed at the factory will remain in the unit over winter.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-21-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By RangerJay
Leave ours in overwinter - no problems. ...

Leave ours in overwinter - no problems.


Jay
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 10-20-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,712
Posted By RangerJay
We've always used a single 20 foot hose with no...

We've always used a single 20 foot hose with no issues other than the odd time I have forgotten to check out the location of the sewer dump on the campsite before setting up .....

If you do get a...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-15-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By RangerJay
Welcome to the forum - from the other side of...

Welcome to the forum - from the other side of Ontario - you know - the one on the backside of the map .....


Jay
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 09-27-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By RangerJay
If you can arrange for someone in that area from...

If you can arrange for someone in that area from this forum who will do a walk-thru with you that would be a great plus - you will learn a lot - and presuming a deal then the next step would be to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-21-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,315
Posted By RangerJay
Somehow it seems we are turning a simple task...

Somehow it seems we are turning a simple task into NASA rocket science ....

.... leveling a trailer should not be rocket science .....

The fridge represents the defining need for being level....
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-31-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,824
Posted By RangerJay
You're right - maybe that explains the VW Beetle...

You're right - maybe that explains the VW Beetle challenges .....

Thanks,


Jay
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-31-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,824
Posted By RangerJay
No sway - but actual steering is a tad iffy ...

No sway - but actual steering is a tad iffy .....


Jay
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 08-31-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,824
Posted By RangerJay
Very basic tips for a comfortable and safe start...

Very basic tips for a comfortable and safe start to your towing life might be:


Recognize that hauling a trailer is a different experience than hauling a boat, pop-up or utility trailer.
A...
Forum: Modifications 08-29-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,976
Posted By RangerJay
Mouse Fur - Replaced!!

Well - it's done!! - a whole lot longer than expected - but none-the-less - it's done ..... and the trailer is put back together ..... well mostly ..... still have a some edge moulding to pick out...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-26-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By RangerJay
Welcome to the club - you're in for a great ride...

Welcome to the club - you're in for a great ride - and whatever you need to learn you'll find on this forum.


Jay
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-26-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,530
Posted By RangerJay
We had a short but memorable group of mouse...

We had a short but memorable group of mouse guests a few years ago - my wife wouldn't sleep in the trailer till they were evicted and the entranceway found - so the pressure was on .....

Turned...
Forum: Photography 08-24-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,433
Posted By RangerJay
Lots of great photos this month. Our own...

Lots of great photos this month.

Our own won't win any contests but when we want to get absolutely "lost" there is immediately one place that comes to mind - it is Neys Provincial Park in...
Forum: On The Road... 08-23-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,690
Posted By RangerJay
...... let me think for a minute ...... ...

...... let me think for a minute ......

...... well ......

...... mainly ......

...... pretty much comes down to ......

...... just because .....
Forum: On The Road... 08-10-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By RangerJay
We are pretty dedicated users of lakeside...

We are pretty dedicated users of lakeside campsites in National, Provincial or State Parks - but once a year (or so) we abandon that purist approach and do a "Casino Run" - we have a few favourites -...
Forum: On The Road... 08-08-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,227
Posted By RangerJay
Watch the "Long, Long, Trailer" ...... .......

Watch the "Long, Long, Trailer" ......

.... what a great movie.

I've worked hard (read this as jest) to try and get my wife to go back to the trailer and get supper ready while we are on the...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 08-03-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By RangerJay
Whatever the issue is - it's contagious ...... ...

Whatever the issue is - it's contagious ......

Jay
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-01-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,437
Posted By RangerJay
Most campgrounds will have campsites that will...

Most campgrounds will have campsites that will accommodate larger trailers.

Having said that "getting in" is a whole lot different than "got a great site".

No question - "smaller" has lots more...
Forum: The Pet Forum 07-30-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 57,964
Posted By RangerJay
Honest - I didn't know I'm wasn't supposed to...

Honest - I didn't know I'm wasn't supposed to chase the wildlife ...... I promise I won't do it again ..... pup's honour ......
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,628
Posted By RangerJay
Our normal routine for cool weather "generator"...

Our normal routine for cool weather "generator" camping is to go into energy conservation mode from the get-go - meaning TV is hooked up to an alternate power supply with an inverter, LED lights get...
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-24-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By RangerJay
We also use a fantastic fan - but only on crazy...

We also use a fantastic fan - but only on crazy hot nights - my wife is not a big "fan" of the noise or the volume of air being pushed/pulled around.

On the just plain hot nights we'll use one of...
Forum: On The Road... 07-21-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,399
Posted By RangerJay
Occupancy levels mean a lot in the enjoyment of a...

Occupancy levels mean a lot in the enjoyment of a campground.

In addition to a Parks natural setting one thing that has always been just as important to us in a campground is space - and it is...
Forum: On The Road... 07-20-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,399
Posted By RangerJay
What this thread shows is that there is, and...

What this thread shows is that there is, and always will be, a place for small rigs that seek a camping experience outside of RV Parks (and Resorts) - one of my fears would be that those who plan...
Forum: On The Road... 07-20-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,399
Posted By RangerJay
I don't at all mind where RV parks are going -...

I don't at all mind where RV parks are going - mainly because we don't use them - the exceptions are occasional overnight accommodation while on the road - mainly just a one-night-stand (no pun...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-18-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,171
Posted By RangerJay
Yes - here is a picture of the first hook-up with...

Yes - here is a picture of the first hook-up with it - received it the day before we headed out on our trip to Alaska.

Jay
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-18-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,171
Posted By RangerJay
If I am understanding what you are saying...

If I am understanding what you are saying correctly then I had a similar issue after purchasing the TV we have now. I needed a stinger with a 10" drop. I came up with a plan somewhat similar to...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 07-15-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,911
Posted By RangerJay
Speaking for myself only ...... I get real...

Speaking for myself only ......

I get real nervous every time someone says: "You should ....."

As I rapidly approach the definition of a senior citizen I really find that I don't have a whole...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,697
Posted By RangerJay
Couple last thoughts as I resurrect my memories...

Couple last thoughts as I resurrect my memories of camping with the kids.

If your kids meet new neighbours at the park in their own age group then the entire character of your involvement...
Forum: The Pet Forum 07-10-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,308
Posted By RangerJay
Pretty sure Attica gets more out of a road trip...

Pretty sure Attica gets more out of a road trip than we do .....

- she shows her impatience to get going every morning
- she plays a key role in navigation
- she absolutely insists on having a...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 07-10-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By RangerJay
I'm just seeing now that your trailer is a...

I'm just seeing now that your trailer is a vintage 1968 unit.

The clear-coat application on the aluminum changed somewhere along the way - I believe in vintage units a clear-coat was sprayed on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-10-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,697
Posted By RangerJay
I think some of the secret here is not so much...

I think some of the secret here is not so much what you actually "plan" to do but what you go "prepared" for depending on circumstances - i.e. we always go prepared with outside gear (BBQ, chairs,...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 07-09-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By RangerJay
In our chunk of the world mould also seems to...

In our chunk of the world mould also seems to like to grow and parking the trailer year round under trees in our driveway doesn't help.

Every spring I clean the top (white panels only) with one...
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