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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 09-09-2016, 01:12 PM
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Posted By kcbwil
2007 Airstream Safari SE 28 - Washington

Title: 2007 Airstream Safari SE 28 - Washington
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Model: 2007 28' Safari 28W SE

CHASSIS

7300 Lb. GVWR • 7000 Lb. Axle System (2) •...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-17-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,032
Posted By kcbwil
Love the recliner

Can you tell us the brand of your recliner. We've been looking for something similar, and it looks like the right size for trailer life.
Forum: On The Road... 05-19-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By kcbwil
Freezer for your AK trip

We also purchased a used freezer/fridge 12 volt/120 option for our trips back and forth to AK. It works great plugged into the tow vehicle cigarette lighter. We make about 5 meals ahead of time and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-29-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,638
Posted By kcbwil
Tennis balls

For open windows, I cut a 2 inch slit in a new bright green tennis ball (balls) and they clamp right onto the edge of Windows. Two per window. Your eye sees the tennis ball and you avoid the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-15-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By kcbwil
Washing couch covers

We had ours dry cleaned and we're happy with the results. I would not wash any upholstery fabric myself.
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 03-14-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,135
Posted By kcbwil
Carpet saver for couches

We have a 2007 Safari with brown and black plush fabric on the cushions. We use what is called Carpet Saver (I think the company name is one word) and purchase it in 8 ft by 30 inch lengths to cover...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 03-14-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By kcbwil
Sprinter gets attention too

We don't have an Interstate, but our 2015 Sprinter passenger van is often mistaken for an Interstate RV. People aren't very familiar with the Sprinter or the Interstate so they are awe-struck upon...
Forum: The Pet Forum 02-28-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By kcbwil
Traveling with dogs

Safest place for dogs is in a crate. Better yet strap the crate down so it doesn't roll in an accident. Get the largest crate that'll fit in SUV. I always travel with dogs in crates. Good luck.
Forum: On The Road... 02-24-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,800
Posted By kcbwil
RV Resort in Mesa, AZ

I'd recommend Venture Out RV resort in Mesa, AZ. Lots are privately owned and owners rent out their units or vacant lots. It has all the amenities you are looking for. They have a website and in...
Forum: Our Community 01-30-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,508
Posted By kcbwil
Theme Ideas

I like the idea of Hollywood...but name them after famous stars like: The Bogart, or The James Dean Dream, The Marilyn

Going with the dog theme, I always thought the auto industry should...
Forum: Tires 12-18-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,609
Posted By kcbwil
Michelin 16" M/S2 - Side wall puncture

254044Driving 1500-2000 miles last few weeks from Anacortes WA to Mesa AZ via Wasington state ferry, funky windy roads, heavy rain, gusty winds, construction road repairs, potholes and expressway...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 12-13-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,372
Posted By kcbwil
Duel Axle

My husband does most of the towing and wouldn't tow anything without a dual axle. I haven't heard anyone here mention the preference for dual vs. single axle. I think the smallest AS with dual axle...
Forum: On The Road... 11-23-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Recent Trip On Cassiar

September 6, 2015 we left Anchorage towing our AS and with our Sprinter towing a loaded 14' cargo trailer. It took about 10 days for us to make it to Washington state, we didn't rush. The roadway...
Forum: On The Road... 01-27-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Gas prices getting a bit better, anybody planning...

Gas prices getting a bit better, anybody planning a trip to Alaska?
Forum: On The Road... 05-09-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Look at this......gorgeous!

spectacular (https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&hs=Htz&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&q=define+spectacular&sa=X&ei=tmlsU7_FCdHuoATavoCgBQ&ved=0CCkQ_SowAA&biw=1394&bih=707),...
Forum: Our Community 05-01-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7,536
Views: 1,245,027
Posted By kcbwil
Craiglist in Alaska

In case you haven't seen these:

1986 Airstream Travel Trailer (https://anchorage.craigslist.org/rvs/4447840686.html)

ARGOSY BY AIRSTREAM 24 FOOT TRAILER...
Forum: On The Road... 04-23-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Break-up

