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Forum: Member Introductions 11-05-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By brad1
I can take my 4wd tow vehicle to lots of...

I can take my 4wd tow vehicle to lots of backcountry paces that I’d never take a Sprinter.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-05-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,811
Posted By brad1
But wait! There are four terminals on the new...

But wait! There are four terminals on the new switch. They are marked Power + , Power - , Motor + , Motor - . This is the source of my confusion.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-04-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,811
Posted By brad1
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-04-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,811
Posted By brad1
Which wire goes where?

I’m working on this nifty fan mod. But since I have diminished capacity when it comes to electronics, I have a question that may seem too obvious to smarter folks than e, but here goes.

My fan has...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-29-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By brad1
Just ordered a Proven Industries hitch lock...

Just ordered a Proven Industries hitch lock through Amazon. The seller was not Proven. When the seller passed the order through to Proven, Proven went to the trouble to get my phone number from the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-19-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By brad1
Just take the wheel already! n/t

You sound like the kind of woman who should just take the wheel.
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 08-14-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By brad1
Just think of the little dings in your rock guard...

Just think of the little dings in your rock guard as badges of honor.
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,730
Posted By brad1
Smile The best solution is...

Buy an Eddie Bauer or other Airstream with the rear hatch. The Eddie’s come with couches that fold up to give you plenty of room for multiple bikes, plus tie-down brackets to keep the bikes upright...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-31-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By brad1
You will run out of chronomid fly patterns and...

You will run out of chronomid fly patterns and the materials to tie more with, becoming so frustrated that you run screaming from your quarantine site and are turned in accidentally by someone who...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 07-31-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By brad1
Every other country can see that the US has no...

Every other country can see that the US has no effective national strategy for managing the Corona virus. (I’m not saying it’s anyone’s fault. No, no, no. That would be political, and I’m just being...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 07-31-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,623
Posted By brad1
After starting with wood bocks, then the Lynx...

After starting with wood bocks, then the Lynx Levelers version of the plastic blocks, then Anderson version of the “comma” style levelers, I’m back with the Lynx Levelers. They work, they don’t...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-07-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,187
Posted By brad1
I ty to use the small local repair shop as much...

I ty to use the small local repair shop as much as possible and here’s why. THe owner does much of the work himself. He’s replaced a hitch jack, found an phantom electrical problem and a coupe other...
Forum: Trailer Values 07-02-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By brad1
I like my 2012 Eddie Bauer 25' so much that I'd...

I like my 2012 Eddie Bauer 25' so much that I'd list mine for $100k, or so.:wally:


But if I were buying, I'm guessing I'd have to spend between $50-60K for one in similar condition.


What is...
Forum: Boondocking 07-02-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By brad1
Agreed. I also find the many little dings on the...

Agreed. I also find the many little dings on the rock guards on my AS to be badges of boondocking honor.
Forum: Tires 07-02-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By brad1
I hope you find the white walls you’re looking...

I hope you find the white walls you’re looking for because I definitely hope to see you rocking them on the road one day!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-28-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,569
Posted By brad1
Like many, many others, I find the F150, properly...

Like many, many others, I find the F150, properly outfitted, to be perfectly adequate for the many long trips we make with our 25’fb. However, if you’re gong to be full timing you’ll probably end...
Forum: On The Road... 06-27-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 22,563
Posted By brad1
Speaking of Barbers Point NAS, did you know that...

Speaking of Barbers Point NAS, did you know that there is an excellent surf spot off the end of the runway? I was an Air Force brat serving our country in a support role for 18 years and my Dads...
Forum: Our Community 06-27-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7,006
Views: 1,247,276
Posted By brad1
I ordered new containers of Kanberra Gel tea tree...

I ordered new containers of Kanberra Gel tea tree oil odor eliminator and Happy Camper black tank treatment. My Airstream likes smelling fresh and clean when she goes out road tripping. She’s saucy...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 06-20-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,547
Posted By brad1
The only guy on this entire thread who is...

The only guy on this entire thread who is spending the proper amount of time and money on washing his Airstream is mike Inca. The tell is the ionizing water filter, ~$150 at Griots. And he washes his...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-20-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,721
Posted By brad1
I like this Jerry can style container: ...

I like this Jerry can style container:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/avl-3009aor
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-12-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,161
Posted By brad1
California has a law that restricts towed...

California has a law that restricts towed vehicles to 55mph. It also has a “Flow of traffic” law that says that if the conditions are such that traffic is moving prudently at 45mph and you’re doing...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-09-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 38,342
Posted By brad1
More Willy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqLiT5gHYM0
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-09-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 38,342
Posted By brad1
Hawaiian guitarist extraordinare Willie K

Tribute to Prince

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IihmzPRmJzI
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-08-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 40,868
Posted By brad1
Ive been through an awful lot of popcorn as this...

Ive been through an awful lot of popcorn as this thread has grown to 350+ comments. Congratulations all!:wally:
Forum: Boondocking 05-31-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,321
Posted By brad1
That’s not funny,

That’s not a map on my butt, it’s a birthmark! I’ve told you that a million times! And that dart really hurt!
Forum: Boondocking 05-29-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,043
Posted By brad1
Wasn't the '64 bug a great car? Good on gas, easy...

Wasn't the '64 bug a great car? Good on gas, easy to repair...
Forum: On The Road... 05-29-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,491
Posted By brad1
Don't be so hard on yourself. How could you, a...

