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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-01-2016, 07:46 PM
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Posted By cramar
1992 Airstream Excella 25 - Ontario

Title: 1992 Airstream Excella 25 - Ontario
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Glamping at its finest!

For a fraction of the cost of new, you can have a modern-looking...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 08-11-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By cramar
SW Boondocking Rally?

Has the WBCCI ever had a South-West Boondocking tour?

What I'd like to experience is something for 3-6 weeks of traveling around the SW (NM, AZ, NV, UT), seeing the interesting sites in the area...
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,846
Posted By cramar
Please, please, PLEASE tell me how I can winter...

Please, please, PLEASE tell me how I can winter in FL this way without spending $1500/month at a typical RV campground near the beach.
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 08-10-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,767
Posted By cramar
Met a woman last year who bought an Airstream...

Met a woman last year who bought an Airstream JUST so she could join the WBCCI and was heading off to the far north for her first trip.

I joined, but may not renew. Some of the trips sound real...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By cramar
1992 Airstream Excella 25 - Ontario

Title: 1992 Airstream Excella 25 - Ontario
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

For 1/4-1/3 the cost of new, you can have a modern-looking Airstream. This Airstream was...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-25-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,362
Posted By cramar
Actually since this is an EB Ford vs. ED Ram...

Actually since this is an EB Ford vs. ED Ram thread, I would strongly recommend a boost gauge for any turbo engine (assuming the above do not have them). If you drive by the boost gauge that is how...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-23-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,362
Posted By cramar
I assume that this is addressed to me. When...

I assume that this is addressed to me. When towing, it was 60 mph or under. When solo it was 70mph on highway. A better comparison would be solo at 60mph. I suspect the 22mpg would bump up a bit. ...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-22-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,362
Posted By cramar
Been shopping for a used 1/2 ton truck for many...

Been shopping for a used 1/2 ton truck for many months to tow our 25' 1992 Excella. A month ago found a lovely used '13 F150 with 5.0L and less than 12,000 mi. on her. Too good to pass up. Was...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-07-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,008
Posted By cramar
Anyone have any issues with their MDS system on...

Anyone have any issues with their MDS system on the HEMI? Any front suspension or rear differential problems? These seem to be problem areas with RAMs according to my Internet research.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-18-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,008
Posted By cramar
Moflash, you obviously have the experience to...

Moflash, you obviously have the experience to figure out the best way to drive a new truck. What I've wondered over the years is what is mathematically the cheapest way to drive a vehicle…period!...
Forum: On The Road... 03-18-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,494
Posted By cramar
I'd love to design a park that would rival a...

I'd love to design a park that would rival a high-end Class A only resort, but with a section only for Airstreams. I don't think an exclusive Airstream-only resort would support itself, so it would...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-17-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,008
Posted By cramar
Well thanks to everyone for their comments. The...

Well thanks to everyone for their comments. The leasing issues raised were interesting. I can see when people such as Moflash want a new vehicle every 3 years and are willing to spend $5k/yr for...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-06-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,008
Posted By cramar
Used RAM 1500 Hemi Tow Vehicle

I'm looking at buying a used 1/2 ton pickup as a tow vehicle for our 1992 25' Classic. Since I don't want to spend over $20k (Cdn), I am limited in my choices. This price point puts me at around 2010...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-28-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,008
Posted By cramar
Wanted - Tiny Passivhaus

I'm interested in the Tiny House movement and a few years ago walked into a 485 sq. ft modernized log cabin that my buddy owns and rents out to vacationers. I loved it! Enough space for me, but not...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 01-19-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,020
Posted By cramar
Well, it is disturbing to know that since our...

Well, it is disturbing to know that since our 1992 was built they are still building them the same stupid way, since our 92 pump makes a lot of noise. What happen to Wally's dictum of "no changes,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-13-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,047
Posted By cramar
When I installed ours it was in 80° temp and I...

When I installed ours it was in 80° temp and I had no gaps. But when the temperature dropped to freezing a 1/4" gap opened up in front of the fridge. When the interior temperature rose again due to...
Forum: 1990 - 1993 Excella 12-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,605
Posted By cramar
Sounds like exactly what happened to me. But it...