The lakes are still covered in funky ice, but the trees are starting to bud. The hay fever rodeo starts in just a couple weeks. Frost heaves on most roads, pot hole city. Avalanche season in the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Still chilly on the Kenai

Cabin fever has taken hold, I decided to drive down to Soldotna yesterday. Here's a photo of the Kenai. The ice is out, river is still down. Lovely drive, roads dry, pillowy snow drifts on the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Denali Park

If I recall correctly, Denali Park has several different campgrounds only one of which accommodates/dedicated to RV combinations over 30'. If there isn't space in the park then you can try some of...
Forum: On The Road... 04-03-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Protecting the obvious

Soiree brought back an itchy/scratchy memory of lying on a dusty Yukon pavement parking lot trying to figure out what was dripping. I remember reaching between the tires and thinking "how in the...
Forum: On The Road... 04-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Cabin Fever

First of spring and visions of camping, biking, hiking, and fishing in Alaska are flitting through my mind. Theres about 12 of snow on our sunny side and 18 of snow in our shaded yard, its still...
Forum: Our Community 03-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,836
Posted By kcbwil
Safari - almost free

You don't think this might be a scam, do you?


Taupe.Ultraleather 2004 Airstream.Safari SS25 TravelTrailer (https://anchorage.craigslist.org/rvs/4384961389.html)
Forum: On The Road... 02-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Dear Uncle Bill,

The trip you planning is what I think many road tourists take.....similar to distances in BC and the Yukon, its a lengthy prospect between any two points in Alaska. I think the major difference...
Forum: On The Road... 02-02-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 21,213
Posted By kcbwil
Happy Camper on the Alaska Highway

We reside in Anchorage, have made the trip for both work and pleasure. Traveled roads on the east and west side of the Rockies and have made the trip in winter and summer season. Its a long ride,...
Forum: Our Community 06-07-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,838
Posted By kcbwil
Oh yea, rrright......

Airstream International CCD Bambi (https://anchorage.craigslist.org/fod/3063875303.html)
Forum: Our Community 05-10-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,838
Posted By kcbwil
A little more work than just a clean up and some...

A little more work than just a clean up and some wax....it's ready roll:
Flatbed trailer (https://anchorage.craigslist.org/for/3005870087.html)

Seems anything that says "Airstream" demands a...
Forum: On The Road... 08-29-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,727
Posted By kcbwil
The Homer Spit and Harbor, Homer, Alaska

Beautiful place......in every direction. The Boat Yard Cafe is a burger stop just inside the yard and is hopping just prior to the commercial salmon fishing opener.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By kcbwil
Fugetaboutit

Install some segment protectors to protect corners, you'll need them, then forget about it. Save the dough for tires, solar panels, generator, bikes, pickup topper or for the time when you cut a...
Forum: Our Community 08-12-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,838
Posted By kcbwil
Kenai, Alaska, 29', 1970 Ambassador LY Airstream

Airstream Trailer (https://anchorage.craigslist.org/rvs/2542304126.html)
Forum: Our Community 08-02-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,838
Posted By kcbwil
Alaska Listing

1947 Airstream Travel Trailer (https://anchorage.craigslist.org/rvs/2512582709.html)

I think this is a Sparton, please see post above
Forum: Our Community 07-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,838
Posted By kcbwil
Sparton Found

Anyone interested in a Sparton, buried in the Alaska woodlands: see attached

Here's what it could be: 1947 Spartan Manor 25' trailer (https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/rvs/2498301120.html)
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-26-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By kcbwil
Stinger Elegance

Your stinger cover has that "cautionary/beware" look to it, too.