Don't be so hard on yourself. How could you, a simple property owner, be expected to keep up with the years long process involved with changing the building code? I mean, reading all those articles...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-25-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,058
Posted By brad1
Here’s a great rendition of battle Hymn of the...

Here’s a great rendition of battle Hymn of the Republic that speaks to these epic struggles:

https://youtu.be/Nw9kCKkOxzs
Forum: Our Community 05-05-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,827
Posted By brad1
Enough head space to work on the roof. And...

Enough head space to work on the roof.
And since we’re spitballing, how about a beer tap?
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-02-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,559
Posted By brad1
I definitely want to see some pictures of the...

I definitely want to see some pictures of the finished process, especially if it's gold leaf!
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 05-02-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,993
Posted By brad1
Very sorry to hear about your Dad. Good on you...

Very sorry to hear about your Dad. Good on you for wanting to be with him and help and even take him home with you.

Boy, that's a long road trip. Especially two ways.

Trippy.com has a good...
Forum: Roof 05-02-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By brad1
Downside to sealing rear roof running lights?

I was just up on the roof installing a fan cover and noticed that one of my rear roof running lights has a pretty big gap between the metal of the fixture and the aluminum roof. I can see that there...
Forum: On The Road... 04-27-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,812
Posted By brad1
Since the Dutch oven folks have sort of hijacked...

Since the Dutch oven folks have sort of hijacked this thread I thought I’d pile on.

Ever since my wife took up fly fishing about a decade ago she’s been dragging me around north America in pursuit...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-23-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By brad1
Detailers alert! Clay or clay mitt? Micro fiber wash brush?

My 25' EB is parked next to the house just downwind from some cypress trees that are major pollen producers right at this time of year. Shake a branch and watch waves of yellow pollen fill the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-18-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,063
Posted By brad1
I find that when ever there is a generator that...

I find that when ever there is a generator that is annoyingly loud it’s a Champion.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-15-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,771
Posted By brad1
There’s a search function on this site that will...

There’s a search function on this site that will lead you to dozens, if not hundreds, of threads on this topic. But since everyone has time on their hands, I’m guessing you’ll get a lot of “help”.
...
Forum: On The Road... 04-13-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,812
Posted By brad1
Why I carry a cast iron skillet

Weight is an issue when packing for a road trip. I’m always looking for ways to reduce weight, save space and reduce clutter. Yet there is one heavy weight convenience I never go without—a cast iron...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-13-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 40,868
Posted By brad1
My wife and I did Ebbetts Pass west to east...

My wife and I did Ebbetts Pass west to east hauling our new 19’ Bambi with our F150. It was a lot of work, occasionally scary, and required more than one brake cool-down break. I can’t remember why...
Forum: Boondocking 04-13-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,961
Posted By brad1
I would gather from reading the previous posts in...

I would gather from reading the previous posts in this thread that the answer is yes.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-04-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 40,868
Posted By brad1
I’m getting my popcorn!

This ought to be a good thread ‘cause I know that some think that them’s fighting words!
Forum: Boondocking 04-03-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 19,149
Posted By brad1
Just discovered this great thread. Bookmarked!...

Just discovered this great thread. Bookmarked! Thanks all!
Forum: Boondocking 04-03-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By brad1
My favorite book on fly fishing is the Curtis...

My favorite book on fly fishing is the Curtis Creek Manifesto by Sheridan Anderson. It gives you the essential information you need, and all of it illustrated with drawings that help you understand...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,354
Posted By brad1
Is in necessary to use an orbital polisher to...

Is in necessary to use an orbital polisher to apply the Glare polish?
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 03-17-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By brad1
Smile jcl, I hope you’ll stay abreast of this topic and...

jcl, I hope you’ll stay abreast of this topic and update when more is known. Trudeau’s statement implies that the parks themselves will remain open, but that visitor services, including “anything...
Forum: Boondocking 03-16-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By brad1
Candles are also great boondocking entertainment...

Candles are also great boondocking entertainment for when you run into guys like Ray. Playing the old “lets see who can hold their hand over the flame the longest” game is loads of fun!
Forum: On The Road... 02-19-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By brad1
We keep our stemless Riedel wine glasses and...

We keep our stemless Riedel wine glasses and Riedel water glasses in the boxes they originally came in. Many years now and two Airstreams with no breakage other than butterfingers. Original packaging...
Forum: On The Road... 02-19-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By brad1
I've never been there but I have camped and...

I've never been there but I have camped and fished on the nearby Lochsa River along which Idaho Hwy 12 runs. In addition to good fly fishing, there are a number of developed campsites along 12, most...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 02-09-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,446
Posted By brad1
While I don’t have the vent cover dome, I do...

While I don’t have the vent cover dome, I do travel with the vent cover Open by a couple of inches and have not had a problem with the arm

Question for those who installed the vent cover dome, how...
Forum: On The Road... 02-07-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By brad1
Sonoma County Fairgrounds RV park fits the bill,...

Sonoma County Fairgrounds RV park fits the bill, though it’s mainly a big parking lot with full hookups. Convenient though.
Forum: On The Road... 01-28-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,824
Posted By brad1
The 3/4” socket power drill adapter for quickly...

The 3/4” socket power drill adapter for quickly raising and lowering the stabilizer jacks is a very useful small thing.
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