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Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-28-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,949
Posted By Rivetedude
Mawall29, Like I said above, You don't...

Mawall29, Like I said above,


You don't have to get all defensive when no one here is getting offensive. I don't hold any ill will against anyone for buying a Japanese vehicle. I'm merely...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-09-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,949
Posted By Rivetedude
I have to agree with Silvertwinkie. If you buy...

I have to agree with Silvertwinkie. If you buy from a foreign company, you are sending the biggest part of the vehicle's profit somewhere else.

To each his own, but I support the company first,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-04-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,949
Posted By Rivetedude
Airstream...A Japanese Legend???

This commercial truly breaks my heart. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm a "Buy American" American through and through. I can't believe Airstream calls themselves an "American Legend" then sells out...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-08-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,236
Posted By Rivetedude
I love the layout of the non-slide 34', but I...

I love the layout of the non-slide 34', but I just don't think I want to wrestle that around. Coming from someone who owned a 29', I think the 31' Classic is the way I'm going to go this time...
Forum: On The Road... 10-07-2006, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,192
Posted By Rivetedude
Cumberland is GREAT! When I was in the Navy and...

Cumberland is GREAT! When I was in the Navy and stationed in Chicago, we used to drive all the way to Lake Cumberland on the weekends (8.5 hours) just to go cliff diving. Great times!
Forum: On The Road... 10-07-2006, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By Rivetedude
I have always enjoyed Kentucky in the Fall.

I have always enjoyed Kentucky in the Fall.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-07-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 20,489
Posted By Rivetedude
Engine aside, MPG is directly determined by the...

Engine aside, MPG is directly determined by the size (weight) of the trailer and the ratio on the rear end. Most F-250's come with a 3:73 ratio rear end standard. You have the option to upgrade to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-07-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,505
Posted By Rivetedude
I'm comming upon my fourth...a major symbol of...

I'm comming upon my fourth...a major symbol of intense wisdom yes, but not quite the social stardom of a Fifth Rivet. Someday....when I get some money....
Forum: Full-Timing 09-13-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,287
Posted By Rivetedude
Mine's in a lonely storage lot near my house on...

Mine's in a lonely storage lot near my house on base. I get to look at it everyday on my way home from work though!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-13-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,694
Posted By Rivetedude
I used to sell RV's for about three years before...

I used to sell RV's for about three years before joining the Coast Guard. The Fleetwood Terry was one of the brands we carried.

They (among many others) have started using an electric fireplace...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-30-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Rivetedude
My trailer is a '72 and my service manual is a...

My trailer is a '72 and my service manual is a '73, but so far I've found it to be accurate to the letter. Any noteable changes between the two years? So far I can't find any.
Forum: Our Community 08-29-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
A bad attitude and a bunch of moaning and griping...

A bad attitude and a bunch of moaning and griping have never in my life made a bad situation better. This is a valuable lesson that I have only recently learned. A hearty laugh and a good attitude...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-29-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rivetedude
This is a change I'll definitely be making then...

This is a change I'll definitely be making then knowing I have the room. I won't have a TV stand anymore but hey...that crap rots your brain cells right? The kids need a dinette on which to eat..I...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-28-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rivetedude
That's exactly what I'm talking about with the...

That's exactly what I'm talking about with the exception of the seating across the front. I don't think I have that kind of room from the front to the door but I guess I'll see. I did plan on...
Forum: Our Community 08-27-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,010
Posted By Rivetedude
Nice trailer you've got there Texas...You're...

Nice trailer you've got there Texas...You're right next door too. We'll have to hit a rally sometime!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-27-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,249
Posted By Rivetedude
Living in New Orleans, I heard the other day that...

Living in New Orleans, I heard the other day that Mexicans are buying wrecked "Katrina Cars" by the thousands and mildly fixing them for re-sale in Mexico. Another told me that for people with Gap...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-27-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By Rivetedude
James, Welcome to the club and congratulations...