We bought and pulled our Safari, 28' Denver/Anchorage last October. It snowed the day after arrival. I did not remove the...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 07-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By kcbwil
Spit Shine on the Hensley

March 2011, Moosetags posted that he refurbished his Hensley, he did a super job, (https://www.airforums.com/forums/f464/hensley-facelift-75239.html) and he inspired me. I powder coated some removable...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 07-25-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,156
Posted By kcbwil
What we put in the space

The small space by the door proved a delemma until we found this little container @ Bed, Bath and Beyond in their discount section. It had a small imperfection on the back side wo it was marked down....
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 07-25-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,156
Posted By kcbwil
Baggin' it

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f396/stash-and-trash-80109.html
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-25-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By kcbwil
This is what is behind that panel, my modification

Because the toilet plumbing on the new china bowl was different than the original toilet I had to make a modification. In doing so I had to remove the panel in question. Here is a pictorial review...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 07-24-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,643
Posted By kcbwil
Stash and Trash

We try to recycle plastic shopping bags that accumulate. I had the habit of hanging a plastic bag off of one the kitchen door handles, which was not popular with the better half. Here are two mods...
Forum: 2007 Safari SE 07-24-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,054
Posted By kcbwil
Went to China

We purchased a pre-owned AS and have been working through a few issues:

Throne:
We decided to change out our throne. Here's the thread original thread of our concerns:...
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 06-13-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 938
Posted By kcbwil
Patterns & Templates

Recently I took off, disassembled and replaced the plastic in the rock protectors and the SS panels in the segment protectors. Currently, I have the old pieces of plastic and SS. They're not in...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-24-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,867
Posted By kcbwil
I pull a 28' 2007 Safari with my Tundra dbl cab,...

I pull a 28' 2007 Safari with my Tundra dbl cab, happy with the performance do far as it goes. But, it would be interesting to learn what you decide to upgarde to and your experience with another...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 04-24-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,263
Posted By kcbwil
Royal Throne Dilemma....

October 2010 we purchased a pre-owned 2007 28' Safari with a Thetford Model 31653 plastic toilet. I'm trying to confirm the common name of the toilet model but from Thetford's website photos but it...
Forum: Our Community 04-23-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,838
Posted By kcbwil
Bring a snow shovel....

I don't know anything about this offering, but, if your interested and would like someone to kick the tires PM me and I'll go take a look:


Airstream...
Forum: Our Community 02-24-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,838
Posted By kcbwil
Correction....

"an unprofessional".....meaning, I am an owner of an AS, but I am not a qualified inspector/appraiser or professional anything...I can only offer a qualified opinion. Example: kick the tires, listen...
Forum: Our Community 02-24-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,838
Posted By kcbwil
Only one problem........

it's in Seward, Alaska. If I remember my geography correctly, Seward is a loooong ways from just about every other state in the union. Last I heard there was another country called Canada between...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,252
Posted By kcbwil
"Atta-boy"

Here in Alaska you soon learn that winterizing anything is a little "iffy", things happen, its not an absolute, perfect art. Your grandson gave it a shot, best effort or not, success or not. I'm sure...
Forum: Airstreams on eBay 02-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By kcbwil
J. Wellington Wimpy's Hamburger-stream

AIRSTREAM Land Yacht - Tradewind 25' / 1975 RESTORED - eBay (item 200574850224 end time Feb-12-11 14:47:14 PST)...
Forum: Trailer Values 02-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,276
Posted By kcbwil
Out of the Box

I recently bought a late model AS, but it was a long time coming. Previously, out of necessity, I have rebuilt used camp trailers and I have owned a slide-in camper.

There have been times,...
Forum: Travel Beyond US/Canada 01-04-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,278
Posted By kcbwil
New Zealand-streams

Over the 2010 holidays, we joined our family for a reunion in Auckland. Arrived via NZ Air at the Auckland airport tired from trying to sleep comfortably while upright. Needing a cup of airport...
Forum: Steps 11-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,064
Posted By kcbwil
Many thx....

I appreciate the advice, seems a new step is the best choice. I'm sourcing a step and, barring problems, come spring they'll be mouted. Thank you for yr help.
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 11-15-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By kcbwil
Alaska Roads

I did purchase mudflaps prior to pulling our AS. However, most of the roadway from Ft. Nelson north, especially in the shoulder seasons, are sanded and graveled. In Alaska, u can tell its summer...
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