Sounds like exactly what happened to me. But it cost me over $300 in material and 3 weeks of full-time effort with my wife helping to fix the subfloor. The main expense was two sheets of 3/4"...
Forum: On The Road... 12-24-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,136
Posted By cramar
The last time I talked to Andy at Cam-Am I asked...

The last time I talked to Andy at Cam-Am I asked him what he would recommend in a TV. He likes a lot of SUVs since they have great suspensions and very stiff unibody construction. The European SUVs...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 12-22-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,336
Posted By cramar
Ah, the joy of being retired! We did (90% me) our...

Ah, the joy of being retired! We did (90% me) our Boomerstream makeover [ https://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/the-making-of-a-boomerstream-part-1-of-3-a-128413.html ] in 4 months of constant 60-70...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-22-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,837
Posted By cramar
Exactly! I find as our eyes age, we need more...

Exactly! I find as our eyes age, we need more brightness at night to help see detail. While mood is nice (in a living or bed room), to me everything is task oriented in a trailer as far as I am...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 12-22-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,935
Posted By cramar
Boomerstream Lounge

I don't know how much modification is required on a 19', but on our 25' the rear of the couch covered the batteries and associated charger. I designed a rectangular box to cover the batteries and act...
Forum: Our Community 12-09-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By cramar
Sending This From The Mother Ship

Boomerstream just took her maiden voyage to the Mother Ship! Have been docked for free for the last two days at the Airstream Terraport in Jackson Center. Had the shop look at a propane issue today...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 11-27-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,685
Posted By cramar
Television Commercials with Airstreams

I could not find a dedicated thread to just TV (television) commercials that (secondarily) show Airstreams to the general public. I saw a Lexus commercial several weeks ago (only one time) on a U.S....
Forum: Our Community 11-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,861
Posted By cramar
The Making of a Boomerstream - Part 3 of 3

Updated with addition of a shelf made from the sink cut-out:

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The Boomerstream One as she looks on the outside:

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Ready for her maiden voyage!
Forum: Our Community 11-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,861
Posted By cramar
The Making of a Boomerstream - Part 2 of 3

VIEW FROM THE DOOR - BEFORE & AFTER:

Old:

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Original view from the door looking in. Wood everywhere! Real walnut cabinets. Wood laminate on some walls with wood moulding. Fake wood on...
Forum: Our Community 11-26-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,861
Posted By cramar
The Making of a Boomerstream - Part 1 of 3

The 1992 Excella 25' looked fairly decent on the outside. We are now calling it Boomerstream One.

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Shot minutes after we paid owner at our meeting spot in the Can-Am parking lot in...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,546
Posted By cramar
Been wondering about this issue myself. Did an...

Been wondering about this issue myself. Did an extensive search on this subject on this site, and one lengthy thread got into a discussion that 4WD is not 4WD, but two-wheel drive because of...
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 11-03-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,103
Posted By cramar
Great story, retold many times by different...

Great story, retold many times by different people. All the best in your travel adventures.
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 173,287
Posted By cramar
I was thinking if I could have a drive with...

I was thinking if I could have a drive with videos and movies, I'd love to have ALL the various Star Trek shows. Man am I envious! :) I do have all the movies on DVDs though. But the majority of my...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-29-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 173,287
Posted By cramar
Would that be the 3 1/2" floppies or the earlier...

Would that be the 3 1/2" floppies or the earlier 5 1/4" or 8" ones? You must be a youngster! In the early 70s the first generation personal computers (which you had to build yourself) had to use...
Forum: Winter Living 10-03-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,219
Posted By cramar
Now THAT is an impressive heater! Their website...

Now THAT is an impressive heater! Their website lists the propane usage and for comparison this begs the question: How much propane does the stock Airstream heater use?
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 09-30-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,939
Posted By cramar
The security issues notwithstanding, you might...

The security issues notwithstanding, you might get far more interest if the trip is in the winter rather than summer. Are you familiar with this blog?