James,
Welcome to the club and congratulations on your purchase! The manuals should be readily available from various owners here who are willing to scan or copy thiers and send them to you. Don't...
Forum: Our Community 08-27-2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,010
Posted By Rivetedude
Unfortunately, I have yet to use my Airstream for...

Unfortunately, I have yet to use my Airstream for "Camping". We went to Homecoming '05, and then we Lived in it for 4 months in downtown New Orleans. I found myself being a geek on the computer,...
Forum: Our Community 08-27-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
It's Over!

Well folks, so ends the Lumin' in Alivanum Saga. I got out of PSTP (Prior Service Training Program (Pitstop)) April 14th and on April 20th, I set out for NOLA.

I know we talk about enjoying the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-27-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By Rivetedude
Floorplan Change-Up Help

I've got a '72 Land Yacht Ambassador Int'l 29'. I'm thinking about removing the credenza and installing a couch and putting a dinette across the front replacing the current couch. It would be very...
Forum: Our Community 05-04-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
To the Present

Well hello all. It sure has been some time now hasn't it?

Well, I'm here...and I'm working. The job so far is great and so is the Coast Guard thus far. I graduated Pit Stop on April 14th. ...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 02-01-2006, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By Rivetedude
You might check a marine parts catalog too. ...

You might check a marine parts catalog too. Boats often have nice little small stainless sinks in their heads.
Forum: WBCCI Forum 01-25-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,730
Posted By Rivetedude
The problem is the bull-headedness of WBCCI...

The problem is the bull-headedness of WBCCI itself. Looking at WBCCI's problems is the same as looking at Airstream's problems. They are remarkable similar. Airstream however is turning the curve...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-25-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,912
Posted By Rivetedude
I probably will end up going with Sirius. I like...

I probably will end up going with Sirius. I like XM equipment better, but I've heard too many people say it's a sinking ship. I also am a huge NASCAR fan (GO Kenseth!!! #17) so I'll be looking...
Forum: Our Community 01-25-2006, 07:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
Thanks for the info! I called the NAS New...

Thanks for the info! I called the NAS New Orleans number for the millitary park and he said that the Woodall's website is about three years out of date because they don't have an RV park anymore. ...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
It looks like the closest camping is at St....

It looks like the closest camping is at St. Bernard State Park according to Rand McNally. Looks like it only offers power and water, but it's only about 10 miles from my post and it has a bath...
Forum: Our Community 01-12-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
Just Found Out!!!!

Well dear friends, It looks like after I get done with Pit Stop in February, my family and I will become bona fide Cajuns!

That's right, I had my choice between northern California or New Orleans...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-30-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By Rivetedude
I definitely did NOT pick one up. I mean...

I definitely did NOT pick one up. I mean really...of all the names they could have come up with for that particular toy...and followed by a description like that! I couldn't resist snapping a pic...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-29-2005, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By Rivetedude
Leave It To Wal-Mart...

Saw this in the toy department. Forgive me dear members for my unclean soul, but I absolutely HAD to share this. I'll leave the comments up to you folks...

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Forum: Our Community 12-29-2005, 09:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
Just when you thought you were rid of me...

I guess I just have to get myself back into the millitary "S.N.A.F.U." mindset so I don't get so upset about all this. My date has now been moved to either the 2nd or the 9th of February.

Due to...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-07-2005, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By Rivetedude
It could be a toggle switch to connect/disconnect...

It could be a toggle switch to connect/disconnect the battery if the switch itself powers a relay. But the relay would probably have been noticed before the switch as it would take a pretty good...
Forum: Our Community 12-02-2005, 08:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
Nooooo! Too glum and rainy there.:( No offense...

Nooooo! Too glum and rainy there.:( No offense intended to our members who reside there.
Forum: Our Community 12-02-2005, 07:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
I thought I left it pretty wide open enough that...

I thought I left it pretty wide open enough that surely there'd be something open. I mean let's face it, I picked the entire Gulf Coast and half of the Atlantic Coast. Yep, sounds like District 17...
Forum: The Rally Zone 12-01-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By Rivetedude
When I came out of Navy boot camp I had gained 10...

When I came out of Navy boot camp I had gained 10 pounds of good weight to be 165. I quit smoking January 25, 2005, and now I'm at 200. That's from my scale at home though. When I got weighed at...
Forum: Our Community 12-01-2005, 09:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By Rivetedude
I got really annoyed with opening this site and...

I got really annoyed with opening this site and haveing to refresh every page because IE was storing everything in it's casch. I went into options and selected "check for newer version of the...
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 12-01-2005, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rivetedude
I've heard about this. That's the "Eject Camper"...

I've heard about this. That's the "Eject Camper" lever. It's used for Mother-In-Laws and drunken passed-out squatters. If it's not functioning, I'd suggest you get it repaired immediately because...
Forum: The Rally Zone 12-01-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By Rivetedude
I did...but then I quit smoking and gained like...

I did...but then I quit smoking and gained like 35 pounds and it's just not wanting to come back off and ........ Oh man! You're talking about the Lowdown! I thought you were looking for skinny...
Forum: Our Community 12-01-2005, 08:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By Rivetedude
Mine's right on my house, but hello!... My...

Mine's right on my house, but hello!... My trailer's not there. I've gotten several groups started on Yahoo and one of the features that I really like is that they have a setting where memberships...
Forum: Our Community 12-01-2005, 08:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,077
Posted By Rivetedude
Another Update

My recruiter asked me for a "Dream Sheet" yesterday. Now for those of you not familiar with the military, a dream sheet is three choices of duty station. Maybe that's where you'll go...maybe not....
Forum: Our Community 11-30-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By Rivetedude
Just so you all know...again...the original map...

Just so you all know...again...the original map has been deleted. Whatever information you put on the original Frappr map is gone. The only map now is the one at the top of the page that says...
Forum: Our Community 11-30-2005, 08:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 970
Posted By Rivetedude
'06 Airstream News

Well guys, here they are...the new '06 product brochures! This is the first thing I saw this morning when I came in the side door:

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The first page shows an Int'l beside a nice sea...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-25-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,912
Posted By Rivetedude
I looked this up and I really like the idea of...

I looked this up and I really like the idea of being able to walk around with the receiver and still have access. With me going in the Coast Guard, I'll be getting into a jogging routine to stay in...
Forum: Our Community 11-25-2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By Rivetedude
Yes, you have to do it again. This is a new...

Yes, you have to do it again. This is a new map.:o
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-25-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,912
Posted By Rivetedude
Satellite Radio???

I'm looking hard at satellite radio. I'm getting pretty unanimous opinions that Sirius is better than XM. Is this true?

I've been looking at the Sirius Sportster Replay...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 11-23-2005, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 226,858
Posted By Rivetedude
Alright, since you're being so generous...how...

Alright, since you're being so generous...how about #4560?
Forum: Member Introductions 11-23-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,305
Posted By Rivetedude
Congrats Jon and Linda! I can actually look over...

Congrats Jon and Linda! I can actually look over my shoulder as I type and see your unit (Notice the SOLD tag in the window). I heard Tom had sold that unit, but I didn't know I'd see the buyer in...
Forum: Our Community 11-23-2005, 08:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By Rivetedude
Ladies and Fellas, this is the same map as we had...

Ladies and Fellas, this is the same map as we had at frappr. If you look close at the frappr maps you can see "Google" written all over it kind of like a water mark. They've just got all the features...
Forum: Our Community 11-21-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By Rivetedude
Ok guys! I have deleted the initial map at...

Ok guys! I have deleted the initial map at Frappr, and have changed my signature link to direct you to our OFFICIAL Map. After everyone knows, I intend to delete the link from my signature. Thank...
Forum: Our Community 11-19-2005, 01:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By Rivetedude
Niether...It's a Dandy-Lion.

Niether...It's a Dandy-Lion.
Forum: Our Community 11-19-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,080
Posted By Rivetedude
Thank you for the kudos...thank you ALL actually....

Thank you for the kudos...thank you ALL actually. I really hope Andy can better integrate this into the site so we have more options regarding the information we can enter. I think the Inspection...
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