The Road To Paradise | Ginger Goes Glamping...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-29-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,649
Posted By cramar
It seems (in my neck of the woods at least) that...

It seems (in my neck of the woods at least) that the bigger 34' triple axels are much more commonly available than smaller ones. Also they sell comparatively cheaper since there is more demand for...
Forum: Our Community 09-19-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By cramar
Woohoo! Finally got to sleep in my Airstream!

It was a big deal for me. A milestone! After two months of constant renovation mainly around repairing the subfloor, adding new vinyl planking, and painting everything, the beds were reinstalled. I...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-18-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,076
Posted By cramar
Speaking of Clearcoat...

I was told recently by an Airstream owner that the clearcoat that the factory applies is a special kind that can take the large expansion aluminum has under varying temperature conditions. Regular...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-18-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By cramar
Think I found the reason.

Thanks for the replies. There was no vents anywhere near mine.

Taking a closer look, the charger has a finned heatsink running the length of the entire bottom. The unit has has no fans, therefore...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-16-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By cramar
Why is charger mounted at an angle?

I have a '92 Excella with batteries at the front behind the couch. We're doing renovations, and the couch is gone. All the battery stuff is exposed and I'm wondering why the factory mounted the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-16-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By cramar
Thanks for this. It is interesting and useful...

Thanks for this. It is interesting and useful information. When I eventually get a solar system, I'm not sure whether I should start with 100w initially to keep cost down or go for the 200w which is...
Forum: 1990 - 1993 Excella 09-11-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,605
Posted By cramar
We have a 25' 1992 Excella which we are currently...

We have a 25' 1992 Excella which we are currently upgrading. Twin bed of course. I'm disappointed in the lack of storage for larger items like folding cars, tables, outdoor mats, etc.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-11-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,921
Posted By cramar
Go to Can-Am

You didn't mention whether you are considering new or used. I see you are from Waterloo! Take the <1.5 hr. drive down to Can-Am in west London and plan to spend at least half the day there. Look at...
Forum: Our Community 09-10-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,541
Views: 1,252,005
Posted By cramar
As someone fairly new to the AS world, can...

As someone fairly new to the AS world, can someone explain how you can put wheel nuts on backwards? Are they not like cars? Is this a vintage AS thing or greater AS thing?
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,254
Posted By cramar
What is the depth of the folded table that the...

What is the depth of the folded table that the lantern sits on? Looks like maybe 10"-12".
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,305
Posted By cramar
Still thinking...

Thanks for all the comments. Well, it seems the consensus is that using foam insulation above the subfloor would cause more problems with moisture retention that in would solve. Good point! However I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,305
Posted By cramar
Installing insulation ABOVE the subfloor

The preferred method for insulating a new subfloor seems to be glueing on rigid foam insulation to the underside of the subfloor between the rails. Oh course the subfloor over the frame gets no...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-21-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By cramar
Rude Awakening

We are doing renovations and have placed a recliner and ottoman in the trailer for evaluation purposes. I've been going there in the cool evening darkness with all windows open to relax and listen to...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-21-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,600
Posted By cramar
32" it is!

Alcoa Roller, that is really cool!

Just for an update, we have purchased a 32" LED plus a full-motion wall mount. It will get installed after we finish some of the renovations. I'm amazed at how...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,313
Posted By cramar
We are new at "streaming" also. We share...

We are new at "streaming" also. We share concerns. The problem my wife and I have with a new AS (besides the cost of course) is that we want to personalize everything we owe, but are not sure what we...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,346
Posted By cramar
Can you share the name/location of the...

Can you share the name/location of the campground? Either publicly or via PM.
Forum: Our Community 07-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,547
Posted By cramar
I have a Corvette... now looking to buy a used...

I have a Corvette... now looking to buy a used AS. Both are ICONS! ;)

I like the quote from "All Corvettes are Red" by James Schefter: "Corvette isn't a car it's a dream!"

How many thousands of...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 06-30-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By cramar
Thanks for this. You get the prize for the...

Thanks for this. You get the prize for the biggest Airstream pulled by a minivan. Your website info is quiet fascinating.
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